Medical authorities in Australia have suspended a doctor in Sydney because of his social media posts that criticized how medical authorities were treating COVID-19 patients and questioned the effectiveness of vaccines and lockdowns.
Dr. Paul Oosterhuis, an Australian anesthetist who has been practicing medicine for over 30 years, had to present himself to the Medical Council of New South Wales (MCNSW) for questioning. The medical council works with the Ministry of Health of New South Wales to receive and manage complaints regarding individual doctors and other medical practitioners in the state.
Oosterhuis criticized vaccines, COVID-19 treatments and lockdown
On Sept. 2, the medical council released a statement confirming that it received at least two anonymous complaints regarding Oosterhuis’ social media activity.
According to the organization Doctors For COVID Ethics, Oosterhuis posted information on his social media accounts regarding COVID-19.
“Over the last 18 months, I have been increasingly concerned about the misinformation and censorship creeping into science and medicine,” said Oosterhuis.
In one of the posts, Oosterhuis urged medical authorities to tell COVID-19 patients to take vitamin D, zinc and to treat their patients with ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.
In other posts, Oosterhuis questioned the evidence used by the Australian government to justify its repressive lockdowns and mask mandates. He called lockdowns “totalitarian,” and said they were causing “massive damage society-wide.”
Finally, Oosterhuis also posted content on his social media accounts that pointed out that vaccines have low effectiveness and there are serious risks and harms to taking them. One of the dangers he pointed out was the possibility of antibody-dependent enhancement. This is when antibodies produced by vaccines are insufficient at dealing with the disease. Instead of defeating the disease, the antibodies help it become deadlier.
“The risk of antibody-dependent enhancement of disease … driven by immune escape from the selective evolutionary pressure of vaccinating with a non-sterilizing agent is a real and present danger and needs to be discussed,” wrote Oosterhuis. “The danger to millions is distressing me, and discussing that danger is, I believe, unarguably in the public interest.”
The MCNSW flagged Oosterhuis’ social media activity. They asked him to attend an “immediate action panel” on Sept. 3. This is one of the most serious panels the council can call up. This action is only used when the council believes “a complaint or notification prompts serious concerns about risk to public safety or the need to otherwise act in the public interest.”
On Sept. 3, the MCNSW released a statement confirming that the council had met with Oosterhuis and that it has decided to suspend the doctor’s medical registration.
In its statement, the council said it suspended Oosterhuis “in order to protect the health and safety of the public and to maintain confidence in the medical profession.”
The medical council has the power to suspend medical practitioners in New South Wales under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW). But the council pointed out that this law does not grant it punitive powers and it does not have the ability to de-register Oosterhuis and take away his medical license. But the suspension already prevents him from practicing medicine.
The MCNSW refused to make any further public statements on the matter. It has referred Oosterhuis’ suspension with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
AHPRA confirmed that it had received concerns regarding medical professionals who failed to meet the agency’s code of conduct obligations.
“Experience tells us that most practitioners, when concerns are raised directly with them, modify their behavior to become compliant,” wrote a spokesperson to The Epoch Times. “In a small number of cases, national boards are likely to take action to ensure the actions of the practitioner do not place the public at risk of harm.”
Oosterhuis has indicated he will not change his behavior to be more compliant. He said he plans to appeal the suspension.
“I am very disappointed by the Medical Council’s decision to suspend my registration,” he wrote on his social media accounts. “The material I submitted in support of my evidence-based concerns was not considered. I intend to appeal the decision.”
GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) on Thursday asked the US Supreme Court to overturn Speaker Pelosi’s unconstitutional proxy voting scheme.
Last month Pelosi once again unilaterally extended her unconstitutional proxy voting scheme to at least October 1.
Proxy voting was set to expire on August 17 after Pelosi’s last extension.
This is pure lawlessness and unprecedented corruption.
Pelosi used Covid to shred the Constitution.
A corrupt federal judge previously struck down McCarthy’s lawsuit so he took his complaint to the highest court of the land.
“Although the Constitution allows Congress to write its own rules, those rules cannot violate the Constitution itself, including the requirement to actually assemble in person. Since its adoption 14 months ago, proxy voting has shattered 231 years of legislative precedent and shielded the majority from substantive policy debates and questions, effectively silencing the voices of millions of Americans,” McCarthy wrote to the Supreme Court justices.
Recall, May 27, 2020 the House held its first ‘proxy vote’ since Congress first met in 1789 and GOP leader Kevin McCarthy sued to stop the constitutional abomination.
71 Democrats voted ‘by proxy’ in its first vote since adoption of its party-line rule!
Last year ONE Democrat in Maryland voted SEVEN TIMES on legislation in Congress in districts he didn’t even represent.
Former Google senior engineer turned whistleblower Zach Vorhies exposed Google’s plan to enslave humanity in favor of artificial intelligence. He told the Health Ranger Mike Adams of this plan when he appeared in an episode of the Health Ranger Report on BrighteonTV. Vorhies added that Google is indeed complicit in a plot to bring down America.
Vorhies first gained prominence in 2019 when he resigned from the Big Tech company with a trove of internal documents in tow. He delivered more than 950 pages of these files to the Department of Justice and leaked them through Project Veritas. Vorhies said he leaked the internal documents “to inform the public about Google’s extensive censorship.”
Vorhies later wrote a book titled “Google Leaks: A Whistleblower’s Expose of Big Tech Censorship” alongside co-author and attorney Kent Heckenlively. The former Google employee wrote in the book about how the company’s censorship awakened him to “the coup that’s happening to humanity” and how his workplace seemed to play a role in it.
“Google seems to be in this colluder circle, the network of people … basically going from a really great libertarian organization to one that’s building the Ministry of Truth,” Vorhies said, borrowing a concept from George Orwell’s “1984.”
He told Adams how Google gaslighted and hid information from the public. Vorhies said: “They told investors that they were going to organize the world’s information to make it universally accessible. But as soon as the wrong president was democratically elected, they turned a full 180 and said ‘we have to start censoring fake news.’”
To this end, Google created the Machine Learning Fairness algorithm and implemented it in Google Search, Google News and YouTube. Vorhies explained that the algorithm was released for three reasons: To manipulate the information landscape, to take control of elections and to push America toward Google’s corporate values.
Vorhies experienced an attack of conscience upon finding out the algorithm’s true purpose. “When I found this out, I realized that I couldn’t live with myself, Mike. I couldn’t live with myself walking into work every single day knowing that … this same megacorporation was actively subverting America,” he told the Health Ranger.
What kind of payoff did “The Big Guy” receive from the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) to grant USPS workers such a sweeping exemption?
Joe Biden on Thursday declared war on unvaccinated Americans during a press conference on his “6-pronged” approach to combat Covid-19.
Federal workers will be forced to take the Covid jab under Biden’s new order.
Additionally, businesses with 100+ employees will be forced to either test workers or prove they are vaccinated.
OSHA will fine businesses up to $14,000 per violation.
However, USPS workers are exempt from Biden’s new order.
Recall, APWU, one of the very powerful unions representing postal workers blasted Joe Biden in July: “While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent.”
According to a report by the Washington Post, USPS workers are EXEMPT even though they are required to be included in executive orders that apply to federal employees.
U.S. Postal Service workers were not included in Biden’s executive order requiring all federal employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to a White House official speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss not-yet-public portions of the president’s plan.
The postal workers would be strongly encouraged to comply with the mandate, the official said.
The move exempts a massive chunk of the federal workforce — 644,000 employees and growing as the agency ramps up seasonal hiring — that interacts daily with an equally large swath of the public.
Update: White House official now says USPS workers ARE part of the federal vaccine mandate under OSHA jurisdiction, though technically not under the executive order.
- Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s top adviser for the COVID-19 pandemic, told CNN on Thursday that he doesn’t have “a really firm answer” on the accuracy of a study that found natural immunity provides better protection against the virus than vaccines alone.
- During an interview on “Anderson Cooper 360,” CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked Fauci about a study done in Israel that found natural immunity from previous COVID-19 infection conferred longer-lasting protection against the Delta variant of coronavirus than two shots of the Pfizer vaccine.
- “So, as we talk about vaccine mandates, I get calls all the time, people say, I’ve already had COVID, I’m protected. And now the study says maybe even more protected than the vaccine alone. Should they also get the vaccine? How do you make the case to them?” Gupta asked.”You know, that’s a really good point, Sanjay. I don’t have a really firm answer for you on that,” Fauci replied.
- “That’s something that we’re going to have to discuss regarding the durability of the response,” he continued. “The one thing that paper from Israel didn’t tell you is whether or not — as high as the protection is with natural infection — what’s the durability compared to the durability of a vaccine?”
- Fauci explained that it is possible that natural immunity from previous COVID-19 infection only provides temporary protection from viral infection.
- “So, I think that is something that we need to sit down and discuss seriously, because you very appropriately pointed out, it is an issue, and there could be an argument for saying what you said,” Fauci said.
- This answer is misleading. The Israeli researchers specifically addressed the durability of natural immunity compared to vaccine immunity, writing that their study demonstrated “natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant” than does the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
- Previously, Fauci expressed great confidence that the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna provide greater immune protection against all variants of COVID-19 than does natural immunity.
- “Vaccines, actually, at least with regard to SARS-CoV-2 [the coronavirus] can do better than nature,” Fauci said in May during a White House COVID-19 briefing. “Vaccination in people previously infected significantly boosts the immune response.”
- At the time, Fauci pointed to two peer-reviewed studies that supported his assertion.
- Health experts have stated that while natural immunity is good for individuals, it is a poor strategy for controlling a pandemic because it varies from person to person depending on several factors including age, health, and the strength of a person’s immune system.
- “What we’re learning is that the immunity that is generated for many people after recovering from COVID-19 is stronger than we thought. And that’s great news,” said Dr. Brandon Webb, an infectious diseases physician with Intermountain Healthcare who spoke to KTVX-TV about the Israeli study.
- “That natural immunity, it does appear to be stronger than the immunity that the vaccines are able to elicit in patients who have never had COVID,” Dr. Webb explained. But, he added, relying on natural immunity to offer widespread protection against COVID-19 is a “non-viable strategy.”
- “It would be catastrophic in terms of life loss, in terms of overwhelming healthcare systems, in terms of economic impact. There’s no question that just pulling off the brakes and allowing the virus to run its course through a community to generate natural immunity would be devastating,” he said.
- Webb pointed out that the Israeli study found that “patients who have natural immunity and are then vaccinated are in the best possible situation.”
- “For you out there who are making that personal decision, it’s actually a risk, personal risk versus personal benefit question,” he said. “I, as a physician, every medication that I prescribe has some risk and some benefit. And the vaccines are no different. I think it’s really important for those of you who are making those decisions to understand accurately what the risks are, and understand what the benefits are both to you and to the community.”
- “Like any other medication that I prescribed, there are some risks,” he explained. “For example, if you’ve had a Z-Pak, you may not know that the risk of having a fatal cardiac arrhythmia with a Z-Pak is very rare. But it’s two times higher than having temporary inflammation of the heart after having one of the mRNA vaccines. We don’t think about that, we take Z-Paks all the time. The risks of the vaccines are very real, we have excellent data from Israel, and from the vaccine safety data that the CDC is collecting. And I can say right now that after millions of doses administered, we have a good sense of what the adverse event rates are. And they’re very, very low.”
- President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a sweeping executive order that requires private businesses with more than 100 employees to require their workers to get vaccinated or submit to regular COVID-19 testing. Any employer who does not follow the order will be subject to fines as high as $14,000 per violation, White House officials said earlier this week.
- While Biden’s vaccine mandate does not account for natural protection at all, some employers have taken steps to consider natural immunity exceptions to their vaccine mandates. A hospital system in western Michigan, Spectrum Health, for example, will grant temporary exemptions from its employee vaccine mandate to any individual who has a positive PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 plus a positive antibody test from within the past three months, the Detroit News reported.
- Fauci told CNN he fully supports the president’s order and said that were he in charge, he actually would have gone farther than Biden by removing the testing option for workers.
- “I think the president is, you know, being somewhat moderate in his demand, if you want to call it that. And that there are some people who really don’t want to get vaccinated, but they don’t want to lose their job, you’ve got to give them an off lane. And the off lane is if you get tested frequently enough, and find out you’re positive, you won’t come to work, and you won’t infect other people. So, it really is somewhat of a compromise there,” Fauci said.
- “Myself, I would make it just vaccinate or not. But he was trying to be moderate in what his pronouncement was,” he added.
SAN DIEGO, CA—According to sources, Democrats in Washington really want people to get vaccinated. When it comes to undocumented immigrants, however, Democrats don’t really seem to care as much. This led local man Damien Cooper to pose as an illegal immigrant so politicians won’t bother him about getting vaccinated all the time.
“Hola,” said Cooper to reporters when asked about the situation. “Donde esta la biblioteca?”
The reporters quickly surmised from Cooper’s fluent Spanish that he was a Mexican immigrant and it would be racist to question him further.
Cooper’s employer has also backed off after initially telling him he would lose his job if he didn’t get vaccinated. They have also switched to paying him under that table so he can collect his wages tax-free, without fear of being deported.
Democrats who were polled on the issue of unvaccinated immigrants coming across the border revealed that 46% of them don’t actually think COVID is something to worry about. The other 54% of them don’t really care about the health of Mexican immigrants.
“Hey—as long as it gets me out of being vaccinated, I’ll just keep dressing like this!” said Cooper. “Er, um, I mean… donde esta la biblioteca?”
The European Central Bank (ECB) has kept its monetary policy unchanged. However, it did slow down the pace of net asset purchases under its pandemic emergency purchase program. The ECB’s main refinancing operations remain at 0%, on the marginal lending facility at 0.25%, and on the deposit facility at -0.5%. The ECB said that it believes that “favourable [sic] financing conditions can be maintained with a moderately lower pace of net asset purchases under the (PEPP) than in the previous two quarters.”
The junkies think what the central banks have to say is still relevant and are eagerly waiting for word to come down from above to see if their unwinding of pandemic-era stimulus in the face of surging inflation would take place. That seems like reading a nice bedtime story to the kids so they sleep with pleasant dreams. The ECB reiterated that interest rates will remain at their present or lower levels until inflation is seen reaching 2% “well ahead of the end of its projection horizon and durably for the rest of the projection horizon,” and until the ECB determines that inflation will stabilize at 2% over the medium-term.
It is really extraordinary to think that there will ever be a return to normal. The ECB has had negative interest rates since 2014. The Federal Reserve warned the ECB that they could get trapped. The warnings were coming in, and even in 2016, the London Evening Standard warned of the black hole of negative interest rates. This entire Great Reset is now due to the fiscal mismanagement of governments and central banks. Those who still think there will be some return to normal finance are no doubt those wearing masks and lining up for booster shots every six months. They can’t wait for the new Pfizer daily pills as well and are ready to listen to Bill Gates and never buy beef again.
Since the ECB moved to negative rates in 2014, here we are approaching 8.6 years, which is coming up in 2022 when everything just goes bang.
This morning and these days it is early in the morning since the switch to the 7 am announcement, brought a minor dose of bad news for the UK.
Monthly real gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed in July 2021, growing by 0.1% compared with 1.0% growth in June 2021. This is the sixth consecutive month of GDP growth, as coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions continued to ease to varying degrees in England, Scotland and Wales.
Part of the reason I say minor is that with our stagflation theme we were concerned about a slow down and we had already seen the fall in Retail Sales. In addition there was the NHS app pingdemic from back then.
However it was another bad month for the expectations of the Markit PMI as shown by fxstreet.
The UK services sector activity expanded more than expected in July, the final report from IHS Markit confirmed this Monday.
The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was revised up to 59.6 in July versus 57.8 expected and a 57.8 – last month’s flash reading.
So quite a surging rate of growth and the overall one for the economy was 59.2 so strong growth. It would appear those who forecast 0.6% growth for the UK economy this morning were asleep on its previous misfires and followed it.
Breaking it down
Let us start with the apparently rampaging services sector.
Monthly services output remained flat at 0.0% between June 2021 and July 2021
As you can see that is quite a fail for the PMI and as it is around 80% of the UK economy we are well on our way to explaining the July result. Perhaps it looks at these areas.
Information and communication was the main contributor to services, mainly because of a 2.8% growth in computer programming, consultancy and related activities. Financial services also contributed positively to services, mainly because of a 2.1% growth in financial service activities (not including insurance and pensions).
But not so much at these.
Professional, scientific and technical activities fell by 2.3% in July 2021 and was the largest negative contributor to growth in services. Five of its eight sub-industries contracted in July 2021, with output in advertising and market research falling by 7.3% after an exceptionally strong June 2021, and a fall of 7.3% in legal activities.
I guess you have already figured out the reason for the fall in legal services.
The drop in legal activities and real estate activities on a fee or contract basis (which fell by 10.4%) reflects the partial end to the Stamp Duty holiday period in England and Northern Ireland from 1 July 2021.
Also there was the fall in Retail Sales plus I note there is quite a bit going on in this sector.
Output in consumer-facing services fell by 0.3% in July 2021, its first fall since January 2021 when it fell by 8.3%. Most of this fall is because of a 2.5% fall in retail trade (mainly because of a fall in food and fuel sales), partially offset by a 72.5% growth in travel agency, tour operator and other related reservation services (growing from historically low levels), and a 15.1% growth in sports activities, amusement and recreation activities.
As you can see there have been some wild swings which actually bring the total into question. When you have sub-sectors moving by 15% let alone 72.5% then a total which only moves by 0.1% has to be not only within the margin of error but well within it That theme continues if we look at the other side of the coin.
Arts, entertainment and recreation activities saw strong growth in July 2021 of 9.0%.
By contrast this put in a strong performance both in relative and absolute terms.
Production output increased by 1.2% in July 2021, with mixed growth across the four sectors. This follows a fall in production of 0.7% in June 2021.
We can now look at another story of two halves with the good bit being the end of a maintenance period in the North Sea.
Mining and quarrying contributed most to production’s increase, as it grew by 21.9% in July 2021. This strong growth mainly reflects the reopening of an oil field production site, which was previously temporarily closed for planned maintenance.
However it is still well below last year.
Despite this growth, output in the extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas remains low by historical standards, with July 2021 output 19.1% below its July 2020 level.
I thought I would take more of perspective and here is spglobal looking at the data up until May.
UK crude production has been recovering since 2014, but remains below half of levels at the turn of the millennium.
If the record gas prices continue then North Sea Gas is going to look a lot more attractive. Obviously if it is in the UK sector but also if it is in friendly Norway. I realise this is not official policy but at some point governments will be forced to come down from their present fantasies.
This was quiet which in some respects is a result after fears about the car industry.
The manufacturing sector remained broadly flat in July 2021, after five consecutive months of growth, with anecdotal evidence from businesses responding to the Monthly Business Survey suggesting staff shortages (including COVID-19 self-isolation requirements) as a challenge to production.
So the NHS pingdemic was in play here and probably elsewhere. Also you may be surprised to see the strongest sector which is from a low base.
The largest positive contribution to manufacturing growth came from the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, which grew by 11.4% as reports of microchip shortages disrupting car production eased in July 2021.