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    Coronavirus PSA

    The bottom line for the above email should be clear. We can do much more to prevent infections with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus than what the CDC is telling us. We can take 3 grams/day vitamin C and at least 5000 IU/day vitamin D3. The other really great news occurred yesterday on Fox news in a segment featuring Dr. Oz. During this segment Dr. Oz said to take vitamin C and vitamin D3 to help prevent infection. HELLO... I've been waiting weeks to hear a doctor say this on TV. Dr. Oz went on to say if you do come down with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, take 80 mg/day zinc, 250 mg/day vitamin C and 1500 IU vitamin D3 and Elderberry juice or syrup. The vitamin C and Vitamin D3 doses are too low by my way of thinking, but at least we had a doctor on TV say we needed to take them. That is very good! Take care... and take your vitamins, V/R, Batch
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    Coronavirus PSA

    Tuesday 10 March 2020 Well... my hair has yet to burst into flames so I decided to keep my powder dry by not updating this thread over the weekend and it turns out, that was very likely a good move. 23 of our Nations 27 deaths attributed to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus occurred in, Washington state and 20 of those who died in King County were residents of Life Care Center, a nursing home in Kirkland, WA. The residents and staff at the Life Care Center managed care facility were hung out to dry by the CDC, Washington State, and King County Public Health officials. They knew there was a problem in mid February and the first confirmed US death due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus that occurred on 29 Feb was a resident at the Life Care Center managed care facility. They didn't get any help from the Fed's until Saturday when a team of 30 doctors, RNs, PAs and epidemiologists arrived at the Life Care Center. Here's the world-wide view of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus as of 05:30 PDT this morning. There are some interesting facts in this and related data. For example, the number of deaths in community dwelling environments like the Diamond Princess cruise ship in a cold climate (Japan) was 7 out of 696 confirmed cases, but the cruise ship that sailed around Hawaii where there was plenty of sun had only 22 confirmed COVID-19 novel coronavirus infections and 19 were crew who had not left the ship for over 3 weeks. Hmmm... Could it be that cutaneous vitamin D3 from all that sunshine played a role in the low infection rate among passengers on this cruise ship? By now most of you have seen the markets tank over 2000 points on Monday and most of that was due to the collapse of the crude oil prices. If you check the markets like I do, you know the futures are up by over 700 points this morning at 5:45 PDT and bond yields have doubled from all time lows. These market numbers will surely jink around a lot today. So what does this mean? Stock markets move based on two major influences, fear of the unknown that causes prices to tank and greed in not wanting to miss a major increase in prices that cause markets to rise. The big hedge fund managers lead the markets on both counts. I received a call from my grandson on Saturday. He wanted to know my thoughts on the COVID-19 novel coronavirus situation as he was writing an article about it for his high school paper. This was a welcome surprise to me so we spent over an hour talking about it and I was very impressed with his questions. I sat down and drafted the following email I sent to him Sunday morning so thought I'd share it with you. It summarizes my thoughts and what I've found so fare by searching the Internet. Hey Alex, I'm so happy you're interested in information about the COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is a very interesting and important topic everyone, particularly kids your age need to understand. We all need to understand this virus and what it means to us as we go about our every day activities. The two videos you need to watch are "Battlefield Cell" and a presentation by Dr. Linus Pauling titled "Preventing Illnesses and Diseases with Vitamin C." at the following two links. Linus Pauling won two individual Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace. He helped stop above ground nuclear bomb testing. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x150im3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=7kGo0DfxQss The following are the talking points your article in the school paper needs to address - get across to its readers. Your teachers will likely ask you where you got all this information. Tell them the truth. Tell them my grandfather has been a vitamin D3 researcher since 2010 when he discovered 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 plus its cofactors prevented his cluster headaches. He gave me some of the links I used in this article and told me how to search the Internet with search queries like (sequencing COVID-19 genome) and to find more links to information about the COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle by looking at the Seattle TV station web sites like KIRO-7 at https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/department-health-confirms-first-coronavirus-deatth-washington-state/XIDPHMLVOJAAREQ5YCL75367PU/ He also told me to search websites like Orthomolecular.org and vitaminDwiki.com for information on COVID-19. Give your teachers a demonstration by using your smart phone to do a search of vitaminDwiki.com using the search term "COVID-19". Here's a suggested title and talking points for your paper. Hugs, Grandfather Pete The COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus: What we all need to know about it. Alex Batcheller 1. No need to panic - The actual death rate based on data from Korea where there are no shortages of the RT-PCR test kits is currently 0.7% (50/7134 = .007 X 100 = 0.7%). RT-PCR = Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction, a technique used to measure the amount of a specific RNA (Ribonucleic Acid - half of DNA). In this case the amount of the COVID-19 virus. Sources, Wikipedia at the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_transcription_polymerase_chain_reaction Moreover, the death rate is highest among the elderly > 60 years of age and among people with pre-existing medical conditions as illustrated in the following charts. These charts of COVID-19 statistics come from the following website: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ One of the primary cause of death from COVID-19 infection is pneumonia. 2. We need to view the COVID-19 in perspective. For example, there were 74 people shot and killed in Chicago this year, but that is not in the news. There have been over 45 million cases of seasonal flu reported to the CDC during the present 2019-2020 flu season with an estimated 20,000 deaths but that is not in the news either. The COVID-19 Corona Virus spreads like the flu through moisture droplets formed when people infected with it cough. People get infected with the COVID-19 when they inhale these droplets like the flu through their nose and mouth or touch a surface contaminated with the COVID-19 virus then touch their mouth. So far the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains low because the CDC just started shipping the RT-PCR COVID-19 test kits this last week. The test kits the CDC sent out in early February were faulty giving false positive and false negative results so were useless. That means the actual number of COVID-19 infections are being under reported here in the US and the number of infections is more than likely going to increase rapidly as more people are tested with the CDC test kits. The world wide COVID-19 status is illustrated in the following graphic. Data from the following websites as of Saturday 7 March 2020. https://heyjackass.com/ https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ The good news is President Trump met with the heads of the top medical diagnostic labs in the US (Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp). They will start doing COVID-19 testing based on CDC guidance. We should expect the number of people in the US infected with the COVID-19 virus to go up even faster as these labs start testing. 3. The current epicenter for the COVID-19 virus outbreak in the US is in Kirkland Washington near Seattle at the Life Care Center nursing facility where at least 10 of 11 deaths in King County originated. It appears the CDC, Washington State and King County public health agencies dropped the ball on residents at this nursing home. The first federal experts from the CDC arrived there Saturday, 7 March. The first us death from the COVID-19 virus occurred when a resident at the Life Care nursing center died on 29 Feb, 2020. In short, it appears this nursing home has been an incubator for the COVID-19 virus. The two cruise ships with COVID-19 infections have also effectively turned into virus incubators infecting crews and passengers. It is interesting to note the cruise ship that visited Hawaii where there was lots of sun had only three passengers test positive for COVID-19 so far. Could it be that vitamin D3 from sunlight in Hawaii kept passengers on this cruise ship from being infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus? 4. We can do much more to prevent infection with the COVID-19 virus than what the CDC is telling us. They tell us to wash our hands frequently, don't touch your mouth face nose or eyes, avoid crowds, and if you do experience a high fever, dry cough, aches and pains, and shortness of breath, stay home and call your doctor. What the CDC, FDA and HHS are not telling the public is taking 3 grams (3000 mg) a day of vitamin C (1 gram with breakfast, 1 gram with lunch and one gram with dinner) and taking 5,000 IU/day vitamin D3 can go a long way in preventing viral infections like colds, the flu and very likely, the COVID-19 infection as illustrated in the following graphics from Grassrootshealth Nutrient Research Institute at the following links. This is good news. See the following websites for more details. https://vitamindwiki.com/South+Koreans+-+half+take+supplements%2C+Vitamin+D+levels+dropping%2C+COVID-19 https://www.grassrootshealth.net/?s=cold+flu The other good news the CDC is not tell us, is doctors in Wuhan, China took delivery of 50 Tons of vitamin C two weeks ago. Think about that for a moment… why would doctors in Wuhan, China order this much vitamin C? Could it be they know it’s effective in treating COVID-19 infections? It appears it is effective. The CDC also won’t tell us that government officials in Shanghai are now recommending high dose vitamin C infusions (IVC) at 12 to 16 grams/day infused by IV two to three times a day to treat COVID-19 induced pneumonia. See the following links for details on these and other benefits of vitamin C as it applies to treating COVID-19 viral infections: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n11.shtml http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n12.shtml http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n13.shtml http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n16.shtml http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n17.shtml https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-elCYFhqJs&feature=youtu.be The last link to Youtube, comes from an American doctor in China who has been treating patients with COVID-19 pneumonia with IV Vitamin C. I wonder if the ICUs and ERs in our local hospitals are aware of this treatment protocol. (Alex, call them and find out first hand if they're aware of this treatment protocol.) 5. There is also some disturbing news the CDC is not telling us. Researchers in China have sequenced the COVID-19 virus genome. They found it appears to contain genetic sequences from SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related coronavirus), MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-related coronavirus) and another corona type virus. See the following Internet links: https://www.silverdoctors.com/headlines/world-news/full-transcript-of-smoking-gun-bombshell-interview/ https://herbal-healer.com/coronavirus-what-it-is-and-how-to-prepare-for-ncov https://www.dcclothesline.com/2020/02/24/experts-the-coronavirus-outbreak-in-china-is-ten-times-worse-than-being-officially-reported/ https://galaxynewsexpress.com/blog/coronavirus-bombshell-chinese-scientists-reveal-real-cause-of-outbreak-claim-amp/ If this is true, the COVID-19 has been genetically engineered to be a chimeric weaponized virus. These articles also indicate this virus likely leaked from the BSL-4 facility in Wuhan, China a few blocks from the fish market where the COVID-19 outbreak started. Biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) is the highest level of biosafety precautions, and is appropriate for work with agents that could easily be aerosol-transmitted within the laboratory and cause severe to fatal disease in humans for which there are no available vaccines or treatments. See Wikipedia at the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosafety_level#Biosafety_level_4 Some more bad news the CDC has not told us, is a COVID-19 infection can present in two phases with negative RT-PCR test kit results between phases. Part of this news came out Wednesday afternoon in a during a televised press conference with Vice President Pence and Washington Governor Inslee in Tacoma, WA. A detailed account of this two-phase COVID-19 infection came from the following link in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762452 Research Letter February 27, 2020 Positive RT-PCR Test Results in Patients Recovered From COVID-19 “Four patients with COVID-19 who met criteria for hospital discharge or discontinuation of quarantine in China (absence of clinical symptoms and radiological abnormalities and 2 negative RT-PCR test results) had positive RT-PCR test results 5 to 13 days later. “ “These findings suggest that at least a proportion of recovered patients still may be virus carriers. Although no family members were infected, all reported patients were medical professionals and took special care during home quarantine. Current criteria for hospital discharge or discontinuation of quarantine and continued patient management may need to be reevaluated.” There is also evidence the COVID-19 virus is mutating as two strains of this virus have been identified. https://www.covid-19.no/covid19-mutating-chinese-scientists-find-strain 6. Even with all the bad news, the good news is we can protect ourselves more effectively than by just washing our hands, not touching our face and mouth and bumping elbows instead of shaking hands by taking vitamin C at 3 grams/day and vitamin D3 at 5000 IU/day. This is really good news! It is also likely the COVID-19 novel coronavirus rate of infection will drop like seasonal flu when the weather warms up. People make more vitamin D3 by being out in the sun. This is where the Ultra Violate-B (UV-B) in direct summer sunlight strikes molecules of 7-Dehydrocholesterol (yes cholesterol) in the skin converting it to cholecalciferol, vitamin D3). See vitaminDwiki.com.
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    Hey Batch!!!

    Spiny, There are two changes to the supplements listed in the posted version of this treatment protocol that will appear in the updated version I hope to have available later this month. They include switching to the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU water soluble form of vitamin D3 that's suggested at a dose of one (1) D3-50/week as the initial maintenance dose. Rationale: The Bio-Tech D3-50 is proving to be faster acting with a higher bioequivalence in elevating serum 25(OH)D3 than the same dose of the oil-based liquid softgel vitamin D3 formulations. The D3-50 is also less expensive at one 23 cent capsule a week or ~3 cents/day. Bio-Tech D3-50 https://www.amazon.com/Bio-Tech-Pharmacal-D3-50-100-Count/dp/B000A0F2B2?ref_=ast_bbp_dp&th=1&psc=1 https://www.iherb.com/pr/Bio-Tech-Pharmacal-Inc-D3-50-Cholecalciferol-100-Capsules/55186 The other change is a switch to Methyl Folate + (vitamin B complex) in place of the vitamin B 50/100 complex. Rationale: This form of Folate and B complex appears to have a higher bioequivalence in preventing CH and MH. These are also the same B vitamins called for in the Coimbra protocol used to prevent MS and other autoimmune disorders. Methy Folate + Vitamin B Complex https://www.amazon.com/Bioactive-Formulated-Pharmaceutical-Methylcobalamin-Synergistically/dp/B01MQJVHHC?ref_=ast_bbp_dp https://www.iherb.com/pr/Doctor-s-Best-Fully-Active-B-Complex-with-Quatrefolic-30-Veggie-Caps/50940?refid=1c105ef4-ca2e-4f09-bcc7-bddc10c426b9&reftype=rec Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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    CH and Migraines

    Interesting topic clusters and migraines. Tony Only showed me the results of a Facebook survey of 252 CHers in Finland. 115 of them suffered from both CH and migraines. That sounds high by US standards until you realize half of Finland lies above the Arctic Circle and that gives new meaning to the value of cutaneous vitamin D3. As a side note, Finland ranks second to the US in the number of participants in the online survey of CHers taking the anti-inflammatory regime. That means a lot of the CHers with Migraines there in Finland are taking the anti-inflammatory regimen. S'werkin for them. Take care, V/R, Batch
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    Coronavirus PSA

    Monday 2 March, 2020, First the good news: Today the stock markets gained back a third of what they lost last week and the CoVid-19 test kits started shipping out last Friday. Now for the other news: 103 infected in the US and 6 dead as of 21:00 PST Monday. Unfortunately this is just the beginning as many more will follow in both categories in the daze to come now that the test kits confirm the growing number of CoVid-19 viral infections. Four of the six deaths in Washington that occurred in the Seattle area, were community dwelling seniors at a managed care nursing facility East of Seattle. I expect the number of deaths to the CoVid-19 virus at that facility to go up over the next few days as it's clear the infection was spreading for more than a week before they implemented containment measures and the staff started wearing protective garments and face masks. The first case in the US with the CoVid-19 virus recovered from the first phase of CoVid-19 infection then went back to school. 10 days later the second phase of CoVid-19 infection started so he was shedding virus at school for a few days before going back into quarantine. They closed the school when his second phase of infection started, but it appears there will be more cases of community spread CoVid-19 infection. Taking 3 grams/day vitamin C and at least 5,000 IU vitamin D3 will help prevent CoVid-19 infection and should lessen the severity of this infection should it occur. At least this is something proactive we can do besides following the CDC recommendations to wash our hands, cough into a tissue and avoid crowds. The CDC has yet to acknowledge the 50 Ton shipment of vitamin C to Wuhan China. Doctors there in China are getting their ducks in a row, treating CoVid-19 patients with plenty of vitamin C. Not so for HHS. They're off on a lark trying to find an expensive Rx antiviral treatment and a vaccine that will take over a year from phase 1 testing completion before it's available to the public. It sure looks like the HHS has a Big Pharma mentality. Maybe it's just me, but this sure looks bad for the CDC and Dr. Anthony Facci at NIH as vitamin C and vitamin D3 have proven antiviral capacities and are looking them in the face, yet they will not tell the public they can take them. Insanity! Take care, V/R, Batch
  6. Hey NightOwl, CHfather is spot on with his info. I just sent you a PM with enough of the other info on this regimen to get you started. Please shoot me a PM response when you read my PM to you. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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    Coronavirus PSA

    Well... My hair hasn't gone up in a ball of fire over the coronavirus situation. I actually got a haircut and the stash has grown even longer. My 83 year-old wife Joyce, wanted to play the slots on Wednesday, so I cut a deal. Cut my hair and I'll drive you to the local casino. She did. When I picked her up four hours later, she jumped into the car with a big smile saying... "We're $2200 ahead for the day." So I took her to dinner at our favorite watering hole in Silverdale, WA. Regarding the CoVid-19 situation here in the US. There were zero deaths attributed to CoVid-19. That could be significant. On the other hand, there were 6 people shot and killed in Chicago this week, but that news is nowhere in sight on TV or the newspapers. Travel is now a No-Go for China, South Korea, and today, Itally was added to the "No Go" list. I expect Iran will be added along with a few other middle East nations. The stock markets tanked by 14% for the week so my 401k is now 301k. That's just on paper as I remain resolute not to sell. At this point I'm waiting to see some really good news that will turn the markets around. That said, I suspect any news of that ilk will be months away. If history has a way of repeating itself, a year from now the markets will be higher than they were last week. Getting back to the low infection numbers and zero deaths here in the US... The best information available has 62 confirmed cases of CoVid-19 virus infection and zero deaths as of this afternoon. Although this sounds very encouraging, I suspect the CDC is under-reporting the real number of infections. I say this as of 26 February, there have been 445 people tested for the CoVid-19 virus. In comparison South Korea has tested 35,000 patients suspected of having a CoVid-19 infection. There are reasons for the low numbers of infected people here in the US. The CDC sent out CoVid-19 test kits three weeks ago, but these test kits were faulty and gave false positives and false negatives so were useless. "New and improved" CoVid-19 test kits are being shipped out this weekend so results of this testing should start coming out early next week. Look for the number of confirmed CoVid-19 infections to go up significantly next week. As of this morning there were five states with lab test facilities capable of detecting the CoVid-19 infection, California, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada and Tennessee plus the CDC. There's been a lot of reporting on vaccines being developed for the CoVid-19 virus. Even if one of the handful presently in development started human testing today, it would still be a year or longer before that vaccine was available to the general public. To that I opine, the best flu vaccine well matched for the actual virus has an NNT (Number Needed To Treat to prevent one case of the flu) of 40. That means 39 of the 40 can still catch the flu. What we need to look for now are successful treatments for people infected with the CoVid-19 virus. So far, hospitals in Wuhan, China may be way out in front on this count having registered the first RCT on the use of vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) IV to treat the pneumonia associated with a CoVid-19 infection on clinicaltrials.gov. There are three such vitamin C studies about to start recruiting. Watch for the results. A quick check of cinicaltrials.gov reveals 93 studies of "corona virus OR CoVid-19" studies registered in the last 90 days, most in the last three weeks. They're throwing everything including the kitchen sink at the CoVid-19 virus infection. That includes Thalidomide, the drug given to pregnant women known to cause congenital malformation of limbs on babies. Again, the RCTs to watch are the really safe ones using vitamin C IV or Oral Vitamin C. As far as what to do... Play it cool. The odds are high this CoVid-19 thing is going to get worse. That said, as long as you stay healthy and practice good hygiene, you're in good shape. Wash your hands frequently, particularly prior to preparing or eating food. Keep a bottle of Purel handy when out and about. Above all, keep your immune system healthy by taking at least 5,000 IU/day vitamin D3 plus a good multivitamin/mineral and some vitamin C. The best way to go about doing this is by taking the anti-inflammatory regimen treatment protocol I have up on my webpage at the following vitaminDwiki.com link: See my first post in this thread for the proof that vitamin D3 lowers the incidence of influenza infections. http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-download_wiki_attachment.php?attId=7708 Keep your kids, grand kids and close friends on this regimen as well. That way you'll have a very real herd immunity. So there you have it, this week's PSA on the Coronavirus, a.k.a., the CoVid-19 virus. Have a wonderful weekend and see you on Monday. Take care, V/R, Batch
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    Hey Batch!!!

    Hey Spiny, You can find the posted version of the anti-inflammatory regimen CH and MH preventative treatment protocol on my webpage at the following vitaminDwiki.com link: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-download_wiki_attachment.php?attId=7708 Take care and please keep me posted. V/R, Batch
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    Coronavirus PSA

    Hey Spiny, Good on you. A caller on Rush Limbaugh today said a 2008 study of people with Schizophrenia were given large doses of vitamin D3 and none of them contracted the flu for over a year. I checked clinicaltrials.gov. They were given 50,000 IU/week of vitamin D3 (an average of~ 7100 IU/day) for 3 months. That makes my point about taking the anti-inflammatory regimen in spades! A long-time friend and fellow fighter pilot asked about putting the CoVid-19 pandemic in perspective, so here are some facts and figures that do just that. Comparisons: Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the world due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses. This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu. SARS (November 2002 to July 2003): was a coronavirus that originated from Beijing, China, spread to 29 countries, and resulted in 8,096 people infected with 774 deaths (fatality rate of 9.6%). Considering that SARS ended up infecting 5,237 people in mainland China, Wuhan Coronavirus surpassed SARS on January 29, 2020, when Chinese officials confirmed 5,974 cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). One day later, on January 30, 2020 the novel coronavirus cases surpassed even the 8,096 cases worldwide which were the final SARS count in 2003. MERS (in 2012) killed 858 people out of the 2,494 infected (fatality rate of 34.4%). How contagious is the Wuhan Coronavirus? (Ro) The attack rate or transmissibility (how rapidly the disease spreads) of a virus is indicated by its reproductive number (Ro, pronounced R-nought or r-zero), which represents the average number of people to which a single infected person will transmit the virus. WHO's estimated (on Jan. 23) Ro to be between 1.4 and 2.5. Other studies have estimated a Ro between 3.6 and 4.0, and between 2.24 to 3.58. Preliminary studies had estimated Ro to be between 1.5 and 3.5. An outbreak with a reproductive number of below 1 will gradually disappear. For comparison, the Ro for the common flu is 1.3 and for SARS it was 2.0. My take on all this remains the same. My hair has yet to catch fire and we’re all taking the anti-inflammatory regimen with at least 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 or a capsule a week of the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU water soluble vitamin D3. We’re also taking 2 to 4 grams/day of the liposomal vitamin C. As you’ll see in the following charts, the spread of the CoVid-19 continues. CDC now says it’s WHEN not IF it spreads across the US. It’s the blue fog of war and what we don’t know that causes the most angst. For example, we know the seasonal flu has an endpoint usually when the Spring and Summer sun comes out and the UV in sunlight attenuates viral aerosols and surface virus drastically lowering the rate of infection. As the CoVid-19 causes an infection spread by aerosols and close personal contact like seasonal influenza, I suspect we will see a drop in the rates of CoVid-19 infection starting in late April to early May depending on the latitude and elevation where you live. That is just a SWAG on my part. SWAG=Sophisticated Wild-Ass Guess. On the brighter side there appear to be some beneficial outcomes as a result of the CoVid-19 pandemic. Supply chain managers are now starting to source needed supplies from here in the US and US suppliers are ramping up production. Nowhere is this more important than the medical and pharmaceutical supplies as most of the Rx medications are presently manufactured and packaged off shore in China, Myanmar and Vietnam. There are three RCTs in progress using a vitamin C IV drip to treat pneumonia and other life-threatening conditions arising from CoVid-19 infection. The results from these studies will be HUGE as Big Pharma will not be able to blow them off. The equities markets stabilized today and it appears movements are being generated by Day-Trader/Hedge Fund managers. They wait for a morning gain the sell short and buy back early the next day. Now for a few charts on the CoVid-19 pandemic from WORLD O METER at the following link: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#repro The first two charts show total rate of CoVid-19 infection (linear and logarithmic) and rate of CoVid-19 infection outside China where South Korea has the most (linear and Logarithmic.) The slope of the curve appears to be flattening - not great a good sign.. The slope of the curve appears to be increasing - Not a good sign The following chart lists death rate by age. This is about what we expected last week. The following chart lists death rate by comorbidity. Again, what we expected last week as these comorbid conditions tend to insult/weaken the immune system. The take away here is outside China and Korea, the CoVid-19 death rate is very low. That is a very good sign. There still remain unanswered questions like is China giving us the real story and not reduced numbers. Unfortunately, I have the same question about the CDCs numbers as there have been very few genetic tests for the CoVid-19 infections in the US. Moreover, the CDC limits these tests to people suspected of having the CoVid-19 infection who had either traveled to China or who were on the cruise ship quarantined in Japan. The CDC also shipped out defective CoVid-19 test kits that give false positive and false negative readings so are useless. Now they want $2.5 billion to develop a CoVid-19 vaccine…. For thems that follow things like this, do any of you recall the Zika scare from 2016? The CDC was given $2 billion to develop a Zika vaccine… no Zika vaccine delivered to date and still no shrunken Zika heads to be found. What did they do with the $2 billion dollars? Hmmm… The way I see it, Big Government Bureaucrats are not to be trusted… Need I remind you about the deep staters at FBI and DOJ? Bottom line... Keep taking the anti-inflammatory regime and at least 2 grams of vitamin C/day. If you're not taking this regimen... you should. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure... Is 50 cents a day too munch? Take care, V/R, Batch
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    Coronavirus PSA

    First - The good news FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Feb 21, 2020 Three Intravenous Vitamin C Research Studies Approved for Treating COVID-19 by Andrew W. Saul, Editor (OMNS February 21, 2020) Intravenous vitamin C is already being employed in China against COVID-19 coronavirus. I am receiving regular updates because I am part of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board to the International Intravenous Vitamin C China Epidemic Medical Support Team. Its director is Richard Z. Cheng, MD, PhD; associate director is Hong Zhang, PhD. Among other team members are Qi Chen, PhD (Associate Professor, Kansas University Medical School); Jeanne Drisko, MD (Professor, University of Kansas Medical School); Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD; and Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD. (Professor, Kyorin University, Tokyo). To read the treatment protocol information in English: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n07.shtml (Protocol in Chinese at http://www.doctoryourself.com/Coronavirus_Chinese_IV_C_Protocol.pdf Direct report from China OMNS Chinese edition editor Dr. Richard Cheng is reporting from China about the first approved study of 12,000 to 24,000 mg/day of vitamin C by IV. The doctor also specifically calls for immediate use of vitamin C for prevention of coronavirus (COVID-19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC0SO9KDG7U A second clinical trial of intravenous vitamin C was announced in China on Feb. 13th. In this second study, says Dr. Cheng, "They plan to give 6,000 mg/day and 12,000 mg/day per day for moderate and severe cases. We are also communicating with other hospitals about starting more intravenous vitamin C clinical studies. We would like to see oral vitamin C included in these studies, as the oral forms can be applied to more patients and at home." Additional information at http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n11.shtml And on Feb 21, 2020, announcement has been made of a third research trial now approved for intravenous vitamin C for COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMDX0RSDp1k&feature=youtu.be News of vitamin C research for COVID-19 is being actively suppressed Anyone saying that vitamin therapy can stop coronavirus is already being labeled as "promoting false information" and promulgating "fake news." Even the sharing of verifiable news, and direct quotes from credentialed medical professionals, is being restricted or blocked on social media. You can see sequential examples of this phenomenon at my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/themegavitaminman . Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) has, literally, met with Google and Facebook and other media giants to stop the spread of what they declare to be wrong information. https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/02/14/facebook-google-amazon-met-with-who-to-talk-coronavirus-misinformation.html?__twitter_impression=true Physician-directed, hospital-based administration of intravenous vitamin C has been marginalized or discredited. Scientific debate over COVID-19 appears to not be allowed. Ironically, Facebook, blocking any significant users' sharing of the news of approved vitamin therapy research, is itself blocked in China by the Chinese government. As for the internet, yes, China has it. And yes, it is censored. But, significantly, the Chinese government has not blocked this real news on how intravenous vitamin C will save lives in the COVID-19 epidemic. Here is the protocol as published in Chinese: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n11-chi.shtml Medical orthodoxy obsessively focuses on searching for a vaccine and/or drug for coronavirus (COVID-19). While they are looking for what would be fabulously profitable approaches, we have with vitamin C an existing, plausible, clinically demonstrated method to treat what coronavirus patients die from: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or pneumonia. And it is available right now. To read all Orthomolecular Medicine News Service Reports on COVID coronavirus and intravenous vitamin C: Vol. 16, No. 04 January 26, 2020 Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus Vol. 16, No. 06 January 30, 2020 Nutritional Treatment of Coronavirus Vol. 16, No. 07 February 2, 2020 Hospital-based Intravenous Vitamin C Treatment for Coronavirus and Related Illnesses Vol. 16, No. 09 February 10, 2020 VITAMIN C AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE TREATMENT OF nCoV CORONAVIRUS: How Vitamin C Reduces Severity and Deaths from Serious Viral Respiratory Diseases Vol. 16, No. 10 February 13, 2020 Coronavirus Patients in China to be Treated with High-Dose Vitamin C Vol. 16, No. 11 February 16, 2020 Early Large Dose Intravenous Vitamin C is the Treatment of Choice for 2019-nCov Pneumonia Now for the Disturbing News. I was up most of last night reading through hundreds of papers about the 2019 Coronavirus (now renamed by the WHO as "COVID-19") published in the medRxiv website I posted about earlier and on Research Gate, a website I've been a member of for several years researching vitamin D3 and its role in preventing CH and MH. As most of you know, I'm a 75-year-old retired Navy fighter pilot so clearly not a virologist or epidemiologist. That said, I do read and comprehend a great deal of medical related information so here is my take-away in the following: There are three papers that say Wuhan scientists took the North Carolina SARS with gain of function, which is already a biological warfare weapon, and they took the technology here behind this well-developed SARS HIV weapon and they all brought it back to the Wuhan a BSL-4 and tried to DNA genetically engineer it into a chimera, into a biological warfare weapon involving the coronavirus (now COVID-19), the HIV virus and gain of function. The theory is one of the idiot scientists at the BSL-4 lab in Wuhan became infected with the COVID-19 but didn't realize it and went about daily activities in the Wuhan area including the fish market shedding virus wherever he went and that's what has lead us to where we are today. BSL-4 = Biosafety Level-4 = A facility with the highest level of biosafety precautions, and is appropriate for work with agents that could easily be aerosol-transmitted within the laboratory and cause severe to fatal disease in humans for which there are no available vaccines or treatments. Gain of Function = Weaponize. Chimera = A fire breathing creature composed of the parts of more than one animal. Real bad news as a chimeric virus is made up from the worst parts of two or more deadly virus. Above comments in bold by Professor Dr. Francis A. Boyle, a leading expert in international law; responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-terrorism Act of 89, which was adopted into world law and the American-implementing legislation for the biological weapons convention. One paper reported analyzing the COVID-19 genome and found it has a 98.94 percent identity with SARS-Coronavirus with additional genetic sequences (from one or more other virus) which would tend to support the assertion this is a chimeric virus. Another paper estimated he R0 at 3.5, much higher than the WHO estimates. The R0 or R nought or R zero of an infection can be though of as the expected number of cases directly generated by one case in a population where all the individuals are susceptible to infection. Still another paper concluded "the COVID-19 epidemic doubling time was analyzed by Chinese province (January 20 - February 9, 2020). The overall mean doubling time ranges from 1.3 to 3.4 days for Hubei" (the province with Wuhan). Other papers say the incubation period from exposure to symptoms for COVID-19 is ≤ 4 days and that the infection runs in two phases 10 days apart. In other words, a COVID-19 sufferer can appear to be well with no virus found and released from the hospital/quarantine. 10 days later the second phase starts making them a super shedding spreader of the COVID-19 virus. People at greatest risk are infants, the aged and anyone with a weakened immune system. ------------------------- My Comments------------------------ At this point I am not running around with my hair on fire over all this, but I remain vigilant. I don't have enough hair on the top of my head to worry about fire... The stash... well that's another matter. I'm confident the anti-inflammatory regimen my wife, family and I have been taking since October of 2010 with 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3 and the cofactors has our immune systems running at peak performance. We've had no flu in the 9+ years we've been taking it and the colds that do hit, run at a frequency of less than one a year, are mild and short lived. We also take 2 to 4 grams of liposomal vitamin C/day. Take care, V/R, Batch
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    Emgality and CCH - bummer trial results

    For 2019, the 30-day efficacy jumped to over 90% of CHers starting this regimen experiencing a significant reduction in CH frequency from a mean of 21 CH/week down to a mean of 4 CH/week. Better yet, over 65% of CHers starting this regimen experienced a lasting cessation of CH in the first 30 days. I attribute this increase in efficacy to the switch to the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU water soluble vitamin D3. That's the only thing that's changed since July of 2018. I know the medical evidence purists will say an open label observational study rates a low level of medical evidence. To that I say, this is not your every-day average observational study. It's been running for over 8 years with over 320 participants and the year-over-year 30-day efficacy has remained constant at ≥80% for a favorable response and ≥50% for a lasting complete cessation of CH in the first 30 days. Moreover the generalizability of these results is very good as participants have come from 35 different countries around the world. That's not to mention all the health benefits made possible by the anti-inflammatory regimen at a cost of ~ 50 cents/day or $15/month USD. The Emgality cost is $550/month and it carries some onerous adverse side effects. Bottom line... The Anti-CGRP mAbs are never going to work as they cannot pass through the blood brain barrier to reach the site of action in neuronal nuclei within the trigeminal ganglia where CGRP is expressed. At best all the Anti-CGRP mAbs can do in lower the CGRP serum concentration. Here's the math and molecular biology behind this statement. These mAbs have a molecular mass of 150 kDa (150,000 Daltons) but the fenestration (windows) through the BBB have a maximum aperture of 400 Da. That makes the monoclonal antibodies 375 time too big to pass through the BBB windows. A molecule of vitamin D3 has a molecular mass of 385 Da so it passes readily through the BBB and into neuronal nuclei to do its thing through genetic expression to down-regulate (decrease) the expression of CGRP, SP, VIP and PACAP. The Anti-CGRP mAbs only react to CGRP.
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    Coronavirus PSA

    If you're interested in reading some fascinating studies about the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak, see the following link to medRxiv. This is a preprint server for health sciences. These study results are published within 2 days of submission where acceptance and publishing by the traditional medical journal can take an average of two months or longer. These reports carry the following caveat: Caution: Preprints are preliminary reports of work that have not been peer-reviewed. They should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information. https://www.medrxiv.org/search/2019%2BCoronavirus%2BnCoV numresults%3A10 sort%3Apublication-date direction%3Adescending I've done a cursory review of these studies and came up with the following: Fatalities from the 2019 coronavirus appear to occur most prominently in people of Asian extraction. [Comment: This makes sense as the CDC now warns travelers about “community spread” in six nations: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.] Fatalities appear to occur most prominently in people over age 50 Leading cause of death from the 2019 coronavirus is pneumonia (acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus) [Comment: Pneumonia successfully treated with high dose Vitamin C infusion] Patients with coronavirus infections tend to have weak immune systems T cells play a critical role in antiviral immunity and patients with the coronavirus infection have low CD4+ and CD8+ T-lymphocyte (T-Cell) counts. [Comment: Vitamin D3 plus cofactors can help build a strong immune system] One study concluded "Our analysis reveals that eosinopenia (too few eosinophil white blood cells) may be a potentially more reliable laboratory predictor for SARS-CoV-2 infection than leukocyte counts and lymphopenia recommended by current guidelines."
  13. Dear Lúthien, The endocrine system and its endocrine hormones play a significant role in both cluster and migraine headache. The problem is no two women behave alike during pregnancy or while taking birth control pills. One of the best ways to get on an even playing field so to speak and get your CH under control, is to start taking vitamin D3 plus its cofactors. The first step in this process is to see your PCP/GP for lab tests of your serum 25(OH)D3, calcium and PTH (parathyroid hormone). Odds are high you're vitamin D3 insufficient/deficient. As Chers, we need our 25(OH)D3 between 70 and 100 ng/mL so be sure to ask for the acutal 25(OH)D3 measurment and not just your doctor's interpretation of the results. As the normal reference range for this lab test is 30 to100 ng/mL so most physicians will say 31 ng/mL is normal... which is true for rickets, but not CH.' Even though you've experienced a CH pain free response using a low-dosage estrogen patch, there's no guarantee it will continue. You can find a download copy of the anti-inflammatory regimen CH and MH preventative treatment protocol at the following VitaminDWiki link: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-download_wiki_attachment.php?attId=7708 This regimen has a wonderful efficacy with 80% of CHers responding with a significant reduction in the frequency of their CH from a mean of 21 CH/week down to a mean of 4 CH/week in the first 30 days. 52% of CHers starting this regimen experience a complete and sustained cessation of their CH in the first 30 days after start of regimen through the end of 2018. Both figures of efficacy jumped by 10% in 2019 after I started suggesting CHers switch to the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU water soluble vitamin D3 in July of 2018. There have been no reports of hypercalcemia, a.k.a., vitamin D3 intoxication/toxicity since I began posting about the efficacy of this regimen in December of 2010. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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    Coronavirus PSA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Feb 13, 2020 Coronavirus Patients in China to be Treated with High-Dose Vitamin C See clinicaltrials.gov link: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04264533
  15. Hey Vipul, The possibility exists that the sinusitis mentioned in your MRI DX is secondary to CH. In other words, the sinusitis is a direct result of multiple CH which cause all the sinus on the CH side to gush with mucus. On the other hand, it could also be just a coincidence with no real correlation. The possible involvement of the RCA (right superior cerebellar artery) with the trigeminal ganglia resulting in neurovascular conflict, mentioned in your MRI DX, is frequently associated with trigeminal neuralgia. This is where the RCA is physically wrapped around the trigeminal ganglia putting pressure on it and a creating a chaffing action that sensitizes the trigeminal ganglia stimulating pain very similar to CH. I'm a 75-year-old retired Navy fighter pilot so clearly not a doctor or qualified to read MRI imagery. That said, I read studies of CH voraciously. While there are clear cases of CH being secondary to lesions in and around the trigeminovascular complex, the majority of CH are primary. The human body is totally amazing in its capacity to heal itself if given the right nutrients. After all, it's been doing this for thousands of years before modern medicine or we wouldn't be here. I recall our family doctor telling me to remember the alphabet when it comes to vitamins (A, B, C, D, E). Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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    Coronavirus PSA

    Watch the video of Dr. Linus Pauling give a presentation on Preventing Illnesses and Diseases with vitamin C. He was 92 at the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=7kGo0DfxQss
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    Coronavirus PSA

    TREATMENT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES WITH MASSIVE DOSES OF VITAMIN C http://www.doctoryourself.com/cathcart_C_summary.html Very Interesting and something you can do. My wife and I do and they're not so massive doses.
  18. Hey Cast Iron, I made several trips to your country between 1997 and 2003, mostly to Den Haag to work at the SHAPE Technical Centre. Den Haag was great and so was Amsterdam, but I loved Scheveningen. Great little seaside restaurants with wonderful food. Getting to your problem, I suspect you are vitamin D3 deficient and that deficiency is contributing to the frequency, severity and duration of your CH. Baseline lab tests by CHers reporting in this survey, before starting this regimen are illustrated in the following normal distribution curve. The normal reference range for the 25(OH)D3 lab test is 30 to 100 ng/mL (75 to 250 nmol/L). Most CHers experience a favorable response to this regimen with a mean 25(OH)D3 serum concentration around 80 ng/mL. We've made some important changes to the anti-inflammatory regimen and treatment protocol. The most significant change occurred in July of 2018 with the switch from the oil-based liquid softgel vitamin D3 formulations to the Bio-Tech D3-50 50,000 IU water soluble vitamin D3. Several of us found it faster acting with a higher bioequivalence in elevating serum 25(OH)D3 than the same dose of the oil-based liquid softgel vitamin D3 formulations. The following photo illustrates the supplements I take and now suggest to other CHers. Most CHers in Europe have found they can order these supplements through iherb.com. I just crunched the numbers from the online survey of CHers taking this regimen as of 31 December 2019. There was a significant increase in the efficacy of this regimen during 2019. Over 90% of CHers starting this regimen in 2019 experienced a significant reduction in the frequency of their CH from 3 CH/day down to 4 CH/week in the first 30 days. Moreover, 67% of CHers starting this regimen in 2019 experienced a sustained cessation of CH symptoms in the first 30 days. Although I can't say for sure, it appears this increase in efficacy is likely due to the switch to the Bio-Tech D3-50 as nothing else has changed. I track all the other CH prophylaxis and none of them come close to this level of efficacy, let alone at a cost around 50 cents/day USD with no adverse events. I've made some changes to the treatment protocol that include new target 25(OH)D3 serum concentrations and longer vitamin D3 loading schedules to reach these new targets. These changes will appear in the updated version of this treatment protocol I hope to post on my web page at vitaminDwiki.com later this month. These changes include: New TGT 25(OH)D Concentrations - New Loading Schedules Episodic CHer 80 to 100 ng/mL. - Load at 50,000 IU/day for 12 - 14 days Chronic CHer 90 to 120 ng/mL. - Load at 50,000 IU/day for 14 - 16 days Migraineurs 100 to 140 ng/mL - Load at 50,000 IU/day for 16 - 18 days It's important to understand these suggested 25(OH)D3 serum concentration target ranges and loading schedules are a starting point for the average ECHer, CCHer and migraineur. Many CCHers (like me) will require a higher 25(OH)D3 serum concentration, a longer period of loading at 50,000 IU/day and a higher maintenance dose to experience and maintain a CH pain free response. In practice, CHers can start the accelerated vitamin D3 loading schedule and stay on it until they experience a favorable response then add an extra two days at 50,000 IU/day to build a reserve then drop back to a maintenance dose of one (1) D3-50 a week. I've also added some other supplements needed by migraineurs and some chronic CHers taking this regimen that are illustrated in the following photo of what I take daily. There are other go-to supplements that can be taken in the event the above are not resulting in a favorable response, but I think you have enough to go on should you decide to try this regimen again. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  19. We don't get many unannounced visitors...
  20. Hey Dana, Glad to hear you're CH pain free. I only wish we could send you some rain. My rain gauge indicated 15 inches for January. It's looking like Jurassic Park around here with all the moss and sword ferns. My driveway/logging road to the house on 4 Jan. Take care, V/R, Batch
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    Anyone tried Wim Holf's method for CH?

    Hyperventilation with room air until you reach respiratory alkalosis can be helpful in lowering the pain of CH but it too, does nothing to replete a vitamin D3 deficiency.
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    Anyone tried Wim Holf's method for CH?

    Getting cold will not replete a vitamin D3 deficiency.
  23. Hey Dana, Thanks for the feedback. I'm happy to hear you're CH pain free and feeling good. Are you taking the Bio-Tech D3-50 form of vitamin D3? After over 9 years working with both episodic and chronic CHers taking this regimen of vitamin D3 and cofactors daily, nearly all episodic CHers who stay on this regimen year round report they sail through their usual episodic cycles CH pain free. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
  24. Hey Mit, I just sent you a PM regarding your migraine headaches. I've a handful of migraineurs taking a modified version of the anti-inflammatory regimen. So far they're all experiencing a significant reduction in the frequency of their migraines and two are migraine pain free. I used to fly F-4 Phantoms into George AFB in the mid '70s to drop off or pick up Sidewinder missiles in a captive carry program to build up flight hours before we fired them. Take care and please keep me posted V/R, Batch
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    Vitamine D3

    Hey Finance, I've sent you a PM that addresses your questions about the anti-inflammatory regimen with vitamin D3 and the cofactors. Please feel free to ask questions... Most CHers have them when starting this regimen... I've been doing this for 9 years. Take care and please keep us posted. V/R, Batch
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