A Treatment and Preventive for Covid Was Available Since May 2020
Big Medicine and the government allowed people to die instead
A conversation this morning with my friend Jim reminded me of something important. Something for which Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx, and almost every physician in the country deserve retributive justice.
Death by Medical Incompetence (or Malice?)
Jim told me the story of a friend of his, an older gentleman with diabetes. The friend caught Covid in 2020 in a nursing home. Jim asked what they’re doing for hime. “They’re going to watch it,” the friend said.
After a brief rally, the friend died.
In the meantime, everyone from the friend’s POA to doctors lambasted Jim for even suggesting some sort of therapeutic treatment. “Are you a doctor?” they’d ask derisively. “There is no treatment for Covid,” they’d say.
But as early as May 2020, researchers identified a common link in severe cases of Covid, and Scott Adams broadcast that link for all to hear.
We’ve Known the Answer All Along
Every risk group for severe Covid was also associated with Vitamin D deficiency. Every one.
“But, Hennessy,” you say, “who cares what a cartoonist thinks about Covid prevention and treatment?” Good point. So I looked at the medical literature and found out that a lot of researchers trust that cartoonist more than they trusted the “official” medical authorities.
Numerous Studies Found Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Covid Deaths
Pubmed lists at least eight studies on the link between Vitamin D deficiency and bad Covid outcomes. Here’s an excerpt from one such study:
Evidence from observational studies is accumulating, suggesting that the majority of deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 infections are statistically attributable to vitamin D insufficiency and could potentially be prevented by vitamin D supplementation. Given the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic, rational vitamin D supplementation whose safety has been proven in an extensive body of research should be promoted and initiated to limit the toll of the pandemic even before the final proof of efficacy in preventing COVID-19 deaths by randomized trials.1
When adjusted for age, gender, and comorbidities, VitD deficiency was associated with higher risk of IMV/D and death (HR 6.12, 95% CI 2.79–13.42, p < 0.001 and HR 14.73, 95% CI 4.16–52.19, p < 0.001, respectively). Similar correlations were observed in the inpatient subgroup. Our study demonstrates an association between VitD deficiency and severity/mortality of COVID-19, highlighting the need for interventional studies on VitD supplementation in SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals.2
Yet these scientific studies were ignored, not only by the “official” medical authorities (who have a vested interest in pushing very expensive experimental vaccines), but just about every doctor who was “struggling” with massive numbers of very sick Covid patients, like the doctors who killed Jim’s friend.
Pushbutton Doctors Are Worse Than Old Wives’ Tales
Here’s why I have zero faith in the medical industry. Doctors are famous for being what Nassim Taleb calls “interventionistas.” Doctors love to prescribe. Most doctors are also mindless checklist followers. They don’t treat the individual—they simply put symptoms and metrics into a computer which spits out a series of prescriptive steps. For Covid, the steps were:
Do Nothing (until it gets really bad.)
Administer Oxygen (until it gets worse.)
Ventilate (until insurance runs out.)
Call the morgue.
Tell the nurses, “get this stiff out of here, it’s a mood-killer for the live patients.”
At some point, you would think a doctor with twelve years of education and training would think for himself. At some point, some doctor somewhere would question the official checklist and apply what he learned in all those years of school and practice. Maybe even question the official script now and then.
Few did. The vast majority of physicians, even those who must have privately wondered if the official script was really the right one, simply followed the script and watched their patients die.
Why, for the love of God and neighbor, would a doctor treating a large caseload of at-risk Covid patients not recommend Vitamin D, zinc, and quercetin? They’re all safe, over-the-counter supplements that carry zero risk and provide a big upside for a range of health issues, even if they did not directly combat Covid. In short, a Vitamin D supplementation protocol would do zero harm and could save a life or two.
But that’s not the way doctors operate. That’s not the way our litigation system operates. Doctors, to avoid lawsuits, simply follow the official checklist, even that checklist wipes out their roster of patients. (The FDA’s recommended diets will always provide more customers with chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and neurological-cognitive disorders.)
So, doctors won’t go out of business if all their patients die in a day. The system will generate new ones.
The reason the medical world ignores potentially lifesaving science is ugly, and our love of litigation plays a role. But fear of lawsuits does not absolve physicians of their moral duty to think for themselves when the “official” narrative conflicts with observed reality. Doctors who accepted Step 1: Do Nothing in the official Covid treatment protocol are culpable for many deaths.
If you had Covid and your doctor did not prescribe, at a minimum, Vitamin D, zinc, and quercetin supplementation, your doctor is, at best, a quack. Get a new one.
UPDATE: A new-ish study (August 2021) finds correlation between low Vitamin D and death by Covid.
Brenner H, Schöttker B. Vitamin D Insufficiency May Account for Almost Nine of Ten COVID-19 Deaths: Time to Act. Comment on: "Vitamin D Deficiency and Outcome of COVID-19 Patients". Nutrients 2020, 12, 2757. Nutrients. 2020 Nov 27;12(12):3642. doi: 10.3390/nu12123642. PMID: 33260798; PMCID: PMC7761047.
Radujkovic, A., Hippchen, T., Tiwari-Heckler, S., Dreher, S., Boxberger, M., & Merle, U. (2020). Vitamin D Deficiency and Outcome of COVID-19 Patients. Nutrients, 12(9), 2757. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12092757