European regulators are watching J&J’s vaccine for unusual blood clots

The European Medicines Agency is investigating reports of clots in people who received J&J’s vaccine. The shot has not yet been given out in Europe. European regulators are investigating whether Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine caused unusual blood clotting after four cases were reported in vaccine recipients, including one fatality. The European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee disclosed Friday that they are reviewing the vaccine after three people who received J&J’s vaccine in the US and another who was involved in a clinical trial developed blood clots. It’s currently not clear if the vaccine caused these clots.

Sunlight and Vitamin D: They’re not the same thing

Sulfate synthesis in the skin captures the sun’s energy. Adequate sunlight exposure to both the skin and the eyes is vital to our long-term health. Among other functions, sulfate supports blood vessel health, the body’s electrical supply and the delivery system for important molecules such as cholesterol, vitamin D, dopamine and melatonin. Evidence indicates that sunlight protects against cancer, heart disease, hypertension and bone fractures. The benefits of sunlight exposure are about much more than vitamin D. Many studies show that vitamin D supplementation cannot reproduce sunlight’s health benefits. Moreover, excessive vitamin D supplementation can aggravate systemic sulfate deficiency, which will drive calcium buildup in the arteries. Both sunscreen and glyphosate interfere with synthesis and production of melanin — the body’s natural mechanism of sun protection. Aluminum in sunscreen disrupts sulfate synthesis. These disruptions may explain why melanoma prevalence has…

Lancet: COVID-19 infection and subsequent mental health and neurological conditions revealed in largest study to date

One in three COVID-19 survivors received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, an observational study of more than 230,000 patient health records published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal estimates. The study looked at 14 neurological and mental health disorders. Professor Paul Harrison, lead author of the study, from the University of Oxford, UK, said: “These are real-world data from a large number of patients. They confirm the high rates of psychiatric diagnoses after COVID-19, and show that serious disorders affecting the nervous system (such as stroke and dementia) occur too. While the latter are much rarer, they are significant, especially in those who had severe COVID-19.”

BEST OF THE WEB: Do doctors have to have the Covid-19 vaccine?

Dear Editor I have had more vaccines in my life than most people and come from a place of significant personal and professional experience in relation to this pandemic, having managed a service during the first 2 waves and all the contingencies that go with that. Nevertheless, what I am currently struggling with is the failure to report the reality of the morbidity caused by our current vaccination program within the health service and staff population. The levels of sickness after vaccination is unprecedented and staff are getting very sick and some with neurological symptoms which is having a huge impact on the health service function. Even the young and healthy are off for days, some for weeks, and some requiring medical treatment. Whole teams are being taken out as they went to get vaccinated together. Mandatory vaccination in this instance is stupid, unethical and irresponsible when it comes to protecting our staff and public health. We are in the voluntary phase of…

EU medicines official sees clear ‘association’ between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots

A senior official at Europe’s medicines regulator has said there is a clear “association” between AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots in the brain, though the direct cause of the clots is still unknown. The European Medical Agency (EMA) said in a statement after the comments by Marco Cavaleri, chair of its vaccine evaluation team, that it was still conducting a review of the vaccine and expected to announce its findings on Wednesday or Thursday. An AstraZeneca spokesman declined to comment on Cavaleri’s remarks, which he made in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Messagero that was published on Tuesday. “In my opinion, we can now say it, it is clear that there is an association (of the brain blood clots) with the vaccine. However, we still do not know what causes this reaction,” Cavaleri said, without giving evidence to support his comments.

Fascist doctors return with cruel treatment

After spending 75 years making Hitler and Nazi Germany into a vision of pure evil, the worst ever to visit humanity, we find ourselves right back into the arms of fascism. In this place, freedom has no name. Friedrich Karl Hermann Entress was a German camp doctor who introduced the procedure of injecting lethal doses of phenol directly into prisoners’ hearts. He was captured by the Allies in 1945, sentenced to death, and executed in 1947. That was then. Now we have Dr. Anthony Fauci ready to do vaccine experiments on children while ignoring the harm the vaccines are already doing to elderly populations. “Hopefully, by the time we get to the late spring, early summer, we will have children being able to be vaccinated according to the FDA’s guidance,” said Dr. Fauci. The world is suffering from a mass delusional psychosis and Fauci, in significant part, is to blame. When will he be captured? Will he ever stop lying or trying to deceive masses of people?

Man’s skin ‘peeled off’ due to adverse reaction to Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

A Virginia man suffered a rare reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine that caused a painful rash to spread across his entire body and skin to peel off, doctors said. Richard Terrell, 74, of Goochland began suffering strange symptoms four days after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, news station WRIC reported. “I began to feel a little discomfort in my armpit and then a few days later I began to get an itchy rash, and then after that I began to swell and my skin turned red,” Terrell told the outlet. Comment: That it began in his armpit is actually notable: Swollen lymph nodes after COVID-19 vaccines may cause cancer false alarms

Woman gives birth to twins conceived three weeks apart in rare case of “superfetation”

A woman in England became pregnant while already pregnant, ultimately giving birth to rare twins conceived three weeks apart, according to recent news reports. Typically, when a woman becomes pregnant, her body kick-starts several biological processes aimed at preventing a concurrent pregnancy, including releasing hormones to stop ovulation. But in rare instances, a pregnant woman could continue to ovulate, or release an egg, and that egg could then be fertilized by sperm and implanted in the uterus, Live Science previously reported. This rare phenomenon, in which two fertilized eggs are implanted in the uterus at different times, is known as “superfetation.” In this new case, the twins were conceived three weeks apart, according to Good Morning America. The mother, Rebecca Roberts, was 39 years old and became pregnant for the first time last year after trying to conceive for several years and taking fertility medication.

Chronic stress leads to hair loss says study

Harvard University researchers have identified the biological mechanism by which chronic stress impairs hair follicle stem cells, confirming long-standing observations that stress might lead to hair loss. In a mouse study published in the journal Nature, the researchers found that a major stress hormone puts hair follicle stem cells into an extended resting phase, without regenerating the follicle or the hair. The researchers identified the specific cell type and molecule responsible for relaying the stress signal to the stem cells, and showed that this pathway can be potentially targeted to restore hair growth. “My lab is interested in understanding how stress affects stem cell biology and tissue biology, spurred in part by the fact that everyone has a story to share about what happens to their skin and hair when they are stressed. I realized that as a skin stem cell biologist, I could not provide a satisfying answer regarding if stress indeed has an impact — and more importantly,…

Austria negotiates to buy 1mn doses of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine as Chancellor Kurz rejects ‘geopolitical blinkers’

Austria is to order a million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, one month after a successful phone call between Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and the Kremlin. It will be the third EU country to receive the formula. The news came from the chancellor himself, who revealed that Vienna and Moscow are engaged in talks, and said a deal should be agreed soon. On Tuesday, Kurz explained that there should be “no geopolitical blinkers” when it comes to Covid-19, noting that the “only thing that should count” is whether the vaccine is effective and safe and “not where it comes from.”