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— William Wilberforce

More Young Children Ingested Drugs and Illicit Substances During COVID Pandemic Period

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A new study published in  the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows an increase in ingestion of illicit substances such as cannabis, opioids and ethanol among children under six years old in the COVID-19 pandemic period compared with the pre-pandemic period.1 “This is an important study, with a clear indication of the ongoing and […]

Maternal Mortality Rate in U.S. Increased 40 Percent During Pandemic

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The United States has again secured its spot as “the most dangerous place” among high income countries to give birth, with the maternal mortality rate seeing a 40 percent increase from 2020-2021. These are the highest numbers since 1965. The U.S. has long ranked as the country with the highest mortality rates “by a significant […]

Birth Rates Plummet in Countries Most Heavily Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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A team of European researchers have determined that birth rates in 19 European countries declined sharply toward the end of 2021 following peak COVID-19 vaccine uptake earlier that year in the spring. The research, compiled in August 2022, found that decreased birth rate patterns persisted all of the countries represented in the data, including Germany, […]

Doctors Link Shortage of Children’s Medications to Spike in Respiratory Infections

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In the last few months, parents and caregivers of children have struggled to find over-the-counter and prescription medications used to treat common childhood illnesses like influenza, ear infections and sore throats for their sick children.1 2 The four medications reportedly in short supply are Amoxicillin (an antibiotic), Tamiflu (an antiviral), Albuterol (a bronchodilator) and children’s Tylenol […]

Getting a Flu Shot and COVID Bivalent Booster Together

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Despite President Biden’s recent admission that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the White House is making another big push to encourage Americans to get yet another COVID booster shot. This time, the Biden administration is marketing the COVID Bivalent versions of messenger RNA (mRNA) Comirnaty and Spikevax biologics developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID respectively.1 2 […]

The Naked Absurdity of Global Public Health

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Opinion | Something is fundamentally wrong with global public health. More accurately, something is fundamentally wrong with the mindset of global health professionals, particularly those in positions of leadership. It has become normal to speak, repeat, and defend complete absurdity, as if illusions and fantasies are real. There are no sanctions for operating in this […]

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