A New Name for Monkeypox Is Coming, Cardiovascular Effects from the Vaccine, Polio Spread and More

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This week, I and many other censored doctors and scientists from US, UK and EU protested Twitter censorship in front of the Twitter European Union Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

The World Health Organization is inviting the public to propose new names for monkeypox, and has renamed two variants of the disease. This is according to a statement released Friday, after weeks of criticism that the name has racist connotations and generates stigma. From the WHO:

A group of global experts convened by WHO has agreed on new names for monkeypox virus variants, as part of ongoing efforts to align the names of the monkeypox disease, virus and variants—or clades—with current best practices. The experts agreed to name the clades using Roman numerals.

The monkeypox virus was named upon first discovery in 1958, before current best practices in naming diseases and viruses were adopted. Similarly for the name of the disease it causes. Major variants were identified by the geographic regions where they were known to circulate.

Current best practise is that newly-identified viruses, related disease, and virus variants should be given names with the aim to avoid causing offense to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups, and minimize any negative impact on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare.

DiseaseAssigning new names to existing diseases is the responsibility of WHO under the International Classification of Diseases and the WHO Family of International Health Related Classifications (WHO-FIC). WHO is holding an open consultation for a new disease name for monkeypox. Anyone wishing to propose new names can do so here (see ICD-11, Add proposals).

Virus: The naming of virus species is the responsibility of the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), which has a process underway for the name of the monkeypox virus.

Variants/clades: The naming of variants for existing pathogens is normally the result of debate amongst scientists. In order to expedite agreement in the context of the current outbreak, WHO convened an ad hoc meeting on 8 August to enable virologists and public health experts to reach consensus on new terminology.

Experts in pox virology, evolutionary biology and representatives of research institutes from across the globe reviewed the phylogeny and nomenclature of known and new monkeypox virus variants or clades. They discussed the characteristics and evolution of monkeypox virus variants, their apparent phylogenetic and clinical differences, and potential consequences for public health and future virological and evolutionary research.

The group reached consensus on new nomenclature for the virus clades that is in line with best practices. They agreed on how the virus clades should be recorded and classified on genome sequence repository sites.

Consensus was reached to now refer to the former Congo Basin (Central African) clade as Clade one (I) and the former West African clade as Clade two (II). Additionally, it was agreed that the Clade II consists of two subclades.

The proper naming structure will be represented by a Roman numeral for the clade and a lower-case alphanumeric character for the subclades. Thus, the new naming convention comprises Clade I, Clade IIa and Clade IIb, with the latter referring primarily to the group of variants largely circulating in the 2022 global outbreak. The naming of lineages will be as proposed by scientists as the outbreak evolves. Experts will be reconvened as needed.

The new names for the clades should go into effect immediately while work continues on the disease and virus names.

FDA expands EUA for Monkeypox shot for children

Desert Review, August 13, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) this week for the JYNNEOS Monkeypox shot to include “high-risk” children under 18, even though there have been no clinical trials on that age group, it is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) among homosexual and bisexual men, and there have been no deaths in the United States. However, there are significant adverse effects from the Moneypox shot.

Apparently, under the expanded EUA, health care providers can now administer the Bavarian Nordic’s JYNNEOS “vaccine” through an alternative method of injection. This type of intradermal injection (between layers of the skin rather than below the skin) will increase available doses from 441,000 to more than 2.2 million.

Dr. Robert Malone, a U.S. virologist and immunologist who has dedicated his professional existence to the development of mRNA vaccines, states this isn’t the first time that there has been an “outbreak” of Monkeypox in the United States. During May and June 2003, the first cluster of human Monkeypox cases in the United Stated was reported.

However, JYNNEOS was licensed by the FDA in 2019 for the prevention of smallpox and Monkeypox in high-risk adults 18 and older only. Yet the Monkeypox virus against which the “vaccine” was tested is not in the context of this current virus. A number of clinical trials were done during the approval process for the JYNNEOS injection, but there has not been a randomized clinical challenge trial, which is the gold standard…

Dr. Malone states there is no data on efficacy or effectiveness for the product as pre- or post-exposure prophylactic for the currently circulating Monkeypox virus. However, the JYNNEOS injection reveals between 1.3 percent and 2.1 percent of recipients had a cardiac event of special interest, compared to 0.2 percent of placebo subjects. According to the FDA review document, which is not mentioned on the label, there were 10 percent and 18 percent of subjects with troponin elevations in two sub-studies. This suggests that somewhere between 1 in 90 and 1 in 6 people will have a troponin elevation or EKG abnormality, indicating some degree of cardiac damage due to the shot.

Also found in the FDA review of the documents and studies that led to JYNNEOS 2019 license, but was not included in the label, eight percent of those subjects who were HIV positive could not get their second JYNNEOS dose due to side effects from the first. In addition, seven percent of the HIV positive subjects had worsening of HIV parameters. Apparently, the JYNNEOS shot causes immune suppression.

In addition, the FDA label for the JYNNEOS product states that “safety and effectiveness of JYNNEOS have not been established in individuals less than 18 years of age.”

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