Australia Conquers Influenza

Australia Conquers Influenza

As our previous article How We Conquered Influenza After a Century of Failure discussed, nations are suddenly for the first time in history winning the war against Influenza. Today we’re covering Australia which has had the most remarkable success of anywhere on the planet.

Like all nations, Australia has waged war on the flu every year with some years having several hundred thousand cases.

2019 was an especially large flu season for Australia, with more than 217,000 cases occurring between April 2019 and September 2019. For the same period in 2020, Australia has had just 1133 cases, a stunning reduction of 99.6%

Compared to 2018 an unusually tame flu season, they’re still down more than 96%. With more than 10,000 cases a week during 2019, we are certain that Australian’s must have been terrified and begging the Government to save them. We are trying to locate news footage of the lock downs, mask mandates and social distancing guidelines that they employed during the 2019 pandemic but so far have been unsuccessful in locating that footage.

Some people have noted that this reduction in influenza is proof positive that our counter-measures such as lock downs and mask mandates are working. Australia has never had by any definition a “pandemic” of COVID-19, with a total of only 27,000 cases since the “pandemic” began. In other Nations like the United States which our previous article illustrated, while influenza has completely collapsed and essentially disappeared – COVID cases have exploded.

Which begs the question: How can lock downs, mask mandates, and social distancing all but eliminate one airborne infectious virus – and yet do virtually nothing to stop a different airborne infectious virus?

References:
Complete Australian Influenza Statistics

 

Masks Don’t Work

Masks Don’t Work

Denis G. Rancourt, PhDResearcher, Ontario Civil Liberties Association (ocla.ca)

Masks and respirators do not work.

There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses, or respiratory illnesses believed to be transmitted by droplets and aerosol particles.

Furthermore, the relevant known physics and biology, which I review, are such that masks and respirators should not work. It would be a paradox if masks and respirators worked, given what we know about viral respiratory diseases: The main transmission path is long-residence-time aerosol particles(<2.5μm), which are too fine to be blocked, and the minimum-infective-dose is smaller than one aerosol particle.

The present paper about masks illustrates the degree to which governments, the mainstream media, and institutional propagandists can decide to operate in a science vacuum or select only incomplete science that serves their interests. Such recklessness is also certainly the case with the current global lockdown of over 1 billion people, an unprecedented experiment in medical and political history.

Full Paper

Low Vitamin D Status Occurs in 90% of Patients with ARDS and Is Associated with Longer Duration of Mechanical Ventilation

“Conclusion: Low vitamin D status was highly prevalent and almost universal in this cohort of patients with ARDS (90%). Although this high prevalence limited power for comparing outcomes, the presence of vitamin D deficiency was associated with fewer days free of mechanical ventilation independent of the severity of illness. Further study of the role of vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of ARDS is warranted.”

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2016

Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

“The world is in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health measures that can reduce the risk of infection and death in addition to quarantines are desperately needed. This article reviews the roles of vitamin D in reducing the risk of respiratory tract infections, knowledge about the epidemiology of influenza and COVID-19, and how vitamin D supplementation might be a useful measure to reduce risk. Through several mechanisms, vitamin D can reduce risk of infections. Those mechanisms include inducing cathelicidins and defensins that can lower viral replication rates and reducing concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines that produce the inflammation that injures the lining of the lungs, leading to pneumonia, as well as increasing concentrations of anti-inflammatory cytokines. Several observational studies and clinical trials reported that vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of influenza, whereas others did not. Evidence supporting the role of vitamin D in reducing risk of COVID-19 includes that the outbreak occurred in winter, a time when 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations are lowest; that the number of cases in the Southern Hemisphere near the end of summer are low; that vitamin D deficiency has been found to contribute to acute respiratory distress syndrome; and that case-fatality rates increase with age and with chronic disease comorbidity, both of which are associated with lower 25(OH)D concentration. To reduce the risk of infection, it is recommended that people at risk of influenza and/or COVID-19 consider taking 10,000 IU/d of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to rapidly raise 25(OH)D concentrations, followed by 5000 IU/d. The goal should be to raise 25(OH)D concentrations above 40–60 ng/mL (100–150 nmol/L). For treatment of people who become infected with COVID-19, higher vitamin D3 doses might be useful. Randomized controlled trials and large population studies should be conducted to evaluate these recommendations.”

Nutrients 2020

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