Covid-19 News

  • Africa, Ill-Equipped and Without Vaccines, Grapples With a Deadlier Covid-19 Surge


    https://www.wsj.com/amp/articl…ovid-19-surge-11611754940


    JOHANNESBURG—In Nigeria’s largest city, some public hospitals have run out of oxygen amid a coronavirus resurgence, forcing doctors to make life-or-death decisions. In Zimbabwe’s capital, scores of public-sector health-care workers are falling ill. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, power outages are hobbling the treatment of record numbers of Covid-19 patients in some hospitals.


    Africa, largely spared the high Covid-19 death toll of the rich world last year, is facing a bigger and more lethal wave of the virus.

  • South Africa revokes ivermectin ban

    SAHPRA back-tracked on Wednesday, announcing plans to "facilitate a controlled, compassionate access programme for ivermectin" due to rising coronavirus cases.

    "We are in the second wave. We are seeing lives being lost and we have many medical practitioners that have reached out to us," SAHPRA head Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela said during a virtual press briefing.

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  • Here is a frightening article about the dangers of new strains of COVID-19. The author is an MD:


    https://www.washingtonpost.com…s-decreasing-new-strains/


    Opinion: America could be passing our darkest hour. But calamity could lie ahead if we don’t act.

    There is finally a glimmer of hope in the war against the coronavirus. Daily new infections have declined by more than 30 percent in the past two weeks, with 45 states reporting sustained decreases. Hospitalizations are trending down . . .

    But a much more ominous scenario looms, too.

    That scenario is what happens if the emerging covid-19 variants gain traction in the United States. There are at least three variants that appear to have acquired mutations that make them more transmissible than the existing strains. Named B.1.1.7, B.1.351 and P.1, these mutants were first identified in Britain, South Africa and Brazil, respectively. British scientists are finding that B.1.1.7 may be 30 percent more lethal in addition to being up to 70 percent more contagious.

    Their high transmissibility is how these mutants have rapidly taken hold in other countries and replaced existing variants. B.1.1.7 was first detected in September and became the dominant strain in much of Britain by December. That variant is believed to be increasing by 70 percent each week in Denmark, despite the country being in a strict lockdown. Here in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that B.1.1.7 could overtake all other strains by March.

    What would happen then? First, there could be a catastrophic surge far surpassing anything we’ve seen to date. It would occur on top of a high level of infection and could quickly overwhelm a health-care system that has yet to recover from the last surge. This time, new infections could spread with far greater speed and wreak unimaginable devastation.

    Second, activities that are relatively safe now would become higher risk. This could derail efforts to reopen schools. Britain’s schools had in-person instruction throughout the fall but then abruptly closed in an attempt to rein in the new variant. In a primary school in the Netherlands, an outbreak of covid-19 afflicted nearly 15 percent of teachers, students and families, with the B.1.1.7 variant responsible for a large fraction. Schools in that country, too, are now closed. With a more transmissible strain, we would need to recalibrate every activity. People might need N95 masks just to go to the grocery store; restaurants might have to shutter indefinitely; and lockdowns could become inevitable. . . .

  • FLCCC response to 'limitations" by NIH

    https://covid19criticalcare.co…se-in-covid19-2021-01-18/


    FLCCC response...

    #7 In vitro tests suggest IVM does not work in vivo


    #1“The sample size of most of the trials was small


    In vitro monkey cells are not human in vivo...


    Not true.

    Ten of 17 RCT’s.. n>100


    #2 Various doses and schedules of ivermectin were used


    Not a limitation..

    Rather… a strength

    #3“Some of the randomized controlled trials were open label studies


    Most trials used multiple objective endpoints, including viral load, viral clearance, and death. A dozen studies and meta analyses reported statistically significant benefits across objective endpoints


    #4

    concomitant medications (e.g., doxycycline, HCQ, azithromycin, Zn, corticosteroids),

    confounding assessment of the true efficacy or safety of ivermectin


    Placebo comparators are unethical..

    A number of the RCT’s performed a direct

    head-to-head evaluation comparing the SOC plus HCT

    versus SOC versus ivermectin; this trial design allows the efficacy

    of each comparator drug to be assessed


    #5“The severity of COVID-19 in the study participants was not always well described

    .


    sufficient trials presented where patient severity was sufficiently defined to form a clinically valid opinion on the drug effectiveness

    Further, the severity concern holds no practical significance

    when many trials consistently show

    ivermectin is effective in prophylaxis.

    At present, the data suggest that ivermectin offers significant benefits

    at virtually every phase and severity of the disease.


    #6“The study outcome measures were not always clearly defined

    a true statement,but it ignores the many “objective” endpoints that were

    clearly defined (viral load, time to viral clearance)

    or required no definition (i.e. death)



    In conclusion, we are disappointed by the Panel’s hesitancy

    to make a recommendation in support of ivermectin,one of the safest,

    low-cost, and widely available drugs in the history of medicine.


    “waiting for the perfect evidence to be obtained" is

    no longer tenable when 4,000 patients are dying each day in our country.

    If we put the safety and potential of ivermectin against

    the ever-increasing impact of the virus,

    now is the time to more strongly support the

    adoption of this therapy.

    Patients do not have time to wait, and we as healthcare providers in society

    do not have that time either.


    -Sincerely, The Front Line Covid19 Critical Care Alliance

  • Three new items from RFK, Jr's "The Defender" --


    CDC’s Vaccine Injury Reporting System ‘Temporarily Down’

    https://childrenshealthdefense…-system-temporarily-down/


    Healthcare Worker Dies 4 Days After Second Pfizer Vaccine, Death Under Investigation

    https://childrenshealthdefense…after-second-pfizer-shot/


    Big Tech Pushes Digital ID Cards to Track Vaccinations, Shopping, Banking Activity and More

    Coercion is at the center of the global effort to manufacture consent for an all-encompassing digital identification system, in the form of SMART Health Cards and Digital Wallets.

    https://childrenshealthdefense…hopping-banking-activity/


    Phytochemicals with multiple anti-Covid binding sites

    - Flavonoids luteolin, abyssinone II effective against several sites

    https://bnrc.springeropen.com/…0.1186/s42269-020-00479-6


    Antidepressant doxepin may block Covid entry through ACE2

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/r…irus/publication/33497607


    List of phytochemicals with potential anti-Covid effects - Tables 3,4

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/…cle/pii/S221242922100016X

    https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S221242922100016X


    Herbs and phytochemicals with potential anti-Covid activity

    - Table 1, Figures 5,6

    https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S0166093421000094

  • Opinion: America could be passing our darkest hour. But calamity could lie ahead if we don’t act.

    America is ruled by free masons and rotary plus a few almighty elected ones...


    So per definition America is a dark country as it currently relies on dark (middle-)age social power structures. This currently is also true for most western countries. Thus please do complain elsewhere first!

    The main problem is that today's generation of free masons and rotary has cricket brain intellect due do wide spread destructive drug consumption. It's is obvious that a dark live, only built/founded on greed and slavish obedience must somehow be compensated.


    The last time the same happened was after 1932 when the first drugs (amphetamines) made into the right wing German leader groups. Most people only know the historical outcome but not the full history of why! Drug's usually completely wipe out altruism one of the highest attributes of society. It's replace by the mafia's slavish obedience.


    Thus: You must be able to treat yourself. Here all leading doctors in hospitals are mafia members. Thus currently there is no hope to survive there without ongoing damage.


    Treat yourself: Buy your personal 8x dose Ivermectin! +Zinc,VD-3, orange juice

  • some here should really take heed of this report.


    Schizophrenia is 2nd highest risk factor for dying of COVID-19, after age


    https://www.livescience.com/am…19-death-risk-factor.html


    Of the more than 7,000 adults who tested positive for the coronavirus during that time, 75 patients had a history of schizophrenia; 564 had a history of a mood disorder; and 360 had a history of an anxiety disorder. Overall, 864 of the COVID-19 patients died or were discharged to hospice within 45 days of their diagnosis.


    The researchers did not find an association between anxiety or mood disorders and death from COVID-19. But they found that people with schizophrenia were about 2.7 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than people without that mental disorder — the second-highest risk factor after age.


    By comparison, patients between the ages of 45 and 54 were 3.9 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than younger patients (and that risk doubled every 10 years of age after 54), regardless of whether they had a mental disorder. Patients with heart failure or diabetes had a 1.65 times and 1.28 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, respectively.

  • Why some coronavirus variants are more contagious—and how we can stop them

    A cluster of viral mutations seems to be speeding the spread of COVID-19—and scientists are racing to understand how they work.


    https://api.nationalgeographic…iants-are-more-contagious


    Scientists are now racing to decipher exactly how the jumble of mutations in each variant influences viral spread. This research is vital to understanding the risks from current lineages and predicting how future variants could alter the course of the pandemic.


    "We have uncontrolled viral spread in much of the world," says Adam Lauring, an infectious disease physician and virologist at the University of Michigan. "So the virus has a lot of opportunity to evolve."


    More cases mean more deaths and more people who suffer lasting impacts from bouts with COVID-19—but not all the news is gloom and doom. For one, the latest analyses of vaccines suggest that they remain effective against the new variants. And until people are vaccinated, the same measures already known to prevent infection—such as masking, distancing, hand washing, ventilation, and spending time outdoors—become even more important to stem the viral tide.



    No one should be surprised by what is happening. Since June I've posted the how and why we were in a pandemic and it was ignored I posted in August that mutations were popping up all over the world, I was particularly interested in the n439k mutation and posted my concerns, ignored. I've shown that we are witnessing the results of worldwide vitamin deficenccy, ignored and now I'm warning you that around the 1st of March the 5th wave will begin and it is going to be devastating, read hope simpson study, DONT IGNORE THIS!

  • No one should be surprised by what is happening. Since June I've posted the how and why we were in a pandemic and it was ignored I posted in August that mutations were popping up all over the world, I was particularly interested in the n439k mutation and posted my concerns, ignored. I've shown that we are witnessing the results of worldwide vitamin deficenccy, ignored and now I'm warning you that around the 1st of March the 5th wave will begin and it is going to be devastating, read hope simpson study, DONT IGNORE THIS!

    I guess most members of this community don't ignore this. They are well aware and looking "over the fence".

    I (we) really appreciate your input and I am convinced that this forum here gives a good overview of the problem (pandemic) and potential solution(s). Some of the things what I have read here came into mainstream media with a delay of a few months. So I would say we are well informed.

    Unfortunatley we have limited posibilities.

    My parents smile at me, when I propose the bird version of IVM to be kept ready as an emergency measures. So what to expect .... I don't blame them. Most people do what the politicians suggest!

  • Covid-19: Cough, fatigue, sore throat 'more common' with new variant


    https://news.google.com/articl…=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen


    The ONS findings are based on positive tests from a random sample of 6,000 people in England.


    Loss of taste and smell may be slightly less likely to affect those with the new form of the virus.


    However, it is still one of the three main symptoms of the virus.


    The NHS website lists the symptoms as a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to sense of smell or taste.


    Most people infected with the virus develop at least one of these symptoms.


    The new variant, which was first spotted in Kent in September, spreads more easily than the previous form of the virus and has now spread across the UK, causing a surge in cases which prompted the current lockdown

  • I guess most members of this community don't ignore this. They are well aware and looking "over the fence".

    I (we) really appreciate your input and I am convinced that this forum here gives a good overview of the problem (pandemic) and potential solution(s). Some of the things what I have read here came into mainstream media with a delay of a few months. So I would say we are well informed.

    Unfortunatley we have limited posibilities.

    My parents smile at me, when I propose the bird version of IVM to be kept ready as an emergency measures. So what to expect .... I don't blame them. Most people do what the politicians suggest!

    You are right and I apologise to the members who have help shape my opinions. Time to get off my ass pack up my research and head up to atlanta and pay a visit to the CDC and drop off research at CNN and FOX news while I'm at it. Have to check with the warden first!

  • Experts warn not to take pain reliever before getting the COVID-19 vaccine


    https://6abc.com/pain-reliever…ol-before-covid/10066258/


    We do not recommend premedication with ibuprofen or Tylenol before COVID-19 vaccines due to the lack of data on how it impacts the vaccine-induced antibody responses," Dr. Simone Wildes, an infectious disease specialist at South Shore Medical Center and a member of Massachusetts' COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group, told ABC News

  • Why Scientists Are Very Worried About The Variant From Brazil


    https://www.npr.org/sections/g…t-the-variant-from-brazil


    "If you were to ask me right now, what's most concerning of all the things that I've heard so far, it's the fact that they are reporting a sudden increase in cases in Manaus, Brazil," virus expert Jeremy Luban at the University of Massachusetts told NPR two weeks ago before the variant arrived in the United States. "Manaus already had 75% of people infected [in the spring of last year]."


    The concern with P.1 is twofold: Scientists don't understand why the variant has spread so explosively in Brazil, and the variant carries a particularly dangerous set of mutations

    On Monday, officials detected the first confirmed case of P.1 in the U.S., specifically in Minnesota. The state Department of Health picked up the case by randomly sequencing 50 nasal swabs from positive patients each week. The person infected with P.1. had previously traveled to Brazil.

    While the variant from the U.K. took about three months to dominate the outbreak in England, P.1 took only about a month to dominate the outbreak in Manaus. In addition, Manaus had already been hit extremely hard by the virus in April. One study estimated that the population should have reached herd immunity and the virus shouldn't be able to spread easily in the community. So why would the city see an even bigger surge 10 months later? Could P.1 be evading the antibodies made against the previous version of the virus, making reinfections easier? Could it just be significantly more contagious? Could both be true

  • Could P.1 be evading the antibodies made against the previous version of the virus, making reinfections easier?

    This has already been shown by two papers. But the main danger still is the Big Pharma mafia that now promotes a vaccine that simply will ease the spread of the fittest virus mutation.


    We have to note that the vaccination program is a total fail and going on with it will lead to the largest possible disaster we could think of. Ivermectin as a prophylaxes would end the pandemic within 6 weeks. If we wait much longer then we will allow even more dangerous mutations to occur, that also can spread among people doing prophylaxes. At the end we end up in the malaria pit hole and we must take our weekly Ivermectin.

  • WHO team to start Wuhan COVID investigation in market, lab


    https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/…ation-visiting-market-lab


    A team of World Health Organization experts is due to begin field research into the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, where COVID-19 was first recorded in late 2019, after completing two weeks of compulsory hotel quarantine.


    The team is expected to visit Huanan Market where the first people fell ill with the virus, as well as the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a nearby medical laboratory. They will also try to find out whether the virus came from a bat, like the more deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which was traced back to a cave in China’s Yunnan province.

  • India says COVID contained, but vaccine campaign stutters


    https://news.google.com/articl…=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen


    India's health minister on Thursday declared its COVID-19 epidemic contained as, with most of the country's active patients concentrated in two states, a fifth of districts completed a week with no new cases.


    However, an inoculation campaign touted by the government as the world's biggest is progressing unevenly, with a survey showing more than half of Indians reluctant to get vaccinated immediately.


    The country of 1.35 billion has recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world after the United States and, with the likely true rate of infection even higher, one study suggests pockets of India have attained herd immunity through natural infection

  • I guess most members of this community don't ignore this. They are well aware and looking "over the fence".

    I (we) really appreciate your input and I am convinced that this forum here gives a good overview of the problem (pandemic) and potential solution(s). Some of the things what I have read here came into mainstream media with a delay of a few months. So I would say we are well informed.

    Unfortunatley we have limited posibilities.

    My parents smile at me, when I propose the bird version of IVM to be kept ready as an emergency measures. So what to expect .... I don't blame them. Most people do what the politicians suggest!

    Agree with Gerold Fm1 . My medicine chest is filled with everything I learned here. Vit D3 even though I get plenty of sun. VitC, Zinc and I eat raw, pickled, and cooked onions to get my quercitin as an ionophore.


    Ordered that Xlear nasal spray with grapefruit seed extract yesterday, after reading that one article you posted.


    As Gerold said though, the effectiveness of all these mitigating home measures does not seem to be widely known. I try and keep family informed, but generally they won't believe me until they see it on the news.


    Keep up the good work. You, Lou, Wytten, Dr. Richard and a few others are way ahead of these developments. Had the world been tuned in here since the beginning, many lives would have been saved.