Dutch Government Rejects Mandatory Masking: ‘No Proven Effectiveness’

The Hague, 30 July 2020:

The government of The Netherlands announced today that public that there will be no legal requirement on people to wear masks in public spaces as a measure to slow the spread of COVID – 19 coronavirus. The announcement from the nation’s capital stated that the effectiveness of mandatory masking of citizens remains unproven.


Netherlands unmasked – Picture: Olaf Kraak, AFP / Getty

The Dutch Minister for Medical Care Tamara van Ark said the decision had been made after a review of evidence for and against masking by the country’s National Institute for Health (RIVM).

The official advice for preventing spread of the virus from person to person is for better adherence to social distancing rules. After confirmed coronavirus cases spiked over the past seven days, Reuters reports Van Ark told at a press conference in The Hague “Because from a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks, the Cabinet has decided that there will be no national obligation for wearing non-medical masks.”

RIVM chief Jaap van Dissel conceded that  masks are known to help slow the spread of disease in hospital situations where especially vulnerable people are involved or in crowd situations such as on public transport, but remained unconvinced they will do anything to counter coronavirus outbreaks in the Netherlands.

He argued wearing masks incorrectly, together with worse adherence to social distancing rules that the false confidence masks give to wearers, could increase the risk of transmitting the disease.

The decision followed a meeting of health and government officials after new coronavirus cases in the country rose to 1,329 in the past week, an increase of more than a third. The case level has since flattened out.

As Breitbart Europe has reported, the Dutch response to the pandemic has been differen to most of Europe. Shops and businesses have remained open and families walk and  cycle together to picnics or beisure outings in the sunny summer weather the Netherlands is enjoying. The government describes its actions as an “intelligent lockdown” to meet the coronavirus threat. Sports events, theatres and music venues and other activities which put people in close proximity have been closed but businesses have remained open.

In contrast to most other European countries where people were ordered to remain housebound for months at a time, the Dutch authorities merely advised people to stay home if possible and to keep 1.5 metres (five feet) of social distance.

The Dutch position — very similar to Sweden’s, which has been attacked by control freakery fans  — also reflects a wider philosophical split in both Europe and the world on how to balance the need to control the disease against the catastrophic economic and broader societal damage caused by harsh lockdowns.

While critic’s of Sweden’s limited lockdown and decision to keep the economy running have gleefully pointed to the fact that statistics for deaths and infections in Sweden have been similar to elsewhere in Europe they omit to mention that the vast majority of Swedish cases have occurred in migrant dominated suburbs where people live in crowded conditions and where advice on social distancing and minimising contact has largely been ignored.

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COVID – 19:The “Deadly” Hydroxychloroquine Publishing Scandal

A publishing scandal recently erupted around the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat Covid 19. It is also known as quinine and chloroquine, and is on the WHO list of essential medicines.

The bark of the South American quina-quina tree has been used to treat malaria for 400 years. Quinine, a generic drug costing pennies a dose, is available for purchase online. In rare cases it can cause dizziness and irregular heartbeat.

In late May, 2020, The Lancet published a four-author study claiming that HCQ used in hospitals to treat Covid-19 had been shown conclusively to be a hazard for heart death. The data allegedly covered 96,000 patients in 671 hospitals on six continents.

After the article had spent 13 days in the headlines, dogged by scientific objections, three of the authors retracted it on June 5.

Meanwhile, during an expert closed-door meeting leaked May 24 in France, The Lancet and NEJM editors explained how financially powerful pharmaceutical players were “criminally” corrupting medical science to advance their interests … Continue reading >>>

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Big Pharma “Criminal” Influence On Research Exposed In Secret Recording Of Lancet And NEJM Editors-In-Chief

from Zero Hedge

A secretly recorded meeting between the editors-in-chief of The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine reveal both men bemoaning the “criminal” influence big pharma has on scientific research.

The Lancet Editor-In-Chief Richard Horton

According to Philippe Douste-Blazy, France’s former Health Minister and 2017 candidate for WHO Director, the leaked 2020 Chattam House closed-door discussion between the EIC’s – whose publications both retracted papers favorable to big pharma over fraudulent data.

“Now we are not going to be able to, basically, if this continues, publish any more clinical research data because the pharmaceutical companies are so financially powerful today, and are able to use such methodologies, as to have us accept papers which are apparently methodologically perfect, but which, in reality, manage to conclude what they want them to conclude,” said Lancet EIC Richard Horton.

According to Douste-Blazy, the the EICs said the influence wielded by big Pharma to influence publications is “criminal.”

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The flu vaccine is a spectacular failure

As part of The Daily Stirrer’s commitment to stirring things up for the environment, we feel obliged to question the 2sacred cow” narratives of the establisment, particularly those which are presented as “for the public good,” but which on closer examination are for the good of corporate profits and the increase of political control over our daily lives. One of these narratives in recent years has been the promotion of vaccines, particularly those of dubious value such as the ‘flu vaccine, which people of a certain age and above are urged to get each year.

The ‘flu vaccine is big business for the pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines, but how effective is it?

from NewsTarget, 03 March 2020

We’re often bombarded with “helpful” reminders to get our flu vaccines as winter rolls around, but when you take a closer look at the medical literature, there’s a lot about the shot that simply doesn’t add up. There are really two main qualities that you’d expect a vaccine that is pushed on the masses to possess: safety and efficacy. Unfortunately, the flu vaccine fails on both counts.

There’s a huge body of evidence showing just how ineffective the flu vaccine is and how easily its effectiveness can drop depending on personal factors. The CDC can never really say just how well a particular season’s flu vaccine will work as it must be created well ahead of the flu season, and there’s no way of knowing which strains will dominate in a particular year – they can only guess. Then, they point out that past seasons have seen efficacies in the range of 40 to 60 percent, as if that’s somehow something to brag about!

And when you look at particular years or groups of people alone, it fares far worse, with the overall effectiveness of 2018-2019 vaccine being just 29 percent across all the various age groups and flu viruses. This is according to information compiled by Children’s Health Defense.

In February of 2019, flu vaccines were actually ineffective 91 percent of the time. And that upper efficacy of the range the CDC touts of 60 percent has only been reached once in the last 15 years. Some years have seen failure rates of as high as 90 percent, which is what happened in 2004-2005.

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The State To Be Public Guardian Over Organ Rights

Government to introduce Organ Donation opt out scheme to be regulated by The Office of the Public Guardian

‘The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is an independent statutory office established to protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of adults with impaired decision-making capacity, and children and young people in the child protection system.’
Hmmmm…. sounds like state intervention to me.
Your organs are being targeted. When you are lying on your deathbed, doctors will gather around you like vultures, ready to pounce the moment you expire and strip your cadaver of any bits that might still be useful. We should have seen this coming when medical professionals started talking about “harvesting organs” from the newly dead. I notice they have dropped that now, the PR people must have had a word.

While many nations in the EU already have laws which decree tht the government owns your dead body and has the right to “harvest organs” from it for transplant surgery, in Britain, where we value personal liberty more that statistics, organ donation has always been an opt in issue. If you are prepared to give organs you must carry a card stating your willingness (just in case you get run over by a bus or chance to meet a surgeon who needs a liver, kidney or set of lungs to avoid his monthly performance stats falling short.)

This week however, the Prime Minister has announced the intention to launch a public consultation on increasing rates of organ donation. The proposals will include a new opt-out system for organ donation for England. The consultation will be launched by the end of the year. This means you will have to carry a card saying “When I’m dead, you cannot burcher the corpse as if I’m some clapped out old car in a scrapyard.”

In 2016 to 2018 there were 1,169 deceased organ donors and 3,293 transplants in England. While this was the highest ever rate of organ donation, there are still more people waiting for transplants than there are organs available. It means some people die before a suitable organ becomes available. On the other hand about 550,000 people die per year. Some very big warehouses will be needed to keep all those dead bits in.

Mts May’s consultation will outline ways to increase rates of organ donation and propose a new approach where every person would be deemed to have given consent unless they choose to opt out. It will run for 12 weeks.

The Department of Health will seek views on:

how government can increase rates of organ donation, particularly from BAME communities
how the issue of consent should be managed within the NHS
what role technology could play in helping people to discuss their preferences with family
how opt-out could work in practice, what safeguards would be necessary, and how families could be supported

There is currently a severe shortage of suitable organs, with around 6,500 people currently on transplant waiting lists. Every day up to 3 people die while waiting for an organ to become available.

I have always found the idea of organ transplants disgusting, but being of a stoical turn of mind I have always believed we should accept our destiny. When I have discussed this people usually say, “You’d soon change your tune if you needed a heart transplant. I’m sure I wouldn’t, when I faced death twenty years ago although a transplant could not have saved me because I was having a brain haemorrhage, I asked my wife to be brave enough to let me go if I was going to be a basket case.

Death is something our ancestors lived with for several million years. We must learn to live with it again. To die is not a personal failure.

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Baron Frankenstein’s creation (Image source: www.johhnytruelove

An investigation by Reuters news agency has uncovered the shocking news than an American company has made huge profits from selling human organs and other body parts donated to science, for surgical transplant purposes, often without the knowledge of relatives. Under US law it is legal though many people question the ethics involved. It would not be the first time doctors’ enthusiasm for turning us into Frankenstein monsters has run into ethical problems. A few years ago a plan in the UK to replace failing human organs with healthy ones from pigs ended in disaster.

This latest scheme, launched in 2008 by Arizona based Science Care Inc. had the goal of to maximizing profits from the sale of human bodies donated to science. The company’s model for ensuring quality was based on the McDonald’s Corp business plan.

The company promised to provide customers, i.e. the transplan surgery teams of hospital groups linked to the USA’s private healthcare system, with the same cuts from cadavers no matter which Science Care branch handled the order. Company boss James Rogers cited production methods perfected by Ray Kroc, the visionary who turned a hamburger stand into a fast-food empire, according to a Science Care executive turned whistleblower.

“He used the McDonald’s analogy that no matter where you go, you get the same exact thing,” the executive, former quality assurance director John Cover, said in a sworn statement.

“It was all about quality,” Cover said when interviewed for the Reuters investigation. “When you get a Big Mac, it’s going to taste like a Big Mac, whether you’re in Louisiana or San Francisco.”

Instead of selling hamburgers and nuggets however, Science Care has made millions from human body parts according to Reuters report of its investigation, titled The Body Trade.

According to its own website Science Care, along with its subsidiaries, serves as “a link between individual donors and medical researchers and educators”. It also promises cremation at no cost to the donors or their families.

Body donation differs from organ donation which is closely linked to lifesaving procedures such as when a patient receives a heart or a kidney from the recently deceased. Organ donation is strictly controlled in the US, and selling organs and other body parts for transplant is against the law. Body donation provides material for medical research and training mainly in universities.

Science Care doesn’t break the law, as US regulations don’t prohibit doing whatever you want with corpses donated to science. Science Care is free to sell or lease the bodies and their parts, torsos, heads or limbs. Families of people whose bodies are donated will, however, be shocked to learn their loved ones bodies are not being used for valuable research, but “harvested” like a wrecked car for useful parts that will be sold for profit.

Science Care obtains many of its bodies from hospices caring for the poor and from needy families who cannot afford funerals. Body donation commonly saves families lots of money. A funeral including the cost of a coffin, the memorial service, and burial, may cost a family $7,000, while the price for a simple cremation, which is getting increasingly popular, comes in at $1,000.

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According to a case study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, the cells in the tumors were not human cancer cells, but tapeworm cancer cells, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Natural History Museum in London determined. “We were amazed when we found this new type of disease – tapeworms growing inside a person essentially getting cancer that spreads to the person, causing tumors,” Dr. Atis Muehlenbachs, staff pathologist in CDC’s Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch and lead author of the study, said in a statement.

“We think this type of event is rare. However, this tapeworm is found worldwide and millions of people globally suffer from conditions like HIV that weaken their immune system. So there may be more cases that are unrecognized.” Live Science reported that this is the first published report of someone “becoming sick from cancer cells that developed in a parasite.” MORE >>>

Wasn’t there a story like that on The X Files once?

Personal Irritation Claims – Professional claims service

OMFG, we’ve had about ten calls yesterday and today about personal injury claims, mis – selling, unfair treatment  at work, medical negligence, you name is, a bunch of shyster lawyers want to sue someone on your behalf for it.

Except it seems for personal irritation. How much compo do me and Mrs T. deserve for having to listen to about a minutes babble from a bunch of fuickers who can’t even pronounce our name properly. It’s THORPE OK, not Top, not Torp and not Forp. And I don’t want to sue anybody, but I can think of some I’d like to kill if I could reach through the phone system and grab them by the throat.

All of which added up to make this poster found on Facebook seem more hilarious (h/t Ben Pursglove).

And here, for the record, the heraldic arms of the Elmet Thorpe family (not to be confused with the Wessex Thorpes or the East Anglia Thorpes). We go back to the Celtic dominance of these islands.

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There were a couple of Thorpe’s at Agincourt you know, and one I knew personally in later life was involved in the D Day landings. So while I feel sorry for the poor little schmucks who have to eke out a living cold calling for shyster lawyer companies, I think my family have earned the right to be exempt from harrassment. Unfortunately the nuisance calls opt out service does not work for calls that originate overseas.

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Woman who had three-hour orgasm leaves doctors mystified

An old story but one I copied a snip of to do my own spin on and then forgot. It happens when you’re the wrong side of 65.

Liz from Seattle (who didn’t reveal her last name) had had great sex with her partner Eric, but long after he climbed out of bed, Liz was hitting ever higher peaks of pleasure.

About an hour into her epic climax, Liz started to panic. By the second hour, the panting woman was rushed to hospital where medical staff thought she was in labor. Doctors said they were mystified.

Liz’s orgasm lasted for over three hours before she finally found relief.

Well doctors might have been mystified but the answer is obvious to me. Liz’s partner Eric is obviously a dozy plonker and in a classic case of an iatrogenic medical problem the medical staff were all too preoccupied with prescribing unnecessary and ineffective drugs to take out the Rampant Rabbit he had left behind.

So the poor girl has to endure a permanent climax until the batteries ran down.

We’ll tell you a secret – why not? Big Pharma already hate us

We’re nothing if not irreverent here on Boggart Blog, we have no time for the gods of established religion and no time for the modern gods of science and technology. They’re all synthetic and so have no power. On the other hand we do have quite a bit of time for the old gods of the Greek, Norse and Celtic pantheons, because they’re fun and have great stories and nobody ever really believed in them anyway (OK, I’m just padding here, Google don’t rate out posts unless they have more than 400 characters (and no links in the first 400 characters)

One of the modern gods is medicine. We’re all supposed to be in awe of doctors, they heal the sick, soothe the dying and hand out treatments to stop us getting ill, right?

WRONG!

“It’s supposed to be a secret, but I’ll tell you anyway. We doctors do nothing. We only help and encourage the doctor within.” Albert Schweitzer, M.D.

“He is the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines..” Benjamin Frankin

There is even a word now for illness caused by medical error, incompetence, over – prescription, wrong prescription, prescription for the benefit of corporate profit rather than patients welfare and other related deaths and illness. Oh, yes, “iatrogenic”. I’ll save you the trouble of looking it up.
In the online encyclopedia dictionary, iatrogenists is defined thus:

“iatrogenesis Literally ‘doctor-generated’, the term refers to sickness produced by medical activity. Widely recognized as a phenomenon, the debate is over its extent. The term was introduced into social science by Ivan Illich (Medical Nemesis, 1976), as part of his more general attack on industrial society and in particular its technological and bureaucratic institutions, for limiting freedom and justice and for corrupting and incapacitating individuals.”

According to Wikipedia, in the United States an estimated 225,000 deaths per year have iatrogenic causes, with only heart disease and cancer causing more deaths.

Many iatrogenic effects are clearly defined and easily recognized, such as a complication following a surgical procedure. Less obvious ones, for example continuing to prescribe drugs long after the nations no longer needed them, require significant investigation to identify, such as complex drug interactions.

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So that’s our little bit of hubris for today. I’m off to watch the Grand National now. Might be back later.