Coronavirus Update 29

 

February 8th, 2021

It is amazing to think of where we are compared to a year ago. So many predictions. Most of them wrong. None of this is surprising. First, the good news. We are continuing the trend in the right direction. The variants circulating now have not significantly changed the infection trend in the US, yet.

The bad news. The real concern now is can we get the virus under control before mutations start to stack up and thwart the vaccine effort. As an RNA virus, SARS2 makes a lot of replicative mistakes during it's self copying events. Many are corrected but some are not. If the mutation confers a benefit to the virus,

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SECTION 2.0

February 8th 2021

Airline safety continues to be good with effective masking, ventilation and pre flight testing. Airlines have very high quality HEPA filters that can pull viral particles out of the air while flying. The incidence of COVID infections is still tied to ineffective mask wearing, improper ventilation, and prolonged flight times assuming the flight has an asymptomatic COVID positive person on board.

If you are going to fly, comply with all rules as they are very effective.

Dr. M

Karan Vox

Section III

 

For the Unifying Theory of SARS2COVID19 pathology that was published in September, please follow this link. In this piece, I lay out what appears to be the pathway to infection and subsequent significant illness. It will be updated in the coming months.

Volume 11, Letter 9

February 15th, 2021

Autoimmunity continues to haunt humans whether we are discussing COVID pre or post illness, autism or the more than 100 chronic diseases that we see in clinic. Hot off the press, we have data looking at the antecedent risks for autism in children. It appears that 18% of these cases are related to maternal autoantibodies against parts of the developing child's brain.

Preventing autoimmune antibody formation in the body is a critical first step in avoiding most chronic diseases.

Dr. M

New News

February 15th, 2021

1) Proton Pump Inhibitors, PPI, are linked to increased asthma risk

A new article in the JAMA Network noted that patients that used a proton pump inhibitor for gastro-esophageal reflux disease, GERD, had an almost two fold increased risk of developing asthma over time. This is an association study and not causative.

What do we know about the link between the two?

Asthma is well known to be a genetic disorder of immune dysregulation that has environmental triggers going all the way back to birth and early childhood.

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What is a whole grain?

February 15th, 2021

We consider oats, wheat, barley, rye, corn, rice, sorghum, grasses and millet when unprocessed to be whole grains as long as they contain all of the original parts of the grain kernel.

Grains contain three parts: 1) germ; 2) endosperm; 3) bran

The germ is the plant embryo that contains many antioxidants and prevents the seed from being hurt by microorganisms. The endosperm is the starchy storage tissue that provides the energy for growth of the seed. The bran contains the fiber, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants. We need all of it.

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Volume 11, Letter 10 Coronavirus Update 30

Volume 11, Letter 10

Crowds, indoor environments, poor ventilation and TIME remain the recipe for a negative COVID19 outcome based on your personal risk of metabolic disease and genetic weakness for viral surveillance.

Latest numbers google/CDC show that cases peaked in early January and continue to aggressively trend down in all states.

The United States is now likely past 30% of its population having been vaccinated or previously infected. Couple this with warming weather patterns, effective social distancing, lack of holiday events and we have a recipe for a significant pause in case numbers.

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Coronavirus Update 30

February 22, 2020

This week, the CDC stated that people who have received the authorized COVID-19 vaccines do not need to quarantine after exposure to a person with COVID-19 assuming they meet all of the following criteria:

1) They've received both vaccine doses, and at least 2 weeks have passed since the second dose
2) They are within 3 months of their last dose
3) They've not developed COVID-19 symptoms since their exposure

This is a welcome change for everyone in the work environment.

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ASD Disorders

February 22nd, 2021 

The newsletter metrics say that roughly 10% of the readers only tune in to the COVID newsletters whereas 90% read every week. Therefore, I replayed this article from last week based on its critical importance for all to bear witness to.

Autoimmune based Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD - Maternal autoantibody induced autism accounts for roughly 18% of all autism cases to date. The study in Molecular Psychiatry from January 2021 found that through machine learning they could identify autoantibody biomarkers that were 100% associated with autism when found in a specific pattern. In other words, the mothers of autistic children with autoimmune antibodies targeted against certain proteins in the infant's developing brain in utero were noted in 100%

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Unifying Theory of SARS2COVID19

February 22nd, 2021

For the Unifying Theory of SARS2COVID19 pathology that was published in September, please follow this link. In this piece, I lay out what appears to be the pathway to infection and subsequent significant illness. It will be updated in the coming months.

Opinion time continued from #2 above:

Epidemiologist Benjamin Linas has written a very thought article on why schools should be open now based on science. It is entitled, "I’m an epidemiologist and a father. Here’s why I’m losing patience with our teachers’ unions." (Linas B. 2021) I could not agree more. This is a recipe for disaster for our children. As Dr. Linas aptly states, "So, here we are, nearly one year into our national project in remote learning. It is clear that we did what was needed when Covid-19 struck. But it is also quite clear that our solution — remote learning — is failing our children and our families."

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Volume 11, Letter 11

March 1st, 2021

Insulin resistance is one of the most important preventable human diseases.

It is a key cog in the machine of metabolic disease and co-morbid death. To understand insulin resistance is to understand the etiology of environmental genetic mismatch and gives us a true understanding of the devastating effects on human physiology..

Dr. M

INSULIN RESISTANCE ARTICLE

March 1st, 2021

It is time for the most important article of the year.

This article is deep and shallow. It is science heavy and straight to the point. It is long and necessary. It is probably the most important piece that I have written in a decade.I hope that you will take the time.
Read it twice.

 What is insulin resistance?

This is a very complex question that needs a nuanced answer versus the theories of old. We will look at this topic in one run over two newsletters as it will be too difficult to break up in to 4 or 5 and understand.

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Fast food Experiment 2014

January 4th, 2021

The fast food experiment persists! July 2014 was the inception date of this in office food visual. No changes have occurred since the food dried out and hardened 6 plus years ago. The second experiment that took place in my humid summer garage the following year went into the trash a few years ago. Both experiments were resounding successes in understanding the chemical laden food preservation fast food model. Organic minimally processed non chemically laden foods rotted rapidly while their processed preservation based brethren did and do not.

As we start this new year, recognize the dysfunction of the fast food American system.

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Nature Reboot

January 4th, 2021

Nature Deprivation Disorder is thought to be a serious problem for humans. Nature deficit disorder is a phrase coined by Richard Louv in his 2005 book Last Child in the Wood . He thought that human beings, especially children, were spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems.

What is the reality of this perceived condition? If you believe the contention put forth by Mr. Louv, humans are less exposed to the natural world and are also exposed to constant negative media influences that let them feel unsafe about the outside world causing them to shun imaginative and exploratory activity outside in nature.

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Volume 11, Letter 8 Coronavirus Update 29

 

 February 8th, 2021

Crowds, indoor environments, poor ventilation and TIME remain the recipe for a negative COVID19 outcome based on your personal risk of metabolic disease and genetic weakness for viral surveillance.

Latest numbers google/CDC show that cases peaked in early January and have aggressively trended down in all states. It appears that the holiday damage is finished and wave number three is leaving us.

North Carolina's Governor and Legislature are now recommending in person learning which is a shift in policy and a welcome change for our children's mental and physical health.

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How to fix American food Problem

 

January 4th,2021

This is a "how to fix the American food problem" book for all Americans. You will get a complete breakdown of how our food is linked to disease followed by a step by step plan that empowers parents to nourish their tribe in order to grow children with optimal physical and mental health.

Dr. M

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Nicole Magryta

 

Volume 11, Letter 4 Coronavirus Update 27

 January 11th, 2021

Best Covid related video of 2020
Link

September 2020's Unifying Theory of COVID Pathogenesis is in section III below.

Very little has changed on the risk front: The combination of colder weather, more indoor activity and pandemic fatigue continues. Some people are wearing masks effectively, some are using them as chin straps. Social distancing remains group and person dependent. California is the new poster child for the ineffectiveness of lockdowns unless they last for a very long time, i.e. many months. Humans are still very social creatures. Vaccinations are going smoothly in some locales and not so well in others. The elderly are getting in line for vaccination in droves.

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What did we learn in 2020?

January 11th, 2021 

Sars2/Covid19 is neither predictable nor ordinary. Many specialists and leaders predicted all kinds of realities that never came to pass which should have been expected in the chaotic world of a viral pandemic. Predicting outcomes was and is impossible. We learned that a pandemic is a lose lose situation, end of story. We learned that media on both sides are hell bent on swaying opinion to the path that they prescribe using x expert to push x agenda.

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SECTION II - SARS2

January 11th, 2021 

SARS2 lasts longer in cold and dry air. This is an expected result and has been true for most respiratory viral particles. The lower the ambient temperature and lower the ambient humidity the more likely SARS2 will be able to survive and infect.

The only real benefit to knowing this piece of data is that during the winter months viral transmission off of a surface is more likely only if you touch your face and do a poor job of washing your hands.

Dr. M

Sharma Biochem Biophys Res Commun

Section III SARS

January 11th, 2021

For the Unifying Theory of SARS2COVID19 pathology that was published in September, please follow this link. In this piece, I lay out what appears to be the pathway to infection and subsequent significant illness. It will be updated in the coming months.