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    Posted: May 17 2022 at 2:20pm
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I think Covid will end up like the Spanish Flu with estimates of deaths ranging wildly. Almost everyone I know here has had it now, including my family, and now we've all moved on mentally from it. Have you had it yet Chuck?

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Wrong. 

400,000 extra deaths in the USA  or  14% extra deaths .  

Not a million. 

2020 3.3 million people died

The trend from 2019 suggested the death toll would be 2.9 million. 


The Spanish Flu was 3 times larger. 

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Originally posted by KiwiMum KiwiMum wrote:

I think Covid will end up like the Spanish Flu with estimates of deaths ranging wildly. Almost everyone I know here has had it now, including my family, and now we've all moved on mentally from it. Have you had it yet Chuck?

Hi KiwiMum!  No, I don't believe that I had it, but it is a bit of a "chimera," and I might have had a mild case.  I don't really think so. 

When this thing was first announced, I undertook a strategy including getting the first mRNA vaccine that I could (Moderna), which I received ahead of many due to my status in law enforcement (2 doses).  My first booster was Pfizer, which I was happy about since "mix and match" vaccination is theorized to improve antibody response.  For my second booster, I had Moderna, and had quite a strong reaction = a positive sign that my old body's immune system developed a good response! 

That being said, this coronavirus will remain with us for a long time, mutating and infecting.  I've taken to wearing masks in public again, and avoid crowds if I can.  Hope you are well, be safe, dear!  

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Hi Chuck, it might interest you to hear my Covid story. We caught it and I had the most severe reaction of my family, which i was expecting being a middle aged woman with falling oestrogen levels. My children had a slight sore throat, a mild headache. Their symptoms lasted about 2 days. I had the headache, upset stomach, sore throat, ear ache, and then a strange dry cough. I was monitoring my blood oxygen and when it started to drop, I took an asprin and an anti histamine twice a day. I also took zinc, vit c, vit d, vit k2, NAC and quercertin once a day. 

Within a few hours of my oxygen levels starting to drop they were at 95% and I had painful lungs. Then they dropped to 92% and the lungs hurt more - as if I'd just done a long run on a cold day - so I decided to follow the French research and treat them with nicotine. I applied a 7mcg patch to my arm (btw I'm a non smoker!!!!). Within 2 hours my lung pain had gone and my oxygen started to rise slowly. By the next morning I was back at 99% which is my normal. I kept up the pills and patches for 2 weeks. Made a full and steady recovery. The last tiredness about 7 days after my symptoms had completely disappeared. 

The nicotine made a huge effect. Apparently it inhibits the take up of the spike proteins by the ACE2 receptors in the lungs. It certainly worked for me. Btw, I think you have to use medical grade patches, not smoke a cigarrette!

I have a few friends who have had the same Covid as me and they are still fatigued and have lung pain. I'm not a doctor and so didn't give them medical advice and I was one of the last to get it so I didn't have my own personal experience to fall back on. I still have half a packet of patches left and intend to buy another pack to keep in my medicine cabinet. I weaned myself off them by cutting them in half and then quarters.

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