COVID-19 and the Delta Variant
I’m feeling overwhelmed and have more questions about what is happening in healthcare then I could have ever imagined. I’m writing today again about Covid 19 and the Delta variant. Many of my patients and much of the news is concerned and even fearful about the latest virus variant. It seems prudent to me that we do everything we can preventatively and prophylactically to slow its spread and that is the main theme of this blog. Recently a patient came in on a Tuesday for a chiropractic visit which lasts 20 minutes. We were in an enclosed room together for all that time. Later that night he started to feel achy. The next day he had fever and cough and tested positive for Covid19. He was fully vaccinated at the time. He called me on Friday to let me know what was happening. He was told to go home and isolate and if his symptoms got bad enough, he should go to the emergency room. He was instructed no treatment other than isolation and prescribed no medication. This is one and a half years into this emergency pandemic. My question is why is no treatment protocol being given to patients who are found to be positive for the virus? Is this the reason why hospitals are crowded with covid19 cases? Shouldn’t we be starting immediate care and shouldn’t we be doing prevention and prophylaxis?
When I got the call that he had Covid19 I canceled my plans to go see outdoor music that evening even though I had no symptoms. I then got tested with the BinaxNOW antigen self-test for infection detection. It was available at the Smith’s grocery store pharmacy for $25 and included two home rapid tests. This product is being used by some of the urgent care facilities. I was found to be negative for the virus. The test consisted of a nasal swab placed inside a card and waiting 15 minutes. Of course, I called all the other staff at the office and no one had symptoms and no one was in an enclosed space with the patient. None of us got Covid19. I’m very thankful for all the precautions that we take.
Thus; we will also continue to have everyone wear masks in the office, wash their hands and take temperatures. I know that the mask issue has opinions on both sides of the coin. This is not where I want to fight my battles and I don’t think anyone knows for sure what is best for each person. So even though many studies show masks don’t work, we will still require them at the office for all adults as the most conservative way of preventing spreads of the virus. I’m also very thankful to have high-tech air purifiers throughout the office that break down virus, mold, bacteria and fungus. We use the Molcule and Air doctor air purifiers.
I personally take vitamin C, a multivitamin and mineral that includes zinc and selenium, vitamin D3 in an emulsified form, reishi and turkey tail mushrooms, elderberry, and andrographis as referenced in previous emails and blogs. I also gargle with a combination of liquid emulsified vitamin D3 8000IU and 1 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt in four ounces of water after brushing my teeth before bed. I have recently added taking ivermectin twice weekly to my regime.
I believe I didn’t get the virus for all the above reasons. There is no golden bullet to prevent and treat covid19.
If you are interested in learning more about Covid19 prophylaxis here is a link to information on a protocol with ivermectin from the Front Line
Covid19 Critical Care Alliance:
That website has many resources including how to get ivermectin as it is a prescription pharmaceutical in this country. Here is an excellent video about Ivermectin in which the first five minutes are a review of the drug. After that 2 medical doctors discuss the new protocol for the delta variant for one hour and 4 minutes:
To find the video click the video and press tab at the top right. Then click the link FLCCC weekly updates and then the August 11, 2021 tab. I highly suggest watching the first five minutes.
Ivermectin is over-the-counter in many countries including Mexico. It has many years of safe and effective treatments as an antiparasitic and antiviral. Two doctors were given the Nobel Prize in medicine for their work with ivermectin in 2015. Here is a link for a free telemedicine resource. https://myfreedoctor.com/the-free-doctor-team
The Invite Code for myfreedoctor.com is: FREEDOCTOR
Here’s an article entitled, “Why-Is-the-FDA-Attacking-a-Safe-Effective-Drug? Ivermectin is a promising Covid treatment and prophylaxis, but the agency is denigrating it.”
Here is a link to an article entitled, Dr Peter McCullough Hydroxychloroquine Protocol for COVID-19: https://www.aestheticsadvisor.com/2021/05/dr-peter-mccullough-hydroxychloroquine.html Here is the opening paragraph of the article, “Well-respected North Texas cardiologist, Dr. Peter McCullough has impeccable academic credentials. He's an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, a full professor of medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Dallas. He also has a master's degree in public health and is known for being one of the top five most-published medical researchers in the United States and is the editor of two medical journals.’’
Early on in the pandemic President Trump and Vice President Pence came out in favor of hydroxychloroquine as a potential benefit for helping people with the virus. This obviously made their use very political. Shortly thereafter studies were done by the World Health Organization called the WHO Solidarity trials and the United Kingdom did the UK Recovery trial. These studies used doses of hydroxychloroquine that had previously been found to be almost lethal. Many participants in the study died and of course it was stated that the risks outweigh the benefits for the treatment of Covid 19.
The Palmer foundation summed up their findings on June 14, 2020.
1. In the UK Recovery trial, and in WHO Solidarity trials, HCQ is used in a non-therapeutic, toxic and potentially lethal dose.
2. HCQ is furthermore being given, in clinical trials, too late in the disease course to determine its value against SARS-Co%-2.
3. Collection of limited safety data in the Solidarity trials serves to protect trial investigators and sponsors from disclosures of expected adverse drug effects, including death.
4. It appears that WHO has tried to hide information on the hydroxychloroquine doses used in its Solidarity trial. Fortunately, the information is discoverable from registries of its national trials.
5. The conclusions to be drawn are frightening:
a) WHO and other national health agencies, universities and charities have conducted large clinical trials that were designed so hydroxychloroquine would fail to show benefit in the treatment of Covid-19, perhaps to advantage much more expensive competitors and vaccines in development, which have been heavily supported by Solidarity and Recovery trial sponsors and WHO sponsors.
b) In so doing, these agencies and charities have de facto conspired to increase the number of deaths in these trials.
c) In so doing, they have conspired to deprive billions of people from potentially benefiting from a safe and inexpensive drug, when used properly, during a major pandemic. This might contribute to prolongation of the pandemic, massive economic losses and many increased cases and deaths.
Here is the link for further details:
It is also important to note that hydroxychloroquine helps zinc to enter the cell where it is a cofactor in the prevention of viral replication. Studies that used hydroxychloroquine at the appropriate dose and concomitant zinc supplementation have shown beneficial results in the treatment of Covid 19. They also showed that patients who were zinc deficient did not benefit from hydroxychloroquine. Neither the WHO or the UK recovery trial used zinc.
Both of these prophylactic and treatment protocols using ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine are to prevent more serious illness if you contract the delta variant. The physicians who created them feel that both vaccinated and unvaccinated patients should be on these protocols, especially with the new variants that are happening. With the new variants there have been many break through viral cases. However; most of the hospitalizations from the delta variant are with unvaccinated patients.
Another question I have is why the mainstream media is calling this the disease of the unvaccinated? The mainstream media in non-election years receives approximately 70% of its income from the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry, the CDC, the FDA and the mainstream media has only been promoting vaccines as a treatment for the virus. This is obviously not working and why are they making the unvaccinated the scapegoat when vaccinated people get and transmit the virus? Plus, as we see above they are denigrating and manipulating safe and effective treatments. Here is a link to an article entitled, As Health Officials, Media Ramp Up Vaccine Coercion, They Scapegoat the Unvaccinated
Another question I have is why are the unvaccinated being blamed for the variants? You will not find this information on network tv or NPR. Here is the link to an article about another Nobel prize-winning laureates opinion:
Here is an article by Geert Vanden Bossche, Phd., independent virologist and vaccine expert, formerly employed at GAVI. GAVI is an international organization created in 2000 to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world's poorest countries. He also was employed at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the worlds biggest proponents of vaccines. https://dryburgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Geert_Vanden_Bossche_Scientific_Evidence_Final_March_13_2021.pdf This concept is much like how we created antibiotic resistant bacteria. Through overuse of a drug nature has a way of evolving so that the drug which initially helps humanity actually creates a bigger challenges to us humans in the long run. These vaccines have no long-term studies. They were created in six months and utilized globally as the main solution to the pandemic. They are the biggest experiment in human history.
Another question I have is why are pregnant women and people who have already contracted the disease being vaccinated? I have no answer to this question and would love to see some science justifying this.
I hope this is helpful and keeps us safe and healthy.
Chaz Schatzle, DC, APC