Weekly Health Quiz: Gene Therapy, COVID and Wikipedia

1 Which of the following has resulted in the greatest number of severe injuries and deaths over the past three decades?

MMR vaccine
COVID-19 gene therapy injections

The reported rate of death from COVID-19 shots exceeds the reported death rate of more than 70 vaccines combined over the past 30 years. The COVID shots are also five times more dangerous than the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, which had a 25-per-million severe side effect rate. Learn more.

Diabecon (an herbal antidiabetic)
Seasonal influenza vaccine

2 June 16, 2021, the Wikipedia page for mRNA vaccines was updated in which of the following ways?

Information about hazards were deleted
An FDA warning that children should not receive the COVID jabs was wiped
The name of the inventor of the mRNA vaccine technology, Dr. Robert Malone, was erased from the history section

June 11, 2021, the inventor of the mRNA vaccine technology, Dr. Robert Malone, spoke out on the DarkHorse podcast about the potential dangers of COVID-19 gene therapy injections. The podcast was quickly erased from YouTube. Five days later, his scientific contributions were scrubbed from Wikipedia’s mRNA vaccine page. Learn more.

Details on how to file an adverse events report were scrubbed

3 Which of the following science journals has promoted the natural origin theory for SARS-CoV-2, and protected the theory by refusing to publish counter arguments and/or publishing scientific statements by individuals with serious conflicts of interest?

Science Magazine
Bulletin of the Chemical Society
Helvetica Chimica Acta
The Lancet

The Lancet and Nature have promoted the natural origin theory for SARS-CoV-2, and protected the theory by refusing to publish counter arguments and/or publishing scientific statements by individuals with serious conflicts of interest. Learn more.

4 It’s becoming increasingly clear that use of vitamin D in patients with COVID-19:

Significantly reduces ICU admission and death

Again, vitamin D was a clear winner, with use in COVID-19 patients significantly associated with reduced ICU admission and mortality, along with a reduced risk of adverse outcomes, particularly when given after COVID-19 diagnosis. Learn more.

Is too expensive to justify on a large scale
Leads to longer hospital stays
Is not feasible due to vitamin D’s scarcity

5 Moderna and NIAID’s transfer of information related to their mRNA coronavirus vaccines to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in December 2019 is alarming because:

The researchers didn’t send them to more universities
It occurred before there was a known COVID-19 pandemic

Baric, who signed the material transfer agreement to investigate the mRNA coronavirus vaccine candidate before there was a known COVID-19 pandemic, pioneered techniques for genetically manipulating coronaviruses, according to Peter Gøtzsche with the Institute for Scientific Freedom, and these became a major focus for WIV. Learn more.

The information should have remained confidential
The vaccine candidates weren’t effective

6 Which of the following is the gold standard of scientific evidence for or against a given medical product?

Randomized controlled trials
Cohort studies
Meta-analyses

Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials are the gold standard of scientific evidence. The reason for this is because any given trial can be skewed by any number of protocol factors. When you do a meta-analysis of several trials, even if those trials are small, you have the best chance of detecting signals of danger or benefit because it corrects for flaws in the various protocols. Learn more.

Case-control studies

7 Which of the following is the most important when you develop symptoms of COVID-19?

Get an mRNA COVID injection
Get a viral vector DNA COVID shot
Stay home and get plenty of bedrest
Start treatment at home

Early treatment is key for positive COVID outcomes, so start treatment at home, and do it early. An estimated 85% of COVID deaths could have been prevented had early treatment protocols been widely implemented rather than censored. Learn more.

 

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