Dr. Pierre Kory testifies to Senate Committee about Ivermectin, Dec. 8, 2020
There is lots to discuss today regarding COVID and the current situation in the US. I first want to point out that the topics we are covering today in no way diminish the severity of the impact that COVID has had on a very specific subset of the US population. Those people who are immune compromised, have multiple comorbidity factors, live in skilled nursing facilities, and are over the age are 70 are substantially more at risk of death than those who do not have those risk factors. And we also are not downplaying in any way the fact that while most people, if they become symptomatic, have very minor illnesses, there are those people who do become very ill and have a difficult time recovering. I hope that in this discussion of COVID, we can shed some light on how to lessen the risks of having a severe illness if one does actually become sick with this virus. In addition, all statements made about effectiveness of a treatment, safety etc. will have links to the Random Controlled Trials which prove the statements. There are no references to newspaper articles, TV news channels, social media posts or the like as they are not scientific data with peer reviewed science behind them. Also, this information is provided for you, the reader, to make your own decisions about your health and the health of your family. We are only providing objective, fact based information without editorializing.
In this discussion we are going to cover the following topics:
The Good News regarding treatments
Science based medical prevention techniques
Mask Wearing – new study regarding efficacy of masks
PCR Testing – new studies showing when a PCR Test is accurate
Vaccines – Should you take the vaccine?
Morbidity Rates – Is there an increase in death rates?
The Good News!
In this segment we will discuss the good news regarding the fact that there are now two primary treatment protocols actively in use in the United States by front-line doctors to treat COVID patients. These doctors have saved literally hundreds of thousands of lives by utilizing these treatments. Both of these major treatment protocols utilize prescription drugs that have been in use by medical doctors around the world for over 40 years with little or no side effects if prescribed properly. Each of these drugs can be prescribed prophylacticly (preventatively) or for an acute case. That is what makes each of these protocols so effective in treating this virus.
The primary protocol that we are using with great success is one involving the drug Ivermectin. Ivermectin is an anti parasitic drug that is not FDA approved for use to treat COVID but as most people know, doctors are permitted to use drugs “off label” if there is reason to believe it would be an effective tool for use on a particular disease or condition. We discovered this drug a few weeks ago from a study released by the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance.
The protocol is very simple. The patient takes 1 capsule the first day and a second capsule on the 3rd day, followed by 1 capsule a week for 4 weeks. This protocol requires that a specific ratio of milligrams to kilo be observed for proper dosing so this is not something one should try without proper medical advice. In addition, we recommend certain levels of Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc, and melatonin. In some cases where the patient is symptomatic, we also administer antiviral IV’s and nebulized Hydrogen Peroxide. There is also one study showing that IV Hydrogen Peroxide is also effective against COVID 19.
We can attest to the efficacy of the protocol. Last week we saw a patient who called us after his regular doctor refused to prescribe any treatment. He was running a 104 degree fever and was unable to leave his home. We prescribed Ivermectin and sent our IV nurse to his home to administer an Antiviral IV. The IV was administered at around 5:00 pm. The next morning, we followed up with the patient, and his fever was down to 99.6 and he was up and around, albeit fatigued. The next day he was back to his normal 97.5 temperature and feeling better.
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)is an anti malaria drug that has been in used for almost 70 years and is considered very safe. It is also used very safely by patients with lupus and RA. This drug has been used since the inception of the COVID 19 crisis and has been very effective in both prevention and acute treatment of those who are symptomatic. Studies going back to 2005 show that HCQ is very effective as a treatment and in fact was used during the original SARS outbreak in 2006.
If you want to review more studies on hydroxychloroquine, check out c19study.com
There was an attempt to discredit the use of this drug because of a study whereby the researchers used dosages of this drug which were inappropriate. While doctors reporting success with the drug are using standard doses around 200 mg per day for either a few days or maybe a couple of weeks, studies such as the Bill & Melinda Gates-funded Recovery Trial used 2,400 mg of hydroxychloroquine during the first 24 hours — three to six times higher than the daily dosage recommended — followed by 400 mg every 12 hours for nine more days for a cumulative dose of 9,200 mg over 10 days. The study concluded HCQ was not safe because of heart issues. However, that study was peer reviewed and found to be flawed and was retracted.
We have been using HCQ since the inception of this virus and have found it to be very effective in the prevention and treatment of actively symptomatic patients. Studies have shown that unlike Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine is most effective when used early on with symptomatic patients and is less effective late in the treatment cycle while Ivermectin can be used throughout the treatment cycle.
As we discussed above, there are known treatments if you become symptomatic. Ivermectin and HCQ have proven to be very effective in treating patients. As everyone knows, the only guidance on prevention put out by the CDC, the WHO, and public health officials centers around a strategy of mask wearing, physical distancing and isolation. This however does not address what we should be doing on a daily basis to make our immune system stronger. We have been recommending the following daily protocol to ensure proper immune health.
Minimum of 10,000 IUs of Vitamin D
Minimum of 1,000 mg of Vitamin C (more if you can tolerate as some people will have loose stools)
50 mg of Zinc
5 mg of Melatonin
Both Ivermetin and HCQ can be used preventatively. Contact us if you would like to know more.
If you begin to feel some symptoms, Dr. Darling recommends upping the Vitamin D for one day to as high as 100,000 IUs
And of course, our Anti Viral IV is a great choice to supercharge your immune system.
As some of you know, we have not been advocates of mask wearing because there were no peer reviewed controlled trials on mask wearing proving or disproving the efficacy of masks on prevention of viral transmission. There are many opinion articles which try to utilize anecdotal data to prove effectiveness but without a control group, you cannot make any valid claims because there is nothing to evaluate against. On November 18th, 2020, the first and only peer reviewed controlled trial on mask wearing was released by the Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers had 6,000 volunteers, 3,000 who wore masks and 3,000 who did not. The study was for 30 days and the two groups were required to be out of their homes for at least 3 hours a day and the non mask wears were required to NEVER wear a mask. The mask wearers were required to wear their masks when out in public but did not have to at home. Each volunteer had a negative PCR test prior to starting the trial. After 30 days, all 6,000 were again tested using the PCR test. The results were as follows:
1.8% of the mask wearers had a positive PCR test.
2.1% of the non mask wearers had a positive PCR test.
There was no difference in symptomatic percentages between mask and non mask wearers.
The conclusion was that masks do not protect from viral transmission as the percentage of infection difference is statistically insignificant, especially given the large size of the study.
The study we have provided should be used to make your own decision on the efficacy of masks. As stated above this is the only RCT study on masks.
In late November we shared an article on PCR testing and since then we have done more research that we would like to share. In that article, we shared that PCR testing is controversial because of the large number of false positives, also referred to as “Asymptomatic Cases”. The reason for the high number of false positives has to do with the number of cycles being run before testing positive. A study done in Wuhan China of over 10,000,000 people clearly shows that asymptomatic positive PCR tests do not grow in culture and that retested positive PCR patients also are not infectious and their specimens do not grow in culture. Here is the link.Dr. Fauci stated in his video included in that email there can be no active infection above 35 cycles and that 90 % of the tests go up to 40-45 cycles as part of their protocol, which gives false positives. To evaluate the accuracy of that statement, a study was done where the researchers took patients who had positive PCR tests and took samples from those patients and tried to grow the virus in culture, which is the gold standard for testing for an active viral infection. What they found was that indeed if the positive result occurred at 35 cycles or more, there was no active infection and these people could not infect anyone as they had no active virus.
As the creator of the test Nobel Laureate Kari Mullins said many times, a PCR test cannot be used to diagnose disease as it was only designed to detect the presence of an RNA particle. Up until recently, labs did not report at what cycle threshold the test isolated the RNA particle. Recently Florida began mandating the reporting of the specific cycle where the positive test occurred. More recently, in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases dated December 3, 2020, a systematic review of 29 studies where they cultured positive PCR test patients to see when someone was actively infected. Interestingly the onset of symptoms correlated to low cycle positive tests and they also found that after 8 days the probability of the patient being infectious was very low. Their conclusion was “Complete live viruses are necessary for transmission, not the fragments identified by PCR” Here is the link to the study
“The figure below shows how the probability of SARS-CoV-2 infectious virus is greater (the red bars) when the cycle threshold is lower (the blue line) and when symptoms to test time is shorter — beyond 8 days, no live virus was detected.”
The lab that we have chosen has agreed to provide us more detailed information on the cycle threshold so that we can inform our patients in a more accurate way about any positive or negative results
But what does this mean? Without knowing at what cycle a person’s PCR test becomes positive, we do not have a valid test result for this virus being an active infection. Since labs are not forthcoming with the data and the fact that 80% of all cases are “asymptomatic cases” with the data presented above which scientifically proves asymptomatic people are not sick and cannot grow the virus in culture, we can only ask you to make your own informed decision on how effective PCR testing is based upon scientific studies that are peer reviewed.
There is a huge push to encourage people to get the new COVID vaccine and we are being told now that it is the only way to get to herd immunity (WHO December 24,2020 changed the definition of herd immunity). We are concerned about the safety and efficacy of these barely tested vaccines. Normally it would take 5 to 7 years of testing and safety trials to get a vaccine to market. These vaccines have ignored all standard safety testing protocols, bypassing animal testing and combining Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials into parallel trials. There have been a significant number of people who have taken the vaccine who have become severely ill. The CDC reported that out of 210,000 vaccinated individuals who are using an app on their phone to immediately report side effects, over 3,100 people had such severe side effects that they were unable to go to work, leave their homes and 20% had to seek medical attention. It is our stance that if you use the preventive protocols we outlined above, the vaccine is not necessary. We also would recommending a wait and see attitude as we have known, effective treatments if one becomes symptomatic. Of course, it is your choice because we are all individually responsible for our own health. Again, we are providing medical input but we think at this time there is not enough data to call a clearly experimental vaccine safe. These vaccines have never been used before and alter our DNA and once it is done, it cannot be undone. Six months is too little time to determine what impact altering our DNA will cause on our overall health.
Here is a link to the most recent CDC posting. The important data is in the last two paragraphs where they discuss Unsolicited Adverse Events and Serious Adverse Events.
Morbidity Rates for 2020
There have been many reports of excess deaths this year because of COVID 19. This excess death figure does not look at true death counts. This comes from a calculation by the CDC based upon deaths from 2016 and 2017 that they then predict at the beginning of 2020 that there would be a certain amount of deaths. This year the CDC was estimating around 2,700,000 even though 2.85 million died in 2019, a decrease in deaths which goes against the 10 year history of increases of 1.3% a year. According to the CDC, 2.85 million people died of all causes in the US in 2019. As of November 15 (the last date that death rates have been published) 2.75 million people had died from all causes, and as death rates have averaged for the last 8 years a 1.3% increase in gross morbidity, the estimated death rate from all causes will be close to 3,000,000 people. However, our population is estimated to have increased by 1.8 million in 2020 according to the US Census Bureau.
In addition, the CDC data (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm) shows that if you are under the age of 55, your chances of dying from COVID is virtually non existent. The CDC estimates as of this writing 291,757 deaths have been attributed to COVID and Pneumonia. The age group 1-55 years only account for slightly over 20,000 deaths. Age 85 and older make up over 33% of all deaths and age 75 to 84 make up another 25%. The CDC says that less than 7,000 have died of influenza and less than 100 in the last two months, a statistical improbability. The seasonal flu deaths over the past 10 years has averaged 60,000-65,000 people a year.
Again we present this data for you to make your own informed decision on how COVID 19 impacts you and your loved ones.
With all of the intense medical research going on regarding treatments for COVID 19, it appears that while the media is projecting gloom and doom for the foreseeable future, there is good news. With the proper treatments, COVID 19 is a curable viral infection that primarily harms the old and infirm. The CDC on August 26th, 2020 admitted that over 94% of all deaths had a minimum of 2.6 other serious health issues including diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer, and that most of the individuals who died were over the age of 70, and of those almost 50% were in skilled nursing facilities.
With the prevention protocols we recommend and the treatment protocols we use in our office, there is no reason for anyone to be in the hospital because of this virus. The data clearly shows with proper, timely treatment you should be over any symptoms very quickly.
Let’s all have a Happy and Healthy New Year.
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