5 days ago, (Monday 12/21/2020) I tested positive for Covid-19. This site has featured numerous Covid related posts, most of which were critical of current public policy. In some respects this post will be no different, with the noted exception that it includes my 1st hand experience in fighting Covid-19.
While I'm not convinced that the accepted "droplet theory" of transmission is the prevalent method of transmission, it does seem reasonable that being in close contact Covid infected people enhances ones chances of being infected. To that end, I discovered on Wednesday 12/16 that a friend who had been staying at my house for several months while going through a divorce tested positive for Covid-19. The following day I was informed that my girlfriend (who lives in a different house) also tested positive - as well as two other occupants of her home. So, it would seem that I'd been swimming in a virtual Covid incubator for several days. Due to the obvious exposure, even though I was experiencing no symptoms, I scheduled a Covid test on Friday 12/18.
I didn't recieve results until Sunday evening 12/20 - which were -"Negative for Covid-19." Ironically, by the time I received the results on Sunday evening, I was starting to feel ill. By 11:00 pm I was experiencing a low grade fever, slight headache, dry cough, and increasingly severe muscle aches especially in the hip and thigh area. This was intense enough that it was almost impossible to sleep. In the morning I went to the local supermarket and got some Aleve, which I took a double dose amount, and within an hour the muscle ache began to subside. By Monday afternoon, I felt reasonably well, but tired. (Of course I'd had almost no sleep the night before)
At the urging of several others, I scheduled another Covid test. This one would cost $151.00 but would yield results within minutes. At approximately 6:45 pm, I was confirmed positive for Covid-19.
Now what? According to the "Standard of Care" recommendations given at the time of diagnosis - there was really nothing to do other than stay home and isolate.
These recomendations are virtually identical to the recomendations of how to avoid Covid-19. Stay home, wash your hands, wear a mask.
Is there nothing more to be done either before of after exposure to Covid-19?
Yes. Much More
- and the fact that it's been widely suppressed by both Governing and Social Media is nothing short of a criminal act.
First, addressing one's level of Vitamin D is of crucial importance. The probability of being hospitalized or dying from Covid-19 is decreased by 6 fold (at a minimum) if Vitamin D levels are above 20 nanograms/milliliter. Additional studies find levels above 30 to offer increased protection. Vitamin D is a signaling hormone that is theorized to be a key to sending the "stand down" signal to stop the "Cytokine Storm" that leads to lung failure and death. Vitamin D is inexpensive and widely available. It's difficult to estimate how many hospitalizations and deaths could have been prevented had this information been promoted rather than suppressed by Governments and Social Media.
Next, general metabolic health. This is somewhat broad based but; the tendancy for western culture to be insuline resistant, leptin resistant, and consume a very unbalanced ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids; has made us more likely to generate the out of control inflammatory response described as a Cytokine Storm. This is why type II diabetics are at a higher risk of bad outcomes from Covid-19. Omega 6 fatty acids are inflammatory fuel. Again, had there been a concerted effort to ask people to limit the consumption of highly inflammatory substances such as sugar, flour, and seed oils; it's likely that 10's of thousands of lives could have been saved.
But what about treatment after diagnosis?
Again, the answer is Yes, there's much more one can do.
Fortunately for me, I kept my vitamin D levels high with daily supplements of 15,000 IU of vitamin D-3. I also maintained a healthy Omega 3 / Omega 6 ratio by supplementing with 3-4 grams of Omega 3 oils each day. Accordingly, I felt my chances of triggering an out of control Cytokine Storm were low. As a side note, having spent the past 10 years of my life building medical facilities - I've become friends with many medical Doctors.
One such doctor called me after learning of my Covid diagnosis and confided in me, "The best thing you can do is start doing heavy doses of vitamin D."
I answered, "Doc, my normal supplement stack includes 15,000 IU vitamin D."
His response, "Dude, you're bulletproof, you got nothing to worry about."
Despite having "nothing to worrry about," I wanted to be more proactive in dealing with Covid-19. I had been researching Ivermectin since hearing some of the Senate testimony pleading that the NIH review the mounting evidence that Ivermectin was effective in treating Covid-19. I found Dr. Kory's FLCCC.net website recommendations for early stage treatment of Covid-19. The protocol looked like this...
So, as a fairly avid "bio-hacker" I already had ample amounts of all of the prescribed supplements - except for the Ivermectin. In the US, Ivermectin is available only by prescription, and as I've been informed, can't be prescribed as a treatment for Covid-19. For the record, William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 (although the drug was developed in the 80's) for their work with Ivermectin in controlling parasitic infections in underdeveloped countries. The drug has been used safely for the past 20 years and is on the WHO list of essential medicines.
So, what is one to do when one is denied access to this widely acclaimed, potentially life saving theraputic due to Governmental malfeasance?
Sometimes there's another way...
Yes, Ivermectin is still available in Veterinary form. Knowing a bit about such things, while it's generally frowned upon, most agree that if the dosage is properly adjusted, there's minimal risk to humans in taking veterinary versions of medications. So, for a whopping 3.99 I picked up a more than ample supply of Ivermectin follow the FLCCC protocol.
I did the day 1 dose on what would have been my 3rd day after diagnosis, (Wednesday 12/23) and my day 3 dose on the 5th day after diagnosis (Friday 12/25). My symptoms had been subsiding since Monday afternoon, and continued to subside. As of today, 12/26, I don't think I have any remaining symptoms of Covid-19 - with the possible exception of some sleep irregularity. I typically sleep soundly for about 7 hours a night. I've been waking up after about 4 hours and then have trouble getting back to sleep for more than an hour. That symptom diminished significantly last night - and hopefully I'll be back to normal tonight. So far I've not experienced any chest discomfort or breathing irregualrity. My O2 levels have never dipped below 98% saturation and have measured consistently at 100% for the past 2 days.
For what it's worth, the others in my "Covid World" have also continued to recover, but seem to be progressing slower. While I'm going to be motorcycle riding this afternoon, they're staying inside recouperating. No way to say for certain if the Ivermectin is responsible for my recovering from Covid several days ahead of the people who contracted Covid several days before me - but I can't help but think that it was. Of course, I realize most people think it's crazy to take horse medicine - but I'm not going to the ICU today - and that's good enough for me.