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Michigan Dem lawmaker describes how Trump's boosting of hydroxychloroquine 'saved my life'

Rep. Karen Whitsett

Rep. Karen Whitsett
A Democratic Michigan state lawmaker has credited President Trump's publicizing of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine with saving her life after her health "plummeted" when she contracted coronavirus.

State Rep. Karen Whitsett of Detroit told "The Ingraham Angle" on Monday that if it wasn't for Trump pushing the drug through the Food and Drug Administration's approval process for off-label use and touting it repeatedly during his daily press briefings, she may not have made it through the terrible contagion.

"I really want to say that you have to give this an opportunity," she said. "For me, it saved my life. I only can go by what it is that I have gone through and what my story is, and I can't speak for anyone else. So that's not what I'm trying to do here. I'm only speaking for myself."


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Why we have so many problems with our teeth

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Our choppers are crowded, crooked and riddled with cavities. It hasn't always been this way
I sat at an oral surgeon's office waiting for my daughter. The scene called to mind an assembly line. Patients went in, one after another, resigned to having their third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, taken out. They left with bandages, specially form-fitted with ice packs, wrapped around their heads. Each carried a gift T-shirt, preprinted home care instructions, and prescriptions for antibiotics and pain meds.

Removal of the wisdom teeth is almost a rite of passage for young adults in America today. From my vantage point, however, there is something very wrong with this tradition. I am a dental anthropologist and evolutionary biologist and have spent 30 years studying the teeth of living and fossil humans and countless other species. Our dental issues are not normal. Most other vertebrate creatures do not have the same dental problems that we do. They rarely have crooked teeth or cavities. Our fossil forebears did not have impacted wisdom teeth, and few appear to have had gum disease.

Indeed, the teeth of modern-day humans are a profound contradiction. They are the hardest parts of our body yet are incredibly fragile. Although teeth endure for millions of years in the fossil record, ours cannot seem to last a lifetime in our mouths. Teeth gave our ancestors dominance over the organic world, yet today ours require special daily care to be maintained. The contradiction is new and is limited largely to industrial-age and contemporary populations. It is best explained by a mismatch between today's diets and those for which our teeth and jaws evolved. Paleontologists have long understood that our teeth are deeply rooted in evolutionary history. Now clinical researchers and dental practitioners are also starting to take notice.

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Many Covid-19 patients are dying from cardiac arrest

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A recent study by Chinese researchers found that as many as one in five COVID-19 patients experienced cardiac damage, heart failure — and, in some instances, death.

Out of 416 hospitalized patients, 19 percent showed signs of heart damage. About half of those with heart damage succumbed to the disease while only 4.5 percent of those without didn't.

A report by Italian physicians found similarly serious cardiac issues associated with the coronavirus outbreak. An "otherwise healthy 53-year-old patient" developed myocarditis, a serious inflammation in the heart, just a week after experiencing fever and a dry cough due to COVID-19.

In one instance, as The New York Times reports, a 64-year-old patient in Brooklyn was rushed in to be treated for a blocked artery. But as it turns out, it wasn't a heart attack — it was the coronavirus.

We already knew that COVID-19 patients' lungs were affected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The focus has largely been on respiratory problems, with reports of a shortage of ventilators in the US making headlines for weeks now.

"We were thinking lungs, lungs, lungs — with us in a supportive role," John Rumsfeld, chief science and quality officer at the American College of Cardiology, told the Times. "Then all of a sudden we began to hear about potential direct impact on the heart."

Health

WHO guidelines: Scientific evidence of effectiveness of wearing masks in community settings is non-existent

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While multiple cities in the US roll-out mandatory use of masks in public, the WHO's 2020 guidance recommends against wearing masks in community settings because of a lack of supporting scientific evidence and the potential for increased disease transmission through improper use.

According to its "Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in healthcare settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (‎‎‎‎‎2019-nCoV)‎‎‎‎‎ outbreak: interim guidance, 29 January 2020":
"Wearing medical masks when not indicated may cause unnecessary cost, procurement burden and create a false sense of security that can lead to neglecting other essential measures such as hand hygiene practices."
In fact, the WHO's advice includes a caution that the improper use of masks may even "increase the risk of transmission associated with the incorrect use and disposal of masks."

Comment: That may be true, but what better way to signal one's subservience to the new police state:


Life Preserver

Los Angeles doctor reports remarkable success treating COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine & zinc

Dr. Anthony Cardillo treatment COVID

Dr. Anthony Cardillo explains the treatment combination he is seeing great success with or severe COVID patients.
As vaccine talks continue to emerge as the only 'cure' to this pandemic, what's actually happening on the ground tells a different story. A Los Angeles doctor is reporting remarkable success in treating COVID-19 patients using a specific combination of zinc and hydroxychloroquine - the drug that is controversial regardless of it being inexpensive and readily available.

Dr. Anthony Cardillo, an ER specialist and the CEO of Mend Urgent Care, has been prescribing the zinc and hydroxychloroquine combination on patients experiencing severe symptoms associated with COVID-19. In an interview with KABC-TV, Cardillo stated:
"Every patient I've prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within 8 to 12 hours, they were basically symptom-free, [...] So, clinically I am seeing a resolution."

"We have to be cautious and mindful that we don't prescribe it for patients who have COVID who are well," he said. "It should be reserved for people who are really sick, in the hospital or at home very sick, who need that medication. Otherwise we're going to blow through our supply for patients that take it regularly for other disease processes."

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Dutch GP Cures Coronavirus Patients, But The Dutch Government Isn't Happy

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Dutch GP Rob Elens.
Rob Elens, a Dutch GP, has successfully treated eight covid-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc orotate. His protocol consisted of hydroxychloroquine and zinc orotate for four days and azithromycin for three days. All eight patients, five men and three women whose age ranged between 60-80+ and who had various clinical symptoms, have been cured. One person experienced diarrhea, and one other a stomach ache, but other than that, there were no side effects from the treatment. After only four days of this treatment, all patients were asymptomatic, and thus cured.

In an interview with Omroep P&M, Elens says:
"A number of doctors have conducted research on the effects of a combination of zinc, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin in South Korea, France, and the US. Several doctors shared this on social media, which prompted me to delve into those studies, and it turns out that those doctors saw very few to none hospital admissions or intensive care admissions from patients getting this treatment. So I started discussing this with my pharmacist, and afterwards we created the protocol."
He explained that hydroxychloroquine is a medicine that's been around for a long time, originally created in 1955 to treat malaria. Having gained much experience working with anti-malarial medicine during work in Africa, Elens felt confident in prescribing it for his patients who were suffering from symptoms suspected of being related to covid-19. In the interview he called upon his colleagues to talk with their pharmacies and to prescribe the same highly effective protocol.

However, the Dutch Health and Youth Care Inspectorate - a governmental institution - has now prohibited him from prescribing this treatment to his patients, claiming there is no evidence of effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine and azitromycine. The Inspectorate has warned that he will be fined if he continues. Meanwhile, evidence that they falsely claim is absent, continues to increase with more cases of people being cured with this method.

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Objective:Health - Welcome to the Coronavirus Police State

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The recent COVID-19 pandemic has lead to a great many measures being introduced that look a whole lot like a medical police state. People are confined to their homes, only allowed to leave for 'essential' purchases, all non-essential businesses have shutdown, surveillance measures have been introduced and a number of individual rights have been suspended.

While a significant number of people are just waiting for everything to "go back to normal," willingly obeying the lockdown orders with zeal and calling out and shaming those who don't, others citing precedent from events like 9/11 can see that there is no back-to-normal. This is the new normal. Once the coronavirus recedes, as it inevitably will, what incentive is there for governments to turn everything back to how it was, giving up the powers of control they so easily instituted?

Welcome to the medical police state, where your individual rights take a backseat to a non-issue virus no worse than the flu. Join us on this episode of Objective:Health where we hash it out.


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Another study finds smokers are less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19

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Smoking may reduce the likelihood of being hospitalised with coronavirus, claims a study.

Here is the abstract of the study - Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19 - by researchers at the University of West Attica in Greece and New York University.

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Research suggests ketogenic diet helpful in treating asthma

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Can a special diet help in certain cases of asthma? A new study at the University of Bonn at least points to this conclusion. According to the study, mice that were switched to a so-called ketogenic diet showed significantly reduced inflammation of the respiratory tract. The results are now published in the journal Immunity.

Asthma patients react even to low concentrations of some allergens with severe inflammation of the bronchi. This is also accompanied by increased mucus production, which makes breathing even more difficult. A central role here is played by cells of the innate immune system, which were only discovered a few years ago and are called Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC). They perform an important protective function in the lungs by regenerating damaged mucous membranes. For this purpose they produce inflammatory messengers from the group of cytokines, which stimulate division of the mucosal cells and promote mucus production.

This mechanism is normally very useful: It allows the body to quickly repair damage caused by pathogens or harmful substances. The mucus then transports the pathogens out of the bronchial tubes and protects the respiratory tract against re-infection. "With asthma, however, the inflammatory reaction is much stronger and longer than normal," emphasizes Prof. Dr. Christoph Wilhelm from the Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology, who is a member of the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation at the University of Bonn. The consequences are extreme breathing difficulties, which can even be life-threatening.

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Where have all the heart attacks gone? Except for treating Covid-19, many hospitals seem to be eerily quiet

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The hospitals are eerily quiet, except for Covid-19.

I have heard this sentiment from fellow doctors across the United States and in many other countries. We are all asking: Where are all the patients with heart attacks and stroke? They are missing from our hospitals.

Yale New Haven Hospital, where I work, has almost 300 people stricken with Covid-19, and the numbers keep rising — and yet we are not yet at capacity because of a marked decline in our usual types of patients. In more normal times, we never have so many empty beds.

Comment: This doctor seems to be a little ignorant on the subject. Considering EMS crews won't take flatlining cardiac patients to hospital under new NYC coronavirus rules, is it any wonder he's seeing a drastic drop in cardiac patients? While fear of the coronavirus may be leading people to stay away from hospitals despite needing emergency care, it could actually be exacerbated by a number of measures put in place to keep people out of hospitals unless they have COVID-19. There's undoubtedly more to this story than people being afraid of hospitals.

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