Response to: bmj
" report in the Toronto Star appears to show that amateur editing is flourishing as ever."
The Toronto Star is of course the leading expert on amateur editing as anybody knows who's ever read it.
The BMJ is a fun one - the comments section reads like Youtube and only the Lancet is funnier; they had to shut the comments down once after 24 h9urs because the doctors were all screaming rude names at each other, the only time that happened. See David Horrobin's Obituary.
The BMJ doesn't get much press in the US, it tends to criticise US industry:
"Influenza vaccines seem to be modifying influenza into a dangerous dengue-like disease"
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31 August ·
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31 August ·
On the gooey backs of this South Indian frog, a molecule that can wipe out influenza viruses dwells.
Frog's Slime Could End Flu Season For Good
A compound found in the gooey skin of an Indian frog targets and literally blows up flu virus cells.
Richard Sexton: Oh don't worry, it's not actually true. But, if you ask "well is there a substance that can end flu for good". Turns out yes, the one that works on Ebola works fine on flu as well.
Have a look at these, in order:
"29 January 2015 Last updated at 00:55 - We've now seen several cases that don't have any symptoms at all, asymptomatic cases," said Anavaj Sakuntabhai who suggested the virus might be mutating.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Ebola Not Mutating, Scientists Say
The "bingo!" moment came in 2015 in that last paper.
It is known that the virulence of Ebola and other RNA enveloped viruses involves in the first step
their attachment to host cell membranes. Following this initial step the virus enters the target cell
cytoplasm by forming hydrophobic spikes that make holes in the membrane lipid bilayer.
Formation of such spikes is catalyzed by the reduced form of viral protein disulfide isomerase
(PDIred) thus initiating chain of disulfide exchange reactions. Consequently, hydrophobic protein
epitopes become exposed, which in the absence of proper chaperones form hydrophobic ‘spikes’
capable of penetrating the host cell membranes. In this communication evidence is discussed
showing that the chain of disulfide exchange events can be inhibited by a small redox molecule –
sodium selenite. It is suggested that this inexpensive and readily available food supplement can
be an ultimate inhibitor of Ebola and other enveloped viral infections
In plain terms the initial bond the virus has to make to get past the host cell's cellular membrane is chemically inhibited by selenium (and presumably tellurium) and this works on all viruses with a protein envelops. That's all the bad ones form AIDS to Zaire Ebola.
The correct dose seems to be 200mcg 3x a day for an adult. Seems to work.
Also, flu doesn't kill you, sepsis kills you. One hospital tried one thing and upped their survival rate from sepsis 7500% overnight:
Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock, Malik et. al. 2017
There's no excuse for death from flu in this age, the poor souls that do succumb to this experienced failures in policy not science. No, frog skin isn't going to help.
The also found a) flu mutates in low selenium, and b) a multitude of shots causes a thing called "enhanced vaccine disease" where the shots turn your immune system against you which punctures your veins and you die just the way ebola would kill you. Also the numbers show now that we immunize 85% of people, more, not less, die of flu.
It's a mess.
Many in West Africa May Be Immune to Ebola Virus