A European politician, known to cohabit with his girlfriend out of wedlock, triumphantly waves a rosary at a political rally. Another European leader, who presides over a deeply secularized post-Communist society, uses state funds to restore churches and religious orders dispossessed by the former regime, though he pointedly disagrees with the pope on some issues. Still another European politico champions Christianity as the foundation of her nation’s identity; she recently remarried. Across the Atlantic, an American politician waves a copy of the Good Book outside a church targeted by race rioters, but he can’t say to whom the Bible belongs when pressed, and in the past, he has drawn guffaws for quoting “Two Corinthians.”
Germany vaccinated 70% of everyone against SARS-2, and the press spent September wondering if it was finally time to declare victory over Corona. Now, the very thing that anonymous crazy Twitter accounts predicted, is coming to pass: A lot of people are getting sick and ending up in hospital again.
the french are correct to stop using moderna on anyone under 30: they should stop using pfizer too. we all should. the evidence these drugs have negative risk reward for the young or healthy has become overwhelming
given the near total lack of coverage in the US, you might have missed the fact that france recently revoked the recommendation for using moderna on people under 30. but it’s in all the french press.
The American biotech product was suspended on October 15 in France for booster injections, following the alert issued by several Scandinavian countries concerning a possible increased risk of myocarditis and pericarditis in the youngest .
It is precisely for this reason, supported by a French study published on Monday, that the HAS now completely advises against Moderna among those under 30. The risk of myocarditis and pericarditis appears particularly high after the second dose in young men aged 12 to 29, with one case hospitalized for 7600 injections within seven days of the injection.
THIS is the study they based this upon. honestly, reality is considerably worse than it reads and i see ZERO reason they did not pull pfizer for under 30’s as well.
I care. It’s a reflex, and the reason why I could only ever have become a nurse. I don’t consider that this makes me a more virtuous human being. I certainly never wanted to be clapped for it. You can’t switch caring off. The role of the nurse is to relieve suffering. Sometimes this might mean making someone physically better, but not always – more often it is about making the individual feel better regardless of the outcome.
It was strangely fitting that on the 5th September, the day we were told that NHS staff might be forced to have the Covid-19 vaccine, I noted that 100% of the patients I look after as part of a Covid patient remote monitoring service were vaccinated. Not the majority of the patients, all of them.