December 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — In the development of vaccines against coronaviruses like SARS-COV-1 and MERS in the early 2000’s, researchers found evidence of a serious problem. Teams of U.S. and foreign scientists vaccinated animals with the four most promising vaccines.
At first, the experiment seemed successful as all the animals developed a robust antibody response to coronavirus. However, when the scientists exposed the vaccinated animals to the wild virus, the results were horrifying. Vaccinated animals suffered hyper-immune responses including inflammation throughout their bodies, especially in their lungs.
This issue is well known. Early in the COVID-19 scenario, Dr. Peter Hotez, of Baylor College of Medicine, testified before Congress about the dangers of accelerating coronavirus vaccine development, saying “(The) unique safety problem of coronavirus vaccines” was discovered 50 years ago while developing the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine.”
He went to register that this “‘paradoxical immune enhancement phenomenon’ means vaccinated people may still develop the disease, get sicker and die.”
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Melatonin curbs several pathological features of COVID-19
Melatonin is a hormone synthesized in your pineal gland and many other organs. While it is most well-known as a natural sleep regulator, it also has many other important functions.
Melatonin Is a potent antioxidant with the rare ability to enter your mitochondria, where it helps “prevent mitochondrial impairment, energy failure, and apoptosis of mitochondria damaged by oxidation,” notes a 2007 review published in Frontiers in Bioscience. It also helps recharge glutathione, and glutathione deficiency has been linked to COVID-19 severity
- Research has also found that melatonin is important in several other ways:
- It plays an important role in cancer prevention
- Is important for brain, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal health
- Boosts immune function in a variety of ways
- May improve the treatment of certain bacterial diseases, including tuberculosis
- Helps quell inflammation
- May prevent or improve autoimmune diseases, including Type 1 diabetes
- Is an important energy hormone that can influence your energy level
- Helps regulate gene expression via a series of enzymes
- Has anticonvulsant and antiexcitotoxic properties
Melatonin’s Role in COVID-19 Treatment
Melatonin has also been shown to play a role in viral infections and according to a June 2020 research paper in Life Sciences journal, it may be an important adjunct to COVID-19 treatment. According to the authors, melatonin curbs several pathological features of COVID-19, including:
- Excessive oxidative stress and inflammation
- Exaggerated immune response resulting in a cytokine storm
- Acute lung injury
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome
They point out that melatonin is also “effective in critical care patients by reducing vessel permeability, anxiety, sedation use, and improving sleeping quality, which might also be beneficial for better clinical outcomes.
”The scientific review paper, “Melatonin Potentials Against Viral Infections Including COVID-19: Current Evidence and New Findings,” published October 2020 in Virus Research journal, also summarizes the many potential mechanisms by which melatonin can protect against and reduce the severity of viral infections.
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- Mass administration of ivermectin is associated with lower COVID-19 incidence.•
- Ivermectin has been shown to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro.•
- Ivermectin may have a prophylactic effect against COVID-19.•
- COVID-19 prophylaxis could help bridge the time until a vaccine becomes widely available.
As COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) continues to rapidly spread throughout the world, the incidence varies greatly among different countries. These differences raise the question whether nations with a lower incidence share any medical commonalities that could be used not only to explain that lower incidence but also to provide guidance for potential treatments elsewhere. Such a treatment would be particularly valuable if it could be used as a prophylactic against SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) transmission, thereby effectively slowing the spread of the disease while we await the wide availability of safe and effective vaccines.
>> Read the full article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924857920304684
Numerous studies have provided evidence supporting the use of ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19, according to the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance.
Paul Marik, MD, FCCM, FCCP, founder of the alliance and a professor and chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, said that ivermectin “is a safe drug that is exceedingly cheap.”
In a press conference, researchers said that ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug that has been available for approximately 40 years and previously earned researchers a Nobel Prize.
Ivermectin is a key factor in the alliance’s I-MASK+ protocol for prophylaxis and early treatment of outpatients with COVID-19. In the protocol,
- Those at high risk for COVID-19 infection receive ivermectin at 0.2 mg/kg on day 1 and day 3, and weekly for 4 weeks;
- Those who were exposed to COVID-19 receive the same dose at day 1 and day 3; and both groups receive daily doses of vitamin D3, vitamin C, quercetin, zinc and melatonin.
- For early outpatients with COVID-19, the protocol calls for one dose of ivermectin at 0.2 mg/kg at day 1 and day 3, along with the same daily vitamins and 325 mg per day of aspirin.
>> Read more: https://www.healio.com/news/primary-care/20201208/this-was-a-gift-to-us-ivermectin-effective-for-covid19-prophylaxis-treatment
Biden to Force Mask Wearing
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Former Vice President Joe Biden has promised to force Americans to wear a mask for 100 days should he assume office in January, calling it a “patriotic act.” During an address earlier today, Biden broached the subject of mandatory mask wearing by noting that he will enforce masks wherever possible.
Yet do Masks actually work to prevent one spreading the virus, or catching it?
As for the effectiveness of masks themselves, the CDC has itself noted that mask wearing is not certain to prevent anyone from catching COVID-19, if worn in close proximity to an infected person for more than 15 minutes.
America’s Frontline Doctors, a rapidly growing group of physicians critical of the government’s response to COVID-19, called masks “completely irrelevant” in stopping the virus: “The facts are not in dispute: masks are completely irrelevant to blocking the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”
Data on the number of cases in states with strict mask mandates have also shown that mask wearing fails to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Some months ago, Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, styled mask mandates as “obedience training.” Commentating on the laws requiring masks to be worn outside in many areas, Carlson warned that such rules are dangerous and unscientific. “Rules like that are not about public health. Rules like that are a form of obedience training. They’re trying to see what they can make you do.”
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Declaration by 3 epidemiologists from Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford elicits support and criticism
More than 32,000 medical doctors and health scientists from around the world have signed a petition against lockdowns put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, saying the measures are causing “irreparable damage.”
As of Oct. 13, over 23,000 of the signatories were medical practitioners and 9,000 were medical and public health scientists. They have joined more than 400,000 members of the general public in signing the petition.
The petition is co-authored by Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a Harvard professor and epidemiologist with expertise in detecting and monitoring infectious disease; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, an Oxford University professor and epidemiologist with expertise in immunology; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University Medical School professor and epidemiologist with expertise in infectious disease and vulnerable populations.
“Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people. Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short- and long-term public health,” reads the petition, titled the Great Barrington Declaration, after the Massachusetts town where it was authored by the three experts on Oct. 4.
The declaration says lockdowns result in worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings, lower childhood vaccination rates, and deteriorating mental health, to name a few issues, all of which will lead to high mortality rates in the years to come.
“Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice,” the doctors write.
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Twitter Bans Account of Chinese Virologist Who Claims the CCP Virus Was Created in Lab
Sept 16, 2020 – The Epoch Times:
Twitter has suspended the account of a Chinese virologist who claimed to have evidence showing that the CCP virus was manufactured in a lab.
Dr. Yan Limeng, who fled Hong Kong to the United States in April, released a study on Sept. 14 claiming that the virus shows “biological characteristics that are inconsistent with a naturally occurring, zoonotic virus” and thus “should be a laboratory product.” The study has not been peer-reviewed.
Twitter quickly banned Yan’s account following her tweet announcing the study. The account, which Yan only opened on Sunday, had garnered over 59,000 followers in its short lifespan.
Yan said that the scientific community has “kept silence and worked together with the Chinese Communist Party” to censor studies that came to similar conclusions. “They don’t want people to know the truth,” she said in a Fox interview on Tuesday. “That’s why I got suspended; I got suppression; I am the target that the Chinese Communist Party wants be [sic] disappeared.”
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