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A citizen's petition filed with the US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday reported more than 30 different brands of spray antiperspirant and deodorants contain cancer-causing agents.

The deodorants contain a chemical the agency cites as "unacceptable toxicity" that shouldn't be used in deodorants.

Valisure, an independent lab that filed the petition with the FDA, said 59 antiperspirant and deodorant body spray products from 30 different brands were found to contain the harmful ingredient benzene.

Benzene is a colorless or light-yellow chemical that is a liquid at room temperature. It is typically used as a solvent and is a documented carcinogen in humans.

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"It is, unfortunately, apparent that benzene contamination is a widespread and concerning issue in the American consumer product supply chain and underscores the critical need for independent testing," states David Light. "The global supply chain is incredibly complex and has many vulnerabilities. We believe some of these contamination issues, like benzene in consumer products, might be traced all the way back to the raw materials supplied to manufacturers. Increased vigilance and quality assurance is needed more than ever."

After the lab filed its petition with the FDA, Proctor & Gamble voluntarily recalled 17 of their products from Old Spice and Secret.

The company recalled its products "in an abundance of caution" per a press release.

Products with unacceptable levels of benzene that are still on the market include Tag, Sure, Equate, Suave, Right Guard and Brut.

The current products that have been recalled include:

  • Old Spice High Endurance AP Spray Pure Sport
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Invisible Spray Stronger Swagger
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Invisible Spray Pure Sport Plus
  • Old Spice Hardest Working Collection Invisible Spray Ultimate Captain
  • Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Unscented
  • Old Spice Below Deck Powder Spray Fresh Air
  • Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh Twin Pack
  • Secret Aerosol Powder Fresh
  • Secret Fresh Collection Invisible Spray Waterlily
  • Secret Fresh Collection Invisible Spray Lavender
  • Secret Fresh Collection Invisible Spray Light Essentials
  • Secret Fresh Collection Invisible Spray Rose
  • Secret Outlast Invisible Spray Completely Clean
  • Secret Outlast Invisible Spray Protecting Powder
  • Old Spice Pure Sport 2021 Gift Set

 
Check the label on your deodorant or antiperspirant to see if it contains the harmful ingredient benzene.

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The Food & Drug Administration has approved mRNA vaccine booster shots for all adults over 18.

Pfizer and Moderna announced the FDA's decision on Friday. Pfizer has applied for emergency approval of its Covid Ivermectin pill.

A Centers for Disease Control panel will meet later today to announce the new definition for "fully vaccinated."

Americans who received only 2 mRNA vaccine doses or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine are officially unvaccinated.

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The FDA and CDC previously approved mRNA vaccines for children ages 5-11.

At least 10 states already had started offering boosters to all adults, Yahoo! News reports.

The CDC claims all three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) offer protection against illness and death.

The news comes as Covid-19 "cases" have increased in the Northeast and Midwest U.S. over the last two weeks.

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Dr. Ben Carson criticized the CDC's approval of the Pfizer Covid-19 mRNA vaccine for children.

The retired brain surgeon called mRNA vaccines for children "a giant experiment" during an appearance on Fox News on Sunday.

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When asked by anchor Maria Bartiromo whether he agreed with the CDC's recommendation of vaccines for children, Carson replied, "absolutely not."

Carson, who knows a thing or two about pediatric medicine, told Bartiromo:

"The fact of the matter is, the mortality rate for children from COVID-19 is 0.025, which is very similar to the rate for seasonal flu. And we haven't been for years and years going through all these things for seasonal flu.

"Plus, we don't know what the long-term impact of these vaccines is. So this is really sort of a giant experiment. Do we want to put our children at risk, when we know that the risk of the disease to them is relatively small, but we don't know what the future risks are? Why would we do a thing like that? It makes no sense whatsoever."

In related news, the FDA has delayed its approval of Moderna's mRNA injections for children between the ages of 12 to 17.
 

The FDA is delaying its approval of the Moderna vaccine for adolescents and teens until 2022 to further examine reports of heart inflammation in males.

Reports of myocarditis - inflammation of the heart muscle - are increasing around the world.
 
READ ALSO: FDA ADDS HEART INFLAMMATION WARNING TO COVID VACCINES
 
The news comes days after an FDA panel recommended emergency use of Pfizer's mRNA vaccine in children ages 5 to 11.

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The Centers for Disease Control is recommending a fourth Covid-19 mRNA booster shot for people 18 and over who are "moderately and severely immunocompromised".

The CDC updated its guidelines on Tuesday to add recommendations for people who are immunocompromised and have received 2 doses of mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen) plus an additional booster shot.

"Moderately and severely immunocompromised people aged ?18 years who completed an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received an additional mRNA vaccine dose may receive a single COVID-19 booster dose (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen) at least 6 months after completing their third mRNA vaccine dose.

"In such situations, people who are moderately and severely immunocompromised may receive a total of four COVID-19 vaccine doses."

Also on Tuesday, an FDA advisory panel voted 17-0 to recommend Pfizer mRNA vaccines for children ages 5-11.

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The FDA advisory panel agreed that the benefits of injecting children with mRNA vaccines "outweighs the risks."

The FDA is not bound by the advisory panel's recommendation and will make its own final determination within a few days.

A CDC vaccine advisory group will then vote to approve the FDA's recommendation.

Children as young as 5-11 could begin receiving half of the adult dose of mRNA vaccine next month.

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Chris Brown praised Kyrie Irving as a "real hero" for his decision not to get the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.

The singer-songwriter took to his Instagram stories to express his support for the Brooklyn Nets all-star guard who is forced to sit out the 2021-2022 season.

"The real hero! I stand with my brother. Whoever don't like it ... Go live your damn life. It's his choice and a damn good one. Always in my brother's corner."

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The Nets previously suspended Kyrie and declined to offer their superstar a $186 million contract extension.

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Kyrie has said he is not anti-vaccine, however, he is taking a stand against New York City's strict vaccine mandates that are unfair to workers.

Healthcare workers and law enforcement officers have been fired or quit because they refused to get the shots.

"I'm standing with all those that believe what is right. Everybody is entitled to do what they feel is what's best for themselves," Kyrie said.

"Seeing the way this is dividing our world up, it's sad to see. People are losing jobs to mandates... If you choose to get the vaccine, I support you. Do what's best for you. I continue to pray for all those out there who have lost people to the pandemic to COVID."

On Wednesday, the White House announced a plan to "quickly" inoculate 28 million children age 5-11, pending authorization from the FDA within the next few weeks.

The White House has partnered with over 100 children's hospitals in the U.S. to administer the vaccines.

The Covid-19 vaccines, which do not stop the spread of the virus, will be shipped to pediatricians, local pharmacies, churches, and clinics nationwide.

The White House expects to have 28 million children inoculated by the end of the year.

The director of the CDC announced vaccinated children will still wear face masks in schools.
 

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A Black reporter confronted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] official who called for shooting vaccine-filled blow darts at Black people who refused to get vaccinated.

Project Veritas released the second video of its undercover Covid-19 vaccine investigative series on Wednesday.

In the video, FDA economist, Taylor Lee, said U.S. Government policy should be similar to Nazi Germany when it comes to forcing people to take the vaccine.

"I think that a lot of the time -- so there's also this issue of -- I remember reading about how with Covid trials, they were having an issue recruiting African American people. It was because of a different medication the government tried to do that was specifically designed to kill African Americans."

He added: "Again, blow darts. It is the perfect answer."

In a follow-up video, Lee was confronted by R.C. Maxwell, a Black reporter with Project Veritas, who asked Lee to comment on his remarks about shooting blow darts at Black people.

"Taylor Lee? Would you mind giving me a comment on these statements you've made? If I was unvaccinated would you, you know, hypothetically want to shoot me with a blow dart?"

Watch Lee's reaction below.
 

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Project Veritas released the second video of its undercover Covid-19 vaccine investigative series on Wednesday.

Part 2 exposes a U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] official calling for forced vaccinations of Black people.

According to the CDC, over 70% of Black New Yorkers are unvaccinated.

Project Veritas went undercover to record FDA economist, Taylor Lee, calling for forced vaccinations of Black people and keeping a "registry" for all unvaccinated Americans.
 
READ ALSO: Pfizer CEO Blames Russia For Vaccine Hesitancy Among Black People
 
In the video, Lee said U.S. Government policy should be similar to Nazi Germany when it comes to forcing people to take the vaccine.

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Lee said health officials should go door-to-door forcing vaccines on people who are hesitant or fearful.

"Census goes door-to-door if you don't respond. So, we have the infrastructure to do it. I mean, it'll cost a ton of money. But I think, at that point, I think there needs to be a registry of people who aren't vaccinated. Although that's sounding very [much like Nazi] Germany."

He also suggested blowing vaccine-filled darts at Black people who don't comply.

"I think that a lot of the time -- so there's also this issue of -- I remember reading about how with Covid trials, they were having an issue recruiting African American people. It was because of a different medication the government tried to do that was specifically designed to kill African Americans."

Veritas Journalist: "Yeah. Can't blame [African Americans]."

Lee: "I can't. But at the same time, like, blow dart. That's where we're going... Again, blow darts. It is the perfect answer."

In Part 1 of the Covid vaccination series, an undercover nurse working for the federal government recorded an HHS doctor saying the vaccine "is full of sh-t."

Part 1 garnered over 4 million views in less than 24 hours on YouTube.com. It was scrubbed from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Watch both videos below.
 

 

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TikTok is removing all "Milk Crate Challenge" videos from its platform amid reports of serious injuries including one woman in critical condition.

The crate challenge trend has amassed 15.3 million views on the platform. The challenge involves people climbing a crate pyramid without losing their balance and falling.

TikTok is heeding the advice of orthopedic doctors and health agencies warning of possible life-threatening injuries.

In a statement on Monday, TikTok responded to the viral craze, referring to the trend as "glorifies dangerous acts."

"TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we remove videos and redirect searches to our Community Guidelines to discourage such content. We encourage everyone to exercise caution in their behavior whether online or off."

While the videos have been removed from TikTok, other platforms, including Instagram and Twitter, have allowed the videos.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) responded to Conan O'Brien's tweet asking for FDA approval before he tries the viral trend.

The FDA tweeted:

"Although we regulate milk, we can't recommend you try that. Perhaps enjoy a nice glass of 2% and return all those crates to the grocery store?"

The Louisiana Health Department told WVLA that hospitals are filled with Covid-19 patients.

"Our hospitals are filled with COVID-19 patients, pushing staff to their limits to provide lifesaving care. Please stay safe. Your local hospital may not be able to help you if you get hurt."

The Baltimore City Health Department took a similar stance.

"With COVID-19 hospitalizations rising around the country, please check with your local hospital to see if they have a bed available for you, before attempting the #milkcratechallenge."

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a third coronavirus mRNA injection for "immunocompromised" people beginning on Thursday, Aug. 12.

The federal health agency expanded emergency use for Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA to administer third "booster" shots to people with compromised or weak immunity.

The shots are authorized for people who received the first two injections and are considered immunocompromised due to cancer treatment, autoimmune disorders, HIV or other conditions that weaken the immune system.

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Americans with weak or compromised immunity are allowed to get a third coronavirus vaccine beginning on Thursday, Aug. 12.
 
ALSO READ: Should You Get a Third Vaccine Shot? The CDC Says Not Yet
 
Previously, health experts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta and the World Health Organization (WHO) said third boosters shots were not necessary.

However, Pfizer and Moderna claim third shots are needed because the first 2 injections are "wearing off" and antibody levels are decreasing among the fully vaccinated population.

Neither Pfizer nor Modern vaccines prevent the spread of the virus or prevent the fully vaccinated from contracting the virus.

Pfizer and Moderna have applied to the FDA for full approval of their vaccines.

About 50% of the U.S. population have been fully vaccinated.

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As Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC report "surging" coronavirus "variant" cases, pharmaceutical companies urge a third mRNA vaccine "booster" shot.

Pfizer-BioNTech is projected to earn $30 billion from vaccines in 2021.

Pfizer-BioNTech submitted a request to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a third vaccination booster shot.

The FDA is already in the process of reviewing Pfizer-BioNTech's request for full approval of its emergency authorized vaccines.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla claims that a third booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine will be needed as the Delta and Lambda variants continue to surge across the US.

Bourla claims the immunity provided by the first two mRNA injections will wear off after 6 months.

However, natural God-given immunity typically lasts a lifetime. Natural immunity occurs after a virus enters the body (with or without symptoms).

When healthy, the natural immune system detects and responds to invading virus and kills the pathogens before the organisms can multiply in the body.
 
READ ALSO: CDC Investigates heart inflammation in young people who got Covid-19 vaccine
 
Ugur Sahin, CEO of Pfizer's German partner BioNTech, recently stated that he's not calling for a third booster shot just yet.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also said a third booster shot is not needed.

Pfizer said Wednesday it will require all of its U.S. employees and contractors to become fully vaccinated or participate in weekly rapid Covid testing.

Question: If you are fully vaccinated, do you plan to take the third booster shot?