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How the U.S. case might tie into the global upswing in polio MikeRivero Mon, 03/20/2023 - 15:12

The Americas were declared polio-free in 1994.

But now there's a new case that indicates community transmission in the United States for the first time since 1979: An unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County, N.Y., contracted the highly contagious virus and was paralyzed as a result.

Initially, authorities suspected that the individual was exposed when traveling abroad because the type of virus acquired is only seen in other countries: It's what is known as vaccine-derived polio rather than "wild polio."

Lipid Nanoparticle Composition Drives mRNA Delivery to the Placenta MikeRivero Mon, 03/20/2023 - 15:12

Ionizable lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) have gained attention as mRNA delivery platforms for vaccination against COVID-19 and for protein replacement therapies. LNPs enhance mRNA stability, circulation time, cellular uptake, and preferential delivery to specific tissues compared to mRNA with no carrier platform. However, LNPs have yet to be developed for safe and effective mRNA delivery to the placenta as a method to treat placental dysfunction.

Scratched EV battery? Your insurer may have to junk the whole car MikeRivero Mon, 03/20/2023 - 14:22

 For many electric vehicles, there is no way to repair or assess even slightly damaged battery packs after accidents, forcing insurance companies to write off cars with few miles - leading to higher premiums and undercutting gains from going electric.


In the second part of an exclusive interview, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) says that Anthony Fauci is “guilty from the get go” with evidence showing he supported gain of function research as well as an elaborate effort to cover up the origins of COVID-19.  One America’s John Hines has more from Capitol Hill.

Bill Gates Calls for Sovereign Nations to Surrender Health Authority to WHO MikeRivero Mon, 03/20/2023 - 13:07

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is calling on the leaders of sovereign nations to surrender the authorities of their countries to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “global health emergency corps.”

Gates argues that the WHO should be viewed as a “fire department for pandemics” that seizes control of nations on a global level during health emergencies.

Major vaccine companies are preparing avian flu vaccines if the H5N1 virus that has killed millions of animals mutates to infect humans.

Vaccine makers GSK, Moderna, and CSL Seqirus have begun developing new human shots to target the rapidly spreading strain of the virus. Others such as Sanofi have vaccines for H5N1 virus in stock that could serve as a base for producing shots tailored to the currently circulating strain. 

Cancer-causing chemicals found in East Palestine soil as high as hundreds of times greater than past EPA safety recommendation MikeRivero Mon, 03/20/2023 - 09:41

According to TheBlaze, The EPA waited a month before ordering dioxin testing near the toxic Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Pace Analytical, an independent lab based in Indiana, released a report on whether there were dangerous concentrations of chemicals in soil samples from East Palestine.

Lacking health workers, Germany taps robots for elder care MikeRivero Mon, 03/20/2023 - 09:40

The white-coloured humanoid "Garmi" does not look much different from a typical robot -- it stands on a platform with wheels and is equipped with a black screen on which two blue circles acting as eyes are attached.

But retired German doctor Guenter Steinebach, 78, said: "For me, this robot is a dream."

Not only is Garmi able to perform diagnostics on patients, it can also provide care and treatment for them. Or at least, that is the plan.