Truly Awful but Important News Today

There is some very sad, dark news to share today. Please note the third point and ACT – take 2 minutes to send an email to save supplements.

1) Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy and former head of the European Central Bank, has already implemented the “green pass” vaccination card in order to enter restaurants, movies, shows, etc. He’s also announced the pass will be required to to board long-distance trains, planes and ferries, and now he’s saying it will be required to vote. And a politician has suggested that one must be vaccinated in order to have his or her name on a ballot to run for office.

While it would be much more comfortable to tell ourselves this is Europe, it could never come here, the moves in the past week tell another story. NYC Mayor DeBlasio has mandated proof of vaccination to go to indoor settings, etc. and this will be phased in over the next month. The state of California has mandated the shots for all employees and so has the VA for health care workers. Dozens of major employers and businesses across the US have mandated the shots for staff and patrons.

It is hard to spin that what is happening in our world is about health.

This video (a little more than halfway down) of Italians fighting police is but one of many of people standing up to defend their rights. Millions have been protesting in the streets all across Europe and the legacy media give it little to no coverage.

2) Dr. Joe Mercola, doctor, educator and unparalleled truth and freedom fighter has announced he is taking down his 25 years of writings and research he’s shared with the world for free. He previously announced he had to take down all the information he had posted to his site Mercola.com related to Vitamin C and D, zinc, etc. – treatments for COVID due to threats to him and his family so it’s pretty clear why. 

3) From Alliance for Natural Health: Senator Durbin (D-IL) is planning to include an amendment to a must-pass appropriations bill that would give the FDA enormous power to eliminate food supplements we need to stay healthy, especially during the pandemic. His deadline is early next week, so we have no time to lose. Urgent alert!

Senator Durbin’s goal is to create a mandatory product listing with the FDA, which seems innocuous but is far from it. The problem is that FDA is separately completing a process to eliminate every supplement from the market that doesn’t meet “new supplement” notification requirements, which are akin to new drug requirements, and the FDA needs Sen. Durbin’s list to locate and pull an estimated 41,700 supplements from the market.

Such notification requirements may seem reasonable, even laudable, but they will restrict consumer access to supplements. Drugs can afford these types of requirements because they are patentable in a way natural food supplements are not, which means that supplements do not have the ability to recoup the costs of complying with additional regulations. This will either force companies to go out of business or it will make supplements so expensive that they are priced out of the market.

This is also a solution in search of a problem since we know that supplements have a consistently sterling record of safety.

It’s particularly sneaky to pass legislation this way. Because the funding bill as a whole has to pass for the government to continue operations, any ancillary provisions buried within it must pass too, even if they couldn’t stand on their own. Durbin knows his provision wouldn’t stand a chance as a standalone bill: we have beaten him back every time he has tried to do this. Our inside sources indicate that he plans now to resort to sneaking his language into the bill, hoping no one will spot it until it’s too late. If we can prevent him from doing so, he will have to introduce it as a standalone bill, and we will have a better chance of defeating it.

We cannot allow this sneak attack to succeed. Click to take actionL Urgent alert!