The American public hears seemingly unrelated reports about COVID-19 coronavirus. See if you can find a common thread in the following news reports:
- African Americans have contracted and died of coronavirus at an alarming rate. – ProPublica
- Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Communities Hit Hard By Coronavirus – Time Magazine
- Jails Are Petri Dishes’: Inmates Freed as the Virus Spreads Behind Bars – New York Times
- 10% of COVID-19 Cases In California Are Healthcare Workers – Hospital Review
- Coronavirus spread to 137 long-term care facilities in Washington state, killing more than 200 people – Seattle Times
- In a report entitled: “Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows,” a woman from Ft. Myers, Florida is quoted to say: “My husband didn’t have diabetes, he didn’t have asthma, he didn’t have high cholesterol. He didn’t have anything,” He died of coronavirus according to the report in The Washington Post.
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All of these reports describe populations that are housed indoors, or overly clothed, or have dark-pigmented skin that inhibits sunshine-produced vitamin D.
A report published in the journal Photochemical & Photobiological Science in 2017 stated:
The seasonality of infectious disease outbreaks suggests that environmental conditions have a significant effect on disease risk. One of the major environmental factors that can affect this is solar radiation, primarily acting through ultraviolet radiation (UVR), and its subsequent control of vitamin D production. Here we show how UVR and vitamin D, which are modified by latitude and season, can affect host and pathogen fitness and relate them to the outcomes of bacterial, viral and vector-borne infections.
Today we know:
- Indoor workers exhibit a greater degree of vitamin D deficiency.
- Staying indoors in winter increases susceptibility to the flu.
- Vitamin D levels are much lower than other elderly people living in their own homes.
This means lockdowns and indoor quarantines will only prolong an epidemic. The masses need sunshine vitamin D!
Knut M. Wittowski, epidemiologist, notes in an interview:
“Earlier (than peak incidence) containment of low-risk people merely prolongs the time the virus needs to circulate until the incidence is high enough to initiate “herd immunity.” Furthermore, later-containment is not helpful, unless to prevent a rebound if containment started too early.”
The Executive Branch of the U.S. government appears to be misled by medical authorities at the Centers for Disease Control. The question must be asked: Is the public being held hostage and the epidemic intentionally prolonged? The Miraculous Results... Best Price: $4.97 Buy New $9.99 (as of 01:50 EST - Details)
The World Health Organization chief pleaded with the President to stop playing politics “if you don’t want any more body bags.” What does that mean?
Vitamin D pills for prevention
In lieu of sunshine, there is evidence that vitamin D supplementation could reduce the risk of influenza and COVID-19 infections and deaths, evidence that goes unrecognized and is not part of public health policy by the Centers for Disease Control.
The race card and COVID-19 coronavirus
Pro Publica has released data showing African Americans have contracted and died of coronavirus at an alarming rate.
The higher incidence of coronavirus infection among African Americans has erupted into “playing the race card.”
Sean Collins writes at VOX: “The Trump administration blames Covid-19 black mortality rates on poor health. It should blame its policies.”
Dr. Camara Jones, a family physician, epidemiologist and visiting fellow at Harvard University said: “This is the time to name racism as the cause of all of those things (poverty, heart disease, high blood pressure, weak immune systems).
President Trump asked: “Why is it that the African American community is so much, numerous times more than everybody else? (sic) We want to find the reason to it.”
If you take a black man in the sunny Caribbean and move him to a less sunny more northern latitude you vastly increase his risk for tuberculosis, which is the lung disease some health authorities believe is mistaken for COVID-19 coronavirus by the way. Solgar Vitamin D3 (Cho... Buy New $15.00 ($0.12 / Count) (as of 11:23 EDT - Details)
London, England has a very high rate of tuberculosis, nine times higher than the rest of England. Manny of the people with tuberculosis in London were born abroad. The incidence rate is highest among black Africans at 283 per 100,000 versus 8/100,000 for Caucasians.
The medical literature clearly reveals Blacks, because of the dark melanin pigment in their skin that screens out solar UV radiation and thus inhibits natural vitamin D synthesis in the skin, have lower vitamin D levels.
Dark-skinned East Indians and African Americans require six times more sun/skin exposure to produce the same amount of natural vitamin D as Caucasians.
The National Medical Association, representing Black physicians, bemoans the disparity in COVID-19 coronavirus cases and deaths among African Americans, calling it part of “slave health deficit,” with no apparent understanding that vitamin D deficiency is at the root of all this suffering and chronic disease in Black communities, in particular lung disease.
Researchers claim it would cost about $1 billion a year to provide 1000 IU (250 micrograms) of vitamin D to all adult Americans. The total U.S. economic burden due to vitamin D insufficiency from inadequate exposure to solar UV-B radiation, diet, food fortification and supplements is estimated at $40-56 billion annually (2004).
It would be interesting to see if strongly anti-Trump African Americans would refuse free vitamin D pills if the President pushed legislation through for the federal government to provide them to low income blacks.
Suspicions grow over spread COVID-19 coronavirus (was it in the flu shot?)
An estimated 174.5 million flu shots have been distributed this flu season in the U.S. A distressful connection between flu shots and COVID-19 flu shots is made in the January 10, 2020 issue of VACCINE journal that notes flu vaccinated individuals who developed coronavirus infection were 7.8% of test subjects versus 5.8% for the unvaccinated, a relative increase of 36%. Was this year’s flu vaccine laced with coronavirus? Nobody is going to hold their hands up and admit this, but it certainly looks suspicious. NutriFlair Vitamin K2 ... Buy New $13.99 ($0.16 / Count) (as of 04:37 EDT - Details)
So much political theatre and so few cures.
People are dying of COVID-19 infection but political antagonists and anti-Trump news sources never miss a step at playing dirty in an attempt to smear the President.
Of course, the New York Times can’t get in enough digs at President Trump, with columnist Frank Bruni assailing Trump’s shameless salesmanship of the anti-malaria drug chloroquine that ended up being promoted on the Dr. Oz show. Says Bruni:
“When you hear him cheerleading for a supposed coronavirus cure, ask yourself what you do when Trump raises his own pom poms: is he engaged in meaningful public education, or does he just realize that magic and miracles draw more eyeballs than dutiful analyses of pros, cons and incomplete data?”
On March 16 President Trump declared the anti-malaria drug chloroquine a “game-changer” in the fight against the mutated COVID-19 coronavirus.
The next day Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Infectious Disease, said only anecdotal data existed for that drug and it didn’t have any promise.
The Los Angeles Times, another antagonist news agency, issued a report entitled: “The rotten science behind Trump’s chloroquine obsession.”
Scientists piled on, to say: “This is insane!” The scientific community said that President Trump touted an unproven drug based on a small study in France that critics said had various flaws in it. One expert said it would be “egregious” to recommend treatment for millions of people based on such a small trial.
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CNN, which is the most openly avowed anti-Trump news source, issued a report entitled “Nigeria records chloroquine poisoning after Trump endorses it for coronavirus treatment.”
CNN scoured the planet for patients who took the drug and experienced a side effect, finding 3 cases in Nigeria. The side effect was intense itching, which is indicative of allergy. Chloroquine has been widely prescribed in Nigeria without significant side effect. It was allergy, not poisoning as the news headline indicated.
Then news agencies were quick to spread headline news reports that President Trump had profit motives in his endorsement of chloroquine. If readers got beyond the headlines, it was found the President has a small (~$1300) blind-trust stake in a mutual fund that invested in a company that makes chloroquine pills.
On March 10, 2020, a report published in the Journal of Critical Care stated: “Specific pre-clinical evidence and expert opinions suggest potential use against COVID-19 coronavirus.”
Given hydrochloroquine, which has far fewer side effects than plain chloroquine and serves to aid zinc’s entry into cells to destroy viruses, Dr. Zelenko may have uncovered why there is mixed science with this drug. Doctors forgot to use it with zinc.
Death totals: should be excess deaths
A report emanating from the Mises Institute noted the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 coronavirus totaled less than 2% of all deaths, which range from 220,000 in summer to 280,000 in winter per month. What health authorities are not reporting is if COVID-19-related deaths are in excess of the normal death rate. Amazon eGift Card - Ha... Buy New $50.00 (as of 02:39 EDT - Details)
Furthermore, total death counts are very unreliable in early stages of epidemics because body counts with death certificates may be reported weeks later.
The world’s 18,944 coronavirus deaths (many attributed to COVID-19 without blood testing; dying with but not of COVID-19), out of 14 million anticipated deaths over the first 3 months of the year = just 0.014% of all deaths. Author Ryan McMaken asks: “what percentage of COVID-19 deaths warrants an international panic?”
When asked if the national lockdown would extend past May, Dr. Deborah Birx answered by saying the government hopes to roll out an antibody test to send workers backs to their jobs as soon as possible. So, if you can’t get an antibody test, or can’t afford one, you can’t go back to work? Same for a measles outbreak?
In other reported coronavirus antics:
New York City parades digging equipment creating temporary burial places in city parks for the overwhelming number of people who have died of COVID-19 coronavirus. This is just for show to create fear. The City of New York does this routinely at Hart Island.
Senator Chuck Schumer calls for up to $25,000 in “heroes pay” for front-line healthcare workers as hazard pay. Absurd.