We’re five months into this pandemic, and there’s really only one thing I know for sure about the coronavirus.
You know the mainstream health authorities we rely on for good and consistent information? The ones practically dictating how we live our lives right now?
They’re FAILING miserably at living up to expectations. In fact, if you’ll pardon the expression, it’s become clear that they don’t know they’re rear ends from their elbows half the time.
They’ve gone back and forth so often we’ve all got whiplash. Don’t wear a mask! Wear a mask! Millions will die from coronavirus! OK, maybe not! It’s deadlier than the flu. Oh wait, we’re not sure!
And of course, there’s hydroxychloroquine. It works… it doesn’t… yes, it does… no wait, it doesn’t. The mainstream has taken mixed messages to whole new confusing heights.
Now don’t get me wrong here. The coronavirus IS a deadly disease. And we ALL need to take steps to stop the spread and ensure we don’t get sick. And there is still a lot we don’t know about it yet.
But the health authorities are in danger of LOSING their authority if they keep this flip-flopping nonsense up. And that’s why I want you to take the latest headline with a HUGE grain of salt.
When reality fails to meet expectations
All these months into the pandemic and they’re not much closer to a reliable treatment, let alone a cure for the coronavirus.
Sure, the FDA gave emergency use authorization to the drug remdesivir, which Dr. Anthony Fauci quickly hailed as the “standard of care.”
Except it’s not exactly a cure. It’s more of a cautionary tale.
Remdesivir CAN improve recovery for some folks (11 days vs. 15 days). And the drug may improve survival, just a touch. But so far, the difference is small enough that it hasn’t quite reached statistical significance.
The best we can say is that it seems to help some coronavirus victims, a little. But you sure as heck wouldn’t know that based on the press conference and “standard of care” hype.
It’s certainly better than nothing. And anyone battling this bug is lucky to have it. But it’s also just another example of where the dramatic announcement hasn’t matched the reality.
So take the latest news with a HUGE grain of salt, and maybe even the entire shaker. Because the mainstream is now claiming there will be a coronavirus treatment authorized in time for your first slice of pumpkin pie in early autumn.
A coronavirus breakthrough… or maybe not
Eli Lilly says they should know by August or September if people treated with their experimental new coronavirus drugs have avoided hospitalization and other adverse outcomes.
But don’t get your hopes up yet. Even if it does work… and like everything else with this disease, it’s a HUGE IF right now… they said limited manufacturing capacity could mean there’s only “hundreds of thousands” of doses by the end of the year.
That might sound like a lot. But there are 20,000-25,000 new coronavirus infections daily. That number could be a whole lot higher in autumn if the dreaded “second wave” arrives.
In other words, “hundreds of thousands of doses” could be enough to treat about a week or two of coronavirus cases, give or take.
I get it. We’re All desperate for some good news right now. And this could be it. But judging by their track record, it’s best to not get too excited by the mainstream hype. And definitely don’t count on a coronavirus vaccine by autumn, either.
Your best bet right now is to plan around this virus for the long haul. We’re running a marathon, not a sprint here. Keep up the distancing… avoid crowds… wear a mask. And stay as healthy as you can, of course, by arming your immune system with proper sleep, low stress, and essential nutrients such as vitamin D.
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