If you are medically inclined, you might find this story disturbing. We should remark that the paper evoking the story has not been peer-reviewed. The story is printed in the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post and the authors are all from institutions in Guangdong, China.
Here are the key take-a-ways. The virus uses the same strategy as HIV and some other viruses like Hepatitis-B to evade the immune system. The virus apparently causes a downregulation of the MHC-1 which is in all nucleated cells of the body. This downregulation causes MHC-1 to disappear from the surface of the infected cell depriving the immune system of the necessary information to combat the virus, rendering CD-8 T-cells, NK-cells, and macrophages ineffective.
Secondly, any vaccine that wants to use the presence of the upregulated MHC-1 protein as part of their immunization strategy will probably be doomed to failure.
Third, if this virus is successful in escaping immune detection it may well become a chronic condition, especially in asymptomatic carriers.
Forth, the paper reports that chloroquine restores the surface expression (upregulation) of MHC-1.
Fifth, It appears that the virus routes the downregulated MHC-1 molecule to the cell's late endosomes or lysosomes for destruction. So, not only is the MHC-1 not on the surface of the cell but the virus destroys it.
With all this in mind, remember that the paper has not been peer-review and the study needs to be duplicated. Also, remember that this is China and there has been some misinformation before. The paper's link is in the first commentRead more
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“CEI Senior Fellow Michelle Minton found that a vast majority of congressional funding allotted to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) went towards reinforcing public behavior while only a fraction of the agency budgets were targeted towards fighting emerging pathogens that have given rise to the public health pandemic today.”Read more
New York officials admit to quietly changing coronavirus counting standards to mislead on nursing home deaths
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At an April 23 press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded indignant when a reporter asked if anyone had objected to New York’s policy of forcing nursing homes to admit recently discharged COVID-19 patients.
“They don’t have the right to object,” Cuomo answered before the reporter finished his question. “That is the rule, and that is the regulation, and they have to comply with it.”Read more
"On a day when the far-left media was yet again pushing recycled headlines about a New York “study” of very ill patients who were NOT actually given the combination of hydroxychloroquine and zinc which concluded these near-death patients did no better or worse when given the drug, another study showing a very different result was largely ignored by these same media outlets."
The like to the paper will be in the first Comment. Download the PDF.Read more
"Dr. Lozano knows how effective treating coronavirus patients with Hydroxychloroquine is because she’s been doing it and seeing the results first-hand as patients see their symptoms all but disappear within 24-hours."
This is a 14-minute video and is highly recommended. Notice the part about 14-days quarantine at home. If you need treatment, tell them you have spent 14-days at home. If they still refuse, Write down their name and ask them specifically; Are you telling me you have "no intention to treat me"?Read more
"Wisconsin’s Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked an extension of the state’s coronavirus stay-at-home order. Gov. Tony Evers’ administration overstepped its authority when it pushed the shutdown to May 26, the court found in a 4-3 ruling."Read more
“While Levine beefs up rules and oversight at nursing homes and long-term care facilities, ABC27 learned the health secretary’s mother recently vacated a personal care home in the Midstate.”Read more
“As the press conference went on, one question kept coming up - what about enforcement? How will you ensure Washington State residents comply and what if they don't? The answer is as scary as many have worried about. As Putvin reports, for those businesses/individuals that don’t comply, the governor stated that he confirmed with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, there will be sanctions in civil or criminal court.”
We don’t think the headline is the craziest part of the story.
“This effort will be a partnership between local health districts and the Washington State Department of health. Individuals should quarantine immediately upon first symptoms and stay quarantined until receiving a negative test result.
Those who test positive will need to isolate for 14 days; that includes everyone who lives in the household. An interviewer will call those who test positive for COVID-19 to identify and inform close contacts of potential exposure.”
So, do you think this language will be interpreted that they can’t do into treatment for 14-days? If so, they miss an opportunity for early treatment? We think that is likely.
We hope you will remember all this nonsense the next time you get to vote for thes Governors.