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COVID-19 Supplements: Melatonin Helps Lessen Severity Risk In COVID-19 Patients By Preventing Cytokine Storms

In drug repurposing studies for COVID-19 studies, many suitable cheaper drugs and supplements have emerged from various studies as suitable candidates either as antivirals or to treat the cytokines storms associated with the disease or even other symptoms such as clotting issues. However many of these suitable candidates are often left on the shelves as the patents have expired or there are no patents on them hence  the pharmaceutical giants are not motivated to have these further explored as they are unable to profit from them.

In the case of preventing cytokine storms in COVID19 patients, there have been many cheaper drugs options as suitable candidates for further study such as colchicine, melatonin and many more. In this article which is  part of a series of articles that Thailand Medical News will be presenting to readers, we will be focusing on Melatonin as a suitable drug candidate to prevent Cytokine Storms in those infected with COVID-19.The big pharmaceuticals  prefer to push expensive drugs like Tocilizumab that currently costs around 950 euros (US$1030) per injection and a patient might be needing like 2 to 3 injections whereas a bottle of decent 600mg of melatonin tablets might only cost about US$20. (We really hope that readers will truly appreciate our efforts and generously donate to sustain this  website as the big pharma companies  not only refuse to support our website but also want it shut!)

There has been a few studies to date that demonstrates the ability of melatonin to prevent inflammation and cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024320520303313 and
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08830185.2020.1756284 and
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/rmv.2109 ….

https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-covid-19-supplements-melatonin-helps-lessen-severity-risk-in-covid-19-patients-by-preventing-cytokine-storms

COVID-19, Pneumonia & Inflammasomes – The Melatonin Connection

Study Finds Coronavirus Behaves Like HIV To Evade Immune Response

COVID-19 Research: According to a new breakthrough study by Chinese researchers, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus emulates the HIV strategy to remove marker molecules on surface of an infected cell that are used to identify invaders, in a manner to evade attack from the human immune system. This new discovery also has vast potential implications that Sars-CoV-2 may be around for some time according to the research team.

The breakthrough research findings which are yet to have been peer-reviewed were posted a few days ago on the preprint server bioRxiv.org and have caused alarm among many medical researchers. The research paper is currently being reviewed by numerous research groups and journals and if the findings are confirmed, the implications could be vast and also could damper a lot of existing research and progress so far. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.24.111823v1.full.pdf+html

Leading Chinese virologist Dr Zhang Hui and a team from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou also said their research discovery added weight to clinical observations that the SARS0CoV-2 coronavirus was showing “some characteristics of viruses causing chronic infection”.

https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-news-covid-19-research-study-finds-that-sars-cov-2-coronavirus-behaves-like-hiv-to-evade-immune-response

The CDC Slashed the COVID-19 Fatality Rate to a Fraction of Earlier Estimate Used to Justify Lockdowns

Governments throughout the world and across the US justified extreme, draconian, undemocratic, and unconstitutional (in most US states) “lockdown” and stay-at-home orders on the grounds that the COVID-19 virus was exceptionally fatal.

In March, the World Health Organization (WHO) was claiming that the fatality rate was a very high 3.4 percent.

Yet as time went on, it became increasingly clear that such high estimates were essentially meaningless because researchers had no idea how many people were actually infected with the disease. Tests were largely being conducted on those with symptoms serious enough to end up in emergency rooms or doctor’s offices.

[RELATED: “The Experts Have No Idea How Many COVID-19 Cases There Are” by Ryan McMaken]

By late April, many researchers were publishing new studies showing that the number of people with the disease was actually much higher than was previously thought. Thus, it became clear that the percentage of people with the disease who died from it suddenly became much smaller.

Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new estimates suggesting that the real fatality rate is around 0.26 percent.

Specifically, the report concludes that the “symptomatic case fatality ratio” is 0.4 percent. But that’s just symptomatic cases. In the same report, the CDC also claims that 35 percent of all cases are asymptomatic.

Or, as the Washington Post reported this week:

The agency offered a “current best estimate” of 0.4 percent. The agency also gave a best estimate that 35 percent of people infected never develop symptoms. Those numbers when put together would produce an infection fatality rate of 0.26, which is lower than many of the estimates produced by scientists and modelers to date.”

Of course, not all scientists have been wrong on this. Back in March, Stanford scientist John Ioannidis was much, much closer to the CDC’s estimate than the WHO. The Wall Street Journal noted in April:

In a March article for Stat News, Dr. Ioannidis argued that Covid-19 is far less deadly than modelers were assuming. He considered the experience of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined Feb. 4 in Japan. Nine of 700 infected passengers and crew died. Based on the demographics of the ship’s population, Dr. Ioannidis estimated that the U.S. fatality rate could be as low as 0.025% to 0.625% and put the upper bound at 0.05% to 1%—comparable to that of seasonal flu.

Not that this will settle the matter. Proponents of destroying human rights and the rule of law in order to carry out lockdowns will continue to insist that “we didn’t know” what the fatality rate was back in March. The lack of evidence, however, didn’t stop proponents of lockdowns from implementing policies that destroyed the ability of families to earn a living, and which also created social conditions that caused child abuse and suicides to spike.

But for more sane people, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Those who have claimed that lockdowns are “the only option” had virtually no evidence at all to support their position. Indeed, such extreme over-the-top measures such as the general lockdowns required an extreme level of high-quality, nearly irrefutable evidence that lockdowns would work and were necessary in the face of a disease with an extremely high fatality rate. But the only “data” the prolockdown people could offer was speculation and hyperbolic predictions of bodies piling up in the streets.  But that became politically unimportant. The people who wanted lockdowns had gained the obeisance  of powerful people in government institutions and in the media. So actual data, science, or respect for human rights suddenly became meaningless. All that mattered was getting those lockdowns. So the lockdown crowd destroyed the lives of millions in the developed world—and more than a hundred million in the developing world—to satisfy the hunches of a tiny handful of politicians and technocrats.

https://mises.org/power-market/cdc-slashed-covid-19-fatality-rate-fraction-earlier-estimate-used-justify-lockdowns

This is of course the meaning of technocracy.   Blind algorithmic obedience to whoever has the biggest megaphone.   As usual, the media is the problem.

From 9/11 to COVID-19: The United State[s] of Emergency

Don’t pity this year’s crop of graduates because this COVID-19 pandemic caused them to miss out on the antics of their senior year and the pomp and circumstance of graduation.

Pity them because they have spent their entire lives in a state of emergency.

They were born in the wake of the 9/11 attacks; raised without any expectation of privacy in a technologically-driven, mass surveillance state; educated in schools that teach conformity and compliance; saddled with a debt-ridden economy on the brink of implosion; made vulnerable by the blowback from a military empire constantly waging war against shadowy enemies; policed by government agents armed to the teeth ready and able to lock down the country at a moment’s notice, and forced to march in lockstep with a government that no longer exists to serve the people but which demands they be obedient slaves or suffer the consequences.

It’s a dismal start to life, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, we who should have known better failed to maintain our freedoms or provide our young people with the tools necessary to survive, let alone succeed, in the impersonal jungle that is modern America.

We brought them into homes fractured by divorce, distracted by mindless entertainment, and obsessed with the pursuit of materialism. We institutionalized them in daycares and afterschool programs, substituting time with teachers and childcare workers for parental involvement. We turned them into test-takers instead of thinkers and automatons instead of activists.

We allowed them to languish in schools that not only look like prisons but function like prisons, as well—where conformity is the rule and freedom is the exception. We made them easy prey for our corporate overlords while instilling in them the values of a celebrity-obsessed, technology-driven culture devoid of any true spirituality. And we taught them to believe that the pursuit of their own personal happiness trumped all other virtues, including any empathy whatsoever for their fellow human beings

No, we haven’t done this generation any favors.

Given the current political climate and nationwide lockdown, things could only get worse.

For those coming of age today (and for the rest of us who are muddling along through this dystopian nightmare), here are a few bits of advice that will hopefully help as we navigate the perils ahead.

Be an individual. For all of its claims to champion the individual, American culture advocates a stark conformity which, as John F. Kennedy warned, is “the jailer of freedom, and the enemy of growth.” Worry less about fitting in with the rest of the world and instead, as Henry David Thoreau urged, become “a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.”

Learn your rights. We’re losing our freedoms for one simple reason: most of us don’t know anything about our freedoms. At a minimum, anyone who has graduated from high school, let alone college, should know the Bill of Rights backward and forwards. However, the average young person, let alone citizen, has very little knowledge of their rights for the simple reason that the schools no longer teach them. So grab a copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and study them at home. And when the time comes, stand up for your rights before it’s too late.

Speak truth to power. Don’t be naive about those in positions of authority. As James Madison, who wrote our Bill of Rights, observed, “All men having power ought to be distrusted.” We must learn the lessons of history. People in power, more often than not, abuse that power. To maintain our freedoms, this will mean challenging government officials whenever they exceed the bounds of their office….

Minneapolis riot police deploy to disperse protesters gathered for George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 26, 2020. Richard Tsong-Taatarii | Star Tribune via AP

https://www.mintpressnews.com/9-11-covid-19-united-states-state-of-emergency/267893/

Young and old, trusting or cynical are still largely oblivious to how easily the media manipulates them.    The most potent tools of the emergent “statanic” establishment are censorship and the self-perpetuating echo chambers that it gives rise to, which have led to unimaginable death and destruction including the destruction of our economy under the rising regime of censorship about the origin of covid, cheap and easy remedies, vaccine toxicity and the long-term plans of its orchestrators.   It’s unfortunate that in the age of the internet, people still huddle around the MSM sirens which have lured us to the brink of social implosion.

This is CNN, and CBS and NBC and ABC and MSNBC and NYT and the Brainwashington Compost and the entire US MSM

Vigilant Citizen: Simpsons’ Clip About a “Cat Flu” Was Incredibly Prophetic

… At the beginning of the 2010 episode titled The Fool Mounty, a “secret conclave of America’s media empires” looks to create a “phony-baloney crisis” in order to “put Americans back where they belong: In dark rooms, glued to their televisions and too terrified to skip the commercials”. That phony crisis is a deadly virus.

Here’s the clip.

There’s a whole lot to unpack in this 3-minute clip as nearly every scene is eerily echoed in 2020.

So Many Coincidences

The episode begins with a helicopter dropping off a Fox News representative to a secret meeting that is taking place in a symbolic location.

The Simpsons' Clip About a "Cat Flu" Was Incredibly Prophetic

The meeting takes place inside the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

The fact that the secret media cabal is plotting against humanity inside the crown of the Statue of Liberty is symbolic in a sad way. There’s also another weird fact: Corona means crown. And this episode is about a planned virus crisis.

The Simpsons' Clip About a "Cat Flu" Was Incredibly Prophetic

Inside the crown, representatives from all major media outlets gather in a secret meeting.

The man running the meeting says:

“I’d like to call to order this secret conclave of American media empires. We’re here to come up with the next phony-baloney crisis put Americans back where they belong: In dark rooms, glued to their televisions, too terrified to skip the commercials”.

The Simpsons' Clip About a "Cat Flu" Was Incredibly Prophetic

“Objective: Create Phony Crisis”. A perfect way to sum up today’s mainstream news.

The man continues:

“I think we should go with a good old-fashioned public health scare.”

A woman adds:

“A new disease. No one’s immune. It’s like the summer of the shark except, instead of a shark, its an epidemic. And instead of summer, it’s all the time!”

In 2020, it is difficult to hear these lines and not think of COVID-19. It is a new disease. No one’s immune. It is also “all the time” as media sources are already warning the public that his virus is here to stay. Here are some recent headlines: …

https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/the-simpsons-clip-about-a-cat-flu-was-incredibly-prophetic/

French Intelligence Warned Of ‘Catastrophic Leak’ From Wuhan Lab

Eleven years before the joint construction of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, French intelligence services warned Paris that China’s reputation for poor bio-security could lead to a ‘catastrophic leak,’ according to the Daily Mail.

In 2004, the EU’s chief brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, ignored those warnings – signing off on the lab’s construction when he was the French foreign minister.

 

According to the report, French intel also warned that Paris could lose control of the facility, and that Beijing could even use it to make biowarfare weapons. And in 2015, as the laboratory prepared to open, those concerns were realized after the French architects of the project said the CCP had shut them out. In fact, 50 French scientists were supposed to help the Chinese run the laboratory properly, but never ended up going.

The Mail discovered Barnier’s involvement in the Wuhan Institute of Virology during an in-depth investigation into French connections to the lab – where many believe the coronavirus escaped from, as the WIV housed a group of scientists who received international condemnation for creating chimeric strains that could infect humans. Under the ‘escaped’ scenario, an infected WIV employee unknowingly brought it into the Wuhan wet market, exposing what would become roughly half of the first known cluster of cases.

Biologists who carried out a landmark study say they were ‘surprised’ to find the virus was ‘already pre-adapted to human transmission’.

Jacques Chirac, the French president at the time of the deal, pushed for the Wuhan institute to be set up after the 2003 SARS outbreak, which affected 26 countries and resulted in more than 8,000 cases and 774 deaths. Mr Chirac, along with his pro-Beijing prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, promised French funding and expertise in return for a share of the intellectual copyright on the lab’s discoveries. –Daily Mail

France’s Chirac government saw the deal to construct the WIV as a way to strengthen trade with China, despite warnings from its own intelligence, the French equivalent to MI6, which repeatedly raised concerns over lack of international control and ‘transparency’ issues.

“What you have to understand is that a P4 [high-level bio-security] laboratory is like a nuclear reprocessing plant. It’s a bacteriological atomic bomb,” said one source, adding: “The viruses that are tested are extremely dangerous – diving suits, decontamination airlocks etc must be followed to the letter.”

Alain Merieux, the French billionaire who was instrumental in setting up the Wuhan laboratory in partnership with his Institut Merieux in Lyons, abandoned the project in 2015, saying: ‘I am giving up the co-chairmanship of [the] P4 [laboratory], a Chinese tool. It belongs to them, even if it was developed with technical assistance from France.’

According to Le Figaro, a diplomat with a close knowledge of the deal added: ‘We knew the risks involved and thought that the Chinese would control everything and quickly eject us from the project.

We believed that providing this cutting-edge technology to a country with an endless power agenda would risk exposing France in return.’ –Daily Mail

And in 2015, concerns were validated after China implemented their new policy of ‘dual use’ technologies, which allows for the military use of civilian technology.

“The aim was to develop vaccines following the SARS crisis between 2002 and 2004,” said the Mail‘s source. “There was much co-operation on a range of issues between France and China at the time, and Michel Barnier was implementing government policy.”

“The issue of bio-security was certainly a cause for concern within agencies including the DGSE,” the source added.

Meanwhile, the WIV’s Shi Zhengli – known as “bat woman” for her controversial experiments creating bat coronaviruses that can infect humans – and who swore ‘on her life’ that the COVID-19 isn’t from her lab, said in a recent interview on Chinese state television that viruses being discovered now are “just the tip of the iceberg.

“If we want to prevent human beings from suffering from the next infectious disease outbreak, we must go in advance to learn of these unknown viruses carried by wild animals in nature and give early warnings,” Shi told CGTN, adding “If we don’t study them there will possibly be another outbreak.

Will be, or won’t be another outbreak?

https://www.zerohedge.com/health/french-intelligence-warned-catastrophic-leak-wuhan-lab

Packaged food and beverages in the U.S. are ultra-processed and ultra unhealthy

Food supply has a huge impact on the health status of a given population. It also plays a central role in the development of chronic diseases. In the U.S., the food supply is dominated by packaged foods and beverages, and about 80 percent of the total calories consumed by Americans come from these store-bought products. This shows that food and beverage manufacturers hold the key to creating a healthier food environment and improving the diet of Americans.

But while dietary guidelines are routinely updated to help improve public health, American consumers, together with researchers and policy makers, are still left in the dark as to what kinds of food products (whether healthy or unhealthy) are made available on grocery shelves, mainly due to a lack of regular tracking and reporting. This, health experts point out, is a problem that needs to be addressed with utmost urgency.

In a recent study published in Nutrients, American and Australian researchers found, after a cross-sectional assessment of the state of the U.S. packaged food and beverage supply, that Americans are overexposed to ultra-processed and generally unhealthy foods. Compared with Australia and the U.K., the U.S. food supply is more processed and has a higher median sugar and sodium content….

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-05-26-packaged-food-beverages-ultra-processed-unhealthy.html

Mikovits and Tenpenny on the Covid vaccine scam

… Dr. Mikovits was the first one interviewed, [by londonreal]  and during the course of that interview, Brian Rose asked her about the COVID-19 vaccine that is being fast-tracked, with some pharmaceutical companies saying they will have a vaccine by this fall.

Dr. Mikovits discusses the absurdity of giving a COVID-19 vaccine to healthy people who would already most likely have natural immunity. She states:

So now you’re going to inject an agent, into every cell in the body. I just can’t even imagine a recipe for anything other than what I would consider mass murder on a scale where 50 million people will die in America from the vaccine.

Watch her full statement.

Dr. Mikovits is part of a new film being produced called “Plandemic,” and a trailer featuring her testimony has gone viral in recent weeks in spite of efforts to censor it, with some estimates guessing that it may have been viewed by well over 20 million people already.

She states that the man who directed the smear campaign to try and silence her was Dr. Anthony Fauci, currently on President Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force.

Dr. Mikovits claims other heads of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) colluded to silence her and suppress her research.

Willis: Apparently their attempts to silence you have failed. And I have to ask, how do you sit here with confidence to call out these great forces and not fear for your life?

Dr. Mikovits: Because if we don’t stop this now, we can not only forget our Republic and our freedom, but we can forget humanity, because we’ll be killed by this agenda.

Watch the trailer of what is currently probably the most banned video in the world right now:

About a week after Brian Rose interviewed Dr. Mikovits, he did a show with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny.

He mentioned Dr. Mikovits’ prediction that if we went full steam ahead with this new COVID vaccine that 50 million people would die, and asked Dr. Tenpenny if she agreed.

Not only did Dr. Tenpenny say she agreed with Dr. Mikovits’ prediction of deaths in the U.S. from a COVID vaccine, but she stated that there would also be many who are injured by the vaccine who might wish they were dead:

“There are some things worse than death.”

Watch her full response:

Here is her full interview with Brian Rose on LondonReal.tv.

https://vaccineimpact.com/2020/dr-judy-mikovits-and-dr-sherri-tenpenny-a-new-covid-vaccine-could-kill-50-million-people-in-the-u-s/