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Japan: More Oct. Suicides Than COVID-19 Deaths. Mental Health ER Teen Visits Up 31%. Nearly 40% of Young Adults Thinking About Suicide

https://www.theblaze.com/news/japan-suicides-covid-deaths-pandemic

Japan had more suicides in October than all of the COVID-19 deaths during the pandemic

Is the cure more harmful than the disease?
Excerpts:

The CDC data found mental health-related emergency room visits increased 31 percent for children between the ages of 12 and 17 from March to October compared to the same period in 2019. There was also a 24 percent increase in emergency room visits for children between the ages of 5 and 11.

The increase comes as in-person school schedules have been dramatically reduced to stem the spread of COVID-19, limiting children’s interactions with peers and teachers. In addition, sports and extracurricular activities have been limited or canceled — conditions that could isolate children at home and causing anxiety, depression, lack of sleep and bad eating habits. (See link for article)

https://www.newswise.com/coronavirus/more-young-adults-are-thinking-about-suicide-and-death-national-survey-finds/

More Young Adults Are Thinking About Suicide and Death, National Survey Finds

Newswise — Over a third (37%) of young Americans 18-24 report having thoughts of death and suicide and close to half (47%) show at least moderate symptoms of depression, according to a new nationwide survey by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities.

Researchers say this is about ten times the rate observed in the general population prior to COVID-19.

The survey was published by The COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States.  (See link for article)

COVID Vaccine Monitoring Boards Riddled With Conflicts of Interest – FDA Doesn’t Care

ICAN Legal Update

 
As explained in a previous update, the boards overseeing the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials are supposed to be independent of pharmaceutical companies.  ICAN’s intensive investigation into these boards has revealed conflicts of interest with pharmaceutical companies that are shocking to the conscience.  ICAN, through its attorneys, has therefore filed a formal demand to remove these individuals from these boards.  
 
The FDA has now responded in a letter that fails to address any of these shocking conflicts and does not indicate it will take any action to rid these boards of pharmaceutical foot-soldiers.  This response is a shocking indictment of the conflict-ridden judgment that will be relied upon to assess the safety and efficacy of any COVID-19 vaccine.
 
The boards overseeing the COVID-19 vaccine trials are known as Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs).  As explained by pro-vaccine bioethicist, Art Caplan, regarding these DSMBs:
 
“They’re very powerful. They’re key guardians of science and safety and are as important if not more important than the FDA.”
 
There are four potential COVID-19 vaccines that are currently in Phase III clinical trials in the United States.  The clinical trials for three of these experimental vaccines – the ones to be sold by AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson – are being overseen by a DSMB created by Dr. Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (the NIAID DSMB).  The clinical trial for Pfizer’s experimental vaccine is being overseen by a different DSMB (the Pfizer DSMB). 
 
The members of these DSMBs were selected in secret.  They meet in secret.  Their identities are supposed to remain a secret.  This veil of secrecy has held with the exception of two members.  The identity of the chairperson of the NIAID DSMB, Dr. Richard Whitley, was mistakenly revealed by his university in an announcement that has been scrubbed from its website.  As for the Pfizer DSMB, made up of five individuals, one of its members, Dr. Kathryn Edwards, was apparently mistakenly revealed in a CBS article.
 
Selecting these individuals could only occur by turning a blind eye to their extremely troubling and blatant conflicts with pharmaceutical companies.  For example, ICAN’s investigation has revealed that one or both of these doctors have been, among other things, consultants for Gilead Science, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Sanofi, Sequirus, La Roche, Allergan, Moderna, and Novartis;  advisors to Merck, Bionet, GSK, and Pfizer; paid speakers for Connaught, Lederle-Praxis, Wyeth Lederle, Glaxo, and Novartis; paid millions of dollars from these companies; and, on the tab of these companies, wined-and-dined to hundreds of meals and taken dozens of trips to exotic destinations.  Meaning, they have had duties to these companies as consultants and advisors, have been personally financially supported by them, and have been their mouthpieces to the public.  
 
Nonetheless, the American public is constantly assured by Dr. Fauci, Secretary Azar, and other public health officials that the DSMB members are independent of pharmaceutical companies.  For example, Dr. Fauci recently told the public that: “[P]eople need to understand that an independent body, the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, is beholden to no one, not to the president, not to the vaccine companies, not to the FDA. Not to me.” 
 
Only those wearing blinders could give Dr. Whitley and Dr. Edwards the label “independent.”  To head the “independent” DSMB, Dr. Fauci could have selected from a sea of potential scientists, many of whom have never consulted for a pharmaceutical company, were never on a pharmaceutical company speakers’ bureau, and have not had hundreds of meals and dozens of exotic trips paid for by pharmaceutical companies.  Instead he chose Dr. Whitely as its head.  Dr. Fauci makes a mockery of the term “independent” and calls into serious question his judgment and objectivity. 
 
ICAN, through its attorneys, headed by Aaron Siri, therefore sent a demand letter to the Director of HHS, Director of NIAID, Director of the FDA’s CBER, the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and POTUS.  This letter lays out in detail: the conflicts of interest that Dr. Whitley and Dr. Edwards have with pharmaceutical companies; the litany of lies told by Dr. Fauci and other public health officials regarding the supposed independence of the DSMBs; and demands that they:
 
remove any member of the NIAID DSMB, including Dr. Whitley, who has ever been a consultant, has been on a speakers’ bureau, or has had meals or travel paid for by any pharmaceutical company.” 
 
The Director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Dr. Peter Marks, has now responded in a letter that fails to address any of these conflicts, conceding the existence of these conflicts.  It also fails to provide any vow that the FDA will replace these individuals with those that are actually independent of pharmaceutical companies.  This response should send shivers down the spine of anyone considering the process by which the safety and efficacy of any COVID-19 vaccine will be evaluated. 
 
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**Comment** 
 
And this right here is the reason we are in the fix we are in.  Conflicts of interest rage on unchallenged and unabated since Dr. Fauci started his kingship at NIAID over 35 years ago:  
 
This issue has been blatantly seen with Lyme/MSIDS for over 40 years:  
 

Professors of Evidence Based Medicine on Danish Mask Study

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/do-masks-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19-

By Prof Carl Heneghan & Tom Jefferson

Landmark Danish study finds no significant effect for facemask wearers

Do face masks work? Earlier this year, the UK government decided that masks could play a significant role in stopping Covid-19 and made masks mandatory in a number of public places. But are these policies backed by the scientific evidence?

Yesterday marked the publication of a long-delayed trial in Denmark which hopes to answer that very question. The ‘Danmask-19 trial’ was conducted in the spring with over 6,000 participants, when the public were not being told to wear masks but other public health measures were in place. Unlike other studies looking at masks, the Danmask study was a randomised controlled trial – making it the highest quality scientific evidence.  (See link for article)

Carl Heneghan is professor of evidence-based medicine at the University of Oxford and director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Tom Jefferson is a senior associate tutor and honorary research fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford

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**Comment**

In brief:

  • Half got 50 disposable surgical masks they were supposed to change after 8 hours.  Half didn’t wear masks.
  • One month later participants were tested with PCR, antibody, and lateral flow tests and compared with the control group.
  • No statistically significant difference was noted in infection rate between the two groups 

According to the article authors, these results reflect other reviews and nine other trials have found masks make little or no difference in infection rates.

More importantly there have only been 3 recent community trials showing a total lack of interest from governments in pursuing evidence-based medicine.”  
And the only studies showing any effectiveness in masks have been ‘observational,’ (prone to recall bias) not with a randomized control group, unlike the Danish mask study.

I posted this before, but it bears repeating due to the fact there is 100% compliance in the military population:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/11/17/pro-mask-study-withdrawn-after-virus-spread-in-counties-analyzed-by-researchers/

Similarly to the campaign against HCQ treatment for COVID being maligned, the Danish mask study has also been maligned and picked apart in efforts of trying to downplay it:

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/11/06/danish-newspaper-reveals-largest-study-on-masks-has-been-rejected-by-3-medical-journals/

Study here: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817

More on the ineffectiveness of Masks:  

Detriments of mask wearing:

For a great review on all mask research:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/11/03/is-it-time-for-full-time-mask-mandates/

COVID-19 & Lyme Disease Symptoms Overlap

https://danielcameronmd.com/covid-19-lyme-disease-symptoms/

COVID-19 AND LYME DISEASE SYMPTOMS OVERLAP

covid-19 lyme disease symptoms

There are a growing number of COVID-19 symptoms. Many of them, including neurological and psychiatric complications, overlap with symptoms of Lyme disease. Varatharaj and colleagues described neurological and neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19 in an article published online in Lancet Psychiatry. [1]

The authors described complications reported in 153 COVID-19 patients in the UK, who had been admitted to the hospital with acute neurologic or psychiatric complications. Treating clinicians included specialists in neurology, stroke, psychiatry, and intensive care. More than 9 out of 10 patients had a positive COVID-19 test.

The most common presenting complication was a cerebrovascular event. According to the authors, 2 out of 3 patients had an ischemic stroke, 1 out of 3 had an intracerebral hemorrhage and 1 had CNS vasculitis. Patients over 60 years of age were more likely to present with cerebrovascular complications.

Nearly 1 out of 3 patients presented with an altered mental state. The study found that about 50% of patients with altered mental status were younger than 60 years of age.

These patients presented with unspecified encephalopathy, encephalitis, new-onset psychosis, neurocognitive (dementia-like) syndrome, and an affective disorder. “Seven (30%) patients had another psychiatric disorder, including 1 case of catatonia and 1 case of mania,” the authors wrote.

Author’s Note: The study has several limitations. The neurological and psychiatric complications of COVID­19 cannot be generalized to mildly affected COVID-19 patients. The study was not designed to determine how many patients had neurological and psychiatric problems prior to having COVID-19. Lastly, the study did not address how long these neurological and psychiatric problems last.

Neuropsychiatric symptoms of Lyme disease

Lyme disease patients can experience similar altered mental states, including encephalopathy.

According to one study, 24 out of 27 patients with chronic neurologic Lyme disease presented with mild encephalopathy. [2]

These altered mental states can have a wide range of presentations, explains Dr. Robert Bransfield from the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers-Robert Woods Johnson Medical School.

“Lyme disease patients can also present with a wide range of neurologic presentations. LB [Lyme borreliosis] causes immune and metabolic effects that result in a gradually developing spectrum of neuropsychiatric symptoms, usually presenting with significant comorbidity which may include developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorders, schizoaffective disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders (panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, intrusive symptoms), eating disorders, decreased libido, sleep disorders, addiction, opioid addiction, cognitive impairments, dementia, seizure disorders, suicide, violence, anhedonia, depersonalization, dissociative episodes, derealization, and other impairments.” [3]

Finally, Dr. Brian Fallon from the Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, described a wide range of neuropsychiatric complications of Lyme disease. In their paper, “Lyme disease: a neuropsychiatric illness,” the authors described Lyme disease patients who exhibited “paranoia, dementia, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, major depression, anorexia nervosa, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.” [4]

Author’s Note: Neither Dr. Bransfield nor Dr. Fallon’s papers were designed to determine how many patients had neurological and/or psychiatric problems before becoming ill with Lyme disease.

87,000 Doctors & Nurses Against COVID19 & Vaccine

https://rumble.com/vbemoi-87-thousand-doctorsnurses-come-out-against-covid-19-and-vaccine  Video here

87 THOUSAND DOCTORS/NURSES COME OUT AGAINST COVID 19 & VACCINE

Published November 25, 2020 
 
 
The lockdown is causing more harm than good.  Stop the lockdown, masks, quarantining, 
 
Lockdown made ZERO difference and was a monumental disaster.
 
  • 90% of “so called” cases are false positives.  
  • 86% of positive cases had ZERO symptoms.

Regarding U.S. COVID-19 deaths:  https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/john-hopkins-researcher-no-excess-deaths-covid-19-official-stats-are-misleading