WND Exclusive – Is COVID-19 really deadlier than the seasonal flu?

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

COVID-19 has a much higher death rate than that of the seasonal flu, the experts say. We mustn’t compare it to the flu. This has been the intonation almost since SARS-CoV-2 was discovered. It’s like comparing apples to oranges, blah, blah, blah.

In March, Dr. Anthony Fauci said COVID-19 is far deadlier than the flu. “The flu has a mortality of 0.1 percent, this has a mortality of 10 times that,” warned Fauci.

Early on we heard that the novel coronavirus mortality rate was catastrophic relative to that of the flu. “COVID-19, has caused more than 1.4 million illnesses and 85,000 deaths in the U.S. as of May 14, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.”

And it’s far worse today, we’re told, as we just recently surpassed the 100,000-deaths threshold.

The media dutifully parrot the death toll to an uneasy populace – constantly reminding us that we have a killer on our hands. Something must be done to stop the rampant spread of this pandemic. read more

What’s With Fauci’s About-faces?

This guy should have been fired over a month ago!!

from the Blaze:

Fauci changes tune, now says second COVID-19 wave may never happen — and mask-wearing is symbolic

Talk about an abrupt about-face

Dr. Anthony Fauci now says that a second wave of COVID-19 may not even happen and that wearing a mask is largely symbolic at this point

In a Wednesday interview with CNN’s “Newsroom,” Fauci — member of the White House’s coronavirus task force — said that a second COVID-19 wave is not necessarily inevitable. read more

Another Old Treatment shows Promise Battling Covid-19

As time passes and the scientific and medical community become more aware of exactly what Covid-19 is and is capable of, more and more treatments are surfacing.

But it seems that in many cases, the treatments developed are not new and cutting edge, but have been with us for sometimes multiple decades.

And such it is with this latest therapy, convalescent plasma, which has been around much longer than has hydroxychloroquine – some 140 years.

This plasma treatment, which is basically a transfusion of plasma from a patient that has had the virus and recovered, thus developing antibodies, to a sick, sometimes critically ill patients. Thus far the results are promising with no side effects. read more

New Advance in Telerobotic Surgery

The system allows a human operator to feel how close a robotic gripper's fingers are getting to delicate biological tissue
The system allows a human operator to feel how close a robotic gripper’s fingers are getting to delicate biological tissue
Texas A&M University College of Engineering

Telerobotic systems already allow surgeons in one location to control robotic surgical tools in another, so they can perform operations at a distance. A new proximity-sensing system, however, could make such procedures safer and more precise than ever. read more

WND Exclusive – Our wussy immune systems – maybe skip the hand sanitizer

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

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In the movie “The War of the Worlds” – the good one, I mean, the original – aliens, as is apparently their constant desire, attacked planet Earth on a global scale.

So, what’s so special about Earth? I guess it’s just better than all the other inhabited planets, because, you know, we keep getting attacked.

Anyway, these aliens, with their superior technology, were making quick work of our destruction.

Then all of a sudden, when on the verge of our annihilation, the alien ships inexplicably just began falling from the sky. read more

Yale Develops New Cancer Treatment

A Yale team has found a new type of cancer drug that can target solid tumors
A Yale team has found a new type of cancer drug that can target solid tumors

A new study has shown that an experimental class of cancer drugs has wider potential than previously thought. BET inhibitors are currently being tested against blood cancers, but now researchers have found a new version of this drug that, in mouse tests, can target solid tumors too. read more

New Cardiac Repair Patch

Scientists have developed an "off-the-shelf" cardiac patch that boosted recovery of damaged hearts in rats and pigs
Scientists have developed an “off-the-shelf” cardiac patch that boosted recovery of damaged hearts in rats and pigs
NC State University

One of the ways medical researchers are looking to offer heart attack sufferers a greater chance of full recovery is through cardiac patches. These medical devices are designed to help regenerate healthy tissue after the injury and restore the organ to proper function, and scientists at North Carolina State University have now developed an “off-the-shelf” version they say overcomes some of the dangers of other approaches. read more

A Sponge to Stop Cancer?

A sea sponge that inhabits Manado Bay, Indonesia, may be the source of a new drug to fight cervical cancer
A sea sponge that inhabits Manado Bay, Indonesia, may be the source of a new drug to fight cervical cancer

The natural world is a huge source of life-saving drugs, with plants and animals providing us with all kinds of therapeutic compounds throughout human history. That extends to the sponges that inhabit the seas, with new research detailing how a molecule derived from an Indonesian sea sponge species proved capable of preventing cervical cancer growth in the lab. read more

Government Gets in the Way Again

from the American Thinker:

A solution to the COVID-19 epidemic is in sight.  It is the combo used by South Korea, where people are back at work, to successfully stem its COVID-19 outbreak.  It has three parts: (1) greatly expanded testing of those who could be infected and (2) effective treatment of the virus with a hydroxychloroquine-zinc cocktail, combined with (3) the product of American ingenuity: rapid development of vaccines.

While these solutions might be thwarted by bureaucracy, progress is happening rapidly, and there are reasons why our collective Groundhog Day of staying at home every day while the economy falters and body counts grow could soon be over.
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WND Exclusive – U.N.’s Agenda 21 partially to blame for rapid spread of virus

by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

When pandemics strike, logically where will they do the most damage? Of course, in areas with the highest concentration of population. It’s no different than any disaster or frankly even a war. During World War II, for example, bombing cities obviously inflicted much more damage and hardship than striking farmland.

Looking at any map of coronavirus concentration, it’s plain to see where the outbreak spikes are occurring.

If you guessed in most major cities, you’d be correct. This is a perfectly logical and reasonable conclusion, even before looking at a map. After all, a close-proximity communicable virus will spread more effectively with a population that must remain in, well, close proximity. read more