And, it's mostly good news, folks, though you wouldn't know it watching the news or listening to the public health officials.
[Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, but I can read. I have a degree in sociology and another one in psychology, both of which taught me to do research, interpret data, and avoid logical fallacies; for example, correlation ≠ causation. These are my thoughts, and I recommend you also do your own investigating. I've included links at the end as a place to start.]
First, children are not at risk from covid. I realize this is a controversial thing to say, but by the CDC's own data, it is completely true. A few hundred children (we're talking about people under 19 years old) have died in the pandemic, and that is tragic. Any death is tragic, especially when the person is young.
But look closer at the data:
Second, there are things we all can do to stay healthy, and I'm not talking about staying home and getting vaccinated. Yes, getting vaccinated might be a good decision for some people, but it's not the only or maybe even the best way to avoid serious health complications or death. Here are just a few things we all can and should be doing:
Third, there are effective treatments:
It's too bad that our national conversation has been exclusively about case numbers and vaccination and avoiding infection, instead of what else might work and what we can do individually to improve our health. After all, living – really living – is more than just the avoidance of death.
So let's embrace the good news - it's out there!
Here are some links that have helped me in my research:
www.CDC.gov, covid-19 pandemic planning scenarios, table 1, scenario 5: current best estimate. This chart shows the latest infection mortality rates.
New England Journal of Medicine, “The Major Causes of Death in Children and Adolescents in the United States”, Dec. 20, 2018.
Quercetin and Zinc: Zelenko Treatment Protocol (August 2021) (onedaymd.com)
Dr. Zelenko explains how zinc + hydroxychloroquine works against the virus - Dr. Vladimir Zelenko Treats Covid-19 With Hydroxychloroquine & Zinc - Dose Of Dr. Drew - Bing video
The importance of Vitamin D for staying healthy - https://www.bitchute.com/video/InH89amCpy7S/?fbclid=IwAR1TXpbgOxo1cwI3hTX8oHP8KXDZ9cHxwgDMc00gqi2vbRL3vHkGrzQg9Ew
From the NIH: Ivermectin is a safe, low-cost, and effective treatment for the virus - Ivermectin for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 Infection: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Trial Sequential Analysis to Inform Clinical Guidelines (nih.gov)
Using ivermectin preventively - Human taking horse paste Ivermectin? - Bing video
High Intensity Health – articles and videos about health - Articles - High Intensity Health | Mike Mutzel
Viral immunologist demonstrates the effectiveness of masks - Do Masks Work? Viral immunologist Dr. Byram Bridle performs a simple experiment to see. - YouTube
This evidence is backed up by graphs comparing case rates in regions with high mask compliance vs neighboring low mask compliance areas.
My favorite signatory of the Great Barrington Declaration, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a public health policy scientist, talking with journalist Freddie Sayers in the UK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucfm9LCzLFM. What a kind and thoughtful man.
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