Daily Archives: January 29, 2022

Data, we want it all…


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Date: January 29, 2022

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“And we want it now.

Covid-19 vaccines and treatments: we must have raw data, now
https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o102

Data should be fully and immediately available for public scrutiny

2009 – 2012

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04368728

Governments spent billions stockpiling Tamiflu

Majority of trials sponsored by manufacturer

Papers ghostwritten, paid by the manufacturer

Academics who requested access to the data for independent analysis were denied

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Today

Despite the global rollout of covid-19 vaccines and treatments,

the anonymised participant level data underlying the trials for these new products remain inaccessible to doctors, researchers, and the public

This is morally indefensible for all trials, but especially for those involving major public health interventions.

Pfizer’s pivotal covid vaccine trial, designed, run, analysed, and authored by Pfizer employees.

The company and the contract research organisations that carried out the trial hold all the data.

Pfizer has indicated that it will not begin entertaining requests for trial data until May 2025, (NCT04368728).

Moderna data

may be available … with publication of the final study results in 2022

Datasets will be available upon request and subject to review once the trial is complete

Eestimated primary completion date 27 October 2022 (NCT04470427).

AstraZeneca

As of 31 December 2021

timelines vary per request and can take up to a year upon full submission of the request

Regeneron’s phase III trial of monoclonal antibody therapy REGEN-COV

Participant level data will not be made available to others EMU)

Should the drug be approved, sharing will be considered

Remdesivir

US National Institutes of Health, (funders) The longitudinal data set only contains a small subset of the protocol and statistical analysis plan objectives

In our view, there is no dilemma
the anonymised individual participant data from clinical trials must be made available for independent scrutiny.
US Food and Drug Administration, freedom of information request to the agency for Pfizer’s vaccine data

UK, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

does not proactively release clinical trial documents

Transparency and trust

Transparent decision making is essential.

At least three of the many companies making covid-19 vaccines have past criminal and civil settlements costing them billions of dollars

The BMJ supports vaccination policies based on sound evidence.

The same applies to treatments for covid-19

Data must be available when trial results are announced, published, or used to justify regulatory decisions.

There is no place for wholesale exemptions from good practice during a pandemic.

The public

Has paid for covid-19 vaccines through vast public funding of research

that takes on the balance of benefits and harms

has a right and entitlement to those data, as well as to the interrogation of those data by experts.

Pharmaceutical companies are reaping vast profits without adequate independent scrutiny of their scientific claims.

The purpose of regulators is not to dance to the tune of rich global corporations and enrich them further;

it is to protect the health of their populations.

We need complete data transparency for all studies, we need it in the public interest, and we need it now.”

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Neil Young Blamed Gay People for AIDS, Now Blames Joe Rogan For Misinfo…

Date: January 29, 2022

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“Canadian rocker Neil Young has come out firmly on the side of censorship, demanding that his music be removed from Spotify as long as the online music platform continues to run Joe Rogan’s podcast, which Young alleges is a source of COVID misinformation.”

I’ve wondered more than once if Neil wasn’t gay, himself…a closet case.

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Man who needs heart transplant refuses to get COVID-19 vaccine…

Date: January 29, 2022

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“A 31-year-old man who needs a new heart isn’t getting one because he hasn’t been vaccinated against COVID-19. David Ferguson said his son DJ refuses to get the shot, and the hospital treating him said the coronavirus vaccine is one of several required for transplant candidates. Paul Burton of CBS Boston reports.”

I agree it’s his decision…He’ll certainly die, it seems…

Is it fair?…well…no…but little about life honestly is fair.

I hope their suffering is brief.

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COVID Policy Is All Wrong! Says Top Immunologist…

Date: January 29, 2022

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“Top Israeli immunologist Dr. Ehud Qimron has penned a scathing open letter excoriating the Israeli government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, detailing all the misinformation, bad science and duplicity that has characterized policy-making since COVID-19 first appeared.

Jimmy and comedian Kurt Metzger discuss Qimron’s specific accusations.”

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The TRUTH About Ukraine, Russia & War…

Date: January 29, 2022

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“With Russian troops amassing along the border and Joe Biden promising swift, aggressive action if Ukraine is invaded, the threat of a larger war between NATO and Russia looms. How much responsibility does the United States bear for this game of political brinksmanship and what’s likely to happen next?

Jimmy breaks down the looming crisis with RT host and Russia expert Peter Lavelle.”

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UK & Ireland DROPPING ALL Covid Restrictions…

Date: January 29, 2022

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“Both the UK and Ireland have announced that they will soon drop nearly all COVID restrictions on the general public, meaning the elimination of mask mandates, compulsory boosters and vaccination, and limits on social distancing and attendance to public events. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government is making this move now that the omicron surge appears to be subsiding.

Jimmy and comedian Kurt Metzger discuss this new “rollback” phase of the pandemic.”

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Judge Blocks Hospital Workers From Quitting Their Jobs…

Date: January 28, 2022

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“So-called “at-will” employment laws are supposed to allow companies to fire employees for any reason while also allowing employees to quit their jobs without giving any reason. But as a group of Wisconsin healthcare workers have discovered to their dismay, employers may prevent workers from quitting to take new jobs with better pay and benefits by suing in court and getting friendly judges to rule in their favor.

Jimmy and comedian Kurt Metzger discuss this blatant violation of the “free market” principles so many espouse but don’t necessarily feel compelled to follow.”

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