Medical Science: COVID-19 - How Many Boosters Are Enough

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With essentials in short supply, finding needed item could be a hardship. What's not in short supply is COVID boosters—and possible mandates to get them. The promise that vaccines would end the pandemic has proven false.

 

The graph below shows that in Canada the most vaccinated people experience the most cases.

This shows the absolute number of cases, so the reason for fewer cases in the unvaccinated could be simply that there are not many unvaccinated people left. But clearly, the "one and done" concept didn't work, and now we might only be considered "fully vaccinated" for a few months. Worse, as epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch of Yale points out, the benefit of the vaccine could turn negative after four to eight months. In other words, you become more likely to get infected.


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If the spike protein in the prevailing strain changes, the vaccine-induced antibodies may interfere with your immunity instead of neutralizing the virus, Dr. Risch explained.

Twice-boosted President Biden tested positive and has mild symptoms, and everyone who has been in contact with him will be informed. (The vaccine does not prevent transmission.) Twice-boosted Dr. Anthony Fauci also got COVID, was treated with Paxlovid, and had a rebound with symptoms worse than with the initial illness after completing the five-day course.

Each and every dose carries a risk of adverse effects. A spike in cases of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) has been called "baffling," and its occurrence post vaccination is considered to be a coincidence, according to fact-checkers.


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Whether vaccinated or not, a patient with COVID needs treatment. Pfizer's Paxlovid™ is the officially recommended treatment, but note the "black box" warning. The AIDS-drug component, ritonavir, can cause serious adverse effects, including death, because of interactions with many commonly used drugs.

        Additional information (NOT INTENDED AS MEDICAL ADVICE):

·         AAPS Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatmentaapsonline.org/covidpatientguide/

·         Compilation of protocols recommended by various physicians: c19protocols.com

·         COVID Medical Kit: Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter, ddponline.org/2022/01/12/covid-medical-kit/

 

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.


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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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