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Strokes, blood clots, wheelchairs: B.C. patients describe rare reactions to COVID vaccines – Vancouver Sun

As British Columbians were starting to get COVID-19 vaccinations in December 2020 and the first half of 2021, health officials were behind-the-scenes carefully tracking serious side-effects from the shots, according to documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Although the 42-page released contains few examples of severe reactions, those that were flagged sparked immediate responses from health leaders who were monitoring the millions of Canadians getting the new vaccinations.

http://archive.today/2022.06.20-174916/https://vancouversun.com/health/strokes-blood-clots-wheelchairs-bc-patients-describe-rare-reactions-covid-vaccines

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NHS agrees to pay £120k in damages to bereaved fiancee in covid first – City AM

A woman whose fiance died after receiving the covid jab has claimed to have received the first covid vaccine damage payment of £120,000.

http://archive.today/2022.06.21-102827/https://www.cityam.com/first-vaccine-damages-payment-of-120000-approved-for-bereaved-fiancee/

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Healthy young people are dying suddenly and unexpectedly from a mysterious syndrome – as doctors seek answers through a new national register – Daily Mail

People aged under 40 are being urged to have their hearts checked because they may potentially be at risk of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

The syndrome, known as SADS, has been fatal for all kinds of people regardless of whether they maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

SADS is an ‘umbrella term to describe unexpected deaths in young people’, said The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, most commonly occurring in people under 40 years of age.

http://archive.today/2022.06.08-154543/https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10895067/Doctors-trying-determine-young-people-suddenly-dying.html

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US restricts use of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine over rare blood clot risk

FDA officials said in a statement that they decided to restrict Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine after taking another look at data on the risk of life-threatening blood clots within two weeks of vaccination.

http://archive.today/2022.05.06-145106/https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/05/us-johnson-johnson-covid-vaccine-blood-clot

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Our failure to protect care homes was the original sin of lockdown – The Telegraph

We now know, from bitter experience, that community-wide interventions did very little to alter the natural course of the pandemic and served only to delay the inevitable in countries such as China (once hailed as a paragon of infection control) where it was possible to seal the borders at the outset. Even a cursory acquaintance with epidemiological theory would tell you that the likelihood of interrupting the spread of an epidemic through restrictions on movement is vanishingly small.  

http://archive.today/2022.04.29-173710/https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/04/29/failure-protect-care-homes-original-sin-lockdown/

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NHS under huge strain as A&Es turn away ambulances – BBC

Over the past week, 20 NHS Accident and Emergency departments in England issued diverts, with patients taken elsewhere.

Those A&E departments still taking new patients have seen long delays, with more than 25% of ambulances waiting at least 30 minutes to handover patients.

http://archive.today/2022.04.07-133656/https://www.bbc.com/news/health-61023908

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Covid: React study finds latest wave ‘may have peaked’ in young – BBC

There are signs that the latest wave of Covid infections may have peaked in children and younger adults, according to scientists tracking the outbreak.

But rates in those older groups most vulnerable to severe disease are continuing to increase in England.

http://archive.today/2022.04.06-115735/https://www.bbc.com/news/health-61002492

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Imperial College’s Fear Machine – National Review

Imperial College’s death estimates over the years have some things in common: flawed modeling, hair-raising predictions of disaster that missed the mark, and no lessons learned.

The defining event in the history of Western Covid lockdowns occurred on March 16, 2020, with the publication of the now infamous Imperial College London Covid report, which predicted that in the “absence of any control measures or spontaneous changes in individual behaviour,” there would be 510,000 Covid deaths in Great Britain and 2.2 million in the United States. This prediction sent shock waves around the world. The next day, the U.K. media announced that the country was going into lockdown.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220331073807/https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/03/imperial-colleges-fear-machine/

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Get ready for Covid vaccines every SIX months: Health chief hints millions of Brits in ‘relevant groups’ may need boosters twice-a-year for the foreseeable future – Daily Mail

Millions of Britons could need Covid boosters every six months for the foreseeable future, a health boss hinted today.

Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), suggested the most vulnerable ‘relevant groups’ in society will still need regular top-up jabs.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10660967/Health-chief-hints-relevant-groups-continue-Covid-boosters-six-months.html

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Goodbye, Coronavirus Act. We won’t miss you, blasts STEVE BAKER MP – The Express

Over the past two years, we have seen pensioners penalised for drinking cups of tea a bit too close to each other in their gardens, women fined for going for a walk in a reservoir slightly too far away from their homes, and we’ve seen more than 300 people charged by the police for being ‘potentially infectious’. Children were unable to visit their grandparents at care homes to share their last moments together. Families were separated from spending festive and religious periods together. I could go on. While the Government used the Public Health Act 1984 to implement many of the lockdown restrictions, the Coronavirus Act gave the Government similar extreme authoritarian powers.

From the very beginning of the pandemic, a public health emergency has been used to push through laws that bite at the very liberties we are so proud of here in the UK. I consistently warned against the risk to our civil liberties arising from the reams of guidance and regulations issued by the Government over the past two years and the powers in the Coronavirus Act.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220326192630/https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/1586796/coronavirus-act-britain-pandemic-steve-baker

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Year 7 boy at Essex academy-run school dies of a suspected ‘heart attack’ during his lunchbreak – Daily Mail

The boy – aged between 11 and 12 – fell ill just after 1pm today at lunchtime

Police and ambulance rushed to Shoeburyness High School to try and save him

Tonight Essex Police confirmed it was investigating and death was ‘unexplained’

https://web.archive.org/web/20220328220900/https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10661589/Police-launch-investigation-Year-7-pupil-Essex-school-dies-suspected-heart-attack.html

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Why more and more experts say lockdown didn’t prevent people dying of Covid – and call it a ‘monumental mistake on a global scale’ – The Mail on Sunday

Speaking this week on The Mail on Sunday’s Medical Minefield podcast, Prof Woolhouse said: ‘I think that lockdown will be viewed by history as a monumental mistake on a global scale, for a number of reasons.

‘The obvious one is the immense harm the lockdown, more than any other measure, did in terms of the economy, mental health and on the wellbeing of society. 

…[A study published in Science in February 2021] also found something intriguing: lockdowns could, in a worst-case scenario, actually increase transmission of the virus by up to five per cent.

…As Dr Ali puts it: ‘Some people say lockdowns were beneficial, others that they were really terrible. 

‘The reality actually is much closer to the idea that it didn’t make much difference either way.’

For those who made painful sacrifices, that won’t be an easy truth to swallow.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220326223327/https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10655171/Englands-lockdown-did-NOT-prevent-people-dying-Covid-say-growing-number-experts.html

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Student paramedic, 18, died of clot two weeks after having Covid vaccine – Grimsby Telegraph

An 18-year-old died two weeks after having her Covid vaccination when a blood clot caused a ‘thunder clap’ headache. Kasey Turner was admitted to hospital two weeks after having the AstraZeneca vaccine.

An inquest this week heard her severe and sudden headache was the result of a thrombosis in her sinus cavity. Kasey was admitted to Barnsley Hospital’s A&E department on the morning of September 23, 2021 with the “worst headache” that she had ever experienced. Partly because of a low platelet count in her blood doctors ruled out a brain hemorrhage.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220324071701/https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/student-paramedic-18-died-clot-6852296

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The Covid-cautious are hungriest for war – UnHerd

Risk calculus is a funny thing. According to a new poll, the Canadians most cautious about the risk of catching Covid-19 are also the most likely to support open war between Russia and the United States.

It wasn’t a big sample, but the results were stark. Ekos Politics polled a random sample of around 1000 Canadians, and stratified the results by vaccination status. This revealed that whereas 56% of unvaccinated Canadians oppose the idea of NATO imposing a no-fly zone over Ukraine, an even greater number of the triple-vaccinated — 59% — support doing so.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220323111903/https://unherd.com/thepost/the-covid-cautious-are-hungriest-for-war/

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Outsourcing firm Serco wins £212m UK Test and Trace deal – The Register

Serco has won a £212m ($278m) contract for disease testing and contract tracing from the UK Health Security Agency, the organisations set up to replace the controversial NHS Test & Trace and doomed Public Health England.

In a contract initially set to last two years, the tech and public sector outsourcing provider will be expected to support services in the country including positive case tracing, contact tracing, isolation follow-up, test enquiries, and test bookings.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220322151639/https://www.theregister.com/2022/03/22/serco_win_212m_deal_to/

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Sanctioning Russia could topple the West – UnHerd

So what should we expect from the sanctions? Western pundits and commentators have little doubt: the sanctions will hamstring the Russian economy, sow discontent among the Russian people and elites alike, and possibly even cause the downfall of the Putin regime. At the very least, we’re told, they will hinder Russia’s war efforts. But history suggests otherwise: see Iraq, or more recently Iran. Far more likely is that this turns out to be the latest Western strategic miscalculation in a long list of strategic blunders, of which the United States’ inglorious withdrawal from Afghanistan is just the most recent example.

After all, Russia has been preparing for this moment for quite some time. Following the first wave of Western sanctions, in 2014, and partly in retaliation against them, Putin embarked on what analysts have dubbed a “Fortress Russia” strategy, building up the country’s international reserves and diversifying them away from US dollars and British pounds, reducing its foreign exposure, boosting its economic cooperation with China, and pursuing import substitution strategies in several industries, including food, medicine and technology, in an effort to insulate Russia as much as possible from external shocks.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220322013803/https://unherd.com/2022/03/sanctioning-russia-could-topple-the-west/

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‘WRONG ALL ALONG’ Covid death figures ‘may have been completely wrong due to poor statistics’ – The Sun

UK health and statistics authorities allegedly used 14 inconsistent ways to define fatalities.

Many who died early in the pandemic were never actually tested for the virus while others may have died from something else entirely, according to experts.

…The Oxford study, from 800 freedom of information requests, found some deaths were attributed to Covid just because a care home provider said so and coronavirus was rife.

The report stated: “At the beginning of the pandemic, Public Health England linked data on positive cases to the NHS central register of patients who died.

“This definition meant that a patient who tested positive would be counted as a Covid death even if they were run over by a bus several months later.”

https://web.archive.org/web/20220320144002/https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/18005434/covid-deaths-uk-wrong-study/

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Reset in Ukraine with Karel van Wolferen – Solari Report

Catherine Austin Fitts speaks with Karel van Wolferen Dutch journalist, writer and professor, about the war in Ukraine and how it ties into the economic reset.

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Did official figures overestimate Britain’s Covid death toll? The chaotic way mortalities were recorded during the pandemic could mean thousands were WRONGLY blamed on the virus – The Mail on Sunday

Did official figures overestimate Britain’s grim Covid death toll?

It’s a question that has been asked persistently by medics and members of the public alike almost since the start of the pandemic.

…Last week, in the first of a series of special reports probing the science that has underpinned our pandemic response, The Mail on Sunday set about tackling the ongoing concerns that tests used to diagnose Covid were picking up people who were not actually infected.

The conclusion of some scientists was, yes, they did. And there were those who maintained that despite shortcomings, PCR swabs – used by millions – were accurate enough.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220320143805/https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10630753/Chaotic-death-recording-pandemic-mean-thousands-WRONGLY-blamed-Covid.html

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Greek refugee from Mariupol: “Ukrainian soldiers stopped and threatened us, Russian soldiers calmed us down” (VIDEO) – Greek City Times

The shocking moments that were experienced when escaping the horror of the war were described by ethnic Greeks originally from Sartana on the outskirts of Mariupol in Eastern Ukraine.

The refugees from Sartana have been in hosting facilities of the Municipality of Zografou in Athens for a week now and their children have already started school.

In speaking about their escape from Mariupol through a corridor, one refugee speaking in Greek with a distinguishable Ukrainian accent said to OPEN TV: “I remember when leaving Mariupol, Ukrainian soldiers stopped us and threatened us.”

“Russian soldiers in tanks were trying to calm us down after all of that,” she added.

https://web.archive.org/web/20220317142618/https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/03/18/greek-refugee-from-mariupol/