We are finally seeing some courage and actual intelligence coming forth from this fog of official ignorance. It was recently announced that Professor Neil Ferguson, a scientist at the Imperial College, has now retracted his insane prediction that without draconian measures some 2 million Americans and 500,000 Brits would die of the CCP-virus (Chinese Communist Party-virus or SARS-cov2 virus). In his latest statement, according to The New Scientist, he now estimates that less than 20,000 will die in England and half of those will be frail, sickly elderly who would have died anyway. Further, he now says the draconian lockdown measures were unnecessary. As you will see even these revised predictions are also overstated.
Throughout this period of unprecedented panic, I have been concerned that no reputable epidemiologist, virologist or infectious disease specialist has come forward to bring some sense and truth to this destructive response we have witnessed in virtually all countries. Now, it appears, we have quotes from 12 major experts in these fields who have chosen to speak out. Here is a sampling of what some of these experts had to say:
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi is a specialist in microbiology. He was a professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene and one of the most cited research scientists in German history. These quotes are from an interview with him that you can watch on YouTube — https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=JBB9bA-gXL4&feature=emb_logo.
“We are afraid that 1 million infections with the new virus will lead to 30 deaths per day over the next 100 days. But we do not realise that 20, 30, 40 or 100 patients positive for normal coronaviruses are already dying every day.”
Here he is explaining that in Germany 2200 people over the age of 65 die every day and of these (using a very low figure) 1% will die when infected with the hCov common cold strain of the virus. Not that the virus had anything to do with their death, as most die of their medical condition. That equates to 22 such infected people dying every day harboring a common cold virus strain. We are being told that in Germany, if the worst-case scenario occurs with the CCP-virus, 30 elderly will die every day. If, as he explains, we use a more reasonable figure of 2, 3 or even 5% infected with the common cold variety of coronavirus, then 30,40 or even 100 such patients will die each day harboring the benign virus. Yet, we do not throw the entire country into chaos.
He goes on to say that the lives of elderly individuals are being shortened by these draconian government-imposed methods, mainly because recreation, social interaction and various social enjoyments are necessary for a full life for the elderly, especially towards the end of their lives. He states:
“The government’s anti-COVID19 measures] are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous… The life expectancy of millions is being shortened. The horrifying impact on the world economy threatens the existence of countless people. The consequences on medical care are profound. Already services to patients in need are reduced, operations cancelled, practices empty, hospital personnel dwindling. All this will impact profoundly on our whole society.”
He concludes the interview by noting:
“All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide based on nothing but a spook.”
In other words, we are allowing our countries to be destroyed by an illusion—that is, that this is a deadly virus that threatens to wipe out massive segments of the population.
He also makes another important point. We hear every day that Italy’s experience is a warning to the world and that their death rate is similar to the experience in Hubei and therefore the West is in similar danger of mass death. Most of the deaths in Italy are occurring in Northern Italy—one of the most polluted areas in all of Europe. He refers to it as the China of Europe in terms of air pollution. The people living in this area of Italy have been suffering from lung damage from extremely high levels of air pollution for decades. This makes them highly susceptible to severe reactions to even mild cold viruses.
We are also told that, as with many of our hospitals, every person that has even moderate symptoms is being admitted, which fills the hospitals with contagious patients. As a result, we are learning that a high percentage of initially non-infected patients are being infected by this policy. It also overwhelms the hospital staff, as they have to treat these patients as if they were infected with a highly pathogenic virus. As most of these patients in Italy are elderly having as many as three major medical conditions, confinement in a hospital setting increases their mortality due to stress and other factors.
Italian doctors are now conducting a careful study of deceased patients who were infected with the virus. After reviewing over 355 charts they concluded that 99% of the patients who died had one or more serious medical conditions. Only three patients were found that had no comorbid condition, which puts their death rate at 0.8%. Eighty-nine of the deceased patients (25.1%) had one medical condition. Ninety-one of the deceased patients (25.6%) had two major medical conditions and 172 (48.5%) had three major medical conditions. In essence, 74.1% of the deceased patients in the analysis had two or more major medical conditions and, as stated, 99% had one or more major medical conditions. The average age of these deceased patients was 80 years of age. Frail, elderly at the extremes of life having one or more major medical conditions are dying at a very high rate every day, with or without infections—even minor infections.
Dr. John Ioannidis is a Professor of Medicine of Health Research and Policy and of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University School of Medicine and a Professor of Statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences. He is director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).
He is also the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. He was chairman at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine as well as adjunct professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.
As a physician, scientist and author he has made contributions to evidence-based medicine, epidemiology, data science and clinical research. In addition, he pioneered the field of meta-research. He has shown that much of the published research does not meet good scientific standards of evidence. Here are some quotes from his responses to Stat News on March 17, 2020.
“Patients who have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 are disproportionately those with severe symptoms and bad outcomes. As most health systems have limited testing capacity, selection bias may even worsen in the near future.”
“The one situation where an entire, closed population was tested was the Diamond Princess cruise ship and its quarantine passengers. The case fatality rate there was 1.0%, but this was a largely elderly population, in which the death rate from Covid-19 is much higher.”
“Could the Covid-19 case fatality rate be that low? No, some say, pointing to the high rate in elderly people. However, even some so-called mild or common-cold-type coronaviruses that have been known for decades can have case fatality rates as high as 8% when they infect elderly people in nursing homes.”
“If we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to “influenza-like illness” would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average.”
“A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data.”
Dr. Ioannidis’ observation that every year a significant number of frail elderly with comorbid medical conditions will die of a common cold virus is verifiable. I researched this topic and found that among such end-of-life patients, the common cold viruses can enter the lower respiratory tract and result in death. We have to also keep in mind that a large number of such patients die every year of an assortment of infections, both viral and bacterial. It is how they end their lives. And, as some have noted, if this CCP-virus had not been identified and hyped by the media, no one would have even noticed the increased deaths, since each year we have 12,000 to 61,000 people, mostly sick elderly, die of influenza-related diseases. Adding the new total of 1,371 fatalities attributed to the CCP-virus to a midrange figure of flu deaths, say 30,000 deaths, would change the figure to 31,371 deaths. Who would have noticed?
Dr. Pietro Vernazza is a Swiss physician specializing in Infectious Diseases at the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen and Professor of Health Policy.
Here are some quotes taken from an Interview in St. Galler Tagblatt, March 22, 2020:
“We have reliable figures from Italy and a work by epidemiologists, which has been published in the renowned science journal (Science), which examined the spread in China. This makes it clear that around 85 percent of all infections have occurred without anyone noticing the infection. 90 percent of the deceased patients are verifiably over 70 years old, 50 percent over 80 years.”
“In Italy, one in ten people diagnosed die, according to the findings of the Science publication, that is statistically one of every 1,000 people infected. Each individual case is tragic, but often — similar to the flu season — it affects people who are at the end of their lives.”
“If we close the schools, we will prevent the children from quickly becoming immune.”
“We should better integrate the scientific facts into the political decisions.”
The quote below concerning the 78-year-old man is especially important, as it is what I have suspected all along. Frail, elderly with advanced medical conditions, such as heart failure, are being counted in the fatality statistics if they have positive coronavirus tests, even if they have no clinical or pathological evidence of pulmonary viral involvement. Being positive for the virus in no way indicates the virus contributed to the person’s death.
In addition, having studied epidemics since the beginning of recorded history, we hopefully have learned that epidemics end when the majority of the population is exposed to the infection—so called herd immunity. By isolating the mass of our population by lockdowns and forced isolation, thus keeping the least affected clinically (many are infected and asymptomatic) from being exposed and subsequently made immune, we assure that we will go through this again.
Prof. Hendrik Streeck is a German HIV researcher, epidemiologist and clinical trialist. He is professor of virology, and the director of the Institute of Virology and HIV Research, at Bonn University. In an interview in Frankfurter Allgemeine on March 16, 2020 he is quoted as saying:
“The new pathogen is not that dangerous, it is even less dangerous than Sars-1. The special thing is that Sars-CoV-2 replicates in the upper throat area and is therefore much more infectious because the virus jumps from throat to throat, so to speak. But that is also an advantage: Because Sars-1 replicates in the deep lungs, it is not so infectious, but it definitely gets on the lungs, which makes it more dangerous.”
“You also have to take into account that the Sars-CoV-2 deaths in Germany were exclusively old people. In Heinsberg, for example, a 78-year-old man with previous illnesses died of heart failure, and that without Sars-2 lung involvement. Since he was infected, he naturally appears in the Covid-19 statistics. But the question is whether he would not have died anyway, even without Sars-2.”
Most Americans are not aware how many people die each year in the United States. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2017, some 2,813,503 Americans died of an assortment of causes. Yet, no one screamed for a total lockdown of society. In fact, there were 69,255 more deaths in 2017 than in 2016, mostly among older Americans. It has been estimated that in 2018 approximately 39,800 people died of old age. Now if each year we have almost 40,000 people reaching the end of their lives, we would not be surprised that 1,300 plus would die, even of a mild, low virulent viral infection. It was also determined by health analysis, that the population in the United States is aging rapidly and that the number over age 65 will go from 49 million presently to almost 98 million by the year 2050. This is because the leftist convinced the young not to have babies and if they do, to kill them.
When we look at heath statistics, we begin to see that large numbers of our population die each year, but we do not resort to draconian measures to prevent these deaths. For example, 39,000 people die each year from automobile accidents, yet we are not entertaining a call for an end of motor vehicles. Approximately, 655,000 people die of cardiovascular diseases each year, but we do not entertain forced healthy eating habits on the population or forced statin drug use. Around 159,400 people die of lung disease each year, but there is no consideration to outlaw all smoking.
As one of our experts stated, the sensible thing would have been to isolate as much as possible the highest risk population (on a voluntary basis) and let everyone else go back to school, work or entertainment as they wished. In fact, the best idea would be to use known compounds that can boost protective immunity of those at highest risk, which also includes diabetics and cancer patients. My grandson, age 7, throughout his cancer treatment (which was in the winter) never got so much as a cold and we took him everywhere. The reason was because I had him on a number of immune stimulants.
There is powerful evidence that most people actually dying of this virus (or any virus) dies as a result of a cytokine storm reaction. Most importantly, it has been shown that this hyperimmune, destructive reaction can be quickly terminated using very high dose IV vitamin C (as much as 15 grams to 50 grams a day, IV). More recent evidence, using an animal model of virally-induced cytokine storm and pulmonary fibrosis, also demonstrated that curcumin can rapidly terminate the cytokine storm reaction and prevent post-recovery pulmonary fibrosis, a major crippling complication of viral pulmonary infections. Nano-curcumin can be given in high doses orally and with a high degree of safety. (Available for One Planet Nutrition)
High dose vitamin C given intravenously, has been shown to rapidly terminate the cytokine storm in human case of influenza and in sepsis. In one study of 100 septic patients using a combination of steroids and very high dose IV vitamin C reduced the mortality rate in septic patients from 80% to around 30%; an incredible reduction. Oral vitamin C entry into the circulation can be increased by using Lipospheric Vitamin C or even better Nano-vitamin C. Combining Nano-curcumin, Nano-vitamin C and astragalus would most likely be even more effective.
Another observation in cases of fatal viral infection with the CCP-virus is that most patients experience a severe lymphopenia during the cytokine storm. Lymphocytes are important in clearing the virus. The extract astragalus has been shown to elevate circulating lymphocytes by releasing them from the bone marrow. Astragalus has also been shown to suppress the cytokine storm reaction, but not as effectively as curcumin.
It has also been observed that in fatal cases of CCP-virus infections, the viral titers are extremely high early in the infection, which can be prevented by keeping one’s immune system at peak function. I use beta 1,3/1,6-glucan to accomplish this. A dose of 500mg is taken on an empty stomach one day a week. For those with immune suppressing conditions, such as diabetes or cancer, the dose would be 500mg two days a week, for example on a Monday and a Friday.
I warned people early on in this fiasco that this was a much-overrated virus and that for most people, it would be of no real danger. For the immune compromised, as with any infections, it would pose a more significant threat to health. By stimulating one’s immunity and taking Nano-vitamin C and Nano-curcumin daily, in my opinion (based on extensive research), I think most people would be safe from this virus.
President Trump’s mistake in all this is listening to bureaucratic scientist and medical “experts,” such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Most have forgotten how he played a major role in the ebola nonsense. Or how the CDC overplayed and covered up critical data during the phony H1N1 “pandemic.” The CDC stopped testing once they realized that most of the cases were not H1N1 and put out information that was either misleading or outright lies.
The World Health Organization is a corrupt, Chinese communist dominated organization that cannot be trusted. The fact that the Ethiopian communist head of W.H.O., Tedros Adhanom, announced early in the outbreak that immigration and travel need not be interrupted, this should disqualify the organization from trust. In addition, Tedros refused to admit Taiwan to W.H.O. coronavirus conferences.
There is also evidence that the Chinese are purposefully spreading the virus as shown in these videos taken in China and in Australia.
President Trump should have consulted legitimate epidemiologists, virologists and infectious disease specialists outside the medical bureaucracies. He was tricked into this. His response was excellent considering he really believed this was a real and immanent threat to Americans. Hopefully he had woken up to this deception, as it seems he has.
Written by Russell L. Blaylock, MD
Dr. Russell L. Blaylock is President of Advanced Nutritional Concepts and Theoretical Neurosciences in Jackson, Mississippi. He is Associate Editor-in-Chief, neuroinflammatory section, and Consulting Editor in Basic Neuroscience for Surgical Neurology International (SNI). Dr. Blaylock has written numerous path-blazing scientific papers and many books, including Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills (1994), Bioterrorism: How You Can Survive (2001), Health and Nutrition Secrets (2002), and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients (2003).
This article may be cited as: Blaylock RL. Coronavirus: As the Story Unfolds. HaciendaPublishing.com. March 28, 2020. Available from: https://haciendapublishing.com/coronavirus-as-the-story-unfolds-by-russell-l-blaylock-md/.
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