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  1. Mauritio

    Omicron up to 100 times less deadly than delta variant

    This article basically says, omicron is about as deadly as the flue and might be up to a 100 times less deadly than the delta variant. How would you justify any of the lockdowns and mandates if this turns out to be true ? And surprisingly one person in the article asks the same question...
  2. InChristAlone

    Where did the FLU go?

    Did covid cure the flu? From the CDC influenza website, here are the influenza like illness activity levels for Feb 2018: Here they are for this past Feb: And here you can clearly see flu coded deaths were non existent for 2020-2021 flu season: They have begun doing PCR testing for both...
  3. haidut

    Androgens (T, DHT) highly protective against the flu

    A gem of a study that throws a wrench in one of medicine's core dogmas - i.e. androgens have detrimental effects on the immune system and males have evolved to live with a trade-off between high androgen levels (and as such high fertility) and higher risk of severe viral episodes that can be...
  4. InChristAlone

    Role Of Vitamins A And D In The Pathogenesis Of Influenza: A New Perspective

    I wanted to share some really great quotes from this paper: Role of Fat-Soluble Vitamins A and D in the Pathogenesis of Influenza: A New Perspective There is so much juicy info in this article I encourage everyone interested in learning about vitamin A and D to read it! I think this has many...
  5. haidut

    The Tetracyclines Protect Against Sepsis Independently Of Their Antibiotics Effects

    A remarkable study, which demonstrates that not all antibiotics have been created equal. Namely, the tetracycline family of antibiotics is strikingly protective against lethality from sepsis, and that protection is completely separate from their antibiotics effects. For example, the study...
  6. tankasnowgod

    Was World War I The "Real" Cause Of The Spanish Flu Pandemic?

    Since seeing the news about the Corona Virus in Wuhan (sometimes being referred to as nCoV-2019, maybe due to the fact that people are realizing Corona Viruses have been around awhile) and the reaction to it, I wanted to dig a little deeper into the last real Pandemic. Well, I dug up a few...
  7. goodandevil

    Interesting Connection Between Mandatory Vaccines In 1901 And 1918 Influenza

    For all the forced vaccinations people endured, death rates from infectious disease in general skyrocketed shortly after, during the 1918 pandemic. I read this interesting series of articles from stanford, and evidently the infkuenza outbreak began in military camps, the first population that...
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