Studies Show Vitamin D Plays a Role in the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19

Vitamin D and COVID 19: The Evidence for Prevention and Treatment of Coronavirus (SARS CoV 2)

MedCram – Medical Lectures Explained CLEARLY

From the program description notes:

Professor Roger Seheult, MD explains the important role Vitamin D may have in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Dr. Seheult illustrates how Vitamin D works, summarizes the best available data and clinical trials on vitamin D, and discusses vitamin D dosage recommendations.

Stand and Deliver

Eric Clapton and Van Morrison’s new releases bring the rebellious spirit back to music.

“Stand and Deliver” will be available for download and streaming from iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer and all other outlets from Dec. 4, 2020. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund, which was set up to help musicians struggling with financial difficulties due to the coronavirus lockdowns.

Are we conducting a version of the Milgram Experiment at a global level?

The results are to this author disturbing. They raise the possibility that human nature, or more specifically, the kind of character produced in American democratic society, cannot be counted on to insulate its citizens from brutality and inhumane treatment at the direction of malevolent authority. A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do, irrespective of the content of the act and without limitations of conscience, so long as they perceive that the command comes from a legitimate authority. If in this study an anonymous experimenter could successfully command adults to subdue a fifty-year-old man, and force on him painful electric shocks against his protests, one can only wonder what government, with its vastly greater authority and prestige, can command of it subjects. 

Stanley Milgram

U.S. COVID-19 Fatalities by Age Group

. . . to the week ending July 4, 2020

Age group All Deaths involving COVID-19 (U07.1)1 Deaths from All Causes Deaths involving Pneumonia, with or without COVID-19, excluding Influenza deaths
(J12.0–J18.9)2
Deaths involving COVID-19 and Pneumonia, excluding Influenza
(U07.1 and J12.0–J18.9)2
All Deaths involving Influenza, with or without COVID-19 or Pneumonia
(J09–J11)3
Deaths involving Pneumonia, Influenza, or COVID-19
(U07.1 or J09–J18.9)4
All ages 114,741 1,324,958 125,868 49,623 6,492 196,538
Under 1 year 9 7,174 67 2 14 88
1–4 years 7 1,361 48 2 40 93
5–14 years 14 2,081 68 3 46 125
15–24 years 149 12,958 257 48 51 405
25–34 years 795 27,384 966 356 149 1,541
35–44 years 2,026 38,899 2,160 859 235 3,537
45–54 years 5,650 73,179 5,695 2,509 565 9,300
55–64 years 13,808 170,463 15,724 6,348 1,207 24,180
65–74 years 23,866 260,514 27,063 10,981 1,406 41,127
75–84 years 30,369 322,323 34,418 13,558 1,436 52,470
85 years and over 38,048 408,622 39,402 14,957 1,343 63,672

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#AgeAndSex

(Note – Click on the Blue box labeled: “Table 1. Deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), pneumonia, and influenza reported to NCHS by sex and age group. United States. Week ending . . .to expand the data table)

 

And here are the fatality rates presented on a percentage basis:

Age group  Population % of Pop per Age Group Population Total (Cum.) Pop. % (Cum.) % of all deaths involving COVID-19 Cum. % of all deaths involving COVID-19 % of all deaths involving COVID-19 vs. Deaths from All Causes Cum. % of all deaths involving COVID-19 vs. Deaths from All Causes
All ages 327,167,434              
Under 1 year 3,848,208 1.18% 3,848,208 1.18% 0.01% 0.01% 0.13% 0.13%
1–4 years 15,962,067 4.88% 19,810,275 6.06% 0.01% 0.01% 0.51% 0.64%
5–14 years 41,075,169 12.55% 60,885,444 18.61% 0.01% 0.03% 0.67% 1.31%
15–24 years 42,970,800 13.13% 103,856,244 31.74% 0.13% 0.16% 1.15% 2.46%
25–34 years 45,697,774 13.97% 149,554,018 45.71% 0.69% 0.85% 2.90% 5.37%
35–44 years 41,277,888 12.62% 190,831,906 58.33% 1.77% 2.61% 5.21% 10.57%
45–54 years 41,631,699 12.72% 232,463,605 71.05% 4.92% 7.54% 7.72% 18.29%
55–64 years 42,272,636 12.92% 274,736,241 83.97% 12.03% 19.57% 8.10% 26.40%
65–74 years 30,492,316 9.32% 305,228,557 93.29% 20.80% 40.37% 9.16% 35.56%
75–84 years 15,394,374 4.71% 320,622,931 98.00% 26.47% 66.84% 9.42% 44.98%
85 years and over 6,544,503 2.00% 327,167,434 100.00% 33.16% 100.00% 9.31% 54.29%

 

Happy Solstice!

Here’s a rousing Latvian midsummer dance number to start off the season. Bonus points for the Xena-like war cries.

 

Midsummer Night

English Lyrics:
Its true, Its true, there lay no lies (sway*, sway)
In the old native language (sway, sway)
During summer solstice night the girls become
Witches and werewolves
Summer solstice, Summer solstice is tonight
Who does summer solstice belong to?
Witches and werewolves
summer solstice belongs to them
The witch ran through the air …
Not in my backyard
My yard is forged with iron
Needles on my roof
Needles on my roof
Caught up in the rafters
Needles stabbed
Rafters cut
The river flowed like buttermilk
In my cows’ pasture
There the hunter broke its neck
and stood nine witches,
Drowning was the woodlands fae**
Without the sun in the evening.

 

*The midsummer festival in Latvia is referred to as Ligo, but the word also roughly translates to mean a swaying or rocking dance motion (Reddit)

**The Lauma in Latvian folklore is a woodland fae or goddess who appears as a beautiful woman. She’s generally regarded as a temperamental entity who may prey upon men or kidnap children, but are also can summon rain and perform high quality domestic work. They are strongly associated with blessings or curses on children, and with cow’s milk. They are afraid of iron. (Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Brittanica)

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/raganu-nakts-midsummer-night.html

When in doubt, assume it was COVID-19

In a March 24, 2020 email alert, the National Center for Health Statistics advised practitioners to assign a new IDC code (U07.1 COVID-19) for any decedents “where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death” and goes on to state that “if the decedent had other chronic conditions such as COPD or asthma that may have also contributed, these conditions can be reported in Part II”.

It also states that:

The WHO has provided a second code, U07.2, for clinical or epidemiological diagnosis of COVID-19 where a laboratory confirmation is inconclusive or not available. Because laboratory test results are not typically reported on death certificates in the U.S., NCHS is not planning to implement U07.2 for mortality statistics.

Click to access Alert-2-New-ICD-code-introduced-for-COVID-19-deaths.pdf

 

As such, the deaths directly attributable to COVID-19 could be highly speculative.