The following information is an overview of where we are in the pandemic in my opinion. I asked our hero, Peter A. McCullough, MD to do a quick scan and make sure my summary doesn’t stray too far from what he has taught us on the program. As busy as he is, he still kindly agreed.
- SARS-CoV-2, also known as coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, is not a hoax…it is a real virus. Unfortunately, the way that governments, including the US, have dealt with it (e.g. overstating and harping on deaths) has spread unwarranted panic and been used to justify highhanded controls that are not all supported by the science. (Closing of schools is a prime example.)
- The US government does not use good judgement when they treat everyone the same. High risk elders and persons with compounding illnesses should have the most attention. (In Jan 2022, the CDC announced that 75% of persons hospitalized with covid-19 were found to be suffering with an average of 4 co-morbidities.) Healthy young people apparently should have been allowed to live their lives and maintain their income.
- Case counts have been spiking for several reasons. Most notably, there has been a surge in testing…if you look for it, you will find it. The public is tired of the whole business and has relaxed some precautions. Also, see the note below about the Omicron variant.
- Today, randomly testing everyone makes less sense than only testing those who have symptoms or who are around high-risk persons. Massive testing of employees or citizens who do not have symptoms uses up scarce resources, generates a high count of caseloads that bother the medical system and does not really solve a problem.
- I believe the US government’s most egregious and possibly criminal failure was that it not only ignored, but actively suppressed outpatient treatments which Peter McCullough, MD and his colleagues proved could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
- Covid vaccines do appear to lessen the severity of disease somewhat, but vaccine effectiveness has been routinely exaggerated. Fully-vaccinated and even boosted people do contract and spread covid. A friend of mine who had the booster shot spent well over a week in the hospital. (His oxygen levels dipped alarmingly low. Fortunately, before he was automatically put on a ventilator, he discovered the reason on his own—his nose and sinuses were clogged with mucous. That should serve as a reminder to question everything when you are hospitalized.) A relatively small percentage of the “fully protected” actually die. A report by the state of Massachusetts said, “99.9% of breakthrough cases among fully vaccinated people under the age of 60 did not result in death. Among the breakthrough cases for residents over the age of 60, 97% did not result in death. No deaths have been reported in breakthrough cases among those under age 30.”
- An omicron-specific vaccine is due in the spring, but meanwhile, the existing vaccines are not extremely effective with the new variant.
- Vaccines all have side effects. In the case of covid, the government has not followed the traditional protocol of monitoring and publishing the side effects which is especially odd given that this is a totally new kind of “vaccine”. It seems that the authorities don’t even want us to take seriously the CDC’s own statistics it prints in its Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. As of Jan 2022, it shows over 1,000,000 reports of harm, including 21,382 deaths and 36,758 cases of permanent disability from the covid jabs. This link is to a CHART based on CDC numbers—it is easier to read.
- Susan Linke, a dietitian friend of the show, told me that she is seeing these vaccine side effects in her practice: seizures, tachycardia [rapid heart rate], bradycardia [slow heart rate], sudden death, autoimmune issues in previously healthy people as young as 13, blood clots, severe debilitating neurological problems that have required family members to move in to help with health care (e.g. previously healthy 34 yo), myocarditis [heart inflammation], pericarditis [inflammation around the heart], and severe chronic fatigue upon exertion in previously athletic fit individual.
- Asking questions about the vaccines is the essence of the scientific method for doctors and it is necessary to informed consent for patients. Simply asking questions or pointing to documented facts certainly doesn’t mean that someone is an “antivaxx” extremist. Unfortunately, censors in the news and social media too often seem to forget that.
- For prevention, it is smart to keep your immune function strong with the nutrients listed in our Library. (Dr. McCullough has not specifically recommended all of these.)
- The Omicron variant is highly contagious but less dangerous than previous variants.
- Omicron has a great many mutations that appeared more suddenly than would be natural. That leads some experts to be logically curious if it is really a newly released laboratory germ rather than an accident.
- Omicron virus camps out in the nose and throat whereas the Delta variant affected the lungs. This makes Omicron easier to fight off with iodine nasal washes, gargling with antiseptics and / or nebulizing with hydrogen peroxide…especially whenever you have been around people who might possibly be carriers.
- If you test positive using a home or rapid test, you will not likely know what variant you have. However, the actions to take may be mostly the same anyway:
- Stay home away from people for at least 5 days and until you have been without fever for 24 hours.
- Use the natural remedies listed in our Library, especially the sanitizing flushes listed for nose and throat or flushing with iodine as outlined.
- Avoid going to the Emergency Room because there is not much they can do and too often they want to admit patients to the hospital. Hospitals can be risky places and once admitted, your treatment options are severely limited.
- Connect with a doctor experienced in early treatment of covid. Ideas are given in the schedule of medications recommended. Don’t take chances, especially if you are someone at higher risk for a serious outcome because of age, obesity or poor health.
- Monoclonal antibody treatments are effective but are currently in short supply (for reasons only the government can explain). The drugs for covid recently given emergency authorization by the FDA are not yet widely available. Safe, available, inexpensive medications used by the brave doctors of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons are still discounted by the feds or at the least ignored.
- In the fall of 2021, when, the CDC recommended universal masking of kids in schools, the agency ignored disappointing findings of their own study.
- Air travel is very safe because of the excellent air purification systems. Airports require more caution.
- January 7, 2022, when Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stated that over 100,000 children were in hospitals with covid, news service fact checkers noted that the actual number was only 3,500 and that the vast majority of those were there primarily because of obesity or other health conditions. i.e. they were there with covid, not because of it.
- Fewer children die of covid than of the flu or even lightning strikes. Read a revealing interview of Harvey Risch, MD, a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine by The Epoch Times.
- The risks to kids from being out of school (malnutrition, abuse, anxiety, depression, suicide, loss of educational standing, etc.) are much greater than any health risk from being in school.
- Children with covid can be treated with age-adjusted doses of the medications Dr. McCullough recommends for outpatient treatment of adults.
* The nice graphic was borrowed from the Michigan Health Blog. Thank you.