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A gold mine of information – updated 8 March 2021

The focus in this article is on information and studies which the main stream media do not share with us, helping you to form a balanced opinion. “Truth” can have several sometimes contradicting aspects. Science is based on shifting sands of change and willingness to qestion everything. At a time of a declared global pandemic, this face mask article will hopefully contribute to widen the perspective.

Content on this page below:
Masks increase Covid Risk Face Mask Tests • Bacterial Pneumonia • Hypoxia & Hypercapnia? • Surgery Without Masks • Psychological Effects • Legal Aspects • Previous Statements • Face Mask Humour

Face Masks Increase Covid-19 Risk

study showing wearing a face mask likely to increase the spread of covid-19
From https://pdmj.org/papers/masks_false_safety_and_real_dangers_part4/

Finally: the mechanics of droplets spreading wearing face masks and the risk for the wearer are plausibly shown in this article.
“Population studies show that the use of masks either resulted in an increased incidence of COVID-19 or had no impact. None of the examined jurisdictions experienced decreased incidence of COVID-19 after the introduction of mask mandates, except two that had already begun a sharp descent in COVID-19 cases weeks earlier.

Two physical mechanisms are proposed to directly contribute to this finding, based on current available research.
The first is scatter mechanics of dispersed respiratory droplets becoming aerosolized on collision with the mesh of a mask on outward exhalation and then lingering in air.
The second is the pressurized and distant peripheral jets of unfiltered exhaled aerosol from the nozzled edges of a mask. These phenomena result in viral particles lingering longer and traveling farther in airspace from a masked person than exhaled respiratory droplets falling close to the body from the orifices of an unmasked person.
There are also chemical mechanisms for increased COVID-19 cases in masked populations. This is likely due to immune suppression caused by hypoxic and hypercapnic conditions, as well as acidotic, immobilized cilia in the lungs, and reduced skin surface available to sunlight for vitamin D production.
Caution is therefore urged against use of masks among those who wish to reduce the risk, either for themselves or others, of infection with SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 disease.” [PDMJ]

Caution is therefore urged against use of masks among those who wish to reduce the risk, either for themselves or others, of infection with SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 disease.” [PDMJ January 2021]

Dentists are warning about the health issues tied to prolonged use of a mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus. They said dental problems associated with “mask mouth,” including gum disease, could lead to serious complications.”
““Gum disease — or periodontal disease — will eventually lead to strokes and an increased risk of heart attacks,” Marc Sclafani, a dentist and co-founder of One Manhattan Dental, told the New York Post about “mask mouth,” which is increasingly causing inflammation and gum disease among patients. Another dentist and co-founder at One Manhattan Dental, Rob Ramondi, said 50% of his patients are suffering from negative health issues due to mask-wearing.” [Washington Examiner, 7 Aug 2020]

Research published today in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology,1 the official publication of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). The study of more than 500 patients with COVID-19 found that those with gum disease were 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care, 4.5 times more likely to need a ventilator, and almost nine times more likely to die compared to those without gum disease.” [3 Feb 2021]

What happens when you wear a face mask

23 Dec 2020: Study: Mask Mandates Increase Rates of COVID Compared to States with No Mask Mandates
“Protective-mask mandates aimed at combating the spread of the CCP virus that causes the disease COVID-19 appear to promote its spread, according to a report from RationalGround.com, a clearinghouse of COVID-19 data trends that’s run by a grassroots group of data analysts, computer scientists, and actuaries. Researchers examined cases covering a 229-day period running from May 1 through Dec. 15 and compared the days in which state governments had imposed mask mandates and the days when they hadn’t. “The reverse correlation between periods of masking and non-masking is remarkable,” RationalGround.com co-founder Justin Hart tweeted on Dec. 20.” 

graph showing Study: Mask Mandates Increase Rates of COVID Compared to States with No Mask Mandates
Post-Thanksgiving mask charts: Still no evidence that masks work – analysis by Rationalground.com

A study of 6,000 Danes was set to reveal whether wearing a face mask actually reduces the risk of COVID-19. The only problem was leading medical journals are refusing to publish the data, and the study’s lead author hinted it’s because they’re not “brave enough” to do it.
“Three medical journals — The Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association — have refused to publish the study,” [source in October]
Now PUBLISHED, 18 Nov 2020: Researchers in Denmark reported on Wednesday that surgical masks did not protect the wearers against infection with the coronavirus in a large randomized clinical trial.”

Surgical masks did not protect the wearers against infection with the coronavirus in a large randomized clinical trial.

Roughly 4,860 participants finished the experiment.
42 people in the mask group, or 1.8 percent, got infected,
compared with 53 in the unmasked group, or 2.1 percent.
The difference [0.3%] was not statistically significant.
The study ran from early April to early June 2020. [source]

The Times writes in Sweden claims fall in coronavirus infection rate is down to immunity: “As cases surge across Europe, leading to new restrictions such as the mandatory wearing of masks in many public areas, the infection rate in Sweden is falling. The infection rate in France is more than 60 per cent higher than that of Sweden.”
France implemented a strict lockdown in the spring and requires masks to be worn in many public areas but has a fortnightly infection rate of 60 cases per 100,000 people.”
Sweden, which decided not to implement compulsory measures at that time and which rejected the use of masks, has a rate of 37 cases per 100,000 people.”
“Anders Tegnell, the Swedish state epidemiologist leading the response to the pandemic, has noted, based on the statistics, that infection rates have increased in countries such Spain, Belgium and France during and following the mandatory wearing of masks in many public areas. The belief that masks can solve our problem is very dangerous,

table of exposures associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years shows those wearing masks tested MUCH more often positive
CDC study: “Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities — United States, July 2020″ – please note the bottom four entries.
This is a strong correlation – however: it does not prove a causation.

The above table from the CDC study “Community and Close Contact…” shows, that from 154 hospital outpatients with positive covid-19 test results 70% ALWAYS wore a cloth mask – and only 4% never used one.
The control group had similar results. This is an interesting correlation raising questions about health impacts of wearing face masks – however, this does not prove any ‘causation’.

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Face Mask Tests

Here is a 53 minute long info video discussing “The Science of Masks” showing that the science can sometimes come to contradicting results.

Below, doctor Ted Noel, an anesthesiologist with 36 years experience wearing different masks in operating rooms explains and shows why masks don’t work – and how the outbreath puffs out sideways and up:

A vaping test with different face masks shows, the outbreath is not filtered
Video of A vaping test with different masks shows, the outbreath is not filtered
A vaping test with different face masks shows, the outbreath is not filtered
Video of A vaping test with different masks shows, the outbreath is not filtered
A vaping test with different face masks shows, the outbreath is not filtered
Video of A vaping test with different masks shows, the outbreath is not filtered

Here is a science summary: Masks Are Neither Effective Nor Safe

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Bacterial Pneumonia & Face Masks

UPDATE 24 November: Medical Doctor Warns that “Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise” from Mask Wearing:
Dr. James Meehan, MD followed by warning that mask wearing has “well-known risks that have been well-studied and they’re not being discussed in the risk analysis.”
I’m seeing patients that have facial rashes, fungal infections, bacterial infections. Reports coming from my colleagues, all over the world, are suggesting that the bacterial pneumonias are on the rise.
“Why might that be? Because untrained members of the public are wearing medical masks, repeatedly… in a non-sterile fashion… They’re becoming contaminated. They’re pulling them off of their car seat, off the rearview mirror, out of their pocket, from their countertop, and they’re reapplying a mask that should be worn fresh and sterile every single time.”
“New research is showing that cloth masks may be increasing the aerosolization of the SARS-COV-2 virus into the environment causing an increased transmission of the disease…”
“In February and March we were told not to wear masks. What changed? The science didn’t change. The politics did.” [source]

police wearing face masks during spanish flu
Did face masks contribute to viral pneumonia during the Spanish Flu?

As shown in the chapter “Was The Spanish Flu Different?” on HealthTruth.info, viral pneumonia following the influenza spike killed most during the Spanish Flu.
It would be tragic, if the same would happen again in the winter 2020, triggered by excessive face mask wearing.

Skin infections:
Wearing a face mask for a prolongued time can cause skin irritations, known as “maskne” (mask+akne) and is not recommended.

maskne - skin allery after wearing a face mask for a long time

Reminder from the Sydey Morning Herald:
Farce mask: it’s safe for only 20 minutes
Retailers who cash in on community fears about SARS by exaggerating the health benefits of surgical masks could face fines of up to $110,000.
NSW Fair Trading Minister Reba Meagher yesterday warned that distributors and traders could be prosecuted if it was suggested the masks offered unrealistic levels of protection from the disease.
“Those masks are only effective so long as they are dry,” said Professor Yvonne Cossart of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney.
“As soon as they become saturated with the moisture in your breath they stop doing their job and pass on the droplets.” [this article is from April 27, 2003 when the world was in a global SARS scare – just like in 2020]

petri dish shows lots of bacterial growth in a face mask after 20 minutes of wearing
Research shows that face masks do neither protect the wearer nor others, but they may cause health problems for the wearer.

On 12 March 2020 The Independent reported, that one of England’s most senior doctors has warned members of the public they could be putting themselves more at risk from contracting coronavirus by wearing face masks,
Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer, said the masks could “actually trap the virus” and cause the person wearing it to breathe it in.
“For the average member of the public walking down a street, it is not a good idea” to wear a face mask in the hope of preventing infection, she added.

Most facemasks contain plastic fibres, which release microparticles when inhaled into the lungs.
Reusable home made and cloth masks need washing; washing powder contains ingredients which may irritate the skin, and the epitelium of the liungs is very sensitive.

babies wearing face masks
Breath inhibiting face masks on babies with shallow breathing is dangerous.
A healthy motherly instinct does not need scientific proof to figure this out.
woman wearing a face mask
photo: unsplash


Wearing face masks makes sense in a dusty environment. And they catch droplets when snezing or caughing.
But wearing a mask for a long time can weakens the immune system.
Introducing face masks in the summer, and months after the infections have peaked, was compared to bringing condoms to a baby shower.

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Hypoxia & Hypercapnia?

Hypoxia means: there is a reduced amount of oxygen in the blood.
A 2015 study indicated that hypoxia inhibits T-lymphocytes (the main immune cells used to fight infections) by increasing the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1). Wearing a mask, which has been shown to cause hypoxia, may actually set the stage for contracting COVID-19 and make the consequences much worse.

Here is a common sense thought:
There’s probably a cup ful of air between the mask and the face of the wearer, containing some outbreath, which gets inhaled on the next breath. Children, old, frail or inactive people with a shallow breath inhale more used air with less oxygen and more CO2. They are more likely to suffer from hypoxia (too little oxygen) or hypercapnia (too much carbon dioxide) in the blood.
This is why children and frail people should NOT wear masks.


Hypercapnia is an elevated level of CO2 carbon dioxise in the blood. 5000ppm is the limit for safe work places. In the experiment below, the
N95 mask scored over 9999ppm
a blue papermask over 9000ppm
a cloth mask: 9000ppm
a visor / face shield: 1500ppm.

Test showing the CO2 level under a face mask is above the 5000 ppm level for safe work places
the CO2 level under a face mask is above the 5000 ppm level for safe work places

An 11 year old boy tests various face masks for increased carbon dioxide under the mask after a few breaths. The surgical N95 mask shows the worst result exceeding the measurement limit of the instrument
listing of carbon dioxide level categories

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Surgery Without Masks

Dr. Orr’s study: “Is a mask necessary in the operating theatre?
From March through August 1980, Dr. Orr’s surgeons and staff in the Severalls Surgical Unit in Colchester wore no masks, and compared the rate of surgical wound infections with the rate of wound infections from March through August of the previous four years.
When nobody wore masks during surgeries, the rate of wound infections was less than half what it was when everyone wore masks.

When nobody wore masks during surgeries,
the rate of wound infections was less than half what it was when everyone wore masks

Their conclusion:

“It would appear that minimum contamination can best be achieved by not wearing a mask at all and that wearing a mask during surgery “is a standard procedure that could be abandoned.

June 2015: Unmasking the surgeons: the evidence base behind the use of facemasks in surgery states: 
“While there is a lack of evidence supporting the effectiveness of facemasks, there is similarly a lack of evidence supporting their ineffectiveness.”
“Annual NHS England expenditure on facemasks lies somewhere in the region of £2.5 to £9.1 million.”

The experiment with petridishes shows, that mask use while talking or singing does not make much difference. Unsurprisingly, a sneeze brings out most bacteria, followed by coughing. Nothing new.
Wearing a mask while sneezing or coughing makes sense.
Using a handkerchief (“catch it, bin it“) might probably also do the job.

petri dishes show: sneezing, coughing, singing and talking into a petri dish - with and without a face mask on

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Psychological Effects of Face Masks

Masks dehumanize us” Nonverbal Communication in Psychotherapy. “An estimated 60 to 65 percent of interpersonal communication is conveyed via nonverbal behaviors.”
“Masks distort the structure of the face. The lower part of their face is disguised. Identity is concealed. No non-verbal cues or emotion is communicated to a fellow human being can be discerned; all facial communication is hidden under the mask”

Telegraph headline: face masks in schools  create a climate of fear
“Face masks are being used in schools in a way that breaches the World Health Organisation guidelines, senior medics have warned” [Telegraph 20 Dec 2020]

First results of a Germany-wide registry on mouth and nose covering (mask) in children:
“Results: By 26.10.2020 the registry had been used by 20,353 people.
In this publication we report the results from the parents, who entered data on a total of 25,930 children.
average wearing time of the mask was 270 minutes per day.
Impairments caused by wearing the mask were reported by 68% of the parents. These included
irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%), less happiness (49%), reluctance to go to school/kindergarten (44%), malaise (42%) impaired learning (38%) and drowsiness or fatigue (37%).

The psychological effect of signs in shops and other places saying
“You must wear a face mask” can be peceived as intimidating or threatening, especially for those exempted from wearing masks.
Here is an example of a FRIENDLY sign:

sign: No mask? We won't ask.

The timing of the introduction to wear face masks in shops in the summer had no scientific foundation – but it kept the fear of the virus alive.

covid deaths in English hospitals until 19 July 2020
UK,summer 2020, after public transport, facemasks were made mandatory in shops.
Next year the government might claim “wearing face masks prevented the second wave”? Graphic: NHS England

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Here is a personal report from Michelle Krinsky:
“Just a little review of my termination in 2018 from a 35 year career in nursing.
I declined the mandatory flu shot. I requested to wear a mask during the duration of “flu season,” which had always been hospital policy.
I was told that surgical masks as well as N95 masks are not effective in filtering viral particulate. Masking was no longer an option and I was fired.”

When you do NOT need to wear a face covering [UK]:
• children under the age of 11 
• where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
• if you are undertaking exercise or an activity and it would negatively impact your ability to do so
• to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
• if you are delivering a sermon or prayer in a place of worship
• if you are aged 11 to 18 attending a faith school and having lessons in a place of worship as part of your core curriculum
[from gov.uk 4 December 2020]

From a Specialist Disability Discrimination Lawyer: Anna de Buisseret IMPORTANT MASK INFORMATION
The Government has FAILED to conduct a Risk Assessment of the risks to the individual members of the public for the harms caused to them by mask wearing– or wearing a face covering.
Without such a Risk Assessment, the individual is NOT providing “informed consent” to wear a “medical device” (which a mask is as defined under the Medical Devices Regulations 2002).
A face “covering” falls to be regulated under the Consumer Protection Regulations. The Face Coverings Regulations are therefore – prima facie – unlawful and should not be enforced.
In the view of our legal team, the Face Coverings Regulations are ultra vires the Government’s powers but that legal argument is ongoing.
None of the supermarkets are providing their customers with a Risk Assessment either – so their customers are also not able to provide their “informed consent” to wearing a face covering /mask.
This is unlawful as “informed consent” must be obtained.
Anyone being asked to wear or use a medical device – such as a mask – should be medically assessed by an Occupational Health team for their INDIVIDUAL risk posed to them by wearing a mask.
Failure to conduct a Health & Safety Risk assessment is both a civil and a potentially criminal offence.
Therefore both the Government and the supermarkets – and anyone else enforcing mask mandates in the absence of a full Health & Safety Risk assessment in the workplace -, is acting unlawfully and can be held PERSONALLY liable for the damage caused to the individual.
Legal challenges are already being run against the “mask perpetrators” to challenge this unlawful and harmful mask mandate and cases are already being won, and damages for harm caused paid out.
I’m a specialist disability discrimination lawyer who also has a stream of claimants lining up to bring legal claims for damages from this mask mandate. Countless people are being harmed by wearing a mask and others are being harmed from the discrimination they are enduring from being mask exempt.
The flood of litigation is going to be Tsunami-like! Be warned: perpetrators will be held to account.
Anyone enforcing or imposing this mandate should be warned that they are acting unlawfully and will be held personally liable for the harm they cause.
I advise anyone harmed by this mask mandate in a work environment (which supermarkets are) to file a report of your harm to the Health & Safety team and ask them to conduct an investigation into whether the employer or supermarket or other “mask perpetrator “ has conducted a valid H&S Risk Assessment.
The local council’s Environmental Health Officer is responsible for ensuring that commercial premises in their area are safe for the public. This includes whether it’s safe for the public to be forced to wear a face covering or mask whilst in a supermarket or other commercial premises. Without a full Risk Assessment, no one should be required or forced to wear a face covering or mask – it’s a breach of the Health & Safety laws and a potentially criminal offence.
If the employer or other “mask perpetrator “ hasn’t followed the law in forcing you to wear a mask, criminal investigations can follow under Health & Safety laws.
The Equality Act 2010 does not permit anyone to discriminate against a disabled person on the grounds of their disability.

Refusing entry to a shop or access to public services to a disabled person is prima facie disability discrimination. No evidence can be lawfully demanded. It’s a breach of both the right to privacy and the Equality Act 2010 to ask for medical evidence in this manner.
Masks worn by the public in community settings, do not prevent transmission of a virus particle as tiny as SARS-CoV-2: that’s what the scientific research evidence shows.
Masks can INCREASE the risk of transmission if not face-fitted and fit-tested for the individual wearer as leakage occurs.
Masks can INCREASE the risk of secondary bacterial and fungal infections due to incorrect putting on and taking off of the mask, incorrect storage and lack of sterilisation of the contamination collecting on the surfaces of the mask.

These contaminates are then inhaled: the moisture and humidity of the mask is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungus which multiply in the mask fibres.
These are then inhaled deeply into the lungs where they multiply further, along with the loose fibres of the mask which collect in the lungs.
Secondary bacterial lung infections are a major risk factor from inhaling bacteria into the lungs. Secondary bacterial lung infections were the major cause of death in the Spanish Flu. They had cloth mask mandates then too. See a correlation?
Masks cause multiple organ damage – some of which is irreparable and permanent.Masks cause social, cognitive, emotional and psychological harm too.
Have YOU been fully informed of all the harms that wearing a mask causes to YOU?
Have YOU had a H&S Risk Assessment by an Occupational Health Team for the risks posed to you – as an individual- for mask wearing? If not, how do YOU know what the risks are? How are YOU providing YOUR individual informed consent to wearing this medical device without a full H&S Risk Assessment? You’re not able to.
You’re simply guessing that it won’t harm you in the absence of a full Risk Assessment.

I have 55 pages of scientific research evidence proving the many harms caused to the mask wearer.
I’ve prepared a detailed Risk Assessment and a Health & Safety Risk Assessment on mask wearing for any of you who would like to be informed of the harms and risks of mask wearing.
There are a team of around 70 of us professional lawyers, medics, Health & Safety inspectors, industrial hygienists, psychologists, scientists and others who are collaborating to raise legal challenges against the unlawful and harmful mask laws and mandates and policies. Our evidence is therefore drawn from top experts in their fields.

4 Sept: a French court rules mandatory masks in public places “serious and illegal infringement” of citizens’ liberties
Some French local authorities are being forced to revise orders making mouth and nose coverings compulsory as courts side with civil liberties groups. A court in Lyon ruled on Friday that making face masks mandatory in all public spaces in Lyon and neighbouring Villeurbanne constituted a “serious and illegal infringement” of citizens’ liberties.
A civil liberty group called “Les Essentialistes” brought the case against authorities arguing that the decrees were disproportionate and inefficient.
The ruling in Lyon followed two similar decisions earlier this week in Strasbourg, in the north-east of France, and in Seine-Maritime, in the north-west.
Mask wearing in the UK is likely to also be challenged in court.

The WHO themselves have been careful to note that they are NOT instructing governments to implement mandatory masks.

If you do NOT wear a mask due to personal reasons and get verbally abused,
You can claim for the emotional distress the discrimination has caused you – this is called ‘injury to feelings’. You’ll need to say how the discrimination made you feel. Ask your family, friends, medical professionals or support workers if they’ll be witnesses to how the discrimination affected you.”
“You can claim compensation for injury to feelings for almost any discrimination claim. “
The minimum award for injury to feelings should be around £1,000.” [from citizensadvice.org, England]

UK's 1st Covid face mask discrimination claimant wins £7000

It seems, that wearing face masks is solely a political decision.
Please avoid using one way face masks, as they contribute to the contamination of our beautiful planet.

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Previous “We Don’t Know” Statements

The WHO states in 2019 Non-pharmaceuticalpublic health measures for mitigating the risk and impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza :
Face masks worn by asymptomatic people are conditionally recommended in severe epidemics or pandemics, to reduce transmission in the community. Although there is no evidence that this is effective in reducing transmission, there is mechanistic plausibility for the potential effectiveness of this measure.”

The sciencePhysical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses systematic review and meta-analysis [7 April 2020]:
“Compared to no masks there was no reduction of influenza-like illness (ILI) cases or influenza for masks in the general population, nor in healthcare workers.”
“There was insufficient evidence to provide a recommendation on the use of facial barriers without other measures. We found insufficient evidence for a difference between surgical masks and N95 respirators and limited evidence to support effectiveness of quarantine.”

The WHO writes in a Scientific Brief on 9 July 2020 “Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: implications for infection prevention precautions“:
The physics of exhaled air and flow physics have generated hypotheses about possible mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 transmission through aerosols.(13-16) These theories suggest that
1) a number of respiratory droplets generate microscopic aerosols (<5 µm) by evaporating, and
2) normal breathing and talking results in exhaled aerosols.
Thus, a susceptible person could inhale aerosols, and could become infected if the aerosols contain the virus in sufficient quantity to cause infection within the recipient. However, the proportion of exhaled droplet nuclei or of respiratory droplets that evaporate to generate aerosols, and the infectious dose of viable SARS-CoV-2  required to cause infection in another person are not known, but it has been studied for other respiratory viruses.(17)
One experimental study quantified the amount of droplets of various sizes that remain airborne during normal speech. However, the authors acknowledge that this relies on the independent action hypothesis, which has not been validated for humans and SARS-CoV-2.(18) Another recent experimental model found that healthy individuals can produce aerosols through coughing and talking (19), and another model suggested high variability between individuals in terms of particle emission rates during speech, with increased rates correlated with increased amplitude of vocalization.(20)
To date, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by this type of aerosol route has not been demonstrated; much more research is needed given the possible implications of such route of transmission.

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Humour & Face Masks:

flute player with flute and face mask
You could not make this up…
Nomaske - the immune system in me recognises the immune system in you
Humour and truth often go hand in hand…
More about the Immune System
naked man wearing a face mask on his genitals
Some people put their face covering incorrectly on
men wearing face masks are sexy
Are the media trying to persuade us that face masks are sexy?
Do women really prefer masked men?
BBC News: no face to face sex

This suggestion by the Terrence Higgins Trust from 10th of August 2020 is ridiculous, and if it is meant to be taken serious, it’s dangerously inhuman. What kind of understanding about the human nature and intimate connections does this show,  BBC Newsbeat?

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Open Letter To Calderdale Councillors & Council

7 June 2021

With local Councils having more powers, they also have more responsibility – and accountability.
We urge you, our Council, to follow the independent science, rather than the government, to avoid illness and deaths especially among the younger population.

We are ashamed that some of our businesses which are pillars of social wellbeing have been fined £1000 in the past for not complying with government guidelines.
We demand the immediate and permanent cessation of all restrictions and plans for any future lockdown.

We ask our Councillors and Council, to support the people and local businesses, and use all your powers and forces to secure and protect the freedom of choice, movement and going about our own business.

We expect you to decline the government’s requests to spy on us with covid marshalls, video vans and Council officers controlling what the people, local businesses and organisations do, and support us instead.
Freedom is the basis and precondition for happiness and health.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or other physical impairment [WHO]

“Ramping up heavy-handed enforcement of rules will do more harm than good” and: “Hiring undercover officers to spy on people is an insult to the efforts communities across the country have made to look after and protect each other during the pandemic.” [libertyhumanrights.org.uk]
“Lockdown was a monumental disaster on a global scale. The cure was worse than the disease.” [Prof. Mark Woodhouse, Express]
“Is this serious enough to warrant putting most of our population into house imprisonment, wrecking our economy for an indefinite period, destroying businesses that honest and hardworking people have taken years to build up, saddling future generations with debt, depression, stress, heart attacks, suicides and unbelievable distress inflicted on millions of people who are not especially vulnerable, and will suffer only mild symptoms or none at all?” [former Supreme Court Judge , Lord John Sumption in a BBC interviw]

On HealthTruth.info is a thorough analysis of the virus situation with evidence that “the cure has been much worse than the disease”:

  • SARS-CoV-2 fatalities have been vastly exaggerated based on “not fit for purpose” PCR tests with high false positives and statistical manipulations like labelling fatalities within 28 days of a positive test result as “covid deaths” – regardless of the cause of death.
  • 22 scientists found 10 major flaws peer reviewing the scientific paper used as basis for the PCR test, which clearly shows the PCR test is not fit for purpose.
  • Total death numbers are in the normal range.
  • The overall herd immunity in Britain is over 70%, and the Herd Immunity Threshold HIT of 17% (point of “flattening the curve”) was reached already a year ago.
  • More than 100 studies show that “loneliness and isolation kill” – on the other hand socialising, human contact and touch, singing and dancing together, laughing with friends and relatives all contribute to happiness, mental, social and overall health and wellbeing.
  • Stress, uncertainty and fear lead to illness.
  • A COVID-19 Study of almost ten million found no evidence of asymptomatic spread, so there is no point in policing social distancing


Sent to 51 Calderdale Councillors and to Calderdale Council on Monday 7 June 2021 as a one page word document
signed by 63 Calderdale residents and businesses

If you would like to add your name, (business) and location in Calderdale as a supporter, please use the contact form HERE.


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provide your name or business and location in Calderdale HERE.
It will be sent to all councillors and the Council on or soon after 7 June.

Link to this: HealthTruth.info/open-letter-to-your-council
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challenging us to improve our health.

Chapters below:
IntroductionNo ‘Second Wave’No Asymptomatic Covid-19 SpreadFreedom vs. Lockdown • Natural Immunity • Herd Immunity Threshold ‘HIT’ • Bacteria, Germs & Viruses • Children Need To Run Free • ‘Long Covid/Long-haulers’ • Stress & Immunity – Laughter • Benefits of Socialising • Hugging & Human Touch • Singing • Humming & Nitric Oxide • Sunshine, Darkness & HealthAspirin • Vitamin B • Vitamin C • Vitamin D • Madagascar’s Covid-Organics • Selenium • HCQ –Hydroxychloroquine & Zinc • N-acetylcysteine (NAC) • Combined & Other TreatmentsHomeopathy, Acupuncture & Chinese MedicineGetting HealthyWim Hof Method • Food as Medicine & Fasting  • Fermented Food • EMF, Electrosmog, 5G and Exosomes • CHANGE the NHS • Vaccination and Immune System • Covid vaccine? • Why no conspiracies? • LINKS

CLARIFICATION:
SARS-COV-2 is a virus many of us carry without any symptoms.
Covid-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-COV-2.
REMINDER:
the problem is NOT any coronavirus,
but the human immune system not functioning properly
.

Introduction:

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#summary updated 9 March

Below is a road map how to steer healthy through the next virus season, listing the logical changes we need to make after we analysed all we’ve got wrong so far.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental
and social well-being and not merely the absence
of disease or other physical impairment [WHO]

HERE is a video by Canadian doctors, explaining in less than 12 minutes why we do NOT need to fear SARS-CoV-2 and can have more trust in our immune system:

Canadian doctors from CanadaHealthAlliance.org created this short video: bitchute.com/video/nQgq0BxXfZ4f/

In case of doubt or confusion: don’t do anything which could make you ill, and follow the INDEPENDENT science, and double check dependent government advisers for industry bias.
While the “cases” go up, people don’t die any more from covid-19.

Cases are currently 90% false positives, the virus has mutated, and as with SARS or MERS or any yearly flu, the Herd Immunity Threshold HIT was reached in April.
We can safely assume there will be no “second wave” (unless people make themselves ill by not looking after their immune system). Read more below.

Link to above chapter ‘Introduction & Summary’

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The “Second Wave” is just the winter virus season

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#no-second-wave updated: 6 December 2020

Dr. Mike Yeadon, Pfizer’s former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory, explains everything on rumble.com/vbfcsj-dr.-mike-yeadon-pfizers-former-vice-president-and-chief-scie ntist-for-aller.html

The Daily Mail UK reports on 22 Nov: Covid UK: Facts about the risks, the death rate, and NHS capacity: “the number of Covid-19 deaths is significantly lower than the peak back in April. Latest ONS estimate shows that in the week ending November 14, new infections were already levelling off “

There will be no 2nd wave of Coronavirus.
There is no research literature
that underscores the belief in a second wave
.
[Dr Mike Yeadon,
former chief scientific adviser of Pfizer]

Speaking on the Julia Hartley-Brewer breakfast show on Talk Radio, Dr Mike Yeadon, former chief scientific adviser of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (allergy and respiratory research department), has predicted there will be no 2nd wave of Coronavirus. He points out, that the previous SARS and MERS viruses only came once, no second wave. He also said the current pcr testing brings up 90% false positives. He said he was “going to challenge the Government to cite the research literature that underscores their belief in a second wave… such literature does not exist.” If he is right then the actions of the government will be proved to be unnecessary.

cases versus deaths Spain and UK
“Spain is ahead of the UK”, showing many (mostly asymptomatic and false) positive “cases” – and no deaths. There is NOTHING to panic about.
Spain is some weeks ahead of the UK and shows a HUGE spike of so called “cases”, but no more deaths than seasonal. source: worldometers
UK on 21 October: the so called “cases” are 4x higher than during the April peak
But the deaths are 5x lower (slight number increase as usuallyin autumn)
[source: worldometers.info

It can however be expected, that the huge backlog of missed hospital appointments due to the first lockdown will lead to an increase in hospital admissions. The virus fear stress will result in lowered immunity and increased illness in the population.
As a positive pcr test result at the (mandatory) test at hospital admissions will override other causes of death if the patient should die within 28 days after being tested positive, there is a guearanteed number of covid deaths in the future. See more in the previous article in the Covid Deaths Statistics chapter.

Coronaviruses normally peak from January to March in the northern hemisphere
(see also Evidence that Coronavirus Lockdown was not necessary).

It is a well-known fact that in every “flu wave”, 7-15% of acute respiratory illnesses (ARI) come along with coronaviruses (Glasgow study) with no clinical significance. It is just another name for acute respiratory illnesses (ARI), which as every year put 30% to 70% of all people in our countries more or less out of action for a week or two every winter.
According to a prospective article ARI-virus monitoring in Glasgow from 2005 to 2013, the most common pathogens of acute respiratory diseases were: 1. rhinoviruses, 2. influenza A viruses, 3. influenza B viruses, 4. RS viruses and 5. coronaviruses.”

If we remove any of these viruses, other pathogens will take the place.[www.wodarg.com].
COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2) can cause a cytokine storm of overzealous immune responses, that generate so much cytokine secretion (hypercytokinesis), that it spills over into the lungs.

“CRUCIAL Viral Update: Critique of Data sending UK into Lockdown Meltdown”
This video clearly explains everything: data, statistics, virus seasons and why the post pandemic should be called endemic. Link: youtu.be/7wifZ9oBrZE

Common cold could be protecting you from Covid-19:
You may have cursed that cold you had last winter—but it could be protecting you against Covid-19.
Your immune response may have been just a dress rehearsal for the more virulent SARS-COV-2 virus that causes Covid-19. A cold, another coronas virus, produces memory cells—known as B cells—that know how to respond if you encounter the Covid virus.
People recovering from Covid-19 have a pre-existing pool of memory B cells that rapidly produce antibodies, say researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center. Memory B cells can detect pathogens and create antibodies to destroy them.
The protection is long-lasting and may even protect you for the rest of your life. Once infected by a virus, another from the same family will trigger a much faster response and could even clear an infection before it takes hold.
The fact that most of us have had a cold could also explain why so many people with Covid-19 are asymptomatic, that is, have no symptoms.
The researchers analysed blood samples from 26 people recovering from mild to moderate Covid-19 and compared them with 21 healthy donors whose samples had been collected up to 10 years ago. They measured levels of memory B cells and antibodies that target proteins that are common in all coronaviruses, such as Covid, SARS, MERS, and the common cold. [from the original study]

The best support for our immune system is:
• do everything that is good for you and your immune system
• don’t do anything which is bad for your health

The worldometer statistic shows, (7 October), that 96+% of ‘cases’ have recovered from COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 and the deaths with coronavirus keep dropping. Keep in mind, that about 19 out of 20 deaths were caused by underlying conditions.
The UK withholds the huge number of recovered cases.

Here is a VERY good video, clearly explaining the virus statistics, why people die or not, and how to see all in context:

https://youtu.be/J3vDsKEOIQI
“The last word on Sweden” by Ivor Cummins. Video on youtu.be/J3vDsKEOIQI
“Why don’t people just look at the bloody data?”

Link to above chapter ‘No second wave

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No Asymptomatic Covid-19 Spread

COVID-19 Study of Almost Ten Million Finds No Evidence of Asymptomatic Spread” [20 December]
Not a single transmission of Coronavirus from a person without symptoms. The research paper also indicates that “virulence of SARS-CoV-2 virus may be weakening over time”.
“If asymptomatic transmission is not happening,… then all of the current lock-down regulations, mask wearing requirements and social distancing rules/decrees are based on a complete fallacy of false assumptions.”

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Freedom not Lockdown to stay Healthy

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#freeedom – updated: 17 January 2021

Health is a state of complete physical, mental
and social well-being and not merely the absence
of disease or other physical impairment [WHO]
Which of the two lions you think is more healthy?

Safety has a price. Freedom is the basis of health and happiness.

WHO: we appeal to all world leaders:
stop using lockdown as your primary control method.
The only thing lockdowns achieved was poverty.
[Dr. David Nabarro, 11 October 2020]

News.com.au reports on 11 Oct: WHO: “we really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdown as your primary control method.
Develop better systems for doing it. Work together and learn from each other.
Dr. David Nabarro also claimed that the only thing lockdowns achieved was poverty – with no mention of the potential lives saved.
“we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.”
Experience shows: you can’t control a virus – but the population.

A number of health experts from all over the world came together calling for an end to coronavirus lockdowns earlier this week.
They created a petition, called the Great Barrington Declaration,
which said that lockdowns were doing “irreparable damage.”
[ By 11 October, the Great Barrington Declaration, was signed by
7,447 Medical & Public Health Scientists,
17,087 Medical Practitioners and
259,458 general public ]

The WorldDoctorsAlliance.com takes a more radical approach
and had 7487 signatories by 17 October.

Reality versus prediction models…

In the previous article “We’ve got it all wrong fighting the virus” we learned that lockdown loneliness making us ill and lockdown kills.

Long periods of lockdown could weaken the immune system and leave people more vulnerable to dangerous viruses and pandemics”, Oxford epidemiologist Prof Sunetra Gupta warns. Intense social distancing could leave people unexposed to germs and not develop defences against new viruses. She added that ‘if we return to the point where we have no exposure’ society would be ‘like clumps of trees waiting to be set ablaze‘. ”

Safety comes with a price to pay…

“International travel helps to build up defences
against new and emerging viruses

[Prof Sunetra Gupta, Oxford epidemiologist]
Imposing travel restrictions do NOT help building up defences.
Sweden: Graphic from the 23 page long open letter of 32 academics to Boris Johnson from 21 Sept. 2020 questioning another lockdown)
US: Graphic from the 23 page long open letter of 32 academics to Boris Johnson from 21 Sept. 2020 questioning another lockdown)
The Swedish Summer holiday was a time of maximum mobility and travel.
It did NOT affect the death rate in any way [source]

And here is an update about normal life in Sweden from 16 January 2021

Avoiding lockdown, and instead travelling and meeting lots of different people will help our immune system to get prepared and “stay fit”.

Liberty is of small value to the lower third of humanity.
They greatly prefer security, which means protection
by some class above them.
They are always in favor of despots who promise to feed them.”

[H.L. Mencken]

Link to above ‘Freedom not Lockdown’

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Natural Immunity & T Cell Memory

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#natural-immunity – updated 18 January 2021

Summary:
we have robust, broad and highly functional memory T cell responses preventing recurrent episodes of severe COVID-19 or other coronavirus mutations.
They identify and destroy infected cells and inform B cells about how to craft new virus-targeting antibodies.
T cell memory lasts at least 17 years, possibly life long.

Covid infection shown to provide as much immunity as vaccines [Financial Times, 14 January 2021]
People who have already contracted coronavirus are as protected against reinfection as those who have received the best Covid-19 vaccines, according to a survey of 20,000 UK healthcare workers, the largest study in the world so far. Public Health England regularly tested two matched groups of volunteers between June and November — 6,000 health workers who had previously been infected with coronavirus and 14,000 who had not.
A comparison of infections in the two groups, described in preliminary results released on Thursday, found that prior infection provided at least 83 per cent protection against reinfection.
It gave better than 94 per cent protection against symptomatic Covid-19, matching the figures for the most effective Covid-19 vaccines.
Natural infection looks as good as a vaccine, which is very good news for the population” Susan Hopkins, PHE senior medical adviser said.
People who had recovered from Covid-19 were less likely to transmit the virus to others unknowingly, because natural infection appeared to provide about 75 per cent protection against asymptomatic reinfection.
Eleanor Riley, professor of virology at the University of Edinburgh, said: “If you believe you already had the disease and are protected, you can be reassured it is highly unlikely you will develop severe infection”
[STUDY ARTICLE preprint 18 Dec 2020:
SIREN protocol: Impact of detectable anti-SARS-CoV-2 on the subsequent incidence of COVID-19 in 100,000 healthcare workers: do antibody positive healthcare workers have less reinfection than antibody negative healthcare workers?“]

After being infected with coronavirus, people become immune.
“A number of reported cases of coronavirus patients relapsing after overcoming the disease were actually due to testing failures, South Korean scientists say… the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results for the suspected relapsed patients were false positives. Researchers at the South Korean centre for disease control and prevention (CDC) now say it is impossible for the COVID-19 virus to reactivate in human bodies. The CDC added that unlike other viruses,… the coronavirus stays outside of the host cell’s nucleus.”
“This means it does not cause chronic infection or recurrence,” explained Dr Oh Myoung-don, the head of the South Korea’s CDC committee. 01/05/2020

“A government cannot stop a virus.
What stops a virus is natural immunity.
It’s impossible to stop a virus by government decree.”
[Professor Yoram Lass, former Israeli Health Ministry chief]

On 28 August Neoscope reports: DOCTORS CONFIRM FOR FIRST TIME THAT PATIENT CAUGHT COVID TWICE: A new study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases today reports that a 33-year-old man showed mild symptoms the first time he was infected, and no symptoms the second time. The patient was infected by two genetically different strains of the coronavirus. “Our results prove that his second infection is caused by a new virus that he acquired recently rather than prolonged viral shedding,” Kelvin Kai-Wang To, clinical microbiologist at the University of Hong Kong, said in the statement. “This is a textbook example of how immunity should work,” Yale School of Medicine professor Akiko Iwasaki, wrote in a Monday tweet. “While immunity was not enough to block reinfection, it protected the person from disease.”

We now have evidence that everyone
develops long-term coronavirus immunity after infection

The study: “Robust T cell immunity in convalescent individuals with asymptomatic or mild COVID-19” (14 August)
“SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells were detectable in antibody-seronegative exposed family members and convalescent individuals with a history of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19. Our collective dataset shows that SARS-CoV-2 elicits robust, broad and highly functional memory T cell responses, suggesting that natural exposure or infection may prevent recurrent episodes of severe COVID-19″.

The “Business Insider” comments on this: “The new finding is strong evidence that all patients likely develop long-term immunity
Memory T cells are an especially key type, since they identify and destroy infected cells and inform B cells about how to craft new virus-targeting antibodies. They can stick around for years, while antibody levels drop following an infection.”

The New York Times reports on 16 August: Scientists See Signs of Lasting Immunity to Covid-19, Even After Mild Infections
“Scientists who have been monitoring immune responses to the virus are now starting to see encouraging signs of strong, lasting immunity, even in people who developed only mild symptoms of Covid-19, a flurry of new studies suggests. Disease-fighting antibodies, as well as immune cells called B cells and T cells that are capable of recognizing the virus, appear to persist months after infections have resolved… the body retains a battalion of longer-lived B cells that can churn out virus-fighting antibodies en masse, should they prove useful again.”

The best times to gain immunity for coronavirus
are summer or autumn, before the flu season.
This way you do not become a burden
for the NHS hospitals
AND you become a protector of the vulnerable
by being immune in the winter.

Immunological research has revealed that serological (i.e. blood) antibody studies detect at most 20% of infections, as most people neutralize the coronavirus with their mucosal or cellular immune system without even needing to develop (permanent) antibodies in the blood

This pie chart explains the findings :
no antibodies in the blood, but immunity
(screeenshot from an amazing scientific immunity lecture by Creon Levit, Chief Scientist of Planet Labs (22 June)
The percentage of an unexposed population is certain to be

60% of people are naturally RESISTANT to SARS-COV2.
Sars-Cov-2-specific antibodies only appear in the most severe cases, about 1 out of 5.
That means: Sars-Cov-2 is five times less deadly than currently assumed [off-guardian.org/2020/06/12/study-80] – and:
the number of people who have gained immunity is five times higher than positive blood test results show.

THIS explains, why the Immunity Threshold HIT (see chapter below) causing the DECREASE of infections after the peak period only needs 10 – 20% of the population in addition to the 50+% who are already ‘naturally’ resistant.

A cold, another coronas virus, produces memory cells—known as B cells—that know how to respond if you encounter the Covid virus.
People recovering from Covid-19 have a pre-existing pool of memory B cells that rapidly produce antibodies. Memory B cells can detect pathogens and create antibodies to destroy them.

The protection is long-lasting and may even protect you for the rest of your life. Once infected by a virus, another from the same family will trigger a much faster response and could even clear an infection before it takes hold.

The fact that most of us have had a cold could also explain why so many people with Covid-19 are asymptomatic, that is, have no symptoms.
The researchers analysed blood samples from 26 people recovering from mild to moderate Covid-19 and compared them with 21 healthy donors whose samples had been collected 6 to 10 years ago. They measured levels of memory B cells and antibodies that target proteins that are common in all coronaviruses, such as Covid, SARS, MERS, and the common cold.
[from the study: “S Protein-Reactive IgG and Memory B Cell Production after Human SARS-CoV-2 Infection“]

Link to above chapter ‘Natural Immunity’

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Herd Immunity Threshold ‘HIT’

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#HIT – updated 15 April 2021

So it seems Britain has reached the herd immunity, and we do not need to fear any more virus transmissions nor outbreaks, as “the virus” has no chance to go rampant any more:

Modelling by University College London (UCL) suggests that 73.4 per cent of the population will have protection against Covid by April 12, 2021 – by Mail Online

The Herd Immunity Threshold (HIT) defines the percentage of the population that needs to be immune to reverse epidemic growth and prevent future waves.
medRxiv published an article on 21 May 2020, stating:
“While herd immunity is expected to require 60-70% of a homogeneous population to be immune given an R0 between 2.5 and 3, these percentages drop to the range 10-20% for CVs between 2 and 4.”

Herd Immunity Threshold (HIT)
for SARS-CoV-2 transmission
in heterogeneous populations

can be as low as 10-20%

This suggests, we don’t need to panic to just get over any next virus wave naturally by letting the virus come and go in the usual bell-shaped curve.

Like other respiratotry diseases, including the 2003 SARS epidemic, the virus remains only about two months in any given population, yet the peak incidence and the lethality can vary.

Please notice: Dr. Knut Wittkowski does not claim
there would be no casualties at all.

Any temporary advantage from mitigation comes at the expense of lower population immunity and higher cumulative deaths
“It is herd immunity that stops the spread of an infectious disease, so in general, one would want to let the epidemic initially run its natural course (or even accelerate it, as people have traditionally done with “measles parties”) to build immunity as fast as possible” [Dr. Wittkowski, 28 March 2020, from: researchgate.net]

Fig 1: SIR Model of SARS. Number of susceptible (blue), infectious (red), and resistant (green) people after a population of 10,000,000 susceptible people is exposed to 20 subjects infected carrying a novel virus. Assumptions: R0 =2.2, infectious period = 7 days
Covid recovered cases versus deaths in the US in %
This worldometer graph confirms the SIR Model

The % rate of deaths (orange line) is going down to 6% in the US, while the recovered / discharged from hospital cases (green line) goes up to 94%, confirming the herd immunity threshold model explained above. Source:
worldometer 4 Aug 2020
The UK has been hiding the recovered cases number.

When we use a different model, the situation looks MUCH better and is more likely to reflect reality.
The study led by Dr Gabriela Gomes, a mathematician at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Strathclyde.
If the virus spreads more rampantly among the most socially active group, the level of immunity they build up could protect people in the less active groups.

Natural herd immunity against Covid-19 could develop from just 10% of the population getting infected, not the 60%
predicted from a vaccine”

The ‘herd immunity threshold’ (HIT) can be estimated from the basic reproduction rate of the epidemic, R0 – a measure of how many people, on average, each infected individual infects. Standard simple compartmental models of epidemic growth imply that the HIT equals {1 – 1/R0}. Once the HIT is passed, the rate of new infections starts to decline, which should ensure that health systems will not thereafter be overwhelmed and makes it more practicable to take steps to eliminate the disease.
A recent paper (Gomes et al.[7]) shows that variation between individuals in their susceptibility to infection and their propensity to infect others can cause the HIT to be much lower than it is in a homogeneous population.
The Swedish public health authority estimated that 17% of the Stockholm population would have been infected by 11 April, rising to 25% by 1 May 2020.[5] Yet recorded new cases had stopped increasing by 11 April, as had net hospital admissions,[6] and both measures have fallen significantly since. That pattern indicates that the HIT had been reached by 11April, at which point only 17% of the population appear to have been infected.
[Why herd immunity to COVID-19 is reached much earlier than thought]

Dr. Scott W. Atlas, senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution: “Vital population immunity is prevented by total isolation policies, are prolonging the problem.” Therefore: “protect the known vulnerable, self-isolate the mildly sick and open most workplaces and small businesses with some prudent large-group precautions.
“This would allow the essential socialising to generate immunity among those with minimal risk of serious consequence, while saving lives, preventing overcrowding of hospitals and limiting the enormous harms compounded by continued total isolation,” [www.wnd.com April 2020]

Link to above chapter ‘Herd Immunity Threshold’

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Face Masks and Coronavirus

The whole ‘Face Masks’ chapter is now here: Face Masks & Covid-19

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Bacteria, Germs and Viruses

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#bacteria

Viruses are essential for our health.
Scientists have determined that there are approximately:
• 30 trillion cells in the average size human body
• 40 trillion bacteria on and in the human body
• 380 trillion viruses on and in the human body

There are thousands of species of bacteria and viruses that compete for space and control of our tissues, made up of beneficial players, opportunists and harmful actors. These organisms are significantly influenced by how we live, exercise, sleep, what we eat and drink and these lifestyle factors even effect how our genes are expressed. We call all these healthy organisms symbiotic, because we both benefit from each other. In fact, we could not survive without them!

Beneficial bacteria are the housekeepers and defenders of our gastrointestinal (G.I.) tract. They produce B-vitamins, brain signalling molecules like serotonin (the antidepressant “brain” hormone—about 80% of it is made in the gut), short chain fatty acids that feed and maintain the cells lining our G.I. tract.

share love, geerms, viruses & immunity

Bacteria regulate pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines (cell signalling protein molecules) to prevent autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and numerous other beneficial activities. Healthy bacteria also live in our mouths, on our skin, and in all the nooks and crannies of our body. They all have vital housekeeping chores in those places. The strength of the health and population numbers of our beneficial bacteria are the first line of defence of our entire immune system. It is estimated that 70% of our immune system resides in the Gut
[from “Why Has Everyone Seemingly Forgotten How the Immune System Works?“]

Bacteria, Germs, fungi and viruses are part of us. Humans first make contact with theirs in the birth canal. From that moment forward, microbes help bolster our immune systems, helping our bodies learn to live with viral diseases that enter our bloodstream. They boost the immune system, protect us from auto-immune diseases, keep us slim, detoxify and may fight off stress and keep babies healthy.
TED blog by microbiologist Dr. Jonathan Eisen

happy and healthy child
image: nypost.com

The World Health Organization has actually advised against trying to kill SARS-CoV-2 with disinfectants, both outdoors or across large indoor spaces, stating it may do more harm than good.

We need to connect with nature, get our hands dirty in good soil, have physical contact with animals and other humans and expose our immune system to all those to “keep it fit”.

Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems
“When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very short space of time.” 
“Compared to other city kids who play in standard urban daycares with yards of pavement, tile and gravel, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds at these greened-up daycare centres in Finland showed increased T-cells and other important immune markers in their blood within 28 days. “
Prior research has shown early exposure to green space is somehow linked to a well-functioning immune system.”

“There are more bacteria in your gut than there are stars in our galaxy – most of them protect us and make us who we are.”
Overuse of antibiotics and antiseptic cleaners is impacting our ability to maintain a balance of healthy microbes in our bodies and environments.
Studies continue to prove that harmful species will exploit areas with too few good bacteria to fight back. Sterility should not be our goal.

George Carlin: “The immune system needs germs and viruses to practice on“
A quick lecture about how the immune system works. Hilarious – and true.
To share this video: https://youtu.be/X29lF43mUlo

Simply avoiding any seasonal virus (at a high cost for society, economy and psychological trauma) makes no sense, as it will return in the next season. What would make sense is to strengthen our immune system, and achieve a herd immunity in the young and healthy population, which will protect the old and infirm and those who are immune system compromised.

Why don’t we stop fighting this virus and make friends with coronavirus instead?
Waging war against a virus is like waging war against ourselves.


This flower like inner nature of the virus (cut open) looks beautiful.

Coronavirus
Coronavirus inside, image from ‘Ep81 The Amazing Immunology’ by Creon Levit, Chief Scientist of Planet Labs

Waging war against a virus
is like waging war against ourselves.

Keeping a pet or working with animals strengthens the immune system
According to Dr. Wolfgang Wodard, there is a “regularly recurring presence of corona viruses in dogs, cats, pigs, mice, bats and in humans”.
Dogs, who come with their own set of allergy-suppressing microbes, are the most beneficial to a household’s microbial health, helping to strengthen the immune systems of its children.” [NY Post]

Link to above chapter ‘Bacteria & Viruses’

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Children Need To Run Free

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#children

school age children more likely to be hit by lightening than die of coronavirus
Telegraph headline 9 June 2020

School age children more likely to be hit by lightning than die of coronavirus
Many media reports of young and healthy people dying from Covid19 turned out to be false: many of these young people either did not die from Covid-19, they had already been seriously ill (e.g. from undiagnosed leukaemia), or they were in fact 109 instead of 9 years old. The claimed increase in Kawasaki disease in children also turned out to be false.

The Times reports on 28 August: No child who was not already profoundly ill has died of Covid-19 in Britain, a large study has indicated

Children are NOT spreading coronavirus.

“Scientists are yet to find a single confirmed case of a teacher catching coronavirus from a pupil anywhere in the world”, [professor Mark Woolhouse]

“in hindsight closing schools in March was probably a mistake, but the limited role children play in spreading the virus only became clear further along the infection curve.”
As an infectious disease epidemiologist at Edinburgh University, Mark Woolhouse is a member of the UK government’s scientific advisory group, SAGE.

 A Rapid Systematic Review published in the Lancet in April
Effectiveness of school social distancing measures found
no data were available“school closures made very little difference” and “there were school children diagnosed with SARS in Singapore, none of them were identified through temperature screening” and There was no evidence of spread of the infection in schools, with spread among children almost entirely through family settings and living in the same apartment blocks as infected cases.” 

Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature:
“Most of the studies agree that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors.”
While calling it a disorder might be merely rhetorical, it’s clear kids spend significantly more time inside than outside. This shift is largely due to technology: The average American child is said to spend 4 to 7 minutes a day in unstructured play outdoors, and over 7 hours a day in front of a screen.
Nature reduces stress and fatigue. According to the Attention Restoration Theory, urban environments exhaust our brains. In natural environments, we practice an effortless type of attention known as soft fascination that creates feelings of pleasure, not fatigue.

Read more about how children are adversely affected by the covid-19 regulations in the article ‘We’ve Got It All Wrong…

Link to this chapter above ‘Children Need To Run Free’

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‘Long Covid’ / ‘Long-haulers’

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#long-haulers – chapter updated 20 January 2021

Could it be, that coronavirus brings underlying conditions to the surface we did not even know before? The mantra “a healthy immune system will deal with all” does not always work, as ‘The Atlantic’ reports on 4 June: COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months.
The disease’s “long-haulers” [or: long covid] have endured relentless waves of debilitating symptoms—and disbelief from doctors and friends.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is typically diagnosed when symptoms persist for six months or more.
About 40 percent of the residents who survived the SARS epidemic of 2003 had chronic-fatigue problems after three years or so, and 27 percent met the CDC’s criteria for ME/CFS. Many different acute pathogens seem to trigger the same inflammatory responses that culminate in the same chronic endgame.
This is post-exertional malaise—the defining feature of ME/CFS. It’s a severe multi-organ crash that follows activity as light as a short walk. It’s also distinct from mere exhaustion: You can’t just push through it, and you’ll feel much worse if you try. The ME/CFS community has learned that resting as much as possible in the early months of postviral fatigue is crucial.
The condition is especially underdiagnosed among black and brown communities, who are also disproportionately likely to be infected and killed by COVID-19.
But recovery is not a simple matter of flipping a switch. For some, it will take more time than the entire duration of the pandemic thus far.

On the 19th August The Atlantic reports:
David Putrino, a neuroscientist and a rehabilitation specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital, has surveyed long-haulers, most are women. Their average age is 44. Most were formerly fit and healthy and experienced
illnesses, such as dysautonomia (disorders that disturb the autonomic nervous system) and myalgic encephalomyelitis.
In an Italian study with 143 patients, 87 percent of hospitalised patients still had at least one symptom after two months, particularly fatigue and dyspnea. A British study found similar trends, including insomnia
More than 90 percent of long-haulers whom Putrino has worked with, also have “post-exertional malaise,” in which even mild bouts of physical or mental exertion can trigger a severe physiological crash.
The trick is to slowly recondition a patient’s nervous system through careful exercises like relaxation and somatic-awareness techniques, without triggering a debilitating crash.
Many long-haulers start feeling better in their fourth or fifth month.

Dr. Wodarg points out that it’s not so much the virus itself that causes long term damage, but the body’s own disturbed immune-response that causes the damage. Seen in the light of the existing science on the same kind of ‘damage’ caused by Influenza it would indeed suggest that the alleged unique damage caused by COVID-19 is not that unique at all. Claims of ‘permanent damage’ made only 2-4 month after the infections took place are premature.

“Seen in the light of the existing science on the same kind of ‘damage’ caused by Influenza it would indeed suggest that the alleged unique damage caused by COVID-19 is not that unique at all.” [Dr. W. Wodarg]

It seems like coronavirus works as a catalyst, bringing hidden weaknesses or underlying health conditions to the surface. Why don’t we use this opportunity to get our health into resiliant shape?
Long-haulers support group on Facebook.
Research: Chronic Fatigue Syndromedysautonomiadyspnea

In the article “Is Niacin a Missing Piece of the COVID Puzzle?” are the following tips:
as a “health restorative therapy” for those diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2, they recommend starting with a dose of 500 milligrams of immediate-release niacin, two to three times a day, ideally within the first 48 hours of symptom onset. As your flush response lessens, increase your dose to 1,000 mg, two to three times a day. [source]

“For the subgroup of patients still suffering with high cytokines profiles from deep, remnant damage of previously experienced SARS-CoV-2 infection — termed the ‘long-haulers‘ — alleviation from ailment(s) towards complete health restoration to pre-infection state from initiating and maintaining the aforementioned dosage regimen has consistently been reported to assume within two days and to incrementally follow further over the course of weeks.”24

Dr. Mercola comments: “My research suggests you really only need about 25 mg per day of niacin, which will not cause flushing in nearly anyone. I believe most would benefit from taking 25 mg of niacin daily, preferably in a well-balanced B complex, which would have thiamine (B1) that has also been shown to be useful in COVID-19.. I believe a superior strategy to high-dose niacin in acute COVID-19 would be to use nebulized hydrogen peroxide at 0.1%. .”

A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 and led to the bradykinin hypothesis, providing a model that explains many aspects of Covid-19, including some of its most bizarre symptoms.
It also suggests 10-plus potential treatments, many of which are already FDA approved. Jacobson’s group published their results in a paper in the journal eLife in early July.
This hypothesis might point towards demystifying the covid long-haulers?

Link to this chapter above ‘Long Covid /Long Haulers’

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Stress Stops Immunity. Relax! Laugh!

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#stress updated 2 April 2021

It would be SO much better for everyone’s health, if the Health Ministry would actively support and promote events where people get together and de-stress dancing, singing, laughing or groups and events for relaxation.

Happiness Chemicals And How To Hack Them:
Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin & Endorphine
Happy people are more likely to also be healthy.
Unhappy people are more likely to feel and become ill

Uncertainty, worries about the future or job loss, and fear of the unknown virus causes stress; as a result we will sooner or later come down with any illness (see Lockdown Loneliness & Isolation).

Stop watching TV news or reading the daily paper, and do something creative, or any relaxing activities instead! Meeting good friends and sharing your worries helps you cope in troubled times.

Laughter Yoga unwinds the negative effects of stress and strengthens your immune system. It is an exercise program for Health and Wellbeing. If you laugh every day, you will not fall sick easily.
If you have chronic health conditions like heart disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks and even Cancer, you will heal much faster. Laughter Yoga increases oxygen to your body and brain, and makes you feel healthy and energetic. It is a great exercise for team building, peak performance, Creativity and emotional intelligence.
The yoga part of Laughter is the combination of Laughter Exercises with yoga breathing techniques ( Pranayama ). There are more than 20,000 free social Laughter clubs in 110 countries. Besides, Laughter Yoga also being practised in Senior centres, age care facilities, schools and colleges, companies, corporations, factories, physically and mentally challenged, police and prisons….

Laughter Yoga releases endorphins which are natural pain killers, that can help those suffering from arthritis, spondylitis, chronic migraine headaches, chronic pains, fibromyalgia, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases.

We need laughter, humour, joy
to stay sane and human.
When did you last have a good laugh?

Below are two methods for stress relief from the article
COVID-19 Pandemic Has Decimated Mental Health:
1) Try the Neuro-Emotional Technique’s First Aid Stress Tool, or NET FAST, demonstrated in the short video below.
Firstaidstresstool.com also provides an excellent printable summary
with visuals of the technique,41 which even a young child can do.

The “NET FAST Technique” helps to remove stress and relax.

Here is a summary of the Neuro-Emotional Technique’s First Aid Stress ToolFAST‘ procedure (video above):

  1. While thinking about an issue that is bothering you, place your right wrist, palm up, into your left hand. Place three fingers of your left hand onto the area of your right wrist where you can feel your pulse
  2. Place your open right hand on your forehead. Gently breathe in and out several times while concentrating on feeling the issue that bothers you
  3. Switch hands and repeat Steps 1 and 2

2) A tapping strategy to relieve anxiety and other challenging emotions brought on by news and uncertainty about this pandemic and/or self-quarantining is demonstrated below (10 minute video):

Removing Coronavirus Anxiety with tapping: “Emotional Freedom Technique” EFT Demonstration With Julie Schiffman

Loneliness is an important social stressor that can activate the body’s stress responses. When prolonged, that response can lead to increased inflammation and reduced immunity, particularly in older adults. Inflammation is the body’s response to fight off infection or heal an injury, but when it continues unchecked it can have a harmful impact on health. Under chronic stress, the body becomes less sensitive to the effects of the stress hormones, leading to increased inflammation and eventually disease.

Link to this chapter above ‘Stress Stops The Immune System’

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Health Benefits of Socialising

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Health is a state of complete physical, mental
and social well-being and not merely the absence
of disease or other physical impairment [WHO]

“Without social activities, without joy, without thrill, without hugs and kisses, without plans, hopes and dreams, we will cease to be human.
We must oppose anyone who says otherwise” [@robotmats]

Humans are “social animals”, and need each other’s company to stay sane and healthy. Attending a music, sports, dance or other event, or hanging out with friends in a pub lifts the spirit, relaxes, and makes people happy. At the same time the immune system is stimulated by exposure to other peoples’ germs, bacteria and viruses.

daily confirmed covid deaths UK until September 2020, two months after the pubs opened 29 June shows NO increase
Opening pubs shows: socialising does not result in deaths

Meetings to worship together with others from your church, mosque, synagogue, temple, your sangha or your ‘tribe’ is especially powerful.
It brings in the spirit of community, which has comforted and supported religious and spiritual groups throughout history. Some forms of worship include healing, many involve singing or chanting and worshipful prayer.
“When two or three are gathered in my name, I am among them” is a phrase attributed to Jesus, which encapsulates the power which can be created when people focus their hearts and minds together.
And there is also the socialising over a cuppa and sometimes shared meals which helps connecting and bonding with others.

In her book “The Power Of Eight” Lynne McTaggart shares an astonishing fact: when people carry out intention for each other in small groups of eight, miraculous healings occur – virtually in an instant”.
All of this supports our wellbeing and the immune system.

Community is the new guru

Research has shown that prolonged loneliness is associated with increased risk for premature death, similar to smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity. Other health consequences are also associated with loneliness, including elevated risk for heart disease and stroke, and it is associated with increased physician visits and  emergency room visits.

Mass gatherings, demonstrations, concerts and festivals are safe and help keep us healthy. ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests have not seen coronavirus cases surge in cities since the massive demonstrations began, a study says. The research, which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found no evidence that coronavirus cases jumped in 315 US cities in the weeks following the first protests.

Now is the time to sing, dance, celebrate and party in good company, de-stress, forget any virus worries and revive the immune system.

crowd at a concert
The immune system thrives in loving company of others.

“immune cells from high-lonely individuals show in vivo, under basal physiological conditions:
1.) decreased activity of the anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid transcription control pathway;
2.) increased activity of the pro-inflammatory NF-κB/Rel pathway. Results reveal a distinct ‘transcriptional fingerprint’ of experienced social isolation that includes genomic indications of immune activation, and a reciprocal shift in the activity of pro- and anti-inflammatory transcription control pathways that shape global gene expression in the human immune system.” [Study “Social regulation of gene expression in human leukocytes“]

In short:
loneliness breeds inflammation and disease.

Link to this chapter above ‘Health Benefits of Socialising’

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Hugging and Human Touch

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#hugging – updated: 23 Jan 2021

A ‘New Scientist’ article: How to hug people in a coronavirus-stricken world, indicates, that the health benefit of hugging is greater than the covid-19 risk.
“Tiffany Field at the University of Miami in Florida and her colleagues surveyed 260 adults and found that those reporting touch deprivation scored higher on scales measuring anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep issues and post-traumatic stress.
60 per cent of people in the US reported feeling touch-deprived during the first month of lockdown, suggests a new study, even though only a fifth of those surveyed lived alone.
A separate study of more than 1000 US adults found that those who frequently hugged, kissed or met up with friends and family in lockdown were 26 per cent less likely to report symptoms of depression and 28 per cent less likely to report loneliness… Regular video chats didn’t show the same benefits.”

"we must never stop loving each other"
Hands. Face. Embrace
Alternative meme, based on compassion, health and human needs

Hugging and virus transmission:
Logically, a good hug is less likely to transmit viruses than a face to face chat, as both huggers involved breathe into the space behind each other over their shoulders, putting hands on the backs of the other person; this makes it nearly impossible for a virus to get transmitted.
Speaking face to face does not increase oxytocin, which we need to be happy. After the lockdown people are craving for hugs and social contacts and tired of feeling miserable.

hugging group facing the sun
Human contact, togetherness and touch promotes health

“We saw stronger mental health benefits from types of contact that involved touch, which aligns well with the benefits we know come from close touching, like decreased heart rate, higher levels of oxytocin and lower levels of cortisol,” Molly Rosenberg, Indiana School of Public Health in Bloomington.

Even before Covid-19 there was a concern about the decrease of touch in society. So the BBC launched a new global study called ‘The Touch Test’, which took place mostly before the UK was in lockdown: ‘Why I’m not alone in missing hugs during the pandemic‘, including stories like “It’s more than six months now since I’ve hugged my parents or my friends”. On 5th October, a series of programmes “Anatomy of Touch” will start on BBC Radio 4.

holding hands
Human touch is more important than we may realise

Here is another article from the New Scientist, showing why your brain needs touch to make you human. Being touchy-feely isn’t just nice – it caresses build social worlds from families to sports teams and may even give us our sense of self

Hugging strengthens the immune system
Hugs increase levels of oxytocin and reduce blood pressure.
The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus Chakra. This stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease free.
Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.

benefits of hugging and cuddeling regularly

Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness.
Hugging boosts self-esteem and relaxes muscles.
Hugs release tension in the body and can take away pain
Hugs balance out the nervous system
Hugs educate us how love flows both ways.
Hugs are so much like meditation and laughter. They teach us to let go and be present in the moment. They encourage us to flow with the energy of life. Hugs get you out of your circular thinking patterns and connect you with your heart and your feelings and your breath.
[from 10 Reasons Why You Need at Least 8 Hugs a Day]

happy young people in a crowd with some sitting on shouldres
Touching and being in close contact with others keeps us happy and healthy

The importance of human touch:
“All human primates are wired for touch, whether we like or not,” says Francis McGlone, a professor of neuroscience at Liverpool John Moores University.
“‘Skin hunger’ is a layman’s term for what, in research, is known as ‘affection deprivation’, which is associated with a range of psychological and even physical health detriments,” adds Kory Floyd, a professor of communication at the University of Arizona who has written extensively on how a dearth of tactile affection can be linked to stress, depression, loneliness and anxiety.
McGlone’s area of interest lies in a different nerve altogether – the C-tactile afferent. This touch-hungry nerve fibre responds specifically to gentle stroking and, unlike its counterpart, does not send this information to the brain straight away – it takes several seconds to arrive.
“That nerve clearly evolved differently,” says McGlone. “The nerve fibre fires up areas of the brain that connect to reward. There’s a release of oxytocin, a hormone that plays a fundamental role in our social behaviour. It has an effect on our dopamine levels, which is the brain’s reward system; it impacts on the release of serotonin, which is connected to our happiness and wellbeing; it has an impact on oustress system; and it helps lower our heart rate.”
“The effects of touch are physiological, bioelectrical and biochemical,” agrees Tiffany Field, founder of the Touch Research Institute at Miami Medical School. “Moving the skin (as, for example, in hugging, massaging and exercise) stimulates pressure receptors which are transmitted to the vagus nerve, the largest cranial nerve that has many branches in the body. Increased vagal activity calms the nervous system (e.g. slows heart rate and leads to EEG patterns that accompany relaxation). It also reduces cortisol – the culprit stress hormone – that then saves natural killer cells that kill viral, bacterial and cancer cells.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/touch-skin-hunger-hugs-coronavirus-lockdown-isolation-ctactile-afferent-nerve-a9501676.html

When two cousins and best friends were hugging each other for the first time after lockdown, they started sobbing from the bottom of their hearts. This shows, how much trauma the social distancing has created in us, and how much we NEED hugs. All of us are traumatised – but adults usually don’t show or admit it.

two cousins and best friends first hug after many weeks of social distancing
Two cousins and best friends hug each other ater lockdown

Link to this chaprer above ‘Hugging and Human Touch’

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Singing Boosts Immunity

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#singing updated: 2 April 2021

Singing boosts our health, best in community.
15 Amazing Health Benefits of Singing [While Social Distancing]:
1. Singing Lowers Your Blood Pressure
2. Singing Is Known To Help Patients With Parkinson’s Disease
3. Singing Helps Boost Your Immune System
4. Singing Is A Valid Form Of Workout
5. Singing Helps Improve Your Lung Health
6. Singing Helps With Your Posture
7. Singing Helps With Sleep
8. Singing Increases Your Life Expectancy
9. Singing Improves Your Cognitive Function And Memory
10. Singing Releases Endorphins And Oxytocin
11. Singing Increases Empathy
12. Singing Brings People Closer
13. Singing Can Boost Your Confidence
14. Singing Helps Improve Your Communication Skills
15. Singing Helps You Widen Your Friend Group
All these benefits are well referenced and explained on soundfro.com

Benefits of chanting
Chanting is a form of singing repetitive short phrases with usually a spiritual message

There are so many benefits of singing including heart health, relaxation and helping the immune system.
The first study to “demonstrate the widespread immune effects of singing, in particular its effects on cytokines showed a significant decrease in cortisol and neuropeptide levels accompanied by an acute increase in cytokine and receptor activity. …this demonstrates that improvements in mood were associated with lower levels of pro-inflammatory response”
“there was evidence that greater improvements in mood as a result of singing were associated with lower pro-inflammatory response… independent of stress levels. … those with the lowest levels of mental wellbeing and highest levels of depression experienced the greatest short-term improvement in mood across the singing session, and that these larger mood changes were associated with lower levels of inflammation.“  [from ecancer.org/en/journal/article/631]

Keeping body and soul in tune – the many health benefits of singing:

bacteria from respiratory droplets spread by singing versus talking into a petri dish
Singing versus talking to a petridish:
there’s really not much difference.
See the whole perti dish experiment in the ‘Face Masks’ chapter

The experiment on the left shows, that singing does NOT spread bacteria more than talking into a petri dish.
However: the health benefits of singing are much higher than those of talking.
WHY are we not allowed to sing?
And there is not much difference between with, and without mask.

The above experiment also proves the old advice: “catch it & bin it”.
A handkerchief or coughing / sneezing into one’s ellbow should be sufficient.

Below is an example, which should really be in the comedy section:
musicians wearing masks INCLUDING covering their instruments

Keep on reading – the chapter below is about humming and it’s amazing effects on immunity

Link to this chapter above ‘Singing Boosts Immunity’

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Humming & Nitric Oxide

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#humming – chapter created: 20 December 2020

Nitric oxide shows promise as antiviral treatment:
“An in vitro study finds that nitric oxide, NO, may suppress SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The researchers suggest that inhaled nitric oxide may be an effective treatment for the disease.
Nitric oxide is a cell signaling molecule produced naturally by the body with anti-inflammatory effects and is a vasodilator, meaning it dilates blood vessels to increase blood flow. It also has antiviral properties and is is effective against the herpes virus, coxsackievirus, and hantavirus.
It also inhibits the replication of SARS-CoV.”
“A small clinical study suggests that inhaled nitric oxide at low concentrations not only works as a vasodilator for SARS patients — improving oxygenation of their blood — but also as an antiviral agent.”
“The scientists were also able to show that nitric oxide inhibited a key enzyme called a protease that the virus needs to make copies of itself.”

PubMed.gov publihed a study in 2002: “Humming greatly increases nasal nitric oxide” – Abstract:
“The paranasal sinuses are major producers of nitric oxide (NO). We hypothesized that oscillating airflow produced by humming would enhance sinus ventilation and thereby increase nasal NO levels. Ten healthy subjects took part in the study. Nasal NO was measured with a chemiluminescence technique during humming and quiet single-breath exhalations at a fixed flow rate.
NO increased 15-fold during humming compared with quiet exhalation. In a two-compartment model of the nose and sinus, oscillating airflow caused a dramatic increase in gas exchange between the cavities…”

12 minute video on COVID 19 Sound Healing

“Since the time of the Indian rishis
the sound of humming has been acknowledged
as the fundamental vibration of our divine self.”

The Humming Effect Book – The World’s First Guide to the Practice of Conscious Humming.
It is a powerful non-pharmaceutical prescription for self-healing that has only positive side effects, such as harmony, health, and happiness. 
“The Goldmans have superbly, practically, and with great simplicity expanded upon this truth and demonstrated the potency of the hum to heal at all levels of our being. The Humming Effect, with its audio tracks, is an essential text in extending the range of what the human voice can achieve in self-empowered wellness.”

link to this chapter above ‘Humming & Nitric Oxide’

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Sunshine, Darkness & Health

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The media have been full with disease scares, and not much about health

There is so much more to sunshine than producing vitamin D.
Sunshine literally nourishes us and is essentila to human health.
And yes: UV light kills viruses and disinfects naturally.
Ari Whitten gives a lecture on Using Light, Circadian Rhythm, sleep and Hormesis to Optimize Immune Function.

Science proves the sun’s UV light is antiviral

A good night’s sleep is a backbone for health
Here tips from 8 Reasons Why You’re Not Sleeping Well:
• No workout within three hours of your own bedtime.
• Limit alcohol in the evening: it interferes with your REM sleep cycle
• Stay cool for the most refreshing sleep
• Avoid worries or stress; write down your worries before bedtime, along with a few things you are grateful for. Try meditating.
• No coffeine from late afternoon: the half-life of caffeine is 3-5 hours.
• Silence! Try using a white-noise machine to block out the sound.
• Darkness! Light impairs your sleep quality – sleeping with lights on results in a 50% melatonin reduction.
No electronics at least an hour before bedtime.
• No late heavy meal sending your digestive system into overdrive

exposure to room light before bedtime suppresses melatonin onset
Melatonin (produced in darkness) is essential for health

Your Brain Starts Eating Itself After Being Starved for Sleep:

  • Sleep deprivation can trigger abnormal action of astrocytes, cells involved in brain cleansing and regeneration
  • When astrocytes are functioning abnormally, they can eat and destroy healthy brain synapses, increasing your risk of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases
  • A consistent sleep schedule is important for keeping your brain healthy and avoiding other chronic health problems
  • The exact amount of sleep you need depends on your age, overall health and activity levels, but for adults, seven to nine hours is a good general rule

In our western “modern” lives we get too little sun light exposure at day time – and too much artificial light before going to bed, which can derail the human circadian rhythm.

health impact of circadian rhythms
circadian rhythm is a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and repeats roughly every 24 hours. Abnormal circadian rhythm in humans is known as circadian rhythm disorder and can lead to various diseases.

Link to this chapter above ‘Sunshine, Darkness & Health’

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Aspirin & Coronavirus

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#aspirin – 2 February 2021

Covid-19 patients using aspirin were 43% less likely to be admitted to the ICU 
They were also 44% less likely to need ventilators due to their heart medication
Daily aspirin use also reduced the risk of death by 47%
Researchers say aspirin could be the first over-the counter drug for Covid-19 [MailOnline, 26 October 2020

Aspirin Use is Associated with Decreased Mechanical Ventilation, ICU Admission, and In-Hospital Mortality in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

  • The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus can cause blood platelets to clump, leading to potential blood clots that damage organs.
  • Aspirin is known to thin the blood, helping to prevent blood clots in people who have cardiovascular disease.
  • A new study shows that people hospitalized with COVID-19 benefitted from taking low-dose aspirin.

Low-dose (81 mg) aspirin has been used as a therapy to decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots in people who have cardiovascular disease (CVD) [source]
Whether low-dose aspirin is helpful or harmful depends on who you are. If you are at risk of cardiovascular disease, it could be beneficial; but if you are at risk of ulcers and bleeding in your gastrointestinal tract, it could be harmful. 

link to the chapter above ‘Aspirin & Covid-19

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Vitamin B, Niacin & Immunity

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#vitamin-b new chapter, 20 January 2021

Is Niacin a Missing Piece of the COVID Puzzle?

  • B vitamins may play an important role in COVID-19 prevention and treatment, according to two recent papers
  • Based on B vitamins’ effects on your immune system, immune-competence and red blood cells (which help fight infection), supplementation may be a useful adjunct to other prevention and treatment strategies
  • Vitamin B assists in proper activation of both the innate and adaptive immune responses, reduces pro-inflammatory cytokine levels, improves respiratory function, maintains endothelial integrity, prevents hypercoagulability and can reduce the length of stay in hospital.
  • Niacin (vitamin B3) appears particularly important. According to a recent paper, there appears to be a causative link between low niacin status and SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • SARS-CoV-2’s ability to invade your body is dependent on calcium signaling, which in turn is dependent on the presence of NAADP, which is formed from niacin. NAADP-dependent calcium signaling is responsible both for the inhibition of viral entry into cells and driving the virus out of already infected cells

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) — Thiamine improves immune system function, protects cardiovascular health, inhibits inflammation and aids in healthy antibody responses.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) — Riboflavin in combination with ultraviolet light has been shown to decrease the infectious titer of SARS-CoV-2 below the detectable limit
Vitamin B3 (niacin/nicotinamide) — Niacin is a building block of NAD and NADP, which are vital when combating inflammation.
“the downstream inflammatory propagation of ensuing severe acute respiratory virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is entirely prohibited or reversed upstream out the body to expeditiously restore health with well-tolerated dynamic supplementation of sufficient NA (i.e., ~1-3 grams per day).”
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) — Vitamin B5 aids in wound healing and reduces inflammation.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5′-phosphate/pyridoxine) — Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (PLP), the active form of vitamin B6, is a cofactor in several inflammatory pathways.
Vitamin B9 (folate/folic acid) — Folate, the natural form of B9 found in food, is required for the synthesis of DNA and protein in your adaptive immune response.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) — B12 is required for healthy synthesis of red blood cells and DNA. A deficiency in B12 increases inflammation and oxidative stress by raising homocysteine levels. B12 deficiency is also associated with certain respiratory disorders. Advancing age can diminish your body’s ability to absorb B12 from food

“A recent study showed that methylcobalamin supplements have the potential to reduce COVID-19-related organ damage and symptoms. A clinical study conducted in Singapore showed that COVID-19 patients who were given vitamin B12 supplements (500 μg), vitamin D (1000 IU) and magnesium had reduced COVID-19 symptom severity and supplements significantly reduced the need for oxygen and intensive care support.”

Niacin Modulates the Bradykinin Storm
COVID-19 also triggers bradykinin storms. Bradykinin is a chemical that helps regulate your blood pressure and is controlled by your renin-angiotensin system (RAS). The bradykinin hypothesis provides a model that helps explain some of the more unusual symptoms of COVID-19, including its bizarre effects on your cardiovascular system
[see chapter ‘Covid Long Haulers‘ above]

As a “health restorative therapy” for those diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2, they recommend starting with a dose of 500 milligrams of immediate-release niacin, two to three times a day, ideally within the first 48 hours of symptom onset. As your flush response lessens, increase your dose to 1,000 mg, two to three times a day.23

Above text is from this article with more information and links.

Link to this chapter above: Vitamin B, Niacin & Immunity

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Vitamin C Covid-19 Treatment

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#vitamin-c – updated: 9 Feb 2021

On 4th of March 2020, the Chinese Journal of Infectious Disease, hosted by the Medical Association of Shanghai, published “The expertise consensus regarding the total treatment of coronavirus in Shanghai 2019”. This document is of extraordinary importance, as it concentrates the Chinese experience in combating the virus: 
Antiviral treatment of light and ordinary patients:
“Heparin anticoagulation and high-dose vitamin C are recommendedVitamin C is administered at a dose of 50 to 100 mg / kg body weight per day… In the event of a “cytokine storm”, intermittent short veno-venuous hemofiltration (ISVVH) is recommended.”
Treatment for severe and critically ill patients:
“6. Prevention and treatment of cytokine storm: It is recommended to use large doses of vitamin C and unfractionated heparin. Large doses of vitamin C are injected intravenously at a dose of 100 to 200 mg / kg per day.”

usual bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for different conditions
VITAMIN C, TITRATING TO BOWEL TOLERANCE, ANASCORBEMIA, AND ACUTE INDUCED SCURVY Notice:
viral pneumonia:  100 – 200+ per 24 hours, 12 – 25 doses per 24 hours

VITAMIN C DOSING: How much vitamin C should I take?
Your optimal dose of vitamin C depends on one thing: you. Are you healthy? Stressed? Sick? In sickness it was observed by Robert F. Cathcart, III, MD, that, “The amount of oral ascorbic acid (vitamin C) tolerated by a patient without producing diarrhea (loose bowels) increases somewhat proportionately to the stress or toxicity of his disease” and “[s]tressful conditions of any kind greatly increase utilization of vitamin C.” In other words, the sicker or more stressed you are, the more vitamin C you will “hold” before getting to saturation (bowel tolerance). Bowel tolerance is indicated by gas, a rumbling stomach, or slightly loose stool. If you take way too much C, very loose stool will result, but this goes away once dosages are reduced. When bowel tolerance is reached, this is a sign to back off the extra C. We continue to take C, but we take less and less often. It may take days to resolve illness (it depends how sick we are) but when healthy, the body needs less and “holds” less C. “

Biophysicist Virgiliu Gheorghe on the topic of vitamin C:
it looks like it was vitamin C that lead to stopping the epidemic in China.” in the article Coronavirus Coverup — Vitamin C Dramatic Help against Infection in China, South Korea — Why Aren’t We Told

Orthomolecular.org reports on 16 August:
These studies show very promising results including statistically significant reduction in mortality and inflammation of Covid-19 patients treated with HDIVC [High Dose IntraVenous Vitamin C], with no significant side effect.
But no major medical journals have agreed to publish the papers”.
“…12 qualified patients (18 years or older), 6 critically ill and 6 severely ill patients, were identified and included in the final analysis. C reactive protein, lymphocyte count and CD4+ T cell counts returned to normal on Day 3.
Similar trend of improvement in blood oxygenation levels (PaO2/FiO2) and SOFA (an organ failure measurement) score was also observed, after HDIVC … there were no deaths in HDIVC treated Covid-19 patients in Shanghai.”
“An NIH document (updated in February 2020) clearly states that HDIVC is safe even at very high doses”
The FDA even allows “compassionate drug use” which stipulates the use of new and unapproved drug to treat seriously ill patient when no other treatments are available [11].”

The NHS and NICE only mention vitamin C use for treating scurvy, and declare: “Claims that vitamin C ameliorates colds or promotes wound healing have not been proven.”
Wikipedia states “Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin,[22] … exhibits remarkably low acute toxicity.[5] More than two to three grams may cause indigestion, particularly when taken on an empty stomach.”

Scheme showing no improvement unless really high doses of vitamin C are taken. Disease symptom curves indicate very little effect on acute symptoms until doses of 80-90% of bowel tolerance are reached. Perhaps it is only near tolerance doses that the ascorbate is pushed into the primary sites of the disease.

‘Public Health’ should promote the use of Vitamin C as a home remedy to prevent and treat inflammation before using NHS services, recommending “titrating to bowel tolerance”.

Only when enough vitamin C is made available to the body, dramatic improvement occurs.

There is evidence that vitamin C and quercetin co-administration exerts a synergistic antiviral action due to overlapping antiviral and immunomodulatory properties and the capacity of ascorbate to recycle quercetin, increasing its efficacy:

  • Quercetin and Vitamin C: Synergistic Therapy for COVID-19
  • Vitamin C and quercetin have synergistic effects, useful in the prevention and early at-home treatment of COVID-19. Both are part of the MATH+ protocol developed by the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group (FLCCC)
  • For COVID-19 prophylaxis, the FLCCC recommends vitamin C, quercetin, zinc, melatonin and vitamin D3
  • The in-hospital MATH+ protocol calls for intravenous methylprednisone, high-dose ascorbic acid (vitamin C), thiamine and heparin. Optional additions include melatonin, zinc, vitamin D3, atorvastatin, famotidine and magnesium
  • Starting aggressive treatment as early as possible is crucial

“…large doses of vitamin C could also cure other viral diseases such as meningitis, hepatitis, measles, mumps, pneumonia, shingles and even the poisonous bite of a rattlesnake. [2-4] 
Since that time other researchers have reported that there is no viral disease that high-dose IVC cannot successfully treat.
“Klenner did not win a popularity contest with his colleagues. He wrote in frustration that “Some physicians would stand by and see their patient die rather than use ascorbic acid because in their finite minds it exists only as a vitamin.”
“…doctors who use IVC in North America are being harassed by authorities. In some case, being told that if they persist they will lose their license to practice medicine.” [source]

Link to this chapter above ‘Treating Covid-19 with Vitamins C

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Vitamin D Covid-19 Treatment

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22 Feb 2021: A Spanish study found giving supplemental vitamin D3 (calcifediol) to hospitalized patients with PCR-confirmed COVID-19 — in addition to standard care — reduced ICU admissions by 82% and mortality by 64%
You need 244% more oral vitamin D if you’re not also taking magnesium and vitamin K2.43 [source]

Vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of acute respiratory tract infection among all participants in 25 eligible randomised controlled trials with 11 321 participants, Vitamin D supplementation was safe and it protected against acute respiratory tract infection overall. Patients who were very vitamin D deficient and those not receiving bolus doses experienced the most benefit.”

  • A randomized clinical study found giving hospitalized COVID-19 patients calcifediol (a vitamin D3 analog) in addition to standard care reduced intensive care unit admissions from 50% to 2%. None of those given calcifediol died, and all were discharged without complications
  • Vitamin D lowers viral replication, boosts your overall immune function by modulating both innate and adaptive immune responses, reduces respiratory distress, improves overall lung function and helps produce surfactants in your lungs that aid in fluid clearance
  • Vitamin D also lowers your risk of comorbidities associated with poor COVID-19 prognosis, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease [source]

An August 2020 study found patients who had a vitamin D level below 12 ng/mL (30 nmol/L) had a 6.12 times higher risk of severe disease requiring invasive mechanical ventilation, and a 14.7 times higher risk of death compared to those with a vitamin D level above 12 ng/mL
[source]

graphic showing
less vitamin D = more corona
source: Mercola.com

An adult will need to take 4,000 IU/day of vitamin D3 for three months to reliably achieve a 75 nmol/L level. Persons of colour may need twice as much.”
“And since vitamin D is fat-soluble and its level in the body rises slowly, for those with a deficiency, taking an initial dose of 5-fold the normal dose (20,000 IU/day) for two weeks can help to raise the level up to an adequate level to lower infection risk.”
Government recommendations for vitamin D intake — 400 IU/day for the UK and 600 IU/day for the USA (800 IU for >70 years) and the EU — are based primarily on bone health. This is woefully inadequate in the pandemic context.” [source]

Covid-19 and Vitamin D Information Dr Gareth Davies (PhD), Dr Joanna Byers (MBChB), Dr Attila R Garami (MD, PhD)
document for medical professionals only –
[A 2-page summary of this report can be found here: bit.ly/VitDCovid19SummaryShort
]:

Vitamin D biochemistry, RAS and ARDS – summary of findings in this section:

  • Chronic Vitamin D deficiency induces lung fibrosis through activation of the RAS.
  • Vitamin D deficiency contributes directly to the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
  • Low Vitamin D Status Occurs in 90% of Patients with ARDS and Is Associated with Longer Duration of Mechanical Ventilation.
  • Vitamin D prevents experimental lung fibrosis and predicts survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Vitamin D alleviates lipopolysaccharide‑induced acute lung injury via regulation of the renin‑angiotensin system.
  • VDR Attenuates Acute Lung Injury by Blocking Ang-2-Tie-2 Pathway and Renin-Angiotensin System.
  • 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 suppresses renin gene transcription by blocking the activity of the cyclic AMP response element in the renin gene promoter.
  • Vitamin D supplementation is safe and protects against respiratory tract infection.
  • Studies in HIV patients show Vitamin D induces anti-inflammatory responses through direct effects on T-cells. 
    Vitamin D promotes an anti-inflammatory response by inhibiting the maturation of dendritic cells, downregulating antigen presenting molecules (MHC-class II), costimulatory molecules (e.g., CD40, CD80, and CD86), and pro-inflammatory cytokines (e.g., IL-12 and IL-23); Simultaneously, Vitamin D enhances anti-inflammatory cytokine (IL-10) and T-cell inhibitory molecule (PD-1).

Chronic vitamin D deficiency induces lung fibrosis through activation of the renin-angiotensin system

  • Vitamin D is causal in reducing development of all cancers, including colorectal cancer.
  • Mortality rates for colorectal cancer have been shown to correlate with latitude.
  • Vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency plays a causative role in the prevalence of Crohn’s Disease.
  • People living near the equator are at low risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease, however, upon migration to developed countries in temperate climates, the risk of IBD increases.
  • Regular doses of vitamin D (VTD)—about 2000 IU/d—early in life have been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes (up to an 80% reduction projected over the next 30 years)
  • Vitamin D is implicated in procognitive and neuroprotective functions, including the reduction of Alzheimer’s disease hallmarks 
  • Nicotine (smoking) downregulates ACE2 almost certainly worsening Covid-19 outcomes for smokers and ex-smokers.
    [source: Covid-19 and Vitamin D Information]

Here is a “Vitamin D Calculator” for you by grassrootshealth.net

Vitamin D intake for adults according to Dr. Mercola
Graphic from Dr. Mercola: Assess your individualized vitamin D dosage.  
To convert ng/mL into the European measurement (nmol/L),
simply multiply the ng/mL measurement by 2.5. 

HealthTruth.info comment: there is no patent on D3, so no profit;
all the profit is in the flu vaccines and covid vaccines.

WARNING: in very rare cases of hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood), vitamin D3 should NOT be taken. In March 2021 a woman, B., contacted HealthTruth.info and shared her story:
“We spoke about Vitamin D and  I’ve just written a few words on my problems with it here, I realise it is probably very rare.  I had lots of bloods taken at that time and no other seemed to be of concern.
1) after blood test  Vit D on lowest limit of lower level, advised to take a minimum dose  in 2016/2017 apx 1000iu per day or 7000 a week.
Symptoms had been tiredness, aching and not enough energy in muscles when at Gym, walking was fine.
2) after apx 4 weeks aching got worse , after 6 weeks started to feel really tired bones aching, felt sick, then weeing more, drinking more, for about 3 days as well as previous noticed my vision blurred by afternoon and difficulty focusing, also think I may have had heart palpitations . Final evening started feeling really unwell, thirsty , going to toilet, sweating, all bones ached, by late evening in agony, literally crawled in to bed laid there in agony even my toe bones ached all bones ached. Laid in bed all evening in agony couldn’t face getting  to hospital sitting in waiting room as everything just hurt too much so just lay there all night.
Next morning felt better than I had and stopped taking any supplements incl vitamin D took it easy, noticed after stopping Vitamin D, I was feeling better each day & tried to get the doctors to find out if too much vitamin D
took blood but  vit D still low , I realise they probably should have taken a calcium blood check as later found out the symptoms were hypercalcemia.
For some, taking a vitamin D supplement over an extended period of time can cause the blood calcium level to rise. If calcium in the blood exceeds a normal level, hypercalcemia may develop.
3) Many people prescribing Vitamin D say cant take too much, but clearly there are a few like me that it doesnt agree with.   Long term I’ve noticed my toes still ache regularly, especially after a long walk.
Only other medical problems at the time was I will have been menopausal  & stressed.
Happy for you to let people be aware of this, preferably not name me, but do mention its rare as I dont want to panic anyone when everyone is being told to take vitamin D.
I only know of one elderly person in a nursing home who had similar problems, but if anyone feels worse after taking  Vitamin D please stop & review.”

Link to this chapter above ‘Treating Covid-19 with Vitamins D

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Madagascar’s remedy ‘Covid-Organics’

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“This herbal tea gives results in seven days,” said Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina in April. ‘Covid Organics’ is a herbal remedy (also known as Tambavy CVO), produced from artemisia, a plant with proven efficacy against malaria, and other indigenous herbs, according to the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research, which developed the beverage.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) advised people against using untested remedies for COVID-19. “Even if therapies are derived from traditional practice and natural, establishing their efficacy and safety through rigorous clinical trials is critical.”

Sweet wormwood - Artemisia

Does Madagascar’s herbal remedy, COVID-Organics work?
In short, our venture EMSKE Phytochem comes out very much in support of COVID-Organics… Quercetin-7-glucoside (aka “quercimeritrin”) actually shows a rather strong 9.15 in the silico assay results. What we see as demonstrating efficacy in the extract is in a lot of common everyday fruits & vegetables as well, like red onions. This plant has been known to (Chinese) traditional medicine to be safe for administering by way of ingestion. 

In Germany  Artemisia annua plant extract was tested (also known as sweet wormwood). Researchers found that the leaves of Artemisia extract showed anti-viral activity after being extracted with pure ethanol or distilled water. The anti-viral activity increased considerably when the ethanol extract was combined with coffee.

Link to this chapter above ‘Madagascar’s herbal remedy Covid-Organics’

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Selenium Benefits

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Researchers found that areas with high levels of selenium were more likely to recover from the virus. In the city of Enshi in Hubei Province, which has the highest selenium intake in China, the cure rate (percentage of Covid-19 patients declared ‘cured’) was almost three-times higher than the average for all the other cities in Hubei Province.
By contrast, in Heilongjiang Province, where selenium intake is among the lowest in the world, the death rate from Covid-19 was almost five-times as high as the average of all the other provinces outside of Hubei.
Selenium appears relevant to a number of evolutionarily distinct viruses, via potential immunomodulatory effects that are fully consistent with the many essential roles of selenium in the immune system.

Here are some known health benefits of selenium:
Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Improved Thyroid Health
Cancer Prevention
Heart Health
Fertility Support
Help Treating Asthma
Foods rich in selenium:
Brazil nuts, Salmon, Tuna, Turkey, Cottage cheese, Chicken, Mushrooms, Halibut, Eggs, Navy beans, Sardines, Sunflower seeds, Grass-fed beef, Oats

Link to this chapter above ‘Benefit of High Selenium Level’

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HCQ – Hydroxychloroquine + Zinc

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Treating covid-19 successfully with zinc and hydroxychloroquine:

Zinc inhibits RNA polymerase activity of coronaviruses and thus blocks virus replication. Hydroxychloroquine and quercetin support the cellular absorption of zinc and have additional anti-viral properties.

“The mortality rate from COVID-19 in countries that allow access to HCQ is only one-tenth the mortality rate in countries where there is interference with this medication, such as the United States,” the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS) general counsel Andrew Schlafly said, citing easier access to the drug in Philippines, Poland, Israel, Turkey, and even Venezuela.

You can take a zink supplement with
a tonic drink containing natural quinin

Turkey’s COVID-19 Early Hydroxychloroquine Treatment Strategy
“As soon as a patient has symptoms, they are treated with hydroxychloroquine tablets and/or favipiravir at home. Follow-up calls quickly spot if the symptoms worsen, and then they will be admitted to hospital.”
The Turkish approach is at odds with most countries, such as the UK, where symptomatic patients are asked to stay home, wait, until the symptoms essentially become unbearable, and then serious complications and hospitalisation become very likely.
[Sky News written reporting is remarkable, covering how early outpatient treatment is implemented in Turkey. But there is not a word in their TV program about it]

Jacques Pollini, PhD: “I challenge anybody reading these lines to show me the results of a randomized trial that tested the HCQ/AZI or HCQ/AZI/Zn on COVID patients in the early stage of the disease, that is, before hospitalization.” in
COVID-19 Treatments: Please, Let’s Have a Bit of Common Sense!

More HCQ treatments below in: ‘Covid-19 Combined Treatments
See also: ‘HCQ Studies Set Up To Fail‘ in the previous article
We’ve Got It All Wrong

WARNING: according to Dr. Wodarg, people with ancestors from malaria countries (Africa) may have a glucose-6-dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, a hereditary trait particularly common among ethnic groups living in or coming from areas with malaria. One of the substances dangerous in all forms of this enzyme deficiency is is the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ).
Little attention is paid to this serious side effect in HCQ studies.

Link to this chapter above ‘HCQ – Hydroxychloroquine and Zinc’

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N-acetylcysteine (NAC) Treatment

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FDA Wants to Ban NAC Now That It Combats COVID-19:

  • N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has a long history of use as a first-aid remedy for acetaminophen poisoning. Compelling research suggests it may also be useful against COVID-19
  • By raising glutathione, NAC combats oxidative stress, which is a main cause of the cytokine storm associated with COVID-19. NAC also inhibits hypercoagulation and breaks up blood clots, which is another complication seen in some COVID-19 cases
  • NAC helps loosen thick mucus in the lungs and improves a variety of lung-related problems, including pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), both of which are common characteristics of COVID-19
  • NAC was found to improve immune function and reduce the severity of influenza infections. 
  • Aside from increasing glutathione, NAC may also prevent or improve COVID-19 infection by improving T cell response and modulating inflammation

At present, seven studies involving NAC for COVID-19 are listed on Clinicaltrials.gov.5
The number needed to treat (NNT) in the study8 cited by Debé is 0.5, which means for every two people treated with NAC, one will be protected against symptomatic influenza. That’s significantly better than influenza vaccines, which have an NNV (number needed to vaccinate) of 71,9 meaning 71 people must be vaccinated to prevent a single case of confirmed influenza. It’s even better than vitamin D, which has an NNT of 33.10 
With COVID-19 treatment as a new indication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now suddenly cracking down on NAC, claiming it is excluded from the definition of a dietary supplement, as it was approved as a new drug in 1985.2 As such, NAC cannot be marketed as a supplement. [source of the above text]

Link to this chapter above ‘N-acetylcysteine (NAC) Treatment

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Combined & Other Treatments

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See also the chapter “Nitric Oxide & Humming” above.

June 30, 2020, “Zelenko and two co-authors published a study,10 currently in preprint, which found treating COVID-19 patients who had confirmed positive test results “as early as possible after symptom onset” with zinc, low-dose hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin “was associated with significantly less hospitalizations and five times less all-cause deaths.” Hydroxychloroquine has been used safely for 65 years in many millions of patients.”

From How a False Hydroxychloroquine Narrative Was Created

The Swiss Policy Research recommends the following Covid-19 treatment
(updated 4 September):
Prophylaxis:
Zinc (50mg to 100mg per day)
Quercetin (500mg to 1000mg per day)
Bromhexine (25mg to 50mg per day)
Vitamins C (1000mg) and D (2000 u/d)

Early treatment:
Zinc (75mg to 150mg per day)
Quercetin (500mg to 1500mg per day)
Bromhexine (50mg to 75mg per day)
Vitamins C (1000mg) and D (4000 u/d)

Ancillary (prescription only):
Hydroxychloroquine (400mg per day)
High-dose vitamin D (1x 100,000 IU)
Azithromycin (up to 500mg per day)
Heparin (usual dosage)
Note: Contraindications for HCQ (e.g. favism or heart disease) must be observed.
Addendum: Other prescription drugs with first reported successes in the early medical treatment of Covid-19 are ivermectin (read more) and favipiravir (read more).

Professor Thomas Borody, from the Centre for Digestive Diseases in Sydney, Australia, claims in covexit.com in August: It’s Easier than Treating the Flu
COVID-19 is now curable with Ivermectin in combination with 2 other widely available generic drugs – Doxycycline and Zinc 
it can treat and get rid, within 6 to 10 days, of the coronavirus”
Why aren’t we treating every elderly person in every health care facility, in every aged care facility with this? “There is no drug company behind it. “There are no people who are lobbying government and giving donations for reelections.”

Ivermectin protocol to treat covid-19 patients
from the Directorate of Medical & Health Services Uttar Pradesh
From TheCompleteGuideToHealth.com/ivermectin.html
where you find more about ivermectin
Dr. Kory, MD statement before Congress about Ivermectin in December 2020

Budesonide is an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid. Inhaled with a nebulizer directly into the lungs, it prevents the cytokene storm triggered by covid-19. This is an easily deployable pre-hospital community-based treatment. “Thus far, 100% of my patients appear to be symptom free following a course of inhaled Budesonide therapy”. Budesonide has been studied and utilized for lung related inflammation for over 20 years. Taiwan, Japan and South Korea have used this treatment successfully, keeping covid-19 death numbers low. “Delayed treatment is not a valid health strategy”
Richard P. Bartlett, MD, Texas [source]

Link to this chapter above ‘Covid-19 Combined Treatments

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Homeopathy, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#homeopathy-acupuncture – updated 23 January 2021

Acupuncture could help coronavirus patientsstudy says
By Hannah Frishberg and Hannah Sparks, August 17, 2020
The traditional Chinese practice influenced rodents’ ability to cope with a cytokine storm. In the new study, researchers found that mice experiencing a cytokine storm had a 40% greater chance of survival when treated with electroacupuncture. As well, acupuncture worked well as a preventative practice: Mice treated with acupuncture before developing a cytokine storm experienced lower levels of inflammation and their survival rate increased from 20 to 80%.
“It’s always nice when Western studies back up the ancient healing medical system of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine… Acupuncture is fantastic at triggering the body’s innate healing abilities, helping with inflammation and calming the nervous system. I have seen great results at my practice, treating patients with post-COVID-19 symptoms,” said acupuncturist Sara Reznikoff

Homeopaths have trialed remedies for covid-19 with highly encouraging results.
Phosphorous and Spigelia.
“Homeopathy is hugely successful during epidemics, with a lower mortality rate and people getting better much more quickly,” says Sherr. “So far, the results with COVID-19 have been amazing.”
Of the 204 cases, 64 percent reported their symptoms as “very much better” after homeopathy, 28 percent were “much better.” The other seven percent were either somewhat better or unchanged. None worsened.
The main remedies used in stage 1 cases were Aconite, Phosphorus, and Bryonia. The stage 2 cases had more intense and deeper symptoms and reduced vitality.
The contrast between the attitude of homeopaths like Sherr and the tales of helplessness and despair from medical doctors and nurses watching patients die alone on ventilators in traditional hospital ICUs, separated from their loved ones, couldn’t be starker.

The Scientist Magazine reports on the 7th February 2020:
“The Indian government’s Ministry of AYUSH, which promotes alternative medicine systems in the country, released a health advisory on January 29 that advocates the use of homeopathy and traditional remedies, such as Indian systems of medicine, to ward off infections of the newly circulating 2019-nCoV coronavirus. This includes the use of a homeopathic preparation called Arsenicum album 30C and two drops of sesame oil in each nostril each morning for prevention, and Unani medicines (treatments based on the teachings of Hippocrates and Galen) to mitigate symptoms of coronavirus infection.

New Coronavirus: All Eyes On India specifies another homeopathic treatment:
“It has recommended one dose of Arsenicum album 30, daily in empty stomach for three days. The dose should be repeated after one month by following the same schedule in case Coronavirus infections prevail in the community.”

According to Dr. med. Johannes Wilkens (ärztlicher Direktor der Alexander von Humboldt Klinik in Bad Steben, Landkreis Hof, Germany), homeopathic treatment with Bryonia/Stannum removes covid-19 symptoms after three days. [source: Verblüffende Corona-Heilungen durch homöopathische und anthroposophische Arzneimittel, 20 December 2020]

As homeopathy usually has no side effects, the only criticism could be that using homeopathy might prevent people from getting a “proper” treatment. As health officials keep claiming “there is no treatment for coronavirus”, this risk is clearly not existant.

Can Chinese Medicine Be Used for Prevention of Corona Virus Disease?
A Review of Historical Classics, Research Evidence and Current Prevention Programs from 17 Februry states:
“The infection rate of H1N1 influenza in the CM group was significantly lower than the non-CM group.”
The most frequently used herbs included Radix astragali (Huangqi), Radix glycyrrhizae (Gancao), Radix saposhnikoviae (Fangfeng), Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (Baizhu), Lonicerae Japonicae Flos (Jinyinhua), and Fructus forsythia (Lianqiao).
Conclusions: Based on historical records and human evidence of SARS and H1N1 influenza prevention, Chinese herbal formula could be an alternative approach for prevention of COVID-19 in high-risk population.”

Research suggests seaweed used in traditional Chinese medicine could protect against COVID-19:
“a carbohydrate found in the seaweed Ecklonia kurome blocks the activity of an enzyme that is essential for the replication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).” The seaweed is called “Kun Bu” in China.
The researchers found that polysaccharide 375 completely blocked the enzyme activity of 3CLpro. Furthermore, the homogeneous polysaccharide 37502 bound to 3CLpro and potently disrupted spike – ACE2 binding.
Recently, two components of the traditional Chinese herbal medicine Shuanghuanglian were shown to inhibit 3CLpro in SARS-CoV-2 and to exhibit potent antiviral activities in vitro.

It is clear from the chapters above:
we have several treatment options
to safely treat coronavirus.

Link to this chapter above ‘Homeopathy, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine’

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Getting & Staying Healthy

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#healthy – updated: 20 January 2021

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
People with pre-existing conditions need to look after their health. Here are several studies showing what you can do if you have any of the following pre-existing conditions:

cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension, pneumonia, obesity, dementia, malignancy, severe asthma, respiratory, liver, neurological and auto-immune diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease.

WARNING: When you’ve been on a course of anti-biotics, these anti-biotics cannot distinguish between good and bad bacteria and zaps them all. It can take up to 6 months for the good bacteria to re-populate the gut; some unlucky people can take even longer.
Do you use anti-bacterial wipes? Anti-bacterial washing up liquid, anti-bacterial cleaning sprays in your house, if you do, it is inevitable that you will be ingesting some of the antibacterial agents and they will be destroying the good bacteria in your gut.
[from Anti-bacterials & Modern Life]

  • Metabolic Inflexibility Is Key Risk Factor for COVID-19:
  • While SARS-CoV-2 is a rampant virus that can cause severe problems in vulnerable individuals, the real pandemic — the underlying cause that makes people susceptible to complications from the infection in the first place — is poor metabolic health
  • Aside from old age, obesity has been identified as one of the primary risk factors for being hospitalized with COVID-19 — doubling the risk of hospitalization in patients under the age of 60 in one study
  • One hypothesis for why obesity is worsening COVID-19 has to do with the fact that obesity causes chronic inflammation. Having more proinflammatory cytokines in circulation increases your risk of experiencing a cytokine storm
  • Insulin resistance is another top risk factor for COVID-19 that worsens outcomes and increases your risk of death
  • There are five primary parameters of metabolic health: waist circumference, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and triglyceride and HDL levels. Having three or more abnormal parameters is indicative of metabolic syndrome

More conditions are listed on greenmedinfo.
More: www.greenmedinfo.com/disease/coronavirus-disease
and Dr. Mercola’s 10 Tips To Help Combat Coronvirs

Earthing, otherwise known as Grounding, is the act of reconnecting with the Earth’s natural electrical current. Unfortunately, modern living has mostly isolated us from our electrical connection with the Earth. Everything from wearing rubber soled shoes to the use of synthetic flooring materials, all block our ability to Earth.
Everyone has the opportunity to reconnect and simply walk barefoot on the Earth outside, however, it’s not always easy to kick off your shoes and spend hours each day barefoot.
“Western Civilization has been a steady march away from nature.
One of these profound strides away from earth’s healing nature occurred in the 1950’s and ‘60’s when we began wearing rubber soled shoes. In that move toward comfort and convenience we insulated ourselves from the single biggest anti-inflammatory we have – planet earth” – Dr Zach Bush, Triple Board certified physician.
Making direct skin contact with the Earth’s surface provides the body with an essential source of natural antioxidants called free electrons.
Earthing technology is the simplest solution to Earthing in the modern world, allowing one to reconnect from inside their home.

An easy way to ground your bed is putting a metal strip / wire / net under the bedsheet and connect that with the “earth” socket.

10 Ways to Take Care of You During 2020:
move your body, eat healthy, clean your environment, practice meditation to calm yourself, take a break from the news, listen to music, work on your hobby, read a book, ground yourself in the earth – and seek support.

Vaping Links to COVID Risk: Covid-19 diagnosis was five times more likely among ever-users of e-cigarettes. And smokers are more likely to end up in the hospital with flu than nonsmokers.

Prophylaxis is better than treatment.
Starting to heal underlying conditions
with nutrition and life style changes

helps prevent a cytokine storm of the immune system

Supplements thought to be useful in the prevention of coronavirus infection include:
N-acetylcysteine (NAC), elderberry (shortens influenza duration by two to four days), Spirulina, beta-glucan, Glucosamine (upregulates mitochondrial antiviral-signaling protein (MAVS), Selenium , Zinc, lipoic acid, sulforaphane, resveratrol, vitamin D, Bifidobacterium bifidum strain probiotics and sporebiotics

Some basic remindres to get and stay healthy:
Drinking water for hydration, flushing toxins in the body
Fever is your immune system in action. Support it, don’t bring it down.
Stop taking pain killers – they shorten your life span
Exercise daily in nature.
Breathing exercises help to relax. Avoid any stress.
Cold Showers every day result in 30% less sickness days
Quit smoking & vaping for your lung’s health
Remove GMO foods (see info table below)! Go organic.
Avoid antibiotics
FEAR is enemy #1 in covid-19. Focus on LOVE.
Look after your gut – home of the immune system
“Earthing” or “Grounding” is connecting with the electromagnetic field of the earth, best barefoot

health improvement without GMO foods
Many mass produced foods (especially in the US)
include genetically modified ingredients. Statistic:
Jeffrey Smith from The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT)

In ‘Cellular Awakening’, chapter: ‘The Universal Cycles We Dance To‘, Barbara Wren writes that at the Spring Equinox the increased light leads to more photon activity and a change in our energy, and the reverse change happens at the autumn equinox; these turning points create a surge in energy and a detoxification of the cells, and this is why many people get colds or the flu around equinox. “Stagnation is an expression of disease” and healing is about creating freedom of movementshe adds on page 65.

Link to this chapter above ‘Getting Healthy’

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Wim Hof Method – Extreme Immunity

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#ice – updated 2 Feb 2021

Wim Hof – also known as “The Ice Man”, shares his method publicly.
His mission is to share the power of breathing, cold exposure and commitment with as many people as possible. Benefits include:

  • Increased energy
  • Better sleep
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Heightened focus & determination
  • Increased willpower
  • Stronger immune system

Cold therapy: The cold is your warm friend! Learn how to use the power of cold to burn fat, boost your immune system, sleep better, reduce inflammation and enhance nature’s own mood boosters.

Breathing: Master scientific breathing techniques that improve your energy level, detox your body, reduce stress levels, rebalance the nervous system and strengthen your immune system. inflammation and enhance nature’s own mood boosters.

Commitment: Going deep into your own physiology takes commitment and a willingness to move out of your natural comfort zone. The time to unleash your inner power is now!

Relaxing in an icecube filled pool THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE WIM HOF METHOD

If ice is too much for you:
start with having a cold shower after hot each day:
‘There was a really interesting study showing that if people had a normal shower and then for the last 30 seconds or so every morning, they switched it to cold. The people who were having the cold showers, they reduced their sickness days from work,’ a researcher told Dr Ronx.
‘It was 30% lower in sickness rate in those people, so that’s quite a big drop.’ ‘That cold part of the shower in the morning was initiating this stress response which was helping initiate some of these beneficial mechnicisms’ the researcher continued. [source: metro.co.uk 7 Jan 2021]

Many scientific studies have confirmed the Wim Hof method works –
for example: Radboud University, The Netherlands (2014):

  • Aimed to test if the results from the first study on Wim could be reproduced with a larger group
  • Injected 12 Wim Hof Method practitioners with an endotoxin
  • Results showed that, like Wim, they were able to control their sympathetic nervous system and immune response
  • Anti-inflammatory mediators were ~200% higher,
    while pro-inflammatory mediators were ~50% lower
  • Potentially important implications for “conditions associated with excessive or persistent inflammation, especially autoimmune diseases.” (2014, Knox et. al.)

Testimonials:
“For 12 years now I have had rheumatism. Thanks to the Wim Hof Method I have been able to halve the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs”
“I have severe arthritis in my left hip. By implementing the Wim Hof Method in my daily life, I can deal with this without getting surgery. I’m almost 66 years old and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more alive”

BECAUSE WE WEAR CLOTHES AND CONTROL THE TEMPERATURES AT HOME AND WORK, WE HAVE CHANGED THE STIMULATION ON OUR BODY, THUS THE OLD MECHANISMS RELATED TO SURVIVE AND FUNCTION.
AS THESE DEEPER PHYSIOLOGICAL LAYERS ARE NOT STIMULATED ANYMORE WE HAVE BECOME ALIENATED FROM THEM, THUS OUR BODIES HAVE WEAKENED AND WE ARE NO LONGER IN TOUCH WITH THIS INNER POWER.
THE INNER POWER IS A FORCE ACCUMULATED BY FULL AWAKENED PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES. IT ALSO INFLUENCES THE VERY CORE OF OUR DNA” [Wim Hof]

You can join a FREE Mini Class containing 3 videos, one on each of the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method; Breathing, Cold Therapy and Commitment:

  • In video one Wim will teach you how to do the breathing technique, to help you reduce your stress levels and strengthen your immune system.
  • In the second video, Wim will explain how to improve your cold tolerance and how to take a cold shower – you can do it!
  • Video 3 is all about learning to understand the power of the mind, and helping you take back control to live your ideal life.

Find out more: wimhofmethod.com/practice-the-method

Link to this chapter above: ‘Extreme Immunity: the Wim Hof Method’

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Food as Medicine and Fasting

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#food-medicine – updated 2 April 2021

The government needs to promote healthy eating and life style to support the immune system – this will also reduce many underlying causes of death (like obesity)
Since over 70% of bodily immune cells are associated with your gut – eating the right food has never been more important.
Here is some good nutritional advice for gut health & life style.
These natural antibiotics do not destroy the biome like anti-biotics do:

We are convinced that the elucidation of immunomodulation by food will help promote good health.”
“In this review, we describe the immunomodulating effects of various food components, including probiotics, prebiotics, polysaccharides, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, peptides, amino acids and polyphenols. Some of these components enhance immune responses, leading to host defense against infection, whereas others inhibit immune responses, thus suppressing allergy and inflammation.

Black seed, sweet orange, and Anthemis hyalina extracts all exhibit antiviral activity against coronavirus
The following substances have been researched for coronavirus disease:: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs), Flavonoids, Herbs, Quercetin, Houttuynia cordata, Nigella sativa (aka Black Seed), Sweet Orange, Probiotics, Zinc, Catechin, Garlic, Honeysuckle, Licorice and Pelargonium

9 foods helping you to keep your immune system strong 💪
Garlic: fights infections, has immune boosting properties
Broccoli: Packed with vitamins A, C, and E as well as numerous antioxidants
Yogurt: High in protein. Good source of vitamins B12, B2, and D. Contain probiotics needed for proper digestion, detoxification, and immune function.
Red Bell Peppers: Ounce for ounce have 2x more vitamin C than citrus
Ginger: Reduces inflammation which helps with inflammatory ailments and sore throats.
Spinach: Rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and beta carotene. Beta carotene is believed to help fight infections.

Almonds: High in vitamin E
Green Tea: Contains EGCG which has been shown to enhance immune function
Citrus: high in vitamin C which increases white blood cell production

Anti-Inflammatory Foods
versus
Pro-Inflammatory Foods

“Let food be your medicine” [Hippocrates]
Eating the healthy foods is the basis of your health, considering that 70% of the immune system is based in the gut. It is always best to buy whole fruit and vegetables and prepare the food at home. Cooking is more healthy than frying. Lots of raw food, some fermented, will stimulate the gut. If you can, buy organic, to avoid the agrochemicals and pollutants, especially glyphosate. Search the web – and take your pick.

Here are lists of The dirty dozen & clean fifteen foods
“Clean 15” means: hardly polluted;
the “Dirty Dozen” are heavily polluted.

How to Eat for Life and strengthen your immune system with food short lecture by physician and author Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Fasting boosts the immune system
For millennia, fasting has been one of the anchoring rituals in a variety of spiritual denominations. It can help with inflammation, obesity, insulin resistance, visceral adiposity, and endothelial dysfunction and to Heal Autoimmune Disease – which is the problem why people die with coronavirus. Intermittent fasting has many other health benefits.

Link to this chapter above ‘Food as Medicine and Fasting’

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Fermented Food Magic

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#fermentation – updated: 21 December 2020

About 3/4 of the human immune system is based in the gut – a complex internal ecosystem, like a rain forest, also known as biome.
Fermentation turns good food into superfood. Fermentation produces “good” bacteria called probiotics, which confer a wealth of benefits to intestinal flora when consumed, enhancing the health of your gut microbiome and boosting your immune system. It is recommended to reseed your inner ecosystem with prebiotic and probiotic-rich foods, like sauerkraut, kimchi & kefir.

So what happens when you take antibiotics or regularly use antibacterial lotions and soaps? You literally kill the good bacteria and the bad ones take over. This, in turn, disturbs the symbiosis (balance) of your microbiome which will lead to digestive issues and immune reactions. Studies have linked everything from autism to most chronic diseases to leaky gut syndrome and improper digestion. 

Kefir is a unique cultured dairy product that is one of the most probiotic rich foods on the planet. Fermented milk products like kefir can help people with milk-related lactose intolerance.  
The Whey in Kefir, sometimes referred to as liquid gold, has long been known to have powerful detoxification qualities

Next time you get sick, think twice about taking an antibiotic and drink kefir instead. A study out of University College Cork in Ireland compared Lactobacillus probiotic preparations […] The researchers discovered that probiotics worked as well as or even better than antibiotic therapy in not only eliminating the infectious agent, but in resolving symptoms!
Consumption of fermented foods has been shown to kill several different types of cancerous tumors in animal studies.
Kefir  has strong anti-inflammatory properties and was found to have both positive effects on allergies and asthma.
More: Kefir Nutritional Facts [from: “What is Kefir?“]

How to make kefir easy yourself (and boost your gut based immune system): buy organic milk + one small bottle of kefir. Add a cup full of kefir to the milk, shake, and keep it in a warm(ish) place. Shake again twice a day; after one or two days the milk has fermented into kefir.
Keep refrigerated and use some of this kefir to start the next one.

the PubMed study “The effect of kefir consumption on human immune system: a cytokine study” confirms:
“Bioactive peptides activate innate immunity by stimulating macrophages, increasing phagocytosis, augmenting NO and cytokine production and boosting the lumen levels of IgG and IgA+ B-lymphocytes.”
“The results indicated that kefir use increased polarization of the immune response towards TH1 type and decreased TH2 type response and accordingly allergic response.”

Top Five Traditional Fermented Anti Aging Foods:
Thanks to the enzymatic boost provided by living microbes in fermented foods, the secret to lifelong vitality may lie in adding these nutritional powerhouses to your dinner plate.
Benefits of eating probiotic-rich fermented foods include:

  • Improved digestion[ii]
  • Boosted immunity[iii]
  • Enhanced weight loss[iv]
  • Treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases[v]
  • Faster healing from colds and flus[vi]
  • Reduced risk of heart disease[vii]
  • Improved symptoms of anxiety and depression[viii]
  • Antiaging effects[ix]

1. Yogurt
2. Fermented Vegetables  Kimchi with antiaging effects, raw sauerkraut and pickled cucumbers, cauliflower and even leafy greens like mustard and collard.
3. Kombucha, a tart, fizzy, fermented tea beverage. Kombucha’s antioxidant activity has been found to be 100 times higher than vitamin C and 25 times higher than vitamin E..[xvii] Kombucha’s high levels of vitamin C boost immunity, and its antioxidant power protects against cell damage, inflammatory diseases, suppressed immunity and tumors.[xviii] 
4. Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV, attributed with antidiabetic and antioxidant effects that make it a useful ally in the fight against diabetes.[xxi] It’s recommended to start with no more than 2 tablespoons of ACV diluted with equal parts water, taken on an empty stomach immediately upon waking 
5. Miso is a fermented soybean paste. miso does, in fact, have the ability to prevent radiation injury.[xxvii]  Made by combining a mash of soybeans and grains with sea salt and koji (a mold starter), the mixture is fermented for three months to three years. [source]

When you buy bread, choose FERMENTED bread. Souerdough is naturally fermented. “Lavain Bread” dough was naturally fermented for 36 hours before baking.

link to this chapter above: ‘The Magic of Fermented Food

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EMF, Electrosmog, 5G and Exosomes

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#5g

Shielding EMF Improves Autoimmune Disease
Electrosmog at both an extremely low-frequency (ELF) or in the radio frequency (RF) range has been found to stimulate a cellular stress response, leading to expression of stress response genes.
Research shows that Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) pathways are susceptible to interference by electrosmog.
The function of another human protein, lysozyme, has been shown to be disrupted by electromagnetic radiation… depletion of lysozyme reduces bacteria-killing ability of human airway sections by approximately fifty percent.
Electrosmog has also been shown to induce DNA strand breakages,
Blocking exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) produces significant symptom changes in 90% of patients with autoimmune disease.
www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/groundbreaking-study-shows-shielding-emf-improves-autoimmune-disease1

According to researchers Marshall and Heil (2017), for instance, “The recent release of WiGig and anti-collision vehicle radars in the 60 GHz region embody a 1000-fold increase in frequency, and photon energy, over the exposures mankind experienced up until the 1950s” (1).

Better safe than sorry: stay away from 5G millimeter waves.
5G Technology and induction of coronavirus in skin cells
publishd on pubmed.gov:
“In this research, we show that 5G millimeter waves could be absorbed by dermatologic cells acting like antennas, transferred to other cells and play the main role in producing Coronaviruses in biological cells. DNA is built from charged electrons and atoms and has an inductor-like structure. This structure could be divided into linear, toroid and round inductors. Inductors interact with external electromagnetic waves, move and produce some extra waves within the cells. The shapes of these waves are similar to shapes of hexagonal and pentagonal bases of their DNA source.
These waves produce some holes in liquids within the nucleus. To fill these holes, some extra hexagonal and pentagonal bases are produced. These bases could join to each other and form virus-like structures such as Coronavirus. To produce these viruses within a cell, it is necessary that the wavelength of external waves be shorter than the size of the cell.
Thus 5G millimeter waves could be good candidates for applying in constructing virus-like structures such as Coronaviruses (COVID-19) within cells.

This is such a strange study – who would want to create coronavirus like structures within cells? These sound just like exosomes – see below:

Exosomes are small (30–150 nm) vesicles containing sophisticated RNA and protein cargo, that are constantly secreted by all cells in vitro and in vivo. Exosomes are changing research due to the intriguing functions within human body, including intercellular communication and signaling. These extracellular vesicles are growing, both in understanding their biological functions and using them towards practical applications such as development of non-invasive diagnostics and advanced therapeutics

According to Dr. Kaufman, what the experts call COVID-19 is not really a disease and a deadly “virus” per se but an “exosome”. Kaufman argued that exosomes are the agents that can be found on the tests using RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription –  Polymerase Chain Reaction), of course the test they use for COVID-19, that is a naturally occurring agent in body cells found in different parts, including the lungs. In his presentation, he explained that exosomes are excreted by the cells when fighting various insults caused by environmental and biological toxins, stress (including fear), infection, harmful radiations, and other kinds of injuries. These exosomes, Kaufman emphasized, do not harm the body but instead provide benefits to our health by facilitating healing.
“the exosome and the virus are essentially indistinguishable from each other.” [source]

Question: if exosomes are part of us humans, transferring genetic material, and if they look just like coronaviruses: would a coronavirus vaccine interfere with the function our exosomes have? Could that unlash unwanted reactions / auto immune diseases?

Link to this chapter above ‘EMF, Electrosmog, 5G and Exosomes’

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We Need to CHANGE the NHS

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#change-nhs – updated: 7 April 2021

The current “health” system is too much influenced by profit orientated interests. We need a public benefit orientated system instead.
Teaching people how to live a more healthy and happy life will improve their health, and we would not need more consultants, doctors, nurses and carers. Prevention is better than any treatment.
In 2012 the largest and most detailed study into hospital deaths ever performed in the UK revealed, that almost 12,000 patients are dying needlessly in NHS hospitals every year because of basic errors by medical staff in the UK. That’s 1000 deaths / month.

A required policy change is encapsulated in this proposed slogan modification for the National Health Service:
“Get Tested ASAP – Receive Early Treatment – Save your Life”
to replace the official slogan “Stay Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives”.

Here is a more Radical Self Care‘ video by Kelly Brogan, showing

  • Why self-care is the most radical form of activism
  • Why healing the body puts us on a spiritual path
  • The core belief that leads to a medical-free life
  • Why it’s never been more important to become your own healer

A study in June 2020 found Five million drug errors kill or seriously harm Britons every year. with a yearly death toll between 1700 and 22,000.
The drugs most likely to cause harm include the NSAIDs, clot-busters or antiplatelet drugs, anti-epilepsy medication, diabetes drugs to lower blood glucose levels, water tablets (diuretics), inhaled corticosteroids and some heart drugs, such as beta blockers.

Antibiotics, killing or preventing the growth of microorganisms, are still routinely administered and prescribed to tackle bacterial inflammation, causing many side effects resulting in breeding super resistant bugs.
Antibiotics are also associated with obesity and kill the “good” bacteria we need in out gut, wiping out the well balanced eco system in the gut, leaving the patient’s immune system severely damaged for the future.
Why are vitamin C and D not on the NICE list, and NHS staff not allowed to administer them?
The universities where doctors are trained need to be reformed, and the governemt’s health policies need to be completely overhauled. Some examples:

  • Traditional treatments and alternative treatments should be allowed and available if they have a record of success, especially if they are cost efficient.
  • Each hospital should get a nutritional expert, advising wards and catering, and updating doctors and nurses on how food can support recovery.
  • Advertisements for foods which are unhealthy could be subject to a 10% health tax, increasing each year by 10%
  • The practice of vaccinations should be reviewed by an independent panel with the aim to minimise risks and side effects.

If you are a health care professional in the United Kingdom,
you might like to join this Facebook group:
NHS workers for choice, no restrictions for declining a vaccine

Link to this chapter above ‘We Need to CHANGE the NHS’

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Vaccination & Immune System

updated: 22 Feb 2021
HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#vaccines

Vaccination is advertised as protecting us from diseases by acivating an immune system response through the creation of antibodies. It interferes with the immune system by increasing immunity against a short term disease on the expenses of a slight reduced immunity to other diseases. Nearly all studies are directly or indirectly financed by the pharmaceutical industry, and the development and testing of vaccines are exempted from the gold standard of other drugs, so it is difficult to find unbiased data.

Vaccines force the immune system to go into inflammatory response but not in the proper manner – so the inflammatory response can remain unabated – confusing the immune system and making the person much more susceptible to other strains and other diseases. Vaccines dysregulate the immune system and weaken it to varying degrees. They can also interfere with our ability to mount an appropriate immune response and they can make us more susceptible to other strains and types of diseases – a phenomenon called virus interference” [source]

On 22 November 2020 an extremely rare study comparing vaccinated with unvaccinated children was published by “The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge” (IPAK), a not-for-profit organization which exists to perform scientific research in the public interest, funded by people.
Read about it HERE and HERE.
Title:
Relative Incidence of Office Visits and Cumulative Rates
of Billed Diagnoses Along the Axis of Vaccination
by James Lyons-Weiler and Paul Thomas

“We can conclude that … indeed
the vaccinated children appear to be
significantly less healthy than the unvaccinated
.”

Figure 5. Analysis 5. Cumulative office visits in the vaccinated (orange) vs. unvaccinated (blue) patients born into the practice: the clarity of the age-specific differences in the health fates of individuals who are vaccinated (2763) compared to the 561 unvaccinated in patients born into the practice over ten years is most strikingly clear in this comparison of the cumulative numbers of diagnoses in the two patient groups.
The number of office visits for the unvaccinated is adjusted by a sample size multiplier factor (4.9) to the expected value as if the number of unvaccinated in the study was the same as the number of vaccinated. mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/22/8674/htm
Table 2) Relative Incidence of Office Visits (RIOV) and Cumulative Rates
of Billed Diagnoses Along the Axis of Vaccination mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/22/8674/htm

“Large increases in office visits were found among the vaccinated group in this group of respiratory illnesses. Our quartile representation shows consistent increases in the incidence of office visits for allergy, allergic rhinitis, asthma, sinusitis, and breathing issues with increased vaccine acceptance compared to the unvaccinated group (Figure 4A). In the most vaccinated quartile compared to unvaccinated comparison, the relative risks (and lower CI) of office visits related to these conditions were estimated for asthma (16.01), allergic rhinitis (20.64), sinusitis (11.32), and breathing issues (6.52);”
“Because there were no cases of ADHD in the unvaccinated group, the quartile analysis uses a comparison to the least vaccinated decile to avoid division by zero.”
Figure 4F below:…”families with children with autism may be inclined to opt out of the vaccination program, potentially reflecting a signal of informed choice by families excluding them from the higher vaccinated quartile.”

Figure 4 Relative Incidence of Office Visits (RIOV) axis of vaccination percentile vaccine uptake analysis: incidence of study outcome-related office visits relative to that found in the 2763 variably vaccinated compared to the 561 unvaccinated groups for each percentile of vaccine uptake on the x-axis.
(A) Autoimmune respiratory illnesses; (B) attention deficit/hyperactive disorder and behavioral issues; (C) ear pain, otitis media, and eye disorders; (D) autoimmune conditions of the skin and blood; (E) gastroenteritis, weight/eating disorders, and seizure; and (F) development delays in speech, learning, and social interactions and autism spectrum disorder. mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/22/8674/htm

Vaccination appears to have had the largest impact on anemia and respiratory virus infection on the number of office visits

The authors indicate difficulties conducting this study:
“Given negative social pressures and direct threats of undue consequences on individuals who participate in studies that cast any negative light on vaccines or the practice of vaccination, we respect their anonymity”

Like every treatment, vaccination also has risks:

SEOUL (Reuters)Nine people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, raising concerns over the vaccine’s safety just as the seasonal inoculation programme is expanded
“Five new deaths were reported on Wednesday alone, but authorities had no plans to suspend the vaccination programme, unless investigations, including post mortems, revealed a link, which preliminary findings had not.” (21 October)

Intellihub writes: “The CDC, by definition, is a private corporation working on behalf of its stakeholders, which include key players in the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries that profit from the spread of disease, not from real prevention and cures.”
“As more and more ‘vaccination’ propaganda appears in the mainstream media, it is crucial that the American people become aware of the outrageous scam the CDC and the medical industrial complex are running,” warns the AntiCorruption Society.

The results showed a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and IVR of people ≥65 years-old [IVR=Influenza Vaccination Rate]. For the 26 European countries considered, the results indicated that COVID-19 DPMI and the COVID-19 CFR were positively and statistically significantly associated with IVR in people ≥65 years-old in 2019 or latest data available.
There is a significant increase in COVID-19 deaths from eastern to western regions in the world. [source]

“For example, for every 10 million individuals vaccinated in the United Kingdom, 21.5 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome and 5.75 sudden deaths were expected to occur as unrelated coincidental events within 6 weeks of vaccination. 34
WHO: VACCINE SAFETY BASICS, page 77

STUDY: Flu Vaccine Raises Risk of COVID Death – Correlation Confirmed by Scientific Analysis (18 December 2020)
Countries with high coverage of influenza vaccination in the elderly had the highest death toll from the coronavirus pandemic… our findings were corroborated by a peer-reviewed scientific analysis.” 
“It is possible that influenza vaccines alter our immune systems non-specifically to increase susceptibility to other infections; this has been observed with DTP and other vaccines.”

Below is a STRONG warning what is likely to happen if people get the flu vaccine AND a second vaccine (like the coronavirus vaccine) in the same season: the deaths rate could rise significantly

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Flu vaccine deaths according to the US VAERS spiked in 2010
when a second vaccine against Swine Flu was given.
This is a warning what is likely to happen if people who got the flu shot
will receive an additional vaccine against coronavirus.
This chart was presented by Brian Hooker, CDC whistleblower in an interview

This article discusses previous vaccine safety experiences:

  • People who received the trivalent influenza vaccine during the 2008-2009 flu season were between 1.4 and 2.5 times more likely to get infected with pandemic H1N1 in the spring and summer of 2009 than those who did not get the seasonal flu vaccine
  • A double-blind, placebo-controlled study on ferrets confirmed the results, showing the seasonal influenza vaccine did worsen symptoms after subsequent exposure to the H1N1 virus
  • A 2011 study found the seasonal flu vaccine may weaken children’s immune systems and increase their chances of getting sick from influenza viruses not included in the vaccine
  • In a 2012 study, children receiving inactivated influenza vaccines had a 4.4 times higher relative risk of contracting noninfluenza respiratory virus infections in the nine months following their inoculation
  • A 2020 study found people were 36% more likely to get some form of coronavirus infection if they had been vaccinated against influenza
  • studies have shown that when you get the flu vaccine, you may become more prone to flu caused by influenza viruses that are not contained in the vaccine, or other noninfluenza viral respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus infections
  • Conversely, researchers10,11,12 recently found that common colds caused by the betacoronaviruses OC43 and HKU1 might actually make you more resistant to SARS-CoV-2 infection, and that the resulting immunity might last as long as 17 years.
  • SARS-CoV-2 is one of seven different coronaviruses known to cause respiratory illness in humans.13 Four of them cause symptoms associated with the common cold: 229E, NL63, OC43 and HKU1.
  • In addition to the common cold, OC43 and HKU1 — two of the most commonly encountered betacoronaviruses14 — are also known to cause bronchitis, acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia in all age groups.15 The other three human coronaviruses — which are capable of causing more serious respiratory illness — are SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2.

A randomized placebo-controlled trial in children showed that flu shots increased fivefold the risk of acute respiratory infections caused by a group of non-influenza viruses, including coronaviruses. … it is possible that influenza vaccines alter our immune systems non-specifically to increase susceptibility to other infections; this has been observed with DTP and other vaccines.

A systematic review32 by the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews found that to prevent one case of influenza-like illness (defined33 by the World Health Organization as an acute respiratory infection), the NNT [number needed to treat] for inactivated vaccines was 40. To prevent a single case of confirmed influenza, the number needed to vaccinate (NNV) was 71. [source]

Another study Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel found:
“Examining non-influenza viruses specifically, the odds of both coronavirus and human metapneumovirus in vaccinated individuals were significantly higher when compared to unvaccinated individuals (OR = 1.36 and 1.51, respectively) (Table 5).
Conversely, all other non-influenza respiratory viruses had decreased odds in the vaccinated population”
[ ]

“Over 200 viruses cause influenza and influenza-like illness which produce the same symptoms (fever, headache, aches and pains, cough and runny noses). Without laboratory tests, doctors cannot tell the two illnesses apart. Both last for days and rarely lead to death or serious illness. At best, vaccines might be effective against only Influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses.” [Source: Cochrane Summaries].
We can expect EXACTLY the same for coronaviruses: covid-19 will have mutated into around 200 strands after one year (read more in the next chapter) – and then there are also the usual yearly coronaviruses, each with mutations…

The fact checker website fullfact.org wants to debunk the claim: the “flu kills more people than covid-19”, revealing interesting details:
“If we look at the underlying cause of death data for 2019, we can see that 1,213 people died specifically from flu, which is just 4.6% of the 26,342 who died from either influenza or pneumonia.”
That means: 95.4% in the “influenza / pneumonia” category died from pneumonia – or:
for each flu death, 19 people die of pneumonia.
So a pneumonia vaccine would make MUCH more sense than any flu vaccine.“the ONS reports the number of “deaths involving COVID-19”, which means the number of death certificates that mention Covid-19 somewhere, whether or not it was the underlying cause.
Pneumonia is usually caused by a bacterial infection, but it can also be caused by a virus such as flu or the one that causes Covid-19… many people who die with Covid-19 have pneumonia as well, so the ONS explains that “deaths where both were mentioned have been counted only in the COVID-19 category”.
More interesting information about how fact checkers manipulate data is in the Covid-19 Statistics article in “We’ve Got It All Wrong…

The US Department of Justice issues a report on vaccine injuries and deaths every quarter. In 2015, there were 211 severe cases for the 3 month period from 5/16/2015. 86 of the settlements were listed in this report, 65 of the 86 settlements were for injuries and deaths due to the flu shot; the majority of flu shot injuries were for Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).
Here is a short video debunking the flu shot narrative.

First published in April 2015. The H1N1 vaccine fiasco ordered by the (corrupt) WHO Director General is of relevance to the current debate on a COVID-19 vaccine.

GlobalResearch reports on 20 April 2015:
“The 2009 swine flu vaccine caused severe brain damage in over 800 children across Europe, and the UK government has now agreed to pay $90 million in compensation to those victims as part of a vaccine injury settlement.This is the same swine flu vaccine that the entire mainstream media ridiculously insists never causes any harm whatsoever”
“The vaccine caused narcolepsy and cataplexy in hundreds of children. Both are signs of neurological damage caused by vaccine additives which include mercury, aluminum, MSG, antibiotics and even formaldehyde.”
in 2009, the Norwegian health authorities urged everyone, not just at-risk groups, to receive vaccinations after the World Health Organization designated swine flu a pandemic.
“Norway has seen more than 170 reported cases of children developing narcolepsy after receiving the Pandemrix vaccine,” reports the Global Post. “The government has so far paid $13 million to 86 victims, including 60 children…”
“those children who are damaged by vaccines end up being big profit centers for the same pharmaceutical companies that damaged them in the first place.”

Please read more in the next chapter: “Covid-19 Vaccine?

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) about vaccination:
“In the future, we will eliminate the soul with medicine. Under the pretext of a ‘healthy point of view’, there will be a vaccine by which the human body will be treated as soon as possible directly at birth, so that the human being cannot develop the thought of the existence of soul and Spirit.
To materialistic doctors, will be entrusted the task of removing the soul of humanity. As today, people are vaccinated against this disease or that disease, so in the future, children will be vaccinated with a substance that can be produced precisely in such a way that people, thanks to this vaccination, will be immune to being subjected to the “madness” of spiritual life. He would be extremely smart, but he would not develop a conscience, and that is the true goal of some materialistic circles.
With such a vaccine, you can easily make the etheric body loose in the physical body. Once the etheric body is detached, the relationship between the universe and the etheric body would become extremely unstable, and man would become an automaton, for the physical body of man must be polished on this Earth by spiritual will. So, the vaccine becomes a kind of arymanique force; man can no longer get rid of a given materialistic feeling. He becomes materialistic of constitution and can no longer rise to the spiritual”

The above quote is from the Rudolf Steiner lecture series “Fall of the spirits of Darkness” “Changes in Humanity’s Make-up”  (Lecture 5), archives GA177

Link to this chapter above ‘Vaccination & Immune System’

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Coronavirus Vaccine?

https://healthtruth.info/we-need-to-focus- n-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#covid-vaccine – updated: 5 February 2021

Is the new mRNA gene therapy technology used in Covid-19 vaccines safe? mRNA vaccines have never been licensed before.
RNA is the only molecule known to recapitulate all biochemical functions of life: definition, control, and transmission of genetic information. Since the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-1) outbreak in 2002 there have been numerous coronavirus vaccine animal studies conducted: either the animals were not completely protected, became severely ill with accelerated autoimmune conditions, or died, primarily attributed to what is called Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE).
The SARS-CoV-2 virus (which can cause covid-19 symptoms) is from the same cronavirus family as SARS-1.
Experimental vaccines for SARS, MERS, HIV, and other diseases have not been proven effective and safe for humans.

mRNA vaccines are coated with PEGylated lipid nanoparticles (polyethylene glycol). This coating hides the mRNA from our immune system which ordinarily would attack and destroy kill any foreign material. PEGylated lipid nanoparticles have been shown to imbalance certain immune responses and can induce allergies and even autoimmune diseases.
Neither Pfizer/BioNTech nor Moderna have ‘completely’ disclosed everything in their vaccines.
Normally a vaccines would need to be tested AT LEAST five years.
Fast-track policy is a recipe for mass disaster.
Vaccine manufacturers unlimited freedom to create, develop, and market vaccines without any liability.

The daily % increase of Health Impact Events in the table below is concerning: 0.44%, 0.82%, 1.34%, 2.17%, 2.79%

Screen shot from www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-19/05-COVID-CLARK.pdf

Read much more in the HealthTruth article:
“Covid Vaccine: Cure or Curse?”

Link to this chapter above ‘Coronavirus vaccine?’

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Why no Conspiracies here?

HealthTruth.info/we-need-to-focus-on-the-immune-system-in-the-next-virus-season/#why

When your house is on fire, you don’t call the police to investigate, but the fire brigade to extinguish the fire, evacuate the building to save lives and prevent further damage.
If the fire is a burning deep frying oil pan, do NOT pour water on it, as it will make it worse, but suffocate it with a fire blanket!
Investigating “what caused the fire?” or “who started the fire?” or “who paid the one starting the fire?” (conspiracy theories) need to wait until the fire is extinguished.

The same applies to the coronavirus “pandemic”: we first need to make sure we use the correct treatments and procedures to ensure the situation will not get worse (like using ventilators or lockdown).
How the virus came into existence and who is behind it will surface in due course, and any misconduct will hopefully be dealt with by proper investigations and courtss after we have dealt with the virus – and the virus “cure”: politics.

Inform and empower yourself; “knowledge is power”, research INDEPENDENT science, and check any government advisers [& any research institute, newspaper or TV station] for bias, for example on Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Here is an in-depth analysis by the OFF-Guardian:
COVID19: The Big Pharma players behind UK Government lockdown
which reveals government and corporations connections in detail.

Link to this chapter above ‘Why No Conspiracy Here?’

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Links to each chapter above:
IntroductionNo ‘Second Wave’No Asymptomatic Covid-19 SpreadFreedom vs. Lockdown • Natural Immunity • Herd Immunity Threshold ‘HIT’ • Bacteria, Germs & Viruses • Children Need To Run Free • ‘Long Covid/Long-haulers’ • Stress & Immunity – Laughter • Benefits of Socialising • Hugging & Human Touch • Singing • Humming & Nitric Oxide • Sunshine, Darkness & HealthAspirin • Vitamin B • Vitamin C • Vitamin D • Madagascar’s Covid-Organics • Selenium • HCQ –Hydroxychloroquine & Zinc • N-acetylcysteine (NAC) • Combined & Other TreatmentsHomeopathy, Acupuncture & Chinese MedicineGetting HealthyWim Hof Method • Food as Medicine & Fasting  • Fermented Food • EMF, Electrosmog, 5G and Exosomes • CHANGE the NHS • Vaccination and Immune System • Covid vaccine? • Why no conspiracies? • LINKS

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Below is a random incomplete selection of links.
More links are in the chapters above.

Studies:

External peer review of the RTPCR test to detect SARS-CoV-2 reveals 10 major scientific flaws at the molecular and methodological level: consequences for false positive results
cormandrostenreview.com/report/

The first three months of the COVID-19 epidemic: Epidemiological evidence for two separate strains of SARS-CoV-2 viruses spreading and implications for prevention strategies

Targets of T Cell Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in Humans with COVID-19 Disease and Unexposed Individuals

Masks Are Neither Effective Nor Safe www.technocracy.news/masks-are-neither-effective-nor-safe-a-summary-of-the-science/

Black Lives Matter protests in 315 cities https://nypost.com/2020/06/24/blm-protests-have-not-led-to-a-spike-in-coronavirus-cases-study/

immunomodulating effects of various food components www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09168451.2018.1433017

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583

Singing modulates mood, stress, cortisol, cytokine and neuropeptide activity www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4854222/

Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Working Group MATH+ Protocol

5G Technology and induction of coronavirus in skin cells

Listing of coronavirus studies www.greenmedinfo.com/disease/coronavirus-disease

INDOCTORNATION – investigative film about corporate influence in politics, science, media & medicine. August 2020 we.tl/t-zaQKHTYOez

“Immunity Real or Fake” – adverse vaccine reactions information
adversereactionstovaccines.com

Articles & News Pages:

GreenMedInfo.com over 100 research abstracts and articles about covid-19

Immune-Strengthening Strategies Amid This Pandemic healthlinesinfo.com/immunet-strengthening-strategies

CoviLeaks covileaks.co.uk/ response to media propaganda and government misinformation re. COVID-19 ‘pandemic’

Viral Issue Crucial Update Sept 8th: Science, Logic and Data Explained youtu.be/8UvFhIFzaac

Health Freedom Global
www.universallifetools.com/health-freedom-global/

Why Has Everyone Forgotten How the Immune System Works?

www.covid19refusers.com/why-are-these-effective-medical-solutions-to-covid-19-being-banned/

Global information matrix of humanitarians beinformed.life/blog

STUDIES: 60% of people naturally RESISTANT to SARS-COV2

mercola.com/coronavirus-resources.htm 10 Tips to Help Combat Coronavirus

we-need-to-stop-sanitizing-everything-and-let-bacteria-back-in-our-lives

article Shielding EMF Improves Autoimmune Disease

write up Experts round table discussion about the coronavirus vaccine

inproportion2.talkigy.com – different view at statistics

the-iceberg.net – “What’s below the surface” a goldmine of links

covexit.com independent coronavirus information

evidencenotfear.com – An evidence-based guide

Dr. Wolfgang Wodard www.wodarg.com

www.ukcolumn.org (news, opinion, showing media manipulation)

A Swiss Doctor on Covid
swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19

COVID-19 Investigation Report – CHALLENGING THE NARRATIVE

Children’s Health Defense Europe
childrenshealthdefense.eu

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Links to printable coronavirus leaflets
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