Be sure to read the page on Natural Remedies that can be used with or in some cases instead of what is below. This chart from Peter McCullough, MD is comprehensive and logically laid out. Want science? This links to a review of 2,217 studies about medications for covid,
MEDICATIONS. So far, there is no single mainstream-approved surefire single go-to drug or even combination to cure covid-19 late in the disease. Dr. Fauci recommended Remdesivir, but repeated tests convinced even the WHO that the drug had no effect on patient survival and advised against its use. But don’t wait for the financially conflicted government or fear-paralyzed big academic medical institutions to tell you about the studies and brave practicing physicians have shown that works. Watch to this short video clip from the Tucker Carlson interview of Peter A. McCullough, MD about the lack of attention to treatment. Worldwide, doctors’ licenses are threatened for trying to help patients! There are effective early treatments that will keep people out of the hospital where serious danger lurks. Another clip of the Tucker Carlson / McCullough interview discusses that efforts at early treatment is actively suppressed. Also, I know of no reason one cannot improve outcomes by using the nutritional remedies we’ve discussed along with medication. It may take assertiveness to get your doctors onboard. Here is a list of doctors who are not afraid to treat the disease with whatever works and a Directory of Doctors Prescribing Effective Outpatient COVID-19 Therapy. There is even a charity-based FREE telemedicine website (which reports a 99.99% success rate after 150,000 patients) that can help those unable to find a willing local doctor. Check out this wonderful resource, free e-booklet: PATIENT GUIDE TO EARLY COVID TREATMENT~ Options to Help You Stay Out of Hospital… and Save Your Life!
Providing needed guidance after an embarrassing and lethal delay of roughly 9 months during which only courageous individual doctors (not academic or government medical centers performed or even talked about any outpatient covid-19 treatment), there was finally this wildly popular paper from Peter A. McCullough, MD on outpatient medical treatment. (He now has that in chart form.) On the Tucker Carlson show, he lists the medications that are proving effective in practice. On the more alternative side, this links to an article discussing successful hospital protocols using vitamin C (helpful with sepsis) and other things. Marilyn Singleton, MD (my radio guest on 3/20) recommended this patient Covid-19 treatment guide. Read this fabulous e-book, Rapid Virus Recovery, for FREE.
- Monoclonal Antibodies. November 21, 2020 the FDA gave emergency use authorization for a ‘cocktail’ developed as part of “the warp speed” effort is described as “laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses.” August 24, 2021, Dr. Fauci called this an underutilized therapy which should be used early to avoid hospitalization. (Hah! I say it was “underutilized” because Dr. Fauci never mentioned it and only talked about vaccines!) That medication must be infused slowly over at least an hour to avoid causing the immune system to overreact. FDA emergency use authorization was given to Regeneron and to GlaxoSmithkline’s sotrovimab. This article, Monoclonal Antibodies Work: 85% Less Hospitalizations for Covid is good. For more information, visit the official government website. The call center for information on where and how to receive monoclonal antibodies is 877-332-6585. The results were apparently very good for those who knew to ask and were able to receive them. As of July 2022, this is the official position on them.Although there is a link on that official government website given above, you may also benefit from an internet search for availability in your area.
- Important notice: for some unknown (stupid?) reason, once a person has been admitted to the hospital they can no longer get the monoclonal antibodies, so get them early (in the first 10 days) or at least demand them in the ER before allowing them to admit to the hospital as a patient. Peter McCullough, MD also recommends demanding FULL DOSE blood thinners to avoid clots. Dropping oxygen is not because of the virus, it is because of the clotting it causes.
- Paxlovid.This recently authorized anti-viral is recommended by the feds. It getting a lot of publicity. Apparent downsides are serious interactions with other medications as noted in the black box warning. Also relapses of covid shortly after completing the treatment seem common.
- Hydroxychloroquine. The drug most people have heard of is hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) because it became a media highlighted political football. It was the target of a deliberate and aggressive disinformation campaign in spite of the fact that hundreds of studies showed its value. This website lists shockingly large number positive results. The government had already stockpiled this drug because it was useful against Sars-cov-1 which is very similar to the current coronavirus, Sars-cov-2. Based on worldwide experience, it seems clear that HQ is very helpful if used early in the disease and especially in combination with zinc and the antibiotic azithromycin. (One main action of HCQ is getting zinc into cells where it limits viral multiplication. That means it is an “ionophore” like the natural substance quercetin.) It is FDA approved for another use, has a long history of safe use, is inexpensive, and widely available. HCQ has been shamed by the media perhaps mainly because President Trump mentioned it. Simone Gold, MD discusses this medication in this provocative video. This drug appears more effective against Delta variant than Ivermectin and surely helps with Omicron because of the way it works. This YouTube video explains how the virus works which in turn makes it easier to understand why HCQ would be helpful. The quercetin and quinine (in tonic water or make your own from citrus) may be reasonable substitutes. Getting a doc to prescribe it is the challenge. See info at the top about willing brave doctor. The patent expired long ago and that may be the main reason for the resistance to using it.
- Ivermectin. This drug has been safely in use by millions for decades. Originally it was used to kill various pathogens in humans animals and it is being studied for other purposes such as cancer. But there is some compelling evidence for covid-19 and a ton of anecdotal evidence. It is not expensive and works early and late in the infection. This links to a review of support for it and this article says “Ivermectin Beats Out 9 Other Meds for Treating Omicron, Study Confirms.” You might share this paper with your doctor. It discusses the protocol. (Not an easy lay read) It is a shame that the government and media have chosen to ridicule this life-saving medication because it also happens to be sold in farms stores for livestock use. News article about how the media is misleading us about Ivermectin. An herb with an antimalaria reputation has been proposed as a substitute, Artemisia annua extracts. A study showed a 90% reduction in covid deaths in Brazil with preventive use of Ivermectin. (Those in tropical areas where malaria is a risk are warned that low level use of artemisia for covid might cause the malaria parasite to become resistant to its stronger cousin.)
- Oxygen. It is important to monitor your blood oxygen levels with a small finger tip device called an oximeter. Ideally the display will show a number in the high nineties, e.g.95+. One hospital told me they won’t admit patients unless the level drops below 92. Nebulizing hydrogen peroxide (read about that on this page) seems to help as does deep breathing. Taking the enzyme nattokinase helps assure that clots in the lung are not slowing oxygen uptake. John Rolland, MD told me that using a vibrating massage tool on the chest helps raise O2 levels.If these tricks and taking the medications and nutraceuticals to fight the virus don’t get oxygen into the safe zone, it might be time to head to an ER for some supplemental oxygen. (Do all you can to avoid being put on a mechanical ventilator because those statistics are very scary.) You can rent an oxygen concentrator device from a medical supply. Get a prescription so insurance will cover it.The lungs are more on the back, so sleeping on your stomach reduces pressure on them. It is important to breathe through your nose. This interesting video explains that and offers some breathing exercises.
Check out this authoritative Yale article,13 Things To Know About Paxlovid, the Latest COVID-19 Pill Among the facts is that there are often rebound cases 4 to 5 days after completion of treatment. In a blog reviewing a recent interview, Sherry Rogers, MD discusses how the covid drugs are made and her concerns.
- Merck’s not yet approved Molnupiravir. Be ready. In coming months when this expensive drug gets even emergency use authorization from the FDA, it will be hyped. Learn more about what they won’t tell you.
- Remdesivir. (Not usually an outpatient treatment and I don’t recommend it.) This is the first drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized adults and hospitalized pediatric patients at least 12 years of age. Remdesivir, also known as Veklury®, is in a class of treatments called antivirals. It supposedly works by stopping SARS-CoV-2 from spreading in the body. A randomized placebo controlled study of 1062 patients showed that the drug improved recovery from 15 days to 10 and reduced deaths from 11.9% to 6.7%. (The drug is extremely expensive, must be given intravenously usually only in the hospital and has some documented liver toxicity and now known to harm kidneys. Might have utility early in the disease to prevent virus replication but not 2 weeks in because by that time the virus has done its job and the lungs are full of micro clots. Never mind who is profiting financially from it, this drug is not close to being the best first line of defense.) Antibodies are what the immune system creates to target pathogens. Whatever natural steps you take to improve immune function (e.g. vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc and aloe vera may have the effect of increasing antibodies. Another natural remedy, nebulizing hydrogen peroxide is also antiviral. See the natural page for details.)
- Convalescent Plasma. This is from blood donations from recovered patients and was hoped to provide antibodies to fight the disease. However, it is still experimental, there are potential side effects and because blood banks didn’t separate recovered plasma from merely vaccinated. This probably not even available. If you want more, read what the Mayo Clinic advises.
- Dexamethasone. This is a corticosteroid designed to reduce inflammation. An excess of immune system internally-generated inflammation can be a cause of severe viral disease symptoms. A review of 17 studies showed that steroids reduced mortality among severely ill covid-19 patients because they reduce runaway inflammation. See inhaled budesonide below which is another approach for the same purpose. Steroid drugs (especially in long term use) increase the risk of developing a fungal infection that can complicate matters. Many nutritional supplements also reduce inflammation: Vitamin D, resveratrol (Longevinex), magnesium, garlic, zinc, aloe vera.
- Inhaled steroid, budesonide. This quote is from a Fortune magazine article: “Richard Bartlett, MD made waves in a July 2 interview that quickly racked up 4.1 million views online. In the interview, Bartlett, who has practiced medicine for 28 years and was part of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Health Disparities Task Force, boasted a 100% survival rate for his patients since March by using his treatment strategy, centered around an inhaled steroid called budesonide.”
- Colchicine.This standard gout drug has shown promise for reducing complications and is being used and studied for covid-19.
- Famotidine. This is a heartburn drug of the H2 blocker class. There has been some very weak evidence that it might improve covid-19 outcomes. However, I’m very leery of this one because another class of acid-blockers, Proton Pump Inhibitors, seems to make matters worse. Those drugs block the stomach acid which is an important component of digestion and a defense against pathogens. Chewing Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics is a remedy for heartburn that offers multiple fringe benefits.
- Anti-fever medications. Unless a fever gets alarmingly high, like over 102○ it might be smarter to avoid aspirin (see next item), acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others). In addition to the drugs known side effects, fever is one way the body fights infection. Fever is also a trigger for forming antibodies to create an important immunity factor. Maybe let nature do its work.
- Aspirin. However, some doctors do use full dose aspirin, not to reduce fever, but to help avoid clotting that can be a serious effect of the virus and to reduce inflammation. Its use has been shown to reduce mortality. (Note: Fish oil, resveratrol and nattokinase also protect from unwanted clots.)
- One doctor recommended Singulair to block the chemicals that cause swelling in your lungs and tightening of the muscles around your airways.
“Authorities” were critical of the plan used for President Trump. Ignoring the fact that he was back at work a couple of days after being diagnosed, they said that the combination nutrient/drug protocol had not been proven in double-blind gold standard studies. They should be embarrassed to remember that most seniors are routinely prescribed several pharmaceuticals that have never been tested together. The “experts” are also waiting for rigorous studies (which because of economic factors will not likely ever be done) on the covid-19 specific benefits of the individual nutrients listed on this website. Please remember that “Not proven” is not even close to being the same as “disproven”.
Ventilators. Ventilators can save lives when a patient cannot breathe on their own. However, in many cases, covid-19 patients can breathe, they just aren’t absorbing oxygen well because of tissue problems and clots at the lung membranes. Since ventilators can damage lung tissue, hospitals are trying to limit their use. Some research shows better outcomes with home care via telehealth. They are employing other methods of upping oxygen levels and have patients on their stomachs to help them breathe. (Unfortunately, this does not work as well with the obese.) Longevinex Advantage is great support for healthy lung tissue.
This World Council for Health website offers a lot of useful information, but I think their dosage suggestion on vitamin C is way too low.
Again, be sure to read the page on Natural Remedies that can be used with or instead of what is above.