Who Couldn't Use a Laugh?
We'v come a long way, Baby!
We all use to be stuck at home (it was just a year ago it all began but doesn't it feel like forever-ago?) and the only social distancing going on was trying to social distance from the refrigerator, right? Well, we really have come a long way, with most places opening and all of us trying to return to "normal," whatever that is. We are trying to figure out what normal still looks like but it all is good because things are going in the right direction and they are better than they were a year ago!
Meet Dr. Zelenko:
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Dr. Vladimir Zelenko was an early adaptor of the HCQ protocol, whose treatment saved hundreds of thousands of lives during the pandemic. Now that's a story with a happy ending, if I ever heard one! And, as we already know, hydroxychloroquine has been used successfully, over fifty years, to treat malaria and other diseases.
Dr. Zelenko was quick to realize that, in small doses, it also very effectively treats COVID, in the early stages of the disease. He described the three-drug cocktail he used on his patients as, HCQ + zinc sulfate + Azithromycin, in which he has had remarkable success.
Same Dr. Zelenko censored & banned by Twitter!
Yep, he was the one whose treatment regimen was hyped to be "ineffective and dangerous" by social and network media outlets, when in reality he saved countless lives during a frightening and seemingly hopeless pandemic because his research and practical application led him to a productive discovery. And now he and his team have been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. Congratulations, Dr. Zelenko!
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Was there an agenda?
Misinformation reported may have scared and confused some in the beginning, which could have contributed to those who doubted the drug. But, The Journal of College Cardiology sited, in its March 2018 issue, a case, in which a 65-year-old man had taken the drug for 8 years in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. He developed cardiomyopathy, a disease which makes it harder for the heart to pump. When medical treatment was given to him, the patient showed clinical improvement.
And, The Scientific Journal of the Royal College of Ophthamologists reported, in the online March 2017 edition, that patients who used hydroxychloroquine more than 5 years, developed an increased risk of retinopathy, which is small blood vessel damage in the back of the eyes. So, the evidence suggested a risk to those who took the drug long-term (as is often the case with many prolonged uses of drugs). But, in the case of Dr. Zelenko's Coronavirus treatment, a prescription for 5-10 days was used effectively to attack the virus, thereby saving much suffering and many lives.
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Isn't hope and healing marvelous?
I love that we have so many more options now, just one year later. There are vaccines for the elderly, medically compromised, or any others who desire them. There is much more knowledge about the disease; for example, we know the vast majority of children who contact COVID are medically compromised; most don't experience severe symptoms.
Adults (and children) can dramatically increase their own immunity to fight disease with exercise, healthy diets (whole, unprocessed foods/sugars, such as whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, essential oils, etc.), hydration, sleep, and many other natural means.
And, thanks to Dr. Zelenko, we also know that treatments, such as his HCQ regimen, as well as, Remdesivir (an anitviral drug,) budesonide (an anti-inflammatory drug,) and others are readily available now to treat the disease.
Another funny sign on Facebook:
This sign made me chuckle. We were all scared in the beginning because we faced an unknown threat. But, the knowledge we have gained over this past year can give us great confidence and optimism for the health and safety of ourselves and our loved ones moving forward, much of the thanks going to Dr. Zelenko.
I love this Psalm, ""If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land," 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV.) I feel gratitude that there have been brave heroes, such as the good Dr. Zelenko and others, who have spoken and defended truth, in spite of the opposition to it. Thank you, Lord, we feel a revival towards thee and a healing of our land.
All the best of spring blessings to you, and happy trails along your recovering road to hope, healing, and all the happiness you desire!