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    and Moderna Vacines.


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  • India shows sad record highs day after day, unfortunately ... why is it, despite in that country Ivermectin pills are manufactured by the billions...?


    Here is an interesting read I came across with some Pro's but more Con's... :-(


    https://www.downtoearth.org.in…recommended-for-use-76575


    Edit: seems the newly found "double" mutation variant is able to escape the immune system...


    https://www.wabe.org/people-ar…ndia-what-does-that-mean/

  • DR John Campbell interviews

    DR Pierre Kory.

    DR Campbell.. " Bigpharma has llitle interest in conducting ivermection trials"

    Dr Kory.. "That is an understatement.. Bigpharma has a huge active interest in opposing Ivermenctin."

    why is it, despite in that country Ivermectin pills are manufactured by the billions...?

    with 1300 million distribution of ivermectin or even vaccines is a challenge..

    probably IVM protection amounts to less than 20% of the total pop.

    Maharastra state(114M) is the one with the most outbreak and almost no distribution of IVM..

    Bihar(100M) and Uttar Pradesh (204M) are much better but IVM protection is not any where near extensive.


    among the states there are huge differences.. so the collective India data is misleading..

    also the adoption of IVM for home treatment and prophylaxis is opposed by some..

    the national Covid protocol has only just been updated to include IVM..for mild IVM...and only for some hospital patients not prophylaxis..

    or home treatment

    https://medicaldialogues.in/ne…agement-of-covid-19-76799

  • Here is an interesting read I came across with some Pro's but more Con's... :-(


    https://www.downtoearth.org.in…recommended-for-use-76575

    This simply is paid FUD! There are no studies that show that ivermectin does not work against CoV-19. The evidence among 20 RCT trials is overwhelming.


    But... Ivermectin endangers a pharma market worth far more than 100'000'000'000 $$$$$$$$


    So Big pharma now uses the APCO standard playbook to delay it's use. This playbook has been used for tobacco, global warming, nuclear industry and many other cartels.. Only blind man or FM/R/J trumpets can't see this.

  • Worldometer data shows that countries that not use ivermectin or HCQ early treatment have^a far to high death rate/mio population or per cases.

    Zimbabwe has more or less completely stopped the epidemic by broad use of ivermectin:

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/zimbabwe/


    The first to do so was Belize. South Africa also sees nice results despite a badly organized health sector for the poor.


    So if you live in a western, rich country big pharma will kill you if you don't pay for a vaccine.


    Even worse: You serve as free of charge guinea pig for the development of future drugs if you decide for a crappy RNA vaccine.

  • By suppressing early treatment , the CDC and the FDA have handed Big Pharma a good nugget in new autoimmune cases, up to 3 million in the United States alone!


    https://www.fox13news.com/news…ients-vha-study-found.amp


    The study also revealed that the risk of developing long-lasting symptoms was still there for people who were infected with COVID-19 but did not require hospitalization.


    The study observed 73,435 patients in the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) who survived the first 30 days after being diagnosed with COVID-19 but were not hospitalized, compared to nearly 5 million users who did not have COVID-19 and were not hospitalized, the study said.


    According to Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, the chief of research and development at the St. Louis VA Healthcare System who co-authored the study, 8-10% of COVID-19 survivors "started showing an increased risk of diabetes, increased risk of lung problems, increased risk of heart problems, with heart failure, acute heart disease, increased risk of some brain problems including stroke and memory loss, increased risk of blood clots."


    "What we also observed, there was a significant increase in the risk of mental health disorders, including higher risk of depression, anxiety and substitute disorder," Al-Aly explained. "So what that tells us, it really tells us that post-COVID — or long COVID — isn’t really one thing. It’s not only really fatigue or shortness of breath or cough. Long COVID can literally affect any organ in the body."


    Researchers observed eight people per every 1,000 persons in the study die due to COVID-19 between 30 days and six months after the initial diagnosis. Al-Aly said these patients a 59% increased risk of death when compared to the baseline group.


    "What that tells us is that, what we’re seeing in COVID now and accounting for the acute death in the first 30 days, that really is the tip of the iceberg and now we’re starting to see a little bit beneath the iceberg. So on average, there is an excess risk of death for about 8 people per 1,000 persons," he said.


    Al-Aly said they're still digging into the data to find trends among the participants who did die, such as which gender or age range was most prone to death, or if pre-existing conditions played a role.


    Al-Aly stressed that most people who’ve survived a COVID-19 infection will be fine and will not develop lingering complications. But he wants health system planners to be mindful of the people that will.


    He pointed to the roughly 31 million confirmed cases in the United States and said if 8-10% of that population were to experience long-lasting symptoms as they saw in their study - that would be about 3 million Americans with lingering health issues caused by the virus.


    Al-Aly said that could "represent a significant strain on the healthcare system."


    "So I think the message to healthcare policymakers and health system planners and the people who really lead healthcare systems, is really that we should prepare for those people," Al-Aly said. "Those patients deserve coordinated, integrated care and we certainly need to be prepared for that."



    The Food and Drug Administration has authorized three vaccines that are highly effective at preventing severe COVID cases, hospitalizations and death. But researchers still don’t know if the vaccines will ameliorate or improve symptoms of long COVID.


    Even so, Al-Aly stressed the importance of getting inoculated.


    "The best way to avoid COVID is really to prevent it with a vaccine, and the best way to avoid long COVID is to avoid COVID by getting the vaccine," Al-Aly said.


    The study was published in "Nature."


    Al-Aly said they're continuing to monitor COVID-19 patients to report 9-month outcomes and 12-month outcomes.

  • Not free of charge come September, you will be paying out of pocket for the booster to continue this experiment

  • OPEN SEASON Scrap all social distancing in June to ‘give people their lives back’, scientists demand as vaccines cut deaths by 98%






    SOCIAL distancing should be scrapped in June to allow Brits to “take back control of their own lives”, leading scientists have said.


    Twenty-two influential academics have signed an open letter calling for the end of all “low-level” restrictions by June 21 - as vaccination will slash Covid deaths by 98 per cent.

    The letter states that “a good society cannot be created by obsessive focus on a single cause of ill-health” - and cites the devastating toll of lockdown restrictions on mental health.

    It also argues that mass community testing is unnecessary - and can be replaced by a more targeted approach along with hygiene measures such as hand-washing and surface cleaning.


    The signatories also demand plans for vaccine passports are scrapped as the virus “no longer requires exception measures of control in everyday life”.


    In the letter, they call for the end of mandatory face mask wearing in classrooms by May 17 and in wider society by June 21.


    The experts claim that Britain’s successful vaccine rollout will provide the country with a route out of the pandemic this summer. Official figures show that over half of the UK population has received their first dose.

    All legal coronavirus restrictions are set to end on June 21 - but health experts have stressed that “low-level” measures may persist beyond this date

    This could include mask-wearing or surge testing to stamp out hotspots of infection.


    Scientists have also raised the alarm over the spread of dangerous new variants which could hamper the success of the vaccine rollout. It is feared that both the Brazil and South Africa variants could reduce the efficacy of jabs.


    But the letter’s signatories claim that, despite the threat of new strains, coronavirus “will take its place among the 30 or so respiratory viral diseases with which humans have historically co-existed".


    It adds: “For most vaccinated and other low-risk people, Covid-19 is now a mild endemic infection, likely to recur in seasonal waves which renew immunity without significantly stressing the NHS.


    “Having endured the ravages of 2020, things are very different as we enter the spring of 2021. It is more than time for citizens to take back control of their own lives.”


    Signatories include Robert Dingwall, professor of sociology at Nottingham Trent University and a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), and Prof Anthony Brookes, geneticist and health data scientist at the University of Leicester.


    Meanwhile, data from the first large real-world study of the impact of vaccination shows jabs slash infection and are likely to cut transmission.


    Just one dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or AstraZeneca vaccines leads to a two-thirds drop in coronavirus cases and is 74 per cent effective against symptomatic infection.


    And with two doses of Pfizer there was a 70 per cent reduction in all cases and a 90 per cent drop in symptomatic cases - the people who are most likely to transmit coronavirus to others.

    The letter comes after after government scientists on Friday said it was likely that face masks could be scrapped this summer.


    A senior source said the immunisation campaign has gone so well that infections will continue to fall next month despite the recent opening of schools and shops.


    But papers released by SAGE earlier this month claimed it was "highly likely that there will be a further resurgence in hospitalisations and deaths" as restrictions are eased.


    UK chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has previously said he expected regular hand washing and the recommendation for people to stay home from work if they feel ill to become "baseline" measures in the future.

    On social distancing, I think one has to understand what that might mean longer term," he told the Downing Street press conference.


    "And it probably means things like hand hygiene and the fact people will take time off if they get ill and stay at home rather than going into work, testing to know if you've got it or not.


    "Those sorts of things are likely to be important baseline measures going forward."

  • Gum disease linked to severe COVID-19 outcomes


    https://www.medicalnewstoday.c…-severe-covid-19-outcomes


    Researchers at McGill University find a strong link between periodontitis, a common form of gum disease, and severe COVID-19 outcomes.

    Periodontitis produces an inflammatory response that may spread through the body — scientists have previously linked the condition to other systemic issues.

    People with periodontitis were 8.8 times more likely to die of COVID-19.

    Individuals can reduce the risk of periodontitis by practicing strong oral hygiene.

    One of the more perplexing things about COVID-19 is its wide range of outcomes in people who get the disease. A new study from researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, finds a link between gums with inflammation and infection and COVID-19 complications and deaths.


    The study finds that people with periodontitis are 8.8 times more likely to die of COVID-19.


    In addition, such individuals are 3.5 times more likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 and 4.5 times more likely to require a ventilator.

  • Well the fat lady ain't singing, she died! Long live hydroxychloriquine!!!


    Coronavirus: Singapore study suggests hydroxychloroquine and throat spray could protect against infection


    https://www.scmp.com/coronavir…oxychloroquine-and-throat


    A team of clinician-scientists from Singapore’s National University Health System (NUHS) has found that oral hydroxychloroquine and povidone-iodine throat spray are effective in reducing the spread of Covid-19 in high-transmission settings such as dormitories, cruise ships and prisons.Their findings, which were presented to the media on Friday, were based on a study of more than 3,000 migrant workers living in Tuas South Dormitory during the height of the Covid-19 outbreak in May last year.Hydroxychloroquine is a prescription drug used to treat malaria and arthritis while povidone-iodine throat sprays are over-the-counter medications that provide symptomatic relief of sore throat.

    The study, the largest on Covid-19 preventive therapy involving these drugs, was published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases on April 14.

    Associate professor Raymond Seet, the study’s lead author, said only two methods besides vaccines have been effective in reducing the transmission of the coronavirus: wearing masks and social distancing.

    However, the study demonstrated the benefits of preventive therapy with either oral hydroxychloroquine and povidone-iodine throat spray in closed settings, both of which are easily available and safe for use.

    This can represent a viable preventive strategy for individuals living in a closed and high-exposure setting, especially in areas and countries where Covid-19 vaccination is not available or widespread,” Seet said.

  • The Monster at Work.


    https://nypost.com/2021/04/26/…-in-india-like-a-monster/


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  • Every adult in Ireland should take vitamin D supplements, report recommends


    https://www.irishtimes.com/new…port-recommends-1.4531214


    Every adult in Ireland should start taking vitamin D supplements due to alarming levels of deficiency in the State, a new Oireachtas report says.


    Low levels of vitamin D have also been linked to worse health outcomes in relation to Covid-19, and this is why the issue needs to be addressed urgently, according to the report.


    Elderly people, those who are overweight and people who belong to an ethnic minority are more at risk of deficiency, and targeted measures are needed to combat this, the report warns.


    The Oireachtas Health Committee’s report, published today, outlines a number of public health measures that need to be taken to raise vitamin D levels among the general population.


    The report recommends that every adult in Ireland should start taking vitamin D supplements.


    It was also discovered that 47 per cent of people aged 18-39 are deficient in the vitamin. Thirty-five per cent of 50-59 year olds are also deficient.


    However, the older population and people who have a darker skin tone are most at risk of deficiency.


    Sixty-four per cent of over 80s and more than 67 per cent of nursing home residents are deficient.


    Ninety-three per cent of people in the BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) community in Ireland are also deficient.


    Lack of sunlight

    It is believed that Ireland’s lack of sunlight, especially UVB rays, as well as longer working hours indoors, contribute to this deficiency.


    Residents of nursing homes also spend limited time outdoors, especially during Covid times when they are shielding.


    The report says that vitamin D supplementation of 20-25 micrograms per day should be recommended to the entire adult population, and higher doses should be recommended for vulnerable groups under medical supervision.


    Reducing the cost of vitamin D supplements should also be considered, according to the report. This should be done through a reduction or elimination of the VAT rate on the supplement.

    Vulnerable groups, such as those in nursing homes or prisons, as well as frontline healthcare workers should receive vitamin D supplementation on an opt-out basis, the report says.


    The report also suggests that people should be offered vitamin D supplements when attending Covid-19 test centres.


    In Finland, where foods fortified with Vitamin D are widely available, there were less deaths associated with Covid-19 compared with its European counterparts. Preliminary studies suggest it may be linked to the high levels of vitamin D among its population.


    Patient profiling

    Prof John Faul works in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown and he contributed to the report.


    “I’ve gone to the ICUs, where, I can tell you, it’s very upsetting going to people who are on ventilators and telling their families they are really in trouble. Many have died.


    “We did massive profiling of these people, in terms of their immune systems and biologic situation. The only thing that was really sticking out was vitamin D deficiency.


    “Their average vitamin D levels were 27. This was the first wave. These people had never been sick before, they had never been to doctors. That is why we need public health messaging.”


    The consultant in respiratory and sleep medicine says that the level of vitamin D present in food is not enough, and Irish people need to take actual supplements.


    Dr Faul adds that during the second wave of the pandemic, he saw high numbers of people in ICU with vitamin D deficiency again. “Their levels were in their low 20s. We thought the message had got out there, but clearly people are not taking enough of the supplements.”

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  • vitamin D deficiency in india

    The main deficit of India is that the central head of medicine in the government is a mafia guy that blocks ivermectin where he can.

    So there are large differences for CFR see https://www.mygov.in/corona-data/covid19-statewise-status/

    “Their average vitamin D levels were 27. This was the first wave. These people had never been sick before, they had never been to doctors. That is why we need public health messaging.”

    Do you remember which mafia guy here first fought against our V-D3 recommendation and than later took it himself?


    On the other side Dr Corry did learn his lessons and now is with our recommend dosage for ivermectin. So we can't be so bad....


    I only miss SO 'ies complaints...

  • During this pandemic I have seen countless examples of people confusing scientific facts with their own opinions and with moral issues. These are separate categories. Whether you should wear a mask or not is never a matter of your opinion. Being told to wear one is never a violation of your rights, any more than being told you are not allowed to drive at 60 mph in 25 mph zone, or urinate on the vegetables in a grocery store. No one has has a "right" to endanger other people during a pandemic.


    In the New York Times, a columnist wrote that he does not like the idea of COVID passports because: "People who have valid ethical or religious or medical reasons for not getting vaccinated should not be barred from any kind of public accommodation for exercising a fundamental right of conscience."


    My response:


    "Oh yes they should be barred. No one has the right to endanger others for ethical or religious reasons. It is most unfortunate when a person has medical reasons, but they should still be barred, the way typhoid Mary was. It isn't their fault, but they are a threat.


    Assuming vaccination passports are medically justified in a given environment (such as in an airplane), then the reasons a person is not vaccinated are irrelevant. The physical fact of not being vaccinated is the only thing that counts.


    If vaccination passports are not medically or scientifically justified, then no one should need one. Experience in Israel indicates they are justified."



    In other words, the only thing that counts is the physical, objective, measurable facts about the virus and infection. Not your feelings. Not ethics or religion. We are dealing with a physical disease, and the virus does not care at all about ethics or religion. There are instances in which ethics or religion play an important role in medicine, such as end-of-life treatments, do not resuscitate, whether to treat a child when the doctors declare she is brain dead, and so on. But, dealing with infectious disease vectors is not one of those instances. In some cases the experts do not know how dangerous a situation is, or how likely it is you will be infected. They will have to reach a consensus. Even though they may be wrong, the rest of us must abide by their decision. We cannot let everyone decide how to deal with a public health emergency, any more than we can let them drive at any speed they want on a surface road in the city.

  • The above is the usual promotion work - now only two steps from total control of the population through digital identification and forced innoculation via experimental medicines. If you think everyone get's the V and they relent on the control - you are grossly mistaken. This is about new world order and those who don't believe it are counter to hard evidence. "we cannot let everyone decide" -- this is the usual new world order tripe -- about giving us our rights -- newsflash the govt is a construct, a bunch of people we pay, nothing more. The govts have now gone rogue.


    Wake up. Denounce this as treason to yourself.

  • Editorial: Shedding more light on vitamin D’s anti-virus boost


    https://www.bostonherald.com/2…-ds-anti-virus-boost/amp/


    When it comes to COVID-19 cases, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ open-door policy may have inadvertently reinforced another example of following the science in determining the right course of action.


    Or, we could just attribute it to common sense.


    While another sun-drenched state, California, has initiated multiple lockdowns and mask mandates since last June, Florida has taken the opposite course, to the derision of health experts who warned of a catastrophic rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths.

    But despite these vastly different approaches, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, both states’ COVID-19 numbers are essentially the same.


    California has recorded about 8,900 cases per 100,000 people, as opposed to Florida’s 8,700 per 100,000.


    While many variables play into a particular state’s COVID-19 statistics, one, backed by a recent Boston University Medical School study, stands out.

    The ability to avail oneself of fresh air and sunshine’s vitamin D benefits — far more difficult for closeted Californians — appears to have a COVID-mitigating effect for a certain segment of the population that abounds in Florida.


    Specifically, the BU study suggests that sufficient vitamin D levels in seniors and adults with a normal body weight appear to reduce the risk of severe illness and even death from the coronavirus.


    The recent review by Dr. Michael Holick, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine, looked at Boston University Medical Center coronavirus patients — people who had severe enough cases of COVID-19 to be hospitalized.

    Patients 65 and older with sufficient levels of vitamin D had lower rates of coronavirus death — about 12% compared to 32% for those who were vitamin-D deficient.


    Rates of intensive care unit admission, intubation, acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock were also lower, as were decreased odds of death.


    Holick said most people don’t get enough of the sunshine vitamin, as only small amounts are found in food.

    We know that vitamin D plays a very critical role in our immune system and what it’s doing is it’s modulating our immune system,” Holick told the Boston Herald.


    The average adult needs around 1,500 to 2,000 units of vitamin D a day, said Holick, who’s been taking 6,000 units a day for decades.


    Other studies have been published on vitamin D and the coronavirus, including another authored by the doctor that showed people with deficient levels of the vitamin had 54% higher COVID-19 positivity compared to those with adequate levels, as previously reported in the Herald.

    And a Brigham and Women’s Hospital study launched earlier this year seeks to learn whether taking vitamin D supplements can lessen the severity of coronavirus symptoms and reduce the chance of becoming infected with the illness.


    However, these vitamin D benefit studies come with a caveat — normal body weight. That’s because obese individuals in particular face a far greater risk of COVID-19 complications.


    Obese people who contract COVID-19 have up to triple the risk of hospitalization.

    According to the CDC, a study of more than 900,000 adult COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. that occurred from the onset of the pandemic last spring until Nov. 18, attributed 30.2% of those admissions to obesity.


    Sunshine-sourced vitamin D: another weighted arrow for our COVID-fighting quiver, as we await a virtually inoculated adult U.S. population.

  • Nanobodies inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection, including emergent variants


    https://phys.org/news/2021-04-…ov-infection-emergent.amp


    Australian researchers have identified neutralizing nanobodies that block the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells in preclinical models.

    The discovery paves the way for further investigations into nanobody-based treatments for COVID-19.


    Published in PNAS, the research is part of a consortium-led effort, bringing together the expertise of Australian academic leaders in infectious diseases and antibody therapeutics at WEHI, the Doherty Institute and the Kirby Institute.


    Using alpaca 'nanobodies' to block COVID-19 infection


    Antibodies are key infection-fighting proteins in our immune system. An important aspect of antibodies is that they bind tightly and specifically to another protein.


    Antibody-based therapies, or biologics, harness this property of antibodies, enabling them to bind to a protein involved in disease.


    Nanobodies are unique antibodies—tiny immune proteins—produced naturally by alpacas in response to infection.


    As part of the research, a group of alpacas in regional Victoria were immunized with a synthetic, non-infectious part of the SARS-CoV-2 'spike' protein to enable them to generate nanobodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.


    Associate Professor Wai-Hong Tham, who led the research, said the establishment of a nanobody platform at WEHI allowed an agile response for the development of antibody-based therapies against COVID-19.


    "The synthetic spike protein is not infectious and does not cause the alpacas to develop disease—but it allows the alpacas to develop nanobodies," she said.


    "We can then extract the gene sequences encoding the nanobodies and use this to produce millions of types of nanobodies in the laboratory, and then select the ones that best bind to the spike protein."


    Associate Professor Tham said the leading nanobodies that block virus entry were then combined into a 'nanobody cocktail."


    "By combining the two leading nanobodies into this nanobody cocktail, we were able to test its effectiveness at blocking SARS-CoV-2 from entering cells and reducing viral loads in preclinical models," she said.


    Mapping nanobody binding


    ANSTO's Australian Synchrotron and the Monash Ramaciotti Center for Cryo-Electron Microscopy were critical resources in the project, allowing the research team to map how the nanobodies bound to the spike protein and how this impacted the virus' ability to bind to its human receptor.


    Hariprasad Venugopal, Senior Microscopist from the Monash Ramaciotti Center for Cryo-Electron Microscopy, said the study highlighted the importance of open-access to high-end Cryo-EM facilities.


    "We were able to directly image and map the neutralizing interaction of the nanobodies with the spike protein using Cryo-EM at near atomic resolution," Mr Venugopal said.


    "Cryo-EM has been an important drug discovery tool in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic."


    By mapping the nanobodies, the research team was able to identify a nanobody that recognized the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including emerging global variants of concern. The nanobody was also effective against the original SARS virus (SARS-CoV), indicating it may provide cross-protection against these two globally significant human coronaviruses.


    "In the wake of COVID-19, there is a lot of discussion about pandemic preparedness. Nanobodies that are able to bind to other human beta-coronaviruses—including SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV and MERS—could prove effective against future coronaviruses as well," Associate Professor Tham said.

  • Assuming vaccination passports are medically justified in a given environment (such as in an airplane), then the reasons a person is not vaccinated are irrelevant. The physical fact of not being vaccinated is the only thing that counts.

    Do you realy believe unvaccinated people in a plane are a danger??????????????????? Should they infect the airplane or the engine ? All personal is vaccinated to your order - this you can force. But not the passangers they can freely choose the risk they like to face.

  • forced innoculation via experimental medicines.

    No such forced inoculation exists. No one is contemplating any such thing. This is either a figment of your imagination, or a vicious lie you are spreading here to stir up trouble and kill people.

    This is about new world order and those who don't believe it are counter to hard evidence. "we cannot let everyone decide"

    We cannot let anyone decide but the experts. However, if people want to defy the experts, they are free to do so. Even if it means they kill themselves. Of course we cannot let them infect others, and if private corporations, airlines and other countries want to ban them, that is their right. People have the right to do reckless things endangering themselves, but they have no right to endanger others. So, if you don't want to wear a mask and you don't want a vaccine, don't go into grocery stores. As I said, order in, or grow your own food, or starve. Your choice.


    It is a shame we have to pay the medical expenses of people who are too stupid to be vaccinated, but I suppose in a civilized country we must. Once vaccines are universally available, I will have no sympathy for people who get sick. If you take off your clothes and sleep in the snow, and you get pneumonia, it is your fault. If you deliberately eat contaminated food and get sick, it is your fault. People should take responsibility for their actions.