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We Can Prevent COVID-19 Deaths in Prisons and for Homeless Now Without Administering COVID Vaccine . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 16 January 2021

Dear Ones,

I write this blog for prison health care officials in the United States, and for agencies that look to the welfare of the homeless in this nation. I offer a timely, cost-effective solution to COVID-19 deaths among these populations, as a stopgap measure until the COVID vaccine can be provided to them.

I see that people in prisons and the homeless are not slated to receive the COVID-19 vaccine until Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan. (1) Yet prisoners and the homeless are at very high risk for COVID-19 deaths (2) (3); of concern on a par with residents of adult care facilities.

In the long run, I feel that this country’s disregard of the urgent need of the downtrodden … the indigent, the homeless, those judged lacking or wrong … will be seen as a great disgrace, a blot upon the escutcheon of our honor as a nation. But in the short run, because our hopes of liberty and justice for all are so bound down by our fears for our own lives and those of our families … so ringed round by notions of danger lurking everywhere … I feel that Americans may see prisoners and the homeless as adding to the notion of the bête noire that prowls through their unsettled dreams.

Government and politicians know that punishment of the downcast will be a sop to the masses, and are bound to act in such a way that the fears of the people are assuaged. Considering the social unrest that growls through the nation, hungry for work, hungry for recreation, hungry to enjoy once more the prosperity of former times, I can hardly hold government and politicians culpable in that regard.

There are other ‘fear factors’ in the news right now. For instance, I see that supply chain shortages are anticipated in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. (4)

As well, there are two new strains of COVID that add to the currently very high level of stress most Americans are experiencing …

  • The very infectious strain in Europe, which I feel may have hit California last week, and may be responsible for greatly increased numbers of infection soon, bringing the numbers closer to those Europe has suffered in recent month; (5) and
  • A mutant strain in Brazil, which may render the COVID vaccines somewhat less effective. (6)

These two new strains add to the public onus of COVID-19 concerns, and by my lights, might make it continue to be difficult for the public to place emphasis on the plight of prisoners and the homeless, and their urgent need for the COVID-19 vaccine, who might be viewed in a less felicitous light, for placing a burden on the social system.

I understand the reaction of health care planners nationwide to serve first those whose lives are deemed to be most of value to our communities, and that prisoners and the homeless may not be high on the distribution list for that reason.

Thus I feel there can be no hope of timely COVID vaccine distribution to prisoners and to the homeless. I say this for prison health care officials in the United States, and for agencies that look to the welfare of the homeless in this nation.

Yet there is a timely, low-cost answer to the urgent problem of COVID-19 deaths among prisoners and the homeless. That answer lies in the recent finding of the University of Denver that the ordinary, everyday flu shot prevents severe COVID-19 symptoms …

Link: “Ordinary, Everyday Flu Shot Prevents Severe COVID Symptoms,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 9 January 2021; updated … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-lbl ..

You may not have heard about this startling finding yet, and the reason for that may, I feel, lie with Big Pharma, and the need of COVID vaccine research and development companies to recoup their investments. Big Pharma’s concern for profit is understandable, considering the investments that have been made in rapid vaccine development; but I feel certain that, long-term, those with approved vaccines will see good profits. After all, the need is very great for these products, and will be great for years to come. So I feel.

If severe COVID-19 symptoms are prevented in most cases, for those who receive the everyday, ordinary flu shot, then there will be many fewer deaths. Prison health officials and agencies providing health care for the homeless might turn to administration of the annual flu shot as a means of preventing COVID-19 deaths among those in their care.

Alice Clagett

This article is also featured in my blog “Awakening with Planet Earth.”

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FOOTNOTES

(1) Link: “Phased Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines,” by Kathleen Dooling, MD, MPh, ACIP Meeting, 20 December 2020 … https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-20/02-COVID-Dooling.pdf ..

(2) Link: “The Coronavirus Pandemic Turns Every Arrest into a Potential Death Sentence,” by Ephrat Livni, 24 March 2020, in Quartz … https://qz.com/1824280/coronavirus-turns-every-arrest-into-a-potential-death-sentence/ ..

(3) Link: “COVID-19: The ‘Crisis Within a Crisis’ for Homeless People,” by Molly Bohannon, Katie Surma, Austin Fast, Nino Abdaladze, Megan Lupo, Jamie Fields and Sanjana Garg, Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, 28 August 2020, in USA Today … https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2020/08/28/covid-19-invisible-victims-homeless-people/5636938002/ ..

(4) Link: “The COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain: Potential Problems and Bottlenecks,” by Caroline Barnhill, 5 January 2021, at NC State University … https://poole.ncsu.edu/thought-leadership/the-covid-19-vaccine-supply-chain-potential-problems-and-bottlenecks/ ..

(5) Link: “New COVID Strain May Dominate US by March,” by Brenda Goodman, MA, 15 January 2021, in WebMD … https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210115/cdc-new-covid-strain-may-dominate-us-by-march ..

Link: “New Coronavirus Variant Reaches Canada, Japan and Several EU Countries,” by Rebecca Falconer, 27 December 2020, in Axios … https://www.axios.com/covid-19-variant-canada-japan-eu-c9266832-476d-47c3-8226-ba61fa26cceb.html ..

(6) Link: “A New Covid Variant Has Been Discovered in Brazil – Here’s What We Know So Far,” by Sam Meredith, 15 January 2021, at CNBC … https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/15/brazil-a-new-covid-variant-has-been-discovered-heres-what-we-know-so-far.html ..

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Can the Wrong Diet Cause COVID Death?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 25 November 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-kPN ..

Link: “Diet to Diminish the Harshness of COVID-Like Symptoms,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 10 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-iAS ..

Link: “Does Buffered Vitamin C Make COVID Symptoms Less Severe?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 9 January 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-lbh ..

Link: “Ordinary, Everyday Flu Shot Prevents Severe COVID Symptoms,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 9 January 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-lbl ..

Link: “Sobre el Coronavirus,” in El Blog de Camilo Acosta, 27 January 2020 … https://canalelsalvador.wordpress.com/2020/01/27/sobre-el-virus-corona/ … COMMENT: In Cambodia, garlic and Vitamin C have been used for COVID. As well, the blog recommends drinking plenty of water and avoiding fried, fatty, or spicy foods. I can offer my own anecdotal corroboration of the Cambodian diet recommendations for COVID-19.

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Ordinary, Everyday Flu Shot Prevents Severe COVID Symptoms: Pathogen Load Theory . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 9 January 2021; updated

Link: “A young woman shows off her flu shot after receiving vaccine at a local drug store,” by Whoisjohngalt, 11 November 2015, in Wikipedia … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flu_Shot_Advertising.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

  • IN THE NEWS: ORDINARY, EVERYDAY FLU SHOT PREVENTS SEVERE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
  • EVERYDAY FLU SHOT MAY DECREASE PATHOGEN LOAD IN THE BODY, ALLOWING IMMUNE SYSTEM TO CONCENTRATE ON FIGHTING COVID-19
    • Support for Pathogen Load Theory from 1918-1920 Spanish Flu Pandemic
    • Support for Pathogen Load Theory from Anti-Parasite Medicine Pilot Study re COVID-19
  • BE PREPARED FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF COVID-19, JUST IN CASE
  • VITAMINS AND DIET MAY HELP MAKE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS MORE MILD

Dear Ones,

IN THE NEWS: ORDINARY, EVERYDAY FLU SHOT PREVENTS SEVERE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Here is proof from the University of Denver that getting a standard flu shot causes those who catch COVID to have mild symptoms rather than severe symptoms. The proof came from a brand new, exquisitely crafted antibody test developed partly by a Denver company …

Link: “DU Scientists Develop Breakthrough COVID-19 Antibody Test,” by Mark Koebrich, at 9News, 7 January 2021 … https://www.9news.com/article/life/senior-source/colorado-covid-university-of-denver-covid-test/73-fd032677-b592-462f-953c-555f2cb86789?fbclid=IwAR20Xvm_wHntPOIPYJ55QJF1m5mCwYP5QuuC-jQcR4jmOnHJHrYJsLKSIEI ..

I know it is hard to suss out the facts from the linked-to article because it concentrates, as you say, mainly on the antigen test, which is very good news in and of itself. Apparently, the fact that an ordinary, everyday flu shot prevents serious COVID symptoms was just a serendipitous … but amazing … fact the companies involved gleaned during their data analysis.

On the page cited above (which was dated 7 January 2021) it is bullet number 2 in the video title: “Those with flu shots have mild symptoms.”

How could it possibly be that news that good would be bullet number 1? I had to look at the video three times to believe it. Then I looked at the video in the link, and it explained the same thing. At 01:10 in the video the news spokesperson says “In addition to finding distinct antibody profiles that can indicate whether you will exhibit mild symptoms or severe symptoms, they also found that patients who had a flu vaccine in the past year showed more mild symptoms than those who did not get a flu shot …”

I figure the newscaster must have been talking about the common, everyday flu shot from the pharmacy, because COVID vaccines were not available last year.

From a Google search I see that less than half of adults have been getting the ordinary, everyday flu shot each year. To me, what the means is this:

The people who got no flu shot may be among the ones now getting serious symptoms and at risk of dying during COVID. So if those adults got the regular flu shot, they might have a better chance of surviving  long enough to eventually get the COVID vaccine in late spring or early summer 2021.

Granted, even mild COVID symptoms are no fun whatsoever. But it is better than kicking the bucket, do you not feel?

I have been following LA Times “Tracking the Coronavirus in California” daily statistics on California COVID deaths, and those have been 500 or 600 deaths daily lately. I gather the risk is real for everyone in California right now …

Link: “Tracking the Coronavirus in California,” by Los Angeles Times Staff, updated daily … https://www.latimes.com/projects/california-coronavirus-cases-tracking-outbreak/ ..

I wondered if flu shots are available locally now, so I checked online and it looks like I could go to CVS in my local neighborhood and get a shot today, had I not already gotten one in the autumn of 2020. So a temporary, interim remedy is available today.

I searched online for additional newscasts about this startling finding, but could not find any. How could that be, when the news could save the lives of people in our community?

EVERYDAY FLU SHOT MAY DECREASE PATHOGEN LOAD IN THE BODY, ALLOWING IMMUNE SYSTEM TO CONCENTRATE ON FIGHTING COVID-19

This autumn, with the flu season approaching, even though I intuitively felt I had developed pretty strong COVID-19 immunity because of a bout with the new virus in March 2020, I had a concern to keep my COVID immunity strong in the face of the flu season. Intuitively I felt that the standard flu vaccine would help.

Here was my line of reasoning: both COVID-19 and the standard flu are viruses. People tend to get the standard flu in winter, and getting both viruses at the same time might prove quite a test to my immune system. I figured, the fewer pathogens my immune system had to contend with during the flu season, the better off I would be.

Support for Pathogen Load Theory from 1918-1920 Spanish Flu Pandemic

So if the standard flu vaccine succeeded in knocking out the one threat, then my immune system would be able to concentrate on overcoming exposure to COVID, even if there appeared more severe strains of COVID, as was the case with deadly second wave of the devastating Spanish influenza epidemic of World War II …

Link: “Spanish Flu,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu

In fact, a more highly infectious strain of COVID has developed in Europe, and is now spreading to other continents. However, so far it seems the standard COVID vaccine may be equally effective with the new strain of COVID, provided enough vaccine doses can be manufactured to keep up with the increased rate of infection.

If there are not enough COVID vaccine doses during spring of 2021, then at least we can make sure to get the standard flu vaccine, and that may prove helpful.

There is inferential corroboration for this notion in the Wikipedia article on Spanish flu cited above. In that article I note that a vaccine was developed for the Spanish flu on the basis of the notion that Haemophilus influenzae, a bacterium, was the cause of the Spanish flu. That was because the virus itself was too small to be detected under a microscope. The bacterium was large enough to be seen microscopically, and was, in fact, seen in many patients.

Interestingly enough, when people back then were inoculated with the vaccine for the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae, though they still became infected with Spanish flu, less people died of it. I gather the cause of the decreased mortality rate may have to do with lessening of people’s pathogen load, so that their immune systems could concentrate on overcoming the Spanish flu viral infections.

That is the same wholistic or ‘additive’ effect of immune system strengthening that may be behind the Denver company’s finding that getting a standard flu vaccine lessens the severity of COVID symptoms in the people who are contracting COVID during the 2020-2021 flu season.

Support for Pathogen Load Theory from Anti-Parasite Medicine Pilot Study re COVID-19

From a pilot study conducted on 19 January 2021, It looks like a single dose of the anti-parasite medicine Ivermectin helps ease mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19. This supports my ‘pathogen load’ theory …

Link: “The effect of early treatment with ivermectin on viral load, symptoms and humoral response in patients with non-severe COVID-19: A pilot, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial.” by Carlos Chaccour, Aina Casellas, Andrés Blanco-Di Matteo, Iñigo Pineda, Alejandro Fernandez-Montero, Paula Ruiz-Castillo, et al, Open AccessPublished: January 19, 2021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100720 … in EClinicalMedicine, published by The Lancet … https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30464-8/fulltext ..

BE PREPARED FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF COVID-19, JUST IN CASE

I note that the Spanish flu lasted a little over 2 years, with four waves of infection over that length of time, so we may have a little more time to go before things get completely back to normal.

VITAMINS AND DIET MAY HELP MAKE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS MORE MILD

To alleviate the severity of COVID symptoms, I have compiled various vitamin and dietary recommendations …

Link: “Does Buffered Vitamin C Make COVID Symptoms Less Severe?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 9 January 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-lbh ..

Link: “Community Health: Diet to Diminish the Harshness of COVID-Like Symptoms,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 10 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-iAS ..

Link: “Sobre el Coronavirus,” in El Blog de Camilo Acosta, 27 January 2020 … https://canalelsalvador.wordpress.com/2020/01/27/sobre-el-virus-corona/ … COMMENT: In Cambodia, garlic and Vitamin C have been used for COVID. As well, the blog recommends drinking plenty of water and avoiding fried, fatty, or spicy foods. I can offer my own anecdotal corroboration of the Cambodian diet recommendations for COVID-19.

Alice Clagett

This blog is also featured in my blog “Awakening with Planet Earth.”

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Face Masks Cause COVID-like Symptoms . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 21 June 2020

  • I FOUND PAPER MASKS CAUSED ME TO COUGH SPORADICALLY
  • I FOUND COTTON FABRIC FACE MASKS CAUSED MY LUNGS TO PRODUCE PHLEGM (MUCUS)

Image: “These are the face masks often used to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. They are used in countries with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks and are worn in hospitals as well as in public. They are not designed to protect the wearer from inhaling airborne bacteria or virus particles and are less effective than respirators, such as N95 or FFP masks,” by Nurse Together, in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surgical_mask#/media/File:Surgical_face_mask.jpg … CC BY-SA 4.0

Dear Ones, As people in Los Angeles are required to wear face masks in public because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been testing various masks while out and about town, and have found that I am experiencing COVID-like symptoms while wearing a face mask and shortly thereafter.

I FOUND PAPER MASKS CAUSED ME TO COUGH SPORADICALLY

In my own experience, I found when I wear the type of paper mask that is rectangular with folds I would cough sporadically. This I find an embarrassment when in a store, and also a concern, as a cough can result in expulsion from a store through the owners’ fear that I might have COVID.

Here is the type of mask I found caused me to cough sporadically when I wore it …

Image: Blue, rectangular, horizontally folded paper face mask … https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61UYv03DuAL._AC_SL1200_.jpg

I refer here to the style of paper mask and not the specific brand of mask in the image, as I have only tested one brand so far.

I FOUND COTTON FABRIC FACE MASKS CAUSED MY LUNGS TO PRODUCE PHLEGM (MUCUS)

I have more to report regarding the cotton fabric face masks sold online. I have tried two kinds so far, each with two layers of fabric; one had horizontal pleats and the other did not …

Images of cotton fabric face masks … https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61zt1-WgSbL._SL1200_.jpg  … and …  https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81uF0e2Oa7L._AC_SL1500_.jpg ..

For me, these did not cause coughing, but they did cause production of thick, clear phlegm (mucus) that came up my windpipe and which I then needed to swallow. The phlegm production would start shortly after I donned the fabric masks, and would continue for some while after I took the fabric masks off.

I realize experiencing these symptoms while wearing paper or cloth masks, or for a while after taking them off, may cause concerns that the symptoms are caused by the coronavirus. In my case, though, I can vouch for the fact that both the coughing and the production of clear phlegm apparently have to do with wearing the masks.

I hope my experience in this regard will be reassuring to others. I feel one way to ascertain the cause might be to notice whether the symptoms only occur during and shortly after mask use. That is just my hunch; of course the thing to do, to be on the safe side regarding COVID-like symptoms is to seek competent medical advice.

I could conjecture that the paper masks might have tiny bits of paper in them that might be inhaled into the windpipe and might cause a tickle that triggers a cough. I might also guess that the effort of breathing through a fabric mask might make  heat build up in the lungs, causing the phlegm normally within them to become more liquid and consequently to flow upward more freely. These, though, would be but conjecture, and hardly worth the telling.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Written and published on 21 June 2020

  • I FOUND PAPER MASKS CAUSED ME TO COUGH SPORADICALLY
  • I FOUND COTTON FABRIC FACE MASKS CAUSED MY LUNGS TO PRODUCE PHLEGM (MUCUS)

Dear Ones,

As people in Los Angeles are required to wear face masks in public because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been testing various masks while out and about town, and have found that I am experiencing COVID-like symptoms while wearing a face mask and shortly thereafter.

I FOUND PAPER MASKS CAUSED ME TO COUGH SPORADICALLY

In my own experience, I found when I wear the type of paper mask that is rectangular with folds I would cough sporadically. This I find an embarrassment when in a store, and also a concern, as a cough can result in expulsion from a store through the owners’ fear that I might have COVID.

Here is the type of mask I found caused…

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