Dr Holly: Real Statistics with regard to the Coronavirus….
Last Update: March 18, 2020 at 10:47 am
Date: March 18, 2020
Source: News for the Soul Radio
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Statistics with regard to the Coronavirus….
To start with my heart goes out to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether it is due to medical issues, car accidents, overdoses, suicides, whatever the cause may be, we all have compassion for those experiencing a loss.
My concern with the coronavirus is that there are a lot of misleading statistics out there…for the world, your country, your state or province or your town or city…
But are these statistics putting things into perspective or just causing fear…
Let’s see if we can get a better understanding of what is really going on.
First off, who do we go to for good healthy – ha ha – information.
It used to be that we could go the medical journals. But if we look at the two most prestigious medical journals in the world, we have the following comments…
- More recently, Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet,wrote that “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness” (2).
- Horton R. Offline: What is medicine’s 5 sigma?[Last accessed August 5, 2015]. www.thelancet.com. Available from: http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2960696-1.pdf.
- “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as editor of The New England Journal of Medicine” (1).
- Angell M. Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption. The New York Review of Books magazine.[Last accessed August 5, 2015]. Available from: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/jan/15/drug-companies-doctorsa-story-of-corruption/
Okay so if we cannot rely on medical journals and trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines for accurate, real, or trustworthy information, can we go to the (WHO) World Health Organization?
…editor Richard Horton is tweeting his dark view of the contemporary medical establishment. If you have any interest at all in peeking behind the curtain to see what really goes on behind the scenes of top medical organizations then you need to follow Richard Horton’s Twitter feed. In sudden bursts of candor, humor, and cynicism, Horton has been tweeting thoughts that don’t often see the light of day.
Here’s his unvarnished opinion of the World Health Organization, for instance:
- WHO is no longer a science-based organization. WHO believes that scientists within the agency should be anonymous bureaucrats.
- Science in WHO is seen as a dangerously subversive activity. Publication in journals brings the threat of disciplinary
- And here’s a glimpse of the British side of the medical elite that we don’t normally see:
- England is run by strange clubs. The Athenaeum is the one for high-ranking doctors. You can feel death oozing from the wood panels.
- If you enter, you find cabals of Presidents/Professors plotting/sleeping in corners: an up-market rest home for the medical establishment.
- And here’s the thread of tweets that prompted this post. It started a few weeks ago, and it’s about an ongoing editorial battle with authors and another highly respected journal. I can’t remember these sort of statements ever being made in public before, though these sort of stories are often discussed privately and always, to a journalist, off the record. The significance of these remarks is considerable. As Horton remarks at the end, the episode appears to lend evidence to the manipulation of journals by industry. (I’ve placed the tweets in chronological order to make them easier to read.)
- When papers get salami sliced and divided between NEJM and us, it gets complicated. And sometimes nasty. And today, even threatening.
- Now put to rest a terrible authorship dispute that has blocked an accepted paper for months. Crucial lesson: agree authors before starting.
Okay then, so if we can’t trust medical journals or the WHO who do we go to for necessary information?
Well, I have gone to a huge number of sources and these are the statistics I think are relative to today’s situation.
So far, according to worldometers, world wide we have:
- 208,184 diagnosed
- 8,272 deaths
But if we look at the statistics for the US alone, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) we have estimates across all ages:
- 44,802,629 people with the flu
- 21,000,000 medical visits
- 810,000 related hospitalizations
- 61,900 died because of the flu
The CNN, however, says and estimated 900,000 hospitalizations and 80,000 of whom died during the flu season in the US 2017-2018.
If you look at prior years:
- 12,000 deaths in 2011-12
- 56,000 during 2012-13
We currently have 8,272 worldwide!!! Why is this being called a pandemic?
So the next question is: who is being hit? Well anybody in any age range can be hit by the flu. But most of us get over it. The concern is about those targeted who are at a high risk of dying.
Well it turns out that the variables for covid-19 are the same as we saw with SARS and MERS. Note many are saying they know nothing of the virus, but they are all from the same covid family so they already know an awful lot. And the stats are the same, people who are at highest risk for dying from it are:
- seniors with pre-existing medical conditions
- cardiovascular, diabetes and respiratory conditions.
Now, let’s look at this from another perspective…
- Seniors with those conditions are usually on medications
- Seniors between the age of 65-69 take an average of 15 prescriptions a year
- Seniors between the ages of 80-84 take an average of 18 prescriptions
Well if that is the case, what do we know about those drugs:
- They deplete the body of nutrients
- Drugs are the number one cause of mitochondrial dysfunction
Without the mitochondria, our cells can’t function. The mitochondria provide the fuel so that the cells can do a 101 different things. So if these seniors, who already have pre-existing conditions AND are taking drugs that deplete the nutrients the body needs to function AND are the number one cause of mitochondrial dysfunction, then it is no wonder they are the most at risk.
Okay now look at things from another perspective. I went to the GVN (Global Virus Network) who looked at the spread of the covid-19 and found the following.
To date, COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has established significant community spread in cities and regions along a narrow east and west distribution, roughly along the 30-50 N” corridor at consistently similar weather patterns (5-11 degrees C and 47-79% humidity). The GVN’s simplified weather model illustrates the regions that are potentially at higher risk of significant community spread of COVID-19 in the coming weeks, allowing for concentration of public health efforts on surveillance and containment.
“The research conducted by Drs. Mohammad M. Sajadi, MD, and Anthony Amoroso, MD, suggests that overall, human coronaviruses (HCoV-229E, HCoV-HKU1, HCoV-NL63 and HCoV-OC43), which usually lead to common cold symptoms, have been shown to display strong winter seasonality between December and April, and are undetectable in summer months in temperate regions,” said Dr. Christian Bréchot, MD, PhD, President of the GVN, and a Professor at the University of South Florida. “Based upon the analysis, and assuming the virus doesn’t continue to mutate, we would expect that COVID-19 will diminish considerably in affected areas (above the 30-degree N”) in the coming months, however, the virus could survive at low levels in tropical regions and begin to rise again in the late fall and winter in temperate regions in the upcoming year. We will continue to monitor closely and provide real-time updates as developments and information warrant.”
“Based on what we have documented so far, it appears that the virus has a harder time spreading between people in warmer, tropical climates,” said study leader Mohammad Sajadi, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the IHV in UMSOM and a member of GVN. “That suggests once average temperatures rise above 12 degrees Celsius and higher (54 degree Fahrenheit and higher), the virus may be harder to transmit, but this is still a hypothesis that requires more data.”
A big concern is that many are carrying the covid virus and don’t know it and consequently, are spreading it around. Really? That’s nothing new. That happens in every flu season. Many people:
- Don’t know they have the flu
- Feel a little off and ignore it
- Know they are sick, but have the stiff upper lip mentality and just carry on
- Know they are sick, stay home from work, and just get over it without medical help
So again, we don’t have anything new here.
Now, I believe, there is one unknown factor, and that is how capable is the virus of changing its DNA. I don’t know if they have any predictor capacity to determine that variable at this point. Some bacteria and viruses take years to change, some can change within a year, a month, a week. Some even within 15 minutes. However, this one has is from a known family of viruses and has been going around for some time and to my knowledge hasn’t yet changed its DNA.
What should we be doing about all this?
- Be logical and rational
- If you are 60+ and have cardiovascular, diabetes or respiratory issues be extra careful
- Avoid crowded areas
- Wash your hands
- Build up your immune system and help your body do what it is supposed to do
What nutrients are important for your immune system:
- Vitamins: A, B9, C, D, E
- Minerals: iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc
- Compounds: glutathione (amino acids, sulfuric compounds)
- Pre and probiotics
- Foods that help support gut function – remember most of your immune system is in your gut
And how do we get these nutrients: Eat a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables
- Almonds – Vit E
- Apples – hard, tart apples – Vit C ((besides being important to the immune system, Vit C is also involved in absorption of iron, wound healing, the immune system, maintenance of connective tissue (cartilage, bones, teeth, etc.), heart heath, eyes, skin)), antioxidant,
- Avocados – Vit 2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K beta carotenes, and glutathione, copper, iron, magnesium phosphorus, potassium (more than bananas) and zinc, a great source of your omegas (3,6,& 9 – and that includes oleic acid which is great anti inflammatory), an loaded with antioxidants
- Broccoli – fiber, antioxidants, Vit A, C, E (powerful antioxidant that fights off infection)
- Cabbage – Vit C, great pre and probiotics,
- Cheese – most types of fermented, but you want live cultures: Feta, Gouda, Mozzarella, cheddar, cottage cheese
- Chickpeas – high in B6 (vital for biochemical reactions),
- Chicken – chicken soup is not only good for the soul – its good for the gut immune
- B6, chondroitin
- Citrus fruit – although oranges are low if any Vit C
- Dark leafy greens – high in iron and Vit C
- Kiwi – good vit C along with vit B12 & K, and potassium
- Lemons – high in Vit C,B9, potassium, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
- Peas – high in B9, C, and amino acids
- Papaya – very high in Vit C, along with digestive enzymes
- Red bell peppers – higher in vit C
- Spinach – rich in Vit C and antioxidants, beta carotenes
- Sunflower seeds – Vit B6, E, minerals magnesium and potassium
Remember your herbs
- Garlic – sulfur containing compounds that build your immune system
- Ginger – reduces sore throats and other inflammatory conditions
- Turmeric – anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-everything else
Don’t forget your probiotics
- Apple cider vinegar
- Brine cured olives (without sodium benzoate)
- Fermented and pickled foods in general
- Greek yogurt without added sugar or fruit
- Kefir – coconut kefir – if you want to avoid dairy
- Kvass – a Russian fermented drink
- soybean products like miso, tempeh, natto – just make sure it is NON GMO
Supplements that boost the immune system:
- Transfer factor
And of course, outside of our daily diet, there are other things we can do that enhance our immune system:
- Exercise regularly – to keep the vascular and immune systems moving
- Get a good sleep
- Get your sunshine – without the creams – you need the vitamin D
- Reduce drinking and drugs that deplete the body
Wash your hands regularly