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Clot Confusion, Soda Ban, Recession Rumblings

Dr. Philip McMillan noted instances of abnormal blood clotting following COVID vaccinations, the FDA is considering a ban on soda flavorings that have already been banned in other countries, and more evidence in the labor market suggests we’re heading towards a recession.

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In the realm of public health, two significant developments have emerged. Dr. Philip McMillan and a healthcare worker have noted instances of abnormal blood clotting following COVID vaccination. The nature of these clots and their resistance to treatment have raised concerns. The duo emphasizes the importance of comprehensive research into the technology used in vaccines, the genetic factors involved, and the necessity of ensuring patient safety. They underscore the need for transparency, timely reporting of unusual findings, and addressing potential risks, especially among younger individuals.

Simultaneously, the FDA is considering a ban on the use of brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in citrus-flavored sodas. This move comes in light of recent toxicology studies indicating potential health risks. BVO, an emulsifying agent since the 1930s, has been linked to accumulation in fat tissues and interference with iodine in the thyroid. While the FDA initially deemed BVO safe in the 1950s, it later restricted its use and is now leaning towards a complete ban. Major soda companies have already begun phasing out BVO from their products. The FDA is also reviewing food additive regulations, with a focus on prohibiting any that cause cancer. The final decision on BVO’s reclassification will require time, but given the availability of alternative ingredients, its absence is unlikely to be conspicuous.

Turning to the economy, evidence suggests that the US labor market may be heading towards a recession. Issues with the establishment survey, a standard measure of employment, have been highlighted due to its volatile and unreliable nature. Recent downward revisions in job numbers suggest a weakening economy. The household survey, however, provides clearer recession signals, such as a decline in employment levels, a decrease in full-time jobs, an increase in part-time jobs, and a rise in the unemployment rate. These indicators, coupled with the overall weakness in the labor market, suggest a looming recession. The Federal Reserve’s plan to cut interest rates, reminiscent of Alan Greenspan’s 1995 strategy to engineer a soft landing during economic weakness, has also been noted. The impact on American workers is a crucial consideration in this economic scenario.


**FDA Proposes Banning BVO, Emulsifier in Citrus Sodas, Due to Health Concerns**

“The proposed action is an example of how the agency monitors emerging evidence and, as needed, conducts scientific research to investigate safety related questions, and takes regulatory action when the science does not support the continued safe use of additives in foods,” James Jones, FDA deputy commissioner for human foods, explained when announcing the proposal.

Source | Submitted by preppy

Mixed Signals in Latest Jobs Report Suggest Possible Recession

The establishment survey, complete mess. It’s unreliable. It’s becoming more unreliable, not less, especially the revisions, which are just making a joke out of what’s supposed to be the gold standard.

Source | Submitted by rhollenb

**Expert Raises Concerns Over Abnormal Blood Clots in Post-COVID Vaccination Patients**

Source | Submitted by xeusa

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