50 Deaths from Covid-19
South of the Equator
11,300+ Deaths from Covid-19
North of the Equator!
As of 3/21/2020
Why? -The Answer is SO Simple
You can watch a real time map of the spread of the Covid-19 virus by clicking on the link below that is provided by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center>>>>>https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/johns-hopkins-offers-live-interactive-map-of-global-coronavirus-cases/What is most interesting about this COVID-19 map is that you can then click on the little red circles anywhere on the map and it will then display the number of cases for that city or region, the number of deaths and the number of recoveries.While there are a few larger red dots south of the equator, particularly in Brazil, Chile and South Africa, if you click on any of them and most of the other dots you will see the majority of the dots show no deaths or very few. The largest number of deaths seems to be in Brazil with 11!Now if you click on the dots in the Northern Hemisphere you can find a lot of deaths like 4,000+ in Italy alone!The other thing to consider is in the Northern Hemisphere governments are going crazy with lockdowns, quarantines, border closings, and various other techniques to halt the spread of the virus.Are they doing this south of the equator?Very unlikely. The only thing I have heard of was that Guatemala closed its borders to foreigners. But other than that, the efforts in the south to stop the spread of the virus are a mere small percentage of what is being done in the north if they are doing anything at all!How can we explain this amazing discrepancy??It is simple. It can all be explained by looking at the Vitamin D3 levels in the general population:
At the end of summer, the average Vitamin D3 levels in the general population are 3X what they were at the nadir of the winter.The southern hemisphere is just winding down from a long hot sunny summer where the entire populace has boosted their Vitamin D3 levels dramatically during the summer sunny month.What happens when you are out in the sun? The sun hits any exposed skin, and this causes your skin to convert a precursor of Vitamin D3 into the active from of the immune system-stimulating hormone Vitamin D3Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin at all but rather a powerful seco-steroid hormone that controls 2,700+ of your genes, most of which are involved in fine tuning and revving up your immune system. It has been shown that higher doses of Vitamin D3 are 10 times more effective than flu vaccine at preventing the flu in Vitamin D3 deficient individuals.See my article about this at this link>>>>https://jefftbowles.com/flu-colds-prevention-by-vitamin-d3/After we get our flu shots each year we think that we are safe from what can be a deadly disease that kills up to 60 million Americans per year, but in reality the flu vaccine is only 40% to 50% effective at best at preventing the flu! Not very comforting if you ask me!What is a much better form of protection is to rev up your immune system so that it can mount its defense to a virus much faster and more effectively than if you are Vitamin D3 deficient. Vaccines are basically a way for your immune system to create immunity in a slow-motion manner. With a D3 revved up immune system, your immune system will complete the fight against the virus in 12 hours as opposed to 12 days!Also, not only does Vitamin D3 help prevent infection from the virus, and also protects against getting symptoms from the virus if one is infected, it also acts quite well as a treatment for viral infections as well. Why?Vitamin D3 helps to dramatically reduce the viral load in AIDS and hepatitis patients as well as infants infected with the flu as shown in the following abstract:Preventive Effects of Vitamin D on Seasonal Influenza A in InfantsA Multicenter, Randomized, Open, Controlled Clinical TrialZhou, Jian MD*; Du, Juan MD*; Huang, Leting MD†; Wang, Youcheng MD‡; Shi, Yimei MD‡; Lin, Hailong MD†AbstractObjectives: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of vitamin D for preventing influenza A in 400 infants in a multicenter, randomized, open, controlled clinical trial.Methods: The infants were randomized into low-dose and high-dose vitamin D groups, and serum calcium, inorganic phosphorus and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were detected thrice in 4 months. Infants infected with influenza A were monitored for symptoms including fever, cough and wheezing. Pathogen levels and safety of vitamin D treatment were also evaluated.Results: Of 121 cases in total, 78 and 43 cases of influenza A infection occurred in the low-dose and high-dose vitamin D groups, respectively. There was a significant difference between the groups (χ2 = 14.6324, P = 0.0001). Among the cases of influenza infection, the median durations for fever, cough and wheezing were shorter in the high-dose vitamin D group than in the low-dose vitamin D group. The viral loads showed a downward trend in both groups and were significantly different between the groups at the second and third detections. Additionally, the incidences of adverse events and severe adverse events were very low and not significantly different between the 2 groups.Conclusion: High-dose vitamin D (1200 IU) is suitable for the prevention of seasonal influenza as evidenced by rapid relief from symptoms, rapid decrease in viral loads and disease recovery. In addition, high-dose vitamin D is probably safe for infants.Also, high dose Vitamin D3 has long been promoted as a way to knock out a cold or flu in its early stages by taking 50,000 IU per day for 3 days at the first hint of illness. I have tried this a number of times and it works like magic!We even had a clue about the benefits of Vitamin D3 during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. Medics found that severely ill flu patients nursed outdoors recovered better than those treated indoors. A combination of fresh air and sunlight seems to have prevented deaths among patients; and infections among medical staff.My note: They mistakenly assumed that the sunlight was killing the virus; it was actually boositng trhe patients’ D3 levels. The spectrum of UV light that is found to be germicidal is almost entirely filtered out by the earth’s atmosphere.read more about it here>>>https://apsari.com/sunshine-fresh-air-and-other-lessons-we-learned-during-the-1918-spanish-flu-pandemic
So, can we further apply this idea to try and explain why Covid-19 seems to affect Italians, Iranians, and the elderly at a much higher rate than other categories of people?Yes, we can! The older we get, the lower is the ability of our skin to make active Vitamin D3 in our skin when we sit in the sun.70 and 80-year-olds can only make ½ the amount of D3 in their skin than teenagers, and they are more likely to be indoors for more of the day as well!J Clin Invest. 1985 Oct;76(4):1536-8.Aging decreases the capacity of human skin to produce vitamin D3.MacLaughlin J, Holick MF.AbstractAn evaluation of surgically obtained skin (age range, 8-92 yr) revealed that there is an age-dependent decrease in the epidermal concentrations of provitamin D3 (7-dehydrocholesterol). To ascertain that aging indeed decreased the capacity of human skin to produce vitamin D3, some of the skin samples were exposed to ultraviolet radiation and the content of previtamin D3 was determined in the epidermis and dermis. The epidermis in the young and older subjects was the major site for the formation of previtamin D3, accounting for greater than 80% of the total previtamin D3 that was produced in the skin. A comparison of the amount of previtamin D3 produced in the skin from the 8- and 18-yr-old subjects with the amount produced in the skin from the 77- and 82-yr-old subjects revealed that aging can decrease by greater than twofold the capacity of the skin to produce previtamin D3. Recognition of this difference may be extremely important for the elderly, who infrequently expose a small area of skin to sunlight and who depend on this exposure for their vitamin D nutritional needs.Also, while looking at comparative Vitamin D3 levels in the general populations of European nations, even being in a southernly location, Italians almost always come out as having the lowest vitamin D3 levels compared to other countries.- Even 20 % below the levels of the northernmost Scandanavian countries like Norway and Sweden. What is the cause of this, I don’t know, maybe not eating enough D3 containing fish, sun avoidance, sunscreen use-who knows? But the fact remains, Italians tend to be very low in Vitamin D3 as compared to many other European countries.Do we see the same thing In Iran? Thee was not a lot of data on this that I could easily find, but one thing I did notice was that since 1980 the level of Multiple Sclerosis in Iranian women has increased by 800%. What happened in 1980? The new radical Muslim theocracy took over and started forcing Iranian women to fully cover their bodies from head to toe whenever they went outside. There is ample evidence that multiple Sclerosis is a Vitamin D3 deficiency disease that is caused by Vitamin D3 deficiency and can be cured by high dose Vitamin D3 therapy.See my article on this here>>>>>
And one final interesting note is to consider the case of the dramatic rise in MS plaguing women in Iran since the 1980’s….it suggests that Vitamin D3 deficiency is actually the cause of MS. This goes a long way towards explaining why high-dose Vitamin D3 is also the cure.
Between 1989 and 2006, the incidence of MS in Iran increased more than eight-fold (8X!)One striking example of the rise in MS is in Iran where, after the Islamic revolution in 1979, women were compelled by law to wear the veil outdoors together with clothing covering most of the body. Between 1989 and 2006, the incidence of MS in Iran increased more than eight-fold, from an incidence of about one case in 100,000 to nearly one in 10,000 in the city of Isfahan.“The Islamic revolution can potentially explain the observed increase in MS incidence in Iran in just over 30 years,” said Dr, Ramagopalan. “Veiled women have lower vitamin D levels compared to unveiled women, giving an increased risk of low vitamin D in pregnancy which can account for the increase in MS.”And ,there is another class of people who tend to die at very high rates when infected with COVID-19, people with pre-exisitng health problems such as heart disease, cancer, bone disorders, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and mental illnesses. All of these illnesses have been associated with- you guessed it, Vitamin D3 deficiency as explained in this recent medical journal article>Aging Dis. 2017 May; 8(3): 346–353.Published online 2017 May 2. doi: 10.14336/AD.2016.1021Vitamin D and Chronic DiseasesGo to:
Vitamin D is one of the essential nutrients to sustain the human health. As a member of the steroid hormone family, it has a classic role in regulating metabolism of calcium and a non-classic role in affecting cell proliferation and differentiation. Epidemiological studies have shown that 25OHD (Vitamin D3) deficiency is closely associated with common chronic diseases such as bone metabolic disorders, tumors, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. 25OHD deficiency is also a risk factor for neuropsychiatric disorders and autoimmune diseases. 25OHD deficiency is highly prevalent in the world. It is therefore necessary to know the adverse health effects of 25OHD deficiency, and to design interventions and early treatments for those who are likely to have low levels of 25OHD. (end abstract)While many doctors might say that the D3 deficiency is a result of having the particular disease, I have researched the subject extensively and found that it is actually Vitamin D3 deficiency is the CAUSE of almost all (75%) these illnesses. See my article about it – link>>>The simple logic behind this bold claim is that almost every disease is a disease of your immune system or tissue remodeling system, both of which are controlled by the 2,700+ genes regulated by Vitamin D3. So not only are autoimmune diseases caused by a malfunctoning immune system, so are cancers and infections. In the autoimmune case, your immune system is erroneously attacking good tissues, and in the cancer/infection case, it is failing to attack bad actors quickly enough so that they can’t establish a foothold.(Additonal diseases that aren’t directly tied to Vitamin D3 deficiency (about 25% of them) are caused by deficiencies in Vitamin D3’s essential cofactors-primarily magnesium, but also zinc, boron, and Vitamin k2). This is all explained in my new book on the subject.A recent report regarding the 4,000+ deaths in Italy noted that 99% of all the deaths occurred in people with underlying , pre-existing health issues.Link>>https://nypost.com/2020/03/18/over-99-of-coronavirus-patients-in-italy-who-died-had-other-illnesses/Finally, there is one more group of people who tend to die at a higher rate than others when infected with COVID-19- men. In Italy they are finding that men make up about 70% of the fatalities from COVID-19 vs. 30% for women even though both sexes get infected at about the same rate. I do not believe that this is due to men being more Vitamin D3 deficient than women, but rather it is simply a reflection in the sex differences between immune systems. Women get autoimmune diseases at a much higher rate than men (often by many multiples)-indicating a somewhat hyperactive immune system, while men tend to get infections and cancers at a higher rate than women, implying a slower/lazier immune system. I beleive this has some sort of evolutionary advantage for the human species whereas men were the ones in the past who engaged in most of the fighting and dangerous activites that would be impeded by a a chronic autoimmuine disease, while women are considered more valuable for species survival due to their ability to reproduce. So from this perspective men would be seen as more expendable than women by evolution as only one male survivor is needed to contnue reproduction of the group, while all the women are needed. Thus we see hyper vigilant immune systems in women, and lazier immuine systems in men.While the idea of evolved sex differences in immune system function in humans is just a theory for now, if it is found to hold true amongst most other species, it will carry more weight. I will look into this.A quick peak shows this idea holds water for example:
Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Sep 7; 281(1790): 20140333.
Sex differences in immunity are often observed, with males generally having a weaker immune system than females.We found that when the value of paternal investment was experimentally increased, male immune investment became relatively greater than that of females. Thus, in this system, in which the direction of sexual competition is plastic, the direction of sex-biased immunity is also plastic and appears to track relative parental investment. (end abstract)So at least if nothing else, the observation that across species most males have weaker immune systems than females is generally true.The good news is, by increasing Vitamin D3 levels, both sexes can rev up their immune systems to kill off viruses and cancers faster while at the same time suppresing overactive immune reations that cause autoimmune diseases.So, God help you if you are Italian or Iranian, and/or are over the age of 70, and/or have an underlying health issue (all indicators of probable Vitamin D3 deficiency) and you are male and you get infected with COVID-19. For everyone else, COVID-19 should not be very dangerous, causing a brief cold at worst,and often causing no symptoms at all.Are there any more facts supporting the Vitamin D3 idea behind the epidemic? Why yes there is!The history of past epidemics supports these ideas quite well.You see all flu epidemics in the US in the past have peaked in the months of October through March and have never peaked in the months April through September. See this graph from the CDC below>>Months in which US flu epidemics have seen their peak:
So, if this pattern holds true again, I will be so bold as to predict that the Covid-19 virus epidemic is peaking right now here in the US and will be headed down by the end of this month, March.(Unless too many people stay indoors due to government orders, and therefore do not make any D3 in their skin!)Here is another graph of peaking of flu epidemics in the US:
What is the mainstream medical community’s explanation for these patterns of epidemics??? It is a bunch of silly old doctors’ tales that blame it all on the environments effect on the virus itself that pay no attention to how the environment affects the general population by boosting their immune systems with sun and Vitamin D3!Some of their silly explanations include:-We hunker down together in the winter and thus are closer and the virus spreads more easily! This might have been true during cave man times, but I don’t see it now. There are a lot more group activities that lead to close contact that occur in the during summer and fall than in the winter.-The virus does not like warm temperatures (even though it thrives at 98.6 degrees in the human body!)-Increased humidity prevents the spread of the virus in the air!Etc. etc. etc.…ALL NONSENSE!So, why don’t doctors know about Vitamin D3 and tell everyone to protect themselves from the virus by taking 20,000 IUs of D3 per day during flu season? (the typical adult will make 20,000 IUs of D3 in their skin after just 1/2 hour of summer sunbathing-but doctors tell you this is a dangerous amount!!#@!)Why don’t doctors promote Vitamin D3? Because there has been a long running hostility towards Vitamin D3 supplementation by the medical community since the 1920’s, when people taking high doses of Vitamin D3 were not getting sick anymore and it was ruining doctors’ and hospitals’ livelihoods! This sounds crazy at first, but I spell it all out with a long-detailed history of mainstream medicine’s 100 years long attack on Vitamin D3. It is a HUGE scandal. It’s all in my new book about Vitamin D3 and its cofactors which you can find on Amazon.comThe title>>> The Miraculous Cure for and Prevention of All Diseases What Doctors Never Learned Kindle Editionby Jeff T. Bowles (Author)
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US Link>> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZBP8QZZSo, the bottom line is this>>WHAT YOU ARE WITNESSING RIGHT NOW ISAT BEST, MASSIVE MEDICAL IGNORANCE ON A GLOBAL SCALE RESULTING IN THE UNECESSARY DEATHS OF THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS, AND MASSIVE DAMAGE TO ECONOMIES ALL AROUND THE WORLD! AT WORST, WE ARE SEEING MASSIVE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ON THE PART OF THOSE WHO KNOW THE BENEFITS OF D3 BUT YET SUPRESS THE USE OF D3 IN ORDER TO PRESERVE MODERN MEDICINE” S STRANGEHOLD ON YOUR HEALTH AND MONEY.Th simple solution to the Covid-19 epidemic?Everyone at risk, especially the elderly, should simply take 20,000 IUs or more of Vitamin D3 every day and the epidemic will pass in the blink of an eye.