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Thank you. We can only hope the people suing to end the mandate insanity will point out that the overreach question is secondary to the fact it doesn't work.
Thank you for the ongoing work to produce extremely important information that is useful for policy but also for me as a concerned citizen.
I went to the CDC website for an update on Omicron. It is dated 12/17/21, yesterday. True to form they are recommendation vaccination and they are tracking the spread. Delta is still the dominate strain in the US. They probably are updating the site on a regular basis.
There was almost nothing worthwhile in their entire article. And true to form they had a recommendation for the people that occurs near the end.
"Self-tests can be used at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results. If your self-test has a positive result, stay home or isolate for 10 days, wear a mask if you have contact with others, and call your healthcare provider. If you have any questions about your self-test result, call your healthcare provider or public health department."
A couple of months ago I called my, what I have always considered to be outstanding primary care provider, and her nurse said that she follows the CDC guidelines. So full circle right back to the consistent disaster "treatment" of stay home until sick enough to go to the hospital and with earlier variants, once in the hospital the "treatment" after the virus has left is to head to ER and ventilator, and maybe you will be alive to come home.
Wow!! Waiting until the CDC recommends early treatments like D3, etc. Has anybody told them?
For those interested in early treatment who want references to the literature, this site lists 30 treatments on the left margin and links to 1,204 studies. But important to remember that a multi-drug approach gives the best result. There are many protocols available but my favorite are the protocols on flccc.net
Pushing the fear rather than looking at the science continues down the wrong path for what end? The data from day one indicated this is not a pandemic when 99.8% of those who acquire the Covid achieve natural immunity! The .2% can be treated with the correct medical protocol and majority would be saved. Fauci’s Failed and Fatal Medical Directive needs to be cancel NOW!
I think that there is an error in your summary of the Danish study, Dr. Malone. You wrote:
"76% were fully or booster vaccinated, 14% not vaccinated"
But the study says:
"A total of 599 (76%) cases were fully vaccinated and an additional 56 (7.1%) had received full vaccination plus a booster dose.".
Which means that 83.1% (76% + 7.1%) were fully or booster vaccinated. Considering that only 76% of the Danish population is either fully of booster vaccinated, that's something worth investigating.
Thank you, Dr. Malone.
Thank you. Appreciate the read and clarity in the writing.
How are they determining virus type? PCR can't discriminate, so they need sequencing to define mutations, which is much more expensive and limited capacity. Are they actually testing all the patients, or just assuming the statistically prevalent strain?
Just hypothetically, if Omicron had been the first variant detected back in 2019/2020, the media would have told everyone there was nothing to worry about, and life would have proceeded as normal.
I would like to see comments on the assertions being made by Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding at https://twitter.com/DrEricDing, specifically with regard to the expected effects of the omicron variant - which the data he is quoting leads him to think will be severe - and the conclusions of the Imperial College study. Thank you for your work, Dr. Malone!
Thank you for posting. I am sick of the media overblowing Omicron Variant. Sick of it.
In Oregon our governor‘s news conference the other day mentioned the Denmark numbers and they are basing Oregon’s outcome as that in three weeks from now Omnicom will be the dominant strain and it will be worse than the Delta search. Peter Graven, Ph.D., (OHSU)
Peter Graven, Ph.D. (OHSU)
“We have about two to three weeks before we’ll see omicron accelerate and become the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 circulating in Oregon,” said Peter Graven, Ph.D., director of the OHSU Office of Advanced Analytics. “We expect that cases will ramp up quickly.” See
Hello I am just recovering from what I believe is a bout of Covid that started very quickly after an appointment at the V.A. for an annual eye exam on 12/14/21, I don't want to blame it on them necessarily as it happened rather quickly afterwards and I had zero symptoms when reporting to the gestapo upon arrival, and I'm not actually certain of the incubation time frame.
I saw in a previous article that the Omicron appears to be more bronchial than lung, and now here that the top symptoms being reported are runny nose, headache, fatigue (either mild or severe), sneezing, and sore throat.
Mine started with the fatigue, headache, high temperature that reached 100.8 but went as low as 97.2 at times, and then developed to a very deep cough that was very severe and persistent within the first 24 hours. After a couple of days of suffering with that developed congestion and heavy blowing of the nose along with the rejection of phlegm from the coughing, then added what i'd say was severe sneezing and constant dripping to where I had rolled up kleenex in my nose as it became so annoying.
All the while I'd been taking my normal multivitamin for over 65, 81 mg aspirin, and 5000 IU of vitamin D, I then added another 5000 U vitamin D, Quercetin, and Zinc, as well as taking 600 mg of mucinex which did seem to help contain the coughing.
My symptoms have slowly dissipated to where the coughing is still lingering with a raspiness (no sore throat), infrequent headaches no nearly as severe, and mild fatigue but haven't really pressed myself too much yet, and want to believe I'm in the recovery stage now.
I never did go in and get tested and just assumed it had to be some variant or the other, as the Influenza no longer seems to exist, and I considered this a sever case of the Flu, I should also mention I meet the threshold for obesity by health standards and apparently was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes back in 2018 though I've taken no medication for it, so have at least 2 comorbidities. Is it more likely mine is not the Omicron variant?
I have other concerns as well as I take care of my elderly mother 24/7 365 who has COPD and a Stage IV Lung cancer patient still in remission since her Treatments which is another story in itself, that I've been trying to keep out of the Nursing homes. Neither one of us has had the EUA, and she is adamant not to have it. So I still had to take care of all her needs and monitor her for infection I thought was imminent. Nothing to this day as far as any symptoms different from her usual coughing and phlegm from COPD. She takes Albuterol and Budesonide each twice a day by nebulizer, her normal vitamins over 65 multivitamin, 5000 IU of vitamin D, a 600 mg mucinex in the morning, an ARED 2 in the morning and evening, along with Simvastatin, and Warfarin. She takes hydorcodone due to severe hip, back, and tailbone pain along with sciatica about 10-12 a day. I'm wondering if the report I read from John Hopkins Institute concerning AB positive/negative blood types has serious validity, as I can't explain her failure to contract the virus from me any other way? Any plausible thoughts on this one?
Anyone know if this testing company is legit?
How does a later variant “displace” an earlier variant?