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by: Edit Lang, staff writer | July 18, 2021
(NaturalHealth365) With COVID-19 defining so many aspects of our daily lives, it has become remarkable that a large portion of the population lives in constant fear of this “mysterious” virus. Millions feel the need to protect themselves from this invisible enemy by covering their faces, blocking their airways, and being first in line to take the jab. Western medicine has done a tremendous job instilling the current mainstream “theory” of disease and indoctrinating the masses about what’s also known as the “germ” theory.
Another segment of the population thinks very differently about the threat of infection that COVID-19 represents. These are the people who likely go about their days and do not fear exposure to the virus. They trust their immune systems to defend against invaders, and they know that disease can only form if the conditions are right within the body.
Regardless of which camp you belong to, you will not want to miss watching this video (below) – created by Jonathan Landsman – that exposes the reasons for the divide and reveals why some become paralyzed by fear of the same virus that others consider a non-issue. You will be astounded to discover the flawed methods used to show who is truly at risk and who is not.
Questioning the COVID narrative with Dr. Andrew Kaufman
In an exclusive interview, Jonathan Landsman of NaturalHealth365.com and Andrew Kaufman, MD, discuss the surprising (scientific) truth about this pandemic. They reveal the most significant problem associated with the current COVID narrative and the real reason why PCR testing is being misused.
In addition, Dr. Kaufman reveals disturbing truths about masks, but in the end, he leaves all of us with a positive message about how we can protect our health naturally.
Let’s talk about germ and terrain theory
Check out the first 15 minutes of the interview when Dr. Kaufman gives a detailed explanation about the difference between germ theory and terrain theory. In the context of COVID, supporters of the germ theory believe that pathogens, such as the virus that causes COVID-19, can lead to disease by invading us and reproducing in our bodies. Therefore, people looking at COVID this way feel that protecting against exposure to the virus is crucially important.
Germ theory focuses on the idea that disease from germs can strike anyone at any time and does not take our immune system into consideration. Thus, the most critical aspect of germ theory is to kill germs and protect against them.
Contrast that with the “terrain” theory, which believes that germs cannot cause infections unless the environment within the body allows it. If you are unhealthy, you may be creating a feeding ground for the growth of pathogens – including SARS-CoV-2. At the same time, if your body is healthy, germs will be less likely to take up residence and cause illness.
Dr. Kaufman points out that although the term terrain theory may sound foreign to many people, we have all heard of gut bacteria, which is essentially synonymous with the concept of “terrain.”
Watch the video here: rumble.com
“COVID case” DECEPTION: Health authorities used multiple ways to mislead the public and inflate COVID case numbers
The discussion revealed the various ways health authorities manipulated the numbers to inflate the figures of so-called COVID cases. Dr. Kaufman believes that the way health authorities created the definition of a “COVID case” had nothing to do with science; instead, they intended to create the appearance of something scary, to exaggerate and create fear.
What about the PCR test?
Have you ever been asked to take a PCR test for work or travel? It turns out; the PCR test is more controversial and less helpful than most people think – particularly when it comes to diagnosing COVID-19. Some of what you will learn from Dr. Kaufman will blow your mind.
For instance, most people are unaware that diagnostic tools are generally subject to rigorous validation and that the PCR test has NEVER been validated.
Another fact that will shock you is that SARS-CoV-2 has never been isolated. If that’s the case, how could you test for it? Even the inventor of the PCR test stated that the test should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
The PCR test is essentially “a research tool to detect sequences of genetic material” present in such small amounts that you can’t do anything with it. Additionally, similar to the COVID shots, the PCR tests are not FDA-approved; they are under emergency authorization. If you think that’s not that bad, think again and listen to Dr. Kaufman’s assessment of the PCR tests.
UNMASKING the science behind mask-wearing and COVID-19
According to Dr. Kaufman, the point of promoting face masks as a way to protect against respiratory viruses has nothing to do with science. Instead, it is to limit social interaction between humans, train the younger generation to be afraid of each other, create a different norm of socialization, and even reduce fertility.
And in case you are still wondering if there is any benefit to wearing masks to defend against COVID-19, there is no credible science on masks to support their use; in fact, most studies confirm that masks are useless or downright dangerous.
Here are the show notes to give you a better idea of everything you will learn by watching this video:
- Let’s talk about germ vs. terrain theory
- Does 2020 data reveal a “Pandemic RISE” in deaths?
- What is the greatest problem w/ the COVID-19 narrative?
- Why is the PCR Test flawed for diagnosing disease?
- Can a mask really protect us from disease?
- How to explain these “similar symptoms” reports?
- Talk about ways to AVOID respiratory damage
But don’t take our word for any of this. Do your own research – just be sure to use credible sources. Use your common sense, and do not allow fear to motivate your health decisions.
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- The overuse of antibiotics, biocides and disinfectants to fight COVID-19 may “raise disastrous effects” for antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
- The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the spread of AMR, as the majority of patients are treated with antibiotics, despite most not having a bacterial co-infection
- The excessive and liberal use of antimicrobial products like household and industrial disinfectants, hand sanitizers and other cleaners is raising the risk of AMR in the environment
- Your mitochondria, which play a role in antibacterial and antiviral immune responses, are an off-site target of certain antibiotics, thus antibiotic therapy may in turn may weaken your immune response
- With proper “training” at regular intervals denied by COVID lockdowns, your immune system can overreact when triggered by ordinarily harmless substances, leading to allergies and inflammation
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been declared one of the top 10 global public health threats to humanity,1 and it didn’t disappear once the COVID-19 pandemic appeared. Instead, it’s gotten worse, as infection control measures and hand hygiene using antimicrobial gels have become ubiquitous.
AMR causes about 700,000 deaths globally every year, but researchers estimated in mid-2020 that an additional 130,000 AMR deaths would occur in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.2 The number of AMR deaths will likely surpass the number of COVID-19 deaths by at least threefold — annually — by 2050,3 with some estimates suggesting AMR deaths may reach as high as 10 million deaths per year.4
Prior to the pandemic, antimicrobial stewardship programs5 had been set up worldwide to help stop the inappropriate use of antimicrobials in hospitals, long-term care facilities and other settings, but a review by scientists with Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Iran, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, predicts that an overuse of antibiotics, biocides and disinfectants to fight COVID-19 may “raise disastrous effects.”6 Further, the overuse of antibiotics may also be directly harming immune response.
Antibiotics Given to COVID-19 Patients ‘Just in Case’
Now remember that COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which means antibiotics are useless against it. Despite this, antibiotics have been used prophylactically throughout the pandemic for COVID-19 patients, typically using the logic that it could prevent bacterial co-infections.
However, the rate of secondary bacterial co-infections has generally been low, while the use of antibiotics has remained high. This isn’t a case of antibiotics being used strategically for patients who develop bacterial infections, but rather using them “just in case.”7 In a study of 38 Michigan hospitals, 56.6% of patients with COVID-19 were given antibiotics early in their stay, but only 3.5% of them turned out to have a bacterial infection.8
“For every patient who eventually tested positive for both SARS-Cov2 and a co-occurring bacterial infection that was present on their arrival, 20 other patients received antibiotics but turned out not to need them,” Dr. Valerie Vaughn, the study’s lead author, said.9 Other studies have revealed similar signs of rampant antibiotic overuse.
In a study of 99 COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, China, 71% received antibiotic treatment, but only 1% had bacterial co-infections.10 Overall, it’s estimated that 1% to 10% of patients with COVID-19 contract a bacterial co-infection,11 yet antibiotics remained a mainstay of treatment for the majority of cases.
Antibiotics Considered ‘Routine’ Part of COVID-19 Treatment
Despite decades of efforts to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics, one of the largest studies of antibiotic use in hospitalized COVID-19 patients revealed that such drugs are being used indiscriminately and inappropriately for COVID-19. More than half (52%) of the approximately 5,000 patients included in the study received antibiotics, and in 36% of cases, more than one antibiotic was given.12
Most of the time, in 96% of cases, the antibiotics were given before a bacterial infection was confirmed, either at admission or within the first 48 hours of hospitalization. As it turned out, only 20% ended up actually having a suspected or confirmed bacterial infection for which the antibiotics would be indicated. The rest received them unnecessarily. The Frontiers in Microbiology researchers explained:13
“It is noteworthy to be highlighted that the inappropriate use of antibiotics could considerably and silently lead to AMR development during this global outbreak. Unfortunately, recent studies reveal that, in several countries, common and extensive use of antibiotic treatment for COVID-19 hospitalized patients is considered as a part of the routine treatment package.”
Even the World Health Organization made it clear that countries were at risk of the accelerated spread of AMR due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They cited data showing antibiotic use increased throughout the pandemic. About 79% to 96% of people who reported taking antibiotics didn’t have COVID-19 but were taking them in the hopes of preventing infection, even though antibiotics don’t work against viral infections.14
Antimicrobial Overuse Could Damage Immunity
Antibiotics can cause a number of serious adverse effects, a little-known one being damage to your mitochondria, which are genetically closely linked to bacteria.15 Your mitochondria are responsible for most of your cellular energy production and also play a role in antibacterial and antiviral immune responses — and they’re an off-site target of certain antibiotics,16 which are known to inhibit mitochondrial activity, DNA synthesis and biogenesis.
“Thus, antibiotic therapy could be an important and not well appreciated cause of mitochondrial dysfunction. This in turn may weaken your immune response against the COVID-19 infection,” according to the featured review.17 In April 2020, scientists called for “urgent thinking out of the box” when it comes to antibiotics against COVID-19, as they noted:18
“ … mitochondria are vulnerable to antibacterial treatments, interrupting their physiology. Inhibition of these processes by antibiotics might render the immune system less capable of fighting acute COVID-19 viral infections.”
Concerning Overuse of Biocides and Disinfectants
The COVID-19 pandemic is poised to send antimicrobial-resistant disease sky high, as along with antibiotics overuse came the excessive and liberal use of antimicrobial products like household and industrial disinfectants, hand sanitizers and other cleaners.
The ramifications are immense and only beginning to be understood. There are potential adverse effects to human health from inhaling disinfectants, as such chemicals are known to accumulate in the lungs, liver, kidneys, stomach, brain and blood.19 Exposures were certainly elevated during the pandemic for many people, who were exposed to disinfectants by inhalation and oral routes, as well as via the skin and eyes.
There are also significant environmental concerns due to the “unusual release and dissemination of higher concentrations of biocide-based products into the surface and underground waters and also wastewater treatment systems” during the pandemic.20 When disinfectants and biocides enter the environment, they can wipe out beneficial bacterial species that are keeping drug-resistant microorganisms in check.
“[I]f the biocide concentrations reach the sub-minimum inhibitory concentration (sub-MIC), this event may augment the selective pressure, boost the horizontal gene transfer (HGT), and drive the evolution of AMR,” scientists warn.21
A team from the University of Plymouth in England also conducted a risk assessment to determine the potential environmental impact of prescribing COVID-19 patients antibiotics, which revealed, “The data for amoxicillin indicate a potential environmental concern for selection of AMR … ”22 The team urged such assessments be carried out in the future to keep tabs on the potentially disastrous effects of pandemic prescribing habits on AMR.23
Gut Microbiome Influences Immune Response to COVID
Antibiotics disturb your gut microbiome, which has far-reaching effects on your overall health, including your immune system’s ability to fight COVID-19 — marking yet another way that indiscriminate antibiotics usage is counterproductive.
When researchers with The Chinese University of Hong Kong analyzed gut microbiome compositions from 100 patients with COVID-19, they found gut commensals known to modulate the immune system were low compared to people without the infection.24 The makeup of patients’ gut bacteria — including both the volume and variety — affected the severity of COVID-19 infection as well as the immune response.25
Imbalanced gut microbiome could also contribute to the inflammatory symptoms associated with “long COVID,” in which symptoms persist for months after infection. According to the study:26
“In light of reports that a subset of recovered patients with COVID-19 experience persistent symptoms such as fatigue, dyspnea and joint pains, some over 80 days after initial onset of symptoms, we posit that the dysbiotic gut microbiome could contribute to immune-related health problems post-COVID-19.”
In the study, 50% to 75% of patients received antibiotics, while less than 7% had bacterial infections. While the researchers found no difference in outcomes with or without antibiotics, the drugs were not linked to improved patient outcome and, they noted, “it is still possible that a higher prevalence of antibiotic administration in severe and critical patients could worsen inflammation.”27
Isolation Disturbs Your Immune Response
Of all the negative effects of social isolation endured during the pandemic, those experienced by your immune system may be the last that come to mind, despite being among the most significant for your future health. What does staying home have to do with your immune system?
It alters your 24-hour light/dark cycle, on which your body is built to respond. With more time spent indoors, you have less sunlight exposure and less opportunity to produce vitamin D, which activates macrophages in your lungs that act as a first line defense against respiratory infections, among other immune activities.28
It’s true that taking vitamin D supplements can somewhat compensate for this, provided your levels are optimized, but other ill effects of lockdown are less easily remedied. Take exercise, another crucial component of a well-oiled immune response, that can reduce stress levels and diseases like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, which are linked to worsened outcomes from COVID-19.
But even beyond that, staying indoors means you lose out on regular exposures to the natural world, which come with their own set of immune benefits. Trees release phytoncides, which people inhale and are known to alter natural killer cells.29 This is why, in Japan, shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is said to enhance immune function30 — but it’s difficult to spend much time immersed in the forest if you’re locked down at home.
The other factor that cannot be ignored is the lack of exposure to everyday dirt and germs that is missed when people stay home, socially distanced and sanitized. “Our immune system needs a job,” Dr. Meg Lemon, a Denver dermatologist, told The New York Times. “We evolved over millions of years to have our immune systems under constant assault. Now they don’t have anything to do.”31
What is perhaps most disturbing is that this comment was made in March 2019 — prior to the pandemic. Now, it’s exponentially worse, and your immune system is likely missing out on interactions with bacteria and other microorganisms that teach it, train it how to respond and keep it primed throughout your life.
Without proper “training” at regular intervals, your immune system can overreact when triggered by ordinarily harmless substances, leading to allergies and inflammation. Might a generation of children, kept isolated and masked, have immune repercussions when exposed to ordinarily routine childhood viruses post-pandemic?
Already, cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which normally circulates in the winter, have popped up in the summer months, suggesting possibly increased immunological susceptibility.32
New Antibiotics Are Unlikely to Save Us
There are 43 antibiotics in clinical development, but none of them shows much promise for solving rapidly rising AMR, as innovation is stagnant — most “new” antibiotics brought to the market are variations of drug classes that have been around since the 1980s. Further, according to WHO’s annual Antibacterial Pipeline Report, antibiotics currently in development are insufficient to tackle AMR:33
“The 2020 report reveals a near static pipeline with only few antibiotics being approved by regulatory agencies in recent years. Most of these agents in development offer limited clinical benefit over existing treatments, with 82% of the recently approved antibiotics being derivatives of existing antibiotic classes with well-established drug-resistance. Therefore, rapid emergence of drug-resistance to these new agents is expected.”
Also at issue, hospital reimbursement systems discourage the use of expensive new antibiotics, because they are only reimbursed up to a point. This means patients may be given older drugs that won’t work as well to protect the hospital from financial losses.
Legislation to reform this — the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms Act — has been introduced to help open up the use of new targeted antibiotics for superbug infections.34 Preserving the efficacy of existing antibiotics is also important, and agricultural antibiotics overuse cannot be ignored in this equation.
Worldwide, most antibiotics are used not for human illness or companion pets, but for livestock.35 Writing in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, researchers stated, “the ongoing pandemic is stretching the limits of optimal antibiotic stewardship”36 and called for an end to unnecessary use of antimicrobial agents.37
So, be sure you always avoid antibiotics unless they are absolutely necessary. Additionally, choosing organic foods, including grass fed meats and dairy products, can help you avoid exposure to antibiotic residues in the food supply, while also supporting food growers who are not contributing to AMR.
You’ll also want to be careful in your use of disinfectants and sanitizers, using them sparingly and only when truly necessary, which — if you’re outside of a hospital — will be hardly at all.
- 1 WHO, Antimicrobial Resistance
- 2 Front Microbiol. 2020; 11: 1020. Public Awareness
- 3 NewStatesman June 2, 2021
- 4, 13, 17, 20, 21 Front Microbiol. 2020; 11: 1020
- 5 CDC, Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
- 6, 19 Front. Microbiol., 15 December 2020
- 7, 9 University of Michigan Health Lab August 27, 2020
- 8 Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 72, Issue 10, 15 May 2021, Pages e533–e541, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1239
- 10 The Lancet February 15-21 2020, Volume 395, Issue 10223, Pages 507-513
- 11 Front. Microbiol., 15 December 2020. Antimicrobial resistance/antibiotics
- 12 The Pew Charitable Trusts March 2021
- 14 World Health Organization November 18, 2020
- 15, 16, 18 Preprints.org April 16, 2020
- 22, 23 Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Volume 75, Issue 11, November 2020, Pages 3411–3412, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkaa338
- 24, 26, 27 Gut 2021;70:698-706
- 25 BMJ November 1, 2021
- 28 BBC May 21, 2020
- 29, 30 Environ Health Prev Med. 2010 Jan; 15(1): 9–17
- 31 The New York Times March 12, 2019
- 32 The Guardian June 9, 2021
- 33 World Health Organization April 15, 2021
- 34 STAT March 23, 2020
- 35 Science September 20, 2019
- 36, 37 Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2021 Apr; 57(4): 106324
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- Evidence suggests people who have received the COVID “vaccine” may have a reduced lifespan as a result of the acute, subacute and long-term effects from the COVID injection
- If you’ve gotten the COVID shot, consider yourself high risk for COVID and implement a daily prophylaxis protocol. This means optimizing your metabolic flexibility, vitamin D, and taking vitamin C, zinc and a zinc ionophore on a daily basis, at least throughout cold and flu season
- Evidence shows NAC may be used to prevent blood clots and break up any that might already have formed
- If you’re low risk for COVID and have not been vaccinated, make sure you have these items on hand and begin treating at the very first signs of cold or flu symptoms
- Also buy yourself a tabletop jet nebulizer, some saline solution and food grade hydrogen peroxide. Nebulized peroxide is an excellent go-to both for prevention and treatment, regardless of the stage the respiratory infection is in. For prevention, nebulize every other day. For treatment, use at first signs of respiratory infection
In this interview, return guest Dr. Vladimir Zelenko discusses an incredibly serious concern, one shared with at least two other highly credible experts — Michael Yeadon, Ph.D., a life science researcher and former vice-president and chief scientist of allergy and respiratory research at Pfizer, and professor Luc Montagnier, a world-renowned virologist who won the Nobel prize for his discovery of HIV.
Yeadon, Montagnier and Zelenko all believe the COVID-19 shots could reduce life expectancy by several decades, depending on several factors, including whether you’re required to get booster shots. In fact, there may be reason to suspect that many who get the jabs and subsequent boosters could lose their lives within two to three years, as a result of pathogenic priming.1,2
Many may not realize that when I was a youngster I was a Boy Scout, but you might know their motto is “Be Prepared.” It is an approach that has served me well over the years. I am not stating unequivocally that dire outcome will materialize, as my interview next week with Dr. Peter McCullough goes into. However, it would seem prudent to have a good protocol in your hands in anticipation of a worst-case scenario.
So, on that note, Zelenko and I take a deep dive into what can be done to prevent such a fate. Zelenko categorizes the risks of COVID-19 “vaccines” into three categories: acute, subacute and long-term, so let’s begin by reviewing the primary risks found in each of these categories.
Risk Category No. 1 — Acute Risks
The acute phase of harm begins at the moment of injection and likely lasts for about three months or so. Based on reports filed with the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), it’s clear that many cannot survive past the acute phase.
About 6,000 deaths have been reported so far, and death commonly occurs within 48 hours of injection. Many serious disabling events also occur rather rapidly, typically within a few days or weeks. However, Zelenko has a very dismal perspective on the accuracy of the VAERS database. He explains:
“According to a paper published by the Salk Institute in San Diego, they’ve discovered that the spike protein that’s generated through the vaccination itself has negative health effects. It’s toxic … on its own …
There’s plenty of evidence that shows that it spreads from the injection site and goes to the bloodstream, and basically comes into every single cell in the body.3,4
mRNA has a half-life of around one to two weeks, depending on the mRNA, and during that interim, each mRNA molecule makes around 2,000 to 5,000 spike proteins. So, we’re talking about trillions and trillions of spike proteins.
Your entire body becomes a spike protein factory. Several orders of magnitude more than if you were to get COVID, because COVID infects the upper and lower airways primarily. Those are the cells that get infected and begin to produce spike proteins. But here we’re injecting the vaccine and it actually travels to every single cell in your body and converts every single cell in your body into a factory for spike proteins.”
As the mRNA disseminates through your vascular system, the cells lining your blood vessels begin producing spike protein. This is why we’re seeing such a staggering number of reports of people experiencing blood clots from these injections.
According to Zelenko, 40% of these events occur within the first two days after injection. The risk then diminishes, but vascular events such as heart attacks, strokes, renal infarcts and pulmonary infarcts don’t completely peter out until about three months after the last injection.
But these events of the past three months are not being reported to VAERS. It is, of course, possible that people simply aren’t connecting them to the COVID shot they got several months earlier.
How Many Have Actually Died From the COVID Shots?
As noted by Zelenko, underreporting is part of the problem we’re facing. The real number of side effects is impossible to determine, given the fact that the Food and Drug Administration didn’t insist on a robust post-vaccination data collection system, but it’s most certainly higher than what VAERS is listing.
“If you look at the VAERS [vaccine adverse event reporting system], which in my opinion is a piece of garbage … as of today, let’s say says there’s 6,000 deaths associated with taking the vaccine. Well, we need to understand what that actually means,” Zelenko says.
“If you look at the 2009 Harvard study on the VAERS system, they said only 1% of events are actually reported. So, OK … whatever the number is, it’s not 6,000. Maybe only 10% are being reported. I don’t know. But definitely it’s being underreported.
And then there’s two [additional] big problems. There’s evidence coming out that VAERS reports that have been filed are being erased off the server, No. 1. No. 2, I personally know of 2,000 cases of deaths associated with the vaccine, and the doctor and/or family members that tried to file a VAERS report, their reports were rejected due to some technicality.
The fact that they all couldn’t make a report, that raises my eyebrows. What percentage of the information are we actually seeing? The answer is, I estimate, there are already around 200,000 dead Americans, directly related to the vaccinations.”
To get to that number, Zelenko assumes only 10%5 of adverse effects are reported. Studies have indicated it could be as low as 1%.6,7 That gives us a death toll of about 60,000, to which he adds another 140,000 given the fact that reports are being scrubbed and refused.
“The point is that it should definitely raise eyebrows and have the public start screaming and saying, ‘We want to know the truth. We want to know the accurate numbers. Stop suppressing the truth … I want to be able to make an informed choice whether or not I want to take this injection.’ And that’s not being given to the people.
My problem is not with the vaccine. My problem is with the government, governing bodies and certain people that are obstructing the flow of life saving information and suppressing the truth from people, and then using coercion to force people to take this vaccine. That’s the nefarious part.
The suppression is so blatant and so overt that doctors with impeccable credentials are being deplatformed for just voicing an opinion. And then you couple that together with proven prehospital treatment approaches and protocols that have been proven to reduce hospitalization and death by 85%, and that information is being suppressed.
So here you have a dual censorship where the positive, hopeful, life-saving information is being suppressed and the dangerous outcomes of the vaccination approach is being suppressed. It’s a perfect setup for genocide.”
Risk Category No. 2 — Subacute Risks
The subacute risk phase, which begins around three months’ post-injection, is exceedingly difficult to quantify. At bare minimum, it’s likely to last several months to a couple of years. The primary concern now is antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), also referred to as pathogenic priming and/or paradoxical immune enhancement (PIE) as it more accurately describes the disease mechanism.
Zelenko believes the mRNA will have degraded by this time, and your cells will hopefully no longer produce spike protein. I believe he may be overly optimistic here, as the synthetic mRNA has been genetically modified to be less perishable, plus it’s encased in a nanolipid to resist breakdown.
I suspect this modified mRNA may remain viable far longer than anyone suspects, thanks to its synthetic nature. What’s more, there’s a mechanism by which the mRNA can be reverse transcribed into your DNA, which would make the spike protein production permanent — and probably intergenerational. I describe this process in “The Many Ways in Which COVID Vaccines May Harm Your Health.”
If Zelenko is correct, then the primary disease agent now switches from the spike protein to the antibodies produced in response to the spike protein. We don’t know how long these antibodies will last, but chances are they’ll stick around for a number of months or years.
While antibody production is the primary purpose of these shots, and the response said to provide you an immune benefit, they can actually be the source of problems.
Animal trials in which conventional coronavirus vaccines were tested have shown coronavirus vaccines routinely cause ADE,8,9,10,11,12 so when the animals are challenged with the real virus they’ve been immunized against, they can get seriously ill and even die. If hospitals start filling up with vaccinated individuals this fall, you’ll know why. They’re suffering the effects of ADE.
“In other words, those antibodies that were produced with the vaccination were pathologic,” Zelenko says. “They were lethal and they led to an exaggerated immune response. That’s what it means, antibody-dependent enhancement. It’s an enhancement of your immune response in a way that it will kill you …
The question is, how safe is it long-term, or in the subacute [phase] from three months to three years? That is a big question mark. Based on animal models — and this is what Dr. Mike Yeadon is saying — it could be absolutely genocidal. It’s the biggest gamble on the survival of humanity in the history of humanity.”
However, as a counter to this view, Dr. Peter McCullough, who is in complete agreement with the engineering of this event and it being one of the most egregious crimes against humanity, is not convinced that there will be a massive die-off in the fall.
He is well-trained in the science and has essentially completed a fellowship in COVID-19 along with being the senior editor of two prestigious medical journals so his opinion also deserves consideration. We will be posting his interview next Sunday, July 11, 2021.
Why Is Humanity’s Survival Being Risked?
The questions on many people’s mind right now are, “Why are lifesaving early treatment approaches suppressed?” “Why are the toxic side effects and death rates of the vaccines being suppressed?” and “Why are entire continents being coerced into taking a vaccine that is both medically unnecessary and unproven in terms of safety and effectiveness?”
Taken together, none of it makes any sense, which is why people like Yeadon, Montagnier, Zelenko and others are raising concerns about global genocide. Is that what this is all about? Is there an alternative interpretation of what’s happening? When you consider the actual data, mass vaccination simply isn’t necessary, so why the frantic push to get a needle in every arm? Zelenko explains:
“There’s something called medical necessity. So, let’s analyze if there’s any medical necessity for this vaccine, and you have to do that in a systematic way based on demographics.
If you look at the CDC’s data, anyone 18 and younger has a 99.998% chance of recovery from COVID-19 with no treatment. [Their risk of dying is] 1 in a million. It’s safer than influenza virus. If you gave me a choice, I would rather my kids have COVID-19 than influenza. So, why would I immunize a demographic that has close to 100% chance of recovery with an experimental vaccine that has already killed more kids than the virus?
If you look at the demographic between 18 and 45, people who are healthy have a 99.95% chance of recovery with no treatment … according to the CDC. Same question, why would I vaccinate a demographic that recovers on its own with no treatment?
Third question, if someone has antibodies — and there’s a plethora of evidence [showing] naturally produced antibodies are much more effective in clearing future viruses than vaccine-induced antibodies … Natural immunity is much better, more effective and safer, than vaccine-induced immunity. So, someone who has antibodies already from having COVID before, why would I vaccinate them? …
Fear is an extremely useful tool in manipulating the behavior of people. And that fear has been used to create a psychological motivation to get vaccinated with a vaccine that, in my opinion, has no medical necessity, has tremendous amount of actual and potential risks, and very questionable efficacy.”
Risk Category No. 3 — Long-Term Risks
Beyond the two-to three-year mark are the long-term risks, which are even more difficult to predict. One particularly difficult risk to predict or quantify is infertility. It’ll take decades before we have the data on reproductive effects. Women in their 20s who get the jab might not get serious about trying to get pregnant until they’re in their 30s.
Teens and young children will have to wait decades before fertility can be ascertained. Of course, by then, it’ll be too late. The damage will be done, and hundreds of millions will be in the same boat.
Zelenko cites research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, which concluded COVID vaccination during pregnancy had no increased risk of miscarriage. However, a closer look at the data set revealed that this was only true for women who got vaccinated during their third trimester. Women who get the COVID jab in their first and second trimester have a 24-fold higher risk of miscarriage.
There are also reports of declining sperm counts and testicular swelling in men, and menstrual cycle disruptions in women of all ages. “There is an absolute effect on fertility,” Zelenko says. We just don’t know to what degree yet.
Overall life expectancy is likely to be affected across the board but, again, it’s very difficult to predict just how many years or decades will be lost. Zelenko, like many other doctors, suspect autoimmune diseases and cancer rates will go up as a result of the jabs. As noted by Zelenko:
“Whether you look at the acute spike protein-induced death, the miscarriages, or the myocarditis in young adults, or you look at the subacute pathogenic priming issue, or you look at the potential long-term effects of infertility, auto immune disease and cancer, you have an absolute setup for a genocide. And that’s why these world-leading thought leaders, scientists, are cautioning people …
Let’s do a thought experiment. If COVID-19 were to infect every single human being on this planet and was not to be treated, what would be the overall global death rate? The answer is less than 1%, and I’m not advocating for that, by the way. That’s a lot of people still.
Now, what is going to be the death rate from global vaccination? That is going to be several orders of magnitude greater. And it actually depends how far out you look. Because if someone’s meant to live 80 years and they live 60 years, how do you quantify that? …
We’re talking about 1.5 to 2 billion people [dying] for no reason, except the agendas of a few psychopaths or sociopaths. Why do I say that? It’s because there have been people advocating for population reduction for decades. I just saw a video from [U.K. prime minister] Boris Johnson’s father … advocating for the reduction of England’s population to 15 million …
This type of ideology exists. In this generation, it’s not really anti-Semitic. What it is, is there’s a small group of sociopaths that believe … they’ve evolved into a superhuman enlightened [state] that entitles them the right to dictate the course of history.
For example, Bill Gates in 2015 said the world population needs to be reduced by a certain percentage because of global warming or whatever. So, my question is a very simple question. He’s one of the main supporters and profiteers of global vaccination. Why would I take a vaccine for my health from someone is advocating for the reduction of the world population?
Another scary individual is Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum. He’s very influential. He wrote the book ‘COVID-19 The Great Reset.’ In 2016, in a French interview … Schwab made an announcement that within 10 years, all of humanity will be tagged with an identifier. If you look at the UN 2030 plan, which was crafted by the World Economic Forum, it says ‘America will no longer be a superpower.’
That’s a stated agenda. Then, my favorite is, ‘You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy. You won’t eat any meat. Fossil fuels will be prohibited. There’ll be a billion refugees, which will have to be integrated into your societies.’ So, my question is, what sociopath feels entitled to make a statement like ‘You will own nothing and you will be happy’?
What entitles this type of individual, or group of individuals, to think that way? Well, they believe that they’re enlightened far beyond the average human or subhuman.”
War Against God
Zelenko, a devout Jew, believes the root of this global takeover is really a war against God. The implication is that life has sanctity, and if life has sanctity, we have human rights, “earned” by our birth alone. This is the source of natural law. And, if we have human rights, handed down by God, then no one has the right to decide how long any one of us should live, or how many people there should be on the planet.
“That’s God’s prerogative,” Zelenko says. “However, if you take that out and view people as no different than an animal, a Darwinist perspective or eugenics perspective, and basically survival of the fittest is the yardstick that you measure the dominance hierarchy of humanity, in that case, these people feel that they are on top of the pyramid, and that entitles them to decide if you and me should live …
I call the [COVID] vaccine ‘Zyklon-V.’ That is the gas the Nazis used to kill my relatives. So to express my sentiments, I call it Zyklon-V. It’s an absolute weapon of mass destruction. People are being lied to, and they’re running into the gas chambers themselves because of the pathogenic fear.”
How to Protect Your Health Post-Jab
If you or someone you know or love got the COVID jab and now have serious regrets, there are definite strategies you can use to protect your health.
It appears if you made it through the first three months OK, then your risk for blood clots is likely radically diminished. To counteract excessive clotting, an anticoagulant may be appropriate. A natural alternative with great promise is n-acetyl cysteine (NAC), as it has both anticoagulant13 and thrombolytic effects,14 meaning it may both prevent clots and break up clots that have already formed. Obviously, do not get any more booster shots.
In the subacute phase, your No. 1 goal will be to avoid ADE. The key to this is to avoid triggering a pathogenic immune reaction, and the only way to do that is to implement some sort of prophylactic protocol, i.e., a COVID, common cold and influenza prevention protocol.
This is especially important for anyone that has received the COVID jab as they are at a high risk of having complications and are under the false impression that they are “protected” when actually they are at increased risk now that they got the jab and need to take extraordinary precautions.
Any symptoms of upper respiratory infection should also be treated immediately, not later. COVID is a multi-phase disease. The first phase is the viral phase, which lasts five to seven days. This is when it’s most easily treated. After Day 7, the disease typically progresses into the inflammatory phase, which requires different treatment.
Zinc supplementation is an important component for prevention and early treatment in the viral stage, as it impairs viral replication. You need to take it with a zinc ionophore, however, such as quercetin, EGCG (green tea extract), hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin.
“The majority of the COVID protocols focus on inhibition of our RNA virus replication. What that means is that for a virus to make copies of itself, it needs to enter the human cell. In the case of RNA viruses, all the COVID, coronaviruses and even the influenza viruses, they use a common pathway called RNA dependent RNA polymerase. That’s a very important enzyme.
That enzyme is what makes copies of the viral genetic material, which then enables for new viruses to be formed and spread. So, if you inhibit the viral RNA replication process, you’ll eliminate viral spreading, viral growth. The beautiful thing about what we found with zinc is that zinc inhibits this enzyme extremely well, if there’s another zinc [molecule] inside the cell.
But zinc cannot really get into the cell on its own. That’s where the concept of zinc ionophores come in. Zinc ionophores opens the door in the cell membrane and allows for zinc to go from outside of the cell, to inside of the cell. And when you increase the concentration of zinc inside the cell, then it can effectively inhibit this enzyme, stopping most if not all, coronaviruses and influenza viruses from replicating.”
If you want to use either hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin and live in a state that restricts their use, look for online telehealth options. The American Frontline Doctors is one resource. They only charge $90 for a consultation and you will be able to get the prescription that you need. Do not use Ivermectin from veterinary sources as it may be contaminated and is not designed for human use.
In addition to zinc and a zinc ionophore, you also need to optimize your vitamin D level. The range you’re looking for is 60 ng/mL to 80 ng/mL year-round. The appropriate dose of oral vitamin D3 is the dose that gets you within that range.
Vitamin C is another important component, especially if you’re taking quercetin, as they have synergistic effects. To effectively act as a zinc ionophore, the quercetin needs vitamin C.
In an effort to make it easier for patients, Zelenko has developed an oral supplement that contains all four: vitamin C, quercetin, vitamin D3 and zinc. It’s called Z-Stack and can be purchased on zstacklife.com. For a downloadable “cheat sheet” of Zelenko’s protocol for COVID-19, visit VladimirZelenkoMD.com
The take-home message here is that if you’ve gotten the jab, consider yourself high risk for COVID and implement a daily prophylaxis protocol. This means optimizing your vitamin D, and taking vitamin C, zinc and a zinc ionophore on a daily basis, at least throughout cold and flu season.
It would also be useful to do a daily sauna. Ideally one that can heat up to 170 degrees Fahrenheit. The best saunas are far-infrared and have low EMFs. Sadly, I don’t know any that go to 170 degrees and are low EMF.
I use one that goes to 170 and then I turn it off and turn on the SaunaSpace four near IR bulb system in the sauna and go in for 20 minutes. This practice activates heat shock proteins which will help remove the spike proteins and improve other damaged proteins in your body.
If you’re low risk for COVID and have not been vaccinated, make sure you have these items on hand and begin treating at the very first signs of cold or flu symptoms.
Strategies to Lower Risk in Those Who Received COVID Jab
|Nebulized hydrogen peroxide 0.1%||Daily or more frequently if needed|
|NAC (N-acetyl Cysteine)||500 mg once a day|
|Zinc||15 mg once a day|
|Vitamin C||500 mg once a day or 250 mg twice a day|
|Eliminate ALL vegetable (seed) oils||Goal is zero|
|Vitamin D||Most adults need 8000 IU per day but it is imperative to check blood levels 60-80 ng/ml or 100-150 nmol/l|
|Daily sauna||20 minutes at 170 degrees will help destroy spike proteins|
|Time restricted eating||Helps remove spike proteins through autophagy|
|Seek to eat organic only foods, especially avoid the dirty dozen||This will help limit glyphosate intake|
Nebulized Peroxide and Other Health Promoting Measures
In addition to NAC (to prevent and break up clots), vitamin D, vitamin C, quercetin and zinc, buy yourself a tabletop jet nebulizer, some saline solution and food grade hydrogen peroxide. You’ll want to dilute the peroxide with saline to get a 0.1% solution.
Due to risks to my personal safety we had to remove the nebulized peroxide videos from the site but they are now up on our sustack site and you can view all of them here
Nebulized peroxide is my personal go-to both for prevention and treatment, regardless of the stage the respiratory infection is in. To learn more, download Dr. Thomas Levy’s free e-book, “Rapid Virus Recovery.” As a preventive measure, simply nebulize every other day. Vitamin C is important here too, as it works as a catalyst for the peroxide. A daily dose of 500 milligrams would likely be sufficient for most.
We were forced to remove all the hydrogen peroxide videos that I had previously posted for liability reasons but fortunately they are all now posted on our Substack site. This is important as, in my view, this is the most important step you can take. I would recommend nebulizing a 0.1% solution every day as indicated in the videos, linked below.
There is no danger in doing it every day and likely there is a health benefit. As Dr. Tom Levy describes in one of the videos below, it seems to help improve your bowel movements, which may be a result of eliminating respiratory pathogens that were having negative impact on your microbiome.
Other important health-preserving strategies include the following:
•Make sure you’re metabolically flexible so that your body can seamlessly transition between burning fat and sugar as your primary fuel. This will allow your innate immune system to function optimally. Time-restricted eating is one surefire way to accomplish this.
•Avoid processed seed oils in your diet, such as sunflower oil, corn oil, safflower oil or avocado oils. All contain high levels of linoleic acid, which impairs your mitochondrial function, and in upper respiratory infections, it’s the precursor for the Leukotoxin that occurs in these infections.
•Focus on certified-organic foods to minimize your glyphosate exposure, and include plenty of sulfur-rich foods to keep your mitochondria and lysosomes healthy. Both are important for the clearing of cellular debris, including these spike proteins. You can also boost your sulfate by taking Epsom salt baths.
•To combat the toxicity of the spike protein, you’ll want to optimize autophagy, as this may help digest and remove the spike proteins. Time-restricted eating will upregulate autophagy, while sauna therapy, which upregulates heat shock proteins, will help refold misfolded proteins. They also tag damaged proteins and target them for removal.
It is important that your sauna is hot enough (around 170 degrees Fahrenheit) and does not have high magnetic or electric fields.
•If you’re having post-vaccination symptoms, you could consider:
◦Low-dose interferons such as Paximune, to stimulate your immune system
◦Peptide T (an HIV entry inhibitor derived from the HIV envelope protein gp120; it blocks binding and infection of viruses that use the CCR5 receptor to infect cells)
◦Cannabis, to strengthen Type I interferon pathways, which are part of your first line of defense against pathogens
◦Dimethylglycine or betaine (trimethylglycine) to enhance methylation, thereby suppressing latent viruses
◦Silymarin or milk thistle to help cleanse your liver
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- Evidence from Washington University School of Medicine shows long-lasting immunity to COVID-19 exists in those who’ve recovered from the natural infection
- At both seven months and 11 months after infection, most of the participants had bone marrow plasma cells (BMPCs) that secreted antibodies specific for the spike protein encoded by SARS-CoV-2
- The BMPCs were found in amounts similar to those found in people who had been vaccinated against tetanus or diphtheria, which are considered to provide long-lasting immunity
- The antibody protection gained in those who’ve recovered from COVID-19 is likely to continue “indefinitely”
- Vaccination may be more dangerous for those who’ve had COVID-19, as the immune response reactivated by the COVID-19 vaccine may trigger inflammation in tissues where the viral antigens are present
- The benefits of experimental COVID-19 vaccination may not outweigh the risks, especially if you’ve already had COVID-19
If you’ve had COVID-19, even a mild case, major congratulations to you as you’ve more than likely got long-term immunity, according to a team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine.1 In fact, you’re likely to be immune for life, as is the case with recovery from many infectious agents — once you’ve had the disease and recovered, you’re immune, most likely for life.
The evidence is strong and promising, and should be welcome and comforting news to a public that has spent the last year in a panic over SARS-CoV-2. Big surprise (not) that this message is not being shared by our public health authorities! The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — the foremost agency tasked with protecting Americans’ health and safety — refuses to get the word out.
Instead, they’re still encouraging those who have probable natural COVID-19 immunity to get vaccinated, even while admitting that it’s rare to get sick again if you’ve already had COVID-19.2 The most obvious reason is that it would conflict with their primary objective, which is to get as many immunized with the COVID jab as possible.
They’re frequently asked, “If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 shot?” Their response is that yes, you should, because “experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19.”3 Increasingly, however, evidence is showing that long-lasting immunity exists.
Initial Reports That COVID Immunity Was Fleeting Were Flawed
Seasonal coronaviruses, some of which cause common colds, yield only short-lived protective immunity, with reinfections occurring six to 12 months after the previous infection. Early data on SARS-CoV-2 also found that antibody titers declined rapidly in the first months after recovery from COVID-19, leading some to speculate that protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 may also be short-lived.4
Senior author of the study, Ali Ellebedy, Ph.D., an associate professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, pointed out that this assumption is flawed, stating in a news release:5
“Last fall, there were reports that antibodies waned quickly after infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and mainstream media interpreted that to mean that immunity was not long-lived. But that’s a misinterpretation of the data. It’s normal for antibody levels to go down after acute infection, but they don’t go down to zero; they plateau.”
The researchers found a biphasic pattern of antibody concentrations against SARS-CoV-2, in which high antibody concentrations were found in the acute immune response that occurred at the time of initial infection.
The antibodies declined in the first months after infection, as should be expected, then leveled off to about 10% to 20% of the maximum concentration detected. In a commentary on the study, Andreas Radbruch and Hyun-Dong Chang of the German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin explained:6
“This is consistent with the expectation that 10–20% of the plasma cells in an acute immune reaction become memory plasma cells,7 and is a clear indication of a shift from antibody production by short-lived plasma cells to antibody production by memory plasma cells. This is not unexpected, given that immune memory to many viruses and vaccines is stable over decades, if not for a lifetime.”
When a new infection occurs, cells called plasmablasts provide antibodies, but when the virus is cleared, longer lasting memory B cells move in to monitor blood for signs of reinfection.8
Bone marrow plasma cells (BMPCs) also exist in bones, acting as “persistent and essential sources of protective antibodies.”9 According to Ellebedy, “A plasma cell is our life history, in terms of the pathogens we’ve been exposed to,”10 and it’s in these long-lived BMPCs were immunity to SARS-CoV-2 resides.
Long-Term Immunity Likely After COVID-19 Infection
For the study, blood samples were collected from 77 people11 who had recovered from COVID-19, about one month after the onset of symptoms; most had experienced mild cases. Additional blood samples were collected three more times at three-month intervals to track antibody production; memory B cells and bone marrow were also collected from some of the participants.
Levels of anti-SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (S) antibodies declined rapidly in the first four months after infection, then slowed over the next seven months.12 The most exciting part of the research is that, at both seven months and 11 months after infection, most of the participants had BMPCs that secreted antibodies specific for the spike protein encoded by SARS-CoV-2.
The BMPCs were found in amounts similar to those found in people who had been vaccinated against tetanus or diphtheria, which are considered to provide long-lasting immunity.
“Overall, our data provide strong evidence that SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans robustly establishes the two arms of humoral immune memory: long-lived BMPCs and memory B cells,” the researchers noted.13 This is perhaps the best available evidence of long-lasting immunity, Radbruch and Chang explained, because this immunological memory is a distinct part of the immune system that’s essential to long-term protection, beyond the initial immune response to the virus:14
“In the memory phase of an immune response, B and T cells that are specific for a virus are maintained in a state of dormancy, but are poised to spring into action if they encounter the virus again or a vaccine that represents it. These memory B and T cells arise from cells activated in the initial immune reaction.
The cells undergo changes to their chromosomal DNA, termed epigenetic modifications, that enable them to react rapidly to subsequent signs of infection and drive responses geared to eliminating the disease-causing agent.15
B cells have a dual role in immunity: they produce antibodies that can recognize viral proteins, and they can present parts of these proteins to specific T cells or develop into plasma cells that secrete antibodies in large quantities.
About 25 years ago,16 it became evident that plasma cells can become memory cells themselves, and can secrete antibodies for long-lasting protection. Memory plasma cells can be maintained for decades, if not a lifetime, in the bone marrow.17”
In addition, in 2020 it was reported that people who had recovered from SARS-CoV — a virus that is genetically closely related to SARS-CoV-2 and belongs to the same viral species — maintained significant levels of neutralizing antibodies at least 17 years after initial infection.18 This also suggests that long-term immunity against SARS-CoV-2 should be expected.19 Ellebedy even said the protection is likely to continue “indefinitely”:20
“These [BMPC] cells are not dividing. They are quiescent, just sitting in the bone marrow and secreting antibodies. They have been doing that ever since the infection resolved, and they will continue doing that indefinitely.”
Why You Shouldn’t Get Vaccinated if You’ve Had COVID
The finding that long-term immunity is likely following COVID-19 infection is important not only for those still living in fear due to media-induced fearmongering but also for those who have recovered and are considering vaccination.
As I’ve previously warned, if you’ve had COVID-19, please don’t get vaccinated. Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, Ph.D., a cardiac surgeon and patient advocate, has repeatedly warned the FDA that “clear and present danger” exists for those who have had COVID-19 and subsequently get vaccinated.21
At issue are viral antigens that remain in your body after you are naturally infected. The immune response reactivated by the COVID-19 vaccine can trigger inflammation in tissues where the viral antigens are present. The inner lining of blood vessels, the lungs and the brain may be particularly at risk of such inflammation and damage.22 According to Noorchashm:23
“Most pertinently, when viral antigens are present in the vascular endothelium, and especially in elderly and frail with cardiovascular disease, the antigen specific immune response incited by the vaccine is almost certain to do damage to the vascular endothelium.
Such vaccine directed endothelial inflammation is certain to cause blood clot formation with the potential for major thromboembolic complications, at least in a subset of such patients. If a majority of younger more robust patients might tolerate such vascular injury from a vaccine immune response, many elderly and frail patients with cardiovascular disease will not.”
Noorchashm quoted one of his previous medical school professors, who said, “the eyes do not see what the mind does not know.” By this, he meant that in the case of a vaccine-induced antigen specific immune response, which may trigger thromboembolic complications 10 to 20 days after vaccination, including in those who may already be elderly and frail, the reaction isn’t likely to be registered as a vaccine-related adverse event.
Because so many cases are asymptomatic, Noorchashm recommends clinicians “actively screen as many patients with high cardiovascular risk as is reasonably possible, in order to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, prior to vaccinating them.”24 As it stands, Noorchashm points out that by ignoring what he believes to be an imminent risk for a sizable minority of people, the FDA’s credibility, and that of the mass vaccination campaign in general, is at grave risk.25
Was Mass Vaccination Always the Plan?
If protecting public health was really the ultimate goal in the pandemic response, people who have recovered from COVID-19 should be offered the same type of immunity “passports” and benefits being offered to those who have been vaccinated. In fact, they should be granted even more “access” since their immunity is likely superior to those with vaccine-induced immunity.
This isn’t the case, however, as everyone is urged to get vaccinated with an experimental shot, regardless of their COVID-19 infection history and even if they’re as young as 12 years old — in some cases without parental consent.26
Meanwhile, effective treatments like ivermectin — a broad-spectrum antiparasitic that also has anti-inflammatory activity — has shown remarkable success in preventing and treating COVID-19,27 but it continues to be ignored in favor of more expensive, and less effective, treatments and mass experimental vaccination.28
As Dr. Peter McCullough, vice chief of internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center, has stated, “All roads lead to the vaccine,”29 it’s possible the pandemic’s purpose was to fuel the global vaccination campaign that is now occurring. This would allow for the vaccinated population to be recorded in a vaccine database, essentially “marking” you, which could be used as a tool for population control via vaccine passports.
At this point, however, with effective treatments available, the documented high survival rate of COVID-1930 and knowledge that if you’ve had COVID-19, you’re already likely immune to further infection, the rationale for getting vaccinated is faltering, even among mainstream groups. A large percentage of police and Marines are refusing COVID-19 vaccines, for instance.31
It’s important to be informed that if you choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine, you’re participating in an unprecedented experiment with an unapproved gene therapy, of which the benefits may not outweigh the risks, especially if you’ve already had COVID-19.
Please be sure and make a notation in your calendar to review my groundbreaking interview with Dr. Vladimir Zelenko this Sunday, which is only two days away. We discuss the very distinct possibility that everyone that receives the COVID jab may die from complications in the next two to three years.
This is largely because getting the jab now immediately places the injected individual at a very high risk of dying from COVID. Most have the false assurance that they are protected, but in reality they are far more vulnerable and as a result will not take very aggressive proactive measures to avoid dying from pathogenic priming or paradoxical immune enhancement before it is too late.
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- AMR has been declared one of the top 10 global public health threats to humanity, but it rarely makes front page news, especially now that COVID has entered the arena
- Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic — and its unprecedented promotion of hand sanitizer, antimicrobials and disinfectants — made AMR worse, but it continues to overshadow the growing threat of AMR
- Incidence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales colonization increased from 6.7% in 2019 to 50% in March to April 2020
- Antibiotic use increased throughout the pandemic; about 79% to 96% of people who reported taking antibiotics didn’t have COVID-19 but were taking them in the hopes of preventing infection, even though antibiotics don’t work against viral infections
- While about 15% of people with severe COVID-19 may develop a bacterial co-infection that would require antibiotics, 75% of COVID-19 patients were actually receiving such drugs
Antibiotic resistance (AR) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) took a backseat to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it hasn’t gone away. It remains “one of the biggest public health challenges of our time,” as even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits.1
While antibiotic resistance refers to bacteria resistant to antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance is a broader term used to describe resistance to drugs among a variety of microbes, including parasites, viruses and fungi.2
AMR has been declared one of the top 10 global public health threats to humanity,3 but it rarely makes front page news, especially now that COVID has entered the arena.
Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic — and its unprecedented promotion of hand sanitizer, antimicrobials and disinfectants — made AMR worse,4 but it continues to overshadow the growing threat of AMR, which will likely surpass the number of COVID-19 deaths by at least threefold — annually — by 2050. As noted by NewStatesman:5
“The scary thing is, [AMR is] insidious and silent. The latest figures suggest AMR will cause over 10 million deaths per year by 2050. This is more than deaths from cancer and diabetes combined, and triple the current Covid-19 death toll of 3.4 million deaths worldwide since 2019.”
Antimicrobial Resistance Increased During COVID-19 Pandemic
While the world stopped due to COVID-19, the use of antimicrobial agents — for disinfecting surfaces and public spaces and treating patients — increased. The high rates of antimicrobial agent usage in COVID-19 patients are now being blamed for a rapid rise in multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), including:6
Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae
|Carbapenem-resistant New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM)-producing Enterobacterales|
|Acinetobacter baumannii||Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)|
|Pan-echinocandin-resistant Candida glabrata||Multitriazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus|
In many cases, COVID-19 patients have presented with secondary infections with multidrug-resistant organisms. Fungal co-infections in COVID-19 patients are also common, as is antibiotic treatment, with one report from China suggesting that more than 70% of COVID-19 patients received antibiotics.7
Other research suggested 84.7% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients received intravenous antibiotic therapy, while a report published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy stated that up to 95% of COVID-19 patients in hospitals are prescribed antibiotics.8
As for why so many patients were excessively treated with antibiotics, despite COVID-19 being caused by a virus (SARS-CoV-2), researchers suggested that co-bacterial fungal or secondary infections were only part of the reason. Others included:9
- Since the symptoms of COVID-19, such as cough and fever, may also occur in bacterial pneumonia “clinicians empirically add a broad-spectrum antibiotic despite the suspicion of a viral origin”
- Anxiety and uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and an absence of effective SARS-CoV-2 treatments potentially drove “widespread and excessive prescription of antibiotics”
Multiple reports point to increased AMR during the pandemic. For instance, incidence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales colonization increased from 6.7% in 2019 to 50% in March to April 2020.10
Excessive Antimicrobials During Pandemic Affect Environment
AMR has clear toxicological effects on the environment, in part because patients excrete a large proportion of drugs they ingest into wastewater, which allows drug residues and drug metabolites to be released into rivers and coastal waters.11
A team from the University of Plymouth in England conducted a risk assessment to determine the potential environmental impact of prescribing COVID-19 patients antibiotics, which revealed, “The data for amoxicillin indicate a potential environmental concern for selection of AMR …”12 The team urged such assessments be carried out in the future to keep tabs on the potentially disastrous effects of pandemic prescribing habits on AMIR:13
“We recommend more extensive environmental assessments be undertaken for all antimicrobial medicines used during pandemics. This will facilitate development of a robust evidence base in order to guide antibiotic prescribing choices that are less likely to increase AMR and have the least environmental impact …”
Even the World Health Organization made it clear that countries were at risk of the accelerated spread of AMR due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They cited data showing that antibiotic use increased throughout the pandemic. About 79% to 96% of people who reported taking antibiotics didn’t have COVID-19 but were taking them in the hopes of preventing infection (antibiotics don’t work against viral infections).14
Further, WHO noted that while about 15% of people with severe COVID-19 may develop a bacterial co-infection that would require antibiotics, 75% of COVID-19 patients were actually receiving such drugs.15
Why Development of New Antibiotics Isn’t the Answer
Clearly alternatives to antibiotics are needed — and fast. It’s been estimated that the pharmaceutical industry will need upward of $37 billion over the next decade to replace antibiotics that no longer work.16 However, drug companies have little financial incentive to innovate new antibiotics, so unless taxpayers end up footing the bill, it’s unlikely that such products will enter the market anytime soon.
There are 43 antibiotics in clinical development, but none of them show much promise for solving rapidly rising AMR, as innovation is stagnant — most “new” antibiotics brought to the market are variations of drug classes that have been around since the 1980s. WHO’s annual Antibacterial Pipeline Report also found that antibiotics currently in development are insufficient to tackle AMR:17
“The 2020 report reveals a near static pipeline with only few antibiotics being approved by regulatory agencies in recent years. Most of these agents in development offer limited clinical benefit over existing treatments, with 82% of the recently approved antibiotics being derivatives of existing antibiotic classes with well-established drug-resistance. Therefore, rapid emergence of drug-resistance to these new agents is expected.”
Pesticides Make Antibiotic Resistance Worse
The overuse of antimicrobials during the COVID-19 pandemic is a driving factor making AMR worse, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle. Widely used herbicides like glyphosate (Roundup) and dicamba (Kamba) also play a role.
Research from University of Canterbury researchers revealed that agrichemicals and antibiotics in combination increase the evolution of antibiotic resistance, such that bacteria may develop antibiotic resistance up to 100,000 times faster when they’re exposed to certain herbicides in the environment.18
Herbicides promote antibiotic resistance by priming pathogens to more readily become resistant to antibiotics.19 This includes Roundup (the actual formulation of Roundup, not just its active ingredient glyphosate in isolation), which was shown to increase the antibiotic-resistant prowess of E. coli and salmonella, along with dicamba and 2,4-D. Rodale News reported:20
“The way Roundup causes this effect is likely by causing the bacteria to turn on a set of genes that are normally off, [study author] Heinemann says. ‘These genes are for ‘pumps’ or ‘porins,’ proteins that pump out toxic compounds or reduce the rate at which they get inside of the bacteria …’
Once these genes are turned on by the herbicide, then the bacteria can also resist antibiotics. If bacteria were to encounter only the antibiotic, they would instead have been killed.
In a sense, the herbicide is ‘immunizing’ the bacteria to the antibiotic … This change occurs at levels commonly used on farm field crops, lawns, gardens, and parks.”
In the U.S., industrial agriculture even uses the antibiotics oxytetracycline and streptomycin as pesticides on agricultural plants, a practice that’s banned in the European Union and Brazil due to rising concerns over antibiotic resistance. But in the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency approved the “maximum level” of oxytetracycline for use in citrus fruits in December 201821 — just days after approving residues of the drug on fruit.22
Agricultural Antibiotics Cannot Be Ignored
Industrially raised farm animals living on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have emerged as another major reservoir of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Due to poor farming practices, including the use of low doses of antibiotics in animal feed for purposes of growth promotion, antibiotic resistance in farm animals is on the rise, threatening human and animal health along with food production sustainability.
Worldwide, most antibiotics are used not for human illness or companion pets but for livestock. Overall, 73% of the antibiotics sold globally are used in farm animals raised for food, typically on CAFOs.23 Researchers explained the glaring role of CAFOs in antibiotic resistance in Environmental Health Perspectives:24
“This prolonged use of antibiotics, especially at low levels, presents a risk of not killing the bacteria while promoting their resistance by selecting for resistant populations.
The resistance genes can pass readily from one kind of bacteria to another. Thus, workers in the animal units may become colonized with resistant organisms and can pass them on to co-workers and family members or friends.
Consumers of meat may also become colonized through mishandling of raw meat or through insufficient cooking. Ultimately, these genes may pass into pathogens, and diseases that were formerly treatable will be capable of causing severe illness or death.”
In addition, most antibiotics ingested by animals are not metabolized but, rather, excreted. This waste is then applied to soil as a fertilizer, which may then be sprayed with herbicide. The antibiotic-resistant microbes can also be carried elsewhere by houseflies.25
Pandemic ‘Stretched the Limits’ of Optimal Antibiotics Usage
Increased AMR is yet another fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will combine with the already perilous AMR pandemic in progress, resulting in further deaths and environmental destruction. Writing in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, researchers stated, “the ongoing pandemic is stretching the limits of optimal antibiotic stewardship”26 and called for an end to unnecessary use of antimicrobial agents:27
“Moreover, unnecessary use of antimicrobial agents would be associated with a significant economic burden on healthcare systems, which could be directly caused by the drug itself and indirectly caused by healthcare costs for the management of drug-related adverse events … continuing this intervention to curb inappropriate antibiotic usage and surveying the reasons for guideline non-adherence should be conducted within hospitals.”
Beyond this, choosing organic foods, including grass fed meats and dairy products, can help you avoid exposure to antibiotic residues in the food supply, while also supporting food growers who are not contributing to AMR. Unfortunately, as the world continues to put all of its attention on COVID-19, the catastrophe of AMR is getting worse instead of better.
- 1 U.S. CDC, Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance
- 2 WHO, What is the difference between antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance?
- 3 WHO, Antimicrobial Resistance
- 4 Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2021 Apr;57(4):106324. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2021.106324. Epub 2021 Mar 19
- 5 NewStatesman June 2, 2021
- 6, 7, 9, 10, 26, 27 Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2021 Apr; 57(4): 106324
- 8, 11, 12, 13 Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Volume 75, Issue 11, November 2020, Pages 3411–3412
- 14, 15 World Health Organization November 18, 2020
- 16 Kaiser Health News
- 17 World Health Organization April 15, 2021
- 18, 25 PeerJ October 12, 2018
- 19 mBio March 24, 2015: 6(2); e00009-15
- 20 Rodale News 2015
- 21 Federal Register December 4, 2018
- 22 WGCU December 18, 2018
- 23 Science September 20, 2019
- 24 Environ Health Perspect. 2007 Feb; 115(2): 313–316
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- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication in May 2021, warning both the public and health care providers not to use SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests to gauge immunity, especially after COVID-19 vaccination
- There’s a significant difference in the immune response triggered by natural infection and vaccination
- In the case of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, such as those produced by Pfizer and Moderna, antibodies to the spike protein are induced; in the case of natural SARS-CoV-2 infection, nucleocapsid proteins are detected by antibody testing
- Because of this, people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine and haven’t previously been infected will receive a negative antibody test, provided the test doesn’t detect the vaccine-induced spike protein antibodies
- A positive result from a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test could indicate previous infection or could also be caused by the vaccine
Antibodies are proteins your body makes in response to infections and will be detectable in your blood after infection as a sign of your body’s battle against that pathogen. Antibodies for COVID-19 are believed to develop within one to three weeks after infection, and a positive antibody test for COVID-19 means that a person may have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the past.1
Titer blood tests, which measure the presence and amounts of certain antibodies in your blood, are sometimes used to prove immunity to a disease.2 If your titer is positive, which means it’s above a set value, you’re considered to be immune to the disease, such as measles, mumps or rubella.3
This is why, for instance, proof of prior diagnosis with chickenpox, measles and mumps is allowed instead of vaccination to enter most U.S. public schools4 — once you’ve had the disease and recovered, you’re immune.
In the case of COVID-19, however, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication in May 2021,5 warning both the public and health care providers not to use SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests to gauge immunity, especially among people who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Antibody Testing Not Recommended to Assess COVID-19 Immunity
In their safety communication, the FDA noted, “… results from currently authorized SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests should not be used to evaluate a person’s level of immunity or protection from COVID-19 at any time, and especially after the person received a COVID-19 vaccination.”
They state that while a positive antibody test may identify those who have been previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, “more research is needed in people who have received a COVID-19 vaccination.” SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests haven’t been studied to assess the level of protection the vaccine-induced immune response provides in those who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Even in people who have not been vaccinated, the FDA states that a positive antibody test isn’t adequate to show that you’re protected from COVID-19; it’s only an indication that you were possibly infected with SARS-CoV-2 previously. In those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, a positive result from a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test could indicate a previous natural infection or could be caused by the vaccine. According to the FDA:6
“A COVID-19 vaccination may also cause a positive antibody test result for some but not all antibody tests. You should not interpret the results of your SARS-CoV-2 antibody test as an indication of a specific level of immunity or protection from SARS-CoV-2 infection.”
COVID Vaccines Induce Antibodies to the Spike Protein
There’s a significant difference in the immune response triggered by natural infection versus vaccination. In the case of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, such as those produced by Pfizer and Moderna, antibodies to the spike protein are induced. In the case of natural SARS-CoV-2 infection, nucleocapsid proteins are detected by antibody testing.
Because of this, people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine and haven’t previously been infected will receive a negative antibody test, provided the test doesn’t detect the vaccine-induced spike protein antibodies.7 Interestingly, it’s been found that the spike proteins can damage human cells and alter mitochondrial function even without a viral component.8
In an animal study published in Circulation Research, when a pseudo virus, which was a cell surrounded by spike proteins that did not contain a virus, was administered into the lungs of hamsters, it caused inflammation, and when healthy endothelial cells that line human arteries were exposed, it disrupted signaling to the mitochondria and caused damage and fragmentation.9
The good news about the FDA’s warning is that, as Daily Mail put it, “the [antibody] blood test likely won’t confirm that someone has been vaccinated (functioning like a pseudo-immunity passport).”10 On the other hand, the warning also suggests that those who have previously had a positive antibody test for COVID-19 shouldn’t assume they’re protected. However, this could be a fear-based method to convince more people to get vaccinated. Daily Mail reported:11
“The briefing comes as the United States’ vaccine rollout progress has slowed down in recent weeks, and some who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 or the antibodies do not believe getting vaccinated is necessary. The FDA is saying otherwise and encouraging all Americans to get vaccinated if they are able to do so.”
Red Cross Needs COVID Plasma — but Only From the Unvaccinated
In the U.S., more than 100,000 people have been treated with COVID-19 convalescent plasma, which is sometimes referred to as survivor’s plasma.12 Because it contains antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, convalescent plasma may help your body fight off the virus and has been found to reduce the progression of COVID-19 in mildly ill older adults.13
Transfusion of plasma with higher SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels has also been linked to a lower risk of death in nonventilated patients hospitalized for COVID-19, compared to transfusion of plasma with lower antibody levels.14 The Red Cross accepts donations for COVID-19 convalescent plasma, but only from people who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the Red Cross, “At this time individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are not able to donate convalescent plasma with the Red Cross. The Red Cross is working as quickly as possible to evaluate this change — as it may involve complex system updates.”15
In a video posted to Twitter by Musicman, a news anchor states, “That [convalescent] plasma is made up of antibodies from people who have recovered from the virus, but the vaccine wipes out those antibodies, making the convalescent plasma ineffective in treating other COVID-19 patients.”16
While the Red Cross site doesn’t explain why they’re “not able” to use convalescent plasma, in January 2021 the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) offered a clue to its membership after the FDA revised its guidelines on who can qualify to donate.
“With two vaccines authorized for emergency use in the U.S. and others in clinical development, FDA says that convalescent plasma should not be collected from individuals who received an investigational COVID-19 vaccine in a clinical trial or who received an authorized or licensed COVID-19 vaccine, unless they meet specific criteria detailed in the guidance,” RAPS says.17
In order to be eligible, the FDA stated vaccine recipients must have had symptoms of COVID-19 along with a positive test result, and be within six months of complete resolution of symptoms. According to the FDA, the purpose of the criteria is “to ensure the COVID-19 convalescent plasma collected from donors contains sufficient antibodies directly related to their immune response to COVID-19 infection.”18
Before the COVID-19 vaccines received emergency use authorization, the FDA also warned against collecting convalescent plasma from subjects who received the vaccine in a clinical trial “because of the uncertainty regarding the quality of the immune response produced by such investigational vaccines.”19
Problems With Antibody Tests
There have been problems with COVID-19 antibody tests from the start, in part because it may turn positive if you have antibodies against common cold viruses. There are seven different coronaviruses that cause respiratory illness in humans. Four of them cause symptoms associated with the common cold, while three of them — SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 — can cause more serious respiratory illness.
However, the antibodies created by these coronaviruses are very similar, and the U.S. CDC admitted that recovering from the common cold can trigger a positive antibody test for COVID-19, even if you were never infected with SARS-CoV-2 specifically. According to the CDC:20
“A positive test result shows you may have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, there is a chance that a positive result means you have antibodies from an infection with a different virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses).”
Vaccine Risks for People Who’ve Had COVID
An international survey of 2,002 people who had received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine found that people who had previously had COVID-19 experienced “significantly increased incidence and severity” of side effects after the COVID-19 vaccine.21 Those who had previously had COVID-19 had a greater risk of experiencing any side effect, along with the following, specifically:
|Local reactions||Severe side effects leading to hospital care|
The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were linked to a higher incidence of side effects compared to the viral vector-based COVID-19 vaccines, but the mRNA side effects tended to be milder, local reactions. Systemic reactions, such as anaphylaxis, flu-like illness and breathlessness, were more likely to occur with the viral vector COVID-19 vaccines.
According to the researchers, the findings should prompt health officials to re-evaluate their vaccination recommendations for people who’ve had COVID-19,22 but the CDC continues to state that those who have recovered from COVID-19 should still get vaccinated.23
Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, Ph.D., has repeatedly warned the FDA that “clear and present danger” exists for those who have had COVID-19 and subsequently get vaccinated, due to viral antigens that remain in the body after a person is naturally infected; the immune response reactivated by the COVID-19 vaccine may trigger inflammation in tissues where the viral antigens exist.24
Noorchashm believes that people should be screened for SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins prior to COVID-19 vaccination, while vaccination should be delayed for people with symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID-19 infections, as well as for those who have recently recovered from the virus.
Booster Dose Within One Year of COVID Vaccine?
The media continue to promote the fake narrative that natural immunity — the type acquired by getting infected by and recovering from a virus — isn’t as powerful or long-lasting as vaccine-acquired immunity.25,26
However, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated during an Axios virtual event that a COVID-19 vaccine booster is likely. “I think we will almost certainly require a booster sometime within a year or so, after getting the primary [shot],” he said, “because the durability of protection against coronaviruses is generally not lifelong.”27
Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla has also stated that not only will people need a third booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine within 12 months of being fully vaccinated, but annual vaccination will probably be necessary.28
Robust natural immunity has been demonstrated, however, for at least eight months after infection in more than 95% of people who have recovered from COVID-19.29,30 A Nature study also demonstrated robust natural immunity in people who recovered from SARS and SARS-CoV-2,31 while additional data show patients who were infected with COVID-19 develop an immune response that could protect them for years.32
- 1 U.S. CDC, Using Antibody Tests for COVID-19, November 3, 2020
- 2 George Mason University, Student Health Services, What is a titer?
- 3 Walk in Lab, MMR Immunity Profile Blood Test
- 4 IDPH, Minimum Immunization Requirements Entering a Child Care Facility or School in Illinois, Fall 2020
- 5, 6, 7 U.S. FDA May 19, 2021
- 8, 9 Circulation Research, 2021; 128:1326
- 10, 11 Daily Mail May 19, 2021
- 12 National Institutes of Health March 2, 2021
- 13 N Engl J Med 2021; 384:666-668
- 14 N Engl J Med 2021; 384:1015-1027
- 15 Red Cross February 24, 2021
- 16 Twitter, Musicman May 18, 2021
- 17, 18, 19 RAPS Regulatory Focus January 18, 2021
- 20 U.S. CDC February 2, 2021
- 21 medRxiv March 8, 2021
- 22 PJ Media May 18, 2021
- 23 U.S. CDC, COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs April 30, 2021
- 24 Medium February 15, 2021
- 25 MedPage Today May 5, 2021
- 26 Lansing State Journal May 6, 2021
- 27 Axios May 19, 2021
- 28 CNBC April 15, 2021
- 29 Science. 2021 Feb 5;371(6529):eabf4063. doi: 10.1126/science.abf4063. Epub 2021 Jan 6.
- 30 The Defender April 5, 2021
- 31 Nature July 15, 2020
- 32 Nature, 2021; doi.org/10.1038/s41586-02103647-4
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- Data suggest antibodies developed during a mild COVID-19 illness may produce long-lasting antibodies that protect you against another infection
- Cardiologist and vaccine advocate R. Hooman Noorchashm warns people to avoid the vaccine if they had COVID-19 in concern that a hyperinflammatory response may increase your risk of adverse side effects
- Deaths from the COVID-19 vaccines have exceeded all other vaccines in the last 15 years; early treatment may have prevented 85% of deaths from COVID-19
- Deaths from the vaccine may rise further in the fall and winter months if the vaccine triggers an antibody-dependent enhancement in the immune system, increasing the risk of severe disease
It turns out researchers have discovered that not only does the SARS-CoV-2 virus infect your cells, but the spike protein shell can also damage your endothelial cells and may be responsible for many of the vascular and long-haul symptoms.1 In a new study, the researchers created a cell surrounded by spike (S) protein without a virus.
Using an animal model, they administered this to the lungs and found the spike protein was enough to cause damage and inflammation. The experiment was replicated in the lab using cell cultures. The data showed that when the S protein attached to the ACE2 receptor it disrupted signaling to the mitochondria and caused damage and fragmentation.
Senior co-author of the study Uri Manor explained that the S protein receptor was enough to damage vascular cells “by virtue of its ability to bind to this ACE2 receptor.” Some of the long-haul symptoms of COVID-19 may be related to vascular damage.
However, in my interview with Dr. Vladimir Zelenko in March 2021, he revealed that none of his patients who received treatment in the first five days went on to develop long-haul symptoms. In his population of 3,000 patients, early treatment for high-risk patients reduced the risk of long-haul symptoms.
It also demonstrated a death rate of 0.1% after three high-risk patients died. But the benefits to the patients who recovered have not ended since recent data show patients who were infected with COVID develop an immune response that could protect them for years.2
Evidence Suggests COVID Antibodies May Last Years
In a study published in the journal Nature, the researchers began with the understanding that protective antibodies are generated by long-lived bone marrow plasma cells.3 They noted that research in 2020 reported people who were infected with SARS-CoV-2 showed a rapid decline in serum antibodies in the first few months after infection.
The question the researchers sought to answer is whether this reduction in antibodies indicated the bone marrow plasma cells generating immunity against the virus may also have been short-lived. The researchers engaged a group of 77 participants who had a mild COVID-19 infection.4
The group donated blood samples at three-month intervals beginning one month after they had recovered from their initial infection. Eighteen of the participants also donated bone marrow approximately seven or eight months after the infection, and five came back four months later for a second bone marrow extraction.
As the researchers expected, the levels of antibodies in the blood dropped quickly within the first month. However, some of the participants had detectable antibodies even after 11 months.
The testing also showed 78% of the bone marrow samples had antibody-producing cells for SARS-CoV-2. Researchers also tested bone marrow of 11 people who had never had COVID-19. In their bone marrow samples there were no antibody-producing cells. The team concluded:5
“We demonstrate that S-binding BMPCs are quiescent, indicating that they are part of a long-lived compartment. Consistently, circulating resting memory B cells directed against the S protein were detected in the convalescent individuals. Overall, we show that SARS-CoV-2 infection induces a robust antigen-specific, long-lived humoral immune response in humans.”
Senior author of the study Ali Ellebedy, Ph.D., an associate professor of pathology & immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, pointed out one flaw in assuming natural immunity against COVID-19 had waned by measuring antibodies in the blood, saying:6
“Last fall, there were reports that antibodies waned quickly after infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and mainstream media interpreted that to mean that immunity was not long-lived. But that’s a misinterpretation of the data. It’s normal for antibody levels to go down after acute infection, but they don’t go down to zero; they plateau.
Here, we found antibody-producing cells in people 11 months after first symptoms. These cells will live and produce antibodies for the rest of people’s lives. That’s strong evidence for long-lasting immunity.
People with mild cases of COVID-19 clear the virus from their bodies two to three weeks after infection, so there would be no virus driving an active immune response seven or 11 months after infection. These cells are not dividing. They are quiescent, just sitting in the bone marrow and secreting antibodies. They have been doing that ever since the infection was resolved, and they will continue doing that indefinitely.”
Humoral and Cellular Immunity: What’s the Difference?
There are two main areas of your immune system. The first is the innate immune response that has physical and cellular responses to pathogens. The purpose is for an immediate reaction to help prevent the spread of foreign bodies throughout the body.7
Innate immunity is nonspecific and uses natural killer cells, macrophages, mass cells and basophils at the cellular level, as well as skin, cough reflex and membranes on a physical level.
Long term immunity is tied to the adaptive immune system. This is specific to the pathogen invading your body. Adaptive immunity is also called acquired immunity and develops when your body is exposed to protein antigens. The immune system then builds specific defense mechanisms against those antigens.
Within the adaptive immune response are humoral and cellular immunity. Antibodies are part of humoral immunity. The humoral system is first on the scene to deal with foreign pathogens that are circulating or outside of infected cells. Cellular immunity is mediated by T lymphocytes and addresses pathogens inside infected cells.
The media reported that natural immunity against SARS-CoV-2 declined after a person recovered from the infection because levels of humoral immunity measured in the bloodstream decline as the person recovered. However, this decline is a natural response to any infection and is expected.
Recent data from the research into bone marrow immune cells demonstrates that while circulating humoral antibodies decline after an active infection, a high percentage of those who had been infected with mild disease continue to produce low levels of immune cells that would recognize the virus if the person was infected again and mount a significant defense against it.
Before COVID-19,8 it was acknowledged that a natural infection nearly always produces a better immune response in the body than a vaccine. The argument for vaccines was that it reduced the risk from diseases that may produce long term disability or death, such as birth defects from rubella or liver cancer from hepatitis B.
But the same cannot be said for SARS-CoV-2. You can only conclude that vaccines against COVID-19 are not a necessary health risk when you consider the following factors:
- As Zelenko and others have demonstrated, early treatment reduces death rates and long-haul symptoms
- Recent data demonstrate natural immunity is produced following a COVID-19 infection and natural immunity produces a better response than vaccines
Doctor Warns if You Had COVID Don’t Get Vaccinated
Fox news reporter Tucker Carlson spoke to retired cardiac surgeon Dr. Hooman Noorchashm about his concerns regarding the new COVID-19 vaccines.9 Noorchashm is a strong proponent of vaccination programs, but also believes that questions should be asked about specific vaccines and their potential side effects. In this case, he calls the COVID-19 vaccination program an:10
“… absolutely unprecedented vaccine campaign in the history of Western Civilization. And that is that, while in the middle of an outbreak when millions of people in the world are already infected recently or currently, we’re deploying a vaccine.
This is one of the most dramatic differences between this vaccine and any other. You don’t have to go to medical school to understand that is not a standard approach to vaccinate people while they’re infected.”
He goes on to explain that we have hundreds of thousands of people who were mildly infected or those who were asymptomatic, who may experience problems from the vaccine. He calls the program:11
“… a dramatic error on the part of public health officials to try to put this vaccine into a one-size-fits-all paradigm … We’re going to take this problem that we have with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is that 0.5% of the population is susceptible to dying, and we’re going to compound it by causing totally avoidable harm by vaccinating people who are already infected recently.”
His concerns for a hyperinflammatory response after vaccination if you carry antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 is not shared by the CDC. In fact, they encourage those who have recovered to get vaccinated because:12
“… experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible — although rare — that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again.”
One international survey13 of 2,002 people found those who had recovered from a COVID-19 illness and received their first dose of the vaccine experienced “significantly increased incidence and severity of side effects.” These side effects included fever, breathlessness and severe effects that led to hospitalized care.
Noorchashm has written multiple letters warning people should be first screened for the presence of viral proteins before vaccinations. In one letter14 he warned that without screening, “this indiscriminate vaccination is a clear and present danger to a subset of the already infected.”
COVID Vaccine Deaths Exceed All Other Vaccines Over 15 Years
During a recent Texas State Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing,15 Dr. Peter McCullough, vice chief of internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center, testified that according to available data, early treatment could have prevented up to 85% of deaths from COVID-19.
Yet, despite being inexpensive and readily available, many of these early treatments have been censured and suppressed as public health officials have encouraged people to wait for a global mass vaccination campaign.
The result of waiting for a gene therapy vaccine has been devastating. Five months into the campaign, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) shows that more than 4,200 people in the U.S. have died after getting the shot.16 Any other vaccine would have been pulled from the market by now.
For example, in 1976, 45 million people were vaccinated against the swine flu. After over 500 cases of Guillain-Barre were reported with over 25 deaths, the program was canceled.17
Currently, health authorities have decided that more than 4,200 deaths from the COVID vaccine is either coincidental or inconsequential. When you consider the numbers, the death toll is 7,000% greater from the COVID-19 vaccine than during the swine flu vaccination campaign, which was canceled because the vaccine was deemed too risky.
These numbers are likely to be seriously underestimated since VAERS appears to be backlogged by about three months.18
Even if the data were current, only 1%19,20 to 10%21 of adverse events after vaccination are ever reported. This means that while the VAERS records 4,201 deaths as of May 14, 2021,22 this number may instead be much higher.
Death Rate May Rise This Fall and Winter
Although deaths from COVID-19 vaccines have already reached a historic level, I fear this may go even higher during the fall and winter months. One of the greatest wild cards of these vaccines is antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) or paradoxical immune enhancement (IPE).
I have detailed this issue in several articles including “How COVID-19 Vaccine Can Destroy Your Immune System” and “Will Vaccinated People Be More Vulnerable to Variants” In summary, ADE means the vaccine actually enhances the virus’ ability to enter and infect your cells, rather than enhancing your immunity against the infection. This results in more severe disease.
Fall and winter months are when most coronavirus infections occur, whether those are from SARS-CoV-2 or other coronaviruses responsible for the common cold. If ADE does turn out to be a common problem, then vaccinated individuals may be at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness and a potentially lethal immune reaction due to pathogenic priming.
There are so many potential avenues for harm and so many uncertainties that I would encourage you to do your homework, keep reading and learning, weigh the potential pros and cons, ignore all pressure tactics and take your time when you decide whether or not to get one of these COVID-19 gene therapies.
If you or someone you love has already received a COVID-19 vaccine and are experiencing side effects, be sure to report it, preferably to all three of these locations:23
- 1 Salk, April 30, 2021
- 2, 3, 5 Nature, 2021; doi.org/10.1038/s41586-02103647-4
- 4, 6 NewsWise, May 24, 2021
- 7 Healio Learn ImmunoOncology, The Immune System Modules 3, 4, 6
- 8 Michigan.gov, January 28, 2015
- 9, 10, 11 Fox News, March 22, 2021
- 12 U.S. CDC, COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs #1 April 30, 2021
- 13 medRxiv March 8, 2021
- 14 The Defender, March 24, 2021
- 15 Lifesitenews.com April 8, 2021
- 16, 22 VAERS, Covid-19
- 17 Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2009
- 18 Twitter, Alex Berenson
- 19 AHRQ December 7, 2007
- 20 The Vaccine Reaction January 9, 2020
- 21 BMJ 2005;330:433
- 23 The Defender January 25, 2021
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by: Karen Sanders, staff writer | May 27, 2021
(NaturalHealth365) For centuries, natural practitioners have relied on Rhodiola rosea to stop depression, treat age-related cognitive decline, promote overall wellbeing and boost physical performance. Now, emerging data links this ancient herb with the ability to prolong life.
Rhodiola also called golden root or arctic root grows in the mountainous areas of Asia and Europe. The medicinal use of rhodiola root, which has a characteristic fragrance of roses, has been documented as early as the first century A.D. In fact, rhodiola has been traditionally used in Russian folk medicine to treat stress, hysteria, and headaches; in the ancient Indian healing system known as Ayurveda, rhodiola is treasured as a rasayana, or “royal” herb capable of extending life.
Multifaceted herbal solution reduces stress-related fatigue
Like ginseng, another adaptogenic herb, rhodiola boosts the immune system, combats depression and fatigue, and helps the body deal with stress. Animal and test-tube studies have supported the power of rhodiola, as an antioxidant, to decrease the creation of free radicals – which helps to prevent serious health conditions like, cancer and heart disease.
Rhodiola’s therapeutic powers – which have been known to natural healers for close to two thousand years — are currently impressing conventional Western-trained scientists. Even the anti-natural healing advocates at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center credit rhodiola with neuroprotective, antidepressant, and antioxidant effects, and confirms that the herb can improve physical and mental performance while reducing stress-related fatigue.
Interestingly, the effects of this useful herb can vary by the amount you take. While low amounts appear to stimulate mental clarity and promote vitality – by improving blood flow to the brain and stimulating the serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine systems – higher amounts have a mildly sedating effect.
Recent studies confirm rhodiola has potent life-extending properties
In a study published in 2013 in the medical journal PLOS One, researchers found that rhodiola increased the lifespan of Drosophilia fruit flies by a dramatic 24 percent. Drosophila fruit flies are a common subject of laboratory study, due to both their abbreviated life spans and the number of genes they share in common with humans. Although this result may seem at first glance to have little relevance to human longevity, knowing how rhodiola helps prolong life can help scientists glean valuable insight into ways in which the herb can help treat and prevent age-related health issues and degenerative diseases.
Making the study results even more significant is the fact that rhodiola produced its results by an unusual mechanism that was unrelated to dietary restriction, the usual method of increasing life span in studies.
Dietary restriction prolongs life — up until the point that diet is so severely restricted that malnutrition becomes an issue. Contrary to all expectations, rhodiola prolonged life even when the severely decreased nutrients should have shortened it, and even helped extend the lives of flies that were already elderly. These promising results led researchers to conclude that rhodiola is a viable candidate to treat aging and age-related disease in humans.
Like so many other life-prolonging herbs, rhodiola is rich in antioxidants.
In addition to rhodiola’s primary active constituents – phytochemicals known as rosavin, rosarin, and salidroside – the roots are also packed with flavonoids, catechins, and proanthocyanidins – the same healthful plant pigments found in acknowledged ‘superfoods’ such as blueberries and cherries. Beta-sitosterol, a natural anti-inflammatory substance, is found in rhodiola as well, as well as beneficial gallic acid, which is also a constituent of life-prolonging green tea.
How effective is rhodiola in helping people with depression?
In a double-blind, randomized 6-week study published in 2007 in Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, patients with mild to moderate depression who were given rhodiola experienced a substantial reduction in symptoms of depression and insomnia, as assessed on day 42 with the use of the Hamilton Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory.
Patients who received a placebo rather than rhodiola reported no improvement whatsoever. Plus, no serious side effects were reported in the rhodiola group.
How much rhodiola should I take?
Rhodiola, standardized to contain 3 percent rosavin and 1 to 2 percent salidroside, is available in capsule and tablet form at health food stores and online. The usual amount is 200 to 600 milligrams per day.
Rhodiola is generally considered safe, but you shouldn’t use it to treat depression – or any other condition – unless under the guidance of a qualified medical professional – well trained in herbalism. It can interact with prescription drugs and other supplements; so consult your doctor before taking rhodiola – especially if you also take psychotropic medications or have diabetes or a thyroid condition.
This sweet-smelling, rose-scented arctic root – which is currently being studied for possible applications in treating Alzheimer’s disease and cancer – may hold a sweet promise indeed: the potential for extending human life.
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(NaturalHealth365) Next to iron, zinc is the most common mineral in the body – and is absolutely essential to the functioning of more than 300 hormones and enzymes. Although serious zinc deficiency is rare in the ‘modern’ world, mild deficiencies are not and the effects are NOT good.
Did you know that a shortage of zinc can impair your sense of taste and smell, cause problems with cognition and memory, and virtually derail the immune system, leaving you vulnerable to disease? Let’s take a closer look at the signs and symptoms of zinc deficiency – and what you can do about it.
Zinc deficiency causes a reduction in disease-fighting cells
As zinc activates and supports T-lymphocytes – which target and destroy infected cells – a shortage of zinc can decrease the body’s supply, resulting in a lowered ability to fight infection and heal wounds.
Zinc deficiency is linked with many diseases and conditions, including anemia, impaired growth in children, higher incidence of diarrhea and pneumonia in infants, and higher infant mortality.
Zinc is also important in supporting the thymus gland, an important component of the immune system. The thymus decreases in size and function as people age, but new research suggests an encouraging finding – zinc can help maintain healthy function of the thymus gland in elderly people.
A University of Florida study found that healthy participants taking 15 mg of zinc a day had improved T-cell function, increasing their ability to ward off infection – and confirming that zinc strengthens the body’s immune defenses.
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In addition to supporting immune system function, zinc – a powerful antioxidant – scavenges free radicals which would otherwise damage lipids, proteins and cell DNA – and possibly trigger disease. It is a key constituent of copper/zinc superoxide dismutase, a powerful antioxidant enzyme associated with longevity.
Zinc deficiency can contribute to the growth of tumors
Studies have shown that zinc regulates production of the pro-inflammatory enzyme COX-2, which has been associated with the growth of certain cancers – particularly of the esophagus and tongue. Researchers say that patients with these types of cancer are often deficient in zinc, while displaying elevated COX-2 levels.
Animal studies have revealed that zinc deficiency encourages tumor growth and COX-2 – with the reverse also true. Bringing zinc levels up to optimal resulted in less production of COX-2 – and less incidence of tumors.
It almost sounds too easy – and good – to be true. But research supports the ability of healthy zinc levels to help prevent certain types of cancer.
Zinc deficiency causes slowed growth, cognitive deficits and depression
Zinc is necessary for normal growth and development, and shortages can cause cognitive deficits and slowed growth among males and females alike. Animal studies have shown that even moderate zinc deficiency causes disruptions in normal growth and maturation, with behavioral changes – such as lethargy – appearing before other symptoms are apparent.
This essential mineral is vital to learning and memory – and for the formation of new nerve connections. Lack of zinc can trigger changes in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, with animal studies showing that diets low in zinc cause depression, poor motivation and social withdrawal – along with decreased sense of taste and smell.
In humans, zinc deficiency is associated with impairments of normal bone mineralization, short stature and developmental delays.
The good news: these changes are reversible. Researchers conducting a review of clinical trials noted that zinc supplementation produced highly significant and positive responses in height and weight. In one study, researchers found that zinc supplementation promoted the production of insulin-like growth factor, as well as other proteins involved in bone development and overall growth.
Zinc supplementation can reduce the severity and duration of colds and respiratory infections
Zinc inhibits the ability of viruses to cling to respiratory tract cells and to reproduce – an important step in preventing infections from taking hold and causing symptoms.
Clinical trials with both children and adults support the ability of zinc lozenges to alleviate cold symptoms. If used within the first 24 hours of the development of symptoms, zinc can reduce symptoms as well as the length of the illness – not only reducing the need for antibiotics, but causing a decrease in overall colds contracted per year.
For maximum benefit, experts advise taking zinc lozenges within 24 hours of the appearance of the first symptoms. Of course, a nice amount of vitamin C – on a daily basis – can increase your protection against cold and flu symptoms.
Are you at risk for zinc deficiency?
Diets that are high in cereals and grains – and that exclude red meat, seafood and eggs – may cause zinc deficiencies, with vegetarians and vegans at particular risk. Obviously, with whatever food you choose to eat, always be sure to maintain a mineral-rich diet.
Elderly people and those with chronic digestive disorders can also be low in zinc, along with athletes and those who perspire heavily. Keep in mind, symptoms of zinc deficiency include brittle nails, white spots on the fingernails, hair loss, fatigue, low sex drive, body odor and adult acne.
Although the Institute of Medicine sets the zinc RDA at 11 mg a day for men and 8 mg a day for women, many natural health experts advise that women take up to 50 mgs a day of supplementary zinc, with men taking up to 75 mgs.
Before taking zinc supplements, consult with your healthcare provider to create a program that’s best for you.
Zinc is truly an anti-aging, disease-fighting “miracle mineral.” It would be wise to ensure we have adequate supplies of this amazing micronutrient.
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Find out more about quercetin and how this potent antioxidant flavonoid offers significant therapeutic benefits against a wide range of conditions, from diabetes to DNA damage
Flavonoids are one of nature’s many therapeutic gifts. Widely found in fruits and vegetables, these phenolic substances have antioxidant properties that protect cells from free radical damage.[i] One of the most well-known and studied flavonoids is quercetin, a flavonol mostly found in onions, berries, citrus fruits, broccoli and grapes.
A potent antioxidant, quercetin boasts of anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, antiobesity and anti-atherosclerotic actions. Since free radicals figure into the development of diseases, quercetin holds promise for benefitting conditions such as high blood pressure, vascular disorders and metabolic syndrome.[ii] Here is compelling evidence of the health benefits of quercetin.
Potential Anti-Diabetes Aid
The development of Type 2 diabetes has been linked to oxidant stress caused by an unhealthy diet.[iii] Toona sinensis leaves, which are rich in quercetin, may reduce the risk of diabetes by reducing oxidative stress in the liver.
A topical compound containing substances such as quercetin, ascorbyl palmitate and vitamin D3 was formulated to reduce the oxidative stress contributing to peripheral diabetic neuropathy.[iv] A preliminary study in 2005 showed that the compound may safely relieve the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and enhance quality of life.
Quercetin displayed protective effects in the kidneys and liver of obese animal models with Type 2 diabetes.[v] Together with quinic acid, quercetin also helped ameliorate hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance in diabetic rats.[vi]
Protection From DNA Damage
A 2011 study investigated the potential protective effects of quercetin against DNA damage and oxidative stress induced by methylmercury in animal subjects.[vii] For over 45 days, animal models were orally treated with methylmercury and the flavonoid with doses reflecting human exposure. The team then measured DNA damage in liver cells called hepatocytes and peripheral leukocytes (white blood cells).
The results revealed that methylmercury reduced the concentration of glutathione in the body by 17% and caused DNA damage to liver and blood cells. With quercetin, no such effects manifested. “In summary, our results indicate that consumption of quercetin-rich foods may protect mercury-exposed humans against the adverse health effects of the metal,” the researchers wrote.[viii]
What makes this benefit particularly crucial is that the prevention of DNA damage is involved in preventing cancer via dietary compounds. An aqueous horseradish extract and its main flavonoids kaempferol and quercetin, for instance, demonstrated potential for DNA damage protection likely by acting as antimutagens.[ix]
Epidemiological studies vouch for the protective effects of phytochemicals against cancer risk. As a ubiquitous flavonoid, quercetin is an ideal candidate to fight cancer due to its antioxidant and antiproliferative actions.[x]
It is known to modulate a plethora of molecules for multitargeted cancer prevention and therapy. Here are examples of quercetin’s chemopreventive abilities:
- Incorporated in liposomes along with resveratrol, quercetin may be valuable in treating inflammation or oxidative stress associated with precancerous or cancerous skin lesions.[xi]
- Quercetin exhibited a preventive effect on liver cancer in animal models.[xii] Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer, is on the rise in many countries, with an estimated 905,677 new cases globally in 2020.[xiii]
- Quercetin inhibited tumor growth and enhanced the sensitivity to thermotherapy, indicating a potential treatment option for hepatocellular carcinoma.[xiv]
- The combination of quercetin and ionizing radiation might be a promising therapy for colon cancer treatment through targeting colon cancer stem-like cells and inhibiting the Notch-1 signaling.[xv]
- Quercetin suppressed the metastatic ability of lung cancer, with potential therapeutic applications for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer in particular.[xvi]
Prevention and Treatment of Various Infections
Quercetin may protect against the antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae infection mainly through inhibiting pneumolysin, a pore-forming cytotoxin and a major determinant of virulence.[xvii] Separate findings previously highlighted quercetin’s therapeutic potential in treating sepsis as well.[xviii]
The flavonoid derivative quercetin-3β-O-D-glucoside (Q3G) also showed promising antiviral activity against two distinct species of Ebola, outbreaks of which occur frequently in African countries.[xix]
Hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, curcumin and quercetin taken together were also effective in preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women.[xx]
Read more about scientific proof of the therapeutic value and significance of quercetin across numerous health issues and conditions in the nearly 600 abstracts with quercetin research found on the GreenMedInfo.com database.
[i] David A et al “Overviews of Biological Importance of Quercetin: A Bioactive Flavonoid” Pharmacogn Rev. 2016 Jul-Dec; 10(20): 84-89.
[ii] David A et al “Overviews of Biological Importance of Quercetin: A Bioactive Flavonoid” Pharmacogn Rev. 2016 Jul-Dec; 10(20): 84-89.
[iii] Zhang Y et al “Quercetin Isolated from Toona sinensis Leaves Attenuates Hyperglycemia and Protects Hepatocytes in High-Carbohydrate/High-Fat Diet and Alloxan Induced Experimental Diabetic Mice” J Diabetes Res. 2016 ;2016:8492780. Epub 2016 Nov 15.
[iv] Valensi P et al “A multicenter, double-blind, safety study of QR-333 for the treatment of symptomatic diabetic peripheral neuropathy. A preliminary report” J Diabetes Complications. 2005 Sep-Oct;19(5):247-53.
[v] Lai L et al “Protective effects of quercetin and crocin in the kidneys and liver of obese Sprague-Dawley rats with Type 2 diabetes: Effects of quercetin and crocin on T2DM rats” Hum Exp Toxicol. 2020 Oct 6:960327120954521.
[vi] Arya A et al “Synergistic effect of quercetin and quinic acid by alleviating structural degeneration in the liver, kidney and pancreas tissues of STZ-induced diabetic rats: a mechanistic study” Food Chem Toxicol. 2014 Sep ;71:183-96. Epub 2014 Jun 19.
[vii] Barcelos G et al “Protective properties of quercetin against DNA damage and oxidative stress induced by methylmercury in rats” Arch Toxicol. 2011 Feb 1. Epub 2011 Feb 1.
[viii] Barcelos G et al “Protective properties of quercetin against DNA damage and oxidative stress induced by methylmercury in rats” Arch Toxicol. 2011 Feb 1. Epub 2011 Feb 1.
[ix] Molecules. 2014 ;19(3):3160-72. Epub 2014 Mar 14. PMID: 24637991 www.greenmedinfo.com/article/aqueous-horseradish-extract-and-its-main-flavonoids-kaempferol-and-quercetin-h
[x] Priyadarsini R et al “The flavonoid quercetin modulates the hallmark capabilities of hamster buccal pouch tumors” Nutr Cancer. 2011 Feb 2:1. Epub 2011 Feb 2.
[xi] Caddeo C et al “Effect of quercetin and resveratrol co-incorporated in liposomes against inflammatory/oxidative response associated with skin cancer” Int J Pharm. 2016 Nov 20 ;513(1-2):153-163. Epub 2016 Aug 5.
[xii] Seufi A et al “Preventive effect of the flavonoid, quercetin, on hepatic cancer in rats via oxidant/antioxidant activity: molecular and histological evidences” J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2009 ;28:80. Epub 2009 Jun 11.
[xiv] Dai W et al “Quercetin induces apoptosis and enhances 5-FU therapeutic efficacy in hepatocellular carcinoma” Tumour Biol. 2015 Dec 1. Epub 2015 Dec 1.
[xv] Li Y et al “Quercetin pretreatment enhances the radiosensitivity of colon cancer cells by targeting Notch-1 pathway” Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2020 Jan 18. Epub 2020 Jan 18.
[xvi] Chang J et al “Quercetin suppresses the metastatic ability of lung cancer through inhibiting Snail-dependent Akt activation and Snail-independent ADAM9 expression pathways” Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 10 ;1864(10):1746-1758. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
[xvii] Lv Q et al “Quercetin, a pneumolysin inhibitor, protects mice against Streptococcus pneumoniae infection” Microb Pathog. 2020 Mar ;140:103934. Epub 2019 Dec 17.
[xviii] Cui W et al “Quercetin Exerted Protective Effects in a Rat Model of Sepsis via Inhibition of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Downregulation of High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1) Protein Expression” Med Sci Monit. 2019 Aug 4 ;25:5795-5800. Epub 2019 Aug 4.
[xix] Qiu X et al “Prophylactic efficacy of Quercetin-3-β-O-D-glucoside against Ebola virus infection” Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Jun 13. Epub 2016 Jun 13.
[xx] Torella M et al “Efficacy of an orally administered combination of hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, curcumin and quercetin for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women” Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2016 Dec ;207:125-128. Epub 2016 Nov 1.