Sharing what I've learned about Covid-19

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HenOnAJuneBug

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I'm starting this thread to share what I've learned about Covid-19, learn from others and hopefully get discussions started that can give folks information to stay healthy, and hope and courage to overcome all of the fear.

I've been following this thing every day since the videos started leaking out of China. Have been through a lot of scientific studies. I have learned a tremendous amount, and the more I learn the less fear I have.

For example, per CDC data, my chance of survival if infected is 99.5% (less than age 70). That's pretty good odds. very survivable.

If you're below 20 years old, your chance of surviving if infected is 99.997%. That age group has a greater chance of dying from flu.

This is all CDC data. See Table 1; Infection Fatality Ratio; Scenario 5: Current Best Estimate in link below. A 0.00003 IFR is 99.997% (100 - 100 * 0.00003)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html

This doesn't mean that I have no concerns; I have grave concern because there is always a chance; yet I prepare according to what I've learned. That enables me to carry on with my life like I always have: living life based on assessed risks with a plan of action in case things don't go my way (hope for the best, plan for the worst). For example, one of the things we can all do is make sure we are getting enough vitamin D and zinc because deficiencies in those seem to strongly correlate with bad outcomes.

Another thing that gives me hope is doctors like Dr. Thomas Borody, who developed the triple antibiotic treatment for peptic ulcers. He says that Covid-19 is easier to treat than the flu. I read something about him the other day describing how he successfully treated a 91-year-old woman with ivermectin. I'll dig it up if anyone is interested.

There are other doctors with stories like his; more than a few have had 100% treatment success. One clinic in California near the Mexican border has treated over 1900 Covid patients, with only one hospitalization and zero deaths. I'll dig that up too if anyone wants.
 

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I was listening to the Doctor radio station on Sirius today.
I started recording the show when they started talking about the 4 types of vaccines in the works.
I have the recording uploaded to YouTube if you'd like to hear.
 

HenOnAJuneBug

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I'm not a doctor or epidemiologist.
OK, I get your point. It is kind of counter-intuitive that an anti-parasitic drug would be effective against a viral disease. But apparently it does have efficacy. Dr. Borody became interested in it after reading about a successful trial with it somewhere in Asia. I'll try to dig that up if you're interested.
 

HenOnAJuneBug

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I was listening to the Doctor radio station on Sirius today.
I started recording the show when they started talking about the 4 types of vaccines in the works.
I have the recording uploaded to YouTube if you'd like to hear.
I'm not really interested in the vaccines, but feel free to post it here if you like.
 

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Dr. Thomas Borody is a gastroentrologist. This is not his field.
Not Doctor Atlas's field either even though he is giving advice.
 

BigBlueHen53

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For example, per CDC data, my chance of survival if infected is 99.5% (less than age 70). That's pretty good odds. very survivable.
And yet, for over 220,000 Americans, their chances of dying from Covid were 100%. The number of people dead in the last 8 months from this disease is about equal to the population of the city of Spokane, WA. The number of cases is equivalent to the population of New York City. If people would wear a mask, wash their hands, and practice social distancing, like people did in China, we would beat this disease, just as China did, and could go about our business and lives again. Without fear.
 
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