BREAKING: Myocarditis from mRNA Covid jabs likely killed hundreds of healthy young adults globally, a new study suggests
Guest Post by Alex Berenson Top South Korean researchers say mRNA shots caused far more sudden cardiac deaths in people under 45 than doctors have realized or reported
Myocarditis caused by mRNA Covid vaccinations killed 12 South Koreans under 45, Korean researchers have reported in a bombshell paper.
In eight deaths, doctors did not initially realize vaccine-caused myocarditis had killed the victims. The fatalities were labeled generically as “sudden cardiac deaths,” but autopsies proved the link, the researchers wrote.
“Vaccine-related myocarditis was the only possible cause of death,” the researchers wrote. They said physicians should warn young patients of the risk and monitor them for myocarditis after mRNA jabs.
South Korea used roughly 3 percent of mRNA doses worldwide, suggesting mRNA-related myocarditis killed between 300 and 500 people under 45 globally, with most of those deaths never officially linked to the vaccines.
Nine other people over 60 also died of myocarditis, the researchers reported. Those included some killed by AstraZeneca’s DNA vaccine, which South Korea also offered.
The research is impeccable and cannot be disregarded as coming from vaccine skeptics. The South Korean government funded the work, and the European Heart Journal, a top peer-reviewed publication, ran the paper.
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The researchers drew on two unusually comprehensive sources of information to count the vaccine-caused myocarditis cases.
First, South Korea’s national Disease Control and Prevention Agency set up a reporting system for post-vaccine side effects. The agency included compensation for medical expenses and also legally required all myocarditis cases within six weeks of vaccination be reported, minimizing the risk it would miss cases.
But to make sure cases would not be overcounted, the agency required an expert committee to examine all the cases and determine which actually were vaccine-caused myocarditis. The committee actually rejected almost 70 percent of the reports it examined, leaving just under 500 cases.
Of those, the researchers classified 87 as severe. Those included 85 intensive care admissions, 21 patients who needed heart-lung machines (including some who later died), 13 deaths, and 1 heart transplant. Most severe cases developed within a few days after vaccination, suggesting a clear causal link.
Meanwhile, the researchers found eight more deaths by examining sudden death cases following vaccination for a national compensation board. All of those deaths showed clear evidence of severe myocarditis on autopsy, including infiltration by inflammatory white blood cells in most cases.
Those are the cases that would have gone unreported even under South Korea’s strict reporting rules, because the people who died were never diagnosed with myocarditis. There were only found on autopsy, the researchers wrote.
“Sudden cardiac death was the most serious and worrisome adverse reaction of COVID-19 vaccination in our study,” the researchers wrote. “[It] warrants the careful monitoring or warning of SCD as a potentially fatal complication of COVID-19 vaccination, especially in individuals who are ages under 45 years and receiving mRNA vaccination.”
The researchers added they believed Korea’s reporting systems had found patients that the United States’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, or VAERS, would not have caught – while also ensuring that all the reported cases were real.
The GOP won't vote to reauthorize the FISA spy laws ... without reforms. Oh, for God's sake, just abolish the damn thing. Republicans sure love to talk about freedom, but they sure are slow to advance it.
No one is going to use a generator long term. But short term, it buys you time - especially when you may be preoccupied with other things, as may be the case with a natural or man-made disaster. And you're not going to want to can everything in your refrigerator and freezer if you know power will be back up in 48 hours.
US Food Production Has Taken A Very Dangerous Turn In The Wrong Direction
Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,
If farmers and ranchers don’t produce enough food, we don’t eat.
So we should always be very thankful for our hard working farmers and ranchers. Unfortunately, farms and ranches all over the United States have been hit by a string of disasters in recent months, and as a result food production has taken a turn for the worse. So does that mean that we should expect that there will soon be shortages of certain items? Unfortunately, it appears that is likely to be the case. For example, it is being reported that approximately 90 percent of Georgia’s peach crop for this year has been destroyed…
Summer is around the corner, and in Georgia, summer means peaches.
But horticulturists at the University of Georgia say roughly 90% of the Peach State’s crop has been destroyed by bad weather and a warming climate.
The last time things were this bad was 1955, according to Lawton Pearson of Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Georgia.
I really love a good peach.
But if you want to sink your teeth into some fresh peaches in the months ahead, they won’t be coming from Georgia…
So don’t count on sinking your teeth into a peach from the Peach State anytime soon.
“Not Georgia peaches,” Pearson says. “I don’t think you’ll see Georgia peaches in the grocery store.”
Perhaps you are thinking that we will just eat more oranges instead.
Unfortunately, it is being projected that a combination of factors will cause Florida’s orange harvest to be 56 percent smaller this year…
Florida’s citrus industry posted its worse harvest since 1937, which should give orange fans some pause at the supermarket.
Damage from the 2022 hurricane season, combined with the impact of citrus greening disease, is ravaging the Sunshine State’s orange crop.
This will likely cause citrus prices to skyrocket nationwide, as Florida farmers recorded its smallest orange harvest in 90 years, according to the state’s latest agriculture report.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in January that only 18 million boxes of Florida oranges would be on the market in 2023, a 56 percent drop from last year.
I think that there will still be Florida orange juice in the stores.
But I also think that it will cost a lot more.
Meanwhile, there is grave concern about the winter wheat harvest in the middle of the country.
At this point, the drought has been so bad that over one-fourth of all winter wheat in the state of Kansas might not even get harvested…
Month after month without enough rain has made Kansas the epicenter of a stubborn drought covering parts of the Great Plains.
While the drought that plagued almost the entire western half of the U.S. last year has relented, it has only gotten worse in Kansas. The state is experiencing the most severe drought in the country and its worst in a decade.
If rains don’t come soon, more than one-quarter of the state’s wheat fields could be in such dismal conditions farmers don’t even harvest them, according to Kansas Wheat.
If you like to eat things made from wheat, this should greatly concern you.
At the same time, supplies of beef are becoming tighter as well because the size of the U.S. beef cow herd is now “the smallest since 1962”…
Now, the U.S. beef cow herd is the smallest since 1962. Drought and high feed costs drove producers to send animals to slaughter instead of keeping them for breeding. Farmers who fatten cattle have gained leverage in sales negotiations over the meatpackers that dominate the market, such as Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N), Cargill Inc (CARG.UL) and JBS USA (JBS.UL).
Over the past couple of years, I have written so many articles about the relentless megadrought that has plagued the western half of the country.
I warned that this endless drought would cause enormous problems for food production, and now that day has arrived.
The good news is that there is not going to be famine in the United States in 2023.
We are still going to have enough food to eat.
But without a doubt food supplies are getting tight, and famine has started to erupt in many of the poorest parts of the globe.
Of course food is not the only thing that is in short supply.
It is being reported that drug shortages in the United States are “approaching record levels”…
Thousands of patients are facing delays in getting treatments for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, with drug shortages in the United States approaching record levels.
Hospitals are scouring shelves for supplies of a drug that reverses lead poisoning and for a sterile fluid needed to stop the heart for bypass surgery. Some antibiotics are still scarce following the winter flu season when doctors and patients frantically chased medicines for ailments like strep throat. Even children’s Tylenol was hard to find.
We are in the process of transitioning from an era of plenty to an era of scarcity.
For most of us, going to the store and getting whatever we want has never been a problem.
But now conditions are rapidly changing, and the entire world is competing for steadily diminishing resources.
At the same time, global food production is being hit by drought, disease, natural disasters and incredibly crazy weather patterns.
As I detail in “End Times”, severe global famine is inevitable this century. No matter what choices are leaders make now, it is just a matter of time before global demand for food greatly exceeds global production of food.
Most of you that are reading this live in wealthy countries, and wealthy countries will have the resources to purchase most of the food that is actually produced.
But even though wealthier countries will fare relatively better than poorer countries, the truth is that everyone will suffer.
So I hope that you are preparing for the challenging times that are ahead, because they will shake our society to the core.
Stewart Rhodes was found not guilty of "conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding." He got 18 years anyway. How is this possible?
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., last week sentenced Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes to 18 years in prison for seditious conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, and tampering with records. The New York Times says Rhodes was sentenced for "the role he played in helping to mobilize the pro-Trump attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021." It adds that the sentence is "the most severe penalty so far in the more than 1,000 criminal cases stemming from the Capitol attack."
Contrary to that gloss, Rhodes' role in the breach of the Capitol, which forced a delay in the congressional ratification of President Joe Biden's election, remains unclear. Rhodes was at the Capitol grounds that day, and during his trial a federal prosecutor described him as "a general surveying his troops on the battlefield." But unlike other members of his group, he did not enter the Capitol or participate in the violence or vandalism. Notably, the jury found him not guilty of conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, a puzzling verdict if he did in fact direct his followers to assault the Capitol.
The Justice Department's sentencing memo, which recommended a 25-year sentence for Rhodes, said he and other Oath Keepers "led a conspiracy that culminated in a mob's attack on the United States Capitol while our elected representatives met in a Joint Session of Congress." It also said Rhodes "led a conspiracy to oppose by force the lawful transfer of power following the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election," a vaguer description that better fits the facts that the jury accepted.
Prosecutors urged U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta to take into account acquitted conduct in punishing Rhodes, as federal sentencing rules allow, and hold him responsible for the actions of his co-conspirators. They also recommended a sentencing enhancement based on "terrorism," defined as conduct "calculated to influence or affect the conduct of government by intimidation or coercion, or to retaliate against government conduct." Although Rhodes "did not engage in violence," the Justice Department said, his rhetoric inspired others to do so.
Based on evidence cited in the sentencing memo, it is clear that Rhodes saw violence as a legitimate response to what he perceived as a stolen election. "We're very much in exactly the same spot that the founding fathers were in like March 1775," he said during a conference call after the election. "Patrick Henry was right. Nothing left but to fight. And that's true for us, too. We're not getting out of this without a fight."
Rhodes was more explicit a December 14 open letter to Donald Trump that was posted on the Oath Keepers website. "If you fail to act while you are still in office," he wrote, "we the people will have to fight a bloody civil war and revolution."
Rhodes reiterated that sentiment in chat group messages that day. "Trump has one last chance to act," he said. "He must use the insurrection act. Unless we fight a bloody civil war/revolution."
In Rhodes' fantasy, the Oath Keepers would rise up after Trump invoked the Insurrection Act, which authorizes the president to call upon "the militia" to suppress "any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy" that "opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws." If Trump "doesn't use the Insurrection Act to keep a ChiCom [Chinese Communist] puppet out of the White House," Rhodes warned, "we will have to fight a bloody revolution/civil war to defeat the traitors."
In a December 19 exchange with a member of the Proud Boys, Oath Keeper Roberto Minuta described Rhodes as "pretty disheartened." Based on a conversation with Rhodes the previous night, Minuta added that "he feels like it's go time" and that "the time for peaceful protest is over in his eyes."
In a series of messages to an Oath Keepers chat group on December 25, Rhodes complained that Trump's advisers were "acting as if his only option is to hope Congress does the right thing." He said that was "extremely unlikely," adding, "I think Congress will screw him over. The only chance we/he has is if we scare the shit out of them and convince them it will be torches and pitchforks time is they don't do the right thing."
Such rhetoric was not enough to persuade jurors that Rhodes specifically planned the attack on the Capitol. In arguing that Mehta nevertheless should assume that Rhodes did have such a plan, the Justice Department noted that he had described January 6 as a "hard constitutional deadline," which it said confirmed "the group's knowledge of Congress's process for certifying the election results" and "improper purpose in later breaching the Capitol building."
The sentencing memo also cited a 90-second phone call between Rhodes and Meggs before the latter led a group of Oath Keepers who pushed their way into the Capitol. Although the content of that conversation is unknown, the Justice Department said, witnesses "testified that Meggs appeared to be receiving direction from whomever he was talking to on the phone." Again, the jury did not view that inference, even when combined with Rhodes' violent rhetoric, as sufficient to find him guilty of conspiring to attack the Capitol.
What about the "quick reaction force" (QRF) that stockpiled weapons at a Comfort Inn in Arlington, Virginia, prior to the riot? The sentencing memo noted that Rhodes "claimed he was unaware that there was a QRF for January 6," saying he knew that Oath Keeper Edward Vallejo had stashed guns at the hotel but "did not know that there was anybody sitting on them to do anything with them." In a message introduced at trial, however, Rhodes agreed with Meggs that a QRF was appropriate. "Okay," he said. "We will have a QRF. The situation calls for it."
The QRF ultimately did not do anything. But what did Rhodes think its purpose was? Oath Keeper Michael Greene, who in March was found guilty of a misdemeanor in connection with the Capitol riot, testified that Rhodes "wanted an armed QRF in Virginia because he heard people talking about they were going to forcefully storm the White House and remove Trump because Trump was refusing to leave the White House." According to the sentencing memo, Rhodes "instructed his co-conspirators to be prepared, if necessary, to secure the White House and use force against any government actors attempting to remove President Trump as a result of the presidential election."
Rhodes manifestly was ready to violently oppose the peaceful transfer of power, and he took steps in that direction, including the QRF and weapon purchases after the Capitol riot. That conduct, the jury evidently concluded, fit comfortably within the legal definition of seditious conspiracy, which includes plots to forcefully oppose the authority of the U.S. government or hinder the execution of its laws. But that conspiracy did not necessarily entail a plan to violently disrupt the electoral vote count on January 6. On that charge, the jury deemed the evidence insufficient to convict Rhodes.
The jury "made the confusing decision to acquit Mr. Rhodes of planning in advance to disrupt the certification of the election yet convict him of actually disrupting the certification process," the Times reported after the verdicts. "That suggested that the jurors may have believed that the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 erupted more or less spontaneously, as Mr. Rhodes has claimed."
Whatever you make of Rhodes' intent, it seems clear that the violence, by and large, did erupt "more or less spontaneously." According to the Justice Department, the Oath Keepers conspiracy involved 20 or so people. A handful of Proud Boys also were convicted of seditious conspiracy.
These relatively organized rioters represented a tiny fraction of the angry Trump supporters who trespassed on the Capitol grounds or entered the building itself. The 1,000 or so who have been arrested so far typically have been charged with misdemeanors such as "entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds," "disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds," "disorderly conduct in a Capitol building," and "parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building." Roughly a third have been charged with violent crimes, and only a few have been accused of acting based on plans hatched prior to January 6.
When the Justice Department says Rhodes "led a conspiracy that culminated in a mob's attack on the United States Capitol," it is not only making an allegation that jurors rejected. It is implying that, but for that conspiracy, there would have been no Capitol riot. Given the emotional energy unleashed by Trump's pre-riot speech, that counterfactual supposition seems highly implausible. But it fits the narrative favored by Democrats who reflexively portray the riot as an "insurrection," a term that does not reflect the chaotic reality of what happened that day.
In a potential boon for former Presidential Donald Trump’s presidential bid, a majority of Americans not only believe he was the target of the so-called “Russiagate” affair but want FBI officials involved prosecuted.
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shared with Secrets said that 63% believe that Trump was the target of a Hillary Clinton campaign orchestrated “hit” during the 2016 campaign. Just 30% disagreed.
The results came after a report by special investigator John Durham revealed details about the scheme to undermine Trump’s 2016 campaign and presidency by claiming the Republican colluded with Russians in his 2016 campaign.
Trump has long said that his presidency would have been better had he not been dogged by the charges, fueled by an anti-Trump media.
In the report, Durham raised serious questions about FBI operations and coordination with the Clinton team to hurt Trump.
The survey suggested that Americans want revenge on those involved.
Rasmussen said that 59% of likely voters want those inside the FBI who promoted the false Trump claims in the scandal “criminally prosecuted.”
Durham found the FBI was aware Hillary Clinton’s campaign was the source for claims about Trump and Russian collusion, which had no basis in evidence.
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley called the Russian collusion charge against Trump “a well-orchestrated hit job by the Clinton campaign and government officials.” The survey used that language to ask Americans what they thought.
Walk into a grocery store, and you’ll face a cacophony of expirations dates: “sell by,” “use by,” “freeze by.” Sometimes you’ll even see “enjoy by” or “delicious if used by.”
The confusion over food expiration dates is more than just an inconvenience for shoppers. All that bad labeling means a lot of good food goes to waste, as consumers misinterpret dates and throw away refrigerators full of edible food.
Except for infant formula, the United States lacks the sort of national standards for food expiration dates that many other countries have. The absence of federal legislation has led to a hodgepodge of conflicting state laws, with food producers in many cases slapping whatever dates and phrasing they want onto their products, experts say.
“There’s a lot of confusion among both consumers and, frankly, people who work in the food industry,” said Dana Gunders, executive director of the anti-food waste nonprofit ReFED.
As a result, an estimated 80 million tons of perfectly usable food go uneaten, according to the group, with broad environmental consequences. Global food loss and waste equals 8 to 10 percent of all greenhouse gas pollution, according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
“There are so many things we need to do to decarbonize,” said Emily Broad Leib, a Harvard Law School professor and founding director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic. “But this should be one of the easy ones.”
Some members of Congress are trying to change that dizzying nomenclature. Last week, a group of lawmakers — Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) — reintroduced a bill called the Food Date Labeling Act meant to reduce food waste by standardizing date labels on food products.
Until Congress acts, here’s how to understand all dates and cut down on food waste:
Know what food labels really mean
In the United States, most dates consumers see on food items are for freshness, not safety, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A product past its “best if used by” date may not taste as good as something fresh off the shelf. But it is often perfectly healthy to eat.
“Stale cereal is still safe to eat,” said Andrea Collins, senior specialist at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “So people are prematurely tossing food that could be really nourishing us instead.”
Some food makers measure the rate at which bacteria grows on food, or conduct taste tests to see when food begins to taste stale. But others just make an educated guess at how long a product will remain fresh-tasting.
“Most of them are manufacturers’ best guess at quality,” Collins said.
Follow your nose
If you can’t trust dates printed on packaging, what can you trust? Your own senses are often good enough, experts say. Thousands of years of evolution have given humans the ability to sniff out spoiled milk or spot green, moldy bread.
“Think back to your grandmother,” Gunders said. “There weren’t dates on food then, but they managed to figure things out.”
Here’s how long those condiments in your fridge and pantry are supposed to last
Take yogurt. After a few days in the fridge, it may smell fine but get watery at the surface. “That doesn’t mean it’s not safe to eat,” Gunders said.
Still, there are some exceptions. For instance, people can’t taste or smell a type of foodborne bacteria called listeria, which is particular dangerous during pregnancy and for the elderly. The microbes can survive refrigeration and even freezing. That means you should think twice before eating food that can harbor the pathogen, such as deli meats and ready-to-eat sandwiches that are past their date.
Heat and cold are your friends
Go ahead and sauté that slightly wilting spinach. Your stove should cook away most pathogens, according to Gunders. “If it looks fine, smells fine, but it’s past the date, you’re a little bit nervous — just cook it,” she said.
Food that is about it to hit its expiration date can just be thrown in the freezer to last longer, too. “Your freezer is like a magic pause button,” Gunders said, allowing food to retain its flavor and last much longer than normal.
Broad Leib uses hers all the time, too. “We have a little bag in the freezer with all the little random pieces of fruit that we’re saving for smoothies,” Broad Leib said.
FBI Director Christopher Wray is the King of Cover-ups. He continues to stonewall investigators from the Congressional Oversight Committee, treating their subpoenas like the paper you’d put down for your dog. But the question of motive keeps coming up.
Why is Wray hiding information from congressional investigators? To a carpenter, everything looks like a nail, and to Washington, everything looks like politics. But is it?
What if Wray’s coverup isn’t based on politics? Really, is he so enamored with Shades Biden and the rat’s nest of dummy corporations his family members have set up? What is in it for him? What is in it for the FBI? What’s the motive for ignoring the pipeline of cash flowing in from foreign actors in sketchy countries to a troth for grifters?
Is it to see justice done with a slow and thorough investigation? That boat sailed when the FBI tried to deep-six Hunter Biden’s laptop before the last election. When the FBI ignored that flashing neon sign, “Possible Crime Scene — Open for Business — Dial Here For Dollars,” all its credibility went down the sewer. So why are they doing this?
Wray certainly has the means to cover things up, and hats off to the FBI. They have been doing a manful job of hiding evidence from Congress. But what is the motive?
Despite the best efforts of the FBI to protect him, a case can be made that Hunter Biden wants to get caught. Confession is good for the soul, and how many crimes are solved because people tell others they did it? The reveal may be direct or indirect. Hunter Biden’s strange self-sabotage is there for all to see. Some people spend their lives dragging others down into their personal chaos. How many accidentally on-purpose mistakes can one man make? How many people has Hunter Biden entangled with himself in his slides into and out of trouble?
One that jumps out from the laptop is the strange case of former FBI Director Louis Freeh. One of the most bizarre aspects of this case is that we read on Hunter Biden’s laptop that the former top cop in the country made it a policy to give a $100,000 gift to two of President Biden’s grandchildren’s trust funds. Maybe you’ve been known to slip a few bucks to a friend or family member or have been on the receiving end. As in the famous Humphrey Bogart line translated by Bugs Bunny from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, “Pardon me, but could you help out a fellow American who is down on his luck?”
But what kind of hard luck story would inspire the former head of the FBI to slip $100K to the grandchildren of a multimillionaire like Joe Biden? Are current or former FBI folks in the habit of adopting members of Shades Biden’s family and showering them with money? Is Louis Freeh alone among FBI alums or active employees in these kinds of strange financial transactions with people in high places?
Historians argue whether the 1960 presidential election was stolen from Richard Nixon. One area where theft seems to have occurred was Cook County, Ill., where the Daley machine helped carry the state by 9,000 votes for Kennedy. But the real focus of the vote theft seems to have been Republican Cook County State’s Attorney Benjamin Adamowski. A former Democrat, Adamowski was hitting the Daley machine hard. In its desperation to avoid subpoenas and arrests, the Democrat machine seems to have rigged the vote. The state may have been flipped to Kennedy not because of national politics but because of a corruption cover-up in city agencies.
Could it be that the FBI is not covering up for political players in the executive branch? Could it be that Christopher Wray is more concerned about not exposing the FBI’s own dirty laundry to public scrutiny? How many other former or active FBI officials are branches on that great Banyan money tree scheme that are the Biden family’s trust funds and LLCs? Not all grifters are politicians. Is it possible the proximity of current or former FBI people, perhaps someone’s great-great-grand nephew twice removed, has triggered this blue wall of silence?
Is Christopher Wray’s FBI covering up for the Biden family or for itself? Who benefits from the stone wall Wray is constructing around the FBI’s secret files? The only way to clear the air is to let sunlight in. Taxpayers have a right to know what is going on inside a federal agency they are paying for. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy needs to start playing hardball with the FBI to get these subpoenas complied with — now!