Vaping In The News ~ May 16th, 2020

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, exposing tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies and more worldwide.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”


Death Sentence For A Vape Advocate Refused Oxygen Because He Vapes ~ The Bizarre Attack on Vaping ~ Tracking Vapers ~ Nicotine Could Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, Studies Suggest ~ First Study of ZYN, A Novel Consumer Nicotine Product ~ New Report Unveils The Extent To Which The CDC And FDA Lost Focus ~ Since I switched to vaping ~ Piss poor methodology ~ United States Vaping Association- USVA ~ Mitch Zeller with AMJ Public Health (Podcast).


Death Sentence For A Vape Advocate Refused Oxygen Because He Vapes

I’ve affectionately called Ray a #CrankyOldMan since late 2014.
He introduced me to the thought that what governments were doing *then* (and still are) by banning, regulations, restrictions of vaping products are crimes against humanity.

Now he himself is faced with those charges. INNCO is *working on* a possible Gofundme for Ray. As soon as there is a resolution I will let everyone know on this blog.

Death Sentence For A Vape Advocate Refused Oxygen Because He Vapes

THIS.

Here’s Ray in court in Canada:


The Bizarre Attack on Vaping

Is there any other kind of attack on vaping? Nice to see a non-vaper writing.

The Bizarre Attack on Vaping


Tracking Vapers

Sure, of course… this could work…. specifically “how deeply they inhale”… never mind.

Tracking Vapers


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Nicotine Could Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, Studies Suggest

If I see Michael McGrady, so shall you.

Nicotine Could Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, Studies Suggest


First Study of ZYN, A Novel Consumer Nicotine Product

There really are fewer sources to less harmful information about about less harmful smokeless tobacco products. Like snus. Yeah, I said that.

Dr. Brad Rodu is one of those sources.

First Study of ZYN, A Novel Consumer Nicotine Product


Since I Switched To Vaping:

Ya know… inspiration comes in many formsYolande Jeffares (who I adore) was in the chatroom on #SonOfLibertyRadio Friday night… she had a comment and idea that caught my eye… Since I switched to vaping…

Funny thing about inspiration, and hashtags… they can make a difference.

You can use the #vaping_i_can and/or #SinceISwitchedToVaping hashtags…


New Report Unveils The Extent To Which The CDC And FDA Lost Focus

Well, there are a thousand examples, here’s another.

New Report Unveils The Extent To Which The CDC And FDA Lost Focus


Piss poor methodology


The United States Vaping Association- USVA announces:


Mitch Zeller with AMJ Public Health

Link to podcast from the FDA tweet above: AMJ Public Health Podcast


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Vaping In The News ~ May 9th, 2020

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, exposing tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies and more worldwide.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”


Deadly agency nominated for award ~ Lessons From the Public Health Responses to the US Outbreak of Vaping-Related Lung Injury ~ A Look Back at CDC’s Award-Nominated “EVALI” Response ~ Cigarette sales are rising in the middle of a pandemic ~ Nicotine Policy Should Not Be Exempt From Science ~ How ASH turned the views of just SIX smokers into a headline-grabbing 300k ~ Speaking of government math ~ What’s that? Juul and Pave? ~ Survey: ‘Cool’ factor, not flavor, drives teens to vape ~ Dependence on e-cigarettes and cigarettes in a cross-sectional study of US adults.


Deadly agency nominated for award

Because you need to pat yourselves on the back for a pseudo-job well done. You have work to do with those states banning ‘our’ products on false pretenses. Now you have the tools.

Deadly agency nominated for award

Related:

Human beings died while we eluded to something else causing the problem – and that assumption caused cities and states to ban nicotine vaping products.

We’re still confusing the public. We’ll mention it, but we’re not going to blow the same budget resources admitting or rectifying blatant misconduct. But hey, look at us! We’re a finalist for an award!


Lessons From the Public Health Responses to the US Outbreak of Vaping-Related Lung Injury

You have work to do with those states banning ‘our’ products on false pretenses. Now you have the tools.

“The CDC’s public advice and the media were slow to report the evidence on the role of cannabis vaping. Popular government regulatory proposals – bans on sales of nicotine flavours and vaporisers – were based on the assumption that nicotine vaping was the cause of the outbreak.”

Lessons From the Public Health Responses to the US Outbreak of Vaping-Related Lung Injury


A Look Back at CDC’s Award-Nominated “EVALI” Response

Jim McDonald takes a step-by-step look at the theatrical production of the CDC and how it lied about ‘evali’.

A Look Back at CDC’s Award-Nominated “EVALI” Response


Cigarette sales are rising in the middle of a pandemic…

Well, that’s not the title – but what difference does it make?

Despite Pandemic, Stockpiling Boosts Altria’s Cigarette Brands


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Nicotine Policy Should Not Be Exempt From Science

I’ve covered this here, but Jeff Stier does it so much better, here:

Nicotine Policy Should Not Be Exempt From Science


How ASH turned the views of just SIX smokers into a headline-grabbing 300k

Government math.

How ASH turned the views of just SIX smokers into a headline-grabbing 300k


Speaking of government math:


What’s that? Juul and Pave?


“Stop being “anti-tobacco”. Start being pro-human.”


Survey: ‘Cool’ factor, not flavor, drives teens to vape

Color me surprised.

Survey: ‘Cool’ factor, not flavor, drives teens to vape


Dependence on e-cigarettes and cigarettes in a cross-sectional study of US adults.

From March, I don’t see it in my bookmarks… so here it is:

“Use of e-cigarettes appears to be consistently associated with lower #nicotine dependence than cigarette smoking.”

My notes: Also, a lower association with everything else such as health problems, narrative, taxes, revenue, & control. That’s why they’re mad.

Dependence on e-cigarettes and cigarettes in a cross-sectional study of US adults.


What Carl said, and the video Jerry is in was “produced at taxpayer expense”.


Screwdrivers…


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Vaping In The News ~ May 2nd, 2020

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, exposing tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies and more worldwide.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”


Effects of electronic cigarette on platelet and vascular function after four months of use ~ Editorial: Nicotine and SARS-CoV-2: COVID-19 may be a disease of the nicotinic cholinergic system~ FDA Deems Certain Tobacco Products Subject to FDA Authority (*Revised) ~ Tobacco Harm Reduction 101 ~ Anti-Vaping Zealots Find Opportunity in the Pandemic ~ CASAA CEO Responds to Biased Bloomberg Rag Decrying Bias, Slandering Advocates ~ What We Know—and Still Need to Learn—About Coronavirus and Nicotine ~ 180 by Glantz ~ Nicotine Nightmare for the Antz ~ Blu Files PMTA; Will the Indie Vape Industry Be Shut Out? ~ Electronic Cigarette Use Among U.S. Adults, 2018 ~ Coping in Lockdown Study


Effects of electronic cigarette on platelet and vascular function after four months of use

LESS harm. Harm reduction. To my knowledge, no mice were harmed in this HUMAN study.

Effects of electronic cigarette on platelet and vascular function after four months of use


Editorial: Nicotine and SARS-CoV-2: COVID-19 may be a disease of the nicotinic cholinergic system

While still in the discovery mode, there is much more in here than I understand. (From Dr. Farsalinos and team).

Editorial: Nicotine and SARS-CoV-2: COVID-19 may be a disease of the nicotinic cholinergic system


‘Why Is a Liquor Store Essential and I’m Not?’ Asks Store Owner During N.Y.C. Coronavirus Lockdown

My occasional tin foil hat wearing self says high volume state taxes determined what “is” ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’… maybe if vape shops and clothing stores and churches sold liquor, cigarettes and lottery tickets….

‘Why Is a Liquor Store Essential and I’m Not?’ Asks Store Owner During N.Y.C. Coronavirus Lockdown

Link to tweet

FDA Deems Certain Tobacco Products Subject to FDA Authority (*Revised)

No one celebrates “National Tobacco Day” like the anti-movement. No one seems to CARE that definitions and science isn’t important legally. In addition to the list including “programmable software” (like this blog or your point of sale software?), now, the FDA has “revised” (among other things)

The following is a nonexhaustive list of examples of objects used with e-cigarettes or other ENDS that would likely be considered accessories:

Screwdrivers

Lanyards

to the ‘tobacco product‘ category. Someone should alert the major hardware outlets.

FDA Deems Certain Tobacco Products Subject to FDA Authority (*Revised)


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Tobacco Harm Reduction 101

Lindsey with an “E” has taken this to task – and is a great source for those of you in business as reference for politicians.

Tobacco Harm Reduction 101


Anti-Vaping Zealots Find Opportunity in the Pandemic

There’s nothing that will change someone’s moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.” — Larry Flynt, Hustler Magazine

Anti-Vaping Zealots Find Opportunity in the Pandemic


CASAA CEO Responds to Biased Bloomberg Rag Decrying Bias, Slandering Advocates

Freedom of speech doesn’t protect speech you like; it protects speech you don’t like.” — Larry Flynt, Hustler Magazine

CASAA CEO Responds to Biased Bloomberg Rag Decrying Bias, Slandering Advocates


What We Know—and Still Need to Learn—About Coronavirus and Nicotine

Dr. Sally Satel…

What We Know—and Still Need to Learn—About Coronavirus and Nicotine


180 by Glantz

Well, who knew Professor Puff-N-Stuff, after making a lifelong career out of ruling lives and looking the other way… that it would… oh never mind.

180 by Glantz


Nicotine Nightmare for the Antz

I believe the unwanted attention on nicotine will reveal more liars than anyone could ever expect – regardless of the outcome.

Nicotine Nightmare for the Antz


Blu Files PMTA; Will the Indie Vape Industry Be Shut Out?

Jim McDonald explains “All three major U.S. tobacco companies that sell vaping products have now submitted Premarket Tobacco Applications (PMTAs) to the FDA”, and while reporting on that, recalls in January “Alex Azar promised to create a “streamlined” PMTA pathway for small vaping manufacturers”….

Blu Files PMTA; Will the Indie Vape Industry Be Shut Out?


Electronic Cigarette Use Among U.S. Adults, 2018

They KNOW (above and elsewhere) they reduce smoking. They KNOW they are less harmful. How important IS that? Here’s the link:

Electronic Cigarette Use Among U.S. Adults, 2018


Coping in Lockdown Study

Dr Marewa Glover, Dr Robin Shepherd, Dr Kumar Paramanathen, and Dr Carl V Phillips are at the helm of this and it was made possible by a grant from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Data is data.

Coping in Lockdown Study


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Vaping In The News ~ April 26th, 2020

Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.


It’s Official! PMTA Submission Deadline Will Move to Sept. 9th ~ Will Nicotine Be a Game Changer for COVID-19 Patients? ~ Tobacco Free Kids has no data ~ Truth Initiative is posturing publicly ~ White House weighing plan to replace Azar ~ Surgeon general gets pushed to sidelines, sparking questions ~ Mixed Messages from Surgeon General ~ COVID-19 Lockdown and The Damage to Vape Businesses and Their Customers ~ WHO Values Lines Of Text Over Saving Lives ~ WHO Rips Into Vaping Yet Again In This Shocking Video


It’s Official! PMTA Submission Deadline Will Move to Sept. 9th

If you haven’t heard or have been under a rock, the deadline has been extended. This does not give you three extra months to be negligent in your responsibility. In fact, I encourage you to take the allotted time to be precise, factual, and focused in your actions.

It’s Official! PMTA Submission Deadline Will Move to Sept. 9th


Will Nicotine Be a Game Changer for COVID-19 Patients?

Imagine the idiocy of ‘experts’ hiding, and demonizing a substance for 30+ years because they are afraid of exposing themselves and truth? As I’ve stated before, imagine the heads of tobacco control ‘experts’ hitting desks at the speed of disbelief… if, and I use the word if very seriously, nicotine (or other substance) ‘may, could, or might‘ be beneficial to preventing, suppressing or helping reduce COVID19.

Imagine, if that same study conducted (and also concluded) showing no complaints about addiction or withdrawal of the said substance at the same time. That would put 30+ years of liars in a pickle, and would warm the cockles of my heart.

Either way, science will prove, or disprove this hypothesis.

Will Nicotine Be a Game Changer for COVID-19 Patients?


Tobacco Free Kids has no data

They’re spitting in the wind and being called out for it.


Truth Initiative is posturing – publicly.

The American Vaping Association is calling out another political front group spitting in the wind… no phony agenda there…


White House weighing plan to replace Azar

He said, she said… could be true –

White House weighing plan to replace Azar


Surgeon general gets pushed to sidelines, sparking questions

The hashtag #FireTheSG isn’t just fun, it’s a goal. In the meantime, I have plenty of questions as to why they would keep the muppet on.

Surgeon general gets pushed to sidelines, sparking questions


Mixed Messages from Surgeon General

After being absent from multiple press conferences, Jerry has come out of double-secret probation. Yes, I did this. See, the words are there, you just have to read between the lines.

I call this one “All in the wording”.


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COVID-19 Lockdown and The Damage to Vape Businesses and Their Customers

With shops already and consistently under great pressure, I don’t like this.

COVID-19 Lockdown and The Damage to Vape Businesses and Their Customers


Once Again: Flavours Are Preferred by Adults, Not Just Teens

Covered over, and over, and over… and another from Penn State College of Medicine shows the same thing. Oh, and anyone 20 or under are not legally able to purchase these products.

Once Again: Flavours Are Preferred by Adults, Not Just Teens


WHO Values Lines Of Text Over Saving Lives

To understand the rabbit hole we’re swirling in with official stances of powerful political and pharmaceutical front groups posing as “public health groups” would take three months to do, so I’ll assume you know. Now Dick takes the latest irony of the World Health Organization’s position to task.

WHO Values Lines Of Text Over Saving Lives

Related: Neil Humber from EcigClick goes into detail of WHO’s (continued) position on vaping here:

WHO Rips Into Vaping Yet Again In This Shocking Video


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Vaping In the News ~ April 19th, 2020

Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.


FDA Rejects Krishnamoorthi’s Call for a Temporary Vape Ban ~ The Damage to Vape Shops Deemed “Non-Essential”—And Their Customers~ US vaping lung injury outbreak was a public health fiasco or worse – comment to FDA ~ Federal Obsession With Fake Epidemic Distracted Nation From Pandemic Preparedness ~ No, vapers are not at greater risk of catching Covid-19 ~ FDA Admits There’s Actually No Evidence Vaping Makes COVID-19 Worse ~ COVID-19 Vape Survey – Scientists Need Help From the Vapers Of the World ~ Harm Reduction Expert: WHO’s Stance on Vaping is Costing Lives ~ Did the vaping industry target youth? ~ Adults don’t like flavors, but Nancy Pelosi does. ~ Public Health Covid19 email thread


FDA Rejects Krishnamoorthi’s Call for a Temporary Vape Ban

Nationally, while there are simple (and common-sense) suggestions of washing hands and such, there are also broad, borderline infringements on we, the people’s rights. Timing ‘is’ everything. Science is also a factor.

Jim McDonald:

FDA Rejects Krishnamoorthi’s Call for a Temporary Vape Ban


The Damage to Vape Shops Deemed “Non-Essential”—And Their Customers

VITN rules are strictly adhered to.

Speaking of rights. Classification of ‘non-essential’ businesses is subjective to who is making the determination without consideration for whom it may, or may not -arbitrarily- apply.

Michael McGrady:

The Damage to Vape Shops Deemed “Non-Essential”—And Their Customers


US vaping lung injury outbreak was a public health fiasco or worse – comment to FDA

Skirting facts, utilizing conjecture, the “evali” fiasco was a precursor to what the FDA, CDC, – really any ‘public health’ authority could screw up with a looming pandemic, proving they were both dishonest and unprepared.

US vaping lung injury outbreak was a public health fiasco or worse – comment to FDA


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Federal Obsession With Fake Epidemic Distracted Nation From Pandemic Preparedness

Speaking of unprepared…

Federal Obsession With Fake Epidemic Distracted Nation From Pandemic Preparedness


News that Takes Your Breath Away: Risk Perceptions During an Outbreak of Vaping-related Lung Injuries

Influence on perceptions. Misconduct in my opinion. Note, this has a PDF at the bottom of their page.

News that Takes Your Breath Away: Risk Perceptions During an Outbreak of Vaping-related Lung Injuries


No, vapers are not at greater risk of catching Covid-19

EVERYone has the same risk. Well, read on.

No, vapers are not at greater risk of catching Covid-19


FDA Admits There’s Actually No Evidence Vaping Makes COVID-19 Worse

Imagine that? The Surgeon General said VAPING might not be the only ’cause’ of COVID19. On national television… but… In fact, the FDA released a statement:

FDA Admits There’s Actually No Evidence Vaping Makes COVID-19 Worse


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COVID-19 Vape Survey – Scientists Need Help From the Vapers Of the World

Yes, yes there is a survey. Just in case.

COVID-19 Vape Survey – Scientists Need Help From the Vapers Of the World


Harm Reduction Expert: WHO’s Stance on Vaping is Costing Lives

With the United States echoing positions on masks, they also echo the position of their perception of harm reduction of vaping products.

Harm Reduction Expert: WHO’s Stance on Vaping is Costing Lives


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Did the vaping industry target youth?

A valid question answered by Michael J. McFadden:

Did the vaping industry target youth?


Adults don’t like flavors, but Nancy Pelosi does.

Allegedly, adults don’t like #Flavors, candy or ‘other flavors’, Nancy. This will look great in court.

Pelosi answers the question, “How much of your regular diet do you think is ice cream & candy? with “As much as possible”. “I enjoy it-I like it better than anything else.”

Also, *note the candy behind the adult host in her very own video showing her love of ice-cream and flavors.


Public health Covid19 email thread

With my own tweet, I give an example to the Surgeon General about this… I’ll link the PDF I refer to below it. It is well worth your time to scrutinize what they already were being shown, told and advised.

And they sat quietly.

Full email chain provided here by the New York Times in PDF format.


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Vaping In The News ~ April 13th

Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.


FDA and Media Spreads Fear About Fake Vape-COVID Connection ~ Cannabis industry says the feds’ failed response to VAPI was a warning about coronavirus ~ Dear Mitch ~ Innovative approaches to support smoking cessation: Twitter chat with Charles A. Gardner PhD ~ Words Count: Nicotine and Tobacco Research Priorities ~ COVID-19 and Smoking Updates ~ Rep. Eric Swalwell ~ Clive Bates ~ Erika Lynne ~ David Newell~ BAT files patent suits against Philip Morris’ IQOS products ~ Papers about effectiveness of basic masks #masks4all


FDA and Media Spreads Fear About Fake Vape-COVID Connection

There is NO connection. -0- evidence linking COVID-19 to nicotine, vaping, or smoking, (or drinking, lifestyle choices, and all the other idiotic claims I’ve seen) ANYONE can get it.

But of course, they did it anyway.

FDA and Media Spreads Fear About Fake Vape-COVID Connection


Cannabis industry says the feds’ failed response to VAPI was a warning about coronavirus

Speaking of failures, the incompetence of current covid19 response reminds me of…

Cannabis industry says the feds’ failed response to VAPI was a warning about coronavirus


Dear Mitch

Dave Cross over at Planet Of The Vapes is another writer who has caused me to delete more draft blogs… in this one:

“Thomas Miller, the Attorney General of Iowa has written to Mitch Zeller, the Director of the Centre for Tobacco Products at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He and a number of other tobacco harm reduction advocates are concerned about recent statements linking vaping to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Dear Mitch


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Innovative approaches to support smoking cessation: Twitter chat with Charles A. Gardner PhD

Well worth the time in a “Twitter chat” transformed to a blog.

Innovative approaches to support smoking cessation: Twitter chat with Charles A. Gardner PhD


Words Count: Nicotine and Tobacco Research Priorities

As Dr. Gardener states in this: “This was a simple exercise undertaken for illustrative purposes”, however, the initial showing of words used (and not used) and the source being the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, you’d think there’d be more meaningful content.

Words Count: Nicotine and Tobacco Research Priorities


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COVID-19 and Smoking Updates

The ‘correlation’ of smoking and COVID-19 is opinion-based at best for the moment in my amateur opinion… BUT…

COVID-19 and Smoking Updates


BAT files patent suits against Philip Morris’ IQOS products

Well isn’t this interesting…

BAT files patent suits against Philip Morris’ IQOS products


Rep. Eric Swalwell

Ya know… when a representative refers to the advice of the Surgeon General as moronic…


Clive Bates

You know when Clive gets to this point, he’s had quite enough. I don’t often see Clive Bates do this, as it is out of character for him to not be professional. Now, because he has, I hope I see more of it from him, and all public health perspectives calling out any lies concerning public health.

But wait, there’s more.

Again, when Clive uses a hashtag, specifically that one, it is not without thought before he typed it.


Erika Lynne

Erika has been on a while and had the opportunity to participate in a PAVe webinar… great thread.


David Newell

Oh… and David… once the most blocked twitter account ever, has highlighted a perplexing position the World “Health” Organization (WHO) have placed themselves ‘in’.


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Papers about effectiveness of basic masks #masks4all

Papers about effectiveness of basic masks #masks4all


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Are Officials Masking Covid-19 Advice From The Public?

face, masks, respirators

I can’t believe there is this much discourse about face masks.


What if, despite “expert” advice, simply suggesting wearing a mask may, could, might, or possibly reduce your risk from the other asymptomatic humans, and “flatten the curve”? To overlook deter something as simple (and inexpensive) as face masks as part of the standing COVID-19 advice to the public should be construed as negligence. Reasonable “explanations” for not wearing masks is quite frankly, worse.

I can’t believe there is this much discourse around the world about face masks.

So, while looking for the difference of ‘experts’ downplaying a need, increased hype against the need, and common sense for, or against wearing a mask for personal use, I’ve highlighted a Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) preventive graphic: I see exposure, person to person, close contact, and finally, how droplets can… wait, let me get my mask.

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It’s personal.

For all intents and purposes, all humans have the same preventive goal: To protect our individual selves and the ones we love. To choose to wear a mask is a personal, individual choice. I’m all for it, and that. Wikipedia explainsPersonal protective equipment (PPE) is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection.” To reduce risk of that which poses a threat. To minimize exposure. It doesn’t say it will work. I know less than you do about infectious diseases, and I can’t say you’ll wear a mask properly or if it will work. But……….

In densely populated (and worst hit) areas of the United States (think New York, you know, subways and stuff) I’ll ask again: What if, simply wearing a mask would achieve their slogan of “flatten the curve”? What if “they”, the chosen experts, are wrong?

“Tinfoil hat time”: What are they trying to hide? Why are they trying to hide it? Are they ignoring information for appearances? Do they want this pandemic to get worse?

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Creating fear?

Are masks unnecessary? Are they purposely downplaying the need? I’ve seen ‘higher risk’ groups singled “stigmad” out (yep, made it up) because of age, alcohol use, being overweight, smokers, vapers, and more. To gaslight “groups” of people claiming they are at a higher risk is idiotic. I can only think that narrative would give anyone not in that group a false sense of security. I also think well, gee, those people should be wearing masks!

If you’re old enough to remember, this is how AIDS ideology, stigma, and discrimination was fueled. You’d THINK “Public Health” would learn.

Interestingly, Twitter just released guidelines saying : “Claims that specific groups, nationalities are never susceptible to COVID-19″ and on my point, bold being my emphasis again: “Claims that specific groups, nationalities are more susceptible to COVID-19″… that’s found here. I hope it extends to other false narratives.

I stated on Twitter: “Someone tell me ‘I’m’ wrong.”: (this includes you!) “*Everyone* has the exact same RISK of #COVID19. Washing hands, social distancing, less exposure, reduces RISK. Exposure is the risk, anyone *having it* who also suffers from chronic disease MAY, could, or might have more detrimental outcomes.”

Remember the CDC graphic above? The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. I don’t find it unreasonable to utilize a mask as a preventable measure. What if it helps….

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Don’t wear a mask? Says W.H.O.?

Why not? The World Health Association (W.H.O.) says if you’re healthy, only wear a mask if you’re attending to anyone suspected of a COVID-19 infection. Well that’s odd. I suspect anyone is licking toilet seats or not washing their hands are suspect, but I can’t tell those humans apart from the ones that don’t. Also, those telling you and me what we can, cannot personally ‘do’ are by all accounts, suspect. It’s a thing with me.

In the tweet above it states “Irresponsible use of masks by those who do not need them can be harmful”.

But… this, from October 2019 states: “

Recommended for symptomatic individuals, and conditionally recommended for public protection“, alsoGiven the costs and the uncertain effectiveness, face masks are conditionally recommended only in severe influenza epidemics or pandemics for the protection of the general population, but are recommended for symptomatic individuals at all times.

This is found on page 28 of this PDF here: “Global Influenza Programme

Did I run out and purchase masks? No, but if you’re like me, you’re not randomly doing as you’re told. I’ll wear a bandana. Simple, makes me feel better. It’s a personal, individual choice. Besides, I don’t trust their advice on things I know, why should I trust them with things I don’t. I already suffer from borderline anti-public health ‘expert’ syndrome.


On February 29th, 2020, the U.S. Surgeon General stated scolded the public with all the professionalism in the world. He tweetedSeriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!“, I decided he’s marginalizing something bigger than he is – like his ego and narrative, and I’ll assume he’s wrong. What if he is?

How DARE (I) we humans question authority or think it (may, could) might be acceptable to think for ourselves, and by the way, Jerry… why are you taking the liberty of relinquishing Americans of their personal choice by demanding we do, or not do anything?

Update April 3rd, 2020: We the people weren’t “buying masks” as Jerry arrogantly accused We, The People of. No, he deflected his amateur tweet at us while millions of masks were being exported.

Meanwhile, one of the giants in the industry argues against exporting their products.

Update April 3rd, 2020:

Update April 9th:

The precautionary principle states we should sometimes act without definitive evidence, just in case…”

“The public” here are not volunteers in someone else’s experiment in a flu outbreak—they are people the world over who are trying to stay alive in a deadly pandemic.”

Is it me, or is it hard to fathom potential & devastating (hindsight in 2020 will be 20/20) there could ever be so much debate and professional division about masks?

Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis

“Covid19 has released global awareness about #PublicHealth, spotlighting & exposing unprepared experts who assume, correlate, fabricate, hypothesize, speculate & manipulate #data leveraging financial/political advantages against humans.

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Peeling off the mask

What about research, or data on masks vs no masks? Because I adore JoodiG, and because of what she (and Patty McNulty above her) said, I was intrigued. REDUCING RISK. Then of course, there’s that personal, individual choice again.

Are public health “leaders” trying to make us “look like” we’re not panicking to the rest of the world? We’ve already bought all the toilet paper, is wearing masks considered taboo in the USA? Is it that the government was already in an unprepared en mass position, and the public depleted the normal needed stock of masks too quickly? I’ll get back to that link JoodieG shared shortly below… and hey, thanks for hanging with me.

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I have to ask, what about the flu?

What about wearing masks for flu season(s)… what does the Centers for DISEASE control say about that? Well…. interestingly…

NO recommendation. Huh.

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Link to CDC’s website (this is toward the bottom)

I do like to fact check, so off I go… where one tab becomes three, and five… and wait a minute.

So, what about the flu… well… This got my attention. Sherif Mossad, MD isn’t a political or governmental public health figure, he is an infectious disease specialist. At the Cleveland Clinic. Wait, now when flu season is in, why are we not being told to wear masks? I’ll let you ponder that as this paragraph comes to a non-conclusional (Yep, made that one up myself as well) close.

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Someone’s lying, or someone isn’t telling the whole truth, so because I like to poke Jerry… the expert.

Look at the graphic again, and look at what Jerry said.

Popular (Twitter) hashtags about this subject are #masksforall and #masks4all.

The link to the article (graphic) in my above tweet is here.

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Points, counterpoints.

For time and space, you can click here for this tweet, and it will open to a continuous ‘thread’ of other related tweets from this and other users. Also, as always, I highly suggest joining Twitter (There’s that personal, individual choice again.)

So what have we been told? They don’t ‘prevent’ anything, they might even make it worse?

This article came up, and is highly recommended. Besides, who among us doesn’t like scientific rationale???

COVID-19: WHY WE SHOULD ALL WEAR MASKS — THERE IS NEW SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE

Update April 3rd, 2020: Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing

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Meanwhile, In Austria

Huh. Bet they “flatten the curve”. That’s all I have to say about this:

Austria to make basic face masks compulsory in supermarkets

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This poll came out yesterday on Twitter.

You can click here for this tweet and it will open to a continuous ‘thread’ of other related tweets.


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Obviously, healthcare workers should get priority on the appropriate masks because they – are – at the highest risk for exposure.

That said, how about Mrs. Johnson down at your local brick and mortar? She’s exchanging your money in face to face transactions tirelessly, because she is an essential worker. How, if anyone can not show symptoms immediately, can they know they’re contagious? Does anyone not deserve a mask in face-to-face transactions? As much as I like Mrs. Johnson, if neither of us are wearing masks as a preventative measure and she’s asymptomatic, and I come home to my grandson…

Masks allow the user to reduce their risk. Also, see harm reduction, and there’s that personal, individual choice again.

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Remember JoodiG’s tweet?

Do you know why I’m the guy who asked all the annoying questions in class? Because either I didn’t understand it, and/or others were afraid to ask. Yeah, that was me.

Here’s the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health (NCBI link) JoodieG referred to above in her tweet.

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I’m just a human being wondering how big a failure this could be, and what else they are already not doing.

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Yep, I still can’t believe there is this much discourse about masks. My disclaimer? I’m not an expert. I can only read, comprehend, and decide for myself and my family. Your personal decision to buy, make, and wear, or not wear masks is your decision. From a social distancing standpoint, and human interaction, You do you, I’ll do me.

I hope and predict (see same-day update from the Washington Post below) masks will be suggested soon by U.S. officials with some excuse that new data has come out, they didn’t know, without admitting a failure, by pointing fingers at the public – in the ‘we didn’t plan to have enough’ chain of events that will unfold in disbelief, right before our open, gaping, uncovered mouths… I mean, eyes.

Updated 4/2/2020: White House expected to recommend Americans wear cloth masks to prevent coronavirus spread

Please, don’t hold your breath, I’ve been wrong before. The one thing I am confident in? Trust, but verify.

They could be right, I advise to ALWAYS question public health “experts”, and wash your hands. Masks are optional and, that advice, of course, is a personal, individual choice for you to make. Or not.

Be well.

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UPDATE:

President Trump was asked about masks today 3/30/2020 (the same day as this blog). His remarks are below, and on this tweet with the question starting at the 46:36 time mark.

The question (and response) was:

Reporter: “Scott Gottlieb, your former FDA Commissioner wrote a roadmap for recovery after the coronavirus. President Trump: Very interesting I saw it. Reporter: He suggests, the roadmap suggests that everybody wear a mask in public. Is that something that the task force – thinks is a good idea?”

President Trump: “We haven’t discussed it to that extent… but it’s certainly something we could discuss. We’re getting certainly the number of masks that you need. We are in the process of talking about things, I saw his suggestion on that, so we’ll take a look at it, for a period of time, not forever I mean you know we want our country back.”

He went on to say “We’re not going to be wearing masks forever but it could be for a short period of time after we get back into gear. People could, I could see something like that happening for a period of time. But I would hope it would be for a very limited period of time. Doctors, they’ll come back and say for the rest of our lives we have to wear masks.”

HUH.

I found this from the Washington Post late this evening:

Now it’s being considered…..

“according to a federal official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it is an ongoing matter of internal discussion and nothing has been finalized.”

CDC considering recommending general public wear face coverings in public

How about this… seems legitemate to me.

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What does a scientist from China say?

Not wearing masks to protect against coronavirus is a ‘big mistake’

Huh.

This VA Hospital Cited “Misleading” Data to Restrict Mask Use for Health Care Workers

And, a tweet is in this article I didn’t include:

Should you wear a mask in public? The narrative is shifting.

And…..

It’s Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work

I hope to update this soon.

Update 3/31/2020:

Guess what the City of Memphis says:

“Masks may serve as additional protection when combined with other preventive measures.”

Facial Covering or Mask Guidance for General Public

How about this:

“Guidance needs to change and needs to be clear that these nonmedical, nonsurgical masks are beneficial to the general public and should be worn when outside of the home,” said Robert Hecht, a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health.

Mask mystery: Why are U.S. officials dismissive of protective covering?

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What about THIS from 2009 via the Centers for Disease Control?

“relying on laboratory-confirmed cases as the primary outcome may have been unrealistic for a study of this size”

“Masks may therefore play an important role in reducing transmission.”

Face Mask Use and Control of Respiratory Virus Transmission in Households

This is frightening: “The lack of research on facemasks and respirators is reflected in varied and sometimes conflicting policies and guidelines.”

Facemasks for the prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings.

My home state of Ohio:

White House press conference 3/31/2020

Dr. Birx: Masks: “It’s just being considered by the task for now about whether that (CDC) recommendation that already exists relevant to to wearing masks should be altered in any way so it’s still under discussion.”

(This is found at approximately 1:54:35 in this link to press conference.)

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In California: UPDATE: Riverside County on Tuesday issued guidance to cover your face:

California Promises Guidance On Wearing Masks In Daily Life, Newsom Gives Coronavirus Update

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I like this tweet.

4/01/2020

Jacob Sullum asks the question:

What’s Up With All the Contradictory Advice About COVID-19 and Face Masks?

Multiple authors agreed, and explained in this:

  • Encourage the Public to Wear Masks. “There is emerging evidence that asymptomatic and presymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 is possible,18 which complicates efforts to pursue case-based interventions. To reduce this risk during Phase I, everyone, including people without symptoms, should be encouraged to wear nonmedical fabric face masks while in public.19 Face masks will be most effective at slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 if they are widely used, because they may help prevent people who are asymptomatically infected from transmitting the disease unknowingly.

  • Face masks will be most effective at slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 if they are widely used, because they may help prevent people who are asymptomatically infected from transmitting the disease unknowingly. Face masks are used widely by members of the public in some countries that have successfully managed their outbreaks, including South Korea and Hong Kong.20 The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended members of the public use face masks in the event of a severe influenza pandemic.21

National coronavirus response: A road map to reopening

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Now, still 4/01/2020…

“aaaaaaand”……. Here are a few things the Surgeon General suffered from in 00.59 seconds this morning on the TODAY Show:

And – what’s that? A review? What?

Surgeon general says CDC was asked to review guidance on wearing masks


Oh, and

What about this? Why isn’t this part of flu ‘season’ messaging?

“Our findings suggest that a homemade mask should only be considered as a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected individuals, but it would be better than no protection.”

Testing the Efficacy of Homemade Masks: Would They Protect in an Influenza Pandemic?

(From the 31st)

“If, in fact, a person who may or may not be infected wants to prevent infecting someone else, one of the best ways to do that is with a mask,” Fauci told CNN’s Jim Acosta. “So perhaps that’s the way to go and again, I say Jim, that’s under very active consideration. As I say, we’ll be discussing it today, this afternoon, at the task force meeting.”

White House Coronavirus Task Force is giving ‘serious consideration’ to suggesting Americans wear face masks


Larado, Texas:

A second motion was passed that included the mandate for all Laredoans to begin wearing protective face masks, or “nose to mouth” covers. That includes any type of fabric, scarf, or bandana.

Laredoans must now wear protective masks when entering building

Update April 12th, 2020:

While a “6” foot rule has been established, this shows the “Virus was widely distributed on floors, computer mice, trash cans, and sickbed handrails and was detected in air ≈4 m from patients.”

That’s 13.1234 FEET. Will they update it?

“positivity was relatively high for floor swab samples”…

“Because patient masks contained exhaled droplets and oral secretions, the rate of positivity for those masks was also high (data not shown). We recommend adequately disinfecting masks before discarding them.”

Aerosol and Surface Distribution of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2


April 12th, 2020:

This Google Doc was linked by a twitter user, and is “curated by Jeremy Howard and the fast.ai community.”

Papers about effectiveness of basic masks #masks4all


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Vaping In The News – March 29th, 2020

Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.


Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19 ~ Confusion, chaos and complacency ~ Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use: a systematic review ~ Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population ~ Yell at me on Twitter ~ Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus ~ Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus ~ Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety ~ We Vape, We Vote ~ Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge

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This week’s edition is a bit different, because of correlationvirus… among other things, and I went on a journey of complacency, masks, and videos and…

I hope you are all washing your hands and well stocked up in all the toilet paper you can find. I thank you for reading….

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, Anastasia Barbouni, and Raymond Niaura are continuously updating this. It sounds silly that politicians, front groups, and politicians are using this to (so far) fabricate agendas… but here we are.

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

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Confusion, chaos and complacency

I took my time considering this particular article in this week’s news, and placement of it for a few reasons. What else are they confused, surrounded by chaos, and complacent about? Then, of course, it shows exactly what the agency doesn’t. Yep, you read that correctly.

If you’d like, you can (highly suggested) revisit this from last week, first. Then, of course, be my guest:

Confusion, chaos and complacency

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Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use:

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“The results of chronic e-cigarettes (EC) vaping studies were consistent with a chronic sympathoexcitatory effect as estimated by heart rate variables (HRV), but this did not translate into chronic increases in heart rate (HR) or blood pressure (BP).”

Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use

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Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population

JoodiG’s tweet… in response to the Surgeon General Jerry…. along with Patty McNulty’ valid question/response are questioning him… silly we’re having a discussion about masks, but here we are…

Wear a mask, don’t wear a mask… either way, here’s the link JoodiG’s referring to:

Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population

Here’s another:

Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses: systematic review

Counterpoint:

“Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.”

A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

I am not a professional, but the Surgeon General wants to portray the -silly- debate of masks as if they’re just placebos…

Oh, and speaking of Twitter and masks, and now knowing what you know… there’s a poll and I predict a very interesting thread (and stellar responses below it) already developing.

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Yell at me on Twitter….

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See, there’s conjecture, and there’s lies.

The study Jukka refers above is HERE.

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Go ahead, click on the video GrimmGreen has provided…

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Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus

Well… this will be a debate for the next few weeks…

Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus


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Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus

Speaking of conjecture and negligent malpractice:

Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus


Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety

My brother, a professional musician, has a line (copyrighted) in a song “Caregivers and takers – had all closed their eyes”. Another related, but unrelated link I pondered including. The lack of doing something is, in my opinion, just as bad as doing something wrong.

“In brief, leaders must demonstrate a willingness to understand the complexity of the sociotechnical systems of which they are a part and be prepared to break the silence.”

I appreciate the “consensual neglect” phrase discreetly placed in this as well…

Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety

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We Vape, We Vote

Because of Twitter, vapers have been in a few “studies”… because who doesn’t like obtaining funding and spending it on how tweets work when there are real issues they could be…. oh never mind.

We’ve been called what could not be further from the truth: Addicts, Anecdotes, Bots, Impugners, Sheep, Shills, and worse. (I am kind of fond of being called a bot, though.)

Now, if you used the hashtag #WeVapeWeVote, you are as well.

Here, Andrew (follow him!) points out a flaw…. and that damn Greg is an influencer!

There is a PDF within this link.

Contextualising the 2019 E-Cigarette Health Scare: Insights from Twitter

Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge

Finally, and last but not least, VITN rules are always adhered to, despite the smuggling surge of tobacco.

Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge


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Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus

In the midst of a global COVID19 pandemic, the Surgeon General was interviewed by Savannah Guthrie and decided (without examining anyone on air) to speculate, fabricate, and FALSELY identify, diagnose a cause linking vaping and COVID19. That’s called negligent malpractice.

The question posed by Savannah Guthrie “…are young people more at risk than previously thought” at about 4:32 seemed to cause Jerome Adams to have a convulsion that can only be described as a severe case of correlation virus.

You read that right. Correlation Virus. That’s a real thing. Made it up myself. Many ‘experts’ suffer from it. Skyrocketing symptoms include “Speculation-virus” (a close cousin), and while spreading, is a distant cousin to “Unsubstantiated-virus”.

His response, in the middle of his response, included blatant fabrication. He just made things up. “There are theories that it could be because we know we have a higher proportion of people in the United States and also in Italy who vape. We don’t know if that’s the only cause.”

To say “we don’t know if that’s the only cause” is a determination OF a cause. A diagnosis. How many people has he treated to make this assessment? Again, that’s called negligent malpractice.

Adams, an anesthesiologist, is evidently board “qualified” to assume, correlate, fabricate, speculate, put you to sleep, and diagnose your symptoms without ever examining you. If Adams is an “expert” at infectious diseases, it is not listed as a skill or specialty in his bio. Really. He isn’t qualified.

To state “We don’t know if that’s the only cause” is an unfathomable fabrication, blatant misconduct, speculation, and an unprofessional lack of (research) integrity. PERIOD.


Is there a pattern?

This isn’t the first time Jerry’s been scrutinized for assumptions, speculation, incorrect and unprofessional behavior.

In July 2019, The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) noticed a tweet drawing a conclusion on a Tylenol study he clearly did not read. They called him out on it, and rightly so: Surgeon General Backpedals on Flawed Tylenol Study. Because of ACSH.

Also, ACSH called him out, ironically unsurprisingly, here:

Surgeon General Endorses Dubious Research Again, This Time on Vaping

Dr. Rodu called him out here in 2018 as well. You get the idea.


Included April 16th, 2020:

Footnote in the middle of a blog

With the “vaping” related ‘evali’, two items have surfaced. This one, aptly titled, is what Jerry (and others) used to fuel miscommunication of the actual cause in his day-to-day activities to the media. To date, I do not know of any nicotine-only cases that were tested and confirmed. There were ‘self-reported‘ cases, but again, not lab-verified to my knowledge.

Miscommunication about the causes of the US outbreak of lung diseases in vapers by public health authorities and the media

Also, related, consumer risk perceptions. You know – the public manipulation of the ’cause’.

News that Takes Your Breath Away: Risk Perceptions During an Outbreak of Vaping-related Lung Injuries

If you’re interested, see “Spurious-correlations“.


Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers of PBS fame) once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”


Here’s the question, and answer. I believe credit for the graphic is to Clive Bates. I won’t point out the most important thing (among others) isn’t that his children know people don’t listen to Surgeon General. Lean in, Jerry. Keep babbling.


I question the idiot.

WHY is he MAKING THINGS UP?

Sorry I screamed… I’m a bit beyond pissed off about this. What else is he lying about (and WHY is he lying) to the American people?

Just a sec….oh yes… I have examples of speculation, correlation, fraud here, wanting agreement for theories here, and covered snippets and narratives, here.


Correlation is not causation

Why would you be tempted to bring up an unrelated fabrication?

Now, if “that’s the only cause“, then two questions… well, never mind.

Adams, who I personally want to resign, had stated President Trump is “healthier than I am” just a week before.

But wait, there’s more… here on his personal Twitter account, Adams says “ANYBODY can be exposed to/ get coronavirus.”

Just a second…. let me get my… <stretches>, groan….there it is.


Is it true?

Certainly I am not an expert, but will speculate: The risk for getting coronavirus is exactly the same for ANYONE, as he himself pointed out just above. I’ll remind you what Jerry said in the interview: “There are theories that it could be because we know we have a higher proportion of people in the United States and also in Italy who vape. We don’t know if that’s the only cause.”

Wait a minute…… I remember a day where Jerry didn’t worry… coronavirus wasn’t even an issue.

This screenshot is a deleted tweet from his personal account.

Which is it, Jerry?


For the record

You may be surprised knowing my anger isn’t just about him saying this about vaping itself. It is about him, or anyone, taking the liberty, and advantage of their position to lie to the public as he, and others, have always done. If it were true, I’d certainly want to know.

IMPORTANT

This is an important pre-release from Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, Anastasia Barbouni, Raymond Niaura.

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

Also of importance, a PDF to “dispel widespread misinformation about vaping and coronavirus” from Roberto Sussman and Carmen Escrig:

VAPING AND SARS-CoV-2 AND COVID-19 – TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR VAPERS


As Amelia Howard points out in her tweet, there is -0- basis for Adam’s claims as she responds to Jeff Zeleny, a CNN Senior Washington Correspondent.


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Interesting from the rodent, Phil, below:

Here is where that chart from Phil is (down the page).

Definition of Research Misconduct

The definition of research misconduct according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “Offices of Research Integrity” (ORI) is pretty simple and straight forward. Bold below is my emphasis.

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.

(a) Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.

(b) Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.

(c) Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.

(d) Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.


Why do “leaders” create panic from speculation? Because they can.

Others have said it, others have repeated it. Repeatedly. Repetitiously. Redundantly. Already. New York Governor Cuomo and Michigan Governor Whitmer have both mentioned it and are also suffering from correlation-virus and speculation-virus.

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The opportunity to come clean with this and EVERY health-related issue (NOTE: “They” are still avoiding the truth about “evali“) for every human is here in the present.

It seems I can only expect unrelated fabrication from the “top doc” of the United States. If I can’t depend on the appointed Surgeon General to provide the “best scientific information available” as his website proclaims, I can only hope Trump will fire him, or ask him to resign immediately.

Edit 4/02/2020: Interestingly, when talking to the panel before his appointment to replace Vivek Murthy, Jerry had this to say:

“I always want to lead with science … but I also want to listen to what stakeholders are saying and what patients are saying,” he said. “That’s the lesson that I learned.”

“The next surgeon general must be an advocate for science and facts and must be able to stand up and correct misinformation coming out of this administration,” said Murray, the panel’s top Democrat.

When Murray asked Adams whether he understands the importance of “picking science over politics,” he gave her an emphatic yes.

That quote above is here:

Jerome Adams promises to put science ahead of politics as surgeon general

In a time we expect confidence and truth, there is no room for incompetence, fabrication, speculation, or negligent malpractice from public health leaders.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I, and the rest of the world are still looking to “find people who are helping” despite how we “like it”, good or bad, with the calm scientific truth – in public health. Thankfully, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx seem to be the educated ones I would look to for truth in the United States.

If you’ve come this far, PLEASE see Jim McDonald’s explanation of disinformation, here:

Coronavirus and Vaping: Fear, Confusion, Disinformation and Lies

Update 3/27/2020:

The attached PDF in this link, shows what Jukka says below. (Thank you Jukka!)


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“The largest threat to “public health” is an informed consumer”.

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I’m not sure what this ‘is’… from Friday…

I thought “I” wrote strangely, and came across this on Twitter. Weirdly written, as if it was from a few months ago, or yesterday. The title is “Ex-FDA chief: White House has been “spooked by politics and pushback” on banning aromatised vapes”.

I’m not sure why Gottlieb still thinks he has a position at the FDA, or what meeting it is referring to… was there one? I don’t know.

It’s in here in my “unexplained” files.

Ex-FDA chief: White House has been “spooked by politics and pushback


D.C. Vape Rally Postponed

With LOTS of things going on in the world, cancellations, changes, rescheduling, legislation… Tristan speaks about it, doing the impossible, and plans in the meantime for the PMTA, and possible future dates for the rally. #LOUDER.


Vaping, the USVA lawsuit, and the separation of powers

A coherent opinion piece with all the toppings….

“Without the rule of law, we have the rule of men. When men circumvent the law, that’s not good for anybody. And when the rule of men is promoted by congressional law, that’s unconstitutional. And if nobody challenges that, then our country will keep getting worse. “

Vaping, the USVA lawsuit, and the separation of powers


Domestic Inspections

If you work in a vape shop, I suspect you already knew this:

“To be consistent with the Agency’s position, CTP is issuing a partial stop work order to the entities we contract with at the state level for activities such as compliance checks and vape shop inspections.”

Domestic Inspections


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The CDC’s Shift From Vaping to COVID-19

An interesting read from Jacob Sullum… covering credibility, “evali” and scaremongering.

The CDC’s Shift From Vaping to COVID-19


The Surgeon General

This should not have to be a paragraph I’d write, or you would need to read:

With the debacle on the “evali” last year, public health officials should always be are under direct scrutiny. The responsibility-including media, journalists, public health, other “experts” are in an unprecedented position to tell the truth, at all & ANY cost for ANY health issue.

I’d suggest you read the tweet from March from my pal Jerry’s personal account, then, listen to Dr. Fauci’s words in the video in this tweet. Oh, if you haven’t, I also suggest you join Twitter!

Jerry’s taking a well deserved ass-chewing…

EVERYBODY….

Confidence is low…


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YES, the tweet was real, and the screen shot is real… YES it’s who you think it is, and see, even I can be wrong.

In other news:

The CDC is not exempt…

Of COURSE they need the money……..


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