The Truth About COVID-19 ‘Long-Haulers’

You may have seen reports about COVID-19 patients who seem unable to fully recover. Some complain of lingering chronic fatigue symptoms. Others struggle with mental health problems.

In fact, a study1,2 from Oxford University published online November 9, 2020, in The Lancet Psychiatry, found 18.1% of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 also received a first-time psychiatric diagnosis in the 14 to 90 days afterward. Most common were anxiety disorders, insomnia and dementia. A similar trend was also observable after COVID-19 relapses.

Interestingly, people with pre-existing mental illness were also found to be 65% more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than those who did not have a pre-existing psychiatric problem.

Now, while this may sound terrifying, I would point out that, given the fearmongering surrounding COVID-19, it’s not surprising that receiving a diagnosis would trigger anxiety and insomnia in many. It doesn’t mean you end up with a chronic psychiatric disorder. It just tells us that getting a COVID-19 diagnosis is very stressful, even if you remain asymptomatic.

The link to dementia is interesting, however, and likely needs to be looked into further. This also applies to the higher risk of COVID-19 if you have a pre-existing mental health problem. It’s possible that people struggling with depression, anxiety and similar disorders are simply more likely to get tested for COVID-19 — and end up receiving false positive diagnoses.

As discussed in “Asymptomatic ‘Casedemic’ Is a Perpetuation of Needless Fear,” mass testing of asymptomatic people doesn’t tell us anything of value since the test cannot discern between an active infection and the presence of nonreproductive (harmless) virus. It only makes the pandemic appear graver than it is.

That said, going through a severe bout of COVID-19 is also going to take a mental toll. As reported3 by a 40-year-old previously healthy man who underwent an apparent recurrence of COVID-19, after three weeks of fatigue, he started feeling “completely overwhelmed” and for the next 72 hours, he “felt unwell in a way that was bordering on not coping.” 

He says he “felt physically exhausted” and “mentally drained.” Severe illness will do that. He says it took him nearly eight weeks before he started feeling “close to my normal self again,” but even then, he still struggled with “fatigue to the point of having to sleep in the day” and an inability to exercise.

COVID-19 ‘Long-Haulers’

He’s not alone in reporting such symptoms. An estimated 10% of patients treated for COVID-19 report fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog and/or chronic pain for three weeks or longer.4 This phenomenon occurs even among patients who had mild cases of COVID-19.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data5 show the rate of COVID-19 patients who continue experiencing lingering health problems after recovering from acute COVID-19 may be as high as 45%. Only 65% report having returned to their previous level of health within 14 to 21 days after receiving a positive test result.

The flowchart6 below, published in the European Respiratory Journal, is a tool you can use to measure your functional status over time after recovery from COVID-19.

post COVID-19 Functional Status

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Treatment Guidance for Post-Acute COVID-19

The good news is that, according to an August 11, 2020, article in The BMJ,7 which provides post-acute COVID-19 primary care guidance, many of these “long COVID” patients do spontaneously recover — albeit slowly — “with holistic support, rest, symptomatic treatment and gradual increase in activity.” To support recovery, the article suggests that:8

“… patients should be managed pragmatically and symptomatically with an emphasis on holistic support while avoiding over-investigation. Fever, for example, may be treated symptomatically with paracetamol or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Monitoring functional status in post-acute COVID-19 patients is not yet an exact science. A post-COVID-19 functional status scale has been developed pragmatically but not formally validated9

Referral to a specialist rehabilitation service does not seem to be needed for most patients, who can expect a gradual, if sometimes protracted, improvement in energy levels and breathlessness, aided by careful pacing, prioritization, and modest goal setting.

In our experience, most but not all patients who were not admitted to hospital recover well with four to six weeks of light aerobic exercise (such as walking or Pilates), gradually increasing in intensity as tolerated. Those returning to employment may need support to negotiate a phased return.”

The following graphic from that BMJ article10 provides a visual summary of the recommended assessment and management recommended for patients with lingering symptoms after recovering from acute COVID-19.

Long COVID in Primary Care

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Chronic Fatigue in the Limelight

As reported by Time magazine,11 that many COVID-19 patients report lingering fatigue, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) has gained new attention. It seems many of these post-acute COVID-19 patients fit the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS, which has been linked to viral infections.

For years, people with ME/CFS were disregarded as faking it. Many were told it was “all in their head.” The fact that COVID-19 patients are now reporting the same problem strengthens the theory that ME/CFS really is rooted in some sort of chronic infection. 

“There is … a critical mass of long-haulers getting sick and speaking out all at once, enough to draw attention from scientists, the media and the general public,” Time magazine writes.12

“Enough of these patients tested positive for COVID-19 or its antibodies to make a strong case that coronavirus is turning into ME/CFS … The influx of new patients could go a long way toward figuring out why, exactly, a viral illness can last forever.

Though there are multiple theories in the ME/CFS research world, [Dr. Anthony] Komaroff [who treats ME/CFS at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston] believes the cause of the condition can be traced back to a part of the brain that kicks on when you’re sick — the part that saps your energy and appetite so your body can focus all its energy on clearing an infection.

‘This center in the brain gets flicked on, but for whatever reason it never gets switched off,’ Komaroff says. New research efforts spurred by the pandemic could help determine if that’s really happening, and why.”

In May 2020, Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin introduced a bill13 to provide funding to study the connection between SARS-CoV-2 and ME/CFS. The bill, HR 7057 (The UCS ME/CFS Act) has not yet cleared the U.S. House of Representatives. It has no corresponding bill in the Senate. However, studies are already underway, and “COVID-19 longhaulers” can volunteer for them on the You + ME registry.14

A significant hurdle remains though: Few doctors are familiar enough with ME/CFS to treat these patients. If the pandemic results in a massive influx of ME/CFS patients, the medical system will be ill equipped to handle it and countless patients are bound to suffer without much hope. According to Time magazine:15

“[Dr. Ron] Tompkins [a surgeon from Massachusetts General Hospital who researches ME/CFS] adds that any progress for ME/CFS patients will hinge on doctors definitively determining that coronavirus can turn into ME/CFS, rather than making post-coronavirus syndrome a separate diagnosis.

‘It would be a disservice to make post-COVID something special,’ he says, because ME/CFS patients wouldn’t share the benefits. ‘I don’t think there’s a nickel of difference between the two,’ he adds.”

The Gut Connection

While conventional medicine has no cure to offer ME/CFS patients, there’s compelling evidence suggesting your gut health can play a significant role in this condition. Research published in 2017 linked both chronic fatigue and Parkinson’s to gut bacteria.

People with ME/CFS have distinctly different gut microbiomes than healthy controls,16 as determined by serial sequencing of bacterial RNA, and research17,18 has found 35% to 90% of ME/CFS patients “report abdominal discomfort consistent with irritable bowel syndrome.”

In related news,19 researchers have also discovered a link between COVID-19 and gut problems. A likely reason for this is because SARS-CoV-2 uses the ACE2 receptor to gain entry into the cell, and the greatest number of ACE2 receptors are found in the cells that line your gut.

According to one review,20 18.6% of COVID-19 patients had gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. In another study,21 as many as 50.5% of COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital had one or more digestive symptoms.

Abdominal pain is rare at just 1.9%,22 and theories of why COVID-19 would cause stomach pain include inflammation of the nerves in the gut23,24 and/or sudden loss of blood supply to abdominal organs resulting in tissue death.25

Incidentally, your gut microbiome is also known to influence your mental health, and has been linked to depression26 and anxiety,27 and a large portion of your immune system also resides in your gut.

All of these links between viral infection, gut problems, mental health issues, immune function and ME/CFS suggest restoring your gut health may be a crucial strategy if you come down with COVID-19.

How to Boost Your Gut Health

To optimize your gut microbiome, consider the following recommendations. Also keep an eye out for my interview with health scientist Rodney Dietert, which will be published shortly. In it, we discuss the connections between COVID-19 and gut health and review the importance of your gut for a well-functioning immune system.

Avoid processed vegetable oils (polyunsaturated fats or PUFAs), as they promote inflammation, damage your endothelium (the cells lining your blood vessels) and your mitochondria, and lower your antioxidant defenses by stripping your liver of glutathione. For more details, see “The Case Against Processed Vegetable Oils.”

Avoid processed foods and conventionally raised meats and other animal products as they are routinely fed low-dose antibiotics and genetically engineered feed grown with glyphosate, which is known to kill many beneficial bacteria.

Increase your soluble and insoluble fiber intake. Short-chain fatty acids produced by bacteria that feed on plant fiber are major epigenetic communicators. In other words, they actually communicate with your DNA, thereby providing protection against a number of different diseases. If using a fiber supplement, make sure its unprocessed, such as organic whole husk psyllium. Processed supplement fiber does not provide gut bacteria with what they need.

Avoid chlorinated and/or fluorinated water and antibacterial soap as all will kill off healthy bacteria.

Eat plenty of traditionally fermented foods such as lassi, natto, fermented vegetables and fermented grass fed organic milk products like kefir and yogurt, and/or take a probiotic supplement. This is particularly important after a course of antibiotics.

Additional Advice for ME/CFS and ‘COVID-19 Long-Haulers’

In addition to addressing your gut health, there are many other strategies that can be helpful for ME/CFS, and yet others that appear extremely beneficial for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 specifically. Important treatment strategies for ME/CFS include but are not limited to:

  • Exercising according to your ability, with a focus on increasing the amount of exercise you can handle. Gentle exercise such as yoga can also be an excellent part of your program, and yoga benefits your mind as well as your body.
  • Supplementing with nutrients important for cellular energy synthesis, such as ubiquinol, the reduced form of CoQ10, and D-ribose, a core building block of ATP.
  • Eating foods rich in glutathione precursors, sulfur and selenium to encourage glutathione production. Glutathione is one of your body’s most important antioxidants and a natural detoxification agent. Glutathione deficiency also appears to play a distinct role in COVID-19 and has been linked to increased severity.
  • Implementing a time-restricted eating schedule so that you’re eating all of your meals within a six- to eight-hour window. Also make sure your last meal is taken at least three hours before bedtime. The rationale for avoiding late night eating is directly tied to the way your body produces energy.
  • Addressing your mental outlook. I recommend trying the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to help normalize your bioenergetic circuitry. Emotionally traumatic events can leave “energy blockages” for many years, which then interfere with your overall health, including immune function. There are many different techniques that can be used, but EFT is my favorite, and it’s easy to learn and apply.

Lastly, recommendations that can be helpful to prevent and treat COVID-19, both in the short and long term include the following. Some of these also tie in with ME/CFS while other don’t:

Improve your insulin sensitivity by adopting a diet high in healthy fats and low in processed carbs, implementing a time-restricted eating schedule and avoiding food for at least three hours before bed.

Research shows insulin resistance is a primary and independent risk factor for severe COVID-19, which makes sense when you consider it both increases inflammation and lowers immune function. You can learn more about all of this in “The Real Pandemic Is Insulin Resistance.”

Ketones — produced when you eat a cyclical ketogenic diet and/or intermittently fast — also appear to be very helpful against COVID-19, which adds further support for these lifestyle strategies.

Supplement with:

? Lumbrokinase, an enzyme that helps combat blood clots (another symptom associated with more severe COVID-19) and breaks down biofilms associated with Lyme disease, an infection also linked to ME/CFS.

? Quercetin and zinc. Like hydroxychloroquine, quercetin helps shuttle zinc into the cell, thereby stemming viral replication. COVID-19 patients with low zinc levels have a higher risk of poor outcome and death.28

Quercetin also boosts type 1 interferon, which signals infected cells to produce proteins that stop the virus from replicating. In addition, quercetin works synergistically with vitamin C, which is another powerful COVID-19 prophylactic.

? Vitamin D. More than 80% of COVID-19 patients are vitamin D deficient, and the evidence overwhelmingly supports the idea that raising your vitamin D level above 40 ng/mL can go a long way toward preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection, reducing severity, lowering the risk of death and improving outcomes overall.

Use nebulized hydrogen peroxide. Nebulizing hydrogen peroxide into your sinuses, throat and lungs is a simple, straightforward way to augment your body’s natural expression of hydrogen peroxide to combat infections and can be used both prophylactically after known exposure to COVID-19 and as a treatment for mild, moderate and even severe illness.

Buy a desktop nebulizer and stock food-grade hydrogen peroxide and some saline. That way, you have everything you need and can begin treatment at home at the first signs of a respiratory infection. Keep in mind food grade hydrogen peroxide must be diluted down to a 0.1% dilution before use.

Study: Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Drinks Are Bad

Many people make the mistake of believing artificially sweetened beverages and products are healthier since they have fewer calories and no sugar. Yet, a study revealed that both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages are harmful to your heart, even if you only drink about half a can a day.

The study was led by a group of scientists from Sorbonne Paris Nord University and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1 It followed years of research linking sugar sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages to obesity, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.2,3

Many experts believe the rising rates of obesity and cardiovascular disease can be attributed in large part to junk food, of which sugary beverages and soft drinks are contributing factors.4 According to a report from Healthy Food America, the majority of people in the U.S. drink at least one sugary beverage each day.

Although consumption has decreased since a peak in 2000, industry sales data have not shown a recent decline.5 At the time of the report, nearly half of all added sugars were coming from sugary drinks.

However, this may have recently changed with COVID-19. If sugary beverage consumption is following alcohol use during the pandemic, the numbers are rising, which could have serious implications on heart health — even if sugary beverages are swapped for diet versions.6

Regular or Diet Soda Raises Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Over the years, there has been an increasing number of studies demonstrating the risk of artificial sweeteners. A recent study from France, however, finds about half a can of soda, sweetened with sugar or artificially sweetened, increased the risk a person would experience a cardiovascular event compared to those who drank none.7

The researchers adjusted for compounding factors including alcohol, whole grains, legumes and overall calorie count. The analysis also accounted for other comorbidities that affect cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. The endpoint of the study was first-time cases of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, acute coronary syndrome and a transient ischemic attack.

The data revealed people who drank 6.26 ounces or more per day of regular, sugar-sweetened soda had much higher risk of cardiovascular events over a median 6.6 years of follow-up. Those who drank 5.97 ounces of artificially sweetened beverages per day similarly experienced an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

People who drank 1.58 ounces or less per day did not experience any negative events. This meant people who drank one can of soda every eight days had no negative effects, but people who drank one or more cans every two days were at high risk.

There were 104,760 people who volunteered for the study and kept a 24-hour dietary record every six months. An average of 5.7 records were collected for every person during the follow-up. The scientists acknowledged there were limitations to the study, including potential confounding factors that had not been included in the adjustments.

Soft Drinks Raise the Risk of All-Cause Mortality

These results were similar to another 20-year study involving 451,743 people from 10 European countries.8 The data revealed there was higher all-cause mortality in people who drank two or more glasses of soft drinks per day, whether those drinks were sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened.

In this study, there was an association between artificially sweetened soft drinks and circulatory diseases, as well as a link between sugar-sweetened beverages and digestive diseases. It is important to note that one glass in the study was equivalent to 250 milliliters (8.4 ounces), which is less than the standard soft drink can in the U.S., which contains 355 milliliters (12 ounces).9

In other words, one can of soda is nearly 1.5 times one serving, and two cans would be well over what was measured in the study. The results of both studies also suggest that policies aimed at cutting sugar consumption by reformulating products with artificial sweeteners may likely have disastrous consequences.

More Children Have Fatty Liver Disease

Before 2006, the prevalence of fatty liver disease in children was relatively unknown. Following a retrospective review of 742 autopsies in children ages 2 to 19 years, the results revealed fatty liver was present in 13% of the children and showed the highest rate in obese children at 38%.10 It’s possible that consumption of sugary beverages is playing a role in these increases.11

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is also found in adults. When excess fat is stored in the liver it can result in one of two types of NAFLD: the more serious nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and simple fatty liver.12 These are two different conditions and children will typically have one or the other.

Experts estimate with rising obesity in children, NAFLD has become more common, and one study found 23% of those examined had excess fat in their liver. The condition can be found in children of all races and ethnicities, but is more commonly found in Hispanic and Asian American children.

Risk factors include insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes or prediabetes and abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels.13 There are often no symptoms until serious scarring in the liver has happened. The condition is reversible when people make lifestyle changes, including weight management and routine physical activity.

PepsiCo ranks second in sales behind the Coca-Cola Co., which garnered 43.7% of the market.14 Despite years of scientific evidence demonstrating the link between high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), obesity and NAFLD,15,16,17 PepsiCo continues the campaign to justify HFCS in their products:18

“Despite its name, HFCS is not high in fructose. HFCS and table sugar contain about the same amount of fructose and neither has been shown to be harmful when consumed at typical levels.

HFCS and table sugar have the same calories and sweetness so the decision to use one or the other is based on a variety of other factors. For example, HFCS is an easier ingredient to work with because it is a liquid. It also costs less than table sugar which helps us keep the cost of our products down for consumers.”

In the face of an obesity epidemic, internal documents from Coca-Cola have revealed the company’s effort at targeting teenage customers. The Washington Post reported on the public relations campaign called “Movement Is Happiness,” which was “to increase Coke brand health scores with teens” and “cement credibility in the health and well-being space.”19

The information was produced by Australia’s Deakin University in collaboration with U.S. Right to Know (USRTK), a nonprofit public health group. After a review of thousands of pages, Gary Ruskin, co-director of USRTK, found a theme emerging. He spoke with a reporter from The Washington Post about his concerns that the conglomerate is targeting vulnerable populations:20

“Even though the health problems are quite severe in the U.S., we live under de facto corporate control; the food industry is incredibly powerful in the U.S. What’s insidious here is a health campaign that is using tobacco’s tactics, promoting alternative science in a way that advances the notion that sugary sodas aren’t really so bad for people’s health.”

Sweeteners Alter Gut Bacteria

Your gut bacteria are important to overall health, including your immune system. Negatively altering your gut microbiome may also increase your risk of obesity. This is one mechanism through which sugar and artificially sweetened beverages work to expand your waistline.

The risks associated with metabolic and cardiovascular diseases are mediated in part by your gut microbiome. The composition and functionality of your gut microbiota is impacted by your dietary intake. Studies have demonstrated a high intake of sugar increases the abundance of proteobacteria and decreases the populations of Bacteroidetes.21

This alteration creates an imbalance in the microbiota and increases inflammatory response, decreasing the regulation of epithelial integrity leading to leaky gut. By modulating the microbiota, sugar creates systemic inflammation and metabolic dysregulation.

Research has also demonstrated that artificial sweeteners that have been approved and deemed safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cause DNA damage in, and interfere with the normal and healthy activity of, gut microbiota.22

Business Insider reported the research team concluded that all the sweeteners tested “had a toxic, stressing effect, making it difficult for gut microbes to grow and reproduce.”23 While the authors do not directly refer to them as having antibiotic effects, when something is killing bacteria, that’s essentially what’s happening. The tested artificial sweeteners included:

Artificial sweetener Brand name(s)
Aspartame NutraSweet, Spoonful, Canderel, Equal, NatraTaste Blue
Sucralose Splenda, Zerocal, Sukrana, SucraPlus, Candys, Cukren and Nevella
Saccharin Sweet ‘N Low, Sweet Twin, Sugar Twin, Necta Sweet
Neotame Newtame
Advantame (No brand names)
Acesulfame potassium-k Sunnette, Sweet One, ACE, ACE K, Sweet ‘N Safe

Zero Calorie Doesn’t Mean Zero Impact on Your Health

The lure of artificial sweeteners started with reduced calories. Yet, years of exposure to them have demonstrated it has not made a positive impact on the obesity epidemic. In fact, the impact has been decidedly the opposite.

Since the 1980s, the prevalence of obesity has continued to rise among adults. Data from the 2019 report from The State of Obesity showed that in 2012 no state in the U.S. had an obesity rate greater than 35%, yet the most recent statistics revealed there are currently nine states with obesity rates over 35% and only one state where the obesity rate is less than 25%.24

In an effort to lower the number of artificially sweetened and sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Philadelphia, a beverage excise tax was levied in 2017. One study compared the changes in prices and sales following the tax as compared to Baltimore, which served as a control city without tax.25

They found the tax was associated with a substantial decline in the number of beverages sold. However, that volume was partially offset by rising sales in the neighboring areas. A second study demonstrated the positive impact employers could have by banning sales of sugar-sweetened beverages in the workplace.26

The before-and-after study with 214 adults found a reduction in waist circumference without a change in body mass or insulin sensitivity. However, the ban existed only during work hours and employees were free to drink as they wished outside of work. This meant reducing sugar sweetened beverages for eight to 10 hours, five days a week was enough to impact the employees’ waistlines.

American Beverage Association Protecting Profits

To protect profits, the American Beverage Association (ABA), the trade Association representing the nonalcoholic beverage industry, pushes back against the media and science. In the same article in which Fox Business reported on the study demonstrating the negative effects of soft drinks across 10 European countries,27 a spokesperson for the ABA, William Dermody, told the Fox reporter:28

“Soft drinks are safe to consume as part of a balanced diet and the authors of this study acknowledge their research does not indicate otherwise. America’s Beverage Companies are committed to innovation and working to reduce the sugar people get from beverages by introducing more options than ever before with less sugar and zero sugar.”

The ABA has released similar statements in the past when research regarding low-calorie artificial sweeteners was published. In 2013, the organization published a press release to address what they called an opinion piece published in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism.29

The report included charts, a glossary and 54 citations to past published studies supporting the assertion that artificial sweeteners induced metabolic derangements. The ABA wrote:30

“This is an opinion piece not a scientific study. Low-calorie sweeteners are some of the most studied and reviewed ingredients in the food supply today. They are safe and an effective tool in weight loss and weight management, according to decades of scientific research and regulatory agencies around the globe.”

USRTK has summarized some of the past work of the ABA.31 They wrote the ABA defends the use of flame retardant chemicals in soda, excusing the toxic load by claiming water is polluted as well. They have downplayed the risks associated with benzene after it was discovered in soft drinks and refer to questions about artificial sweeteners as “internet myths.”

While the advertising for clean, pure water may not be as enticing, the health benefits are life-giving. If you enjoy flavored water, make your own by adding a slice of lemon or lime. Carry your own water in a glass bottle and avoid the multiple problems associated with plastic containers as well.

Remember, Remember the 22nd of November

 By Anna Von Reitz

Three days from now, it will be the 57th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.   

The night before the assassination, there was a meeting of oil executives and media moguls, bankers, and other corporation powerholders.  Their purpose? To discuss what to do in the immediate aftermath of an assassination that hadn’t happened yet. 

They were nervous, and checking their sixes. 

These corporate execs were the money and power behind the assassination. Not some foreign country.  Not Fidel Castro.

It was American corporate bosses who plotted to kill JFK, some sleazy mobsters, some white glove Ivy Leaguers.  

Oddly, the same thing happened the night that Lincoln was killed.  While the drama was playing out, members of Lincoln’s Cabinet were unaccountably gathered at the home of Secretary of State William H. Seward.  

Seward had been injured the week before and was at home recovering from that accident, so he wasn’t up to date on the coup.  The other Plotters showed up at his house at 10 o’clock at night on the night Lincoln was killed, to do the same thing — hold hands, check their sixes, and plan out the aftermath of an assassination that was happening at the same exact time. 

And now, this:  Two Dozen Heads of Major US Corporations Held Secret Meeting on How to Oust Trump

My friends and family, we are all aware that something is terribly wrong in our country.  

Once again, we see the pattern.  Secret meetings of top business executives talking about ousting a President.  Who knows when it turns into something more violent?

And how about this as a response?  We oust the business executives and their corporations, too.  

It’s time to make examples of them and show them what is supposed to happen when corporations engage in “unlawful” activities.  

They get liquidated.  Their assets get sold off or given to their creditors.  And yes, oftentimes, their Executives and Board Members go to jail.  

Sometimes, at least in other countries, they get executed for treason. 

It’s been 57 years.  I plan to do what I always do.  I’ll remember JFK.  I’ll light a candle and say a prayer and think about Jackie and the kids. 

And I will call down the vengeance of the True God upon anyone plotting to do it again.  

Let the angels and the mighty lions take heed; let the monsters of the deep hear me.  Let my words and the contemplations of our hearts reach to the highest Heaven, for we have been betrayed by petty men and small minds, and too much innocent blood has been shed.  

We won’t turn away or believe any Blue Ribbon Commissions.  If anything happens to Donald Trump, we already know what to think.


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Major New Study: No Evidence Masks Work

In the first comprehensive, peer-reviewed study the efficacy of face masks to prevent the spread of Covid has been called into question. Within the margin of error there is virtually no difference between a masked group and an unmasked group, Danish scientists discovered. Yet this major discovery about the virus is being completely ignored by […]

Even stricter COVID lockdowns are coming, and they are going to be extremely devastating for the U.S. economy

By Michael Snyder,

Are you ready for another nightmare?  Earlier this year, the COVID lockdowns that were instituted all over the nation resulted in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s and forced more than 60 million Americans to file claims for unemployment benefits.  After seeing how well that first round of lockdowns worked, one of the “scientists” that will be telling Joe Biden what to do about this pandemic wants to do it again.  Yes, you read that correctly.  During an interview with Yahoo Finance, Dr. Michael Osterholm said that what we really need to do to get this pandemic under control is to lock the entire country down for four to six weeks

Shutting down businesses and paying people for lost wages for four to six weeks could help keep the coronavirus pandemic in check and get the economy on track until a vaccine is approved and distributed, said Dr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to President-elect Joe Biden.

And Osterholm isn’t talking about doing “soft lockdowns” like we saw in many states earlier this year.

In an article that he co-authored in the New York Times, he argued that lockdowns need to be “as comprehensive and strict as possible”

“The problem with the March-to-May lockdown was that it was not uniformly stringent across the country. For example, Minnesota deemed 78 percent of its workers essential,” they wrote in the New York Times“To be effective, the lockdown has to be as comprehensive and strict as possible.”

Basically, Osterholm wants Australia-style lockdowns all over the United States for at least a month and probably longer.

Doesn’t that sound fun?

On Election Day, the American people had a choice between a pro-lockdown presidential candidate and an anti-lockdown presidential candidate, and approximately 80 million of us voted for the pro-lockdown guy.

So it looks like that is precisely what we are going to get.

During the campaign, Joe Biden pledged to “follow the science”, and Osterholm is going to be one of the “scientists” that will be on his COVID-19 advisory board

Osterholm was appointed to Biden’s 12-member Covid “advisory board” on Monday. The panel of advisors is co-chaired by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith of Yale University. Other task force members include Dr. Atul Gawande, a professor of surgery and health policy at Harvard, and Dr. Rick Bright, the vaccine expert and whistleblower who resigned his post with the Trump administration last month.

The good news is that these psychos will not be running things until early January at the earliest.

The bad news is that governors around the country are already instituting a new round of lockdowns.  For example, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new restrictions for New York on Wednesday

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new lockdown and social distancing restrictions for New York on Wednesday as coronavirus numbers in the state continue to trend upward.

Under the new statewide restrictions, all bars and restaurants with state liquor licenses as well as gyms must close at 10p.m., starting on Friday. Cuomo called such locations “main spreaders” of the coronavirus. Indoor gatherings at private residences across the state must also be capped at ten people.

And Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is saying that his state may soon impose new restrictions on “bars, restaurants and fitness centers”

As coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket in Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine threatened to order bars, restaurants and fitness centers closed in one week if newly confirmed cases continue to increase.

Of course this is just the beginning.

If the number of daily cases continues to soar, we could start seeing draconian lockdowns all over America even before we get to Inauguration Day.

In other words, get ready to spend a lot of time at home this holiday season, because you might not have any other choice.

To me, it is unthinkable that anyone would even want to consider locking down the country again.  The first wave of lockdowns absolutely crippled our economy and caused a record-setting tsunami of job losses that we still have not recovered from.  In fact, John Williams of says that if honest numbers were being used the current rate of unemployment in the United States would be 26.3 percent.

Apparently that is not enough.

So what are we going to shoot for this time?

30 percent?

40 percent?

And what happens if we lock down the entire country for six weeks and then another massive wave of the pandemic comes along just six months later?

Are we going to keep locking down the U.S. over and over again?

At this moment, our economy is on exceedingly shaky ground and more layoffs are being announced on a daily basis.

For instance, Exxon has announced that they will be laying off 14,000 workers and Disney has announced that they will be laying off “thousands” more workers in addition to the huge wave of layoffs that they announced earlier this year.

Overall, more than 60 million Americans have already been forced to file for unemployment during this pandemic, and every single one of those individuals has a story to tell.

One of those displaced workers is a woman named Michelle Kulaski, and prior to the pandemic she was already living paycheck to paycheck.  Now that she has lost her job, she finds herself on the verge of having to “live in her car with her two cats”

Desperate for cash, Kulaski sold much of her furniture, including the bed her children sleep in when they visit and her grandparents’ desk. In all, she made around $300.

Still, Kulaski has fallen behind on her $755 rent and her landlord has moved to evict her.

If she has to leave her apartment, she said she’d probably live in her car with her two cats.

Now sickos like Osterholm want to destroy even more lives, and if Joe Biden ends up in the White House they will almost certainly get their way.

We are already in the midst of a horrifying economic depression, and a new wave of lockdowns would make things far worse.

These are such troubled times, and many believe that the difficulties that we have experienced in 2020 are just a warm up act for what is coming in 2021.



USA Today Reports How Florida Takes Children Away from their Parents and Puts Them with Pedophiles in Foster Care

by Brian Shilhavy,

As we have reported many times over the years here at Health Impact News, the U.S. Foster Care System is the #1 pipeline to child sex trafficking.

Numerous studies over the past several years have confirmed that children do far better when left in their homes, even troubled homes where parents may have drug issues and other problems, than when they are placed in foster care. See:

Investigative reporters at USA Today have done an excellent job in showing just how corrupt the child welfare and foster care system is in Florida, documenting hundreds of cases where children were removed from their homes and then put into foster care settings where they were sexually abused. They report:

Using a state database, USA TODAY reporters examined more than 1 million foster home placements going back a decade. They collected police reports, court records and government documents and ran background checks on every foster parent who had been assigned a child.

Reporters then crisscrossed the state to interview more than 100 survivors, parents, caseworkers and child advocates.

Among the findings:

  • The Department of Children and Families and the 17 private agencies that manage the child welfare system across Florida sent nearly 170 children to live in foster homes where the state had some evidence that abuse occurred. In 2016, two preschool girls said their Sarasota County foster father molested them. The state sent him 13 more children, stopping only when a third toddler reported that the 64-year-old had forced her to put his penis in her mouth.
  • Caseworkers ignored or overruled DCF safety guidelines to crowd children into foster homes not equipped to handle them. The number of foster homes caring for four or more kids almost doubled between 2014 and 2018, according to a USA TODAY analysis of child placement data.
  • The number of children under 10 sent to live in group homes doubled between 2013 and 2017, adding to the cost of care and the danger to children. Some were sent to places such as the Mount Dora-based National Deaf Academy even after a whistleblower lawsuit was filed in Lake County claiming that staff had held children down, punched them in the stomach, spat on them and denied them medical care.
  • As caseloads rose, child welfare workers skipped home visits and parent training sessions because they could not keep up with required safety checks. They fabricated logs to make it appear as if the sessions took place. When caseworkers lied and omitted information from their reports, children got hurt, according to lawsuits and DCF inspector general reports. One IG report told of a child who was sexually assaulted after an investigations supervisor falsely claimed a hotline call had been successfully investigated and provisions had been made for the safety of the children involved.

Several stories are highlighted in their report, including the case of longtime Florida foster father Rick Hazel, who they say repeatedly raped a child in his care, taking videos of the molestation and hiding a camera in the bathroom to watch her shower.

More than 70 children allegedly passed through his home.

When deputies arrested him in 2019, the Hazels were the longest-tenured foster parents in St. Augustine. More than 70 kids had passed through their home. In addition to the rape victim, the family members of two other foster children came forward with concerns of abuse or neglect.

But following Hazel’s arrest, no one – not caseworkers, not child abuse investigators, not law enforcement – talked to all of the other children who had lived in the home to see if they had seen or suffered abuse.

Those children were all adopted or moved on to new homes. Until contacted by reporters, the adults in their lives had no idea they had spent time with a man who ultimately was convicted of child sex abuse.

Rick and Shirley Hazel were considered model foster parents.

They took in children of all ages and races, including kids with autism, and adopted three of them. They were active at church and the foster parent association, meeting with biological parents on nights and weekends to make visits easier.

“Wonderful human beings, blessed, doing God’s work,” one social worker commented in their file.

“One of the very best places a child could be,” wrote another.

As they gained a rapport with workers in the system, St. Johns County sent the Hazels more and more kids, even when their home reached – and surpassed – the state-mandated capacity of five total children.

The stream of kids finally ended in 2019, when a 13-year-old told detectives that her foster-turned-adoptive father had “raped me like I was his wife.”

Source: USA Today.

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