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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:22 pm

:study: Re: https://news.trust.org/item/20200724165404-ktkli

"survey across 13 states of symptomatic adults with mild COVID-19 found 35% had not returned to their usual state of health when interviewed two to three weeks after testing - cough, fatigue and shortness of breath were symptoms reported while testing that persisted weeks later"

"Among symptomatic respondents who reported not having returned to their usual state of health,
26% were between 18 and 34 years of age, 32% were between 35 and 49 years, and 47% were over 50."

:idea: Hints that a stalemate might exist between immune system and coronavirus,
with virus usually losing the battle but body suffering some "collateral damage"
from an increasingly aggressive immune system.

:study: Re: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKCN24P1B4

"new government study shows that nearly 40% of people who have died with COVID-19 had diabetes."

"virus targets the heart, lung and kidneys, organs already weakened in many diabetes patients. COVID-19 also kills more people who are elderly, obese or have high blood pressure, many of whom also have diabetes"

"high glucose and lipid counts in diabetes patients can trigger a 'cytokine storm,' when the immune system overreacts, attacking the body. Damaged endothelial cells, which provide a protective lining in blood vessels, can lead to inflammation as white blood cells rush to attack the virus and may cause lethal clots to form"

:idea: A diabetic should maintain good blood sugar control, especially if this virus is a threat. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:01 am

:study: Re: https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-07-22- ... ccine.html

" 'In theory, the adjuvant should cut the amount of antigen that is needed to create effective vaccines,' reported Fierce Biotech several months back. 'That benefit, known as antigen sparing, is particularly sought after during pandemic outbreaks as it enables more people to be vaccinated using available antigen supplies.' "

"As for ASO3, this squalene-containing adjuvant, which also contains DL-?-tocopherol and polysorbate, was first used more than a decade ago in the swine flu vaccine to facilitate the rapid rollout of millions of new jabs. And before long, people who received the shot started to develop narcolepsy, sparking global concern about the vaccine’s safety."

:scratch: Apparently, this adjuvant is like a Hamburger Helper, permitting more vaccinations with less vaccine ...
and probably safe for most people. Others may get a bit sleepy, needing a daytime Blankie. :roll:

See also: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-con ... c-20375497

"Research also indicates a possible association with exposure to the swine flu (H1N1 flu) virus
and a certain form of H1N1 vaccine that's currently administered in Europe, though it's not yet clear why."

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:39 pm

:study: Re: https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/What- ... 19-vaccine

"Here’s how an RNA vaccine works: rather than injecting a pathogen’s antigen into your body, you instead give the body the genetic code needed to produce that antigen itself. When the antigens appear on the outside of your cells, your immune system attacks them—and learns how to defeat future intruders in the process. You essentially turn your body into its own vaccine manufacturing unit."

:scratch: Quick analysis ...

Instead of a fixed quantity of antigens given in an injection (typical flu shot), your body's cells are given the genetic code (RNA) to create the same antigens ... thereby causing a similar immune response. This sounds promising, but with significant human vulnerability: :o

Will your body be able to control the quantity of antigens created since immune response (aggressiveness) is relative to antigens distributed in the body? When does the body stop creating antigens (a flu shot is a finite quantity)? And do self-created antigens distribute the same way that injected antigens distribute (immune response could be different)?

An intriguing new vaccine concept, but needing superior testing (IMO) ... since DNA is being modified!
First thought: See ya later alligator! ... when testing is superior - not just sufficient. :roll:

:idea: More perspective ...

DNA modification is brand new technology, relative to modern medicine. Modifying DNA to cure disease is one thing,
but modifying DNA to cause disease signaling (creating antigens with expected immune response) is quite daring!
Best wishes to the volunteers of the vaccine trials! :finger:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:40 pm

:idea: Speaking of inheritance (re: DNA and RNA) ...

A baby will benefit (via nursing) from a mother's immune system experience.
Apparently, with this new vaccine, the baby also gets the modified DNA!

Isn't it wise to know if these new baby nutrients will be life-friendly?
Can we know this with short-term testing (less than 9 months)? ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:41 am

(from a Hal Turner Radio web page referring to India's experience with Hydroxychloroquine) ...

"The latest positive results come from Vadodara, India, where city officials have conducted a major study involving more than 300,000 people, including 'health workers and other frontline staff ... According to the analysis, of the 48,873 close contacts of positive patients who took one dose of HCQ, 102 turned Covid-19 positive and 12 succumbed to the infection whereas 48 of the 17,776 close contacts of positive patients who took two doses of HCQ turned positive and only one died."

:idea: This study mentions that the recipients of HCQ were close contacts of a positive patient
and they took HCQ very early in their exposure to the virus. HCQ experience elsewhere reports
that HCQ is not so effective if taken days after exposure to the virus. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:41 pm

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/world/france-pr ... ep-back-up

"France’s daily coronavirus infection rate is on the rise again, as more than 1,130 new cases were reported Friday,
making July's figures similar to those seen in May, when France first started to ease its strict lockdown measures."

:idea: These recent worldwide reports of a second wave suggest that this coronavirus will not be tamed
until herd immunity exists (from exposure to the virus or from future vaccination). Until then,
the proven protective measures will be necessary (masks, wash hands, social distance, ...).
Those refusing to wear masks will help create herd immunity. :roll:

The new norm of 2020 (and beyond?)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:41 pm

:study: Re: https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavirus ... 73917.html

"The researchers of the UNC study found that ACE2 — the protein the coronavirus uses to enter human cells —
was more abundant in nasal passages than those down in the respiratory tract."

"When the virus becomes 'firmly established in the nose, the pathogen then makes its way to the lungs
where it can cause 'more serious disease, including potentially fatal pneumonia' "

:scratch: While uncovered eyes may be another vulnerability, the nose may provide the better environment
for virus particles to establish residence. Nourishing soup with lotsa veggies and garlic comes to mind
... like Chinese Hot 'n Sour with a serving of that HOT sauce that fumigates the nose. ;)

:study: Re: https://www.thehealthy.com/cold-flu/dri ... -symptoms/

"A separate study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, found quercetin derived from a plant
to inhibit the replication of a common cold virus in its initial stage of infection."

:idea: Green tea (with whatever) is a "must have" (drink when virus exposure is suspected).
Hot tea seems best since the fumes can be breathed in and out. :roll

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:31 pm

:study: Re: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6100025/

"Since the late 1990s, several epidemiological studies have suggested that the regular consumption of green tea
decreases influenza infection rates and some cold symptoms" :roll

:idea: Now, it's time to begin the "whatever" research in a health food store ...
(starting with review of commercial green teas for cold & flu). ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:38 am

:study: Re: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/m ... st-n703802

"When this inexpensive oral medication is given very early in the course of illness, before the virus has had time to multiply beyond control, it has shown to be highly effective; especially when given in combination with antibiotics azithromycin or doxycycline and nutritional supplement zinc."

:idea: Apparently, those who befitted from HCQ received it "very early in the course of illness",
probably long before they had symptoms and as soon as being exposed to someone infected. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:02 pm

:study: Re: https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/in ... s-for-hvac

"Can Covid Spread With Air Conditioning? HVAC Makers Plan Upgrades"

:duh At least, "better late than never" ...
(air contamination was becoming common news months ago) :roll:

I still see people walking around with their nose in the air
(mask over mouth but not over nose) :o

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:41 pm

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... gests.html

"More than 75% of survivors had high levels of a protein in their blood that typically indicates someone has suffered a heart attack. In people who died after contracting coronavirus, more than 60% had virus in their heart muscle, showing the virus directly infects cardiac muscle"

"It's become clear that the respiratory virus also attacks the cardiovascular system, as well as numerous other organs,
including the kidneys and brain, but the new studies shed light on worrying damage to the heart itself." :o

:idea: This study refers to survivors! ...
more evidence that "typical flu" is inaccurate description of this coronavirus! ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:41 am

:study: Re: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKCN24T16U

"The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned against complacency about new coronavirus transmission in the northern hemisphere summer, saying that this virus did not behave like influenza that tended to follow seasonal trends."

:idea: If this virus is directly related to any trend it's the waves of societal participation (or not)
in known protection measures (masks, washing hands, social distance, etc.). ;)

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Post by happyrain » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:43 am

corporations deleting video's from mainstream platforms raises concern when sharing thoughts and ideas that affect the well being of the general population. this happened with plandemic and now president trumps latest tweet highlighting a roundtable of dr's coming forward and sharing their success with hydoxychloroquine, zinc and attempting to bring some sense of hope and understanding to the people.
this video and the reaction by the dominant corporations who condemn it are both a wonderful sign. will trumps tweet of this video be allowed to resurface on the platform?

once again validating the root cause of todays war on the general public- love vs fear
who profits off keeping the people fearful and divided? it's just different tiers of the same thing

https://banned.video/watch?id=5f1fc7a468370e02f29f34cf

please watch above and determine for yourself what in this video deserves being censored to innocent people all over the world?

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:12 am

:idea: I'm convinced that all the information neccessary to stay protected has been reported.
Those who believe it, will do what's neccessary - others will help create herd immunity
by permitting more exposure to this coronavirus. Actually, not a bad compromise ...
as long as hospitals and mortuaries are not overwhelmed. :finger:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:21 am

How this topic started: https://questioningcovid.com
"the best website for actual facts on all aspects of the subject"

:lol: All this coronavirus information is great for conversation,
but if you need to consult a doctor(s), you'll do what they tell you
and receive their prescribed medical treatment. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:38 am

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... -kids.html

"Children under five years old can transmit the novel coronavirus just as easily as older kids can, a new study suggests."

"Researchers found that although youngsters only develop a mild illness, they have viral loads in noses up to 100 times greater than adults."

:idea: Hasn't it been common belief for decades that children bring home colds & flu from school?!
Of course, their being less susceptible to this coronavirus hints that schools could open ...
and there are substitute teachers for the ones that will need home isolation. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:02 pm

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/health/differen ... d-19-study

"The findings revealed that six distinct groupings of symptoms emerge by the fifth day of the virus’ progression"

"The six clusters were broken down by order of severity as follows:
Flu-like with no fever, Flu-like with fever, Gastrointestinal,
Severe level one, Severe level two, Severe level three"

“If you can predict who these people are at day five, you have time to give them support and early interventions such as
monitoring blood oxygen and sugar levels, and ensuring they are properly hydrated – simple care that could be given at home"

:idea: Monitoring blood sugar and staying hydrated is what diabetics and pre-diabetics should always be doing. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:22 pm

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/covid-1 ... le-saphier

"We will be dancing with this virus for a while so life must go on." :roll:

:idea: Informative discussion about prevention and more emphasis on aerosolized transmission,
but not about cures (immune system magic with supporting medical intervention?). ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:01 am

:study: Re: https://www.ucsf.edu/magazine/covid-body

"SARS-CoV-2 [aka COVID-19] (which stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is first and foremost a bad respiratory virus. If your immune system doesn’t defeat it at its landing site in your nose or throat, it will advance down your windpipe, infiltrating the cells lining your lungs’ branching air tubes."

"The bigger provocation, he suspects, may be your own immune system. Like any pathogen, SARS-CoV-2 will trigger an immune attack within minutes of entering your body. Immune systems of many hospitalized patients mobilize differently – and more aggressively – against SARS-CoV-2 than against influenza viruses, which cause the flu."

:idea: Interesting research, confirming (again) that this is not typical flu and indicating that a person's own immune response determines the severity of their symptoms. This helps explain why the effect of therapies, treatments, and "cures" can be so different for patients. ;)

Dare to ignore protection? Your immune system may (or may not) be gentle in its response.
And this dare quietly passes to others that you might infect while asymptomatic. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:20 pm

:study: Re: https://www.expressnews.com/news/articl ... 451292.php

"The country is exhausted, but the virus is not. It has shown a consistent pattern: It spreads opportunistically wherever people let down their guard and return to more familiar patterns of mobility and socializing. When communities tighten up, by closing bars or requiring masks in public, transmission drops."

:idea: Same story every week! (worldwide). Those who are infected must stay isolated, at least until herd immunity dominates and/or vaccines are available! But trends (worldwide ; - ) still suggest that the virus will keep lurking until vaccines finally control the pandemic. :(

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:32 am

Same story every week! (worldwide).
:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -camp.html

"At least 260 staff and campers - HALF under age 10 - were infected with coronavirus at a Georgia sleepaway camp
where children were not required to wear masks"

" 'large' groups of kids slept in the same cabin where they regularly sang and cheered, likely leading to infected droplets spreading through the air. ... provides more evidence that children are susceptible to contracting the virus and 'play an important role in its transmission.' "

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:29 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/02/health/g ... index.html

"some of the big factors that put people at higher risk of having a severe, even fatal, course of disease: being over 60; being overweight or obese; having one or more chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney or lung disease, and cancer; and persons of color"

"large percentage of the population appears to have immune cells that are able to recognize parts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus,
and that may possibly be giving them a head start in fighting off an infection."

"The biggest problem is that everybody wants a simple answer ... nobody wants to hear that it's unpredictable" :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:03 am

:bana: I recall that when in high school (decades or a century ago) :roll: I took a school-sponsored Driver's Education class.
The instructor, Government teacher in the high school, warned drivers to "Drive like the other guy on the road is out to get you!"
(stay cautious and be prepared for anything) 8)

:idea: This coronavirus can be cautioned similarly: "Behave like the other guy is out to get you!" (share their virus).
How to know the "other guy"? Good clue from months of societal experience - worldwide: They're not wearing a mask
and not practicing social distance. Or maybe they haven't qualified for a social responsibility license. :(
Or maybe they prefer to rush "herd immunity", making vaccines less important. :roll:

For those "at risk", it's best to stay well-distanced and protected ...
since this virus is not concerned what other people are doing (or not). ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:05 am

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/03/health/u ... index.html

"experts are noticing a pattern of younger Americans often bringing the infection back home without knowing it -- as many go through the virus without any symptoms -- and then pass it on to their parents who then spread it to grandparents or other older residents."

:idea: "Homework" brought home from school where adults get to participate ...
and suggesting that kids need to be tested frequently once back in school
or at least a small percentage of the group for random sampling. :finger:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:43 pm

:study: Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 570944002/

"from a public health standpoint, at first, hydroxychloroquine looked very promising but at this point in time, there's been five randomized control, placebo-controlled trials that do not show any benefit to hydroxychloroquine."

:idea: Quick analysis: Hydroxychloroquine, when administered before infection (or as soon as), may help to minimize severe symptoms of COVID-19. However, with many people remaining asymptomatic even without hydroxychloroquine (their immune system effectively controls the virus when infection occurs), this drug is not convincing in a controlled study ... apparently. :roll:

:idea: Best guess: Those "at risk" might benefit from prophylactic use of hydroxychloroquine (not days after infection). Then again, other risk factors including medical conditions might limit the benefit of prophylactic use. Probable translation: Until controlled studies confirm the benefit of this drug, insurance is not going to pay for it ... and many doctors will resist prescribing it (since it's not "approved"). ;)

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