FEBRUARY 15, 2021
… I found these numbers interesting. As reported by the CDC …
Here are the US deaths by year and the change from the previous year.
Year 2017: 2,818,503 Americans died
Year 2018: 2,839,205 deaths (20,702 more than the previous year 2017)
Year 2019: 2,855,000 deaths (16,300 more than the previous year 2018)
The year of the pandemic …
Year 2020: 2,913,144 deaths (57,641 more than the previous year 2019)
BUT WAIT: There were zero deaths from Covid-19 during 2018, and 2019 and the jump from 2019 was only 57,641 ???
I’ve been told that COVID is responsible now for 400,000 + deaths. Shouldn’t the 2020 number be a lot higher?
So, the question becomes: How many people died of COVID and How many died (of other causes) WITH COVID?
Now read below:
Food for thought:
A very well-orchestrated plan, or an unimaginable set of events that just fell into place with the United States front and center. You tell me!!
Scare people with a virus, force them to wear masks and place them in quarantine.
Count the number of dead every second of every day, in every News Headline. By the way, ninety-nine and eight-tenths of the people who get the virus, recover. About one to two tenths of one percent who get the virus, die. Most all of them have other medical problems. Did you catch that? Less than 1/2 of a percent die.
Close businesses = 35,000,000+ instantly unemployed.
Remove entertainment and prohibit recreation, Closing parks, gyms, bars, restaurants, sports.
No dating. No touching. Isolate people. Dehumanize them.
Close Temples and Churches – prohibit worship. Create a vacuum and let depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and desperation set in.
Then… ignite hatred and civil unrest, creating Civil War.
Empty the prisons because of the virus and fill the streets with criminals.
Send in Antifa and BLM to vandalize property, as if they are freedom fighters. Undermine the law. Riot, Loot and Attack all Law Enforcement, but tell government to order a stand-down.
Then… Defund Law Enforcement and abolish Police.
We are all being played by those who want to destroy America! This is how you destroy a Nation from within, and in very short order.
Will it work? I guess that depends on you and me.
I did not write this … but it needs to be shared. I just did. Your turn.
Makes you wonder … MAKES ME WONDER.
The genetic sequences used in PCRs to detect suspected SARS-CoV-2 and to diagnose cases of illness and death attributed to Covid-19 are present in dozens of sequences of the human genome itself and in those of about a hundred microbes. And that includes the initiators or primers, the most extensive fragments taken at random from their supposed “genome” and even the so-called “target genes” allegedly specific to the “new coronavirus”. The test is worthless and all “positive” results obtained so far should be scientifically invalidated and communicated to those aﬀected; and if they are deceased, to their relatives. Stephen Bustin, one of the world’s leading experts on PCR, in fact says that under certain conditions anyone can test positive!
We have been warning you since March: you cannot have specific tests for a virus without knowing the components of the virus you are trying to detect. And the components cannot be known without having previously isolated/purified that virus. Since then we continue to accumulate evidence that no one has isolated SARS-CoV-2 and, more importantly, that it can never be isolated for the reasons we explained last month (read the report “Can you prove that there are pathogenic viruses?” on our website –www.dsalud.com-). And in the present report we are going to oﬀer new data that show that RT-PCR does not detect the so called SARS-CoV-2 as it is known, but fragments of human RNA and those of numerous microbes. LEARN MORE
COVID-19 Testing Scandal Deepens
- Experts are now coming forward in growing numbers denouncing mass PCR testing as foolhardy and nonsensical if not outright criminal
- PCR tests cannot distinguish between “live” viruses and inactive (noninfectious) viral particles and therefore cannot be used as a diagnostic tool. They also cannot confirm that 2019-nCoV is the causative agent for clinical symptoms as the test cannot rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens
- The tests have exceptionally high false result rates. The higher the cycle threshold (CT) — i.e., the number of amplification cycles used to detect RNA particles — the greater the chance of a false positive. Beyond 34 cycles, your chance of a positive PCR test being a true positive shrinks to zero
- Florida recently became the first state to require all labs in the state to report the CT used for their PCR tests
- The SARS-CoV-2 PCR test was developed based on a genetic sequence published by Chinese scientists, not the viral isolate. Missing genetic code was simply made up
Positive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests have been used as the justification for keeping large portions of the world locked down for the past nine months. Not reliable hospitalization or death rates; just positive PCR test numbers — a large portion of which are from people who have no symptoms of actual illness — are the triggers behind the shutdowns.
Experts are now coming forward in growing numbers denouncing mass PCR testing as foolhardy and nonsensical if not outright criminal. Why? Because we’re now finding that PCR tests rarely tell us anything truly useful, at least not when they’re used as they have been so far.
Why PCR Tests Are the Wrong Tool to Assess Pandemic Threat
We now know that PCR tests:
1.Cannot distinguish between “live” viruses and inactive (noninfectious) viral particles and therefore cannot be used as a diagnostic tool — For this reason, it is grossly misleading to refer to a positive test as a “COVID-19 case.”
As explained by Dr. Lee Merritt in her August 2020 Doctors for Disaster Preparedness1 lecture, featured in “How Medical Technocracy Made the Plandemic Possible,” media and public health officials appear to have purposefully conflated “cases” or positive tests with the actual illness.
Medically speaking, a “case” refers to a sick person. It never ever referred to someone who had no symptoms of illness. Now all of a sudden, this well-established medical term, “case,” has been arbitrarily redefined to mean someone who tested positive for the presence of noninfectious viral RNA. As noted by Merritt, “That is not epidemiology. That’s fraud.”
2.Cannot confirm that 2019-nCoV is the causative agent for clinical symptoms as the test cannot rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens.
3.Have not been established for monitoring the treatment of 2019-nCoV infection.
4.Have exceptionally high false result rates — The higher the cycle threshold (CT) — i.e., the number of amplification cycles used to detect RNA particles — the greater the chance of a false positive.
While any CT over 35 is deemed scientifically unjustifiable,2,3,4 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend running PCR tests at a CT of 40.5
Drosten tests and tests recommended by the World Health Organization are set to a CT of 45. These excessively high CTs guarantee the appearance of widespread (pandemic) infection when infection rates are in fact low.
The CT Is the Key to the Pandemic
Many if not most laboratories amplify the RNA collected far too many times, which results in healthy people testing “positive” for SARS-CoV-2 infection and being ordered to take off work and self-isolate for two weeks.
To optimize accuracy and avoid imposing unnecessary hardship on healthy people, PCR tests must be run at far fewer cycles than the 40 to 45 CTs currently recommended.
An April 2020 study6 in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases showed that to get 100% confirmed real positives, the PCR test must be run at 17 cycles. Above 17 cycles, accuracy drops dramatically.
By the time you get to 33 cycles, the accuracy rate is a mere 20%, meaning 80% are false positives. Beyond 34 cycles, your chance of a positive PCR test being a true positive shrinks to zero, as illustrated in the following graph from that study.7
By running PCR tests at 40 to 45 amplification cycles, you end up with the false appearance of an outbreak, and this grossly flawed testing scheme is what government leaders are basing their mask mandates and lockdown orders on.
Percentage of positive viral culture of SARS-CoV-2 PCR-positive nasopharyngeal samples from Covid-19 patients, according to Ct value (plain line). The dashed curve indicates the polynomial regression curve.
Scientific Review Confirms PCR Flaws
More recently, a December 3, 2020, systematic review8 published in the journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases assessed the findings of 29 different studies — all of which were published in 2020 — comparing evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection with the CTs used in testing. They also looked at the timing of the test, and how symptom severity relates to PCR test results. As reported by the authors:
“The data suggest a relationship between the time from onset of symptom to the timing of the specimen test, cycle threshold (CT) and symptom severity. Twelve studies reported that CT values were significantly lower and log copies higher in specimens producing live virus culture.
Two studies reported the odds of live virus culture reduced by approximately 33% for every one unit increase in CT. Six of eight studies reported detectable RNA for longer than 14 days but infectious potential declined after day 8 even among cases with ongoing high viral loads …”
In other words, if you have symptoms of COVID-19, by Day 8 from the onset of symptoms, the chances of you spreading it to others starts to decline, and in the days following, you are unlikely to be infectious even if you still test positive. This is particularly true if the PCR test is using a higher than ideal CT. As noted by the authors:9
“Complete live viruses are necessary for transmission, not the fragments identified by PCR. Prospective routine testing of reference and culture specimens and their relationship to symptoms, signs and patient co-factors should be used to define the reliability of PCR for assessing infectious potential. Those with high cycle threshold are unlikely to have infectious potential.”
Live Virus Unlikely in Tests Using CT Above 24
According to The New York Times,10 researchers have been “unable to grow the coronavirus out of samples from volunteers whose PCR tests had CT values above 27,” and if the virus cannot replicate, you will not get ill and are not infectious, so you cannot spread it to others.
The Clinical Infectious Diseases review11 confirms this. Under the heading “The Relationship Between RT-PCR Results and Viral Culture of SARS-CoV-2,”12 they point out that “significantly lower” CTs were used in studies that correctly identified infectious patients.
Five of the studies included were unable to identify any live viruses in cases where a positive PCR test had used a CT above 24. What’s more, in order to produce live virus culture, a patient whose PCR test used a CT at or above 35 had to be symptomatic.
So, to clarify, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and test positive using a PCR test that was run at 35 amplification cycles or higher, then you are likely to be infected and infectious.
However, if you do not have symptoms, yet test positive using a PCR test run at 35 CTs or higher, then it is likely a false positive and you pose no risk to others as you’re unlikely to carry any live virus. In fact, provided you’re asymptomatic, you’re unlikely to be infectious even if you test positive with a test run at 24 CTs or higher.
Timing of PCR Test Also Matters
The Clinical Infectious Diseases review also confirmed that the timing of the test matters. According to the authors:13
“… there appears to be a time window during which RNA detection is at its highest with low cycle threshold and higher possibility of culturing a live virus, with viral load and probability of growing live virus of SARS-CoV2 …
We propose that further work should be done on this with the aim of constructing an algorithm for integrating the results of PCR with other variables, to increase the effectiveness of detecting infectious patients.”
Another scientific review14,15 that looked into how the timing of the test influences results and your risk of being infectious was posted on the preprint server medRxiv September 29, 2020. Fourteen studies were included in this review.
The data show that your chances of getting a true positive on the first day of COVID-19 symptom onset is only about 40%. Not until Day 3 from symptom onset do you have an 80% chance of getting an accurate PCR result.
By Day 5 the accuracy shrinks considerably and by Day 8 the accuracy is nil. Now, these are symptomatic people. When you’re asymptomatic, your odds of a positive PCR test being accurate is virtually nonexistent.
The graph below, from one of the studies16 included in the review (Bullard et. al.), illustrates the probability of a patient being infectious (having live virus) based on the CT used and the timing of the test. As explained by the review authors:17
“The figure … shows how the probability of SARS-CoV-2 infectious virus is greater (the red bars) when the cycle threshold is lower (the blue line) and when symptoms to test time is shorter — beyond 8 days, no live virus was detected.”
Florida to Require Disclosure of CT Data
Even though health authorities know that high CTs result in high rates of false positives, they do not specify the CT used for the PCR tests they’re reporting. Fortunately, that’s about to change in Florida, which just became the first state to require all labs in the state to report the CT used for their PCR tests.18
The Florida Health Department issued the order December 3, 2020, and labs must comply with the new mandatory reporting rule within seven days.19
This could prove quite interesting, especially if the state health department decides to invalidate positive results obtained from tests run above a certain amplification threshold. Time will tell exactly how this reporting requirement might influence pandemic response measures such as mask mandates and lockdowns.
Portugal Rules Quarantine Based on PCR Results Is Unlawful
In related news, an appeals court in Portugal recently ruled20,21 that the PCR test is “not a reliable test for SARS-CoV-2” and that “a single positive PCR test cannot be used as an effective diagnosis of infection.” Therefore, “any enforced quarantine based on the results is unlawful.”22
The court also noted that forcing healthy people to self-isolate could be a violation of their fundamental right to liberty. The case was brought by four German tourists who had been forced to self-quarantine after one of them tested positive.
Several scientific studies were brought forth as evidence in this case, including a September 28, 2020, study23 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, which found that when you run a PCR test at a CT of 35 or higher, the accuracy drops to 3%, resulting in a 97% false positive rate. The court ruled that, based on the science presented, any PCR test using a CT over 25 is unreliable.
Fatal Errors Found in Paper on Which PCR Testing Is Based
The Portuguese appeals court is not alone in its critique of the PCR test being used as the sole criteria for quarantine. November 30, 2020, the scientific paper24 describing the work flow of how to use the PCR test to diagnose SARS-CoV-2 infection — which was quickly accepted as the standard by the WHO and applied across the world — was challenged25 by 22 international scientists who demand that the paper be retracted due to “fatal errors.”26
The paper in question was written by Christian Drosten, Ph.D., a German virologist, and Victor Corman, who heads a German working group on virus diagnostics and clinical virology. According to Reiner Fuellmich,27 founding member of the German Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee (Außerparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss,28 or ACU),29,30 Drosten is a key culprit in the COVID-19 pandemic hoax.
One of the key “fatal errors” in the Corman-Drosten paper is that they wrote it — and developed the PCR test — before there was any viral isolate available. All they used was the genetic sequence published online by Chinese scientists in January 2020.
Interestingly, the paper was published a mere 24 hours after it was submitted, which suggests it wasn’t even peer-reviewed before being embraced by the whole world. Undercover DC interviewed Kevin Corbett, Ph.D., one of the 22 scientists who are now demanding the paper’s retraction, who stated:31
“Every scientific rationale for the development of that test has been totally destroyed by this paper. It’s like Hiroshima/Nagasaki to the COVID test.
When Drosten developed the test, China hadn’t given them a viral isolate. They developed the test from a sequence in a gene bank. Do you see? China gave them a genetic sequence with no corresponding viral isolate. They had a code, but no body for the code. No viral morphology.
In the fish market, it’s like giving you a few bones and saying ‘that’s your fish.’ It could be any fish … Listen, the Corman-Drosten paper, there’s nothing from a patient in it. It’s all from gene banks. And the bits of the virus sequence that weren’t there they made up.
They synthetically created them to fill in the blanks. That’s what genetics is; it’s a code. So, its ABBBCCDDD and you’re missing some, what you think is EEE, so you put it in … This is basically a computer virus.
There are 10 fatal errors in this Drosten test paper … But here is the bottom line: There was no viral isolate to validate what they were doing. The PCR products of the amplification didn’t correspond to any viral isolate at that time. I call it ‘donut ring science.’ There is nothing at the center of it. It’s all about code, genetics, nothing to do with reality …
There have since been papers saying they’ve produced viral isolates. But there are no controls for them. The CDC produced a paper in July … where they said: ‘Here’s the viral isolate.’ Do you know what they did? They swabbed one person. One person, who’d been to China and had cold symptoms. One person. And they assumed he had [COVID-19] to begin with. So, it’s all full of holes, the whole thing.”
No Viable Virus Found in Positive Cases
The critique against PCR testing is further strengthened by a November 20, 2020, study32 in Nature Communications, which found no viable virus in PCR-positive cases. The study evaluated data from 9,865,404 residents of Wuhan, China, who had undergone PCR testing between May 14 and June 1, 2020.
A total of 300 tested positive but had no symptoms. Of the 34,424 people with a history of COVID-19, 107 tested positive a second time. Yet when they did virus cultures on these 407 individuals who had tested positive (either for the first or second time), no live virus was found.
Expose the Fraud, End the Misery
A number of experts have now come forward, calling out the COVID-19 pandemic as a cruel hoax perpetuated by fatally flawed testing. Aside from this testing data, there’s no evidence of a lethal pandemic at all. While there is such a thing as COVID-19, and people have and do die from it, there are no excess deaths due to it.33,34,35
In other words, the total mortality for 2020 is normal. The pandemic has not killed more people than would die in any given year — from something, anything — anyway. So, unless we think we should shut down the world and stop living because people die from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, the flu or anything else, then there’s no reason to shut down the world because some people happen to die from COVID-19.
The good news is the hoax is starting to be exposed, and will continue to be exposed as more cases are brought before the courts of the world. Fuellmich and his ACU legal team are leading that charge. As for what you can do in the meantime, consider:
•Turning off mainstream media news and turning to independent experts — Do the research. Read through the science.
•Continue to counter the censorship by asking questions — The more questions are asked, the more answers will come to light. Arm yourself with mortality statistics and the facts on PCR testing, so you can explain how and why this pandemic simply isn’t a pandemic anymore.
•If you are a medical professional, especially if you’re a member of a professional society, write an open letter to your government, urging them to speak to and heed recommendations from independent experts.
•Sign The Great Barrington Declaration,36 which calls for an end to lockdowns.
•Join a group so that you can have support. Examples of groups formed to fight against government overreach include:
◦Us for Them, a group campaigning for reopening schools and protecting children’s rights in the U.K.
◦The COVID Recovery Group (CRG), founded by 50 conservative British MPs to fight lockdown restrictions37
◦The Freedom to Breathe Agency, a U.S. team of attorneys, doctors, business owners and parents who are fighting to protect freedom and liberty
Update Nov 25, 2020
- There are no excess deaths. The same number of people have died in 2020 that, on average, have died in previous years. This simply wouldn’t be the case if we had a lethal pandemic
- The slight uptick in deaths now being reported in the U.K. aren’t due to COVID-19. Data show these deaths — primarily people aged 45 to 65, with equal distribution between the sexes — are mainly due to heart disease, stroke and cancer, which suggests they are excess deaths caused by lack of routine medical care due to the pandemic restrictions
- The PCR test is not a valid diagnostic tool and should not be done on the scale we’re now doing it. The high rate of false positives is only fodder for needless fearmongering
- Virtually no one who is asymptomatic has the live virus, but when you run the test at a cycle threshold over 30, meaning you amplify the viral RNA more than 30 times, you end up with a positive test even if the virus is inactive and noninfectious
- According to Michael Yeadon, Ph.D., a former vice-president and chief scientific adviser of the drug company Pfizer, very few people will need the COVID-19 vaccine as the mortality rate is so low and the illness is clearly not causing excess deaths. learn more
We are very appreciative of Scott and Rock Island Counties’ Health Departments’ participation. I disagree with Dr. Katz referring to our questions concerning cycle thresholds in PCR testing as “trivial.”
This precise controversy is quickly gaining in prominence and urgency. (For responses to all eleven questions we posed, see “Dr. Katz Answers 11 COVID-19 Questions.”)
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests are remarkable things. Inventor Kary Mullis (1944-2019) won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for its far-reaching impact on the world of virology, microbiology, and so much more. The PCR test can detect almost anything microbial, no matter how tiny, but it cannot determine how much of the microbe is there. Therein lies the crux of the controversy inherent in diagnosing COVID-19 cases using PCR testing.
PCR tests detect viral fragments from nasal or throat samples using cycle thresholds (amplification). If viral fragments are found at lower thresholds (1-30), that indicates a lot of the virus is likely present because it was found quickly. But if cycle thresholds cycle beyond 30 times, it means the viral fragments are so few that they are impossible to detect. Instead, a microbial piece of dead virus or nucleotide is detected and easily mistaken for the virus fragment, as explained by Dr Fauci during an interview with This Week In Virology, July 2020. (See Fauci’s observations in Question #1 of “Dr. Katz Answers 11 COVID-19 Questions.”)
Precisely because PCR tests are purely qualitative (and not quantitative), this molecular testing technology heretofore has been universally rejected as preliminary diagnostic tools for infection and disease. Predictably, as a result of PCR’s predominate use in diagnosing COVID-19, increasing numbers of medical and science professionals are uneasy because 70-90 percent of positive PCR test results, generated using 35 or higher cycle thresholds, are “false positives,” requiring additional testing for definitive case confirmations.
False-positive results are common with PCR testing, and occur with more frequency as cycle thresholds increase. Since so few cultures are being done, using the same virus fragments from the samples that tested positive, to verify active SARS-CoV-2, let alone verify enough to cause COVID-19 disease, PCR testing for diagnosis is largely inconclusive, therefore hardly trivial. The New York Times underscored PCR’s limitations to effectively assess widespread risk relative to infection and/or disease during outbreaks, epidemics, or pandemic-level events back in August 2020. [RCReader.com/y/pcr1]
At a minimum, in the spirit of precision, positive tests at high-cycle thresholds should be considered negative unless some other contravening evidence is present, such as symptoms. This is especially true for SARS-CoV-2 because the vast majority of people, who test positive for a potential fragment of SARS2 virus, are asymptomatic. Yet all positives test results are automatically diagnosed as a confirmed case of COVID-19.
CDC’s Case Definition Does Not Cite the Causul Virus
CDC’s definition of a COVID-19 case is overly broad: “In the United States, a confirmed case of COVID-19 is defined as a person who tests positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.” This COVID definition does not identify SARS-CoV-2 as the causal virus, and is an unusual departure from CDC’s other viral case definitions requiring additional definitive steps, such as antigen/antibody tests and/or clinical observation of symptoms, before confirming an active case. [RCReader.com/y/pcr2]
This is true for HIV, Hepatitis C & B viruses, all three of which use specifically tailored antigen and antibody blood tests that definitively diagnose active or past infection, and associated diseases of AIDS, cirrhosis, and liver failure, respectively. [RCReader.com/y/pcr3]
So riddle me this: if PCR testing consistently results in significantly large numbers of false-positives for asymptomatic people and frequently misdiagnoses COVID cases, why is the PCR test still being used as the predominate diagnostic tool? Again, in the spirit of precision, why not lower the cycle threshold range and standardize it to reduce false-positives for more accurate, responsible diagnosing? [RCReader.com/y/pcr4]
It becomes critical to eliminate false positives as people are not transmitting infection that they do not have. No biotechnology to date can definitely prove the amount of active virus present or its meaningful correlation to transmissibility. Presuming infection and transmissibility in asymptomatic people based on inconclusive testing triggered by a contact case, is both scientifically and medically unreasonable, notwithstanding Dr. Katz’s accommodating predictive modeling.
Locking down entire populations based on fear of transmitting a non-lethal virus that 99 percent of the population survives, including 94 percent of our elderly without serious comorbidities, is medically irrational on its face. It should be noted that comorbidities are documented on death certificates in both Rock Island and Scott County. The Reader published the comorbidities cited on death certificates for those recorded as dying from COVID-19 to date in Scott County, back in September [RCReader.com/y/rcr977]. Illinois state law currently disallows the public access to death certificates unless they are a party to the deceased or need it for medical research.
Katz Understanably Dismisses Differences Between Infections and Cases as Semantics
Let’s recap: Asymptomatic people with positive test results account for the large majority of cases, thanks to the FDA approving the use of PCR tests with unusually high cycle thresholds in order to detect even the smallest fraction of a fragment. Credit can also be given to the CDC for conveniently sanctioning any fragment detection as a confirmed case of COVID-19. In this way, Dr. Katz understandably dismisses infections of SARS2 virus and cases of COVID disease as semantics because the health authorities curiously treat them as one-in-the-same. Even if they are not.
Considering this subjective surveillance of COVID, why should the world trust that continued extensions of unwarranted mitigations won’t be prolonged indefinitely when global testing, by design, will continue to unreliably produce more cases, thereby amplifying the positivity rate that perpetuates the extensions?
Higher cycle thresholds for individual patients goes to the heart of the skepticism that underpins growing discomfort regarding PCR’s testing reliability in confirming active SARS-CoV-2 infections and cases of COVID-19 disease.
Referring to the “huge bulk of contact cases from symptomatic cases,” Dr Katz appears to be focused on transmissibility and spread. Because no process to date can tell us how much viral load is needed to be contagious, nor the amount needed to develop illness, indifference to the large number of asymptomatic cases that are false positives is counterproductive.
Concentrating on the huge bulk of contact cases using a Bayesian model that predicts transmission and probability of new cases, all relying on PCR testing that generates inconclusive results if the cycle thresholds are too high, would necessarily require additional verification by other means for the models to accurately predict the true rate of transmission (spread of infection) and subsequent live cases. How is that verification accomplished? And if it is not happening for a statistically significant portion of the asymptomatic people who tested positive, how can the model credibly predict the spread of COVID?
The looming controversy surrounding PCR testing boils down to its systemic diagnostic limitations, and overcoming the high percentage of false positives that undermine the actual rate of infection and disease.
PCR Cycle Thresholds Beyond 35 Meaningless
The established rule of thumb is cycle thresholds greater than 30 are unreliable and require culturing and clinical observation to confirm live/active infection and/or illness/disease. Culture thresholds greater than 35 are meaningless and likely detecting remnant viral fragments, resulting in mostly false positives. Finally all cycle thresholds 40 and above are junk and should automatically be considered negative. Better yet, prohibit testing cycle thresholds greater than 35 and exponentially reduce false positives and uncertainty.
The unreliability of PCR testing as a diagnostic tool is so well-documented throughout the infectious-disease research community that it is bewildering as to why Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for PCR Tests, using problematic higher cycle threshold ranges of 35-45, was approved by the FDA, then adopted by the CDC as the only requisite for a positive confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 infection and automatic confirmed case of COVID-19 disease. In The Lancet’s article “Understanding COVID-19: What does viral RNA load really mean?”, the authors write, “The inability to differentiate between infective and non-infective (dead or antibody-neutralized) viruses remains a major limitation of nucleic acid detection.” [RCReader.com/y/pcr5]
According to the peer-reviewed study published in Oxford Academic Clinical Infectious Diseases – Correlation Between 3790 Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction-Positives Samples and Positive Cell Cultures, Including 1941 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Isolates,”It can be observed that at Ct = 25, up to 70% of patients remain positive in culture and that at Ct = 30 this value drops to 20%. At Ct = 35, the value we used to report a positive result for PCR, <3% of cultures are positive.” [RCReader.com/y/pcr6]
Cycle threshold ranges vary per testing laboratory, and each range can be found at the FDA. [RCReader.com/y/katz1].
Every individual tested is entitled to all his/her testing data, including the specific cycle threshold used. Therefore everyone should request their cycle thresholds be included with their results. Florida’s State Health Department recently mandated that test providers include cycle thresholds in reporting all test results to the state. [RCReader.com/y/pcr8]
Medical doctors, scientists, researchers, and frontline healthcare providers are now standing resolutely in opposition to the inexplicably exaggerated narrative, championed by mainstream media and social engineers, that COVID-19 is a lethal pathogen threatening humankind.
Various organized efforts worldwide, including the Great Barrington Declaration, GBDeclaration,org, and the recent Review report Corman-Drosten et al. Eurosurveillance 2020, Nov27, 2020 submitted by the international Consortium of Scientists in Life Sciences (ICSLS), External peer review of the RTPCR test to detect SARS-CoV-2 reveals 10 major scientific flaws at the molecular and methodological level: consequences for false positive results. [RCReader.com/y/pcr9] This report is a condemnation and formal request for retraction of the controversial Corman-Drosten report Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by real-time RT-PCR, submitted and published in Eurosurveillance on January 23, 2020. [RCReader.com/y/pcr10]
The ICSLS contend, “After careful consideration, our international consortium of Life Science scientists found the Corman-Drosten paper is severely flawed with respect to its bio-molecular and methodological design.”
It was the January 2020 Cormen-Drosten report that propelled PCR testing for COVID diagnoses to the forefront after endorsement by the World Health Organization.
Today, hundreds of thousands of medical, academic, and scientific personnel are aligning to oppose the irresponsible use of PCR tests that are falsely diagnosing millions of people with active cases of COVID-19 disease and sowing widespread societal fear that continues to interfere with people’s ability to rationally navigate all the indicators, credentialed research, and evidence-based-medicine (EBM) now available that COVID-19 is not a lethal pathogen as first feared, nor worthy of continued pandemic status. [RCReader.com/y/pcr11 and RCReader.com/y/pcr12]
Health Authorities Can No Longer Deny COVID-19 is Not the Lethal Threat Originally Feared
Now comes a greater burden on health authorities to reassure the public by proving COVID-19 is still an authentic pandemic-level lethal threat to humans beyond the inflated positivity rate that appears to be driving the bus relative to policies and mitigations. Again, modeling that predicts transmissions, pre-symptoms, hospitalizations, excessive burden on services, are calculated using the number of rising cases (positivity rate) that come almost entirely from inconclusive PCR testing.
Health authorities can no longer ignore or dismiss rational arguments that COVID-19 is not the lethal threat it was originally feared to be. A revised risk assessment must occur to correct for false positives so we can dial back excessive, severely destructive mitigation policies that are killing far more people than COVID ever will. A compelling analysis of lost life years due to prolonged extreme mitigations should be required reading to provide perspective for those virtue signaling around COVID-19 mask-wearing, social distancing, isolating, inequitable shuttering of businesses and schools. [RCReader.com/y/pcr13]
Now to the gigantic pink elephant missing in the COVID narrative – no corresponding deaths, not even close. This is true worldwide. There are so few deaths from COVID-19 relative to the astronomically high number of cases. Nor are excess deaths worldwide excessive compared to earlier years, and/or compared to deaths from past influenza, pneumonia, respiratory disease, heart disease, cancer, obesity and a plethora of other illnesses that comprise all-cause deaths. [RCReader.com/y/pcr14]
False-positives go a long way in explaining why the mortality rate of COVID-19 is infinitesimal when compared to the astronomical rise in cases. If far less people are actually infected, not sick with disease, nor contagious, a lower death rate would reflect this reality. And so it does. [RCReader.com/y/pcr15]
Ninety-nine percent of humans survive COVID-19, 80 percent are presumably asymptomatic and unaware they have it, while only 10 percent feel mild symptoms. Of the remaining 10 percent who experience more severe symptoms, most fully recover with only one percent succumbing, largely with underlying conditions that were already life threatening.
Supporters for excessive mitigations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 claim COVID compromises patients by exacerbating their illnesses and causing premature deaths. Therefore COVID-19 is appropriately declared and recorded as the cause of death. Unfortunately such declarations are speculative and unverifiable without additional clinical/epidemiological review, further affirmative testing, and/or autopsies confirming that COVID-19 was the primary cause of death.
How Many Premature Deaths Due to Excessive Response is Acceptable?
Dr Katz poses the question, “If our response to the pandemic is inappropriately excessive, I would ask how many premature deaths are we willing to accept?” My counter question is how many premature deaths are we willing to accept due to our inappropriate excessive response to the pandemic?
The widespread suffering due to inequitable mitigation directives and enforcement is becoming increasingly intolerable. Leaders cannot cherry-pick victims in a vacuum. Eventually unfair authoritarian abuse reveals itself, regardless how immobilized a population is from a relentless barrage of fear-mongering unleashed upon them by corporate broadcast, cable, social, and print media.
Merely attesting that PCR tests are reliable in diagnosing live cases of COVID-19 no longer suffices in dispelling legitimate controversies and deepening concerns amid a toxic environment of censorship, social engineering, animus towards and marginalization of highly credentialed skeptics from myriad fields of expertise.
The productive course for health authorities now, if they are to preserve trust and credibility going forward, is to acknowledge COVID controversies and concerns by confronting them head-on with full transparency, including a sincere and robust effort to engage skeptics in open, inclusive debate to persuade or dissuade, and by providing unfiltered access and sharing of relevant data.
The growing disconnect among health authorities and average Americans, including many of our beloved providers and healthcare workers, will come into sharp relief when COVID-19 vaccines arrive for deployment and there are unsatisfactory numbers of takers.
Health authorities and leaders, who have an expectation of herd compliance with no resistance to injecting highly controversial vaccines using brand new technology, indicates a peculiar detachment and lack of compassion for genuine deeply-felt fears over such programs among the populace they are tasked to serve and care for. Persisting in policies that knowingly do harm crosses a line that no emergency management authority or legislative immunity can overcome.
People are infinitely more level-headed and able to cope calmly if they have reliable, trustworthy facts to inform them. An informed community is an invaluable asset for cooperation and problem solving, not a liability to be manipulated and managed. Unwisely, the messaging to date worldwide has fostered the polar opposite environment and it is unsustainable. “We are in this together” are empty words without full transparency from trusted voices on all things COVID.
TEXAS MD HAS ONE SURE WAY (OF MANY) TO NEUTRALIZE THE VIRUS IN A FEW DAYS AND STATES THAT VACCINES ARE USELESS AND POTENTIALLY VERY DANGEROUS
Dr Vernon Coleman, a Sunday Times bestselling author, is one of the few medically qualified authors writing on medical matters without bias and without any professional or commercial commitments or allegiances. His honesty has made him many enemies among the medical establishment and the establishment’s commercial alliances. His predictions, forecasts and warnings have often been made years (and, in many cases, decades) before anyone else has unearthed and understood the evidence or had the courage to speak out. In addition, in many of his medical books and thousands of newspaper and magazine articles he has drawn attention to the dangers of using specific over the counter and prescription drugs.
Michael Grant White July 13, 2020 age 79 (and counting) LOL
I am not ANTI VACCINATION.
I am ANTI UNTESTED VACCINE.
One of my goals for the tens of thousands of hours over 27 years that I have dedicated to this breathing subject is to create a platform where people can come and educate themselves around ALL factors related to prescription drug-free healthy breathing.
This page and the links at the top of this page comprise all you need to know about healthy breathing and how not to get sick, ever.
If you are medicated, BE VERY CAREFUL AND SEEK HEALTH PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE about how to safely back away from often addictive side effect causing prescription drug usage, as a few can be life enhancing and life saving. Take your time here. There is lot to learn.
JULY 12 .
In Florida, the median age of new COVID-19 cases fell from 65 in March to 35 in June. If the latest surge is concentrated among younger Americans, that would partly explain the declining death count. Young people are much less likely to die from this disease, even if they face other health risks. International data from South Korea, Spain, China, and Italy suggest that the COVID-19 case-fatality rate for people older than 70 is more than 100 times greater than for those younger than 40.
1. From New Scientist June 2020 page 37,
Everyone is surprised that SARS-CoV-2 is causing such varied and persistent symptoms. Julian Hiscox is a virologist at the University of Liverpool, UK, who has been working with coronaviruses since early 90s, including the one that causes MERS. “Nothing that we are seeing with this coronavirus has not been seen with other coronaviruses,”, he says. We know from animal studies that the same coronavirus can cause many different types of clinical disease. We also know from our experience with SARS and MERS that some people are fine, whereas others are worse off in quote”
2. “‘What sounded good, at least to health officials, did not work out in practice. Worse is that they hurt the world in a way it has never been harmed by human actions before. Not happy to massacre millions, over the decades, with cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, the medical establishment decided, like in cold-blooded premeditative murder (decades of planning), to unleash the worst and most medically ignorant medical response to CORVID-19 as possible.
Whipping up hysteria and fear, medical officials and the media are counting infection rates and being quieter about deaths because the death rate has been going down as infections go through the roof. It is the increase in testing which is measured, and if we could test the entire human race this week, some people would be booking trips to Mars or at least getting into their underground bunkers to get away from everyone.”‘ Dr. Mark Sircus
I predict the CORONAVIRUS PLANDEMIC is going to expose the drug industry’s involvement and help educate those open minded folks who wish to get off the drug industry treadmill and get healthy instead of used and manipulated.
WE NEED EACH OTHER TO COMPARE AND EXAMINE OUR TOXIC BELIEFS.
JULY 15 2020
Even though the COVID-19 curve has been flattened, mainstream media outlets continue to push doomsday predictions of an impending explosion of deaths
- According to Stanford University’s disease prevention chairman Dr. John Ioannidis, the COVID-19 fatality rate for those under the age of 45 is “almost zero,” and between the ages of 45 and 70, it’s somewhere between 0.05% and 0.3%
- So, the fact that young and middle-aged adults are testing positive in droves is not a warning sign of an impending onslaught of deaths, as the risk of death in these age groups is minuscule
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 mortality — which had declined for the last 10 weeks straight — “is currently at the epidemic threshold,” meaning if it declines just a little more, COVID-19 will no longer be considered an epidemic
- The sharp increases in “cases” are not proof of disease spread but, rather, the spread of testingRON PAUL – THEY ARE LYING ABOUT COVID
MIKOVITS – PLANDEMIC PART 1
PLANDEMIC PART 2
NYC HOSPITAL NURSE WHISTLEBLOWER WITNESSING PEOPLE NEEDLESSLY DYING
- Erin Olszewski, a nurse turned undercover reporter and whistleblower, reveals the horrific maltreatment of COVID-19 patients at Elmhurst Hospital Center, the public hospital in Queens, New York, that is “the epicenter of the epicenter” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.
- Olszewski addresses a number of problems at Elmhurst, including the disproportionate mortality rate among people of color and the controversial rule surrounding Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders
- Elmhurst does not segregate COVID-positive and COVID-negative patients, thereby ensuring maximum spread of the disease among noninfected patients coming in with other health problems
- Patients who repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19 were still listed as confirmed positive and placed on mechanical ventilation, thus artificially inflating the case numbers while condemning the patient to death from lung injury
- Many of the doctors treating these patients are not trained in critical care. One of the “doctors” on the COVID floor is a dentist, and inexperienced medical students are relied upon
- The heavily censored video above, “Perspectives on the Pandemic: Episode Nine,” features an interview with retired Army Sergeant Erin Olszewski, a nurse turned private citizen journalist who for the past few months has cared for COVID-19 patients in Florida and New York. In this must-see interview, she shares her experiences at the two facilities.Elmhurst Hospital Center, a public hospital in Queens, New York, has been “the epicenter of the epicenter” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. Few areas have been as hard hit as central Queens. The question is why?Initially, a shortage of ventilators was blamed for the exaggerated death toll. But it didn’t take long before doctors recognized that mechanical ventilation did more harm than good in a majority of cases.Olszewski addresses a number of problems at Elmhurst, including the disproportionate mortality rate among people of color, the controversial rule surrounding Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, lax personal protective equipment (PPE) standards, and the failure to segregate COVID-positive and COVID-negative patients, thereby ensuring maximum spread of the disease among noninfected patients coming in with other health problems.
Olszewski accepted a temporary transfer from Florida to New York and spent nearly four weeks at Elmhurst. What she witnessed spurred her to become an undercover reporter and whistleblower. She secretly recorded happenings in the hospital and posted warnings on social media. The standard of care at Elmhurst is so poor, Olszewski compares it to “a third-world country hospital.”
COVID-Negative Patients Placed on Ventilation
The first topic Olszewski approaches is Elmhurst’s case numbers. Patients who repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19 were still listed as confirmed positive and placed on mechanical ventilation, thus artificially inflating the numbers while more or less condemning the patient to death from lung injury.
According to Olszewski, most patients who had difficulty breathing were immediately placed on mechanical ventilation. Many of these cases were likely nothing more than anxiety, she says. But why?
Financial incentives appear to be at play. Elmhurst, a public hospital, is able to charge Medicaid and Medicare a lot more for COVID-19 patients than for other diagnoses. According to Olszewski, the hospital receives $29,000 extra for a COVID-19 patient receiving ventilation, over and above other treatments.
Making matters worse, many of the doctors treating these patients are not trained in critical care. One of the “doctors” on the COVID floor is a dentist. Residents (medical students) are also relied on, “and they have no idea what they’re doing,” Olszewski says.
Not only are they not properly trained in how to safely ventilate, residents are also unfamiliar with the drugs being used and are making errors — none of which are being investigated simply because we’re in a pandemic.
One resident instructed Olszewski to administer a dangerous drug at four times the safe speed — an error that would have killed the patient, had she followed the resident’s instructions. According to Olszewski, residents are essentially using these patients for practice purposes, in many cases performing invasive procedures that are not necessary and will harm the patient.
Interestingly, while the elderly are the most at-risk for COVID-19 worldwide, a majority of COVID-19 patients in Elmhurst hospital are in their 40s and 50s — very few are over 80 — and Olszewski guesses that only about half of those being treated for COVID-19 have actually tested positive.
- From Mike: From my breathing perspective, a major factor is anxiety. They may have felt ill but the press had worked them up into a frenzy via phony stats, self quarantining (causing them to not seek help) and mask wearing and they presented with severe anxiety which is the reason for a large majority of emergency visits in all hospitals year round. Anxiety via a bad breathing pattern lowers their blood oxygen and instead giving them oxygen and guiding to a breathing exercise to calm them down they were put on ventilators and died. Now watch the video and see what else you learn. WOW
What is PCR?
“In the early 1990’s, PCR, came into popular use, and Kary Mullis was awarded the Nobel Prize for it in 1993. PCR, simply put, is a thermal cycling method used to make up to billions of copies of a specific DNA sample, making it large enough to study. PCR is an indispensable technique with a broad variety of applications including biomedical research and criminal forensics.”
According to Mullis himself, PCR cannot be totally and should never be used as a tool in “the diagnosis of infectious diseases.” This is the main reason why Mullis disagreed with the scientists who are behind the HIV-AIDS hypothesis. He defied the mainstream notion that “the disease-causing mechanisms of HIV are simply too “mysterious” to comprehend. According to him, “The mystery of that damn virus has been generated by the $2 billion a year they spend on it. You take any other virus, and you spend $2 billion, and you can make up some great mysteries about it too.” He also added that, “Human beings are full of retrovirus. We don’t know if it is hundreds or thousands or hundreds of thousands. We’ve only recently started to look for them. But they’ve never killed anybody before. People have always survived retroviruses.”
With regards to the current coronavirus crisis, which some believed to be deceptively manufactured and engineered, this situation of the HIV-AIDS phenomena that Kary Mullis decries about is not far or different. However, the reaction of the authorities today globally is more severe while also tragically preposterous as they put up policies and protocols that are obviously violating the citizen’s constitutional rights while also destroying the economy, making life miserable and harder for ordinary people that even several police officers across the US, for example, reacted and complained.
To learn more about why this crisis is ridiculously based on faulty “science”, let’s hear what other experts say about the coronavirus testing.
According to Jason Hommel, a prolific writer and researcher and also the author of the very important article regarding coronavirus testing entitled “Scientists Say the COVID19 Test Kits Do Not Work, Are Worthless, and Give Impossible Results”:
“PCR basically takes a sample of your cells and amplifies any DNA to look for ‘viral sequences’, i.e. bits of non-human DNA that seem to match parts of a known viral genome. The problem is the test is known not to work. It uses ‘amplification’ which means taking a very very tiny amount of DNA and growing it exponentially until it can be analysed. Obviously any minute contaminations in the sample will also be amplified leading to potentially gross errors of discovery. Additionally, it’s only looking for partial viral sequences, not whole genomes, so identifying a single pathogen is next to impossible even if you ignore the other issues. The idea these kits can isolate a specific virus like COVID-19 is nonsense.”
Is a popular media and public relations strategy, successfully employed by big corporations like Monsanto, now being used by a publicly funded nonprofit to hide the truth about COVID-19?
Now EcoHealth Alliance, a U.S. nonprofit that helped fund gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, is pushing its own “expert” on the media—but in this case, it’s the nonprofit’s own founder and president.
Peter Daszak is on a mission to deflect attention away from any role EcoHealth Alliance may have had in creating the coronavirus pandemic. But he’s not stopping there. He also wants to paint anyone who questions the mainstream narrative as a “conspiracy theorist.”
According to this article in GM Watch, Daszak was project leader on a $3.7-million grant supporting bat coronavirus surveillance, and bat coronavirus gain-of-function research at Wuhan Institute of Virology. (Gain-of-function research is a method of studying viruses to make them more virulent and/or more transmissible).
Daszak, who’s been all over the media, is being painted by some as a hero. But many credible scientists aren’t buying it. In fact, he’s even been labeled by one scientist as “Patient Zero for misinformation.”
The last thing the world needs right now—if we hope to prevent future pandemics—is more misinformation.
MORE ON COVID-19
CORONAVIRUS ORIGINS – DR. MICHAEL GREGER
MORE ABOUT ORIGINS – DR. MICHAEL GREGER
FACE MASK LACK OF SAFETY
MORE ON FACE MASK “SAFETY”.
OBSENE HOSPITAL CHARGES AND MULTIPLE EMPTY BEDS TO BOOT
Doctors Treating Covid-19 Del Big Tree
Coronavirus Impact it’s mostly driven by diet Induced Destruction.
Robert Kennedy Jr. The Rest of the Story
NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387 “The latest threat to global health is the ongoing outbreak of the respiratory disease that was recently given the name Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). Covid-19 was recognized in December 2019.1 It was rapidly shown to be caused by a novel coronavirus that is structurally related to the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). As in two preceding instances of emergence of coronavirus disease in the past 18 years2 — SARS (2002 and 2003) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) (2012 to the present) — the Covid-19 outbreak has posed critical challenges for the public health, research, and medical communities.”‘
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CHINESE VIROLOGIST REVELS CORONAVIRUS COVERUP
- A paper by Dr. Li-Meng Yan — a former researcher at the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health, a top coronavirus research lab — claims to present evidence showing SARS-CoV-2 likely underwent genetic manipulation
- Yan previously accused the Chinese government and World Health Organization representatives in Hong Kong of covering up the Wuhan outbreak
- On the morning of September 14, 2020, Yan posted a link to her paper on Twitter. Shortly thereafter, she posted another tweet saying Zenodo was “immediately hacked” and taken down once the report was posted
- Yan and colleagues propose SARS-CoV-2 was made using the ZC45/ZXC21 bat coronavirus as the backbone. The receptor-binding motif in the spike protein was then manipulated to give the virus the ability to strongly bind to the human ACE2 receptor
- Alina Chan, a molecular biologist at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, is yet another scientist who questions the zoonotic nature of SARS-CoV-2. Since it sprang into action fully evolved for human transmission, Chan believes the missing intermediate phase of evolution took place in a lab.
POWER CONTROL AND PROFIT. DR. SHIVA
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE – DR JOHN BERGMAN
SURVIVING THE PANIC DEMIC. DR JOHN BERGMAN
NOW MORE THAN EVER. MAKE NOTES. ASK YOUR PREVENTATIVE ORIENTED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL QUESTIONS BASED ON WHAT YOU LEARN ON THESE PAGES.
Do not miss Dr. Levitan’s message at the end of this page.
WAKE UP CDC! CORONAVIRUS is simply a strain of flu. But you already know that, don’t you?
All Flu viruses that have a crown like protein structure are called coronaviruses. Each unique mutation is called a strain…COVID is therefore just another strain of the FLU regardless of whether it was synthesized in a germ lab in Bill Gates backyard, army lab, came from a wuhan wet market bat soup or wild geese as the LOCKSTEP racket-scenario says…we live in a world of bacteria and viruses and corona viruses are common viruses! Picture below shows an example of a common seasonal influenza virus strain with corona (outer crown) protein structure.
APRIL 5, 2020. THIS IS THE WORST PART!!! QUALIFIED LATER-SEE BELOW
The CDC (WHICH ALSO OWNS PATENTS ON VACCINES) Tells Hospitals To List COVID as Cause of Death Even if You’re Just Assuming or It Only Contributed https://www.westernjournal.com/cdc-tells-hospitals-list-covid-cause-death-even-just-assuming-contributed/
That means that all reported deaths may or may not be caused by the virus (and probably BLAMING IT OR MISS-HANDLING IT due to it is not what it seems to be).
THIS WAS LATER CLARIFIED AND LED TO THE BELOW.
“The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, or ICD, has established the code U07.1 for death by coronavirus infection. There’s a secondary code, U07.2, “for clinical or epidemiological diagnosis of COVID-19 where a laboratory confirmation is inconclusive or not available,” according to the CDC guidance.
“Because laboratory test results are not typically reported on death certificates in the U.S., NCHS is not planning to implement U07.2 for mortality statistics.”
Therein lies the problem.
“The underlying cause depends upon what and where conditions are reported on the death certificate. However, the rules for coding and selection of the underlying cause of death are expected to result in COVID- 19 being the underlying cause more often than not,” the guidelines read.
“COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death. Certifiers should include as much detail as possible based on their knowledge of the case, medical records, laboratory testing, etc.,” the guidance continued.
“If the decedent had other chronic conditions such as COPD or asthma that may have also contributed, these conditions can be reported in Part II.”
Author and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, one of the few well-known figures to question some of the statistics on COVID-19, questioned the new CDC guidelines as well:
1/ As you sit home watching #COVID death counts spiral, please know the official @CDCgov guidance for coding COVID-related deaths is as follows: any death where the disease “caused or is *assumed* to have caused or *contributed to* death.” Confirmed lab tests are not required…
2/ And, btw, other possibly relevant factors, like, oh, COPD, are considered secondary. The rules “are expected to result in COVID-19 being the underlying cause more often than not.” https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvss/coronavirus/Alert-2-New-ICD-code-introduced-for-COVID-19-deaths.pdf …
“President Donald Trump and members of his coronavirus task force announced that they were expecting a death toll of between 100,000 and 240,000 from coronavirus.
In an article on April 2, The Washington Post said some experts didn’t think the White House’s prediction models were accurate. It wasn’t because those experts thought that figure was too high or too low: It’s just because they didn’t think there was enough data to determine a death range yet.
“We don’t have a sense of what’s going on in the here and now, and we don’t know what people will do in the future,” Jeffrey Shaman, a Columbia University epidemiologist whose work was used by the White House to determine the death ranges, said.
“We don’t know if the virus is seasonal, as well.”
It doesn’t help that data when the guidelines for determining who’s actually died of the coronavirus are profoundly vague.
For instance, what happens when an elderly person with numerous underlying conditions comes into the hospital and dies?
What happens when someone suffering from late-stage cancer or liver failure dies in the hospital? If that person was in the final stages of life and no testing is done and no autopsy conducted, what are we to assume?
If no testing is done and a patient’s symptoms are close enough to the seasonal flu, will that person’s death automatically be attributed to COVID-19? And how much of a difference would that make in the numbers, if any?
The Western Journal has emailed the CDC for comment, but did not hear back in time for publication of this article.
There’s no doubt that this guidance will inflate the numbers, the only question is how drastically.
In places like New York City, where medical professionals are painfully overstretched, anyone who dies with an infection that’s vaguely COVID-19-like could potentially have COVID-19 listed as their cause of death.
Consider, for instance, that the CDC is estimating there were between 24,000 and 63,000 deaths in the United States from influenza between October and March.
In NYC, does that mean some of those deaths got lumped under COVID-19? Will this keep on happening?
If so, that could skew the data in a significantly different direction — and it could influence the government’s intervention to stop the spread of the virus.
This is a haphazard way to gather data at a time when that data needs to be more accurate than ever. We can and should do better than this.”
From Mike. It has long been the custom of death certificates listing cause of death as what the attending MD was treating the patient for, even if they died from causes stemming from multiple prescription drug side effects.
To reduce the odds you leave ICU in a body bag: APRIL 22 HAS ANOTHER HUGE INSIGHT and may interrelate/connect/expose the above CDC approach.
FAST FORWARD. September 6, 2020 – 6% real versus 94% stated. Joy M Fritz and Sayer Ji.
The recent controversy over the CDC’s alleged admission that only 6% of the estimated 181k decedents from Covid-19 died solely as a result of infection from the virus, the misunderstandings around the CDC’s reports on excess deaths, as well as long-standing problems with the way death certificates are coded and understood by the public.
To carry the actual cause of death on a death certificate one step further, realize that cause of death is NEVER attributed to prescription drug pills or shots being taken for symptomology, but rather to what the diagnosis was, and that the even if the drug caused or exacerbated a diagnosis as for example with the wrong drug or wrong amount or wrong timing, etc, the diagnosis would be listed as the cause of death. For example, if the drug greatly weakened the immune system, and the person died from whatever else was diagnosed, then that diagnosis would most likely be listed as the cause of death. This can hide a multitude of drug death dealing side effects. AKA Iatrogenic = induced unintentionally in a patient by a physician. Used especially of an infection or other complication of treatment.
DR RICHARD CHANG ON THE EFFICACY OF VITAMIN C.
YOUTUBE AND VIMEO TOOK DOWN AN EARLIER VIDEO OF HIM ALERTING THE WORLD TO HOW CHINA IN WUHAN WAS USING IV C SUCCESSFULLY.
THE PROPAGANDA BEHIND THE PANDEMIC
FAUCI THE “‘FRAUD”?
WHY DID THE MEDIA NOT TALK ABOUT THIS
William Brown I’m an anesthesiologist and Intensive Care doc. I’m seeing the numbers being faked – we get money for numbers. Unrelated causes of death are being labelled as “Covid deaths” because the patient dying is incidentally Covid positive, but dying of completely different causes.
I have done graduate research on control of replication of viruses; I’m on the inside and I know what’s going on. I’d lose my job if I spoke up because almost everyone is a true believer or at least has intense pressure to go along with this charade.
APRIL 8. Coronavirus latest: No new deaths in China and hopes of plateau in NYC Germany NEVER HAD an extreme number of cases. Hope that makes you stop and think…why?
APRIL 7. Certain blood pressure treatments may make the virus even WORSE, so that it is more likely to result in complications beyond the flu.
APRIL 6 Coronavirus Ventilators Lungs and Oxygen Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell, MD is a board-certified emergency medicine physician in Brooklyn, New York. He is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and is crying out that something is not right in ICU departments across America in terms of how they are treating coronavirus patients. I FOUND THE NEW YORK POST VIDEO LEARN MORE
From mike ” A ventilator is a machine that provides mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs, to deliver breaths to a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or breathing insufficiently.” Like a CPAP on steroids it weakens the breathing mechanics leaving the sick person less able to breathe and with that less able to stay alive. Breath is life. APRIL 6 EVIDENCE OVER HYSTERIA — COVID-19
“After watching the outbreak of COVID-19 for the past two months, I’ve followed the pace of the infection, its severity, and how our world is tackling the virus. While we should be concerned and diligent, the situation has dramatically elevated to a mob-like fear spreading faster than COVID-19 itself. When 13% of Americans believe they are currently infected with COVID-19 (mathematically impossible), full-on panic is blocking our ability to think clearly and determine how to deploy our resources to stop this virus “
APRIL 5, 2020 CDC Tells Hospitals To List COVID as Cause of Death Even if You’re Just Assuming or It Only Contributed https://www.westernjournal.com/cdc-tells-hospitals-list-covid-cause-death-even-just-assuming-contributed/ That means that all reported deaths may or may not be caused by the virus (and probably not IMO). It is classic stereotyping. Similar to black people being arrested due to their skin color near the scene of a crime or in an all white neighborhood. The next thing we might see is everyone tested positive in a database fed to cell phones so if we get near one it alerts us. I hear Google and Apple are working on something within that arena. Maybe the tested ones will become arrest bait? Will our children and their children be forced to live with this?
Both the US health statistics agency and the World Health Organization have announced that the certification of “deaths by COVID-19” require ZERO proof that a virus is the cause of death. Yet, these “fatalities” are reported throughout the world’s media as true, without question. And this is what media outlets like CNN (and thousands like them, incidentally owned by the same 6 corporations) use to fan the flames of fear, hysteria, and ultimately justify a highly destructive global lockdown that will likely cause millions to lose their lives due to the adverse socioeconomic and psychobiological adverse effects that will follow. This is a classic example of our acquiescing to the illusion of power. “We have abdicated our personal power to the VERY FEW.” David Icke.
Is this the way you want to live? To be subjected to potential economic slavery? Is this possibly an opportunity for humanity to raise its consciousness and wake up to the mirage of our so called freedoms and democracies? What do you believe is going on? Let others believe what they choose and allow you to believe what you choose. My belief is we must take action and STAY HEALTHY, or else.
On the Coronavirus information page where have outlined my suggestions and insights for what I do for basic prevention. If symptoms worsen, I have added here several sources of MDs who may offer IV Vitamin C,Ozone or H2O2. “Chelation” is a key word if they do not state Vitamin C, Ozone or H2O2 per se. About chelation
Did the WHO and Fauci “yell fire in a theater” over a cigarette smoker and then the WHO head guy downplayed Vitamin C efficacy?
Both the US health statistics agency and the World Health Organization have announced that the certification of “deaths by COVID-19” require ZERO proof that a virus is the cause of death. Yet, these “fatalities” are reported throughout the world’s media as true, without question. And this is what media outlets like CNN (and thousands like them, incidentally owned by the same 6 corporations) use to fan the flames of fear, hysteria, and ultimately justify a highly destructive global lockdown that will likely cause millions to lose their lives due to the adverse socioeconomic and psychobiological adverse effects that will follow.
The WHO tried to flatten the curve of infection increases that would probably have been what a typical flu epidemic is anyway and in the process caused the entire world to hide in their homes. This is a classic example of our acquiescing to the illusion of power. We have abdicated our personal power to the VERY FEW.
What’s it like to believe everything the media tells you?
Is this the way you want to live? To be subjected to potential economic slavery? Is this possibly an opportunity for humanity to raise its consciousness and wake up to the mirage of our so called freedoms and democracies? What do you believe is going on? I have witnessed thousands of people reclaim their health from the grips of chronic illness and associated medications, in defiance of what their mainstream doctors, mainstream media, and mainstream medical institutions told them about their health. Let others believe what they choose and allow you to believe what you choose. I choose to no longer believe in a reductionist view of the body as an easily broken machine subjected exclusively to the random forces of bad genes, bad luck, and bad germs. I gear my energy toward the things I can do for my family, friends, neighbors and newsletter subscribers. My belief is we must take action and STAY HEALTHY, or else.
HYDROXYCHLORAQUINE is gaining acceptance as a viable anti COVID-19. But as with most drugs it has side effects. However a much safer transdermal version just received FDA approval.
Zinc, often but not always included with the HYDROXYCHLORAQUINE, is a HUGE antiviral.
Is zinc included with ALL doses of the hydro? Is it zinc, or the hydroxy or both. Here is one example of BOTH.
I have been preaching natural med for 45 years. I am not worried about the 3-5 days hydro (and zinc) will take to back it off. There is NO WAY we convince the TERRIFIED MASSES to go the natural medicine route in time before the world economy is ruined. Besides most of the supplies are gone. Any hydro side effect is IMO the lesser of the evils for what the virus does to he economy at large. We need to get back to work and FAST.
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APRIL 8. Coronavirus latest: No new deaths in China and hopes of plateau in NYC Germany NEVER HAD an extreme number of cases.
APRIL 6 Coronavirus Ventilators Lungs and Oxygen Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell, MD is a board-certified emergency medicine physician in Brooklyn, New York. He is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and is crying out that something is not right in ICU departments across America in terms of how they are treating coronavirus patients. LEARN MORE in the last 30 minutes of this video
From mike ” A ventilator is a machine that provides mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs, to deliver breaths to a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or breathing insufficiently.” Like a CPAP on steroids it weakens the breathing mechanics leaving the sick person less able to breathe and with that less able to stay alive. Breath is life. I was intubated during surgery and felt afterward a tension and restriction in my breathing. I used strapping techniques C1,3,4 and C15 and C16 exercises in my breathing kit to get me back to normal. Can’t guarantee it will work but it did for me. https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-ventilators-some-doctors-try-reduce-use-new-york-death-rate-2020-4
APRIL 18, 2020
CONSIDER THESE MAJOR FACTORS:
1. 2019 WHO and Fauci quietly in bed with China. China, let the virus “cat out of the bag” in November. But then they quickly locked down the country in January to slow the new virus’ spread. If China had not locked it down and let it run its course as a typical flu, WHO head would have crucified them world wide. Which he later tried to do anyway. Who ever elected Tedros head of WHO needs to be fired and jailed.
2. WHO head now sees a way to spread his vaccination agenda (supported by Bill Gates, Fauci and BIG PHARMA) while using China as scapegoat. So WHO yells “fire” in a theater due to “‘one cigarette smoker”. Bad doggie Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus!
3. Fauci parrots WHO germ theory vaccination agenda by locking down USA people and economy. “America’s doctor” my foot. How about “America’s Economic Mortician”? Bad germ theory science over-inflated death projected counts preempts rational economics says I.
4. April 5 CDC forces all diagnosticians to blame COVID-19 for any death where the virus was “detected”. EVEN if the person was deathly ill for something else (which most of them were). The 2017-18 flu season was more deadly than what we have having yet no lock down or social distancing.
5. Mainstream press including TV (majority owned by just 6 corporations) pushes PANDEMIC propaganda instead of responsible journalism while Democrats race us to victimhood by blaming Trump (to help win Demos win in November) instead of supporting personal responsibility and self healthcare.
6. We are forced to print money to avoid instant depression. BUT who will pay for that dept? WE WILL, along with our children and THEIR children and THEIR children. I say leave that to the corporations who got the tax reductions last time and a new Value Added Tax VAT on sales of non essential items.
7. Demos’ Cuomo says pain and suffering was needed. Bullsh-t. Same deaths as usual flu season. The sickness was unavoidable but the economic depression was not. WHO “yelled fire in a theater due to one cigarette smoker”. That tanks the WORLD ECONOMY. DEMOS SCREAM World Health Organization’s AGENDA IN LOCKSTEP
8. Trump unfunds WHO. Good for him. At long last, for once (or twice).
9. Many tout vote by mail/and or online. Is this stable yet or too fraught with uncertainty and potential techie manipulation? If election resuLts are close, EACH party may need massive cheating to win, which will further confuse and split us as a nation. The money people will prevail and sink up more into rich man poor man. QUO VADIS?
10. Erratic Trump will open up the country. Good for him but a few goods do not make up for all the bads. Buyer beware.
Don’t be fearful. Be informed. Get or stay healthy and out of the “victim position”.
Stay spiritual but “walk softly and carry a big stick” Teddy Roosevelt.
We need leaders who appreciate good science that debunks germ theory. Failing that there is plenty of valid proof available for open minded folks to help themselves, friends and loved ones.
“‘Toppling the dark powers that be is an uphill battle, but must be won”‘.
At this point it largely does not matter which party wins because if we do not take personal responsibility for our health, we are greatly at risk of economic slavery.
Meanwhile do everything you can to get and stay healthy and back to work.
APRIL 6, 2020 EVIDENCE OVER HYSTERIA — COVID-19
“After watching the outbreak of COVID-19 for the past two months, I’ve followed the pace of the infection, its severity, and how our world is tackling the virus. While we should be concerned and diligent, the situation has dramatically elevated to a mob-like fear spreading faster than COVID-19 itself. When 13% of Americans believe they are currently infected with COVID-19 (mathematically impossible), full-on panic is blocking our ability to think clearly and determine how to deploy our resources to stop this virus “
Let me assure my readers that I personally have absolutely no fears or concerns about being exposed to the virus that is causing the COVID-19 pandemic, nor about possibly contracting the virus. The simple reality is that my MASKLESS lifestyle fully protects me from any and all significant harm. So, in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, if my body is not already immune to the causative virus — then while I might indeed contract the virus, I know that my body would exhibit only minor symptoms at the most, and only for a rather short term.
To me it looks like the World Health Organization has “‘yelled fire in a theater” due to “one person smoking a cigarette”. I predict they are going to get their heads handed to them in the not to distant future. And the good news is that we will learn who to trust and not. This “pandemic” will create attention around SAFE, INEXPENSIVE, NATURAL MEDICINES FOR ANY VIRUS, many of which are listed below.
We had SARS 17 years ago but we DID NOT have the internet we have today so use it WISELY, and skip what you are not certain of. SNOPES is still good (but not perfect) at exposing falsehoods.
As you may already know, I personally feel — as a holistic health professional– that the public health agencies and governments of the world are grossly over-reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic, given that it is extremely likely that the actual true mortality rate is on the order of between 0.5 and 0.6%, which is higher than that of most of the seasonal influenza outbreaks, but much lower than that of some of the harsher flu outbreaks (witness the 12% to 20% or higher mortality rate of the 2018 Spanish Flu), and also because I disagree with the modern trend in Western medicine, where public health officials try to ensure “zero-risk” for all people. I feel that zero-risk approaches in public health policy are unrealistic and insane; the reality is that people die all the time, and, in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, the vast majority of deaths have been in people who have had one or more serious or severe pre-existing health conditions, including smoking (either tobacco or pot, or other drugs) and/or alcohol or drug abuse.
Stay on point: Kill and prevent this “manufactured” mess.
The alternative might be Medical Martial Law and/or survival of the fittest, so mind your P’s and Q’s. If they keep printing money to pay Government debt (called monetizing), after increased inflation, the one thing we will have that is worth the most, will be our health.
Turn this page into a teaching tool.
A chiropractor colleague warns “it’s very unpopular to speak out against this virus and the “media terrorism “.
The word pandemic comes from the word “Pandemonium” meaning the seat of Satan and his demons in John Milton’s poem in 1600’s.
FOR SYMPTOMS YOU CAN NOT LESSEN IN A FEW DAYS SEE THE RED SECTION
FOR NATURAL MEDICINES/ANTIOXIDANTS SCROLL DOWN TO THE PURPLE SECTION
I am age 79, own BREATHING.COM and have for 23 years. I MUST take it VERY seriously. I had written an article on SARS (another coronavirus) 17 years ago. I have spent the last three weeks and about 125 hours gathering, and editing relevant info.
I am focused on STOPPING it, not HIDING from it. ” Thank you Gene A, Bob A, Sayer J, Mark S, Dr. Joe M, Dr. Ted C, Dr. John B for your welcome insights. NATURAL IMMUNE STRENGTH IS KEY.
It’s scary for sure. It’s a lot like fighting cancer but we need to make sure we use the RIGHT AMMUNITION this time. Our public health and safety support system is lacking key health information and in overwhelm.
Do not unnecessarily depend on them. Bless them! It’s not their responsibility to keep you healthy. That’s on YOU.
They feel the fear and do it anyway. And SO can YOU!
Many are for sure infected. BUT the danger of getting lethally infected depends on how sick you are to start with. How weak your immunity already is. With all the 1.7 billion worldwide obese out there, drinkers – think cruise ships as several thousand drunks and one designated driver😒; smokers (anything), junk food and sugar junkies and those on multiple meds with multiple side effects, it is not hard to imagine many having extremely weak immune systems, magnifying the stresses and getting sick and dying WAY much faster than others.
A confused mind does nothing. Keep it simple. Skip the conspiracy theories whether they are true or not.. Teach personal health responsibility instead of a race to blame or be victim. Victim is where the fear factor lies waiting to overcome to a panic state.
Educate around simple safe non side-effect affordable biochemical natural medicine defenses. I see little to none of that in the hospital systems but they are so very busy “putting out fires” seemingly lit by the BIG PHARMA and WHO. An MD I know offered ozone services to his local hospital. They hung up on him.
Family member will fight with family about what to do and even infect family members. So what good is keeping people at home? The answer is we are in overwhelming bad guidance so we at this point must isolate a bit and learn about and practice to support a healthy immune system strengthening as a group/team.
GIVE THEM HOPE!!! Help them stay calm doing this exercise. Natural, not pharmaceutical medicine holds the key to successful treatment at home or in the hospital. Engage with chiropractors, naturopaths, clinical nutritionists and MDs who practice integrative or preventive medicine. Show them how to live the healthy lifestyle, and understand the core functions of the body holistically, and be able to share information that is crucial to help people at this time. Use this page as a teaching tool.
This is from a doctor in China. A man traveled to a remote island during incubation. When he returned, he manifested the external symptoms and was diagnosed with Coronavirus. However, no one on the island tested positive for the virus. During the incubation period (before external manifestations), it appears that the virus is not communicable. Social distancing for healthy with no symptoms manifesting, seems to be unnecessary. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32114755
I’ve read from MANY DIFFERENT SOURCES that the only deaths being reported these months are coronavirus deaths. STRANGE. Supposedly no one seems interested in death by other causes even though most ALLEGED coronavirus deaths are from other causes. Is someone trying to sell us a vaccine? Scroll down to video #3
I hear 50,000 testing kits per day are being distributed so whether or not you believe in them, that will “discover” those who are not infected and give them some freedom, but sadly, they should be testing for strong immune systems and are not.
Hopefully you will follow the below suggestions and stay well and teach/inspire others. Just like we can have cancer cells in our body and will be vary well, I strongly believe people can be “infected” and not get sick.
The coronavirus is said to be more lethal than the regular flu. Even though so much is unknown about this virus, health officials seem to have decided, even before it showed up, that they would close the world and suicide the world economy rather then let Nature take her course.
“A major source of information upon which government leaders have relied to urge or order the canceling of public events, shut down of businesses and sheltering in place has proved to be inaccurate.”
Prof. Jihad Bishara, a leading Israeli virologist said people were being whipped into unnecessary panic. The virus is not airborne, most people who are infected will recover without even knowing they were sick, the at-risk groups are now known. The global panic is unnecessary and exaggerated.
Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C (VIDEOS 1 & 3). — based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China. Dr. Andrew Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive intravenous vitamin C, three or four times a day. The regimen is based on experimental treatments administered to people with the coronavirus in Shanghai, China, Weber said.
“The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,” he said. “It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it’s not a sexy drug.”
Many very bad cases may need to go the megavitamin route and/or monitored by a health professional who is hopefully capable of administering intravenous C, H2O2, or ozone.
Now if they would only add bicarbonates to turn the body alkaline to the list of treatments, many people would avoid the worst that this or any virus presents. Add iodine, selenium and magnesium and only the patients with the worst preconditions needs to die. Ask your holistic alternative or integrative health professional.
Germany has isolated causes of deaths yesterday March 29 as 82 and is attributing the virus to way fewer deaths due to pre-existing conditions. So far they are the only country smart enough to think this way.
We are on our own folks.
I added a few smilers at the end.😉
THE KEY IS IMMUNE SYSTEM STRENGTH
BELOW ARE MY PREFERENCES IN THE ORDER OF POTENTIAL BENEFITS
I tried my best to choose the ones that would help anyone at any tIme and gradually added those that might help, starting with the most severe.
SYMPTOMS NOT LESSENING WITH A FEW DAYS
If you are already VERY sick with something then the SUGGESTED SELF HELP OPTION quantities listed below may need to be greatly increased PREFERABLY under the guidance of a Worldwide Preventive Medicine MD able to use intravenous ozone, H2O2 or Vitamin C natural medicines
If you must go to a hospital then make the hospital visit this page. https://www.consultdranderson.com/iv-vitamin-c-for-hospital-use-for-covid-19/ If they will not then i strongly suggest you find an MD here.
Hydrogen molecules do not directly target the new coronavirus, but can eliminate the inflammation caused by the virus, so as to play an auxiliary therapeutic role. The most superior feature is anti-inflammatory and no side effects. Anyone can use it. This is report from national health commission of China.
SUGGESTED SELF HELP OPTIONS
This list ls long as many are out of stock and many can be valid replacements for others.
DEFENSIVES/ANTIOXIDENTS are: Vitamin C 5-10 grams over the day to bowel tolerance SEE VIDEOs #1 & #5 — since many sources are out of stock get as much C as you can from citrus juicing 16+ oz daily, Vitamin D3 1-3,000 I.U. per day, Vitamin A 25,000 units – Carotenoids – carrot juice, Oxygen Enhanced Exercise, Oregano oil 1 daily for prevention or 4 daily if symptoms present, COQ10, Glutathione (or glutathione precursors, glycine and cysteine), Probiotics, liposomal iodine, colloidal silver, Magnesium bicarbonate, Zinc, H2O2 Hydrogen Peroxide per Ed McCabe’s Flood Your Body With Oxygen , INSUFLATED Ozone or tents, bicarbonate of soda Arm and Hammer 1/2 tsp in 8 oz water twice daily, Hydration/electrolytes, sleep, homeopathy,
Ayruveda herbs ashwagandha, Guduci; Bbhumyamalaki; Amalaki; Haritaki, tumeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, more herbs, coffee enemas, digestive stimulator combine with Toxin Eliminator – search by those names, stress management, liver cleanse, distancing and personal hygiene.
“Taken together, hydrogen‐rich water may attenuate the oxidative stress and have the potential to improve the liver function and reduce the HBV DNA level in CHB patients.” “Our results showed that hydrogen‐rich water treatment could improve the oxidative stress in CHB patients, and the liver function as well as HBV DNA load had improved tendencies after hydrogen-containing comprehensive therapy.” https://www.ncbi.
Visit this page and scroll down to #6
AVOID: Processed, fried, most fast foods, pasteurized dairy, unclean water, dirty air, humidity more than 50% and less than 30%.
A very good discounted nutrients source. You will have to do your own shopping/choosing. This site is for certified health professionals to offer to their clients. Many are possible replacements for others.
CIRCULATION = movement
My personal program: I combine my alternating juicing and supplements consisting of C, D3, COQ10, ashwagandha, glutathione, zinc, Turbo Oxygen, vibration platform, treadmill Total Gym and Cable Cross , walk outside and swim. We have a hot tub and far infrared sauna. My body worker does incredible Thai Massage. I’d get acupuncture if I thought I needed it but I don’t.
If you need personal guidance: Health professionals such as chiropractor, naturopath, clinical nutritionist, osteopath, homeopath, holistic nurse, herbalist, ayruveda expert, acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Medicinal practitioner.
Over 600 successful cures in NYC. If Hunter had not mentioned zinc i would go all the way with the hydrox (think hydrogen) but zinc is a key ingredient for antivirus. The same thing was done for Vitamin C in that NYC docs added something and attributed results to the drugs and shined on the C.
A clever way to either get the druggies to accept something that works. Whatever I say but try it without Zinc or C and watch the failure rate greatly increase IMO.
The hydrogen probably strengthens the naturals and vica versa. Good teamwork IMO.
Stay informed. Watch the below 5 videos. Read the PDFs.
The above key ingredients plus lifestyle choices and whatever strengthens the immune system.
I guessed two+ weeks ago that it would be backing off in three to four weeks. Not gone, just at its worst and lessening. That is not yet occurring but sadly it could have if the Gov and media including WHO had educated the public in ways of naturally safely systemically/biochemically preventing it instead of crawling in our caves so to speak. Distancing and clean habits are helpful these days but need not have been so extreme IMO.
No matter what we believe, people are dying and hospitals might not be the answer. The whole idea or locking everything down was to save hospitals from collapsing under a tidal wave of coronavirus infections. It does not seem to be working.
The only deaths being reported these months are coronavirus deaths. No one seems interested in death by other causes even though most coronavirus deaths are from other causes.
“A positive test for coronavirus does not mean necessarily that this virus is always primarily responsible for a patient’s demise.” More than 99% of coronavirus patients who died in Italy suffered from other, pre-existing health issues, according to a study by the country’s health officials. The virus continues to be mild for the majority. Just 1.2 percent of those who died had no other ailments
“Never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man.” Winston Churchill
Why does World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus advise against Vitamin C’s value against viruses when there is ample evidence to the contrary.
I have never been a fan of this group thinking they were always too far right. But lately 3/2020 they are making a lot of sense.
Thanks IMO to the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, the coronavirus currently has the entire world freaked out way out of proportion IMO. Strengthening the immune system is key. But at this point due to the panic mode many are in, containment is still extremely important.
- I am not a doctor but I am a nutritionist and have studied breathing for over 40 years and owned breathing.com for 23 years.
- Easily spread through person to person contact and most dangerous to those with weakened immune systems/ sick with something already.
- Has slightly better than a 2% mortality rate
- Kills primarily by initiating a cytokine storm or as a result of secondary pneumonia
- The good news is these days we have a lot of home offices already.
- Is rapidly breaking containment so stay home, for now.
- Preconditions (you are already sick with something nasty or just had recent surgery) make it way more dangerous.
If you feel you need to see an MD here is a list of them worldwide who specialize in preventative care and are usually able to administer Intravenous sources of Vitamin C, H2O2, ozone, and glutathione
LATEST SEEMINGLY SUCCESSFUL DRUG APPROACH MARCH 30,2020 2:00PM ET
Below are my suggestions for how not to get sick and insights on the general subject.
Stock up on:
- Daily Vitamin C. EmerganC is a good one but any is better than none. 5-10 grams daily spread out over the day. If you get the runs(loose stool) back off but do not stop taking it.
- Daily Vitamin D3.
- Daily Vitamin A
- Daily Glutathione
- 2-3 x Daily 1/2 TSP Arm and Hammer bicarbonate of soda in 8 oz water
- Dry grains: Rice, quinoa, oats, cornmeal (for polenta). NO WHEAT.
- Beans: dried or canned.
- Tinned fish: tuna, tasty cans of smoked sardines, or mackerel.
- Canned soups
- A couple varieties of nut butter and tahini.
- Flour (you can add water, salt, and a leavening agent like baking soda or powder to make biscuits, tortillas, and crackers).
- Onions (they keep for weeks when stored in a cool, dark place).
- Boxed cereal non gluten.
- Hardy veggies: broccoli, celery, carrots, and kale (they stay fresh for a long time in your fridge). Frozen is safest for long term.
- Bananas (when they start to turn, freeze for smoothies or bake into banana bread).
- Frozen peas (add to soups and pastas).
- Bag of frozen shrimp.
- Taste boosters: soy sauce, mayo, ketchup, fruit jam, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, olives, capers.
- Avoid phlegm-producing and inflammatory foods like sugar and gluten, dairy products, red meat.
- Skip the bottled water as we will always have public system or our wells but you can also boil it or add 8 drops of bleach to a gallon to sanitize it.
- Stop smoking. Anything. Your lungs are your first line of internal defense.
- Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest social distancing would be an effective way to limit exposure to the fast-spreading virus and perhaps they are correct. Taiwan has only 50 coronavirus cases despite being next door to China. Its response to the crisis showed that swift action and widespread health-care can prevent an outbreak.
- This may not be necessary BUT can’t hurt and could for sure help. HERBAL supplements. EXTENSIVE DOWNLOADABLE PDF recommended by an experienced herbal based healthcare practitioner Karen Bauer. “Mike, I’m attaching (above PDF) a document received from our Chinese colleagues re the herbal formulas used in major Chinese hospitals that were most effective for the various stages of this disease. Please, please pass them along. Dr. Chen shared them with us, and he wants them disseminated widely. It’s probably the best herbal formulas, as they have been working with this disease for 3 months already March 20, 2020). Also attached a PDF downloadable document from a classical scholar (Heiner Fruehauf) who translates ancient Chinese medical texts, and with whom I studied the treatment of infectious diseases, in which China has had thousands of years of experience.”
- Exercise, acupuncture, nutritional, mega vitamin, qigong/tai chi, yoga, optimal breathing, meditation, supplemental oxygen and exercise. These are not luxuries! Take care of yourself.
- Humidifiers/dehumidifiers. Studies have shown that homes kept at 40-60% relative humidity-the optimal range-are likely to have fewer flu viruses lingering in the air and on surfaces.
“Governmental responses to crises have been—and will likely continue to be—a bonanza for political, corporate, and even religious opportunists who seek power and financial gain by exploiting the fears of the American public.” — Robert Higgs — Resurgence of the Warfare State The Crisis Since 9/11
How can we ever trust leaving home with such a dysfunctional system guiding us? We can’t. It is up to us to prevent illnesses.
The only answer in my mind is to learn what we need to do to get and stay healthy.
The media exploits our emotional reactions to tragedy in order to attract viewers and advance social , economic and political agendas. The media is hyper focusing on this crisis in the same way it hyper focuses on mass shootings. That is to say, wall to wall coverage to the exclusion of everything else. It’s stressful and disturbing. And we can’t get away from it.
We already have a full palette of effective substances that have been used successfully for decades to stop colds and viruses from gaining control of our immune systems.
There a couple of things making Coronavirus different.
First, the alarm is not about events that are happening, it’s about what might happen.
For example, how widely and quickly the disease may spread. Worst case estimates of infection rates and fatalities. Are there enough hospital beds? Ventilators? Test kits? What if police and doctors get sick?
Second, the really concerning thing…
Unlike other crises the media hyper focuses on, this one will be around for a while because viruses mutate/change as they always have (SARS is a coronavirus). Mass shootings fade away in a week or so. The same as natural disasters, deaths of world leaders and terrorist attacks.
Coronavirus is not going away any time soon and the media will exploit it for weeks. Maybe months or years. Prevention is the key. STOP IT NOW!
Why is the UK approach to coronavirus so different to other countries and at odds with the WHO? Which I agree with IF they add the safe inexpensive biochemical protection/preventives and SOON. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2237385-why-is-the-uk-approach-to-coronavirus-so-different-to-other-countries/?utm_source=NSDAY&utm_campaign=1d2a94ce5d-NSDAY_160320&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1254aaab7a-1d2a94ce5d-373937943
If you have read March 12 already here is MARCH 16 UPDATE. Plus last 20 lines at the end of this article.
Yes, the public “leaders” reactions are overkill due to total lack of simple biochemical preventive guidance but we still need to be careful and practice good illness prevention while the stock market short sellers make still more fortunes with the buy backs after the tanked market levels off, which it will. It always does. I hope.
Is the World Health Organization downplay of Vitamin C efficacy/protection from the coronavirus any potential aid to stock market short sellers’ and big pharma plans? How many jobs and retirement accounts will get wiped out this go round?
You probably remember the old saying that ” a confused mind does nothing. In this case and largely due to the World Health Organization, the worldwide confusion is rampant and the “nothing” is staying at home doing “nothing”. Let the government take care of you. I just want to puke. (No virus, Ii’m just “sick” of dumb bureaucrats).
Many events and gatherings have been canceled and postponed. Though these may well be over-reactions due in part to the WHO’s lack of showing how to minimize symptoms via appropriate supplements that are abundantly on public record. PLUS proper hygiene. But in a time of extreme uncertainty and fears, the errors of extreme caution seem preferable to the errors of seeming carelessness. Still how sad and like stampeding cattle we are these days. How about some meaningful education? Read on please.
Underlying factors such as the presence of undetected or detected lung disease where lung tissue is already damaged such as emphysema can increase the likelihood of both getting the infection and of having it be more severe. In China most of the serious cases and deaths have reportedly been in men over the age of 65. A friend from China told me he believes this is likely because around 50% of men in China smoke while only about 2% of women smoke. For many, infections like the influenza virus the very young and the very old are often at the most risk. Sadly in USA, where poor dietary habits are rampant, many immune systems do not work as well. For older individuals the risk of severe complications is also increased if there are other medical problems such as heart or kidney disease and drug side effects.
Do not be in fear of the coronavirus for fear
and stress make our immune systems weaker.
The best defense is to maintain an optimized immune system AND make sure you have stayed hydrated with an adequate supply of natural anti-pathogens on hand. You won’t be able to prevent the virus if you’re exposed to it (this is a brand new virus, and no human being has any immunity to it), but it is possible to keep the viral load to a minimum so that it doesn’t progress into a cytokine storm, pneumonia, or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). If you do that, symptoms are likely to be mild, if IMO, at all.
Cold or flu symptoms must be addressed at the first sign(s). My mantra is “If you feel a tickle, don’t be fickle. Attack it now.” Every minute you delay will risk lengthening the sick time.
A brief personal story. My son, while living with my ex-wife for 10 years, often kept a cold for 2 weeks. When he came to live with me at age 13 he’d have it only for a day. 15000 units of C in freshly pressed orange juice, Exlax and lots of water. ONE DAY. I (until the recent vaccine I had to take) haven’t had a cold in over 40 years. I cut back from eating bagels 3 days a week as that gave me guaranteed bronchitis. I found out that gluten is part of the cause as well as the amount of excess food one consumes. NO MORE BAGELS. Eat when you are hungry and never feel FULL as that is a sign you have eaten too much and/or consumed lifeless foods.
About the same time, 40 years ago I was taking chelation therapy out of curiosity as a preventative and I had a very bad cold. At the end of the three-hour intravenous injection of EDTA my Chinese, Harvard, former surgeon who had changed to preventive medicine, added 30 grams of liquid vitamin C to the drip.
I noticed with amazement that my cold symptoms totally vanished in 30 minutes. 5 hours later they returned because we all know the body does not save nor can it create vitamin C and it needs to be gotten from outside sources on an ongoing basis. Nobel laureate Linus Pauling is smiling.
Few will avail themselves in advance of the knowledge that can save them from death or avoid the coronavirus infection altogether. The smart ones will begin self treatment in their homes long before panic sets in in one’s town or city. If one is not prepared to take care of themselves in such epidemics, one could run into substantial trouble. Avoid the herd mentality says I.
Vitamin C Foundation is out of vitamin C. Go to Amazon. Any C is better than no C.
UPDATE MARCH 12
As I have said over and over, Vitamin C is a primary preventive/immune system builder: Bowel tolerance is needed to begin to replace intravenous approaches but may still not be sufficient if already infected and with serious symptoms. Add 1/2 TSP in 8 oz water two to three times daily of Arm And Hammer Bicarbonate of soda. They work for symptom a healthy body’s alkaline environment for symptom prevention and germ elimination.
A medical team from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University in China has reported the successful treatment of coronavirus patients with vitamin C. In a press release https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/bF2YhJKiOfe1yimBc4XwOA use a translator (google) posted on the hospital website, the team describes how patients suffering from severe coronary pneumonia, a potentially fatal complication of the new coronavirus COVID-19, have recovered after being treated with high doses of the vitamin. The medical team recommend that for critically ill patients and those with severe neonatal pneumonia, vitamin C treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after admission to hospital.
Significantly, the press release acknowledges that early application of vitamin C can have a strong antioxidant effect, reduce inflammatory responses, and improve endothelial function. It also describes how numerous studies have shown the dose of vitamin C used has a lot to do with the treatment’s effect. The medical team say their past experience shows that high-dose vitamin C can not only improve antiviral levels, but more importantly can prevent and treat acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress.
Amazon still has some C left. Any kind is better than no kind.
IF YOU CAN’T GET C THEN ADD VITAMINS D3 AND A AND GO FOR THE HERBS: or BOTH is PROBABLY BEST. Ask a preventive medicine MD
Lots of talk about immune system T cells but I think of our respiratory system as our primary immune system. After all, most people die from oxygen insufficiency (heart attack, stroke, cancer and COPD). Pneumonia (a lung disease), leads in hospital deaths.
Did this virus stem from China? Probably but I believe they know they blew it and the Shanghai Medical Association is recommending high-dose vitamin C for treatment of coronavirus.
In a further development, the Shanghai Medical Association (SMA) in China has published a consensus on the comprehensive treatment of coronavirus disease. Based on the study of more than 300 clinical patients and developed by 30 experts in the treatment of new coronavirus pneumonia, it recommends high-dose vitamin C for even light infection with the virus.
The dose recommended in the consensus is 50 to 100 mg per kilogram of bodyweight per day. For severe and critically ill patients, up to 200 mg per kilogram of bodyweight per day is advised, injected intravenously. Described as the ‘Shanghai Plan’, the SMA says its consensus has attracted widespread attention, including on Shanghai TV.
High-dose vitamin C therapies on verge of becoming mainstream
Reporting on these developments, some natural health websites have chosen to ignore the fact that the Xi’an Jiaotong University Hospital press release discusses claimed side effects of vitamin C treatment, such as the discredited suggestion that it can supposedly cause kidney stones. These websites similarly fail to mention that the SMA’s expert consensus also recommends drugs for the treatment of the new coronavirus. While one can perhaps understand their reasoning, in that they may feel these aspects detract from the positive natural health theme of the story, they have failed to appreciate that high-dose vitamin C therapies are on the verge of becoming mainstream. Orthodox medicine will continue using drugs for some time yet, but its invasion by vitamins and mega vitamins is now well underway.
In a further illustration of this, the U.S. government’s National Cancer Institute recently published a long article on intravenous high-dose vitamin C in cancer therapy. Examining the history and use of vitamin C in the treatment of cancer, the writers concluded that “given the current high financial cost of new cancer drugs, it seems rational to improve the effectiveness of current therapies by studying their clinical interactions with vitamin C.” They added that in their view, “the implementation of this treatment paradigm could provide benefit to many cancer patients.”
Not so many years ago it would have been unthinkable for the U.S. National Cancer Institute to have written about vitamin C in this way. Clearly, therefore, as described in the groundbreaking book ‘Victory Over Cancer‘, published by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki in 2011, the ‘Age of Intoxication’ in the treatment of cancer is on the way to being replaced by the ‘Age of Cellular Regulation’.
UPDATE MARCH 11, 2020
Should pets of COVID-19 patients be isolated?
Weese said one scenario that needs to be ruled out are “perfectly healthy” animals that show no signs of infection but are still able to shed the virus.
“So even if they can’t get infected, we’re worried they could track it around,” he said.
“That’s why I want to get the awareness out that if you have a dog, cat or ferret, and you’re isolating at home, those animals should be isolated at home with you.”
Hong Kong’s AFCD says it “strongly advises” that dogs and cats from the homes of COVID-19 patients be put under quarantine as a precaution, while the World Health Organization says it is monitoring the situation closely.
“We’re only aware of this one animal that’s tested positive and he’s doing well,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, an infectious disease epidemiologist with the WHO, said at a news conference Thursday. ”
Let’s don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater so to speak.
We know that animals can produce their own Vitamin C and humans cannot. So I suspect that it may be an issue of they carry but do not succumb to the virus. Animal (or any) hair is quite a dust, germ and pollen gatherer; kind of like a dust mop and they clean or lick themselves with their tongues. Owner beware. How’s about a pet shampoo and massage. MMMMM!
Maybe some Bicarb of soda in their drinking water? Bet it can’t hurt and may do some good for all. Add your thoughts to this blog.
The best anti virals happen to be natural medicines used in ICU departments, like bicarbonate, iodine, selenium, magnesium chloride and glutathione. All of these substances strengthen the body and do not have nasty side-effects.
We may be about to experience a massive culling by an unstoppable and newly mutated coronavirus for which no one has antibodies against (except individuals who have already been infected), a striking fact is that wild and domesticated animals (rodents, poultry, dogs, cats, pigs) harbor this respiratory coronavirus but don’t develop life-threatening pneumonia and succumb to infection…There is strong circumstantial as well as scientific evidence that wild mammals exhibit immunity from coronaviruses and viruses in general because most animals internally produce vitamin C.
China article here. http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n12.shtml?utm_campaign=Solo%3A%20PuraThrive%20%28Vitamin%20C%29%20%28Mtegha%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJtaWtlQGJyZWF0aGluZy5jb20iLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJLMnZYQXkifQ%3D%3D
First, know that the best source of vitamin C is always whole, organic foods: specifically fruits, vegetables, and berries. If you do decide to supplement, many say you’ll need to take a high-quality, high-bioavailability product. Maybe, maybe not. Linus Pauling took 15,000 units of pharmaceutical C daily. Nothing fancy at all.
We measure proper high saturation dosages by taking it til we get a loose stool the backing off will the loosens subsides then stay on a maintenance dose.
If i contracted a bad virus I would do the IV but otherwise I take EmerganC and GSH daily as a preventive.
Licorice has a rich and ancient history of use as a medicine, being rooted in Indian, Chinese, Greek and Egyptian traditions, alike. Technically a legume, related to beans and peas, its sweetness results from the presence of glycyrrhizin, a compound 30-50 times sweeter than sugar. This compound is what gave licorice its name, which derives from the Greek word γλυκύρριζα (glukurrhiza), meaning “sweet” (gluku) “root” (rrhiza). But glycyrrhizin’s properties don’t end with its sweetness; it is also one of the most powerful antiviral compounds ever studied.
A study on glycyrrhizin’s inhibitory activity against SARS-associated coronavirus published in Lancet in June of 2003, received little mainstream media coverage, despite its profound importance to human health. Mind you, only a few months before this the World Health Organization issued a press release (April 16, 2003) stating the recent outbreak of lethal Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Asia was caused by the same coronaviruses used in this study. With the world still reeling from global SARS hysteria and “preparedness,” i.e. stockpiling pharmaceuticals like Ribavirin despite their well-known lack of effectiveness, you would think more attention would have been paid to promising research of this kind…
March 2, 2020
The CDC had issued a quarantine, first time in over in 50 years. And seems like half of China has been shutdown over the virus. Time will tell. Prevention is the key.
National Institutes of Health’s infectious disease chief, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said, “The mortality rate looks like 2% to 3% but could be much lower if many mild cases or infections with no symptoms are going undetected.” SARS proved fatal in about 10% of cases. The flu’s mortality rate is only 0.1%, yet it kills hundreds of thousands around the world each year (if you trust official statistics) because it infects millions.
Glutathione (GSH) a Tiger Against Viruses
Glutathione is the most important cellular defense that allows the body to prevent and fight infections and disease. Glutathione plays crucial roles in the immune response, DNA repair, and the detoxification process that neutralizes drugs, chemicals, radiation, metabolic wastes, beats down viruses, bacteria and reduces toxins and carcinogens that are increasingly present in our environment.
The immune system cannot function properly without plentiful glutathione and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E rely on it to function properly within the body. Glutathione (GSH) and the GSH-replenishing enzymes keep the antioxidant status of normal cells at a level where they can avert oxyradical-derived mutations. When we talk about sulfur pathways and sulfur sufficiency we are at the same time touching on glutathione because glutathione is a sulfur enzyme. See more about sulphur at the end of this article.
Glutathione is manufactured by every one of our trillions of cells, and the level of glutathione in our cells is predictive of how long we will live. Without the cleaning and chelating work of Glutathione (magnesium and sulphates needed) cells begin to decay as cellular filth and heavy metals accumulate – excellent environments to attract deadly infections. Without sufficient GSH, the body accumulates toxins and acid residues, degenerates rapidly, ages prematurely and dies more easily from viral and bacterial infections.
Low glutathione (GSH) levels, levels are associated with over 74 diseases or conditions and is a major biological player when it comes to dealing with viral infections. Supplemental GSH has been studied extensively and seen to inhibit viral production indicating and has been seen to be valuable in the prevention and treatment of other hemorrhagic viral infections like dengue.
Importantly glutathione can be Nebulized directly into the lungs with bicarbonate for an excellent treatment when the lungs become inflamed. This can be important for ICU and emergency room doctors as well as patients at home who are suffering with the flu that is affecting the lungs.
Over 98,000 scientific studies and articles on Glutathione are recorded in PubMed, the official U.S. Government library of medical research. Those articles reveal the remarkable role glutathione plays in the protection and function of every cell in the human body and the support of optimal health and function. They also show the terrible consequences of low glutathione levels, and how those lower levels accelerate the aging process.
Glutathione is a sulfur based enzyme and can float up to anything and attach itself to it. It is like sticky flypaper, whatever GSH attaches itself to cannot escape and is removed from the body. GSH is our body’s natural scavenger, knows what is normal and belongs and what does not. Obviously, anything that is not normal like bacteria, viruses and fungi will be quickly removed if there is enough GSH present to do the job.
In another major active defensive pathway, glutathione makes sure that all components of the immune system are strong and operating efficiently. Without the interaction of GSH with the immune system it remains weak and unbalanced thus leaving patients with infections, vulnerable to death. It does not matter if a virus or bacteria has mutated or not, it will be recognized by GSH and removed. GSH is a basic first line of defense and should be used for all life threatening infections. Bottom line when fighting nasty infections—without sufficient GSH you will die but you will not see it listed by the authorities as a treatment for the coronavirus.
Glutathione boosts white blood cell production to fight infection, particularly the T-cells, which are called lymphocytes. T-cells are at the core of our immunity, and tailor the body’s immune response to pathogens, viral and bacterial infections or anything the cells recognize as being invasive. Studies have shown that Glutathione is food for the immune cells, boosting the strength of lymphocytes. B-cell lymphocytes identify the unwanted pathogen that the T-cells then attack.
Health care providers give glutathione by injection into the muscle for preventing poisonous side effects of cancer treatment (chemotherapy) and for treating the inability to father a child (male infertility). IV glutathione is used to treat diseases related to the brain (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS), liver (alcoholism) or help those with suppressed immunity (HIV or patients undergoing some chemotherapies like cisplatin). When it’s administered by a medical doctor who has a total picture of your health and body chemistry it is safe. When administered by one’s self at home via suppositories it is even safer. Many people on IV glutathione go once or twice a week and at upward of $900 each administration so one can see how cost effective suppositories are.
Healthcare providers also give glutathione intravenously for preventing “tired blood” (anemia) in kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment, preventing kidney problems after heart bypass surgery, treating Parkinson’s disease, improving blood flow and decreasing clotting in individuals with “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), treating diabetes, and preventing toxic side effects of chemotherapy.
Glutathione can be nebulized for treating lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and lung disease in people with HIV disease.
Dr. Julian Whitaker writes, “Alpha lipoic acid also ramps up glutathione synthesis and significantly enhances detoxification, and we use it at the clinic, along with selenium and silymarin, to treat hepatitis and other liver diseases. Recent research suggests that the “sleep hormone” melatonin boosts glutathione status too, by stimulating production of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase. We’ve had particularly good success treating patients who are recovering from strokes and those with hepatitis, neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and other chronic illnesses—conditions associated with dramatic increases in oxidative stress and depletions in glutathione. IV glutathione isn’t a slam-dunk, and it’s always used in conjunction with hyperbaric oxygen and other therapies, but we’ve seen remarkable improvements, particularly in patients who’d been told that nothing else could be done.”
Nutritional Status and Viral Disease
The relationship between viral disease and nutrition has long been thought to be due to effects on the host immune system. This theory suggests that when a host is malnourished, the immune system is compromised, and thus increased susceptibility to viral infection will occur. However, the virus itself may also be affected by the nutritional status of the host. This is true for all viral infections and no less true for the coronavirus. It is one of the basic reasons that separate the survivors from the majority who perish. The difference between life and death can be measured in the severity of cellular stress.
When it comes to human papilloma virus or HPV, or any virus problem for that matter, it is crucial that you are getting adequate amounts of selenium in your diet or using a supplement. Glutathione requires selenium for its production. Selenium is a trace mineral that the body incorporates into proteins to make over 25 different selenoproteins including the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. Researchers working with the flu virus discovered that animals deficient in selenium were more susceptible to infectious diseases. Animals with a selenium deficiency, when contaminated with the flu virus, the flu virus mutated into a far more virulent form when it was passed on to the next animal. The AIDS infection rate is highest in those African countries with low levels of selenium in their soil.
The pre-cursors of glutathione synthesis are the amino acids glutamate, glycine and cysteine, with cysteine being the most important amino acid. As people age or experience disease, glutathione levels in the blood decrease, causing a reduction in this life-sustaining antioxidant.
Dietary sources of glutathione are therefore necessary to replenish stores and avoid losses.
1. Milk Thistle
Used for centuries by traditional folk medicine all across the world, milk thistle has long been praised as a remedy for immune dysfunction. Specifically, silymarin, a unique flavonoid complex derived from the milk thistle plant, has been used for liver damage and biliary tract disease.
According to scientists, the secret to milk thistle’s healing prowess is its ability to enhance GSH. Shown to boost glutathione levels in ethanol-induced rats, it was discovered that milk thistle could actually help protect the liver from toxicity in the presence of alcohol consumption; which is well-known to cause glutathione levels to plummet.
2. Whey Protein
Whey protein replenishes glutathione by boosting cysteine, which helps rebuild glutathione when it is depleted from an immune response. According to a recent studies, whey protein is the ideal supplement to help naturally increase glutathione for both fighting cancer, strengthening the immune system, increasing metabolism and reducing appetite.
Rich in glutathione, it is extremely important to purchase the right type of whey protein. Avoid any whey protein that is processed or protein isolate. I recommend grass-fed why or goat whey protein as a dietary supplement. You will want to use a whey protein powder that is all natural or organic (when possible) and is completely free of pesticides, hormones, genetically modified organisms, artificial sweeteners and is gluten-free.
3. Sulfur Foods
Since the mid-1990s, it has been a well-established fact that GSH concentrations take a nosedive in the liver and lungs when sulphur amino acid intake is inadequate. (17) This is one of the many reasons I recommend sulfur-rich, cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetables as a critical part of any natural health regimen. These include:
- Bok choy
- Brussel sprouts
- Collard greens
- Mustard greens
Magnesium deficiencies cause glutathione depletion and production of glutathione is also dependent on magnesium. Glutathione synthetase requires-glutamyl cysteine, glycine, ATP, and magnesium ions to form glutathione.[According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, low magnesium is associated with dramatic increases in free radical generation as well as glutathione depletion and this is vital since glutathione is one of the few antioxidant molecules known to neutralize mercury.
Dr. Melinda Beck, a virologist at the University of North Carolina, and Dr. Orville Levander, a nutritional chemist at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, described how a run-of-the-mill coxsackievirus mutated into the deadly, rapidly reproducing strain when an infected person or animal was deficient in selenium or vitamin E. When selenium is deficient, we can assume that glutathione levels will be lower.
Arm and Hammer bicarbonate of soda -1/2 tsp in 8 oz water twice daily. Sulfur as well.
have been used to destroy tumor cells through a treatment known as Hypothermic Oncology. Hyperthermia is an old treatment yet new tools and more precise delivery of heat has allowed hypothermia to be used for cancer treatment. Though rarely used, recent research is suggesting it be used by oncologists with every patient because of its immune stimulating effect.
Another reason for traditional oncologists to pay attention to heat is that hyperthermia provides synergies with most conventional treatment modalities, boosts their efficacy helping to re-sensitize previously non-effective treatments.
When suffering from a viral infection consider far infrared sauna.
I use “Organic Sulfur. 855.375.9311 Pacific Time and Ed McCabe’s You cannot OD on Ed’s sulfer. Take 1/2 tsp twice daily. Add Liposomal Vitamin C , Liposomal Glutathione , Oregacillan , a good combo to prevent many colds and viruses.
Keep in mind that the common flu kills 600,000 people each and every year. Multiply that by the number of years you’ve been alive and that too is a very big number. But you’re still here. You haven’t died. And how many people do you personally know, or know of, who have died from the flu? In other words, it’s a big world, and even though your chances of eventually “contracting” COVID-19 are very good, your chances, and the chances of anyone you know, dying from COVID-19 are very, very, very low. In fact, your chances of dying in the next three years from heart disease or cancer or accidental death or even physician error are much higher than your chances of dying from COVID-19. So again, don’t panic. The vast majority of people who contract COVID-19 end up with mild to moderate flu-like symptoms–and then it’s gone.
Probiotics promote a healthy immune system and decrease the incidence of colds, allergies, and even eczema by boosting your immune system. For years I’ve been saying that beneficial bacteria in your intestinal tract are responsible for as much as 60-70% of your immune system function. Surprise! According to the latest estimates, I may have been understating the case. Some experts now claim that your beneficial bacteria may account for as much as 80-90% of your immune function. How is this possible? As it turns out, probiotics are multifaceted when it comes to your immune system. By lining every square inch of your intestinal tract, they not only provide a barrier to entry for many microorganisms that arrive with your food,8 they also directly kill many pathogens such as bad bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and yeast. They also function as immunomodulators and produce a number of immune factors such as lactoferrin that directly boost your immune function as well as a number of B vitamins that offer nutritional support for your immune system. And finally, it is estimated that some 70% of your immune system cells reside within your colon in a layer of lymphoid tissue just below the surface epithelial cells. The net result is that studies have shown, for example, that probiotic supplements can significantly prevent recurrent streptococcal pharyngitis and/or tonsillitis in adults. Other studies, conducted in China, found that children aged 3 to 5 who were treated with two kinds of probiotics had a 53 percent lower rate of fevers, a 41 percent decrease in coughs, and a 28 percent decrease in runny noses. And antibiotic use was lowered by 84 percent in the children who were on the probiotics.
And it gets better, i.e. more important.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) holds the lungs and gut as very synergistic. Although most people think only of gut bacteria when they hear the word probiotics, colonies of beneficial bacteria are ensconced in 18 locations in the human body including the gut, the mouth, the nose and sinuses, the skin, the urinary tract, and the lungs. Taken as a whole, within the human body, it is estimated that there are 10 times as many microbial cells as human cells, and the vast majority of them are actually beneficial and “support” our biological functions. These symbiotic microbial partners perform a number of metabolic reactions that are not encoded in (and therefore not handled by) the human genome but are nevertheless necessary for human health.
A 2019 study published in Cell Reports discovered that, even though the bacteria in the gut and lungs are very different, signals from gut bacteria help to maintain a first line of defense in the lining of the lungs. When mice with healthy gut bacteria were infected with the flu, around 80% of them survived. However, only a third survived if they were given antibiotics before being infected. The study also concluded that antibiotics (and that would be both those that doctors give you and those present in your food) can leave your lungs vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms. And for that matter, drinking chlorinated water will damage your intestinal flora, which we now know will affect your lung bacteria, as will stress and improper diet. If you want a healthy immune system, you need to supplement with a good probiotics formula–and be really cautious when it comes to antibiotics.
And finally, for what it’s worth, I just turned 79 in February. I have no intention of hiding away in my house for the rest of my life while COVID-19 continues to circulate. I’m going to continue doing what I’ve been doing for the last 70+ years.
- I’m keeping my immune system optimized
- I have a supply of my anti-pathogen formula on hand just in case
- And I’m going to live my life much as I have for the past seven decades.
And this is not reckless behavior. Something must be working. The last time I had the flu was forty years ago, and I got rid of it in a few days.
To recap. The novel coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, has affected millions globally, raising fear and anxiety among the general population. But with simple yet proper measures to boost your immunity, you can safeguard your health and avoid becoming infected.
Due to the litigious nature of our society and the paranoia bred by outdated or someone’s misguided or self serving bad information, practically anything I recommend can be taken as bad medical advice. I can only tell you what I personally would do and am doing. The rest is up to your hopefully informed consent.
March 15. If WHO ever does their job right, I give the virus three more weeks then it backs off. That is my goal and why I am spending so much time with this page. Maybe grass roots can prevail. Pray for that please. Get ready for the long haul.
I sent this page to propublica.org. Let’s see if they rise to the occasion. It looks as though the WHO has been bought and sold by big pharma.
Consult a health practitioner if symptoms worsen; One who can administer IV Vitamin C, ozone, H2O2 or glutathione.
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A conscious medical doctor comments on his in-office patient experiences with COVID-19
It seems like doctors and medical officials have gone soft in the head. Dr. David Brownstein seems to agree saying, “Conventional medicine’s approach to COVID-19 is sub-optimal. They can offer hand washing and quarantining. That is about it. Really, it is pathetic!”David Brownstein, MD said, “At my office, we are not worried about COVID-19. We have been successfully treating coronavirus, influenza, rhinovirus and many other viral flu-like illnesses for 27 years. We have had success using natural therapies to enhance the body’s immune system as well as to kill viruses including flu-like viruses. Today, I ordered intravenous hydrogen peroxide, vitamin C, ozone, and glutathione for my sick patients. I am confident these therapies will help them recover uneventfully.” Brownstein continues:
“Intravenous nutrient therapies are wonderful treatments, but there are other oral natural therapies that are effective against viral infections including coronavirus. Vitamins A, C, and D along with iodine have proven benefit. At the first sign of any illness, I suggest my patients take 100,000 U of vitamin A (NOT beta-carotene), 50,000 U of vitamin D3 and 5-10,000 mg of vitamin C per day for four days. Pregnant women should not take high doses of vitamins A and D. Vitamin C can be increased to bowel tolerance.”
“What else can you do? It is important to eat a healthy diet free of refined sugar, salt, oils, and flour. And, perhaps the most important thing is to maintain optimal hydration. That means taking your weight in pounds, divide the number by two and the resultant number is the minimum amount of water to drink in ounces per day. I cannot stress the importance of drinking optimal amounts of water.”
“It is too bad hospitals refuse to use natural therapies on sick patients. That is when a patient needs it the most. Intravenous hydrogen peroxide, vitamin C and ozone should be done in every hospital across the United States. But, don’t hold your breath for that to occur. Over 20 years ago when I rounded on patients in the hospital, I ordered a nutrient IV that contained vitamin C and minerals. Right after the order was registered, I received a call from the pharmacy department. The head pharmacist told me that was not on the formulary. I replied, “I don’t care. I wrote the order and I expect it to be done. I know you have the ingredients in the hospital.” I was told I would have to contact the medical director and go in front of a committee to make my case. The medical director called me later that day telling me that IV would never be allowed. I told him I would not admit any more patients to that hospital,” concludes Brownstein.
Dr. Wodarg on coronavorus panic
I would like to tell you something about the coronavirus epidemic that we allegedly are having right now. First, I thought this hype is going to end again, but it has increased so much, and we finally have to start taking a closer look.
I worked as a doctor and conducted a health department. I had my own sentinel, my own monitoring system for flu diseases. And every year I observed how many people became sick in an area of 150,000 inhabitants.
Every new year – worldwide – we have new types of viruses because the viruses have to change themselves. If the same viruses just came again in the next year, our immune system would recognize them so they would not be able to make us sick or to multiply – which is what they want. So they regularly have to change a bit and that’s why we have new variants of these viruses every year.
There are about 100 different types of viruses that are changing constantly. Up to now, we didn’t really care which viruses caused this flu…or disease or however you want to call it. But there have been investigations over several years in Glasgow. There they tried to use the available tests – that means they didn’t examine all 100 types, but just the ones they had tests for. So they looked at maybe 8 or10 different viruses and coronaviruses have always been a part of them.
These are the figures from Glasgow. Starting from 2005 to 2013 they checked which viruses occur among respiratory diseases. And these colored columns are the viruses. The green parts refer to the coronavirus that was always in the mix. The coronavirus normally makes up 7% to 15%, maybe 5% to 14%, it always fluctuates a bit. Hence, it’s just normal that a big part of viruses are coronaviruses.
So, the following happens: In Wuhan, there is the biggest safety laboratory for viruses in the whole of China. So, there are a lot of experts on the topic, dealing with it all day long. Wuhan is a big city, 11 million inhabitants, big hospitals, big intensive care units, always people being ventilated, people with pneumonia… hundreds of them and they did tests with a few patients, less than 50, looked for the viruses they had and examined their RNA in the laboratory and they found a new type. This attracted their attention.
When a virologist finds something like this he puts it in a global database. And this database is accessible for scientists all over the world, in Berlin for example. In Berlin, they checked and compared this new entry and tried to create a test to measure this new variant of coronavirus. Then Dr. Drosten submitted a protocol to the WHO, and it got admitted really quickly. Then Mr. Drosten submitted a protocol to the WHO, and it got admitted really quickly.
Usually, a test is considered a product of medicine, it has to be validated. That means it has to be checked very precisely. What does the test actually say? What does it measure? The mentioned test is an inhouse-test developed in the Charite-clinic. But because there weren’t any validated tests and the great panic arose, it was decided to just us this test everywhere. Then Mr. Drosten provided the test.
Of course, the virologist can say if the virus is dangerous or not. He can only say: “This one is different,” or “We have a test for this”. But is the virus dangerous, Mr. Drosten? How is he supposed to know? He would need further epidemiological data based on observation of how sick the people are. How fast do they get healthy again? Are there fewer victims than before?
That’s why it is important to look at the data from previous years to compare them. To look at the mortality rates to see how many people died of the virus. So while looking for a specific virus, for example, the coronavirus, you can examine the total population. What you will find is that presumably 8% or 10% of the population will have some kind of virus, that makes them sick. But if you examine medical practice, do your tests there, to determine who is sick, then, of course, you would find a lot more positive cases. And if you examine hospitals and take samples there then you would find even more corona-infected people.
That is to say, depending on which proportions of the population you examine – whether it is the whole population, patients in the waiting room, people in a clinic, or when you examine very ill patients in the intensive care unit that are about to die – you will expectedly find these 7% -15% coronaviruses every time you do a test. However, if they die of the coronavirus or of other viruses while just having also corona can’t be determined for sure with this.
So, when you look at the death rates in Italy, you want to know where the tests have been taken. Where and how have these few available tests been used? If they were used in a hospital on serious or terminally ill cases then obviously the corona death rate rises. Just because it looked like it, because of the specific group that was examined.
Mortality, disease-specific mortality, refers to the percentage of dead among the people infected with this disease. And concerning the seasonal acute respiratory disease – commonly known as the flu – there is a mortality of 0.1%, which is already the maximum. That means that one in a thousand flu-infected inhabitants die – every winter. So now we will have to see whether this number increased because of coronaviruses.
The assumption for Germany is that there are 20,000 or 30,000 more deaths than without the flu. This is called excessive mortality. So now that coronaviruses always make up 5% to 14% of all flu viruses – let’s say 10%. Let us assume that in the previous years we tested all seriously ill patients in the hospital on the coronavirus – which of course didn’t happen – we would have expected to find 2,000 to 3,000 people dying of the flu each year, that also had the coronavirus. And we still are far away from these numbers. Apparently, it is the case that virologists created something very sensational here, and with their creation, they really impressed the Chinese government as well.
The Chinese government made something really big out of it, suddenly this was very important politically – completely exceeding the virological frame. All of a sudden, face recognition was installed everywhere at the airports, fever was being measured. The clinical thermometer controlled the traffic on Chinese streets. And all this was so significant that it led to international consequences, politicians had to heal with it, had to take a stand. Then the virologist came into play again.
The government asked their own virologists and they confirmed that this virus is a thing to worry about and proposed to develop tests to help measure the virus-like in China.
Something was woven around this. A network of information and opinions has been developed in certain expert groups. And the politicians turned to these expert groups, who initially started all this. And they really absorbed this network, moved within it. This lead to politicians who now are just resting on these arguments, while using these arguments to evaluate who has to be helped, to determine safety measures or what has to be permitted.
All these decisions have just been derived from these arguments. This means that now it’s going to be very hard for critics to say “Stop. There is nothing going on.” And this reminds me of this fairytale about the king without clothes on. And just a small child was able to say “Hey, he is naked!”.
All the others on the courtyard – surrounding the government and asking the government for advice because they can’t know themselves – they all played along and joined the hype. And like this, politicians are being courted by many scientists. Scientists who want to be important in politics because they need money for their institutions. Scientists who just swim along in this mainstream and also want their part… “We can help too!”, “We made an app!”, “We have a program for this!”
So many people saying “Hey, we want to help too!”, because they want to earn money with it and become important. And what is missing at the moment is a rational way of looking at things.
We should ask questions like “How have you found out that the virus is dangerous?”
“Didn’t we have the same thing last year?”
“Is it even something new?”
And, the King is naked.
“‘I have been practicing emergency medicine for 30 years. In 1994 I invented an imaging system for teaching intubation, the procedure of inserting breathing tubes. This led me to perform research into this procedure, and subsequently teach airway procedure courses to physicians worldwide for the last two decades.
So at the end of March, as a crush of Covid-19 patients began overwhelming hospitals in New York City, I volunteered to spend 10 days at Bellevue, helping at the hospital where I trained. Over those days, I realized that we are not detecting the deadly pneumonia the virus causes early enough and that we could be doing more to keep patients off ventilators — and alive.
On the long drive to New York from my home in New Hampshire, I called my friend Nick Caputo, an emergency physician in the Bronx, who was already in the thick of it. I wanted to know what I was facing, how to stay safe and about his insights into airway management with this disease. “Rich,” he said, “it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before.”
He was right. Pneumonia caused by the coronavirus has had a stunning impact on the city’s hospital system. Normally an E.R. has a mix of patients with conditions ranging from the serious, such as heart attacks, strokes and traumatic injuries, to the nonlife-threatening, such as minor lacerations, intoxication, orthopedic injuries and migraine headaches.
During my recent time at Bellevue, though, almost all the E.R. patients had Covid pneumonia. Within the first hour of my first shift I inserted breathing tubes into two patients.
Even patients without respiratory complaints had Covid pneumonia. The patient stabbed in the shoulder, whom we X-rayed because we worried he had a collapsed lung, actually had Covid pneumonia. In patients on whom we did CT scans because they were injured in falls, we coincidentally found Covid pneumonia. Elderly patients who had passed out for unknown reasons and a number of diabetic patients were found to have it.
And here is what really surprised us: These patients did not report any sensation of breathing problems, even though their chest X-rays showed diffuse pneumonia and their oxygen was below normal. How could this be?
We are just beginning to recognize that Covid pneumonia initially causes a form of oxygen deprivation we call “silent hypoxia” — “silent” because of its insidious, hard-to-detect nature.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs in which the air sacs fill with fluid or pus. Normally, patients develop chest discomfort, pain with breathing and other breathing problems. But when Covid pneumonia first strikes, patients don’t feel short of breath, even as their oxygen levels fall. And by the time they do, they have alarmingly low oxygen levels and moderate-to-severe pneumonia (as seen on chest X-rays). Normal oxygen saturation for most persons at sea level is 94 percent to 100 percent; Covid pneumonia patients I saw had oxygen saturations as low as 50 percent.
To my amazement, most patients I saw said they had been sick for a week or so with fever, cough, upset stomach and fatigue, but they only became short of breath the day they came to the hospital. Their pneumonia had clearly been going on for days, but by the time they felt they had to go to the hospital, they were often already in critical condition.
In emergency departments we insert breathing tubes in critically ill patients for a variety of reasons. In my 30 years of practice, however, most patients requiring emergency intubation are in shock, have altered mental status or are grunting to breathe. Patients requiring intubation because of acute hypoxia are often unconscious or using every muscle they can to take a breath. They are in extreme duress. Covid pneumonia cases are very different.
A vast majority of Covid pneumonia patients I met had remarkably low oxygen saturations at triage — seemingly incompatible with life — but they were using their cellphones as we put them on monitors. Although breathing fast, they had relatively minimal apparent distress, despite dangerously low oxygen levels and terrible pneumonia on chest X-rays.
We are only just beginning to understand why this is so. The coronavirus attacks lung cells that make surfactant. This substance helps keep the air sacs in the lungs stay open between breaths and is critical to normal lung function. As the inflammation from Covid pneumonia starts, it causes the air sacs to collapse, and oxygen levels fall. Yet the lungs initially remain “compliant,” not yet stiff or heavy with fluid. This means patients can still expel carbon dioxide — and without a buildup of carbon dioxide, patients do not feel short of breath.
Patients compensate for the low oxygen in their blood by breathing faster and deeper — and this happens without their realizing it. This silent hypoxia, and the patient’s physiological response to it, causes even more inflammation and more air sacs to collapse, and the pneumonia worsens until their oxygen levels plummet. In effect, the patient is injuring their own lungs by breathing harder and harder. Twenty percent of Covid pneumonia patients then go on to a second and deadlier phase of lung injury. Fluid builds up and the lungs become stiff, carbon dioxide rises, and patients develop acute respiratory failure.
By the time patients have noticeable trouble breathing and present to the hospital with dangerously low oxygen levels, many will ultimately require a ventilator.
Silent hypoxia progressing rapidly to respiratory failure explains cases of Covid-19 patients dying suddenly after not feeling short of breath. (It appears that most Covid-19 patients experience relatively mild symptoms and get over the illness in a week or two without treatment.)
A major reason this pandemic is straining our health system is the alarming severity of lung injury patients have when they arrive in emergency rooms. Covid-19 overwhelmingly kills through the lungs. And because so many patients are not going to the hospital until their pneumonia is already well advanced, many wind up on ventilators, causing shortages of the machines. And once on ventilators, many die.
Avoiding the use of a ventilator is a huge win for both patient and the health care system. The resources needed for patients on ventilators are staggering. Vented patients require multiple sedatives so that they don’t buck the vent or accidentally remove their breathing tubes; they need intravenous and arterial lines, IV medicines and IV pumps. In addition to a tube in the trachea, they have tubes in their stomach and bladder. Teams of people are required to move each patient, turning them on their stomach and then their back, twice a day to improve lung function.
There is a way we could identify more patients who have Covid pneumonia sooner and treat them more effectively — and it would not require waiting for a coronavirus test at a hospital or doctor’s office. It requires detecting silent hypoxia early through a common medical device that can be purchased without a prescription at most pharmacies: a pulse oximeter.
Pulse oximetry is no more complicated than using a thermometer. These small devices turn on with one button and are placed on a fingertip. In a few seconds, two numbers are displayed: oxygen saturation and pulse rate. Pulse oximeters are extremely reliable in detecting oxygenation problems and elevated heart rates.
Pulse oximeters helped save the lives of two emergency physicians I know, alerting them early on to the need for treatment. When they noticed their oxygen levels declining, both went to the hospital and recovered (though one waited longer and required more treatment). Detection of hypoxia, early treatment and close monitoring apparently also worked for Boris Johnson, the British prime minister.
Widespread pulse oximetry screening for Covid pneumonia — whether people check themselves on home devices or go to clinics or doctors’ offices — could provide an early warning system for the kinds of breathing problems associated with Covid pneumonia.
People using the devices at home would want to consult with their doctors to reduce the number of people who come to the E.R. unnecessarily because they misinterpret their device. There also may be some patients who have unrecognized chronic lung problems and have borderline or slightly low oxygen saturations unrelated to Covid-19.
All patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus should have pulse oximetry monitoring for two weeks, the period during which Covid pneumonia typically develops. All persons with cough, fatigue and fevers should also have pulse oximeter monitoring even if they have not had virus testing, or even if their swab test was negative, because those tests are only about 70 percent accurate. A vast majority of Americans who have been exposed to the virus don’t know it.
There are other things we can do as well to avoid immediately resorting to intubation and a ventilator. Patient positioning maneuvers (having patients lie on their stomach and sides) opens up the lower and posterior lungs most affected in Covid pneumonia. Oxygenation and positioning helped patients breathe easier and seemed to prevent progression of the disease in many cases. In a preliminary study by Dr. Caputo, this strategy helped keep three out of four patients with advanced Covid pneumonia from needing a ventilator in the first 24 hours.
To date, Covid-19 has killed more than 40,600 people nationwide — more than 10,000 in New York State alone. Oximeters are not 100 percent accurate, and they are not a panacea. There will be deaths and bad outcomes that are not preventable. We don’t fully understand why certain patients get so sick, or why some go on to develop multi-organ failure. Many elderly people, already weak with chronic illness, and those with underlying lung disease do very poorly with Covid pneumonia, despite aggressive treatment.
But we can do better. Right now, many emergency rooms are either being crushed by this one disease or waiting for it to hit. We must direct resources to identifying and treating the initial phase of Covid pneumonia earlier by screening for silent hypoxia.
It’s time to get ahead of this virus instead of chasing it.
Richard Levitan, an emergency physician in Littleton, N.H., is president of Airway Cam Technologies, a company that teaches courses in intubation and airway management.”
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