Infectious Diseases and Islam

Your Problems and Their Solutions Volume 1

Muhammad Yusuf Ludhianvi Sahib

Publisher: http://www.shaheedeislam.com

متعدی امراض اور اسلام
س… کیا جذام والے سے اسلام نے رشتہ ختم کردیا ہے؟ اگر نہیں تو اس کے مریض سے جینے کا حق کیوں چھینا جاتا ہے؟ اور یہ کیوں کہا جاتا ہے کہ: “اس سے شیر کی طرح بھاگو اور اس کو لمبے بانس سے کھانا دو”؟
ج… جو شخص ایسی بیماری میں مبتلا ہو جس سے لوگوں کو اذیت ہوتی ہو، اگر لوگوں کو اس سے الگ رہنے کا مشورہ دیا جائے تو یہ تقاضائے عقل ہے، باقی بیماری کی وجہ سے اس کا رشتہ اسلام سے ختم نہیں ہوگا، اس بیماری پر اس کو اجر ملے گا۔ اسلام تو مرض کے متعدی ہونے کا قائل نہیں، لیکن اگر جذامی سے اختلاط کے بعد خدانخواستہ کسی کو یہ مرض لاحق ہوگیا تو ضعیف الاعتقاد لوگوں کا عقیدہ بگڑے گا اور وہ یہی سمجھیں گے کہ یہ مرض اس کو جذامی سے لگا ہے، اس فسادِ عقیدہ سے بچانے کے لئے لوگوں سے کہا گیا ہے کہ: اس سے شیر کی طرح بھاگو (لمبے بانس سے کھانا دینے کا مسئلہ مجھے معلوم نہیں، نہ کہیں یہ پڑھا ہے)۔ الغرض جذام والے کی تحقیر مقصود نہیں بلکہ لوگوں کو ایذائے جسمانی اور خرابیٴ عقیدہ سے بچانا مقصود ہے۔ اگر کوئی شخص قوی الایمان اور قوی المزاج ہو وہ اگر جذامی کے ساتھ کھاپی لے تب بھی کوئی گناہ نہیں، چنانچہ آنحضرت صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے جذامی کے ساتھ ایک برتن میں کھانا کھایا ہے۔

The English you are seeing is automatic browser translation in chrome for android, so those who may know urdu may have a difference understanding of the above. please feel free to submit to me any better translation that you choose to offer. jazaakumullah

Q: Has Islam ended its relationship with the leper? If not, why is his patient deprived of his right to live? And why is it said: “Run away from him like a lion and feed him with long bamboo”?
A: A person who suffers from a disease which afflicts people. If people are advised to stay away from it, then it is a requirement of common sense. The rest of the disease will not end his relationship with Islam. But he will be rewarded. Islam does not believe that the disease is contagious, but if, after mixing it with leprosy, God willing, someone gets the disease, then the belief of the weak believers will deteriorate and they will think that the disease is infected with leprosy, this disorder of belief. People have been told to run away from it like a lion (I don’t know the problem of feeding with long bamboo, I haven’t read it anywhere). The purpose is not to humiliate the leper, but to save people from physical harm and bad faith. If a person has strong faith and strong temperament, even if he eats with leprosy, there is no sin on him.

http://www.elmedeen.com/read-book-2610&page=16

UNNATURAL DELAYING OF HAIDH

Is fatwa below on fatwa website correct? My wife wanted to know.

DELAYING MENSTRUATION BY INJECTION
Is it permissible for a Woman to have an injection for the purpose of delaying menstruation to enable her go through ibadah like Hajj or Umrah?

Answer
In principle, a woman should not tamper with and alter the natural state of her body as created by Allāh Ta’ala. Generally, a woman would know her monthly cycle and may then make use of calculations to determine a suitable date to perform Umrah.
The use of such injections would, however, be permitted under unavoidable circumstances such as in the case of Hajj wherein a woman would be unable to perform the obligatory Tawāf (al-Ziyārah) before her departure date from Makkah.
This is also provided that it is done under the medical guidance of one’s doctor and is not proven harmful to the body.
Answer
The fatwa is moronic. In the first place it does not answer the question. The question is about permissibility of perpetrating the satanic unnatural act of taking medication to prevent haidh for the purpose of going to perform Hajj and even Nafl Umrah.
The questioner does not ask about specifically Tawaaf Ziyaarat. Since this mufti is in bewilderment and off the track in shoving his own implied question into the Istifta’, he relates the question to Tawaaf Ziyaarat to produce his idea of “unavoidable circumstances”.
He says that the satanism is permissible “under unavoidable circumstances”. What is so “unavoidable” about not going for Hajj and Umrah? Today, even Fardh Hajj should be delayed due to the vaccination and other acts of shaitaaniyat.
Then the mufti speaks more drivel by saying: “This is also provided that it is done under the medical guidance of one’s doctor and is not proven harmful to the body.”
Shaitaan has really convoluted the brains and thinking of the muftis of today. Firstly 99.9% of doctors today are faasiq and even atheists. Their advice is satanic rubbish. The logical conclusion of this drivel is that if the satanic medication is harmful for the body then it will not be permissible. If so, then what happens to her Tawaaf-e-Ziyaarat? In the understanding of this mufti chap, omitting Tawaaf-e-Ziyaarat should qualify the woman for the satanic medication because it does constitute “unavoidable circumstances”, regardless of what her doctor says and regardless of it being harmful to her body. This mufti should answer this question. It is not for us at this juncture to present the answer. We merely point out the contradiction and drivel of his fatwa.
Let it be known and understood well that whatever method / medication is adopted to interfere with the natural process created by Allah Ta’ala is always harmful. It is by the intervention of Iblees. What the fussaaq-atheists doctors say is trash to be compulsorily discarded.
It is haraam for a woman to go for Hajj and even worse for Umrah if she has to resort to haraam

Black Seed and COVID-19: Australian Researchers found Nigella Sativa may help in treatment for COVID-19 infection

black seed oil
December 31, 2021
A team from the University of Technology in Sydney found an active ingredient of Nigella sativa or Kalonji can prevent the SARS-CoV-2, the virus leading to COVID-19, from causing a lung infection. Their study is published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology.

Australian researchers have found that seeds of the plant, Nigella sativa, better known as Kalonji, could be utilised in the treatment of COVID-19 infection. Black seed oil is extracted from Nigella sativa seeds and has been used in traditional medicine for over 2,000 years due to its many therapeutic benefits.
The flowering plant, native to north Africa and western Asia, has been used for centuries as a traditional remedy for multiple medical conditions, including inflammation and infections. A team from the University of Technology in Sydney found an active ingredient of Nigella sativa can prevent the SARS-CoV-2, the virus leading to COVID-19, from causing a lung infection.

“There is growing evidence from modelling studies that thymoquinone, an active ingredient of Nigella sativa, more commonly known as the fennel flower, can stick to the COVID-19 virus spike protein and stop the virus from causing a lung infection,” said lead author Kaneez Fatima Shad, Professor at the varsity.

“It may also block the ‘cytokine’ storm that affects seriously ill patients who are hospitalised with COVID-19,” Shad added.

The study is published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology.

Thymoquinone has been extensively studied in laboratories, including animal studies. These studies have shown that it can moderate the immune system in a good way, by preventing pro-inflammation chemicals such as interleukins from being released.

This gives thymoquinone a potential role as a treatment for allergic conditions such as asthma, eczema, arthritis conditions including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, and even possibly multiple sclerosis.

The study details the mechanisms of action of Nigella sativa and thymoquinone and how they are a promising future treatment of COVID-19 infection. There have been many barriers to the development of Nigella sativa as a therapeutic agent in large part due to its poor natural gastrointestinal absorption.

“Advances in pharmacological development such as nanotechnology have seen the chance to overcome this barrier to enable its use as an effective oral medication. Furthermore, the drug has recently been successfully given to patients as a nasal spray and topical paste,” said co-author Dr Wissam Soubra, from the varsity.

Nigella sativa has been shown to be helpful in treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes mellitus. As an anti-inflammatory treatment, it has also been found to help patients with allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, eczema, osteoarthritis and childhood epilepsy.

It has also been proven to be effective in a laboratory environment in killing bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus that can cause a range of mild to severe infections if they enter the skin, and viruses including influenza.
Another study from Saudi Arabia evaluated the effectiveness of black seed oil as a supplement in patients with mild COVID-19 who were between 18 and 65 years. The intervention group received 500 mg of soft gel capsules twice daily for 10 days in addition to their standard treatment.
Initial results were published on Clinical Trials. The primary outcome measurement was the percentage of participants who showed clinical recovery within 14 days after treatment began. The team reported 62.1% of those receiving the black seed oil demonstrated recovery from mild COVID-19 while 36% of the control group recovered within 14 days.

Black Seed Oil and COVID-19 studies

As of November 2021, there are 4 published clinical studies of nigella sativa for treatment and prevention of COVID-19 (c19ns.com). Nigella sativa is even higher than ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine in this COVID-19 drug league table for ‘all mortality (death) results’:

Consider Black Seed Oil for Short-Term Use to Reduce Health Risk

The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) lists black seed oil as an alternative for prevention and treatment of COVID-19. They stress there is no “magic bullet” for COVID-19, yet:

“… a number of therapeutic agents have shown great promise for both the prevention and treatment of this disease including Ivermectin, Vitamin D, quercetin, melatonin, fluvoxamine, corticosteroids, curcumin (turmeric), Nigella sativa and antiandrogen therapy.”
The team recommends taking N. sativa with honey as they both have antimicrobial, antiviral, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects with proven safety profiles. They list N. sativa and honey in the prevention protocol for children and adolescents, and as an alternative for first-line treatment in the early treatment protocol at home.

While short-term use of black seed oil may be efficacious in the treatment of COVID-19, long-term use for prevention may have other unwanted effects. One study of the chemical composition of black seed oil shows that the majority of fatty acids are from linoleic acid, an omega-6 polyunsaturated fat or (PUFA).

https://onedaymd.aestheticsadvisor.com/2021/08/black-seed-and-covid-19-australian.html

THE WORLD COUNCIL FOR HEALTH

VACCINATION SATANISM

THE CALL OF THE WORLD COUNCIL FOR HEALTH

World Council for Health Calls for an Immediate Stop to the Covid-19 Experimental “Vaccines”

A. CONSENSUS OF WORLD’S FOREMOST EXPERTS

Globally renowned experts, including Dr. Paul Alexander, Dr. Byram Bridle, Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche, Prof. Dolores Cahill, and Drs. Sucharit Bhakdi, Ryan Cole, Richard Fleming, Robert W. Malone, Peter McCullough, Mark Trozzi, Michael Yeadon, Wolfgang Wodarg, and Vladimir Zelenko, among many others, consistently warn the world about the adverse effects resulting from Covid-19 experimental injections; they also warn about their longterm effects, which cannot be known at this time since most clinical trials will be not completed until 2023, and some as late as 2025.

In June 2021, Dr. Tess Lawrie, co-founder of the World Council for Health and member of the Council’s Steering Committee, courageously described the global crisis and called for urgent action: “There is now more than enough evidence on the [UK] Yellow Card system to declare the COVID-19 vaccines unsafe for use in humans. Preparation should be made to scale up humanitarian efforts to assist those harmed by the COVID-19 vaccines and to anticipate and ameliorate medium to longer term effects.” 

B. DECLARATION

The World Council for Health declares that it is time to put an end to this humanitarian crisis. Further, the Council also declares that any direct or indirect involvement in the manufacturing, distribution, administration and promotion of these injections violates basic principles of common law, constitutional law and natural justice, as well as the Nuremberg Code, the Helsinki Declaration, and other international treaties.

C. UNCENSORED FACTS

We now know that children are over one hundred times more likely to die from these experimental injections than Covid-19. Injected athletes, globally, are collapsing before our very eyes. In spite of the fact that reporting systems are limited and passive, millions of adverse effects have been recorded, which include death, paralysis, blood clots, strokes, myocarditis, pericarditis, heart attacks, spontaneous miscarriage, chronic fatigue and extreme depression.

See: coronavirus-yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk
See: vaers.hhs.gov
See: ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/researchdevelopment/pharmacovigilance/eudravigilance
See: vigiaccess.org (search covid-19 vaccine)

D. VICTIM TESTIMONIES

The World Council for Health acknowledges and respects the experiences and testimony of the victims of this worldwide medical experiment. We also declare and confirm that safe, effective and affordable treatments for Covid-19 exist and should be made available to all who need them.

See: wewanttobeheard.com
See: nomoresilence.world
See: vaxtestimonies.org/en

E. NOT SAFE, NOT EFFECTIVE

Recent studies confirm the risks associated with Covid-19 experimental injections. Emerging research establishes that the injections are neither safe nor effective, and, in fact, are toxic. While some of the known ingredients of the injections cause biological harm, it is even more concerning that the unknown and undisclosed ingredients may present an even greater threat to human health.

F. CEASE AND DESIST

The World Council for Health is ethically and lawfully bound to issue this Declaration, demanding that governments and corporations cease and desist from direct or indirect participation in the manufacturing, distribution, administration or promotion of Covid-19 experimental injections.

The Council declares that every living man and woman has a moral and legal duty to take immediate and decisive action to halt this unprecedented medical experiment, which continues to cause unnecessary and immeasurable harm.

G. NOTICE OF LIABILITY

The right of bodily integrity and the right to informed consent are inalienable and universal human rights, which have been trampled by government mandates and corporate imperatives. Thus, the World Council for Health declares that any person or organization directly or indirectly participating in the manufacturing, distribution, administration or promotion of Covid-19 experimental biologics will be held liable for the violation of principles of justice grounded in civil, criminal, constitutional and natural law, as well as international treaties.

About the signatories

We are your World Council for Health

This declaration was created and signed by doctors, lawyers, and others assisting to steer the newly formed World Council for Health

About Us

World Council for Health

Signed November 29, 2021

Charles Kovess

Dr. Jennifer Hibberd

Dr. Naseeba Kathrada

Dr. Robert J McLeod

Dr. Vince Vicente

Dr. Tess Lawrie

Dr. Mark Trozzi

Dr. Maria Hubmer Mogg

Michael Alexander

Dr. Tracy Chandler

Dr. Zac Cox

Dr. Stephan Becker

Karen McKenna

Shabnam Palesa Mohamed

15 Jamaadil Ula 1443 – 20 December 2021

OMICRON——LA ADWAA

All Covid Variants, Viruses & Sicknesses Are NOT Contagious Even If Virologists & Professors Say They Are – “LAA ADWAA”, Said Our Rasool Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam!
Our beloved Rasool-e-Akram (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) rejected ALL scientific research, theories,
findings and experiments regarding viruses, variants, diseases and regarding the virologists’,
governments’ and professors’ contagion beliefs in the following Blessed words recorded in Bukhari
Shareef: “LAA ADWAA! (There is no contagion)…”
Hence, whether it is a ‘deadly’ variant or a ‘mild’ variant, and whether it is a newly discovered variant
in SA or whether it is something discovered in China’s Wuhan, the Golden Islamic Perspective remains
applicable to each one of them with the same amount of stress and weight, i.e. LAA ADWAA! THEY
ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS IN THE LEAST BIT!
Hence, the theological bodies calling themselves ‘Muslims’, as well as their radio stations dubbed with
the name ‘Islam’, should keep the above Hadith Shareef in the front of their minds and instead of
increasing the propaganda of the Kuffaar government, atheists and the WHO, they should keep up with
their organisation’s (Islamic) name and be vociferous in spreading the Islamic perspective to the
Ummah, not the Kuffaar’s findings and tales which go directly against Islamic Teachings.
Alas! How unfortunate is it to learn how these very same theological bodies with its mouthpiece (radio)
goes on with the Kuffaar narrative regarding covid and its newly hatched variants. This shows that these
theological bodies and their radio/s have lost their Islamic ethos entirely since they have failed to uphold
a simple, clear and easy teaching of Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) which has ALL the solutions in
the face of covid with ALL the latter’s deceit, lies, tricks and Dajjaaliyat.
Muslims are warned that these very same theological bodies who claim to represent the Muslims of SA
to the corrupt government have sold Islam to the Kuffaar. The Importance of Salaah in the Masaajid
was sold in last year’s court case. This year, the Laws of Nikaah, etc. were sold in the name of the
KUFR MMB Bill which they (UUCSA) supported.
The Sahaabah’s honour has also been sold in the deafening silence of these ‘umbrella bodies’ under the
garb of ‘uucsa’, by failing to expose the KUFR of the Shi’as and warning the Ummah of their KUFR,
as well as their slander and abuse to the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu anhum).
Muslims should incumbently abstain from supporting or referring their Deeni issues to such theological
bodies and every other such organisation or branch which represents them or follows them. Even their
Hilaal sightings should not be supported or accepted. Alhamdulillah, there are many other alternatives,
one being the Wifaaqul-Ulama of SA which is founded by very senior, prominent and pious Ulama-eHaq. Refer one’s Deeni issues to Allah-fearing Ulama-e-Haq. In this lies the safety of one’s Imaan.

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc

Who is he and what did the media outlets say about Dr. Vernon Coleman?

  • “Britain’s leading health care campaigner” (The Sun)
  • “Dr Vernon Coleman is one of our most enlightened, trenchant and sensible dispensers
  • of medical advice.” (The Observer)
  • “Sharpest mind in medical journalism.” (Daily Star)
  • “His message is important.” (The Economist)
  • “King of the media docs.” (The Independent)
  • “Perhaps the best known health writer in the world today” (The Therapist)
  • “Probably one of the most brilliant men alive.” (Irish Times)
  • “The patient’s champion.” (Birmingham Post)
  • “Britain’s leading medical author.” (The Star)
  • “An articulate and prolific medical author.” (Sunday Times)
  • “He writes lucidly and wittily.” (Good Housekeeping)
  • “Coleman is a very funny writer.” (This England)
  • “Marvellously succinct, refreshingly sensible.” (The Spectator)
  • “Compulsive reading.” (The Guardian)
  • “The doctor who dares to speak his mind.” (Oxford Mail)
  • “It’s impossible not to be impressed.” (Western Daily Press)
  • “His advice is optimistic and enthusiastic.” (British Medical Journal)
  • “He’s the Lone Ranger, Robin Hood and the Equalizer rolled into one.” (Glasgow Evening Times)
  • “Vernon Coleman writes brilliant books.” (The Good Book Guide)
  • “…no thinking person can ignore him. This is why he has been for over 20 years one of the world’s leading advocates on human and animal rights in relation to health. Long may it continue!” (The Ecologist)
  • “The man is a national treasure” (What Doctors Don’t Tell You)
  • “The revered guru of medicine” (Nursing Times)
  • “Superstar” (Independent on Sunday)
  • “Rogue elephant” (Sunday Times)
  • “Gentle, kind and caring” (Western Daily Press)
  • “His trademark is that he doesn’t mince his words. Far funnier than the usual tone of soupy piety you get from his colleagues” (The Guardian)
  • “I would much rather spend an evening in his company than be trapped for five minutes in a radio commentary box with Mr Geoffrey Boycott” (Peter Tinniswood, Punch)
  • “Dr Coleman is one of our most enlightened, trenchant and sensitive dispensers of medical advice” (The Observer)
  • Sunday Times bestselling author Vernon Coleman has written over 100 books which have sold over two million copies in the UK alone.
  • His books have been translated into 25 languages and sell in over 50 countries.
  • Dr Coleman is a general practitioner principal and a former Professor of Holistic Medical Sciences at the International Open University in Sri Lanka

If all this praise, why can’t we listen to what he has to say and what he has to present?

Advice for those who have been Jabbed by Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc
For over six months now I (Vernon Coleman) have been warning that those who accept the covid-19 jab will have damaged immune systems and will be susceptible to infection.

This remains my honest opinion, based on the evidence I have seen and upon my fears.

I will write more about the immune system problem as evidence becomes available (more evidence is becoming available daily).

But I recognise that millions of people have succumbed to the psychological warfare practised by governments, advisors and media doctors, and have allowed themselves to be jabbed with an experimental product.

Many of those who have been jabbed are, not unnaturally, now asking what they can do to protect themselves from infections.

I do not recommend any patented products but here is my advice:

1) Avoid crowded places

2) Avoid meeting with individuals who have any sort of infection

3) Avoid strenuous exercise (because of the potential for heart problems. Heart problems are now an increasingly common side effect of the covid jab)

4) Keep warm. In my view, leaving windows open (which is one of the covid rules that the Government recommends) is not a good idea in cold weather

5) Eat fresh fruit and vegetables for the vitamins

6) Take a vitamin C supplement

7) Take a vitamin D supplement – but only in the recommended doses

8) Have zinc tablets available to take if you do develop signs of an infection

9) Remember that masks won’t help and can actually make you more sick by increasing your risk of bacterial pneumonia (see my free PDF book on masks available on this website)

10) Social distancing is of little value since a cough or a sneeze can travel over 20 feet

11) Stay away from anyone who has recently had the nasal flu vaccine. The nasal flu vaccine is an attenuated live vaccine which means that it is live but weakened and may regain its strength

12) Stay away from the colds and flu section remedies in supermarkets or pharmacies: that’s usually where the sick people are

Note: Many months ago I predicted that the vaccinated would be vulnerable to infection and that many would die as a result. Preliminary figures already suggest that those who have been vaccinated are losing part of their natural immune system very rapidly. There are suggestions that the vaccinated are rapidly developing a form of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and, as a result, doctors and hospitals will soon be unable to cope with a flood of seriously ill patients. There are reports that 40-79 year olds who have been double vaccinated have lost 50% of their immune system and are losing another 5% every week. These figures are from the UK Government. I am checking them but it seems to me that it would be irresponsible not to provide this warning immediately.
October 2021

How Many People Are The Covid Vaccines Killing? www.vernoncoleman.com/vaccineskilling9.htm
Health news and tips www.vernoncoleman.com/hnat.htm
(Refresh daily for updates)

Quote:There is nothing secret about the fact that four vaccine manufacturers in the USA make $60 billion a year selling vaccines and $500 billion a year selling medications for the diseases the vaccines cause!

The FDA Knew of the side effects beforehand and published it on their website before the vaccine rollout! See page 16 of pdf
www.fda.gov/media/143557/download published October 2020

FDA wrote:FDA Safety Surveillance of COVID-19 Vaccines :
DRAFT Working list of possible adverse event outcomes
***Subject to change***
 Guillain-Barré syndrome
 Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
 Transverse myelitis
 Encephalitis/myelitis/encephalomyelitis/
meningoencephalitis/meningitis/
encepholapathy
 Convulsions/seizures
 Stroke
 Narcolepsy and cataplexy
 Anaphylaxis
 Acute myocardial infarction
 Myocarditis/pericarditis
 Autoimmune disease
 Deaths
 Pregnancy and birth outcomes
 Other acute demyelinating diseases
 Non-anaphylactic allergic reactions
 Thrombocytopenia
 Disseminated intravascular coagulation
 Venous thromboembolism
 Arthritis and arthralgia/joint pain
 Kawasaki disease
 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
in Children
 Vaccine enhanced disease

I think there is plenty of evidence on this forum and via this page alone to raise a million questions. There should be no need for anyone to promote this poison and Mufit’s around the world should prepare to revoke their Islamic verdicts and promotions of this vaccine.

Remember, YOUR Fatwa or YOUR Medical advice can be chargeable as assisted homicide! You will be as guilty as murder knowing what is known the world over and this goes for Muslim Scholars, Imams, Shaykhs, Ustadh, Teachers, Doctors, Health workers, and Keyboard warriors too.

Just before the internet disinformation takeover in early 2020 his wikipedia page:
Quote:Vernon Coleman (born 18 May 1946) is a former general practitioner,[1] and the author of over 100 books, including non-fiction works about human health, politics, cricket, and animal issues,[2] and a range of novels.[citation needed] He is a militant vegetarian[3] and antivivisectionist.[4][5]

One of his novels, Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War, has been turned into a movie with the same name.[6]

Not anymore. Since he spoke out early on about the genocide his praises were downgraded to “Vernon Coleman (born 18 May 1946) is an English conspiracy theorist,[1][2][3] anti-vaccination activist,[4][5] AIDS denialist,[6][7] blogger and novelist who writes on topics related to human health, politics and animal issues.” -WikiPedia

Who will you convince though?

TAKEN FROM MUFTISAYS.COM

Vaping Is Risky. Why Is the F.D.A. Authorizing E-Cigarettes?

When they first appeared in the United States in the mid-2000s, “electronic nicotine delivery systems” — e-cigarettes, vapes, e-liquids and other wares that contain the stimulant found in tobacco — were subject to little federal oversight. Their makers could incorporate countless other ingredients and flavorings. Like cigarettes before them, the devices proved extremely attractive to young people; in 2018, the surgeon general declared youth vaping an “epidemic” and noted that one in five high schoolers and one in 20 middle schoolers used e-cigarettes. Nicotine can harm the developing brain, and e-cigarettes contain potentially harmful toxins like heavy metals; the long-term effects of vaping — the heating of nicotine to create an inhaled aerosol — are uncertain.

Despite these concerns, public-​health officials in the U.S. hope that, given a choice in the open market, people already addicted to nicotine will choose e-cigarettes over cigarettes — a deadly consumer product so successful at attracting and retaining users that it has killed as many as 24 million Americans over the past six decades. Because e-cigarettes generally contain fewer toxic chemicals than tobacco smoke, they are believed to be less damaging than cigarettes. If a sizable number of the one in seven adults in the U.S. who smoke switched to e-cigarettes, the theory goes, significantly fewer people might suffer from cancer and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

In 2016, in an effort to mitigate the potential harms of e-cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration began regulating them as “new tobacco products.” It became illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under 18 (a cutoff that rose nationally to 21 in late 2019), and the agency was empowered to require warning labels. The F.D.A. also gained the authority to keep products out of the marketplace, unless it could be demonstrated that their public-health benefit outweighed their risks. (As a result of legislation passed in 2009, this condition applies to new tobacco products in general; cigarettes themselves, and other tobacco products on the market before Feb. 15, 2007, don’t have to meet the same standard.) As of last month, the agency had denied nearly a million applications. But a vaporizer and two tobacco-flavored liquids were authorized, after the F.D.A. declared that data submitted by their manufacturer showed that they were indeed less toxic than cigarettes and could, in the words of the agency’s news release, “benefit addicted adult smokers who switch to these products.” This would “outweigh the risk to youth” and lead to an overall “protection of the public health.”

The decision was controversial. In part, this is because the research into whether e-products can help adult smokers stay off cigarettes shows mixed results at best. For example, in October, the same month as the F.D.A. ruling, JAMA Network Open published a study that “did not find evidence that switching to e-cigarettes prevented relapse to cigarette smoking,” says the lead author John P. Pierce, a emeritus professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at the University of California, San Diego. He and his colleagues analyzed data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study, a longitudinal study of tobacco use in the U.S. begun in 2013 by the National Institutes of Health and the F.D.A. Based on responses through 2017, the researchers identified 13,604 participants who were cigarette smokers. When those same participants were surveyed a year later, 9.4 percent of them reported that they had quit.

The PATH study did not try to determine what methods people used to quit; it asked only what tobacco products they consumed after quitting, if any. Then, after 12 more months, it checked whether they had stayed off cigarettes entirely; had relapsed and quit again; or had gone back to smoking. After controlling for potential confounding factors, like level of nicotine dependency, the JAMA group concluded that those who were using any alternative tobacco product after they quit smoking, including e-cigarettes (but also cigars, hookahs and the like), were 8.5 percent more likely to have relapsed than those who were not. The proportion of daily e-cigarette users and tobacco abstainers who were smoking again was about the same: just over a third. In other words, e-cigarettes did not appear to be more successful at preventing a return to smoking than going cold turkey did.

But there are other researchers who believe that, taken together, the existing evidence suggests that e-cigarettes may benefit public health. In September, before the F.D.A. approved any e-cigarette products, a group of those researchers laid out that evidence in The American Journal of Public Health. The studies they cite include a randomized controlled trial conducted in Britain and published in The New England Journal of Medicine in 2019, which found that participants who wanted to quit and who switched to e-cigarettes were 80 percent more likely to abstain from cigarettes for at least a year compared with those who used a range of nicotine-​replacement therapies (like patches, gum and lozenges).

Findings like these, which show that e-cigarettes could help smokers under certain conditions — the participants all received behavioral support, which improves the success rate of attempts at quitting — have been undervalued, the A.J.P.H. authors think, while the risks to youths have been amplified. “The message out there is these are harmful devices that shouldn’t be out there at all,” says Nancy A. Rigotti, one of the authors and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. “The truth is more complicated.”

Controlled trials don’t always show what would have happened in a real-world setting — which is what the JAMA study sought to assess. Yet Rigotti and others think its conclusions are misleading. “What’s important here is, Is vaping helping a subset of smokers quit smoking who wouldn’t have otherwise done so?” says Kenneth E. Warner, an emeritus professor and dean of health management and policy at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and a co-author of the A.J.P.H. paper. The JAMA study found that those who were the most dependent on nicotine, and thus likely to have the hardest time quitting smoking, were also the most likely to use e-cigarettes. But there was no way to say whether, had e-cigarettes not been available, that group would have continued smoking — in which case e-cigarettes increased the total number of quitters — or whether its members would have tried abstaining from nicotine instead. Without that information, it’s unclear if e-cigarettes could be a valuable cessation tool that entices some inveterate smokers to give up cigarettes.

Adult smokers do want to quit: In 2018, about 55 percent of those surveyed said they tried to quit in the past year; only 7.5 percent succeeded, according to the C.D.C. If anything, the JAMA study, however you parse it, illustrates how difficult it is to remain smoke-free. “What we haven’t seen, in terms of cessation, is something that’s game-changing,” says Jonathan M. Samet, dean and professor at the Colorado School of Public Health. Clearly, smokers need more resources, says Alayna P. Tackett, an assistant professor at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California: “They’re trying to quit, they want to quit, how can we best support them?”

In the U.S., it’s uniquely hard to say if vaping could play a more supportive role. The available products are ever-changing, and e-cigarettes are not classified as “a cessation device,” a label that would require their manufacturers to go through the F.D.A.’s drug evaluation and research process — which they have little incentive to do. As a result, e-cigarettes can’t be promoted to smokers as a means of quitting by companies or as a proven therapeutic by health officials. The bizarre consequence is that for e-cigarettes to have a widespread positive impact on public health — the F.D.A.’s stated hope in approving the ones they did — smokers will have to decide largely on their own to switch to them. “The regulatory muddle is working against us,” says Terry F. Pechacek, a research professor in the department of health policy and behavioral sciences at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health, who wrote a commentary accompanying the JAMA study. “That’s the heart of the problem.”

Kim Tingley is a contributing writer for the magazine.

Correction: Nov. 25, 2021
An earlier version of this article misstated which products were approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It approved two tobacco-flavored products. No menthol flavor was approved.

VACCINATION CAUSES HEART DAMAGE

VACCINATION CAUSES HEART DAMAGE

FDA adds heart inflammation warning to Moderna, Pfizer vaccines
Warning update follows an extensive review of information and discussion by CDC’s Advisory Committee.

26 Jun 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a warning about the risk of heart inflammation to fact sheets for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines.

The warning on Friday noted that reports of adverse events following vaccination – particularly after the second dose – suggest increased risks of myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis, or inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart.

The warning update follows an extensive review of information and discussion by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting on Wednesday, the FDA said.

At end of the second week of June, more than 1,200 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis have been reported to the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.

The cases reportedly appear to be notably higher in males and in the week after the second vaccine dose.

There has been no comment from Pfizer and Moderna yet.

Source: News Agencies

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/26/fda-adds-heart-inflammation-warning-to-moderna-pfizer-vaccines

20 Rabiuth Thaani 1443 – 25 November 2021

ANTI-SATANIST LAWS NOW IN FLORIDA

ANTI-SATANIST LAWS NOW IN FLORIDA

FLORIDA BANS STRICT VACCINE MANDATES

19 November 2021, 2:40 AM | Reuters | @SABCNews

The laws allow employers to ask employees to become vaccinated, but also require them to allow people to opt out for religious, health and other reasons.

Florida on Thursday banned schools and businesses from requiring vaccination against COVID-19 and set the stage for a possible withdrawal from the federal agency aimed at protecting workplace safety.

Governor Ron De Santis, a right-wing Republican widely believed to be planning a run for the US presidency, signed the new laws in a community called Brandon, the same name used as a euphemism for a coarse epithet in a chant against Democratic President Joe Biden.

“We are making sure that people have a right to earn a living, people have a right to have protections at their place of employment and that parents have protections to be able to direct the upbringing of their kids,” said De Santis.

In a later announcement of the bills’ signing on Twitter, De Santis referred to “the free state of Florida.”

Echoing anti-vaccine rhetoric, De Santis repeated a misleading claim that vaccines do not protect against coronavirus infections, and said “natural immunities” should qualify people to return to in-person work.

The bills drew immediate condemnation from public health officials and Democratic leaders.

“Gee,” California Governor Gavin Newsom wrote on Twitter. “What could go wrong…”

The bills were passed in a three-day special session of the Republican-dominated Florida legislature called by De Santis with the goal of thwarting coronavirus vaccine mandates imposed by the federal government as well as by private employers and school districts.

The laws allow employers to ask employees to become vaccinated, but also require them to allow people to opt out for religious, health and other reasons.

People who previously had COVID-19 would be exempt despite evidence the vaccines provide greater protection against reinfection as well as serious cases that require hospitalisation.

Employers who refuse to allow the exemptions can be fined up to $50 000 per violation.

The new laws also ban government entities from requiring vaccinations.

Schools districts may not require vaccinations or ask teachers and students to wear masks.

The laws also ban school districts from requiring otherwise healthy students who have been exposed to COVID-19 to quarantine before returning to class.

The legislature also directed the governor’s office to develop a plan to set up the state’s own agency for the protection of workers, which would replace the authority of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Florida is among several conservative states suing the federal agency to stop it from enforcing the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate.

About 61 000 people have died from COVID-19 in Florida, the third-most-populous US state, although new cases have decreased dramatically there in recent weeks.

19 Rabiuth Thaani 1443 – 24 November 2021