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Freddie deBoer β€’ 11906 implied HN points β€’ 12 Mar 24
  1. Medical arguments are crucial for defending trans children to ensure access to necessary healthcare.
  2. Advocating for trans rights should focus on practical strategies that work in the real world, not just theoretical ideals.
  3. Challenging societal norms and privacy laws for medical decisions of trans children may have adverse political consequences.
The Intrinsic Perspective β€’ 24116 implied HN points β€’ 15 Feb 24
  1. Neuroscientist claims both presidential candidates show signs of shrinking prefrontal cortexes due to age-related cognitive decline.
  2. There is ongoing debate about the cognitive health of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, reflecting concerns about their ability to lead.
  3. Science suggests that aging impacts cognitive abilities, including executive functions, which are crucial for effective leadership roles.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss β€’ 3125 implied HN points β€’ 16 Mar 24
  1. D.A. Henderson, an epidemiologist, warned that pandemic lockdowns may not effectively stop a disease but could lead to severe public health consequences.
  2. Lockdowns during the pandemic caused disruptions in education, social development, mental health issues, domestic violence, and overdose deaths, highlighting the broader impacts of such measures.
  3. Public health should focus on not just stopping a disease but also consider the broader health of society, including targeted protection for the ill and medically vulnerable, to avoid harmful consequences of overreaction like societal shutdowns.
Igor’s Newsletter β€’ 10770 implied HN points β€’ 28 Jan 24
  1. The study found a positive association between excess mortality and COVID vaccination rates in 2023.
  2. The real-world data suggests that COVID vaccines may increase excess mortality instead of decreasing it.
  3. Excess mortality in 2023 was somewhat lower than in 2022, but the reasons are not fully understood.
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Pierre Kory’s Medical Musings β€’ 9748 implied HN points β€’ 31 Jan 24
  1. Evidence suggests the CDC knowingly misrepresented data on COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness.
  2. Information asymmetry led to false beliefs about hospitalizations and deaths of the vaccinated vs. unvaccinated.
  3. The CDC used a system that misclassified vaccinated individuals outside a hospital system as unvaccinated, impacting the reported data.
uTobian β€’ 8235 implied HN points β€’ 06 Feb 24
  1. Enclosure historically happens under any system that wants to industrialize.
  2. Pharma has captured the state through various acts and profits from selling treatments for vaccine injuries.
  3. Covid represents an extreme form of enclosure by the ruling class for profit, through actions like vaccine mandates.
Rob Henderson's Newsletter β€’ 6913 implied HN points β€’ 11 Feb 24
  1. There is a concerning trend of young American men struggling with unemployment, education, and family stability, with statistics showing a significant decline in college attendance among males.
  2. Childhood instability and broken homes have a stronger impact on boys than girls, affecting factors like education, future earnings, and likelihood of incarceration. Stable and secure homes are crucial for children's success.
  3. Research findings emphasize the importance of a solid, two-parent home for a child's future, highlighting the need for positive male role models and guidance to help young men succeed academically and professionally.
The Forgotten Side of Medicine β€’ 6859 implied HN points β€’ 05 Feb 24
  1. In medicine, anecdotes play a significant role in decision-making and can provide valuable insights.
  2. The credibility of medical evidence is often questioned due to influences from pharmaceutical companies and other vested interests.
  3. Political polling has emerged as a valuable tool to gauge public opinion on vaccine injuries and has provided important insights.
Freddie deBoer β€’ 7081 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jan 24
  1. Dr. Peter Breggin is a prominent figure in the modern anti-psychiatry movement, influencing American understanding of psychology with his opinions and academic background.
  2. Anti-psychiatry spans political spectrums and has gained notable influence in popular culture, intersecting with holistic medicine and alternative health viewpoints.
  3. Breggin, while respected in some mainstream circles, holds extreme views like being an anti-vaxxer and conspiracy theorist, casting doubt on the safety and efficacy of psychiatric medications.
Igor’s Newsletter β€’ 7409 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jan 24
  1. Male infants and male rat pups show disproportionate effects from mRNA COVID vaccines given to pregnant mothers.
  2. Studies demonstrate a mysterious sex difference arising from COVID vaccine exposure during pregnancy.
  3. Boys born to vaccinated mothers have more negative outcomes compared to girls, especially when the vaccination occurs in the first trimester.
Pierre Kory’s Medical Musings β€’ 8254 implied HN points β€’ 18 Jan 24
  1. Dr. Hoffe faced consequences for raising concerns about Covid vaccine safety and experienced backlash from the medical community.
  2. The College hired an expert who criticized Dr. Hoffe's statements on Covid, but Dr. Kory disputes the conclusions, pointing to evidence that the expert report was biased.
  3. Dr. Kory provided a detailed expert report defending Dr. Hoffe, highlighting the efficacy of ivermectin in preventing Covid and criticizing the disinformation tactics used to suppress this information.
Pierre Kory’s Medical Musings β€’ 7036 implied HN points β€’ 25 Jan 24
  1. The Canadian government restricted access to ivermectin, leading to Canadians seeking veterinary sources of the medication.
  2. A coordinated public relations campaign was launched to discourage the use of ivermectin, involving federal agencies, media, and health organizations.
  3. Physicians faced challenges accessing and prescribing ivermectin due to restrictions, leading some to consider the use of veterinary versions in treating COVID-19 patients.
Michael Shellenberger β€’ 1370 implied HN points β€’ 12 Mar 24
  1. The UK's National Health Service stopped prescribing puberty blockers to children, leading the way in reevaluating medical treatments for gender dysphoria
  2. There is a lack of long-term evidence for the safety and effectiveness of puberty blockers in children, as per the independent review commissioned by NHS England
  3. Advocates are calling for the US, including President Biden, to ban puberty blockers for children and follow the UK's lead
Common Sense with Bari Weiss β€’ 3162 implied HN points β€’ 15 Feb 24
  1. Several therapists have spoken out in fear that medical treatment of minors with gender dysphoria may be harming youths.
  2. Speakers like Tamara and Jamie, despite facing challenges, continue to advocate for the importance of speaking out regarding concerns about youth gender medicine.
  3. Supportive coalitions like The LGBT Courage Coalition and advice from whistleblowers are available for those considering speaking out on topics like pediatric gender medicine.
COVID Intel - by Dr.William Makis β€’ 5306 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jan 24
  1. A post exposing child pornography problem at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
  2. Parts 1 and 2 of the viral expose reveal child sex abusers among Canada's healthcare leaders
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2nd Smartest Guy in the World β€’ 4913 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jan 24
  1. Bill Gates is being accused of attempting to reduce the world population through a 'peaceful culling'.
  2. WHO and Big Pharma are being criticized for promoting a potential 'Disease X' that could be 20 times deadlier than COVID-19.
  3. There are concerns about a lack of transparency and a hidden agenda behind global health decisions and pandemic predictions.
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti β€’ 3911 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. Abortion bans in anti-choice states have created an occupational health crisis for OBGYNs.
  2. OBGYNs struggle to provide adequate care due to legal restrictions, impacting both patient outcomes and physician well-being.
  3. There is a significant need for institutional support for OBGYNs in anti-choice states, including mental health resources and guidance prioritizing patient health over conservative interpretations of abortion laws.
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti β€’ 6014 implied HN points β€’ 08 Jan 24
  1. Abortion bans have resulted in deaths since Roe was overturned, but they are often not reported accurately.
  2. It is crucial to clearly state the impact of abortion bans on women's lives without allowing for misinformation or equivocation.
  3. The broader systems failure, combined with abortion bans, leads to dangerous outcomes, emphasizing the urgent need for accurate reporting and advocacy.
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti β€’ 3282 implied HN points β€’ 06 Feb 24
  1. South Carolina's 'Heartbeat' Lawsuit involves a woman being denied an abortion just days past her 6th week of pregnancy.
  2. The difference between a 6-week ban and a 9-week ban could majorly impact the percentage of patients turned away by doctors.
  3. Even when a patient does everything 'right,' obtaining an abortion can be an incredibly difficult, lengthy, and stressful process.
COVID Intel - by Dr.William Makis β€’ 4854 implied HN points β€’ 18 Jan 24
  1. Dr. William Makis MD is rallying Alberta healthcare workers to take action against corruption within healthcare institutions.
  2. Specifically calling out Alberta Health Services, Colleges of Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, and Pharmacists.
  3. Dr. Makis MD has a history of battling corruption within Alberta's healthcare system.
COVID Intel - by Dr.William Makis β€’ 3066 implied HN points β€’ 07 Feb 24
  1. Dr. John Woodward, an academic lawyer, who disparaged the unvaccinated and supported mandates, is now suffering from terminal brain cancer.
  2. The story highlights the consequences of words and actions, showcasing a stark turn of events for Dr. Woodward.
  3. The situation serves as a reminder of the significance of empathy and caution in judgment towards others.
Pierre Kory’s Medical Musings β€’ 4422 implied HN points β€’ 21 Jan 24
  1. Dr. Hoffe's statements on the efficacy of ivermectin in treating Covid-19 are supported by a large body of scientific evidence, including numerous positive meta-analyses and health ministry reports.
  2. Dr. Corneil's expert report ignored significant positive evidence on the effectiveness of ivermectin, focusing on selective negative studies and flawed trials.
  3. The exclusion of key studies, manipulation of trial data, and reliance on questionable criteria suggest a biased and disingenuous approach in evaluating the efficacy of ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment.
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti β€’ 3793 implied HN points β€’ 24 Jan 24
  1. Pregnancy Justice defends pregnant people's rights and works against criminalization.
  2. Cases like Ashley Caswell's highlight the mistreatment faced by pregnant individuals, especially in Etowah County, Alabama.
  3. Alabama's use of 'chemical endangerment' charges demonstrates the prioritization of fetuses over pregnant individuals, leading to increased criminalization.
Erin In The Morning β€’ 3675 implied HN points β€’ 24 Jan 24
  1. Florida committee passed a bill mandating health insurance cover conversion therapy for transgender people
  2. The bill also restricts transgender individuals from updating gender markers on their driver's licenses
  3. The bill could have significant impacts on mental health care by allowing coverage for conversion therapy
2nd Smartest Guy in the World β€’ 3577 implied HN points β€’ 24 Jan 24
  1. Bill Gates is involved in projects like global tracking tattoos and genetically modified mosquitoes.
  2. There are concerns raised about Bill Gates funding schemes that involve cutting down forests and deploying GMO Frankenmosquitos.
  3. There is skepticism and caution advised regarding Bill Gates' projects to control and monitor the population.
COVID Intel - by Dr.William Makis β€’ 2731 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. British journalist Mike Dickson, who criticized Novak Djokovic for being unvaccinated, died suddenly during the Australian Open.
  2. The incident sparked discussions about journalists and medical fascism.
  3. The story highlights the importance of understanding the risks and consequences of mRNA injuries.
RESCUE with Michael Capuzzo β€’ 1965 implied HN points β€’ 09 Feb 24
  1. The article highlights concerns about the safety and effectiveness of Paxlovid as doctors start to drop it due to drug interactions and research linking it to Covid rebounds and virus shedding.
  2. Pfizer is heavily promoting Paxlovid amidst concerns, transitioning from Emergency Use Authorization to FDA approval at a much higher price, despite struggles to market the drug successfully.
  3. There is a push to stigmatize skeptics of Paxlovid as 'anti-paxxers,' paralleling previous campaigns against alternative treatments like ivermectin.
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti β€’ 2987 implied HN points β€’ 21 Jan 24
  1. A campaign ad featuring personal abortion stories can have a significant impact on raising awareness and shifting views.
  2. Efforts to restrict abortion access continue, including cruel tactics like forcing women into unnecessary procedures to undermine the importance of abortion.
  3. Pro-choice groups are actively working on ballot measures to protect abortion rights, facing opposition and challenges from anti-abortion activists.
Maryanne Demasi, reports β€’ 2692 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jan 24
  1. A former TGA boss has been appointed to the board of Medicines Australia to advance mRNA technology in Australia.
  2. John Skerritt, previously with TGA, reflects on his achievements in speeding up drug approvals during his time there.
  3. Concerns are raised about the 'revolving door' practice where agency officials end up working for industries they once regulated.