72 hours. From symptom onset. The antiviral treatment window for covid. There’s a study, overlooked by almost everyone, that shows this.

Title: “Hydroxychloroquine / azithromycin in COVID-19: The association between time to treatment and case fatality rate” Abstract: “A total of 1265 COVID-19 patients with an average age of 44.5 years were studied…41% with at least one comorbidity…No patient treated within the first 72 h of illness died.” [not a small study and included about 500Continue reading “72 hours. From symptom onset. The antiviral treatment window for covid. There’s a study, overlooked by almost everyone, that shows this.”

The FDA’s Big Fat Hydroxychloroquine Blunder

The blunder is in this comment from the FDA’s revocation of its EUA for hydroxychloroquine: Hospitalized patients were likely to have greater prospect of benefit (compared to ambulatory patients with mild illness) and could be more closely monitored for potential toxicity, although it was recognized that enrollment in a clinical trial would be the bestContinue reading “The FDA’s Big Fat Hydroxychloroquine Blunder”

Vaccinating in winter is risky

Why is vaccinating in winter risky? Because our vitamin D levels tend to be lower than normal. And vitamin D is needed not only for bones, but also by our immune systems. Let’s look at a bad case scenario of vaccination. Let’s use Meryl as an example. Meryl is 82 and, like many elderly, isContinue reading “Vaccinating in winter is risky”

Why was there an increase of 137,500 deaths of working age people in 2021 over 2020? Was it covid? An insurance industry exec says “No.”

There were an extra 137,500 deaths, at least, by my calculations. What could have caused those deaths? An insurance industry executive reported the 40% increase in deaths in our working age people. (And the exec ruled out covid.) The insurance number is huge. About as likely due to random chance as an asteroid hitting theContinue reading “Why was there an increase of 137,500 deaths of working age people in 2021 over 2020? Was it covid? An insurance industry exec says “No.””

The glaring problem with covid antiviral studies

How do doctors who treat for mild covid know that they are actually treating mild covid? What is “mild covid?” Mild covid symptoms are essentially the same as the flu’s symptoms. So there is a vagueness problem here. Both mild covid and flu are “Influenza-Like Illnesses” (ILIs). But maybe the new Multiplex Assay Test, whichContinue reading “The glaring problem with covid antiviral studies”