Covid-19 BRIEFS

No, we are not going to talk about the kind of “brief” shown in the photo above. Sleepwalking nearly naked in the snow along a road would not help covid-19 or anything else.  Brrr. The figure was actually just a very lifelike sculpture–a prank pulled February 2014 at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. As you might imagine, since that is an all-female school, it caused some controversy. The briefs below may also spark or highlight controversy.

  • CBD May Help Prevent Lung Destruction in COVID-19. Read about a study on the subject. When the immune system overreacts to a disease like coronavirus, it can cause unmanageable inflammation (the dreaded “cytokine storm”). With covid-19, this happens in the lungs thereby making cases much more severe. On top of that, pressure from ventilators that have typically been used with these critically ill patients can cause more lung damage and further increase death rates. Treatment has recently evolved to avoid ventilators by simply supplying high levels of oxygen without mechanically forcing the lungs to breathe. Hospitals also put patients on their stomachs instead their backs to ease breathing.

Controlling the excess inflammation is the holy grail.  That is why some successful treatments use inhaled anti-inflammatory drugs. Another CBD Study proposes several ways that supplementation with it may help, including tamping down the inflammation and reducing lung damage. Read about other benefits of CBD and potential long-term problems with the medications often being used. Of course, the FDA is quick to warn that CBD (or no drug for that matter) is a proven cure. However, if it were one of my family that was ill, I would add CBD to the other supplements that we’ve discussed (such as vitamins D and vitamin C, zinc and quercetin, plus selenium) and plan to avoid hospitalization.   

  • Hydroxychloroquine, good or bad? The news on this drug has been like watching a ping pong match. Early in the pandemic, some hospitals had reported good results with alleviating covid-19. Then came studies saying that it didn’t help and caused side effects. However, it seems that those studies may have been intended to fail since the drug was not given early in the disease as had previously been shown beneficial. Some objection to use of the medication seemed to be part of a propaganda war based on what I believe is criminally misguided political purposes.

Now, a highly analyzed and peer-reviewed study from the Henry Ford Health System concluded that, “Treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in sick patients hospitalized with COVID-19 – and without heart-related side-effects.”[!]  Yale epidemiology professor, Dr. Harvey Risch commented on that saying, “Hydroxychloroquine Could Save 100,000 Lives If Widely Deployed” [!!] The medicine is most useful as a preventive or early in the disease and could protect health care workers. The drug is not approved by the FDA for coronavirus, but doctors can prescribe it as an off-label use. Important, see “zinc” below.

  • Zinc. Hydroxychloroquine is an “ionophore”, meaning that it gets zinc into cells. Once there, zinc stops the virus from replicating. That is apparently why the drug is of more use early in the exposure…before the virus has reproduced out of control. I am very annoyed that the news rarely, if ever, mentions zinc. If you are among the 40% of elderly persons that are deficient in zinc, what good would that medication do? Read more about the mineral zinc’s other benefits. Research shows that zinc lozenges are the form that helps you recover from illness most quickly. Bill Sardi has (brilliantly) created these revolutionary Lifespan zinc lozenges that contain not only zinc but also ionophores! Be prepared with some on hand. Preorders are being shipped today! (Buy 2 and get a bottle free.)
  • Quercetin. The natural molecule Quercetin has been shown to act as an ionophore and makes a great partner with zinc. It is found in many plants, including citrus, berries, leafy vegetables, herbs, spices, legumes, tea, cocoa and Sardi’s Lifespan zinc lozenges.
  • Greatly anticipated vaccine. The media would have us believe that everything will be solved by a covid-19 vaccine. Really? Given the problems with other vaccines that took several years to bring to market, many of us are genuinely concerned about one that has been rammed through the process at high speed.(Even 2021 which the WHO says is likely is still FAST.) One major issue is that those now in trials are not being tested on those most at risk—elderly people like me. (Note: the flu vaccine is only 20% effective in the elderly.)

There is also a question of whether or not the scientific method is being applied to vaccines such as those for covid-19. (There is a vaccine page in the HBN Library.) Reminder: a lot of good information and protection can be had from the form designed by Bill Sardi and lawyers, the CONSENT/REFUSAL FORM for the COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS VACCINE. (All proceeds go to fight for health freedom.)

  • Alternative treatment: Our goal at HBN is to arm you with what it takes to prevent infection with the virus and, if infected, to fight it off successfully at home. David Brownstein, M.D. and his colleagues successfully treated 107 covid-19 patients with a protocol that used vitamins A, C and D, iodine and hydrogen peroxide (nebulized). Read “A Novel Approach to Treating COVID-19 Using Nutritional and Oxidative Therapies” You’ll notice that they suggested vitamin C in doses of at least 3-5,000 mg/day. (My proofreader and I were both surprised that there was no zinc.)

* Photo credits, Time magazine

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