Healthcare

Millennials, healthcare, and the COVID-19 pandemic

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This HND piece puts the spotlight on our biggest demographic: Millennials. This is also the cohort with the most clichés and stereotypes. We look at two surveys run by Harmony Healthcare IT on how millennials feel about various healthcare issues—one done in 2019, and one just completed in February. Of course, the results were affected by the pandemic.

Among other things, 25% said that they would not get the COVID vax. And many appear to trust Dr. Google more than their own doctors.

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Vitamin D and COVID-19

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This HND piece presents good scientific evidence on the role of Vitamin D in regulating the immune system, along with findings that this vitamin/prohormone should have been touted heavily by public health authorities—only it wasn't.

Vitamin D's role in the immune system has been known for some time, but calls for people to supplement with this cheap nutrient have not exactly been widespread. More's the pity that it now looks like most of the people who died from COVID-19 had a Vitamin D deficiency. Of course, most people overall have that same deficiency. The reason who may not have heard much about this has to do with the scandalous matter of therapeutic nihilism.

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COVID-19 quick takes--part five

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This HND piece focuses on just two takes, but they are both important. The first is the sinister notion of vaccine passports. Forget for a moment that this sort of thing conjures up all sorts of disturbing Nazi images of "Your papers, please." Consider instead that this sort of database could be vastly expanding to include all sorts of financial and other personal information, without your knowledge or consent. The fact that something like this can even be proposed, let alone instituted in the United States is, frankly, shocking.

We then segue into the matter of Antibody Dependent Enhancement, which is far from some bizarre conspiracy theory. After all, it has happened quite recently with a highly-touted Dengue Fever vaccine, responsible for dozens of deaths of the very children it was supposed to be saving.

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COVID-19 and the vax--unfiltered

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This HND piece avoids certain rhetorical niceties as we recap the debacle that has been official public health policy on COVID-19. We start with how people were deliberately misled as to what "Flattening the curve" actually means.

From there, we segue into the very sketchy basis for lockdowns, and the odd fixation on COVID-19, as if this one disease is more important than any other. Full marks if you realize that such a posture is unprecedented in at least modern medical history. And that all leads to the strange case of so-called "lockdown denialism," whereby miserable things we observe throughout society that have occurred over the past year are blamed on "the pandemic," rather than the lockdowns.

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COVID-19 quick takes—part four

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This HND piece delves into CDC's advice for the fully vaccinated (quite disappointing); how the vaccine can affect pregnancy, lactation, and mammograms; and the unexplained deaths. As to the unexplained deaths, officialdom is not exactly being fully forthcoming with details beyond "He/she did not die from the vax." Wow, that's reassuring.

Women might be concerned regarding the relative lack of coverage on how being vaccinated can create false positives on mammograms, and how that caveat has never before been advanced for any other vaccine. We link to good advice on the matter.

As to the pregnancy and lactation, CDC speaks with forked tongue: The vax data clearly states that there is not enough evidence to assure safety for pregnant and lactating women, but the agency also still recommends that it be taken. With friends like these...

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Are COVID 19, chronic fatigue syndrome, and autism spectrum disorder linked?

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This HND piece discusses how COVID-19 might be better understood if it is considered as at least exacerbated by immune dysfunction and excessive viral load. Those two conditions have been demonstrated in the case of the other two diseases. What's more, immune cascades are quite possibly what makes COVID-19 not act strictly as another sort of viral pneumonia.

Maybe it's time to remove the politics from how all of these diseases are treated. At stake here is nothing less than the very future of how public health operates in this country. After all, with supposedly more than 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, the status quo is not exactly something to be proud of.

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Lockdowns and vaccines

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This HND piece takes a look at some little known facts about COVID-19 inspired lockdowns and the vaccines. The basic point here is that our reaction to the pandemic is now a bigger story than the pandemic itself.

As to the lockdowns, we trace the idea behind this to 2007, and actually show you what this famous "curve," of "Flatten the curve" the fame is all about. Too bad no one has ever covered that before. Oh, and all the "science" behind the lockdowns is based on some very sketchy modeling courtesy of Bill Gates and his foundation. Spoiler alert: It's garbage.

On the vaccine side, we discuss some nasty issues that might occur with pregnant women who get the shots. As it is, there was never enough data on pregnant woman to even assess the effects, although simple in vitro tests that should have been done...weren't.

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COVID-19 quick takes--part three

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This HND piece continues on from the previous week, this time looking at a ridiculous mask study from the CDC; Pfizer deciding not to pursue the India market for its vaccine; and the WHO inspection of the Wuhan Lab.

We reveal a serious issue with that CDC, that is hiding in plain site, and was missed by almost every single media outlet that covered it. One has to wonder why Pfizer would bail on the world's second most populated country, to sell more of its vaccines. And as to the WHO inspection, let's just say that it was...flawed.

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COVID-19 quick takes—part two

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This HND piece continues the tradition started last November, in which we discuss a few current topics in the world of COVID-19. In this article we look at:

♦ What really happened to the mysterious Placer County, CA person who died hours after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

♦ The pernicious politics keeping your kids from returning to in-person school.

♦ The epic failure of the technocrats in handling the COVID-19 response, and how this was eminently predictable. (Thanks, F.A. Hayek)

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A look at COVID-19 testing

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This HND piece spotlights the serious accusations against the current PCR-based COVID-19 test. A group of 22 distinguished scientists have demanded that the original paper describing the test be withdrawn. Among other things, they point to a host of major flaws in the methodology, and contend that the paper was not even peer-reviewed. There are also significant conflicts of interest in that a few of the authors are affiliated with a lab that does the testing.

You would think that a test that has been run on tens of millions of people worldwide would have been subject to more scrutiny; but you would be wrong. Sadly, just like almost everything else connected with the COVID-19 pandemic, the official response has been mind-beggingly, and shockingly wrong.

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Taking a shot...or not

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This HND piece examines the rather large resistance to taking the COVID-19 vaccine, compared to the universal acceptance of the polio vaccine program of the 1950s and early 1960s. It might be hard for people to understand today that even a horrific incident in which tainted polio vaccine CAUSED thousands of cases of polio barely slowed the momentum.

But, remember that back then, people were far less skeptical of the government, even if there were ample reasons to be skeptical. Watergate and the tragedy of Vietnam were still years away. And, the public was still basking in the promise of Science.

We include some very revealing survey data. Spoiler: 47% of those surveyed will probably not get the vaccine.

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