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New inflammatory disease targeting children being linked to COVID-19

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Two to three children are coming into one Long Island hospital daily with an inflammatory disease thought to be tied to COVID-19, health care officials said Monday.

Most of these young patients are so ill, they are immediately put into the intensive care unit at Cohen Children's Medical Center, said Dr. James Schneider, chief of pediatric critical care medicine at the center in New Hyde Park. He said more than 30 patients have been admitted with what is being called "pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19."

Hospitals across the state by Monday had reported 93 cases of the illness, which can cause inflamed muscles and breathing problems, state officials said.

Health experts believe the illness could be the body's overreaction to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Comment: One of the very notable things about COVID-19 is that children have been virtually unaffected by it, and yet governments have been able to get away with shutting down schools. This new fear may step things up a notch, even if it doesn't result in substantive harm.


Red Pill

Vitamin B3 has therapeutic effect in progressive muscle disease

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An international team of scientists, led by University of Helsinki reported that vitamin B3, niacin, has therapeutic effect in progressive muscle disease.

Niacin delayed disease progression in patients with mitochondrial myopathy, a progressive disease with no previous curative treatments.

Vitamin B3 forms have recently emerged as potent boosters of energy metabolism in rodents. These vitamins are precursors for NAD+, a molecular switch of metabolism between fasting and growth modes.

As fasting has been shown promote health and longevity in for example mice, a variety of "NAD boosters" are being developed. However, whether actual NAD+ deficiency exists in human disease, and whether NAD+ boosters could have curative effects in patients with degenerative diseases, has remained elusive.

In the current publication, a collaborative team of investigators led by academy professor Anu Suomalainen-Wartiovaara and academy research fellow Eija Pirinen report lowered NAD+ levels in both blood and muscle of mitochondrial myopathy patients.

Comment: Niacin would seem to show positive effects for a number of other, sometimes related, conditions:


Sun

Vitamin D determines severity in COVID-19: Researchers urge government to change advice

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Trinity College Dublin researchers point to changes in government advice in Wales, England and Scotland.


Researchers from Trinity College Dublin are calling on the government in Ireland to change recommendations for vitamin D supplements.

A new publication from Dr. Eamon Laird and Professor Rose Anne Kenny, School of Medicine, and the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), in collaboration with Professor Jon Rhodes at University of Liverpool, highlights the association between vitamin D levels and mortality from COVID-19.

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Health

Even the WHO acknowledges that scientific evidence of effectiveness of wearing masks in community settings is NON-EXISTENT


Comment: We realize a month is a long time in the Corona zone, where time apparently runs differently, so, in the face of the current wave of media bullsh*t about why everyone has to 'ought to' wear medical facemasks, we're re-running this World Health Organization advice that they're useless...


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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:


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Ohio had 6 coronavirus cases in 5 counties in January - Health Director

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The coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, shown in purple, infects a cell, colored in green.Courtesy of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Ohio had six cases of the coronavirus in five counties in January, state Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said Monday.

The state data shows cases began Jan. 7 and Jan. 26 in Miami County, Jan. 13 in Montgomery, Jan. 18 in Richland, Jan. 20 in Summit and Jan. 27 in Warren.

The state knows of the cases now only because of antibody testing, which will begin ramping up this week.

All six cases are considered probable because the people have antibodies, but their cases can never be confirmed, said health department spokeswoman Melanie Amato. The patients were interviewed by their county health departments, who asked them when they felt sick.

Comment: This is just the latest report to confirm suspicions that the coronavirus has been circulating for a lot longer than presumed; reports from France state that its athletes encountered it in October 2019 at the international Military Games in Wuhan; Italy and Sweden stating that they likely encountered coronavirus in November 2019, meanwhile Ireland suspects cases began in December 2019.

See also: New evidence the US did bring COVID-19 to Wuhan during the military games


Attention

The lockdown kills too: More people dying at home during UK lockdown

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About 8,000 more people have died in their own homes since the start of the coronavirus pandemic than in normal times, a Guardian analysis has found, as concerns grow over the number avoiding going to hospital.

Of that total, 80% died of conditions unrelated to Covid-19, according to their death certificates. Doctors' leaders have warned that fears and deprioritisation of non-coronavirus patients are taking a deadly toll.

The data shows 8,196 more deaths at home in England, Wales and Scotland compared with the five-year average for this time of year, including 6,546 non-Covid deaths. It also indicates a drop in non-Covid deaths in hospital, however, leading experts to conclude that many who would ordinarily have been admitted to a ward and died there are instead dying at home.

Jason Oke, a statistician with the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, said: "This would mean fewer deaths from other causes in hospitals and more deaths from other causes at home or in care homes. It is of course possible that, in addition to this, Covid-19 is being missed in people who remain outside of hospital.

"A third explanation is that people are dying of other causes that would not have happened under normal conditions - and are collateral damage of the lockdown." He added that there was no way of knowing for sure based on the available data.

Biohazard

Russel Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy

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With the advent of the so-called COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a number of medical practices that have little or no scientific support as regards reducing the spread of this infection. One of these measures is the wearing of facial masks, either a surgical-type mask, bandana or N95 respirator mask. When this pandemic began and we knew little about the virus itself or its epidemiologic behavior, it was assumed that it would behave, in terms of spread among communities, like other respiratory viruses. Little has presented itself after intense study of this virus and its behavior to change this perception.

This is somewhat of an unusual virus in that for the vast majority of people infected by the virus, one experiences either no illness (asymptomatic) or very little sickness. Only a very small number of people are at risk of a potentially serious outcome from the infection — mainly those with underlying serious medical conditions in conjunction with advanced age and frailty, those with immune compromising conditions and nursing home patients near the end of their lives. There is growing evidence that the treatment protocol issued to treating doctors by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mainly intubation and use of a ventilator (respirator), may have contributed significantly to the high death rate in these select individuals.

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Beaker

AIDS scientist Judy Mikovits exposes origins of coronavirus and Dr Fauci's vaccine scheme

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Judy A. Mikovits, PhD has a sitdown with Christina Aguayo on America's Daily Report and opens up about Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx & the decades of medical corruption she asserts killed millions of people.


Lemon

World-wide nutritional immunity: Why everybody, everywhere is taking vitamin C

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"Vitamin C protects against coronavirus." The Orthomolecular Medicine News Service first said so on January 26. The opening sentence of that release was and remains politically incorrect: "The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C." The next two sentences are virtually never quoted. "Physicians have demonstrated the powerful antiviral action of vitamin C for decades. There has been a lack of media coverage of this effective and successful approach against viruses in general, and coronavirus in particular."

Shortly after this release, CDC and WHO put up statements at their respective websites declaring that vitamin C was useless against COVID-19. Without even checking sources, USA Today and other newspapers declared it "fake news" and "false information." YouTube deleted videos of licensed physicians supporting therapeutic or even preventive use of vitamin C. Facebook literally blocked and banned this quote from one physician with over 30 years' experience treating viral illnesses:
"I have not seen any flu yet that was not cured or markedly ameliorated by massive doses of vitamin C."
(Robert F. Cathcart, MD)

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Syringe

The well-known hazards of coronavirus vaccines

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,1 son of Sen. and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, both of whom were tragically murdered, has continued in the footsteps of these famously courageous men by standing up for the truth.

He co-founded Waterkeeper Alliance — the world's largest clean water advocacy group — and provides legal counsel for the Natural Resources Defense Council, which help protect organic producers. He has also fought legal battles on behalf of the Informed Consent Action Network, founded by Del Bigtree, and chairs the board of directors of the Children's Health Defense.2

Kennedy wrote a brilliant foreword to Judy Mikovits' book "Plague of Corruption," in which he quotes his father saying, "Moral courage is the rarest species of bravery ... rarer than the physical courage of soldiers in battle or great intelligence." His father believed "moral courage was one of the most vital qualities required to change the world," Kennedy says.

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