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Covid-19 Policy following suspect hydroxychloroquine data Governments and WHO Change Policy

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  • On the back of flawed data from a little-known US health analytics company, the World Health Organization and a number of world governments have altered their Covid-19 policies and treatments.

Surgisphere, whose employees are reported as having a science fiction writer and adult contents model, supplied the database of Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine hydroxychloroquine studies.

An article in the British Medical Journal states that, after other leading journals express concern, the validity of the frequently cited research is in doubt

RT reports: On Wednesday following the pause of the arm of the ‘Solidarity’ clinical trial based on data that appear to show the medicinal product contributed to the higher death rates among the subjects, the World Health Organization (WHO) resumed the tests on the off-patent malaria drug hydroxyloroquine on coronavirus patients These results, as it turned out, came from a small U.S. firm named Surgisphere which is known as defective.

Surgisphere not only is an underdeveloped scientific company-its employees included a “adult” entertainer and a science fiction researcher, but two of the damn research that the company’s evidence was used for hydroxychloroquine which, as advocated by U.S. president Donald Trump, has already been widely demonised in the media. All data is supposedly obtained from a proprietary database which contains a real ocean of patient information, detailed in real time but curiously absent from the medical document.

The surgisphere-tuned study showed an increasing risk of in-hospital death and heart disease-free problems, which showed a lack of profit potential and Trump’s relentless boosterism that medical naysayers are already prone to hate off-patent drugs. Hydroxychloroquine, which is a “increased risk of toxic effects with little to no benefit” was hurried by Italy, France and Germany.

But such a disgraceful assassination on a potentially life-saving medication – particularly one of the most important disease experts, including the French Didier Raoult, who has a decade-long history of malaria and lupus safety and arthritis safety – could only be done with the help of industrial prejudice. Numerous current studies, which showed that hydroxychloroquine was helpful for the treatment of Covide 19 patients early in life, and thousands of successful physicians who used it, required ignore.

It also needed to be confident that a fly-by-night company with no Internet or media presence could make decisions that could affect people’s lives. It’s not that there were no early signals that Surgisphere was anything different than that of the world’s largest medical technology company. In 2008, the company started its career in textbook publishing and hired most of its 11 employees in 1200 hospitals worldwide two months ago, following an investigation by the Guardian. Even a national statistical agency would find it difficult to do what the Surgisphere allegedly did over the years by calling it a “scam.” However, neither Lancet nor the WHO thought of looking at a cup of presents in the mouth – and this did not happen when this gift brought an input into the heart of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid-19.

And though Australian researchers found holes in the Surgisphere data only days after the release of the Lancet analysis on May 22nd, noting that the number of Covid 19 deaths cited in the analysis as having been identified from five hospitals overruns the amount of Covid 19 deaths registered in Australia at the time.

Instead, the full-front hydroxychloroquine attack was allowed to proceed unnoticed in the media as news outlets concentrated their attention on flapping remodeling-an costly undetermined product developed by Gilead, a drug maker with historically bad clinical outcomes-and stumping for a potential vaccine. The non-patent condition of Hydroxychloroquine meant that it was an impasse for profit while reconstruction and whatever green-light vaccine would ultimately make many people very wealthy. Some shops indicated that Trump might make money from narcotics (which costs about 60 centimes a pill) – but even Snopes, not obsessive of the ‘Poor Orange Guy,’ had to splash cold water on the theory. In terms of distracting their viewers off the true explanation behind his hydroxychloroquine hate.

Timely “expressions of doubt” about the surgisphere hydroxyloroquine trial is published in the Lancet and in the New England journal of medicine and an independent investigation is being performed. But it is impossible to end there from the issue of partial health agencies inappropriately accepting some test findings while rejecting others.

Hydroxychloroquine lacks effectiveness in therapy of Covid-19 is hardly the only Lancet study to show. Multiple studies of hospitalized (e.g. seriously ill) coronavirus patients conducted by the US National Institutes of Health have yielded poor results, but even the most passionate evangelists admit that it helps end-stage patients or very sick patients. In fact, Raoult has stated that France has banned the medication in all but the most chronically ill patients to dismiss it as therapy. Studies published as a potent inhibitor to SARS coronavirus infection by US National Institutes of Health in its diary Virology touting chchloroquine as early as 2005, but Anthony Fauci, coronavirus czar, shades the drug when it takes the chance.

As long as lethal illnesses like Covid-19 are treated as first sources of benefit and second- or third- and tenth—high-profits for human rights), expensive and sometimes inadequate prescription drugs will still be ignored.

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Miner’s Candle fire burning near Idaho Springs is 100% contained

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The Miner’s Candle fire burning near Idaho Springs is 100% contained, fire officials said Tuesday.

The wildfire started Sunday as a structure fire and it forced residents of about two dozen homes to evacuate. The fire, which destroyed two homes, a cabin and a small number of outbuildings, burned about 15 acres, according to the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office.

Strong winds on Sunday and extremely dry weather fueled the fire. There were no reports of injuries or fatalities.

 

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This “bizarre” creature is a massive sunfish spotted near Laguna Beach

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This “bizarre” creature is a massive sunfish spotted near Laguna Beach

A pair of paddlers encountered a massive sunfish just a few hundred yards off Laguna Beach’s shoreline that could rival in size a Guinness World Record set in 1996.

Rich German and friend Matt Wheaton, both of Laguna Beach, set out on Thursday, Dec. 2, to enjoy the clear waters off the coast. They came across a massive mola mola, also known as sunfish, floating on the ocean’s surface.

“We were just paddling and all of a sudden we were like ‘Oh my god.’ That thing was massive,” said German, author of the book “Blue Laguna” and founder of the ocean conservation nonprofit Project O.  “Most of my encounters are with dolphins and whales, but you never know what you’re going to see.”

German, comparing to Wheaton’s 14-foot stand-up paddleboard, guessed the fish was close to 9 feet in length.

Once home, he found a Guinness World Record set in 1996 when a fisherman caught an 8-foot-11 mola mola that weighed 5,070 pounds off the coast of Japan. While that record was for the heaviest fish, which would be tough to compare with the sunfish the pair encountered off Laguna Beach, German said he thinks theirs could be longer in length and is hoping to consult with marine scientists to see if it could be measured based on the size of the board.

Julianne Steers, founding board member of the Beach Ecology Coalition, said the sunfish was larger than most seen here – she’s seen fish about 6- to 7-feet long. But whether it was a record-holder would be tough to tell.

“The only true way to know is if it was out and weighed and officially measured,” she said, noting that there’s some records up in Northern California of sunfish reaching 13-foot long. “But it does look much larger than what we typically see out here.”

She called the mola mola a “lumbering” fish that likes to lazily float on the ocean’s surface to bask in the sun, hence their nickname, eating jellyfish and salps.

The species looks like a mad scientist put them together with spare parts, Steers said. “It’s such an oddball kind of assembly of parts.”

The mola mola is also the largest fish in the world that has a skeleton structure, she said.

Scientists once thought the mola mola drifted with ocean currents, but they’ve been tracked in Southern California swimming 16 miles a day at a top speed of 2 mph, the Monterey Bay Aquarium says on its website.

“With its tank-like body, the mola was clearly not built for life in the fast lane. But it holds its own against faster and flashier fish and is able to live in almost all of the world’s oceans,” the aquarium says. “It’s known to spend time near the surface, but tagging shows that the mola is also a prolific diver and migrates long distances at depth.”

German said he has seen many mola molas through the years, but typically further offshore and about half the size of the one encountered just south of Main Beach.

“The first time I saw one, I didn’t know what it was. I thought it was a mutilated shark,” he said, noting the fish’s fin often stands up above the surface. “They are so bizarre looking. They just lay there.”

Even if it’s not an official record-setter, German is still soaking in the interesting encounter.

“I just know it was really big,” he said. “It was a unique and very cool thing to experience, and another example of why we need to protect the ocean and the amazing life that calls it home.”

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Pearl Harbor survivors gather on 80th anniversary of attack

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — A few dozen survivors of Pearl Harbor and other veterans gathered Tuesday at the site of the bombing 80 years ago to remember those killed in the attack by Japan that launched the U.S. into World War II.

The USS Chung-Hoon, a guided missile destroyer, passed in front of the pier with its sailors “manning the rails,” or lining the ship’s edge, to honor the World War II veterans present.

David Russell, a 101-year-old from Albany, Oregon, who survived the attack while on the USS Oklahoma, stood to salute to the destroyer on behalf of the veterans.

Herb Elfring, 99, said he was glad to return to Pearl Harbor considering he almost didn’t live through the aerial assault.

“It was just plain good to get back and be able to participate in the remembrance of the day,” Elfring told reporters over the weekend.

Elfring was in the Army, assigned to the 251st Coast Artillery, part of the California National Guard on Dec. 7, 1941. He recalled Japanese planes flying overhead and bullets strafing his Army base at Camp Malakole, a few miles down the coast from Pearl Harbor.

Elfring, who lives in Jackson, Michigan, said he has returned to Hawaii about 10 times to attend the annual memorial ceremony hosted by the Navy and the National Park Service.

About 30 survivors and about 100 other veterans of the war joined him this year. Veterans stayed home last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and watched a livestream of the event instead. Most attendees this year wore masks.

They observed a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the same minute the attack began decades ago.

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro recounted in his keynote address how Petty Officer 1st Class Joe George tossed a line to the USS Arizona that six men trapped by fire in the battleship’s control tower used to cross to his ship, the USS Vestal. Five of the six survived. Among them was Donald Stratton of Red Cloud, Nebraska, who died last year. Del Toro said he recently met with Stratton’s family.

“We sometimes talk about our victory in World War II as though it was inevitable. Only a matter of time. But there was nothing inevitable about one sailor’s decision to toss that line,” Del Toro said.

He said it took millions of individual acts of valor and courage at home and overseas to get the nation through the war.

The bombing killed more than 2,300 U.S. troops. Nearly half — or 1,177 — were Marines and sailors serving on the USS Arizona.

David Dilks, 95, traveled to Hawaii from Hatfield, Pennsylvania, with his son-in-law. Dilks enlisted out of high school in 1944, going from playing basketball one day to serving in the Navy the next.

Dilks said his battleship, the USS Massachusetts, bombarded targets like Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Philippines during the war.

He recalls one day in March 1945 when he and his shipmates were watching the movie “Stage Door Canteen” on the ship’s fantail when a loud noise interrupted the film. They then saw a Japanese kamikaze plane crash into the USS Randolph aircraft carrier next to them.

“We never had a movie up topside after that,” he said.

Sitting at Pearl Harbor on the 80th anniversary of the attack, he said he’s thinking in particular about those that died.

“All of the sailors and soldiers who fought here — you should be proud of them. But more proud of those who didn’t make it,” he said.

Several women who helped the war effort by working in factories have come to Hawaii to participate in the remembrance this year.

Mae Krier, who built B-17s and B-29s at a Boeing plant in Seattle, said it took the world a while to credit women for their work.

“And we fought together as far as I’m concerned. But it took so long to honor what us women did. And so of course, I’ve been fighting hard for that, to get our recognition,” said Krier, who is now 95. “But it was so nice they finally started to honor us.”

This year’s ceremony took place as a strong storm with extremely heavy rains hit Hawaii, flooding roads and downing power lines. The ceremony was conducted under a pier with a metal roof. Skies were overcast but it was not raining during the ceremony.

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