This paper asserts that almost 90% of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 may be due to vitamin-D deficiency. Thanks Ilargi.
Taking 5000 units per day vitamin D3 is a good baseline. If you have never taken it, then taking twice that much per day for 2 months is a good idea to get your level up into the normal range. If you weigh over 100 kg, you could even take 3 X 5000 units per day for a couple of months. It is diffused into fat. 40,000 units is equal to 1 little milligram of vitamin D. 400 units (USRDA) is indistinguishable from nothing.
SARS-CoV-2 infection begins in the nasopharynx, and most people, about 80%, especially young, healthy people, contain it there, with the innate immune system.
I'm not sure if it can/does cause fever when only in the nasopharynx. I am inclined to consider fever a sign that it has gotten into the system, like lungs, gut and bloodstream.
Once the virus is in the systemic circulation it does unique things, especially where ACE-2 receptors are expressed. It binds to these (and also cholesterol receptors, but weaker), gains entry to cells and begins replicating. This virus can heavily infect cells without destroying them, very heavily and this is unusual. It also suppresses the cellular expression of marker protein that guide the immune system to destroy infected cells. HIV does this same trick.
ACE-2 receptors are expressed in respiratory mucosa and epithelium, arteries and arterioles, in the gut, and in heart muscle cells, cardiomyocytes, where there is evidence that it can induce permanent changes that make cellular contraction quite dysfunctional. These are permanent cells, like brain cells. They are not replaceable.
Some people of any age get long term fatigue, aches, weakness and shortness of breath on exertion, even after fairly mild illness. Nobody wants to be in this group. This has made me have a lower threshold for treating with antivirals.
I feel like any patient with a fever, lung or gut symptoms who wants treatment will get it prescribed from me.
There has been a good case for treatment with hydroxychloroquine + zinc, but there is now a better case to treat with ivermectin, zinc and (or not) doxycycline.
Any antiviral treatment will work better to reduce morbidity when it is given sooner, reducing viral spread and systemic viral loads.
I am currently treating with ivermectin at 200 micrograms per kilogram per dose (1 mg per 11# body weight) on days 1, 3, 5 and 7, but stopping if all symptoms have resolved except mild nasal symptoms like loss of smell.
There is also a good case for taking: Zinc (any form) 50 mg 3 times per day, vitamin-C 1000 mg 3 times per day, NAC 600 mg 3 times per day, higher dose vitamin-D 5000 units 3 times per day, and doxycycline 100 mg twice per day during the treatment course.
Quercetin can also be taken, at divided doses in the range of 200 mg per day to 600 mg per day. It helps zinc enter infected (and other) cells, which is also what HCQ seems to do.
Only ivermectin and doxycycline are prescription drugs. The doxycycline might be considered optional at this point.
Other options are included in this medical guide to treatment with "MATH Plus" and "MASK Plus" protocols: https://www.evms.edu/media/evms_public/departments/internal_medicine/EVMS_Critical_Care_COVID-19_Protocol.pdf
RT (Russian) has this story, and there are many more stories about nuts-and-bolts ballot stuffing voter fraud at the state and local levels.Arizona State House Representative Mark Finchem said on Monday he had seen enough evidence (witnesses to "truckloads of ballots all week") at the impromptu hearings he had chaired into allegations by President Donald Trump's campaign team of electoral fraud, and that the Republican majority in the state legislature should not appoint electors for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
“We are clawing our electoral college votes back, we will not release them," Finchem said. "That’s what I’m calling our colleagues in both the House and the Senate to do, exercise our plenary authority under the U.S. Constitution.”
Jim Kunstler has this rumor, so I'm trying to dig for the source:Notice, Mr. Brennan has been tweeting like mad in recent days denouncing election skeptics. Is he worried about something? All of which raises the questions: what role did the agency play in the election, with its mystifying vote-tallying irregularities? Does Mr. Brennan still wield influence in the CIA? And is the agency an enemy of the people?
Then, what do you suppose really went down at the computer server farm in Frankfurt, Germany, after the election. Chatter on the web has it that the Frankfurt asset was a CIA installation, and that some kind of Army Special Forces unit bum-rushed the joint after November 3, and took possession of computer servers that were used to receive vote tabulations from Dominion machines back in the USA. There’s even rumor of some people getting hurt in the operation (unconfirmed). Do those servers hold actual evidence of vote-tampering? That would be my guess. Perhaps we’ll find out this week.
All I could find this morning about this rumor was a 26 minute podcast talk show, which is all hearsay, and ploddingly slow, but I did other internet searches while it played. It asserts that Army Special Forces raided a CIA-held Dominion voting server in Frankfurt, Germany, killing one CIA contractor, whose death was then transposed to Somalia. Multiple Special Forces commandos died, and their deaths were transposed to a chopper crash in the Sinai. It also asserts that Gina Haspel was at the server site, was superficially wounded, was arrested and taken to Guantanamo, and has copped a plea in return for cooperating. That's most of it. You can listen if you want. It plods. It's the rumor.
More related rumor (Recall that General Michael Flynn was Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, not too long ago.) For the first time since being pardoned by President Donald Trump, Gen. Michael Flynn sat down for an interview to discuss how America is going through “a crucible of history.” Joining the conversation was Gen. Thomas McInerney, who dropped the bombshell that Trump, if he is to abide by the oath he swore, has no choice but to refuse concession to Joe Biden in this fraudulent election...
According to Gen. McInerney, Barack Obama is the ringleader behind the HAMMER and Scorecard cyber weapons that were used against the United States to thwart the election against Trump. The program itself was developed by former CIA analyst Denis Montgomery.
These two and many other deep state coup coordinators also recruited the entire U.S. media, including Fox News, to participate in this attempted overthrow of the Republic and our Constitution. All of them, along with Big Tech, participated in the sham election narrative declaring Trump to be the “loser,” and Biden the “winner.”
Even though the Electoral College is schedule to meet on Dec. 14 to vote in accordance with state certifications, this is moot, according to Gen. McInerney. Trump has no obligation to leave the White House until every last fact surrounding election theft is analyzed and dealt with, including the vote count anomalies that were “caused by fraudulent electronic manipulation of targeted voting machines.”
The fact that five of the biggest battleground states all stopped counting ballots at roughly the same time on election night is also something that needs to be addressed because this is when HAMMER and Scorecard, along with Dominion Voting Systems, launched their mathematically impossibly algorithms to skew the count for Biden.
The Digital Iron Curtain Descends, Alastair Crooke What is a ‘digital Iron Curtain’? It is when Big Digital, as Professor Michael Rectenwald terms these western Tech Goliaths, become ‘governmentalities’, using a word originally coined by Michel Foucault to refer to the means by which the ‘governed’ (i.e. ‘we the people’) assimilate, and reflect outwardly, a mental attitude desired by the élites: “One might point to masking and social distancing as instances of what Foucault meant by his notion of governmentality”, Rectenwald suggests.
And what is that desired ‘mentality’? It is to embrace the transfiguration of American and European identity and way-of-life. The presumptive U.S. President Elect, the European élites, and top ‘woke’ élites moreover, are publicly committed to such “transformation”: “Now we take Georgia, then we change the world,” (Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, declared, celebrating Joe Biden’s ‘victory’)...
With the advent of Silicon Valley ideology’s ubiquitous ‘reach’, the diktat can be achieved through weaponising ‘Truth’ via AI, to achieve a ‘machine learning fairness’ that reflects only the values of the coming revolution – and through AI ‘learning’ mounting that version of binary ‘truth’, up and against an adversarial ‘non-truth’ (its polar opposite). How this inter-penetration came about is through a mix of early CIA start-up funding; connections and contracts with state agencies, particularly relating to defence; and in support for propaganda campaigns in service to ‘governmentalist’ narratives. These U.S. Tech platforms have, for some time, become effectively fused into the ‘Blue State’ – particularly in the realms of intelligence and defence – to the extent that these CEOs no longer see themselves as state ‘partners’ or contractors, but rather, as some higher élite leadership, precisely shaping and directing the future of the U.S. Their objective however, is to advance beyond the American ‘sphere’, to a notion that such an élite oligarchy eventually would be directing a future ‘planetary governance’.
Ray Dalio: The United States Is At A Tipping Point That Could Lead To Revolution Or Civil War
Ron Paul, Trump Pardons Flynn,... It's a Good Start! Dr Paul calls for Pardons of Assange and Manning, now.
Former USMC Intelligence officer, Scott Ritter analyzes Turkey's development of drone warfare to dominate battlefields in Syria, Libya, and most lately the Armenian-Azerbaijani border war. This is a horrifying and inescapable death for ground forces, against this coordinated attack from multiple drones, controlling all radio transmissions, and disabling anti-aircraft weapons. Tanks, soldiers and artillery are relentlessly wiped out.
Pat Buchanan asks if "Bibi has boxed Biden in on Iran". He asserts that Netanyahu and Bin Salman conspired at their recent meeting in Riadh to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in order to keep a Biden administration from resuming the 2015 nuclear deal, which opened Iranian trade, in return for inspections and uranium enrichment limits. Iran has had no nuclear weapons program since 2003.
"Dark winter"? Joe Biden and others have repeated this frequently in the past couple of months. What's it mean? Anything? Smallpox attack?
“Dark Winter” Was The Code Name For A Scenario In Which A Biological Weapon Was Used Against The American Populace
US Billionaires Have Gained $1 Trillion Since The Pandemic Started
Charles Hugh Smith has a comment which applies to that statistic.2021 is Already Optimized for Failure
One sure way to identify a system "optimized for failure" is if all the insiders are absolutely confident the system is "optimized for my success".
Samo Burja has a revised manuscript posted of his Great Founder Theory of human institutions. Institutions are how we get most big projects done, and the effective ones are designed by their founder to accomplish specific tasks, and to stay on task despite individual humans being what they are, A few of these actually manage to stay on task after the Great Founder passes away, though it is rare for that to actually persist for long.
American representative government was a really strong and sustained effort to create an enduring institution, and it's founders had no delusions about the long term prospects of their combined efforts.
Foundering In History
Excellent post! Working for the general good. Crystal clear covid rx. ThanksReplyDelete
Thanks Brother John!Delete
A comment relating to your recurrent topic of food self sufficiency. Just got back from a tour of the Chihuahua desert and encountered two groups of farmers who combine cultural bonds that top state allegiance with a farming life style, the Mennonites and the Tarahumara. Both communities have language and religion as well as dress different from the larger Mexican community. The Mennonites have embraced western technology. The Tarahumara have not. In any case, it seems to me that should the larger enveloping state economy collapse, their local community structure will continue to support them.ReplyDelete
I've worked with Mennonite patients at times in the past. Good, decent people.Delete
I always admired the Tarahumara, since I heard of their running endurnce as a young teenager. I've just got to do the best I can from where I am, which is an advantage today, but I've got to prepare for disadvantages down the road.
"Invest in the future" is a serious concept, and it's not about profit, but survival.
John, first time reader of your blog. Really enjoying how you express the narrative but i finding it very taxing to read (black text on the background you have chosen). Could just be me?ReplyDelete
Try it on a computer. It's the smartphone version that looks like that.Delete
I hope you find it useful.