Column #297 May 14, 2021
Is it the establishment or an independent doctor? Ironically, I received two messages this week with apposing conclusions on the same topic. MedPageToday reported that: “Despite no evidence of efficacy in the treatment of COVID-19, an Illinois judge has ordered a hospital to give ivermectin to a comatose patient with few options left.”1
Wow. The message here is that the judge must be a lunatic. He’s forcing hospital professionals to treat a woman dying from a COVID-19 infection with some cattle wormer without any evidence it works.
About that same time I received a notice from Sebastian Rushworth M.D., a Swedish doctor who has worked extensively with COVID-19 cases in Sweden. He writes a blog and dissects controlled trials and research reports for vaccines, nutrition, and various treatments for disease. Deep in his report we see where he says: “I was able to identify seven trials that fulfilled these criteria, with a total of 1,327 participants. What we see is a 62% reduction in the relative risk of dying among covid patients treated with ivermectin. That would mean that ivermectin prevents roughly three out of five covid deaths. The reduction is statistically significant (p-value 0,004). In other words, the weight of evidence supporting ivermectin continues to pile up.”2
The definition of efficacy is the ability, especially of a medicine or a method of achieving something, to produce the intended result. Effectiveness is a synonym. Any COVID-19 treatment that shows “a 62% reduction in the relative risk of dying” is notable. If 1,327 people were tested in seven separate trails, one certainly can’t say there is “NO evidence of efficacy.” So why is it that some medical professionals say there is no evidence? Must we follow the money as Dr. Rushworth says, or what?
From the beginning in February 2020, we have been bombarded by contradictory statements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The “official” medical approach has been orchestrated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our government’s lineup of bureaucrats, with the main spokesman being the nation’s highest paid federal employee, Dr. Fauci, have been all over the map with solutions and dire warnings. Both of which have been vigorously transmitted as absolute scientific facts to a gullible public by the MSM, some politicians, and oligarchs.
Double masking may have been Fauci’s pinnacle of absurdity while his recommendations for shutdowns have been deemed the “single greatest public health failure in human history.” But did he top his absurdities this past weekend by saying Americans may have to wear masks for decades to come! The reason he gave for that whopper was that there were no reports of influenza in 2020. So, he theorized that wearing masks for COVID-19 was so effective influenza was wiped out world wide. To counter that total nonsense there’s epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski who’s a far more sane, practical, and honest professional. He’s on record for saying, “There may be quite a number of influenza cases included in the ‘presumed COVID-19’ category of people who have COVID-19 symptoms (which Influenza symptoms can be mistaken for), but are not tested for SARS RNA.”3 4 5
Even in recent Senate hearings the CDC bureaucrats have been raked over the coals, even by softies such as Senator Collins of Maine. Recently, she told them the CDC is no longer a “gold standard” for me.6
The bureaucratic mob, the medical community, far leftist politicians, and the MSM preached masking, distancing, lockdowns, and more for the past 15 months. They did it while totally ignoring the most practical advice which is for everyone to get heathier fast as possible by improving their lifestyles starting with the diet. That was an obvious solution because most of the deaths were older people with multiple chromic conditions and overweight people.
Rather than use scaremongering tactics promoting destructive social and economic policies the powers-that-be could have made some really positive advancements in the nation’s overall health. For everyone who would have followed the sound dietary advice, nearly all of them would have experienced weight loss while suppressing the symptoms of a majority of their chronic diseases. Of course that would have put a big dent in money flowing to the healthcare industry. But, the HUGE bonus would be that millions of people could have done a better job of protecting themselves from COVID-19 if they did catch it and, by doing so, be positive examples for everyone else to follow.
It takes about 12 weeks for a body to make the transition from being a mess, to being much healthier. In order to do that, an individual must activate an across-the-board program:
● Learn more about the real diet of man, rather than follow the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines which are little changed in 125 years.
● Take an Omega-3 Test to actually determine their Omega-3 deficiency.
● Download my Food Analysis tables, study them, and apply them.
● Pare down the daily food selections to only those items that are low glycemic, nutrient diverse and dense, with close to 1:1 balances of Omega-6 to Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
● Be more proactive regarding exercise, sleep, meditation, and socializing.7 8 9
These positive, proactive steps would be applauded by most individuals. They are based on actual science rather than opinion and theories. In the long haul, if people get healthier, national health costs will plunge. People will be happier rather than being terrorized, living in fear, doing drugs, drinking, and being generally unhappy. Real health is a huge win-win for everyone except the medical and pharmaceutical professions. Real health might even allow us to prune the bureaucratic field too. It needs pruning.
To your health.
Ted Slanker has been reporting on the fundamentals of nutritional research in publications, television and radio appearances, and at conferences since 1999. He condenses complex studies into the basics required for health and well-being. His eBook, The Real Diet of Man, is available online.
Don't miss these links for additional reading:
1. Judge Orders Hospital to Give COVID Patient Ivermectin by Jennifer Henderson from MedPage Today
2. Update on Ivermectin for COVID-19 by Sebastian Rushworth M.D.
3. Fauci: "Possible" Mask Mandates Could Last Indefinitely to Fight Flu by Paul Joseph Watson from Summit News
4. Why Is There No Correlation Between Masks, Lockdowns, and Covid Suppression? by Anthony Rozmajzl from Mises Institute
5. Epidemiologist Says Influenza Cases Are Being Counted as COVID-19 by Paul Joseph Watson from Summit News
7. Get Your Own Omega-3 Blood Test and use slanker as a code for a discount
8. Food Analysis: EFA, Protein to Fat, Net Carbs, Sugar, and Nutrient Load by Ted Slanker