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AAPS News April 2021 – Transhumanism

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Volume 77, no. 4  April 2021

The desire of certain human beings to conquer the world and to mold other humans to conform to their will began at the dawn of history. In Aristotle’s time, the worst possible form of government was “tyranny”—defined as the rule of one person, or of a small group of people, in their own interests and according to their will. Totalitarianism only became possible after the emergence of modern science and technology. Herodotus recounts that in Persia it was considered illegal even to think about something that was illegal to do, but the Persians were not able to enforce this, writes Larry Arnn (Imprimis 12/20, tinyurl.com/3tphn3r4).

The totalitarian dystopian novel, featuring constant spying, pervasive indoctrination, and psychological manipulation often supplemented with drugs, is a 20th century phenomenon—which the real world increasingly resembles. In the 21st century, some seek to transcend humanity entirely.

The anticipated Great Reset would bring a world in which giant corporations and government would seamlessly merge. Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, predicts a “fusion of our physical, digital, and biological identities” in his book Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Microchip and other technology will “lift humanity into a new collective and moral consciousness.” It will allow authorities to “intrude into the hitherto private space of our minds, reading our thoughts and influencing our behavior” (Whistleblower, November 2020).

COVID-19: Facilitating the Transition

Pandemic fears have led people to embrace a 2,000-year-old discovery that forcing people to cover their nose and mouth broke their will and began to delete their individuality. As AAPS past president Lee Hieb Merritt, M.D., points out, rituals of the old religion (Satanism) involve wearing masks, washing hands, and standing in a circle 6 feet apart. Masks are traditional occult symbols of obedience, submission, and transformation.

French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas theorized that human relationship and responsibility spring from an epiphany that occurs primarily in the face-to-face encounter. We dehumanize the enemy by seeing him as faceless (tinyurl.com/y4dhe9tb).

In his 1932 dystopian novel The Worker, Ernst Jünger predicted ubiquitous face masks to enforce conformity. As Thomas Crew explains in his article “The Dystopian Age of the Mask,” our “readiness to obscure the face reflects the dehumanising tendencies that…underlie the modern period, [which]…has a habit of reducing the human being to a functional object. Everything “non-essential”—everything…that makes us human—is blithely discarded.” In 1984, George Orwell described the masses as “[300] million people all with the same face” (tinyurl.com/3wzyxusr).

 Human-Digital Interface

Big Tech aims to have everyone interfaced with its computer  technology. Tracking that is rationalized as a means of pandemic control can be used to control all contacts. The health or social-credit pass is now in smart phones in Israel, Los Angeles schools, and China. This could be replaced by an implantable microchip, which could contain financial information as well as vaccination and other health data. It could be like an advanced wearable health-monitoring device, or a swipe card that you cannot lose. Members of a Swedish transhumanist community are experimenting with it (https://tinyurl.com/e9yha9e4).

Such technology, which can turn humans into digital assets in the new order, enables a cashless society. One’s ability to buy and sell could be instantly cancelled (tinyurl.com/26apce8m).

To prevent forgeries of “immunity licenses,” Govind Persad and Ezekiel Emanuel suggest cryptographic or biometric-based features (JAMA 5/6/20, https://tinyurl.com/2396xm4f).

Brain-computer interface systems similar to Neuralink “will eventually become vital to the development of augmented reality products” such as “smartglasses,” states Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (https://tinyurl.com/dt9up7zh).

And what are the implications of “augmented” (virtual) reality? In 1984, Winston Smith believes that truth is grounded in reality. O’Brien corrects him: “…reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal.”

The Human Genome

The mRNA vaccines do not affect the human genome, we are assured. However, Moderna’s chief medical officer, Tal Zaks, states in a TED talk that “we are actually hacking the software of life.” Moderna describes our genes and their transcription into proteins as “our operating system” (tinyurl.com/n9jys4zb) and its vaccine as a “computer operating system” (tinyurl.com/y3zjfcud). Genetic engineering, along with robotics, molecular nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence, is seen as a tool for transforming humanity into a post-human species. “The Covid-19 pandemic is providing gene-based vaccines a chance to break through into the global health market” (https://tinyurl.com/cnfjmzr4). China is in the forefront of the competition, and it reportedly already has the world’s largest database of genetic material—80 million profiles (https://tinyurl.com/539cfxvf). It is collecting more, with coronavirus test kits supplied by a firm financed by Bill Gates (https://tinyurl.com/n7t8z6hb).

What, then, is humanity? Or reality? Or ethics?


Anti-Lockdown Protests Sweep Globe

Greatly underplayed by the American media, protesters chanting  “freedom” in several languages took to the streets in some 40 countries on the first anniversary of coronavirus lockdowns. Dr. Simone Gold called it “one of the largest global protests in history” (tinyurl.com/8ruxpv7z). The largest occurred in London, where people were also protesting the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which will crack down on demonstrations. One London protester said people may ask  what it achieves, but “resistance breeds resistance,” and the large numbers of ordinary people instilled a “feeling of hope” he thought many had given up (https://tinyurl.com/y3xb6sy5).


Vaccination Reports

$4 Billion Pledge: The Biden Administration has pledged $4 billion to the COVAX program to purchase 1.3 billion vaccine doses for poor countries and for a no-fault compensation program for vaccine injuries in 92 low- and mid-income countries (https://tinyurl.com/t7yhrn56).

Chinese Vaccine Gambit: Three companies are developing  inactivated whole-virus vaccines, and one is using an adenovirus vector to carry the spike gene. Since China now has too few cases to do efficacy testing, it has brokered deals to test in 14 countries.  It could probably turn out 1.5 billion doses within a year. “A strategic goal of the Chinese government is to achieve hegemonic influence in the bioeconomy within the next decade.” The vaccine program is helping to build good will for its Belt and Road Initiative, which has been called “ ‘debt-trap’ diplomacy that is a form of neo-colonialism.” (Science 12/11/20).

Mandates: Boris Johnson: “Care home workers will be required by law to have the vaccine.” Vladimir Putin: “Vaccination, of course, is a voluntary decision for every person.”

Ovarian Function: Studies of the effect of COVID vaccines on ovarian reserve are just now beginning. Completion is expected in February 2022 (clinicaltrials.gov).

Astra-Zeneca Product “Safe” despite Blood Clots: Countries

that suspended use because of a higher-than-expected incidence of clotting resumed it after the European Medicines Agency said its benefits continue to outweigh risk—although “causality cannot be excluded” (https://tinyurl.com/b2fetbyt).


W. Daniel Jordan, M.D.: R.I.P.

Dr. W. Daniel Jordan, a vascular surgeon who joined AAPS in 1966, died Mar 11, 2021, at age 86. He was president in 1978-79, treasurer from 2010-2020, and a member of the board of directors in some capacity almost continuously since 1975. He is the author of the AAPS Principles of Medical Ethics. For many years, he was our volunteer meeting planner. A tireless advocate for the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship, his contributions are immeasurable.


“I am very doubtful whether history shows us one example of a man who, having stepped outside traditional morality and attained power, has used that power benevolently.”

C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man, 1943


Whom Can We Trust?

Johnson & Johnson: J&J has paid billions in criminal settlements and has never produced a vaccine before. Its history includes a “phantom recall” of Motrin 1B tablets; marketing Topamax, Natrecor, and Risperdal for unapproved uses; supplying opioid for making OxyContin (https://tinyurl.com/3ej84se5).

CDC: Screenshot from cdc.gov/nCoV dated 2/5/20: “DO NOT use facemasks” (emphasis in original). “Limited person-to-person spread, most associated with close contact with a patient with confirmed 2019-nCoV, has been seen outside of China.”

Pfizer:  In 2009, Pfizer paid $2.3 billion to settle the largest healthcare fraud case in history because of illegal marketing of Geodon, Zyvox, Lyrica, and Bextra, and submitting claims that did not qualify for payment. Bextra, promoted for uses and at dosages the FDA declined to approve owing to safety concerns, was pulled from the market in 2005  (tinyurl.com/jy8b7emt).

FDA: A whistleblower alleged that FDA “failed to address ‘biohazard nightmare’ at Merck vaccine plant.” It is not even clear whether FDA will require full inspections of manufacturing plants because transparency has been “notably absent in Operation Warp Speed” (https://tinyurl.com/fmpnnpej).

Gilead Sciences: The maker of remdesivir has “21 billion reasons” to discredit hydroxychloroquine, based on its share price. “In the history of medicine, no single drug has been so singularly attacked by the media, World Health Organization, government officials and institutional health experts,” writes James Todaro, M.D., who details Gilead’s influence on clinical investigations and the approval process (https://tinyurl.com/4w8ve2v4).

NIH: Judicial Watch (JW) has sued for records pertaining to grants provided to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (tinyurl.com/rfvwscz8). Previously, JW obtained 300 pages of emails of Dr. Anthony Fauci related to WHO’s support of China’s response to COVID (https://tinyurl.com/xhcknd34).

Merck: After praising its now-out-of-patent drug ivermectin (IVM) since the end of the 1970s, Merck issued a Feb 4 press release claiming there is no scientific evidence for its efficacy in COVID-19 (tinyurl.com/58z696da). Based solely on this press release, Le Moniteur des Pharmacies declared that “ivermectin is out” (https://tinyurl.com/yf6fp4n3). The release was instantly shared by lobbyists. Approval of IVM for COVID would cost the industry about €10 billion, and could disrupt the mass vaccination, tracking, and other globalist campaigns (tinyurl.com/3j85vs). On Jan 25, Merck announced that it was dropping two vaccine candidates because they were inferior to natural immunity, but it is  working on an oral antiviral (https://tinyurl.com/52nahcf4) and  helping to manufacture the J&J vaccine.


AAPS Calendar

Sep 30. Board meeting

Oct 1-Oct 2. 78th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA


Suspicious Orders Report System (SORS)

A long list of entities, including practitioners (formerly known as physicians), pharmacies, labs, and narcotic treatment programs, are now legally required to report “suspicious orders” of controlled substances to a centralized database (tinyurl.com/vke329vk).  “The bar for ‘suspicious’ seems pretty low,” writes Dr. Lawrence Huntoon, “and I anticipate that this will become yet another ‘tool’ in the sham peer review toolbox.”        


Teachers Sue over Mandatory COVID Vaccine

Employees of the second-largest school district in the U.S. filed suit last week to prevent the district from mandating COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. Guidance from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) told employees that “You will provide proof of vaccination via the DailyPass.”

DailyPass is a COVID-tracking system developed by Microsoft that will scan employees and students using a barcode before they can enter school each day. It will coordinate health checks, COVID tests, and vaccinations. Data will be reported to public health authorities and LAUSD healthcare collaborators.

Employees were not informed that they must by law have the option to refuse products available only under an Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) (tinyurl.com/kkabt3tk).

The complaint filed by California Educators for Medical Freedom states that the right “to avoid the imposition of human experimentation is fundamental, and has its roots in the Nuremberg Code of 1947.” It is codified in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and adopted by the California Legislature. “The standard is indeed so universally recognized that it constitutes a jus cogens norm under international law” (tinyurl.com/4rrchmth).


Doctors Destroyed by Criminal Justice System

A longtime urologist and renowned researcher Joseph E. Oesterling, M.D., was acquitted of all criminal charges, but at age 64 left medicine, trained as a mechanic, and bought an auto repair business. His nightmare began with a SWAT-style raid on his practice while he was preparing a patient for a procedure. At the same time, agents were shattering glass to break into his home. He had “helped out” by taking over a family practice until a replacement could be found; many of the patients were on chronic pain meds. After he won his acquittal, he faced new charges of placing false information in patient records, owing to the auto-population features of the electronic health record. At that point, he accepted a plea agreement (https://tinyurl.com/e395srn6).

Two Dallas spine surgeons were convicted, as almost always happens at trial. Dr. Michael Rimlawi was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison and Dr. Douglas Won to 5 years. These talented surgeons helped pioneer innovative techniques that cut the risk of infection and sped up recovery. They received  payment  for referrals to Forest Park Medical Center as part of an allegedly illegal bribery and kickback scheme (tinyurl.com/yhahh6ed). According to AAPS general counsel Andrew Schlafly, Dr. Rimlawi obtained a legal opinion confirming that the practice was lawful before he participated in it, but was prosecuted anyway. Previously,  2 to 3 years was a long sentence for a physician, but longer terms are increasingly common. Is success in medicine now a crime?


Tip of the Month: HIPAA and e-Prescribing. E-prescribing alone does not trigger HIPAA covered entity status because e-prescribing is not a covered transaction. HHS has not defined standards for e-prescribing. HHS provides a list of what it considers to be covered transactions (https://tinyurl.com/688jth6v). Generally, standard transactions are those that involve an insurance inquiry, transaction, claim, or authorization for payment. They do not usually include electronic transmissions unrelated to insurers. A 2014 publication from AmeriCares states: “Even though e-prescribing involves an electronic transaction that contains health information, it is not a standard transaction for purposes of HIPAA.” However, if the e-prescribing software you use is also used to electronically handle a prior authorization with the insurer, then it might trigger HIPAA because prior authorizations are a covered transaction type. But if insurance is not involved then that likely won’t be an issue. Or the doctor could perhaps not enter any insurance information into the e-prescribing tool and let the pharmacy handle that on its end.


Israel Sued in International Criminal Court

Anshei Emet (People of Truth) has filed suit in The Hague, asserting that Israel’s warp-speed vaccination campaign is a medical experiment that violates the Nuremberg Code and is a crime against humanity. It asks the court to demand an immediate stop to the vaccination campaign, a repeal of sanctions against those who do not take the vaccine, and a cancellation of Israel’s agreement with Pfizer. The suit even claims that “the Ministry of Health openly admitted that 41% of police persons, military, education and medical personnel who were vaccinated suffered severe side effects and life-endangering” (tinyurl.com/vnyph2xu).


Compensation for Vaccine Injuries

Medical countermeasures for COVID-19 are covered under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) of 2005.  The PREP Act provides immunity from legal liability for manufacturers, distributors, program planners, licensed health professionals, and others authorized to administer a vaccine, except for “willful misconduct.” It authorizes a Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP), distinct from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) that applies to FDA-approved products. CICP claims must be filed within 1 year of the injury, and are adjudicated by an administrative, not a judicial process. Available benefits include unreimbursed medical costs for serious physical injuries, lost employment income, and survivor death benefits—but not legal costs. The standard of proof for a vaccine-related injury is higher than in the VICP, and rests on results of blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trials.

The CICP received 494 claims related to a covered countermeasure in the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 epidemic; 450 claims were deemed ineligible for compensation. Since the program began, compensation has been provided for only 29 claims totaling more than $6 million (JAMA 2/23/21, tinyurl.com/35jdcdnh).

“To date, the authorized vaccines appear to be extraordinarily safe. People should understand that the benefit for individuals and for society far exceeds the risk of harm from a vaccine,” concludes author H. Cody Meissner, who is a member of two government advisory committees on vaccines.


Correspondence

“Normal” Side Effects. A nurse volunteer in a phase 3 trial for the Pfizer vaccine experienced a fever of 104.9, the highest in her life, a splitting headache, and injection site pain so severe she could hardly move her arm. She said we need to fight vaccine misinformation and make people understand that what they may experience is normal. Clinicians “should reassure patients that the symptoms come because the body is training itself to fight the virus” (tinyurl.com/j2nkprwu). But there are many things that we don’t know, such as what effects the vaccine may have on people with autoimmune disorders. A fever of 105 could worsen an underlying condition, sometimes permanently. Remember that some patients subjected to the hot bath test to diagnose multiple sclerosis never recovered from the deficits it provoked. 

 Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D., Lake View, NY


Drop by Drop. “Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo” (a drop cuts through stone not by force, but by constant dripping), wrote Ovid. The tool used to replace capitalism with communism was disinformation, drop by daily drop, aided by a Marxist media, corrupt politicians, and corrupt teachers, over a long period of time, carving permanent holes, and building mighty stalactites and stalagmites, in cavernous darkness, away from the sanitizing sunlight. This was explained by Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest ranking Soviet Bloc defector to the West. Gen. Pacepa called disinformation the “bubonic plague” of our modern life. Stalin used disinformation to “dispossess a third of the world and to transform it into a string of gulags.” Unimaginable wealth had been confiscated and 100 million political dissenters and innocents killed to facilitate such theft of wealth and power. In America, communist disinformation has over many decades manipulated all religions, public education, politics, all levels of government, the military, mainstream media, books, magazines, Hollywood, and higher education. It will take generations to reverse the dangerous trend once the web of deceit has been spun so masterfully.

Ileana Johnson, Ed.D., https://tinyurl.com/2mwdckv6


Reduce Air-borne Spread.  Advice from Dr. Quinyang Chen, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue, editor-in-chief of Building and  Environment, and expert on HVAC systems: Most rooftop systems for small commercial buildings and unitary systems for hotels and dormitories could have 100% intake of fresh outside air; check your system. Install non-stop exhaust fans in toilets and waiting rooms—you certainly want those risk areas to have a lower pressure. Always close the toilet lid before flushing.

Laurence Marsteller, M.D., Tucson, AZ


Crisis of Confidence. If the major tech companies and the media were confident that their worldview could prevail over the conservative worldview, they would not be censoring the opposition and filtering the news…. If the socialists were confident that their program was palatable before the general public, they would not be trying to manipulate the election system so that fraud would be more easily committed (tinyurl.com/27tkxj7b)….

Joseph Guarino, M.D., Reidsville, NC


Nothing Happens Naturally Anymore. A line from a 1972 book entitled The Master, a collection of autobiographical stories by Bryan MacMahon, seems very applicable to life in 2021: “For the first eleven years of my life Ireland was part of the British Empire, with all the indignities that connoted. I then experienced the first fever of liberty; I now dread the new imperialism of materialism, its prime weapon manipulation. In my bones and brain I am convinced that nothing happens naturally any more, that everything and everyone is engineered by schemers and conditioned by image, projection, package, and presentation.”

John Littell, M.D., Kissimmee, FL



Warning Ignored. At age 94, during my months of quarantine in  my independent living facility, I am recording my reminiscences, my thoughts from the “old school.” In the 1970s, I was much criticized by my peers because I warned them that the insurance that was providing them income never before considered possible  was going to become their master. They were blinded by those incomes. They abandoned their leadership roles in hospitals and  national, state, and local medical societies. My recommendation to start a unified society of M.D.s and D.O.s to challenge government and corporate entry into medical care received no support. 

Lindsay Pratt, M.D., Sun City Center, FL


The mRNA Vaccines. The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID vaccines insert genetic material into your cells, and as Bill Gates has described it, “you essentially turn your body into its own manufacturing unit”: you become a spike protein factory. You literally become a GMO. This approach will generate immunity, but could possibly result in long-term auto-immune reactions. We just don’t know.

GMO crops produce better yields, yet many people are suspicious and only buy foods that say “non-GMO” on their labels. I wonder whether those people will take a vaccine that turns them into GMOs, or will they remember the purple cow poem and think: “I never saw a GMO,/ I never hope to see one;/ But I can tell you, anyho’,/ I’d rather see than be one.”

Russell Kamer, M.D., https://tinyurl.com/jrzcknyx

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AAPS News March 2021 – Going Viral

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Volume 77, no. 3  March 2021

The wokeness mob’s attempt to cancel six popular children’s books by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) might push us toward a tipping point and an awakening. The motive is ostensibly to wipe out a virus of racism lurking in a few cartoons. These conceivably might be micro- (or nano or pico) aggressions.

An affiliate of the Southern Poverty Law Center declared the books racist, but Tucker Carlson says they were targeted precisely because they are not. Rather, they take a “race-neutral” approach. The Plain-Belly and the Star-Belly Sneetches’ ultimate “acceptance” of each other “doesn’t address the idea that historical narratives impact present-day power structures,” writes program associate Gabriel Smith (https://tinyurl.com/334sjhvp).

Ironically, Geisel was a leftist whose progressive views suffused his writings. “Generations of progressive activists may not trace their political views to their early exposure to Dr. Seuss, but without doubt this shy…genius played a role in sensitizing them to abuses of power,” writes Peter Dreier (tinyurl.com/yzne5aa7). Geisel was one of the earliest to fight anti-Semitism and racism.

Objections to implanting progressive or woke views into vulnerable children would be “fascist”—but they must be guarded against positive views of Western culture or American history.

The wokeness virus threatens to become incorporated into our cultural genome. Will persons born white be constantly trying to atone for “white privilege”? Will white physicians constantly have to document efforts to eradicate racial injustice in medicine (see JAMA 8/4/20)—originally perpetrated by the AMA?

Dr. Nathan Davis, considered AMA’s father, excluded women and blacks from the house of delegates. His bust has been removed from public view, and his name from an award, writes CEO James Madara (tinyurl.com/c7cnr3bf). Just recently, however, AMA honored Thomas Huxley (JAMA 8/18/20), though he once said that “no rational man…believes that the average Negro is the equal, still less the superior of the white man” (Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews, New York, Appleton, 1871, p 20). But Edward Livingstone, M.D., “who is White,” had to resign as JAMA deputy editor over a February 2021 podcast in which he questioned the concept of systemic racism and said, “Many of us are offended by the concept that we are racist.” Editor-in-chief Howard Bauchner, M.D., called the podcast “offensive” and “hurtful” (https://tinyurl.com/wr4ewrty).

In the wokeness culture, sticks, stones, and broken bones might be tolerated, but not words that might give offense—or those who use them.  We must bid “goodbye to cultural icons, large and small—goodbye to all vestiges of the past, replete with their ‘bigoted’ value systems,” writes Ben Shapiro, so that individuals can “self-create” (tinyurl.com/4268zxtb).

 What Is a Human Being?

Disconnected from cultural moorings, atomized individuals  will not be liberated, but treated as vectors of literal or metaphorical viruses, who must be sufficiently vaccinated and tracked. Living a somewhat normal daily life is fast becoming a privilege. Will handing out electronic permission slips become a new function of physicians, asks Pat Conrad, M.D. (tinyurl.com/yrj7x5fc). Will medical boards or insurers require constant logging of a patient’s COVID status and documentation of vaccination counseling, as with controlled-substances data bases or smoking cessation? Will every communication be screened for subversive content?

Engineered  Language

Viral memes, like the genetically modified COVID-19 products, are engineered. Merriam-Webster altered the definition of “vaccine” for the occasion. On Feb 5, 2021, the definition was: “a preparation of killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms, or living fully virulent organisms, that is administered to produce or artificially to increase immunity to a particular disease.” As of Feb 6, a “vaccine” is: “a preparation that is administered…to stimulate the body’s immune response against a specific infectious disease…. (b) a preparation of genetic material (such as a strand of synthesized messenger RNA) that is used by the cells of the body to produce an antigenic substance (such as a fragment of virus spike protein).” Vaccines are generally viewed as long-established and safe, though they are biologic agents, subject to a less stringent regulatory regime than drugs. The COVID products are novel, bioengineered, genetically modified biologic agents. They are vaccines only by a socially modified definition. As with vaccines, their manufacturers are immune from product liability.

Is There a Freedom (or Logic) Virus?

There are signs of resistance. When an Israeli airline forced a father and an 18-month-old off a flight because the child would not wear a mask, all the other passengers deplaned also in solidarity (tinyurl.com/rrssf7p6). Mask-burning rallies in many Idaho cities trigger woke activists (tinyurl.com/rwnpb2ps). With Lockdown 3.0 descending on Britain, “only dissent can save us now,” writes Irish science journalist Peter Andrews (tinyurl.com/nsnmx3yw). “It is time to draw a line in the sand.” Physicians, such as Dr. Mark Trozzi of Canada, are “surrendering personal income and security” to speak out (tinyurl.com/2zczz9eh).

Fortunately, Yertle the Turtle and Horton Hears a Who! are still acceptable. The small can bring down the mighty—if Jo-Jo, the “smallest of all” the Whos, speaks out to save the entire community. What if doctors and patients spoke out together?


Transmission of Respiratory Viruses

In an articled censored from ResearchGate but preserved elsewhere, Dennis G. Rancourt states that the seasonal pattern of excess respiratory-disease mortality can be explained quantitatively on the sole basis of absolute humidity. Influenza’s basic  reproduction number (R0) varies between humid-summer values of just larger than 1 and dry-winter values typically as large as 4.

He also argues that masks cannot work because the minimal  infective dose may be as low as one virion (tinyurl.com/wk7z75vc).


Profit before Science

Massive advertising revenues, reprint deals, and payoffs to the editors create near-complete corporate control of the only physician information source, writes Robert Yoho, M.D., in his 2020 book Butchered by Healthcare (tinyurl.com/mvandtw7). The “big five” most respected medical journals, Lancet, JAMA, BMJ, NEJM, and Annals of Internal Medicine, are all contaminated with this commercial bias, he states. 

A single positive trial may be reprinted in hundreds of different venues. Unfavorable reports are frequently concealed, e.g., the Australian studies that suggested Tamiflu™ was worthless.

The Annals lost more than $1 million in revenue when it published a study about drug advertising harms.

Profit margins at scientific publishing companies average a sensational 35%. Other successful publishers average 10%.


Vaccine Morbidity & Mortality

Typical narrative by nursing home worker: “Patient received COVID-19 vaccine 10 A.M. By 6 P.M. developed fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and labored breathing. Next morning at 7 A.M. found dead in bed.”

Personal anecdote: Ben Stein reports “wild” side effects for 5 days, including “extremely irrational thinking” after Moderna booster. “Beware,” he said (https://tinyurl.com/jardy5xs).

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been paused in Austria, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland because of blood clots, pending investigation (tinyurl.com/cnrypn53). This vaccine uses a nonreplicating chimpanzee adenovirus with instructions for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein inserted into its DNA (https://tinyurl.com/3z8nz6cb).

German nursing homes: COVID-19 deaths were many-fold higher in the 2 months after vaccinations began on Dec 28 than in the entire prior year (https://tinyurl.com/5cek9uv7).

VAERS reports 1,637 deaths post-COVID vaccination as of Mar 8, about 90 times the rate reported after influenza vaccine (tinyurl.com/t4yc3sys). Temporal distribution of deaths, most in the first 72 hours after the COVID jab, fails to falsify the null hypothesis of no causality (https://tinyurl.com/29cu59zr).

Deaths from disease are assumed to outweigh those from the jab. But controversial Israeli data suggests the jab may be 35 times deadlier than the disease in the elderly (tinyurl.com/94exnhbs).


“It came burning hot in my mind, whatever he said and however he flattered, when he got me to his house he would sell me for a slave.”

C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man, quoting John Bunyan


ACTION OF THE MONTH

If you offer early treatment for COVID-19 by protocol similar to the McCullough or Zelenko methods, please add your name to a list we are compiling to help patients at bit.ly/covidearlytx.


Vaccine Marketing

Authorities want every person in the world to be vaccinated, and “the sale of the century” is on. In Joe Biden’s first public address to the nation as President, he promised to double the number of daily jabs from 1 to 2 million, as part of our “war footing” to defeat enemy #1, the virus. We must all also wear a mask for 100 days. Then, we could look forward to a July 4 celebration of “independence from the virus”—in a small group.

The five selling techniques described by “Off-Guardian” editor Kit Knightly are: (1) Bribery. Everyone getting jabbed is the only way “back to normal.” (2) Celebrity endorsements. Biden said that he and Vice-President Harris and the first lady and first gentleman had all been vaccinated on camera. Queen Elizabeth also took her shots. (3) Forced scarcity. People feel so lucky  to get their dose. “If they were really running out of vaccines, the papers wouldn’t be advertising them.” (4) Fake “popularity.” The oldest trick for cultivating popularity is to pretend that it already exists; hence the dubious poll that claims that “94%” of Britons have taken or plan to take the jab. (5) Inevitability. Vaccine passports to daily life are said to be coming. Maybe. But “from a purely logistical point of view, making people think there are going to be vaccine passports is much, much easier (and cheaper) than actually introducing them.” If enough people refuse to take part, the program will never work, he states.

Knightly’s “not un-positive” takeaway is that the sales effort has an air of desperation, and that the resistance to the “new normal” is a lot more widespread than the establishment ever expected it to be (https://tinyurl.com/7vyzarwy).

Are worries about vaccine passports just “conspiracy theories”? Watch Israel (tinyurl.com/3f5ayxs3). Even Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla had to cancel his visit because he is not fully vaccinated (tinyurl.com/4w4kt9v7).

Israel’s “green pass” leapfrogged China in implementing digital vaccine certificates. Biden is under pressure from airlines to be a “leader” on vaccine credentials. The real leader is the Commons Project, which released its CommonPass digital “health passport” in October 2020 for a trial run. The Commons Project was started in 2018, backed by the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Economic Forum (https://tinyurl.com/y8tv5yhh).

N.Y. Senate Bill 416 authorizes the quarantine of individuals or groups who “potentially pose a threat to public health,” including forced testing and vaccinations (tinyurl.com/8ts72ex4).

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already restricted travel so that it is difficult or impossible for New Yorkers to travel out of state, writes Dr. Lawrence Huntoon. If one leaves the state, one is required to stay housebound for 14 days upon return. Local health officials have been on television, strongly encouraging people to report on their neighbors if they are violating a state mandate.


AAPS Calendar

Sep 29-Oct 2, 2021. 78th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA


Separate but Equal?

U.S. District Court Judge Paul G. Gardephe denied a motion for preliminary injunction to end mandatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 testing for children to attend N.Y. schools. Plaintiffs in Aviles v. de Blasio complain that children whose parents who do not consent to in-school testing can have access only to remote learning. Nasal swab PCR tests, allowed under an “emergency use authorization” (EUA), are considered experimental and  require informed consent. The judge seems to have adopted the legal fiction from Plessy v. Ferguson that “separate is equal,” i.e. that in-person instruction is equal to “remote learning,” writes attorney Mary Holland (tinyurl.com/4k84s83y).


Iowa Physicians May Prescribe HCQ for COVID

On Mar 29, 2020, the Iowa boards of medicine, pharmacy, physician assistants, nursing, and dentistry issued a joint statement on hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), to prevent its prescription for COVID-19.  This statement was issued without any formal board action and was transmitted to all licensees via email. There appeared to be a veiled threat of disciplinary action for licensees who prescribe or fill HCQ prescriptions. On Jul 8, Sen. David Hartsuch, M.D., filed a petition with the boards asking them to rescind their statement. Despite multiple board meetings, the matter was not formally considered for 2 months. A revised statement essentially granted his petition on Sep 11. However, the boards only posted the statement on their website, and have still not informed licensees of the change in policy by direct correspondence such as email. “The boards were created by the Iowa Legislature solely to determine the qualification of licensees, and certainly not to limit the availability of life-saving treatment to our citizens,” writes Dr. Hartsuch.  “I would ask the legislature to investigate this malfeasance… and take appropriate remedial action.”


Sovereign Immunity for Pfizer

While the Pfizer product is rolling out in much of Latin America, the company has still not reached an agreement with Brazil or Argentina. According to a report on Gravitas on WIONews, Pfizer demanded that the nations pledge sovereign assets—bank reserves, military bases, and embassy buildings—as collateral to indemnify Pfizer in case of litigation, even for negligence or fraud. While bullying poor countries behind closed doors, in public Pfizer poses as a messiah to the poor. CEO Albert Bourla claims that from the beginning Pfizer and BioNTech have been “firmly committed to working toward equitable and affordable access of COVID-19 vaccines for people around the world” (https://tinyurl.com/vb8awk5d).


Facebook v. Scientific Debate

About two dozen states have introduced bills that would permit lawsuits against Facebook (tinyurl.com/et2usahp). According to the Wall Street Journal’s  editorial board, social media giants have increasingly engaged in censorship under the guise of preventing the spread of misinformation––“vetting and stigmatizing the content of reputable publishers” while “increasingly adding phony fact checks and removing articles flagged by left-leaning users without explanation” (tinyurl.com/56×88598). One example was labeling a WSJ opinion piece by Johns Hopkins surgeon Marty Makary as “Missing Context. Independent fact-checkers say this information could mislead people.” Dr. Makary had projected that the U.S. could reach herd immunity by April. This view could dampen enthusiasm for vaccine uptake and virus-related restrictions. Facebook linked the label to the third-party “fact-checking” website Health Feedback, a member of the World Health Organization’s “Vaccine Safety Net.”

As alleged in a lawsuit filed last August (Children’s Health Defense v. Facebook, Case 3:20-cv-05787, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division), CEO Mark Zuckerberg is working with the government to suppress unwanted critiques of government officials and policies:

The framers were familiar with the English struggle and enacted the First Amendment to establish and preserve the right of the People to full information about the doings or misdoings of their government…. This case mirrors the framers’ concerns. The government cannot accomplish indirectly what the Constitution forbids it to do directly [emphasis added] (tinyurl.com/7ywxu8wx).


AAPS Files Appeal in Case against ABMS

After court-mandated mediation that was unable to resolve the issues, the case that AAPS filed in 2013 against the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) will finally be heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Case No. 20-3072). AAPS brought this action to end ABMS’s antitrust law violations and deceptive trade practices concerning its controversial “maintenance of certification” (ABMS MOC®) product. AAPS alleged that ABMS has conspired with specialty board organizations, health insurers, and hospitals to compel physicians to purchase and spend unjustified time and money on its proprietary product. ABMS misleadingly denigrates physicians who decline to participate in its program, by falsely implying that such physicians are of inferior quality (https://tinyurl.com/jdjwf2w).

Board-certifying organizations are revenue-driven entities, AAPS writes, despite their “non-profit” (tax-exempt) status. Executives’ self-enrichment results in part from ABMS’s restraint of trade and deceptive trade practices. ABMS’s collusive practices exclude physicians who don’t buy their product from the market and reduce patients’ access to needed services.


Tip of the Month: Beware of scams. Amidst hard times, scams are getting more diabolical.  Fake phone calls can spoof legitimate phone numbers to appear on your caller ID. Scams can pretend to be your local power company threatening to shut off service, or a government office demanding that you pay money. A recent sophisticated scam in New York involved someone pretending to be from the state medical board, declaring that a physician’s license had been suspended and demanding a refundable bond of $15,600 in order to reinstate the license. Skilled scam artists practice until they are very believable. Never, ever, pay money to anyone based merely on a surprise phone call or an email without first confirming in multiple ways that it is not a scam.  Asking for a phone number so that you can return the call at a more convenient time is a good approach, and be sure to check independently whether the number is legitimate before calling it back.


Correspondence

Words. Some version of “vaccine passports” or “immunity passports,” first being tried in Israel, are being considered in various countries—and in New York State. An academic “disinformation expert,” Renee DiResta, worried that such an idea “might frighten

people into believing that the government is forcing an intervention on you,” according to a NY Times article (https://tinyurl.com/225vuut3). Isn’t it? She is aghast that California parents opposed removal of vaccine exemptions as “tyrannical government intrusion.” How dare they! The real disinformation is to equate insisting on informed consent with being “anti-vaccination.” Proponents of mandates view those who hold fast to individual freedom as “selfish nationalists” who, not acting for the globalist good, need to be punished by severely restricting where they can go. Chinese communists have perfected this approach with their “social credit score.” The late Madeleine Pelner Cosman, a medical lawyer, asked: “Who Owns Your Body?” (https://tinyurl.com/5f7urvjx). In communist China, clearly the government owns every citizen’s body.

We must insist that words be used correctly, and that true disinformation and those who distribute it be fully exposed.  

 Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D., Lake View, NY


Risk Reduction. The relative risk vs. absolute risk phenomenon is what pharmaceutical companies regularly use to deceive people legally, because both calculations are true. They use relative risk for “efficacy,” and absolute for “safety.” It is a huge issue. The only truthful “efficacy” statistic is the actual/absolute risk reduction figure (ARR), which, in the case of the two mRNA vaccines is 0.8%, a figure that would sink any vaccine if there were any honest investigative journalism. The ARR is needed to calculate the number needed to vaccinate (NNTV), the number who must be inoculated to benefit one person. To prevent a single case of COVID-19, 176–1370 people would need to get an mRNA jab.

Bose Ravenel, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC


Need to Save Lives NowIt is our responsibility as physicians not to wait for perfect evidence when making life-and-death decisions. Given the safety profile of vitamin D, the 40% prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the U.S., and the fact that this season will likely be the deadliest phase of the pandemic to date, we need to act now. Identifying and eradicating vitamin D deficiency with early and aggressive supplementation in COVID-19 has the potential to save thousands of lives and should be one of our highest public health priorities (tinyurl.com/j4vfb23c).

Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H. 17th U.S. Surgeon General


Mask Benefit vs. Harm.  Let’s follow the science. In a new study, D.G. Rancourt, author of more than 100 research papers in leading peer-reviewed journals, found the adjusted risk of death from COVID-19 to be 0.002%, five times less than the risk of dying from a car accident, and any risk reduction from face masks is too small to be detected using usual and established statistical criteria. But prolonged mask wearing causes significant harm and disability to healthy individuals (tinyurl.com/4k4tv3yj).

Marilyn Singleton, M.D., Redondo Beach, CA


“Great Reset” Agenda. Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its master planner, calls for the “building of trust” in the massive public relations campaign for the Great Reset (AAPS News, November 2020). He has striven to hide his own family background, which, according to investigative reporter Johnny Vedmore, included participation in Nazi and South African atomic-bomb programs and eugenics-influenced population control programs (https://tinyurl.com/sntawkws). Vedmore asks: “Is Klaus Schwab trying to create the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or is he trying to create the Fourth Reich?”

Willie Soon, Ph.D., Salem, MA 


Mask History. On Nov 9, 1918, San Francisco jails had standing room only as 1,000 were arrested for defying the mask mandate—apparently no social distancing required. Even Mayor Davie of Oakland was jailed. Those who couldn’t pay the $5 fine were jailed for 48 hours. In 1919, the U.S. Navy surgeon general wrote, “No evidence was presented which would justify compelling persons at large to wear masks during an epidemic.” In February 2020, Surgeon General Jerome Adams tweeted that people should stop buying masks, as they were not effective in preventing the public from catching coronavirus.

Twila Brase, R.N., P.H.N., cchfreedom.org


CQ in Africa. Once the most important therapeutic drug in the control of malaria, the use of chloroquine (CQ) had been compromised by the appearance of resistance in the deadliest strain, Plasmodium falciparum. At the end of last century, several countries of Africa followed a recommendation of WHO and officially discontinued the use of CQ, replacing it with artemisinin. But the resistance of P. falciparum to CQ rapidly declined, and its sensitivity to CQ re-emerged. An accurate analysis of household use of CQ in sub-Saharan Africa has shown that its consumption does not reflect the national policies of the African countries, as it continues to be used at high rates. Might this be related to the relatively low impact of COVID-19 (tinyurl.com/x6ux7wwe)?

Jeremy Snavely, Tucson, AZ



 

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