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Vitamin D is equally important as C in avoiding contracting the Covid-19 virus.

Here is a chart showing how much Vitamin D as an oral supplement will

raise your serum D levels safely higher according to Mercola:

 

vitamin-d-serum-level.jpg

 

There is also a handy online calculator available here:

 

https://www.grassrootshealth.net/project/dcalculator/

 

It tells me that my present oral intake is pretty safe, and that I could  easily

and safely double it. Some sources seem to feel that around 10,000 IU per

day might be the most you would want to take. But OTOH for very low/

deficient patients (e.g. my Betty) there is the time release 50,000 IU size,

taken weekly- which again is telling us that doctor types, who just hate to

get sued, are willing to prescribe such large doses. Enlightening. BTW lots

of daily sun exposure is great for making vitamin D yourself- just avoid

exposure to the point of skin redness and you'll be great.

 

It is true that Vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, can harm people if too much

is taken. Recent reading here describes two misguided individuals who were

taking somewhere around a daily dose of 150,000 to 200,000 IU. Yikes!

Clearly too much of a good thing! But 10,000 units per day is clearly safe,

even long term, according to my research.

 

correlation-covid-19-death-rate.jpg

 

The chart above says it all- notice how mortality from Covid-19 plummets as Vitamin D

serum levels rise. And yet there are big swaths of humanity who are D deficient. If they

would supplement with D, a lot of sickness and death could be prevented! And note well

Vitamin D is insanely inexpensive and cannot make Pharma very much money either.

(The mega dose 50,000 IU stuff is a prescription item- bet it's dirt cheap, however!)

 

The chart also clearly shows why the minimum for serum D has been set at 30ng/ml.

This we knew back in 2016 when Betty tested at 9! And the doctor, a nice man, hadn't

even thought to check her D level. I had to suggest it! Betty at the time was off scale to

the left side of the chart. Fortunately Covid-19 wasn't loose back in 2016... Oh, and she

was briefly in a nursing home at the time- the worst possible place to be elderly right

now! I got her back home as quickly as possible! I just hate those places, and hospitals

as well.

 

All materials in today's post from this source (yes, it's Mercola):

Why COVID-19 Disproportionately Affects the Elderly

 

As always, note the sources and references at the bottom of the article- 19 in this instance.

 

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Ohio’s coronavirus patients on average now infecting less than 1 other, state estimates

 

With numbers like these, how are they going to keep folks scared and agitated enough

so that they submissively line up like cattle for dangerous and unnecessary jabs?

 

Looks like OH Governor DeWine has done a good job for his state, unlike pockets of

sceptics such as Texas and South Carolina which threw caution to the winds and

inadvisedly re-opened early. Those places are still seeing epidemic-like rapid rises in

Covid-19 cases. Some are re-thinking re-openings or throttling back...

 

(Edit: 28 Jun 2020- Yep, it's raging across the southern US where they were fairly

aggressive with the re-openings!)

 

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The CDC has lost all credibility

 

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While the federal government did not mandate policies to combat the coronavirus outbreak,

the CDC, together with career bureaucrats Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, influenced the

direction of the policies of state and local jurisdictions.

 

The results: draconian guidelines and hysterical warnings based on horrifically bad models

and science...

(The CDC has) been wrong about the models. They’ve been wrong about the lockdowns.

They’ve been wrong about the distance the particles travel in the air. They’ve been wrong

about the transmission of the virus from asymptomatic individuals. They’ve been wrong

about the spread of the virus on surfaces. They’ve been wrong about the infection fatality

rate. They’ve been wrong about the dangers of the virus to children and young adults.

They’ve been wrong about the use of face masks. They’ve been wrong in their abilities to

protect individuals in long-term care facilities. They’ve been wrong in the way they’ve

counted COVID-19 deaths. They’ve been wrong in how they’ve classified COVID-19 cases.

 

This list isn’t even exhaustive...

 

Opinion piece in the Washington Examiner by two Republican congressional representatives

from two western states. I'd not usually agree with these guys on almost anything, but here I

do agree. My position is, however, that CDC had long since lost all credibility, well before

Covid-19 was a 'thing'. Just another captured federal agency effectively owned by Pharma,

often working against the welfare of the people as a consequence.

 

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Had enough of the virus scaremongoering, tired of expensive living ? The take a bold step and try a new way of life with sun sea and sangria.

 

Beautiful Italian village is selling houses for £1 – and they have had NO cases of coronavirus there

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=Cinquefrondi&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjzp9jJmYfqAhXiVhUIHToeBpsQ_AUoA3oECBgQBQ&biw=1625&bih=1029

 

If me body was not so battered and bruised I would be off like a shot. 😎

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Pick a nice one and we'll go halvesies. ;)

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UK public health bodies reviewing vitamin D’s effects on coronavirus

 

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Across the UK, as many as 750 frontline NHS staff have received free immune support packs including

Liposomal Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc from a voluntary initiative, and there has been some

frustration that a more holistic approach to the pandemic has not been implemented.

Singapore general hospital reportedly routinely gives coronavirus patients aged over 50 a mix of

Vitamin D, Magnesium and Vitamin B12, while countries which have recently had summers have

generally been less affected by the pandemic.

 

https://blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2020/06/17/uk-ministers-order-urgent-vitamin-d.aspx

 

Supplementing daily with C and D and a variety of other essential nutrients. Also eating good

quality food including organic as available. I feel good about taking care of myself in this way.

Pretty healthy for an early 70's type. Yesterday I was scrambling up a ladder and cleaning out

my own rain gutters, then over to Casa David for an exhausting afternoon moving some free

Apple wood given me by a tree cutting crew. I'll be back over there this afternoon to work on

splitting the big stuff I didn't get to yesterday- rendering them light enough to lift into a

wheelbarrow. Makes me tired just thinking about that, but I need the exercise...

 

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A night at the gym...

 

Further along, in the spirit of my dentist visit three weeks ago,

https://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?/topic/96537-coronavirus-covid-19/page/10/#comments

 

I returned to my gym Saturday night late, arriving around 11:45PM. Yes, Clutter continues to be

a bit of a night owl, as usual. I had a good workout, taking it easy pretty much, and not trying to

move much weight. It had been about three months since I last saw the inside of this gym. Our

Governor started lifting all the closures and rules, and our County Executive followed suit about

a week later. Rules are one person per 200 square feet. It's a vast, warehouse of a building. Still,

I'm sure daytime people are going to be denied entry, some of them, and have to languish in lines

until some other members finish and leave the building. This gym only re-opened a little over a

day ago,  Friday evening. Clutter hates lines, and will be a late night person at this gym for the

foreseeable future. It feels weird to have to wear a mask there, but it's doable. It's a 24 hour

gym, BTW- yay!

 

I'm grateful to be able to get back to it all. Sure did miss those machines, which are so valuable

in that they largely help to eliminate injuries, compared to working with free weights etc. at

home. Indeed, I believe I did avoid any injuries. Don't need any more- as it is, my back is a bit

marginal due to a lot of firewood moving last week. Minor but annoying lower back pain was

the result. I've been hitting the Ibuprofen lately after a long time of zero use... Tree guys dumped

a bunch of Apple wood in my front yard by the street (at my request). Some of those pieces

are too heavy to move, and will have to be split first... Most of it I got cut up and moved into

the back yard last week.

 

While I do about everything else right- good diet, exercise, dietary supplements, getting and

staying on a day schedule like earth people eludes me for now. Ah well... At least I'm getting

enough sleep, but it would be a lot better if that was during the 'right' hours. Gratefully, I

feel well and healthy these days. Seems I must have avoided the virus or else been exposed

but with zero symptoms to date.

 

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I came across something particularly noteworthy in my travels on the internet.

While there is a Covid tie-in, the following video is much more of the 'big picture'

variety. Your collective eyes have probably long since glazed over. What I post

in this thread probably has a readership somewhere between one and zero-

perhaps two on a very good day. Nonetheless, I persist. So my 'light is hidden

under a bushel basket', I guess...

 

What most do not yet grasp is that things are much, much bigger than the

Covid travails, though that is real enough, I am sure. There is a lot of talk

lately about 'choke holds', which produced the other main giant social

problem currently- mass civil unrest over repetitive police brutality and social

injustice generally against (mostly) minorities.

 

What most fail to see is that our true enemies as a people are genuinely

attempting to put a choke hold on the *entire population*. They have so far

succeeded surprisingly well.  All are distracted by fear and apprehension

such that all us 'frogs' fail to grasp that we are collectively in a big cooking pot

and someone has turned on the heat- to High!

 

The guy who made this video has summarized very well what a few of us

have been getting at least glimpses of. He sees the big picture. We would

all do well to listen and try to understand what he is trying to tell us.

19 minutes, and well worth investing your time to see IMO. My comments

here are particularly directed to my American countrymen, but this will

also resonate well with our friends in the UK/AU/NZ collectively as well.

After all, the Magna Carta in 1215 AD lays out what is now being worked on

furiously behind the scenes to undo... it is our common heritage in many

parts of the west... sad to see her slip away...

 

James Corbett- How Will WWIII Be Fought?

(19:06- not quite what the title sounds like)

 

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P.S. Reviewing the video, it looks like the meat of his argument appears

in the segment from roughly 8:00 to 10:00- but OTOH the buildup of the

first 8 minutes is IMO essential to maximize the impact of his argument.

Do it on the cheap (time wise), get the tourist's version; watch the whole

thing and truly get the full impact- and import- of his argument.

 

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Bookmem

Is it just my imagination, or is this topic beginning to sound "political"?

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1 hour ago, Bookmem said:

Is it just my imagination, or is this topic beginning to sound "political"?

 

Before that happens, I will lock the thread.

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2 hours ago, securitybreach said:

 

Before that happens, I will lock the thread.

 

And my heartfelt thanks to you, Josh- for your forbearance. These are tough times.

It's hard on pretty much everyone. I have been working through my own heaping

helping of anxiety, personally. It helps more than you guys might imagine for me

to have access to these forums. I received a whole bunch of support and

understanding from my friends on Scot's, going back to 2012 when my partner

Betty fell and broke her femur. The following 7 year period up until she passed in

2019 was tough for both of us. For me, it made all the difference to have this little

oasis on the internet where folks pretty much behave and are kind to each other.

I am most grateful...

 

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Between my wood processing project (exhausting!) and frequent trips to the gym

averaging three nights per week, I'm finally getting enough exercise, after a couple

months of being too much a sofa slug due to the Covid thing...

 

Sundays I head out into the countryside to pick up my weekly ration of fresh

vegetables right at the farm (that's today). I look forward to this- it's very relaxing.

 

I have also got several home building projects going with my radio hobby,

including a new loop antenna I strung out on the deck. After a visit to the local

nursery a week or two back, the deck has come back to life with a nice display

of New Guinea Impatiens and Caladiums. I'll post photos later. New antenna

is working pretty well, BTW.

 

I've also started on my long list of needed repairs for Casa Betty. I hired a local

company to replace the glass slider door to the deck. Wood frame at the bottom

badly deteriorated after 35 years of rain on it. Installation to be done by the end

of July. That door sees a lot of use...

 

Seems my spirits are a little better this week. These are vexing times...

 

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Nice Clutter :thumbsup:

 

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I like caladiums. 😎👍

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Fascinating short article in the New York times that helps a lot in visualizing

how the Covid19 is spread. I find it particularly interesting to note that they

think most people who happen to have the virus are not spreading it to

others. OTOH there are people who are effectively 'superspreaders', and there

will be enough of them to make things dicey out there in the world...

 

Most People With Coronavirus Won’t Spread It. Why Do a Few Infect Many?

 

Sourced originally from this short Mercola article. I don't really read the NYT

all that often, yet many important articles do appear there over the months:

 

Most People With Coronavirus Won’t Spread It

 

Couple this with a story I heard from NPR on the car radio yesterday about

the original 'Typhoid Mary'. Utterly fascinating. She was a real person and a

superspreader of typhoid, and unluckily for about 50-60 people, she worked

in the food service industry, in kitchens.  Highly recommended to research and

read about her.

 

I continue to have high confidence in the robustness of my native immune

system to handle this freakin' virus. Who knows, I may have already been

exposed. But absolutely no symptoms, I feel completely normal. They are

beginning to reconstruct how the virus may have been around since mid-

December in Italy, yet it didn't really gallop for a couple of months. Turns out

it may not be all that easy to spread- until you get just the right

superspreader going around with it, glad-handing and kissing and hugging

everybody. Superspreader events appear to be things such as bars,

party groupings, large numbers of people with red hats and no masks

gathering in closed (indoor) spaces, etc.

 

The folks in my area have been pretty good about taking common sense

measures to heart, such as masks and social distancing. As a result, although

there have been a goodly number of cases here, we have collectively managed

to 'deflect the curve' downwards to the point where they are cautiously

phasing in some re-openings, but with stipulations. I was sooooo glad to

see my gym finally re-open. I sure missed those exercise machines. OTOH I

think re-opening things like restaurants is barely getting underway, and

with stipulations also. Outdoor dining is obviously much to be preferred...

 

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FDA warns consumers about hand sanitizer products containing methanol


 

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about hand sanitizer products containing methanol, or wood alcohol.

The toxic substance is often used to create fuel and antifreeze, and it can cause short- and long-term health problems.

 


"Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested," the FDA said in a statement. "The agency is aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent adverse events including blindness, hospitalizations and death."

The agency reported seeing an increase in hand sanitizers that are labeled to contain ethanol, but have actually tested positive for methanol contamination.

 

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I love how they throw in the "and can be life-threatening when ingested,". Well no crap... its hand sanitizer, not a drink. I imagine drinking any chemical isn't good for you.

 

Now skin contact is a major issue as this is hand sanitizer.

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1 hour ago, Cluttermagnet said:

Sourced originally from this short Mercola article. I don't really read the NYT

all that often, yet many important articles do appear there over the months:

 

Most People With Coronavirus Won’t Spread It

 

 

I've been hearing that for months now. The article even states
 

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"Dr. Kucharski and his colleagues published their study in April as a preprint, a report that has not been reviewed by other scientists and published in a scientific journal."


 

 

 

There is no indication that the NY Times was using Mercola as a source. Plus, the Mercola link is only like four days old so it couldn't be the source. They source the CDC, Princeton and Emery University in the NYT article. 

 

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Remember that 'dermal patches' are a thing now. Lots of medicines are being administered

this way. So I have to take seriously claims that methanol absorbed through the skin

could actually be a health risk. Trouble is, unscrupulous sellers could adulterate a product

in this way, and simply not declare the dangerous chemical in the ingredients list. You think

you are getting ethanol, you are also getting methanol...

 

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6 minutes ago, securitybreach said:

 

I've been hearing that for months now. The article even states
 

 

There is no indication that the NY Times was using Mercola as a source. Plus, the Mercola link is only like four days old so it couldn't be the source. They source the CDC, Princeton and Emery University in the NYT article. 

 

 

I was not stating or implying that NYT uses Mercola as a source! Sorry if my writing was

unclear in that regard. My purpose is simply one of full disclosure- first i give you the

referenced article, then I give you the Mercola citation. OK? I read Mercola, he is one of my

major sources. He inspires me to do a good bit of additional research. This is one of any

number of cases where Mercola inspires me to read further on a given subject...

 

...or put another way, Mercola makes an assertion in a brief, two paragraph piece. and

then provides a link to the source article(s).

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Zombies always have such perfect hands. Must be washed in Woolite...:cool:

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9 hours ago, Cluttermagnet said:

 

I was not stating or implying that NYT uses Mercola as a source! Sorry if my writing was

unclear in that regard. My purpose is simply one of full disclosure- first i give you the

referenced article, then I give you the Mercola citation. OK? I read Mercola, he is one of my

major sources. He inspires me to do a good bit of additional research. This is one of any

number of cases where Mercola inspires me to read further on a given subject...

 

...or put another way, Mercola makes an assertion in a brief, two paragraph piece. and

then provides a link to the source article(s).

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