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What’s In A Name?  Medical School Monikers In 2032 (January 17, 2022)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Vaccine on January 17, 2022 by e-commentary.org

. . .

J          “Mostly letters.  Occasionally numbers.  Sporadically symbols.”

K          “Over the decades, those who claim to be folks of letters like to use a single letter or two letters or small letters to be clever and relevant.  What about an admixture such as ‘T. s. Eliot’ or ‘e. E. Cummings’ to add gravitas?  Or one letter cum serifs and one sans serifs?”

. . .

J          “The University of Wisconsin-Madison Moderna School of Medicine and Public Health.”

K          “The University of Wisconsin-Madison Pierre Kory School of Medicine and Public Health.”

. . .

J          “Baylor University Pfizer College of Medicine.”

K          “Baylor University Peter A. McCullough College of Medicine.”

. . .

J          “Eastern Virginia Johnson & Johnson Medical School.”

K          “Eastern Virginia Paul Marik Medical School.”

. . .

K          “The winning side decides whose moniker is slapped on the dorm, the building, and the department.”

J          “That is the way it is always decided.  Almost everything never changes.”

. . .

J          “To the victor go the spoils”

K          “They are right.  It really is a war.  They also say that if you scratch a putative progressive, you will uncover an authoritarian.”

. . .

J          “Pottersville.”

K          “Bedford Falls.”

J          “Bedford Falls.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at “Rerouting History (February 15, 2016)” and Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  Rioters / Protestors:  Too Much Noise / Too Little Signal (June 8, 2020)]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Smedley Butler Pentagon

Omicron = Gaia’s vaccine?

“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad.  There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”  George Orwell, 1984.

Careening Toward A Global Totalitarian Authoritarian Behemoth?  And Then There Is The Fed’s Self-Inflicted Great Checkmate. (January 3, 2022)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Federal Reserve, Vaccine on January 3, 2022 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “2021 was worse than 2020.  2022 will be worse than 2021.  2022 may be a year of consequence in the ‘Post-Consequence World’ that imposes no culpability on the culpable and no responsibility on the responsible.”

J          “Not this year.  The system will continue to trudge and trundle along.  No one will be held to account.  Everyone in power is making money fist over hand.”

. . .

K          “With inflation inflating, the Fed’s self-inflicted Great Checkmate cannot be deferred.  If the Fed were stalemated, they could sit tight, but they are in check at this time.  If the fools at the Fed had any sense of etiquette, they would resign before being publicly checkmated or at least be honest with the public.”

J          “The Fed is playing a simple-minded game of checkers in an economy that is not black and red.  They have the one overriding move that can be taken at any time and taken over and over and over again.  They are able to print unlimited dollars.”

. . .

K          “The transition from the Pandemic to the Endemic is a political and an economic challenge, not an epidemiological problem.  However, there is no money in the early treatment and prevention of the Big C-19, so it will not be treated and prevented.  That reality cannot change without much more public awareness and action.” 

J          “One word – Le Vaccine.  The Supremes will provide some guidance on Friday and in the coming week.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at Twenty Sixteen (January 4, 2016)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

A pandemic of the vaccinated.

A pandemic of the unvaccinated.

“If I Get Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer . . . .” (December 13, 2021)

Posted in Civil War, Covid / Coronavirus on December 13, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

J          “From all sides and every corner of the political spectrum.  Mostly White, because I am around mostly Whites.  Mostly males, yet I am around enough females.  The anger and the rage are angry and raging, palpable and deep-seated.”

K          “Undigested anger.  Undigested anger usually leads to and results in self-medication rather than self-expression.  Some folks are tired of medicating themselves and are getting ready to express themselves.” 

. . .

K          “The United States of Polarization is descending and deteriorating into the United States of Apartheid.  However, at some time, the two cohorts across the table are likely to find they have a common enemy and aligned interests.  The ‘U’s’ who have been told they are to be removed from society and relegated to second class citizenship are getting restive and restless.  They have had it.  The ‘V’s’ may discern, one tiny truth at a time, that they have been knowingly deceived and intentionally injured by the nasty and nefarious alliance of government, industry and media.  They will get more restive and restless.  They will be profoundly unhappy.”

J          “The ‘V’s’ have been patient long enough and have had it with the ‘U’s’.  We are getting restless.”

K          “For someone who always gets it, you don’t get it.  The battalion of those who have been betrayed is larger and may be more virulent than the remaining small band who know that they have been deceived.”

. . . 

K          “I am watching people die who never really lived.  They consumed as directed but were consumed by life.  They collected possessions as directed but were possessed by their possessions.  They never really did anything of substance or risk.  They never really stood for anything before sitting down.  Death is their only accomplishment.”

J          “Better not to say anything to anyone.”

K          “I don’t.”

. . .

[See “Detect, Deter and Annihilate: How the Police State Will Deal with a Coronavirus Outbreak [SHORT]” in “The Rutherford Institute” dated March 16, 2020 by John Whitehead who received the “Second Annual Noble Prize In Jurisprudence (October 16, 2017).”]

[See the e-commentary at “Fight Or Flight In The Face Of Fear? A Principled Reaction To Stand (November 30, 2020)”, “Monitoring The Masses:  The Card And The Chip (January 12, 2015)”, “The Populace Is “Dis-ed”: Discombobulated, Disequilibrated, Disquieted, Disconcerted, Dislocated, Disillusioned, Disappointed, Dismayed, Dissed And Dis-ed (February 8, 2021)”, “The Vaccine: The Shot Felt Round The World (November 23, 2020)”, “Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  TSD/PTSD In The New Plague War.  A New Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)? (April 27, 2020)” and “The Residue of Unrelenting Fear: PTSD Afflicts The Populace (August 28, 2006)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Think before they make it illegal

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”  Mark Twain

“The obedient always think about themselves as virtuous, rather than cowardly.”  Robert Anton Wilson

“When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.”  Charles Percy Snow

There was a very cautious man

Who never laughed or played

He never risked, he never tried.

He never sang or prayed.

And when he one day passed away

His insurance was denied,

For since he never really lived,

They claimed he never really died.

[Anonymous poem]

“The most terrifying force of death, comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left alone.  They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love.  They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it.  They know, that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them are over.  The moment the Men who wanted to be left alone are forced to fight back, it is a form of suicide.  They are literally killing off who they used to be.  Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these Men who wanted to be left alone, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives.  They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror.  True terror will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy… but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”  Author Unknown

Give peace a chance

Covid-19:  “The Answer?!?!? Pandemic controlled.  Economy saved.  (April 7, 2020)”  The First Draft Of History A Score Months Later (December 6, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus on December 6, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

This e-mail note was sent on April (4) Seven (7) Twenty Twenty (2020), a score months ago to the date tomorrow, to four score folks who all without exception denied, dismissed, disparaged, disregarded, and denigrated it without hesitation or reservation: 

April 4, 2020

Dear ____________,

The problem is obvious and the answer almost as obvious.  On one hand, it should be forwarded to the world.  On the other, the regimen may not be right for every single person and thus is risky to forward. 

Over the last few days, there has been an explosion of articles and observations made available that this is really a blood disease rather than a respiratory disease.  It is now making sense.  Think mountaineering.  I recall being at 19,000 without oxygen in Nepal in 1985.  In that situation, the blood was able to transport all the oxygen, but there was little oxygen to transport.  The problem with Covid-19 is not that the lungs are unable to deliver the oxygen to the body; the problem is that the blood is not able to deliver the oxygen to the body.  The solution is . . . hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with zinc and azithromycin.  (I plan to write an more detailed analysis for myself tomorrow to make sure that I understand exactly what I think I understand.)

Pandemic controlled.  Economy saved.

On March 29, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) accepted 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated by Sandoz, the Novartis generics and biosimilars division, and one million doses of Resochin (medical grade chloroquine phosphate) donated by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, for possible use in treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19 or for use in clinical trials.  These and other companies may donate additional doses, and companies have ramped up production to provide additional supplies of the medication to the commercial market.

The US of A is more than ready for the Plague.

See:

https://archive.is/ONUmi#selection-273.415-273.433

https://abc7.com/coronavirus-drug-covid-19-malaria-hydroxychloroquine/6079864/

___________________

This comment/discussion reflects my conclusions:

“Battlefield Medicine”: Covid-19 Treatment, Chloroquine/Zinc/Azithromycin and Dr. Vladimir Zelenko

To answer your specific question directly, Dr. Zelenko prescribes the chloroquine/zinc/azithromycin treatment as soon as patients show breathing distress.  I am not going to try to summarize all the details, but watching the first ten minutes or so of the video below should give you adequate information.

Here is a letter I put on my Facebook page…I hope it is useful to my friends. Some of my anti-Trump friends reacted along political lines.  Too bad.

“First, here is a link to Dr. Zelenko’s own letter (over a week old now) to the world-wide medical community regarding his use of hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc and azithromycin to treat Covid-19.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/report-successful-treatment-coronavirus/5708056

My out-patient treatment regimen is as follows:

1. Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day for 5 days

2. Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days

3. Zinc sulfate 220mg once a day for 5 days

I don’t see any reason why Dr. Zelenko would be misleading us deliberately.  He is obviously a dedicated physician.  He has nothing to gain and a whole lot to lose by speaking out like this.  Zelenko frankly acknowledges that his treatment of hundreds of patients was not a regular clinical trial, it was more “battlefield medicine.”  But we are actually in a war with this thing—so battlefield medicine is appropriate for the situation.

Here is a recent video featuring Dr. Zelenko that describes his efforts to help his patients with this treatment.

Note that Dr. Zelenko prescribes this treatment as soon as anyone shows breathing distress.  If you wait too long, the treatment is not as effective and the outcomes are much worse.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved emergency use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment, concluding that the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Here is the whole letter from the FDA

https://www.fda.gov/media/136534/download

And here is the most relevant quote from the letter (top of page 3):

“Based on the totality of scientific evidence available to FDA, it is reasonable to believe that chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate may be effective in treating COVID-19,” FDA Chief Scientist Denise Hinton wrote in the approval letter.

“When used under the conditions described in this authorization, the known and potential benefits of chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate when used to treat COVID-19 outweigh the known and potential risks of such products.”

The FDA is now directing a number of clinical trials to better understand the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine and other treatments, so we will have such information before too much longer.  Please see the third paragraph of the next letter regarding these on-going trials.

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-continues-facilitate-development-treatments

It appears to me that this potentially valuable therapy got politicized the moment President Trump mentioned it weeks ago.  Sadly, a medical issue became a political issue: full bore Trump Derangement Syndrome on display. I wonder how many lives politicization of this issue will cost.

Doctors other than Dr. Zelenko who are using the chloroquine treatment have found the same political issue emerging as they have treated patients. You can read about these other doctors and their experiences at this link.

Hopefully, we will soon have supporting evidence from the clinical trials.”

Please read it through to the bottom and ignore the stuff on the side—typical web clickbait.

I am taking an adult multivitamin, 2500 mg of Vitamin C, 50 mg enhanced zinc with 2 mg copper and 5000 mg of D3.  I am also sporadically taking Echinacea, Olive Leaf, Sambucol/elderberry, a Chaga concoction that a friend prepared and a shot of ETOH that is admittedly AMA.  I am also drinking daily black and green tea with honey including some Manuka honey that may be over-hyped.

At this time and subject to daily reconsideration, if I am in respiratory distress, I will take the recommended regimen of Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine combined with Zinc and Azithromycin hopefully in the early stages.  I believe it is the most promising cure.  I will give it a go.  I will not get near a hospital.

For reasons that can be explored, there are alternative medicines for lupus and arthritis that will work for them in the interim.

This is a total mind @#$%.  Donaldo Trumpi may be right.

I will be on the phone and e-mail tomorrow presenting this tentative conclusion to others.

__________

. . .

[See the study “Multifaceted highly targeted sequential multidrug treatment of early ambulatory high-risk SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19)” dated December 30, 2020 by multiple researchers proposing a year ago early and focused intervention; “A Cross-Country Analysis of the Determinants of Covid-19 Fatalities” dated April, 2021 by Hideki Toya and Mark Skidmore; for a light aside in a time of darkness, see “Misinformed horse uses COVID-19 vaccine to treat worm infestation” in “The Beaverton” dated “three weeks ago” by Rob Ito.]

[See the e-commentary at “Carbon Fee And Dividend Imagined.  Oh, And Happy Saint Nicholas Day! (December 3, 2018)”,]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Give prevention and treatment a chance

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“Just When You Thought It Was Safe” (November 29, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus on November 29, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “Black Friday.  Poetic justice.  This is not economic, it is epidemiological.”

J          “It is November not October.  Today is the mythical day that a mythical business starts to return a mythical profit.  But no one announces a new product line today.  Something is up.”

. . .

K          “Time to focus and to avoid panic.”

J          “Time to avoid panic and to focus.”

. . .

K          “Those who have been vaccinated may have compromised their immune systems and not be able to repel the new transgressor.  Among the unvaccinated and infected, the Omicron variant or mutation may produce mild symptoms and provide them with natural immunity against the new aggressor.”

J          “Vaccines are still the way.”

. . .

K          “Under cover of Covid, the evil Dr. J. Powell will unleash another three trillion dollar vaccine giveaway to the wealthy.”

J          “On Cyber Monday no less.  They are shovel-ready.  They are ready to shovel wealth to the wealthy.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at “Monitoring The Masses:  The Card And The Chip (January 12, 2015).”]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Think before they make it illegal

“No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke

“Tell the truth and run.”  Yugoslav proverb

“Regulatory Capture” and “Journalism Capture” (November 22, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Newspapers, Press/Media, Vaccine on November 22, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “‘Journalism Capture’ or ‘Journalist Capture’ captures the phenomenon.  Pick your phrase, pick your poison.” 

J          “They are just saying what needs to be said in the face of a crisis based on the best science.”

. . .

K          “I have rather liked the media’s general political bias to date.  However, the current propoganda is largely pecuniary not political.  The motivating factor is profit not principle.”

J          “They are just saying what needs to be said in the face of a crisis based on the best science.”

. . .

K          “I vowed if I turned on what I have been describing lately as National Propaganda Radio and the word ‘virus’ or ‘vaccine’ was spouted in the first sentence, I would switch stations.  They did and I did.  I gave them one more chance.  They did and I did.  I had to give them one more chance because this is America.  They did and I did.  I gave them one more chance because this is still America.  They did and I did.  I had to give them one more chance because this is still really America.  They did and I did.  I will tune in for a follow up in a fortnight but otherwise boycott the station.  No more contributions.”

J          “We are in a war.  The message must be uniform, unflinching and unchallenged.”

K          “And in a war, the first casualty is Truth.”

. . .

K          “‘Regulatory capture’ describes the phenomenon of government agencies, created initially to serve the public good, serving instead the interests of the companies and industries they regulate.  The practice, technically illegal, is a result of deliberate efforts on the part of the companies and regulators to co-opt the agencies.”

J          “Sounds like a conspiracy theory.”

K          “It is in fact a conspiracy fact.  Two or more individuals and/or entities are working in concert to promote the public bad.”

. . .

K          “‘Journalism capture’ describes the phenomenon of media entities, many created initially to serve the public good, serving instead the interests of the companies and industries they purport to cover.  The practice, technically unethical and likely illegal, is a result of deliberate efforts on the part of the companies and media entities to co-opt the media.  The media entities are so in debt to the pharmaceutical companies that they must perpetuate the propaganda.”

J          “We are in a war.  The message must be uniform, unflinching and unchallenged.”

. . .

[See the “Free North Declaration” and the discussion in “The Free North Declaration Is an Island of Sanity in a Country Gone Mad” in “NTD” dated November 22, 2021 by Lisa Bildy; “Revealed:  Documents Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media Outlets” in “Mint Press News ” dated November 15, 2021 by Alan MacLeod and revised in “Documents show Bill Gates has given $319 million to media outlets to promote his global agenda” in “The Gray Zone” dated November 21, 2021 by Alan MacLeod; and the discussion in “Why have we doctors been silent?” in “The Conservative Woman” dated November 15, 2021 by Lucie Wilk.]

[See the e-commentary at “[Don’t] Support Public Media? (June 10, 2019)” and a year earlier at “National People’s Radio?; National Public Radio?; National Petroleum Radio?; National Propaganda Radio? (June 11, 2018)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Don’t get your medical advice from the television – from either the show or the saturation advertisements.

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”  Upton Sinclair

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Celebrating Today’s New (And Few) Heroes (November 15, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Medicine on November 15, 2021 by e-commentary.org

November 11, 2021

Sent to medicalboard@alaska.gov

Alaska State Medical Board

P.O. Box 110806

Juneau, Alaska  99811-0806

Re:     Sound Medical Information and Ilona J. H. Farr, M.D.       

Dear Board Members:

          I am concerned about some accusations and aspersions being made against my friend Ilona Farr, M.D.  Although we joke that our political leanings and religious inclinations are quite different, I support and celebrate her tireless and selfless efforts to prevent and treat Covid-19 in Alaska.  My support is in a personal not a professional capacity. 

I recently read the article by Mr. Pat Dougherty in the “Anchorage Daily News” titled “Alaska’s medical board needs to act on misinformation.”  He does not provide any evidence of any training, background or experience to be opining on the issues in the article.  He does not appear qualified to practice medicine or to determine how medicine should be practiced in Alaska.  He does not appear to recognize the scope of the First Amendment.  This public health issue is guided if not governed by many laws and regulations.

His allegation is troubling:  “What does the Alaska State Medical Board, which licenses and governs the conduct of all doctors in Alaska, have to say about doctors who give clearly inaccurate and possibly life-threatening misinformation to the public in order to promote their personal political or institutional agendas?”  Ask the wrong question and you invariably get the wrong answer.

The right question is compelling:  “What does the Alaska State Medical Board, which licenses and governs the conduct of all doctors in Alaska, have to say about doctors who give clearly accurate and possibly life-saving information to the public in order to promote the public health and welfare at a tremendous personal and professional cost to themselves?”  The Alaska State Medical Board should commend and encourage them to continue sacrificing and caring for the community.

Would you provide or make available for copying Mr. Dougherty’s written complaints and other correspondence with the Board?  The Alaska Public Records Act (APRA) includes laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to records of government bodies at all levels in the State of Alaska.  The law is available at Alaska Statutes 40.25.110 – 40.25.125. 

The current experimental mRNA treatments and the more traditional adenovirus vaccine were subject to incomplete and abbreviated FDA “emergency use authorization” (EUA) review.  Under section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the FDA was required to determine that there are no “adequate, approved, and available” alternatives.  https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization  Many health care professionals and informed citizens remain concerned that this review of alternative treatments was never adequately or honestly undertaken.  The official “studies” were carefully and strategically titrated to avoid an honest evaluation of a proposed treatment protocol.  The “studies” did not include the specific uses of the medicines and combinations of medicines prescribed by Dr. Farr and others.  The FDA has redoubled its efforts to avoid and preclude honest testing of possible “adequate, approved, and available” alternatives to avoid jeopardizing the EUAs.  In the face of government recalcitrance and indifference, courageous doctors and health care professionals must step in and take care of us.    

In addition, after the sketchy EUA analysis, the actual tests to determine the “safety and efficacy” of the two treatments and the vaccine were limited in scope and duration before hasty emergency approvals.  Something just does not seem right. 

A senior bioethicist who heads a research team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is taking the lead at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the debate over the ethics of COVID vaccine mandates.  Dr. Matthew Memoli, the director of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the NIH, will argue against vaccine mandates during a December 1 livestreamed roundtable session open to the public.  “There’s a lot of debate within the NIH about whether [a vaccine mandate] is appropriate,” David Wendler, a senior NIH bioethicist in charge of planning the session, told the “Wall Street Journal” newspaper.  “It’s an important, hot topic,” he noted.  Dr. Memoli opposes mandates for the COVID vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States and has chosen not to be vaccinated.[1]     https://www.wsj.com/articles/vaccine-mandate-debate-makes-it-to-top-federal-research-agency-11636286400

          Banishing citizens who test positive for Covid-19 back home to isolate and decline and inviting them to go to the hospital when it is usually too late to treat is inappropriate.  The current failed plan not surprisingly successfully fills the hospitals with patients and fills the public with unnecessary fear and dread.  You are indeed on your own.  

          The State must embark on a policy of prevention and early treatment.  The State should review and follow as appropriate some of the recommendations set forth by the health care professionals with Front Line Critical Covid Care (FLCCC) and other authorities.  https://covid19criticalcare.com/.  Dr. Farr is among the few health care professionals trying to prevent and treat the Virus with something other than the current experimental creations. 

The Right to Try Act is a federal law that allows patients to try treatment options.  https://www.fda.gov/patients/learn-about-expanded-access-and-other-treatment-options/right-try and https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf  As a general proposition, federal law pre-empts conflicting state law; this federal law pre-empts conflicting Alaska state law.  Federal law protects a citizen who seeks to access and use a generic equivalent of Stromectol.  The patient’s access and use should not be and cannot legally be prevented by someone who wants to use Alaska law to deny access and use. 

There is not a “flu season” and a “non-flu season” in Alaska; there is a “non-sun season” and a “sun season” every year.  If each person achieved at least 50 ng/mL of 25(OH) D3, the NIH notes that the mortality rate from Covid-19 would be close to zero (0).  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34684596/  To aid in the prevention of Covid-19, why are there not billboards, PSAs and planes towing banners promoting the regular use of Vitamin D3 (a critical fat-soluble secosteroid) and Zinc during the winter months in Alaska?  The current Chief Medical Officer in Alaska does not mention Vitamin D3 to the public.  Again the duty and the task fall on Dr. Farr and others[2] who encourage and promote the intake of Vitamin D3.  Hippocrates of Kos himself noted that if your shadow is longer than you are tall during the peak of the day, the Sun is not providing bioavailable Vitamin D.

The Board should reassert the primacy of the physician-patient relationship in Alaska.  A physician prescribes and a pharmacist provides.  Pharmacists are not trained to and should not practice medicine without training and a proper license.  When a patient presents a prescription from a physician to a pharmacist in Alaska, the pharmacist should confirm the identity of the individual and provide the medication without question.  This time-honored policy and practice protects pharmacists by providing certainty and relieving them of some ineffable yearning to second-guess the settled decision of the physician and patient and thereby deny treatment without explanation or recourse.  If a pharmacist assumes the role of a physician and refuses to fill a prescription, does the Alaska State Medical Board or the Alaska State Board of Pharmacy have jurisdiction?

The Board should carefully consider the sound legal and medical analysis by the Attorney General for the State of Nebraska in Opinion Number 21-017 titled the “Prescription of Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine as Off-Label Medicines for the Prevention or Treatment of Covid-19” dated October 15, 2021.  The conclusion in the forty seven (47) page analysis supported by three hundred and four (304) footnotes is as follows: 

[W]e address only the off-label early treatment options discussed in this opinion and conclude that the available evidence suggests that they might work for some people.  Allowing physicians to consider these early treatments will free them to evaluate additional tools that could save lives, keep patients out of hospitals, and provide relief for our already strained healthcare system. 

https://ago.nebraska.gov/sites/ago.nebraska.gov/files/docs/opinions/21-017_0.pdf at page 47.  The Board should make a formal request for an official legal opinion from the Attorney General for the State of Alaska before proceeding with any action.      

Firing employees or forcing them to resign because of their principles or religious convictions at a time of chronic worker shortage is ill advised and counterproductive.  Intentionally destroying an economy is devastating not only to the economy of the state but also to the health and welfare of the citizens.  Covid-19 has done as much debilitating psychological harm to the populace as the physical damage.

There are some out there who assert if you do not accept all of their medical mandates and their one-size-fits-all treatment option, then they will take action so that you do not get any medical attention of any kind.  They assert their unilateral right to apportion medical care.  That is mad.  That is insane.  That is criminal.  That is a sign that the fear has broken them.  They need psychiatric medical care and must be prevented from denying medical care to others.  

To promote some sense of emotional equilibrium, the Board should encourage citizens to read Rudyard Kipling’s “If” before bed at night and then get a restful night of sleep.  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46473/if—  And, according to the FLCCC protocol, consider taking 6 mg of melatonin prophylactically.  https://covid19criticalcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FLCCC-Alliance-I-MASKplus-Protocol-ENGLISH.pdf

Law students are blessed to take a sexy course in “Administrative Law” (“Bureaucracy Law”).  The undersigned’s instructor – a world authority on the FDA – more than two score years ago (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_A._Merrill) might not agree with some or even any of these contentions, yet he always supported honest inquiry.

As a society, we need to transition from this Pandemic to a controlled Endemic as quickly and painlessly as possible.  Dr. Farr is spreading clearly accurate and possibly life-saving information to the public.  Dr. Farr is making heroic contributions to the prevention and treatment of Covid-19.  Dr. Farr should and must be allowed and encouraged to continue practicing medicine in Alaska.  Clio will look kindly on Ilona’s kindness. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.  Best wishes.                                       

Keeping my head when all about me are losing theirs and blaming it on moi, I remain, 

                                                  ______________________________

CC:    Ilona

“Men [and women] fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin, more even than death.  Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages.  Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid …  Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man [and women].”  Bert Russell, Why Men Fight            

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[1]         Dr. Memoli is a likely candidate for the next edition of Profiles In Courage.

[2]         The undersigned made an effort to inform the public by sending a letter to the editor published on August 1:

Letter: Vitamin supplements

Vaccines are not enough.  Take care of yourself.  Vitamin D3 and zinc help sustain one’s immune system.  Discuss with your health care provider taking, say, 5000 IUs of Vitamin D3 and 50 mg of zinc regularly, along with a balanced diet and vigorous exercise after a night of restful sleep.  Take zinc with a hint of copper and an ionophore to get the zinc into your cells.

Alaska should create a contest to craft a catchy slogan like the “slip, slop, slap and wrap” campaign in Australia that encourages kids and adults to protect themselves against the sun and skin cancer.  However, Alaskans need to address a lack of sun, and thus a lack of vitamin D3. For inspiration, think of the catchy first poem recited by some attentive seven-year-olds to their occasionally inattentive parents: “Click it or ticket.”  How about: “Got D ‘n’ Z

[See the e-commentary on courage and truth at “On Courage and Truth (March 17, 2008)”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

Try courage, because callow just seems so . . . shallow

Friendships And Families Asunder. Brother v. Brother.  And Big Brother Always Looming (November 8, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus on November 8, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “They will never recover completely.”

J          “They cannot recover completely.”

. . .

K          “Each thinks the other camp is an existential threat to them.”

J          “They are.”

. . .

K          “Celebrate Aaron Rodgers.”

J          “Castigate Aaron Rodgers.”

. . .

K          “Our bodies, ourselves.”

J          “Your bodies, ourselves.”

. . .

K          “The decision should be made by the patient in consultation with the physician.”

J          “The decision should be made by the government and enforced by the employer.”

. . .

K          “In time, we will all need to conclude a modus vivendi with each other.”

J          “They say one can bury the hatchet, yet no one forgets where he or she buried the hatchet.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at “Civil War II.  Coming To A Country And City Near You (November 26, 2018)” and “The Great National Dissolution: Resolving The Great Civil War (April 18, 2011)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Why do the protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that did not protect the protected from the unprotected in the first place?

Don’t ask

Our bodies, ourselves

The Infrastructure Bill looks like it is paving the road to serfdom in gold

Red State Medicine v. Blue State Medicine; Red Continent Medicine v. Blue Continent Medicine; WCH v. WHO (October 25, 2021)

Posted in Blue States / Red States, Covid / Coronavirus, Medicine on October 25, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

J          “The Blues are correct.  Go Blue.”

K          “The Reds are correct.  On this one.  Go Red.  On this one.”

. . .

J          “The United States of Polarization is now internationalized.”

K          “The fissures and fractures are worldwide.  Tectonic shifts are taking place.  The world is now taking sides.  Central and South America, Africa and much of Asia are following Red State Medicine and now taking advice from the WCH.  The West including most of North American and Europe less the Scandinavian countries are following Blue State Medicine and still taking advice from the WHO, CDC, NIH, FDA, MSM and their ilk.  The divide is now continental.”

J          “The continental divide.  Each continent is now a petri dish.  Many countries are petri dishes.  Blue State Medicine and the vaccines are the way to moderate this situation.”

. . .

K          ”The Physicians Declaration propounded at the Global Covid Summit in Rome, Italy last month represents physicians and scientists at their best.  How can you quarrel with physicians trying resurrect the traditional physician-patient relationship sans government/industry edicts and intrusion.”

. . .

J          “The FLCCC has gone international.  The Tin Foil Hatters have gone international.”

K         “Those who speak truth speak in every language.”

. . .

J          “How can a life-long Blue person now turn Red?”

K          “The Facts.  The Science.  The Real Science.  The Truth.”

. . .

[See the announcement about “45 health NGOs establish World Council of Health for ‘factual and effective’ advice on Covid-19 issues” in “The Rio Times” dated September 28, 2021; “Early Covid-19 treatment guidelines: A practical approach to home-based care for healthy families” posted on September 23, 2021 and updated on September 30, 2021 at “worldcouncilforhealth”; and the “WCH At Home Treatment Guide” dated on September 30, 2021; another article on the great red/blue culture war at “Pharma’s Culture War:  Are Simple, Cheap & Effective Options Being Downplayed?” dated September 24 by John Roulac; “India’s Ivermectin Blackout – Part V: The Secret Revealed” in “The Desert Review” by Justus A. Hope, MD dated September 27/28, 2021 and an updated “Meta-analysis for Ivermectin”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

The truth is so unprofitable

First Monday (October 4, 2021)

Posted in Abortion, Civil Rights/Civil Liberties, Covid / Coronavirus, Guns, Supreme Court, Vaccine on October 4, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “They may legislate away Roe v. Wade.”

J          “That’s what judicial legislatures do today.”

. . .

K          “They have now twice avoided opining on vaccine mandates.  One of the pivotal and timely issues of our time obligates the Court to issue a timely opinion.”

J          “They are mandating those in attendance today to wear a mask.”

. . .

K          “And they are gunning to say something on guns.”

J          “They need to allow the right folks to have access to guns and to prevent the wrong fiends from gaining access. ”

. . .

K          “They have narrowed our civil rights here and our civil liberties there.”

J          “They have narrowed our civil liberties here and our civil rights there.”

K          “And we do not see it.”

. . .

K          “They do not seem to realize that their ‘Shadow Docket’ is the new ‘Star Chamber’ of our time.  Now almost everything is done behind the curtain.”

J          “They don’t need to be concerned about public opinion.  They don’t mind to be because they are above the law.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary under the Categories “First Monday In October” and the “Supreme Court”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Equal Justice Under . . . forget it

The First Anniversary Of The Great Barrington Declaration:  [Really] Focused Protection [With Prophylactic Treatments]