My biggest concern about people’s ability to cope successfully with covid-19 and for that matter to preserve our democracy, is censorship. How can we possibly arrive at the best solutions if one side of every debate is silenced or at least denigrated? On this HBN website, in the newsletter and on the radio show, we aim to cover relevant information that the media suppresses. They do so not because it is wrong, but rather because it simply does not support their chosen narrative or agenda. In contrast, we select credible sources who have studied the totality of the science, not just the part that helps their case. Granted, we do not really offer a “balanced view” because that would mean spending precious time discussing the establishment’s dogmatic talking points–I think you already get that drivel crammed down your throat at every turn. The recent tidbits below illustrate my point and show the high cost of limiting our choices. [I added italics here and there to call attention to something.]
- NIH is to study Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquin and other potential Covid-19 early treatments for home use. According to a story in The Epoch Times, “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced it will fund [with $155 million] a large randomized clinical trial to assess whether existing drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can be repurposed to treat COVID-19 at home.” Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine are two examples of 7 drugs to finally be examined [I cannot list more because, as I write this, the NIH website is down]. NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins previously said in a press release, “While we’re doing a good job with treating hospitalized patients with severe disease, we don’t currently have an approved medication that can be self-administered to ease symptoms of people suffering mild disease at home, and reduce the chance of their needing hospitalization.”
No kidding!?! Seems that early treatment should have been a higher priority since there is no debate that your chances of dying are greatly increased if you end up in the hospital and worse yet if a ventilator is required. More below on the deadly cost of this delay.
Many brave US integrative practitioners (and even whole medical systems in some other countries) have been successfully using these drugs as early outpatient treatments for a year or more. The US government’s explanation for the delay in evaluating early treatments has been their obsessive focus on vaccines and pricey drugs for use in hospitals. However, it is tempting to wonder if the real problem with US acceptance of these safe, widely available, and affordable medications is that the patents on them have expired and they are therefore not profitable for their partners in big pharma.
- Ivermectin has been used safely for over 30 years. This quote is from that same Epoch Times [TET] article above, “According to ivmmeta.com, a website providing real-time meta-analysis of ivermectin studies, there have been 52 trials on ivermectin involving more than 17,000 patients, of which 27 were randomized controlled studies and 18 focused on early treatment. Ninety-six percent of the 27 randomized controlled studies “report positive effect [on covid-19], with an estimated 65 percent improvement” and a low relative risk of mortality, the website said.”
- Another TET article interviews Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD. The Epoch Times asked: “I remember last year that any mention of taking vitamins C and D for COVID-19 was being censored. Social media companies said it was to prevent misinformation. But why would they try to prevent doctors from providing basic nutritional information, especially at a time when so many people feared for their lives?”
Dr. Vliet’s reply: “It was to drive control of the population through fear to get them to follow the vaccination campaign. That’s clearly the motive. There is no other explanation for the orchestrated attacks on vitamins, hydroxychloroquine, and now ivermectin to prevent early treatment, and censoring any doctor that posts about this on Twitter.
I was on Twitter for six years. I had about 80 thousand followers. I was summarily suspended from Twitter on Jan. 11 for posting medically correct information about the vaccine risk and about early treatment options that were available. My account was suspended without warning and with no reason given. There wasn’t anything medically incorrect that I had posted. I consider it my responsibility to read the medical literature and put it into layman’s language in the hopes that people understand their options. I’ve always done that. I’ve written seven consumer books on health care topics.”
Dr. Vliet continues: “Hydroxychloroquine has been used for 65 years for all ages, from young children to people in their 90s and older, as well as pregnant and nursing mothers. The CDC and other agencies all over the world have always said this was safe.”
“The National Institutes of Health guidelines instructs people to stay at home until they have symptoms, and then have them go to the ER. So, people would wait through two and a half weeks of symptoms. And by that point, this virus would have triggered an exaggerated inflammatory response which can lead to the lethal form of cytokine storm. And it can trigger the exaggerated blood-clotting response, and people were developing micro-blood clots throughout the lungs.
That’s a problem, and that’s why this virus absolutely had to be treated early to prevent those damages. Primarily what has killed people with COVID is a delay to treatment and allowing the exaggerating inflammatory response and blood clotting response to take hold in the body. But by then, there is little we can do.
By the time people got to the hospital and into the ICU, the average mortality was running across the U.S. around 25 percent. That’s totally unacceptable. We’ve never had anything like that before during my career in medicine.
By preventing treatment for that long, you’re essentially putting 25 percent of those patients to death. The 75 percent that recovered then suffered long-term complications. We’ve seen pulmonary fibrosis developing. We’ve seen neurological complications, fatigue, heart damage. You’ve got inflammation of the brain, inflammation of the heart, kidney damage, and lung damage. All of these are consequences of waiting until the late stage to treat this virus.”
My thought: The government “authorities”, the mainstream media and their big tech social media co-conspirators say that nutrition, natural approaches and early / safe / low-cost interventions don’t work—costly hospital therapies and experimental “vaccines” are their choice. Never mind that they are so often WRONG. That is their story, and they are sticking to it!
Here are more sources of important information you will not hear from mainstream sources:
- Misleading marketing? In years past, Steven Hotze, MD was a respected sponsor of the Healthy by Nature show. He recently wrote an article about the covid-19 vaccines and said: “This so-called COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ does not provide the individuals who receive the vaccine with immunity to COVID-19, nor does it prevent the transmission of this disease. It does not meet the CDC’s own definition of a vaccine. That is why it is a deceptive trade practice, under 15 U.S. Code, Section 41 of the Federal Trade Commission, for pharmaceutical companies who are producing this experimental gene therapy, to claim that this is a vaccine. These pharmaceutical companies are lying to the public. The government health bureaucrats are also lying to the public, by calling this treatment a vaccine. This COVID-19 experimental gene therapy is only designed to minimize your symptoms if you were to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.
By referring to this therapy as a ‘vaccine,’ the pharmaceutical companies are attempting to shield themselves, because vaccine injuries or deaths are exempted by law from any product liability lawsuits.” [That means, if these shots were accurately classified as a “gene therapy”, the makers could be liable for harm.]
- In this powerful video interview of Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO by Joni Lamb on Daystar’s “Ministry Now”, the doctor reveals how the new COVID-19 vaccines work and what you’re not being told.
- Shingles may be a possible side effect of Pfizer vaccine. That is one of many interesting posts by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his non-profit, Children’s Health Defense (CHD). For years they have courageously informed the public about vaccine lies and risks as well as exposed threats to the environment. They have suffered attacks for their trouble, but things got even stickier when CHD started telling the truth about the pandemic and the relentless push for covid vaccines. Their website says “The Defender [newsletter] / is experiencing censorship on many social channels. Be sure to stay in touch with the news that matters by subscribing to our top news of the day. It’s free.”
- I could make a very l-o-o-o-n-n-n-g list of censorship examples, but you’ve seem it and get the idea.
Fight Censorship! There are lots of scientific studies to choose from, covering all positions. Sadly, doctors and alternative media who try to educate us about good but suppressed options are routinely censored by the government and by various social media platforms whose self-appointed “experts” say that theirs is disinformation. I subscribe to and support The Epoch Times because they tell the whole story. For example, way back in April of 2020, they wrote an excellent article on the importance of vitamin D for protection against covid-19. Hmmm, they had the science, but I didn’t see that on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and only rarely on Fox News. Dr. Anthony Fauci apparently takes 6,000 vitamin D per day but hasn’t shared that precious information. [Note: the only prejudicial position I’ve seen Epoch Times take is against Chinese Communist efforts to control the US…and I can live with that bias!]