U.S. Hits 20 Million Cases as COVID Variant Spreads

Jan. 1, 2021 — The United States started 2021 they way it ended 2020: Setting new records amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

The country passed the 20 million mark for coronavirus cases on Friday, setting the mark sometime around noon, according to Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tracker. The total is nearly twice as many as the next worst country – India, which has 10.28 million cases.

Along with the case county, more than 346,000 Americans have now died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. That is 77% more fatalities than Brazil, which ranks second globally with 194,949 deaths.

More than 125,370 coronavirus patients were hospitalized on Thursday, the fourth record-setting day in a row, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Going by official tallies, it took 292 days for the US to reach its first 10 million cases, and just 54 more days to double it, CNN reported.

Meanwhile, 12.41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed in the U.S. as of Wednesday, according to the CDC. Yet only 2.8 million people have received the first of a two-shot regimen.

The slower-than-hoped for rollout of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines comes as a new variant of the coronavirus has emerged in a third state. Florida officials announced a confirmed case of the new variant – believed to have originated in the United Kingdom — in Martin County in southeast Florida.

The state health department said on Twitter that the patient is a man in his 20s with no history of travel. The department said it is working with the CDC to investigate.

The variant has also been confirmed in cases in Colorado and California. It is believed to be more contagious. The BBC reported that the new variant increases the reproduction or “R number” by 0.4 and 0.7. The UK’s most recent R number has been estimated at 1.1 to 1.3, meaning anyone who has the coronavirus could be assumed to spread it to up to 1.3 people.

The R number needs to be below 1.0 for the spread of the virus to fall.

“There is a huge difference in how easily the variant virus spreads,” Professor Axel Gandy of London’s Imperial College told BBC News. “This is the most serious change in the virus since the epidemic began,” he added.

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CNN.com: “US surpasses 20 million Covid-19 cases as experts warn it’ll take months for vaccines to turn the tide”

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Corona Virus-Research the “experts” know but won’t tell you that could save your life

The fear is palpable. The Corona virus has divided and paralyzed the entire world. This has been such a sad and troubling realization to me. Despite the confusion and inconsistencies of the so-called “experts”—people continue to follow their every word. People have no faith in the innate, God given intelligent design of the human body that knows perfectly and exactly how to fight off disease.  And yes—this includes corona. Corona viruses are not new—just our perception of them.

Who will give you permission to feel safe again? Your governor? The President? The CDC? Dr. Fauci? People who are most susceptible to this virus are the ones with comorbidities. This isn’t new. Viruses have been around longer than humans. On any given day—you harbor 380 trillion viruses; far more than your 6 trillion human cells.

Sadly, everything new is well forgotten old.

Fear is what motivated me to become a naturopath. I saw the absolute terror that the diagnosis of cancer can do to a person.  It did this to my husband. In 2001, he was told the treatment for his salivary gland cancer required surgery to remove his cheek, sew on a patch of skin from his back, sew his eye partially shut, and possibly go through radiation. I didn’t like that option. I had left that world behind long before. This journey is detailed in my book.

It’s a big leap of faith to trust anything outside the “norm” of western medicine. They have purposely indoctrinated us to believe that we are helpless victims of disease. This disempowers us. The fact is–we are overweight, and over medicated but hey it isn’t our fault–we just have bad genes. Thanks to our unhealthy lifestyles and reliance on the medical system to “fix” us, the US is ranked dead last in the world in terms of health outcomes. These are the people you trust to tell you when you’ll be safe? They can’t even save themselves.

Meanwhile McDonald’s is giving away free junk food to the first 100 people to get tested for Covid. Such irony. Get junk food and get tested!  While we remain isolated, sedentary and afraid, the junk food industry and the pharmaceutical companies make billions for their investors. 

Hook up the oxygen tank, grab the hover round, and let’s go snag a free Big Mac and get micro chipped!  Don’t forget to wear your mask!  We must be socially responsible!

It wasn’t until many years after my husband’s cancer that I learned that chemotherapy originated from a secret stash of mustard gas from a blown up WWII ship. In a “rush” to come up with a cure for cancer—Western medicine promoted an agent as a cancer treatment that destroyed human DNA and was designed to “kill our enemies.” Early chemotherapy treatment killed more people than it saved.   Never take my word in place of your own research. This information is right there on the American Cancer Society Website.

But I saw this first hand while working on an oncology floor in a hospital in the late1970’s. First hand knowledge from experience can’t be sanitized or erased.

The same “rush” to develop a treatment occurred with the AIDS epidemic. I was working as an RN at a VA Hospital. We were trained by “expert” MD’s on how the “acquired immune deficiency syndrome” affected the body and how to protect ourselves from AIDS. We were told at the time that the virus originated from a gay airline steward having sex with a monkey. We were told it was a “blood to blood” transmission disease that mostly affected gay men and IV drug users who shared needles. We even got these cool pamphlets with “Mr. Condom” on the front. Condoms were made available in public restrooms and sterile needles were given away at free clinics.

We later learned that there was no such single causative viral agent as AIDS.  It couldn’t/still can’t be cultured and does not meet the six laws of virology or Koch’s Postulates. Instead, the causes of HIV were overuse of toxic legally prescribed drugs like the failed cancer drug AZT –as well as illicit nitrite inhalant drugs (poppers) that enhance sexual performance. These drugs, combined with having multiple sexual partners, sharing needles, and contracting repeated venereal diseases–caused immune deficiency. The people who died from AIDS were the people whose lifestyle toxified their blood and destroyed their immune system. We’ve been hearing a lot about “comorbidity factors” these days.

In his book, “Inventing the AIDS virus, Dr. Peter Duesberg presents a massive amount of documentation showing that the CDC needed an epidemic to justify its continued existence, and by playing on the public fear surrounding HIV–ensured increased funding and power to come up with a vaccine. Those government safety organizations with three letters (CDC, NIH, etc.) had tried to push cancer as a virus so they could develop a vaccine for it. Vaccines get billions of dollars in funding.  Cancer isn’t a virus. Dr. Duesberg believed that the pharmaceutical companies cashed in on the epidemic by bringing back the highly toxic cancer drug AZT, as well as DDI and DDC—which destroyed the immune system and, as is often the case—actually caused the AIDS like symptoms.   Despite the fact that Dr. Fauci secured massive funding for these drugs to fight HIV —no vaccine is available.  In fact Fauci has held his job through six Presidential administrations–every epidemic since Reagan; and still there are no vaccines for AIDS, Ebola, SARS, or Zika.  The AIDS budget?  Seven billion dollars $$$.  

What do we currently know about Covid-19? What are the comorbidity or contributing factors to be aware of? Could your lifestyle choices put you more at risk than my choice not to wear a mask? Here are a couple clues. Do you have COPD? Do you take Statin drugs? Do you take ACE inhibitor drugs for blood pressure?  Did you get a flu shot last year? Based solely on those four cofactors alone—millions of Americans are sitting ducks.

We know that this virus, as well as the common cold and the more severe versions of it (SARS, MERS) bind to a receptor in the lung called ACE 2. Once the virus enters the body, it begins a rapid response process of replication, which causes massive endothelial cell membrane deterioration. Endothelial cells line your blood vessels. The blood can’t get into the pulmonary vein and into the tiny pulmonary capillaries to dump carbon dioxide and pick up oxygen and return back to the blood. The blood is coagulating and sticking together forming clots. When ACE 2 reduction or loss occurs, general inflammation in the body increases and vascular walls become more permeable—resulting in edema, leaking blood vessels and diminished lung function. This results in the symptoms of dry cough, fever, and inflammatory conditions due to oxygen depravation.

Ventilators are needed when oxygen saturation is low. But in order for a vent to work –blood vessels and lung alveoli must be intact. In the case of Covid—the integrity of the blood vessels is compromised and the inflammation causes excess fluid in the alveoli. You can’t push gas past fluid or the pressure will blow apart the fragile tissue of the alveoli.  Ventilators are not a good choice when the integrity of the lungs is compromised. You destroy the lungs and the person will most likely die. Ask any nurse anesthetist.  It’s the law of physics.

Imagine the terror of dying alone of oxygen depravation (hypoxia) and carbon dioxide build up. It’s very similar to High Altitude Sickness.

If you look at comorbidities that people are dying from, and their relationship to the ACE 2 receptor—it all makes sense at the cellular level. COPD is the only lung condition that puts you at increased risk of dying from COVID. COPD has very high ACE 2 expression, which means lots of channels in. All the other factors are vascular in nature, but only if you add two drugs: Statins and ACE 2 inhibitors.

Statin drugs block a very important enzyme called CoQ10. CoQ10 is a fatty molecule found in all cell membranes. It is responsible for ATP (energy) production and also functions as an antioxidant in cell membranes. When statins block CoQ10, all the cell membranes increase ACE 2 receptors. When you add an ACE 2 inhibitor like Lisinopril or Losartan—it also up-regulates ACE 2 receptors which give the virus more cellular doorways to gain entry.  The leading number one drug recommendation from western medicine if you have heart disease, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease is an ACE inhibitor.

So when these two drugs (statins and ACE inhibitors) increase ACE 2 receptors in the lungs—you change the balance of their reactivity to their environment. Many people develop a side effect of ACE inhibitors, which is a dry cough. So if they develop a dry cough–they are put on an ARB (Angiotensin receptor blocker) which –wait for it—increases ACE 2 receptors. Ace 2 inhibitors, statin drugs and ARB’s are now seen as a major risk factor in death from COVID. If you KNOW that this is the case, why not take your patient off statins and switch to a different blood pressure medication. Calcium channel blocker perhaps? How many people in the US take statin drugs?  40 million. How many take ACE inhibitors? Lisinopril alone in 2017: 104,779,319

So, if you truly had a medical system that cared—and they knew that this many people were prescribed meds that are putting them at risk of dying from COVID —why wouldn’t they change your meds? Teach you about healthy lifestyle choices?  If they would have done that alone—from the beginning (because they knew this years ago) imagine the potential deaths they could have prevented.

And they did know; “they” being the CDC and NIH—they’ve known for a long time that these drugs bind to and increase ACE 2 receptors because this knowledge is based upon research of the common cold, SARS and MERS. They also know that if you get a flu shot—your risk of getting corona and six other common respiratory viruses goes up the following year. The “experts” knew right from the beginning that this virus was not going to be a massively fatal event unless we mismanaged it. And they DID mismanage this. The mindset of physicians was that this is respiratory failure and we need to ventilate patients. This mindset was killing people. If you are in pathological coagulation, the ventilator will cause you to succumb to the disease because the problem is not the lung—it is the toxic blood. Hydroxycloroqine works because it raises the pH of the blood, which then provides more nascent oxygen, which in turn, breaks up the coagulation.  

We’ll have one more season of Corona in the environment. It takes two years for these viruses to exit—so next summer it will be gone. Will you take the time to get your lifestyle in order now or will you chose to get your Big Mac, untested vaccine, and microchip later?

My purpose is always, always to empower you to seek health beyond danger. Please do your research. The choice is yours.

Resources: *You may need to copy and paste these links

380 Viruses in my body?


HIV, Dr. Fauci, and the drugs used to treat it.



Happy “Hypoxia”


Chemotherapy and mustard gas


Flu Shot and Corona Virus


ACE 2 and corona virus connection




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Could an Ancient Drug Help Fight Severe COVID-19?

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As researchers hunt for ways to treat severe COVID-19 infections, a new trial will ask whether an old arthritis drug can prevent serious complications in the first place.

The medication, called colchicine, is an oral anti-inflammatory that has long been prescribed for gout, a form of arthritis. Its history goes back thousands of years, and the drug was first sourced from the autumn crocus flower.

Doctors also sometimes use colchicine to treat pericarditis, where the sac around the heart becomes inflamed.

Now researchers in the United States and Canada are testing it for a different purpose: Keeping high-risk COVID-19 patients from getting sick enough to land in the hospital.

Colchicine is just one of several anti-inflammatory drugs currently in clinical trials for treating COVID-19.

It’s all part of a growing belief that the worst effects of the coronavirus infection are caused not by the virus itself, but by a massive overreaction of the immune system, known as a cytokine storm.

“I think there’s pretty substantial evidence that cytokine storm is involved,” said Dr. Randy Cron, a rheumatologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

In a cytokine storm, the immune system goes into overdrive — flooding the body with proteins (cytokines) that trigger widespread inflammation. That causes often fatal damage to organs.

Cron, who was not involved in the new trial, literally wrote the textbook on cytokine storms — the 2019 Cytokine Storm Syndrome.

He explained that the immune reaction is not unique to COVID-19: Cytokine storms can arise in response to other infections, to cancer, to certain cancer therapies, or in people with autoimmune diseases.

The storm that brews against the new coronavirus does appear to be unique in certain ways, according to Cron.

“One example is that it sets up shop in the lungs first,” he said.

Still, Cron and other researchers believe that treatments for cytokine storm could ultimately prove key in battling the coronavirus pandemic.

A few powerful anti-inflammatory drugs, used for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, are already in late-stage trials. Those studies involve patients already hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia.


The colchicine study is different, said researcher Dr. Priscilla Hsue, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

“One of the unique aspects is that we’re trying to hit this before people need to be hospitalized,” Hsue said.

Colchicine is the medication of choice for a few reasons, Hsue explained: Unlike the drugs being tested in hospital patients — which are given by infusion or injection — colchicine tablets are easy to take and inexpensive. And the medication has a long history of safe use for gout, she added.

Beyond that, Hsue added, a recent trial found that low-dose colchicine benefits people who’ve recently suffered a heart attack. Patients who took one tablet a day curbed their risk of further heart complications or stroke over the next two years.

Heart injury is a common problem in people who become seriously ill with COVID-19 — at least partly, researchers suspect, because of cytokine storm. Hsue said it all raises the question of whether colchicine could help prevent such heart issues.

The trial aims to enroll 6,000 patients newly diagnosed with COVID-19 who are at increased risk of serious illness — because they are older than 69, or have conditions like heart or lung disease.

To keep those patients isolated at home, the study has an unusual “contactless” design: Patients will receive the medication by courier, and have follow-up visits via video or phone. The researchers will look at whether the tactic lowers hospitalization rates and deaths over one month.

While Cron believes that targeting cytokine storms in COVID-19 is wise, he had some reservations about giving colchicine to people with no signs of the severe immune reaction. Could any dampening of their immune response against the virus backfire?

“My concern is, could it make the infection worse?” Cron said.

Hsue, however, pointed to the safety record of the medication, and noted that the dose given in the trial will be lower than what’s routinely used for gout.

In the end, Cron said, the only way to definitively prove any medication works for COVID-19 is through clinical trials.

The colchicine study is currently recruiting patients, with UCSF and New York University School of Medicine being the first two U.S. sites involved.

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SOURCES: Priscilla Hsue, M.D., professor, medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Randy Cron, M.D., Ph.D., professor, pediatrics and medicine, director, pediatric rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Corona Virus–empower yourself with knowledge and stop feeling helpless. You’re not.

If you watch the news, you know that fears about the Corona virus are the top news story every night. How much of the information is actually useful though?  Do you have a mask yet? Are you freaking out because there’s no hand sanitizer to be found? Grocery stores and even large chain home improvement stores are selling out of both. Even Aloe Vera is difficult to find as panic gripped people try to make their own sanitizer.

The government uses these virus fear tactics to control populations. People trust that the government will protect them. People willingly give up their rights and freedom for
security and “protection”. Fear is paralyzing and proven to lower IQ to almost childlike status. That’s how they control you.  Most of those who die from these global virus events are people who are already immune system compromised with physical, chemical, or emotional stress before they are infected.

So wouldn’t logical thinking tell you to improve your own immune system to protect yourself?

A few years ago in 2015, the global fear was the mosquito spreading Zika virus to vulnerable pregnant women. Zika infection during pregnancy could result in a brain condition called microcephaly to the child.  Before that it was Ebola and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Are you aware that SARS first appeared in 2003 and is caused by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV)? (Resources) And yet, everyone reading this survived—or your parents did.

People recover. Humans have
survived plagues and viruses since the beginning of time. A virus is a virus. Your
body is equipped.

Understanding how a virus
replicates once inside your body is far more beneficial than buying a mask and
hand sanitizer to fight it. And hand sanitizer is so over rated. It contains
cancer-causing ingredients.  It actually
dries out your hands and destroys the natural Creator given protective flora
and oil glands on the largest organ of the body—your skin. This leads to
secondary infections. Studies have shown that hand sanitizer takes 4 minutes of
vigorous scrubbing to actually kill germs on your hands. (Resources below)
Meanwhile you are stripping your skin of the very bacterial defenders you need
to survive. Healthy skin is your first line of defense. Keep in mind, your body
knows perfectly and exactly how to prevent viruses from entering your body. Your
skin is comprised of millions of protective bacterial species. Unless you scrub
them off! Bacillus subtilis, for just one example, fights off other harmful
bacteria and was used to make the antibiotic ointment Bacitracin.

Sadly, most medical
intervention is counter intuitive. Take the idea of fogging the air with
alcohol and sanitizers.  This actually
weakens the immune system response and predisposes people to further infection.
Think of hospitals—the pillars of sterilized sanitized institutions. There are
hand sanitizers outside every room. Yet, 1.7 million Americans develop
hospital-acquired infections each year and 99,000 of them die.  (Resources)
Infections like MRSA and C-diff are frequently acquired after a hospital
or nursing home stay. These secondary infections can be deadly or difficult to
treat at best. If you can’t kill germs in a hospital setting without causing secondary
infections—maybe the germs aren’t the problem.

Still, the fear mongering
media doctors tell us of makeshift hospital like quarantine centers where one
person can infect large groups of people and actually spread the disease.  Fear and panic weaken the immune system faster
than the medications they give you to suppress the symptoms.  And they’re not going to serve you natural
antivirals like garlic and blueberries. Or healing immune system boosters like
Kombucha, Kefir, or raw fermented veggies. Since part of your immune system is
located in your gut—it makes sense to improve your immune system by improving
your microbial diversity.  The more
variety of beneficial bacteria, the healthier the immune system.

If the media docs really
wanted to scare you awake—maybe they’d tell you that you have a much better
chance of dying from risk factors that have little to nothing to do with
viruses and everything to do with factors that are completely under your own

The number of deaths by risk
factor in 2017 had 10.44 million people dying of high blood pressure and 6.53
million dying of high blood sugar. And despite all the research, all the money,
all the technological and medical advances—the number one and number two causes
of death have remained the same for decades: cardiovascular disease (17.79
million deaths in 2017) and cancer (9.56 million deaths in 2017). (Resources)  But keep taking those pills they give you
because your lifestyle has nothing to do with your dis-ease.

You can protect yourself from viruses by avoiding crowded public places like fitness gyms, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, mass transit, sporting events, cruise ships, and daycare.  If you or your kids are sick, stay home! Avoid public quarantine.

If you have to use a public
restroom—wash your hands and then use a paper towel, a tissue, your elbow, or
foot to open the door. Teach your children to do the same! Kids love to touch
everything and then touch their face. Consider shopping online and pick up at
the grocery store.  At least for the near
future, be vigilant. But always wash your hands. And always be vigilant.

Your throat has a
sophisticated intelligence system located in the small pores lining the back of
it, that act like a switchboard to detect foreign invaders and neutralize them.
The tonsils and adenoids are lymph tissue that hold these invaders so they
can’t get into your lungs. Unless you’ve had them removed. Coughing clears the
lymph. Giving drugs like Tylenol for fever, or cough medicine to suppress symptoms
only drives the virus deeper!  Viruses
like to hide in the lower part of the lungs where they can remain undetected
and multiply. The Wim Hof Method teaches deep breathing. (Resource) Very few
people know the simple yet profound power of deep breathing.

Despite what the media
doctors and social media tell us—Vitamin C is being used very effectively to
treat the coronavirus in Wuhan China. There are other crucial nutrients like
zinc and selenium listed in the articles below. (See orthomolecular.org resources

Vitamin A and D3 work at the
cellular level to prevent the virus particles from entering the cell. The
particles must gain entrance to the DNA in your cells in order to multiply. The
longer they remain locked outside the cell—the easier time your immune system
has to recognize them and destroy them. (See Passover Protocol below)

Some other helpful things you
can do right now to boost your immunity:

  • Decrease stress—meditate, pray, listen to music, deep
    breathe, turn off the TV and quit yelling at the nightly news (wait, that’s
    just me)
  • Get plenty of rest. Turn off the TV; leave your phone
    outside the room.  Optimal 7-8 hours. Complete
    Darkness. Sleep is when your body digests food and performs repairs.
  • Eat clean—natural, local, organic and include warm
    bone broths, garlic, onions, kombucha, kefir, and raw fermented veggies. Eat
    within an 8-hour period every day. Try to fast for 12-16 hours before you break
    your fast. If your body has too much food to digest (no midnight snacks)—it
    can’t work on the immune system repairs and rebuilding. Rest and Digest.  Your gut—like your skin, has billions of
    protective and beneficial bacteria. Feed them.
  • Activated Charcoal or Bentonite Clay to draw out
  • Deep breathing—Wim Hof method
  • Far Infrared Sauna—sweat out those toxins!  Far infrared is safe for heart patients but
    check with your doctor just to be sure. (Resources)
  • Take a walk outside in fresh air and get some daily
    sunshine. If you can’t walk then sit outside in the sun and do some deep
    breathing. Spending time in nature is healing.

Please keep in mind (once again) that you were born with innate, Creator given protective mechanisms to ensure your survival. You were not born deficient in drugs to combat viruses. Educate and empower yourself with knowledge of how your body works.  Fear is paralyzing and incapacitating and leads to feelings of helplessness. But you are not helpless!

Focus on the things you can
control. You choose what public events you attend. You choose what you eat and
drink. You choose to feed the good bacteria that keep you alive every single
day. You choose to strengthen your immune system proactively and get plenty of
rest.  You choose to keep your family
safe. You choose not to be a victim.

“You had the power all along”
(Glinda, The Good Witch—The Wizard of Oz))