Tag: World Health Organization

A “Global Emergency?” Nah, Just Global Political Correctness

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has only six other times declared a disease-specific “global health emergency.” Covid-19 was the most recent one, although they can’t seem (refuse?) to confirm its origination. Ebola is a highly fatal disease that has inspired several disaster movies. Zika is another one known for causing brain defects in infants born to mothers infected by the virus. MERS, a Middle-Eastern coronavirus respiratory disease, earned the designation in 2012. A pair of especially virulent flu viruses, including H1N1 in 2009-10, largely round out a list that includes several humanitarian crises in places like Afghanistan.

But Monkeypox is the latest. The media, as usual, brims with fear-mongering stories about a disease that is rarely fatal and has infected some 4,000 people – mostly gay men and a few others who have come in contact with them. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have piled on, giving it “Alert 2” status and calling for “enhanced precautions.” But they’re not entirely inaccurate about how the disease is spread.

Young Professional Athlete’s Reaction to Vaccine

 

I watched the following video posted by Kyle Warner, a professional mountain bike racer from Utah who has won numerous races and awards. He is obviously very physically fit, and displays a very positive outlook and spirit. He makes his living in the racing world, as well as providing instruction through online videos. He describes, in the following video, not feeling right after the second COVID vaccination injection. About two weeks after, he began to experience heart issues that sent him to the emergency room. The doctor on staff told him he was not having heart issues, but an anxiety attack. He was made to sit in the waiting room for several hours and also told to make an appointment with a psychiatrist.

He left, and continued to have the same heart issues, along with other symptoms that he did not have before, such as arthritic pain.  He is 29 years old.  He was in a grocery store when he had another episode and went to a different hospital, where he was indeed diagnosed with myocarditis.  This is one reaction that has been reported by many.  He decided to get the vaccine in order to be able to travel, both domestically and internationally to compete, and now he struggles with an escalating heart rate with little movement, arthritic-like pain concentrated on past injury areas, and has had to stop competing for now.  Interestingly, he was given Ivermectin, one of the anti-viral drugs that have been discouraged by the medical profession due to pressure from the CDC, and the government. He said that medicine brought his symptoms down almost immediately.

On today’s episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of FREOPP talk about the World Health Organization’s new guidance that lockdowns are bad. What took them so long? And with the holidays coming up, Avik explains why his kids will be trick or treating and why he’s even looking forward to seeing his relatives.

Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Healthcare Senior Fellow Josh Archambault are joined by Hoover Institution’s Dr. Lanhee Chen to discuss the role that the World Health Organization (WHO) plays, what dysfunction may have contributed to the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what steps can be taken to bring back transparency and trust.