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  • Aspirin may protect against COVID-19, Israeli research finds

    03/10/2021 10:20:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 10, 2021 3:20 PM | Nathan Jeffay
    Aspirin, one of the oldest and most widely used drugs, is preventing COVID-19 infections, Israeli scientists have claimed in “exciting” findings. In the peer-reviewed research, they found that in a sample of Israeli PCR tests, patients who take small doses of aspirin were 29 percent less likely to test positive. They cross-referenced 10,477 results with medical records covering what preventive drugs patients take. “We were really excited to see a big reduction in the proportion of people testing positive, and this gives a promising indication that aspirin, such a well-known and inexpensive drug, may be helpful in fighting the pandemic,”...
  • Emails show Fauci, NIH, WHO accommodated China on covid confidentiality ‘terms’

    03/02/2021 9:19:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | March 1, 2021 | By Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch announced that it and the Daily Caller News Foundation received 301 pages of emails of Dr. Anthony Fauci from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showing that National Institutes of Health (NIH) officials tailored confidentiality forms to China’s terms and that the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted an unreleased, “strictly confidential” Covid-19 epidemiological analysis in January 2020. “These new emails show the WHO and Fauci’s NIH special accommodations to Chinese communist efforts to control information about Covid-19,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. The emails, obtained by Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)...
  • Alarming COVID-19 study finds virus survives on fabric for 3 days

    02/24/2021 8:29:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    nypost ^ | 02/24/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    A new study has revealed that the virus which causes COVID-19 can linger on fabric, such as clothing or upholstery, for up to three days. Between polyester, a poly-cotton blend and 100% cotton fabrics, the polyester posed the greatest risk, even after 72 hours; on full-cotton samples, the virus lasted one day, while the poly-cotton blend remained contaminated by viral droplets — designed to mimic human saliva — for just six hours.
  • Two Wise Videos on Covid 19 and the Vaccine

    12/31/2020 5:06:16 PM PST · by firebrand · 22 replies
    Behold Israel and Focus on the Family ^ | post-vaccine 2029 | Amir Tsarfati and Focus on the Family
    I'll post the Focus on the Family link below. Two remarkably similar videos, emphasizing the science, which is not a bad word but the factual basis of any discussion, or at least the start of it. There is no way for the RNA to affect our DNA because it never enters the nucleus of the cell. There are side effects to everything, including the virus, but nothing nearly as bad as the disease itself. The whole process was overseen by the FDA and nothing that we weren't told about could possibly have been done. And of course there is the...
  • How Long Does Immunity Last After COVID-19? What We Know

    01/17/2021 7:06:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Healthline ^ | 01/16/2021 | Nancy Schimelpfening
    For those who recover from COVID-19, new research shows immunity to the virus can last for at least 8 months, and may last much longer.Understanding how our immune system responds to the virus is an important step in vaccine development.Currently two vaccines, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, are authorized for use in the United States.Several other promising vaccines are also in development, but until they become widely available we must practice physical distancing and mask-wearing to keep transmission down.All data and statistics are based on publicly available data at the time of publication. Some information may be out of date. Visit...
  • Keto diet could be beneficial for elderly COVID-19 patients

    01/15/2021 4:42:43 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    Medical Net News ^ | 09/14/20 | By Dr. Sanchari Sinha Dutta, Ph.D
    A recent study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, New York University Langone Health and Washington University School of Medicine, claims that the ketogenic diet (high fat, low carbohydrate diet) is capable of mitigating clinical outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in elderly people by improving immune-metabolic functions and reducing inflammation. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.
  • Vitamin D can help reduce coronavirus risk by 54%: Boston University doctor

    12/27/2020 5:53:04 AM PST · by billorites · 89 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 19, 2020 | Alexi Cohen
    Stop waiting for a miracle drug: A Boston University doctor says a sufficient amount of vitamin D can cut the risk of catching coronavirus by 54%. “People have been looking for the magic drug or waiting for the vaccine and not looking for something this simple,” said Dr. Michael Holick, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. Holick and his colleagues studied blood samples from Quest Diagnostics of more than 190,000 Americans from all 50 states and found that those who had deficient levels of vitamin D had 54% higher COVID positivity compared to those...
  • Vitamin D may protect against COVID-19, improve survival outcomes: Several studies show a correlation between Vitamin D levels and COVID-19.

    12/24/2020 8:40:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 12/24/2020 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    LOMA LINDA, California, December 23, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Several studies show a correlation between Vitamin D levels and COVID-19.According to a now viral interview with Professor Roger Seheult of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, several studies show that people with higher amounts of Vitamin D in their blood are less likely to test positive for COVID-19 than people with Vitamin D deficiency. Another study has shown that COVID-positive patients treated with hydroxylated Vitamin D were less likely to need admittance to ICU than COVID-positive patients in the placebo group. Still another study showed that COVID-positive patients treated with...
  • Colgate laboratory tests show toothpaste and mouthwash can neutralize Coronavirus by 99.9%

    12/20/2020 8:14:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 12/20/2020
    MANILA, Philippines — Laboratory studies show that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous and mouthwash formulas with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19 by 99.9%. The studies are part of a Colgate research program that includes clinical studies among infected people to assess the efficacy of oral care products in reducing the amount of the virus in the mouth, potentially slowing the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. In the laboratory studies—the first to include toothpaste—Colgate Total and Meridol toothpastes neutralized 99.9% of the virus after two minutes of contact. Colgate Plax and Colgate Total mouthwashes were similarly effective...
  • Here are the 10 most important COVID-related questions which the news media is ignoring

    12/15/2020 7:56:04 AM PST · by Heartlander · 7 replies ^ | December 15, 2020 | John Ziegler
    Here are the 10 most important COVID-related questions which the news media is ignoring The recent massive surge of COVID cases here in America and around much of the world has been both shocking and edifying. Clearly, people like me who have promoted the theory on "low-threshold herd immunity" were probably wrong in our overly-optimistic analysis (though it should at least be noted that Sweden's current death rate is WAY below what would be expected based on their sudden dramatic increase in cases, and already rapidly declining).However, based on this new information, the other "side" of this debate also...
  • DEADLY STRAIN New Covid strain ripping through the South is forcing 11million more Brits into Tier 3 lockdowns

    12/15/2020 8:50:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 15 Dec 2020, 11:11 Updated: 15 Dec 2020, 16:13 | Natasha Clark - Sascha O'Sullivan - Shaun Wooler
    A NEW Covid strain which may spread even quicker is ripping through the South - as Matt Hancock last night plunged 11million more Brits into Tier 3. The Health Secretary told MPs more than 1,000 cases of the new "variant" has been discovered in up to 60 places across the UK - and the World Health Organisation has been informed. London coronavirus infection rates England's capital risks being placed into Tier 3 this week as infection rates increase in all boroughs London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will move into Tier 3 from midnight tonight. It now means 34million...
  • Breakthrough study might explain why people develop severe COVID-19

    12/13/2020 6:37:52 PM PST · by blueplum · 33 replies
    BGR via MSN ^ | 13 Dec 2020 | Chris Smith
    ....Researchers from the GenOMICC consortium compared the 2,700 ICU patients’ genetic information with samples from healthy volunteers from other studies. They discovered key differences in these five genes: IFNAR2, TYK2, OAS1, DPP9, and CCR. They “partially explain why some people become severely sick with Covid-19, while others are not affected.” “Our findings reveal that critical illness in Covid-19 is related to at least two biological mechanisms: innate antiviral defenses, which are known to be important early in disease (IFNAR2 and OAS genes), and host-driven inflammatory lung injury, which is a key mechanism of late, life-threatening COVID-19 (DPP9, TYK2, and CCR2),”...
  • Covid Was Hiding Among Colds and Flus. Too much focus on Washington and magic fixes has impeded grass-roots adaptation.

    11/27/2020 4:38:21 PM PST · by karpov · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 27, 2020 | Holman W. Jenkins
    Here are some Covid realities that we’ve long alluded to that might be useful to spell out in the current surge. U.S. government scientists now estimate that 40% of cases are asymptomatic and 80% of symptomatic cases are mild—in short, 88% of subjects don’t know they are infected or have no great incentive to find out if they are suffering from Covid or some more familiar bug. An American adult typically suffers two colds a year, while school-age children may suffer 10 or more, and 20 million of us get the flu. A conservative estimate, then, is that 13 million...
  • Coronavirus-induced 'cytokine storm' which can be fatal is triggered by the release of TWO proteins – but antibodies can break the vicious cycle and increase chances of survival

    11/24/2020 4:11:22 PM PST · by RummyChick · 78 replies
    Dm ^ | 11/24/2020 | pinkstone
    Severe cases of Covid-19 have been known to lead to a mysterious condition whereby the body's immune system goes haywire and starts attacking healthy cells, rather than just those that are infected. This prolonged state of self-sabotage is known as a 'cytokine storm' and can be fatal, but researchers have struggled to understand how it works and how to treat it. Now new research has looked at the progression of a coronavirus infection in mice and found the cytokine storm is a vicious cycle, which leads to the overproduction of two signalling proteins called tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interferon...
  • Largest randomized controlled trial of masks fails to show a significant difference in infection rates

    11/18/2020 10:21:47 AM PST · by RandFan · 48 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 18 | Covif19Crusher
    The largest randomized controlled trial of masks ever (n=6,000) from Denmark fails to show a statistically significant difference in infection rates. Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers
  • Coronavirus invades men’s reproductive organs, can affect their fertility

    11/15/2020 4:03:03 PM PST · by billorites · 48 replies ^ | November 13, 2020 | Brian Entin
    <p>MIAMI — More men get sick and die from COVID-19 than women do and researchers at the University of Miami may have found part of the reason why.</p><p>According to a newly released study, COVID-19 invades some men’s testicles.</p><p>Researchers at the university tested the testicles of men who died from COVID-19 and found the virus inside the reproductive organs.</p>
  • Common MMR Vaccine May Prevent Covid-19

    10/23/2020 8:12:11 PM PDT · by doragsda · 60 replies
    The American Journal of Medicine ^ | October 23, 2020 | Ashford, et. al.
    The common MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine may protect against Covid-19. Journal article at link.
  • Cancer patients may have heightened COVID-fighting ability — Israeli scientists

    09/24/2020 8:37:58 AM PDT · by libh8er · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 09.23.2020 | Nathan Jaffay
    Cancer patients, treated as an “at-risk” group throughout the pandemic, may actually have a heightened ability to fight the coronavirus, according to Israeli scientists. COVID-19 is believed to hit hardest when it turns the body’s best weapon — the immune system — on itself, triggering a potentially lethal immune overreaction called a cytokine storm. But among cancer patients, drugs often make the immune system weaker than normal, and Haifa researchers think this limits the impact of the virus, because it has less of an arsenal to turn on the patient. “Our hypothesis is that because the immune system is weakened,...
  • COVID-19 causes ‘chronic’ cognitive deficits equivalent to brain aging 10 years

    10/27/2020 12:24:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/27/2020 | Lee Brown
    Coronavirus can significantly impact brain function, causing mental decline equivalent to the brain aging 10 years, according to an alarming new study. A study of more than 84,000 people in the UK found that the virus left even those deemed recovered with “chronic cognitive consequences” that it compared to dropping 8.5 IQ points. “People who had recovered, including those no longer reporting symptoms, exhibited significant cognitive deficits,” the study published on MedRxiv said.
  • Researchers discovered the second 'key' used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to enter into human cells

    10/25/2020 9:00:42 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 47 replies
    University of Helsinki ^ | 2020 October 20 | Ludovico Cantuti-Castelvetri et al
    To efficiently infect human cells, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is able to use a receptor called Neuropilin-1, which is very abundant in many human tissues including the respiratory tract, blood vessels and neurons. The breakthrough discovery was made by a German-Finnish team of researchers led by neuroscientists Mika Simons, Technical University of Munich, Germany and virologist Giuseppe Balistreri, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. Why is the new coronavirus so infectious? "That SARS-CoV-2 uses the receptor ACE2 to infect our cells was known, but viruses often use multiple factors to maximize their infectious potential"...