California’s 154 billionaires saw their collective net worth leap $175 billion between March 18 and June 17, three months later. (March 18 is roughly when the coronavirus shutdown began and the date that Forbes published its annual report on the wealth of billionaires.) That’s almost double the Golden State’s budget gap over the next two years, estimated to be somewhere between $89 billion and $95 billion.
Similarly, New York’s billionaire class grew $77 billion wealthier during the “pandemic spring,” a bonanza almost six times the size of the projected $13.3 billion gap in the state’s budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.
State and local governments have already laid off 1.5 million workers, mostly from education, with more painful cuts coming to schools, roads, hospitals, public-safety agencies and more.
The Senate GOP has balked at the House-passed HEROES Act, which would invest $3 trillion in immediate pandemic and recession relief and lay the groundwork for a more robust economic recovery.
State residents would also get their fair share But nah, let the peasants eat cake.
Diet and Health
A recent Johns Hopkins study claims more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors. Other reports claim the numbers to be as high as 440,000. Via CNBC
According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity and overweight together are the 2nd leading cause of preventable death in the United States, close behind tobacco use (3). An estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic (57).
Zinc deficiency frequently occurs in elderly patients and in those with cardiovascular disease, chronic pulmonary disease, or diabetes.
quercetin improves zinc uptake by your cells.
Taking quercetin and zinc at bedtime 3 hours after a meal is best.
Quercetin + Zinc + Niacin + Selenium May Be a Winning Combo
If you wanted to try a holistic regimen, you could use a natural antibiotic such as oil of oregano (a natural antibacterial). quercetin along with oral zinc (Chris Masterjohn recommends11 taking 7 mg to 15 mg of zinc four times a day, ideally on an empty stomach).
Should zinc turn out to be in short supply, consider eating more zinc-rich foods. Examples include hemp, sesame and pumpkin seeds, cacao powder, cheddar cheese, and seafood such as oysters, Alaskan crab, shrimp and mussels.
Improved immune performance, metabolic homeostasis, antioxidant defense occur in elderly after physiological zinc supplementation.
Mask Follies Controversy
Why believe indie doctors/scientists even CDC & OSHA, deaths are down now, no lockdowns needed. but if you want, you can believe the vested interests $$$ of Big Pharma, paid for doctors/scientists, Big Media (6 corps), billionaires & politicians who want us all fighting one another about masks, lockdowns and vaccines.
A surge of popular mask use, frequently promoted by the media, political leaders and celebrities are a poor obstacle to aerosolized pathogens allowing both transmission of aerosolized pathogens to others in various directions, as well as self-contamination.
Masks are neither healthy nor safe
#Masks do not work and are not safe.
42 clinical trials and meta-analyses cited here:
Concerned about the consistent use of face masks, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock warned that face masks:
“… fail to protect the healthy from getting sick, but they also create serious health risks to the wearer. The bottom line is that if you are not sick, you should not wear a face mask.”
He expressed some frustration at the wholesale use of face masks for the vulnerable and healthy individuals, pointing out, “When a person has TB we have them wear a mask, not the entire community of noninfected.”
“There is another danger to wearing these masks on a daily basis, especially if worn for several hours. When a person is infected with a respiratory virus, they will expel some of the virus with each breath.
If they are wearing a mask, especially an N95 mask or other tightly fitting mask, they will be constantly rebreathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs and the nasal passages. We know that people who have the worst reactions to the coronavirus have the highest concentrations of the virus early on.”
Blaylock questions whether wearing a mask could also reintroduce exhaled viruses deep into the nasal cavity, driving up the amount of virus in the upper respiratory tract and increasing the potential to enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.
Blaylock is not the only expert to react to the widespread use of masks. One group of experts writing in the New England Journal of Medicine said:
We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.
…The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
They describe why masks may be critical to protect health care workers in close proximity to patients with active and symptomatic COVID-19. For those working in close quarters with health care workers who may be asymptomatic or who have a mild disease, a mask may at least lessen the risk for patients and other employees to get sick.
The authors of a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association agree that face masks should only be used by “individuals who have symptoms of respiratory infection such as coughing, sneezing, or, in some cases, fever.
The authors go on to say there's no evidence masks used by healthy people can prevent others from becoming sick.
Controversy over the drug hydroxychloroquine
According to Dr. Meryl Nass, the wildly divergent views on hydroxychloroquine appear to have little to do with its safety and effectiveness against COVID-19, and more to do with a concerted and coordinated effort to prevent its use.
There are several reasons for why certain individuals and companies might not want an inexpensive generic drug to work against this pandemic illness. (A 14-day supply costs just $2 to manufacture12 and can retail for as little as $20)
One of the most obvious reasons is because it might eliminate the need for a vaccine or other antiviral medication currently under development. Hundreds of millions of dollars have already been invested, and vaccine makers are hoping for a payday in the billions if not trillions of dollars.
In a June 27, 2020, blog post, Nass points out:
“It is remarkable that a series of events taking place over the past three months produced a unified message about hydroxychloroquine, and produced similar policies about the drug in the U.S., Canada, Australia, NZ and western Europe.
The message is that generic, inexpensive hydroxychloroquine is dangerous and should not be used to treat a potentially fatal disease, COVID-19, for which there are no (other) reliable treatments.
Hydroxychloroquine has been used safely for 65 years in many millions of patients. And so the message was crafted that the drug is safe for its other uses, but dangerous when used for COVID-19. It doesn’t make sense, but it seems to have worked. Were these acts carefully orchestrated? You decide.
Might these events have been planned to keep the pandemic going? To sell expensive drugs and vaccines to a captive population? Could these acts result in prolonged economic and social hardship, eventually transferring wealth from the middle class to the very rich?”
The fight over hydroxychloroquine may also have political underpinnings. As noted by investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson in a May 18, 2020, Full Measure report, “never before has a discussion about choices of medicine been so laced with political overtones.”
Thousands of patients are having their treatment selected via randomization by computer rather than by their own doctors' choice of treatment. The U.K., by the way, has one of the highest COVID-19 death rates in Europe already.47 By removing physician and patient choice of treatment, the death toll might end up being far worse than it needs to be.
Why are the FDA, European Medicines Agency, pharmacy boards, governors, etc. restricting this drug that is so safe you can even overdose it and be fine?
Either the drug is so toxic at normal doses that it can’t be used for a life-threatening illness, or it is perfectly safe at extremely high doses. You can’t have it both ways."Nass said.