Seriously ill patients facing death from late stage COVID infection increasingly face hospital protocols that have a terrible record of saving lives. In fact, nearly all such patients die. This explains why over 1,200 Americans are dying every day from COVID. In a week, more people die from late stage COVID than died in the 9/11 attacks.
Dr. Joel S. Hirschhorn
On the political side he asked the reasonable question: “So why are President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party, Anthony Fauci and the CDC trying to hide the truth? Ivermectin can save millions of Americans from both COVID-19 and the risks of the COVID-19 vaccine. Ivermectin can save our economy. Ivermectin can save millions of jobs. Ivermectin can save trillions of dollars in costs from missed work, vaccines, hospitalizations and deaths. I’m playing the role of Paul Revere.
The veracity of Hirschhorn’s claims is beyond the ability of this review to adjudicate – there is enough argument, evidence and expertise on both sides to sounds convincing to what a reader is willing to believe. That said, Pandemic Blunder does raise important questions that Americans need to ask such as why – when thousands were dying each week during the height of the pandemic – government and health officials dismissed out of hand any thought of alternative treatment.
Several studies have come from the University of Chicago. One found that a vitamin D deficiency (less than 20 ng/ml) may raise the risk of testing positive for COVID-19, actually a 7.2% chance of testing positive for the virus. And that more than 80% of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were vitamin D deficient. And Black individuals who had levels of 30 to 40 ng/ml had a 2.64 times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than people with levels of 40 ng/ml or greater.
In Australia, “New South Wales state authorities reported that two travelers from South Africa to Sydney had become Australia’s first omicron cases. Both were fully vaccinated, showed no symptoms.” A person in San Francisco was reported to have traveled from South Africa, had mild symptoms and had been vaccinated. Interestingly, officials said they had contacted everyone who had close contact with the person and they had all tested negative.
Hirschhorn makes the case that COVID-19 could have been a manageable disease, and tens of thousands of people could have been kept alive, had government agencies supported cheap, safe, and existing drugs to treat infection at home during its early stages – before the virus replicates and does its deadly damage. There are numerous observational and “real-life data” studies showing the effectiveness of early treatment for COVID-19 infection.
Both the Trump and Biden administrations bet everything on vaccines ending the pandemic. Wrong gamble. Time to give power to American households by getting tests into home medicine cabinets.
Fauci has not used his considerable power to get FDA and CDC to approve many home tests and getting free ones to US households
Many oppose vaccine mandates, not necessarily COVID vaccines. And many people want the government to fully recognize natural immunity obtained from prior COVID infection as equivalent to vaccine immunity. To get flexible government action the two-part strategy given here should be the basis for legislation by Congress. Otherwise, there will be no end to the pandemic.
Accepting the ugly reality that the pandemic will not end is consistent with the findings of a recent medical research article titled “Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States.” The clear meaning is that mass vaccination does not work effectively to eliminate COVID impacts.
Here is the key point. It became widely recognized by medical experts and informed citizens that COVID vaccines clearly did not fit the official CDC vaccine definition. CDC thought the answer was not to fix what was deficient with the COVID vaccines or stop their use by most people as so many medical experts advised. Their response was to change the vaccine definition to fit the so-called vaccines.
Much of the public may not yet know this. But missing from the new CDC definition of vaccine as of September 1, 2021 are these key phrases: “protecting the person from that disease” and “to produce immunity.” The new vaccine definition should reduce public confidence in current COVID vaccines. In fact, these changes reflect what is now known about the limitations of these vaccines. Fully vaccinated people can still get COVID disease and really do not have long lasting effective immunity to it.