Medical Science: COVID-19 - Can We Relax Yet

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There may be less news about COVID because of the war in Ukraine, but can you let your guard down? As the fastmoving Omicron storm has passed, on its heels BA.2, a new variant, already choking Europe.

New advertising pitches featuring heads of the American Medical Association and other groups urge parents to get their children vaccinated, and Pfizer and Moderna are seeking FDA authorization for a fourth dose.


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With the vast majority of adults having received at least the first doses, we might expect to see mortality rates declining. But we don't, as the graph shows. The Millennial generation has experienced a "Vietnam War" size excess mortality.

Life insurance companies are also seeing a highly significant rise in claims in the prime working age group. The reason for the spike in deaths is not clear, but it is not from COVID. It happens to coincide with the vaccination push.

Pfizer is having to release a huge trove of documents on its COVID vaccine that it was trying to conceal for 75 years. These show nearly 160,000 adverse events.

The CDC has been withholding large amounts of data, citing concerns that it might be misinterpreted by the public and lead to vaccine hesitancy.


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Long-term effects of the COVID jabs cannot yet be known.

The most widely publicized effect, myocarditis/pericarditis, which occurs most commonly but not exclusively in young men, is treatable with anti-inflammatory drugs and exercise restriction. Early detection is essential to minimize damage to the heart.

Many other complications involve blood clotting, so a blood test for D-dimers, a measure of clots being formed and broken down, may be useful.


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The COVID shots are believed to reduce severity of disease, but do not necessarily prevent it, so be aware that early treatment may still be needed.

        Further information:

·         A Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment (newly revised)

·         COVID Medical Kit

·         NIH table on antiviral agents for COVID

·         Links to various suggested protocols and treatment resources

·         Summary of weekly updates to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

 

Jane M. Orient, M.D. obtained her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1974. She completed an internal medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals and then became an Instructor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a staff physician at the Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital. She has been in solo private practice since 1981 and has served as Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) since 1989.


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She is currently president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. She is the author of YOUR Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Healthcare, and the second through fifth editions of Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis published by Wolters Kluwer. She authored books for school children, Professor Klugimkopf's Old-Fashioned English Grammar and Professor Klugimkopf's Spelling Method, published by Robinson Books, and coauthored two novels published as Kindle books, Neomorts and Moonshine. 

More than 100 of her papers have been published in the scientific and popular literature on a variety of subjects including risk assessment, natural and technological hazards and non-hazards, and medical economics and ethics. She is the editor of AAPS News, the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter, and Civil Defense Perspectives, and is the managing editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

If you would like to discuss these issues, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Jane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

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