Disparity and the Coronavirus Conundrum

May 01, 2020 14 Comments

Disparity and the Coronavirus Conundrum

 

Disparity is Coronavirus's middle name!

Disparity (defined as) 

  1. condition or fact of being unequal; a difference
  2. Unlikeness; incongruity,

now goes beyond the racial disparities among confirmed coronavirus cases and related deaths, with growing awareness that in addition to the elderly and the medically compromised community being disproportionately impacted, the African-Americans are bearing a strikingly disproportionate share of the suffering in the United States. To quote Isaac Chotiner of the New Yorker in his April 2020 article, The Interwoven Threads of Inequality and Health:

“Is the spread of the coronavirus, and especially its disproportionate impact on the African-American community, teaching us new things about racial disparities in health care and health outcomes or confirming things we have long known?”

The possible reasons for this Inequality are that African-Americans are less likely than white Americans to:

  • have the option of working from home
  • receive high-quality medical care

Additionally, recent research notes a correlation between the prevalence of coronavirus deaths and poor air quality with high particulate matter and thus,  the disproportionate impact COVID has had on underserved communities in crowded, industrialized urban settings.

Disparity arises as well when the question is asked:

Since when does Theory become Fact?

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is considered the “leader” of the “experts” and is spearheading the White House Coronavirus Task Force.  Dr. Fauci first stated in early April that  "the novel coronavirus may re-emerge" as a second wave in the October-November period, and that “the scientists can only anticipate what might happen later this year”.  Their professional estimates were and still are based on no science at all, but on the the course taken by previous viral pandemics and outbreaks, as "other viruses have re-emerged after their initial outbreaks". Here lies yet another Disparity raised by the current pandemic---that is, we are being provided conflicting and confusing information.  On one hand, we are being told that the COVID-19 is a "novel" coronavirus that is unprecedented and unlike previous corona viral outbreaks in the past such as the 2002 SARS pandemic.  On the other hand, our experts are predicting the current COVID-19 coronavirus to behave in a precedented  (justified by a precedent-an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances) fashion.

For COVID-19 to re-emerge later in 2020 is not only speculation based on the history of the  H1N1 flu (swine flu) outbreak in 2009, SARS in 2002 and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic- but as Fauci states " it wouldn’t be out of the norm at all for this coronavirus to have a second wave, too". 

COVID-19 can't both be Unprecedented in it's behavior and behave in a way that is considered Normal as per other cases in the past and hence in a Precedented fashion.

There is speculation that the US government can greatly impact the number of people that succumb to entering the COVID-19 vaccine test-tube and be a part of the grand experiment to determine it's safety or NOT, if we fast-track this untested vaccine on the American public, stating that it will (with no scientific evidence at all) protect you from the resurgence of this novel, uprecedented virus in the event in behaves in a precedented way, like other viruses in the past. 

Please always remember, the safety of a vaccine is only based on how many millions of humans do not reveal how dangerous the vaccine is. We have NO way to test this vaccine without using the American public as the testing arena,

NO THANKS! 

Global and community awareness of the individual stress each of us is enduring at this time of planetary change is vitally important as a global shift is taking place. What do I mean?  Heightening hysteria about the next wave of COVID-19 and being prepared needs to be measured with at least a grain of scientific truth. To make matters worse and more confusing is the fact that the best protection we have to prevent the re-emergence of COVID-19 is the health of the population where it resides. THIS TOPIC is NEVER RAISED by the medical media.

COVID-19 spread during GLOBAL HYSTERIA

...a breeding ground for infection due to the impact stress has on lowering immunity as I have stated in prior blogs

Without a national policy in place, there is yet another Growing Disparity currently revealed in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic in the US. This evolving Disparity is attributed to how we as a country mandate and institute Social Distancing.  Given that guidelines have been left to each state to decide, the lack of uniformity and the lack of a federally mandated policy has led to a loss of national cohesion and increasing confusion.

COVID-19 is not a disease of the states; it is global issue and in the US, it is a national concern that can be best mitigated with as little variation as possible in the prevention policies in place.  This should be taken into serious account as the economy is re-opened. 

Beginning Monday, April 27, physicians were able to order asymptomatic patients the serum COVID-19 antibody testing. As soon as SARS-CoV-2 IgG testing was announced, it's value for protection in the future for the next coronavirus emergence was placed in question. YES, another Disparity. WHY do we see this Disparity? Think about it...how can the economy be boosted by an upcoming potential COVID-19 vaccine mandate to get on planes, go to work (all healthcare providers HAVE to get a flu vaccine or can't go to work; i.e., no paycheck...wreak of fascism?), go back to school, or any other powers of manipulation created, if you test positive on the COVID-19 antibody testing? If we believe that the antibody indicates immunity, why would we get the vaccine?

After all, it is bad for the medico-economic business to put a buttress against the future COVID-19 vaccine with another test. Isn't it is easier to state that the antibody may not protect you in the future, to insure you are scared enough of COVID-19, to enter the test- tube and get the vaccine as well?

My goal with the current blog at this pivotal time, is to provide as much out-of the box and yet medically substantiated thinking NOW, before making decisions regarding your health and the health of your family. Disparity is real and it requires decisive thinking rather than rote thinking. I welcome your thoughts and comments.

 

As Always,

Ariane Cometa MD

your holistic doc




14 Responses

Bob Kennedy
Bob Kennedy

May 06, 2020

We Have A Cure — We Should Be Using It

A cure that is shunned, ignored, banned … to our great loss.

— The fundamental ingredient is a bulk commodity used in beer & food production processes to prevent oxidation.

— It’s very cheap.

— It cannot be patented.

— It’s extremely effective at curing viruses.

— It’s been proven in use by multiple physicians over many decades curing viruses.

Sound too good to be true? Not so. All the results, the techniques and case histories, were meticulously recorded and reported in medical journals … years ago.

Yes, yes, we know — the "News Media” continuously and vigorously attacks Vitamin C treatment of COVID-19 Coronavirus … yet ascorbate is a proven, powerful antiviral. And how often have the “news media” been dead wrong when they claim that something or other is bad, wrong, ineffective, dangerous?

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Check this tiny bit of history. Then read more at the link.

Some Important History:

(OMNS May 4, 2020) During the pneumonia epidemic in North Carolina in the 1940’s, after American soldiers returned from the war in Europe, a small-town physician used an anti-infective protocol of intravenous vitamin C to cure 42 cases of viral pneumonia.1 During the same period, the physician used a similar treatment to cure 60 [of 60] cases of viral poliomyelitis. All patients were clinically well within 72 hours.2 This seemingly incredible event occurred before there was a polio vaccine. The doctor was Frederick Robert Klenner of Reidsville, North Carolina.

[more]

http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n28.shtml

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References [# 1 & 2 of 40]

1. Klenner FR. (1948) Virus pneumonia and its treatment with vitamin C. South Med Surg. 110:36-38. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18900646 http://www.whale.to/v/c/klenner2.html

2. Klenner FR. (1949) The treatment of poliomyelitis and other virus diseases with vitamin C. South Med Surg. 111:209-214. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18147027http://www.whale.to/v/c/klenner3.html

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What would Klenner do today?

I bet he’d do the same thing he did before — administer a huge initial dose of Vit C intravenously, monitor results, and if rapid large positive results did not quickly ensue, then increase the dose size and frequency. And keep increasing until positive results.

If a small-town doctor in rural North Carolina in the 1940s can cure — that’s right, cure — all of his cases of viral pneumonia (42) and viral poliomyelitis (60) — before there was a vaccine — then why in the world are we not doing it now?

{ When I start thinking about this, I get so angry I could just spit ! }

Okay, never mind why we are not doing it now — when we will start doing it?!

A very few doctors are employing the cure now — the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group. https://covid19criticalcare.com/team/

Bob Kennedy
Bob Kennedy

May 06, 2020

Some Key Quotes re Vaccines from a favorite author, Andrew Saul:

Certainly the U.S. Government cannot say without qualification that vaccines are either SAFE or ESSENTIAL.

After all, this is what was said about SAFETY and the infamous Swine Flu vaccine in a 1976 FDA Consumer Memo:

“Some minor side effects – tenderness in the arm, low fever, tiredness – will occur in less than 4% of (vaccinated) adults. Serious reactions from flu vaccines are very rare.”

So much for blanket claims of safety, for many persons well remember the very numerous and very serious side effects of Swine Flu vaccine that forced the federal immunization program to a halt.

As far as being ESSENTIAL, in the same memo the FDA said this of the same vaccine:

“• Question: What can be done to prevent an epidemic?

• Answer: The only preventive action we can take is to develop a vaccine to immunize the public against the virus. This will prevent the virus from spreading."

This was seen to be totally false; after all; the public immunization program was abruptly HALTED and still there was no epidemic of Swine Flu. If vaccination were the only defense, literally tens of millions of Americans should have been struck down with the Swine Flu, for a large percentage of the population of the U.S. was not vaccinated.

Surely there are other factors involved in prevention of illness or epidemic.

You’d think that monks and nuns who work with the sick would have to get their patients’ diseases… but they seldom do. Did the elderly and diminutive Mother Theresa die from leprosy? From AIDS?

If germs or viruses are all around us, why aren’t we all dead, or at least deathly ill?

Is natural resistance more than just a certain level of injected serums that we’re supplied with every few years?

Faith in vaccination appears to be greater than the scientific evidence to justify vaccination.

FDA admits that they probably receive reports for only about 10 percent of all adverse vaccine reactions. (9)

The National Vaccine Information Center estimates the reporting percentage to be far lower, perhaps under 3 percent. (10)

No, there is not a vaccination for every illness. It might be nice if there were, but no shot can make up for poor nutrition.

Over-reliance on vaccinating the elderly ignores their fundamental problems of poor diet and vitamin/mineral deficiencies. These are underlying reasons for a susceptible immune system. Supplemental nutrition is the “other” immune system booster. It is time to use it.

Trish Frost
Trish Frost

May 06, 2020

Thanks so much for responding to all of the confusion surrounding Covid19. A very good read!

Jennifer Alexis
Jennifer Alexis

May 05, 2020

Dr. Cometa I like the thought of a Zoom video chat on this topic. Thanks for sharing!

Brook
Brook

May 04, 2020

No vaccines for me and my family! Thank you for sharing this informative piece Dr. C! I am so thankful that I found your practice and learned how to build natural immunity!

Ariane Cometa
Ariane Cometa

May 04, 2020

From the bottom of my heart, I could not agree more with everyone’s thoughtful comments. Thank you for participating and helping us ALL gain some group conscience at these utterly confusing times; i.e. the Coronavirus Conundrum!
AKC

Janet Will
Janet Will

May 04, 2020

Thanks for this thoughtful summary of the constant barrage of confusion we are being asked to sort through each day!
My stress comes from the knowledge that we have no real “data” to truly guide decisions seemly being made for us in “our best interest”. I am also shocked that medical professionals simply “buy in” to models and science that don’t seem to apply in this circumstance. Having said that, vaccines can be a problem unto themselves. My personal experience is that my body reacts to vaccines, I get sick, and no immunity (titers) is found in my blood. What a paradigm shift we need to prevent disease and support our systems and our families to be healthy! Sometime it’s best to say, “we just don’t know”. And, I carefully remain quiet and make my own personal and safe choices. I will say the “isolation” has guided me into a deeper state of self-reflection and spirituality. For that I am most grateful. Thank you for this intelligent shared education and perspective. . . and we plod on. Greats thanks to all of us on this part of the journey together!

Amy Henneman
Amy Henneman

May 04, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to sift through all of these entwined tendrils of “information” that can be so difficult to comprehend. I’m happy to feel that my confusion may not necessarily be my inability to understand but rather a result of the overall media presentation. Never sure what to believe
Appreciate your thoughts Ariane
Love and light

Carole Ranney
Carole Ranney

May 03, 2020

Thank you Dr. C. for the information that makes sense. I thought that quarantined or “sheltered in place” was not having an adverse effect on my mental heath. I was wrong,!! I’m finding that I’m tired, stressed and depressed. I try not to listen to the mainstream media for this reason. It’s shocking to see how many people are willing to give up their constitutional rights. I do NOT want a vaccine nor do I want to be told that I have to get one! Nothing has been said about nutrition or how to build up your immune system. It’s insane!

Ariane Cometa MD
Ariane Cometa MD

May 03, 2020

Thank you so much for your prompt Comments everyone and for reading this rather complicated and controversial piece. My thoughts are I may want to Host a Group Zoom meeting soon to review/ answer questions and concerns. And of course, everyone has such important input to share! I Welcome further dialogue.
Ariane Cometa MD
your holistic doc

Mary Allison
Mary Allison

May 03, 2020

Thank you for your rational opinion!! Personally I think we as a country have jumped into the insanity pit!! And don’t even get me started on Dr. Fauci! As always I think you are the best—and NO vaccines for me!! Take care—Mary

Janet
Janet

May 03, 2020

Each of us needs to be able to make medical decisions for ourselves based on adequate and reproducible evidence so as to have informed consent. Not based on fear. Our basic rights are guaranteed for our safety against dystopia or statism or tyranny by the 1st Amendment and are given by God as inalienable. After watching the history of vaccines and having one of my own children have an adverse reaction… another vaccine is not what we need at this time- but education of how to support our immunity. Dr. Erickson made valid points about how we build immunity and what the reality of the numbers are as published by the CDC themselves(and based on the thousands he treated) and he was banished from social media. This is one of the most alarming turn of events. We need to stand against this type of silencing. We should not follow dogma for dogma sake but carefully studied unbiased independent studies. We need to teach people the why and how of good nutrition and have insurance cover holistic docs such as yourself . I could say so much more …

Emma Clarke
Emma Clarke

May 03, 2020

We are hearing disparity and inconsistency in all of the messaging, eg. no masks, maybe masks, definitely masks. Not an “official” word about boosting immunity. Besides supplements, sunshine and natural Vitamin D may be some of the best suggestions for combating the virus, but no-one seems to care. Just lock yourself inside and hope for the best? Utter madness!

Alice Ann Colton
Alice Ann Colton

May 03, 2020

The hardest thing for me is the unknown. In this situation we have a basket full! You may have a better idea than I do of what is truly known other than all the disparity you have pointed out. I have managed to avoid the flu shot, but mostly because of my egg allergy. You, Dr. Cometa, have kept me out of flu territory for which I am so grateful. I am hopeful for the same result for COVID-19 since I am in the high risk group.

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