COVID is Predictable
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Dec 1 • 34 tweets • 9 min read
🧵The Cause of the Mysterious Pneumonia Surging in China, South Korea, France, Netherlands, Denmark and the U.S. is Revealed
We uncover what's behind the surge in respiratory illnesses. How concerning is it?
Bacterial pneumonia is often secondary to viral infections. Bacteria like that causing mycoplasma pneumonia are usually opportunistic, in that they take advantage of an immune system that has been weakened by a virus. 2/
Oct 7 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
COVID's Life in 5 Steps
Step 1: Locate and infect a host.
Step 2: Suppress the immune response so the host doesn't know it's invading, weakening it for several weeks to many months and possibly for life.
Step 3: Infect areas of the body that the immune system can't reach, such as the pancreas, joints, brain, and central nervous system, and then relax in its new home.
Sep 25 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
🧵Why hold on taking the XBB.1.5 targeted vaccines.
1. We need to know if BA.2.86 is going to become dominant or not because if it does, it could impact vaccines targeted against an antigenically distinct variant that studies show evade the XBB.1.5 immune response. 1/
“We found that BA.2.86 is antigenically distinct from XBB.1.5 and can escape XBB-induced neutralizing antibodies. The updated vaccine's efficacy against BA.2.86 should be closely monitored.” 2/
T cell counts are reduced significantly in COVID patients, & the surviving T cells appear functionally exhausted. Non-ICU patients may still require urgent intervention, even in the immediate absence of severe symptoms due to a high risk for deterioration frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
Brain Fog explained- "Thinner frontopolar and language cortex correlated with immune system deterioration measured through blood levels of CD4+ T lymphocytes. Prefrontal and parietal tissue loss correlated with cognitive/motor deficits."
Sep 16 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
Deaths from pneumonia, influenza, and COVID-19 (PIC) are up above the epidemic threshold and increasing. Flu is still very low, while COVID is widespread. COVID and/or pneumonia likely caused by COVID is increasing the number of deaths.
Flu cases are still very low. The map of the U.S. shows where outpatient respiratory visits are more prevalent.
Sep 14 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
#Maskswork." Especially respirator-style N95 masks."
"Amid an ongoing pandemic and outbreaks of influenza and RSV caused by airborne viruses, arguing over the virus-blocking power of masks remains one of the COVID era’s signature follies." 1/
"Disconcertingly, despite decades of evidence of their efficacy, some of the disagreement comes from a few in the medical field itself, misusing science and endangering lives."
Aug 11 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
COVID's Life in 5 Steps
Step 1: Locate and infect a host.
Step 2: Suppress the immune response so the host doesn't know it's invading, weakening it for several weeks to many months and possibly for life. 1/
Step 3: Infect areas of the body that the immune system can't reach, such as the pancreas, joints, testicles, brain, and central nervous system, and then relax in its new home.
Jul 20 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
In Japan, both EG.5.1 and EG.5.1.1 variants are showing an upward trend in prevalence as hospitalizations increase indicating the possibility that these variants might be associated with more severe symptoms.
Wastewater Data Unveils Concerning Trend: COVID Cases Increasing in the U.S., Some Areas Experiencing Sharp Rises
When examining the data regionally, it becomes evident that all areas are experiencing growth in COVID cases at a similar pace.
Bristol and Middlesex counties in Massachusetts, with 280,000 people within the combined sewersheds, are seeing sharp increases.
Jun 1 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
🧵 COVID TESTS
"Extreme differences in SARS-CoV-2 viral loads among respiratory specimen types during presumed pre-infectious and infectious periods"
"Throat-swab and saliva viral loads began to rise as many as 7 days earlier than nasal-swab viral loads in most individuals"
There is very low clinical sensitivity of nasal swabs during the first days of infection.
They found extreme differences among paired specimen types collected from a person at the same time point. 2/
May 4 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
⚠️ ➡️ "Ontario's long COVID strategy is 'insufficient' and 'unsustainable': ministry documents"
"Between 10 and 20 per cent of people who have had COVID-19 still experience symptoms 12 or more weeks post-infection, the documents note" 1/
"Researchers estimate 1.4 million Canadians are living with long COVID. The documents highlight possible effects on both the health-care system and the economy, with a survey suggesting more than 70 per cent of long COVID patients have had to take time off work." 2/
May 4 • 13 tweets • 4 min read
🧵 There is a serious threat confronting our society, yet to many are choosing to ignore it or simply don't know about it.
"SARS-CoV-2 appears to travel widely across the cerebral cortex"
Hospital Enhanced Measures to Prevent Airborne Transmission in Singapore
The hospital stepped up PPE to routine N95 respirators and eye protection for all staff on inpatient wards, introduced entry swabs for all inpatients, and rostered routine testing for patients & staff. 1/
Staff were required to eat alone at designated eating areas, seated at least 2 m apart wherever practicable or with the use of tables with impermeable plastic dividers. 2/
May 3 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
⏳️ Can You Answer This Question?
🚨 Why did Exponential Growth Stop in India?
If anyone has the answer or insights to add, please share.
The answer to this question is extremely important to understand.
Are there any other potential causes? 🤔
1. Everyone was infected 2. Schools Closed 3. COVID took a break
Thankfully, the deaths may slow down because the exponential growth we were seeing stalled out around April 21 2023 and started declining April 24th.
Why did the exponential growth stop?
May 2 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Email Elected Leaders, Governors, Congressional Reps, the Whitehouse & the CDC, so it's on record that they willfully ignored the science & data, knowingly removed tools to see how COVID is spreading & ignored all the risks to health and safety that COVID presents. #LongCOVID
🚨URGENT MESSAGE: We are caught in a vicious cycle of new COVID variants breaking through immunity walls, adapting to evade treatments and vaccines, and causing serious and long-term health issues, including autoimmune disorders, cancers, vascular, neurological, musculoskeletal,
and cognitive dysfunction. With each new variant, the virus is getting better at infecting and persisting in the human body, while our immune systems are struggling to keep up.
It is crucial to take the time to recover following an infection.
Apr 29 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
And on and on it goes, but now, with limited surveillance, it gets harder to identify new threats early, and changes in symptoms. These people at the CDC and 90% throughout public health are useless, and those in charge are f**ked up!
We need updated standards that meet the demand COVID imposes. Protecting children in schools protects the entire community from the in-school transmission of many diseases, not just COVID.
Apr 27 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
🧵Big Increase in Herpes After COVID.
New Study Followed over 2 Million People for One Year.
Is Immune Dysfunction the Reason for Increase?
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Virology, there has been a significant rise in the incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) among individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. The study assessed the risk of HZ in patients following a COVID-19 diagnosis. 2/
“Our results suggest that there is an association between early development of human fetal brain tissue and susceptibility to COVID infection,” says neurobiologist Marco 1/
Massimo from King’s College London."
They found small amounts of COVID in tissue samples taken from the placenta, amnion, and umbilical cord. This isn’t the first study to find COVID in the placenta. 2/