Frightened over Delta and other variants? Well, you’re not alone. And that’s exactly how they like it, my friend.
Because when you’re scared, you listen and don’t question.
So I’m not at all surprised by mainstream medicine’s latest attempt to manipulate frightened Americans using the coronavirus variants.
Because, as you’ll see in a moment, their latest move stinks to high heaven. And it adds up to little more than another blatant attempt to sell a class of meds that informed folks have been quitting in droves for the last few years.
And that, of all things, is our old enemy statins.
Don’t fall for this manipulation. There are far better ways to protect yourself from the virus and stay healthy all year long. And you can do it while still avoiding those statins they’re once again trying to shove down your throat.
Wonky data makes you wonder
Statins are lousy for their primary purpose, preventing heart problems. Studies show they simply don’t save lives as advertised.
And that’s because these drugs fail to address the actual elephant in the artery. (To learn the truth about cholesterol that even your doctor might not know, click here.)
Plus, that cholesterol that statins target so aggressively? You actually need some of it to function.
So you’ll have to pardon me for being skeptical over the rosy new picture they’re painting. A recent study claims statins can somehow protect against coronavirus.
The analysis of some 10,000 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 last year finds that the ones who had been taking statins at the time of admission were 41 percent less likely to die during their hospitalization.
The same team also claims analysis of American Heart Association data finds statin users had a 25 percent lower risk of “severe” outcomes.
Wait a minute, last time I checked, death was a pretty severe outcome. Why is the protection against severe outcomes LOWER than the protection against death?
Wonky numbers aren’t the only problem here. The researchers also can’t quite explain why statins should offer any protection against coronavirus in the first place.
But sure, ignore those significant side effects such as severe muscle pain and skyrocketing diabetes risk and pop those pills anyway.
Do statins truly offer COVID-19 protection?
Here’s what’s likely really going on here. This was an observational study, and they’re drawing lines where there probably aren’t any.
Patients on statins are simply patients who see doctors more often. These folks not only have better access to medical care but are more likely to use it. So, naturally, these same people are more likely to get help earlier during an infection.
But here’s what’s truly infuriating. The same people celebrating the mystical powers of statins as a backup measure for coronavirus won’t even acknowledge any promising research on non-drug options that could do the same thing.
Similar studies found that vitamin D, fish oil, and vitamin K – to name a few – could all play a role in protecting against severe coronavirus infections or bad outcomes. Plus, none of those natural options come with the baggage of statins’ potentially severe side effects.
Yet every time one of those studies is published, the folks practicing conventional medicine react by wagging a self-righteous finger and dismissing it.
“Vitamins? That’s ridiculous,” they sneer. But when a study comes along that backs a drug like statins, we get, “See? This is why you need to take your medicine.”
Forget these hypocrites. The best way to protect yourself from this still-raging virus is the same as it has always been. That, of course, is with common-sense measures such as wearing a mask in public when it’s spreading near you and getting fully vaccinated.
And all year round, you should arm your body to fight back against any lurking threats by eating well, sleeping right, and making sure you get all the nutrients you need to keep your immune system running like a top.