I. Introduction

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II. Into the Amazon

1.  review paper:

Jiménez-González et al, “Anti-infectious activity in plants of the genus Tabebuia,” Universitas Scientiarum, 2013.

2.  research:  Li et al., “Three inhibitors of type 1 human immunodeficiency virus terminal repeat-directed gene expression and virus replication,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1993. The 2013 review paper found that T. impetiginosa kills the HHV-1 virus.

3.  Amazon:  Leslie Taylor explained that the rainforest floods frequently, which washes nutrients away from the soil. Therefore, rainforest plants have had to evolve high capacity for storing nutrients.
See “The Amazon: Nutrient-rich rainforests on useless soils,” by Judith Hartl, DW, August 23, 2019.

4.  Ms.:  Leslie Taylor chooses not to use the “Dr.” prefix.

5.  Third Note:  Babula et al, “Noteworthy Secondary Metabolites Napthoquinones – their Occurrence, Pharmacological Properties and Analysis,” Current Pharmaceutical Analysis, 2009.

6.  study:  Lagrota, et al, “Antiviral activity of lapachol,” Revista de Microbiologia, 1983.
From Abstract: “We have observed that lapachol has an antiviral activity, with a significant viral inhibition index in relation to poliovirus and vesicular stomatitis virus and that it significantly inhibited the haemagglutination titres of all influenza virus strains tested.”

7.  new book on chanca piedra:  Leslie Taylor, Chanca Piedra: Nature’s Secret for Kidney Stones, Rain-Tree Publishers, 2020.

8.  2006 review:  Bagalkotkar et al, “Phytochemicals from Phyllanthus niruri Linn. and their pharmacological properties: a review,” Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2006.

9.  laboratory study:  Faral-Tello et al, “Cytotoxic, Virucidal, and Antiviral Activity of South American Plant and Algae Extracts,” The Scientific World Journal, 2012.

10.  isolated:  Qian-Cutrone et al, “Niruriside, a new HIV REV/RRE binding inhibitor from Phyllanthus niruri,” Journal of Natural Products, 1996.

11 a&b.  fights hepatitis B:  Liu et al, “Genus Phyllanthus for chronic hepatitis B virus infection: a systematic review,” Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 2001. &
Huang et al, “Screening of 25 Compounds Isolated from Phyllanthus Species for Anti-Human Hepatitis B Virus In Vitro,” Phytotherapy Research, 2003.

12.  fights tuberculosis:  Tjandrawinata et al, “The use of Phyllanthus niruri L. as an immunomodulator for the treatment of infectious diseases in clinical settings,” Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, 2017.  

13.  in rats:  Freitas, et al, “The effect of Phyllanthus niruri on urinary inhibitors of calcium oxalate crystallization and other factors associated with renal stone formation,” BJU International, 2002.

14 a&b.  recent trials:  Cealan et al, “Evaluation of the efficacy of Phyllanthus niruri standardized extract combined with magnesium and vitamin B6 for the treatment of patients with uncomplicated nephrolithiasis,” Medicine and Pharmacy Reports, 2019.  &
Pucci et al, “Effect of Phyllanthus niruri on metabolic parameters of patients with kidney stone: a perspective for disease prevention,” International Brazilian Journal of Urology, 2018.

15 a&b.  fluctuating levels of control:  Theodora McKormick, “The FDA’s Efforts To Regulate Dietary Supplements, Then And Now,” Corporate Counsel Business Journal, 2012.  &
Amber K. Spencer, “The FDA Knows Best…Or Does It? First Amendment Protection Of Health Claims On Dietary Supplements: Pearson v. Shalala,” Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law, 2001.

16 a&b.  continues to this day:  The FDA knows who it works for. For more details on the FDA’s enmeshedness with industry, see:
Is the FDA Too Cozy With Drug Companies?” by Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, 2016.  &
Hidden conflicts? Pharma payments to FDA advisers after drug approvals spark ethical concerns,” Charles Piller and Jia You, Science Magazine, 2018.

17 a&b.  raiding:  The FDA raided the clinic of Dr. Jonathan Wright in Washington state in 1992. See:
Armed With Vitamins, And Now A Gun—Fda Foe Becomes A Folk Hero,” by Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times, 1995.
The FDA raided and closed Dr. Richard Schulze’s clinic in southern California in 1994. Dr. Schulze’s clinic had served tens of thousands of patients over 20 years. He has written 15 guidebooks on natural healing. Here are Dr. Schulze’s words on organized medical tyranny in the United States, c. 1995.

18.  DSHEA:  United States Congress, The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994.

19.  lost again and again:  Carl Wiersum, “No Longer Business as Usual: FDA Exceptionalism, Commercial Speech, and the First Amendment,” Food and Drug Law Journal, 2018.

III. It Works Like Soap

20.  said:

21.  Coconut oil killed a coronavirus:   Hierholzer and Kabara, “In Vitro Effects of Monolaurin Compounds on Enveloped RNA and DNA Viruses,” Journal of Food Safety, 1982.

22.  study:  Hilmarsson et al, “Virucidal activities of medium- and long-chain fatty alcohols and lipids against respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza virus type 2: comparison at different pH levels,” Archives of Virology, 2007.

23.  shields:  German and Dillard, “Saturated Fats: A Perspective from Lactation and Milk Composition,” Lipids, 2010.

24.  research proposal:  Fabian Dayrit, Ph.D. and Mary Newport, M.D., Ateneo de Manila University, “The Potential of Coconut Oil and its Derivatives as Effective and Safe Antiviral Agents Against the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV-2019),” January 31, 2020.

25 a&b.  clinical trials:  CNN Philippines, “Tests set for possible benefits of coconut oil on COVID-19 patients,” April 2, 2020. &
The Philippine Star, “DOST backs study on coco oil vs virus,” by Rainier Allan Ronda, April 2, 2020.

26.  None:  The Philippine Star, “Virgin coconut oil found ‘very promising’ in COVID-19 prevention, management,”
by Ratziel San Juan, July 21, 2020.

27.  sped up:  CNN Philippines, “VCO can ease symptoms of suspected COVID-19 patients, study finds,” December 3, 2020.

28.  products:  When people do this, they usually space the probiotic and antibiotic at least 2 hours apart.

IV. A Disinfectant You Can Eat

29.  noticed:

See “Preservative Powers of Grapefruit Seed Extract,” New Directions Aromatics, March 4, 2020.

30.  supplement:  Even Vitamin C, in high-enough doses, could interfere with particular drugs.

31.  polyphenols:  Flavonoids are actually a class of the larger phylum of polyphenols.

32.  protected:  Jagetia and Reddy, “Modulation of radiation-induced alteration in the antioxidant status of mice by naringin,” Life Sciences, 2005.

33.  stomach wall:  Zayachkivska et al, “Gastroprotective Effects of Flavonoids in Plant Extracts,” Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2005.

34.  contact:  Reagor et al, “The effectiveness of processed grapefruit-seed extract as an antibacterial agent: I. An in vitro agar assay,” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2002.

35.  within 5 seconds:  Komura et al, “Inhibitory effect of grapefruit seed extract (GSE) on avian pathogens,” The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, February 4, 2019.

36.  clinical trial:  Ionescu et al, “Oral Citrus Seed Extract in Atopic Eczema: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies on Intestinal Microflor,” Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 1990.

V. How Chinese Medicine Works

VI. Inside the Alveoli

37.  SARS-CoV-2:  Its name means, “the second coronavirus that can lead to severe acute respiratory syndrome.”

38.  ACE:  angiotensin-converting enzyme

39.  larger graphic, by Avesta Rastan:  Visual Capitalist, “Visualizing what COVID-19 Does to Your Body,” by Nick Routley.

VII. Herbs in Action

40.  number:

See Liang et al, “Efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine on sepsis: a systematic review and Meta-Analysis,” International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 2015.

41.  study:  TXiong et al, “Free Total Rhubarb Anthraquinones Protect Intestinal Injury via Regulation of the Intestinal Immune Response in a Rat Model of Severe Acute Pancreatitis,” Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2018.

42.  clinical trial: Peng et al, “Effect of rhubarb on inflammatory cytokines and complements in patients with systemic inflammation reaction syndrome and its significance,” Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, 2002.

43.  showed:  Poon et al, “Immunomodulatory Effects of a Traditional Chinese Medicine with Potential Antiviral Activity: A Self-Control Study,” The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2006.

44.  measured:  The herbs increased the CD4/CD8 ratio of their white blood cells.

45.  pronounced: In the Pinyin system of transliterating Chinese into the Roman alphabet, Q=Ch and X=Sh. Ch and Sh are also used, which record slight differences between these sounds that we don’t have in Indo-European languages.

46.  astragalus:  Liang et al, “Astragalus Membranaceus Treatment Protects Raw264.7 Cells from Influenza Virus by Regulating G1 Phase and the TLR3-Mediated Signaling Pathway,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, December 11, 2019.

47.  defense:  Block and Mead, “Immune System Effects of Echinacea, Ginseng, and Astragalus: A Review,” Integrative Cancer Therapies, 2003.

48.  selectively:  Adesso et al, “Astragalus membranaceus Extract Attenuates Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Intestinal Epithelial Cells via NF-κB Activation and Nrf2 Response,” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2018.

49.  outcomes:  Healthy people would take ephedra to dilate the lungs and speed the heart as a method of increasing metabolism—a horrible idea that led to the deaths of about five people per year in the U.S. The FDA took the responsible action of banning ephedra from weight-loss supplements in 2004.

VIII. Rocket Fuel

50.  inflammation:

Dejian Huang, “Dietary Antioxidants and Health Promotion,” Antioxidants, 2018.

51.  Italy:  Istituto Superiore di Sanità, “Caratteristiche dei pazienti deceduti positivi all’infezione da SARS-CoV-2 in Italia,” 21 maggio 2020.

52.  U.S.:  Centers for Disease Control, Conditions contributing to deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019, October 28, 2020.

53 a&b.  dysregulation:  “Stress and worry aren’t great germ fighters. Just having anxious thoughts can weaken your immune response in as little as 30 minutes.” – WebMD
Cohen et al, “Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation, and disease risk,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012.

54.  hospital nurse:  Erin Marie Olszewski, who served in Florida and New York. See “Perspectives on the Pandemic: Episode Nine,” Journeyman Pictures, June 9, 2020. The relevant video excerpt is 5:59–6:39.
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55.  plasma:  Carr and Maggini, “Vitamin C and Immune Function,” Nutrients, 2017.

56 a,b,c,&d.  vast existing knowledge:  Here are a few highlights:
Sawyer et al, “Antioxidant therapy and survival in ARDS,” Critical Care Medicine, 1989.
Marik et al, “Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock,” Chest Journal, 2016.
Kashiouris et al, “The Emerging Role of Vitamin C as a Treatment for Sepsis,” Nutrients, January 22, 2020.
Hemilä and Chalker, “Vitamin C may reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients: a meta-regression analysis,” Journal of Intensive Care, February 7, 2020. This analysis found that relatively low doses of Vitamin C shorten ventilation time by 14–25%.

57.  press release:  Andrew W. Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, “Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus,” January 26, 2020.

58.  in 1935:  Claus W. Jungeblut, “Inactivation of Poliomyelitis Virus In Vitro by Crystalline Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid),” Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1935.

59.  five papers:  References cited at the end of this article.

60.  from plants:  The highest natural concentrations of Vitamin C are found in acerola cherry and camu‑camu, both of which come from the Amazon.

61.  study:  Albert B. Sabin, “Vitamin C in Relation to Experimental Poliomyelitis,” Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1939.

62 a–d.  fail:  This was but the first Vitamin C study whose conclusions were rigged by pro‑pharmaceutical interests.
See “Vitamin C and Infections,” by Harri Hemilä, Nutrients, 2017.
Entire books have been written about Vitamin C science through the decades:
Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D., Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins, Xlibris, 2002.
Dr. Steve Hickey and Dr. Hilary Roberts, Ascorbate: The Science of Vitamin C, 2004.
Steve Hickey, Ph.D. and Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D. Vitamin C: The Real Story, Basic Health Publications, 2008

63 a&b.  cure polio and viral pneumonia:  Fred R. Klenner, M.D., “Virus Pneumonia and Its Treatment With Vitamin C,” Southern Medicine & Surgery, 1948. &
Fred R. Klenner, M.D., “The Treatment of Poliomyelitis and Other Virus Diseases with Vitamin C,” Southern Medicine & Surgery, 1949.

64.  oranges:

Did you know? Bell peppers have even more Vitamin C than oranges! To get 1 gram of C, you’d only have to eat 11 medium-sized green bell peppers, 7 red bells, 6 orange bells, or just 5 yellow ones!

65.  safely administered:  High-Dose Vitamin C information page, The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

66.  showed:  Robert F. Cathcart, III, “Vitamin C, Titrating to Bowel Tolerance, Anascorbemia, and Acute Induced Scurvy,” Medical Hypotheses, 1981. This paper analyzes and synthesizes Dr. Cathcart’s clinical data.

67.  intake:  Taylor et al, “Dietary Factors and the Risk of Incident Kidney Stones in Men: New Insights after 14 Years of Follow‑up,” Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2004.

68.  report:  Thomas et al, “Ascorbic Acid Supplements and Kidney Stone Incidence Among Men: A Prospective Study,” Research Letter, JAMA Internal Medicine, 2013.

69.  incomplete:  These men took C alone, without any other supplements, for many years. And, while the researchers documented that the magnesium and potassium intakes of the Vitamin C and control groups were comparable overall, it is unknown whether those who developed kidney stones were deficient in magnesium or potassium.

70.  study:  Curhan et al, “A prospective study of the intake of vitamins C and B6, and the risk of kidney stones in men,” The Journal of Urology, 1996.

71.  jumbled:  Harri Hemilä, “Vitamin C and Infections,” Nutrients, 2017.

72.  shows that:  Kim et al, “Vitamin C supplementation reduces the odds of developing a common cold in Republic of Korea Army recruits: randomised controlled trial,” BMJ Military Health, March 5, 2020.

73.  85 percent difference:  Gorton and Jarvis, “The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections,” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1999.

74.  improvement:  measured as oxygenation index

75.  published:  Shanghai Clinical Treatment Expert Group, “Comprehensive Treatment and Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019,” Chinese Journal of Infectious Diseases, March 1, 2020.
Here is the original source:
上海市新型冠状病毒病临床救治专家组, 上海市2019冠状病毒病综合救治专家共识, 中华传染病杂志, 2020.

76.  New York Post:  Lorena Mongelli and Bruce Golding, New York Post, “New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C,” March 24, 2020.

77.  presentation: Richard Z. Cheng, M.D., Ph.D., “Vitamin C in the Prevention & Treatment of Covid-19,” U.S. National Institutes of Health Speaker Series, April 8, 2020.

78 a&b.  zoo:  They eat their fruits and vegetables, and then get vitamin-fortified biscuits for good measure.
Joeke Nijboer, Ph.D., “Nutrition in Primates,” MSD Veterinary Manual, updated 2020.
Owen Fonorow and Sally Snyder Jewell, “Save the Gorillas,” Townsend Letter, 2008.

79 a&b.  presently:  Katharine Milton, “Micronutrient intakes of wild primates: are humans different?,” Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 2003. &
Jack Challem, “The Paleolithic Diet versus Modern Diet: You Are What Your Ancestors Ate,” The Nutrition Reporter, 1998.

80.  per day:  Irwin Stone, “Hypoascorbemia, the Genetic Disease Causing the Human Requirement for Exogenous Ascorbic Acid,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 1966. Also see previously cited sources.

81 a–d.  10 times:  Melissa Makris, “The health benefits of vitamin C go well beyond a stronger immune system,” Natural News, 2011. &
Vitamin C Production in Goats vs Humans,” Livon Labs, 2013. &
Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D., Primal Panacea, MedFox Publishing, 2011. &
Irwin Stone, “Hypoascorbemia, the Genetic Disease Causing the Human Requirement for Exogenous Ascorbic Acid,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 1966.

82.  research:  Dr. Robert Cathcart’s clinical data (cited previously).
Dr. Cathcart famously said, “I have not seen any flu yet that was not cured or markedly ameliorated by massive doses of Vitamin C.”

83.  pneumonia:  Some doctors have even hypothesized that at high doses, Vitamin C may also be killing the viruses directly in addition to its strong antioxidant effects. Vitamin C kills viruses in the petri dish.

IX. Immune System’s Best Friends

84.  defensins:

85.  decreases:  Grant et al, “Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths,” Nutrients, April 2, 2020.

86.  infections:  Martineau et al, “Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data,” The British Medical Journal, 2017.

87.  chronic disease:

Wang et al, “Vitamin D and Chronic Diseases,” Aging and Disease, 2017.

88.  units:  But sometimes it’s in nanomoles per liter!
1 ng/mL = 2.5 nmol/L. All Vitamin D levels listed here are in nanograms per milliliter, ng/mL.

89.  range:  Holick et al, “Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency: an Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2011.

90 a–c.  optimal:  Jillian Levy, C.H.H.C., “How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?,” Dr. Axe, April 20, 2019. &
Jillian Harrington, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., “Vitamin D: What Level is Normal vs Optimal?,” The ZRT Laboratory Blog, 2018. &
Heike Bischoff-Ferrari, “Optimal serum 25‑hydroxyvitamin D levels for multiple health outcomes,” Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 2008.

91 a&b.  extent: ScienceDaily, “Does sunscreen compromise vitamin D levels? Maybe not,” May 9, 2019. &
Neale et al, “The effect of sunscreen on vitamin D: a review,” British Journal of Dermatology, April 4, 2019.

92.  SPF:  A numerical standard is currently lacking for protection against dermis-damaging Ultraviolet A rays. Sunburn-blocking Ultraviolet B rays are what sunscreens’ Sun Protection Factor is based on.

93.  person:  Pal et al, “Distribution analysis of vitamin D highlights differences in population subgroups: preliminary observations from a pilot study in UK adults,” Journal of Endocrinology, 2003.

94.  data:  Gutiérrez et al, “Racial differences in the relationship between vitamin D, bone mineral density, and parathyroid hormone in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” Osteoporosis International, 2011.

95.  found:  Raharusuna et al, “Patterns of COVID-19 Mortality and Vitamin D,” April 26, 2020. This study has not been peer-reviewed. The lead author of this study, Dr. Prawodo Raharusun, died on May 13, 2020.

96.  cases:  Because severe disease causes the body to use Vitamin D, it is likely that some of those who died had levels in the “insufficient” range prior to falling ill with covid. But, some of the patients’ levels were taken “pre-admission,” which might mean from health records prior to coronavirus infection.

97.  study:  Mark M. Alipio, “Vitamin D supplementation could possibly improve clinical outcomes of patients infected with Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19),” April 9, 2020. This study has not been peer-reviewed.

98.  extremely less likely:  For each standard deviation increase in Vitamin D, odds of a mild outcome versus critical outcome increase by 19 times.

99.  astounding:  Meltzer et al, “Association of Vitamin D Status and Other Clinical Characteristics With COVID-19 Test Results,” JAMA Network Open, September 3, 2020.
The researchers put people with insufficient and sufficient levels in the same category, differentiating between Vitamin D status relative to 20 ng/mL.

100.  Newsmax:   Newsmax’s Vitamin D/covid-19 coverage in 2020.
Here is the latest: Lynn Allison, Newsmax, “New Study Finds Vitamin D Deficiency More Than Triples COVID-19 Mortality,” December 1, 2020.

101.  integrative:  What is integrative medicine?

102.  protected population immunity:  50,000 doctors and health scientists agree: The Great Barrington Declaration,
October 4, 2020, authored by Dr. Martin Kulldorff, Professor of Medicine, Harvard University; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, Professor and Epidemiologist, Oxford University; & Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University. They endorse a platform of freedom and Focused Protection.

103.  announced:  Pfizer and BioNTech. Kristen Fischer with Ashley Hall, Verywell Health, “Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Has 90% Efficacy Rate, Preliminary Data Shows,” November 10, 2020.

104.  many monthsMax Colchester and Drew Hinshaw, The Wall Street Journal, “Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine’s Next Big Challenge: Giving It to Enough People,” November 10, 2020.

105 a–c.  secondSiladitya Ray, Forbes, “Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Is More Than 94% Effective, Preliminary Data Shows,”
November 16, 2020. &
Holly Ellyatt, CNBC, “Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine maker identifies ‘big challenges’ to mass production,” November 18, 2020.
On tracking the safety of these vaccines:
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News, “How Safe Are the New COVID Vaccines?” December 4, 2020.

106 a&b.  antiviralThis article by Australian scientists analyzes the state of scientific discovery about zinc over the past half century: Read et al, “The Role of Zinc in Antiviral Immunity,” Advances in Nutrition, April 22, 2019.
For zinc’s action against coronaviruses, see this study: Te Velthuis, et al, “Zn2+ Inhibits Coronavirus and Arterivirus RNA Polymerase Activity In Vitro and Zinc Ionophores Block the Replication of These Viruses in Cell Culture,” PLOS Pathogens, 2010.

107.  800How magnesium works,” CanPrev Natural Health Products.

108 a&b.  prevalentJacqueline Arnold, N.D., Great Falls Tribune, “Magnesium deficiency a silent epidemic,” 2014. &
Kathi Head, N.D., Thorne, “Who is at Risk for Magnesiuim Deficiency?,” 2018.

X. Qing Fei Pai Du Tang

109.  85 percent:

Yang et al, “Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Patients Infected with 2019–New Coronavirus (SARS‑CoV‑2): A Review and Perspective,” International Journal of Biological Sciences, March 15, 2020. Dr. Rabinowitz and Dr. Chen also emphasized this statistic.


110.  underreported BBC, “Coronavirus: China outbreak city Wuhan raises death toll by 50%,” 17 April 2020.

111.  adapted Chan et al, “COVID-19: An Update on the Epidemiological, Clinical, Preventive and Therapeutic Evidence and Guidelines of Integrative Chinese–Western Medicine for the Management of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease,” The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, March 13, 2020.
This paper by university doctors provides details on the rationale, evidence, and usage of herbal medicine to combat the coronavirus disease in China. Analysis informed by Chinese medical theory indicates that epidemic spread of the coronavirus began in Wuhan, China on November 25, 2019.

112.  21 total herbs:

Source of Graphic: Dr. John K. Chen, “Coronavirus (COVID-19) and TCM: Scientific Research and Clinical Evidence of Chinese Herbs,” p. 50, updated April 21, 2020.


113.  recoveredThe Top Three, “New corona pneumonia finally has a special medicine! The State Council’s authoritative press conference is exciting!” April 19, 2020.
三甲传真, 新冠肺炎终于有特效药了! 国务院权威发布会振奋人心!

114.  machineryZhao et al, “Investigating the mechanism of Qing-Fei-Pai-Du-Tang for the treatment of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia by network pharmacology,” Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs, February 2020.

115.  inhibitingRen et al, “Study on treatment of “cytokine storm” by anti-2019-nCoV prescriptions based on arachidonic acid metabolic pathway,” Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi, March 2020.

116 a&b.  access:  National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, “Diagnosis and Treatment Protocol for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia, Trial Version 7,” March 3, 2020.
The updated 8th Edition was published on September 7, 2020.

XI. A Nation of Hypocrites


118.  video:  “Daughter’s story: family saved from Covid-19 virus with vitamin C in Wuhan,” Dr. Richard Cheng, March 2020.

119 a&b.  expanded versionVitamin C & Integrative Medicine in the Prevention & Treatment of Covid-19,” Dr. Richard Cheng, April 2020.
Also see this bulletin on the video’s removal.

120.  graywall Dr. Andrew Saul, facebook post reporting on the results of scientific studies, March 25, 2020.

121.  actively threatening The FTC’s threat letters state: “It is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made.” But the FDA doesn’t allow them to cite scientific evidence, so . . .

122.  hit list The FDA’s database of natural health product companies it has targeted in 2020.

123.  Chinese herbs These include the Lian Hua Qing Weng—a formula invented specifically in response to SARS in 2003—and the Qing Fei Pai Du Tang. The Philippines’ FDA approved Lian Hua Qing Weng in August 2020 and acknowledged its use to treat respiratory symptoms.

124.  the blog:

A heavily censored version of the blog was allowed to be posted in September. Here is what the blog looked like for most of 2020:


125 a&b.  but also to CBC, “Health Canada cracks down on false coronavirus claims,” April 7, 2020. &
CBC, “Mushrooms, oregano oil and masks targeted in crackdown on misleading COVID-19 ads,” April 8, 2020.

126.  barred CBC, “Clinic apologizes for claiming its supplement could prevent or treat COVID-19,” March 8, 2020.

127 a&b.  severely restrict CBC, “Naturopaths still making ‘unacceptable’ number of dubious claims face minimum $500 fines,”
January 17, 2019. &
CBC, “27 B.C. naturopaths under investigation as college cracks down on misleading ads,” January 22, 2019.
“B.C.’s naturopathic college” is the provincial government agency that licenses and regulates naturopathic doctors.

128.  naturopathic doctor CBC, “Naturopaths warned about ‘potentially harmful’ COVID-19 claims after B.C. councillor’s post,” March 18, 2020. ‘Potentially harmful’ to the agenda of death.

129.  rat on Health Canada’s mechanism to report “health product advertising incidents”.

130.  actions Shouldn’t they get a chance to respond to such an explosive charge in their own words? Let’s let them: “If you have purchased health products that claim to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19, stop using them immediately.”
Health Canada, June 15, 2020

131.  First Amendment:

I should hope that no American needs to be reminded of what this says. For readers from around the world, the
First Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Since Congress passed the “FTC Act” and Congress gave the FDA the power to invent its own regulations, we can make a solid argument these agencies’ suppression of speech is entirely Unconstitutional. The Fourteenth Amendment extended the protections guaranteed by the Constitution to apply to the states.

132 a–d.  local media outlets, KTVK-TV Ch. 3 & KPHO-TV Ch. 5 Phoenix, “Naturopathic doctors suggest boosting immune systems in wake of coronavirus, flu,” February 17, 2020.
KABC-TV Ch. 7 Los Angeles, “Coronavirus: Experts say these supplements, foods may help keep immune system humming,” April 7, 2020.
KCBD-TV Ch. 11 Lubbock, “Lubbock Doctor’s Vitamin Regimen for COVID-19,” April 18, 2020.
WPTV Ch. 5 West Palm Beach, “Cleveland Clinic Florida spearheading clinical trials to test success of Vitamin C and Zinc as treatments in COVID-19 patients,” May 22, 2020.

133 a&b.  ignorant The Washington Post, “No, you probably can’t ‘boost’ your immune system to prevent coronavirus. Here’s why.,”
March 5, 2020. &
BBC, “Covid-19: Can ‘boosting’ your immune system protect you?” April 9, 2020.
Nonsense like this encapsulates a century of pharmaceutical control over the Western medical establishment. At least they’ve managed to believe in Vitamin D.

134.  Americans Survey data from United States, 2019.

135.  Canadians Survey data from Canada, 2015.

136.  Mexicans A major nutritional supplement retail chain added 20 stores in Mexico in 2019 to meet the increasing demand.

137.  lobbied CSPI press release urging “federal enforcement action” against Amazon, June 4, 2020.

138.  Word NPR, “On Amazon, Dubious ‘Antiviral’ Supplements Proliferate Amid Pandemic,” July 27, 2020.

139.  attempting to take down:

CSPI press release urging the FDA, the FTC, and the Senate to muzzle a prominent doctor, July 21, 2020.
As the astute reader will see, every single health claim that CSPI makes in this article is false.


140.  D.O. What is a D.O.?

141.  do it for them Oh they already want to, and they’re already doing it.
Emily Jacobs, New York Post, “Democrats demand more censorship from Big Tech bosses,” November 18, 2020.

142 a&b.  Word GreenMedInfo, “BREAKING: Google Just Scrubbed Natural Health Websites From Its Search Results,” by Sayer Ji,
June 26, 2019. &, “Google buries Mercola in their latest search engine update, Part 1 of 2,” by Dr. Joseph Mercola, June 24, 2019.

143 a&b.  deals and connections CB Insights, “Google Is Ramping Up Pharma Activity,” 2017. &
Pharmaphorum, “Gilead to collaborate with Google’s Verily in inflammatory diseases,” by Dominic Tyer, 2018.

144.  itself Technically “Alphabet,” which is the umbrella name for all of Google’s companies.

145 a–c.  pharmaceutical divisions, “About Us.”  See also:
Natural News, “Google has merged with Big Pharma to become its own pharmaceutical company,” by Ethan Huff, July 17, 2019. &
The Vaccine Reaction, “Google Joins the Pharmaceutical Industry,” by Kate Raines, August 23, 2019.

146.  funds Tech Crunch, “ donates $2 million to Wikipedia’s parent org,” by Megan Rose Dickey, January 22, 2019.

147 a&b.  bias Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson,
The Dark Side of Wikipedia,” 2016.
A 2014 analysis (Hasty et al) found that most Wikipedia articles about common medical conditions contain many errors when checked against peer-reviewed journals.

148.  video file The documentary video, “Plandemic,” contains perspectives and allegations that exceed this reporting.

149.  role The Washington Post, “Misinformation about coronavirus finds new avenues on unexpected sites,” May 20, 2020.

150 a&b.  informational review paper James Todaro, M.D. and Gregory Rigano, Esq., “An Effective Treatment for Coronavirus (COVID-19),” March 13, 2020.
Reclaim the Net, “Google censors Google Doc of medical hydroxychloroquine coronavirus treatment trial paper,” by Didi Rankovic,
March 25, 2020.
Four months after removing the files, Google “uncensored” this document right before its CEO was called to testify before Congress to discuss censorship on July 29.

151.  study Vincent et al, “Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread,” Virology Journal, 2005.

152 a&b.  effective Million et al, “Clinical efficacy of chloroquine derivatives in COVID-19 infection: comparative meta-analysis between the big data and the real world,” June 6, 2020. &
Compendium of references on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for covid-19, compiled by America’s Frontline Doctors, September 4, 2020.

153.  striking experiment:

Scholz, Derwand, and Zelenko, “COVID-19 outpatients: early risk-stratified treatment with zinc plus low-dose hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin: a retrospective case series study,” International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, October 26, 2020.
The authors posted this study online upon its completion for public access while they waited months to find a journal to agree to publish it: Preprints, July 3, 2020.


154.  azithromycin A 2020 study by an international consortium of scientists (Lane et al, The Lancet Rheumatology) compiled data on +900,000 patients over 20 years, and found no increased risk of heart problems in short term hydroxychloroquine use. They did, however, observe increased heart risk when hydroxychloroquine is combined with azithromycin. The preliminary manuscript of this study was posted online on May 31, 2020.

155.  radio The Glenn Beck Program, July 30, 2020, Hour 2.

156.  safer Dr. Simone Gold, M.D., J.D., “White Paper on Hydroxychloroquine,” July 25, 2020. This paper presents evidence about this drug’s safety and efficacy and examines its disinformation and suppression.

157.  mechanisms of action Dr. Mobeen Syed and Dr. Richard Urso, “Hydroxychloroquine Science” (00:00–20:00), America’s Frontline Doctors Summit I, July 27, 2020.

158.  decision See selection from The Mosquito, by Timothy C. Winegard, Random House, 2019, p. 255-256.

159.  in 1793:

Those who don’t study history . . .
Howard Richman, American Thinker, “The last time they politicized the treatment for an epidemic,” May 3, 2020.


160.  the video America’s Frontline Doctors press conference, Washington, DC, July 27, 2020.

161.  prevent This is known as prophylactic use. Prophylaxis is the method of taking medicine to prepare the body for exposure to a pathogen, so as to prevent symptoms of disease from manifesting.

162.  removed entirely Allum Bokhari, Breitbart News, “Facebook, Google/Youtube, Twitter censor viral video of doctors’ Capitol Hill coronavirus press conference,” July 27, 2020.

163.  all:

The Texas Medical Board investigated Dr. Immanuel for stating, “This virus has a cure. It is called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax.” They have since dismissed the case.
President Trump shared a video clip of Dr. Immanuel speaking about hydroxychloroquine. Twitter destroyed the President’s post.
Who’s supporting diverse voices?

164.  claimed RETRACTED: “Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis,” The Lancet, May 22, 2020.

165.  fraudlent The company that provided the data, Surgisphere, refused to verify their data upon inquiry and shut down as soon as the study was retracted. The precise nature of the fraud is uncertain, but it is likely that the data was either falsified or made up entirely.
For a detailed exposé, see “A Study Out of Thin Air” by James Todaro, M.D., May 29, 2020.

166.  retained The RECOVERY Collaborative Group, “Effect of Hydroxychloroquine in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19,” New England Journal of Medicine, October 8, 2020. Preliminary results were published on July 15 prior to peer review.

167.  a study CloroCovid-19 Team, “Effect of High vs Low Doses of Chloroquine Diphosphate as Adjunctive Therapy for Patients Hospitalized With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” JAMA Network Open, April 24, 2020.

168 a&b.  from harm See analysis by Dr. Simone Gold, “The Politicization of HCQ,” June 17, 2020.
This study established the standard safety thresholds for chloroquine: Riou et al, “Treatment of Severe Chloroquine Poisoning,” New England Journal of Medicine, 1988.

169.  justice Conexão Política, “Investigação sobre estudo com altas doses de cloroquina que resultou na morte de 11 pacientes em Manaus é instaurada no Ministério Público Federal,” 22 abril 2020.

170 a&b.  other studiesOutcomes of Hydroxychloroquine Usage in United States Veterans Hospitalized with COVID-19,” Med from Cell Press, June 5, 2020; preliminary manuscript published April 23, 2020. &
A Randomized Trial of Hydroxychloroquine as Postexposure Prophylaxis for Covid-19,” New England Journal of Medicine, August 6, 2020.

171 a–c.  does The Henry Ford Hospital System in Michigan found that in 2,541 hospitalized patients, a 5-day course of hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate in half over the control group, from 26%–13%. The findings would likely have been stronger if the patients had been given zinc, but zinc from diet could still have contributed to the positive results of this study.
On August 24, researchers published data on 8,075 Belgian patients and concluded that hydroxychloroquine by itself, at correct dosages, reduced mortality by 32%. By that date, most of the Western establishment had already moved on from even thinking about hydroxychloroquine. The data was from March–May when hydroxychloroquine was widely used in Belgium, before the publication of the later-retracted study led to suspending its use throughout much of Europe. This observational study is meaningful for two reasons: It is the largest study showing statistically significant benefit using hydroxychloroquine on covid-19 patients. The study also provides a baseline of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness without zinc. Also see Dr. John Campbell’s analysis of this study.

172.  The New York Times The New York Times, “Misleading Virus Video, Pushed by the Trumps, Spreads Online,” July 28, 2020.

173.  insults CNN, “Social media giants remove viral video with false coronavirus claims that Trump retweeted,” July 28, 2020, with written article and video clip.

174.  wiped:

I unfortunately discovered that I did not save a copy of it, so it exists now only in memory.

175 a&b.  disproportionately:

In England and Wales, the covid death rate ratios for black, brown, and white people are 4.2 : 1.7 : 1. In the United States, black and brown people have died at age-adjusted rates 3 times higher than white people. William of Occam would agree that these data make it harshly clear that Vitamin D sufficiency is the single most important underlying health factor to predict covid survival.


176 a&b.  lies:  The Facts: A 2011 case study published in the Oman Medical Journal found that people who overdosed on Vitamin D had taken extremely high doses for months. The researchers, from the Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, wrote that, “The skin produces 10,000 units of Vitamin D after total body exposure to UV light . . . [The] overwhelming bulk of clinical trial evidence indicates that prolonged intake of 10,000 [international units, IU] of Vitamin D3 likely poses no risk. Because of this wide therapeutic index, Vitamin D toxicity is extremely rare, but does occur at excessively high doses. Doses more than 50,000 IU/day raise levels of [Vitamin D] to more than 150 ng/mL and are associated with hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia.” These statements echo the latest standard reference book on Vitamin D: Institute of Medicine, Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D, The National Academies Press, 2011.

177.  NBC News countered NBC News, “China is encouraging herbal remedies to treat COVID-19. But scientists warn against it,” April 5, 2020.

178 a&b.  article about a video interview Health Impact News, “California Medical Doctor Cures Over 1700 Patients with COVID Using Hydroxychloroquine,” by Brian Shilhavy, October 2020.
Here is a direct link to the interview on Brighteon, in case Youtube pulls it down:
One America News, “California doctor successfully cures 1,700 COVID-19 patients,” October 5, 2020.

179 a&b.  patients Dr. Tyson is now up to 1900/1900, as he reported during the America’s Frontline Doctors Summit II on October 17.
Dr. Tyson’s treatments are in such demand that patients are seeking out his clinic from across the border in Mexicali. I guess the censors want to build that wall after all.
Also see report from KUSI-TV Ch. 51 San Diego, September 15, 2020.

180.  threatened:

Health Impact News, “Facebook Purge of Alternative Health Sites Coming—Censors Story on Doctor Curing 1700 Patients with HCQ: “Could Cause Physical Harm—Make Some People Feel Unsafe on Facebook”,” October 2020.  
The defense of this censorship could have only been written by Satan itself. After reading it, I very much would like to displace that murderer’s face with my fist. Then I would crush the bastard’s skull with my shoe for good measure.


181.  created Facebook’s “Mission Statements”:
2004—“Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.”
2008—“To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”
2017—“To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.”
Facebook began censoring speech around 2011, and the censorship has gotten worse and worse since 2014.

182.  take down:


183 a–c.  works:  Elmadfa and Meyer, “The Role of the Status of Selected Micronutrients in Shaping the Immune Function,” Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets, December 2019. &
Institute of Medicine, Military Strategies for Sustainment of Nutrition and Immune Function in the Field, Chapter 12, “Vitamin A and Immune Function”, The National Academies Press, 1999.
“No nutritional deficiency is more consistently [correlated] with infectious disease than that of Vitamin A,” said the World Health Organization back in 1968.

184 a&b.  potent Dr. Joseph Mercola, “Iodine Is a Strong Weapon Against Viral Infections,” February 17, 2020.
David Brownstein, M.D., Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, 5th Edition, Medical Alternatives Press, 2014.

185.  nasal spray Studies have indicated that nasal sprays with active ingredients such as iodine or saline solution reduce viral load and reduce viral shedding. This review paper summarizes the scientific evidence for using nasal sprays to reduce the spread of the coronavirus:
Farrell et al, “Benefits and Safety of Nasal Saline Irrigations in a Pandemic—Washing COVID-19 Away,” JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, July 23, 2020.

186.  kills SARS‑CoV‑2 in 15 seconds:

Courtney Chandler, University of Connecticut, “UConn Health Researchers Find a Simple Oral Rinse Can Inactivate the COVID-19 Virus,” June 18, 2020.
Published study by Bidra et al, “Rapid In‑Vitro Inactivation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2) Using Povidone-Iodine Oral Antiseptic Rinse,” Journal of Prosthodontics, June 8, 2020.
The scientists found that iodine sprays are more effective than masks, which can’t prevent aerosol transmission. These results were published in June.
Ask yourselves, why the hell haven’t you heard about this? Because certain groups have a vested interest in you not knowing.


187.  published his results Brownstein et al, “A Novel Approach to Treating COVID-19 Using Nutritional and Oxidative Therapies;” Science, Public Health Policy, and The Law; July 7, 2020.

188.  threatened and silenced

189.  same article:

Dr. David Brownstein, “85 COVID Patients at The Center for Holistic Medicine: Zero Hospitalizations and No Deaths,” April 9, 2020.
The Internet Archive has yet to fall to the socialist regime.



191.  raid Federal agents have raided at least one health clinic this year. They arrested the doctor. He was accused of Medicare fraud going back to 2018, but he also was specifically charged with “conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud” for providing intravenous Vitamin C treatments to covid-19 patients. He was then ordered to stop providing high-dose Vitamin C treatments.
Detroit Free Press, “Macomb County doctor charged with health care fraud over COVID-19 treatments,” April 28, 2020.

192.  Second Amendment:

The Federalist, “How The Second Amendment Prevents Tyranny,” by Robert Tracinski, 2018. It is essential that we understand this. Gun owners are to be morally upstanding and responsible citizens in order for this system to work as intended.


193.  Ten Commandments:

The Yamas and Niyamas, or, loosely, the “Do’s and Don’t’s,” were recorded by the sage Patanjali at some point before 100 B.C. 


194.  family holiday gatherings:

In this Holy War, we can’t leave the devil with all the firepower. Yes history, U.S. states really did adopt satanism. This unbound state-run terrorism against God’s people is very real. Stalin would be proud.
The infidel in Oregon has even called for people to rat on their neighbors for having Thanksgiving with their families. In saner times, these governors would have already been ousted. Wake up, people! When states descend into lawless despotism, police departments must decide where their loyalties lie, and some are. (In New York & California.)


195.  Paul Marik Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

196.  Pierre Kory Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

197.  Umberto Meduri Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN; Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

198.  Joseph Varon Chief Staff and Chief of Critical Care, United Memorial Medical Center, Houston, TX; Professor of Acute & Continuing Care at The University of Texas Health Science Center

199.  Jose Iglesias Associate Professor, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, NJ; Department of Nephrology & Critical Care at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ; Department of Nephrology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ

200.  Keith Berkowitz Medical Director, Center for Balanced Health, New York, NY; Voluntary Attending Physician, Lenox Hill Hospital,
New York, NY

201.  Howard Kornfeld Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California–San Francisco School of Medicine; Founder and Medical Director, Recovery Without Walls, Mill Valley, CA; President, Pharmacology Policy Institute

202.  Fred Wagshul Pulmonologist and Medical Director, Lung Center of America, Dayton, OH; Clinical Instructor, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH

203.  accessory treatments:

Melatonin (the sleep hormone), Zinc, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, Statin (lowers cholesterol), and Famotidine (Pepcid, an antacid)

204 a&b.  the MATH+ protocol Marik et al, “MATH+ protocol for the treatment of SARS‑CoV‑2 infection: the scientific rationale,” Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy, August 18, 2020.
For expanded version, see Kory et al, “Scientific Review of COVID-19 and MATH+,” FLCCC Alliance website.

205.  hospitals:


206.  demonstrating Marik et al, “Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Before–After Study,” Chest Journal, 2016.

207 a&b.  2020 Draghici et al, “COVID-19: disease pathways and gene expression changes predict methylprednisolone can improve outcome in severe cases,” Published online May 19, 2020 in advance of peer review.
Prior data analyzed in scientific review of MATH+ cited above.

208.  95 percent:

Outcomes among MATH+ hospitals, FLCCC Alliance, July 15, 2020.


209.  results The Sean Burke Show, “Dr. Pierre Kory on Why the MATH+ Covid-19 Protocol is Saving Lives,” August 9, 2020.

210.  died This statistic was widely reported, even by the mainstream media. See The Washington Post, “In New York’s largest hospital system, many coronavirus patients on ventilators didn’t make it,” April 26, 2020..

211.  website

212 a&b.  May 6 Full Committee Hearing, U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs, “Roundtable – COVID-19: How New Information Should Drive Policy,” May 6, 2020. &
The New American, “Expert Testimony Before Senate Contradicts Media’s COVID-19 Narrative,” by Dennis Behreandt, May 8, 2020.

213 a&b.  shut down Joyce Kamen, “‘We’ve Cracked the COVID-19 Code.’ (And Why No One is Listening.),” Medium, April 16, 2020. &
Jillian Mock, Medscape Medical News, “Doctors Say Their COVID-19 Protocol Saves Lives. Others Want Proof,” July 16, 2020.
(Proof? How about 77% reduced risk of dying if you’re admitted to a MATH+ hospital.)

214.  testified From Dr. Kory’s written testimony to the U.S. Senate.

215 a&b.  blockade Joyce Kamen, “An Open Letter to Mainstream Media, Mainstream Medicine, and Elected Officials Who Were Told Months Ago How to Save Tens of Thousands of Lives,” Medium, August 2, 2020.
At least Medium has kept these articles up; they have censored other articles about the coronavirus.

216. educating children:

From the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki, 1964, Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects:
• The health of my patient will be my first consideration.
• A physician shall act in the patient’s best interest when providing medical care.
• The use of a placebo will not subject the patient to additional risks of serious or irreversible harm as a result of not receiving the best proven intervention.
Also see the WMA Declaration of Geneva, the living version of the Hippocratic Oath from 400 B.C.


217.  satanic:

“The devil was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
– Jesus of Nazareth, in the Bible, John 8:44.
Woe unto those who in the devil’s name weaponize fear and lies in order to sow division and enslave us.

218.  human race:

Currently the origin of this virus is unknown. The establishment says that it was transmitted from bat to human in a Wuhan wet market. Other scientists doubt that possibility. The Mojiang Miners Hypothesis is intriguing, and would explain the virus’s evolution. There is vague circumstantial evidence of a shutdown at the Wuhan Institute of Virology last October, based on cell-phone data, which was widely reported in May.


219.  Telegraph:

Josie Ensor, The Telegraph, “Why coronavirus deaths remain low in the US despite surge in new cases,” 17 July 2020.
(As it appears that the adoption of the MATH+ protocol in U.S. hospitals was limited, most of the overall decline in covid deaths in July can be explained by Vitamin D.)


220.  existence:

Reuters, “‘I cannot save everybody’: Houston doctor fights newest COVID-19 surge,” 29 July 2020. At the time this was published, Dr. Varon had tabulated a 4.4% mortality rate (see FLCCC website), which is 5 times less than at hospitals who didn’t use MATH+. Yet more evidence that the mainstream media is one of the most corrupt institutions in the world.


221.  did you? No, they didn’t. Par exemple: Medpage Today, “No RCT for Masks? No Problem,” by Rossi Hassad, August 3, 2020. & The Telegraph, “Do face masks work? Here’s what the science says,” by Sarah Knapton, 31 July 2020. The Telegraph actually covered the MATH+ Protocol. The other media outlets never mentioned masks in the same galaxy as randomized controlled anything. Mask effectiveness depends on type. Many doctors oppose mandating universal mask-wearing by asymptomatic people, but their voices have been silenced by the media and tech companies. The studies on masks are quite convoluted. Here is an example of a recent study that refutes the medical and media establishments’ agenda. The U.S. CDC recommends wearing masks in public if confined to within 6 feet (2 meters) of other people. Aerosolized particles are small enough to fit through nearly all masks, but masks blunt the distance that larger respiratory droplets fall. The CDC claimed in July, however, that universal mask wearing would bring the pandemic under control within 4 to 8 weeks.

222 a,b,&c.  the data (For the entire world:)        <<<THE DATA>>>             
A CDC study published in September found that 85% of people who tested positive for the coronavirus wore a face mask. (But 88.7% of those who tested negative wore masks!) The data came from 314 adults across 11 healthcare facilities.
The results of the largest controlled study on masks for covid-19, conducted in 6,000 people in Denmark, has been censored by the medical journals, likely because it shows that masks don’t work:
Daniel Horowitz, The Blaze, “Danish newspaper reveals largest study on masks has been rejected by 3 medical journals,” October 22, 2020.

223.  either:  Nor in the UK, nor France, nor Germany, nor Denmark, nor Canada . . .

224.  resort I didn’t agree with Sen. Warren when she said it a year ago, considering the importance of free enterprise. But maybe she was onto something after all.

225.  violent barbarism:

Such as burning down buildings or destroying statues. The mainstream media egged on that violence this summer; wouldn’t it be fitting if it was done to them in return? King Hammurabi from 1754 B.C. might think so. But destroying things that can’t be replaced is a severe moral crime. News buildings contain lots of archives that can be used to teach kids about history from a time when the media used to practice something called journalism.

226.  this Third World War:

Let us command that there never again be another “hot” world war fought between countries.

227.  List 2 Légifrance, Arrêté du 13 janvier 2020 portant classement sur les listes des substances vénéneuses.

228.  a doctor Dr. Rob Elens, Centrum de Peel, Meijel, Netherlands

229.  side effects J. Grein and Gilead Sciences et al, “Compassionate Use of Remdesivir for Patients with Severe Covid-19,” New England Journal of Medicine, April 10, 2020.

230 a&b.  seaweed Mary L. Martialay, Rensselaer News, “In Cell Studies, Seaweed Extract Outperforms Remdesivir in Blocking COVID-19 Virus,” July 23, 2020.
Also see this: “Leaked Data From a Key Remdesivir Study Suggest the Potential Coronavirus Drug Is Not Effective,” by Alice Park, Time, April 23, 2020.

231.  for 110 years:

“The pharmaceutical industry does not create cures­­—it creates customers.”
Here is a deft diagnosis of how the pharmaceutical industry managed to take over almost half the world:
Ian Faulkner, “Big Pharma’s Origins: The Suppression & Destruction of Natural Medicine,” 2017.


232 a&b.  biological sources Mongabay, “70% of new drugs come from Mother Nature,” 2007. The data is for all new drugs worldwide, not just the U.S.
The updated statistic from 1981 – 2019 is 65 percent:
Newman and Cragg, “Natural Products as Sources of New Drugs over Nearly Four Decades from 01/1981 to 09/2019,” Journal of Natural Products, March 12, 2020.

233.  diminishing Dias et el, “A Historical Overview of Natural Products in Drug Discovery,” p. 319, Metabolites, 2012.

234.  Myriad Genetics Supreme Court of the United States, Association for Molecular Pathology et al. v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., et al.,
June 13, 2013.

235 a&b.  in 2014 Dr. Genevieve Weber, “To Patent or Not To Patent: Are Natural Products Off the Table?,” 2014.
See Memorandum from United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2014.

236.  profit off of plants The Supreme Court held that “a naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated.” Previously, patents had been given to drug companies for individual plant compounds that they had isolated in the laboratory. Drug companies can still patent plant-derived compounds if they tweak them enough to be “markedly different” from the natural form.

237.  has said

XII. Shang Han Za Bing Lun

238 a&b.  10-year period:

Historians estimate that this occurred between 196–206 or 198–208. 
Zhang Zhongjing,” China Daily, 2014. &
Robert Marks, China: An Environmental History, Rowman & Littlefield, 2017; p. 108-109.


XIII. Chinese Virus or Chinese Cure?

239 a&b.  900 SARS‑CoV‑1’s spreading coefficient R­0 was only about half that of SARS‑CoV‑2’s R­0 value, which is 5.7.

Bauch et al, “Dynamically Modeling SARS and Other Newly Emerging Respiratory Illnesses,” Epidemiology, 2005. &
Sanche et al, “High Contagiousness and Rapid Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, U.S. CDC, April 7, 2020.

240.  small molecules Yi et al, “Small Molecules Blocking the Entry of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus into Host Cells,” Journal of Virology, 2004.

241.  cells The study tested the molecules in virus-infected monkey cells.

242.  blocks This was discovered later in a Korean study: Kang et al, “Luteolin Isolated from the Flowers of Lonicera japonica Suppresses Inflammatory Mediator Release by Blocking NF-κB and MAPKs Activation Pathways in HMC-1 Cells,” Molecules, 2010.

243.  flu Yang et al, “Antiviral activity of Isatis indigotica root-derived clemastanin B against human and avian influenza A and B viruses in vitro,” International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 2012.

244.  found Lin et al, “Anti-SARS coronavirus 3C-like protease effects of Isatis indigotica root and plant-derived phenolic compounds,” Antiviral Research, 2005.

245.  world Luo et al, “Can Chinese Medicine Be Used for Prevention of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? A Review of Historical Classics, Research Evidence and Current Prevention Programs,” Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, February 17, 2020.

246.  group (SARS study 1) In the herbal group, 1.8% had minor side effects (diarrhea, sore throat, dizziness, and nausea). It could have been that the hospital workers didn’t have time to take the herbs “as directed.” For example, China’s National Health Commission recommends that patients drink the Qing Fei Pai Du Tang 40 minutes after meals, followed by a half to full bowl of rice porridge.

247.  group (N1N1 study) Additionally, the campus reached protected population immunity much quicker than if no one took herbs.

248.  total From Luo et al, cited above.

249 a,b,&c.  forsythia Muluye et al, “Anti-inflammatory and Antimicrobial Effects of Heat-clearing Chinese Herbs: A Current Review,” Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2014. &
Law et al, “Antiviral effect of forsythoside A from Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl fruit against influenza A virus through reduction of viral M1 protein,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2017. &
Qian et al, “Targeting Reactive Oxygen Species in Cancer via Chinese Herbal Medicine,” Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, September 10, 2019.

XIV. Natural Medicine Around the World

250.  malaria:

Source: World Health Organization, World Malaria Report, 2019.

251.  already Dr. Stella Immanuel, “Hydroxychloroquine Clinical Experience” (27:00–36:20), America’s Frontline Doctors Summit I, July 27, 2020.

252 a–c.  Word Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Memorandum in Association of American Physicians & Surgeons v. Food & Drug Administration et al, June 22, 2020. AAPS has sued to reopen the hydroxychloroquine supplies in the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile. This case began in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, and is now in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
Also see AAPS Press Release, “Hydroxychloroquine Has about 90 Percent Chance of Helping COVID-19 Patients,” April 28, 2020.

253.  by June:

For perspective on the politicized perceptions of hydroxychloroquine:
Hydroxychloroquine: A Drug Dividing The World,” by Jean-Philippe Chognot, Agence France-Presse, June 1, 2020.


254.  death rates:

Visit for covid-19 case fatality information, updated death rates per overall population, and graphs.


265 a&b.  oxygen support The RECOVERY Collaborative Group, “Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19—Preliminary Report,” New England Journal of Medicine, July 17, 2020. Dexamethasone decreased mortality by more than 30 percent in patients on ventilators, less in those receiving oxygen, and not at all in those who didn’t receive extra oxygen. This study used a low dose, only 6 mg. A study just published in The Lancet in February 2020 found that 20 mg of dexamethasone decreased death by more than 40 percent from acute respiratory distress syndrome.

257.  80 percent General Reference: WHO Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2019.

258.  woven Egharevba et al, “Integrating Traditional Medicine Practice into the Formal Health Care Delivery System in the New Millennium—The Nigerian Approach: A Review,” International Journal of Life Sciences, 2015.

259.  with them Hailemeskel et al, “A review of natural remedies commonly used by Ethiopian immigrants in the USA,” Current Research: Integrative Medicine, 2017.

260.  Covid-Organics:

Emre Sari, The Africa Report, “Coronavirus: the miracle remedy touted by Madagascar’s Rajoelina,” 22 April 2020.


261.  developed Dr. Marcel Razanamparany, The Africa Report, “Coronavirus: Madagascar’s ‘Covid-Organics’ born from local tradition,” 1 May 2020.

262.  patients Al Jazeera, “Coronavirus: The Gambia receives Covid-Organics from Madagascar,” 12 May 2020.
Prior to beginning production, the researchers tested the tea in clinical observation at a time when Madagascar only had a handful of covid cases. The researchers reportedly set up a study protocol, though the specifics were not disclosed. While this was a far less rigorous procedure than Western science would allow, neither did the researchers come up with a similar-tasting concoction with no medicinal properties and then randomize which patients got the real thing.

263 a–d.  tea Asher Omondi, Tuko, “Tanzania receives Madagascar’s COVID-19 herbal tonic,” May 8, 2020. &
Daniel Finnan, RFI, “Madagascar exports controversial coronavirus herbal cocktail to Caribbean,” May 20, 2020.
Mainstream media outlets did report on the tea’s existence:
Laetitia Bezain, Associated Press, “Madagascar’s president touts herbal drink against COVID-19,” April 28, 2020.
Aryn Baker, Time, Unproven Herbal Cure for Coronavirus Is a Hit in Africa, May 22, 2020.

264.  cuttings Artemisia annua is also used to treat respiratory illnesses in Chinese medicine, as Qing Hao.

265.  organization


267.  reliever Angela Deckard, Healthy Focus, “11 Proven Uses for Ravensara Essential oil,” 2015.

268.  refuse Sihle Mlambo, IOL, “SA hospitals’ stance on the controversial hydroxychloroquine drug as Covid-19 treatment,” August 5, 2020.

269.  productsBrazilian regs to be altered to finally create distinct category for supplements,” by Hank Schultz, NutraIngredients, 2018.

270.  system Teresa Welsh, Devex, “Inequality and corruption: Why Peru is losing its COVID-19 battle,” July 1, 2020.
Although Peru’s covid death rate is the highest in the Western Hemisphere at 1,103 deaths per million, numerous other countries share some of these problems.

271.  treatments like high-dose Vitamin C

272.  matico Ms. Taylor communicated this.

273.  antiviral Lock y Rojas, “Química y Farmacología del Piper aduncum L. (“Matico”),”  Revista de Química, 2004.

274.  Comando Matico RPP, “Ucayali: Activan “Comando Matico” para atender a indígenas contagiados con la COVID-19,” 18 mayo 2020.

275.  garlic:

Claim: “Eating garlic does NOT prevent COVID-19. Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.” 
Garlic is one of the strongest antiviral and antibiotic agents in the world. (That the World “Health” Organization singled out garlic out of all the other possible herbs means they’re almost admitting as much.) Garlic helped build the Pyramids. Native Americans used garlic to treat flu. The British and Russians used garlic on battle wounds when other drugs were unavailable—Garlic is credited with saving thousands of lives in World War I and World War II and likely has saved numerous lives in World War III. Allicin is the principal of several potent antimicrobial compounds in garlic.
A couple resources:
Gebreyohannes and Gebreyohannes, “Medicinal values of garlic: A review,” International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 2013. &
Batiha et al, “Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activities of Garlic (Allium sativum L.): A Review,” Nutrients, March 24, 2020.


276.  has saved:


277 a&b.  practice Tsumura & Co., About Kampo & History of Kampo Medicine.
Ito et al, “First Nationwide Attitude Survey of Japanese Physicians on the Use of Traditional Japanese Medicine (Kampo) in Cancer Treatment,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012.

278.  puja:


279.  function Jamshidi and Cohen, “The Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Tulsi in Humans:
A Systematic Review of the Literature
,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017.

280.  stress Stress, as my doctor explains, is a much more than a psychological state. Stress can be physical, via exertion of the body; mental, which is actually physical stress on the brain; and emotional, through trauma. And at the molecular level, stress is oxidative.

281.  to reduce Mirjalili et al, “Steroidal Lactones from Withania somnifera, an Ancient Plant for Novel Medicine,” Molecules, 2009.

282.  replication Kumar et al, “Withanone and caffeic acid phenethyl ester are predicted to interact with main protease (Mpro) of SARS-CoV-2 and inhibit its activity,” Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 15 May 2020.

283.  culture Kumar et al, “Withanone and Withaferin-A are predicted to interact with transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) and block entry of SARS‑CoV‑2 into cells,” Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 25 May 2020.

284.  responded News18, “Covid-19: Govt to Conduct Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial of Ashwagandha,” May 7, 2020.

285.  prevention Government of India, Ministry of AYUSH.

286.  turmeric Hewlings and Kalman, “Curcumin: A Review of Its Effects on Human Health,” Foods, 2017.

287.  AYUSH:

Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy

288.  natural medicine:

Shaikh and Hatcher, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pakistan: Prospects and Limitations,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2005.


289.  Unani Yaser Abdelhamid, N.D., L.Ac., “Unani Medicine, Part I,” Integrative Medicine, 2012. (Alternate link.)

290.  centuries Biography of Ibn Sina (Latinized “Avicenna”), by Alex Figueroba, HealthyWayMag.

291.  whole person Hakim M. Salim Khan, M.D., “Unani Tibb: Whole-Person Healthcare and Medicine,” College of Medicine and Healing Arts, 2009.

292 a&b.  Hildegard’s teachings Healthy Hildegard, “About Hildegard.” – for Hildegard’s biography, descriptions of her writings, and background on traditional German medicine.
Also see Encyclopædia Britannica, “St. Hildegard.”

293.  present:

Thomas Beck, Science Magazine, “Alternative Medicine in Germany,” 2002.
Note that a major establishment outlet actually published an article that cast “alternative medicine” in a positive light
in 2002. This would be unheard of in 2020.


294.  withGermany’s Rich Herbal Traditions,” by Steven Foster, Mother Earth Living, 2004.

295.  what would happen Brochot et al, “Antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects of three essential oil blends,” MicrobiologyOpen, 2017.

296.  ESCOP European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy

297.  to test:


298.  world A comprehensive review: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, “Medicinal plants: Traditions of yesterday and drugs of tomorrow,” Molecular Aspects of Medicine, 2006.

299.  66:

Von Conrady and Bonney, “Patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use and health literacy in general practice patients in urban and regional Australia,” Australian Family Physician, 2017.

And how’s Australia doing these days? Only 35 deaths per million, and they’ve already had a full winter with the thing.


300.  interference Stickley et al, “Prevalence and factors associated with the use of alternative (folk) medicine practitioners in 8 countries of the former Soviet Union,” BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2013.

301.  conditions Samilyk et al, “Complementary Medicine: International Experience of Functioning and Specific Features of the Application in Ukraine,” Wiadomości Lekarskie, 2019.

302.  engage Clarke et al, “Trends in the Use of Complementary Health Approaches Among Adults: United States, 2002–2012,” National Health Statistics Reports, 2015.

303.  considered Council for Responsible Nutrition, “Dietary Supplement Use Reaches All Time High,” Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, 2019.

304.  decade FDA’s Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements_CDER database.
Tucker et al, “Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients Included in Dietary Supplements Associated With US Food and Drug Administration Warnings,” JAMA Network Open, 2018.

305 a–k.  rigorous testing:

Testing protocols performed by a sampling of major supplement manufacturers: Gaia Herbs, Brevard, NC; Garden of Life, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Jamieson, Windsor, ON; Jarrow Formulas, Los Angeles, CA; Nature’s Way, Green Bay, WI; New Chapter, Brattleboro, VT;
Now Foods, Bloomingdale, IL; Planetary Herbals, Soquel, CA; Pure Encapsulations, Sudbury, MA;
Solaray, Park City, UT; Solgar, Leonia, NJ


306.  health NHP Research Alliance

307.  Indian For the global audience, Native Americans are also called Indians because in 1492 Christopher Columbus originally thought he had discovered India.

308.  banned A “Court of Indian Offenses” was set up to enforce these human rights obliterations.

309.  symbols:

Abominably, this practice of cultural quashing has been revived
in 2020. Hail to the Redskins.
Although the voice of the majority is being silenced by the mainstream media’s agenda, courageous Native American leaders have stepped up in defense of cultural preservation and education.


310.  “laws” These prohibitions were not laws passed by Congress, but edicts by an Executive Branch agency. Regardless of what the Fourteenth Amendment says, the federal government did not consider American Indians to be Citizens of the United States until 1924.

311 a&b.  in 1934 John Collier, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Circular No. 2970 “Indian Religious Freedom and Indian Culture.”
Some discrimination by rogue officials still occurred after this order. For background on this subject:
Michael P. Guéno, “Native Americans, Law, and Religion in America,” Oxford Research Encyclopedias, 2017.

312.  Canada also Facing History and Ourselves, Stolen Lives, “Defining the Indian” and “Banning Indigenous Culture.”

313.  ministered:

Here is a Cherokee rendering of the history of medicine: “Medicine According to Cherokee Legend.”


314.  contributed Of the ten top-selling herbal supplements in the United States in 2000, seven have been used by Native Americans. – Borchers et al, “Inflammation and Native American medicine: the role of botanicals,” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2000.

315 a&b.  clinical trials Tiralongo et al, “Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial,” Nutrients, 2016. &
Hawkins et al, “Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplementation effectively treats upper respiratory symptoms: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials,” Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2018.

316.  wrote Walter Hallow, M.D., “The Role of Traditional Indian Medicine in the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Association of American Indian Physicians website, April 6, 2020.

XV. The Graph

317.  therapies:  Predominately, people who seek out these types of therapies already take vitamins.

318.  final puzzle piece:

Kemppainen et al, “Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Europe: Health-related and sociodemographic determinants,” Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2018.


319.  for Italy Barbadoro et al, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among adults in Italy: Use and related satisfaction,” European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 2011.

320.  Norway See “On vitamin D, sun-starved Brits should look to Norway,” by Camilla Swift, Spectator Life, 2016. (10–20 micrograms = 400–800 IU, which is based on maintaining a level already sufficient. Many doctors consider these doses inadequate, but they’re better than nothing.) Pill absorption varies among individuals. Vitamin D is best taken with meals containing fat to maximize its absorption.

321.  million This paper lists Vitamin D statistics for 20 European countries. (1 ng/mL = 2.5 nmol/L)
Ilie et al, “The role of vitamin D in the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 infection and mortality,” Aging Clinical and Experimental Reseach, May 6, 2020.

322.  strategy 31.5% of Swedes use natural healthcare, and its death count on Sept. 30 was 58 per 10 million people. Sweden chose to allow its people to make their own informed decisions, while aiming for protected population immunity. Sweden’s death rate during the spring was comparable to that of western European countries. Sweden did cave and introduce public gathering restrictions on November 16, but Sweden’s November peak in daily deaths per capita was only half that of the UK and France.

323.  normalized I used the following calculation for this graph:
W = D / (ρ/100) x 2
W = death rate per average population
D = death rate per million people
ρ = population-weighted density
per square kilometer

324.  European Union European Union, Population weighted density, 2020 projection from 2017.

325.  coexist:


326.  these I didn’t include Belgium.

327.  catch on Oliver Morrison, Food Navigator, “Low levels of vitamin D in UK ‘extremely concerning’, warns the British Nutrition Foundation,” November 21, 2019.

328.  PepperScale:

Matt Bray, PepperScale, “Hungarian Paprika 101: The Spice Of A Nation,” September 5, 2019.


329 a&b.  xanthophylls Lizzie Streit, R.D.N., Healthline,  “8 Science-Backed Benefits of Paprika,” August 20, 2019. &
Aziz et al, “Xanthophyll: Health benefits and therapeutic insights,” Life Sciences, November 26, 2019.

330.  response Sadly, Hungary’s lack of natural health awareness has finally caught up with it. In just 2½ months, Hungary’s covid death count multiplied by 9 times what it was on Sept. 30. It appears that Vitamin D insufficiency overrides the daily consumption of paprika.

XVI. Battle Royale

331.  over-oxidation:

“Remarkably, research on chanca piedra reveals that it can significantly increase the production and activation of specific immune cells responsible for killing foreign invaders (like viruses and bacteria), while lowering the production of immune cells and cytokines that cause inflammation—the very same cytokines implicated in a COVID-19 cytokine storm. This ability has been confirmed in human research.”
– Leslie Taylor, Chanca Piedra: Nature’s Secret for Kidney Stones.

332.  molecules:

Each type of molecule has numerous species; some are pro-inflammatory and others are anti-inflammatory. Some of these species fit into the broader category of cytokines.

333.  an advanced computer simulation:

Deng-hai Zhang, Kun-lun Wu, Xue Zhang, Sheng-qiong Deng, and Bin Peng, “In silico screening of Chinese herbal medicines with the potential to directly inhibit 2019 novel coronavirus,” Journal of Integrative Medicine, February 20, 2020.


XVII. Vitamin Q

334.  Xiang Chun leaf:

Chung-Jen Chen et al, “Toona sinensis Roem tender leaf extract inhibits SARS coronavirus replication,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2008.


335 a&b.  cytokines Nair et al, “The Flavonoid Quercetin Inhibits Proinflammatory Cytokine (Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha) Gene Expression in Normal Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells via Modulation of the NF-κβ System,” Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 2006. &
Shu-Chen Cheng et al, “Quercetin Inhibits the Production of IL-1β-Induced Inflammatory Cytokines and Chemokines in ARPE-19 Cells via the MAPK and NF-κβ Signaling Pathways,” International Journal of Molecular Sciences, June 17, 2019.

336.  demonstrated Javadi et al, “The Effect of Quercetin on Inflammatory Factors and Clinical Symptoms in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial,” Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2016.

337.  mild Andres et al, “Safety Aspects of the Use of Quercetin as a Dietary Supplement,” Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 2017. These trials tested quercetin at 1 gram per day. Quercetin caused kidney problems when given at a very high dose—above 3 grams—intravenously.

338.  many years People get between 5–40 milligrams of quercetin per day from food, or up to 100 milligrams on a very healthy nutrient-dense diet. Quercetin supplements contain between 250–500 milligrams per pill.

339.  reportedly Juergen T. Steinmetz, eTurboNews, Insight into Germany’s low death rates, August 1, 2020.

340.  treatment protocol Paul Marik, M.D., EVMS Critical Care Covid-19 Management Protocol, updated December 12, 2020. This protocol has been available online since May 14.

341.  recommendations Swiss Policy Research, “On the Treatment of Covid-19,” July 2, 2020.

342.  scientific basis:


343.  DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, covid-19 press releases.

344.  antibodies:

Eric Niller, Wired, “Darpa Cranks Up Antibody Research to Stall Coronavirus,” February 14, 2020.
Pharmaceutical companies Regeneron, Eli Lilly, and AbCellera have conducted clinical trials for two coronavirus antibody treatments. One particular patient who received the experimental treatment extolled its efficacy. “I went into the hospital a week ago. I was very sick, and I took this medicine, and it was incredible. It was incredible. I could have walked out the following day.” – President Donald Trump, October 8, 2020. The President received several treatments, including zinc and Vitamin D.


345 a&b.  earlier Nieman et al, “Quercetin reduces illness but not immune perturbations after intensive exercise,” Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2007. These cyclists were given pure quercetin powder in a drink that contained some Vitamin C. The researchers published a second paper with more details about the biomolecular effects of taking quercetin.

346.  March 13, 2008 Statement by Dr. Tony Tether, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Submitted to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities; House Armed Services Committee; United States House of Representatives.

347.  choose to fight:

“Wake! Be thyself! Arise, Scourge of thy Foes!” – Bhagavan Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, ꞮꞮ:3.

348.  America’s Frontline Doctors From their resurrected website: Treatment, Prophylactic, & Wellness Protocols

349.  advises Andrew W. Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, “Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus,” January 26, 2020.

350.  prevention and treatment:

Censoring speech only maximizes its reach. Here is Dr. David Brownstein’s entire protocol: “If you are not ill, I suggest taking 3-5,000 mg/day of vitamin C. At the first sign of an illness, I would suggest taking 1,000 mg/hour until diarrhea develops, then back off for a time period. For vitamin A, I suggest using 5,000 Units/day if you are not sick and 100,000 Units/day for four days at the first sign of an illness. Pregnant women cannot take these doses. (Note: Take vitamin A, not beta carotene.) Also, vitamin D is very important for fighting infections. I suggest, at the onset of an illness, taking 50,000 IU of vitamin D3/day for four days. . . . [For iodine:] I suggest taking 25 mg/day as a daily dose and more (sometimes 50-100 mg/day) at the first sign of an illness. Iodine can cause adverse effects and it is best used under the guidance of an iodine-knowledgeable doctor. . . . Work with a holistic doctor who can give you nutrient IVs when you become ill. Vitamin C, hydrogen peroxide, and ozone IVs can help anyone suffering from an infection. . . . Refined sugar has been shown to negatively alter the functioning of the white blood cells for hours after ingestion. Finally, it is important to maintain optimal hydration—drink water!”
– January 26, 2020.

351.  30 days:

Damien Downing, MBBS, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, “How We Can Fix this Pandemic in a Month,” June 22, 2020. &
Dr. Joseph Mercola,, “How to Fix the COVID-19 Crisis in 30 Days,” July 9, 2020.


352.  screen compounds:

Micholas Smith and Jeremy C. Smith, “Repurposing Therapeutics for COVID-19: Supercomputer-Based Docking to the SARS-CoV-2 Viral Spike Protein and Viral Spike Protein–Human ACE2 Interface,” ChemRxiv, March 11, 2020. This study has not been peer-reviewed.


XVIII. Nature Shall Redeem Us

353.  being:

“God seeks comrades and claims love. The Devil seeks slaves and claims obedience.” – Rabindranath Tagore

354 a&b.  spirit:

“Be still and Know that I am God.”
  – Psalm 46:10
“They eventually discovered how to shut off all five senses, thus temporarily doing away entirely with the consciousness of matter. The inner world of the Spirit began to open up. To those great ones of ancient India who undeviatingly persisted in these inner investigations, God finally revealed Himself.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda, in Man’s Eternal Quest and In the Sanctuary of the Soul: A Guide to Effective Prayer

355.  life:

“God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” – Genesis 1:26

356.  understood:

“Almighty God hath created the mind free, and manifested his supreme will that free it shall remain by making it altogether insusceptible of restraint.”
  – Thomas Jefferson 
“All Men are by Nature equally free and independent.” – George Mason

357.  rights:

For readers from around the world: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
– The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776;
    the Mission Statement of the United States of America.
This historical usage of the word ‘men’ has nothing to do with gender. ‘Man’ comes from the Sanskrit ‘manas,’ which means ‘mind.’ So this definition of ‘man’ simply means any creature who can think rationally. This usage was made also without regard to race. We know this because in the draft of the Declaration, Thomas Jefferson specifically referred to enslaved persons as Men, even going so far as to capitalize the word.


358.  earth:

President Abraham Lincoln,
November 19, 1863

359.  Chinese Year 0:

2698 B.C. On the New Moon of February 12, 2021 begins Chinese Year 4719.

360.  Saviors:

“Death is a rebirth into a spirit world of light and love, a transition from the physical to the spiritual that is no more frightening or painful than passing between rooms through an open doorway. It is also a joyful homecoming to our natural home, a return to the Creator who sent us here and who welcomes us back with loving arms. I know this, because on November 18, 1973, I experienced death after hemorrhaging from surgery. . . . At the time of my death, I left my body and traveled through a tunnel that stretches between earth and our heavenly home. I was drawn toward a figure of brilliant, radiant light, whom I recognized as my savior, Jesus Christ. I was reunited with loved ones who had passed on before me, and I saw the spirit of my daughter who was yet to be born. I experienced a taste of the life beyond—visiting beautiful gardens and the library of knowledge, . . . Most precious of all, I felt the indescribable joy of being embraced by the Savior, who enveloped me with unconditional love and answered the questions I had asked for years.”
  – Betty J. Eadie in The Awakening Heart, p. xi, Sequel to Embraced By The Light, Gold Leaf Press, 1992. Of the thousands of people who have had temporary death experiences, Eadie’s account of the afterlife is among the most comprehensive, spanning 3 Earth-days.

361.  even higher:

“In my Father’s house are many mansions.” ­
– Jesus Christ, John 14:2

362.  bliss:

“As God is unanticipatory Ever-Newness, we never tire of Him. Can we be surfeited with bliss, delightfully varied throughout eternity?” – Swami Sri Yukteswar, in the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

363.  Christmas:

Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax in hominibus bonæ voluntatis. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will towards men. – Luke 2:14

364.  infinity:

I was once audacious enough to suggest that humanity may have succeeded in attaining 25% of all the knowledge there is. A friend replied that because God is infinite, then there is potentially an infinite amount of knowledge to be had. I quickly abandoned the proposition.

365.  God:

“Arise and shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see.” – Isaiah 60:1,2,4

366.  unto you:

Jesus Christ, Matthew 7:7

367.  benefits:

It’s unclear whether Dr. Szent-Györgyi placed the label of then‑Vitamin P onto quercetin alone or the entire class of flavonoids. Quercetin—either as a standalone compound or as combined with a sugar in a form known as rutin—comprises 60–75% of all flavonoid content in the human diet.
The name ‘rutin’ comes from Ruta graveolens – the herb of grace.

368.  tied:

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.” – Mark 12:30
“Cling thou to Me! Clasp Me with heart and mind!” – Bhagavad Gita XꞮꞮ:8

369.  diamond:

“In compassion lies the world’s true strength.”
  – Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

370.  says:

Compassion and the Individual,”
Tenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama.


371.  says:

Paramahansa Yogananda on the Way to Achieve World Peace,” Self-Realization Fellowship, September 1, 2019.


372.  HeLa:

HeLa cells come from the immortal lineage of Henrietta Lacks.

373.  chamomile:

Ulasli et al, “The effects of Nigella sativa (Ns), Anthemis hyalina (Ah) and Citrus sinensis (Cs) extracts on the replication of coronavirus and the expression of TRP genes family,” Molecular Biology Reports, 2014. Anthemis hyalina is one of several chamomile species long used for its
healing powers.


374.  Ze:

The lack of a gender-neutral personal pronoun in the English language has finally gotten too cumbersome to bear. I’m going with ze/zer/ze’s here. (Thanks SLD!)

375.  has said:

President Donald J. Trump,
February 27, 2020

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