“After a brief burst of incredulous coverage in the spring of 2020, the media soon lost interest in the hypothesis that smokers are less likely to get Covid-19, but dozens of studies have been quietly published in the past two-and-a-half years which confirm it. I have been listing them on my blog and last week added the hundredth study. It seems a good time to stop. By any reasonable standard, the jury is in.
“Of the 100 studies from around the world, 87 of them show a statistically significant reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infection risk among current smokers as compared to non-smokers….”
Seems to be the answer why I haven’t had Covid despite direct exposure to at least three sufferers.
Up to 20 million Americans may have it and can’t get rid of it.
“Is its persistence due to one theory that SARS-CoV-2 is a uniquely insidious, engineered virus? Or do vaccines and antivirals only help to curb infection, while possibly encouraging more unpredictable mutations?”
The China virus, with our help, thanks to Dr. Fauci, goes on and on.
Via The Epoch Times
“Moreover,” the study concludes, “the moderate positive correlation between mask usage and deaths in Western Europe also suggests that the universal use of masks may have had harmful unintended consequences.”
Via Israeli National News
The Wuhan virus, unleashed by the Chinese Communist Party, is done. It’s burned out.
“We’re not supposed to say ‘COVID is over,’ but that’s about all there is to say when India’s latest breakout has almost nobody getting sick and doctors call it ‘no cause for concern.’
“Caseloads in the major city of Mumbai more than quadrupled in recent weeks, from 300 per month to nearly 400 each week. Despite the increase, “A lone death was reported in Gondhia,” according to The Times of India.”
Via Stephen Green at PJMedia
“Nevertheless, the lockdown grinds on as Xi attempts the impossible with his zero COVID fever. Some (Shanghai) residents, broke and increasingly hungry, are making the last desperate act of defiance. They’re throwing themselves out of their high-rise apartments.”
UPDATE: A shocking video of multiple jumpers.
Haven’t gotten it yet. May not after hearing from an OCS classmate that he has developed heart trouble, which fits right in with some of the summaries of research I have been reading lately. Also blood clots in both lungs, which rings a bell. Sleep apnea seems to be an outlier. His maker was Pfizer and all he had was the two to start and one booster. Adverse reactions being at a minimum are no comfort when they are striking our small (under fifty) group.
UPDATE: Decided not to get the second booster. Too much controversy for my taste.