All posts tagged: Covid

Study: A $3 cure for COVID?

According to a recent article in the Daily Mail, researchers from the University of Chicago are reporting that Masitinib, a cheap drug costing around US$3 per pill, may be an effective way of dealing with the COVID virus.

Covid Long-haul and Faith

When I first was diagnosed with COVID back in early May, most people were compassionate and helpful. Some were not, They simply rebuked COVID and claimed that if I had faith, I would not get sick. When I kept getting more sick, some said it was my fault since I was not vaccinated. Others explained that COVID was a judgment of God on the evil of this world and, well, just saying. The bottom line is that the response to this Christian pastor and his ministry leader wife getting COVID were mixed.  Believer and non-believer showered us with everything from anger to love, shame to hope. Now that we’re long haulers of COVID poisoning, we have to make adjustments. I am not good at making life limiting adjustments. I’d rather be in some lonely back alley talking to people and feeding them then sitting on my couch waiting for an improvement or just a good day. The prognosis is unclear since the medical profession just doesn’t know. So, we don’t know. We don’t know if …

COVID and gaslighting: Who are we really?

Sometimes we learn something, and we don’t know how important it is until much later. That happened to me, years ago, and I am only learning the truth now. Someone told me how to argue. I was told: Don’t attack the person Don’t attack their ideas Don’t attack the people they associate with. Always criticize the way they communicate. I now know that is true. In our modern world, we don’t like this advice. We like to say things like: “You’re such a stupid …” or “That’s a crazy conspiracy theory and …” or “The people who think like that are …” To really make this work, make critical comments sound like jokes. We are all terrified that people might laugh at us. When we communicate like that, we are wrong. The way we communicate makes us wrong, and we lose the argument, and we usually don’t see this truth. We feel like winners when we scare off the other people. If we will hear it, we are directed in another way: “Let every person …

My Covid Experience

My experience with covid has been five weeks of struggling, and now I get to be a long hauler. I had most of the symptoms including respiratory problems, fatigue, coughing, aches and pains, and a general emotional and spiritual upheaval. I also developed two pneumonias, one bacterial and one viral. So, I was really ill with three severe respiratory illnesses at the same time Even now, as I start back into my daily activities, I am struggling with chest pain, hurting lungs, tiredness, loss of breath, and small bits of brain fog. Although it has been years since the last time I was really unwell, I experienced a difference with COVID. It wasn’t that it was fast. I mean really fast! Literally one day I was fine and within two days I was struggling to breathe. It wasn’t the severity or the wide range of symptoms that came with the virus that hit me the hardest. What really struck me as the most significant issue of this illness was the darkness that accompanied it. It …

Study: Social distancing doesn’t work

Throughout COVID, governments having been pounding out the propaganda that people need to social distance, separate ourselves from others by at least six feet. Now research by two professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has concluded social distancing does not work. When it comes to the spread of COVID, it makes no difference if people are six feet a part or 60 feet a part.

Study: Men the hardest hit by second lockdowns

According to a recent survey conducted in Denmark, while women were the ones the hardest hit mentally by the first lockdown, men are the ones being most impacted by the second lockdowns. But despite the shift, overall women are still the ones who have experienced the most mental stress because of the lockdowns being instituted by governments around the world because of COVID. Study Finds reports: AARHUS, Denmark — The last 12 months have been tough for everyone, regardless of gender. That being said, a new study out of Denmark finds that while women initially showed greater signs of mental distress during the first round of Spring 2020 lockdowns, it’s now men facing the most mental health challenges during COVID’s “second wave.” “We see that men’s psychological well-being is lower in the November-December measurement than it was during the spring lockdown, while the trend has gone in the opposite direction for women,” says study author Søren Dinesen Østergaard, professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine and affiliated with the Department of Affective Disorders at Aarhus University …

Did New York undercount nursing home deaths by 50%?

We have all heard reports of how New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent people with COVID back to nursing homes and the people most vulnerable to the virus READ: Nursing homes can’t reject patients just over coronavirus, state says AND: More than 6,300 COVID-19 patients were sent into New York nursing homes, state report reveals According to New York’s official count, 8,700 people died of COVID in nursing homes. However, new information reveals that the number could be upwards of 50% higher. It seems if a person caught COVID in a nursing home and died in a hospital, it was not considered a nursing home death. The Blaze explains: New York state Democratic Attorney General Letitia James accused the Cuomo administration of severely undercounting the number of coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes in the state by as much as 50% in a scathing new report released Thursday. POLL: Have you gotten the COVID-19 vaccine yet? In the report, James determined much of the misrepresentation was due to the state counting only deaths that occurred …

How to manufacture a pandemic, $500 at a time

It seems that some bureaucrats are determined to keep this COVID pandemic going on forever. Why? Well, they are not affected. They often get to work from home, still get their paychecks, benefits and pensions, so, what do they care about the people suffering from the lockdowns. But one of the problems with pandemics is you need numbers. How can you extend and embrace more severe lockdowns, if the COVID numbers are starting to fall, as they are recently doing in Britain? READ: Britain’s coronavirus cases fall again amid ‘scaremongering’ row The solution: there are a bunches of people out there who are coming down with COVID, but are not getting sick. Many show no symptoms and if they do the symptoms are so minor they are confusing them with a cold or allergies. Of course, as a result, they are not getting tested. It is estimated that as many as 80% of the people fall into the asymptomatic category. And here is the thing, the chances of asymptomatic people spreading COVID is extremely low. …

Some COVID good news, for a change

There may be some good news on the COVID front as an Israeli doctor reports that the second jab from the Pfzer vaccine is so effective, he wonders if it will not only prevent people from getting sick, but may actually increase a person’s immunity so much it prevents them from spreading the virus. The Daily Mail explains: Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine could produce a strong enough immune response to stop people who get the jab from spreading the coronavirus, a doctor in Israel has claimed. Researchers found in a small study that recipients of the jab developed up to 20 times more antibodies within a week of having the second dose of the jab. Higher levels of antibodies likely lead to a stronger immune response which could clear the virus before someone has a chance to spread it, but this is still not proven. Until now, scientists didn’t know whether vaccines would stop transmission and were banking only on it preventing severe illness and death. Pfizer itself has not published any data showing how the jab …

Are church services similar to indoor concerts? If so…

A recent study on the spread of Coronavirus at indoor music concerts could potentially bolster calls to allow church services to restart. German researchers tracked the potential spread of COVID at a concert held towards the end of August in Leipzig, Germany. The researchers concluded that there is little chance of Coronavirus being spread at concerts provided there is proper ventilation.

The Spectator: Top ten COVID data failures

Tom Jefferson & Carl Heneghan recently authored an article for the British newspaper The Spectator about the top ten COVID data failures for that country. In my opinion, most of the mistakes related to changing COVID from a pandemic to panic-demic. Here are a couple of The Spectator’s choices: 1) Overstating of the number of people who are going to die This starts with the now-infamous Imperial College London (ICL) ‘Report 9’ that modelled 500,000 deaths if no action was taken at all, and 250,000 deaths if restrictions were not tightened. This set the train of lockdown restrictions in motion. Some argue that Imperial’s modelling may have come true had it not been for lockdown. But this does not explain Sweden. Academics there said its assumptions would mean 85,000 deaths if Sweden did not lock down. It did not – and deaths are just under 6,000. 7) The Vallance graph On 21 September, Sir Patrick Vallance held a press conference where he sought to raise public support for further restrictions. The only graph he showed was one where cases …

British Rage: Elderly Covid patients refused treatment?

According to the Daily Mail, British people are outraged after finding out during the height of COVID outbreak in that country, several hospitals were refusing to send older patients to intensive care for treatment over concern they would overrun hospitals. But at its height only 42% of the ventilator beds were ever used. It’s alleged, the country’s National Health System (NHS) developed a scoring system for patients. If people’s number were too high, they would not be sent to intensive care, in some instances the hospitals would not even accept them as patients. People were scored based on their age and frailty. The higher the number the less likely they were to be sent to the hospital. Initially, those over the age of 80 were given a score of nine which immediately disqualified them from intensive hospital care. People in their 60s and 70s were also being refused when their age score combined with scores for other factors drove their number too high. In some instances, doctors also told those in certain age groups to …

Did WHO just say COVID is no more dangerous than the flu?

Some suspect that Dr. Michael Ryan, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director of emergencies, was probably wanting to spread more fear about how serious COVID was by stating that the best estimate is that 10% of the world’s population has contracted the virus. Of course, this was intended as a serious warning to the remaining 90%. However, others suggest a quick look at those stats inadvertently proves the exact opposite because it reveals that COVID is no more dangerous than the seasonal flu when it comes to its death rate. LifeSite News explains: GENEVA, October 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In an apparent attempt to incite a level of fear regarding the spread of COVID-19, World Health Organization (WHO) officials released what at first glance appears to be an alarming infection rate number. When that number is compared to the number of deaths, however, it proves that the death rate of the novel coronavirus is comparable to the seasonal flu, something that many experts and close observers have been claiming for months. According to the AP, the WHO’s executive director …