Covid-19 News

  • US government stops distribution of Eli Lilly Covid-19 antibody treatment due to spread of coronavirus variants


    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/0…ribution-stops/index.html


    The government stopped distributing the treatment on Tuesday.


    Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration updated guidance to say the therapy on its own may not work as well against variants. FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock had said that the US had stopped shipping bamlanivimab to Arizona, California and Nevada due to the variants, and the FDA asked the companies to assess their therapies against the variants.

    Bamlanivimab can still be used with etesevimab, another monoclonal antibody treatment developed by Eli Lilly. In combination, the two Eli Lilly treatments seem to work against coronavirus variants.


    Operation Warp Speed invested heavily in the treatment throughout its development, and in December, the US government spent $812.5 million to buy 650,000 additional doses of bamlanivimab. The government has sent out nearly 800,000 doses of bamlanivimab as of March 2. The updated guidance says that if health care providers want to use their existing supply of bamlanivimab, they can.

  • The Growing Scrutiny of Peter Daszak’s Chinese Research Collaboration


    https://www.nationalreview.com…search-collaboration/amp/


    On the homepage, Jack Crowe has an explosive report on Peter Daszak’s conflicts of interests as a WHO investigator into the origins of the coronavirus.


    The article details how Daszak, who is president of the EcoHealth Alliance, led a months-long campaign against the lab leak hypothesis of COVID’s origins, even though his organization had used an NIH grant to fund research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, from which the disease is thought to have escaped. (As Crowe explains, the grant was first issued in 2015. It was revoked by the Trump administration when officials worried about EcoHealth’s lack of transparency, and later reinstated).

    It’s worth reading in conjunction with new reporting by the National Pulse’s Natalie Winters that lists all the studies that Daszak coauthored involving either co-authors with ties to Chinese party-state entities, or funding by such institutions.


    The organizations implicated in Daszak’s research include the Chinese Academy of Science, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and programs operated by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Like every other sector of society in China today, scientific research simply cannot exist independently of the Chinese Communist Party’s aims, as Winters points out:


    The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) has also funded Daszak’s studies on Bat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and novel astroviruses from small mammals in China, and Serological Evidence of Bat SARS-Related Coronavirus.


    The NNSFC “implements works entrusted by the State Council and relevant governmental administrations,” lists itself as a state-owned institution formed “under the loving care of comrade Deng Xiaoping.” The NNSFC also describes itself as “guided by President Xi Jinping’s Socialist Thoughts with Chinese Characteristics for the new era.”


    One 2015 paper noted by Winters — co-authored by Daszak and a team of Chinese researchers, including some with People’s Liberation Army affiliations — attempted to sketch out the future of cooperation on combating infectious diseases between U.S. and Chinese scientists. All of this is all the more relevant in light of the State Department’s claims that “The Wuhan Institute of Virology has engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017.”


    The authors of the paper had gathered for a meeting in China, and the document summarized the findings of their discussions:


    These leading nations have the opportunity to set an example for best practices in science by combining intellectual, technological, and financial resources to help reduce the impacts from emerging infectious diseases at every level, from families to global economies. Working more closely together, the world can head off the threat of pandemics through an improved understanding of the underlying drivers of disease emergence, with benefits for science, health, ecological integrity, and economic well-being.


    Back then — the first year of Daszak’s NIH grant — such cooperation on global public-health issues was a no-brainer, which is why U.S. funding offered to Daszak was used to support WIV research. In the intervening years, clearly, and following the outset of the pandemic, much has changed in this reflexive sort of engagement with Beijing.


    But it seems, though, that Daszak’s interactions with Chinese institutions have convinced him of an obstinate need to placate an authoritarian regime with no true interest in fighting infectious diseases, to the point that he’s been one of its loudest defenders in the scientific community. And up until now, Daszak, who was lauded as a credible expert and rewarded with favorable media coverage, was massively successful in discrediting the lab-leak theory, despite his many, obvious conflicts of interest.

  • University of Utah researchers studying possible COVID-19 treatment — an old antidepressant


    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2021/03/25/university-utah/


    A decades-old antidepressant drug may stop coronavirus from causing serious illness — and the University of Utah is enrolling patients in a study to confirm whether it works.


    The drug, fluvoxamine, is an early selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor — a common type of antidepressant, similar to Prozac or Zoloft — developed in the 1980s.


    But, infectious diseases professor Dr. Adam Spivak said Thursday, “there’s a lot of research that suggests it acts as a very strong anti-inflammatory.”


    That’s important because serious cases of COVID-19 are likely tied to inflammation caused by out-of-control immune responses that the virus triggers, Spivak said.


    For the past year, researchers have been running trials on drugs with anti-inflammatory effects, from ibuprofen to the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine.

    We have a lot of anti-inflammatories on the shelf, everything from Motrin and Tylenol, to ... drugs we use for specific cancers,” Spivak said. “There has been a very rapid series of trials looking at different anti-inflammatory drugs to address severe COVID.”


    So far only one of those drugs, a steroid called dexamethasone, has “really worked” and been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for coronavirus treatment.


    But researchers at Washington University in St. Louis in the fall completed the first trials using fluvoxamine and found none of the patients who took it required hospital care — compared to 8% of coronavirus patients who took the placebo, Spivak said.


    The drug has the same cellular mechanism as hydroxychloroquine, which then-President Donald Trump touted early in the pandemic as a “miracle” cure — but later was shown to be ineffective and possibly dangerous in treating the coronavirus.


    That cellular mechanism is about 20 times more powerful in fluvoxamine than in hydroxychloroquine, Spivak said.

  • All of this is all the more relevant in light of the State Department’s claims that “The Wuhan Institute of Virology has engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017

    Below is an interview that expands on the theme that the US State Department knows things about the WIV regarding the Covid-10 outbreak. Most of it is classified, but a former State Department official reveals some non classified info that is evidence that the WIV is the source of Covid-19, including that some people from WIV were hospitalized in October or November of 2019 with Sars like symptoms.


    External Content www.youtube.com
    Content embedded from external sources will not be displayed without your consent.
    Through the activation of external content, you agree that personal data may be transferred to third party platforms. We have provided more information on this in our privacy policy.

  • Below is an interview that expands on the theme that the US State Department knows things about the WIV regarding the Covid-10 outbreak.

    Most of this has already been provided 14 months ago!!! On private blogs spots of insiders.


    So the only question is why it comes up again..very late. Still no links to Italy/New York (April 2019)!


    In the mean time the fascist free-mason/Rotary folks go on with killing people by suppressing Ivermectin. About 95% of long Covid cases could be cured by Ivermectin at less than 1$ cost.


    But as long as people travel to China that kill Uigurs for fun of Xi we must accept that also the US Government/German Government etc.. kills for fun.


    Accept that you are cattle!

  • About 95% of long Covid cases could be cured by Ivermectin at less than 1$ cost.

    As an example of this, here's a video of a lady who had long Covid, and then she took a certain medication ...


    External Content www.youtube.com
    Content embedded from external sources will not be displayed without your consent.
    Through the activation of external content, you agree that personal data may be transferred to third party platforms. We have provided more information on this in our privacy policy.

  • The COVID pandemic would be over by now if we had all been taking the anti-viral medicines contained in Anti-Bat. This is becoming boring now, none of the vaccines have any effect whatsoever, the drug companies have made loads of cash, governments have killed off their useless doddery old gits in nursing homes etc etc. Boris is looking forward to a Brave New World where only the rich Tories have a reasonable standard of living and anyone who objects to all of this gets the chop. Oh yes, and D Cummings and Co are working like the gestapo to identify resistance members (like me) who don't give a shit and just stick up two fingers to the lot of them. :) :) :) :)

  • Accept that you are cattle!

    if only we were cattle

    for cattle

    Ivermectin is permissible

    and horses..and dogs

    and for millions of poor Africans


    do cattle listen to parrots?


    there are many parrots for the FDA and MERCK in the USA

    ..in the Philippines.. Latin America

    European parrots too..

    "

    The EMA said that it has looked at the available evidence, where laboratory studies found that the drug could block replication of the virus but at much higher drug concentrations than those achieved with the currently authorised doses, and results from clinical trials were varied."



    https://www.nasdaq.com/article…g-for-covid-19-2021-03-22



  • yup, as nasa is talking about full disclosure and adding page after page of privacy block you must agree to, it seems the full disclosure is our phones, location, ect. but you know how banks work, you dont get the loan unless you agree to the terms and you just trust them to do the right thing.

    full disclosure is underway,

  • if only we were cattle

    for cattle

    Ivermectin is permissible

    and horses..and dogs

    and for millions of poor Africans

    It is permissible for anyone in the U.S. Any doctor can prescribe it. I have pointed this out time after time, but the message does not get through. I do not understand why. I think this resistance to fact and to reality is grounded in conspiracy theories and a desire by many people to see themselves as victims. But anyway, let me repeat:


    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.


    Do you people understand? Have I made myself clear? Do you speak language? Let me say it again a few times:


    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.


    It is not banned. Not restricted. Not unavailable. Not in any way, shape, or form disallowed. The FDA and others discourage the use of it, because they think it does not work, but they have no regulatory power to stop the use of it for any reason, by any doctor.

  • It is permissible for anyone in the U.S.

    Permissible? Once only? why not (8+5)x for effect?

    The FDA says so... sort of...so I guess this must be true... sort of..

    The US is the world... some think so..sort of true..but

    Horses have privileges in Australia and the UK.. may be they are cleverer

    Without horses there would be no ivermectin apple paste in my fridge..

    The local GP wouldn't prescribe Stromectol for my parasites. Dr was .too afraid of the Aussie fda..

    Thank God for horses.. they have privileges in Oz..


    Perhaps IVM is permissible for FDA parrots like me??

    https://www.fda.gov/animal-vet…ermectin-intended-animals

    Q: What is ivermectin approved for in the U.S.?

    A: Ivermectin tablets are approved for use in humans for the treatment of some parasitic worms (intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis) and ivermectin topical formulations are approved for human use by prescription only for the treatment of external parasites such as headlice and for skin conditions such as rosacea.

    Ivermectin is FDA-approved for use in animals for prevention of heartworm disease in some small animal species, and for treatment of certain internal and external parasites in various animal species. People should never take animal drugs, as the FDA has only evaluated their safety and effectiveness in the particular species for which they are labeled. Using these products in humans could cause serious harm.

    Q: Is there any danger to humans taking ivermectin?


    A: There are approved uses for ivermectin in people and animals but it is not approved for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. You should not take any medicine to treat or prevent COVID-19 unless it has been prescribed to you by your health care provider and acquired from a legitimate source.

    Some of the side-effects that may be associated with ivermectin include skin rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, facial or limb swelling, neurologic adverse events (dizziness, seizures, confusion), sudden drop in blood pressure, severe skin rash potentially requiring hospitalization and liver injury (hepatitis). Laboratory test abnormalities include decrease in white cell count and elevated liver tests. Any use of ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 should be avoided as its benefits and safety for these purposes have not been established.

    Data from clinical trials are necessary for us to determine whether ivermectin is safe and effective in treating or preventing COVID-19


    (True.. sort of). :)

  • Permissible? Once only?

    No, not once. As many times as your doctor wants.


    The FDA says so... sort of...

    The FDA has no say in the matter. It has no regulatory power to stop a doctor from using a drug off label. In the quote above, the FDA says you should not use veterinary ivermectin. Obviously that is not approved for any human use. It also says: "You should not take any medicine to treat or prevent COVID-19 unless it has been prescribed to you by your health care provider" meaning off label use.


    I have said this maybe 10 times, and I have pointed to the FDA website that says this:


    https://www.fda.gov/patients/l…rent%20type%20of%20cancer.


    "If you and your healthcare provider decide to use an approved drug for an unapproved use to treat your disease or medical condition, remember that FDA has not determined that the drug is safe and effective for the unapproved use."


    Let me repeat:


    THE FDA CANNOT PREVENT THE USE OF IVERMECTIN FOR ANY PURPOSE A DOCTOR WISHES TO USE IT FOR. THE FDA CANNOT REGULATE THE USE OF IVERMECTIN.

    THE FDA CANNOT PREVENT THE USE OF IVERMECTIN FOR ANY PURPOSE A DOCTOR WISHES TO USE IT FOR. THE FDA CANNOT REGULATE THE USE OF IVERMECTIN.

    THE FDA CANNOT PREVENT THE USE OF IVERMECTIN FOR ANY PURPOSE A DOCTOR WISHES TO USE IT FOR. THE FDA CANNOT REGULATE THE USE OF IVERMECTIN.

    THE FDA CANNOT PREVENT THE USE OF IVERMECTIN FOR ANY PURPOSE A DOCTOR WISHES TO USE IT FOR. THE FDA CANNOT REGULATE THE USE OF IVERMECTIN.

    THE FDA CANNOT PREVENT THE USE OF IVERMECTIN FOR ANY PURPOSE A DOCTOR WISHES TO USE IT FOR. THE FDA CANNOT REGULATE THE USE OF IVERMECTIN.

    THE FDA CANNOT PREVENT THE USE OF IVERMECTIN FOR ANY PURPOSE A DOCTOR WISHES TO USE IT FOR. THE FDA CANNOT REGULATE THE USE OF IVERMECTIN.


    This is black and white. It is very simple. THE FDA HAS NO POWER TO STOP YOU FROM USING IVERMECTIN. Period. Full stop.


    Do you understand?

  • The FDA has no power over kangaroos or cockatoos in Australia..

    I knew that in the dreamtime.. i nga waa o mua ..long ago..

    before Georgia was a state or the FDA was born..

    that is why I prescribed horse ivermectin for myself..

    A sign of age is when people repeat themselves..

    I have said this maybe 10 time

    (8+5) x to be exact . that too is permissible.. if tiresome.. ;(

  • For those who have some interest in cheaper auscultation..

    the current price of a bluetooth stethoscope is $500

    https://store.thinklabs.com/pr…UqBsNnKW63f8aAhoaEALw_wcB

    approved by the FDA!!

    but thanks to Covid.. there is now a plastic one for $20


    When the COVID pandemic hit Utah, Nuttall noticed that personal protective equipment like face shields and coveralls made it difficult to assess patients with a traditional stethoscope

    . The Stethogram they designed is ideal for working with patients in isolation since it allows a nurse or physician to listen to a patient's heart and lungs by streaming audio from a smart phone to ear buds.

    External Content www.youtube.com
    Content embedded from external sources will not be displayed without your consent.
    Through the activation of external content, you agree that personal data may be transferred to third party platforms. We have provided more information on this in our privacy policy.

  • It is permissible for anyone in the U.S. Any doctor can prescribe it. I have pointed this out time after time, but the message does not get through. I do not understand why. I think this resistance to fact and to reality is grounded in conspiracy theories and a desire by many people to see themselves as victims. But anyway, let me repeat:


    ANYONE IN THE U.S. CAN TREAT COVID-19 WITH IVERMECTIN.

    How about you do an experiment Jed. Ask your doctor to give you a prescription for ivermectin - for Covid-19 - and let us know how it goes.

  • Do you not understand that doctors using drugs off label open themselves up to criminal liability. Using drugs for labeled use there is no liability. Until the FDA gives emergency use doctors will not risk their licence and assets. Now do you now understand???

  • Ex-CDC Director Robert Redfield believes COVID-19 came from Wuhan lab


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


    The former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes the virus that causes COVID-19 escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, according to a new interview.


    Robert Redfield told CNN on Friday that it was his “opinion” that SARS-CoV-2 — the new coronavirus responsible for killing 2.7 million people globally — did not evolve naturally.


    “I’m of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory — escaped,” said Redfield, who led the CDC during the height of the pandemic. “Other people don’t believe that. That’s fine. Science will eventually figure it out.”


    Researchers believe the deadly and highly transmissible strain of coronavirus behind the global pandemic mutated from a virus that infects animals — namely, bats — to one that sickens humans.

    But some believe the virus was somehow released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology — which is the only lab in China authorized to study the most dangerous known pathogens, according to Axios.


    “It’s not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect the laboratory worker. … That’s not implying any intentionality,” Redfield said. “It’s my opinion, right? But I am a virologist. I have spent my life in virology.

    I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human and at that moment in time, that the virus came to the human, became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human-to-human transmission.”

  • White House weighs temporarily lifting intellectual property shield on Covid-19 vaccines


    https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/…tual-property-shield.html


    The White House is weighing whether to suspend intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, in response to pressure from developing nations and subsequent support from progressive lawmakers, according to three sources familiar with the matter.


    A temporary suspension of intellectual property protections would apply to all medical technologies to treat or prevent Covid-19. South Africa and India made a formal request to the World Trade Organization to waive the protections until the pandemic is over, but the issue was tabled without a resolution.

    The White House convened a meeting of deputy-level policymakers on March 22, a senior administration official said, but they reached no final decision.


    The White House's review comes in response to a letter sent in late March by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging the administration to study the issue after several Democratic colleagues — including Reps. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois — brought it to her attention. The letter has not been released to the public. But a senior aide said Pelosi supports the position of her members, who are in favor of issuing such a waiver, even on a temporary basis.


    "The view is 'We're not safe until the world is safe,'" one of the sources said of the support from progressives on Capitol Hill.