After three years of the pandemic, looks like the “conspiracy theorists” and “anti-vaxxers” were right again.
Last week, a small official study reveals that receiving both the flu shot and Pfizer’s Covid bivalent booster at the same time may increase the risk of stroke.
On December 2022, FDA admitted that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine had been linked to blood clotting in older individuals based on the results of one of the largest studies of elderly persons aged 65 years and above.
On January 2023, CDC and FDA announced that it is going to investigate the link between Pfizer’s mRNA COVID-19 booster and ischemic strokes in people aged 65 and older.
“Following the availability and use of the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines, CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD), a near real-time surveillance system, met the statistical criteria to prompt additional investigation into whether there was a safety concern for ischemic stroke in people ages 65 and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent,” CDC said in a statement.
“Rapid-response investigation of the signal in the VSD raised a question of whether people 65 and older who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent were more likely to have an ischemic stroke in the 21 days following vaccination compared with days 22-44 following vaccination,” CDC continued.
Big pharma Pfizer denied these allegations and claimed there is no evidence linking strokes with the use of their COVID-19 vaccines.
“Neither Pfizer and BioNTech nor the CDC or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have observed similar findings across numerous other monitoring systems in the U.S. and globally and there is no evidence to conclude that ischemic stroke is associated with the use of the companies’ COVID-19 vaccines,” Pfizer claimed, according to Reuters.
According to FDA, most of the patients who developed stroke had also gotten their flu shot on the same day, which could be a contributing factor, per Daily Mail.
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that a two-year-old girl from New Hampshire died suddenly one day after receiving one dose of the Moderna vaccine and FluLaval Quadrivalent vaccine, according to CDC’s VAERS WONDER System,
This data proves that the vaccine is not only dangerous to older people but also for young children.
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Finland’s Top Expert on Pediatric Gender Medicine Dismantles Child ‘Transition’ Obsession
Finland’s leading expert on pediatric gender medicine dismantled the push to “transition” children with gender dysphoria, a practice heavily promoted by the United States medical establishment.
Advocates of putting children on puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones and letting them undergo genital mutilation surgeries refer to these practices as “gender-affirming care.”
But Dr. Riittakerttu Kaltiala, professor of adolescent psychiatry at Tampere University in Finland, is sounding the alarm on the practices.
According to Kaltiala, even “social transitions” — such as allowing children to identify as a different gender, use different pronouns, and use restrooms and facilities not in line with their actual sex — perpetuate child gender confusion and introduce strong social and psychological interference in a child’s development.
During adolescence, the construction of identity is not complete and the end result remains unknown. Four out of five children who deal with gender confusion at a young age will grow out of it and return to identifying with their actual gender, according to Kaltiala, who says intervention on the issue can be harmful.
Allowing children to identify as another gender is tantamount to “negating the body,” and Kaltiala says that a child who is struggling with gender identity should be allowed to go through the process without intervention, as puberty will usually result in the child accepting their body.
Whether a child is pushed one way or another, Kaltiala says, “the child gets a message that there is something wrong with him or her.”
“Young people experiment with different identities,” the doctor continued. “It is normal in adolescence.”
When asked why gender identity experiments on children have become the desired course for doctors, as they are in the United States, Kaltiala said that the push did not come from child psychiatry, but rather from politicians, organizations, and doctors.
She also said that children who have identity issues will often be convinced by social media that their issues can be resolved if others saw them as their “true gender.” Kaltiala says there is no basis for drawing such a connection, because “The balance of the mind does not arise from making others do and see what they want.”
One thing child “transition” advocates, including doctors, often repeat is that not pursuing the “gender-affirming care” model is much more likely to result in suicide. In fact, doctors often bully parents into the medically dubious treatments by asking them, “Would you rather have a dead daughter or a live son?”
Kaltiala calls this line “purposeful disinformation, the dissemination of which is irresponsible.”
“Mentally healthy young people who experience their gender differently from their biological body are not automatically self-destructive,” she said. In fact, a Swedish study showed a clear increase in suicide among adults receiving sex-change treatments.
Furthermore, a Finnish study showed that the mental health of people who received hormone treatments as a child actually deteriorated into adulthood.
Kaltiala argues that treatments based on gender identity should not begin until adulthood.
As Breitbart News reported, several European countries have taken steps against the “affirmation” model, with the United Kingdom announcing the closure of its only “gender-affirming” clinic for children for being “not safe.” England will also move from the “affirmation” model to one based in psychotherapy.
The U.K., Sweden, and Finland have “explicitly abandoned” the “affirmation” model because of over-prescription and evidence pointing to the persistence of gender dysphoria into adulthood when that model is followed.
Further, France’s National Academy of Medicine cautions against such medical interventions for minors and points to “epidemic-like” increases of gender dysphoria cases among children.
Despite that, when compared to any European country, the United States is the “most permissive country” for child sex change operations and gender “transition” drug treatments.
Getting Pfizer’s Covid booster and flu vaccine on the same day may raise the risk of a STROKE, FDA says
The FDA is launching a bigger study to examine potential safety problems arising from vaccinating against Covid and flu simultaneously
Getting Pfizer’s Covid bivalent booster and a flu shot on the same day may raise the risk of a stroke, a small official analysis suggests.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found the preliminary link while scouring vaccine injury databases after a separate safety concern was raised about Pfizer’s jab.
Earlier this month, one of the country’s vaccine surveillance systems flagged a possible association between the Omicron-specific shot and an elevated risk of an ischemic stroke among seniors over 65.
FDA officials who have been investigating the link said most of the patients had also received their flu shot on the same day, which might be a factor.
Millions of Americans got both shots at the same time this winter following a major public health push by the White House. In September, Dr Ashish Jha, White House Covid Response Coordinator, said: ‘I believe this is why God gave us two arms — one for the flu shot and the other for the Covid shot.’
The FDA is launching a bigger study to examine potential safety problems arising from vaccinating against Covid and flu simultaneously.
The findings will help the agency decide whether to continue with its recommendation to get both vaccines at the same time next winter.
For now health officials are still recommending people get both shots at once because getting infected with flu or Covid also raises the risk of strokes.
Dr Walid Gellad, professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh who was not involved in the analysis, said the issue required further investigation.
‘Sometimes signals are not clear. It makes sense to look into it more, and it doesn’t make sense to change practice given the known benefits (of getting the booster) in this age group.’
The possible link between the shots and strokes was found as part of an independent FDA review into Pfizer’s Covid vaccine.
The findings were presented today at a meeting of outside experts that advise the FDA on vaccine policy.
In November, a small real-time government surveillance system that monitors vaccine injuries known as the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) detected a possible link between the Covid shot and strokes among over-65s.
Investigators found that 130 seniors suffered strokes in the 21 days after receiving Pfizer’s booster among about 550,000 recipients in the VSD database.
One man in his 70s died a month after the stroke, which was determined his likely cause of death.
But officials said the overall increase in strokes seems to wane with time, weakening the link to the Covid shot.
Richard Forshee, deputy director of the FDA’s biostatistics office, told the agency’s independent vaccine committee: ‘So far the data that we have seen suggests the absence of a safety risk for the bivalent boosters in age 65 years and older.’
The FDA reviewed data from 4.25 million seniors who received Pfizer’s omicron booster and did not identify any increased stroke risk.
The agency’s review of VAERS database also did not find an increased risk.
The FDA also reached out to international health agencies and Pfizer to find out what they observed in their data, and the stroke link was not corroborated.
However, the FDA reviewers ran a small analysis that indicated seniors who received both the Pfizer omicron booster and a high-dose or adjuvanted flu vaccine on the same day may have a higher risk of stroke.
Its comes as a key panel of advisors to the FDA recommended switching the entire vaccine series to bivalent booster doses.
Currently, a person receiving the original two-dose vaccine regimen will receive the original vaccine doses tailored to the Wuhan strain, but the bivalent shot as a booster.
The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which is made up of outside experts that advise regulators, voted 21-0 to make the original regimen the bivalent shots too.
The FDA will now need to approve of this change, which it is likely to do in the coming days.
While it will only impact people who are still unvaccinated against the virus, the change could be a key step towards making the Covid vaccine an annual shot – like it is for the flu.