Mild Mannered Coronavirus
One encouraging aspect of the coronavirus outbreak: So far, about 82 percent of the cases — including all 14 in the United States — have been mild, with symptoms that require little or no medical intervention. And that proportion may be an under count.
World Health Organization expert Michael Ryan said that outside of Hubei province, the virus’s behavior did not seem to be as aggressive or accelerated. Latest data indicate that about 18% cases are severe, of which 3% require intensive care; and that the fatalities are mostly old patients and those with pre-existing conditions. Many medical personnel, almost 2,000 are getting affected with a few deaths.
For those who study viruses, the large number of mild cases is reason for optimism. “This looks to be a bad, heightened cold — I think that’s a rational way of thinking about it,” said Matthew Frieman, a virologist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “Not to diminish its importance — it’s in the middle between SARS and the common cold.”
The world was almost driven to a frenzy, and they certainly have us hanging, are we going to have a plague onto mankind or we witnessing viral hysterics? Huge economic consequences have already manifested and will continue to do so even if we get the all clear sirens. As we shall see below, pneumonia kills thousands every day, and then we have flu deaths, which are very heavy this time of year. The coronavirus outbreak in China has been getting more headlines than anything yet catastrophe is striking with many other plagues, which are being ignored.
In relation to a cruise ship docked in Japan, “Many people are testing positive on the ship, but that is because we are testing everyone on board, regardless of their medical condition,” said Shigeru Omi, the chief director of the Japan Community Health Care Organisation. “And 70% of those testing positive are not showing any symptoms at all.”
Doctors in Hubei province are reportedly classing people as “definitely infected” if they present with tell-tale symptoms, alongside a CT scan showing a chest infection. Covid-19’s initial symptoms are vague and flu-like, such as fever, cough and breathlessness.
This might seem a little funny to some for CT scans do not detect viruses though they will expose the patient to large amounts of X rays. A CT scan can show complications of pneumonia, abscesses or pleural effusions and enlarged lymph nodes but is not a test for viruses. It cannot tell the difference between viral pneumonia and bacterial and fungus driven pneumonia or pneumonia caused by toxic exposures.
Before this change to diagnosis, patients were confirmed via a nucleic acid test. Nucleic acids are substances in living cells, making up the “NA” of DNA. Suspected patients had respiratory secretions tested for a specific nucleic acid sequence known to be in the Covid-19 virus.
In the most severe cases of viral infections patients develop pneumonia, which causes cough and breathing difficulties, as well as a rapid heartbeat, sweating and shivering, and chest pain. However, it is not clear how many of patients who are testing positive for pneumonia would have got it anyway without any help from the coronavirus.
Why are we freaking out so much about coronavirus, so worried that we are allowing health officials shut down the world and kill off the world economy because of it? Pneumonia kills 2.56 million people a year around the world. That works out to 7,013 people per day. Are the health authorities tapping into these deaths and labeling some of them coronavirus victims? We are jealously counting coronavirus deaths but where is the daily counting of pneumonia deaths or the 26,191 premature deaths from cancer every day, are we forgetting about them too?
Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death in adults and children in China. In urban areas, pneumonia is the fourth leading cause of death, and in rural areas pneumonia is the leading cause of death. A recent article in the Chinese literature estimated that each year in China there are 2.5 million patients with pneumonia and that 125,000 (5%) of these patients die of pneumonia-related illness. Another study said, in China more than 4.2 million pneumonia admissions were identified in 184 Chinese cities between 2014 and 2017 probably with approximately 200,000 deaths.
You might rightly ask, “So why hasn’t pneumonia been labeled an epidemic in China in past years? Why hasn’t the World Health Organization, at the very least, declared a state of emergency for China based on pneumonia?”
For US adults, pneumonia is the most common cause of hospital admissions other than women giving birth. About 1 million adults in the US seek care in a hospital due to pneumonia every year, and 50,000 die from this disease.
Pneumonia is only called “coronavirus” if the patient is tested and the virus is discovered, though tests cannot be depended on for accuracy of diagnosis. With millions coming down with pneumonia every year in China alone it tells us that there is a gigantic pool of people with pneumonia, in China, who can be falsely labeled “deaths from the coronavirus.”
There are other categories of illness like “lower lung infections” and “influenza.” that can be merged with pneumonia, in the rush to diagnose people with the coronavirus.
Worse Infections than Coronavirus Spreads Around the World
A hushed panic is playing out in hospitals around the world as a deadly fungus is spreading. Individual institutions, national, state and local governments have been reluctant to publicize outbreaks of this drug resistant infection, arguing there is no point in scaring patients — or prospective ones, meaning they do not want to scare patients away from going to hospitals. Officials are still scrambling to keep a lid on it as the infection is spreading around the globe.
Dr. Johanna Rhodes, an infectious disease expert at Imperial College London said “We are driving this with the use of anti-fungicides on crops and we have no idea where it’s coming from. We’ve never heard of it. It’s just spread like wildfire.” Thanks to the over-prescription of antimicrobial drugs had also laid the groundwork for this relatively new germ that preys on people with weakened immune systems according to the New York Times. The infection – a fungus known as Candida Auris, kills almost half of all patients who contract it within 90 days, according to the CDC – as it’s impervious to most major anti-fungal medications.
First described in 2009 after a 70-year-old Japanese woman showed up at a Tokyo hospital with C. Auris in her ear canal, the aggressive yeast infection has spread across Asia and Europe – arriving in the US by 2016.
5G As An Additional Etiology?
A post on Facebook claims that Wuhan, China, the centre of the new coronavirus outbreak, was where 5G was first rolled out. It suggests that 5G has damaged peoples’ immune systems and so boosted the virulence of the common cold. “The main implication of the claim—that 5G can impact immune systems—is totally unfounded. There is no evidence linking the new coronavirus to 5G.”
That is the opinion of one person that mirrors what anyone in the mainstream would probably assume, yet we read that Switzerland, one of the world’s leaders in the roll-out of 5G mobile technology, has placed an indefinite moratorium on the use of its new network because of health concerns.
Behind China’s virus problem is a host of serious health problems caused by some of the worst pollution in the world, severe overcrowding (put too many rats together in a too small a space and see what happens) and now the added insult of high frequency radiation provided by 5G and you have a cocktail that still is only killing 2 to maybe 3 percent of those affected by the coronavirus.
You will never read of people dying of pollution or from too much sugar in the diet nor from 5G or magnesium deficiencies.