Yesterday we published a document titled “Covid-19 does not lead to a typical Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome”, authored by doctors D. Chiumello (San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan), M. Cressoni (San Gerardo Hospital, University of Milan-Bicocca), and L. Gattinoni (Medical University of Göttingen). It is actually a letter published by the American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. In it, we read:
While fulfilling the ‘Berlin criteria for ARDS’ the patients with Covid-19 pneumonia have a specific disease, with a similar phenotype. The most peculiar characteristics we are observing (confirmed by colleagues in other hospitals), is the dissociation between their relatively well preserved lung mechanics and the severity of hypoxemia. As shown in our first 12 patients, the respiratory system compliance of 52.1 ±15.4 ml/cmH2O is associated with shunt fraction of 0.51 ±0.10. Such a wide discrepancy is virtually never seen in most forms of ARDS. Relatively high compliance indicates well preserved lung gas volume in this patient cohort, in sharp contrast to expectations for severe ARDS.
In other words, the respiratory distress they are observing is very peculiar. It corresponds to nothing these doctors had seen in the past.
COVID-19 is causing prolonged & progressive hypoxia (starving your body of oxygen) […]. Many doctors are starting to believe that they are operating under a false notion of pneumonia, & possibly treating the wrong symptoms on a systematic basis throughout the country.
Ventilators may not be treating the root cause, as many of the patient’s lungs aren’t ‘tiring out’, they’re pumping just fine.
It is instead that the affected hemoglobin have been stripped of their ability to carry oxygen, resulting in hypoxia.
The study he is referring to is this one, which essentially corroborates the testimony of this front-line NYC doctor, which we linked yesterday, but which we are embedding today because of these additional confirmations (video archive 1, archive 2).
At this point, these doctors are still working under the assumption the disease (involving respiratory distress) they are observing is caused by a virus. Yet, their understanding of the disease is fundamentally different from what had been established until now; particularly, the reliance on ventilators could be misguided.
There is no ‘pneumonia’ nor ARDS. At least not the ARDS with established treatment protocols and procedures we’re familiar with. Ventilators are not only the wrong solution, but high pressure intubation can actually wind up causing more damage than without, not to mention complications from tracheal scarring and ulcers given the duration of intubation often required.
The core point being, treating patients with the iron ions stripped from their hemoglobin (rendering it abnormally nonfunctional) with ventilator intubation is futile, unless you’re just hoping the patient’s immune system will work its magic in time. The root of the illness needs to be addressed.
All that hilariously misguided and counterproductive criticism the media piled on chloroquine (purely for political reasons) as a viable treatment will now go down as the biggest Fake News blunder to rule them all. The media actively engaged their activism to fight ‘bad orange man’ at the cost of thousands of lives. Shame on them.
The key takeway: intubation is counterproductive, and (hydroxy)chloroquine is even more useful than previously thought.
You could call us prescient, as we predicted that Trump would benefit from this crisis (and the fake controversy around chloriquine). That is exactly what is starting to happen. The “press” will have to backpedal on their (fake and provocative) criticism. We are not prescient, we merely understand what is going on, and the role played by reverse psychology in this whole propaganda circus. It has been going on since 2016 at least.
In a similar vein, none other than the World Economic Forum (those who organized Event 201, remember?), is saying “We could be vastly overestimating the death rate for COVID-19, here’s why” (archive 1, archive 2).
Because of lack of adequate testing, including in the United States, in many places only hospital patients are now counted as cases. The people who do not feel seriously ill stay home, recover quietly, and are never counted. This matters because they do not appear in any of the official statistics.
However, instead of counting us all in the denominator, in many countries including the US, only people sick enough to go to the hospital are counted. People sick enough to go to the hospital are more likely to need critical care, and patients in critical condition are more likely to die than patients with mild symptoms. This means the fatality rate looks higher than it really is.
This is called a selection bias, and we already mentioned it as conclusion to our post on March 19th. There is no way “public health authorities” didn’t know about this, and are only discovering it now.
One last thing: all death rates predictive models for this coronavirus are turning out to be wrong. More importantly, the mainstream press is saying so; this is becoming the new common knowledge. In other words, the panic was exaggerated, and this is becoming acknowledged now.
What is going on? We believe we have answered already. If you haven’t seen this post, please consider it now.
Still, there is something missing. All these people who devised the alarmist models are not conspirators. They are mostly acting in good faith. So what is the actual reason they got it so wrong? There is only one possible answer to that question: they are working under a false premise. Specifically, the disease is not being caused by a virus. Systemic poisoning is indeed much more likely.
What poison? Good question. Stay tuned.