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  1. What makes you think it was the vaccine and not natural immunity from previous infection with robust health from good lifestyle?
  2. Didn't you already have Covid. And a vax or two? I've been relying only on my mask for protection and it has worked perfectly so far. If you want I can send plans. The material list is short just 2 rubber bands, 2 bread twisties and 1 onion bag. Actually, that isn't entirely true I also depend on my diet of saturated fat, cholesterol and salt.
  3. I'd be surprised if this is true. The antibodies produced by injected vaccines are humoral with minimal expression in the mucosa of the upper respiratory tract. Thus one can develop a superficial infection of the mucosa while protected from systemic infection. This is why there is ongoing effort to produce inhaled vaccines.
  4. [Moderator's Note: I moved the first two posts in this thread from here, where they was off-topic. --Dean] I wonder the same thing about CR. It often works wonders especially in the short term. Some struggle to sustain success long term. And there are cases of it spiraling into disaster typically attributed to bad luck, bad genes or bad execution. I find it fairly compelling that a large and growing number of people (and mice too!) have found benefits with similar approaches to mine for numerous diseases such as MS, MD, ALS, SMA, CMT, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's as well as many forms of cancer. And Virta Health and others have rapidly growing successful businesses treating common problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease using various forms of ketogenic diets as foundational aspects of their therapies. It appears the most common pitfall of ketogenic diets, especially high saturated fat or animal based, is an extreme rise in LDL perhaps affecting 20 to 30% of those who stick with it long term. I fall into this group as my LDL has already more than doubled and is rising, perhaps into the range of 500 to 800 if I sustain my current practices and trajectory. But despite much looking I have yet to see compelling evidence high LDL is harmful in the context of good metabolic health (low BP, low bodyfat, high HDL, low triglycerides, low insulin, stable blood sugar w/ low HbA1C, normal thyroid, low inflammation, etc.).
  5. Seems likely to me. Here's an article laying out why vaccinating kids is a bad idea. Why are we vaccinating children against COVID-19? This article examines issues related to COVID-19 inoculations for children. The bulk of the official COVID-19-attributed deaths per capita occur in the elderly with high comorbidities, and the COVID-19 attributed deaths per capita are negligible in children. The bulk of the normalized post-inoculation deaths also occur in the elderly with high comorbidities, while the normalized post-inoculation deaths are small, but not negligible, in children. Clinical trials for these inoculations were very short-term (a few months), had samples not representative of the total population, and for adolescents/children, had poor predictive power because of their small size. Further, the clinical trials did not address changes in biomarkers that could serve as early warning indicators of elevated predisposition to serious diseases. Most importantly, the clinical trials did not address long-term effects that, if serious, would be borne by children/adolescents for potentially decades.
  6. It also coincides with the epidemic of child vaccination.
  7. Lots of doses have been administered and a lot of people have died or been severely impacted by previously rare conditions shortly after receiving a dose. To call it well tested, safe and effective would require making an effort to track what happens but instead the effort has been to hide the consequences. The math for me is I could not possibly have done any better being vaccinated as I have not suffered from this pandemic. If I got Covid it was essentially asymptomatic and if I didn't the protection of vaccination which needs to be renewed after 6 months would have been wasted. What is your explanation for the recent massive spike in Covid cases in South Africa without a corresponding increase in hospitalization or deaths? They have a low vaccination rate. Your belief that vaccination is needed to reduce risk doesn't appear supported by their data.
  8. I am unvaccinated and I don't need help. I am very glad to have avoided vaccination because I did not want to participate in hurrying the loss of effectiveness for those in need of protection. Now that it is clear their effectiveness is diminishing I am glad to not be riding the booster train. There were significant early indications that I was at minimal risk from this virus and it never felt like a personal emergency. At this point it would seem exceptionally foolish to take a risky, poorly tested experimental emergency use vaccine with unknown long term effects offering faltering protection against a fading threat.
  9. The death statistics collected in the US as reported by Worldometer are for people who died with covid not for those who died from covid. So it is possible for the number of people being killed by covid to be declining despite a surging US covid death rate. It strikes me as ridiculous that at this stage in the pandemic we are still lacking meaningful data.
  10. I've seen listings for smart watches which measure blood pressure. I've got a cheap one that does pulse but it does a poor job compared to my chest strap heart monitor. I don't know if more expensive ones do it better or if any measure BP accurately. The chest strap heart rate monitor is interesting because it gives a fuller signal capturing the timing of each beat and not just an averaged pulse. I would be curious to see a full blood pressure signal to see the impact of heart rate variability on pressure but I don't know of any consumer devices that do it.
  11. No offense here. I think one can find examples of craziness and divisiveness throughout US history but success and wealth kept it in check and made the worst of it easier to overlook. The US has massive assets but deficits are growing so fast a US melt down seems increasingly possible and the craziness could escalate a lot. I would gladly relocate to a healthier destination but probably won't until it is certain this ship is sunk. My talent for languages is lacking and it appears most if not all English speaking countries are getting crazier too. The most sane and inviting places for me are smaller and vulnerable to external forces and their futures can also quickly change from bright to ugly.
  12. As far as I know in other places there was at least a pretense the measures were for public health. Here are quotes from the mayor of Chicago: “To put it simply, if you have been living vaccine-free, your time is up. If you wish to live life with the ease to do the things you love, you must be vax’d,” “This health order may pose an inconvenience to the unvaccinated, and in fact it is inconvenient by design”
  13. Ha, Ha! That's nothing! While there are still sane places in the US, my city Chicago wants to be nastier than the the worst of Europe. Our New Year's resolution is the unvaccinated will no longer be allowed indoor fitness activities outside of our homes such as health clubs, gyms, pools, dancing, racquetball, etc. They now openly admit it is about coercion and there won't be exemptions for those with negative covid tests or proven immunity. Which for me now makes it a matter of principle to never get vaccinated even if one is developed that actually is safe and effective.
  14. Todd Allen

    Is 15.5 Bmi too Dangerous ?

    Deniz, you should private message Fernando Gabriel aka Capitao Nascimento our resident anorexia expert.
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    Nutrition and longevity drugs

    It looks like they focused on calories and macro nutrient ratios but not food quality. Although it is hard to quantify food quality my experience is it deserves more attention. I wonder to what degree research findings would remain relevant in a context of less processed higher quality foods.
  16. https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-gurpareet-bains-dead-celebrity-25447378 The celebrity chef, whose cookbooks based on using the power of superfoods led to him having many famous fans, passed away from a heart attack.
  17. Ha ha perfect. Curiously if we look at the unexplained skipped greek letters Nu is an anagram for Un and Xi is an anagram for Ix which together is Unix. Bill Gates has some explaining to do.
  18. Good catch. The possibility of a dated story being updated didn't cross my mind. I had a deja vu'ish sense when these stories broke of a frightening new numbered variant and when a cursory search on B.1.1.529 turned up an article dated in July confirmation bias kicked in and I didn't look further. It doesn't help that once again folks from Imperial College London are prominently sounding the alarm generating for me a bit of fool me once, fool me twice disdain.
  19. Not that new, here's a story mentioning this variant from July... https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/07/how-scientists-detect-new-covid-19-variants/
  20. Todd Allen

    Vaccine risks, injury and related topics

    I see a silver lining. The mandatory vaccine fever appears to be spreading fast. In addition to Italy, Germany is also giving it serious consideration. France, Spain and the UK have partial mandates in place and could easily expand to full mandates too. Ties between Europe and South America are strong and with just a bit more luck Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay will follow Europe's lead. 2022 is shaping up to be our best shot ever for a FIFA World Cup! https://summit.news/2021/11/09/german-newspaper-highlights-unusually-large-number-of-soccer-players-who-have-collapsed-recently/
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    Vaccine risks, injury and related topics

    Shocking escalation in vaccine hesitancy: vaccine hesitancy.mp4
  22. At least they are not as crazy as your neighbors... https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/14/europe/austria-lockdown-unvaccinated-intl/index.html The lockdown plan which was agreed in September called for unvaccinated Austrians to face a stay-at-home order once 30% of intensive-care beds are occupied by Covid-19 patients. Unvaccinated people are already excluded from entertainment venues, restaurants, hairdressers and other parts of public life in Austria.
  23. Todd Allen

    Vaccine risks, injury and related topics

    BMJ Investigation Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial
  24. I use Tello which was a Sprint MVNO but now is T-Mobile after the merger. I was somewhat annoyed because I'm now paying about double for service from before. I used to spend $10 about every 6 months and now it is every 3 months. The prices actually didn't go up, still the same cost per text, minute or megabyte but they now require a purchase every 3 months if not on a monthly plan and $10 is the smallest recharge. The downside is I'm now using my phone a lot more to use up the extra service I'm paying for but don't really need.