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The Good News About COVID-19 the Corporate Media Keeps Hidden
PJ Media ^ | 06/28/2020 | Stacey Lennox

Posted on 06/28/2020 6:58:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

As the pandemic panic porn continues because identified cases are rising, Dr. Fauci is back on television, and the media is once again demanding a national response. However, there is news they don’t share with you that could help reduce the already unwarranted levels of fear. Obviously, that doesn’t fit their partisan agenda.

Many commentators have noted that rising case numbers are not necessarily a reason to sound the alarm. The fear with COVID-19 was always of overwhelming the hospital system. The correct numbers to look at are COVID-19 hospitalizations, the percent of positive tests, and the age breakdown for severe disease.

COVID-19 Severity

A doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center said in a press conference Wednesday that people who are testing positive do not appear to be getting as sick as they did earlier in the pandemic. Dr. Donald Yealy also noted this trend was being seen in the wake of massive protests.

He suggested the country is focusing too much on rising COVID-19 case counts.

“We need to change our mindset and focus not exclusively on the number of cases, but on the severity of illness. We shouldn’t just be counting those who have a diagnosed infection,” Yealy said. “For the vast majority of people testing positive, their illness is mild, or they don’t even know they have any symptoms of COVID-19 infection.”

Dr. Yealy also noted that the positive case rate was about one in 400, which has remained steady for weeks. He also noted improved treatment protocols and some success with Remdisivir and other medications. Effective treatment is in addition to some success protecting the elderly and a much younger patient load testing positive.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: covid19; goodnews; hydroxychloroquine; media

1 posted on 06/28/2020 6:58:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind


Professor Harvey Risch, M.D., Ph.D., is a researcher at the Yale School of Public Health with a specialty in cancer etiology, prevention and early diagnosis, and epidemiologic methods. He recently surveyed research on the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and zinc, concluding that they should be made widely available for use in the pandemic.

In explaining his findings, he noted that COVID-19 causes two different diseases. First is a nasty upper respiratory infection, and then it morphs into viral pneumonia. He only looked at studies where the treatment was given early in the onset and found it was effective. Specifically, he recommended it be given in the first five or six days of symptoms, especially to those over 60 or with a preexisting condition.

As many clinicians using the drug combination have been asserting, it is effective in preventing progression if given early and outpatient. Several have reported that even if a patient has mild shortness of breath, it reduces the severity of the illness.

From the abstract of Dr. Risch’s article in the American Journal of Epidemiology:

Early outpatient illness is very different than later hospitalized florid disease and the treatments differ. Evidence about use of hydroxychloroquine alone, or of hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin in inpatients, is irrelevant concerning efficacy of the pair in early high-risk outpatient disease. Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy.

2 posted on 06/28/2020 6:58:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it wil)
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To: SeekAndFind

Second time in the past week. If you remember an infectious disease doctor from Italy said last week the virus is weakening.

3 posted on 06/28/2020 7:07:29 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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“He only looked at studies where the treatment was given early in the onset and found it was effective.”

What we have been saying on this forum for months yet the media, CDC, “scientists” and a fair percentage in the medical bureaucracy refuse to acknowledge

4 posted on 06/28/2020 7:15:15 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a scientific fact that viruses weaken over time as they mutate. But it doesn’t matter. We’ll be on lockdown through the election because people are freaking stupid!

5 posted on 06/28/2020 7:19:08 AM PDT by subterfuge (RIP T.P.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Pinging you as this article has an item on Hydroxychloroquine

6 posted on 06/28/2020 7:20:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it wil)
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To: God luvs America

Coronavirus has significantly weakened, could disappear without vaccine, top doctor reveals

....”It was like an aggressive tiger in March and April but now it’s like a wild cat,” Bassetti said. “Even elderly patients, aged 80 or 90, are now sitting up in bed and they are breathing without help. The same patients would have died in two or three days before.”

“I think the virus has mutated because our immune system reacts to the virus and we have a lower viral load now due to the lockdown, mask-wearing, social distancing,” he explained.

In fact, Bassetti said COVID-19 may disappear even without a vaccine....

7 posted on 06/28/2020 7:21:02 AM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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Thanks for the common sense article. The death rate leveled off over a month ago and shows no “second wave”. The number of people “infected” has always been many times as high as the official numbers showed. The left wing media and Democrats have figured out how to use this fact to manufacture a “second wave” through increased testing now that the tests are available to anyone who wants one.

In the town that we live in a nonsensical “train to nowhere” was constructed. The transit authority was being criticized for wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on it. They changed their policy and started encouraging street people to ride it for free. At every stop they would count the number of people on the train and count them as a “trip”. There were about a dozen stops in a round trip. So every street person who sat on the train all day to escape the elements was generating a 100 or so statistical trips for the transit agency. They were able to claim that ridership was up and they were providing tens of thousands of free rides to low income people.

We currently have a similar situation going with covid-19 testing... when someone who tests positive for Covid-19 is found they test them repeatedly for free, and each positive is counted as a new case.

The death rate has not increased at all in the past month, it has leveled out... it is getting harder to fake the numbers by that measure.

8 posted on 06/28/2020 7:21:47 AM PDT by fireman15
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To: SeekAndFind

It has been frustrating to see the constant focus on case count. The way it is being reported by the MSM (....we set another record today...) shows how stupid and corrupt they are. Same with many of our fellow citizens.

Can we please look a little deeper?
Hospitalization rate, death rate, and percent that recover or never experience severe illness.

From what I’ve tracked since March, week over week death rate has been declining since a peak at about April 20.

Not diminishing the fact that people have gotten sick and died, we are getting the same stupid, biased and corrupt media reporting.

9 posted on 06/28/2020 7:30:10 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Next thing you know, 'ol Jed's a millionaire)
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To: subterfuge

That’s because the milder ones tend to be more fit. Natural selection.

10 posted on 06/28/2020 7:50:03 AM PDT by Morpheus2009 (If you want me to be afraid, then be consistent in your logic, standards, and your lies!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“pandemic panic porn”

I love that phrase.

It’s such a great match to what the actors are undertaking.

11 posted on 06/28/2020 7:55:57 AM PDT by Macoozie (Handcuffs and Orange Jumpsuits)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy.”

Five studies, including

two controlled clinical trials



treatment efficacy

“efficacy in that it takes into account how well a drug works in real-world use.”

“In medical terms, efficacy refers to the ability of a product or treatment to provide a beneficial effect.”

Translated, hydroxychloroquine has been shown to have MAJOR, SIGNIFICANT, ability to provide a beneficial effect in controlled clinical trials.


Well, it’s just TWO, well FIVE, studies! /s

Well, I can show you DOZENS of “media” “stories” that show otherwise. /s

Well, Trump mentioned it, so we HATE it! /s

Well, I don’t care how many people it HELPS, if it helps Trump we have to BAN it! /s

Well, study all you want to, we already WON this one! /s

Trump won on ventilators, we’ll give you that one. /s

12 posted on 06/28/2020 8:44:35 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Made In The USA

Also frustrating to see climbing case counts but silence on number of tests given. San Antonio had a record # of tests this weekend and surprise surprise a record # of cases. The democrat mayor now pushing for stay-at-home of course in his quest for mail-in voting.

13 posted on 06/28/2020 2:53:23 PM PDT by Chauncey Gardiner
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