The change is a result of Alameda County’s “alignment” with state guidelines, the county news release on June 4 stated. It said that the county previously included in its total virus toll any person who was positive for COVID-19 at the time of their death. This broader system was implemented prior to the state’s implementation of guidelines for reporting COVID-19 deaths.
Now, it will only include those who “died as a direct result of COVID-19, with COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death, or in whom death caused by COVID-19 could not be ruled out,” as per the state guidelines.
RedState has now learned some details of the information provided by the defector, including that he provided data proving that SARS-CoV-2 was manmade and leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, in addition to evidence confirming that the People’s Liberation Army managed the Wuhan program (and others), as Chinese virologist Yan Li-Meng told the FBI last year.
Technical details provided by the defector, RedState is told, were given to scientists (who were not told how that information was given to the government) who then re-analyzed data from published sources in conjunction with the new data and concluded that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was engineered. And, the defector was able to confirm numerous non-public details Yan provided the US government.
The campaign against HCQ did not diminish, despite the simple pharmacology that applies to all RNA viruses. Instead, the media touted a horribly constructed study using lethal doses in severely ill patients as evidence against the drug. Then, an utterly made-up study was published in Lancet, which resulted in the cancelation of trials for the drug globally. Even when the fictitious research submitted by Surgisphere was retracted, the medication was dropped and denounced by the media.It [zinc] inhibits the replication of many types of viruses by interfering with RNA transcription. If you have ever taken Zicam for a cold over the counter, it is because we know it interferes with both the rhinoviruses and coronaviruses that cause the common cold. The NIH has also known since 2010 that it killed the SARS, another coronavirus virus, in a test tube. The COVID 19 coronavirus must also transcribe, or replicate, its RNA to survive. It’s this process the current protocol is meant to disrupt.
In layman’s terms, chloroquine or hydroxycholorquine holds the door to your cells open and carries zinc across the threshold. Once inside, if an RNA virus is present, zinc interferes with it making photocopies of itself and taking over the cell processes. This reduces the overall viral load inside the patient giving their own immune system time to mount a response to kill the virus.
And it should have been evident for those caring to look.“Previous studies have claimed that shelter-in-place orders saved thousands of lives, but we reassess these analyses and show that they are not reliable. We find that shelter-in-place orders had no detectable health benefits, only modest effects on behavior, and small but adverse effects on the economy. To be clear, our study should not be interpreted as evidence that social distancing behaviors are not effective. Many people had already changed their behaviors before the introduction of shelter-in-place orders, and shelter-in-place orders appear to have been ineffective precisely because they did not meaningfully alter social distancing behavior.” [Emphasis added]
So, onto phase 3 with a 302 patient study while a safe and effective repurposed medication is showing a signal of benefit in dozens of studies. As an aside, HCQ could have interfered with the EUA for remdesivir if it had proven effective in late-stage COVID-19. A recent study shows it could be. You may recall HCQ did not get destroyed until after President Trump mentioned it in a press conference on April 5, 2020.[Roy Baynes, the chief medical officer at Merck Research Laboratories] said that a 302-patient study of molnupiravir in people with Covid-19 who have not been hospitalized has shown signs of benefit for the drug. The percentage of patients who were hospitalized or died in the treatment groups was lower than in the placebo group, but Merck said “the number of events reported are not sufficient to provide a meaningful measure of clinical effect.” Baynes said the medicine showed “a very clear antiviral effect.” Actual data will be presented at a medical meeting.
CNN reports that Andy Slavitt, one of President Biden's top COVID-19 advisers who stepped down this week, wrote in his new book "Preventable" that Birx spoke to him after briefing officials in Minnesota last summer.
"I wanted to get a sense for whether, in the event of a strained transition of government, she would help give Biden and his team the best chance to be effective," Slavitt wrote of Birx and their meeting, CNN reported.
"She looked me in the eye and said, 'I hope the election turns out a certain way,'" Slavitt wrote in the book, according to CNN. "I had the most important information I needed," he added, according to the outlet.
The interaction reportedly took place last August when Slavitt met with Birx, who worked on the coronavirus task force under Trump, after being invited to attend the briefing.
Slavitt noted that Birx was "completely silenced" by the Trump administration, and that she seemed "downright scared."
Birx did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.
Too many.How many people died alone, perhaps thinking they were abandoned when their relatives or spouses could not get to their bedside?
Older people in Nursing Homes, and even younger people who died from various diseases and illness's. There was really no excuse for it except hospital personnel did not want to be bothered with suiting them up in PPP gear. If the nurses left home came to work and worked with these patients in their protective gear there was no reason a family member could not visit their loved one. A man called the ambulance dying with cancer and asked to be transported home to die so he could see his family. That is pretty sad. Even hospice did not allow visits from family.