Sunday, August 16, 2020

Long after the fire of a Covid-19 infection, mental and neurological effects can still smolder


AUGUST 12, 2020

Early on, patients with both mild and severe Covid-19 say they can’t breathe. Now, after recovering from the infection, some of them say they can’t think.

Even people who were never sick enough to go to a hospital, much less lie in an ICU bed with a ventilator, report feeling something as ill-defined as “Covid fog” or as frightening as numbed limbs. They’re unable to carry on with their lives, exhausted by crossing the street, fumbling for words, or laid low by depression, anxiety, or PTSD.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's Shady Way of Shutting Down Businesses: Sticking CPS on Parents

May 16, 2020

By Beth Bauman, Townhall

Lindsey Graham, the owner of Glamour Salon in Salem, Oregon, has been harassed by numerous government agencies for reopening her salon despite Gov. Kate Brown's (D) stay-at-home order. 

During a Friday press conference, Graham said multiple government agencies, including child protective services, have investigated her for wanting to reopen her salon and make a living.

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When did coronavirus really hit Washington? 2 Snohomish County residents with antibodies were ill in December

May 16, 2020

By Lewis Lamb, Seattle Times Reporter

She came down with a bug two days after Christmas, and for the next week or so, Jean, a 64-year-old retired nurse, suffered through a series of worsening symptoms: a dry, hacking cough, a fever and body aches, and finally, a wheeze that rattled her lungs.

But after two trips to the doctor, chest X-rays and prescriptions for several medications, including a “DuoNeb” solution inhaled through a nebulizer device commonly used to treat asthma, her condition slowly improved.

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

COVID: Are YOU Surprised?

May 10, 2020

By Anna Morris, Editor

      I am NOT surprised except for the fact this new virus KILLS in high enough numbers to be noticed. 

     The laundry list of COVID signs and symptoms described in the video linked here--as source below--do not seem unusual to me. In my geographic area, repeated outbreaks of supposed viral illnesses that feature multiple effects, including respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurological, skin and sometimes blood, are nothing new.  Just when winter ferociously fights spring, locals quietly and patiently whisper about the Mystery Virus or viruses that "come around every year about this time".  

     COVID KILLS at a noticeable rate so it has our global attention. 

     The Mystery Viruses simply cause weeks and months of illness for many. If a patients are sick for too long, local doctors have traditionally sent them to psychiatrists. The few patients who develop crippling neurological issues during these illnesses are certainly sent to psychiatrists. Maybe a few extra elderly people die while sick with a Mystery Virus but old people die, so who's counting?

     Life goes on and a patient's duty is to get well. If s/he does not, it is of course the patient's fault. In this way the Mystery Virus comes and goes and nobody cares. (Certainly not the CDC investigators who never bothered to reply to letters I sent, trying to call attention to an especially bad outbreak.)

     COVID does all these things but this recognized SARS-CoV-2 virus does it better! In no way do I downplay the danger of the current pandemic! (Please watch the video!) 


     The journal Nature-Medicine published an interesting article, The Proximal Origin of SARS-Cov, on March 17, 2020. Researchers picked apart this corona virus, down to the smallest particles and found evolutionary changes. In short, these researchers hypothesize SARS-CoV-2 may have jumped in and out of human populations more than once over time!

     I am not claiming the Mystery Virus(es) that bedevil my area are any form of SARS or even corona virus. These virus(es) that cause the Mystery Illness may well be enteroviruses, cousins of the polio virus. MY POINT IS, NOBODY HAS CARED, THUS NOBODY WATCHED & LEARNED.  WHEN COVID-19 ATTACKED WITH INTENT TO KILL, DOCTORS & SCIENTISTS WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ALL THERE WAS TO KNOW, TURNED UP IGNORANT!

     Locally, in this Idaho/Oregon border region, we had a peculiar outbreak of a Mystery Virus once again, this time in November-December 2019, in the Umatilla School District of northeastern Oregon. My previous article, Virus in Wonderland  covered this in detail. Interestingly, a COVID-19 symptom, complete loss of taste and smell, was noted in more than one patient.

     If news of COVID-19 had not leaked out of China and around the world, this Oregon outbreak and many others would likely be figuratively written off as "a bad flu season."

     In online communications with researchers around the world I have suggested that when devastating, local outbreaks occur, biological samples MUST be obtained and preserved for future analysis! The researchers with whom I communicated agreed but said this would never be done for a variety of reasons.

     REALLY?!? Doctors near battlefields in the 1918 influenza pandemic at least tried when they fixed biological samples to glass slides and covered them with wax! SURELY modern science could create a kit to collect specimens like blood, sputum, feces and urine which could be tossed into a vat of liquid nitrogen?

     MY POINT IS maybe SARS-CoV-2 has been around before but ignored. Maybe this corona virus came back in a deadly form like H1N1 influenza is thought to have made a second pass of extreme lethality in 1918. Maybe the Mystery Virus(es) is/are not corona viruses. Whatever they are, scientists need to know and they need to know NOW! 

     Let us start a campaign that moves the ever more politicized and rusty gears of medical science! We must demand that doctors in their clinics and researchers in their labs learn to PAY ATTENTION! We demand that biological samples be harvested and stored during mystery outbreaks! 

     If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it should be that the old paradigms of infectious disease need overhauling! The idea, as old as the flu-ridden battlefields of 1918, is that 'normal' patients recover, severely ill patients are malingerers and mental cases. Patients who remain ill for too long are likely to be asked by their doctors, "What is wrong with you?" Implied here is that such patients are morally or physically inferior. Everyone should just get well and move on. NOTHING TO SEE HERE!

     THERE IS PLENTY TO SEE IF THOSE IN AUTHORITY WILL ONLY LOOK! Maybe SARS-CoV-2 has stealthily worked its way in and out of human populations for years and it's gotten a free pass. Now it's here to stay in a very crippling and deadly form and those who should have been prepared are wondering, "What just happened?" 

     EVERY MYSTERY VIRUS OUTBREAK of especially severe and damaging nature MUST yield biological samples which MUST be stored for the future if not studied as soon as possible. Who knows? Maybe there is something far worse than COVID-19 lurking and ready to attack. If and when it does, will doctors and scientists be as ignorantly surprised as they have been when COVID-19 reared it's ugly spikes? 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~(We would love to hear your personal experiences and ideas. Please comment below. Thank you.)

PLEASE watch this video. COVID-19 is not killing in the numbers once suggested. This leads people to think it really isn't that bad, so why not just......herd immunity, etc.? SARS-CoV-2 is the Swiss army knife of viruses. It can and will do anything to anybody. Please consider all the terrible things it can do, for instance blood clots in younger victims.  Numbers are not as shocking as once suggested but what amount of permanent crippling and disability is acceptable? I personally believe we should all remain very cautious. Wearing masks will not harm us, whether or not they do much good. "Six feet distance means our existence," i.e. social distancing, is not too much of a burden. Please think carefully, how many risks are OK for you and your families.

Video source material: COVID-19

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