Since I posted the previous article, a few significant things have happened. As of today, 18 members of our three generations of family here in the UK have had Covid-19. There are 22 of us all together and we all saw one another over Christmas. I am one of the four who have not had the effects of the virus. All the adults were vaccinated.
FAMILY EXPERIENCE WITH COVID-19
One of the cases was moderately severe. Jessica is the wife of our son, Michael, and she came down with some of the less usual, but not unknown, symptoms of gastroenteritis. She is recovering, but it has lasted for more than two weeks thus far.
Marti, who like me, is in her 70s also developed the virus about a week ago. She had the usual chills, headache, cough and aches and pains, loss of smell and some taste. Within two days the big symptom was loss of energy. Now, nine days later, she has tested negative and has been recovering a little each day since about day 6. She feels near normal, but if the pattern continues, will probably run low on energy as the late afternoon draws near.
For the others who had it recently, it consisted of cold-like symptoms that lasted for two or three days, or perhaps a little longer in the older ones (middle to late forties).
SOME MORE HOPEFUL SIGNS
I also note that the media are just now beginning to publicise the results of tests that challenge the official policies and, there are occasional published statements from experts who disagree with the official statements. One I read recently listed hypertension (high blood pressure) as one of the contraindications.
BUT NOT SO HOPEFUL FOR ME
Since my Pfizer booster jab, my blood pressure has jumped to an unacceptably high level, so I will be seeking medical help. I am sorry about that because I am the only one of my siblings and parents who managed to avoid hypertension medication. I did so, I think, by maintaining a healthy diet, weight and exercise regimen.
WHEN TO MASK?
This more-open-news environment has also uncovered more information on wearing masks. Here is a sample from an article by Joseph Mercola:
Linsey Marr, is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech and an expert on viral transmission mechanics. She states, “Viral particles quickly disperse in outdoor air, and the risk of inhaling aerosolized virus from a jogger or passers-by is negligible.” Even if a person coughs or sneezes outside as you walk by, the odds of you getting a large enough dose of virus to become infected remain low.”
MASKS HAVE OTHER EFFECTS:
Mercola’s article goes on to quote other research on the consequences of wearing masks:
“Wearing a face mask increases breathing resistance, and since it makes both inhaling and exhaling more difficult, individuals with pre-existing medical conditions may be at risk of a medical emergency if wearing a face mask.
“This includes those with shortness of breath, lung disease, panic attacks, breathing difficulties, chest pain on exertion, cardiovascular disease, fainting spells, claustrophobia, chronic bronchitis, heart problems, asthma, allergies, diabetes, seizures, high blood pressure and those with pacemakers. The impact of wearing a face mask during pregnancy is also wholly unknown.
“Face masks can reduce oxygen intake, leading to potentially hazardous oxygen deficiency (hypoxia).
“They also cause rapid accumulation of harmful carbon dioxide, which can have significant cognitive and physical impacts. Germany’s first registry recording the effects mask wearing has on children, has identified 24 physical, psychological and behavioural health issues associated with wearing masks. Recorded symptoms include:“… irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%), less happiness (49%), reluctance to go to school/kindergarten (44%), malaise (42%), impaired learning (38%) and drowsiness or fatigue (37%).”
“Of the 25,930 children included in the registry, 29.7% reported feeling short of breath, 26.4% being dizzy and 17.9% were unwilling to move or play. Hundreds more experienced “accelerated respiration, tightness in chest, weakness and short-term impairment of consciousness.”
A REPY TO A COMMENT
A person named Desmond commented on my previous article and pointed out that I left some important things out–hence this further article. Here is some of my reply. “There was SO MUCH more to say, but it was already a very long article. [There is} no doubt that the damage of mask-wearing far outweighs any actual protection, except when in very close contact indoors.
Then there are the Federal Government financial incentives (in the USA) for hospitals for every Covid patient treated. Highly qualified experts like Dr Robert Malone and Dr Peter McCullough and Dr Pierre Kori are worried about the obvious temptation that presents to hospital administrators. (I know of a cases where hospital doctors were repeatedly instructed to put Covid on the death certificate in cases where another cause was much more obvious. It happened on my mother’s death certificate.)
Then there was the further federal financial incentive if the patient “had to be put on a ventilator”. This would be a plausible explanation for why all home treatment therapies were discredited and any mention of them on social media was censored. No treatment outside hospitals will naturally lead to more people admitted and that means more income. Nations where outpatient treatments were pursued had fewer deaths from Covid.
What are the reasons behind these policies that don’t make much sense now that we have hindsight? You can take your pick of the several possible motives.