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“My name is Alisa Neathery. My beautiful son Bently Stratton passed away only 5 days after receiving 11 vaccinations in one visit. He was 7 days shy of reaching 6 months old.

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He was vaccinated for his first time April 5, 2012 and passed away April 10, 2012.  We thought we were doing the right thing and decided to hold off on his vaccinations until he was closer to 6 months old when the SIDS rate is supposedly lower.

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Apparently we were very very wrong.

This took place in Texas. Bently’s death was ruled as SUUDS, ‘sudden unexplained unexpected death syndrome.’ It’s different from SIDS. The medical examiner stated that he found it ‘odd’ that he could not find a cause of death for my son.

I believe that was a cover up for the shots being blamed for what killed him. Nothing was reported to the appropriate places because they didn’t find the shots to be the sole cause of death. But my son was 100% healthy prior to the vaccinations.

I don’t believe it to be coincidence that he passed 5 days after the shots. I know they killed him.”

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 “The difference between Bently’s death and a drunk driving death, is that in the case of vaccines – the one who commits the negligent homicide, signs the death certificate.” – Retired LAPD officer Clark Baker

Parents Told “Adverse Reactions Are Rare”

Bently - almost aged 6 months - died 5 days after 11 vaccinations were given to him. Doctors said 'not related to vaccines' Would they say that if Bently had swallowed 11 different types of prescription drugs?

Bently – almost aged 6 months – died 5 days after 11 vaccinations were given to him. Doctors said ‘not related to vaccines’ Would they say that if Bently had swallowed 11 different types of prescription drugs?

Alisa’s story about her son Bently is one of pure tragedy.

It seems obvious that the astronomical amount of vaccines given to him in one sitting was the cause of his sudden death, yet Bently’s doctor denied a connection. But a mother knows and can use common sense to ask herself, “what was different in the last few days that doesn’t normally happen in my child’s life?”

If you have ever asked your own doctor about how often adverse reactions occur, chances are they said something along the lines of, “Oh they’re very rare, in fact, probably about 1 in a million.”

But the problem with that answer is it simply does not seem to be true. There are far too many parents reporting injuries; VAERS and Medalerts – two online databases the public can use – are full of them.

Furthermore, most doctors are not explaining to people just how many adverse reactions can actually occur. And rarely does a doctor or nurse even show the vaccine insert to the patient, despite the fact that the list of possible reactions is lengthy, which is listed further on in this article.

When a child is injured, very rarely do our medical providers admit that the vaccine was the cause – and in fact they often emphatically deny it, even if a child had seizures for the first time in their life that very night .

If a patient doesn’t have a reaction within the standard waiting time of 15 minutes of having the injection ( in Bently’s case, the doctor didn’t even make Alisa wait at all), it seems as though doctors relinquish all responsibility, as though anything that happens after that time is ‘definitely’ unrelated to the vaccinations.

I shudder to think about all the different amounts of chemicals, live viruses, killed viruses, animal DNA, heavy metals and other chemicals were injected into Bently that day. The aluminum (a proven neurotoxin) for one, that Bently received on April 5th 2012 would have been astronomical.

Now that most thimeresol has been phased out of the majority of infant vaccines, they now have worrying levels of aluminium in them.

Christina England reported about the various levels of aluminum found in many infant vaccines today in her article titled: This Study Reveals Children are Being Vaccinated With Toxic Levels of Aluminium Causing Neurological Damage and Autism

  • DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis): 170–625 mcg, depending on
    manufacturer
  • Hepatitis A: 250 mcg
  • Hepatitis B: 250 mcg
  • Hib (for meningitis; PedVaxHib brand only): 225 mcg
  • HPV: 225 mcg
  • Pediarix (DTaP–hepatitis B–polio combination): 850 mcg
  • Pentacel (DTaP–Hib–polio combination): 330 mcg
  • Pneumococcus: 125 mcg

Help Alisa Take Bentlys Case To Court

It’s clear from this list that Bently would have been given close to 2000mcg (perhaps even far more depending on the manufacturers ingredients) of Aluminum in one day.  And we haven’t even mentioned the other ingredients in those shots.  Alisa also thinks what happened to Bently is criminal and has set up a go fund me campaign to help her try and sue regarding what happened to her son.

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Aluminum – Highly Toxic and Damaging To Infants

As you can see below Bently was also given the Dtap vaccine twice.

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Bently’s vaccine record from 5th April 2012 – Is this really ok for a child to receive all these vaccines at once? Where is the proof this is safe?

When babies ‘mysteriously’ die, it seems that autopsies do not cover testing for the ingredients found in vaccinations. Surely this is a crime?  If a child swallowed other prescription drugs wouldn’t that coroner then have to test for the drugs?  Why isn’t there a legal requirement to test for these vaccine ingredients?  Vaccines are also prescription drugs!

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A horrific story came out of California regarding an infant that was recently vaccinated. Vac Truth reported:

Parents in California are distraught after losing their infant son after being vaccinated. He died in his sleep and was taken to the hospital already deceased. Hospital staff ruled his death as sudden infant death syndrome. The couple was told an autopsy was required to be performed on their son.

After returning home, waiting to get an update, they never received one. Numerous phone calls were made to get answers. Weeks went by. Finally, they received verbal confirmation and told their son was best not to be seen prior to being cremated, because of the condition he was in. Once cremated, they could pick up the remains of their child from the crematory. They were not given the chance to say their goodbyes.

More than one year and four months have passed and the family has yet to receive his autopsy report. It turns out their son was given a vaccine not approved for his age and an extra dose of the hepatitis B vaccine that he shouldn’t have received until later on.

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Bently’s vaccine list.

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Not so rare after all? At least 3 billion dollars have been paid out to victims of vaccine injury.

One in a Million Chance, Or Far Greater?

The standard “1 in a million” quote seems to be quite false anyway, even according to the CDC, who has said that serious allergic reactions can occur in “less than 100,000 doses.” That’s a far cry from one in a million.

I personally know hundreds of mothers who have vaccine injured children. Their stories are compelling, making a powerful case that the vaccines were the main trigger. But, most of them were all shot down by the medical community for vaccines being the cause.

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Vaccine Promoters Say Vaccines Are Safe Yet No Long Term Safety Studies Done

Doctors think vaccines are safer than regular prescription drugs. It’s because they have been taught that the ‘golden miracle’ in medicine was vaccinations and that the risk from them harming is so low that it’s not even worth discussing about with the patient.  They also believe statements like the one below.

This is what is typically found on vaccination-promoting websites such as Colorado’s organization immunizeforgood.com:

Vaccines undergo rigorous safety testing prior to being approved by the FDA and are continually monitored for safety. All vaccine ingredients are tested to be safe. Vaccines are also studied to be administered together, to work in conjunction to safely prompt your child’s immune system to build protection.

As someone who has spent years researching vaccines, these above statements are simply not true. There has never been a single study testing the safety of the current vaccine schedule.

“Rigorous Safety Testing”

Vaccine manufacturers study their new vaccine with another vaccine (instead of solely using a placebo such as saline solution like standard drug testing) that is more than likely not going to be as safe or as effective – making their new vaccine look better.  In the case of the HPV vaccine the other vaccine which was used as the placebo, was actually full of aluminum, so naturally the HPV vaccine appeared to be far safer than what they called their “placebo.”

It’s also very important to note that the vaccine manufacturers do their own “safety” studies. Many concerned about vaccine safety find this very disturbing. The sensible process would be to see vaccines being tested by independent bodies.  But that never happens.

”FDA approval”

The FDA are paid by the pharmaceutical companies to fast track medications such as vaccines.  Sometimes they approve vaccines (such as the ebola vaccine that is in the pipeline) which haven’t undergone any testing at all.

According to author Ethan Huff’s damning report titled, Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs, published in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics:

“The FDA is nothing more than a pay-for-play front group that caters strictly to the interests of the pharmaceutical industry. Since drug companies are what primarily funds the FDA these days, the agency has lowered the barriers to entry for new drugs, speeding up the approval process while at the same time putting patients at increased risk.”

For more shocking information about the FDA please visit this link.

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”All Vaccine Ingredients Are Tested To Be Safe”

Again, this is simply not true.  Many ingredients such as formaldehyde, anti-freeze, aluminum, and thimerasol (don’t be fooled that it’s all gone – it’s  still used in some flu shots, tetanus, and some meningitis vaccines today) are proven to cause cancer (even the CDC says this, and children are more at risk, but they don’t mention vaccines in their formaldehyde report!) and neurological problems. There are also other harmful ingredients found in vaccines.

 

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Paid To Promote Vaccines & Gain Public’s Trust

The vaccine industry follows a strict business model, and that’s a fact. They employ the same strategies to gain more customers used in other commercial industries.

After doing a bit of research into Immunize for Good (linked above), I found this in their Strategic Plan (highly recommended reading).

This list below is a small fraction from the pdf documenting Colorado’s aims to:

  • vaccinate more children
  • distribute more pro-vaccination printed materials
  • get more blog hits
  • ensure that “paid media will reach at least 1 million impressions per year”
  • identify earned and paid media opportunities to promote CCIC, www.ImmunizeforGood.com and www.VacunalosporsuBien.com.
  • offer continuing education credits for health care professionals.

I find “strategic business plans” like the one above and also the Healthy People 2020 plan – a new “adult immunization program” – extremely concerning.

In all of these plans, there is nothing about improving actual safety of the vaccines to gain the public’s trust in wanting to use them!

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There are 130 official ways for an infant to die (as categorized in the ICD), and one unofficial way for an infant to die: following an adverse reaction to one or more vaccines. When vaccine-related deaths are hidden within the death tables, parents are denied the ability to ascertain honest vaccine risk-to-benefit ratios, and true informed consent to vaccinations is not possible.

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After noticing lots of stories from CE readers under the vaccination posts we publish, it’s made us wonder just how many of our readers have possibly been harmed by vaccines?

We therefore ask you to leave your stories and to share this post with other friends who have told you that they (or a member of their family) were also affected by a vaccination. We want you to leave the comments UNDER this article so that when parents are doing a search for vaccine injuries, they will come across this post and be able to decide for themselves – are adverse reactions from vaccines only occurring 1 in every million, 1 in every 100,000, or actually in far greater numbers?

Whilst some may think an adverse reaction can only consist of something serious, like convulsions or death, there are actually many other adverse reactions which have been documented.

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These are just some of the adverse reactions that can occur after receiving a vaccine:

  • Swelling at injection site
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Autism
  • Guillaine-Barre Syndrome
  • Brain swelling
  • Shock
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Ataxia
  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Myalgia
  • Arthralgia
  • Urticarial
  • Edema
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Paralysis
  • Infertility
  • Encephalitis
  • Miscarriage
  • Facial swelling
  • Death
  • Varicella zoster infection after vaccination
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People are losing their rights to exemption rights – If SB277 comes in there will be only a small amount of medical reasons not to vaccinate.

Check Out VAERS Reporting System With Registered Deaths After Vaccines:

You’ve got to have a strong stomach to read this report, but I do urge you to check it out. The stories are horrific and there are pages and pages of them. Important to note, that these are only the reports about deaths.  There are thousands of more reported to VAERS about other life changing injuries.

Have you experienced an adverse reaction?

We’d love to find out what happened to you, a family member or your own children after receiving a vaccine.  Please tell us below or, you can also email stories directly at contact@collective-evolution.com

  • were you shown the vaccine insert
  • were you told about the possible risks
  • what age were you or the said person was
  • what vaccine(s) you were given
  • what happened afterwards and what the doctor or hospital’s response was

Thank you

Further reading:

http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/unvaccinated/Parents-of-Unvaccinated-Children/

 

If you’d like to learn a lot more about vaccines please watch Vaccines Revealed, a 9 part Documentary series

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3 Powerful Tools to Help Overcome the Emotional Toll of the Pandemic

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    The pandemic has had a significant effect on our lives. Possibly without realizing it, many are suffering from a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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    If you feel stressed or feel that you have PTSD resulting from this pandemic, try these suggestions before resorting to medication or maladaptive coping strategies.

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The pandemic has had a significant effect on our lives. Possibly without realizing it, many are suffering from a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Every news cycle paralyzes us with fear of a new variant. Some feel grief over who or what they have lost or continue to have feelings of social disconnectedness. Despite what we have all been through, we need to start moving forward with our lives and truly live again. We must recognize that we have more control over our physical and mental health than advertised. The truth is that there are many helpful things that we can do.

PTSD is a stress-related disorder that may develop after exposure to a traumatic event or ordeal in which death or severe physical harm was a threat or occurred. Those with PTSD may experience agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, social isolation, flashbacks, fear, anxiety, depression, attention difficulty, loneliness, insomnia, or nightmares.

Trauma can lead to feelings of powerlessness, but powerlessness can also keep us trapped in a PTSD cycle. The psychological imprint of trauma rewires the brain. There’s an old saying in neuroscience: “neurons that fire together wire together.” Our brain neurons begin firing in the amygdala, the emotional part of our brains, during a traumatic event. People can get stuck in an emotional loop, and the rational voice in their heads does not weigh in. This looping can cause a person to respond disproportionately to stress – freezing, panicking, or acting out in anger. Some dissociate or enter a trance-like state. Maladaptive coping skills can sometimes develop. Cutting, burning, overeating, drinking, drugs, overspending, etc., is all an attempt to dampen our painful emotional feelings. So, to avoid getting stuck in a PTSD cycle, we must act and take our power back.

Time to seek out the most effective help so that we can feel calm and in control again. What can we do?

1. Boost Your Immune System

If you fear getting sick, it’s time to live a healthier lifestyle and boost your immune system. Sadly, we are taught (with the help of pharmaceutical dollars) that health comes from a needle or a pill. Our “experts” recommend masks, hand-washing, social distancing, and mRNA vaccines. Still, they seldom suggest a healthy diet, supplements, and other natural remedies to help improve our health and support the body to fight off illness and disease. Click here for my article that includes 16 Tips on Boosting Immunity.

2. Embrace Spirituality

Over the last 20 years, I have been honored to have worked with many great therapists, healers, spiritual leaders, and trauma survivors to witness the power of Spirituality in healing. Spirituality is an inner belief system providing an individual with meaning and purpose in life. Whether it involves a higher power, nature, religious rituals, meditation, mindfulness, or prayer, the premise is to stay connected to the core of who we are. That place of stillness within us holding the memory of wholeness, peace, inner strength, and balance – despite what has happened. A spiritual philosophy or practice can provide us with a bigger context for our experiences and clarify our purpose. Spiritual methods also connect us with a sense of community and support. Finding our tribe is essential in the face of trauma and loss. The spiritual journey often allows us to go inside ourselves and listen to our inner guidance and “knowingness.” The inner voice may know, for instance, that the virus will not hurt us, or what we are being told by the media is untrue. Spirituality also helps us shift our perspective from “why me” to “what can I do about it. It brings us a sense of power and control.

3. Guided Imagery & Bilateral Stimulation

Both tools are essential for the trauma therapy toolbox. They are noninvasive and helpful for overcoming the effects of trauma. Guided imagery can help us alter the negative or stressful pictures and thoughts in our minds and help us create new, more peaceful ones—a form of instilling positive affirmations. Before you read on, I thought you might like to download my 10-minute exercise. This science-based, comprehensive video will help you to cultivate a sense of inner peace and give you a way to help overcome the effects of this pandemic – GET IT HERE

Is There Science Behind This?

Science, yes. Magic, no. This method requires regular practice if you want to make lasting, long-term changes to the ways that you think and feel. The good news is that both guided imagery and bilateral stimulation are widely practiced and well-established practices. However, I recommend that if you are still struggling after repeated listening, you find a qualified trauma therapist to continue the work you have already started.

A Look At The Research

Guided imagery is a behavioral technique using a series of verbal suggestions to guide oneself or others in visualizing an image in the mind to bring a desired response in the way of a reduction in stress, anxiety, or pain. A growing list of empirical literature supports the use of these techniques in various physical and emotional conditions. Guided imagery resulted in a clinically significant reduction in PTSD and related symptoms in a returning, combat-exposed active-duty military population. Positive affirmations can positively affect the brain’s circuitry. There is MRI evidence suggesting that specific neural pathways are increased when people practice self-affirmation tasks.

Numerous research articles have established that bilateral stimulation is one of the most effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some therapists practice Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a combination of psychotherapy and bilateral stimulation. EMDR is very effective for treating a wide range of mental health issues due to emotional and physical trauma. During bilateral stimulation, patients tend to “process” the memory in a way that leads to a peaceful resolution. And, often results in increased insight regarding both previously disturbing events and long-held negative thoughts about the self.

“Bilateral Stimulation induces a fundamental change in brain circuitry, similar to what happens in REM sleep. It allows the person undergoing treatment to process and incorporate traumatic memories into general association networks in the brain. This therapy helps the individual integrate and understand the memories within the larger context of their life experience.” – Robert Stickgold, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Takeaway

If you feel stressed or feel that you have PTSD resulting from this pandemic, try the above suggestions and download my helpful video before resorting to medication or maladaptive coping strategies. Also, you can discover the many mind-body practices you can do at home to help manage stress more successfully and so much more. SIGN UP HERE to receive your free download today. To purchase my book Healing Without Hurting, click here.

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Boosting Your Mood and Improving Your Health With Vitamin D

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    Vitamin D is essential for proper immune functioning and alleviation of inflammation.

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    Are you or someone you love suffering from depression or an autoimmune disorder? When is the last time you checked your Vitamin D levels?

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Are you or someone you love suffering from depression or an autoimmune disorder? It appears vitamin D deficiency may be to blame.

Vitamin D is essential for proper immune functioning and alleviation of inflammation. The beneficial effects of vitamin D on protective immunity are due in part to its impact on the innate immune system and has numerous effects on cells within the immune system. Vitamin D is also involved in maintaining the proper balance of several minerals in the body. And, it helps to ward off the flu and many viruses and treat them. The latest research links vitamin D deficiency to many disease states. These disease states include cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, depression, arthritis, and just about every other degenerative disease.

 “Vitamin D reduces depression. In a randomized, double-blind study, People with depression who received vitamin D supplements noticed a marked improvement in their symptoms.” – Journal of Internal Medicine

According to the Nutrition Research Journal, as many as 80% of people are deficient in vitamin D. Inadequate exposure to sunshine, poor eating habits, malabsorption, the VDR genetic mutation, and accelerated catabolism due to certain medications, dark skin pigment color, and too much sunscreen can be to blame. 

A doctor can check vitamin D levels with a simple blood test. Many mainstream doctors will suggest that you are within normal limits if your levels are 20-30ng/mL. However, for optimal health, the Endocrine Society and many functional medicine M.D.s and naturopaths will recommend levels of between 40-70 ng/mL for both children and adults. These doctors will also recommend a more aggressive replenishment program. For example, at age five, my son’s level was 24. The pediatrician recommended 500iu daily of supplementation, while our naturopath recommended 5,000iu daily for six months before retesting. Six months later, his levels were almost normal. 

“Through several mechanisms, vitamin D can reduce risk of infections. Those mechanisms include inducing cathelicidins and defensins that can lower viral replication rates and reducing concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines that produce the inflammation that injures the lining of the lungs, leading to pneumonia, as well as increasing concentrations of anti-inflammatory cytokines” – PubMed

How to Increase Your Vitamin D Levels

Get enough sun. Vitamin D3, “the sunshine vitamin,” is the only vitamin your body that is made, with the help of the sun. So be sure to get enough sun exposure to help the body make this essential nutrient. Hold off trying to protect ourselves from the rays of the sun at every turn by slathering sunscreen. Allow yourself to play outside, garden, and enjoy the rays in moderation.

If you must use some sunscreen, avoid chemical sunscreens made with toxic chemicals that cause thyroid dysfunction, endocrine disruption, allergies, organ toxicity, reproductive toxicity, skin cancer, development, brain, and metabolism problems. Shop for natural mineral-zinc-based certified products instead. When exposed to scorching climates or in the sun for extended periods, we use sunscreens by Babyganics, Badger, Babo Botanicals, and Goddess Garden products.

Eat a well-balanced diet, with foods higher in vitamin D. Although it is believed that we only get twenty percent from the foods we eat. Some foods higher in D include cod liver oil, fish, oysters, eggs, and mushrooms. 

Get checked for the VDR mutation. A blood test will determine if you have mutations in the vitamin D receptor. The consequence can be lower vitamin D levels and the inability to absorb vitamin calcium and many other minerals properly. According to a 2020 scientific report, supplementation of vitamin D can help improve VDR gene expression, so more supplementation may be necessary if you have this mutation.

“Something so simple. Vitamin D supplementation could improve the health status of millions and so becomes an elegant solution to many of our health problems today.” – Carol L. Wagner, MD – Medical University of South Carolina

Supplementation 101. Supplementation is often critical if you cannot properly metabolize or absorb enough vitamin D or not get enough sunshine. In areas with long winters and specific populations of people with darker skin color, supplementation may be even more critical. There are many supplements on the market. However, many tablet forms are not as bioavailable and harder to absorb. Therefore, it has been recommended that liquid forms are better. In addition, liquid D is often suspended in olive oil, which helps the vitamins to absorb more easily since it is fat soluble. One of my favorite brands is by Seeking Health. It does not contain any impurities or allergy-inducing ingredients. 

Final Thoughts

Boosting the immune system naturally works on your body’s innate wisdom. It supports the body to operate like a well-oiled machine, protects it from unwanted pathogens and disease, and helps ensure a healthy body and mind.

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Most Diabetic, Heart Disease & Alzheimer’s Deaths Categorized As “Covid” Deaths (UK)

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    According to professor of evidence based medicine at Oxford Dr. Carl Heneghan , who is also an emergency GP, most diabetic, heart disease & alzheimer's deaths were categorized as COVID deaths in the United Kingdom.

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    How many deaths have actually been a result of COVID? Why is this pandemic surrounded with so much controversy? Why does mainstream media fail at having appropriate conversations about 'controversial' evidence/opinions?

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 Dr. Carl Heneghan has an interesting view on the pandemic, not only is he a professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, he also works Saturday shifts as an emergency GP. This allows him to see healthcare from both the academic perspective as well as the healthcare experience, more specifically, it allows him to see COVID from both perspectives.

What Happened: In a recent article he wrote for The Spectator, he writes the following,

It’s hard to imagine, let alone measures, the side effects of lockdowns. The risk with the government’s ‘fear’ messaging is that people become so worried about burdening the NHS that they avoid seeking medical help. Or by the time they do so, it can be too late. The big rise in at-home deaths (still ongoing) points to that. You will be familiar with the Covid death toll, updated in the papers every day. But did you know that since the pandemic, we’ve had 28,200 more deaths among diabetics that we’d normally expect? That’s not the kind of figure they show on a graph at No. 10 press conference. For people with heart disease, it’s 17,100. For dementia and Alzheimer’s, it’s 22,800. Most were categorised as Covid deaths: people can die with multiple conditions, so they can fall into more than one of these categories. It’s a complicated picture. But that’s the problem in assessing lockdown. you need to do a balance of risks.

Evidence-based medicine might sound like a tautology — what kind of medicine isn’t based on evidence? I’m afraid that you’d be surprised. Massive decisions are often taken on misleading, low-quality evidence. We see this all the time. In the last pandemic, the swine flu outbreak of 2009, I did some work asking why the government spent £500 million on Tamiflu: then hailed as a wonder drug. In fact, it proved to have a very limited effect. The debate then had many of the same cast of characters as today: Jonathan Van-Tam, Neil Ferguson and others. The big difference this time is the influence of social media, whose viciousness is something to behold. It’s easy to see why academics would self-censor and stay away from the debate, especially if it means challenging a consensus.

This is something that’s been a concern since the beginning of the pandemic. For example, a report published during the first wave in the British Medical Journal  titled Covid-19: “Staggering number” of extra deaths in community is not explained by covid-19″ has suggested that quarantine measures in the United Kingdom, as a result of the new coronavirus, may have already killed more UK seniors than the coronavirus has during the months of April and May.

According to the data, COVID-19, at the time of publication, only accounted for 10,000 of the 30,000 excess deaths that have been recorded in senior care facilities during the height of the pandemic. The article quotes British Health officials stating that these unexplained deaths may have occurred because quarantine measures have prevented seniors from accessing the health care that they need.

Fast forward to more recent research regarding lockdowns, and these concerns have grown. Professor Anna-Mia Ekström and Professor Stefan Swartling Peterson have gone through the data from UNICEF and UNAIDS, and came to the conclusion that at least as many people have died as a result of the restrictions to fight COVID as have died of COVID. You can read more about that here.

These are just a few of many examples. You can read more about the hypothesized “catastrophic” impacts of lockdown, here.

When it comes to what he mentions about academics shying away from debate, especially if their research goes against the grain, we’ve a seen a lot of that too. Here’s a great example you can read about from Sweden regarding zero deaths of school children during the first wave despite no masks mandates or lockdown measures. Jonas F Ludvigsson, a paediatrician at Örebro University Hospital and professor of clinical epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute is quitting his work on COVID-19 because of harassment from people who dislike what he has discovered.

Why This Is Important: Heneghan’s words are something that many people have been concerned about when it comes to the deaths that are attributed to COVID-19. How many of them are actually a result of COVID? The truth seems to be that we don’t really know. But one thing we do know is that total death toll caused by COVID doesn’t seem to be quite accurate.

That being said, we do know that people with comorbidities are more susceptible to illness and death from COVID, and that’s something to keep in mind. For people with underlying health conditions, covid, just like flu or pneumonia, can be fatal.

Ontario (Canada) Public Health has a page on their website titled “How Ontario is responding to COVID-19.” On it, they clearly state that deaths are being marked as COVID deaths and are being included in the COVID death count regardless of whether or not COVID actually contributed to or caused the death. They state the following:

Any case marked as “Fatal” is included in the deaths data. Deaths are included whether or not COVID-19 was determined to be a contributing or underlying cause of death…”

This statement from Ontario Public Health echoes statements made multiple times by Canadian public health agencies and personnel. According to Ontario Ministry Health Senior Communications Advisor Anna Miller:

As a result of how data is recorded by health units into public health information databases, the ministry is not able to accurately separate how many people died directly because of COVID versus those who died with a COVID infection.

In late June 2020, Toronto (Ontario, Canada) Public Health tweeted that:

“Individuals who have died with COVID-19, but not as a result of COVID-19 are included in the case counts for COVID-19 deaths in Toronto.”

It’s not just in Canada where we’ve seen these types of statements being made, it’s all over the world. There are multiple examples from the United States that we’ve covered since the start of the pandemic.

For example, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health stated the following during the first wave of the pandemic:

If you were in hospice and had already been given a few weeks to live and then you were also found to have COVID, that would be counted as a COVID death, despite if you died of a clear alternative cause it’s still listed as a COVID death. So, everyone who is listed as a COVID death that doesn’t mean that was the cause of the death, but they had COVID at the time of death.

Also during the first wave, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had to announce a change to how it tallies coronavirus deaths due to complaints that it inflated the numbers.

As you can see, we’ve struggled to find an accurate way to go about tallying COVID deaths since the start, creating more fear and hysteria around total numbers that are plastered constantly in front of citizens by news stations. That being said, a lot of people who are dying of COVID do have co-morbidities as well. But as the professor says, “it’s a complicated picture” and hard to figure out, and probably something we will never figure out.

There’s been a lot of “fear mongering” by governments and mainstream media, and some believe that lockdowns and masks are simply being used as a psychological tool to keep that fear constant, which in turn makes it easier to control people and make them comply.

Meanwhile, there are a lot of experts in the field who are pointing to the fact that yes, COVID is dangerous, but it does not at all warrant the measures that are being taken, especially when the virus has a 99.95 percent survival rate for people over the age of 70. There are better ways to protect the vulnerable without creating even more chaos that lockdown measures have created, and are creating throughout this pandemic.

That said, it’s also important to note that some calls for lockdown measures are focused on stopping hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. Why do some places with very restrictions see no hospital capacity issues? Why do some places with a lot of restrictions see hospital capacity issues? Why do we also see the opposite for both in some areas? These questions appear to be unanswered still. That being said. Hospitals have always been overwhelmed. This is not a new phenomenon.

The main issue here is not who is right or wrong, it’s the censorship of data, science, and opinions of experts in the field. The censorship that has occurred during this pandemic has been unprecedented.

Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. COVID-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health. Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement. So too are scientists and health experts. The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency—a time when it is even more important to safeguard science. –  Dr. Kamran Abbasi, recent executive editor of the prestigious British Medical Journal (source)

This censorship alone has been an excellent catalyst for people to question what we are constantly hearing from mainstream media, government, and political scientists. Any type of information that calls into question the recommendations or the information we are receiving from our government seems to be subjected to this type of censorship. Mainstream media has done a great job at not acknowledging many aspects of this pandemic, like clinically proven treatments other than a vaccine, and therefore the masses are completely unaware of it.

Is this what we would call ethical? When trying to explain this to a friend or family member, the fact that they are not aware of these other pieces of information, because they may be avid mainstream news watchers, has them in disbelief and perhaps even sometimes labelling such assertions as a “conspiracy theory.” This Brings me to my next point.

The Takeaway: As I’ve said in a number of articles before, society is failing to have conversations about “controversial” topics and viewpoints. This is in large part due to the fact that mainstream media does such a poor job at covering these viewpoints let alone acknowledging them. The fact that big media has such a stranglehold over the minds of many is also very concerning, because we are living in a time where independent research may be more useful. There seems to be massive conflicts of interest within mainstream media, and the fact that healthy conversation and debate is being shut down by mainstream media contributes to the fact that we can’t even have normal conversations about controversial topics in our everyday lives.

Why does this happen? Why can’t we see the perspective of another? To be honest, I still sometimes struggle with this. When it comes to COVID, things clearly aren’t as black and white as they’re being made out to be, and as I’ve said many times before when things aren’t clear, and when government mandates oppose the will of so many people, it reaches a point where they become authoritarian and overreaching.

In such circumstances I believe governments should simply be making recommendations and explaining why certain actions might be important, and then leave it to the people to decide for themselves what measures they’d like to take, if any. What do you think? One thing is for certain, COVID has been a catalyst for more and more people to question the world we live in, and why we live the way that we do.

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