An alarming Covid statistic
- Created on Friday, 28 January 2022 06:13
Warily, I want to share with you an article by Dr. Chris Masterjohn. I say “warily” because he has a PhD in Nutritional Science, a real one, and he is very learned. However, I understand that he is very much a Weston Price person, an advocate for low-carb and heavy animal food consumption. And, as you probably know, I think that is wrong. I don’t know how far he takes it. Some go all the way and want you to avoid carbs completely. But, the truth is: you can’t avoid carbs. If you don’t eat them, your body will make them; out of protein (18 of the 20 amino acids can be converted into glucose) fat (the glycerol portion) and also out of lactate, pyruvate, and other precursors.
So, let’s say you have one person who is eating unrefined plant foods, including high carb ones, but also low-carb ones like green and yellow vegetables, and also low-carb ones that are high in fat, such as nuts, oil-seeds, and avocadoes. And you also have someone who is eating low-carb, through and through, by loading up on animal foods which have no carbs.
Whose blood sugar is going to be better? Whose blood sugar will be lower early in the morning and at night? Even if it’s true that the person who avoids carbs also avoids having any sugar spikes, while the person who includes carbs does get some degree of post-prandial rise in blood sugar, you can’t look at that in isolation. That’s because if the spike reduction is accomplished by eating things that are going to produce other harms, then it may not be worth it. Since I consider it normal to eat some carbs, perhaps getting mild spikes is perfectly normal.
It was just yesterday that I pointed out that a lot of biological conversions tend to fall off as we age. However, creating glucose from other sources is one conversion that holds up very well with age. In fact, it may increase with age.
The fact is: we need calories. We’re living active lives, aren’t we? You and I? So, we need fuel. But, it makes no sense to burn protein as fuel. That’s like burning the furniture. You want to eat just enough protein to meet your structural and functional needs. You don’t want to burn it. And as far as fats go, I’m not opposed to eating some wholesome plant fats, but the same people who want you to avoid carbs want you to load up on animal fats. And that’s crazy.
Anyway, the point is that I want to share this article by Dr. Masterjohn, but don’t take it as an endorsement of his nutritional advice to eat a lot of animal foods.
But now, getting to his article, the gist of it is that, according to the CDC, 94% of vaccinated people who went to the hospital for suspected Covid or Covid-like illness, tested negative for Covid. They seemed to have Covid, but they tested negative for it.
He makes a very good point that if the vaccine makes you test negative for Covid even though you seem to have it, that’s no great prize. How much difference does it make if you are in respiratory failure from Covid or something else?
All together, 79% of patients hospitalized for Covid-like illness tested negative for Covid, which included the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. It was pretty evenly split, but slightly more among the vaccinated.
But, if that’s true, how can they keep saying that there is a pandemic of the unvaccinated?
This desire to distinguish between Covid and non-Covid syndromes leads to some pretty zany conclusions. It certainly is true that when it comes to acute respiratory illnesses, that people in the same household often tend to come down with them in close proximity to each other. I can remember, for instance, a time when I was a teenager, that my brother and I both came down with the flu at the same time. And just yesterday, I was told about a family of 4 here in Austin, in which the mother and younger boy have both gotten sick, while so far, the father and older boy have not. I was told that the mother and younger boy both have Covid. I think the rapid test showed it. But, what if one had tested positive and the other negative? Symptomatically, they are the same. So, if that had happened, then the medically correct explanation would be, “I know it seems like you have the same illness, but you don’t. You have very different illnesses. One of you has Covid. The other has the flu or something else. But, make no mistake: you have different diseases.”
However, there is another way to play it, and I’ve seen it played. I saw it played by a female doctor. She was interviewed for an online doctor’s journal because she and her husband are both physicians at an Atlanta hospital where they both work on the Covid ward. They didn’t catch Covid there. But, they took a skiing vacation to Colorado, and it was on their way home, that they both started to feel sick. So, they took Covid tests, and she was positive, while he was negative. The interviewer asked her how she interprets that, and she said that they assume that his negative is a false negative. But, in that case, you would keep testing him to see if he turns positive, right? She said they were going to do that, but the interview ended, and they didn’t have her back. So, did he go on to test positive or not? I can’t answer that. But, if he never tested positive for Covid, how did they spin it after that? Again, I can’t tell you.
Anyway, here is the article by Dr. Masterjohn, and it is very disturbing.