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The Food & Drug Administration issued a warning about cooking chicken marinated in NyQuil.

The FDA says boiling or frying chicken marinated in Nyquil can be dangerous because heat increases the concentration of NyQuil's active ingredients.

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NyQuil chicken became a thing in February after a man shared his unusual NyQuil chicken recipe in a YouTube video.

The FDA issued a warning this week after children tested the recipe on TikTok and issued a challenge to other kids.

"The challenge sounds silly and unappetizing — and it is. But it could also be very unsafe," the FDA said. "Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways. Even if you don't eat the chicken, inhaling the medication's vapors while cooking could cause high levels of the drugs to enter your body."

NyQuil is a cold and flu medication that contains an antihistamine. DayQuil is the non-drowsy formula.

Parents are advised to keep prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication out of the reach of children. Parents should monitor their child's TikTok account for dangerous content.

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Public health officials and Democratic lawmakers criticized President Biden for saying the Covid-19 pandemic is over.

"The pandemic is over," Biden told "60 Minutes" in an interview that ran Sunday, Sept. 18.

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"We still have a problem with COVID. We're still doing a lotta work on it... but the pandemic is over," said Biden who twice tested positive for COVID in recent months.

"If you notice, no one's wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it's changing. And I think this [the Detroit Auto Show resuming] is a perfect example of it."

Public health officials scrambled to get the message out that the pandemic is not over and Americans should be getting vaccinated and receiving booster shots.

"The pandemic isn't over. And we will remain vigilant, and of course, we continue to look for and prepare for unforeseen twists and turns," said Ashish Jha, the White House's COVID-19 response coordinator.

Republicans applauded Biden's statement and said Americans are eager to move on from COVID.

"Now that the President has finally acknowledged the pandemic is over, he should immediately begin to unwind the public health emergency (PHE) so our country can get back to normal," Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) said in a statement on Monday.

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration denied reports that a ban on menthol cigarettes is targeting Black smokers.

Menthol cigarettes were targeted to Black people in flashy ads in Ebony magazine and other publications. The ads show beautiful Black people relaxing while smoking menthol cigarettes.

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The Biden administration says its plan to ban menthol cigarettes will benefit Black people. The administration said the menthol ban is "a big win for Black health."

However, civil rights Attorney Ben Crump is concerned that banning menthol cigarettes will have "unintended consequences" for Black people.

He noted that police will use the ban to confront Black people.

Crump told Blavity.com, "you can't visually tell a menthol cigarette from a non-menthol cigarette from 20 feet away."

"Just because you say there's a ban doesn't mean there isn't going to be a demand for [menthol cigarettes]," Crump said. "Nicotine is an addictive drug. If you ban them all tomorrow, this doesn't mean people will stop having a desire to get something they're addicted to, so they'll go to the black market."

But the FDA said its ban won't criminalize Black people who buy menthol cigarettes on the black market.

Question: Will you stop smoking menthol cigarettes after the ban goes into effect?

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A video featuring dozens of people pleading for help after receiving the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines is going viral.

The video features men, women and children of all ages and races who took the shots for a virus with a 99.7% survival rate.

They desperately plead for help after suffering ongoing adverse affects for weeks or months.

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The video features a 12-year-old girl who requires a feeding tube and is in a wheelchair after participating in the vaccine trials for children.

One woman said, "We listened, so we believed that this vaccine was the right thing to do. So, please, trust us and listen to us when we tell you that we are continuing to suffer physically."

Another woman said, "I'm speaking on behalf of my 17 year old daughter. Pfizer, New York, we need help. We need to be heard."

A third woman who didn't want her face to be shown said, "I am afraid to be shown due to the negative consequences some of my fellow sufferers have faced for speaking out. But I need help and we desperately need the medical community to hear us."

All of the vaccine recipients signed waivers acknowledging the potential side effects, including death.

Vaccine recipients can't sue pharmaceutical companies for damages for their pain and suffering.

However, none of them believed the vaccines would adversely affect them and cause anguish and pain.

Insurance doesn't cover their treatment because the vaccines are experimental and the recipients accepted the potential risks.
 

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is advising against administering Covid-19 experimental spike protein injections to children.

The Who issued a new directive on its website saying "children should not be vaccinated" with the experimental shots:

Children should not be vaccinated for the moment.

There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults.

However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines.

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That is not good news for vaccine manufacturers who stand to lose billions of dollars if they can't get their vaccines into the arms of babies and children.

The WHO made its recommendation after hundreds of fully vaccinated teenage boys were diagnosed with heart inflammation, such as myocarditis and pericarditis.

More children have died from the Covid spike protein shots than all of the childhood vaccine-related fatalities over the last 20 years.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci's upcoming book was scrubbed from Amazon and Barnes & Noble after leaked emails prove he profited from the coronavirus pandemic.

Fauci's book, "Expect the Unexpected," was scheduled for released in November. But as of Wednesday morning, the book was scrubbed from Amazon and Barnes & Noble bookstore.

The White House is reportedly considering firing Fauci after 3,000 pages of leaked emails show Fauci was aware that the coronavirus was "released" from a Wuhan, China, laboratory in late 2019.

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Fauci is the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the chief medical advisor to the White House.

According to Jack Prosobiec, the "White House staff are actively discussing an exit strategy for Dr Anthony Fauci following the release of his emails yesterday, per WH official."

Breitbart's Political Editor Matt Boyle told America First with Sebastian Gorka that he wouldn't be surprised if the Democrats "sacrificed" Fauci to save their credibility.

Last month, defended allocating $600,000 to the Wuhan lab for gain-of-function research to increase the human infection rate of the coronavirus.

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Among the highlights of the leaked emails:

Dr. Fauci received an email in late February 2020 alerting him that COVID was released from a lab in China.

In mid-March 2020, Dr. Fauci received an email titled "Coronavirus bioweapon production method."

In mid-April 2020, Dr. Fauci received an email from Wuhan researcher Peter Daszak, thanking Dr. Fauci for "publicly rejecting the lab leak theory."

On page 3027 of the emails, Dr. Fauci told colleagues that retail face masks don't work due to the tiny size of the virus.

The emails can be read here.

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Millions of people who got the first Covid-19 mRNA vaccine have skipped out on the second dose, leading health experts to fear the U.S. will never reach herd immunity.

Nearly 8% of those who got the first injection of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, have missed their second doses, according to the CDC.

There is speculation that some people who received the first injection either died or suffered serious adverse effects, causing them to skip the second dose.

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Senator Rand Paul, a licensed doctor, blames the White House and the CDC for fear mongering and sending confusing messages.

"If I want to go visit the White House, Republicans, and Democrats who go visit, even though they've all been vaccinated or had the disease, they're being tested with a deep sinus test," Paul told Fox News.

"And they're being told to wear the N95 masks to go in the White House, even though they've all been vaccinated," he said.

"So, there is no science behind any of this. It's fear-mongering. But it also has a deleterious effect, in that it's discouraging people from getting the vaccine because they’re saying, well, if the vaccine doesn't mean anything, it doesn't seem to have any protective benefit, you get no benefit."

Rand also questioned why vaccinated people are forced to continue wearing face masks.

If people cannot "quit wearing the mask," why they should get vaccinated at all?, Paul said.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci was at a loss to explain why coronavirus cases and deaths continue to fall in Texas despite the state reopening.

During an interview on MSNBC Tuesday morning, Fauci was asked to comment on the positive numbers in Texas.

The MSNBC host said, "Texas effectively opened up, dropped all those restrictions and said, 'It's back to life.' And if you go to Texas, as you know, it looks like 2019. The restaurants and the bars are full and open. The ballparks are full, and yet, we've seen cases and hospitalizations since then continue to tick downward."

Fauci, senior advisor to the White House, was pressed by MSNBC to explain why the cases aren't spiking.

"Yeah, you know, it can be confusing because you may see a lag and a delay, because often you have to wait a few weeks before you see the effect of what you're doing right now," said Fauci. "There are a lot of things that go into that. When you say they had a lot of activity on the outside like ball games. I'm not really quite sure... I hope they continue to tick down, if they do that would be great. But there's always the concern that when you pull back on methods, particularly things like indoor dining, and bars that are crowded, you can see a delay, and then all of a sudden cases tick back up."

Fauci soldiered on, despite being wrong about the coronavirus in the past.

"We've been fooled before by situations where people begin to open up -- nothing happens, and then all of a sudden several weeks later, things start exploding on you."

It has been more than a month since Texas reopened. And states such as Florida and Georgia have been wide open since last summer.

Watch part of the interview below.
 

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State health officials say 246 Michigan residents contracted Covid-19 after they were fully vaccinated. The residents contracted the coronavirus between January and March. Three people died, as a result.

"These are individuals who have had a positive test 14 or more days after the last dose in the vaccine series," said Lynn Sutfin, a spokesperson for the state health department.

Health officials say fully vaccinated people can still contract the virus. A study is ongoing to determine whether fully vaccinated people can transmit the virus to others.

"While it is significantly less likely, it is still possible to contract the virus after being vaccinated," Sutfin told MSN. "Studies indicate that even if vaccinated people do become ill, they are far less likely to experience severe illness requiring hospitalization or resulting in death.

The CDC and Sutfin recommends wearing face masks and socially distancing for those who've received the vaccine.

"[T]he possibility of infection and further transmission is why we continue to encourage Michiganders to take precautions while out in public, including wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing, even after receiving the vaccine until more Michiganders have been able to be vaccinated."

Suftin said the three fully vaccinated people who died were all ages 65 and older. Two of them were within three weeks of receiving their second dose of mRNA vaccine.

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More women are reporting side effects to the vaccine than men, according to a website that records side effects and deaths.

79% of women reported side effects in the first 13.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered to Americans this year.

An infectious disease specialist says there may be a biological reason for the disparity in side effects to the vaccine.

"We know that with vaccinations and infections, women tend to have a stronger immune response than men," Dr. Simone Wildes, a Boston-based infectious disease specialist, told "Good Morning America." "That's really driven by biological differences in males and females and the sex hormones."

Wildes explained that men and women experience different side effects because the vaccines tells the body to make foreign proteins.

"When we get the Covid vaccine, we are introducing proteins into our body that are foreign and we're teaching the cells to make the antibodies and the T-cells to help to fight the infection in case we're exposed to it," she said. "What happens in the female body is those cells create more protein than the male cells would."

She added: "When females get the vaccine, we're going to complain of more side effects because our immune system is more revved up," Wildes explained. "We are able to produce more of the antibodies..."

Additionally, Wildes said women in general tend to complain more than men.

"Women in general just report more, so there is that difference," said Wildes. "I can’t tell you how many men I will see in the hospital who say, ‘My wife forced me to go to the hospital,' while some men will say, 'It's not a big deal.'"

So far, 38% of the U.S. population has been vaccinated. Only 14% of Black people have been vaccinated.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening to stop the Covid-19 mRNA vaccination distribution while President Donald Trump is in office -- because the vaccine distribution won't be mandatory.

In a discussion with ABC's George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America on Monday, Cuomo said Pfizer's announcement that it's mRNA vaccine is 90% effective is "good news." But he will stop the distribution rather than allow Trump to get the credit.

Pfizer said it is prepared to roll out the vaccines under a plan already in place with the Trump administration.

But Cuomo said he fears Trump's plan to use private distribution to drug stores, clinics and hospitals will be "too slow".

"The vaccine plan is very important, and it's probably the most ambitious undertaking since COVID began," he said. "Just to put it in focus, we did 120 million COVID tests in this nation over seven months, scrambling, doing everything we can. We now have to do 330 million vaccinations, maybe twice."

Cuomo said distributing the vaccines through the normal channels (drug stores and hospitals) will bypass the main target community (Black people).

"They're going to take this vaccine and go through the private mechanism, through hospitals, through drug [store] chains, etc., that's going to be slow, and that's going to bypass the communities that we call 'health care deserts.'"

Cuomo said communities that don't have drug stores will have trouble gaining access to the vaccine.

When asked what Joe Biden would do differently, Cuomo declined to go into specifics.

On his website, Biden specified a large task force of 100,000 people and an extensive "track and trace" system to ensure that every citizen in American takes the vaccine.

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Drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. says its Covid-19 mRNA vaccine is more than 90% effective in preventing the coronavirus.

Pfizer released its efficacy analysis revealing its vaccine has likely prevented more than 90% of cases. Pfizer declared the breakthrough as "a great day for science and humanity."

Pfizer recruited 42,000 volunteers separated into two groups, with one group to receive a placebo. 94 volunteers who were vaccinated went on to test positive for Covid-19.

Pfizer says the trial will continue until 164 positive cases have occurred.

The company hopes to obtain authorization for emergency use from the Food and Drug Administration by the third week of November for people aged 16 to 85.

The news was met with great skepticism from the government's main target group -- Black people.

An Instagram user wrote: "I'm good y'all let me know how it goes [peace emoji]."

A second user wrote: "The vaccine is FREE for ALL Americans... Since when is a vaccine or anything dealing with healthcare free... Ummm, no thanks."

Others were suspicious that the news comes just days after the presidential election.

One Instagram user wrote: "Interesting considering the elections are ... nvm [never mind]."

Local governments anticipate some resistance from the public who refuse to take the vaccine. They are ready to implement laws to crack down hard on resistance.

The New York State Bar Association on Saturday voted to approve a resolution urging the state to make Covid-19 mRNA vaccinations mandatory for all New Yorkers -- even those who object for "religious, philosophical or personal reasons."

Other local governments are monitoring New York closely as they also prepare to enact similar vaccine mandates.

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The New York State Bar Association on Saturday voted to approve a resolution urging the state to make Covid-19 mRNA vaccinations mandatory for all New Yorkers -- even those who object for "religious, philosophical or personal reasons."

The bar association met on Saturday to vote on the mandatory recommendation if voluntary Covid-19 vaccinations fail to produce satisfactory immunity levels in the population.

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If the state adopts the Bar's recommendations, every New Yorker will be forced to line up when the vaccines become available.

The timing of the NYSBA's vote -- coming just four days after the presidential elections -- seems suspicious to some objectors.

"The authority of the state to respond to a public health crisis is well-established in constitutional law," said Mary Beth Morrissey, chair of the Health Law Section's Task Force on COVID-19.

Among the NYSBA's recommendations is releasing older inmates and prisoners with disabilities and serious illnesses who do not pose a danger to the community.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who has a vaccine in development for months, said multiple vaccinations per person will be necessary to achieve immunity.

The normal timeline for vaccine development is three years.

Gates said Black people and healthcare workers should be first in line to receive the mandatory injections.

Interestingly, Gates disabled comments under this post.

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said it erroneously published guidance that indicated COVID-19 was "airborne."

The CDC in Atlanta claimed it originally published the guidance "in error", following "a pressure campaign" from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Health organizations absurdly claimed the virus can linger in the air for hours and travel 26 feet.

The new CDC update confirms the virus doesn't linger in a viral cloud that infects people who walk through it.

On Monday, the CDC updated its website to reflect that the "virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person" in close contact with each other.

The CDC's stunning reversal helps explain why a so-called "deadly" virus doesn't sicken a majority of people who are infected.

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Infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, and polio that were in decline in recent decades are now mounting a comeback in parts of the world due to the coronavirus.

Tuberculosis cases that were down worldwide over the past two decades (to 1.3 million cases per year) have risen to 1.4 million cases. Researchers are expecting 4,000 cases per day over the next 5 years.

So far this year, Tuberculosis (TB) is outpacing Covid-19 cases in Africa.

Even in the United States, where TB cases are relatively rare, doctors are seeing a rebound.

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TB is a serious lower respiratory illness caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. TB attacks the lungs but can also spread to other organs such as your brain.

TB is highly contagious and is spread by droplets when infected people cough or sneeze.

Because of the extensive damage to lungs and the brain, TB is a much more fearsome disease than Covid-19. America has taken extreme measures to eradicate TB over the past decades.

On the rare occasion that TB is diagnosed in an American hospital, that patient is immediately placed in isolation and the health department is notified. Contact tracing is done to ensure that TB hasn't spread.

Like Covid-19, not everyone infected with tuberculosis becomes sick. People with latent TB do not have symptoms, and cannot spread TB to others.

Signs and Symptoms of Tuberculosis (TB)

The signs and symptoms of tuberculosis are similar to Covid-19.

  • Cough
  • Fever and chills
  • Sweating at night
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • No appetite
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    Treatment of TB

    Without treatment, latent (dormant) TB can advance to tuberculosis and make people sick. Patients are treated with a drug cocktail for 6 to 9 months. Cases of drug-resistant TB are very difficult to treat. Patients may be hospitalized for months.

    Drugs used to treat TB include:

  • isoniazid (INH)
  • rifampin (RIF)
  • ethambutol (EMB)
  • pyrazinamide (PZA)
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