Are These Findings the Death Blow for Vaccine Passports?

“COVID shots do not prevent infection or spread of the virus”

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Written by Joseph Mercola (September 17, 2021)

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More than 15 studies now show the natural immunity you get after recovering from COVID-19 is far superior and more long-lasting than what you get from the COVID shot

Lawsuits challenge vaccine requirements that fail to accept natural immunity as an alternative to the COVID injection

Todd Zywicki, a law professor at George Mason University in Virginia, sued over the school’s vaccine mandate, which did not recognize natural immunity. The school settled out of court, granting Zywicki a medical exemption. They did not, however, change their general policy to recognize other staff and students who have natural immunity

Some of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against Rutgers University in New Jersey also object to the vaccine mandate on the basis that they have natural immunity. This lawsuit is still pending

Since COVID shots do not prevent infection or spread of the virus, and COVID-jabbed individuals carry the same viral load when symptomatic as unvaccinated individuals, the argument that vaccine passports will identify and separate “public health threats” from those who are “safe” to be around simply falls apart

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While governments around the world are going full steam ahead with plans for vaccine passports, two key things have occurred that blow irreparable holes in the whole argument.

First, more than 15 studies now show the natural immunity you get after recovering from COVID-19 is far superior and longer-lasting than what you get from the COVID shot, and secondly, lawsuits have challenged vaccine requirements that fail to accept natural immunity as an alternative to the COVID injection. Other lawsuits highlighting the illegalities of vaccine mandates have also been filed.

The Zywicki Case

As reported by the New York Post,1 August 4, 2021, when George Mason University in Virginia decided to implement a vaccine mandate, law professor Todd Zywicki sued.2 Mason recovered from COVID-19 in 2020 and has natural immunity, as demonstrated by several antibody tests. One of his attorneys, Harriet Hageman, stated:

Common sense and medical science should underpin GMU’s actions. Both have gone missing with this latest effort to force a distinguished professor to take a vaccine that he does not need — not for his own protection nor for anyone else’s safety at Scalia Law School.”

The lawsuit pointed out that people with natural immunity have an increased risk of adverse reactions to the COVID shot — according to one study3 up to 4.4 times the risk of clinically significant side effects — and that the requirement not only violates due process rights and the right to refuse unwanted medical treatment, but is not compliant with the Emergency Use Authorization.4

A Win for GMU Professor but No Legal Precedent

August 17, 2021, George Mason University caved before the case went to trial and granted Zywicki a medical exemption to the vaccine requirement.5 Unfortunately, and irrationally, the school did not revise its general policy. As reported by Citizens Journal:6

“The school’s acknowledgment of natural immunity is significant given the serial case of amnesia that seems to have overtaken the world on this basic point of biology.

However, the school still maintains the vaccination requirement for all other members of the GMU community, regardless of naturally acquired immunity. At the time of this writing, the same medical exemption has not been offered on a broader scale.

Furthermore, the lawsuit would have served as an interesting test case for vaccine mandate-related litigation, which will become more prevalent as time goes on. Regardless, the victory still serves as a sliver of hope that some universities will entertain reasonable arguments and that individuals can fight back with litigation …

With the GMU case resolved without trial, many critical legal arguments went untested. For example, does the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause apply to vaccine mandates, or does the state have the ability to suspend such rights when responding to a public health emergency?

How does the reliability of natural immunity affect the constitutionality of policies that fail to recognize it? Can the government simply cherry-pick whatever science it wants to justify its policies? According to the court filing,7

‘The Supreme Court has recognized that the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to privacy. A ‘forcible injection … into a nonconsenting person’s body represents a substantial interference with that person’s liberty[.]’ Washington v. Harper, 494 U.S. 210, 229 (1990).’

Given this precedent, as well as the state’s police powers to suspend individual rights under compelling circumstances, how will this apply to Covid-19 in a low-risk environment such as a college campus?

If the right still holds, how will it apply to city-wide vaccine passport programs, given that Covid-19 is a relatively mild disease? … The move is also mysterious, given the relevance of the matter. As a result, it did not create a binding legal precedent.”

In a statement, lead counsel Jenin Younes with the New Civil Liberties Alliance, said:8

“NCLA is pleased that GMU granted Professor Zywicki’s medical exemption, which we believe it only did because he filed this lawsuit. According to GMU, with the medical exemption, Prof. Zywicki may continue serving the GMU community, as he has for more than two decades, without receiving a medically unnecessary vaccine and without undue burden.

Nevertheless, NCLA remains dismayed by GMU’s refusal — along with many other public and private universities and other employers — to recognize that the science establishes beyond any doubt that natural immunity is as robust or more so than vaccine immunity.”

Other Lawsuits Challenging Schools’ Vaccine Mandates

While not specifically centered around the validity of natural immunity, a lawsuit filed by more than a dozen students and Children’s Health Defense against Rutgers University in New Jersey does include this aspect, as some of the plaintiffs object to the mandate on the basis that they have natural immunity. This lawsuit was filed in mid-August 20219 and is still pending.

Earlier this year, in April 2021, the Los Angeles Unified School District was sued over its vaccine requirement by California Educators for Medical Freedom and the Health Freedom Defense Fund.10July 27, a California court dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice, as it concluded the LAUSD had voluntarily abandoned its mandatory vaccine requirement. As reported by The Defender:11

“This is a BIG win — because of the lawsuit, LAUSD represented to the court on the record that it does not have a policy requiring vaccination with EUA products. Since the court has now confirmed the absence of any policy requiring vaccination at LAUSD, all teachers and staff are safe to return to work without vaccination or furnishing proof of vaccination in the fall.”

Time will tell if the Children’s Health Defense case against Rutgers University will bring the legal precedent needed to more effectively thwart this tyrannical trend. Still, even smaller wins like Zywicki’s are important and demonstrate there are ways we can fight back, if only we’re willing.

Natural Immunity Surpasses Vaccine-Induced Protection

While vaccine passports are immoral and unconstitutional in and of themselves, medical science is also proving them useless and irrational. As reported by Daniel Horowitz in an August 25, 2021, article in The Blaze,12 there are at least 15 studies that show natural immunity from previous infection is more robust and longer-lasting than what you get from the COVID shot. He writes:

“The debate over forced vaccination with an ever-waning vaccine is cresting right around the time when the debate should be moot for a lot of people. Among the most fraudulent messages of the CDC’s campaign of deceit is to force the vaccine on those with prior infection, who have a greater degree of protection against all version of the virus than those with any of the vaccines.

It’s time to set the record straight once and for all that natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2 is broader, more durable, and longer-lasting than any of the shots on the market today. Our policies must reflect that reality.”

We now have data showing vaccine immunity rapidly wanes regardless of variants, but especially when a new variant becomes predominant. According to the Mayo Clinic, as of July 2021, Pfizer’s COVID injection was only 42% effective against infection,13 which doesn’t even meet the Food and Drug Administration’s requirement of 50% efficacy14 for COVID vaccines.

This matches Israeli data, which show Pfizer’s shot went from a 95% effectiveness at the outset, to 64% in early July 2021 and 39% by late July, when the Delta strain became predominant.15,16 Pfizer’s own trial data also demonstrate rapidly waning effectiveness. BMJ associate editor Peter Doshi discussed this in an August 23, 2021, blog.17

By the fifth month into the trial, efficacy had dropped from 96% to 84%, and this drop could not be due to the emergence of the Delta variant since 77% of trial participants were in the U.S., where the Delta variant didn’t emerge until months later. So, even without a predominance of a new variant, effectiveness drops off. In an August 20, 2021, report, BPR noted:18

“‘The data we will publish today and next week demonstrate the vaccine effectiveness against SARS COVID 2 infection is waning,’ the CDC director [Rochelle Walensky] began … She cited reports of international colleagues, including Israel ‘suggest increased risk of severe disease amongst those vaccinated early’ …

‘In the context of these concerns, we are planning for Americans to receive booster shots starting next month to maximize vaccine induced protection. Our plan is to protect the American people and to stay ahead of this virus,’ Walensky shared …

The CDC director appears to all but admit that the vaccine’s efficacy rate has a strict time limit, and its protections are limited in the ever-changing environment.”

You’re Far Safer Around a Naturally Immune Person

Add to this a) the fact that the COVID shots do not prevent infection or spread of the virus and b) the fact that COVID-jabbed individuals carry the same viral load when symptomatic as unvaccinated individuals,19,20 and the whole argument that vaccine passports will identify and separate “public health threats” from those who are “safe” to be around simply fails miserably.

As noted by Horowitz, anyone capable of rational thought understands that a person with natural immunity from a previous infection is “exponentially safer to be around than someone who had the vaccines but not prior infection.”21

As for the unvaccinated who do not have natural immunity from prior infection, well, their status poses no increased risk to anyone but themselves. Conversely, since the COVID shot cannot prevent infection or transmission, and only promises to reduce your risk of serious illness, the only one who can benefit from the shot is the one who got it. It protects no one else.

In fact, you may actually pose an increased risk to others, because if your symptoms are mild or nonexistent, but your viral load high, you’re more likely to walk around as usual. Rather than staying home because you suspect you’re infected and infectious, you’re out spreading the virus around to others, vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.

What Does the Research Say?

In his article, Horowitz reviews 15 studies that should, once and for all, settle the debate about whether people who have had COVID are now immune and whether that immunity is comparable to that of the COVID shots. Here’s a select handful of those studies. For the rest, please see the original Blaze article.22

  • Immunity May 202123 New York University researchers concluded that while both SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination elicit potent immune responses, the immunity you get when you’ve recovered from natural infection is more durable and quicker to respond.

The reason for this is because natural immunity conveys more innate immunity involving T cells and antibodies, whereas vaccine-induced immunity primarily stimulates adaptive immunity involving antibodies.

  • Nature May 202124 This research dispels fears that SARS-CoV-2 infection might not produce long-lasting immunity. Even in people with mild COVID-19 infection, whose anti-SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (S) antibodies levels might rapidly decline in the months’ post-recovery, persistent and long-lived bone marrow plasma cells start churning out new antibodies when the virus is encountered a second time.

According to the authors, “Consistently, circulating resting memory B cells directed against SARS-CoV-2 S were detected in the convalescent individuals. Overall, our results indicate that mild infection with SARS-CoV-2 induces robust antigen-specific, long-lived humoral immune memory in humans.”

  • Nature July 202025 The Nature findings above support findings from Singapore published in July 2020, which found patients who had recovered from SARS in 2002/2003 had robust immunity against SARS-CoV-2 17 years later.
  • Cell Medicine July 202126 Here, they found that most previously infected patients produced durable antibodies and memory B cells, along with durable polyfunctional CD4 and CD8 T cells that target multiple parts of the virus.

According to the authors: “Taken together, these results suggest that broad and effective immunity may persist long-term in recovered COVID-19 patients.” The same clearly cannot be said for vaccine-induced immunity.

  • BioRxiv July 202127 Echoing the Cell Medicine findings above, University of California researchers concluded that “Natural infection induced expansion of larger CD8 T cell clones occupied distinct clusters, likely due to the recognition of a broader set of viral epitopes presented by the virus not seen in the mRNA vaccine.”

We’re Creating a Pandemic of the Vaccinated

If natural immunity is better than vaccine-induced antibodies, you’d expect to see fewer reinfections among those who have already had COVID-19, compared to breakthrough infections occurring among those who got the COVID shot. And that’s precisely what we see.

In a preprint titled “Necessity of COVID-19 Vaccination in Previously Infected Individuals,”28 the researchers looked at reinfection rates among previously infected health care workers in the Cleveland Clinic system.

Of the 1,359 frontline workers with natural immunity from previous infection, not a single one was reinfected 10 months into the pandemic, despite heavy exposure to COVID-19-positive patients.

A second preprint,29 posted August 25, 2021, compared SARS-CoV-2 natural immunity to vaccine-induced immunity by looking at reinfection and breakthrough rates. Four outcomes were evaluated: SARS-CoV-2 infection, symptomatic disease, COVID-19-related hospitalization and death.

Results showed that, compared to those with natural immunity, SARS-CoV-2-naïve individuals who had received a two-dose regimen of Pfizer’s COVID shot had:30

  • A 5.96-fold increased risk for breakthrough infection
  • A 7.13-fold increased risk for symptomatic disease
  • A 13.06-fold increased risk for breakthrough infection with the Delta variant
  • A higher risk for COVID-19-related-hospitalizations

After adjusting for comorbidities, SARS-CoV-2-naïve individuals who had received two Pfizer doses were 27.02 times more likely to experience symptomatic breakthrough infection than those with natural immunity.31 No deaths were reported in either of the groups. In closing the authors concluded:32

“This study demonstrated that natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity.”

Majority of Hospitalizations Are Actually in the Vaccinated

The oft-repeated refrain is that we’re in a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” meaning those who have not received the COVID jab make up the bulk of those hospitalized and dying from the Delta variant. However, we’re already seeing a shift in hospitalization rates from the unvaccinated to those who have gotten one or two injections.

For example, in Israel, the fully “vaccinated” made up the bulk of serious cases and COVID-related deaths in July 2021, as illustrated in the graphs below.33 The red is unvaccinated, yellow refers to partially “vaccinated” and green fully “vaccinated” with two doses. By mid-August, 59% of serious cases were among those who had received two COVID injections.34

new hospitalizations

new severe covid 19 patients
deaths trend

Data from the U.K. show a similar trend among those over the age of 50. In this age group, partially and fully “vaccinated” people account for 68% of hospitalizations and 70% of COVID deaths.35

COVID-19 delta variant hospital admission and death in England

Data36 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also refute the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” narrative. Between July 6,2021, and July 25, 2021, 469 COVID cases were identified in a Barnstable County, Massachusetts, outbreak.

Of those who tested positive, 74% had received two COVID injections and were considered “fully vaccinated.” Even despite using different diagnostic standards for non-jabbed and jabbed individuals, a whopping 80% of COVID-related hospitalizations were also in this group.37,38

COVID Shot May Harm Immunity in Those Previously Infected

While the authors of that August 25, 2021, preprint39 claim in their abstract that “Individuals who were both previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 and given a single dose of the vaccine gained additional protection against the Delta variant,” in the body of the article they admit they “could not demonstrate significance in our cohort.”

Unless significance is demonstrated, the finding is basically irrelevant, so I would not rely on this paper if I wanted to argue for vaccination of those with preexisting natural immunity. Besides, there’s research40 showing the COVID shots may actually harm the superior T cell immunity built up from prior infection, especially after the second dose. As reported by Horowitz in The Blaze:41

“Immunologists from Mount Sinai in New York and Hospital La Paz in Madrid have raised serious concerns. In a shocking discovery after monitoring a group of vaccinated people both with and without prior infection, they found ‘in individuals with a pre-existing immunity against SARS-CoV-2, the second vaccine dose not only fail to boost humoral immunity but determines a contraction of the spike-specific T cell response.’

They also note that other research has shown ‘the second vaccination dose appears to exert a detrimental effect in the overall magnitude of the spike-specific humoral response in COVID-19 recovered individuals.’”

Arguments for Vaccine Passports Are Null and Void

FEE.org reported the August 25 findings under the headline, “Harvard Epidemiologist Says the Case for COVID Vaccine Passports Was Just Demolished”:42

“Harvard Medical School professor Martin Kulldorff said research showing that natural immunity offers exponentially more protection than vaccines means vaccine passports are both unscientific and discriminatory, since they disproportionately affect working class individuals.

‘Prior COVID disease (many working class) provides better immunity than vaccines (many professionals), so vaccine mandates are not only scientific nonsense, they are also discriminatory and unethical,’ Kulldorff, a biostatistician and epidemiologist, observed on Twitter …

Vaccine passports would be immoral and a massive government overreach even in the absence of these findings. There is simply no historical parallel for governments attempting to restrict the movements of healthy people over a respiratory virus in this manner.

Yet the justification for vaccine passports becomes not just wrong but absurd in light of these new revelations. People who have had COVID already have significantly more protection from the virus than people who’ve been vaccinated.

Meanwhile, people who’ve not had COVID and choose to not get vaccinated may or may not be making an unwise decision. But if they are, they are principally putting only themselves at risk.”

Positive Signs

arihasanaj tiktok video

While we still have a long and likely hard fight ahead of us, there is reason to be optimistic. In a recent TikTok video,43 a young man named Ari Hasanaj who lives in New York City describes how he printed up posters that say:

“We do not discriminate against ANY customer based on sex, gender, race, creed, age, vaccinated or unvaccinated. All customers who wish to patronize are welcome in our establishment.”

He then went around the city, from one store to the next, asking each owner if they would agree to post the sign on their door to protest NYC’s vaccine passport requirement. A majority said yes. He is now asking others to join him in this effort.

In Denmark, vaccine passports will no longer be used to restrict movement as of September 10, 2021. The health minister, Magnus Heunicke, has stated, though, that the passport system may be reinstated if rising infection rates threaten important functions.

Denmark was among the first to announce the development of a digital vaccine passport, which came into effect in April 2021.44 For months, Danes repeatedly demonstrated against the COVID passes, and it seems the protests eventually had the desired effect. It just goes to show that if enough people resist, tyrannical overreach can be reined in.

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Notes

1 New York Post August 4, 2021

2, 7 Zywicki vs George Mason University Case 1:21-cv-00894

3 JAMA Internal Medicine August 16, 2021 [Epub ahead of print]

4, 5, 6, 8 Citizens Journal August 25, 2021

9 Children’s Health Defense vs Rutgers Case 2: 21-cv-15333

10 The College Fix April 10, 2021

11 The Defender August 12, 2021

12, 21, 22, 41 The Blaze August 25, 2021

13 MedRxiv August 8, 2021 DOI: 10.1101/2021.08.06.21261707

14 FiercePharma June 30, 2020

15 CNBC July 23, 2021

16, 17 The BMJ Opinion August 23, 2021

18 BPR August 20, 2021

19, 36, 37 CDC MMWR July 30, 2021; 70

20 NBC News August 7, 2021

23 Immunity May 3, 2021

24 Nature May 24, 2021; 595: 421-425

25 Nature July 15, 2020; 584: 457-462

26 Cell Medicine July 20, 2021; 2(7): 100354

27 BioRxiv July 15, 2021 DOI: 10.1101/2021.07.14.452381

28 MedRxiv June 19, 2021 DOI: 10.1101/2021.06.01.21258176

29, 30, 31, 32, 39 MedRxiv August 25, 2021 DOI: 10.1101/2021.08.24.21262415

33 Twitter Alex Berenson July 18, 2021

34 Science August 16, 2021

35 Evening Standard August 20, 2021

38 CNBC July 30, 2021

40 BioRxiv March 22, 2021 DOI: 10.1101/2021.03.22.436441

42 FEE.org August 30, 2021

43 TikTok September 2, 2021

44 Sundhedsministeriet, August 27, 2021

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Dr. Haruo Ozaki of the Tokyo Medical Association on Ivermectin: “It looks like we’re blocking supply because we believe it’s going to work.”

Why would a drug be blocked if it’s believed to cure an illness?

After researching some information on Japan’s recall of over 1.6 million doses of the Moderna vaccine due to possible metal contamination, I went investigating further and found some conflicting information involving Chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, Dr. Haruo Ozaki, and the Ivermectin situation.

Many websites are reporting that Dr. Haruo Ozaki came out in a press conference this month (August 2021) suggesting the use of Ivermectin in a now widely shared video.

However, this is incorrect. In actuality, Dr. Haruo Ozaki made this announcement in February 2021.

Here is the video with provided transcript thanks to the subtitles that were added:

If this video no longer exists, please let me know and I will find an alternative. Thank you.

“In Africa, if we compare countries distributing ivermectin once a year with countries which do not give ivermectin, I mean, they don’t give ivermectin to prevent COVID, but to prevent parasitic diseases. But anyway, if we look at COVID numbers in countries that give ivermectin, the number of cases is 134.4 per 100,000 and the number of death is 2.2 per 100,000. 

Now African countries which do not distribute Ivermectin: 950.6 cases per 100,000 and 29.3 deaths per 100,000.

I believe the difference is clear.

Of course, one cannot conclude that ivermectin is effective only on the basis of these figures, but when we have all these elements, we cannot say that ivermectin is absolutely not effective, at least not me.

We can do other studies to confirm its efficacy, but we are in a crisis situation. With regard to the use of ivermectin, it is obviously necessary to obtain the informed consent of the patients, and I think we’re in a situation where we can afford to give them this treatment.” – Dr. Haruo Ozaki

Now with that cleared up, I want to bring attention to a more recent report that did come out in August 2021 (allegedly), from a Japanese website: yomiuri.co.jp

The following will be a translated version using this service: translate.com
I have provided a copy/pasted format for search capabilities. Viewing would be easier in desktop/tablet mode. For those on mobile, the Japanese text will be shown first, followed by the translation in English. Please keep in mind that since this is using a translation website, there may be inaccuracies and missing context.

Lastly, I want to point out that I personally do not agree with every assessment made in the following account; such as, “there is a potent delta strain going around”, or so forth. I think these notions are embellished news stories to give the illusion that the virus is deadlier and harder to contain, just to push for a worldwide vaccine effort. However, there are still many intelligent/educated individuals who are not yet fully aware of this agenda, but are waking up to the realization that something is not right with the vaccine push and the suppression of actual treatments that are working against several known illnesses. If Ivermectin is acknowledged to be beneficial in combatting respiratory viruses, then it concludes that it could be helpful in treating coronaviruses that would also involve the common cold/flu/influenza/pneumonia/COVID/SARS, etc.

It therefore goes without saying, that a cheap, effective wonder drug capable of treating such illnesses and other known diseases would be a pharmaceutical’s worst nightmare that would ultimately hurt their own pockets as well as that of the medical/health industry, and any stakeholders who share in their profits.

So with that out of the way, here is a current, updated account of what the President of the Tokyo Medical Association has to say about Ivermectin. All quotes in italics are by Dr. Haruo Ozaki.

The below image is a screenshot of the first page of the Japanese website:

Screenshot taken from: yomiuri.co.jp
Some embellishment has been added for emphasis:

「今こそイベルメクチンを使え」東京都医師会の尾崎治夫会長が語ったその効能

POINT
■イベルメクチンが新型コロナの予防にも治療にも効果があるという論文が相次いで発表されているが、すでに「使用国」とされている日本では使用が進んでいない。

■感染爆発が進む今こそ使用すべきだが、使おうにもイベルメクチンがない、政府の副作用被害救済制度の対象になっていないなどの課題がある。

■日本版EUAを早く整備して、現場の医師が使用できる体制になれば、自宅待機や療養の患者にも投与できる。政府は積極的に使用促進に取り組むべきだ。

“Use ivermectin now,” said Haruo Ozaki, president of the Tokyo Medical Association

POINT
A series of papers have been published that ivermectin is effective in preventing and treating the new corona, but its use has not progressed in Japan, which is already considered a “country of use”.

■ It should be used only now when the infection explosion progresses, but there are issues such as the absence of ivermectin even if it is used, and the fact that it is not subject to the government’s side effect damage relief system.

■ If the Japanese version of EUA is developed as soon as possible so that doctors in the field can use it, it can be administered to patients who are staying at home or recuperating. The government should actively promote its use.

東京オリンピックの開催中にインドを起源とするデルタ株が猛威を振るい、感染者の拡大が続いている。副作用の報告がほとんどなく、諸外国の臨床試験で効果が報告されているイベルメクチンを日本はなぜ使おうとしないのか。早くからイベルメクチンの有効な使用法を提言してきた東京都医師会の尾崎会長に8月5日、緊急インタビューした。
聞き手・構成 認定NPO法人・21世紀構想研究会理事長
科学ジャーナリスト 馬場錬成

During the Tokyo Olympics, delta strains originating in India are raging and the spread of infected people continues. Why does Japan not try to use ivermectin, which has been reported to be effective in clinical trials in other countries with few reports of side effects?

On August 5, I interviewed Mr. Ozaki, president of the Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Association, who had been proposing effective use of ivermectin from an early age.

Listening and Composition President, 21st Century Conception Society, Certified NPO Science Journalist Rensei Baba

まだ見えない感染拡大のピーク

――第5波ともいわれる今回の爆発的な感染拡大は、まだ右肩上がりが続いているようです。自宅待機・療養者が急増していますが、東京都医師会はどのように対応していますか。

「1月の第3波で自宅待機、療養の人が急増したとき、これではダメだということになって、24時間支援を目標に東京都と東京都医師会が一緒になって体制構築に取り組み、47地区医師会のうち37まで対応できるまでになりました。ところが、毎日1000人を超える自宅療養者が積みあがる今の状況は、限界を超えています。診療所の医師は、一般診療、ワクチン接種、健康診断、往診などで手が回らない。いま、保健所が入院調整をしています。東京都には入院調整センターもありますが、急変したコロナ患者を迅速に受け入れて治療できる体制が確立されるところまではいっていません」

The peak of the spread of infection that has not yet been seen

―― This explosive spread, also known as the fifth wave, seems to be still rising. The number of people staying at home and recuperating is increasing rapidly, but how is the Tokyo Medical Association responding?

“When the number of people staying at home and recuperating increased rapidly in the third wave in January, this was not enough, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Medical Association worked together to build a system with the goal of 24-hour support, and we were able to respond to up to 37 of the 47 district medical associations. However, the current situation where more than 1,000 home care persons are accumulated every day is over the limit. Doctors at clinics are available for general medical care, vaccinations, medical examinations, house contacts, etc. The public health center is adjusting hospitalization now. There is also an inpatient coordination center in Tokyo, but we are not well into establishing a system that can quickly accept and treat corona patients who have suddenly changed.”

多くの臨床試験結果は「予防にも治療にも効果」

――これまで世界で発表されているイベルメクチンの臨床試験の論文を読むと、予防にも治療にも効いている例が多数出ています。

「中南米、アジアなどを中心にイベルメクチンがコロナの予防・治療に効いているという論文が多数出ていることは承知しています。次々と発症する患者の対応に迫られるが有効な治療薬もない。ワクチンは間に合わない。そういう差し迫ったときに、イベルメクチンがコロナに効いているという論文が出ているのだから、これを使ってみようと思うのは臨床医としては当たり前の対応です。医師主導の臨床試験論文が多数出てきたのは、そういう事情があったからです」

Many clinical trial results are “effective for prevention and treatment”

―― Reading the papers of ivermectin clinical trials published around the world, there are many cases that are effective in prevention and treatment.

I am aware that there are many papers that ivermectin is effective in preventing and treating corona, mainly in Latin America and Asia. There is no effective treatment which is pressed for the correspondence of the patient who develops one after another either. The vaccine will not be in time. It is a natural correspondence as a clinician to think that this is used because the thesis that ivermectin works for the corona has come out at such an imminent time. That’s why so many doctor-led clinical trial papers came out.”

――普通は製薬企業が大がかりな臨床試験をして効果を見るのですが、イベルメクチンはオンコセルカ症(河川盲目症)、リンパ系フィラリア症などの熱帯病の特効薬として、世界保健機関(WHO)をはじめ世界中の国々が20年以上前に承認した薬剤です。新型コロナにも効果があるなら適応外だがパンデミックの中で使用しよう、ということになったのはやむを得ないということですね。

 「そうです。パンデミックの医療現場は戦場です。野戦病院と同じです。患者が運び込まれ次々と容態が悪化して亡くなっていく。そのとき副作用もほとんどなく、コロナにも効くという論文が多数出てきたので、これにすがりつくようにして投与する医師の気持ちはよく分かります」

――Usually, pharmaceutical companies conduct large-sized clinical trials to see its effects, but ivermectin is a drug approved more than 20 years ago by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other countries around the world as a special effect of tropical diseases such as oncocelacia (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis. If the new corona is also effective, it is not adaptable, but it is no use in a pandemic.

“That’s right. The medical field of the pandemic is a battlefield. It is the same as the field hospital. The patient is carried in, and the condition deteriorates one after another and it dies. At that time, there were few side effects, and many papers came out that it works for corona, so I understand the feelings of the doctor who administers it by following this.”

「つい先日、インドでコロナ感染症の治療ガイドラインを決めている全インド医科大学(All India Institute of Medical Sciences/AIIMS)の研究グループが、イベルメクチンの予防効果を調べた論文を発表しています。それによると、約3900人の医療従事者(職員及び学生)を対象に、イベルメクチン体重1キロ当たり0.3ミリ・グラムを3日間隔で2回投与した群、1回のみ投与した群、そして投与しなかった群の三つの群に分けて臨床試験を行った結果、イベルメクチンを2回投与された人は、新型コロナ感染が83%減少したというのです。論文を発表したのは世界でも第一級の研究グループですから、非常に信頼性が高いものです」

“Just recently, a research group from the All Institute of Medical Sciences/AIIMS, which has set guidelines for treating coronal infections in India, published a paper examining the preventive effects of ivermectin. According to the study, about 3,900 healthcare professionals (staff and students) were given 0.3 milligrams per kilo of ivermectin weight twice every three days, administered only once, and in three groups that did not, and those who were given ivermectin twice had an 83% reduction in new corona infections. It’s a very reliable research group because it’s one of the first-class research groups in the world to publish a paper.”

日本はすでに使用国に区分け

――日本では2020年5月18日に通達した「新型コロナウイルス感染症(COVID-19)診療の手引き第2版」から、イベルメクチンをCOVID-19治療に使用することを認めています。世界でも、日本はイベルメクチンの使用国に区分けされています。

「日本では以前から皮膚病の 疥癬 などに、『ストロメクトール』という商品名でイベルメクチンが適応薬として承認されており、改定手引きでは、『適応外』として新型コロナの治療にも承認する通達を出しています。適応外とは、医師と患者の判断で使用してもいいということです。通達を出したころまでに、世界では27か国、36件の臨床試験が行われており、イベルメクチンが予防・治療に効果が出ていると報告されていました。だから厚生労働省も適応外を認めたのです。効果がないと出ていたら通達は出さないでしょう」

Japan has already been classified as a country of use

―― Japan has admitted to using ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment from the “New Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) Medical Care Guidelines 2nd Edition” announced on May 18, 2020. In the world, Japan is classified as a country where ivermectin is used.

“In Japan, ivermectin has been approved as an indication drug under the product name ‘stromectol’ for scabies for skin diseases, etc., and in the revised guidelines, we have issued a public order to approve the treatment of the new corona as ‘not adapted’.

It is not indication and can be used at the judgment of the doctor and the patient. By the time of the report, 36 clinical trials had been conducted in 27 countries around the world, and it was reported that ivermectin was effective in prevention and treatment. Therefore, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare also admitted the outside adaptation. If it was ineffective, I wouldn’t get a good by it.”

政府は使用に前向きな国会答弁、しかし…

――国会でも政府はイベルメクチンの使用を進めるような答弁をしています。

「さる2月17日の衆議院予算委員会で、立憲民主党の中島克仁議員がイベルメクチンについて、『国として早期にコロナの治療薬として承認できるように治験に最大限のバックアップをすべきである』との提案を行いました。田村厚生労働大臣は『適応外使用では今でも使用できる。医療機関で服用して自宅待機するという使用法もある』と答弁しています。菅首相は『日本にとって極めて重要な医薬品であると思っているので、最大限努力する』と答弁し、積極的な取り組みを示すような発言でした。しかし現実には(取り組みは)できていません」

The government has responded positively to the use of the Diet, but…

――the government has also responded to the Diet to advance the use of ivermectin.

“At the House of Representatives Budget Committee meeting on February 17, Katsuhito Nakajima, a member of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, proposed that Ivermectin should be backed up to the clinical trial to be approved as a treatment for corona at an early date. Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Tamura said, “It can still be used for use outside of adaptation. There is also a usage of taking it at a medical institution and staying at home.”

Prime Minister Kan responded, “I believe it is an extremely important drug for Japan, so I will do my utmost,” and made a statement that indicated his proactive efforts. But in reality, we’re not working on it.”

――なぜ、できないのでしょうか?

「私たちも、日本の承認薬を供給する企業とその先にあるアメリカのメルク社がどういう供給体制にあるのか調べました。メルク社は治療薬を開発中であるせいか、イベルメクチンは新型コロナの治療・予防には効かないという見解で、疥癬などの皮膚病以外に使わせないとの意向が働いている。つまり、新型コロナに使うといっても、実際にはメルクが出さなければ国内のイベルメクチン供給には結びつかない。医師がイベルメクチンの処方を書いても、薬局には薬剤がない。これでは事実上使えないことになります」

「しかし、(メルクは)イベルメクチンは効かないと言っているのだから、何も供給を制限する必要はないはずです。効かないなら需要がないのですから。効くと信じているから供給をブロックしているように見えてしまいます」

――Why can’t you do it?

“We also looked at the supply structure of japanese companies that supply approved drugs and merck in the U.S. beyond. Perhaps because Merck is developing therapeutic drugs, the company believes that ivermectin is not effective in treating and preventing the new corona, and the intention is not to use it for anything other than skin diseases such as scabies. In other words, even if it is used for the new corona, it will not actually lead to the supply of ivermectin in Japan if Merck does not put it out. Even if the doctor writes a prescription for ivermectin, the pharmacy does not have the drug. This makes it virtually inable.”

“But [Merck] says ivermectin doesn’t work, so there shouldn’t be any need to limit the supply. If it doesn’t work, there’s no demand. It looks like we’re blocking supply because we believe it’s going to work.”

ジェネリックも普及しない理由は

――イベルメクチンのジェネリック薬品は中国、インドなどでも大量に製造されています。メルクが出さないなら、それを輸入して供給する手段もあるはずです。

「そうです。医師でもある中島議員が中心になって衆議院に提出した『新型インフルエンザ等治療用特定医薬品の指定及び使用に関する特別措置法案』(日本版EUA*整備法案)が成立すれば、ジェネリック製剤も使用できるようになります。しかし、現時点では政府は全く動いていないのではないでしょうか」

Why are generics not popular?

――Ivermectin’s generics are manufactured in large quantities in China, India, and other countries. If Merck doesn’t, there should also be a way to import and supply it.

“Yes, if the “Special Measures Bill on the Designation and Use of Specified Drugs for Treatment of New Influenza” (Japanese version of the EUA* Maintenance Bill) submitted to the House of Representatives, mainly by Mr. Nakajima, who is also a doctor, is enacted, generic formulations will also be available. But at the moment, the government is not moving at all.

「もう一つの問題は、イベルメクチンがすでに世界の多くの国で使われ、用法や用量、安全性・有効性などが確認されているのに、日本ではまだ臨床試験段階でそうはなっていない、ということです。このため、イベルメクチンは医薬品副作用の被害救済制度の対象になっていません。これでは医師は使いにくい。しかし、そういう不安と不利な状況の中でも、イベルメクチンの効果を確信している医師たちの中には、自らの責任でイベルメクチンを処方している医師が出てきています。私は日本版EUA整備法を早く成立させてほしいと願っています」

*EUA(Emergency Use Authorization)緊急時に未承認薬などの使用を許可したり、既承認薬の適応を拡大したりする米食品医薬品局(FDA)の制度。FDAが<1>生命を脅かす疾患である<2>疾患の治療などで一定の有効性が認められる<3>使用した際のメリットが、製品の潜在的なリスクを上回る<4>ほかに疾患を診断、予防、または治療する適当な代替品がない――という条件を満たすと判断した場合に使用が認められる。

“Another problem is that ivermectin has already been used in many countries around the world, and although usage, dosage, safety and efficacy have been confirmed, it has not yet been done in Japan during the clinical trial phase. For this reason, ivermectin is not subject to the drug side effect damage relief system. This makes it difficult for doctors to use it. However, even in such anxiety and adverse situations, some doctors who are convinced of the effect of ivermectin are prescribing ivermectin at their own responsibility. I hope that the Japanese version of the EUA Development Act will be enacted as soon as possible.”

*Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) system that allows the use of unappreciated drugs in emergencies and expands the indication of approved drugs. It is found to be used when the FDA determines that <1> the benefits of using <3>, which have certain efficacy in treating life-threatening diseases< <2> diseases, etc., outweigh the potential risks of the product <4> and are found to meet the condition that there is no suitable alternative to diagnosing, preventing, or treating the disease.

[NOTE FROM E.A.R.: Not sure why when translating that the numbers 2 and 3 got reversed…]

筆者のインタビューに応じる尾崎会長(右) / Chairman Ozaki (right) who responds to an interview with the author
使用国なのに現実には使えない

――適応外を認めたので、世界では日本は「イベルメクチン使用国」に区分けされていますが、現実には使えない体制になっているということですね。

「その通りです。要するに政府はイベルメクチンを供給できる体制も構築せずにいるわけで、推進体制にはなっていない。日本版EUAを早く整備して、現場の医師が使用できる体制になれば、田村厚労大臣が国会で答弁したように、現実的に自宅待機、療養の患者さんにも投与できるわけですが、いまの体制では事実上何もできません。よく『国民の安全のため』と言いますが、このような有事の際にも慎重姿勢を崩さないのでは、国民の安全を犠牲にしているとしか理解のしようがありません」

Even if it is a country of use, it cannot be used in reality.

―― Because it admitted not to adapt, Japan is classified as a “country using ivermectin” in the world, but it is a system that can not be used in reality.

“That’s it. In short, the government does not build a system that can supply ivermectin, so it has not been promoted. If the Japanese version of EUA is developed early and becomes a system that doctors on site can use, it can be administered to patients who are practically staying at home and recuperating, as Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Tamura answered in the Diet, but virtually nothing can be done with the current system. I often say ‘for the safety of the people’, but if you don’t lose your cautious attitude in the event of such an event, you can only understand that it is at the expense of the safety of the people.”

自ら手を出さない学術現場や研究者

――日本の問題点はほかにもないでしょうか。

「イベルメクチンは大村智博士が発見してノーベル賞までいただいた薬剤です。コロナに本当に効いているかどうか日本が世界に先駆けて取り組む実行力があるべきです。WHOやアメリカの国立衛生研究所(NIH)がコロナへの効果が未確定だとの見解を取り続けていますが、パンデミックの中でこれだけ世界中でイベルメクチンが使われているのですから、科学的なエビデンス(証拠)を得られる臨床試験を国が主導して行い、客観的で納得できるような結論を示せば、日本の研究水準のアップにもつながります」

Academic sites and researchers who do not take their own hands

―― Are there any other problems in Japan?

“Ivermectin is a drug discovered by Dr. Satoshi Omura and received the Nobel Prize. Japan should be the first in the world to be effective in whether corona is really working or not. WHO and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) continue to take the view that the effect on corona is indeterminate, but since ivermectin is used all over the world during the pandemic, if the government conducts clinical trials that can obtain scientific evidence and present objective and convincing conclusions, it will lead to an increase in the level of research in Japan.”

「南米、アジアなどでイベルメクチンがコロナに効いているという結果をアメリカの臨床医師たちのグループ(FLCCC)が発表し、イギリスのイベルメクチン推奨団体(BIRD)などの医師グループは、多くの論文を総合的に分析したメタ解析から『効果あり』を確信し、世界中の医療現場にイベルメクチンを推奨しています。日本オリンピック委員会にも、東京オリンピックの開催にあたってイベルメクチンの有効使用をすべきだと伝えてきましたが、政府は何も対応しませんでした」

 「学術現場の研究者や大学の先生にも問題があります。自らは何もやらないで、WHOのような国際機関や欧米の大きな保健機関が出した『イベルメクチンはコロナに効くかどうかは未確定』という見解を自分たちの見解にしている人が多い。主体的にやらないで、人の意見だけで動いています。どうしてイベルメクチンが効くか効かないか、自分たちで確かめてやろうという気にならないのか。やりもしないで批判ばかりしている評論家や研究者・学者がいるのは嘆かわしいことです。日本のアカデミアはもっと積極的に貢献してほしいと思います」

“A group of Clinical Physicians in the United States (FLCCC) has published the results of ivermectin’s effects on corona in South America, Asia, and other countries, and physician groups such as the Ivermectin Recommended Organization (BIRD) in the United Kingdom are convinced that it is ‘effective’ from a meta-analysis that comprehensively analyzes many papers, and recommends ivermectin to medical settings around the world. The Japanese Olympic Committee has also told us that ivermectin should be used effectively to host the Tokyo Olympics, but the government has not responded to anything.

“There are also problems with academic researchers and university teachers. Many people do not do anything, but take their own view of the view that “whether ivermectin works for corona is indeterminate” issued by international organizations such as WHO and large health organizations in Europe and the United States. Don’t be proactive, we’re moving only on people’s opinions. Why doesn’t we feel like we’re going to see if ivermectin works or not? It is deplorable that there are critics, researchers, and scholars who are criticizing without doing anything. I hope academia in Japan will contribute more actively.”

都医師会は「使用に取り組みたい」

――日本でもようやく、製薬企業大手の興和(コーワ)が主体になった臨床試験が予定されています。どのように対応しますか。

「東京都も医師会もこの臨床試験を積極的に支援・協力する方針です。協力する医療機関などを積極的に探して提供することにしました。外国が開発したワクチンや治療薬に頼っている国ではどうしようもない。自分たちでイベルメクチンのデータをきちんと出し、日本発として重症化や死亡の減少につながる貢献を目指すことがわれわれのやるべきことです」

The Tokyo Medical Association wants to work on its use

— Clinical trials are finally scheduled in Japan led by Kowa, a leading pharmaceutical company. How do you respond?

“The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Medical Association will actively support and cooperate in this clinical trial. We have actively searched for and provided medical institutions to cooperate with. We can’t help it in countries that rely on vaccines and therapeutics developed by foreign countries. We need to properly provide ivermectin data ourselves and aim to contribute to the reduction of serious diseases and deaths from Japan.”

――コロナ・パンデミックの体験から日本の医療制度が学ぶべきことは。

「日本の国民皆保険制度のもとで、今回のようなパンデミック有事のときの対応は厳しいことがはっきりしました。民間医療施設は稼働率を精いっぱい高めて効率を上げることで経営しています。そういう中では、今回のように『急激に感染者が増えたから対応せよ』と言われても極めて難しいのです」

「対応策の一例をあげれば、公的医療機関・病院などで1000床くらいの空きベッドを持つ病院を建て、ふだんは研究施設や医師、看護師、検査技師らの研修や訓練機関として運用し、パンデミックが発生した際には医療機関として活用する、という方法があります。スキルを磨いて人材を養成し、パンデミック発生時には育成した人材も投入できる体制にするのです。運用方法を具体化するには課題もあると思いますが、今後、検討・研究すべきだと思います」

――What should the Japanese health care system learn from the corona pandemic experience?

“Under Japan’s national health insurance system, it has become clear that the response in the event of such a pandemic is severe. Private medical facilities are run by increasing the utilization rate to the maximum and increasing efficiency. In such a situation, it is extremely difficult to say that “respond because the number of infected people has increased rapidly” as this time.”

“If you give an example of countermeasures, we will build a hospital with about 1,000 vacant beds in public medical institutions and hospitals, usually operate it as a training and training organization for research facilities, doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, etc., and use it as a medical institution in the event of a pandemic.  There is a method. We will develop human resources by honing our skills, and in the event of a pandemic, we will be able to bring in the human resources we have developed. I think there are issues to materialize the operation method, but I think we should consider and research it in the future.”

インタビューを終えて

使用に慎重なWHOへの反発も

デルタ株(インド変異株)が、日本の感染者のほぼすべてに置き換わろうとしている状況下で、新型コロナの新規感染者数が日々、過去最高を更新している。

都内の自宅療養者は2万人を超え、全国では7万人を超えている。医師でもある中島克仁衆議院議員は「抗体カクテル療法は有効だが、確保量と体制整備に課題がある。コロナ患者の重症化を防ぐため、早期治療の選択肢を広げることが必要だ」と強調する。その選択肢のひとつがイベルメクチンの投与――というのが尾崎会長を強く動かしていると感じた。

After the interview

There is also a backlash against WHO is cautious about its use.

With Delta (India Mutant) about to replace nearly all of Japan’s infected people, the number of new corona infections is hitting a record high every day.

There are more than 20,000 home recuperators in Tokyo and more than 70,000 nationwide. Katsuhito Nakajima, a member of the House of Representatives who is also a doctor, said, “Antibody cocktail therapy is effective, but there are issues in securing the amount and the system. In order to prevent corona patients from becoming more severe, we need to expand our options for early treatment.” I felt that one of the options was the administration of ivermectin, which strongly moved Chairman Ozaki.

コロナ治療・予防へのイベルメクチンの評価はまだ固まっていない。WHOやNIHなど、世界のメジャーな保健機関は、「世界中の科学者を納得させるだけのエビデンスを示した臨床試験結果は出ていない」という見解を維持している。しかし、「これらの主張は根拠が薄い」と反論する医師グループが米英に多数出てきているのも事実だ。

 重症化して死に至る人も出る中で、世界中の医療現場では日夜、医師たちが懸命に治療に取り組んでいる。感染急拡大期のインドの医療現場は、まさに戦場だった。治療薬も治療機器類も十分でない医療現場では、新型コロナに効いているとの多数の論文を頼りにイベルメクチンが投与され、大きな効果を上げる例が多数出た。

The evaluation of ivermectin for coronal treatment and prevention has not yet been solidified. The world’s major health organizations, such as the WHO and NIH, maintain the view that “no clinical trial results have shown enough evidence to convince scientists around the world.” However, it is also true that a large number of doctor groups have come out in the United States and Britain to counter that “these claims are unfounded”.

Doctors are working hard day and night in medical situations around the world as some people die from serious each other. India’s medical scene during the rapid spread of infection was truly a battleground. In medical sites where there are not enough therapeutic agents and treatment equipment, ivermectin was administered relying on a number of papers that said it was effective for the new corona, and there were many cases that raised a large effect.

インド弁護士会は、WHOがイベルメクチンを治療使用に推奨しないとしているのは「患者を見殺しにする殺人罪に等しい」と激しく批判した文書を作り、テドロス事務局長や主任サイエンティストに送り、その文書を世界に向けて公表している。

イベルメクチンの効果ありとする医師団体がアメリカのFLCCCとイギリスのBIRDである。FLCCCは、世界の613人の科学者(医師・研究者)が2万6398人を対象に行った63件の臨床試験のメタ分析(8月15日現在)の結果をまとめ、以下のように判定している。

▽14件の予防試験において86%の予防効果
▽27件の初期症状治療試験において73%の改善効果
▽22件の重症治療試験において40%の改善効果
▽25件の臨床試験において61%の死亡率低下

 メタ解析した約半数の31件が、世界の臨床試験標準とされ、エビデンスを重視するランダム化比較試験(RCT)であり、ここで60%の改善効果が出ている。尾崎会長は、これを信じて治療にイベルメクチンを使おうとする臨床医がいてもおかしくない、との見解を示している。

The Indian Bar Association has made a document that sharply criticized the WHO’s [indemnity] in its insumping ivermectin for therapeutic use, “equal to murder charges that kill patients,” and sent it to Director-General Tedros and its chief scientist, who published the document to the world.

The doctors’ organizations that have the effect of ivermectin are FLCCC in the United States and BIRD in The United Kingdom.The FLCCC compiled the results of a meta-analysis (as of August 15) of 63 clinical trials conducted by 613 scientists (physicians and researchers) around the world in 26,398 people, and determined as follows:

86% preventive effect in 14 preventive trials , 73% improvement in 27 initial symptom treatment trials , 40% improvement in 22 severe treatment trials – 61% mortality rate decrease in 25 clinical trials

About half of the 31 meta-analyses are global clinical trial standards, and evidence-focused randomized trials (RCTs) have a 60% improvement. Chairman Ozaki shows the opinion that there is a clinician who believes this and tries to use Ivermectin for treatment.

イベルメクチンを否定する主張も根強い

 一方で、コロナ治療・予防にイベルメクチンを使うことに疑問を呈したり、反対する声が根強くあることは事実だ。筆者はイベルメクチン効果なしとする論文を3本読んだが、うち2本は研究者から臨床試験の方法に間違いがあると指摘されたものだ。それ以外に効果なしとする論文はないのではないか。

 確かに、「効果あり」としたエジプトの医師グループの論文が、データが 捏造 された疑いがあると指摘されて撤回されるといった事例もあった。しかし、前述の通り、イベルメクチンが新型コロナに効果ありとする論文の方が圧倒的に多い事実は揺るがない。イベルメクチンには副作用もほとんどなく、ジェネリックが行き渡っていて価格も安い。使ってみようという考えは無謀とはいえない。使用を否定することは、パンデミックへの対応策をつぶすことになりかねないのではないか。

While there are persistent claims that ivermectin is denied, it is true that there are persistent voices questioning or opposing the use of ivermectin for coronal treatment and prevention. I have read three papers that have no ivermectin effect, two of which were pointed out by researchers as erring in the way clinical trials are conducted. There might be no thesis which does not have the effect other than that. 

Indeed, there were cases where papers by egyptian doctors who said they were “effective” were withdrawn because they were pointed out that the data was suspected to have been fabricated. However, as mentioned above, the fact that there are overwhelmingly more papers that Ivermectin is effective for the new corona is unwavering. Ivermectin has few side effects, generics are all over the place, and the price is low. The idea of using it is not reckless. Denying its use could crush responses to pandemics.

日本版EUA法案成立に期待

田村厚生労働大臣は、国会で「適応外使用では今でも使用できる。医療機関で(イベルメクチンを)服用して自宅待機するという使用法もある」と答弁している。これが簡単にできるなら、東京都医師会はわざわざ「イベルメクチンを使用すべきだ」と主張する必要はないはずだ。

尾崎会長は「適応外使用では、副作用などで健康被害があっても救済制度の対象にはならないし、第一、処方してもモノがない」と語っている。ジェネリック製剤が使えるようにならない限り、イベルメクチンは現実的には「いつまでも使えない薬」であり続けてしまう。

その壁を越えるのが、医師でもある立憲民主党の中島克仁衆議院議員らが国会に提出した「日本版EUA整備法案」の成立だ。しかしいま、国会の休会で棚ざらしになったままだ。

Japan’s eua bill is expected to be enacted, and Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Tamura told the Diet, “It can still be used for use outside of adaptation. There is also a use to take (ivermectin) at a medical institution and stay at home. “If this is easy to do, the Tokyo Medical Association should not have to insist that Ivermectin should be used. 

Chairman Ozaki says, “In non-adaptive use, even if there is a health hazard due to side effects, etc., it is not subject to the relief system, and first, there is no thing even if it prescribes it”. Unless generic formulations become possible, ivermectin will realistically continue to be a “drug that cannot be used forever.” 

Beyond that barrier is the enactment of the “Japanese version of the EUA Development Bill”, which was submitted to the Diet by Katsuhito Nakajima, a member of the House of Representatives of the Constitutional Democratic Party, who is also a doctor. However, it remains shelved by the holiday of the Diet now.

筆頭提案者の中島議員は「この法案を成立させれば、すべて解決します」と言う。疥癬治療薬のイベルメクチンがコロナ治療に使えるようになり、ジェネリック製剤の使用にも道が開け、副作用などの健康被害は救済できるようになる。これなら医師は積極的に処方するようになるだろう、と考えているのだ。

 日本国民全体に対するワクチン接種率は、1回目が約50%、2回目はまだ40%にも届いていない。国内で最大の地域人口を抱える東京都医師会の尾崎会長の最大の懸念は、重症患者を受け入れる医療施設の 逼迫 と、自宅療養者らが重症化して病態が急変することへの対応策だ。尾崎会長の言葉には、緊急にイベルメクチンを使えるようにするしかないという危機感がこもっていた。

 日本で発見されたイベルメクチンは、コロナ・パンデミックの「救世主」となる可能性を秘めている。これまでの世界の臨床試験報告を見ても、全く効かないということはあり得ない。インドをはじめ多くの国が、緊急的にイベルメクチンを投与して感染拡大を抑え込んだ実績がある。緊急時のいま、コロナ感染に使用することに 躊躇 する理由は見当たらない。私はイベルメクチンの活用は、決して「賭け」ではないと確信している。

Mr. Nakajima, the lead proponent, said, “If we pass this bill, we will solve everything.” Ivermectin, a scabies drug, can now be used to treat corona, opening up a path to the use of generic formulations and relief of side effects and other health hazards. They think this will make doctors more aggressive in prescribing it. 

The vaccination rate for the japanese people as a whole has not reached about 50% for the first time and 40% for the second time yet. The biggest concern of Ozaki, president of the Tokyo Medical Association, which has the largest regional population in Japan, is the tightness of medical facilities that accept critically ill patients and measures to prevent home recuperators from becoming more severe and their conditions suddenly changing. Chairman Ozaki’s words expressed a sense of urgency that he had no choice but to be able to use ivermectin urgently. 

Ivermectin found in Japan has the potential to be the “savior” of the coronal pandemic. Looking at the world’s clinical trial reports so far, it is unlikely that it will not work at all. Many countries, including India, have an urgent experience of administering ivermectin to suppress the spread of infection. In an emergency, I see no reason to hesitate to use it for coronal infection. I’m sure the use of ivermectin is never a “bet”.

Credit goes to Haruo Ozaki and Rensei Baba for this interview/report.

プロフィル
尾崎 治夫氏( おざき・はるお )
 おざき内科循環器科クリニック院長。疾病予防に有効なたばこ対策と要介護を未然に防ぐためのフレイル対策に特に力を入れてきた。東京都医師会長として政府や東京都、医療機関などに新型コロナ対策の要望や提言を続けている。順天堂大学卒、69歳。

Profile Haruo Ozaki Director, Ozaki Internal Medicine Cardiology Clinic. We have been particularly focusing on tobacco control effective for disease prevention and frail measures to prevent nursing care before they are required. As chairman of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, he continues to make requests and proposals for new corona countermeasures to the government, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and medical institutions.Graduated from Juntendo University, aged 69.

プロフィル
馬場 錬成氏( ばば・れんせい )
 1940年生まれ。読売新聞社社会部、科学部、解説部を経て論説委員。退社後は東京理科大学知財専門職大学院教授、早稲田大学客員教授、文部科学省科学技術・学術政策研究所客員研究官、内閣府総合科学技術会議委員などを歴任。現在、認定NPO法人・21世紀構想研究会理事長。「大丈夫か 日本のもの作り」(プレジデント社)、「大丈夫か 日本の特許戦略」(同)、「ノーベル賞の100年」(中公新書)、「大村智 2億人を病魔から守った化学者」(中央公論新社)、「知財立国が危ない」(共著:日本経済新聞出版社)ほか著書多数。

Profile Mr. Rensei Baba Was born in 1940. After studying at the Yomiuri Shimbun’s Social, Science, and Commentary Departments, he became an editorial board member. After leaving the company, he served as a professor at the Graduate School of Intellectual Property Professionals at Tokyo University of Science, a visiting professor at Waseda University, a visiting researcher at the Institute for Science and Technology Policy of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and a member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy of the Cabinet Office. Currently, he is the president of the 21st Century Conception Society, a certified NPO.

He has written many books, including “All Right or Japanese Making” (President), “Is It Okay or Japan’s Patent Strategy” (Same), “100 Years of the Nobel Prize” (Nakako Shin book), “Satoshi Omura, chemist who protected 200 million people from disease” (ChuoKoron Shinsha), and “Intellectual Property State Is Dangerous” (co-author: Nihon Keizai Shimbun Publishing Co., Ltd.).

Again, while I do not agree with everything stated in the above interview, I do agree with the consensus that there is a worldwide suppression of this treatment.

It is interesting getting the perspective from those in other countries, especially in contrast (comparison) to that of the United States, for one. The similarities of Dr. Ozaki’s concerns echoing that of several frontline doctors/healthcare workers and virologists with their struggles in getting an already approved medicine in the hands of patients that might need them, is a huge testament to the strange conflict we see between several health organizations recommending and showing benefits of this treatment, to that of the “powerhouse” industries [WHO, NIH, FDA, CDC, etc.] and the various governments that are refusing to acknowledge the ivermectin studies.

As Dr. Ozaki states: “But [Merck] says ivermectin doesn’t work, so there shouldn’t be any need to limit the supply. If it doesn’t work, there’s no demand. It looks like we’re blocking supply because we believe it’s going to work.”

This is rather chilling. It is implying, in not so subtle terms, that the supply of Ivermectin is being blocked ON PURPOSE because “they” think it will work in treating COVID. …This is a speculation that many are having, because to continue to deny the efficacy and safety of a drug that has been used for decades, yet suddenly make the drug harder and harder to access, ESPECIALLY after it was shown to be effective against COVID… Something tells me that it has NOTHING to do with our health.

Please continue to stay informed and keep doing research. Thank you for reading, and thank you to those who are speaking up and voicing your concerns instead of just following along with the establishments. God bless.

Strange “Coincidences” Dealing with the COVID/Vaccine Narrative

Things that make you go, “hmmm….”

I have covered conspiratorial subjects on this site before. Of course, some are not just merely “conspiracy theories”, like the mainstream media and big tech platforms would have you believe, but are actually based on FACTS and REALITY.

The term “conspiracy theory” has largely been used and abused in order to attempt to mock and deride any counter opinion to the official narrative. However, for the sake of entertaining some interesting correlations, whether they are just merely coincidences or perhaps have some deeper meaning after all, I have selected a few compelling incidences that have happened throughout the years that shine a curious light onto the events going on today.

While these may not have any bearing as to the circumstances that are occurring right now, it is also possible that some might – and as the saying goes (whether it is an accurate translation of Aristotle or not): “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

So without further ado, here are some interesting things to contemplate, that may leave one scratching their head and say, “Hm… that IS strange.”

1. ???? – Origins / Etymology: “In other words…”

When one digs deep into word meanings and their origins, it’s incredibly interesting (and rather eerie, sometimes) seeing where the word developed from and it’s current usage today.

Let’s take ‘pharmacy’, for example.

pharmacy: “late 14c., farmacie, “a medicine that rids the body of an excess of humors (except blood);” also “treatment with medicine; theory of treatment with medicine,” from Old French farmacie “a purgative” (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Greek pharmakeia “a healing or harmful medicine, a healing or poisonous herb; a drug, poisonous potion; magic (potion), dye, raw material for physical or chemical processing.”

This is from pharmakeus (fem. pharmakis) “a preparer of drugs, a poisoner, a sorcerer” from pharmakon “a drug, a poison, philter, charm, spell, enchantment.” Beekes writes that the original meaning cannot be clearly established, and “The word is clearly Pre-Greek.” The ph- was restored 16c. in French, 17c. in English (see ph).”

https://www.etymonline.com/word/pharmacy

Hm… it started out promising, but some keywords that stuck out to me gave me quite the shock, and never realized that there were rather COMPLETELY DIFFERENT definitions for the same word. “Poisonous potion”? “Poisoner”? “Sorcerer”? “Harmful medicine”? …

Then, again taking the medical profession into account, is a symbol that is often used to represent the medical industry – especially in the US military field:

However, there is a lot of confusion and debate when it comes to this symbol – known as the Caduceus – especially when comparing it to the Rod of Asclepius, which is also used as a medical symbol and is represented with a rod/stick with a single snake (contested – some scholars believe it depicts a worm or parasite) wrapped around it.

The history of these two designs go way back to Greek Mythology, and perhaps even further than that, with some believing that the Rod of Asclepius is the true symbol of healing, and the Caduceus is a misrepresentation of the health/medical field. Instead, it is a symbol of Hermes/Mercury, who was commonly known as the god of commerce, god of thieves, and the herald of the gods, amongst many other meanings – some benign and helpful, and others that are more darker in nature.

I do want to mention that it cannot be lost on us how this symbol is used widely in the United States military/medical field, and that caduceus literally means “herald”, which if we are looking at the etymology of this word, gives us the following information:

caduceus: “in ancient Greece or Rome, “herald’s staff,” 1590s, from Latin caduceus, alteration of Doric Greek karykeion “herald’s staff,” from kēryx (genitive kērykos) “a herald,” probably a Pre-Greek word. Token of a peaceful embassy; originally an olive branch. Later especially the wand carried by Mercury, messenger of the gods, usually represented with two serpents twined round it and wings. Related: Caducean.

The caduceus is a symbol of peace and prosperity, and in modern times figures as a symbol of commerce, Mercury being the god of commerce. The rod represents power; the serpents represent wisdom; and the two wings, diligence and activity. [Century Dictionary]”

https://www.etymonline.com/word/caduceus

herald: “messenger, envoy,” late 13c. (in Anglo-Latin); c. 1200 as a surname, from Anglo-French heraud, Old French heraut, hiraut (12c.), from Frankish *hariwald “commander of an army” or a similar Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *harja “army” (from PIE root *koro- “war;” see harry) + *waldaz “to command, rule” (see wield). The form fits, but the sense evolution is difficult to explain, unless it is in reference to the chief officer of a tournament, who introduced knights and made decisions on rules (which was one of the early senses, often as heraud of armes, though not the earliest in English).”

https://www.etymonline.com/word/herald

To make things even more interesting, when looking up “commerce medicine list”, found the following site:

Source: [ https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/07/2020-27754/commerce-control-list-clarifications-to-the-scope-of-export-control-classification-number-1c991-to ]

which has some information on what to classify “vaccines” as. I am not a data analyst. But when you combine vaccines in a control list, with the terms “chemical / biological weapons” and “anti-terrorism” and “weapons of mass destruction” [anti-terrorism and weapons of mass destruction are mentioned in a separate section of the document], well – it doesn’t exactly give me a warm and fuzzy feeling like the government and health industries are trying to get us to believe.

While anything in the hands of corrupt individuals can twist something that is supposed to be beneficial to mankind into a harmful weapon of destruction – the labeling and control of vaccines under this heading is rather alarming. While I agree that it is necessary to put restrictions and controls in place for this very reason, the fact that it is acknowledged that vaccines can very well be determined as a chemical/biological weapon should not be lost on others.

I have not thoroughly researched this document since there are a plethora of technical terms and viruses listed that I am unfamiliar with, but thought it was rather fitting and interesting enough to include on this list.

2. January 1981 – Eyes of Darkness mentions a bioweapon that comes from Wuhan

The title of this section is not technically correct. As others have pointed out, the first edition of the book “Eyes of Darkness”, published in 1981, mentions Gorki-400 (Russia) as the origins of a deadly virus/bioweapon from a research center.

However, a few years later, some sources state that Koontz was allegedly approached by his editors who asked him to change Gorki to something else – purportedly to not create waves with the Russians at the time. But whether it was solely Koontz’s decision to change the name to Wuhan-400, or whether it was suggested to him by other influences, only he and his editors would know for sure. And this is if it was Dean Koontz’s decision in the first place. There are some speculations that the publisher/editor changed it of their own accord. It is also possible that for a more thorough novel, authors employ some research and use real life accounts to make the story more engaging, which is what may have given Koontz the idea to use the Wuhan lab, which was created in 1956.

The below tweet shows an excerpt from page 333 of a paperback copy of the Eyes of Darkness book (the year that this specific publication came out seems to be from 2008 – although many people still state the original publication date of 1981).

Source: twitter | Manish Tewari

While it is incredibly uncanny that the book mentions Wuhan-400, a biological weapon created in a lab in China – combined with the current events of the coronavirus being suspected of being a man-made virus from a gain-of-functions attempt from the Wuhan Institute of Virology – there are differences that many fact-checkers are fond of pointing out to derail the similarities that garnered attention in the first place.

The mortality rate, for one – indicating that the virus in the book has a 100% mortality rate – even though even that is not technically correct since “Danny” survives… compared to that of the COVID-19, which has a reported range of .002 to 6% mortality rate – depending on one’s age and health condition.

Even if the book is not indicative of predictive programming, the strange specific terms that are so widely prevalent in today’s time caused quite a stir when it was first mentioned in social media, and is still shocking people who first learn of this “coincidental” connection.

For added overall summaries of the book, which doesn’t bode well right after all of the chemical/biological weapons talk in the previous section:

“As the cat gets out of the bag, Christina and Elliot come to know that, it is actually a Government Research Project laboratory for “chemical warfare”, established to develop biological and chemical weapons, to be used against the enemy countries.

They become aware of the fact that all the young Boy Scouts’ death was staged and, in reality, they were captured to be used in the experiments who unfortunately died, save for Danny. All their biological weapons failed to kill him. Meanwhile, he gained powers to talk to his mother, at the same time killing the main researchers in his final bid to escape.”Dean Koontz the eyes of darkness plot

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“After storming the facility and arriving the correct room, the truth was uncovered. Danny was a victim of an accident: of viral proportions. As it turns out, this secret installation was actually a centre of biological weaponry. Danny and his expedition team accidentally came across and were infected by a Chinese-constructed virus with the name “Wuhan-400”. It had a 100% mortality rate. But Danny survived.

Danny was in a room next door, looking completely starved. He had a bunch of electrodes over his head. The scientist explained he was only the survivor of the virus and they extracted the antibodies responsible for saving him. After that, he was useless. Danny was constantly infected and reinfected to see how long he would last.

During this time, he developed an increased size of his parietal lope, which Evan and Stryker surmised must be the factor allowing him to practice his psychic-telekinetic abilities. They decide to hide this information from the scientist to prevent any potential studies of a such a kind in the future.

They eventually escape the facility after Danny uses his psychic abilities to take down the enemy helicopter.”The Eyes of Darkness — A Dean Koontz Book Review

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It especially isn’t very reassuring considering all of the real life terrible experiments that the governments have conducted on their own people…

1 Measles Vaccine Experiment


Experiments involving the measles vaccine were conducted from 1990 to 1991 by the Centers for Disease Control. The doctors wanted to know if they could use it to replace natural antibodies in babies. To test this, doctors injected thousands of babies in the Third World with the drug. The vaccine eventually led to several immune problems in the babies and caused many deaths, although the exact number is unknown.

Knowing the drug had this effect, the government still tested on African American and Hispanic babies in Los Angeles. They injected more than 1,500 babies in the United States with the experimental drug. However, the study came to an end when it was discovered that African children were dying at an alarming rate up to three years after receiving the vaccinations.

The CDC later admitted that the parents were unaware that their children were being injected with an experimental drug that had not yet been verified by the Federal Drug Administration.[10]

Source: Top 10 U.S. Government Experiments Done on Its Own Citizens

3. February 2011 – “Year of the Vaccines”

In 2011, Bill Gates sat down with Sanjay Gupta and discussed vaccines and vaccine hesitancy.

Chillingly, knowing what we know now about the incessant push to get everyone on the planet vaccinated this year, Sanjay seems to repeat a quote made by Mr. Gates himself as he states the following – again, keep in mind that this interview was conducted in 2011:

Sanjay Gupta: “10 billion dollars over the next ten years to make it the year of the vaccines… what, what does that mean exactly?

Bill Gates: “Well, over this decade, uh, we believe unbelievable progress can be made, both inventing new vaccines and making sure they get out to all the children who need them. Uh, we can cut the number of children who die every year from about 9 million to half of that uh, if we have success on it. The benefits are in terms of reducing sickness, reducing the population growth; it really allows a society a chance to take care of itself, uh, once you’ve made the intervention.

I often see Bill Gates’ apologists and “fact-checkers” try to justify and defend Mr. Gates’ words by saying that he doesn’t mean what we think he means… however, considering all of the shady practices he’s been involved in, including some of the unsavory company that he has been connected with, I’d say that there’s a fine line between “entertaining an idea” and just plain common sense…

On a personal note, once you see the “duper’s delight” that Mr. Gates just can’t conceal himself from revealing, you can’t unsee it.

4. January 2017 – Anthony Fauci predicts “surprise” outbreak

On January 10, 2017, during a Keynote Address, Anthony Fauci shares his… “expertise”, on what the upcoming administration will face as far as infectious diseases go:

“The idea that we are now a few days away from a new administration, I obviously prompted the really extraordinarily, very enjoyable – and I have, I’m really pleased I had the opportunity to listen to the panel, both of Amy and Ron, as well as Bill, and Dr. Jafari. Which really, I think, set the stage for so many of the things that we are going to be dealing with over the coming years.

Given, as you heard from the introduction, that I have been around for awhile and have had the opportunity and the privilege and the pleasure of serving in 5 administrations, I thought I would bring that perspective to the topic today is the issue of pandemic preparedness.

And if there’s one message that I want to leave with you today, based on my experience, and you’ll see that in a moment, is that there is no question that there will be a challenge to the coming administration, in the arena of infectious diseases, both chronic infectious diseases in the sense of already ongoing disease, and we have certainly a large burden of that, but also there will be a surprise outbreak.

And I hope by the end of my relatively short presentation you’ll understand why history, the history of the last 32 years that I’ve been the director of NIAID, will tell the next administration that there’s NO DOUBT in anyone’s mind that they will be faced with the challenges that their predecessors were faced with.”
– Anthony Fauci

How he’s so confident on this matter is anyone’s guess, although those who “vouch for Fauci” are convinced it’s just because he’s such a knowledgeable, intelligent human being.

Those who have known him in the past, however, have quite some different things to say about him…

“Those guys have got an agenda. Which is not, what we would like them to have, being that we pay for them to take care of our health in some way. They’ve got a personal kind of agenda, they make up their own rules as they go, they change them when they want to – and they smugly – like Tony Fauci, does not mind going on television in front of the people who pay his salary and lie directly into the camera.”
PCR inventor Kary Mullis on “Dr” Fauci

While “Dr. Fauci” was mistaken and/or flip-flopped on a lot of topics related to this “pandemic”, in which he predicted would happen years in advance – yet still fumbled the response on – he was right about one thing: there was a “surprise outbreak”… planned or otherwise…

5. January 2019 – Flu shots for everyone

This is quite possibly one of the cringiest things I’ve seen in a long time. And incredibly fake, as actors and actresses are adept at being (not intending to be harsh – but it is their job to pretend to be other people…).

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, in what seems to be an obvious bit to cater to the pharma overlords, announces excitedly (maybe a little too excitedly) that it’s time for everyone to get flu shots! Just what I’ve always looked forward to whenever I attend an awards ceremony.

Source: youtube | RandomCooking&ENTClips | Golden Globes FLU Shot Skit

Andy Samberg: “At this point of the show, the host would do something fun and spontaneous to show how we’re all just ordinary people, like ordering pizza for everyone.”

Sandra Oh: “But since we already got food at the Globes, we thought we’d mix it up and try something new. So roll up your sleeves, Hollywood, because you’re all getting – “

Both Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh: “Flu shots!”

Cue marching “healthcare workers” holding needles up while approaching various Hollywood stars. In the background, Oh and Samberg are embarrassingly chanting “Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots!” to the tune of LMFAO’s Shots. But not to fear, because Sandra reassures the audience that “these nurses are all licensed professionals straight from the Rite Aid in Echo Park.”

Then Mr. Samberg, in a speech I’m sure he wrote all by himself, states: “And look, if you’re an anti-vaxxer, just put a napkin over your head and we’ll skip you.”

And because the shots were seemingly freely administered (with no informed consent or anything) – and that it “costs 50 grand”, Samberg and Oh ends this atrocity great Samaritan act on human kind with a “you’re welcome!”. Such caring individuals.

However, it was of course later on found to be fake. 🙁

“5:45 P.M. The mood was muted and the syringes were fake. I ran into the main ballroom area to ask Linda Cardellini if the flu shot administered during the ceremony as part of a bit was, well, actually a flu shot. Interrupting her chat with her Green Book co-star Mahershala Ali, she assured that it was fake. Apparently, performers weren’t asked ahead of time, either. At least Willem Dafoe’s people said he wasn’t. —N.S.”
The Golden Globes 2019: What You Didn’t See on TV

So they lied? And here I thought they were being honest when they said getting flu shots was “fun and spontaneous”.

6. March 2019 – Project Runway: Kovid mask

In March 2019, Project Runway aired an episode which featured Kovid Kapoor, an Indian designer, which showed the model he was partnered with donning a face mask to match his outfit.

Many people brought this back into attention in 2020, when news of COVID first broke out, and the widely insistent push to urge everyone to wear face masks.

Tiktok user @joanschumachermartin shared the following video:

@joanschumachermartin

When project runway has a designer named Kovid who makes a look with a mask…. in 2019…##foryourpage ##fyp

♬ original sound – Joan Schumacher-Mart

Offered two links in case one gets taken down. (Please let me know if both links no longer work and I will replace it.)

Some things I can honestly say may just be a crazy coincidence. This, however, hits extremely close to home.

7. 2019-2021 Coin Collection

2019
Polio vaccine is highlighted for the U.S. $1 coin

2020
Prints for fruit bat coins were introduced in early January 2020

2021
Tuskegee is focused on for the Alabama 2021 coin

I realize some of this could be selection bias and just pure simple coincidence, but when combined with the suspicious timing of the last few years, I wouldn’t take any bets.

While the 2021 coin is highlighting Tuskegee Airmen specifically, it does tend to remind one of the Tuskegee Syphilis abuse that occurred from 1932-1972 – yet devastated for far longer than that.

As for the fruit bat coins, it’s interesting how the WHO declared the first case of coronavirus on December 31st, 2019, while the bat coins were announced in early January 2020. At around the same time, bats were first mentioned as a possible source of the coronavirus outbreak.

8. October 2019 – Event 201: Conveniently timed meeting of what would happen during an infectious outbreak.

Event 201, ironically occuring around 2-3 months before the first known case of coronavirus, was a simulation exercise created to show what would purportedly happen during a coronavirus pandemic.

It highlighted economic crises, social crises, health crises, “misinformation”, and so on.

Some speakers and attendees during the conference included:

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: Anita Cicero / Dr. Caitlin Rivers / Tom Inglesby
Johnson and Johnson: Adrian Thomas
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Christopher Elias
UN Foundation: Sofia Borges
The UPS Foundation: Eduardo Martinez
Former US Deputy National Security Advisor: Avril Haines
–  ANZ Bank Group: Jane Halton
China CDC: George Gao
US CDC: Stephen Redd
Henry Schein: Brad Connett
Formerly World Bank Group: Tim Evans
Lufthansa Group Airlines: Martin Knuchel
Marriott International: Latoya Abbott
NBCUniversal: Hasti Taghi
Edelman: Matthew Harrington
Monetary Authority of Singapore: Lavan Thiru

This list was comprised just from the 11 minute video of the highlights that the Johns Hopkins Centers for Health Security made available at the following archive: https://archive.org/details/og-event201/Event+201+Pandemic+Exercise_+Segment+1%2C+Intro+and+Medical+Countermeasures+(MCM)+Discussion+(1080p_30fps_H264-128kbit_AAC).mp4

The 11 minute video ended with labeling the contributors of this “pandemic exercise” event:

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
World Economic Forum
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

I might end up doing a whole post on this interesting event in a completely separate article, because the videos in this archive alone have a combined total of over 3.5 hours, and have incredibly pertinent, and even more disturbing, correlations to the events happening today. (Almost as if it was all PLANNED… and not just for altruistic “pandemic preparedness”…)

9. November 2019 – Netflix series Explained, airs episode called “The Next Pandemic”

“If you’re not worried about a looming global pandemic, you probably should be. Are we prepared for an outbreak? Bill Gates and other experts weigh in.”

Featuring two of our favorite sponsors of the vaccines: Bill Gates and Peter Daszak.

Hm… I have not personally seen this episode (I canceled Netflix a while ago) but according to reviews and research history, it seems that the genius Bill Gates accurately predicts the situation we find ourselves only a short 2-3 months later. Fascinating.

Actually, if determining how long the production of this episode took, who knows when it was actually taped. But when also considering the interesting timing of when the episode first aired, with the alleged timing of the “very first coronavirus case” – with some people claiming that it might have come out as early as September of 2019 – is too strange to ignore.

Combine that with the suspicious connections between Daszak/EcoHealth Alliance/Wuhan/Fauci/NIAID/NIH/Lancet etc., there seems to be an obvious paper trail, conflicts of interest, and cahoots going on within several agencies/industries that all point to a gain-of-funds gain-of-functions agenda, with the same key players over and over and over again.

And while Mr. Gates has been a huge advocate of vaccines and tweets about it all the time, there is still a sense of uncanny foreshadowing considering his past history with vaccines and the harm that they have caused in several countries, and the tweet he sent a few days before 2020:

BillGates
What’s next for our foundation? I’m particularly excited about what the next year could mean for one of the best buys in global health: vaccines.

Mm hm… Of course you are, Bill. Of course you are.

10. November 2019 & January 2020 – Kobe / COVID connections

There are some suspicious events surrounding Mr. Kobe Bryant and his name being mentioned in conspiracy circles, with some alluding to deep, rabbit hole theories, such as tptsb using Kobe as a sacrifice to fully present the coronavirus onto the rest of the world, and/or a pharmaceutical company’s feud with him in order to use his moniker “Black Mamba” for one of their dietary products, in which Kobe alleged was using illegal substances to begin with…

Kobe Bryant Accused Big Pharma Company Of Using Illegal Substances In Black Mamba Lawsuit Weeks Before His Death

So this legal battle aside, which compellingly enough, also insinuates pharma companies of malfeasance, the focus of this section aims at Kobe’s name being tied to something much more revealing. 

I am not sure where the original source came from, although a youtuber leaves a comment that White Board Gematria was the first to notice this, but the youtube video below shows Kobe’s name being translated from English to Hebrew. (The google translation has since been changed to no longer indicate this.)

Source: youtube | KOS 137 | COVID = KOBE (prod. Eskry)

And as the video shows as well, Mr. Bryant was buried in Corona del Mar – which is another interesting coincidence. On top of that, another youtube user points out that Mr. Bryant also has a crown tattoo on his arm.

Then there’s the article that came out on January 27, 2020, featuring Kobe Bryant’s death on the front page, with a smaller article to the side of it, titled: Rush is on to develop vaccine for coronavirus. At the time, there were purportedly 5 illnesses in the US due to the coronavirus, and widespread recognition and alarm of the disease did not even truly begin until late February.

And if it ended there, it wouldn’t be so bad. But no. There’s more, actually. From another video that KOS 137 has on their channel, it mentions the 2019 book that Kobe Bryant created with Ivy Claire, called “Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof”. In that video, along with other conspiracy material that I won’t get into, is a reference made to the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life.

Keep this tree in mind, because there’s an interesting correlation coming up in the next section.

For another “fun” coincidence, there are two main characters involved in Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof. Rovi and Pretia. Currently, there are some issues involving Japan and suspected contaminated vials of the Moderna vaccine. The manufacturer where the Moderna vaccines are filled is called Rovi, a pharmaceutical company based in Spain, where an investigation is being held for the contamination issue. Additionally, another “fun fact”, you can spell Pretia with the word “pharmaceutical”. While yes, the Spanish spelling of pharmaceuticals is ‘farmaceuticos’, the organization has their own English counterpart on Linkedin titled ROVI Pharmaceutical Company.

Lastly, there’s this rather chilling video, that while it doesn’t really have anything to do with the coronavirus specifically, it does have eerie connotations to the duality of the Tree of Life/Tree of Death (good/evil dichotomy – light/dark musings) that Kobe seems to be alluding to in his book.

11. November 2020 – More “fun” with translations / and other strange “coincidences”

I wasn’t sure whether to put this near the beginning of this list, since the alleged publication date of the “2020” book ranges from the late 1980’s to mid 1990’s (depending on various sources), but since I didn’t find out about this interesting tidbit of data until just recently, I decided to put the date of the article that I found this information in. Plus it fits in rather well right after the Kobe/COVID translation fiasco.

Raul Diego posted an article on mintpressnews.com titled: Predictive Programming? Israeli Publishers Have Been Writing About a COVID-Like Pandemic for Years which focuses on some incredibly coincidental, if not deliberately intentional, events that have happened throughout the years, that also sheds a strange spotlight onto some well-known conspiratorial figures.

1st off: A subject that I’ve already covered on number 8 of this post, Raul Diego references the Netflix series “Explained”. Which is bad enough since it again puts Bill Gates on this list. But then we come to the 2nd topic:

2nd: Another interesting “coincidence”: a book titled “2020” was allegedly written over 20 years ago by Chamutal Shabtai, detailing eerie similarities between the virus written in the book, and the events (whether exaggerated or not) we find ourselves in today [2020-current]. The book was published by an Israeli company named Keter Press.

3rd: Which brings me to the next point. Keter Press, translated from English to Hebrew, means “Corona Press”. Now tying this back to the Kabbalah’s “Tree of Life”, which bears an incredible resemblance to Kobe Bryant’s book, the very top of the tree is labeled Keter.

While it’s not improbable that an Israeli company would use the term Keter/Crown to name their own press industry, the probability of it doing that, while also publishing a book titled “2020” that is all about a virus going on – which we now find ourselves in with an illness labeled specifically for its corona-like appearance, is a little hard to swallow…

I took the liberty of providing a short video showing this, since the Kobe/covid translations ended up being changed shortly after it was shown.

A bonus that I added, “corona”, at least in English – automatically translates to “coronavirus” in Hebrew – which I wasn’t exactly expecting…

4th: Pairing that up with this next section, Raul Deigo provides even more interesting connections between Keter Press and its history:

“Keter Press began as an Israeli-government program called The Israel Program for Scientific Translations in 1959 and was dedicated to translating and publishing scientific and technical manuscripts from Russian into English for the National Science Foundation in the United States, which is the technical counterpart of the National Institutes of Health.”Predictive Programming? Israeli Publishers Have Been Writing About a COVID-Like Pandemic for Years

Hm…

5th: [From the same article] “In 1987, the same year 2020 was written as a movie script, Keter became a public company. Two years later British tycoon and spymaster Robert Maxwell – father of Ghislaine Maxwell ­– acquired control of the publishing house after Maxwell Communication Corporation bought Macmillian, which then owned Keter. The publishing house was passed on to an Israeli investment concern called Arledan after Maxwell’s death in 1991, which owned it until 2016.”

And who’s currently undergoing trials for child/sex-trafficking crimes? Ghislaine Maxwell. And I’m not sure if I have to mention, but this brings up convicted sex-offender and misconduct/blackmail-extraordinaire Jeffrey Epstein into this mix.

In a similar vein, who is currently trying to shake off allegations of a possible friendship and/or business venture connected with Jeffrey Epstein? Again, our very own “philanthropist”, Bill Gates, who is very much tied up in the current corona/COVID/vaccine scheme.

Sure this could be just random conglomerates coming together as large businesses usually do, with no nefarious conspiracy behind it… but… when considering all options and the misconduct they’ve engaged in, being willfully blind is what enables these organizations to keep getting away with their criminal practices to begin with.

Credit for most of this section goes to Raul Diego for all of this information.

BONUS: May / August 2020 – Corona Crop Circle Conspiracy

For a true conspiracy, let’s take a look at the strange crop circle that appeared in May of 2020, with a bizarrely shaped “crop circle” that looks EXACTLY like a coronavirus/spike protein would.

It is obvious that whatever the case is, it goes without saying that we can safely rule out fungi, as a possible contributor; at least to THIS crop circle. And maybe rule out “overactive hedgehogs”, like some people apparently speculate…

Crop Circles Explained

So the question is, who made this crop circle, and for what purpose? Was it to try and help scientists figure out this illness or possibly alert us to the spike protein that would be found in the vaccines – which is causing untold numbers of harm in people? Maybe a hoax that fools people into looking at something completely unrelated to keep them preoccupied and looking the wrong way?

Was it someone boasting of what they were doing to the population? Gloating of pulling off a mastermind villainous attack through this biological weapon?

Alien visitors trying to give us hints as to what this whole coronavirus/vaccine agenda is all about?

Overactive hedgehogs just having a good old time in the field, that just so happened to make an uncanny resemblance to a spike protein? 😛

And how would one carry this crop circle out? Lasers, perhaps; maybe coming from a satellite? Drones programmed to map out a particular picture in the crops? Some kind of radiation that has already been patterned out to make a perfect image on a field? Just hours and hours of physical man-labor; for the funzies?

Another crop circle that was created, this time in August 2020, shows a chemical composition that someone identified as 2,4,dimethyl-3-isopropylpentane, according to the same site: Was There A Coronavirus Crop Circle Laid Down On May 28, 2020?

Does this crop circle have anything to do with the coronavirus one? Are they completely unrelated?

And again, one has to ask, who is making these, and for what reason? If they’re alien beings, perhaps they’re better off just making a radio broadcast telling us exactly what it means, because at this point, all of these cryptic symbols are confusing people even more and no one has a clue what is going on. (except those creating these crop designs, of course…)

And one more crop circle that I just learned about is the following, also created in August 2020, which is suspiciously built around a single tree in the middle of a field (or the tree was specifically placed there – and if so, again, for what reason?) and ~2 miles away from the coronavirus crop circle.

Is this another allusion to the tree of life? What does the 4 circles around it represent? Does this have no bearing on this at all, and is just a fun prank that someone engaged in? Or is there some esoteric meaning behind it to decipher?

There are many more events that have shed a shady light onto the “coronavirus pandemic” and the vaccine narrative, and these listed were just a small few.

While some could be completely coincidental – yet incredibly bizarre – some of the others tend to feature the same people over and over again in what cannot be described as mere coincidence. While there are those who work to defend these people/institutions for just being alert and aware to the possibilities of a new strain of coronavirus, and who are just “genuinely looking after the well-being of humankind”, a look into their history would suggest otherwise. It is dark, and foreboding, and the only ones who benefit are those already at the top.

I think collectively, we need to get out of this mindset of labeling EVERYTHING as a “conspiracy theory”, and take a really good, long look at the deception and collusion going on behind the scenes. Maybe then we can finally admit that some “conspiracies” aren’t so fake and ridiculous after all.

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