Armstrong Economics Blog/Disease Re-Posted Aug 18, 2021 by Martin Armstrong
At last, we are starting to get some real research to deal with the biologically manufactured COVID-19 virus that appears to have been engineered and released with either unintended consequences, or it was known that it would mutate into something far worse. Even Germany operates a secret bio-laboratory in Wuhan under high security, which it has not disclosed to the public based on reliable sources. The Delta variant is spreading rapidly and it will impact people’s respiratory ability and make them even a little out of breath after climbing stairs.
The CDC has released data for the past year covering 4.9 million people who were hospitalized between March 2020 and March 2021. Of that number, only 11% tested for COVID. They did not clarify if they were there for other reasons and just happened to test positive for COVID. But they have sorted through the data to try to determine who is dying from COVID. The two main factors are overweight and diabetes. The third most common category was fear-related disorders. Generally, these conditions alone increased your chance of death by about (1.30) 30% and if you had at least two such conditions it increased by about 50%. There were people with multiple conditions and that increased the chance of death by almost 400%. There is really no risk of death for most people and despite the extreme measures like New Zealand shutting down the entire economy, those at risk have been defined now by the CDC which does not justify terrorizing the entire nation.
Here is what the CDC reported:
Among 4,899,447 hospitalized adults in PHD-SR, 540,667 (11.0%) were patients with COVID-19, of whom 94.9% had at least 1 underlying medical condition. Essential hypertension (50.4%), disorders of lipid metabolism (49.4%), and obesity (33.0%) were the most common. The strongest risk factors for death were obesity (adjusted risk ratio [aRR] = 1.30; 95% CI, 1.27–1.33), anxiety and fear-related disorders (aRR = 1.28; 95% CI, 1.25–1.31), and diabetes with complication (aRR = 1.26; 95% CI, 1.24–1.28), as well as the total number of conditions, with aRRs of death ranging from 1.53 (95% CI, 1.41–1.67) for patients with 1 condition to 3.82 (95% CI, 3.45–4.23) for patients with more than 10 conditions (compared with patients with no conditions).
Certain underlying conditions and the number of conditions were associated with severe COVID-19 illness. Hypertension and disorders of lipid metabolism were the most frequent, whereas obesity, diabetes with complication, and anxiety disorders were the strongest risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness. Careful evaluation and management of underlying conditions among patients with COVID-19 can help stratify risk for severe illness.
This new strain has been infecting children with varying impacts from minor cases to killing about 400. New York City is going off the deep end by imposed mandatory vaccines to simply go out and do anything, which is completely illogical when nearly 50% of the cases of COVID are among those already vaccinated. Canada is banning all travel without vaccines. New Zealand is locking down the entire country because of ONE CASE of COVID. This is the most irresponsible leader of any country. She even beat Biden, hands down.
Now the White House wants everyone who is vaccinated with the two shots to get the third one because the first two do not work. Fauci is out now selling that idea because the vaccines have failed to do what he said they would — eradicate the virus. Then we have some in healthcare going nuts and demanding to test newborns for COVID. Many see this as the demand exclusively for vaccines, rejecting all therapy as diabolical. In the UK, the government has been forced to now investigate three new side-effects of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are leading to the skin condition called erythema multiforme that causes round skin lesions. The condition may also affect mucous membranes in internal body cavities. Additionally, there are two kidney disorders reported nephrotic syndrome and glomerulonephritis. The nephrotic syndrome makes the kidneys leak too much protein into the urine.
We are only now starting to scratch the surface. It has been shown that having a common cold helps against COVID. Many of us are hesitant concerning the vaccines, not just because they were developed in 2 days on a computer program, but deep concerns that they may result in altering your DNA and possibly impact fertility. The Israeli government has reported that the Pfizer vaccine is only 39% effective. There is just no data available as to the long-term effects of these new experimental vaccines that mess with your DNA.
Meanwhile, the claims that the whole world had to be vaccinated to terminate COVID were a lie. Biden has been struggling to try to explain that the vaccinated can still contract and spread COVID, for any virus that also infects animals cannot be eradicated as was the case with smallpox. The animal population will always produce new variants naturally (e.g., Bird Flu, Swine Flu). All of this flies in the face of trying to restrict movement with COVID Passports which are really intended for climate change. This is part of the problem — the admixture of health & climate change.
Entering into this quagmire is GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology with Sotrovimab, the newest antibody therapy, developed after a large collaborative study by scientists from across the nation who have worked together and discovered a natural antibody (in the blood of a COVID-19 survivor) that has remarkable efficacy that will NOT alter your DNA. Sotrovimab is authorized for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), so there is no dispute, and it is for “the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death.”
Experiments showed that this antibody, called S309, neutralizes all known SARS-CoV-2 strains. The newly emerged mutations can now be known as the breakthroughs as well as the closely related original SARS-CoV virus. This Molecular Biology Consortium used beamlines at two labs to perform x-ray crystallography on samples of survivor-derived antibodies during an early phase of the study. This work, alongside other crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy findings, contributed to generating a detailed structural map of how these antibodies bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. This further allowed the wider team to select the most promising candidates enabling them to advance this analysis to cell culture and animal-based studies. Following the lab results, the developers designed Sotrovimab based on the structure of S309 and then advanced to clinical trials.
The FDA granted a EUA for Sotrovimab in late May after trials showed that people with mild to moderate COVID-19 infections who received an infusion of the therapy had an 85% reduction in rates of hospitalization or death, compared with placebo. However, as the new mutations began to appear, it was understood that a new pathogenic coronavirus could emerge from an animal-human real crossover event in the future. This is what I have been saying that there is no vaccine that will exterminate this virus. Bill Gates is either stupid, or he deliberately lied that once the world was vaccinated, we would return to normal.
This team of scientists began a follow-up study exploring what factors make antibodies resistant to viral breakthroughs. They needed to know how certain antibodies are also broadly reactive against related viruses mutations. Using biochemical and structural analysis, deep mutational scanning, and binding experiments, they were then able to identify one antibody with unparalleled universal potency. They were able to discover an antibody that neutralizes ALL KNOWN forms of this virus so far. They believe, based upon animal trials that this antibody could even PREVENT a COVID-19 infection if given prophylactically.
The new work was published in Nature. While the press bashes any treatment other than Gates’ vaccines, they are totally silent on an approach other than vaccines.