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By Jondi Gumz

AB 2098, stating it is “unprofessional conduct” for a physician to give patients “misinformation” or “disinformation” about Covid-19, risks, prevention, treatment and Vaccines, passed the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee by 9-4 votes and was sent to the Appropriations Committee for a hearing Aug. 1.

Accusations of unprofessional conduct may result in disciplinary action by the Medical Board.

The California Medical Association and seven other physician associations support it, but more than two dozen groups oppose it, including Protection of the Educational Rights of Kids Children’s Health Defense California Chapter.

President Biden’s September 9 order requiring 3.5 million federal workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 is on hold until September after a federal appeals court agreed on June 26 to reverse its decision to April to reinstate the mandate.

The 17 judges of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear the case. A three-judge panel had ruled 2-1 that U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Brown in Texas, who ruled against the warrant, lacked jurisdiction.

The lawsuit was filed by the Feds for Medical Freedom, which has about 6,000 members, claiming the president overstepped his authority. Attorney Bruce Castor Jr., representing Local 918 of the American Federation of Government Employees, said the Constitution does not allow the president to circumvent Congress except in times of war.

According to The Epoch Times, the court has tentatively scheduled oral argument for the week of September 12.

Brown wrote, “Stopping the spread of Covid-19 will not be achieved by overbroad policies like the federal worker mandate.”

The Omicron variants of Covid emerging this year have proven to be extremely contagious, with the number of cases and Dr. Anthony Fauci, 81, who heads the National Institutes of Health, Vice President Kamala Harris, Mayor of San Francisco London Breed and Governor Gavin Newsom – all vaccinated, boosted and tested positive, followed by quarantines, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, twice this year.

On June 17, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna for children 6 months to 5 years old.

Then the California Department of Public Health approved Pfizer’s three-shot series and Moderna’s two-shot series.

On June 21, Santa Cruz County Public Health announced that children under age 5 are eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccines – interested parents can contact their doctor.

Young Children & Covid

Covid has claimed the lives of many seniors, those aged 85 and over with pre-existing medical conditions, but relatively few children.

Conduct Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.comThe federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 442 children 4 and under have died from Covid since it arrived in 2020.

More than a million people in the United States have died from Covid, so young children make up a tiny percentage of deaths.

In June, the American Association of Pediatrics reported that in 46 states plus Puerto Rico, the percentage of child Covid cases resulting in death was 0.00% to 0.02%.

Dr. Vinay Prasad, who holds a master’s degree in public health, struggled to understand how Pfizer calculated an 80% effectiveness when pushing Omicron for the third booster shot for children under 5 .

Pfizer reported on its clinical trial involving 1,678 children – 10 fell ill. Pfizer looked at Covid cases 7 days after dose 3, not cases before that.

“You can’t exclude days,” Prasad said, “You can’t say the first seven or 10 days don’t count.”

Prasad said Pfizer’s “emergency use authorization” reports that an analysis of this age group was “proven unreliable” due to the low number of Covid cases.

He points to the “confidence level” presented by Pfizer, which ranged from 99.6% to minus 370%, a wide range “that gives you little confidence that this is a reliable result”.

A Kaiser Family Foundation survey in April found that 18% of parents of children under 5 plan to vaccinate them immediately, planning to wait and see if there are any side effects, 27% do not. not considering using the Pfizer product on their children, and 11% saying you would only do so if necessary for school or daycare.

Among the concerns of parents: Long-term effects.

Could it be that young children represent an untapped windfall for drugmakers?

It all depends on whether these vaccines are added to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization schedule for children. See www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html

In a press event filmed and posted on Twitter, President Biden said Dr. Ashish Jha, who leads the White House’s crisis response, is “the guy who runs the CDC for me these days basically “.

Data mining

On June 21, Hebrew University Ph.D. Josh Guetzkow released the CDC’s response to his Freedom of Information Act request asking if the CDC is analyzing the federal adverse event reporting system. related to vaccines looking for “safety signals” from Covid-19 vaccines.

This database, https://vaers.hhs.gov/, is where health care providers should report adverse events after a vaccine. It was created after Congress passed a law in 1986 protecting vaccine manufacturers from civil lawsuits for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits resulting from vaccine-related injuries.

Observers were curious as to why there was no government study to assess whether the injuries reported in VAERS were caused by a vaccine.

An early briefing document stated, “The CDC will perform Proportional Ratio Ratio (PRR) data mining on a weekly or as-needed basis.”

This would compare the proportion of an adverse event after receiving a specific vaccine versus the same adverse event after another vaccine. A higher rate would count as a safety signal to trigger further investigation.

The June 16 letter from FOIA officer Roger Andoh to Children’s Health Defense stated that “no PRR has been performed by the CDC. Also, data mining is outside the agency’s purview, staff suggest you check with the FDA.

Guetzkow called PRRs “one of the oldest, most basic, and well-established pharmacovigilance tools.”

Only a handful of countries, including China, Cuba, Venezuela, vaccinate children under 5 years old. Danish Health Minister Seren Brostrom has regrets, saying the country should not have vaccinated children against Covid.

Case

Highly contagious subvariants of the Omicron coronavirus have increased the number of cases in California.

Santa Cruz County cases are on a roller coaster, 1,715 on May 23, then 1,472 on May 26 and 1,705 on June 13, then 2,000 on June 27 and 1,871 on June 30.

On Wednesday, the state reported 25 people hospitalized with Covid, including two in intensive care, in Santa Cruz County.

With more than 55,000 county residents having had the infection, natural immunity may be a factor.

The county has recorded four deaths in the past month. All four were over 65 with medical conditions and vaccinated.

Santa Cruz County updates numbers on Mondays and Thursdays.

Santa Cruz County, along with much of California, is rated “medium” transmission by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on its COVID tracking map. The hotspots are Monterey County, the Central Valley, Florida, Arizona and most of Oregon, all rated high risk.

omicron subvariants (and waning vaccine immunity) are driving the latest wave of cases.

The CDC said BA.4 comprises 36.6% of new cases and BA.5 15.7%. These subvariants increased cases – trapping those vaccinated – not deaths.

The state Department of Public Health reports that test positivity, 23% in January, rose from 1.7% to 13.2% and hospitalizations – 20,000 in January – fell to 950 before reach 3400.

Test to treat

Santa Cruz County offers “Test to Treat” sites, including the three OptumServe testing sites, open to anyone, regardless of insurance or documentation status. To make an appointment, go to https://lhi.care/covidtesting/. The closest are the Santa Cruz County Government Center in Santa Cruz and the Felton Library.

According to the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, cases in local schools peaked at 4,407 on January 27, fell to 44 on April 1, rose to 1,025 on May 23, and fell to 442 on June 11, then 270 and now 299.

The 14-day positivity rate fell from 12.25% in January to 0.79%, then rose to 7.35% and fell to 7.22%.

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education performed 530,100 tests with Inspire Diagnostics.

For those who test positive and are at risk for serious illness, the CDC recommends asking your doctor for a prescription for Paxlovid, pills developed by Pfizer for high-risk people age 12 or older who have received a FDA emergency use authorization in December. Lagevrio, produced by Merck, has also been granted emergency use authorization for mild to moderate Covid.

Paxlovid side effects are: www.fda.gov/media/155051/download.

The new subvariants are very contagious and make people unhappy but are not dangerous like Delta.

There are more people hospitalized in California, triple where it was – but ICU admissions are growing much more slowly and the daily death toll has not increased.

The CDC estimates that nearly 60% of the population – including 76% of children over the age of 5 – have had Omicron or another variant of coronavirus.n

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Total number of COVID cases: 1,871

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COVID deaths: 266
As of June 29

Age
85 and over: 115 • 75-84: 62 • 65-74: 47 • 60-64: 15 • 55-59: 4 • 45-54: 10 • 35-44: 8 • 25-34: 5

Underlying conditions
Yes: 216 • No: 50

Vaccinated
Yes: 32 • No: 234

Race
White 153 • Latinx 90 • Asian 16 • Black 3 • Native American 1 • Hawaiian 1 • Other 2

Genre
Men: 136 • Women: 130

Location
In institutions for the elderly: 117 • Outside institutions: 149

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