May 28, 2024 3-5PM ET

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World Health Assembly hopes to reinforce pandemic preparedness after bold treaty project stalls Member countries initiated the World Health Organization’s annual assembly with aims to enhance globalreadiness for future pandemics following COVID-19. Despite a significant effort, the ambitious “pandemic treaty” was shelved due to disagreements on sharing information and technology related to pandemics. The assembly’s focus has shifted to proposed amendments to the WHO’s International Health Regulations, urging countries to enhance alert, detection, and containment capabilities while cooperating internationally. One proposal includes empowering the WHO director-general to declare a “pandemic emergency.” However, similar disagreements between affluent and developing nations over technology transfer and the establishment of a new fund by 2030 to boost pandemic-fighting capacities remain. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remains optimistic about reaching a consensus, emphasizing the necessity of a united global response to pathogens that transcend national borders. The assembly faces the challenge of balancing national interests with the broader global health perspective.

Reuters today: Only Mr. Gostin is hopeful about the PPPR agenda this week The head of the World Health Organization expressed confidence in reaching a future pandemic accord despite the failure to finalize an agreement recently. Health officials are frustrated with prolonged negotiations, late-night discussions, and right-wing criticism suggesting the treaty threatens sovereignty. Visible resistance includes protests near U.N. headquarters in Geneva. Ministers from 194 WHO member states aim to conclude over two years of negotiations on new pandemic response rules during the World Health Assembly, running from May 27 to June 1. However, a draft deal was not ready for approval last week, with U.S. officials estimating another 1-2 years of talks. Some health diplomats propose reforms and extensions of 5-24 months. Negotiations continue on updating existing health outbreak rules, with a deal reportedly close, including a new alert system. Lawrence Gostin, a professor involved in the talks, criticized the lack of political leadership but remains optimistic about the reforms’ potential to enhance global safety and equity.

COVID Nonsense Helped Raise Awareness of the Vaccine Industry’s Real Agenda The World Health Organization identified “vaccine hesitancy” as a major health threat in 2019. Many initially believed in theefficacy and safety of vaccines. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rise in vaccine hesitancy, especially among healthcare professionals who are now questioning the mainstream narrative. Reports of adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines have prompted some doctors to independently research vaccine safety. Studies have indicated alarming findings, such as abnormal blood results in vaccinated individuals, impaired immune responses linked to mRNA vaccines, and adverse events from booster shots. These revelations have caused a shift in perspective among some medical practitioners, leading them to reassess their stance on vaccine mandates and safety. This growing awareness challenges the pharmaceutical industry’s portrayal of vaccines as entirely safe and beneficial, highlighting the need for transparency and individualized medical approaches. The ongoing dialogue reflects a critical reassessment of medical practices and the influence of pharmaceutical companies on public health policies.

Moderna and Pfizer In Talks With U.S. To Make a Bird Flu Vaccine Moderna and Pfizer are negotiating with the U.S. government to develop an mRNA-based avian flu vaccine. This discussion comes as the avian flu outbreak in U.S. cattle raises concerns. Moderna’s stock surged by 13.7% due to this news. The Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response mentioned ongoing talks and the conversion of 4.8 million doses from bulk to ready-to-use vaccine form. The CDC reported the second human case of the virus in the U.S., although the public health risk remains low. Moderna, which gained prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic, is currently testing avian flu vaccines in a Phase 2 study. The avian influenza virus H5N1, spreading in dairy farms, has long been feared for its pandemic potential. The U.S. has a longstanding program to prepare for such a pandemic, but current supplies would only cover a fraction of the population.

Penn Researchers Develop Experimental mRNA Avian Flu Vaccine Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an experimental mRNA vaccine against the H5N1 avian influenza virus. This vaccine has shown high efficacy in preventing severe illness and death in preclinical models. The mRNA technology allows for rapid development of vaccines, potentially within hours of sequencing a new viral strain. The study, published in Nature Communications, demonstrated strong antibody and T cell responses in mice and ferrets, with sustained antibody levels a year post-vaccination. Vaccinated animals cleared the virus more rapidly and had fewer symptoms compared to unvaccinated ones. The research underscores the advantages of mRNA vaccines over traditional egg-based vaccines, which are slower to produce. This development is seen as a crucial step in managing potential future avian flu pandemics.

Welcome to another episode of “Homeopathic Hits” on The Robert Scott Bell Show.
Today, we’re spotlighting Balsamum Peru, a homeopathic remedy derived from the resin of the Peruvian balsam tree.
Known for its soothing properties in treating respiratory issues and skin conditions, Balsamum Peru offers a natural approach to managing these ailments.
Let’s explore how this remedy can provide relief and enhance overall health.

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Bayer Fights for Survival as Roundup Lawsuits Burn Cash Bayer AG’s CEO Bill Anderson stated that the lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller pose an existential threat to the company and farmers. The lawsuits claim that Roundup’s key ingredient, glyphosate, causes cancer, which Bayer denies. Bayer is considering a controversial legal tactic known as the Texas Two-Step bankruptcy to settle these lawsuits. The company has already spent $10 billion out of a $16 billion reserve set aside for these suits. Anderson emphasized that without products like Roundup, global food security is at risk. Bayer continues to sell glyphosate-based herbicides for agricultural markets, even though it transitioned away from glyphosate for U.S. consumers last year. The lawsuits have significantly impacted Bayer financially, leading to job losses and a decline in R&D spending. Anderson warned that removing glyphosate could increase U.S. grocery costs by over 40%. Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto in 2018 brought these legal issues, causing a significant drop in Bayer’s share value and leading to the departure of Anderson’s predecessor, Werner Baumann.

Critics want ‘mature’ discussion about pesticide Recent revelations have surfaced that Canada’s agriculture department downplayed warnings about glyphosate, acontroversial chemical found in Roundup. Glyphosate is Canada’s most widely used pesticide, with over 50 million kilograms sold in 2020. Critics argue that new scientific evidence showing the chemical’s health risks, including potential carcinogenic effects, necessitates a reassessment of its use. The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) re-approved glyphosate in 2017, but critics say current regulations are inadequate. Environmental groups are pushing for stricter rules and a reduction in pesticide use to protect public health and biodiversity. The government faces pressure to support farmers in transitioning away from glyphosate amidst concerns about its environmental and health impacts.

Let’s Make 2024 the Year of Food is Medicine! The concept of “food is medicine” emphasizes the direct link between nutrition and health. The Food is Medicine Institute and other organizations are advocating for healthcare policies that recognize this connection. Initiatives like medically tailored meals and produce prescriptions aim to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, which are closely linked to diet quality. Successful programs can reduce healthcare costs significantly. Experts like Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian highlight the potential of food as medicine to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities. The article calls for increased efforts to integrate nutrition into healthcare and policy, building on the growing recognition of food’s role in disease prevention and treatment.

The great FOIA dodge Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are intended to ensure government transparency, but they are often obstructed by delays andsecrecy. Recent congressional hearings revealed that top U.S. public health officials used private channels to avoid FOIA requests. David Morens, a former advisor to Anthony Fauci, allegedly destroyed public documents and communicated via private Gmail accounts to evade scrutiny. This has led to suspensions and potential debarments for involved parties. The obfuscation extends to other agencies, such as the FDA and CDC, which have delayed or heavily redacted responses to FOIA requests. These practices undermine public trust and accountability, as highlighted by the author’s own experience with prolonged and obstructed FOIA requests. The piece emphasizes the need for genuine transparency and accountability in public health agencies.

U.K. Skin Cancer Cases Predicted To Hit Record Highs This Year Skin cancer cases in the U.K. are projected to reach unprecedented levels in 2024, with an expected 20,800 new melanoma cases. This surge, driven largely by increased sun exposure and the aging population, has seen the most significant rise among individuals over 80, with a 57% increase in the past decade. In contrast, the 25-49 age group saw a 7% rise. The prevalence of ultraviolet radiation from sun exposure and sunbeds is a major factor, with sunburns significantly raising the risk of developing skin cancer. Improved treatments have led to better survival rates, but prevention remains crucial. Public health campaigns stress the importance of using sunscreen, avoiding peak sun hours, and shunning sunbeds to mitigate risks.

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