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    Simple, cheap rapid solution to the pandemic – Video

    by Robert
    August 5, 2020

    More than 25 million people live in Taiwan, 25 million people practically stacked on top of each other. If they practiced social distancing they’d be out in the ocean floating around. There’s not enough room for them to do social distancing.

    But guess how many people have died to date of the pandemic in Taiwan?

    Seven! Only seven!
    Only seven! (Yes, I confirmed this on worldometers.com. As of today, August 5, the number is only seven.)

    Texas physician Dr. Richard Bartlett has had a 100 percent success rate with his patients, many with life-threatening co-morditities, but the media has been ignoring it.

    In this video, Dr. Bartlett shares the stories people who he has treated using a steroid called budesonide, inhaled through a nebulizer. Dr. Bartlett has previously referred to his treatment as a “silver bullet” for the coronavirus. Worth watching at least the first 5 minutes.
    Budesonide: That’s bu as in blue, des as in dess, o as in oh, nide as in hide) – Budesonide
    Only seven deaths of Covid-19 in Taiwan!
    “Same situation in Japan,” says Dr Bartlett.

    “One hundred and twenty-one million people in Japan, and they’ve had less than a thousand people die during the whole pandemic. In Singapore, only 12 people have died in the entire country during the whole pandemic.”
    What is the secret to these low death counts?

    People in those countries are using an inhaled steroid called budesomide, says Dr Bartlett, who calls budesomide the “silver bullet.”
    “It’s super cheap,” say Dr. Bartlett.

    “It’s about $200 for the entire treatment if you use cash. Many of my patients who use insurance pay nothing out of pocket.”
    Budesomide is an asthma medicine, says Dr Bartlett. It’s a respiratory anti-inflammatory, and Covid-19 is a respiratory inflammation disease.
    “And it works,” says Dr Bartlett.

    “A hundred percent of my (Covid-19) patients are alive.

    ”You use a nebulizer machine.
    “People start feeling better after the first treatment,” Bartlett adds.
    Note: This was first posted on YouTube more than a month ago. But have you seen any word about this in the mainstream media?

    Every person in the entire world should be made aware of this simple, cheap rapid solution to the pandemic. They should know about Dr Bartlett’s “silver bullet.”

    Please help spread the word.

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    Glutathione Deficiency May Be Associated With COVID Severity
    by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    August 14, 2020
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...&rid=940126833

    "STORY AT-A-GLANCE
    A glutathione deficiency may be at the root of severe illness, as it leads to significant oxidative stress, lung inflammation and multiorgan failure with COVID
    One scientist linked glutathione deficiency with many of the comorbid conditions that raise COVID-19 severity, including age, diabetes, gender and smoking
    The researcher also found data indicating that glutathione deficiency can impact your ability to synthesize vitamin D, another risk factor for severe disease
    NAC supplementation, foods rich in glutathione precursors, aerobic exercise and strength training can help support healthy levels

    Coronaviruses were identified in the mid-1960s and so named for the crown-like spikes on the surface of the cell. Until the first SARS-CoV arrived in 2003, there were four common coronaviruses.1 The CDC’s list of symptoms for these viruses shows that they are the same as those of the common cold.2 They include a runny nose, sore throat, headache, fever and cough.

    However, from what scientists have discovered since the start of the global pandemic, the symptoms and long-term effects are far different for SARS-CoV-2. Initial symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and loss of taste or smell.3 However, unlike a natural coronavirus, the additional complications can affect the cardiovascular system, kidney, liver and lungs.4

    One of the identified underlying dysfunctions that trigger shortness of breath and severe lung complications is hypercoagulability. In one study, patients who were admitted to Padova University Hospital in Italy for acute respiratory failure showed "markedly hypercoagulable thromboelastometry profiles." The researchers said:5

    "In conclusion, COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure present a severe hypercoagulability rather than consumptive coagulopathy. Fibrin formation and polymerization may predispose to thrombosis and correlate with a worse outcome."

    Clot formations throughout the body may be associated with other complications arising after the illness has resolved. It appears that the difference between people who have a mild or severe illness may be related to the body’s ability to reduce the hypercoagulability and the hyperimmune response that leads to a cytokine storm.

    How Glutathione Works — A ‘Master Antioxidant?’
    An antioxidant is a molecule that keeps other molecules from oxidizing. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that may play a significant role in the COVID-19 illness process. There are 20 amino acids that can bind together in different formations to create a protein molecule.6

    However, glutathione is a tripeptide, which means there are only three amino acids that line up to form a glutathione molecule. These are cystine, glycine and glutamate. Together they help use and recycle other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and CoQ10.7,8

    This means your body uses glutathione to increase the effectiveness of these antioxidants and it helps to recycle the molecules. Without glutathione, the antioxidant capacity is significantly reduced. This function may be what earned glutathione the nickname “master antioxidant.”9

    N-acetylcysteine (NAC) plays a role as a precursor to glutathione.10 Clinical evidence has also demonstrated the effects NAC has, independent of its role with glutathione, including a thrombolytic effect. It also improves oxidative stress and the inflammatory response.11,12,13,14

    In late March 2020, one medical student put this theory to the test when his mother, 48-year-old Josephine Bruzzese, was diagnosed with pneumonia at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. Without an available COVID-19 test, they sent her home as a suspected case. She was prescribed hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, which helped improve some symptoms, but not her breathing.

    When she was unable to stand, and had severe respiratory problems,15 her son contacted Dr. Richard Horowitz, a specialist who was treating his sister for Lyme disease, who suggested using glutathione to help reduce the inflammation and protect Bruzzese's lung tissue. The results were dramatic.

    Within one hour after receiving a 2,000 mg dose of glutathione, her breathing was better, and she could stand. She continued to take glutathione for five days and has not had a relapse. Speaking to a reporter from the New York Post, Horowitz shared that he is working to design an extensive clinical trial to prove the effectiveness of what he calls "an easy treatment that is not expensive."

    May 5, 2020, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center posted a trial to Clinicaltrials.gov announcing a study involving the use of NAC in patients with COVID-19. In this first-of-its-kind research, the study team plans to enroll patients with severe disease: One group in the study will receive 6 grams of NAC intravenously each day in addition to other treatments.16

    Scientists Propose Deficiency Is Linked to Severe COVID-19


    About the same time the study was announced by Memorial Sloan Kettering, a Russian scientist published papers proposing that glutathione plays a crucial role in a person's ability to respond to a COVID-19 infection and the resulting severity of disease.17,18,19 In this short video, Dr. Roger Seheult explains the science.

    Additionally, Dr. Alexey Polonikov, from Kursk State Medical University, theorizes glutathione can be used as a preventive against, and treatment of, the illness. Polonikov studies human molecular genetics and oxidative stress.20

    Based on the exhaustive literature analysis he conducted, he later said he believes glutathione deficiency is a plausible reason for serious illness with COVID-19:21

    “(1) oxidative stress contributes to hyper-inflammation of the lung leading to adverse disease outcomes such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, multiorgan failure and death;

    (2) poor antioxidant defense due to endogenous glutathione deficiency as a result of decreased biosynthesis and/or increased depletion of GSH is the most probable cause of increased oxidative damage of the lung, regardless which of the factors aging, chronic disease comorbidity, smoking or some others were responsible for this deficit.”

    As Polonikov writes22 and Seheult describes in the video, oxidative damage from reactive oxygen species (ROS) plays a significant role in severe disease with COVID-19. In another video, Seheult explains how COVID-19 sets the stage for significantly increasing oxidative stress by increasing superoxide, a damaging ROS.23

    Importantly, this raises superoxide in people who start with high levels due to chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. As the virus uses the ACE2 enzyme, it generates angiotensin II, which in turn generates more superoxide.

    The virus also attracts a type of neutrophil (polymorphonuclear leukocytes) that can also raise the production of superoxide. The superoxide then produces other hydroxyl radicals, including hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).

    These ROSs, which cause cellular damage, can be reduced with glutathione peroxidase as it oxidizes glutathione in the process of reducing H2O2 to water. As you can see, a deficiency of glutathione would create a build-up for ROS as Polonikov describes.

    Comorbid Risk Factors Linked to Glutathione Deficiency
    Antioxidant defense against ROS damage is crucial for whole body homeostasis. Polonikov believes a higher rate of severe illness from the virus in older adults and those with comorbidities suggests there are related biological processes that make these specific individuals more sensitive. He writes:24

    “Specifically, impaired redox homeostasis and associated oxidative stress appear to be important biological processes that may account for increased individual susceptibility to diverse environmental insults.”

    In one evaluation of COVID-19 patients from six hospitals in Atlanta, researchers found independent factors that raised the risk of hospitalization. These included smoking, having Type 2 diabetes, being male, being Black, being of advanced age and being obese.25 Polonikov found evidence that a glutathione deficiency may be implicated in these comorbidities.

    In his paper he identifies the progressive reduction in endogenous glutathione with aging. This, he believes, makes “the elderly more susceptible to oxidative damage caused by different environmental factors compared to younger individuals.”26 He points out that deficiencies in endogenous glutathione are also found in people who have other comorbid conditions.

    He proposes these decreased levels with chronic disease could begin a shift toward oxidative stress and exacerbate pulmonary inflammation, ultimately leading “to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), multiorgan failure and death.”27 Some men and some smokers also have lower levels of glutathione, which increases their risk.

    In another ongoing study on the genetics of redox homeostasis and Type 2 diabetes, four patients from the control group contracted COVID-19. Blood samples were collected and used to measure ROS and glutathione levels.28

    All four were female nonsmokers without chronic disease who had a confirmed positive PCR test. In cases of individuals who recovered quickly, the ROS-to-glutathione ratio was 2.075-to-0.712 or less.

    In patients with more significant disease, the ratio was 3.677-to-0.531 in one patient and as high as 2.73-to-0.079 in the second. In the first patient with significant disease the ratio was more than double that in patients who recovered quickly. In the second patient the ratio was more than 11 times greater.

    Glutathione and Vitamin D Relationship
    In terms of vitamin D, Polonikov proposes the relationship between vitamin D and severe disease may have more to do with a glutathione deficiency. He points to several studies that correlate glutathione levels with vitamin D29,30 and another in which scientists found that lower levels of l-cysteine, a glutathione precursor, correlated with lower vitamin D levels in people with Type 2 diabetes.31

    In a recent animal study researchers also looked at whether glutathione deficiency could induce changes that impaired the metabolism of vitamin D.32 They found the deficiency could alter the biosynthesis and explained the mechanism for vitamin D deficiency that occurs with a glutathione deficiency.

    The researchers suggest there's a potential benefit to supplementing with glutathione in order to reduce vitamin D deficiency. Polonikov writes that this study supplies information on the importance glutathione plays in the control of endogenous vitamin D biosynthesis and demonstrates the benefits of treatment in reducing vitamin D deficiency.

    I believe both nutrients are vital for protection against severe disease. While a glutathione deficiency may impact your ability to synthesize vitamin D, this is applicable only when you have enough sun exposure or supplements to raise your vitamin D level.

    However, we know it is difficult to get enough sun in the Northern Hemisphere, especially during the winter months. Additionally, most people use copious amounts of sunscreen or avoid the sun altogether, which can make the deficiency problem worse.

    Strategies to Support Optimal Glutathione Levels
    Your glutathione levels can be optimized using food, supplements and exercise. Polonikov believes that NAC taken orally may be a preventive strategy to help support your levels. In his paper he concluded:33

    “Therefore, oral administration of N-acetylcysteine as a preventive measure against viral infections, as well as intravenous injection of NAC or reduced glutathione (GSH is highly bioavailable) in patients with serious illness may be effective options against novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infection."

    As he discusses in the video, Seheult believes there is more to the damage by COVID-19 than oxidative stress.34 He points out that the clots removed from patients with confirmed COVID are rich with platelets, indicating another mechanism involving disulfide bonds. He goes on to explain:35

    “And, as we've already talked about N-acetylcysteine and reduced glutathione will break these disulfide bonds and cause them to lyse and potentially relieve the obstruction and the hypoxemia with COVID-19. Again, this is all a hypothesis, but it looks as though it's fitting together."

    Foods that have had a positive impact on glutathione production include cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, green tea, curcumin, rosemary and milk thistle.36 Getting quality sleep may also help.37,38

    Different types of exercise can influence your levels. In one study researchers enrolled 80 healthy but sedentary volunteers to measure the type of exercise that may have the greatest effect.39 They found that aerobic training in combination with circuit weight training showed the greatest benefit.

    Sources and References
    1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Human Coronavirus Types
    2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Symptoms of Coronavirus
    4 BMJ Best Practice
    5 Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 2020;120(6):998
    6 University of Arizona
    7 MindBodyGreen, July 7, 2017
    8, 9 ANF Therapy, July 5, 2018
    10 Journal of Scientific and Technical Research, 2019;12(4)
    11 Blood Coagulation Fibrinolysis, 2006;17(1):29
    12 Redox Biology 2018;14:218
    13 Biochemical Pharmacology, 2009;79 (3):413
    14 Medicine, 2018;97(45)
    15 New York Post, May 9, 2020 para 6
    16 ClinicalTrials.gov, May 5, 2020
    17, 22, 26 American Chemical Society Infectious Disease, 2020, doi: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00288
    18, 21, 28, 33 Researchgate, April 2020 [Preprint]
    19, 24 ACS Infectious Disease, 2020;6(7)
    20 Researchgate, Alexey Polonikov
    23 Youtube
    25 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, June 26, 2020; 69(25)
    27 American Chemical Society Infectious Disease, 2020, doi: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00288 comorbidity 30% down the page
    29 Clinical Endocrinology, 2014;81(3)
    30 European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2014;68(10)
    31 Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 2015;23(8)
    32 Scientific Reports, 2019;9(1)
    34, 35 YouTube, May 14, 2020, Min 12:00
    36 Nutrients, 2019;11(9)
    37 Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 2012;37(2)
    38 Annals of Neurosciences, 2012;19(4)
    39 European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 2007;14(5)
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    Hydroxychloroquine is why Uganda, with a population of 43M, has only 15 COVID-19 deaths

    Posted on Aug 19, 2020 at 09:42

    Uganda, a country in east-central Africa, has a 2018 population of 42.729 million, which is 13% of the United States’ population of 328.239 million in 2019.

    And yet Uganda has 1,603 COVID-19 cases and just 15 deaths, wherease the U.S. has 5,656,744 COVID-19 cases and 175,105 deaths.

    That means:
    Uganda’s number of COVID-19 cases is only 0.028% of the number of U.S. COVID-19 cases; and

    Uganda’s number of COVID-19 deaths is only 0.008% of the number of U.S. COVID-19 deaths.

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    Overemphasis on Deep Cleaning Can Backfire
    by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    August 19, 2020
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...&rid=944004058

    "STORY AT-A-GLANCE
    The U.K. prime minister’s decision to reopen primary schools in June was met with “alarm.” One suggestion brought forth by the teachers’ union was to spray pupils down with disinfectant mist before entering school buildings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In the end, such disinfection protocols do not appear to have been passed
    Many parents in the U.K. are still resisting the reopening of all schools in September, as Public Health England COVID-19 surveillance reports suggest the limited school openings in June may have contributed to an increase in positive cases
    Data from dozens of other countries show school openings have not resulted in any significant increases among students, parents or staff
    Some U.S. school districts are implementing comprehensive disinfection protocols, but not of students directly. Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District in southern Arizona will use a Power Breezer fan to disperse disinfectant in classrooms and on buses
    The World Health Organization advises against trying to kill SARS-CoV-2 with disinfectants, both outdoors or across large indoor spaces, stating it may do more harm than good. They also strongly advise against spraying disinfectants on people
    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to reopen primary schools in June was met with "alarm" back in mid-May. According to the British National Education Union (NEU), 85% of its 49,000 members "disagreed with plans to restart lessons from June 1" and 92% said they "would not feel safe with the proposed wider opening of schools."

    As reported by The U.S. Sun,1 one suggestion brought forth by the teachers' union at that time was to spray pupils down with disinfectant mist before entering school buildings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Mary Bousted, joint general-secretary of the NEU, told The Sun:2

    "'In China, children stand outside the school gates and are sprayed front and back with disinfectant, their shoes are sprayed, they wash their hands with sanitizer, they must take off their mask and replace it with a new one, and their temperature is taken remotely.'

    Asked if a similar regime should be introduced here, she said: 'Yes. They're doing that in China and South Korea and they have a minuscule number of new cases.'"

    In the end, such disinfection protocols do not appear to have been passed. Either way, reopening of schools in the U.K. didn't quite go as planned. Opposition was so great, the government conceded, limiting the reopening to specific primary schools on a part-time basis only, starting June 15.3

    Now, reopening of all schools is planned for September, and parents who refuse to send their children back to school face a £60 fine. If not paid within 21 days, the fine is doubled.

    Many parents in the U.K. are still resisting the reopening of all schools in September, as Public Health England COVID-19 surveillance reports suggest the limited school openings in June may have contributed to an increase in positive cases.4

    By the end of June, 10 schools in Lincolnshire reportedly had to re-close due to outbreaks of positive cases.5 Curiously, data from dozens of other countries show school openings have not resulted in any significant increases among students, parents or staff.6

    US School District Uses Fans to Disinfect Students
    In related news, some U.S. school districts are implementing comprehensive disinfection protocols, but not of students directly. For example, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District in southern Arizona will use a Power Breezer fan to disperse disinfectant in classrooms and on buses. Bryan Hoadley, chief revenue officer with Power Breezer explained the process to Fox 13 News:7

    "We mixed EPA approved disinfectants following the CDC guidelines, we dilute it to about a point one solution in water… and then we disperse it over 5 to 6 minutes…You get a microfilm of that disinfectant on all the surfaces, you let it sit for the dwell time anywhere from 5 to 8 minutes depending on the product you're using …

    You're not going to have anybody in the room while you're doing the disinfecting. We recommend that you start the machine, you vacate the room, let the machine do its work and then come and turn it off with a mask on or something like that. So then once it's ventilated, it's very safe."

    New Normal: Toxic Disinfectants and Social Distancing Pods
    Environmental health experts are expressing concern, however. Some worry that anxious staff may resort to disinfecting rooms and areas when children are present, thereby raising the potential for harmful health effects. As reported by E&E News:8

    "Stephanie Holm, who co-directs the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, which is funded by both EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … is especially concerned about the use of hospital-grade disinfectants like bleaches or quaternary ammonium compounds, often called quats.

    Studies have found exposure to such chemicals can create chronic respiratory conditions, like asthma, in cleaning workers and farmers who commonly use them. Using such chemicals in schools, which are often poorly ventilated, and around kids with vulnerable, developing respiratory systems could create a toxic result …

    Alexandra Gorman Scranton, director of science and research at Women's Voices for the Earth … is worried that underfunded schools with overtaxed custodial staff will be tempted to get students involved in the cleaning by, for example, giving kids disinfectant wipes to use on their own desks. 'Kids and teachers aren't trained in how to use these products — kids aren't supposed to be near those wipes,' she said.

    Many school systems — including New York City schools — have invested in electrostatic disinfectant sprayers to make cleaning more efficient. But Holm said she is concerned about plans to 'mist' cleaning products, especially if it is done while children are present or shortly before their arrival — an idea that was floated by her own California district.

    'They had a plan at one point where half the kids would come in the mornings and half in the afternoons and the custodial staff would just mist it all in between, and I was like, 'Oh, my God' … I ended up at a school board meeting saying, 'I'm a national expert on this, please let me offer my services.''

    Misting chemicals lets them linger in the air longer, making it more likely they will be inhaled by students and staff. It's also not effective, Holm said."

    In related news, images in Mirror9 show just how far some schools are going to insulate the children against the virus. Kindergarteners in the Wat Khlong Toey School in Bangkok, Thailand, are literally penned into small individual plastic "pods," inside of which they also have to wear a face mask.

    WHO Advises Against Disinfectants
    Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has actually advised against trying to kill SARS-CoV-2 with disinfectants, both outdoors or across large indoor spaces, stating it may do more harm than good. They also strongly advise against spraying disinfectants on people.

    This is one time where it actually appears that the WHO got it right, which is beyond shocking as they have been dead wrong on virtually every other issue. Just like it is unwise to use antibacterial soap, it is even worse to inhale toxic disinfectants that are targeting the virus. As noted by the WHO:10

    "Spraying disinfectants can result in risks to the eyes, respiratory or skin irritation and the resulting health effects. Spraying or fogging of certain chemicals, such as formaldehyde, chlorine-based agents or quaternary ammonium compounds, is not recommended due to adverse health effects on workers in facilities where these methods have been utilized.

    Spraying or fumigation of outdoor spaces, such as streets or marketplaces, is also not recommended to kill the COVID-19 virus or other pathogens because disinfectant is inactivated by dirt and debris and it is not feasible to manually clean and remove all organic matter from such spaces."

    Disinfection Efforts Won't Quell Spread of Infection
    Similarly, scientists warn that making deep-cleaning a priority is not going to have a significant impact on the spread of the virus, as surface transmission appears to be minimal in the first place. As reported by Becker's Hospital Review:11

    "Businesses … are making a big to-do about cleaning … New York City even closed down its subway system to deep clean the seats, walls and poles with antiseptics. But this might not be helping curb the spread of the new coronavirus at all.

    The CDC updated its guidelines in May to say that surface transmission 'isn't thought to be the main way the virus spreads.' Another scientist, Emanuel Goldman, Ph.D., a microbiology professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark told The Atlantic:12 'Surface transmission of COVID-19 is not justified at all by the science' …

    By and large scientists agree that the virus primary spread through the air through droplets expelled when a person sneezes or coughs or via aerosolized droplets expelled during conversations."

    As noted in Derek Thompson's article13 in The Atlantic, "Hygiene Theater Is a Huge Waste of Time," the emphasis on sanitation really only results in a false sense of security, and doesn't actually lower the risk of the disease overall:

    "There is a historical echo here. After 9/11, physical security became a national obsession, especially in airports, where the Transportation Security Administration patted down the crotches of innumerable grandmothers for possible explosives. My colleague Jim Fallows repeatedly referred to this wasteful bonanza as 'security theater.'

    COVID-19 has reawakened America's spirit of misdirected anxiety, inspiring businesses and families to obsess over risk-reduction rituals that make us feel safer but don't actually do much to reduce risk — even as more dangerous activities are still allowed. This is hygiene theater."

    Surface Transmission Risk Has Been Exaggerated
    According to microbiology professor Goldman, cited above, early research suggesting SARS-CoV-2 could remain viable on various surfaces for hours or even days were based on unrealistically potent concentrations of the virus.

    In a study in which the authors tried to mimic actual conditions in which a surface might be contaminated by a patient, no viable SARS-CoV was detected on surfaces.
    To mimic the experimental conditions used, upward of 100 infected people would need to sneeze on the surface in question, which is highly unlikely to happen in the real world. Goldman reviews this and other discrepancies in a July 3, 2020, article in The Lancet:14

    "In a study in which the authors tried to mimic actual conditions in which a surface might be contaminated by a patient, no viable SARS-CoV was detected on surfaces," he notes, adding: "I do not disagree with erring on the side of caution, but this can go to extremes not justified by the data.

    Although periodically disinfecting surfaces and use of gloves are reasonable precautions especially in hospitals, I believe that fomites that have not been in contact with an infected carrier for many hours do not pose a measurable risk of transmission in non-hospital settings. A more balanced perspective is needed to curb excesses that become counterproductive."

    Real-World Example of How Low Fomite Transmission Risk Is
    In his Atlantic article,15 Thompson highlights a study16,17 that looked at the spread of infection in a 19-story skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea, that housed a mix of apartments and offices, including a busy call center on the 11th floor. Tenants and staff shared a lobby and several elevators. March 8, 2020, it was discovered a call center worker had contracted COVID-19.

    Surprisingly, only 97 of the more than 1,000 people in the building ended up testing positive for the disease, and 94 of them worked in the call center. Moreover, the majority of those infected in the call center also sat on the same side of the office as patient zero.

    This strongly suggests COVID-19 primarily spreads via airborne transmission. Despite the many opportunities for fomite transmission (i.e., via contact with contaminated surfaces), such contacts simply didn't result in widespread illness.

    "The scientists I spoke with emphasized that people should still wash their hands, avoid touching their face when they've recently been in public areas, and even use gloves in certain high-contact jobs.

    They also said deep cleans were perfectly justified in hospitals. But they pointed out that the excesses of hygiene theater have negative consequences," Thompson writes.18

    Negative consequences include forgoing more effective prevention strategies such as hand-washing, and building a false sense of security — both of which can lead to higher infection rates.

    Safe and Effective Disinfectants for Your Home
    As noted by the WHO, some disinfectants can also trigger health problems, especially if inhaled, which is why fogging students, as proposed in England, is both unwarranted and unwise. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, poisonings related to cleaning solutions have also risen by as much as 20%, which speaks to the hazards of these products.

    Excessive use of disinfectants may ultimately worsen bacterial drug resistance as well. For years, scientists and health professionals have talked about how excessive cleanliness and widespread use of antibacterial products are harming public health, especially that of children. It remains to be seen just how long it'll take to ease the unreasonable fear of germs instilled during the COVID-19 pandemic once it's officially over.

    That said, if someone in your household is sick, wiping off commonly used surfaces may certainly be advisable. As reviewed in "What Is the Best Disinfectant for Surfaces?" your best bets include:

    Alcohol-based disinfectant containing between 60% and 80% alcohol.19,20
    3% hydrogen peroxide. Please note that this is the concentration for topical disinfectant, not for nebulization. The recommended concentration for nebulization is 30 times lower at 0.1%.
    Accelerated hydrogen peroxide (AHP), sold under the brand name Rescue and some others. Compared to pharmaceutical grade 3% hydrogen peroxide, AHP works much faster, so you don't need to wet the surface for as long. AHP can kill viruses in as little as 30 seconds.21
    If your aim is to disinfect and sterilize, remember to clean the surface first. Soap and water is likely one of the best alternative strategies here, as the soap will effectively inactivate viruses.

    Once the surface is clean of dirt and sticky grime, spray your chosen disinfectant on the surface and let sit for up to several minutes before wiping. The time required will depend on the disinfectant you use. For hand sanitation, soap and warm water are the most effective. Only use alcohol-based hand sanitizers if soap and water are unavailable."

    + Sources and References
    1, 2 The U.S. Sun May 11, 2020
    3, 4, 5 WSWS.org June 30, 2020
    6 The Guardian May 18, 2020
    7 Fox 13 News July 17, 2020
    8 E&E News August 10, 2020
    9 Mirror August 10, 2020
    10 WHO.int, Cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in the context of COVID-19, May 15, 2020 (PDF)
    11 Becker’s Hospital Review July 31, 2020
    12, 13, 15, 18 The Atlantic July 27, 2020
    14 The Lancet July 3, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/ S1473-3099(20)30561-2 (PDF)
    16 CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases August 2020; 26(8)
    17 The Atlantic May 22, 2020
    19 WHO.int WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (PDF), Page 32
    20 CDC.gov, Chemical Disinfectants
    21 EPA.gov, September 18, 2018, Label Language Notification for Oxivir Wipes with AHP Technology (PDF), Page 5
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    Overemphasis on Deep Cleaning Can Backfire
    by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Potentially important and valuable: Dr Mercola also recommends Quercetin (which you can buy cheaply at most vitamin stores, including Amazon) as an over-the-counter alternative to Hydroxychloroquine/HCQ.

    Chris Martenson recommends it, too, at the close of every video he makes. Quercetin does the same kind of job as HCQ, escorting zinc into the cells. And a major study has already reported that Quercetin + Vitamin C seems to be an effective Covid remedy... see post #314.

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    I'm uncertain whether anyone has yet posted up anything from Jennifer Margulis?

    Either way she has some very good advice and suggestions here in her Natural Treatments for Coronavirus That Actually Work

    Source: https://jennifermargulis.net/natural...r-coronavirus/

    A sample from the article:

    Natural treatments for coronavirus
    Vitamin C liposomal (this is the most highly absorbable form): 1000 mg a day preventatively or 3000 mg daily if exposed or infected. Option: Ascorbic acid in powder or capsule form, 2000-3000 mg daily preventatively and to bowel tolerance* if you are infected you may be taking as much as 10,000mg a day.*bowel tolerance refers to the appearance of diarrhea with an increase in dosage–it simply indicates that the body is taking in more than it can use. Back down by 1000mg until your bowel movements are back to normal.In this meta-analysis researchers found that “Vitamin C Can Shorten the Length of Stay in the ICU.”
    Vitamin A: 25,000iu a day is a common dosage. According to this article, “Vitamin A Deficiency and the Lung,” Vitamin A deficiency can compromise lung health.

    According to the Lung Health Institute: “Vitamin A is a second vitamin that may be helpful for chronic lung disease patients. This vitamin is critical to the functioning of your immune system. It’s also a vital player in the ability of your cells to grow and differentiate, which means to become different types of cells as they grow. Thanks to these properties, getting enough vitamin A in your diet through foods or supplements may help your body initiate its natural repair process in the lungs.Of note: You need to be careful while taking it though: “While vitamin A can be helpful, it’s also fat-soluble, which means it can build up in your body and become toxic. Prolonged overdosing on vitamin A can even lead to liver and bone issues. Therefore, it’s critical that you speak to your doctor or dietitian before beginning a vitamin A supplement.”

    Vitamin D: 5,000iu a day preventatively or 10,000iu if infected. It’s best to get a blood test to see if you are vitamin D deficient, as most Americans are. If you are in the 60-80ng/mL range, there is no need to take vitamin D unless you become sick. Most Americans, especially if you are a person of color, will benefit from 10 to 20 minutes of direct sun exposure on your body a day. Nude sunbathing on the roof!There has been a tremendous amount of peer-reviewed research showing the benefits of vitamin D. Here’s a good article about Vitamin D and the immune system to get you started.

    Zinc: 15-30 mg daily preventatively or 60 mg a day if infected. A common symptom of COVID-19 is loss of sense of smell and taste. These are also symptoms of zinc deficiency. This article asks Could zinc protect against COVID-19? Naturopathic doctors and alternative practitioners say that it absolutely can. In an N = 1 experiment, a family member included zinc supplementation in her regime to fight coronavirus. She had a very mild case that cleared up quickly.

    NAC (N-acetyl cysteine): 600 mg daily preventatively or 600 mg 3 times a day if infected. N-acetyl cysteine is a very helpful antioxidant. It is a precursor to glutathione and it breaks up mucus in lung infections, a good antidote to the potentially devastating problem of “cytokine storm syndrome.” This article, and this one, will help you understand the benefits of NAC.

    Glutathione: liposomal 200 mg daily preventatively or 200 mg 2 to 3 times a day if infected. Glutathione is a master antioxidant in the body and very helpful in fighting breathing difficulties and combatting “cytokine storm syndrome.” Two case studies have shown that it can be one of the helpful alternative treatments for coronavirus: Efficacy of glutathione therapy in relieving dyspnea associated with COVID-19 pneumonia: A report of 2 cases.

    Stopping blood clots
    One of the sequelae showing up in some people with Covid-19 is a tendency to blood clotting. This is dangerous. The last thing you want is blood clots that create blockages of blood flow to your organs or tissues. Which is why hospitals use those annoying wraps that intermittently squeeze your legs all night when you are bed bound.

    Movement is the best way to prevent blood clots. Go for a slow walk once every hour or two, stand up and stretch when you can, and do some light exercises when you feel up for it. Massage can also help.

    In addition, fish oil, pycnogenol (pine bark extract), Vitamin E, turmeric, a Chinese herb called Dan Shen, and Gingko all support blood circulation and work as natural blood thinners.

    But you don’t want to take them all at once or they could thin your blood by inhibiting platelet aggregation. Instead, just choose one or two.

    Please note: You must consult with your physician if you’re taking blood thinners, or are being treated for stroke prevention or cardiovascular issues.

    Do not take blood thinners if you’re using NSAIDs.

    Choose 1 or 2 from the following list to prevent blood clots:
    Fish oil: 2000 to 3000 mg daily
    Pycnogenol: 50 mg 2 times a day for a week and then 50 mg 1 time per day
    Vitamin E: 400iu daily
    Turmeric: In the form of curcumin, take 500 mg daily or use organic powdered turmeric or the fresh root liberally in your food (which you should be doing anyway), or as a tea!
    Gingko biloba: 120 mg 2 times a day
    Dan Shen: 1-2 capsules 2 times a day

    Adding anti-coagulants to your diet
    Ginger, garlic, dark chocolate, cinnamon, dark green leafy vegetables, fish, cayenne, beets, grapes, and organic red wine in moderation (a glass a day) all have anticoagulant properties. These foods make a great addition to your diet.

    Help from herbs
    Herbs can play an important part in any treatment protocol, especially when you are looking for natural treatments for coronavirus. Stephen Harrod Buhner is an accomplished herbalist. He was very successful in working with patients through the SARS epidemic. He uses a similar protocol with SARS-Cov-2 (Covid-19) patients. This paper includes protocols and dosages for herbal treatments.

    *I recommend you print it out or save it as a PDF to your desktop in case it gets censored. One doctor I interviewed has been using Buhner’s protocols with excellent results. - now in the Avalon Library >> http://avalonlibrary.net/Coronavirus...Stephen%29.pdf

    A note about herbs: there was originally some concern about the induction of a cytokine storm by using certain antivirals, particularly elderberry. But despite the headlines and the social media frenzy, there has been no quality evidence that elderberry induces cytokine storm. In this article, Donnie Yance details the benefits of elderberry (Sambucus nigra). In fact, antiviral herbs and mushrooms have proven to be very useful in case of infection. Helpful antiviral herbs and mushrooms include: echinacea, andrographis, reishi, elderberry, astragalus root, turkey tail, cordyceps, olive leaf, shiitake, chaga, oregano, and licorice.

    Chinese herbal protocols
    In addition, some Chinese herbal protocols have been successfully used as natural treatments for coronavirus. One traditional Chinese formula is Jade Windscreen (Yu Ping Feng San (玉屏風散). It is available at many health food stores. Chinese medical practitioners use Jade Windscreen as an effective preventative specifically for colds and flus that affect the lungs.

    Yin Chiao San is another remedy that is readily available. It is a component of Source Naturals’ “Wellness Formula” or “Herbal Resistance Tincture”. If you’re feeling sick, especially if you have a fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing, or body aches, Yin Chiao San can be taken up to 4 or 5 times a day.

    Supporting the immune system
    All of the recommendations above are based on supporting the immune system. Responsible doctors make no claim to be able to prevent or cure Covid-19 but strive, instead, to offer our immune systems the best support possible.

    For an individualized protocol that will keep you safe and healthy during these trying coronavirus times, contact your naturopath, homeopath, integrative physician, or Chinese medicine practitioner for more information.

    What about budesonide?

    Richard Bartlett, M.D., has been prescribing budesonide in a nebulizer to COVID-19 patients with great success. He believes this inexpensive pharmaceutical treatment is a silver bullet for the disease. He argues that Taiwan, a country of nearly 24 million people, has only had 7 COVID-19 deaths total party because of their use of budesonide. How long before YouTube videos discussing this treatment are also scrubbed from the internet?

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    Simple Solutions to Contain COVID Costs
    AUGUST 20, 2020
    https://anh-usa.org/simple-solutions...n-covid-costs/

    "Lawmakers can help keep Americans healthy by expanding access to dietary supplements through health savings accounts. Action Alert!
    https://anh-usa.org/simple-solutions...n-covid-costs/

    For years now, ANH-USA has supported expanding qualified HSA expenses to include dietary supplements. The current bill, S 4463, is sponsored by Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and allows Health Savings Account (HSA) funds to go toward dietary supplements without having to get a doctor’s prescription; the same would apply to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs). The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the importance of expanding access to supplements and natural products that can help in the fight against this virus—we must support this bill, either on its own or as part of larger COVID-19 relief efforts.

    Given what we know about the virus so far, simple supplements like vitamin D, zinc, quercetin, and vitamin C can be lifesaving. We won’t solve COVID or other diseases or get healthcare costs down until the crony alliances that keep natural treatments out of the medical system are ended. As we have pointed out, even doctors are being gagged by the FTC and FDA and told they cannot tell patients about natural treatments because they are not FDA approved. The regulators know perfectly well that it is impossible to pay billions to win FDA approval for an unpatentable treatment. It is bad enough that this wink and nod system ruled before COVID, but now it is quite clear that it is killing people who could have been saved with natural treatments.

    At-risk consumers should not be denied access to sound science on natural COVID treatments. And they should have the flexibility to utilize their HSA for these health products.

    Let’s also keep in mind a number of advantages of HSAs. First, contributions to them are tax-deductible. Second, the interest earned on money in the account is tax-free. Third, tax-free withdrawals can be made for qualified medical expenses. HSAs are a good way to put money aside for health expenses later in life, when these costs may increase, and, best of all, may also be used for other retirement expenses.

    Keep in mind that HSAs have contribution limits. In 2019, the limit for an individual account is $3,500; for a family HSA, the limit is $7,000.

    Tell Congress to support this bill either on its own or as part of larger COVID-19 relief efforts.

    Action Alert! Write to Congress and urge them to support S 4463. Please send your message immediately. By sending this message, you will also be supporting our petition to ungag doctors so that they can share with patients the benefits of supplements and natural treatments for Covid." https://anh-usa.org/simple-solutions...n-covid-costs/
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    Quote Posted by onawah (here)
    Overemphasis on Deep Cleaning Can Backfire
    by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Potentially important and valuable: Dr Mercola also recommends Quercetin (which you can buy cheaply at most vitamin stores, including Amazon) as an over-the-counter alternative to Hydroxychloroquine/HCQ.

    Chris Martenson recommends it, too, at the close of every video he makes. Quercetin does the same kind of job as HCQ, escorting zinc into the cells. And a major study has already reported that Quercetin + Vitamin C seems to be an effective Covid remedy... see post #314.
    Dr Mercola enlarged on exactly this, in a new article published today.

    It might be important, as Quercetin is readily available to anyone. The virus is real (no matter how much it's been hyped and statistics falsified), and if it does hit you, you may wish it hadn't.

    According to the research, Quercetin + Zinc can be used safely and at home as an over-the-counter protocol. (A preventative one, too: you don't have to wait till you have the thing to get zinc into your cells.)

    Here's Dr Mercola:
    Swiss Protocol for COVID — Quercetin and Zinc

    20 August, 2020

    Story at-a-glance
    • A recently published Swiss Policy Research (SPR) protocol recommends people at high risk of COVID-19 or exposure to it use quercetin and zinc to treat the virus, in addition to other commonly available medications.
    • Hydroxychloroquine studies with negative outcomes were marred by a delay in administering the drug, excessive doses of the drug, skewed data and contraindications that were not honored, according to SPR.
    • Simple, safe and inexpensive COVID-19 treatments could render more complex medications and vaccinations obsolete.
    Swiss Policy Research (SPR), formerly known as Swiss Propaganda Research, which describes itself as “an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research group investigating geopolitical propaganda in Swiss and international media,” has published numerous articles on COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

    While SPR’s critics have accused it of promoting “unproven” theories, their work focuses on using published studies, case reports and actual physician testimonies for its reporting.

    In regard to the pandemic, they have focused on the origin of COVID-19, the effectiveness of face masks, the lethality of an infection and misinformation from mainstream media sources. Most recently, SPR has released a summary of the scientific evidence they’ve found for treating COVID-19 with simple, safe and inexpensive ingredients.

    Zinc, quercetin, hydroxychloroquine, bromhexine, azithromycin and heparin are all treatments that scientific evidence or practical use by physicians have shown can be used successfully against COVID-19, SPR says. U.S. physicians, for example, using zinc, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin:
    "… reported an 84% decrease in hospitalization rates, a 50% decrease in mortality rates among already hospitalized patients (if treated early), and an improvement in the condition of patients within 8 to 12 hours. Italian doctors reported a decrease in deaths of 66%."
    Iranian doctors using bromhexine, a drug which breaks down mucus but is not available in the U.S., have:
    "… reported in a study with 78 patients a decrease in intensive care treatments of 82%, a decrease in intubations of 89%, and a decrease in deaths of 100%. Chinese doctors reported a 50% reduction in intubations."
    The Suggested Treatment Protocol

    Reminding readers to be sure to check with their doctors before beginning any treatment, SPR chose the following protocols for early treatment of COVID-19 over a five- to seven-day regimen of:
    • Zinc — 50 milligrams [mg] to 100 mg per day.
    • Quercetin — 500 mg to 1,000 mg per day.
    • Azithromycin — up to 500 mg per day.
    • Hydroxychloroquine — 400 mg per day.
    • Bromhexine — 50 mg to 100 mg per day.
    • Heparin — usual dosage.
    The rationale for the protocols is backed by data from prior research involving treatments that SPR said was found to be effective:
    "The efficacy of HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] against SARS coronaviruses was established in 2005 in the wake of the SARS-1 epidemic. The efficacy of zinc in blocking RNA replication of coronaviruses was discovered in 2010 by world-leading SARS virologist Ralph Baric.
    The efficacy of HCQ in supporting the cellular uptake of zinc was discovered in 2014 as part of cancer research. The efficacy of the flavonoid quercetin in supporting the cellular uptake of zinc was also discovered in 2014. The efficacy of bromhexine in blocking cell entry of coronaviruses was established in 2017.”
    The goal of treating COVID-19 with the six suggested supplements and medications is to nip the virus in the bud and avoid hospitalization, says the organization. Starting the protocol as soon as symptoms emerge may prevent progression of the illness.

    Data Show Hydroxychloroquine is Effective, SPR Found

    Many people have heard about hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 and much of what they’ve heard recently in mainstream news is negative. That's because the media have focused on negative outcomes from selected studies and subsequent warnings from the FDA.

    SPR contends, however, that those studies were marred by a delay in administering the drug, excessive doses of the drug, skewed data and contraindications that were ignored.

    According to notes which accompany the protocol, hydroxychloroquine and quercetin (which can be substituted for hydroxychloroquine) "support the cellular absorption of zinc and have additional anti-viral properties."

    In treating COVID-19, the use of hydroxychloroquine and other common medications and supplements has become so politicized, patients may end up being denied inexpensive and effective treatments which have been studied and found to be effective in multiple investigations from around the world.

    Even The Lancet, a well-respected medical journal, found itself embroiled in COVID-19 misinformation — possibly partisan — and had to retract research that claimed hydroxychloroquine had no benefit.

    Still, top doctors have not been afraid to speak out about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treating patients who contract the virus. In an op-ed in Newsweek magazine, Dr. Harvey A. Risch from the Yale School of Public Health, wrote:
    "When this inexpensive oral medication is given very early in the course of illness, before the virus has had time to multiply beyond control, it has shown to be highly effective, especially when given in combination with the antibiotics azithromycin or doxycycline and the nutritional supplement zinc.
    On May 27, I published an article in the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) entitled, 'Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk COVID-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis.'
    That article, published in the world's leading epidemiology journal, analyzed five studies, demonstrating clear-cut and significant benefits to treated patients, plus other very large studies that showed the medication safety."
    In his op-ed, Risch cites hydroxychloroquine studies in U.S. nursing homes and clinics, and trials in Brazil and France that had positive outcomes with few to no deaths.

    Zinc is an Important Part of the COVID-19 Fight

    Zinc plays a vital role in immunity as well as in blood clotting, cell division, thyroid health, smell and taste, vision and wound healing. It can effectively inhibit the replication of viruses in a cell, but it needs "ionophores" to shuttle it into the cell where it puts up its fight. You may also need to take zinc daily because the body does not store it.

    Luckily, both hydroxychloroquine and quercetin are ionophores that usher zinc into the cells where it is needed. Zinc is so basic to fighting infections, some research suggests that it is zinc rather than hydroxychloroquine or quercetin that does the "heavy lifting" of inhibiting viral replication when they are given together.

    In research published in the International Journal for Infectious Diseases, both hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin were effective and "associated with reduction in COVID-19 associated mortality." In a study of 2,541 patients with an average age of 64 and who spent an average of six days in the hospital, Michigan scientists found:
    "In this multi-hospital assessment, when controlling for COVID-19 risk factors, treatment with hydroxychloroquine alone and in combination with azithromycin was associated with reduction in COVID-19 associated mortality."
    However, zinc was not included in this trial and most doctors fail to add zinc and an antibiotic for secondary bacterial infections in their hydroxycholoroquine regimens. Despite FDA warnings about hydroxychloroquine-related heart rhythm problems, the researchers in this study report that:
    "A review of our COVID-19 mortality data demonstrated no major cardiac arrhythmias … observed with hydroxychloroquine treatment."
    In addition to strengthening your immune system through activating your body's T cells, zinc has cognitive and mood effects. It protects your hippocampus, which is involved in depression, emotion, memory and learning. It also helps your brain release brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which counteracts brain inflammation and depression.

    Signs that your zinc levels are low include loss of appetite, impaired immune system, sluggish metabolism and thinning hair.

    Quercetin Helps Fight COVID-19

    Quercetin is a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory plant pigment that boosts your immune system and may work to control viral replication, according to some research. It allows zinc to exert its proven antiviral properties; in treating COVID-19, quercetin may also lower inflammation, help clear mucus, prevent ventilator-induced damage and support immunity.

    According to the research, quercetin has been shown to help fight obesity, Type 2 diabetes, circulatory dysfunction, chronic inflammation and mood disorders. It has even been found to help lower blood pressure.

    Researchers have found that quercetin can trigger tumor regression and begin the process of apoptosis. This is programmed cell death, without which cells can grow uninterrupted and develop into cancerous growths.

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    The following protocol to treat Covid-19 is from Dr. David Brownstein, a board-certified family physician located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The medical mafia have made him take down his protocol from the net, but Lynne McTaggart reposted it:

    At the first sign of COVID symptoms, take orally:

    100,000 IUs of vitamin A

    1 g of Vitamin C per hour until bowel tolerance was reached

    50,000 IU of vitamin D per cent

    25 mg/day of Lugol’s iodine (sometimes 50-100 mg/day)

    Use as a nebulizer:

    For each 259 cc bag of saline (salt water) inject:

    3 cc of food grade hydrogen peroxide

    1 cc of magnesium sulfate

    Patient should then top up the mixture with a one drop of 5 percent Lugol’s iodine and to nebulize hourly until symptoms improve.

    If oral and nebulizer aren’t resolving symptoms:

    Practitioner should administer intravenous injections each of of:

    Vitamin C 2.5 g of sodium ascorbate (5 cc of 500/mg/cc ascorbic acid solution) mixed with an equal amount of sterile water as intravenous push over 2-3 minutes
    Hydrogen peroxide 30 cc of 0.03% solution of dilute H2O2 as intravenous push over 2-3 minutes
    Plus: 20 cc of 18 mcg/cc ozone (as an oxygen/ozone gas mixture) given in each buttock as an intramuscular injection

    Here is the original article posted on Lynne Mctaggart's Facebook blog

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    I would also like to recommend -to anyone with easy access- Dr Schulze’s herbal formulas , there are multiple options to choose from to boost your immunity:

    https://www.herbdoc.com/specifics

    I’ve had several bottles to try down in Uruguay and they’re very strong, times more than most traditional Ayurvedic formulae here in India,
    prepared from pure herbal concentrates , very efficient and effective against all kinds of internal parasites.

    If you apply a dose you get to feel effect almost immediately.


    Specifically for coronavirus prevention I would recommend using this strong herbal oral mouthwash regularly:

    https://www.herbdoc.com/daily-oral-therapy


    Since mouth and the nose are the easiest ways for any microbe to enter, gargling and destroying these invaders and flushing them out as soon as possible is important.


    Dr Schulze’s are based in California but they may be shipping worldwide , even at discount rates at the moment.




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    Several new studies have shown efficacy if used early, while countries that have deployed HCQ in just that manner have significantly fewer deaths per million residents (via c19study.com, which tracks HCQ studies).

    HCQ's efficacy was known by mid-July, when the FDA removed its authorization:

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    Government Officials’ Collusion to Demonize HCQ Created a False COVID-19 Pandemic That is Terrorizing the Country
    August 23, 2020
    https://vaccineimpact.com/2020/gover...g-the-country/

    Comments by Brian Shilhavy
    Editor, Health Impact News

    "ter·​ror·​ism | \ ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm \ – the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion

    ter·​ror·​ist | \ ˈter-ər-ist \ – an advocate or practitioner of terrorism as a means of coercion (source)

    Is the U.S. Government and their Medical Tyrants dictating COVID orders on the American public guilty of terrorism and murder?

    And if so, how long will the public be compliant to their own destruction?

    How a False COVID-19 Narrative Was Created & Sustained for Six Months
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    Dr. Meryl Nass has compiled a damning checklist that keeps increasing; it currently lists 47 fully documented facts that constitute a case against government officials’ collusion to demonize an effective existing medicine.

    They even designed clinical trials that required high doses of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine that were known – to the medical profession – to be toxic and potentially lethal. These officials bear responsibility for causing preventable deaths of possibly hundreds of thousands of patients.

    Following publication by The Lancet of a demonstrably FRAUDULENT study, the World Health Organization suspended its hydroxychloroquine studies and urged countries around the world to suspend both their clinical trials, and prevent doctors from using the drug for Covid.

    Several governments did ban the use of the drug. Some, like Switzerland, lifted the ban after the Lancet study was retracted two weeks after publication.

    Switzerland, which had been using the drug for months, banned Hydroxychloroquine from May 27th until June 11th. Here is the Johns Hopkins graph documenting the precipitous increase in the case fatality rate (CFR) – i.e., preventable deathshat occurred in Switzerland during the 13-day period during which patients were denied this life-saving treatment.


    The graph charting high Covid-19 deaths in Switzerland during the 13 day ban, following the fraudulent Lancet report proves that the drug had reduced the rate of deaths; that rate increased precipitously when the drug was withheld. The Swiss death rate from Covid-19 dropped as soon as patients were again treated with Hydroxychloroquine.

    This constitutes scientific proof of the curative effect of Hydroxychloroquine for patients with Covid-19, by means of challenge-dechallenge-rechallenge. In this case, it was not an experiment by design, but rather the result of government edicts.
    The graph further demonstrates that France whose government issued a series of regulations to restrict the use of this effective treatment, such as changing the drugs’ status from over-the-counter to prescription only on January 13th, followed by a ban on the use of the drug two months later.

    In contrast to Switzerland, France has a high 19.12% Covid-19 mortality rate.

    Further evidence demonstrating the life-saving benefit of Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 infected patients comes from clinical trials conducted by the world renowned virologist, Didier Raoult, MD, PhD: patients treated with Hydroxychloroquine were at minimal risk of death: 0.52%.
    The US government, like France, issued draconian restrictions on the use of Hydroxychloroquine – nationally and through numerous state edicts that resulted in exceedingly high death rates.

    The US tops the world with the most reported COVID-19 deaths. (as of August 9th) This evidence of a smoking gun; providing grounds for legal action.
    On August 18th US Senators Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz wrote a letter to FDA Commissioner, Stephen Hahn, requesting substantiating scientific evidence in support of FDA’s withdrawal of the Emergency Use Authorization for Hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of the coronavirus. And they requested outcome studies, reports, and data from the US and internationally, about the treatment of patients with HCQ or Chloroquine under a doctor’s supervision outside of hospitals. They request a response by Aug.25th
    As more and more Frontline Doctors and honest scientists have become convinced by the evidence that Hydroxychloroquine is a life-saving, safe treatment against Covid-19, calling it a cure for COVID-19– the drug became a political battlefield.

    Honest doctors who dispute the official Covid-19 narrative are under siege; they are subjected to a coordinated government-media censorship campaign. Medical doctors are being threatened for using their professional judgment which is supported by both scientific and clinical evidence.

    Doctors are being vilified for putting the lives of their patients first – which is their sworn duty under the Hippocratic Oath, “First, do no harm.”
    Frontline Doctors who speak publicly about the evidence from their own clinical experience of having saved hundreds of lives by use of hydroxychloroquine in combination with Zinc, and Azithromycin, are being threatened by state Medical Licensing Boards and by Congressional representatives.

    On July 27, America’s Frontline Doctors held a “White Coat Summit” in Washington D.C., during which they exposed a “massive disinformation campaign” against the life-saving ability of Hydroxychloroquine.

    The Big Tech cartel totally blacked out the event from the Internet and shut down America’s Frontline Doctors’ website in a grotesque effort to prevent the truth from reaching the public. This is the equivalent of Nazi book burning. Indeed the tactics of Big Tech follow closely the Goebel’s Propaganda playbook

    These tech giants are financially intertwined with Big Pharma; they have captured the media narrative, deliberately preventing the public from gaining access to the truth.

    The truth about Covid-19, and the truth about an existing effective treatment, poses a serious financial threat to the projected market of 7 billion people – for a yet undeveloped vaccine.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci’s narrative about Covid-19 is identical to that of Bill Gates, who has billions of dollars invested in a yet to be developed vaccine – and investment in technology aimed at tracking compliance with vaccination mandates that he promotes. The Gates – Fauci false market-driven narrative is parroted by the World Health Organization, the National Institute of Health, and the Center for Disease Control – all of who have private-public partnerships with the Gates Foundation.

    This marketing propaganda juggernaut has paralyzed much of the Western world for over six months; it has devastated economies, and has resulted in hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths!

    Read more here: US ‘frontline’ doctors’ website exposes ‘criminal’ campaign by tech giants, govt agencies to block COVID med, Aug. 5, 2020
    Dr. Nass’ itemized checklist of false claims that have been refuted by a growing body of evidence – both published scientific evidence, and empirical evidence from emergency care physicians and medical doctors in clinical practice.

    The evidence led an initial 600 doctors to sign a letter of protest against unfounded restrictions on the use of a life-saving therapy. The overwhelming evidence refutes the carefully scripted false narrative about the danger posed by Hydroxychloroquine.

    Thousands of patients in the real world were cured when treated early with hydroxychloroquine in combination with other, FDA-approved, available cheap drugs. People who were prescribed hydroxychloroquine prophylactically, avoided serious symptoms from the infection.

    Read the White Paper on Hydroxychloroquine by Simone Gold, MD, JD in which she documents the indisputable safety of the drug that has been FDA-approved for 65 years.
    Examine also, a compilation of medical studies in support of prescribing Hydroxychloroquine for Early Stage Covid-19 by Vladimir Zelenco, MD, Harvey A Risch, MD, PhD and George C Fareed, MD; and a list of 78 global studies (47 peer reviewed and 31 preprints). These studies demonstrate that early treatment with Hydroxychloroquine is effectove, whereas late treatment shows mixed results.
    You can sign a petition in support of medical freedom. Tell the FDA to release hydroxychloroquine as a possible cure for COVID-19.
    Physicians – not government bureaucrats – must be free to use their professional judgement to prescribe what’s best for their patients. So far, there are 41,462 co-signatories to the petition.

    Dr. Nass’ checklist begins with government edicts that were issued to prevent medical doctors from using the drug in ways it is most likely to be effective (in outpatients at onset of illness).

    Government prohibitions against the use of the drug outside of controlled clinical trials – that were designed to show no benefit – included 3 large, randomized, multi-center clinical trials — Recovery, Solidarity and REMAP-Covid) – each of them controlled the dose by specifying extremely high doses of hydroxychloroquine; doses that were known to be toxic and potentially lethal. [Dr. Nass’ previous articles analyzed these trials in detail here and here.]

    A 4th study, conducted in China also used comparable toxic high doses of hydroxychloroquine (3.6 g HCQ in the first three days and 800mg/day thereafter). This study also reported no benefit from HCQ.

    Why would scientists design clinical trials that subject thousands of patients to known to be toxic doses of a drug? And why would governments support these unethical trials?
    Dr. Nass points out in #41 of her checklist: Hydroxychloroquine use is truly the wedge issue for understanding and turning around the pandemic. If hydroxychloroquine works reasonably well as a prophylactic and treatment for Covid-19, it could potentially end the seriousness of the pandemic and return us to life as we knew it.

    *************

    How a false hydroxychloroquine narrative was created, and more by Meryl Nass, MD
    Saturday, June 27, 2020; Updated August 18th

    It is remarkable that a large series of events taking place over the past 3 months produced a unified message about hydroxychloroquine, and produced similar policies about the drug in the US, Canada, Australia, NZ and western Europe. The message is that generic, inexpensive hydroxychloroquine is dangerous and should not be used to treat a potentially fatal disease, Covid-19, for which there are no (other) reliable treatments.

    Hydroxychloroquine has been used safely for 65 years in many millions of patients. And so the message was crafted that the drug is safe for its other uses, but dangerous when used for Covid-19. It doesn’t make sense, but it seems to have worked.

    In the US, “Never Trump” morphed into “Never Hydroxychloroquine,” and the result for the pandemic is “Never Over.” But while anti-Trump spin is what characterized suppression strategies in the US, the frauds perpetrated about hydroxychloroquine and the pandemic include most western countries.

    Were these acts carefully orchestrated? You decide.

    Might these events have been planned to keep the pandemic going? To sell expensive drugs and vaccines to a captive population? Could these acts result in prolonged economic and social hardship, eventually transferring wealth from the middle class to the very rich? Are these fully documented events evidence of a conspiracy?"

    Continue reading here.https://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/...narrative.html

    Read the full article at AHRP.org: https://ahrp.org/how-a-false-covid-1...or-six-months/

    Comment on this article at HealthImpactNews.com.
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    https://speakwithanmd.com/

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    Quote During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), hospitals curtailed elective medical procedures and access to in-person clinical care was limited. To help patients better access healthcare providers, my Administration implemented new flexibility regarding what services may be provided via telehealth, who may provide them, and in what circumstances, and the use of telehealth increased dramatically across the Nation. Internal analysis by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) showed a weekly jump in virtual visits for CMS beneficiaries, from approximately 14,000 pre-PHE to almost 1.7 million in the last week of April. Additionally, a recent report by HHS shows that nearly half (43.5 percent) of Medicare fee-for-service primary care visits were provided through telehealth in April, compared with far less than one percent (0.1 percent) in February before the PHE. Importantly, the report finds that telehealth visits continued to be frequent even after in-person primary care visits resumed in May, indicating that the expansion of telehealth services is likely to be a more permanent feature of the healthcare delivery system.

    Rural healthcare providers, in particular, need these types of flexibilities to provide continuous care to patients in their communities. It is the purpose of this order to increase access to, improve the quality of, and improve the financial economics of rural healthcare, including by increasing access to high-quality care through telehealth.
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    In Chris Martenson's last video (20 August), he reports a new very successful protocol using both HCQ and Ivermectin.

    The development comes from the impeccably qualified Professor Thomas Borody, MB, BS, BSc (Med), MD, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FACP, facG, AGAF, FRS(N). (He must have a business card 6 inches wide. ). Prof. Borody, from Sydney, Australia, calls it Ivermectin Triple Therapy.

    It'll be interesting to see how the Australian government responds. The section begins at 19:10.


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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    In Chris Martenson's last video (20 August), he reports a new very successful protocol using both HCQ and Ivermectin.

    The development comes from the impeccably qualified Professor Thomas Borody, MB, BS, BSc (Med), MD, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FACP, facG, AGAF, FRS(N). (He must have a business card 6 inches wide. ). Prof. Borody, from Sydney, Australia, calls it Ivermectin Triple Therapy.

    It'll be interesting to see how the Australian government responds. The section begins at 19:10.
    The Australian government will completely ignore it

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    Quote GOP Senators Demand FDA Explain Hydroxychloroquine Stance Amid Positive Studies And Physician Advocates

    The debate over hydroxychloroquine has faded from the forefront as big tech has worked to suppress information and silence the voices of doctors and researchers promoting it. However, it appears the controversy over the drug has encouraged some senators to take a closer look, and it seems they are asking the FDA the right questions.

    Doctors and researchers advocating for hydroxychloroquine are recommending it be used in high-risk outpatients.

    Texas Congressman Louis Hohmert, who was recently diagnosed positive for COVID-19, tweeted just this morning about the benefits of hydroxychloroquine:

    Hydroxychloroquine protocols worked for me. Americans suffering from the Wuhan Virus deserve the right to consult with their doctors and try HCQ if deemed a safe and appropriate fit. Keep Big Govt out of this. Thank you Dr. Risch for your work and research on this.

    In the letter to Hahn, the senators are asking about specific actions the agency has taken regarding hydroxychloroquine. The current FDA guidance is that it should not be used outside the hospital setting for COVID-19, and the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) has been withdrawn. Given the safety profile of the medication and the fact it is used daily on an outpatient basis around the world for malaria prevention, malaria treatment, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus, this guidance is ridiculous on its face.

    The recommended duration of hydroxychloroquine treatment for COVID-19 is between five and seven days at FDA approved dosages. In a sane world, a doctor may prescribe drugs off-label at approved dosages if they think a medication may be useful for a patient’s symptoms. However, 2020 is not sane, and now the FDA interference has led to medical boards, hospital systems, and politicians banning the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19. These actions are unprecedented in the doctor-patient relationship.

    Finally, these senators are standing up for that relationship and demanding clarity from the FDA. From the letter:

    However, we have heard from licensed physicians that have had a far different experience with the FDA’s approach. The physicians are concerned about the FDA’s decision to revoke the March 28th EUA for HCQ and CQ for treatment of COVID-19. They have described the clear differences between inpatient and outpatient treatments and how this decision has affected their ability to treat patients in different settings. The physicians have warned that the FDA’s EUA revocation of HCQ and CQ has led to misinformation and confusion across the country. Some states have restricted the ability of physicians to write and pharmacies to fill HCQ and CQ prescriptions under longstanding and well-established authority to prescribe FDA approved drugs off-label with a patient’s informed consent and according to their clinical judgement.

    To better understand the FDA’s actions, the letter requests four specific pieces of information:

    Studies or data that definitively shows prescribing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine within seven days of COVID-19 symptoms is ineffective or harmful.

    Produce studies or data on the use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 in outpatient settings under a doctor’s care, including as a preventative. They specifically exclude late-stage studies involving hospitalized patients.

    Provide any public statements issued by the FDA to clarify the agency does not regulate the practice of medicine and explaining state governments may not regulate or prohibit the sale of the drugs.

    Information on potential treatments for COVID-19 that have been used internationally and whether the FDA has approved those for use in the United States. If not, the senators want to know what steps are being taken to ensure they are.

    These requests are a kick in the derriere to the bureaucracy.
    It is unconscionable for the FDA not to clarify their role in the practice of medicine and even worse for them to remain silent in the face of other entities trying to interfere with it. While it does not appear they have ever made a statement like the one the senators are requesting, hopefully, one will be forthcoming.

    It would be even more concerning if the agency withdrew the EUA based on the debunked Lancet study and has done nothing to correct their position. In an extensive search, I can find no studies indicating that short-term outpatient use of hydroxychloroquine at approved dosages is dangerous or deadly. It will be surprising if the FDA has one.

    Dr. Harvey Risch, an epidemiologist from Yale, has done a review of these studies and arrived at the conclusion that treatment with hydroxychloroquine is effective for high-risk outpatients. Dr. Risch told Mark Levin on “Life, Liberty, and Levin” Sunday that it was some of the most convincing data he has seen in his career:

    Clearly, President Trump has not given up on the potential this drug combination may hold. Dr. Risch’s assessment is clear. For high-risk patients over 65 or with pre-existing conditions, the outpatient use of the hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin combination has shown a significant reduction in hospitalizations and death rates.

    He asserts that we have let politics overrule science, and it is costing thousands of lives. Hopefully, senators pressuring the FDA will cause significant movement and clarity. The FDA owes its response by the end of business tomorrow. If the misinformation can be effectively cleared up, it will be a game-changer. The senators must continue to press the FDA and restore the doctor-patient relationship.
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    This is pretty interesting. Dr John Campbell, whose daily updates I watch but who is naive, not always all that bright, and often eye-rollingly mainstream, published a video a few hours ago called Hydroxychloroquine, Evidence of Efficacy.

    It was presenting this study, which had already been cited by Chris Martenson in his 18 August video update.The study included these headline highlights:
    • Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin seems to improve outcome of admitted patients.
    • We report no major cardiac adverse event of this combination therapy.
    No sooner than he'd uploaded the video, it disappeared and is now "private". The many new comments on his previous video (the only one viewers could comment on) are interesting.

    The best, and most pertinent, might be this one:
    Dr. Campbell. You Finally realize that hydroxychloroquine is effective....and You Tube removes the video. Do you understand now????
    The now-private video has just been reuploaded (by a viewer, not DrCampbell) on Bitchute:

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/7mMKum9qvR2U


    Source: https://www.bitchute.com/embed/7mMKum9qvR2U


    It'll be VERY interesting to see how Dr Campbell responds to this. It might well wake him up to other factors he needs to consider.

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    Quote Posted by leavesoftrees (here)
    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    In Chris Martenson's last video (20 August), he reports a new very successful protocol using both HCQ and Ivermectin.

    The development comes from the impeccably qualified Professor Thomas Borody, MB, BS, BSc (Med), MD, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FACP, facG, AGAF, FRS(N). (He must have a business card 6 inches wide. ). Prof. Borody, from Sydney, Australia, calls it Ivermectin Triple Therapy.

    It'll be interesting to see how the Australian government responds. The section begins at 19:10.
    The Australian government will completely ignore it
    Unless, of course, there are people banging the drum rather loudly


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