It looks like all the extreme hot spots with high death rates in the aged were places that had government edicts to send Chinese Wuhan Covid patients to nursing homes full of old people. Doing exactly the wrong thing.
The following video goes into that. The only complaint I have is his assertion that masks don’t work and are not needed. That there is no “scientific” evidence for masks. There’s plenty of evidence for them working to drop R0 to the point where the epidemic drops off in places like South Korea, Taiwan and other countries. The mask is not to stop you getting sick, it is to stop you from making others sick. If it happens to help prevent you getting sick, that is just an added benefit.
What works is to have the working age population put on a mask and get back to work. We have existence proofs that this is sufficient. What is “exactly wrong” is to send infected patients into nursing homes full of elderly high risk people.
So was this just stupidity, or is it the usual Socialist Urge to create a “Crisis” to exploit (and kill off the available “useless eaters” in the process if possible)? It seems to be “what they do”. Regularly, and reliably.
We know children (especially if playing outdoors so they have good vitamin D levels) are at near zero risk of death and very low risk of actual illness. Children ought to be in school and playing. Get it NOW and never again. We know that those under 60 years old tend to moderate symptoms with only a few deaths. We know that proper vitamin status and zinc supplementation reduces severity and risk (as zinc is an anti-viral and disrupts virus replication). We ought to have everyone under 60 back at work wearing a mask if desired AND being advised to get some sun, take a multivitamin pill with added vitamin D, C, E, and zinc. Then, any who develop symptoms can get a dose of the zinc iononphore du jour (be it quercetin, quinine, chloroquin, hydroxychloroquin, or something else) and if that’s not enough, proceed to stronger therapies as their symptoms worsen (such as the ivermectin / doxycycline mix shown to work in Bangaladesh)
Updated: May 19, 2020 04:59 IST
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh , Dhaka
A Bangladeshi medical team led by a senior doctor has claimed that their research on the combination of two widely used drugs has yielded “astounding” results in curing the patients with acute symptoms of the coronavirus that has created havoc worldwide and claimed the lives of over 312,000 people globally.
The claim by the Bangladeshi medical team, which includes prominent physicians from the country, comes amidst the desperate global attempts for a remedy to the deadly coronavirus.
“We have got astounding results. Out of 60 Covid-19 patients, all recovered as the combination of the two drugs were applied,” said Professor Dr Md Tarek Alam, the head of medicine department at private Bangladesh Medical College Hospital (BMCH).
Alam, a reputed clinician in Bangladesh, said a frequently used antiprotozoal medicine called Ivermectin in a single dose with Doxycycline, an antibiotic, yielded virtually the near-miraculous result in curing the patients with Covid-19.
“My team was prescribing the two medicines only for coronavirus patients, most of them initially reporting with respiratory problems with related complaints, later to be tested Covid-19 positive,” he said.
Bangladesh has so far reported 20,995 coronavirus cases. A total of 314 people have lost their lives in the country due to the disease.
Claiming that the efficacy of the drug developed by them was such that patients recovered from the virus within 4 days, he said, adding that there were no side effects of it.
“We first ask them to be tested for Covid-19 and when found coronavirus positive we apply the drugs . . . they are recovering within four days”.
So tell me again just WHY we need EVERYONE to stay in doors away from the sun, have their immune ability drop as their vitamin D level drops, and run out of money to buy food for proper nutrition further damaging their immunity?
A “lockdown” made sense when we had no clue what was going to happen, there were no treatments, and the visible evidence was for death rates of 10%+ BUT now we know a lot of folks have very mild / no symptoms so the IFR is closer to 1% (or less), mostly in folks with other problems and immune compromised, that Innate Immunity is key to stopping the disease and that innate immunity is compromised in folks with low Vit D & C & Zinc status (and easily fixed…), and we have existence proofs of several treatments that reduce severity or completely halt the disease (especially if given early with zinc). We also have existence proof that simply wearing a mask in areas with active community spread strongly curtails community spread AND we have evidence that staying in lockdown perpetually eventually has contamination get into the home and then those immune compromised folks in close contact spread it around in the home.
IMHO, it’s time to get out and get some sun!
FWIW: I’m practicing what I am preaching. I entered “lockdown” before the government called for it. I’m in a “high risk category” of folks old enough to be on Medicare and I’m a male. The spouse and I have been taking Vit C, D & E with a zinc supplement in my multivitamin. We’ve also been doing “sun time” of about 15 minutes to 1/2 hour near noon each day. About 4 weeks ago, we started doing regular shopping runs and other “normal” things. Visits to the chiropractor, hardware store, gardening shop, car repair shop, etc. I do wear a mask in stores. Realize I’m in the center of one of the hotter hot spots of the nation. A place where it started early and with Community Spread: Santa Clara County, California. All I can say is “so far so good”. But I can add that my risk would not be ANY higher in a small clothing store, barber shop, or sporting goods store than it is at Walmart, Home Depot, or my mechanic shop.
Let the 60-somethings work from home, and / or wear mask and gloves at work. If an N-95 protects a health care worker it can protect a grocery clerk or office worker. It takes about 2 minutes to be trained on how to use one. Also, as the virus dies in about 24 hours on paper (faster in heat and sun), I just leave mine on the dash of the car and next day it’s “good to go” (though I only need it every other day) so my draw on the N-95 supply has been zero after my initial buy at the start of this whole mess, months ago. (A few at the hardware store, before the industrial dust masks were approved for medical use).
At this point, we know all we need to know to get back to work safely, and to treat those who do fall ill sufficiently to mitigate the worst of it. At this point it just requires some PSAs (Public Service Announcements) to let folks know to up their Vitamin & Mineral levels, wear a mask if desired, and how to do it properly. In my experience here, about 90% of the population is already doing mask and gloves relatively properly.
Oh, and we need to get the Blue State Democrat Governors to stop making the “crisis” worse by doing stupid things like sending Wuhan Covid patients to elder care nursing homes, demanding folks stay indoors out of the sun depleting their Vitamin D levels, and banning the harvesting of Apples and other crops.