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So now I don’t know what to think. The CDC report says that 99.2% of all covid deaths are among the unvacc’d. Yesterday we saw a chart from the Israeli ministry of health which illustrated that new covid infections were equally distributed among the vax’d and unvax’d in roughly the same percentage as the vax’d ratio. Can they both be right? We have been told that the vax will not stop you from getting infected but will significantly reduce. Is the vax that good at reducing fatalities? I am in a high risk group and this is the kind of data that just might make me change my mind and get the jab.
.the resurgence in both hospitalizations and deaths will [be] dominated by those who have received two doses of the vaccine, comprising around 60% and 70% of the wave respectively.
The study is actually very pro vaccine. It assumes a 90-95% vaccination rate and as such it implies that the 5% of the population that is not vaccinated will account for 30-40% of the new wave deaths. Very, very pro vaccine.
I love your rants but today’s rant on oil seems a bit worn. For me the Peak Oil story is in the same camp as the catastrophic AGW narrative. One ominous prediction after another falls by the wayside only to be replaced by a bigger, badder, scarier scenario.
As I recall there was no indication at all of a coming oil crisis in 2019; in fact threats of an oil price war were being bandied about by both the Saudis and the Russians which culminated into an oil glut by Feb 2020 which forced oil futures prices into negative territory. (Imagine being paid to take the oil!) But once the new agreements were in place it was time to change the story and now were talking again about how there isn’t enough oil to continue civilization as we know it and radical changes must be implemented. Changes that will require destroying 20% of the available land on earth by either paving them over with solar cells, wind turbines and batteries or by digging all that land up to extract the resources necessary to construct these blights.
But I’m happy in my belief that none of this lunacy will actually happen but also a little afraid of what will replace it.
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“As Goa continues to record a surge in coronavirus cases, the state government on Monday gave a go-ahead to a new COVID-19 treatment protocol in accordance with which all residents above the age of 18 are recommended to take five tablets of the Ivermectin drug. ”
The Indian experiment in Goa should prove to be very interesting. Goa has only 1.5 million people but has had a death rate 5X higher that the rest of the country and currently has a daily death rate that is 15X higher that the rest of the country. Both deaths and cases are still rising sharply in Goa. I’ll be watching the results closely and hoping for a dramatic success.
I wonder if those omega 3 studies have some correlation to covid deaths in major “fish eating” populations?
@ Mister Roboto
Saw your post from a few days ago about your friend suffering from long Covid.
You might still want to recommend Ivermectin to him. This is a small study from last July showing ivermectin to be very effective in treating long haulers
POST-ACUTE OR PROLONGED COVID-19: TREATMENT WITH IVERMECTIN FOR PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT, OR POST-ACUTE SYMPTOMS
RESULTS: 33 adult patients with Persistent or Post-Acute Symptoms of COVID-19 were treated with Ivermectin. In 94% of the 33 patients, clinical improvement to some degree (partial or total) was observed after 2 doses of Ivermectin. Total improvement (without any symptoms) was observed in 87.9% of the patients after the 2 daily doses of Ivermectin.
ClO2 chlorine dioxide? New one on me.
Saw this in the SLOG…
Then a few weeks ago – April 2021 – The Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine issued the following evidence:
‘Statistics from Bolivia where the use of water-solubilized chlorine dioxide (ClO2) for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 was approved by law in early August 2020, demonstrate a marked reduction in cases and deaths in that country. The highest peak recorded in Bolivia was epidemiological week 29 (10,939 cases), with cases falling to 670 in epidemiological week 45 – a 93% decrease. From a peak of 2,031 daily cases on August 20, 2020, cases dropped to 147 daily cases on October 21, 2020′
@ D R
You may be correct but I wonder, has anybody even correlated reported infections with obesity? Would it even be meaningful given the unreliability of the testing procedures?
Do the Japanese even test the way that the we do? What’s their cycle rate?
A friend sent me a link from Thailand discussing their use of Favipiravir for treatment of C19. It was developed in Japan in 2014 and has been used sucessfully in Japan, China and other Asian nations. I’ve never heard of it before but maybe it partially explains the difference in severity in Asia vs the west.
“That graph for mask-compliant Japan has a dramatic peak in daily new cases, but the similar peak for the USA was about 20 times higher, when looking at the number of cases per million population. Hmm…”
Obesity (BMI>30) in the US is running at over 36% while in Japan the number is 4.3%. This might explain why we big ass americans have fared so poorly.
This is the exact question that I’ve had on my mind.
Let me ask on this thread…
Could someone comment on the covid situation in Brazil. I thought that there was widespread use of Ivermectin but it seems that the situation is anything but improving. I can’t seem to find much data on the effectiveness of their use of ivermectin or any other treatment protocols.
Could someone comment on the covid situation in Brazil. I thought that there was widespread use of Ivermectin but it seems that the situation is anything but improving. I can’t seem to find much data on the effectiveness of any treatment protocols.
My memory of the time and events is quite different. Most of the world was still begging for the US to protect them from those evil commies and to prop them up by buying all excess production. Everyone knew but didn’t really care how all those excess dollars were created as long as they could get their share. And why not? It was all working. The world was still recovering nicely from near total devastation, particularly Germany and Japan.
Maybe it was time for the game to be over, maybe not but De Gaulle became the black swan to force the issue. Nixon closed the gold window and the world of finance officially entered the dollar era and recognized that the gold standard had actually died in 1945. The dollar became the de facto world currency not just because the US was the hegemon but also because it had the largest pool and was the least manipulated of all the major currencies. Which leads to the petro dollar farce; but that’s another topic altogether.
The notion that Nixon somehow chose to take us off the gold standard seems pretty revisionary to me. At best you could say that Nixon just officially put the marker on the grave on an entity that had died at least a decade earlier. Pretending worked in everyone’s interest and no one really complained until De Gaulle got greedy and forced a change in the game. The dollar standard arose not because every wanted it, nor because the US was imposing it; no, the dollar standard arose because there was no other alternative in the bipolar world of the time.
The notion that the US forced the world to accept the dollar as the world’s reserve currency is equally absurd. No one, no country, no group “decided”, there was just no other alternative. If it were that easy then we would surely be using SDR or some other device as our reserves.
As ugly as the USD may be, it’s still the prettiest of the bunch.
Looks like the Guardian has decided it’s time to take down Vitamin D.
Most heat pumps have a COP (coefficient of performance) of 2.5 – 4. While a few heat pumps will still perform at temperatures as low as -15F, most heat pumps will peter out at 5F and switch to electric resistance heating. With the rise of power outages and colder winters, wood stoves are poised to make a huge comeback.
re nasal spray…
If you assume that you were exposed to the coronavirus and there is enough virus in your nasal cavities to make this nasal spray effective then doesn’t it also imply that there was plenty of virus around to enter your body through your mouth and eyes?
I can’t imagine why you would think that there would automatically be an increase in the price of everything just because the fed decides to raise the price of gold.
Gold is not money. Its worth what people with money will pay for it. If the fed wants to pay $5000/oz for gold then I’m sure they’ll find a lot of sellers but I doubt it will effect the price of a suit.
The whole article by Rickards was about the supposed inflation effect of repricing gold. I called BS and that’s what it has to do with gold.
Gold is not money and has not been linked to the money supply for 50 years. It was money once and when it was every other thing was valued against it but those days are long past and, unless the entire world financial system completely breaks down, the chance of gold becoming the basis of a world money system are nil.
Humans like gold. It’s rare, shiny and easily purified. Pretty to look at, easy to manipulate and pretty much useless as a weapon or construction material. It’s always been collected and traded and, because of it’s fairly consistent supply, it’s been used as the basis for the trading of goods and money systems. It’s always had some value but in today’s world it is nothing more than a collectable like a piece of art.
Again, so what?
Rickards seems to think that if the fed starts buying gold at $5000/oz with newly printed money then inflation would quickly follow but where’s the logic in that? The Fed is already printing and distributing trillions of newly printed dollars in the form of QE, no gold is necessary to create more dollars.
“The Fed can call a board meeting, vote on a new policy, walk outside and announce to the world that effective immediately, the price of gold is $5,000 per ounce.”
So what? Nobody prices anything in gold anymore. Dollars have had no link to gold since 1971 and even then it was all a charade that broke down when the French tried to convert their dollars. Gold is nothing more than a pretty commodity, more like tulips in the 1600s. If the fed wants to set their selling price at $5000 then that their prerogative but there’s no reason for the rest of the world to care.
I was totally outraged by the YouTube censorship but a quick search found this video on their site…
LIVE: Anti-Vaccine Doctor Testifies at Senate Homeland Security Hearing on Covid-19 Treatments
excerpt from American Journal of Medicine January 2021…
COVID-19 hospitalizations and death can be reduced with outpatient treatment.
Principles of COVID-19 outpatient care include:
1) reduction of reinoculation,
2) combination antiviral therapy,
4) antiplatelet/antithrombotic therapy
5) administration of oxygen, monitoring, and telemedicine.
Future randomized trials will undoubtedly refine and clarify ambulatory treatment, however we emphasize the immediate need for management guidance in the current crisis of widespread hospital resource consumption, morbidity, and mortality.
Doesn’t this seal the deal?
American Journal of Medicine January 2021
Paranoid notion indeed but, in these times, in this land, not at all out of the question. Just flash a few greenbacks around and you can get people to bark like seals and most anything else.
A quick search will show that the “Viking” double agent is not and has never been a BLM supporter. The picture being bandied about showing him at both the AZ BLM rally and the DC Trump rally is misleading as hell and is cropped to hide the fact that he is carrying a “Q sent me” poster.
Thank you for your explanation of virus isolation.
I’m confused. Can you help?
What does it mean to say that the virus has been isolated? I read in many places that C19 has not been isolated. But wasn’t the genome sequenced? I would have thought that it would need to be isolated in order to be sequenced.
And the new variant; how is it identified? it would seem that you would have to isolate a virus to identify a variant. No?
Yes there IS an authentic health crisis. There always is.
It’s been called heart disease,
And oh yea, there’s a new one now called COVID. And we must do everything we can to “defang” this newest member of the “Let’s Kill All the Humans” club. Now we must stay focused and not let anything stop us. And, if in our zeal to conquer this deadly beast, we happen to kill more people through overdose, suicide, domestic violence and delayed medical care, well sorry but shit happens and we don’t have time to worry about that now. We just need to kill the beast. And if an extra 10 – 15 million people in the rest of the world die of starvation because of all the economic chaos and disruption of life needed to defeat this scourge, well, so be it. We don’t have time to think about them either.
Because there IS an authentic health crisis.
Enjoyed your very well stated comments on capitalism but I’d like to add my own thoughts on one more comment that Phoenixvoice presented.
Phoenixvoice Re: Piketty
” However, over time capitalism tends to naturally accrue profit and resources into the hands of the few. (Piketty proved this a few years ago.) ”
Piketty was completely wrong. Capitalism is the victim here. Capitalism doesn’t tend to naturally accure profits. Not at all. It is the capitalist (would be plutocrats) who take advantage of the system and the government to concentrate wealth in the hands of the few that distort capitalism into plutocracy and destroy the capitalist systems that have served the people so well. Once the wealth is concentrated in the hands of the few then it’s no longer capitalism. Capitalism is dead, Plutocracy rules. A proper government’s duty to it’s citizens is to keep the capitalist system from becoming a plutocracy.
Capitalism is at the core of human nature. The desire to explore, create and improve one’s lot in life is driven by clever human who enlist other humans to help create their visions. It is not so much the job of government to regulate capitalism as it is to protect the ever evolving human nature of capitalism from a hostile takeover. Unfortunately most “bought and paid for” governments choose to be part of the takeover.
@Dr D Rich
It’s hard to keep track of the BS coming out of the CDC but reality seems to be finally catching up.
Decrease in Hospitalizations for COVID-19 after Mask Mandates in 1083 U.S. Counties
Does anyone know what the actual risk reduction is for the measles vaccine?
Maybe someone here can clear things up for me. I’ve read that the virus has not yet been isolated but I’ve also read that the Chinese had sequenced the genome of the virus and published it back in February. Can both be true?
How might the human challenge be done? Will they just put volunteers in a room with infected people?
You should get your D level checked and adjust accordingly. People absorb and retain at different levels. Vitamin D is fat soluble and your body will store any excess you consume. The 60,000IU dose for 2 weeks in the referenced study is intended to bring your stored level up quickly. After that a daily dose of 5000IU is intended to maintain those healthy levels.
Here in my part of the US the most popular dose of Vitamin D3 is 5000IU and the cost is around $.03/dose. I’ve taken a daily dose for years and my lab tests show me at a consistent 50-60ng/ml. My reading tell me that I’m in the sweet spot (>50, <100). With more and more data touting the benefits of D supplements I’ve been appalled at the lack of attention this subject has garnered.
I assumed that the price in other countries was comparable and I’m surprised to hear such large discrepancies. Is mail order an option for you in Greece?
D B S
I would say that America has a very distinct culture. We are a country that was created primarily by people who were not satisfied with the life they were living and made the choice to change their worlds by uprooting themselves from the life they knew to one of unknown risks and dangers. This is a decision that is beyond the capabilities of most human beings. This restlessness is the common thread of American culture. This is an integral part of the American DNA and while society may currently act like deer frozen in the headlights I’m quite confident that the great awakening will occur. People will recognize how great our technology is and how clever we humans are to have invented it all but at the same time realize that technology is just a tool that pales in comparison to being a living emotional being in an unfathomable universe.
Some people think that humans have reached the planetary limits and that our only choice is to stabilize or severely lower the earth’s population and manage the remaining resources for the good of all that remain. I’m on the other end of that spectrum believing that humans will find a way to expand and populate the entire solar system. Sure there’s a chance that humans will destroy themselves and be a tiny footnote in the universal ledger but I’m betting the other way and believe that we’re far from done. We will come to appreciate just how special a place we have in this planet earth and will do everything we can to preserve it so that centuries from now it will be the Mecca of human existence that all the citizens of the solar system will want to visit at least once in their lifetime.
“Something about that Danish mask study doesn’t add up.”
But Doc, what percent of the population has been tested? Maybe if we tested the entire population the infection rate might just be around 2%