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Herd Immunity for COVID-19?

From eNewsletter 2/2/2022

DID YOU KNOW that on the heels of the FDA approving magnesium for label claim for lowering high blood pressure, the following study from Cell confirms why magnesium has always been part of our immune protocol. Researchers discovered that critical immune cells, called T cells, can only eliminate abnormal or infected cells efficiently in a magnesium-rich environment. Epidemiologists, immunologists, and public health officials should all be notified of this highly significant finding, especially given the high rate of deficiency in the United States, as well as most of the world. In order to fight pathogens and rogue cells, such as those that cause cancer, it is critical that we supplement with magnesium to augment our daily needs.

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UPDATE - COVID-19 Vaccine Information We updated this document Monday, January 24th.

Virus Prevention And Treatment Vaccines minimize COVID-19 related mortality and hospitalizations, but SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay. Moreover, it is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Continue your immune support year-round. For more information, refer to our Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol.

COVID-19 Condition Monograph For those interested in conventional and integrative treatments for COVID-19 with over 250 references, this is our COVID-19 Condition Monograph.

UPDATE - Post-COVID Syndrome 2.0 (November 2021) The official diagnosis for post-COVID syndrome (PCS) are symptoms that last for 12 weeks or more. If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor is suffering from PCS, diligently following our Post-COVID Syndrome 2.0 Action Plan for purchase, or free to paid members here (must use the password), can bring measurable improvement.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Steve: "Too late to eradicate COVID-19," Mayo Clinic vaccinologist Dr. Gregory Poland says. "Herd immunity is not a strategy," implores immunologist Neeraj Sood, PhD, a professor with the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy. Even Pfizer's CEO says we cannot vaccinate every 4,5, or 6 months. And his company would stand to make billions more if this was the case! A study published last week in JAMA Network Open concluded herd immunity isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nearly three quarters of Los Angeles County residents had potential protection against COVID-19 in April 2021 due to vaccination, infection, or both. But this high number didn't stop the region from being ravaged by the subsequent Delta and Omicron surges. Thus, as we have said incessantly since the pandemic began, we will still get sick from SARS-CoV-2 in perpetuity. Luckily, most of us have now developed a level of immunity that will keep us from severe illness or death. But again, we cannot kill SARS-CoV-2 with perpetual vaccination. And now for the latest on COVID-19... Omicron Update Dr. Andrew Badley, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic and director of the clinic's COVID-19 Task Force, said the good news with Omicron is that nearly all people it infects will recover. Badley predicts: "We'll see a downturn in COVID in late spring or early summer where well into the second quarter of 2022 we'll see a reemergence of control." The research confirms this, especially if you have had at least two mRNA vaccine doses or prior COVID-19 infection. The omicron variant partly evades antibody response provided by vaccination or previous infection, but T cells still recognize omicron and can neutralize it, according to a study from Nature Medicine. According to a study from Medrxiv, Omicron was associated with a 75% reduced risk of hospitalization and length of hospital stay compared with Delta. COVID-19 Reinfection and More According to the CDC, if you were lucky enough to survive your first COVID-19 infection unvaccinated, then you have a lower risk for re-infection compared with those who were vaccinated but never had COVID-19. Further CDC data examined non-COVID-19 related mortality data of 6.4 million COVID-19 vaccines and 4.6 million unvaccinated persons. Recipients of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna had lower non-COVID-19 mortality risk than did the unvaccinated comparison groups. Long-COVID and the Liver Post-COVID syndrome, an ongoing inflammatory state following infection with SARS-CoV-2, is associated with greater risk of metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), according to a study in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. MAFLD, also known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is considered an indicator of general health and is in turn linked to greater risk of cardiovascular complications and mortality. It is a multisystem disorder with various underlying causes. This disorder can be helped with diet and supplement modifications.