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  • UK Government Coronavirus Adverse Events Reporting

    2021-02-21

    The government has released it first report on the adverse events reported following UK Covid-19 vaccinations.

    The "Yellow Card" system records unsolicited reports of vaccine adverse events, as reported by members of the public. As far as I know these are analysed as reported without moderation or verification.

    Report any Coronavirus vaccine or other Yellow Card event here.

    Whereas the MHRA asserts that it has proactive systems for monitoring adverse events, the above Yellow Card system is not proactive, as it relies upon the initiative of members of the public

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  • How to Stay Healthy?

    2021-02-19

    We are what we eat, and what we drink. This is indisputable.

    The human body is a remarkably self-adjusting and self-cleansing organism that can cope with a wide variety of diet, environment, life-style, and temporary imbalance in any of these factors, but unsurprisingly it cannot cope well with permanent imbalance.

    So if we want to stay healthy and (in the nicest possible way) stay away from the NHS (which is where we are expected to go if we are sick), then we need to understand how to maintain a healthy balance.

    The "Fat Emperor" podcast is a vehicle for Ivor Cummins to bring "engineering problem solving rigour and the scientific method to some of the more interesting issues in the world today" many of which involve health in one form or another.

    I find him informative, logical, unflappable, and reassuring in a uniquely Irish way.

    In this episode he

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