Tuesday, March 31, 2020

(Almost) Daily Meme

Thanks, China: Wet Markets Gave Us the Coronavirus and They're Back In Business
The start of the coronavirus has been traced back to a wet market in Wuhan, China, where patient zero purchased bat soup. Exotic mammals in unsanitary conditions flood the streets. And, despite what we know about the start of this virus, China has allowed wet markets to reopen, The Daily Mail reported. Even worse, there are no apparent attempts to raise hygiene standards to prevent another virus from emerging.
From The Daily Mail:
Terrified dogs and cats crammed into rusty cages. Bats and scorpions offered for sale as traditional medicine. Rabbits and ducks slaughtered and skinned side by side on a stone floor covered with blood, filth, and animal remains.
'She’s a sick puppy’' President rips Pelosi after her disgusting blood libel
“As the president fiddles, people are dying.”

Meanwhile, while Trump was restricting travel from China, Pelosi was urging Americans to go Chinatown and mingle, mingle mingle to prove it was “safe,” and pushing the “No Ban Act.”

Nancy Pelosi was impeaching the President while he was instituting a travel restriction ban on Corona-stricken China. She was touring San Francisco’s Chinatown on Feb. 24, saying,  “We do want to say to people, come to Chinatown, here we are … come join us.” That was a full month after reports were coming out of China of mass death.

Read entire article and see video here: https://gellerreport.com/2020/03/pelosi-is-a-sick-puppy.html/

Monday, March 30, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine Gets FDA Emergency Authorization for Treatment of Wuhan Coronavirus The Food and Drug Administration granted hydroxychloroquine emergency use authorization on Sunday. The authorization comes amid a large clinical trial currently underway in New York and growing evidence that suggests the drug may be an effective treatment for patients infected with the Wuhan coronavirus.

(Hydroxy)chloroquine is an inexpensive drug widely used since 1955 to treat malaria. Given the drug's relatively harmless side effects, doctors are already beginning to incorporate the drug in their treatment of coronavirus cases. President Trump and New York Gov. Cuomo have both expressed optimism over the drug's efficacy.
President Trump is extending coronavirus shut down until April 30th
Read entire article and see video here: https://gellerreport.com/2020/03/president-trump-is-extending-coronavirus-shut-down-until-april-30th.html/
COVID-19 vs. The Flu...Separating Fact From Fiction 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots 

As per Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Pandemic: an outbreak of disease occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population; a global outbreak of disease Outbreak: a sudden rise in the incidence of a specific disease  

It's a gamble but a gamble we as a country must take for coronavirus is not the fictitious Captain Tripps* nor is it the reality of the Spanish Flu of 1918...and besides this too shall pass. We know the risks involved but sometimes risks are worth taking especially when it involves getting America's economy back up and running again. And it's not a selfish quest at all for America's economy is the driver of the world's economy and right now the world is hurting...hurting in a real bad way that is.  

And to understand this better one must first know that while COVID-19 meets the dictionary definition of a pandemic the actual numbers put it more in line with the outbreak definition. How so? Let's compare COVID-19 cases with corresponding cases and mortality numbers with that of both the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 and the 2009 H1N1Pandemic. The Spanish Flu of 1918 sickened an estimated 500 million people worldwide killing upward of 50 million of them including 7.25 million people in the first 25 weeks alone, with the total number of deaths including some 675,000 Americans. The 2009 H1N1 virus, also known as Swine Flu, sickened worldwide between 700 million to 1.2 billion people resulting in 575,400 deaths with roughly 60.8 million people in the U.S. getting sick with 12,469 of them succumbing to Swine Flu.  

Now compare those above numbers to the numbers of coronavirus cases which has to date, as I write this on Sunday evening March 29th, sees worldwide 707,684 cases of COVID-19 with 33,524 deaths. And while here in America. there have been 140,990 now confirmed COVID-19 cases which sadly has resulted in 2,457 deaths, those numbers cannot be compared to the true pandemic numbers of 1918 and 2009. But, the infected numbers themselves regarding COVID-19 are somewhat inaccurate. How so...because here in the U.S. for example there are estimated to be numerous cases where people thought they had COVID-19, recovered without seeking medical attention, but who actually didn't have it. And without those numbers being factored in you cannot have an accurate nor true count of those actually infected. 
Also, know that while the officially recorded numbers of those infected is constantly being reported on, I find it odd that the number of those still recovering from or already having completely recovered from COVID-19 are either not being reported on or being low-balled, with those two numbers in actuality being upwards of 98% of those infected eventually recovering. 

So with the coronavirus outbreak seemingly being the only news story being covered by America's media outlets, what is surely overlooked by all is the fact that America does need to get back to work as the recently passed one time stimulus package payout will put but a dent in the monetary suffering of both the American worker and the very companies they work for. And with the risk for catching COVID-19 remaining relatively low for the general public at large, we need to restart the economy as fast and as early as possible. And while many so-called experts are inundating the media with the plea that we must "flatten the curve" before being allowed to go back to work, the truth is that if we wait too long for that to happen there will be for many no jobs to go back to. 

And while logic coupled with the need for safety dictates that we must slow the progression of COVID-19...“flatten the curve” so to speak...flatten it enough so that hospitals are not overwhelmed...flatten it enough so that relief supplies and medicines can be both manufactured and delivered where needed. And yet we still must keep an ever watchful eye on the case numbers...case numbers that still have been growing exponentially as is common with most viral outbreaks. 

But it's important to know that the number of those infected here in our country will continue to grow for awhile before they start to recede what with our testing capabilities now identifying more people actually stricken with COVID-19. But, and this is key, overall only ten percent of those being tested test positive for the virus...as in 90% presenting do not have the virus but have other maladies ranging from the common cold to the flu to seasonal allergies. In other words, while all those stated maladies share symptoms in common, the difference in severity of symptoms can easily distinguish who's suffering from what. 

In fact, “We lose thousands and thousands of people a year to the flu. We don't turn the country off,” President Trump recently said. And he's right for here in our country this 2019-2020 flu season we have currently seen more than 26 million Americans falling ill with said flu...influenza B to be exact...with 250,000 being hospitalized and with upward of 18,000 having already succumbed to the flu...with 105 of them being children. And worldwide 58 million people have caught the flu, with 730,000 hospitalizations, and with 62,000 flu deaths which should put COVID-19 into a more proper perspective but probably won't for proper perspective cannot and will not be reached as long as the media keeps 24/7 focus entirely on coronavirus while ignoring the numbers presenting with the flu. Besides, coronavirus gets more viewers tuned in which in turn brings in both more advertising revenue and ratings numbers than the way more common and mundane flu does.

Translation: the mainstream alphabet media...an ongoing thorn in America's side...is fueling the flames of panic thus basically “infecting” us more with coronavirus than the actual disease does. 

And while those in the media keep claiming that they're only reporting what the experts tell them, to some degree they're right. However, the predominance of airtime has been given over to doom and gloom experts while giving but cursory airtime to experts whose language does not fit into the media's apocalyptic scenario. Case in point...and here I'm citing FOX News for we all know the overtly liberal alphabet media is not even worth wasting my or your time on...in a recent interview on Fox and Friends regular contributor Internist and Addiction Medicine Specialist Dr. Drew Pinksy said that he believes the media has gone to “great lengths” to keep fear alive in the hearts of their viewers.  

Look, the WHO has said there's about a three percent fatality rate on this virus and every time they say that they always qualify it and say we expect it to drop a lot once we understand the full extent of the virus. It's among us. This is a flu season, everybody, There are 18,000 deaths from the flu why aren't we worried about that?” the good doctor asked his hosts adding that, "Why isn't the message: get your flu shot? You're much more likely to die of the flu than the coronavirus."  

Dr. Pinksy kept stressing that more focus was needed to be put on the flu, and since that interview...since his voice of reason...I haven't seen him being interviewed again on FOX and Friends. 

But this fact remains...putting all of the media rhetoric aside...we as a population are actually more likely to come down with the flu than with COVID-19. But the difference between the two illnesses lies mostly with the mortality rate with the flu's being 0.01%...meaning most all of those infected will recover with no lasting ill effects...while the mortality rate of COVID-19 is between 2.5 to 3% with most, but not all deaths being amongst the elderly, those with preexisting conditions, and those with a compromised immune system. 

So while one is more likely to get sick with the flu you still have a 99.99% chance of fully recovering, but if you unfortunately come down with COVID-19 you have but a 97% chance of recovering, thus making the real issue how to reduce the mortality rate. And while there are now treatments in place a vaccine is really what's needed...a vaccine that would make it on par with the yearly recommended flu shot for know that COVID-19 will be back next year and probably for many years thereafter. 

And to that affect Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Trump's lead man on COVID-19, just recently published this all-important article in The New England Journal of Medicine the highlight of which is, “In another article in the Journal, Guan et al. report mortality of 1.4% among 1099 patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19; these patients had a wide spectrum of disease severity. If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively."

Read Dr. Fauci's full article here: Fauci_NEJM_COVID 

So with that all-important truth said we now need to move on from COVID-19 and let President Trump work on getting the economy back up and running post-haste. And also know that there is other news going on in the world...the problem is we just can't find it in this, the now, 24/7 coronavirus news cycle. 
* Captain Tripps was the infamous manufactured disease that is the central point of Stephen King's novel 'The Stand.'

Copyright @ 2020 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.
For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article, Cuomovirus, Pork, and Biden's Lost Marbles.
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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Dr. Fauci in New England Journal of Medicine: Coronavirus less severe than the flu

Chief medical advisor to the Trump administration, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recent findings have just been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the world’s leading medical journal. Published continuously for over 200 years, NEJM delivers high-quality, peer-reviewed research and interactive clinical content to physicians, educators, and the global medical community.
“In another article in the Journal, Guan et al. report mortality of 1.4% among 1099 patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19; these patients had a wide spectrum of disease severity, If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%.
This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%)  or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to sSARS or MERS, which had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36% respectively.”
Read the whole thing here. Fauci_NEJM_COVID


Friday, March 27, 2020

White House to Issue New Wuhan Coronavirus Guidelines to Governors Soon

In a letter to governors of all 50 states Thursday afternoon, President Trump announced his administration will soon issue new Wuhan coronavirus guidelines as the federal government balances reopening the economy with continued health precautions.

"There is still a long battle ahead, but our efforts are already paying dividends. As we enhance protections against the virus, Americans across the country are hoping the day will soon arrive when they can resume their normal economic, social, and religious lives," the letter states. "In furtherance of this shared goal, my Administration is working to publish new guidelines for State and local policymakers to use in making decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other mitigation measures they have put into place."

Robert Levinson, ex-FBI agent held hostage in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has died 
Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch
Robert Levinson, ex-FBI agent held hostage in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has diedInstead of pressuring Iran to release Levinson, Barack Obama let him languish in prison there so as not to endanger the Iranian nuclear deal that endangered the entire world. “Family: US believes ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson has died,” by Eric Tucker, Associated Press, March 25, 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has concluded that […]
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Scathing take down on the media’s lies regarding DNR, ventilators, hospital, death rates etc. Brava!

No wonder big media like CNN MSNBC et al don want to run Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force pressers. Their dangerous, evil lies get exposed.

Dr. Deborah Birx Shreds Media For Salacious Claims: ‘We Don’t Have Evidence Of That’

By Daily Wire, DailyWire.com,

Dr. Deborah Birx, who serves as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, unloaded on the mainstream media during a press conference on Thursday for their COVID-19 reporting that is not backed up by factual realities.

Read entire article here: https://gellerreport.com/2020/03/birx-exposes-media.html/

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Wuhan Coronavirus Relief Package
The Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act late Wednesday night. The measure passed with a unanimous vote of 96-0 and has a price tag of $2.2 trillion.

The Senate, however, failed to pass the Sasse Amendment which would prevent people from receiving more unemployment benefits than they would if they had a job. The vote was tied 48-48.
MURDER: Longest Held Hostage Robert Levinson Dies In Iranian Prison: Family Releases Statement

Knowing what we do about Iran’s torture of prisoners, it’s amazing he lived this long. Democrats shill for these bloodthirsty barbarians.

Absolutely heartbreaking. For 13 years Robert Levinson’s family showed incredible resilience and courage, in their fight to have Robert released from an Iranian prison. They deserve our prayers, as does Robert.

Flashback: In 1984, William Francis Buckley, Beirut CIA Station Chief/Political Officer, was kidnapped from his apartment by Iranian proxy Iran:

Read entire article here: https://gellerreport.com/2020/03/iran-tortures-american-to-death.html/
Smoking, Vaping, and COVID-19 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots 
Coronavirus...COVID-19...call it what you will but whatever name it goes by know that self-imposed quarantine works only up to a point especially when word gets out that the newest research is showing that COVID-19 does not spread...I repeat it does not spread...as easily as many experts first thought. So how is it spread...simply stated, the rate of infection is actually based upon the type of contact one has with an infected individual and for how long said contact occurred. In fact, these newest reports are saying that even if you do come in contact with someone actually ill or with someone being a carrier of this particular coronavirus that you have only a 1% to 5% chance of catching said virus or becoming a carrier yourself.  

Now for some important medical facts with the first being that most viral infections are passed when one has prolonged exposure while in a confined space with an infected individual...basically meaning that direct person-to-person and surface to person contact is the most common way one gets infected. Second, most viral infections occur within families via airborne or surface droplets especially when a now formally well person has close bodily proximity with an infected person. Third, and this is something not spoken about in the important way that it should be...that is the relationship between cigarette smoking, vaping, and the increase in COVID-19 cases. 

Vaping for those unfamiliar with that word is otherwise known as E-cigarettes, with said cigarettes producing a water vapor that's inhaled through cartridges that contain either nicotine, flavorings, or cannabis products along with other assorted chemicals. And when the number of those vaping is added to both the number and the severity of cases regarding COVID-19...more specifically to the across the board number of new cases...we are finding that more and more younger people are being infected by the virus as opposed to the elderly or chronically ill. 

But, let's start with the smokers first and the fact that while most of the countries in Europe as well as here in the U.S. might not have the highest number of smokers in the world...that dubious honor goes to the nation of Bhutan...it remains an established fact that more younger people take up smoking than older people do, and that they continue to smoke for more years than those who have stopped smoking due to health concerns. Younger people tend to think they're invincible no matter the fact that tobacco use increases the chances of developing lung cancer, oral cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, and blood clots as well as it increasing the risk of having a heart attack and/or a stroke...which sadly more and more younger people are having earlier in life. 

And with so many countries now seeing a sharp rise in younger people coming down with COVID-19, certain key factors do shed light as to why those countries are seeing such a dramatic increase not only in the overall number of coronavirus cases, but in new cases among younger people who do not fit into the normal pattern of expected victims...victims as in the elderly and those with chronic preexisting conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes. 

As of right now three European countries...Italy, France, and Spain...are seeing a rise in both those presenting with and dying from COVID-19...especially among those under the age of forty. And smoking plays a huge part in that particular number where in Spain for example approximately 29.20% of the population smokes; while 27.70% of those in France smoke; and 24% of those in Italy smoke; with younger smokers outnumbering older smokers in said countries. And while here in the United States that number is smaller with roughly 17% of our population being smokers, that still translates into about 50 million Americans who puff away on a daily basis...50 million Americans with those younger than 40 growing in number.

Now add in those who vape...and know that vaping is more popular here than in Europe...a number that has doubled in less than three years...seeing that number, as per a University of Michigan study, going from 11% to 25% among America's 12th graders; up from 8% to 20% among 10th graders; and from 4% to 9% among 8th graders; with these stated age groups not so surprisingly also seeing an increase in those infected with COVID-19.  

So is smoking and vaping the real reason for the continued uptick in coronavirus case numbers especially here in our country as well as in younger victims? I believe it is as the very nature of these two acts and the affects both have on the lungs would see logic dictating that those who smoke and/or vape would be more affected by this virus than those who don't. Remember, COVID-19 manifests three ways...either in a milder upper respiratory form being not that unlike a bad cold, in a more severe and quite possibly life threatening form that invades the lungs causing more serious forms of pneumonia, and in some showing no outward symptoms but still being carriers.

So how and why does COVID-19 affect different people differently? We have what is called the mucociliary system that lies within our respiratory system and it's this mucociliary system...a system comprised of thousands upon thousands of hair like particles called cilia...particles whose primary function is to remove all the little so-called “dirties” and “nasties” that always are present in our atmosphere on a day-to-day basis. The problem with smokers is that depending on how much they smoke and for how many years they’ve been doing so, their mucociliary system becomes compromised due to the continuous deposit of nicotine in their airways. This is turn does not and will not allow for the removal of the ordinary mundane so-called infectious agents let along the more severe ones like the virus that causes COVID-19. And to make matters worse, there is no medication nor treatment available that can rebuild a compromised mucociliary system. 

This also applies to those who vape as their lungs not only are compromised by small amounts of nicotine but also by the other assorted unnatural ingredients present in E-cigarettes...compromised to such a degree that lung infections in general are increasing in those who vape. 

So when the virus presents itself to non-smokers and to non-vapers, those with a totally uncompromised mucociliary system, see the cilia being able to remove and clean their lungs as nature intended. And with as previously stated more young people now contracting COVID-19, both the milder and the more serious lung invading form, it would be interesting to note how many of those younger folk now presenting themselves to the ER’s and to other testing areas are actually smokers and vapers as opposed to non-smokers and non-vapers. And a similar study could be done in Europe as well most especially in regards to the age of cigarette smokers newly diagnosed with COVID-19.  

And the all-important bottom line to this is that perhaps smokers in both young and older age groups as well as those using E-cigarettes should be added to the list of those in any given population who are considered more predisposed to the COVID-19 virus. This addition could help head off an unexpected rush by younger people on hospital beds because hospitals would have time to prepare. Simply, smoking of any kind should be added to the list of maladies that contribute to chronic health problems and thus raising the risk factor for contracting this virus...a virus that has now proven not to age discriminate. 

But cigarette smoking and vaping aside, none of this negates the fact that the now worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, along with the outright panic it has created, could have been if not halted at least quite drastically reduced if China’s government had not only acted sooner to contain the virus, but if they had been honest about the outbreak's true date of origin itself. In fact, a recent study out of Great Britain suggests that if the Chinese had been forthcoming even by a few weeks, that the virus' worldwide spread could have been reduced by between sixty-six to ninety-five percent. 

Remember, the first case officially announcing the ground zero emergence of this new strain of coronavirus...and know that coronaviruses are naturally occurring not some man-made concoction created in a mad scientist's bio-weapons lab...wasn't publicly reported on by Chinese authorities until last November 17th when in actually 266 people had already been infected and were sick weeks before said date. In fact, numerous epidemiologists familiar with current COVID-19 case data believe that the virus made the jump...the cross-species contamination...from animals (it's believed from bats) to humans as early as October, and that Chinese officials knew this and deliberately kept it mum for they knew the panic and the fallout it would create.  

And it was this very silence by the Chinese government that allowed unnecessary fear to seep into the public domain as rumors and innuendo became facts which in turn then morphed into conspiracy theories all of which helped sound the panic alarm that our beloved America was now in trouble. And with that alarm being sounded partisan politics was again allowed to rear its ugly head with those on the left hoping said panic would help to destroy America's economy thus sending us into a recession so deep that escalating inflation would force us to see that only socialism could save us. And all over a virus that kills far less people than the ordinary flu does. 

So while COVID-19 cases have yet to level off here in this country, I do hope that if nothing else is learned from all this that medical professionals at least add smoking of all kinds to the list of major contributing factors that makes one more susceptible to the virus out of China that has us all currently still sequestered at home...with the cigarette lobby be damned. 

Copyright @ 2020 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.   

For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article, The Pandemic Panic in Proper Perspective


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