Who Creates The Fear With Omicron?
Dan Cox, who is your medical advisor for your campaign?
Dan Cox recently posted a FB comment trying to link President Biden and Dr. Fauci (and their totalitarian policy), and the media to the Friday’s stock market selloff. I agree with him in terms of the media projecting negative vibes over the Omicron variant affecting the stock market. But Dr. Fauci?
Here are the comments I bookmarked coming from the scientific community on Friday:
“Shoutout to Zimbabwean scientist Dr. Sikhulile Moyo, based in Botswana, who first sequenced Omicron.” Dr. MH Davis.
“Will rapid tests and PCR tests detect Omicron? YES!”
“I hope we can approach the Omicron VOC with empiricism, caution, and humility, rather than some of the wild speculation we’ve seen over the past few days.” ID physician and scientist
“Well certainly there is a new variant that is now in South Africa in the Gauteng Province, that has some mutations that are raising some concern, particularly with regard to possibly transmissibility increase and possible evasion of immune response. We don’t know that for sure right now, this is really something that’s in motion and we just arranged right now, a discussion between our scientists and the South African scientists a little bit later in the morning, to really get the facts because you are hearing a lot of things back and forth. We want to find out scientist to scientist exactly what is going on.” Anthony Fauci
Just where is the totalitarian policy (as Dan claims) in these statements? I would suggest that it is politicians and the media who poured gas on the Friday selloff. (But hey, the selloff now makes for a good buying opportunity!)
Dan Cox stated: “Africa has only a 6% vaccination rate! Those who had malaria (which is treated with HCQ) have major recovery rates there.”
Let’s unpack a few things:
True, Africa, as a continent, has only vaccinated approximately 6% of the population. They have the vaccine, but there is a shortage of syringes causing the low vaccination rate. (Kudos to Pharma and Biotech for delivering on their promise!)
HCQ or CQ is not used as often as Dan is suggesting. “The transition from CQ took place in most African countries in the late 1990’s and 2000’s. “ While there is still some usage of CQ, the goal of the countries of Africa is: “. . . the complete removal of CQ that may eventually lead to a return of susceptible parasite populations.” (1). In other words, Dan, the overuse of CO and any CO derivatives have created a situation where the malaria is resistant to CO treatment. You are unable to indicate that these patients are being treated with HCQ!
Let’s look at another study that will provide some insight regarding the African Continent’s situation with Covid. Jan Achan, PhD, et. al. published their article October 25, 2021 in the Lancet. (Dan, this study was referenced in the AP article you posted on FB. It is always wise to go look and read the primary source for the article.
This was an exploratory prospective cohort study of patients with Covid-19. Previous P. falciparum (malaria) exposure was determined with serological responses to a P. falciparum multiplex bead assay. “The frequency of comorbidities and Covid-19 clinical severity and outcomes was compared between patients with low previous exposure to P. falciparum VS those with high previous exposure to P. falciparum.” “Malaria-induced immunomodulation has been shown to be protective against severe manifestations of some respiratory viruses such as influenzas, by suppressing production of cytokines and decreasing recruitment of cellular inflammatory components to the lungs, leading to milder clinical symptoms and inflammation.”
“To our knowledge, this study is the first to characterize potential interactions between Sars-CoV-2 and P. Falciparum infection. Low previous malaria exposure was associated with more severe Covid and higher probability of adverse outcomes. . . The observation of similar clinical outcomes in patients with Covid with and without P. Falciparum coinfection is encouraging and could suggest that immunomodulation caused by malaria might not be deleterious. The correlation between previous malaria exposure and Covid clinical presentation and outcomes will require further study. This observation is important because it could imply that malaria exposure might have a role in the pathogenesis of Covid in these setting and other similar high malaria; burden settings.” (2)
Bottom Line: Perhaps the prior or current infections with malaria provide the dampened cytokine response in severe Covid. TBD
And BTW, NO CQ or HCQ was given as therapeutic interventions for these patients in the study.
Be assured that our scientists are looking at Africa and its lower incidence of Covid cases and deaths. Here are the hypotheses being considered:
The young age demographic of sub-Saharan Africa (younger population)
Lack of long-term care facilities
Potential cross protection from local circulating coronaviruses (Human-bat interactions are common in some rural areas of Africa.)
Africa is limited with it Sars-CoV-2 testing. . .possible undercounting of Covid related deaths.
Effective government public health response. African national public health institutions have been key in curbing infectious disease in Africa through disease surveillance, diagnostics, and rapid response to outbreaks, including significant lock-downs, curfews, contact tracing including phone alerts, and other measures that the “freedom lovers” in the US would not deal with.
Genetic factors! NGS technology! We may be finding some genetic reasons that might give the African ancestry higher immune responses to Covid. But African ancestry is not the only genetic susceptibility factor to this virus, and this is being explored by our medical community. While Dan has already expressed his disdain for NGS testing to me, it is this very science that is leading us to targeted oncology products and may possibly lead us to personalized Covid (or other pandemic virus) solutions.
I’ll leave this as my final comment. Dan Cox, do you think you are being CHILDISH in misspelling Dr. Fauci’s (Fraudci) name in your FB post? “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto?” – or something? Secondly, I’d advise not using a headline from a media article. . . and then try and spin some medical meaning to it. You provided false information in your post, along with making insinuations that simply cannot be scientifically based.
Dan Cox, who is your medical advisor for your campaign?