The Dose - 1-28-22



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Fauci: US ‘confident’ Omicron will soon peak even as hospitals struggle

US authorities are confident most states will soon reach and pass a peak in coronavirus Omicron variant cases, even as hospitals struggle to cope with the current surge, Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser said on Sunday.

“I think [we’re] as confident as you can be,” Anthony Fauci told ABC’s This Week. “You never want to be overconfident when you’re dealing with this virus, because it has certainly surprised us in the past.

“But, if you look at the patterns that we have seen in South Africa, in the UK and in Israel, and in the [US] north-east and New England and upper midwest states, they have peaked and started to come down rather sharply.

“There are still some southern states and western states that continue to go up but if the pattern follows the trend that we’re seeing in other places … I believe that you will start to see a turnaround throughout the entire country.”

WHO Chief: 'Dangerous' to Assume Omicron Is Last Variant

The director-general of the World Health Organization on Monday cautioned the international community against accepting the increasingly common view that peaking Omicron cases signals the approaching end of the global Covid-19 pandemic, which is still killing more than 8,000 people a day.

In remarks at the start of a WHO executive board meeting, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that "it is dangerous to assume that Omicron will be the last variant, or that we are in the endgame."

"On the contrary, globally the conditions are ideal for more variants to emerge," Tedros added, referring to persistent inequities in vaccine distribution that have left billions of people in poor countries without access to shots nearly three years into the pandemic.

Over the past year, epidemiologists have been vocally warning that a failure to ensure equal vaccine access worldwide would provide ample opportunity for new variants to emerge and spread. The WHO is currently monitoring seven coronavirus variants, and experts believe Omicron's rapid spread means more strains are likely coming.

"There is no path out unless we achieve our shared target of vaccinating 70% of the population of every country by the middle of this year," said Tedros. "As it stands, 86 member states across all regions have not been able to reach last year's target of vaccinating 40% of their populations—and 34 member states, most of them in Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean region, have not been able to vaccinate even 10% of their populations."

"Eighty-six percent of the population of Africa is yet to receive a single dose of vaccine," he continued. "How can this be acceptable to any of us?"

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Republicans angry as New York keeps school mask mandate despite ruling

Republicans in New York reacted furiously on Tuesday after state officials told school administrators to continue enforcing a mask mandate for students and teachers despite a judge overturning it, causing confusion as some districts rushed to make masks optional. ...

On Monday, ruling in a case brought by a group of parents, Judge Thomas Rademaker, a conservative from Long Island, said the governor and state health commissioner did not have authority to issue a mask mandate without legislative approval.

The mandate “is a law that was promulgated and enacted unlawfully by an executive branch state agency, and therefore void and unenforceable”, the judge said.

The battle mirrors skirmishes on a national level between the Biden administration and conservative states and judges, up to the supreme court in Washington.

After the state education department said it would appeal, a spokeswoman, Emily DeSantis, said: “While these legal steps occur, it is [the department’s] position that schools should continue to follow the mask rule.”

Also of interest:

Covid-19 map of the US: latest cases state by state

American capitalism demands the infection of China

Sarah Palin tests positive for Covid, delaying New York Times defamation trial

German-speaking Covid denialists seek to build paradise in Paraguay

'Historic Turning Point': Cuba Issues Plan for Vaccine Internationalism

Neil Young Threatens To PULL Music Off Spotify Over Joe Rogan Vaccine Coverage


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Yet again, no treatments allowed. It was the plan from the start.

Hypocrisy is never pretty,
But when hypocrisy costs lives, it’s especially ugly.

On Monday, it was announced that the FDA has decided to revoke emergency use authorization for two life-saving monoclonal antibody drugs. Administered after someone becomes ill with C0VlD, these drugs have proven extremely effective with very few side effects…
In fact, studies showed that patients receiving the antibodies were 85% less likely to be hospitalized or die from C0VlD than those who did not. So why on earth pull a drug that’s working… without serious side effects… from the market, when C0VlD is still roaring through the country?

The FDA’s explanation was that the antibodies are “unlikely to work against the omicron variant.” This statement was made… and the drugs were pulled… without the FDA providing a shred of evidence that their claim is even true. No trials were conducted, and no clinical data were provided.

The icing on the cake is, at the same time the FDA recalled the lifesaving treatment for possibly being ineffective against omicron…
They doubled down on the demand that more people get v@cc!nated with a shot that has proven over and over to fail to prevent catching the variant… AND that fails to prevent hospitalization from it.

“Authorized treatments are not a substitute for v@cc!nation,” the FDA’s statement reads. “And a booster dose are recommended.” (sic)

The majority of the people infected with omicron have been v@cc!nated. They caught it anyway, and now they need treatment they can no longer get. In fact, they’ve been v@cc!nated with a drug that is proven to cause a mountain of side effects, including death, miscarriage, blood clots, and heart disease.

But the FDA is taking monoclonal antibody treatment off the table and putting millions of sick Americans at risk because:
“This avoids exposing patients to side effects, such as injection site reactions or allergic reactions, which can be potentially serious, from specific treatment agents that are not expected to provide benefit to patients who have been infected with or exposed to the omicron variant.”

Useless shots with proven serious side effects are being pushed, while a treatment that may still be useful is being banned due to possible “injection site reactions?

The hypocrisy is appalling.

Governor DeSantos of Florida is speaking up about this issue. Please consider writing your representatives and asking them to do the same.

Better yet would be HQC and IVM pushed for treatments...or simply Vit D as a preventative.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Fear

Fear makes the population more compliant.

A compliant population will willingly trade freedom for (the illusion of) safety (vaccines).

Safe and effective prevention and early (pre hospital) treatment of COVID would kill that fear.

The fear they want us to live with.

More must continue to die.

It’s an essential component of The Plan.

The Plan Must Succeed!

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"I fear that monstrous russian dictatorship going to attack the free world with bioweapons it seized in unexisting Pentagon funded humanitarian Ukrainian biolabs."
Greg Galloway 3/14/22

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@ovals49

Thanks for putting it out there.
It does ring true.

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during The Great Reset. These 'useless eaters' are costing a significant and disproportionate amount of money in both pensions and health care costs.

If I was a tad more cynical I could even make the argument that the "shots" have been designed to do just that.

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Good morning joe? That sounds odd to me, thank you for hosting. It is no longer evening bluish but more dark o'clock before the first light. Here's my one-shot contribution, too easily overdone is my grey matter per usual.
Why Sonoma County currently has the Bay Area’s toughest COVID-19 restrictions

Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase again addressed that move Thursday in a COVID-19 press briefing, saying the local health order was issued due to impact of the omicron surge on local hospitals. She said:

• Sonoma County has one of the lowest capacity hospital systems in the state for a mid-sized metro region.
• Local hospital officials were sounding the alarm about staffing shortages affecting their ability to admit new patients as omicron cases crested.
• There are widespread outbreaks in local skilled nursing facilities, homeless shelters and in the Sonoma County Jail.
• Sonoma County has a greater proportion of people over 65 than other counties in the Bay Area, mean more of the population is at higher risk of developing severe cases of COVID-19.
• The county has among the Bay Area’s biggest health and economic disparities affecting communities of color and other disadvantaged residents.

DUH
Sonoma County loosens its COVID-19 ban on large gatherings
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That was fast! Welcome to Wine ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD Country.

“This impacts businesses, but we all know that we never want to go back to those dark days of closing down businesses, of closing down in-person learning and shutting down our lives,” Board of Supervisors Chair James Gore said during a press briefing Thursday morning.

"We're capitalists" --Nancy Pelosi (Democrat)

Peace and Love
All typos are mine, spell check turned off. Thank gawd I can still turn stuff off.
Edit: Bah! THE not THEY. Thank gawd there is only one THEM. lol

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PM Trudeau in isolation after COVID-19 exposure
January 27, 2022
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He has taken a rapid test and was negative and said he is feeling fine and will be working from home, following guidance from Ottawa Public Health.

The Prime Minister’s Office has told CTV News that Trudeau’s exposure occurred after he appeared alongside three ministers at a press conference on Parliament Hill on Wednesday evening marking the end of a “virtual” cabinet retreat
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Trudeau is fully vaccinated and received a COVID-19 booster shot on Jan. 4.
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@CB @CB @CB @CB This video from Canada is gorgeous and says what we have been saying here at The Dose for months:

Well worth a few moments of our time

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@CB I tried but could not do it.

When you click on my posting, the video does appear. But efficiency counts a lot. I keep trying. Still lots to learn.

On the clip itself---irony alert!!!--the clip holds up USA as an improvement on Canadian tyranny.

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@NYCVG "The Fringe".......UFB

Another canary in the coal mine is amerikkka's military. They're
getting sick for no apparent reason other than.....

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Yes the DHS’s Ministry of Truth is headed by a weird ridiculous person. Please don’t let that distract from the vastly more significant fact that the DHS has a Ministry of Truth.

Caitlin

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Click to see the countries involved.

Yippee!

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@snoopydawg I suspect it won't be televised.

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Yes the DHS’s Ministry of Truth is headed by a weird ridiculous person. Please don’t let that distract from the vastly more significant fact that the DHS has a Ministry of Truth.

Caitlin

@ggersh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLbWnJGlyMU

I'm not saying that THIS is the Spark. But it might be a start.

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It's great that American truckers are trying to cross the border to show solidarity with their fellows in Canada (if they can get thru), but what about the freedom truckers clogging up DC? Hell, if Italy can do it, why not the land of the free? Most of the long haulers I know are pretty independent and wouldn't mind throwing a wrench in the machinery. Diesel is very expensive right now, but clog Sacramento, Philly, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Detroit, NY and etc. The consumers will suffer, but it is a way to show solidarity with a major world wide protest. Shut down commerce and hi ways then maybe the mandates and passports won't look so good to the rulers.

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@QMS If so, we can all bundle up and get outside to cheer them on.

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Yes the DHS’s Ministry of Truth is headed by a weird ridiculous person. Please don’t let that distract from the vastly more significant fact that the DHS has a Ministry of Truth.

Caitlin

@ggersh Russell is on target.

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like everyone else, regardless of vaccination status.

Trudeau is fully vaccinated and received a COVID-19 booster shot on Jan. 4.

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"I fear that monstrous russian dictatorship going to attack the free world with bioweapons it seized in unexisting Pentagon funded humanitarian Ukrainian biolabs."
Greg Galloway 3/14/22

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On January 24, 2022 Senator Ron Johnson invited a group of world renowned doctors and medical experts to the U.S. Senate to provide a different perspective on the global pandemic response, the current state of knowledge of early and hospital treatment, vaccine efficacy and safety, what went right, what went wrong, what should be done now, and what needs to be addressed long term. This 38 minute video highlights the 5-hour discussion.

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I’m watching it now and just stunned that the jab program hasn’t been shut down by now. People in the PV video I posted below are wondering why there are so many mistakes happening…I don’t think they are mistakes. VAERS alone has enough warning signs to shut it down and then add in what military doctors are seeing and trying to speak out about it seems it’s not going to matter how many people die or get injured by them our government is not going to protect us. Just wow.

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Whistleblowers share DOD medical data that blows vaccine safety debate wide open

Data, transparency, and surveillance. That is what has been missing from the greatest experiment on humans of all time throughout this pandemic. Now, military medical whistleblowers have come forward with what they claim is perhaps the most accurate and revealing data set on vaccine safety one could possibly find.

The pro-pharma politicians and media claim the CDC’s pharmacosurveillance tool “VAERS” is not good enough to trigger investigations into the shots because anyone can supposedly submit a vaccine adverse event entry. Thus, all the concerning safety signals from VAERS are being ignored, even though that system was put in place as a consolation to the public for absolving vaccine manufacturers of liability. Well, now some military whistleblowers are coming forward to present data that, if verified, would signal extremely disturbing safety concerns about the vaccine that make the VAERS data look like child’s play.

On Monday, during Sen. Ron Johnson’s five-hour hearing on a “COVID-19: Second Opinion,” Ohio attorney Thomas Renz, who has been representing clients suing the vaccine mandates, presented DOD medical billing data from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) that paints a shockingly disturbing picture of the health of our service members in 2021.

Aside from the spike in miscarriage diagnoses (ICD code O03 for spontaneous abortions), there was an almost 300% increase in cancer diagnoses (from a five-year average of 38,700 per year to 114,645 in the first 11 months of 2021). There was also a 1,000% increase in diagnosis codes for neurological issues, which increased from a baseline average of 82,000 to 863,000!

Some other numbers he did not mention at the hearing but gave to me in the interview are the following:

myocardial infarction –269% increase
Bell’s palsy – 291% increase
congenital malformations (for children of military personnel) – 156% increase
female infertility – 471% increase
pulmonary embolisms – 467% increase

All these numbers are among the ambulatory visits because those are where the vast number of diagnoses in the military occur. However, Renz did say the increases were indicated in the hospitalized patients as well. I have seen one of the sworn declarations from one of the military doctors, and it states as follows, “It is my professional opinion that the major increases incidences of the above discussed instances of miscarriages, cancers, and disease were due to COVID-19 ‘vaccinations.'"

And yet with this information being known by those in charge the military is still mandating every member of the military to either get jabbed or hit the road. If that doesn’t tell you that there is an agenda for the vaccines then you just don’t want to know about it. Plus there is no reason why kids should get jabbed when their risks of getting seriously sick is so low.

Nor does it make sense to fire people who have natural immunity and keep them out of fields already stressed with low employment.

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Project Veritas hit it out of the park again with whistleblowers coming forward and revealing behind the scenes information on the horrendous and dangerous mismanagement behind the Covid vaccine rollouts.

Address the message not the messenger. You can either watch or skip it. I found it interesting. Take this with the article I posted above and it seems obvious that something is going on with the push to jab the world. How can there be this many mistakes a year after they were rolled out?

I’m following 15 people on substack and it’s pretty obvious why there is a huge attack on the website because people can say what they want without being threatened to be censored. I see quite a lot of information on it that I can tell isn’t true. Or the whole truth. Some of the people I follow have different political views than I do, but it doesn’t nullify what they are saying about other things. We should just have access to the information we want and decide for ourselves what to make of it.

This lady has a sense of humor.

https://etana.substack.com/

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I’ve professed my love of Substack before, it’s panning out to be an incredibly useful weapon in the Information War. I pray that the Big Tech Overlords over on Team Control Freaks don’t swallow up this bright corner of free speech online. Substack has exploded with top-quality content as more and more people get kicked out of the mainstream media/tech bubble. The migration of people like Bari Weiss, Glenn Greenwald, and Alex Berenson has been amazing to witness, along with huge growth in high-quality audiences. People are completely fed up with being spoon-fed carefully crafted narratives, and using this site is a great way to curate a feed that will offer so many different points of view and great insight.

Here’s a roundup from this week of the most interesting and revealing articles from awesome Substackers. These independent researchers and journalists are offering us perspectives that we NEVER would have had access to in pre-Internet times, and we’d have to be crazy not to take advantage of the information available to us, and find it everywhere we can.

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Among all the vaccines I have known in my life (diphtheria, tetanus, measles, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis, meningitis, flu, and pneumonia, and tuberculosis) I have never seen a vaccine that forced me to wear a mask and maintain my social distance, even when you are fully vaccinated.

I had never heard of a vaccine that spreads the virus even after vaccination.

I had never heard of rewards, discounts, incentives to get vaccinated.

I never saw discrimination for those who didn't.

If you haven't been vaccinated no one has tried to make you feel like a bad person.

I have never seen a vaccine that threatens the relationship between family, colleagues and friends.

I have never seen a vaccine used to threaten livelihoods, work or school.

I have never seen a vaccine that would allow a 12-year-old to override parental consent.

After all the vaccines I listed above, I have never seen a vaccine like this one, which discriminates, divides and judges society as it is.

And as the social fabric tightens… It's a powerful vaccine! It does all these things except IMMUNIZATION .

If we still need a booster dose after we are fully vaccinated, and we still need to get a negative test after we are fully vaccinated, and we still need to wear a mask after we are fully vaccinated, and still be hospitalized after we have been fully vaccinated, it will likely come to “It's time for us to admit that we've been completely deceived."

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@snoopydawg long past time.

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At today's House Select Committee on the Coronavirus, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) slammed President Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci over their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The f**king Dems need to be taught a lesson. The Dims have lied and deceived us time and time and time again. I'm going to switch sides in the midterms.

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The swab on a stick has been wiping some brains of reason and common sense.

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https://torontosun.com/

Please watch the VIDEO about the Long Haul Truckers. Called Long Haul Support.

Long Haul truckers are interviewed at giant Rally.

This is a multi-racial, multi-cultural Left/Right anyway you want it kind of gathering.

The usual anti-semitism, racist, anti-immigrant tropes may be treid but are unlikely to succeed.

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A new omicron variant has come out as well as a question on whether this virus came out of the lab in Wuhan? What’s the ploy here?

More information on this here.

Deaths involving patients infected with COVID have risen in the US recently, even as case numbers have continued to decline. But what's even more concerning is that a growing percentage of overall deaths are being attributed to 'breakthrough' infections involving vaxxed & booster patients). It's just the latest example of how narratives pushed by the government change as they are confronted with contradictory evidence (this time, it's the notion that the vaccinated would escape death, something we now know to be untrue).

Despite this, it seems like people across the US and around the world are growing more bold as the longing to return to "normal" intensifies. In northern Europe, Denmark and the Netherlands are abandoning COVID restrictions even as the outbreak has persisted.

At the same time, scientists around the world have found something new with which to prime the public for Booster No. 4 (now that both Pfizer and Moderna have started human trials for their omicron-focused jabs): A new sub-variant called "stealth omicron", also known as BA.2.

According to NBC News, "stealth omicron" isn't a new COVID variant, and has not yet been classified as a variant of interest or concern by the WHO. "It's still omicron," said Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady on Tuesday. "It's just...sort of certain letters point one versus certain letters point two. It's a slight variation in terms of what is being picked up, but I want to be really clear it has not even been classified as a variant of interest yet... this isn't even a new variant." Instead, it's "a slightly different flavor of omicron."

"Stealth omicron" has been detected in 40 countries so far. It got its nickname because of its particular genetic traits, which make it more difficult to detect. Some scientists worry it could also be more contagious.

To be sure, there's still plenty that we don't know about the new variant, including whether it evades vaccines better or causes more severe disease. Right now, its ability to evade detection has led to its nickname. There's also some evidence that it's more contagious than the original omicron variant.

"There's nothing that we've seen at this point that is raising a high level of concern but please rest assured we're watching it and we'll let you know if there's anything to be interested or concerned about," Arwady said.

For now, BA.2 will remain a "subset" of omicron. But that could change quickly. If it deems the sub-variant a new "variant of concern", BA.2 could be granted a Greek letter name of its own.

Boy am I confused. Not sure if it’s cuz I’ve had some wine or if it’s over my head? Lots of links not included.

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Several thousand people marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in protest of vaccine mandates being implemented in cities across the US. Branded “extremists” in corporate media, rally goers of all political stripes listened to more than 30 speakers. Behind the Headlines’ Dan Cohen reports from the protest.

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https://rumble.com/vtcsgw-worldwide-exclusive-embalmers-find-veins-and-a...

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@snoopydawg I didn't quite know what to make of it.
Wish there was a way to verify it.

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https://www.expandingawarenessrelations.com/embalmers-are-finding-fibrou...

This post and the video below has some GRAPHIC IMAGERY that may be disturbing to some. Please keep this in mind and I apologize in advance for what is possibly controversial images that may provoke visceral reactions.

I watched the video and saw the pictures of them, but this site has one posted on it. Graphic indeed and I’ve seen a few autopsies and it still gave me the shudders.

He adds this.

One hypothesis is that the liquid that is being used inside the vials may come from a contaminated source. Say a polluted and/or infected water source. If this is possible, and I’m quite certain it is, (not only because of the ineptitude of these facilities but also the corrupt complicity of the deliberate nature of this agenda…) then it would make sense.

When consuming contaminated water or food, the chances of having gastrointestinal issues increases. As many people have found out, this may cause a parasitic infection in the gut. Using an anti-parasitic drug (like Ivermectin?…) will cause these parasites to get flushed out through the stool.

Now, what happens if the very same contaminated water with these parasitic organisms gets injected directly into the vein?

…Could this be what these embalmers and coroners are seeing?

In the project Veritas video I posted earlier it discussed how not all the 'water' used to mix the vaccines is normal saline so it’s possible that contaminated water was used in the vaccines and it’s what caused them. You have to see the pictures on his site to understand that. He also has some other thoughts on what could cause them. Like I said, horrifying if true. But if it is true it’s not going to be able to be hidden for long. If it’s true then I think it’s the smoking gun.

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Some of the "people" who have been hired and trained to give the shots have not been certified nurses.

Learning from Errors with the New COVID-19 Vaccines
January 14, 2021
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Dilution Errors

Four dilution errors were reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which was granted EUA for immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years and older. After thawing, each Pfizer-BioNTech multiple-dose vaccine vial contains 0.45 mL, which must be diluted using 1.8 mL of preservative-free (not bacteriostatic) 0.9% sodium chloride injection.
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Dilution errors result in administering too much or too little vaccine. If you add too much diluent, doses may be ineffective; if you add too little diluent, doses may invoke stronger adverse effects (if one happens). In one reported case, mixing the vaccine with too little diluent was suspected when only 0.25 mL remained in the multiple-dose vial when attempting to access the fifth dose. As instructed in the Fact Sheet, the 0.25 mL of remaining vaccine was discarded (rather than pooled with excess vaccine from other vials). The previous four doses may represent overdoses.

According to a second report, an inadequate volume of diluent (approximately 1 mL) was added to the vaccine vial. Before the error was discovered, a 60-year-old patient received a nearly 2-fold overdose during his first vaccine dose. The patient had no initial reaction to the overdose and was discharged after an hour, with follow-up calls planned for the next 48 hours. Clinic staff called a Pfizer representative to determine if the patient’s second vaccine dose should be altered, but no immediate guidance was offered.

The third dilution error was similar to the previous error in that only 1 mL instead of 1.8 mL of 0.9% sodium chloride injection was used to dilute the vaccine. Again, only one clinic patient received the nearly 2-fold overdose before the error was caught. No details were provided regarding the patient’s response to the overdose.

In the last case, which happened internationally, eight healthcare workers in a long-term care (LTC) facility received the entire vial contents (0.45 mL), without dilution, for their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Four of the eight workers were hospitalized as a precaution after experiencing flu-like symptoms from the overdose. According to BioNTech, doses up to 100 mcg (30 mcg is the recommended dose) were administered during a clinical trial of the vaccine, with only mild to moderate, transient local injection site reactions and flu-like symptoms being reported. No serious adverse effects were reported with administration of the higher doses. A similar error happened in Israel because a vaccinator did not know the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine contained multiple doses.
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Mystery rise in heart attacks from blocked arteries
September 30 2021

Health experts have been left baffled by a big rise in a common and potentially fatal type of heart attack in the west of Scotland.

During the summer there was a 25 per cent rise in the number of people rushed to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank with partially blocked arteries cutting blood supply to the heart.

Typically the centre, which is the largest of its kind in the UK and treats people from five health board areas, receives 240 patients a month suffering with this form of heart attack, but this rose to more than 300 over May, June and July of this year. Doctors have searched for a pattern among patients to determine if less access to health checks in the pandemic or a history of Covid-19 infection may explain it but have found no obvious trend.
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Lindsay’s department carries out more angioplasty procedures, where a stent is placed inside a blood vessel to open it up and maintain blood flow to the heart, than any other hospital in the UK.

It is the first cardiology centre in Scotland to deploy new technology that uses infrared lasers and artificial intelligence to measure how much of an artery is diseased and determine the size of stent required. This approach, provided by the healthcare company Abbott, is said to ensure that stents are more accurately fitted, improving patients’ health in the long term.

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