Scott C. Tips, NHF President – 4/6/ 2020
Last year I was invited to speak once again at the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT) Conference to be held in early March 2020 in Dallas, Texas. I had spoken at the organization’s 2019 event held in Indianapolis, Indiana and it was a great success. This organization of holistic dentists is one of the finest I know, and its events are always well-attended, well-planned, and put on impeccably. This year I spoke on the topic of vaccines, government mandates, and how to resist them legally. At the time, the coronavirus pandemic was just starting to get rolling worldwide and I began my speech by complimenting the assembled dentists and dental personnel on their bravery in attending the event when so many other public events, including Expo West in Anaheim, California were being cancelled. I felt that they all deserved a medal or at least an award, but they surprised me by presenting me with an award instead.
Part of my speech was about the coronavirus. But many additional facts have come to light and much has happened since I spoke on the subject then, as the World hurls itself off the cliff into destruction far below. In a rapidly changing environment, I can only present a snapshot here of our current knowledge of the COVID-19 drama that is being enacted before our eyes. It is important that none of us are stampeded into being the obedient slaves that the massive fear-mongering campaign waged by the Deep-State media and government would have us become.
In February 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) – never known for its accuracy or consistency – declared a “Pandemic” for the coronavirus and claimed that the mortality rate for the novel coronavirus disease now designated as COVID-19 was 3.4%, while that for the seasonal flu was 0.1%. Of course, the news media ran with those numbers and splashed scary headlines across the World stating how much more deadly this new virus was than the seasonal flu. The problem with WHO’s statement, however, was that they applied two different formulas for the two viruses. For the COVID-19 disease, for example, they simply didn’t count any of the mild cases of COVID-19 that resolved themselves; yet, they did with the seasonal flu. If WHO were to apply the same formula to seasonal flu cases as it did with COVID-19 cases, then the seasonal flu is revealed more truthfully as being twice as deadly as the COVID-19 virus.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) itself has stated that for the 2019-2020 flu season, 22,000 Americans have died of the seasonal flu while approximately 1,000 Americans have died to date of the COVID-19 flu. Even applying reported worldwide figures for COVID-19 deaths, we have under 7,000 deaths. That is still tragic, but the worldwide COVID-19 figures are far less worldwide than are the seasonal flu deaths in America alone! Not to even mention that the European death rates are lower so far in 2020 than those in 2017.
And for all of this, the U.S. and State and local governments are willing to trash the American economy and destroy the domestic and international financial markets, most of which are based on the U.S. dollar? And why now? We must ask ourselves these questions because this drastic approach was not adopted during earlier epidemics with far more deadly viruses. So, why now?
COVID-19 is the weakest of the seven serious flus and diseases (West Nile, SARS, Bird flu, Swine flu, Ebola, and Zika) we have had since 2002. So far, as mentioned above, it is even less deadly – by one-half – than the ordinary seasonal flu. Bob Luddy, writing for The American Spectator, went even further, “This season the flu has killed 22,000 Americans versus 388 dead from COVID-19. This is the hard data available. There has been no national discussion about the flu but complete panic on the coronavirus.”
John P. A. Ioannidis, a Stanford University Medical School professor of medicine and epidemiology, has reasonably argued that we are making decisions without reasonable data, so it is impossible to make claims about any fatality rate, actual or future. Dr. Ioannidis thinks that when the dust settles and an accurate count is made the true mortality rate for COVID-19 could be five times lower, coming in at 0.025% or maybe 0.625% but certainly not the alarmist WHO figure of 3.4%. “Patients,” he writes, “who have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 are disproportionately those with severe symptoms and bad outcomes. As most health systems have limited testing capacity, selection bias may even worsen in the near future.”
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, another Stanford University professor of medicine, concurs when he says, as quoted in The Wall Street Journal, “An epidemic seed on January 1st implies that by March 9 about six million people in the U.S. would have been infected. As of March 23 … there were 499 Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. … that’s a mortality rate of 0.01%.” He laments the fact that there have been no studies done to accurately assess the actual Measured Case Fatality Rate. Many have pointed to Italy and its death rates from the coronavirus as proof positive for the deadliness of this latest epidemic. But according to Italian officials, 99% of those who died had other illnesses that predisposed them to die. In fact, the average age of those who died is 79.5 years (some say 81-83 years)! Keep in mind that Italy ranks fifth in the World for having the highest median age (the United States ranks 61st).
As if that were not enough to put a nail in the coffin of the mythically high Italian death rate from COVID-19, a report from Italy’s National Institute of Health shows that up to 88% of Italy’s alleged COVID-19 deaths could be misattributed. The Report states, “the way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus … On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many had two or three.”
Moreover, if you look at the Italian government’s own figures for mortality, you will see a steady rise in deaths there since 2006! Well, we all know that the current “crisis” just started in 2020, so another factor must have been causing the rapid rise in deaths in Italy.
Pre-existing health conditions do matter greatly in assessing cause of death. Only three of Italy’s victims at that time did not have any other conditions. ONLY THREE! Health writer and researcher Bill Sardi has studied this latest virus extensively and thinks that deaths attributed to COVID-19 could more properly be attributed to tuberculosis, which kills 1.7 million people worldwide every year. Tuberculosis is far more deadly than COVID-19, which could be nothing more than an opportunistic virus riding on the coattails of the TB mycobacterium.
The National Health Federation’s Chairman, David Noakes, agrees, “Today on the 27th of March there are a total of a tiny 759 deaths [in the UK] from COVID-19 – but even this is a lie. These are people who died with COVID-19, but most did not die of it. Almost everyone had other diseases that caused their death.”
German virologist Dr. Hendrik Streeck supports Noakes when he said that COVID-19 is unlikely to increase overall mortality in Germany, which is normally at 2,500 people per day. Streeck cites an example of a 78-year-old man who died of heart failure, but who was subsequently tested positive for the virus and thus included in the COVID-19 death statistics! This example is backed by the Director of the German Public Health Institute (the Robert Koch Institute or RKI), who admitted that all deaths in which a person also tests positive for the coronavirus are counted as COVID-19 deaths, even if those persons actually died from another cause.
Additionally, in the RKI (Robert Koch Institute) chart, one can easily see that the number of cases of acute respiratory diseases (“Akute Atemwegserkrankungen”), as of March 20, 2020 (“Kalenderwoche” 12 to 13), have plunged, not increased.
In late March 2020, Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, Professor Emeritus of Medical Microbiology at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, wrote an open letter to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel asking her several questions, challenging the fake news on mortality rates from the coronavirus, and questioning the need for a drastic lockdown of businesses and Germans.
Moreover, acknowledging reality, on March 19, 2020, the UK’s Public Health England and the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) downgraded COVID-19 from a “High Consequence Infectious Disease” to one with low mortality rate. This is in agreement with NHF Vice Chairman Dr. Bradford Weeks’ assessment that COVID-19 is not any more dangerous than a normal flu.
Then, on March 26th, an article appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, co-authored by the now-celebrity-status Dr. Anthony Fauci, which says in pertinent part: “If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively. “
This is all supported by the new mortality figures coming out of China. A new epidemiological study concludes that the fatality of COVID-19, even in the City of Wuhan, was only 0.04% to 0.12% and thus much lower than that of seasonal flu, which has a mortality rate of approximately 0.1%.
Yet, if we were to believe the constant alarms and fear spewed out by the mainstream media, then we would think – as most people have been led to believe – that huge numbers of people all over the World are dying from the COVID-19 disease. That is simply not true, as Dr. John Lee makes clear in his Spectator article. Our controlled media, however, has its marching orders and it is not about to let something like the truth stand in its way. The most recent example of the mass-media’s lies can be found in CBS News’ outright false report that New York City hospitals are overwhelmed by coronavirus cases. Not having any such photos to use, CBS News simply aired a Sky News photo of an Italian hospital instead.The truth is that American hospitals are not overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases. Unfortunately, with the mainstream media flat out lying to us all about how “overflowing” with coronavirus cases these hospitals are, it has taken citizen journalists to ferret out the truth.
To what extent will we put up with the blatant lies coming from the government and the news media? Checking the statistics out of the European Monitoring of Excess Mortality for Public Health Action website (EuroMomo), even the untrained, amateur eye can see that the death rate so far has been lower than in previous years! Are we willing to destroy countries around the World over a bad case of the flu?
No Accurate Test
Besides, the so-called COVID-19 test is faulty with many false positives. False positives for the COVID-19 coronavirus can be up to 50%. Others say up to 75%. This is because the current standard PCR test only looks at an array of antibodies and not for a virus specifically. Many of the antibodies screened for in the positive “check-off” list are common to other influenza virus strains. If enough check-marks appear on the list, then the doctors call it a positive result. So, naturally any antibodies that show up post-immunization from a vaccine made up of inert influenza strains will show a positive result. Recall that Italy had mandatory vaccinations prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. This would definitely skew results, especially the death toll.
Noakes also aptly observed that “There is no agreed test for Covid-19. The usual one is a PCR test for pneumonia. If you have it, they now reclassify it as COVID-19. They may reclassify all of this year’s 17,000 flu deaths as COVID-19 deaths. The science stinks.”
What we are looking at here is a worldwide situation where none of the authorities really have a clue as to what is going on or how to deal with it and yet they are making life-and-death decisions that affect billions, shutting down businesses right and left, throwing people out of work, halting international air travel, and shuttering people in their own homes. It is as if someone gave machine guns to a troop of chimpanzees!
Peter Hitchens, writing for The Daily Mail on March 14, 2020, agreed when he wrote, “Epidemic disasters have been predicted many times before and have not been anything like as bad as feared. The former editor of The Times, Sir Simon Jenkins, recently listed these unfulfilled scares: bird flu did not kill the predicted millions in 1997. In 1999, it was Mad Cow Disease and its human variant, vCJD, which was predicted to kill half a million. Fewer than 200 in fact died from it in the UK. The first SARS outbreak of 2003 was reported as having ‘a 25 per cent chance of killing tens of millions’ and being ‘worse than AIDS.’ In 2006, another bout of bird flu was declared ‘the first pandemic of the 21st Century.’ There were similar warnings in 2009, that swine flu could kill 65,000. It did not. The Council of Europe described the hyping of the 2009 pandemic as ‘one of the great medical scandals of the century.’’
We are being taken for fools with this latest exaggeration. Worse than that, we are being completely sold down the river towards slavery with the loss of not only our health freedoms but our political freedoms as well … all based upon a lie.
Current Government Actions Backfire, Once Again
The current approach by governments around the World is to lockdown (i.e., quarantine) its citizens, shut down all “non-essential” stores and businesses, limit the size and even the times when citizens and residents can leave their homes, all in a desperate attempt to limit the spread of the virus. These government actions show governments that ironically believe their own fear propaganda at best, while at a cynical worst, these governments are using the COVID-19 “pandemic” to mold the ruling institutions and society into a cold-hearted form that will benefit the Elite at the expense of all of us.
The mass media adds fuel to the fire with its constant harping on how many doctors and nurses are “afraid” to go to work, how a 16-year-old has died from the COVID-19 virus, and with continually holding up atypical Italy as the poster child of what is about to happen in America too.
Lost in the shuffle is the economic disaster of unprecedented scale created by government-imposed lockdowns. As one businessman correctly observed, “[b]y May  the economic damage will be so severe, it will cause more harm to families, abused children, and spouses, those who will die untreated because we only provide care for Covid-19. The number of individuals permanently discharged from jobs (never to return) is staggering and will get worse by the hour.” Supply chains have been disrupted, business contracts arbitrarily breached, rents left unpaid, unemployment lines increased by millions, and 50% of U.S. consumers are maxed out on their credit cards. The economic and personal damage is not only severe but probably irreparable.
People forget that their governments are run by ordinary men and women who genuinely lack the insight (as well as market-feedback mechanisms) on what actions to take that will truly benefit the health of their citizens and who rely for their advice, unfortunately, on the very same medical doctors, institutions, and corporations who have become hugely wealthy off of the diseases and ill-health that are conveniently incurable by their methods of treatment. Often, their patients live on as their disease is “managed” (some would say “milked”) for all of the money that can be had from the disease. The patients are never cured.
Former UK Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption recently hit the nail on the head when he said, “Anyone who has studied history will recognize here the classic symptoms of collective hysteria. Hysteria is infectious. We are working ourselves up into a lather in which we exaggerate the threat and stop asking ourselves whether the cure may be worse than the disease.”
So, with the government-ordered lockdowns, are we any safer from the virus? Perhaps in very small groups, but the CDC recently published a paper questioning lockdowns of larger groups, such as the already health-compromised homeless in recreation centers, which is what Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered. The CDC reports that Japanese data showed that coronavirus transmission was 18.7 times more likely indoors than outdoors. And as the public catches on to these lies, the rewriting of history to support lockdowns becomes more egregious.
Many agree that stress-producing lockdown measures will kill more people than the COVID-19 virus itself. Former Israeli Health Minister Professor Yoram Lass clearly states that the new coronavirus is “less dangerous than the flu” and that lockdown measures will “kill more people than the virus.” Pietro Vernazza, a Swiss infectious-disease specialist, agrees, arguing that these lockdown and other measures are not based on science and should be discarded. He recommends protecting the vulnerable population groups (e.g., the elderly and lung-function compromised) while leaving the economy alone so that it can do its job. And Frank Ulrich Montgomery, the president of the World Doctors Federation, calls the lockdown measures in Italy unreasonable and counterproductive.
The more one investigates with an open mind, the less confidence one has in our government officials. Sweden could be an exception with its reliance upon two rules: Groups at risk are protected and those people with flu symptoms stay at home. Swedish health authorities think that it is better to track individual cases within the country than to shut everything down. As they put it, “Despite the popular perception, our best hope against the pandemic is continued trade and cooperation across borders. Travel bans, the government wisely states, are mostly “political placebo.”
Even vaccine advocate Dr. Paul Offit, who is no fan of health freedom, considers the seasonal flu more deadly than the COVID-19 flu, stating “we do not quarantine and we do not cancel meetings for shut down schools, churches, and synagogues from influenza.” Dr. Offit wonders why, then, we are treating one type differently than the other.
But what is rarely spoken about, if ever, is how many people actually die from these extreme social, political, and economic restrictions. How many people have died from high blood pressure-induced strokes, heart attacks, or even suicide caused by the hysterical, fearmongering news media and headline-grabbing politicians trying desperately to show how “noble” their efforts are? I would estimate that a large number of people are dying or else are seriously harmed by the media-fueled hysteria and constant fear campaign. One of the best, first steps that anyone could take to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus would be to toss their television set out the window.
Are Vaccines the Answer?
The mainstream medical community, supported by the news media and government, would have you believe that the “Holy Grail” cure for COVID-19 lies in a magical vaccine. The reality is that any vaccine is a year distant from being put on the market; and any vaccine developed sooner than one year from now will be exceedingly dangerous and unproven. Regardless, in one year, the COVID-19 coronavirus will be history and any efficacious vaccine unnecessary. That does not, however, prevent the mainstream medical community from dangling the promise of a vaccine in front of the population’s eyes. Ignore that empty promise.
Also, ignore their invitations for you to “protect” yourself by getting the current flu shot. It will not protect you. In fact, hard evidence has shown that it will do the exact opposite! A recent study published in Vaccine, a prestigious, peer-reviewed medical journal, demonstrated that the influenza vaccination may increase the risk of infection from coronavirus by a significant 36% and from the human metapneumovirus by 51%.
Really Protect Yourself
None of the above is to say or suggest that you should treat this virus, or whatever is causing the deaths and illnesses, lightly. Avoid direct exposure as much as possible. But we cannot go through life avoiding potential infection – it is not practical as we are witnessing. You can, however, build up and support your immune system with Vitamins A, C, D3, and K2. Take on a regular basis the minerals magnesium (to help activate the Vitamin D3), zinc, and selenium. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet of predominantly whole-plant foods and replenish your gut bacteria with probiotics, sauerkraut, and other such useful foods. Use colloidal silver, lemon juice, elderberry extract, and hydrogen peroxide to kill or neutralize the virus. These are just some of many ways to strengthen your immune system; avoiding fear and stress are perhaps the most important.
If you do test positive for the virus (and who knows if it is a false positive) and happen to be one of the two percent who cannot easily recover from it as if it were the common cold, then consider treatment with intravenous (IV) Vitamin C at high levels. According to Dr. Andrew Saul, the first approved study of IV Vitamin C against COVID-19 began in China and had patients taking 12,000 to 24,000 mg per day of Vitamin C by IV. The supervising doctor, Dr. Cheng, has specifically called for the immediate, therapeutic use of Vitamin C for treating coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. Those patients have all done very well.
A second and third clinical trial of intravenous Vitamin C was announced in China on February 13th and 21st, respectively. In the second study, Dr. Cheng reports that the researchers will give 6,000 mg/day and 12,000 mg/day for moderate and severe cases and that oral Vitamin C might even be included in these studies. Details of the Wuhan Vitamin-C protocol (in English) are posted at: www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n07.shtml.
In addition, Vitamin C is now being used to prevent and treat COVID-19 in China and in Korea. The protocol is apparently working.
NHF Advisory Board member Dr. Thomas Levy, MD., J.D. has also written extensively on the use of IV Vitamin C and its general upper-level oral safe use. NHF has published Dr. Levy’s protocol on stopping the virus at the nose and mouth by using tongue scraping, oral washes, and replenishing gut bacteria.
Dr. Alex Vasquez has published extensively on the use of N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC). Particularly compelling are accounts of high-dose NAC given by IV to save pneumonia patients. Daily maintenance dosages are 600 mg. of NAC, according to Dr. Vasquez’ work in Antiviral Nutrition: Acetyl-cysteine / NAC in the treatment and prevention of pneumonia, influenza.
“If,” as the 2008 NIH Fauci paper states, “severe pandemic influenza is largely a problem of viral-bacterial copathogenesis, pandemic planning needs to go beyond addressing the viral cause alone (e.g., influenza vaccines and antiviral drugs).” I completely agree.
Moreover, with the Northern Hemisphere warming up almost day by day, go outside and soak up some Sun. If you are in the right latitude, the Vitamin D you will create in your body from the Sun’s ultraviolet rays will help protect you. And if you are not, then both the ultraviolet light in tanning beds and the heat in Far Infrared saunas can be helpful as well in taming the coronavirus.
Other doctors have shown great success in treating the virus with combinations of hydroxychloroquine sulfate, zinc, and Z-pak (azithromycin, an antibiotic). Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a board-certified family practitioner in New York, successfully treated some 700 coronavirus patients with complete success. In using this drug-and-supplement combination, Dr. Zelenko saw the symptoms of shortness of breath resolve in four to six hours, while the entire 5-day course of treatment cost only $20.00. Sardi and others think that zinc is one of the keys to boosting one’s immune system enough to fight off viruses such as the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Finally, don’t forget that iodine kills pathogens upon contact. I myself take 12.5 mg of iodine/iodide each day, far more than the laughable RDA for iodine. Consider asking a nutritionally competent physician if you might need more iodine.
What is the Real Killer Here?
In order to protect ourselves, we need to know what is the real killer here. Is it a virus or is it something else? Bill Sardi, among others, thinks that it could be a mycobacterium. He notes that the incidence of infection from the COVID-19 coronavirus neatly overlaps in most instances the areas where tuberculosis is most prevalent in the population, observing that the highly infected illegal immigrant population pouring into the Southern Border States are a major source for the recurrence of TB in America.
He is not alone in thinking this. In an excellent exposé, Sardi publicized scientific researcher Hiroshi Nishiura 2012 study results showing that there were no flu deaths in controls who did not have the tuberculosis bacterium.
But even with this primary or companion killer bacterium, the deaths from COVID-19, others say, are still at least ten times less than those being reported by government officials and the media. All of this noise makes one wonder if this entire crisis was deliberately staged.