Round and Round We Go
Here's Where We are at With Covid & Why I Think This Will Never Stop
I’m going to try and make sense as these are the thoughts rolling around in my head. These are my opinions based on all the of the evidence and studies I’ve been consuming these past many weeks.
SARS COV2 is a nasty virus. It’s got some stealth ninja properties that make it very dangerous and damaging for some folks. Who are these folks? Generally the same group I’ve been trying to help get the word out to: The malnourished, the frail, the inflamed, the deconditioned (non-exercisers), the obese and the elderly.
Early on we knew these folks were getting hit hardest. They were the ones dying in hospital or ending up on vents.
I tried to get this information out and got slaughtered for daring mention it publicly. Somehow pointing out the obvious makes me all kinds of terrible names.
I also tried to warn, that based on what we knew about influenza and the flu vaccine, that these SAME folks, the ones MOST likely to have poor outcomes with covid, were the SAME group that would likely not get strong benefit from a vaccine. That turned out to be true as well. They don’t seroconvert well because their immune systems are highly senescent (asleep zombie cells).
We definitely know now that my warnings were true. Turns out exercise is a HUGE protective measure against covid. Multiple studies have emerged over the pandemic showing that exercise is amazingly protective, with a new one just published days ago showing that in 194,191 adults, with data was gathered from January 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021, exercise habits were remarkably telling of outcomes with Covid.1
Patients were categorized as always inactive (10 minutes/week or less); mostly inactive (median of 0–60 minutes per week); some activity (median of 60–150 minutes per week); consistently active (median>150 minutes per week); and always active (all assessments>150 minutes per week). Dose-response effects were strong.
“The results of this study document substantially higher odds of hospitalization, deterioration events, and death, with lower amounts of self-reported physical activity in a stepwise fashion for adults infected with COVID-19. In the full sample, those who were consistently inactive were 191% more likely to be hospitalized and 391% more likely to die than those who were consistently active. Dose-response effects were mostly present across sex, race/ethnicity, age category, BMI category, and history of cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Although the odds were highest for patients in the always inactive category, every lower category of physical inactivity increased the odds of adverse COVID-19 outcomes.”
Conclusion: “There were protective associations of physical activity for adverse COVID-19 outcomes across demographic and clinical characteristics. Public health leaders should add physical activity to pandemic control strategies.”
Gee- would you look at that. I was saying this back in early 2020 and getting called all manners of horrible names for it, by my colleagues no less.
(Yes, racial and economic disparities exist and contribute, so why didn’t our governments do their jobs and help out? Me pointing it out does not make me the enemy nor does it put the onus of a solution of all the words problems on me. I’m simply the messenger. The government should have gotten this information out to the masses and done their job to help.)
Currently we have a LOT of people getting sick repeatedly coupled with a “not Covid” upper respiratory disaster happening across the country (and the globe, from what I’m reading). Kids are overrunning hospitals with RSV, the flu is kicking people’s asses and covid is still running amok and infecting everyone from the non-vaxxed to the super-boosted.
The non-vaxxed say, “The highly vaccinated have dusted their immune systems, you can’t force the body to crank out immunoglobulins forever and expect anything good to come from it”. I would be in this camp and that is a statement that’s come out of my mouth. Vaccine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a real possibility here and not a far stretch.