Thursday, September 16, 2021

Grains Of Sand

Poised,

Alastair Crooke,  A Pandemic of Authoritarianism, as the Red Grains Cascade
  What we see is an attempt to impose an idealised technical managerialism onto a complex, rather than pursue real solutions to problems.
Change happens quickly and often unpredictably. Yet the unpredictable part seemingly is all about physics. Imagine, dropping one grain of sand after another onto a table. A pile soon develops. Eventually, just one grain starts an avalanche. Most of the time, it’s a small one. But sometimes the pile just slides and disintegrates entirely.
  Well, in 1987, three physicists began to play the sand pile game in their lab, seeking an answer to what it is that triggers the typical avalanche? After a huge number of tests, they found there is no typical number of grains that does it.
  To find out why such unpredictability should show up in their sand pile game, the physicists next coloured it according to its steepness. Where it was relatively flat and stable, they coloured it green; where steep and, in avalanche terms, ‘ready to go’, they coloured it red.
Afghanistan was intended to be a showcase for western technical managerialism – an empirical petri-dish in which to prove the historical inevitability of technocracy...
  Existential political and social questions in this doctrine however, were to be nuanced through ‘Third Wayism’ (i.e. left unsolved – or fudged with easy answers, and easy money).
  Or … ‘regulated’ into compliance. The answer to social problematics was Cloud Computing of mass data. With enough input on past human choices, it is believed that experts can precisely predict human behaviour, which then can be ‘nudged’ in the direction that our √©lites wish it to go. Nudge behavioural psychology, of course, is about control – not active thinking...
  There are many subtleties and twists in the story, but the basic message is simple: The peculiar and exceptionally unstable organization of the critical state does indeed seem to explain why our highly complex world, at large, seems so susceptible to unpredictable upheavals. So much for AI and big data’s predictions – In the end, it was the landing of the Taliban ‘red grain’ that triggered an unpredicted, lightning cascade.
  The question must be: Will this trigger any chain reaction? Maybe not, yet there are several other ‘fingers of instability’ in the western sand pile which should be coloured ‘grain red’, and – judged in avalanche terms – may be poised to cascade.
  One such is the ‘vaccination’ (or gene therapy): The mRNA ‘vaccine’ doesn’t stop infection, nor does it stop the spread of the virus. A fully vaccinated person can catch the virus and spread it to others. There’s new evidence that double-vaxxed individuals build up huge viral loads in their noses and sinuses, causing them to become super-spreaders, and infect others. The unvaccinated therefore, have as much to fear in terms of catching the disease from the vaccinated as the other way around.
  Israel is providing a useful case study in the effectiveness – or lack thereof – of vaccines. Israel is one of the most heavily vaxxed countries in the world, with nearly 80% of the population fully vaccinated and almost 100% of the elderly. But now Israel is experiencing a massive increase in infections (and of serious cases), mainly among the fully vaxxed...
  The ramifications deriving from the paradigmatic blow given by the Taliban to the Western technocratic vision; to Europe at its sudden discovery that America does not have Europe’s back; to inflation felt everywhere; to the QE impasse (that interest rates above 2% would kill the western economy); to geopolitical rejection of the western liberal model – arguably all these run through what happens next with Covid, and the mass resort to the imposition of ‘virtuous’ authoritarianism.
  There is, in the end, nothing more than one common single thread running through all these fingers of instability: It is the attempt to impose an idealised technical managerialism onto a complex, critical-state reality, rather than pursue real solutions to problems – and the resort to behavioural control psychology to conceal the rot beneath, and compel compliance.
  So, we are now poised at a critical state of what Paul McCulley calls ‘stable disequilibrium’ – where all actors work to maximize their personal outcome, and reduce their exposure to fingers of instability. But the longer the game runs, says McCulley, the more likely it is to end in a violent avalanche, as the fingers of instability have more time to build, and, eventually, the state of stable disequilibrium goes critical.
  Which finger goes first? Unpredictability again – any grain falling on a red spot can, by domino-like action, cause sliding at other nearby red spots.

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2021/09/13/pandemic-authoritarianism-as-red-grains-cascade

Australia accidentally kept records of adverse events after first and then second COVID vaccination.   
At least 39% of Australians were left unable to perform daily activities after having the Covid-19 Vaccine according to official Government data      
https://theexpose.uk/2021/09/15/39-percent-of-australians-left-unable-to-perform-daily-activities-after-having-the-covid-19-vaccine/

What do you think?   are booster shots increasing covid spread and covid deaths? a look at the israeli data                  https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/are-booster-shots-increasing-covid

Just say you did a study:  
Are you kidding me, Pfizer, volume 1 gazillion
They want booster approval based on studies covering about 300 people - with no control arms. BUT IT GETS BETTER. They tested it in 12 (yes, 12!) people over 65.   
https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/are-you-kidding-me-pfizer-volume

ATTENTION NZ! DR. PETER MCCULLOUGH: COVID-19, LOCKDOWNS & THE DANGEROUS JAB THAT'S DRIVING DELTA

Yes, it is as certain as it can be that these vaccines kill some folks.   https://www.bitchute.com/video/95lJP00jEZhu/

Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state, is 2/3 the population of the USA. Delta started in India. Uttar Pradesh hands out vitamin and medicine packets with ivermectin, zinc, doxycycline and vitamin-D to households.                             33 Districts in Uttar Pradesh are now COVID-free                               https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/lucknow-news/33-districts-in-uttar-pradesh-are-now-covid-free-state-govt-101631267966925.html

The EU, with US guidance, is delaying approval of Nordstream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. Russia has slowed natural gas flows through Nordstream 1, ahead of wither, the time that Europe is usually building up gas storage. Prices shoot up. This is high pressure. The EU needs to let the new pipeline open, don't they?     https://www.rt.com/business/534894-lavrov-nord-stream-2-launch-2022/            https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/ive-never-pulled-so-many-gas-price-graphs-i-have-over-last-24-hours

Charles Hugh Smith The Illusion of Getting Rich While Producing Nothing     By incentivizing speculation and corruption, reducing the rewards for productive work and sucking wages dry with inflation, America has greased the skids to collapse.  Of all the mass delusions running rampant in the culture, none is more spectacularly delusional than the conviction that we can all get fabulously rich from speculation while producing nothing. The key characteristic of speculation is that it produces nothing: it doesn't generate any new goods or services, boost productivity or increase the functionality of real-world essentials.  Like all mass delusions, the greater the disconnect from reality, the greater the appeal. Mass delusions gain their escape velocity by leaving any ties to real-world limitations behind, and by igniting the most powerful booster to human euphoric confidence known, greed.      https://www.oftwominds.com/blogsept21/illusion-wealth9-21.html      

 Producing Vegetables   (pictured with banana plants in squash patch)  


  

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Bankrupt Narrative

 Grubstake-Holders,


  On the 13th anniversary of the Lehman bankruptcy, Evergrande, China's largest real-estate company, announces default, non-payment of interest.
(Our son, Jim turns 30 today, also.)  China's decision to put limited funds into finishing construction instead of servicing debt seems practical.
​  ​According to Bloomberg, Chinese authorities told major lenders to China Evergrande Group not to expect interest payments due next week on bank loans, which takes the cash-strapped developer a step closer the nation’s largest modern-day restructurings, and guarantees that China's "Lehman Moment" is now just a matter of days, if not hours.​..instead most of Evergrande’s working capital in now being used to resume construction on existing projects, the housing ministry told bankers...​  With senior leaders in Beijing silent on whether they will allow Evergrande creditors to suffer major losses, bondholders have priced in slim odds of a rescue...

  None Dare Call It "Ivermectin"? What day is this?
​  ​President Trump has responded to claims that Milley had a back-channel with his Chinese counterparts and would warn them of any impending attacks."If the story of “Dumbass” General Mark Milley...is true, then I assume he would be tried for TREASON in that he would have been dealing with his Chinese counterpart behind the President’s back and telling China that he would be giving them notification “of an attack.”" wrote Trump in a statement.​..
"For the record, I never even thought of attacking China - and China knows that," Trump continued.

​John Ward has done thorough research here. His use of the English language is always exemplary:  
Autoantibodies, Fauci the antimatter liar, Ivermectin the Saviour – & a way for those already vaccinated to avoid death
 ​  ​Collating eclectic data from around the world, The Slog takes another stab at waking people up….while showing that, even for the doubled vaxxed, there is a still huge advantage in saying NO from here on.
​  ​One can observe categorically that medical researchers in Australia, India, France, the US, Germany and Japan are showing why the mRNA Covid “vaccines” tested by Oxford Recovery on dogs killed all the vaccinated animals. The detailed nature of deadly Cytokinic overreaction is closely allied to the study of how ‘autoantibodies’ develop. These little mothers are not always good news.

​  I have been waiting for the details on why these 2 distinguished career​ technocrats recently resigned. I knew it was about mRNA vaccines, but what?
How significant is it that the two top FDA officials responsible for vaccine research resigned last week and this week signed a letter in The Lancet that strongly warns against vaccine boosters? This is a remarkable sign that the project of government-managed virus mitigation is in the final stages before falling apart.

“Do I or don't I?” Some Texas hospitals grapple with new mandatory vaccine rule​  
(Heel dragging is all that CAN be done.)
Stuck between Biden's and Abbott’s competing vaccine rules for employees, public hospitals consider their next move even as most private systems already require vaccination for employees.

​A good explanation, but the real power wielded in politics is often hidden threat and coercion.  
Why the Biden COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate is Unconstitutional
And why Kavanaugh may be key.


Risks of Vaccines for Those Recovered from COVID-19 – Krammer, Raw & Mathioudakis
by Dr. Peter McCullough
​  ​There is recent research on the fact that the COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous for those who have already had COVID-19 and have recovered with inferred robust, complete, and durable immunity. These patients were excluded from the FDA-approved clinical trials performed by Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J. From these trials, the safety profile was unknown when the products for approved for Emergency Use Authorization in 2020. There has been no study demonstrating clinical benefit with COVID-19 vaccination in those who have well documented or even suspected prior COVID-19 illness.

Maybe things have changed since July? Smallish sample, just over 1000...
​  ​A new national poll shows that the vast majority of Americans resolutely oppose vaccine mandates, regardless of party affiliation.
The poll was produced by the Trafalgar Group, in conjunction with Convention of States Action, and demonstrated an overwhelming rejection of vaccine mandates by over 71 percent of participants.

​A very good letter to the editor of the BMJ , from last September, explains how T-cells fight viruses, and how they need vitamin-D in the circulation to pull that trigger.

Paul has ordered some ivermectin from Canada. It's OTC in Canada. 
It's kind of expensive... He got it here.

​Asymmetric Warrior​  (pictured harvesting okra)



Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Oops Truth

Protected by Facts,

Study Finds Teenage Boys Six Times More Likely to Suffer Heart Problems From Vaccine Than be Hospitalized by COVID   https://summit.news/2021/09/10/study-finds-teenage-boys-6-times-more-likely-to-suffer-heart-problems-from-vaccine-than-be-hospitalized-by-covid/

Hot Mic Catches Israeli Health Minister Admitting Vaccine Passports Are About Coercion
Officials unaware comments were being broadcast live on television.  
“Imposing “green pass” rules on certain venues is needed only to pressure members of the public to get vaccinated, and not for medical reasons, Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said on Sunday, ahead of the weekly Cabinet meeting,” reports Jewish News Syndicate.  https://summit.news/2021/09/13/hot-mic-catches-israeli-health-minister-admitting-vaccine-passports-are-about-coercion/

​Even considering the higher vaccination rates in the medically vulnerable, it is hard to account for 5 times the case fatality rate in the vaccinated Britons, compared to unvaccinated Britons.​                   High Death Rate Among Vaccinated Brings Vaccine Dystopia Into View
​  ​A new report with detailed data from Public Health England provides some startling numbers.
For the period of February 1 through August 2 there were COVID Delta variant cases for 47,000 people who had received 2 vaccine doses, and for 151,054 people who were unvaccinated.
In the first group of vaccinated people, there were a total of 402 deaths.  In the second much larger group with more than three times unvaccinated people, there were just 253 deaths.
In other words, of the total COVID deaths 61 percent were in fully vaccinated people.
To get the death rate you divide the number of deaths by the total number of infection cases.
That gives a death rate of .86 percent among the vaccinated and .17 percent among the unvaccinated.

​They showed up to work and would not leave, after being "terminated", until they were informed , for the record, that they had been fired. 
I have made it clear that I cannot ethically receive a mandatory vaccination, or resign from care of my patients.​                                                                                                                                          Kentucky Health Care Workers Refused to Comply With Vaccine Mandate, Forced Hospital to Fire Them
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/kentucky-health-care-workers-refused-comply-vaccine-mandate-forced-hospital-fire-videos/

California professor sues over vaccine mandate, says he has natural immunity:   ​"I feel like I'm being treated unequally," Aaron Kheriaty, professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine, said, SBG reported. "If my immunity is as good, indeed, very likely better, than that conferred by the vaccine, there doesn’t seem to be any rational basis for discriminating against my form of immunity and requiring me to get a different form of immunity."​  ​  Kheriaty, who serves as director of UCI's Medical Ethics Program and is a member of the UC Office of the President Critical Care Bioethics Working Group, said he contracted the virus in July 2020 and had raised concerns over the vaccine mandate to school leaders. However, he said he was met "mostly with radio silence" before he filed the lawsuit.                                https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-professor-lawsuit-vaccine-mandate-natural-immunity

Doctors For COVID Ethics is ​serving notice of individual and group liability for harms coming from their decisions to approve untested COVID-19 vaccines with foreseeable side effects , including death, after having been clearly warned. 
  OPEN LETTER AND NOTICE OF LIABILITY FROM DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS TO THE EMA AND THE MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINATION  
​  ​Ladies and Gentlemen, In March 2021, we alerted you and the world to the fact that the approval of the so-called gene-based COVID-19 vaccines was premature and reckless, and that their administration constituted human experimentation in violation of the Nuremberg Code...
   You are hereby placed on notice that you stand to be held personally and individually responsible for causing foreseeable and preventable harm and death from COVID-19 vaccines, and for supporting crimes against humanity, defined as acts that are purposely committed as part of a widespread or systematic policy, directed against civilians, committed in furtherance of state policy. The gravity of your deeds is now laid out before the world. For the sake of yourselves and your families, rise and respond. Or go down in history books in indelible shame and disgrace. Signed, Doctors for Covid Ethics

David Holmgren:  Pandemic Brooding: Can the Permaculture movement survive the first severe test of the energy descent future?
​  ​The sovereignty of persons to choose freely how they grapple with the tension between autonomy and the needs of the commonwealth is not just an ideal from western Enlightenment civilisation working out how to apply the gift of fossil fuel wealth. It is a fundamental expression of how the ecology of context is constantly shifting, and that all systems simultaneously express life through bottom-up autonomy of action and top-down guidance of collective wisdom.​  
  ​In times of great stability, the distilled wisdom of the collective, embodied in institutions, carries human culture for the long run. Sometimes the sanctions on the individuals who rejected the rules of the collective were harsh and, according to modern thinking, arbitrary but over long periods of relative stability, those rules kept society working. In times of challenge and change it is, ironically, dissidents at the fringes who salvage and conserve some of the truths of the dying culture into the unknown future to craft new patterns of recombinant culture.
​  ​What we call ‘science’ had its origins in what Pythagoras salvaged, almost single handedly, from the decadent and corrupt theocracies of ancient Egypt of which he was an initiate, before he walked away from the centre to the margins of civilisation. Major failures in the application of so-called trusted science have been a feature of our lived experience. Tragically, science could be one of the casualties as humanity passes through the cultural evolution bottleneck of climate chaos and energy descent.


Counterfeit Capitalism: Why a Monopolized Economy Leads to Inflation and Shortages
From railroads to plastic bags to semiconductors to ice cream, Wall Street and monopolists are creating shortages and exploiting them.   
...​The scariest part of this whole saga is not that a bunch of malevolent monopolists run our economy, inducing shortages for profit. Indeed, these shortages are not intentional, any more than the financial crash of 2008 was intentional. Most of what is happening is unintended. Bad actors aren’t steering the ship. They are just making sure that no one else can, even when it’s headed for the rocks.                                                            https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/counterfeit-capitalism-why-a-monopolized?


​Charles Hugh Smith:The Banality of (Financial) Evil
​  ​The financialized American economy and State are now totally dependent on a steady flow of lies and propaganda for their very survival. Were the truth told, the status quo would collapse in a putrid heap.  Go ahead and be evil, because everyone else is evil, too, because being evil serves everyone's interests far better than maintaining integrity, for integrity will cost you more than you can afford.
In other words, lying, fraud, embezzlement, misrepresentation of risk, material misrepresentation of facts, half-truths, the replacement of statements of fact with propaganda and spin: these are not the work of a scattered handful of sociopaths: they represent the very essence and heart of America's economic status quo.
https://www.oftwominds.com/blog.html

​Tom Luonge, in good form, much condensed​
  COVID-9/11 is globalism’s last stand. It’s goal is explicitly to burn the world down to ‘build back better.’ I’m sure Davos asked both Xi and Putin many times to join the big club for the big win and they both said, “No.” This is where culture and history asserts itself...
  So, the WEF is now accelerating its scorched earth strategy. It’s clearly using what leverage it has in U.S. institutions to expend the last of the U.S.’s political capital with diplomatic and geopolitical ‘gaffes’ that even an amateur wouldn’t make. When you see government policy an order of magnitude more incompetent than can be explained by internal squabbling and petty corruption, you are dealing with something willful...
  The globalists need perpetual war in ‘shitholes’ around the world to keep laundering the easy Fed Funny Bucks to keep the entire Ponzi Scheme alive. With Afghanistan now off the table, where are we sending the military next to export inflation democracy?
  But Powell, like the rest of them, know that globalism is failing and pushing any further for it will only accelerate the creation of what Vaclav Havel called “parallel systems.” Systems that exist outside of their control. So, I think he’s treading carefully here with monetary policy on purpose.
  It’s Davos that is getting desperate. The more they grasp for total control the easier it becomes to see the Law of Unintended Consequences rearing its head as new solutions to age-old problems proliferate...
  Because the final consequence of Cantillion’s observations about prices is that eventually you run out of ways to squeeze people through fear and inflation. When that happens they squeeze back.​     (Squeeze back better, heh, heh, heh...)

​Huh, that's not what they said, is it? The comatose patient on the ventilator is looking much better and has rosy cheeks...
​  The European Central Bank announced a tapering of the repurchase program on September the 9th. One would imagine that this is a sensible idea given the recent rise in inflation in the eurozone to the highest level in a decade and the allegedly strong recovery of the economy. However, there is a big problem. The announcement is not really tapering, but simply adjusting to a lower net supply of bonds from sovereign issuers. In fact, considering the pace announced by the central bank, the ECB will continue to purchase 100% of all net issuance from sovereigns.//
​  ​The fourth challenge for the ECB is that it acknowledges being trapped by its own policy, it cannot stop it and normalize because governments and markets would suffer, and it cannot keep the current pace because inflation is putting even more pressure on growth.

Michael Hudson, on George Soros maybe getting thwarted by China
​  ​In a Financial Times op-ed, “Investors in Xi’s China face a rude awakening” (August 30, 2021), George Soros writes that Xi’s “crackdown on private enterprise shows he does not understand the market economy. … Xi Jinping, China’s leader, has collided with economic reality. His crackdown on private enterprise has been a significant drag on the economy.”
  Translated out of Orwellian Doublethink, the “crackdown on private enterprise” means cutting back on what the classical economists called rent-seeking and unearned income. As for its supposed “drag on the economy,” Mr. Soros means the economy’s polarization concentrating wealth and income in the hands of the richest One Percent.
  Soros lays out his plan for how U.S. retaliation may punish China by withholding U.S. funding of its companies (as if China cannot create its own credit) until China capitulates and imposes the kind of deregulation and de-taxation that Russia did after 1991. He warns that China will suffer depression by saving its economy along socialist lines and resisting U.S.-style privatization and its associated debt deflation.
  Mr. Soros does recognize that China’s “most vulnerable sector is real estate, particularly housing. China has enjoyed an extended property boom over the past two decades, but that is now coming to an end. Evergrande, the largest real estate company, is over-indebted and in danger of default. This could cause a crash.” By that, he means a reduction of housing prices. That’s just what is needed in order to deter land becoming a speculative vehicle...
  Soros gives his game away by stating that “Xi does not understand how markets operate.” What he means is that President Xi rejects rapacious rent-seeking, exploitative free-for-all, and shapes markets to serve overall prosperity for China’s 99 Percent. “As a consequence, the sell-off was allowed to go too far,” Soros continues. What he means is, too far to maintain the dominance of the One Percent. China is seeking to reverse economic polarization, not intensify it...
  George Soros is obviously upset that President Xi is not Boris Yeltsin, and that China is not following the kleptocracy dependency that warped Russia’s economy. Soros thought the ending of the Cold War would simply let him buy up the most lucrative rent-yielding assets, as he has aimed to do in the Baltics and Ukraine. China said “No,” so it is not deemed to be a “market economy,” Soros-style. It has not made its social organization marketable, and has avoided the financial dependency that makes “markets” a vehicle for U.S. control via sanctions and foreign buyouts.


​Constructively Engaging Change​

Saturday, September 11, 2021

20 Years Of this World

20 Years Older,

  Like JFK's assassination, those of us who were aware on 9/11/01 remember a lot of it fairly clearly. We had our own perceptions, and days at work, and some of us saw TVs more that day than others. I was working with patients all day, and did not.
  Thierry Meyssan, a French journalist, was in New York City filming a documentary for something-completely-different, got some footage of planes flying towards the twin towers, and became one of the early investigators of those events. The conspiracy theory is what we got on TV and the news, and it justified the Global War On Terror, which meant the global war of empire against brown people in oil-places, especially if they try to sell the oil for anything but $US.
The objective of it was hard to suss out for most of us, but the Rumsfeld Cebrowski Doctrine was fundamentally about destroying the economies of countries that had resources "we" needed, so that they would not use them up.
  Travis sends this Corbett Report 5 minute takedown of the official conspiracy theory of the ragheads with boxcutters, run by Osama Bin Laden from a cave in Afghanistan, who dropped 3 buildings into their own footprints with 2 airplanes, and in freefall time, which could only be done by controlled demolition on any other day.

Thierry Meyssan has some tidbits in here, that "even" I hadn't been aware of. I'll try to pick them out, but his main point is that the "continuity government" that Cheney and Rumsfeld had been working on since Jerry Ford was in the white house took control away from all elected office-holders that day and ran the show. You could see it as a coup d'etat, but they let the headless horseman George Bush go back to work when it was over, because he was cool with it, anyway.
  On the very day of the attacks, on New York’s Channel 9, real estate developer Donald Trump called the official version of the collapse of the towers a "lie".

​  ​Meyssan about his 9/11 book​  9/11: The Big Lie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11:_The_Big_Lie  
​  ​It is a work of political science aimed at denouncing what these false-flag attacks would make possible: the surveillance of Western populations and the endless war in the wider Middle East.  ​ 

​  We have forgotten many other things, such as the insider trading in the shares of the affected airlines, the fire in the Old Eisenhower Building, or the collapse of a third tower in the World Trade Center. ​ 

  ​What is most astonishing is that almost no one remembers that at 10am, Richard Clarke triggered the ’Continuity of Government Plan’ [5]. At that very moment, President Bush and Congress were suspended from office and placed under military protection. President Bush was taken to an air base in Nebraska where the CEOs of the upper floors of the Twin Towers had been since the previous evening [6]; and Congress to the Greenbrier megabunker. Power fell into the hands of the "Continuity Government". It was in the Raven Rock Mountain megabunker (’Site R’) [7]. Power was not returned to the civilians until the end of the day.  

​  Informed by his staff that a Russian satellite had just observed a missile being fired from a Navy ship off the coast of Washington at the Pentagon, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, tried to contact his US counterpart. He was unable to do so. Not because the telephone networks had broken down, but because George W. Bush was temporarily no longer president.

​ To this day, there is no evidence of the 19 designated hijackers on board the hijacked planes.

  To date, there is no evidence that the 35 telephone communications between passengers on the hijacked flights and the ground existed​...
​..The FBI testified that none of the planes had phones in the armrests, that passengers should have used mobile phones, that cell phones at the time could not work at altitudes above 5,000 feet, and that the records provided by the phone companies did not show any of the communications mentioned​.

​  To date, there is no physical explanation for the collapse of three of the World Trade Center towers onto their own footprints (i.e. vertically). The Twin Towers were hit by two planes, but were not shaken.​...It should be noted that no explanation was given for the lateral explosions heard by the firemen and widely filmed, nor for the vertical beams that were severed and not melted; two pieces of evidence attesting not to an accidental but to a controlled demolition.​...no collapse of skyscrapers has ever been observed, either before or after 9/11, following a large-scale fire...Finally, the photographs taken by firefighters of "pools" of molten steel and those taken by FEMA (the disaster management agency) of the melting rocks in which the foundations were built are inexplicable according to the official version.
 ​ 
​  ​To date, there is no evidence that an airliner hit the Pentagon. Already the next day, the fire brigade had given a press conference at the Pentagon during which they had attested that they had not found anything suggestive of a plane.

​  ​The Bush Administration had Congress vote on an anti-terrorist code, known as the USA Patriot Act. This is a very large piece of legislation that had been drafted over the previous two years by the Federalist Society (of which Solicitor General Theodor Olson and Attorney General John Ashcroft were members). It suspends the Bill of Rights in cases of terrorism.

​  ​In order to implement the USA Patriot Act, a new department was created, the Homeland Security Department, which brings together various existing agencies. It has a political police force capable of spying on any citizen.... The way this department works was revealed in 2013 by Edward Snowden. Snowden not only provided information about the NSA’s foreign eavesdropping system, but also about domestic mass surveillance in the US. ​ 

  This system, although less documented, is gradually spreading to all Western states, through the ’Five Eyes’ [10] and Nato.

​ The Rumsfeld/Cebrowski doctrine [11] is a reform as important as the creation of the Pentagon after the 1929 crisis. This time, it is about adapting to financial capitalism. From now on, the United States will no longer try to win wars, but on the contrary to make them last as long as possible; this is what President Bush’s expression "endless war" means. Their aim will be to destroy local state structures so that natural wealth can be exploited without having to endure political control; as Colonel Ralph Peters summed it up: "Stability is America’s enemy" ​

  Vice President Cheney had set up a secret group in the White House to design the development of the National Energy Policy. He was convinced that oil would run out in the medium term. This is why the United States destroyed states in order to be able to exploit their oil in the long term, but not now.

  By publishing a number of internal US military reports, Julian Assange has not revealed any sensitive information. But all these documents show that the Pentagon has never been interested in winning the post-9/11 wars.

  ​To wage these wars, the Pentagon secretly created clandestine Special Forces: 60,000 soldiers without uniforms [13]. They are capable of assassinating anyone in any country without leaving any trace. Bob Woodward revealed the "Global Attack Matrix" operation, decided three days after the attacks​.

  Unfortunately, few people have seen how the world has changed...
The problem remains the same: we cannot admit that the criminal is close to us.

​  Tom Luongo makes a case that forces within the US government in Washington are working to sabotage the $US, in the interests of global central banking, in a post $US global economic model. As the US has been humiliated in TGWOT defeats recently, it also threatens to sanction Saudi Arabia for getting weapons form Russia​. Should the US use the $US as a weapon against Saudi Arabia, which supports the "Petro Dollar" regime, the logical Saudi step would be to quite it's part of the support, selling its oil in other currencies and not recycling it into US Treasury debt.
  The Saudis, however, for their part have learned the lessons well what happens when you get into a price war with Russia. You lose. So, instead of fighting Russia for market share, they’ve decided to coordinate production for the big win-win for everyone while the U.S. continues to grapple with the reality that its empire is not only crumbling, but being actively dismantled from within.

Ending an Era 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Difficult Navigation

 Human Hosts and Hostesses,


  I've been expressly forbidden to prescribe ivermectin for COVID, using the address and phone number of my clinic.
This lies within the context of my seeking to care for my established patients and those who present ill with COVID through October.
The assumption is that I will not work after the end of October, due to being fired for refusal to accept SARS-CoV-2 mandatory vaccination..

  I don't have a workable alternative to provide this specific service. I can advise the OTC supplements I posted 2 days ago in "OTC COVID Rxs".
I can prescribe doxycycline or azithromycin as part of a balanced treatment approach, with vitamin-D, Quercetin (& lecithin) and zinc.
I can prescribe azelastin nasal spray, which is OTC-approved, but not OTC-available yet.
Aspirin and inhaled steroids can be added for some higher risk patients with inflammatory conditions like diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Monoclonal antibody infusions are available locally, and may well be of benefit in the first 5 days of symptoms. (They are approved to 10 days.)

  There is a fundamental objection that I am presenting to patients that these things have been shown to help on-average, with COVID.
I have seen that to be the case for over a year with the ivermectin-based treatment protocol, having only one patient progress to need hospitalization on treatment, the day after he started, last weekend, early in his second week of illness. To another, that experience is "anecdotal", but while following patients closely over time for a year, it is confirmatory of the hypothesis that this treatment is beneficial.  https://covid19criticalcare.com/ivermectin-in-covid-19/
Studies, many studies support that hypothesis, as does the experience of nations which have employed this treatment as a public health measure. Peruvian and African experiences of benefit are dramatic in graphic form.

Peruvian national data with, without, with, then again without ivermectin treatment policy after 2020 presidential election:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC8383101/pdf/main.pdf

Why COVID-19 is not so spread in Africa: How does Ivermectin affect it?   ​ This is the source of the graphic posted yesterday, showing peaks of total deaths per 100,000, corresponding to waves of COVID infections, in African countries that do not routinely use ivermectin to suppress parasitic worms, but no death peaks in countries that do use ivermectin as a routine public health measure. There is also more obesity in the countries not using ivermectin. A risk for worse outcomes.




I don't have more to say or present. I seek to help my patients in their transition to care with other doctors, nurse practitioners and Physician Assistants, while standing morally with Vaccine Conscientious Objectors, and treating patients who have COVID to the best of my remaining ability.

Public Health Servant 
(pictured recently with healthy vegetation)


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Continental Prison State

 Expecting Better,


  I'm not the only one who thinks that sociopathic "royalty" arose to meet an ecological niche, created by farming, when stable food sources allowed for groups of way more than 150 people to form, and those groups floundered without a strongman "boss". 
The groups organized under a compassionless "boss" could also overrun and slaughter other groups for their farms, when drought and famine hit. 
This mode of societal organization has subsequently flourished until today.

  The rule of compassion-free elites is reaching a crisis again, it's biggest crisis yet, and it is flummoxed as to a solution, since the best solutions involve the dissolution of the system of rule by the unfeeling. The "owners" (Carlin) are boxed-in, unusually constrained this time.
WW-3 is out, though they tried a version of it, The Global War On Terror, after 9/11/01. 
  The GWOT failed, but in a way, it was not meant to succeed. President Cheney designed perpetual war in countries with "easy oil" to prevent them from burning it, so it would still be there later for the globalists. Here we are. Growth is over, so with the rest of the crash of 2008, it will be officially-over-forever.
  The current elites are supported by the zombie of industrial capitalism, drawing blood while it still walks and breathes. They have thrown together an enforced austerity gambit, involving global central-bank digital currency, into which any human can be included with some facial recognition software and a smartphone.
Any human can be excluded from that, too, by a poor social-credit rating, lack of the most recent genetic-engineering "vaccination" or voicing of dangerous racist and divisive political opinions.  
  This new system needs enough buy-in to be adequately cohesive, and a large enough fraction of any population, that those excluded really are isolated. It also needs a working internet and high-data cell phone networks. It needs these things continuously, and their continuation requires the continuation of a high complexity infrastructure, which is more vulnerable than most people realize. It may be impossible to extend it to rural areas. 

  Cash transactions must become an impossibility. Cash must be outlawed, somehow, or this albatross will not be able to get airborne. 
That makes me want to use cash more and more, today, to make the elimination of cash economy less feasible. 
Supporting cash economy is a little "Blow-against-the-Empire", of which we are capable. 
Amazon doesn't take cash. "Oh, Bother!"

  The alternative is something we humans have not yet done at scale, a large scale cooperative economy, based on local cooperative and civic economies.
It has been described, and it is technically feasible, but it is also vulnerable to a big, militarized, sociopathic-boss economy bombing it into oblivion.

My friend, Larry and his wife and son live in Australia. Larry's Mom, Naomi, just died in Medina, Texas. 
Larry can't leave Australia to come to his mom's funeral.

Australia Has No Bill Of Rights, And It Shows, Caitlin Johnstone (whose comments section disappeared last month)
​  ​There’s a lot to criticize, from soldiers patrolling state borders and policing the streets of Sydney, to people being arrested for merely posting about lockdown protests on social media, to police accessing QR tracing information and firing projectile weapons at lockdown protesters, to news broadcasters naming and shaming Covid patients who violate isolation orders, to the frequently ineffective hotel quarantine system for travellers being replaced with purpose-built quarantine facilities and Orwellian surveillance apps. The states of both Victoria and New South Wales have begun moving toward reopening after the Delta variant proved zero-Covid goals unattainable even amid strict lockdowns, but will do so by adding Australia to the growing list of nations that have implemented the dangerously authoritarian policy of vaccine passports.
​  ​And there are other aspects of this trend which have nothing to do with Covid. One of the most controversial recent developments in Australia’s escalating government overreach (and potentially the most consequential in the long term) has been the hasty passing of a new law greatly expanding government surveillance powers which allows law enforcement to hack into people’s devices and collect, delete, or even add to and alter the data therein, as well as take control of their social media accounts, supposedly “in order to frustrate the commission of serious offences online.”​ ...
​  ​Bottom line the answer to the question of what needs to happen for Australia to move toward health is the same as the answer everywhere else: we’re just going to have to wake up. Human consciousness wants to awaken, and it will shake us in whatever ways we need to be shaken in order to make that happen. This is a hell of a time to be alive.

​​  The Australian state of Victoria will “lock out” unvaccinated people from participating in the economy, Premier Dan Andrews has announced.
Victoria is currently under draconian lockdown restrictions, with residents of Melbourne – who make up the vast majority of the state’s population – living under a 9pm to 5am curfew, forbidden from leaving their homes except to work, buy groceries, or get a Covid-19 vaccination.
​  ​“There is going to be a vaccinated economy, and you get to participate in that if you are vaccinated,” Andrews stated. 
“We're going to move to a situation where, to protect the health system, we are going to lock out people who are not vaccinated and can be.”
“If you’re making the choice not to get vaccinated, then you’re making the wrong choice,” he added..
...once Victoria reopens, “it’s not going to be safe for people who are not vaccinated to be roaming around the place spreading the virus.”
How "on board" with vaccine-passports does this sound?
Publicans are reportedly on board with the idea, with one telling ABC Australia that “whilst we certainly don’t like the idea of turning anyone away, we need to do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of our business.”

Connecting The Dots, Totalitarian Australia , is a 17 minute video about what has now become the prison-continent, an ideal testbed for draconian experiments in hybrid-electronic-police-state control of a historically "free-ish" society. (This might help Australia synchronize for a Chinese takeover. Don't tell the Aussies!)

China pre-positions for a massive populist fallback-position for the upcoming completion of "the global financial crisis". 
Don't say "Cultural Revolution"!
​  ​Developments in China continue to confound market optimists, with new talk of a “profound revolution” towards a new target of “Common Prosperity”
Rather than simply react to these events, we analyze the history of Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Thought to try to put current moves under Xi Jinping Thought in a larger context
​  ​This also provides a framework of a hypothetical Marxist policy path forwards
We briefly discuss the meaning of Common Prosperity over time, and how it is a bellwether
...there has been a sharp reduction in credit to property developers along with the official message that “houses are for living in, not speculation”, and rental increase caps of 5% annually; under-18s have been limited to just 3 hours of computer gaming a week, in allotted slots; and private equity has been cut off from residential investment.
​  ​Beijing has also called for curbs on “excessive” income, and for the wealthy and profitable firms “to give back more to society.” (Tencent already pledged $15bn.) This is also matched by: a social campaign against excessive business drinking, “unpatriotic” karaoke songs, and celebrity culture; ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ made obligatory at all schools and universities; and, as Bloomberg puts it, controls on social media financial commentary - “China to Cleanse Online Content that ‘Bad Mouths’ its Economy”.
​  ​This has all taken place under the slogan of “Common Prosperity”. (And for those who need the market-facing implications of this first, please see What is to be done?)
​  ​Going further, commentary reposted by Chinese state media on 30 August stressed these changes are a “profound revolution” sweeping the country, warning anyone who resisted would face punishment. It added: “This is a return from the capital group to the masses of the people, and this is a transformation from capital-centred to people-centred,” marking a return to the original intention of the Communist Party, and “Therefore, this is a political change, and the people are becoming the main body of this change again, and all those who block this people-centred change will be discarded.”

Matt Taibbi gets the last laugh after leaving Rolling Stone:
Moral Majority Media Strikes Again
When Rachel Maddow, Rolling Stone, and others jumped on a dubious report of ivermectin overdoses, it was just the latest in a string of moral mania mishaps

Jim Kunstler: The Game In Review
​  ​About twenty minutes after the virus came on the scene, a vaccine magically materialized in the pharma labs. And after a completely half-assed testing routine, it was commissioned with an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), which permitted a wholesale vax-up of the whole population, and provided legal immunity from lawsuits for the pharma companies involved. The public greeted it with a grateful awe usually reserved for religious visitations. Treatment protocols with existing drugs were bad-mouthed and then officially suppressed. They had to be — and still have to be — to maintain that EUA, because the vaxes are not approved by the FDA (despite a recent FDA psy-op to fake-out the public otherwise).
​  ​Meanwhile, adverse reactions to the vaxes are literally off-the-charts (the decades-long vaccine safety charts, that is) and those numbers have been likewise suppressed. There are also plenty of reasons to suppose the vaxes create stealth vascular damage to multiple organs that could lead to death over a few years’ time. The prudent have taken note. The prudent are now in for getting cancelled out of daily life for their prudence. Most of these people are onto the game that is being played on them. They must be punished.
  And here we are… in the season of collapse… when things traditionally fall apart… when zombies, ghouls, and monsters stalk the earth. The catch is: we-the-people are cast in the role of those zombies, et cetera. Yes, Oscar Wilde was right when he quipped that “life imitates art.” Twenty years of zombie movies have left us perfectly positioned to enter the new economy of the walking dead. That’s us. No more middle class for you, America! No more paychecks. No more blue light specials. No more auto loans. No more McHouses. And pretty soon, maybe, no more food even. What then? How about: Oh, just go die…
  That seems to be the next chapter, if you let it be, for instance, if you let them vax you up. But you can actually choose to scramble and adapt to what’s coming: which is human life at a lower pitch… what I like to call a World Made by Hand. In that world, it is you who survive and the governments, the banks, and the power elites who do not. You can already begin to see it happen. Move toward it.

https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/the-game-in-review/

My Demographic:  ​Almost 70% of unvaccinated Americans would rather quit their job than submit to mandatory vaccination, a new poll found, as another survey suggests more than 50% of companies plan such requirements by the end of the year.  Some 35% of the 1,066 unvaccinated individuals polled by the Washington Post and ABC News last week said they would request a religious or medical exemption if their employer adopted a vaccine mandate, while 42% said they would quit.                               ​ https://www.rt.com/usa/534187-americans-quit-jobs-mandatory-vaccination/

'It's game over. It's mRNA or nothing:' Expert on future of vaccines

   ​https://finance.yahoo.com/news/its-game-over-its-m-rna-or-nothing-expert-on-future-of-vaccines-200508222.html?guccounter=1

January 11, 2017  ​Fauci: ‘No doubt’ Trump will face surprise infectious disease outbreak​    ​ Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said there is “no doubt” Donald J. Trump will be confronted with a surprise infectious disease outbreak during his presidency.  https://web.archive.org/web/20200703170458/https://www.healio.com/news/infectious-disease/20170111/fauci-no-doubt-trump-will-face-surprise-infectious-disease-outbreak ​

​Political grandstanding that makes a valid point:   (Russians again)
Senator Rand Paul & top Republicans demand Fauci’s firing after new docs indicate his agency funded risky Covid studies in China​                                                                  
https://www.rt.com/usa/534201-republicans-fauci-resign-documents/

​    It appears, does it not, that Fauci lied.  Both he and his wife, Christine Grady, who chairs bioethics at the NIH and who "conveniently" has been ignored by the media and everyone else, and who, it must be presumed, any grant proposals would have to go through and be approved by, ought to be in irons right now.    And by the way, exactly how does it happen that in a federal agency a person's wife winds up in a position to review and formally approve her husband's work?  Exactly how did that situation arise and why has it been allowed to continue to exist f​​or a very, very long time?   ​                                   ​ https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=243503

​Jonathan Cook has a report far more extensive, detailed an in-depth than the title implies: 
On child vaccines, the experts are suddenly reluctant to follow ‘the science’
We've been given a fleeting peek behind the curtain of official medical debate​     ​                                         
https://jonathancook.substack.com/p/on-child-vaccines-the-experts-are

​Here are some suggestions for reducing COVID-19 vaccine side effects. Note that they mainly seek to reduce catching COVID at the same time you get vaccinated, which is a bad combination.                                                                                                                                                            https://c19protocols.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/COVID-Vaccination-Side-Effect-Reducing-OTC-Medicines-and-Nutraceuticals

​This is some good news for global warming. When there is no polar ice-cap, this oil will be economically recoverable.        
Arctic has enough reserves to supply Russia for centuries – Russian official​                                              ​
https://www.rt.com/business/533990-arctic-reserves-last-hundreds-years/

​Bicyclist in Texas​

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

OTC COVID Rxs, Azelastin To Zinc

 Inquiring Minds,


  I have gotten a lot of questions from people during the Delta-COVID peak this summer about OTC supplements and repurposed medicines to self-treat COVID, other than staying home alone and awaiting the inevitable, as is routinely advised. 
  All of this advice applies to pregnant women. That is a group with a lot of questions. 
I am deeply disturbed at how expectant-mothers are being treated by the medical machine these days. 

  Firstly, don't use ibuprofen or Aleve. Do not use NSAIDs when sick with COVID-19. 
I saw information from China in February 2020, and again from France in April 2020 that NSAIDs like these worsened hospital patient outcomes. 
I don't know how confirmed that is, nor do I want to await further word. 
It is easy to avoid them, and they interfere with the anticoagulant effects of aspirin, anyway, which matters, as will be explained.

  Support the normal functioning of your immune system with Vitamin-D. Every B-cell and T-cell in your immune system has vitamin-D receptors on it and won't work properly and intelligently if a lot of them are empty.
  For most people, in the long term, 5000 units per day of vitamin D-3 (the kind you can buy) is a good dose, and will get people into the normal range.
Exceptions to that are people who absorb it poorly and metabolize it poorly. Those people are the ones who still have a low level after months of taking 5000 units per day. You have to do the test to know you need more. People with a lot of body fat distribute their dose into a larger fat volume, and often need more.
  A person who has a body weight over 100 kg (220 lb.) might do better to take 10,000 units per day. Checking a blood test after at least 3 months would help confirm what is best. Taking 10,000 units per day for the first month or 2, in order to normalize blood level is good.

  What is the ideal one time dose of vitamin-D to normalize one's blood level, assuming a low starting point?
A lot of effort has gone into answering that question, and it can be found here:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC4128480/#R34
​  ​Vitamin D3 doses >300,000 IU were similarly effective in patients with 25(OH)D concentrations >20 ng/mL; all 3 studies (29,34,39) observed mean concentrations >30 ng/mL at 4 weeks, though the results peaked at day 3 (reaching 67.1 ± 17.1 ng/mL from 21.7 ± 5.6 at baseline) in the study of Rossini et al (34). Sanders et al (29) showed long-term efficacy of a 500,000 IU dose; the 25(OH)D concentration remained >30 ng/mL at 12 weeks and was significantly increased at 1 year in a cohort of women with osteoporosis.
  That dose, 3000,000​ International Units of vitamin D3, by mouth, corresponds to #60 pills of 5000 units, a month's worth of taking 2 pills per day. The level peaked at mid-normal in 3 days, and stayed in the normal range at 30 days. An even higher dose, a whole #100 pill bottle of 5000 unit vitamin-D pills produced a 12 week blood level that was still normal.
  People are very, very reluctant to take that many vitamin-D pills at once, even when they are sick with COVID. 
I'm sure of that. People give me feedback.
"Trust the science", or something.​ All I can do is give my best advice, with references.

  Here is a flashback to "Vitamin-D Christmas":  https://www.johndayblog.com/2020/12/vitamin-d-christmas.html

  Jumping to Z-for-zinc, this paper is the Gospel of Zinc, which has been shown effective against coronavirus "common colds" since 1996, reducing severity and shortening duration of illness. Zinc is clearly good, but it needs to get inside of the cells in order to directly interfere with viral replication. It is nice to have zinc adequacy when you get inoculated with COVID, but you can sure increase your dose when you get a positive test result.
​  ​In most cases, prophylactic zinc supplementation was more effective than therapeutic proceedings (106–108, 111). Up to 30% of the everyday respiratory infections, briefly named “common cold,” are due to infections with coronaviruses (112). Studies showed reduced symptom severity, reduced frequency, and duration of the common cold after zinc administration (99, 100, 113, 114) depending on dosage, zinc compound and the start time after initial symptoms (115).....Zinc supplementation improves the mucociliary clearance, strengthens the integrity of the epithelium, decreases viral replication, preserves antiviral immunity, attenuates the risk of hyper-inflammation, supports anti-oxidative effects and thus reduces lung damage and minimized secondary infections...
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.01712/full

​  What is the optimum preventive-dosing of zinc? The prophylactic dose needs to assure zinc adequacy, without crowding out the absorption of copper. 12 - 25 mg per day seems to be an agreed recommendation. 
Not exceeding 50 mg/day prophylactically is also broadly agreed.​ (We get about 12 mg/d in a supplement and eat lots of fresh vegetables.)

  What about taking zinc when you are sick with coronavirus? What should be done differently?
This gets fancier, and includes quercetin, a plant polyphenol found in foods from onions to green tea. 
Quercetin acts as a zinc-ionophore and helps zinc get into human cells, including human cells infected with coronavirus, where it inhibits viral production.
Taking quercetin together with zinc during active infection has been advised in treatment protocols since at least June 2020, when I first saw it. I was having difficulty prescribing hydroxychloroquine, because of the medical politics which had arisen after President the-Donald had advocated for it. It was already in fairly wide use by that time. One good thing about HCQ is that it is a zinc ionophore, so I was looking for alternate zinc ionophores, and had heard that quercetin was the main one, especially the available one. 
(I did not get a good idea of how long quercetin persists in the bloodstream after ingestion. That would be expensive to study...)

  What has been studied is quercetin absorption from the gut, which is poor, but helped by taking it with a meal.
  It turns out that taking a little lecithin with your quercetin can increase absorption by up to 20 X. 
They call the mix of 250 mg quercetin + 250 mg sunflower lecithin, in a gel-cap, "Quercetin Phytosome".  

  We ordered some after seeing this article: Other benefits of quecetin against SARS-CoV-2 are also postulated. They didn't give zinc, just "quercetin phytosome".

Results: The results revealed a reduction in frequency and length of hospitalization, in need of non-invasive oxygen therapy, in progression to intensive care units and in number of deaths. The results also confirmed the very high safety profile of quercetin and suggested possible anti-fatigue and pro​ ​appetite properties.

​Ground-laying research about the highly-bioavailable formulation, "quercetin phytosome", mixed with lecithin, and readily available in the retail market.
​  ​Quercetin (3,3′,4′,5,7-pentahydroxyflavone) is a natural flavonoid compound widely found in vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Major dietary sources of quercetin are apple, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, and black and green tea...  increasing the water solubility of quercetin would enhance its oral bioavailability...
​  ​A more soluble formulation of quercetin based on lecithin, Quercetin Phytosome, has recently been developed, and was found to facilitate the attainment of very high plasma levels of quercetin—up to 20 times more than usually obtained following a dose of quercetin—when the novel formulation was administered orally in human volunteers, and it did not have any notable side effects.

  You can buy any quercetin (with or without bromelain) and take it with a little lecithin (1/4 tsp granules) and your zinc.
I advise this 3 times per day for 10 days, or until well, but the limiting factor is queasiness from zinc. Take what you can stomach.
Take it all with some food. All of these things are absorbed better with a meal.
If you want to take quercetin prophylactically with your zinc, once per day dosing with lecithin is a good way to do it. Increase to 3 times per day if you catch COVID.

  COVID has 2 phases, which the Chinese already explained in early 2020. The first week of symptoms (which begins about 5 days after exposure/inoculation) and the second week, where the person either improves with the antibody response the body makes, or gets deathly ill from it. 
  In the second week the battlefield against the virus, and virus-producing cells, lays waste to organs like the lungs, kidneys, blood vessels and heart. 

  People with inflammatory conditions, like diabetes and obesity, are prone to get hit much harder in the second week. This is the time that people crash fast and get put on high dose steroids and blood thinners in the hospital, to reduce the collateral damage, the "Cytokine Storm". Those treatments are not over-the-counter.

  There are some accommodations you can make in anticipation of that.
You might decide to take a 325 mg aspirin or two per day, and 1000 mg of vitamin-C three times per day before you get to the second week.
The potential benefits outweigh the risks for those with hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.. 

 The more inflammation-prone should take 2 X 325 mg  Aspirin per day, to get full benefit of the anticoagulant effect. All the inflammation makes micro clots through the circulation of lungs and kidneys, even brain and heart, and sometimes big clots, too causing overt occlusion of blood supply to heart, lungs and brain.

  Vitamin-C has a benefit to cleaning up the oxidative damage and debris where the immune system is fighting the virus, and blasting infected cells with little oxidative-bombs. 1000 mg of vitamin-C 3 times per day is a modest dose in this context. It has been used up to 10X that dose IV in hospital studies last year.

(Astepro).​   I​ admit that I am stretching a bit to include this as OTC, but it is approved as such. I would spray it up both nostrils twice per day​ ASAP.
​  ​The 0.15% strength of azelastine nasal spray is now approved for nonprescription treatment of rhinitis – a common allergy to pollens, dust mites, mold and more -- in adults and children 6 years of age or older, the agency said. The 0.1% strength remains a prescription product for younger children.
https://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/20210622/fda-approves-first-otc-nasal-spray-for-allergies

Azelastin, hydroxyzine and diphenhydramine were found to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in cell cultures. They are available​ antihistamines​.
Among the three medications, azelastine was found to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 virus at a dose that was smaller than the amount prescribed as a nasal spray. The other two antihistamines required higher drug concentrations than currently recommended dosing levels to achieve antiviral activity in cells.

Famotidine (Pepcid) was found to reduce COVID-19 progression, severity and deaths last summer. It likely inhibits cytokine storm effects, but that; is not certain. 
The dose I heard the best reports on was 60 mg 3 times per day, more than cited in the range here​: 20-40 mg twice per day should work to full effect..
Impact of Famotidine Use on Clinical Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19
​   ​Famotidine use in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is associated with a lower risk of mortality, lower risk of combined outcome of mortality and intubation, and lower levels of serum markers for severe disease in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.​..​
​  ​Famotidine was administered orally in 83% of cases and intravenously in the remaining 17%. Dosing for oral administered famotidine was 20 mg/d in 95.2% of cases and 40 mg/d in the remaining 4.8% of cases. Intravenous famotidine was administered as a 20 mg/2 mL solution in all cases, For inpatient famotidine use, the median total dose was 80 mg (range 40–160 mg) and was received over a median of 4 days (range 2–8 days).

​  You might well take 10 mg Zyrtec (cetirizine) twice per day with your Pepcid.
A more recent cohort study used cetirizine and famotidine in hospitalized patients with severe to critical pulmonary symptoms. This study confirmed beneficial reductions in inpatient mortality and symptom progression, probably by minimizing the histamine-mediated cytokine storm
  This article is sparse on details, but the Pepcid + Zyrtec combination might be what they used to treat long-COVID.
Antihistamines might be effective in long-COVID
​  ​Regarding therapeutic intervention, almost 60% reduction in symptom burden was observed in long-COVID patients treated with histamine receptor antagonists. Specifically, of 25 patients in the treatment group, 5 reported complete resolution of all symptoms, 13 reported improvements, 6 reported no change, and 1 reported deterioration of symptoms.

​  The media, Tony Fauci and the AMA have been beating really hard on ivermectin, the stupid people who use it and the criminals who prescribe it. 
Ivermectin is not over the counter in the US.
WARNING: If you take an ivermectin dose to deworm 50 horses, 500 times a typical human dose, you might get sick and die, maybe.​

​  ​In a trial on human volunteers, doses of 60, 90, and 120 mg were included to establish a significant safety margin for administration of this drug. No central nervous system effects, using pupil size as the parameter, were detected at the maximum dose level. No adverse events were reported in subjects who received 120 mg of ivermectin, which is 10 times the proposed dose of 0.2 mg/kg for treatment of scabies. There was minimal accumulation following multiple dosing (three times per week) with ivermectin, which was consistent with the half-life in the body of about one day.
​  A safety margin of ten times the recommended dose sounds good, but it gets better. During a program for treating children with scabies in the Solomon Islands, an 8 mg/kg accidental overdose (40 times the recommended dose) in a child caused acute emesis, mydriasis and sedation which rapidly reversed. In a study of poisoning due to ivermectin and the related molecule avermectin, “Seven patients manifested severe symptoms, such as coma (7), aspiration with respiratory failure (4), and hypotension (3), after a mean ingestion of 100.7 mg/kg avermectin (15.4 mg/kg for ivermectin and 114.9 mg/kg for abamectin). One of the seven patients died, the other six recovered. This was from an average of 500 times the recommended dose rate.

Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19

Ivermectin: a multifaceted drug of Nobel prize-honoured distinction with indicated efficacy against a new global scourge, COVID-19
​(We wanted to hike Machu Picchu last summer, so I was paying a lot of attention to Peru. The mountainous regions were handing out ivermectin and having very low case counts and deaths, compared to the cities. 
​Last​ winter Peru got a new president, who outlawed ivermectin. Look what happened. 
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