The Coronavirus Outbreak: What The World Health Organization Isn’t Telling You

Dr. Rath Health Foundation – Feb 7, 2020 – Paul Anthony Taylor

An outbreak of a new coronavirus was identified in the city of Wuhan in China in early December 2019. A large family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more serious ones such as ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome’ (SARS), coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and people. With the mainstream media stoking up panic over the outbreak and government reactions growing more dramatic by the day, advice for the public provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) has once again failed to make any mention of the safety and effectiveness of natural therapies against viral diseases.

Designated 2019-nCoV, the new coronavirus was declared a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’ by the WHO on 30 January 2020. Under international health regulations adopted in 2005, such a declaration gives the WHO enhanced powers to coordinate a global response.

On 3 February, with China accusing the United States of causing panic and spreading fear over the outbreak, shares on the Chinese Shanghai stock market suffered their biggest fall in four years. Financial analysts began appearing in the media claiming the virus could result in a global economic slowdown.

On 6 February the WHO reported there were 28,276 confirmed cases of the virus. The vast majority of these (28,060) were in China, where there had been 564 deaths. The remaining 216 cases came from a total of 24 additional countries and had resulted in one death.

Is the coronavirus panic justified?

In reality, many people who contract the new coronavirus will experience only mild symptoms, such as fever, coughing and respiratory problems. Many may be unwell and not even realize they have the virus. This essentially makes it impossible to know for sure how many cases of the virus there really are. In all likelihood the actual number of people affected globally could be significantly higher than that quoted by the WHO.

Despite the dramatic headlines in the mainstream media, most people who contract the virus can expect to make a full recovery. However, it can pose a risk for the elderly and people suffering from pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, cancer and immune-related problems.

By means of a comparison, the World Health Organization’s own estimates show that annual influenza epidemics result in a global total of up to 5 million severe cases of illness each year, causing up to 650,000 deaths.

At national level, estimates from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that between 1 October 2019 and 25 January 2020 there had been up to 26 million cases of influenza in the United States alone. These may have resulted in up to 310,000 hospitalizations and 25,000 deaths.

Clearly therefore, both in terms of the number of cases and the resulting deaths, the scale of the threat posed to human health and life by influenza is far greater than that posed by the new coronavirus.

Natural ways to protect yourself from viral diseases

It is a scientific fact that all viruses that have been investigated can be blocked by specific micronutrients. In particular, vitamin C is known to decrease or completely block the replication of all viruses it is applied to. Even in cells chronically infected with HIV, vitamin C has been shown to reduce viral replication by more than 99 percent. It is also known that all viruses spread in the body using enzymes known as collagenases. Such enzymes can be partially or completely blocked by means of the amino acid lysine. The effectiveness of micronutrients in improving immune function is already part of every textbook of biology.

Dr. Rath’s research has shown that a specific combination of micronutrients can support and enhance the immune system. In addition to vitamin C, they include vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, magnesium and calcium.

 VITAMIN CVitamin C has proven beneficial effects on immune function.
 VITAMIN A – Studies show that having a sufficient amount of vitamin A is essential for immunity.
VITAMIN E Vitamin E is an important micronutrient for maintaining the immune system.
VITAMIN B6Vitamin B6 has been shown to increase immune responses, even in critically ill patients
VITAMIN B12Vitamin B12 plays a key role in cellular immunity.
FOLIC ACID – Folic acid is proven to assist normal immune cell function.
IRON – A lack of iron negatively affects immune response.
CALCIUM – A properly balanced

Why the WHO isn’t telling you this

Given the existence of scientific knowledge on safe and effective natural ways to control viral epidemics, we have to ask ourselves why it is that the WHO is failing to share this lifesaving information with the people of the world. The answer is simple: the WHO primarily serves the interests of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical industry.

For anyone who doubts this, consider the fact that multinational pharmaceutical companies and their investors figure prominently among the WHO’s donors. Multibillionaire Bill Gates’ foundation is now the WHO’s second largest funder after the United States government. The Gates Foundation spends billions of dollars on drug research. Tellingly, it is also closely involved with the pharma industry in a billion-dollar research initiative to prepare for future viral epidemics.

By failing to share scientific knowledge on safe and effective natural ways to control viral epidemics, the WHO has failed to live up to its claimed mission of promoting health, keeping the world safe, and serving the vulnerable. Ultimately, therefore, to achieve a world in which all peoples attain the highest possible level of health, the WHO will eventually have to be replaced with a new global body tasked with making natural preventive health approaches a human right. Such a global body will see promoting science-based natural health education as one of its highest priority tasks.

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One In Five Deaths Worldwide Due To Sepsis

Dr. Rath Health Foundation – Jan 23, 2020

NEWS

A new report estimates that one in five deaths worldwide is caused by sepsis, also known as blood poisoning. This is double the previous estimate and means that the condition kills more people each year than cancer.

COMMENT

Largely ignored by most of the global mass media, a quiet revolution is underway in the treatment of sepsis. A life-threatening condition, sepsis occurs when an infection gets out of control and triggers an overwhelming immune response. This can lead to organ failure, amputations, and death.

Responsible for the deaths of more than 250,000 people in the United States and up to 8 million globally each year, sepsis is the leading cause of death among hospitalized patients and a major challenge to hospital intensive care units (ICUs). With over 100 clinical drug trials failing to improve outcomes for sepsis patients over the last 3 decades, and the mortality rate in septic shock, the severe form of the condition, remaining as high as 50 percent, an approach using a synergistic combination of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and the hormone hydrocortisone is showing remarkable results.

Developed by Dr. Paul Marik, an intensive-care physician at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, in the United States, the treatment involves giving the vitamins and hormone intravenously. In a study published in the journal Chest in 2017, Marik and his colleagues describe how their approach resulted in just 4 deaths among the 47 patients who received it. An inspiring video featuring some of the team’s nurses recounts how the treatment has proved so effective that dying patients improve within 12 hours and go on to make full recoveries.

Since publication of the 2017 study, sepsis has become a controllable problem in Dr. Marik’s ICU. One year on after treating his first patient with the protocol at the beginning of 2016, he reported that he and his team hadn’t seen a single patient die from the condition over the previous 12 months.

o read a short interview we did with Dr. Marik about his approach to sepsis, see this page on our website.

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ORC at 40: Challenging times for organic, but we can be ‘driving force’

Natural Products – Jan 22nd, 2020 – Jim Manson

As it begins its 40th year, the Organic Research Centre (ORC) – the UK’s leading independent organic research body – has moved to new premises. 

The relocation to Trent Lodge in Cirencester follows a rethink of the charity’s business model since the departure of long-standing CEO Nic Lampkin last year. 

The decision was made to sell the ORC’s previous headquarters, Elm Farm near Newbury, with the aim that proceeds would provide long-term stability, a source of investment income for core funding, and scope to invest in the organisation for the future.

The new premises are situated next to the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), which will help boost the ORC’s industry relations and collaborative activities as well as providing a base for research.

Editorial Note from CCFSH:

Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Canada – Photo – Ken Billings

Across the country, Agriculture Canada has 20 Research farms. Two in each western province, four in Ontario, four in Quebec and one in each of the Eastern provinces.

According to Agriculture Canada, the jewel in Ottawa, 1150 acres in the middle of the city, called the Central Experimental Farm uses chemicals on 95 to 98 % of the farm.

The people of Canada have a unique opportunity to build a better, healthier business plan. These research facilities, taken over by a volunteer Board of Directors could produce ‘ Organic, Permaculture and Greenhouse Research and Education Centres to provide fiirst class organic research facilities for school children to learn first hand about the wonders of growing safe, healthy food. This is a win/win if we can out maneuver the marriage of Big Agra and the Federal Government control.

This was a big dream of Dr. Shiv Chopra. To do this, it has to be sooner than later. In places like Ottawa, they have already earmarked 70 acres for a hospital and the city developers are drooling over the rest of the Central Experimental Farm.

What do you think?

Ken Billings

Executive Director, CCFSH

Glyphosate Contamination in our Food Supply: Safe Food Matters Takes Action in Canada

Sustainable Pulse – Jan 28, 2020 – By Rachel Parent

After Health Canada’s re-approval of the herbicide glyphosate — a probable carcinogen according to the World Health Organization — Safe Food Matters Inc. (SFM), a Toronto based not-for-profit organization concerned about the health impacts of GMO’s and glyphosate, is taking Health Canada to court on January 30, 2020., Rachel Parent wrote on Medium on Monday.

This all follows the infamous court battles in the United States against Bayer/Monsanto over their herbicide Roundup and its links to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The key ingredient in Roundup also happens to be glyphosate.

While all three court cases against Bayer/Monsanto claiming that roundup caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have been won so far, and with more than 45,000 more cases still waiting on review, countries around the world have started to change their ways.

This has not been the case with the United States or Canada, who have done little to nothing to increase regulations surrounding the herbicide.

In light of Canada’s 2017 re-approval of glyphosate there has been a public outcry for the government to step in. Despite all the evidence, Health Canada, which is subjected to a strong corporate lobby, has done nothing except revise the label. Mary Lou McDonald, President of SFM, says it is “time to legally hold them to account”.

Glyphosate is sprayed on most genetically modified crops (GMOs), including soy, corn, canola and sugar beets. Glyphosate is also sprayed as a pre-harvest desiccant to dry over 70 different crops, including chickpeas, lentils, peas, hops, rye, wheat, and pistachios.

“Canadians spray per capita more glyphosate than the United States does, and I truly believe it will be a health epidemic,” said Brent Wisner, one of the lead attorneys on the Monsanto Trials.

There are numerous scientific studies and a growing body of evidence that shows glyphosate is linked to many health concerns, including cancer, and specifically non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Other growing concerns are allergic reactions, kidney disease, fatty liver disease, mental health concerns, and chronic bowel syndrome. In addition it can mobilize toxic metals, kill bacteria, and recent research confirms that glyphosate alters the “microbiome” — the essential flora in the gut.

Studies provide evidence that these pesticides disrupt the gut bacterial populations (microbiome) at doses assumed safe by regulators. When asking Health Canada about their assessment of safety surrounding the herbicide, and which studies were used for the approval process, they could not provide specifics.

“Canada’s new food guide encourages us to eat more plant-based proteins like lentils, beans and chickpeas, but these are the most contaminated. Spraying crops while they are still growing can speed dry-down (desiccation) for harvest, but glyphosate builds up in the seeds of legumes and cereals, in particular those that are “indeterminate” plants. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirms that maximum residue limits are being exceeded in these foods.” McDonald said in a statement.

After reviewing the scientific evidence and potential negative effects of glyphosate exposure, McDonald felt that she had no other solution but to go to court on this issue. She’s been looking to create a case since 2015, when glyphosate was initially set for re-approval by the Harper government.

In 2017 SFM filed a notice of objection (“NoO”) to the re-registration decision and asked that an independent review panel be established. Eight NoOs were filed in mid-2017, and all were rejected on January 11, 2019. After Health Canada’s statement of rejection, SFM filed an application in federal court, challenging the basis for the rejection of its NoO.

In a final statement, McDonald concluded, “I believe in the law, and think we have a good case. A proper and valid evaluation is current, looks at all available information, follows principles of an evidence-based approach and good scientific practice, and is free from the appearance of conflict of interest. We expect that a new independent panel will ensure the health evaluation of glyphosate meets these criteria.”

Safe Food Matters has been granted a court date of January 30, 2020, at the Federal Court in Toronto: 180 Queen St. W; starting at 9:30. The public is allowed to attend and show their support.

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