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#COVID - epidemic - still raging

#Hepatitis - in children

#monkeypox - spreading throughout UK

#Polio - now found in London

#Cholera - has now re-appeared in EUROPE

Polio spreads from sewage - we are pouring MILLIONS of gallons of untreated sewage into waterways
Look where the UK appears in this chart


yes, world leading at being LAST, and last well behind the 2nd to last!
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UK now has #polio being found repeatedly in its wastewater.
Now's a good time to review your family's vaccination status. Whooping cough, tetanus, measles, mumps rubella, varicella, etc.
If it's going to be a return to the bad old days make sure you're prepared.
The reason I say this, is that vaccination rates are dropping in communities everywhere. #NewZealand rates are atrocious.
There will likely be more #measles outbreaks this year. 1/1000 kids who get it will die, 1000 will be brain damaged. It's vaccine-preventable.
With #polio historically a very infectious, easily transmitted, and super common disease of poverty and the unvaccinated, infants and kids are at risk.
The vast majority of infected will recover fine...and a few will be severely paralyzed for life.
Easily vaccine-prevented tho.
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From the UK Gov website!
now classified as a ‘vaccine-derived’ poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2)
The UK Heath Security Agency (UKHSA), working with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has found poliovirus in sewage samples collected from the London Beckton Sewage Treatment Works.'
'Investigations are underway after several closely-related viruses were found in sewage samples taken between February and May.

The virus has continued to evolve and is now classified as a ‘vaccine-derived’ poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2)'
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#Polio is spreading in Britain for the first time in nearly 40 years, health officials have warned, as they declared a national incident and urged people to make sure they are vaccinated. Britain was proclaimed polio-free in 2003 and the last wild case was detected in 1984.
The current outbreak is the first transmission event since the 1980s. The UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) announced that a vaccine-derived polio virus had been detected in sewage from North and East London in Feb and April, suggesting spread between individuals.
Health experts believe the virus was probably imported from an individual who had recently been given an oral polio vaccine containing a live virus, which was then shed in faeces, entering London’s sewerage system.
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"I thank all Member States for your hard work over the past week. As always, you have dealt with a large agenda."-@DrTedros #WHA75
"You have adopted landmark decisions and resolutions on sustainable financing;
On strengthening health emergency preparedness and response; "-@DrTedros #WHA75
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LIVE: Second Plenary meeting at #WHA75…
"Yesterday, I made my remarks on the theme of health for peace and peace for health, which Member States will discuss in the general debate. I want to start today by looking back, to where we have been over the past five years"-@DrTedros #WHA75
@DrTedros "You elected me 5 short years ago, with an ambitious agenda for universal health coverage; health emergencies; women's, children's and adolescents' health; the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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.@DrTedros is now presenting the World Health Organization Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award at the #WHA75…
WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award, established in 2019, is given by @DrTedros to recognize contributions to advancing global health, demonstrated leadership & commitment to regional health issues.
Dr Paul Farmer was Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at @harvardmed, co-founder & chief strategist of @PIH - an intl NGO established in 1987 providing direct health care services, research & advocacy for those who are sick and living in poverty #WHA75 Image
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LIVE: Opening of the 75th World Health Assembly with @DrTedros. #WHA75…
"It’s good to see you. It’s been a while. For more than two years, technology has allowed us to continue meeting, and to continue our work together. But there is no substitute for meeting face-to-face"-@DrTedros #WHA75
"The #COVID19 pandemic has turned our world upside down. Our world has endured great suffering – and endures it still. I know how difficult the last two years have been for you and the people we serve together"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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Why I feel we will have a much bigger outbreak of #MonkeyPox & top 70 updates ( we had 50 yesterday ) in the thread below . Let's start by what we already know & then go further

51/n Spain is seriously looking at whether the 80K strong LGBT community get together was a super spreader , they are also trying to find if one of the Saunas ( where gay men go for sex) has been the source , so the consequences are not due to genital spread but congregation ctd)
52/n The problem is its large number of likely reservoirs and things we probably can't entirely avoid including animal droppings : rats, mice, squirrels, shrews, opossums, ground hogs etc . So once it gets into a geographical location #monkeypox will be a tough nut ctd)
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LIVE: Launch of the Investment Case to #EndPolio with @DrTedros…
Some 2⃣0⃣ million people are walking today who would have been paralyzed if not for the polio programme’s efforts to deliver 💉 vaccines to children around the world. BUT there is still work to be done. Now is the time to #EndPolio and avoid reversing the progress we’ve made.
Polio 🏘️ infrastructure, 👩‍⚕️ 👨🏾‍⚕️🧑🏻‍⚕️staff, and 🧠 expertise have proven crucial in response to many global health emergencies, including #COVID19. Let’s invest in these vital resources now to #EndPolio and better prepare for the future.
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#WorldImmunizationWeek starts today. Play this quiz and test your knowledge about vaccines 👇

Q1: For which virus was the first vaccine successfully created?

Q2: When was the first vaccine successfully administered?

Q3: Vaccines currently protect against how many life-threatening diseases?

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"The Viral Delusion: The Tragic Pseudoscience of SARS-CoV-2 and the Madness of Modern Virology (1 of 5) - Behin"

#pandemic #pfizer #pfizerdocuments #mrna #vaccine #covid19 #virologists
How can anyone trust the science, if the science cannot be questioned?

Censored Science:
#Fauci #Evil #Science #Censorship #NIH #Pfizer #Polio #Covid #AIDS #VAED #BigPharma #Microbiology #Biology #MSM #Journalism
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Ich weiß noch, wie begeistert ich über die Zulassung dieses Impfstoffs in Deutschland war, wie enttäuscht, über die initiale #STIKO Empfehlung nur für Mädchen + den hohen Preis für Jungs, den ich für das #Pubertier nicht aufbringen konnte.…
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Es wurde nachgebessert + K1 stante pede mit seinem Begreifen + Einverständnis geimpft.
Es war ein #NobelPrize, den ich verstand. Weil als Frau, als Schülerin mit Job in einer Gyn-Praxis, als Medizinstudentin mit Ambitionen in der #Gynäkologie, als Ärztin, als Mutter mitbetroffen im Thema.

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A few other #peace & #security #intlaw situations going on in the world that have slipped off the radar because of #Ukraine....
#UNSC imposed an arms embargo on #Yemen's Iran-aligned #Houthis. #UAE was accused of 'making a deal w/the devil' to secure #Russia's vote.…
@RapporteurUn released report naming #Russia, #China, #Serbia as supplying arms to the #Myanmar #Tatmadaw, & called for states to comply with #UNGA res asking states not to supply arms to Tatamadaw.…
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The appearance of a child suffering from wild #polio in #Malawi is a bitter discovery.…
African nations years ago celebrated eradication of the virus, continent-wide. A key failure of the global eradication prog has been environmental surveillance...
2/ wastewater. We have the tools, they're easy & cheap, & everywhere in the world polio testing should be routine. Why? Because the virus is passed in human feces, even by some #vaccinated people. Routine monitoring is a must, but $ isn't there.…
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1. Not good news: Malawi has detected a case of wild #polio, the first in Africa in +five years. Genetic analysis points to it being an imported case from Pakistan, which paradoxically just marked 1 year without any cases of wild polio. Image
2. I hope Malawi has been able to maintain #polio vaccination efforts during the pandemic. It's not among the countries currently fighting outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio viruses, so hopefully vaccination rates are decent & this can be contained? 🤞🏼…
3. #Polio is THE ultimate viral whack-a-mole. Was just noting the other day there had been so very few wild polio cases last year — 5 reported globally.
A new case in Africa, which is struggling with stubborn chains of vaccine-derived polio viruses, is not helpful. Image
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Der ehemalige Bundesligaprofi #TobiasLevels war am 30.01.2022 beim QAnon-Anhänger #FriedemannMack zu Gast.

Nehmt euch ein Glas Adrenochrom und los gehts. QAnon-Anhänger Friedemann Mack im Interview mit Tobias Leve
Zuerst zum Gastgeber #FriedemannMack.

Dieser machte im November 2021 Stimmung gegen ein Klinikum. Später wurde kleinlaut zurückgerudert, da das Klinikum mit rechtlichen Schritte drohte.
Überregional bekannt wurde der QAnon-Anhänger #FriedemannMack mit der #Querdenken-Party im August 2021.

Dort waren u.a. auch Bodo "Wo gehts zum MoneyPool" Schiffmann, #SaraBennett und Nena zu Gast.

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Nochmal von gestern genauer.
Bei einer #Pandemie durch ein neues Virus gilt:

Eradicate or get immune without dying.

Das Virus ausrotten, das geht in der Regel nur ganz zu Beginn (#SARS) oder spät wenn weltweit gute #Impfstoffe zur Verfügung stehen (#Pocken, #Polio, #Masern).
Ein Musterbeispiel für die schnelle Ausrottung eines neuen Virus ist #SARS aus dem Jahr 2003 (erste Fälle Nov. 2002).
Eine wichtige Rolle damals schon hatten u.a. Mike Ryan und ein noch recht junger @c_drosten.

Sehenswert dazu:…
Man hat es damals geschafft, das Virus selbst ohne #Impfung schnell einzudämmen. Im Mai 2004 war das Virus nicht mehr im Umlauf.
Mit #SARSCoV2 ist das aus unterschiedlichen Gründen nicht möglich gewesen. Höherer R-Wert, schnellere Ausbreitung durch mehr Mobilität usw.
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Proud to inform #EU committed €268.3 million in education, health + livelihoods support for the people of #Afghanistan. Working with @UN on ensuring Afghans, esp. women and girls, can cope with current hardship.
#StrongerTogether @UNAMAnews @EU_Partnerships @RamizAlakbarov
#EU focus is on (1) cash for work to boost food production, (2) eradication of #polio, (3) address #COVID19 health effects, (4) emergency cash support for public school teachers, (5) improve access to #nutrition, #WASH and prevent #GBV, esp. for women + girls
And (5) access to basic services + livelihoods for Afghan refugees and their host communities in neighbouring countries. Check out our factsheet, for more info 👇…
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But what about #polio?
Polio is a nickname for poliomyelitis, which means inflammation of the grey matter of the spinal cord.
If you get a lesion on your spinal cord, that part of your body may develop paralysis.
This disease nearly always occurred in children, which is why it was called infantile paralysis for decades.
Polio was basically non-existent before the 1800’s.
You don’t really see it in medical literature until the 1890’s when it began to appear in epidemic form.
As it turns out, the paralysis of poliomyelitis can be caused by many different things.
Several viruses can cause it, as can several different bacterial infections.
Surprisingly pesticides could also cause it.
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In my last (6th) thread on the #history of polio, we saw how Carl Kling showed physiologically how some people could carry #polio totally asymptomatically, in 1911, five years before they tried useless counter-measures in the NYC epidemic.

2/n Karl Landsteiner, in 1908, Vienna, Austria, discovered the polio virus.
Carl Kling, in 1911, Sweden, showed polio could be asymptomatic, & carried asymptomatically, & showed the route of infection.
Much of the science needed existed, few took notice.
3/n Simon Flexner discovered, in 1911 too, but in NYC, the presence of polio antibodies in the blood of lab monkeys. It was another 30 years till his work was really built upon. Much of the science needed now existed, by 1912, but no-one in authority put the big picture together Image
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