Monday, October 11, 2021

Judge rules against natural immunity claim challenging COVID-19 shot mandate

Natural immunity

There was some early research that claimed that the vaccine worked better or longer than getting the disease, which makes no sense.  In the last couple of months or so there was some new research saying that having the disease provides better immunity.   Getting vaccinated after the disease creates the best immunity, which does make sense.

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 11:35 PM Albert wrote:
I just read an article which showed research done by Pfizer's own scientist that those who have contracted COVID-19 and survived have better and longer lasting immunity than those who have taken the vaccine.

The science of growing old and older

Biogerontologists at Sierra Sciences are working to lengthen telomeres, the "caps" at the end of each strand of DNA, which get shorter every time a cell divides itself. After a well past middle age, the cells become inactive, as the telomeres get very short.
 
https://www.newindianexpress.com/magazine/2021/oct/10/the-science-of-growing-old-and-older-2368923.html

Saturday, October 2, 2021

5 Studies on Saturated Fat — Time to Retire the Myth?

I went looking for studies on fat intake and heart disease.  I ran across many studies claiming no association between saturated fat intake and heart disease.  

This isn't me trying to cherry-pick data.   I see contradictory claims everywhere, and I would really like better health information


Re: Sen Johnson says FDA approved vaccine not available in US


On Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 1:33 PM Larry wrote:

SEN. RON JOHNSON: We do not have an FDA-approved vaccine being administered in the U.S. The FDA played a bait and switch. They approved the Comirnaty version of Pfizer drugs. It's not available in the U.S. They even admit it. I sent them a letter three days later going "What are you doing?" What they did is they extended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer drug vaccine that's available in the U.S., here that's more than 30 days later, they haven't asked that very simple question. If you're saying that the Pfizer drug is the same as the Comirnaty, why didn't you provide FDA approval on that? So, there's not an FDA-approved drug and, of course, they announced it so they could push through these mandates so that people actually think, "Oh, OK now these things are FDA approved." They are not and again, maybe they should be, but the FDA isn't telling me why. 

Here are the fine details from Sept 14th...


COVID death rates

A while back I was surprised to learn that Brazil had lost one out of every 400 people to COVID. It is now 1 out of 356. At the same time, the United States was only 1 out of every 540, but it is now 1 out of 479. For those skeptics who frequently claimed that COVID had a death rate of only 0.2%, that is now the death rate of the entire US population, the vast majority of which hasn't gotten COVID. In terms of known and resolved cases, which is approaching 1 out of 7 people, it is 2.1%.

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Record number of active cases.

We are just barely shy of 10 million activate cases in the United States (that we know of). That means that one out of every 33 people has COVID right now.




The $100 Billion Dollar Ingredient making your Food Toxic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQmqVVmMB3k&t=1521s

I don't trust just one source.  I would like to see more studies on this, and I will see what I can find out about the studies quoted in the video.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

COVID-19 variant R.1 spreads quickly at Kentucky nursing home

A new variant of the COVID-19 virus has been identified at a Kentucky nursing home, where it infected 45 residents and workers, many of whom were vaccinated.

The R.1 variant originated in Japan, and contains dangerous mutations that can improve "transmission, replication, and immune suppression," a scientist wrote in Forbes Monday.

There are already more than 10,000 entries of the R.1 variant in a database used by researchers to track genomic material, infectious disease expert Dr. William Haseltine said.

The variant shares the highly infectious D614G mutation that is present in other variants fueling new surges of the coronavirus, according to the doctor.

"R.1 is a variant to watch. It has established a foothold in both Japan and the United States," Haseltine wrote.

https://nypost.com/2021/09/21/covid-19-variant-r-1-spreads-quickly-at-kentucky-nursing-home/

Remdesivir reduces Covid hospitalizations when given early, study shows

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Merced River closed to public after California family dies on hiking trail in Sierra National Forest - ABC7 San Francisco

A cause of death has not been determined, and investigators are considering whether toxic algae blooms or other hazards may have contributed to the deaths.

Toxicology reports are still pending, and investigators have ruled out any weapons being used or dangerous gases from a mine along the trail.

On Tuesday, forest officials had closed access to trails in the area due to "unknown hazards."

https://abc7news.com/missing-california-family-found-dead-yosemite-toxic-algae-of-3/11001502/

Thursday, September 2, 2021

‘Doomsday’ COVID variant worse than Delta

https://youtu.be/LLH5rAKj0is

As if we didn't have enough problems.

How The Immune System ACTUALLY Works

Natural Immunity Is Real, And Here's What That Means | A Doctor Explains

Copy of my email about COVID vaccinations.

This is a copy of an email I sent to a friend regarding COVID vaccinations.
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My close friend,

I think that this issue is incredibly important.  What we do not only affect ourselves, but it affects other people.

It seems to me to be unfair to frame the argument in terms of people's motives.  Terms like "Big Pharma" imply something sinister.  "Big Pharma" might be a good thing.  It depends upon the net effect of their actions, and even if some of it is negative, it doesn't mean that the vaccines are unsafe or bad.  Likewise, calling people liars and claiming that they have motivations for pushing vaccines.  Their motivations could be good.   Even if some motivations are bad, which I think is rare in this case, there are more important questions to ask.

Once someone frames the argument in these terms, it is nearly impossible to have a rational discussion.

In regard to the safety of the vaccines, there are only a few questions that matter...

1.  Do the vaccines have adverse reactions?  If so, how frequent and how bad?
2.  Is the risk of catching COVID and having severe illness greater than the risk from the vaccines?

The answers to these questions are ...

1.  Yes.  Minor reactions are common.  Severe reactions are rare.  Death is even more rare, like 1 out of 50 million.  (Even if this figure were low by a factor of 10, it wouldn't change the equation much.)  Not all reactions are directly attributable to the vaccine.  Some people could have been too late and gotten COVID or had other underlying health issues, which is common.

2.  Yes, by orders of magnitude.  The situation that we are currently in makes it likely that the vast majority of unvaccinated people are going to catch the Delta variant.  So people should weigh the risk of disease and the many severe complications that can result from it against the risk of the vaccines. 

There is a third question here that you brought up which is the most relevant to your situation.  Should recovered patients get vaccinated?   Based on the information that I have already shared, there is some evidence that they should.  According to one source, prior infection is only about 80% effective in preventing reinfection.  Another source says that you are relatively safe for about a year.  However, you might want to reevaluate your situation a few months from now.

We are all trying to make the best decisions we can based on the information available to us.  Fear is a powerful motivator that can distort people's judgment.  I go to great effort to depend on reliable sources and to verify the information available to me.  I also try to stay up to date as new information comes out.  If we were to find out that the mRNA vaccines are inherently unsafe, I would jump on that bandwagon.  If that happened, I would hope for new treatments or better vaccines.  However, right now the best information we have is that the cumulative risk of the disease is far worse than the cumulative risk of the vaccines.  

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

How long does covid-19 immunity last? | The BMJ

How does natural immunity compare with vaccine induced immunity?

Various studies have shown that an immune response involving memory T and B cells emerges after covid-19 infection.11 But people's immune systems tend to respond in very different ways to natural infection,12 notes Eleanor Riley, professor of immunology and infectious disease at the University of Edinburgh. "The immune response after vaccination is much more homogenous," she says, adding that most people generally have a really good response after vaccination. Data from the clinical trials of the leading vaccine candidates have found T and B cell reactivity.13

Does vaccination make a difference to those who have already had covid-19?

There is some evidence that vaccination can sharpen immunity in people who have previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and recovered. A letter published in the Lancet in March discussed an experiment in which 51 healthcare workers in London were given a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Half of the healthcare workers had previously recovered from covid-19 and it was they who experienced the greatest boost in antibodies—more than 140-fold from peak pre-vaccine levels—against the virus's spike protein.14

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

This Virus Shouldn't Exist (But it Does)

Hospitalizations


Moderna Creates Twice as Many Antibodies as Pfizer, Study Shows - Bloomberg

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 9:21 AM Albertwrote:
Some good news for those who have taken the 2-shot Moderna vaccine.

Moderna Creates Twice as Many Antibodies as Pfizer, Study Shows - Bloomberg

https://apple.news/Ajr0IExTFRQ-plhfGnostFA


On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 1:59 PM John wrote:
It appeared that people had more reactions to the Moderna vaccine, so I wanted Pfizer.

The number of antibodies isn't the whole story.  Your body creates memory T-cells that provide long-term immunity.


From: Albert 

Most likely these are all moot points since we are just about to authorize booster shots for the original COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, for us, COVID-19 will continue to mutate and we will have to stay ahead of the mutations. When the true "killer mutation" comes into being, our vaccines may be impotent and unable to save us. Thanks, China!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

COVID

So today a friend tells me about a former coworker I knew who went to a family reunion with 25 people. The two people who were vaccinated had no problem, but most of the attendees got sick and many had to be hospitalized. The father died and the mother is in bad shape.

COVID is real. People tend to not take it seriously.

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CNN: “There is no room to put these bodies,” Alabama health official says as COVID-19 deaths climb


"There is no room to put these bodies," Alabama health official says as COVID-19 deaths climb
The rate of Covid-19 deaths has increased in 42 US states in the last week, according to new data, as the spread of the more virulent coronavirus Delta variant has upended a spring of reopenings and led to increasing concern headed into autumn.

Read in CNN: https://apple.news/AWTntWpaaQOGf5U7Ub2n_fQ


Shared from Apple News


N95 masks

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From: John 

There is misinformation that has been around since the beginning that claims that trying to stop a virus with a mask is like trying to stop mosquitoes with a chain-link fence due to the submicroscopic size of the virus.  However, N95 masks are designed to stop 95% of all particles.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQmZou7TaVc&t=261s

In addition, all masks help stop infected people from expelling water droplets that carry the virus.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 3:20 AM wrote:
If you can smell a fart through your mask, how is it going to stop a microscopic COVID-19 virus? It's not. Your most likely to get covid by touching a covid infected surface and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.


Fwd: Report: CDC Downplayed Scientific Finding that Masks are Not Effective in Schools

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: John 

There is misinformation that has been around since the beginning that claims that trying to stop a virus with a mask is like trying to stop mosquitoes with a chain-link fence due to the submicroscopic size of the virus.  However, N95 masks are designed to stop 95% of all particles.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQmZou7TaVc&t=261s

In addition, all masks help stop infected people from expelling water droplets that carry the virus.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 3:20 AM Albert wrote:
If you can smell a fart through your mask, how is it going to stop a microscopic COVID-19 virus? It's not. Your most likely to get covid by touching a covid infected surface and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.



Saturday, August 28, 2021

US Coronavirus: 'There is no room to put these bodies,' Alabama health official says, as Covid-19 deaths climb - CNN

The state activated two of its four refrigerated trailers for the first time since the pandemic began, Harris said, in Mobile and Baldwin counties this week.

"These are typically held in case of a mass casualty event for example, when a large number of bodies appear at one time. This is actually a situation that is happening in Alabama hospitals now," Harris said.

Antibodies waning? The immune system has a backup plan for that

The team noted that antibodies gradually ebbed, but that the shots generated durable immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 in the form of B and T cells that increased over time to help ward off serious illness.