Treatments vs ‘a cure’ – flashback to 2020

Vitamin C and Intravenous Vitamin C/Thiamine therapy for cytokine storm are treatments that have a long history of safe and effective use. In early 2020 even vitamin C was getting discredited by the media and FDA as helpful and allowed treatments for Covid19. The post Treatments vs ‘a cure’ was a response to online bickering about there being no ‘cure’ for Covid19 – the implication being it is wrong to talk about how vitamin C can help then.

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for vascular health and most everything else in a functioning body, indirectly if not directly.

Treatment is about providing all of the care a person needs when their health function is over stressed and possibly dysfunctional in some ways due to inflammation or infection effects. Treatment is well rounded to support various needs and reduce various symptoms.

Looking for a single ‘cure’ is a medical model viewpoint, based on the success of antibiotics, but also the success in early research days when finding and providing vitamin C was a fairly quick “cure” for scurvy – a deadly disease that was found to be “Vitamin C deficiency“. In that case the treatment was the cure. Vitamin D for rickets was also an early wonder cure that helped children grow up with straight and strong leg bones. Vitamin D fortification of milk and infant formula helped reverse that trend. Sadly scurvy is still occurring occasionally and medical professionals miss the diagnosis and simple cure – provide vitamin C.

Scurvy – severe vitamin C deficiency: “The modern doctor must keep this ancient disease in mind, as it presents insidiously with debilitating repercussions, particularly in older people who are at a higher risk. It is easily treatable once detected.” (1)

In the post Treatments vs ‘a cure’, I took a close look at a molecular docking study (3) that had grouped potential inhibitors for SARS-CoV-2 infection or replication into seven categories. I found that my selfcare treatments covered six of the seven categories, and citrus peel alone was potentially helping my infection selfcare in five of the seven ways. In total though I was using many items included in six of the seven categories. (3) SARS-CoV-2 can enter cells in many ways and spreads by exosomes – making many strategies necessary to block it or stop infected cells from remaining a latent infection.

The seven categories:

  1. PLpro inhibitors: “hesperidin and neohesperidin…might be the potential 3CLpro inhibitors and could probably be used for treating SARS-CoV-2.” (3) Citrus peel is a source of hesperidin and neohesperidin and vitamin C – L(+)-Ascorbic acid, quercetinoids, and other bioflavonoids like rutin. (13); Riboflavin-vitamin B2; Silybin – Milk Thistle; “epigallocatechin gallate, [EGCG]…exhibited high binding affinity to PLpro protein, suggesting the potential utility of these compounds in the treatment of SARS-CoV-2.” (3) EGCG – pomegranate peel and/or green tea. EGCG also acts as a zinc ionophore when zinc is available. (11); (–)- Rosmarinic acid – rosemary.
  2. 3C-like main protease (3CLpro) inhibitors: metabolite of riboflavin, Flavin mononucleotide, which a high dose vitamin B2 supplement might provide as the metabolite; Lutein – kale and other vegetables; and also hesperidin, neohesperidin, and rosmarinic acid.
  3. RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) inhibitors: silybin – Milk Thistle.
  4. Helicase (Nsp13) inhibitors: hesperidin, neohesperidin and other flavonoids. “The natural products, such as many flavanoids from different sources (α-glucosyl hesperidin, hesperidin, rutin, quercetagetin 6-O-β-D-glucopyranoside and homovitexin), …showed high binding affinity to this target.” (3) Rutin is found in green and black tea and a few other foods. Quercetagetin… seems to be a form of quercetin, which also can act as a zinc ionophore, (11) and is in citrus and pomegranate peel and many plants. Homovitexin is also called isovitexin and is found in cannabis and flaxseed and in a few other foods. (4)
  5. Targets inhibiting virus structural proteins: hesperidin, and “licoflavonol from Glycyrrhiza uralensis” -non DGL licorice root. “By superimposing the ACE2–RBD complex to the hesperidin–RBD complex, a distinct overlap of hesperidin with the interface of ACE2 could be observed (Fig. 6C), suggesting hesperidin may disrupt the interaction of ACE2 with RBD [the RBD section of the SPIKE protein]. ” (3)
  6. Targets inhibiting virulence factor: did not include any that I was taking.
  7. Targets blocking host specific receptor or enzymesneohesperidin and hesperidin from Citrus aurantium again, the two phytonutrients are also in the peel of other citrus species. (5) “The natural products, such as phyllaemblicin G7 from Phyllanthus emblica, xanthones from the plants of Swertiagenus, neohesperidin and hesperidin from Citrus aurantium, exhibited potentially high binding affinity to ACE2 protein. ” (3

Hesperidin is in five of the seven categories; neohesperidin in four; and riboflavin, silybin and rosmarinic acid might help in two ways. Pomegranate peel phytonutrients likely also can help in numerous ways.

Treatments are needed for multifactorial problems, and SARS-CoV-2 or chimeric spike effects include multiple routes of possible harm. To ‘cure’ this – we need many treatments.

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Reference List

  1. Callus CA, Vella S, Ferry P. Scurvy is Back. Nutr Metab Insights. 2018 Nov 21;11:1178638818809097. doi: 10.1177/1178638818809097. PMID: 30479485; PMCID: PMC6249652.
  2. J Depew, Treatments vs ‘a cure’, April 3, 2020,,
  3. Canrong Wu, Yang Liu, Yueying Yang, et al., Analysis of therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2 and discovery of potential drugs by computational methods. Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B, 27 February 2020, * the genetic structure of the SARS-CoV(2) virus more closely matches the first, 2003, SARS-CoV virus in the way it can enter at ACE2 Receptors than it resembles the genetic structure of the coronavirus from bats native to China. There has also not been research support of the theory that the bat virus can infect humans as the shape does not fit the human ACE2 receptor: “…4 among the 5 most important amino acids (L465, L495, Y502, D510, and H514) that bind to ACE2 12 in Bat-CoV RaTG13 differ from SARS-CoV-2 (Fig. 3C). And there is no related research literature about whether Bat-CoV RaTG13 can infect human yet.”
  4. The other numbered references are on the original post. See 2 above.

Falseness of research – JPA Ioannidis, 2015

Dr. Robert Malone more recently published an article summarizing how media and research have added to wrong information being spread and believed about Covid19.

Phil Harper, of The Digger Substack & new podcast, did an interview with Pierre Kory, MD, a doctor with the Frontline doctors working to help CoV patients. He uses Ivermectin successfully and discusses the difficulties and biased or false research that has been used to discredit use of a medication with a long and safe history – including a Nobel Prize. Towards the end of the interview he also points out that all effective treatments and dietary supports have been suppressed or discredited. He goes further to say it is a long history of the same fraud to support pharmaceuticals and suppression of effective low budget care. The suppression of side effects of psychiatric and other medications was also mentioned. To listen you do need to be a paid or free trial subscriber. (Phil Harper/Substack/The Digger)

John P.A. Ioannidis reviews research about bias and other effects that seem to do with competitiveness in a field of study – who will be first? Larger group numbers and larger effects tend to be more accurate than studies with small group size which found minimally significant effects. Financial interest in the outcome of the study also seems to impact reliability of the results of the funded research.

Why Most Published Research Findings Are False – Abstract, Summary

There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true to no relationships among the relationships probed in each scientific field. In this framework, a research finding is less likely to be true when the studies conducted in a field are smaller; when effect sizes are smaller; when there is a greater number and lesser preselection of tested relationships; where there is greater flexibility in designs, definitions, outcomes, and analytical modes; when there is greater financial and other interest and prejudice; and when more teams are involved in a scientific field in chase of statistical significance.

Simulations show that for most study designs and settings, it is more likely for a research claim to be false than true. Moreover, for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias.

In this essay, I discuss the implications of these problems for the conduct and interpretation of research.

Citation: Ioannidis JPA (2005) Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. PLoS Med 2(8): e124.

Published: August 30, 2005, Copyright: © 2005 John P. A. Ioannidis. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Meme shared by Dr. Malone recently in an email newsletter.

Regarding manipulation in media in Germany/Europe, a file from Wikileaks is in German, papers about or by Gunter Wallraff, German author and undercover journalist (

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History of covert science by Nazi’s – Operation Paperclip & more recent AIDS/Ebola research.

Two videos are worth viewing and considering as a set – what does the early history have to do with the more recent history? Hard to know if names and histories of individual scientists was changed during Operation Paperclip.

See: Annie Jacobsen, “Operation Paperclip”, Politics and Prose, Youtube channel.

Annie Jacobsen, “Operation Paperclip”, Politics an Prose, Youtube.

See: Dr Horowitz, HiV and Ebola GOF history in US research:

Also of interest:

While a search for the quote “The modern media is a pastiche of sex and soft eroticism.” did not find the article, it did show there is a problem that people have noticed and written about. (variation of the search) Totalitarian takeover of a nation generally includes breaking down traditional family partnerships and increasing the exploitation and discrimination of females. See the post: Mass Psychosis and Totalitarian Takeover.

Fluoride being added to the public water was a strategy used in prisons in some places to increase docility and decrease sex drive. Moderately low iodine can cause approximately a 15 IQ point decrease in intelligence, which iodine supplements may improve unless it was since prenatal development. Low iodine also causes apathy, depression and fatigue.

I am not sure of the source, this is not the same missing 404 page link. I was searching for my series of screenshots of that article and found this one first.

While I didn’t find that article either, Can the Dumbing Down of America be Traced to Fluoridation? ( is on a similar topic from a more academic perspective. From a dietitian perspective the answer is a strong “Yes“. We now have 3 and a half generations of US citizens born with a possible deficiency of iodine in ratio to the competitive halides in our water, food and medications: fluoride and bromide; and environmental perchlorates (low doses even can affect thyroid function, perchlorates).

Repetitive messaging, nutrient deficiencies, and modern toxins in the food supply and medications are all adding up to a public that is easily manipulated for the purpose of control by some covert internationally linked group.

At some point when the evidence suggests that killers are in charge, it would make sense to stop cooperating with being slowly and painfully maimed and killed. It appears that the US lost WWII by being infiltrated in advance. Related post: Against Our Better Judgement, a book summary.

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Adaptive Immunity, ADE, and Antibodies

ADE & Neutralizing Vs Non-Neutralizing Antibodies 

The CoV “vaccines” cause the person’s own cells to make spike protein and put it on the surface of the human cell – this would never happen in an actual viral infection. In viral replication the virus with spike are made within the host cell and then burst forth, killing the host cell and possibly also using part of the host cell membrane as part of the membrane of the many replicated virus. The cellular debris from the cell being killed by the exit of the virus leaves inflammatory chemicals in the extracellular fluid.

In the case of the gene therapy “vaccines” the human cell itself has spike proteins produced on the surface – which may be identified by immune cells as an actual foreign protein with viral origin and neutralizing antibodies would be made that attack as if it is a virus – neutralizing the virus from being infectious. Or since it is a human cell, non-neutralizing antibodies might be made that recognize it as a ‘self’ protein – it is on human cell after all.

When the injected person’s immune cells recognize the viral protein on the human cell surface, they make antibodies against the spike protein, and eventually, those antibodies, whether neutralizing type or non-neutralizing, would connect with the spike proteins located on the surface of the human cells – throughout the body, wherever spike is being produced. Depending on the type of antibodies that had been made, other immune cells will either attack the human cell as if it is viral or cause the human cell to die – they were neutralizing antibodies – but instead of neutralizing an infectious pathogen a human cell was killed instead. The immune cells will also be extra busy with all that work, recognizing and killing all human cells that have the spike protein on the surface, so any other random infection may be ignored simply because the immune system is too busy attacking the human cells that have spike – whether a cold, flu, or SARS-CoV2.

Or, if non-neutralizing antibodies had been made, the other immune cells would leave the human cells with spike protein alone. That might seem good, but it also means that a real coronavirus infection might also be ignored by the immune cells, primed with non-neutralizing antibodies that think spike protein is ‘self’ now. 

Neutralizing antibodies are the goal of a vaccine because they would help prevent infection or symptoms from the infectious pathogen – neutralizing it from doing harm. In the case of the CoV “vaccines” though, neutralizing antibodies are also causing the human cells with spike on their surface to be killed by immune cells – as if the human cells are a foreign virus. That is similar to autoimmune disease except for many different types of cells throughout the body may all be involved instead of more specific autoimmune antibodies against thyroid tissue and gluten for example (molecular mimicry – similar chemical shape). 

Non-neutralizing antibodies are not the goal of vaccines but animal research with mRNA vaccine found that it was a big problem. Eventually all the animals died once exposed to the wild type virus. This is referred to in medical research as Antibody-Dependent Enhancement, (ADE), and more recently has been called as Vaccine Enhanced Disease. 

If the non-neutralizing antibodies encounter a SARS-CoV2 virus, any variant with a closely matching spike protein, they will bind with the spike. However the non-neutralizing antibodies are labeling it as ‘self’ and immune cells will ignore the virus as if it was a human cell – not neutralizing the virus. The non-neutralizing antibodies also would not be causing the killing of any human cells that have spike protein being produced on their surface. 

People with minimal symptoms after the jabs may have been one of the lucky ones to get the ~30% saline solution batches, or they may be more at risk for ADE infections to any coronavirus that has somewhat similar spike proteins.

Vaccine Enhanced Disease is a descriptive name. The vaccine caused the formation of non-neutralizing antibodies which accept the pathogen as ‘self’, instead of neutralizing ones that would be protective. The infection is able to grow freely, unstopped by the immune cells – which means the disease process was ‘enhanced’ – the infection will be much worse than if there hadn’t been a vaccine inducing non-neutralizing antibodies.

ADE reactions generally lead to death of the research animal with mRNA gene therapy research, and there is limited information regarding the condition in humans as adverse vaccine reactions tend to be called other things rather than performing autopsies and finding out in more detail. A nasal infection leading to lung infection would show more damage in the upper area of the lungs. An ADE infection would likely have damage more throughout the lungs and body.

In the case of an RSV vaccine and later infection, the ADE reaction was “termed vaccine-associated enhanced respiratory disease.” (1)

Recent research is showing a disease enhancement effect occurring with the CoV gene treatments. Infection rate is higher in the injected than those who have not had the CoV injections:

“Earlier, I had published and announced in a public speech (Harrisburg) that the vaccine program had failed, in part based on my findings that the number of new cases was highest in countries with highest vaccine uptake (See article here). The Israeli and UK data showed more cases in the vaccinated than in the unvaccinated, and my analysis yesterday should silence the pedestrian response “that’s because there are more people who are vaccinated”. I’ve pointed out (as have others) that Fauci’s “go home until you are sick enough to need emergency care” makes people variant incubators.

Now a new study has found the specific mutations by which the SARS-CoV-2 lineages have escaped the vaccine. The study, which is behind a paywall (US$40), reports that these mutations lead to less infectivity compared to the original SARS-CoV-2, but, according to the authors, “can disrupt existing antibodies that neutralize the virus“.

That sounds like disease enhancement to me.” – James Lyons-Weiler (2)

People getting CoV injections are supposed to be informed of increased risk of infection being possible as a result, rather than protection. Research focused on whether they are being informed of the risk of ADE or Vaccine enhanced disease found that there was insufficient awareness. (3)

Variants with a spike modification that evades the antibodies, whether neutralizing or non-neutralizing may also be an increased risk of the leaky gene treatments, (4), called vaccines by the new definition of the word.

Adaptive immunity – ability to make new types of antibodies & more B or T immune cells.

Adaptive immunity means our ability to make new types of antibodies whenever we need, and allow the transformation of undifferentiated immune cells into the active B or T cell type that is ready to make antibodies (B), or fight infection (T). Without the DNA repair function the immune cell differentiation can not occur either. Lack of DNA repair also is a problem because DNA changes can lead to cancer or mitochondrial dysfunction conditions which can include Parkinson’s disease (PD). (5

The viral infection leads to inflammation, oxidative stress, and that leads to increased DNA damage, which might be random. Adequate nutrients can help correct the oxidative stress chemical imbalance before damage occurs. After DNA damage occurs, it may be too late to correct DNA changes that were replicated in a large enough number of defective mitochondria or cells to cause noticeable symptoms.

Consistent with our results, clinical observations also show that the risk of severe illness or death with COVID–19 increases with age, especially older adults who are at the highest risk [22]. This may be because SARS–CoV–2 spike proteins can weaken the DNA repair system of older people and consequently impede V(D)J recombination and adaptive immunity. 

In contrast, our data provide valuable details on the involvement of spike protein subunits in DNA damage repair, indicating that full–length spike–based vaccines may inhibit the recombination of V(D)J in B cells, which is also consistent with a recent study that a full–length spike–based vaccine induced lower antibody titers compared to the RBD–based vaccine [28]

This suggests that the use of antigenic epitopes of the spike as a SARS–CoV–2 vaccine might be safer and more efficacious than the full–length spike. Taken together, we identified one of the potentially important mechanisms of SARS–CoV–2 suppression of the host adaptive immune machinery. Furthermore, our findings also imply a potential side effect of the full–length spike–based vaccine.” (6)

DNA Damage can lead to cancer or mitochondrial conditions, like Parkinson’s Disease, PD.

DNA damage can be prevented more easily then it can be changed back to healthy – unless it is just an epigenetic change. Methyl groups are an atom of oxygen and hydrogen that can be added to the side of DNA sequences where they act kind of like a bottle cap to keep the DNA in a closed or off position.

Epigenetic changes where a gene is active when it should be inactive, can change back when adequate methyl donor vitamins are available (methyl or hydroxy B12, folate, and choline). Some people may need extra due to a genetic inability somewhere in the methylation steps, or because inflammation/infection caused an big increase in need for the nutrients.

Other phytonutrients may also help with DNA damage and protect against cancerous changes. 

Recently, we have shown that dietary phytochemicals such as quercetin, rutin, rosmarinic acid, luteolin, and others not only protect DNA damage but also stimulate DNA repair in liver and colon cell lines (Lima et al., 2006; Ramos et al., 2008; Ramos et al., 2010b; Ramos et al., 2010a). These effects may contribute to their anti-carcinogenic effects” (Ramos et al, 2011) (7)

See page Phytonutrients for food sources and more information about quercetin, rutin, rosmarinic acid, luteolin and other phytonutrients.

The menu and beverage ideas for Nrf2 Promoting Foods (G10) on would also be helpful for DNA repair, and Pomegranate (G13) or Citrus Peel (G14). Zinc is also important, food sources on (G15), or see reference (8).

Thiamine, vitamin B1, is also needed in larger amounts during severe inflammation or infection and possibly for a long time aferwards, a LongCovid personal story: (9). Riboflavin, B2, is important to take along with it, and niacin/nicotinic acid, B3, pantothenic acid, B5, and the other methyl donors, folate, methyl or hydroxy B12, and choline. Betaine, TMG, may also be beneficial to take and CoQ10 and alpha lipoic acid, both cofactors for mitochondrial use of the citric acid cycle (see post Niacin for preventing migraines) for converting glucose into usable energy or as heat, which can reduce inflammation. (see post Niacin & Early Treatment)

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Reference List

  1. Arvin, A.M., Fink, K., Schmid, M.A. et al. A perspective on potential antibody-dependent enhancement of SARS-CoV-2. Nature 584, 353–363 (2020).
  2. James Lyons-Weiler. Spike-Only Vaccine a Colossal Blunder: Michigan State University Shows SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Escape is Due to Vaccination. Dec. 8, 2021,
  3. Timothy Cardozo, Ronald Veazey. Informed consent disclosure to vaccine trial subjects of risk of COVID-19 vaccines worsening clinical disease. Int J Clin Pract. 2021;75:e13795. DOI: 10.1111/ijcp.13795
  4. Wang R, Chen J, Wei G-W. Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 Evolution Revealing Vaccine-Resistant Mutations in Europe and America. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, XXX, 11850–11857, December 7, 2021
  5. Park JS, Davis RL, Sue CM. Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease: New Mechanistic Insights and Therapeutic Perspectives. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2018;18(5):21. Published 2018 Apr 3. doi:10.1007/s11910-018-0829-3
  6. Hui Jiang, Ya-Fang Mei. SARS–CoV–2 Spike Impairs DNA Damage Repair and Inhibits V(D)J Recombination In Vitro. Viruses 2021, 13(10), 2056; DOI: 10.3390/v13102056 
  7. Alice A. Ramos, Cristóvão F. Lima and Cristina Pereira-Wilson, Chapter: DNA Damage Protection and Induction of Repair by Dietary Phytochemicals and Cancer Prevention: What Do We Know? October 26th 2011, DOI: 10.5772/22125, From: Selected Topics in DNA Repair. Ed. Clark Chen, U of California, San Diego, USA, DOI: 10.5772/1749
  8. Song Y, Leonard SW, Traber MG, Ho E. Zinc deficiency affects DNA damage, oxidative stress, antioxidant defenses, and DNA repair in rats. J Nutr. 2009;139(9):1626-1631. doi:10.3945/jn.109.106369
  9. Barb Check, Recovering from Long Covid with Thiamine. Sept. 1, 2021,