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Friday, April 16, 2021

Obesity: COVID’s Third Rail

“Having obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization due to a COVID-19 infection,” the CDC has said. Obesity impairs the immune system, decreases lung capacity and reserve, and can make ventilation more difficult. As body mass index increases, so does the risk of death from COVID-19. 

Last month the CDC reported that about 80 percent of those who are hospitalized or die in the U.S. because of COVID-19 are overweight or obese. If you contract the novel coronavirus, you have “50% more likelihood of dying,” a highly-regarded obesity researcher told the medical journal JAMA in an interview, saying his findings “really shook me.” Also in March, the World Obesity Federation reported that almost 90 percent of deaths with COVID-19 in the first year of the pandemic were in countries where more than half of the population is classified as overweight. COVID death rates are 10 times higher in countries where most are overweight. That means you, America!
-Chuck

21 comments:

  1. We knew this a year ago.

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  2. 80% !?!?!?!?!
    So, not being fat I am at even less risk of getting kung flu.

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  3. So government made us sedentary, isolated, closed the gyms and recreation areas, thereby creating more obese people. Epic.

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  4. in my late 50s, between the coof, overall health and impending festivities I had incentive to lose over 50 pounds.

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  5. Excessive gut fat crowds the main breathing muscle, the diaphragm, so the lungs dont operate like they should. Apples beware!
    R

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  6. If you are healthy, fit and are disciplined in your eating habits you must sacrifice your freedoms and your livelihood for the fat lazy fucks who cant control themselves at the golden corral buffet.

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  7. Having obesity??

    Really? It's come to that?

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    1. Can't imply that people might be responsible for their own level of fitness. Might hurt their fee-fees!

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  8. The elephant in the room is vitamin D.
    D gets trapped in fat molecules where it isn't available to the body.
    Obese people tend to have low levels of D due to their couch surfing lifestyle keeping them from sunlight which synthesizes D in the body.
    They prolly don't bother with supplemental vitamins, and tend to eat more junk food than people with a normal BMI.
    While all the complications associated with obesity do contribute as co-morbidities, the unavailability of D far outweighs them.

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  9. If that is true I should have been dead at least 6 months ago. Look at Vitamin D levels especially if you are over 60. If you have Low Vitamin D levels you are more likely to get it and more likely to be hospitalized and more likely to DIE.

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  10. If the PTB didn’t push the HUGELY INFLATED numbers of COVID deaths, we might be able to believe what they tell us.
    They did and I don’t.
    Once you lie, everything that follows is horseshit until proven otherwise.

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  11. Getting the levels of your vitamin D checked is a fairly inexpensive blood test.
    And any doctor who tells you that as long as yours are 30 or above, is full shit and/or just uninformed.
    You should all strive to get your level at 60 or above.
    In theory, one can have your D level too high and reach toxicity, but in reality it's actually so rare that I defy you to find someone who had it happen.
    Don't be afraid of D. Living in a northern latitude as I do, I take 10,000 IU's a day in the winter and 5,000 even in the summer when I am working outside every day, and I can just barely keep my level at or near 60. I'd be even happier if mine were around 80, but at 60 I sailed through my very brief bout with the Kung Flu last year without even breaking stride.......I had the symptoms, but was able to just keep falling trees.

    Tim in AK

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    1. After learning that the "experts" screwed up on the RDA suggestions for Vitamin D-they should be ~10X higher for many people-I decided to get the blood test done the next time I was in for periodic blood work. The lab drew an extra vial to do the D test but the next day I got an message from the doctor's assistant that he had denied the test because "I didn't need it". Won't go into details about age, weight, health condition-even a monkey would okay the test. But not my damn doc. That was strike two for the guy-he refused to order a colonoscopy for me outside his clinic, even though a young doc of theirs a couple years ago damaged a patient's plumbing attempting to do the procedure. No big deal, since it is said to be hard to overdose on Vitamin D, so I started taking 7,000 units daily and use products from 2 different manufacturers-the idea being if one product is not metabolized as well maybe the other does a better job.

      Among other supplements, I especially take zinc as well as selenium-and yes, there are interesting stories about the benefits of those two and also how the mainstream medical/pharmaceutical complex remains silent about the benefits of those two minerals.

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    2. Interestingly, I ran into the same resistance from my own primary doc, who dismissively waved away my ideas on D levels.
      She changed her tune after I looked her in the eye and said, "Because you refused to write the order to check my D levels, I had to wing it on my own, and use some extrapolation, and guess how much I should take, and for how long, and I took 10,000 IU's a day for 200 days, and then another doctor agreed to write the order to check my levels just a couple weeks ago(this was a year ago).....and I was now at 60......so we can only imagine how low my levels were before I did that."
      Then 6 months later I was at her office getting another blood draw for my routine metabolic panel, and I asked if D was going to be included, and was told "No, because you were above 30 recently enough that it is not necessary."
      I said that I didn't give a flying fuck what they thought, and demanded that my D levels be included in the test, and that I would pay extra to include it ($75).
      There is more to the story, but the short version is, that I won the argument, shelled out the $75, and got it included in the metabolic panel.
      She (my primary care doc) has begun arguing less and less with me, and when I saw her a month ago, even told me that the day before, she was singing my praises to another doctor friend of hers, about my incredible health that has resulted from educating myself.....LOL
      So yeah.....it's an uphill battle, but we have to take charge of our own health, and sadly, that even includes sometimes educating our damn doctors who are supposed to be educating US.

      Tim in AK

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  12. A clinical scientist and immunologist-virologist at a southern California laboratory says he and colleagues from 7 universities are suing the CDC for massive fraud. The reason: not one of 1500 samples of people tested “positive” could find Covid-19. ALL people were simply found to have Influenza A, and to a lesser extent Influenza B. This is consistent with the previous findings of other scientists, which we have reported on several times.

    Dr. Derek Knauss: “When my lab team and I subjected the 1500 supposedly positive Covid-19 samples to Koch’s postulates and put them under an SEM (electron microscope), we found NO Covid in all 1500 samples. We found that all 1500 samples were primarily Influenza A, and some Influenza B, but no cases of Covid. We did not use the bulls*** PCR test.’

    At 7 Universities Not Once COVID Detected

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    1. Link? Would like to read the document.

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    2. BillyBob in TexasApril 18, 2021 at 8:03 AM

      Here you go.
      https://principia-scientific.com/laboratories-in-us-cant-find-covid-19-in-1500-positive-tests/

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  13. BillyBob in TexasApril 18, 2021 at 8:05 AM

    This should be spread wide & far.

    Dr. Ryan Cole is the CEO and Medical Director of Cole Diagnostics, one of the largest independent labs in the State of Idaho. Dr. Cole is a Mayo Clinic trained Board Certified Pathologist. He is Board Certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He has expertise in immunology and virology and also has subspecialty expertise in skin pathology. He has seen over 350,000 patients in his career, and has done over 100,000 Covid tests in the past year. Dr Cole talks about the science and data relating to public health measures that we may have been missing, and what treatments should be available to everybody.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/1md31fLh2YiR/

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    1. I, purely by coincidence, actually watched the video of him just yesterday, and yes he is impressive.
      Count me in as someone who joins you in urging others here to watch him and some others who are debunking the misinformation being peddled by the MSM and the little self serving psychopath, Anthony Fauci.....

      Tim in AK

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    2. Dr. Cole’s presentation should be viewed by everyone immediately. He also recommended another website that we’re beginning to explore further too — flccc.net.

      Kenny, perhaps you would consider making Dr. Cole’s presentation a “headliner” on the blog?

      Cheers.

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  14. I posted the info about Dr. Cole’s presentation over at WRSA (in a comment) too. Great stuff. Take your vitamin D!

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