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Coronavirus XI: What the Hell is Going On? The Fear Should Stop!

I cannot understand why we are in a police state atmosphere right now. Over 99% of those that contract COVID-19 will recover from it. Folks, I am not minimizing this illness. COVID-19 is something to take seriously. It is highly contagious and spreads quickly.  Yes, it causes respiratory failure and death in those most susceptible: the elderly and those with chronic health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and lung disorders. We may not even have enough respirators for those who have a serious case.

 

However, there is another side to this story that is not being told.

 

Did you know that COVID-19 is much less deadly than the common flu?   Let me explain.

 

During this flu season (2019-2020) 1,130,489 samples have been collected. The number of positive influenza samples is 231,654 (20.5%). (1) “The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 38 million flu illnesses, 390,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths from flu.

 

So, 23,000 deaths from the flu out of 231,654 positive specimens means that the death rate from influenza (as of 3.20.2020) is 10% (23,000/231,654).

 

Do we close the country for this? Do we declare a lockdown of our states because 10% are dying from the flu? No. We go to work and live our lives.

 

Let’s look at the numbers for COVID-19 starting with the worst-affected countries China and Italy. (2) In China there are 80,967 confirmed cases and 3,248 deaths. That results in a mortality rate of 4%. In Italy, there are 47,021 confirmed cases and 4032 deaths. That results in an 8% death rate. In the US, we have 19,007 confirmed cases and 250 deaths. That is a death rate of 1.3%. (Note: the death rate in the US is falling as more tests are confirmed as I stated would happen in previous posts.) Let’s look at these results and compare them to the 2020 influenza death rate in the Table below.

 

COVID-19 Death Rate 2020 Influenza Death Rate
United States 1.3% 10%
China 4%
Italy 8%

 

Folks, we have shuttered our country quarantining the entire population. The economy is a mess. People who need to work can’t. Our president has accessed emergency powers. One bright spot is that at least a few Senators cashed in and sold their stocks before the crash. Good for them. (Of course, repeat that last line with lots of sarcasm.)

 

COVID-19 is overwhelming our hospitals because we had no master plan in place for a pandemic. That is a massive failure by the Federal Government. Heads should roll for this as I have been saying since the beginning.

 

So what’s the good news? The good news is that you can let the fear go. This virus is not deadly to the vast majority—over 99%– who get it. In fact, I propose at the end of this nightmare, the death rate will be much lower than the common flu that many of us suffer from. Kids and young people are not dying from it in droves. As I have stated previously, in the end, when all the testing is done, I predict the death rate will be below 1%.

 

In my last blog post I provided you with effective natural therapies—vitamins A, C, D and iodine– that have proven to me and my partners to be effective at minimizing viral infections. Furthermore, a Chinese study on IV vitamin C showed that it was 100% effective at treating moderate to severe coronavirus infections.   I will discuss that in my next post. (Note: The IV vitamin C study was supposed to be this post, but I have become very irritated with what has happened in our country and wanted to help alleviate the fear that is so prevalent.)

 

At my office, the Center for Holistic Medicine has five practitioners. None of us can recall a patient who died from influenza or pneumonia this season or in any of the last few seasons. Our patients get viral infections like everyone else. We treat them with the therapies I outlined for you before along with IV vitamin C, IV hydrogen peroxide, ozone, and other therapies. We have so much to offer sick, infected patients.

 

IV vitamin C should be given to every hospitalized COVID-19 patient–as well as anyone hospitalized with influenza, pneumonia, sepsis, et cetera.

 

If you don’t have a holistic doctor, it is time to find one. Conventional medicine has little to offer sick COVID-19 patients. My partners and I have a lot to offer.

 

Final Thoughts:

As we increase our testing, the mortality rate for COVID-19 will fall. The final number will be much lower than the annual flu mortality rate number shown in the Table. There will be more illness and deaths from this virus, no doubt. However the fear level is well out of proportion to the problems we are seeing with COVID-19.

 

Take your vitamins. Eat a healthy diet free of refined sugar. Stay hydrated. Exercise. Don’t let the media and our Government cloud your thinking. Look at the numbers.

 

FDR said it best: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” COVID-19 deserves our attention and vigilance. It does not deserve the fear to ruin our country. We need to make our voices heard. The politicians need to hear from everyone of us. Remember, they work for us even if they don’t think so.

 

To All Our Health,

~DrB

 

Addendum: In previous posts, I wrote that the flu death rate is o.1% as reported by the CDC. That number fluctuates each flu season. It is based on an estimate of the number of flu-infected Americans. The 10% number is based on confirmed cases of the flu as I showed you above. COVID-19 is currently being reported on confirmed cases. It is inappropriate to compare COVID-19 death rates with estimated CDC flu rate numbers. A direct comparison is done by using actual confirmed flu and COVID-19 cases which I have done in this post.

 

(1):   https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/#ClinicalLaboratories

(2): https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/coronavirus?ocid=spartanntp

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David Brownstein, M.D.

Comments ( 164 )

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    Khaled

    Hi Dr. Brownstein
    Thank you very much for your help in this blog.
    I think if use another platform like YouTube that will be more powerful for spreading the good information like you provide here.

    I have a question regarding vitamin A.

    I see you always mention not to take a beta-carotene version, why.

    I also heard some doctor talking about vitamin A may cause problem in the liver.
    Is this in all versions or just the beta-carotene version?

    Thank you.

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      Khaled,
      Beta carotene does not have the antiviral effects vitamin A has. Vitamin A from palmitate is not toxic to the liver. Fish oil-derived vitamin A can build up in the liver.
      DrB

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        Khaled

        Mine is (from Retinyl Palmitate and Fish Liver Oil).

        Do I have to change it to only Palmitate?

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    Jena Art

    Dr. Brownstein, the reason why we are now living in a police state locked in our homes is very simple. There at several agendas for this. One of them is rolling out 5G “no matter what” as a mentally challenged Tom Wheeler promised us several year ago in his famous blood-chilling speech. Second agenda is mandatory vaccination which scared to death people will demand blinded by their own fear of the virus. There are other agendas, like destroying small business, monopolizing all industries and creating an Internet Of Things (and People). Those are very ambitious goals and all of them aren’t being met by releasing one little modified virus into the world. Pure coincidence, of course!

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      Kinabru

      I am not completely against vaccinations, some people have had some bad reactions but over all Polio, small pox and diphtheria have been eradicated in our country. I remember when Polio was rampant, the vaccination stopped all of that. A bill in Congress has been passed giving money to help small business and people that have been laid off because of this virus. I don’t know where you are getting all of this fear mongering but most of it isn’t true.

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    Trina

    Dr. B,

    Thank you for posting this, this the first piece of info since all this started that actually makes sense and I applaud you greatly for this!

    The longer this BS goes on, the more I just can’t seem to shake the feeling that we’re all like sheep being led to slaughter. First, they get us nice and scared, laser focused on the C virus-so much so, that it consumes every minute of our days in one way or another. Next, give everyone OCD so they’re hyper-focused on cleaning everything in sight, over and over again. Make sure they wash their hands so excessively-their hands become so raw, they develop open wounds which cause more infections and illness. And let’s not forget to mention all the chemicals they’ll be exposed to while cleaning. Let’s also see what these idiots will freak out about and savagely bulk-buy while we sit back watching and laughing. Who really cares what it is, as long as Americans are deeply focused on one incredibly frightening thing (something that compromises their lives).

    Now, let’s go in with the blow and get them worrying about how they’ll pay their bills, feed their families, keep a roof over their heads, educate their babies-while, there’s so much more going on behind the scenes that the Americans can’t see and aren’t even aware of. How convenient huh? But they love their citizens and will do anything they can to earn our utmost trust in a time of crisis, hysteria, and despair. Giving us the impression that we live in a truly free country. All the while as a society, we’ve been isolated, restricted, stressed out and almost to the point of being very dependent on you know who (the superheroes that are going to swoop down and rescue us all).

    Things just don’t seem to be making any sense, things aren’t adding up and I’m beginning to believe that was the intention from the very start.

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    DANIEL KANE

    Hello Doc

    Thanks for your post.
    I live in Los Angeles and have several friends who are health pro’s – acupuncturists, herbalists, clinical nutritionists. Not a single one of them has told me I need to worry other than abiding by some physical distancing and the various supplements to health, similar to as you describe. On top of that, I have a Far Infrared Sauna which I heard is another option to mitigate virus risk.

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      Jacqueline

      Actually, I beg to differ about this whole ‘social distancing’ thing, it just seems like a ridiculous and unnecessary concept. We are social beings and to restrict our contact just for the fear of catching a flu seems way over the top, this is just not natural. I used to go dancing 4 or 5 nights a week and I would dance/touch many dance partners as we rotated during the class. I would then also dance with many different people through the night. I can honestly say that my immunity was as high as it has ever been! Regular mixing and mingling with people, I believe is great for building up your immunity, not the other way around. Being terrified of getting within a metre of people is a prison I do not wish to live in. It’s like we have all become a version of that 1970s Bubble Boy!

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        Jacqueline,
        In a situation like this where we did not act quickly to stop it–in January–I believe we have no choice but to try to slow this down.
        DrB

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        INA

        Exactly, True ! Immune systems are strengthened by exposure not by quarantine or isolation. Thanks for being a voice of reason, Dr. Brownstein!

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          Ina,
          It is a difficult decision. There are negatives on both sides. At present, it is too late. The illness is across the country. I am not sure quarantining everyone will work at this point.
          DrB

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    Dave B

    A few weeks ago I thought exactly the same as this guy however based on research and people in hospitals etc I believe the figures from China and other countries are distorted based on people I know working in the hospitals in the U.K. it’s now getting terrifying out there. Stay in folks where you can.

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    Harjot

    This is highly misleading. You’re comparing the flu’s resolved cases with coronavirus’ in progress cases.

    Coronavirus: 14k dead, 95k recovered, 328k total confirmed

    14k + 95k = 109k people with a result. The remainder are in progress.

    14k divided by 109k = 12.8% of people with a result have died.

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      H,
      Those numbers have nothing to do with flu resolved cases. It is he positive cases of the flu from the 1 million screened.
      Your numbers are incorrect. Some of the confirmed have not recovered.
      Very misleading.
      DrB

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    Maria

    Hello Dr. Brownstein, thank you for these posts during this hysterical time for everyone. I greatly appreciate what you say and how you put this into perspective. My question is related to a question posted on the 21 March by Sirena regarding Vitamin A. I too was wondering if taking 10,000 – 12, 000 units of Vitamin A in drop form (KLAIRE brand, one drop equaling 5,000 units) was too much? I think you answered that question but said Vitamin C instead of Vitamin A . I think you meant Vitamin A, no? And did you mean one drop = 5,000 units as safe and anything higher not?
    Thank you for your help. I personally have felt calmer reading your comments. Fear is as dangerous as the thing itself we fear. It alone can cause the immune system to break down. Any information which at once does not deny the “facts” but puts them into perspective whilst also giving advice as to the supplements which support the immune system, is vital. You do that with great passion and compassion. Again, thank you sir.
    Maria

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      Maria,
      100,000 U of vitamin A per day for four days at first sign of illness or exposure. Then take 1-3 drops per day for maintenance. Pregnant women should not do this. Sorry for the confusion.
      DrB

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    Countries mortality rates vary from Germany’s .38% to Italy’s 9%. I believe the variation is due to peoples willingness to get tested. So if Germany’s people are testing more then that presents the most true results and we should go by that. Of great significance is a study done in Italy where 3000 people were randomly tested (no qualifications for who was tested) and of the people who tested positive for the virus only 38% of them had symptoms. So if we apply that to Germany’s result we get a mortality of .14%. That is a little more than double the .06% mortality of the flu in USA. (I went to the CDC website and found that mortality for flu and pneumonia combined was 7.1% in 2019.)
    So at .14% mortality no one should be scared. Only the old and those with conditions that make COVID-19 worse should be staying at home. (conditions WHO lists: high blood pressure, heart and lung diseases, cancer, diabetes)

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    Linda

    You’re missing the point that the flu deaths have been artificially inflated for the last decade by the CDC in order to scare people into getting the flu vaccine. Actual flu deaths are incredibly rare. See Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Flu Deaths — https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/lawrence-solomon/death-by-influenza_b_4661442.html.

    “According to the National Vital Statistics System in the U.S., for example, annual flu deaths in 2010 amounted to just 500 per year — fewer than deaths from ulcers (2,977), hernias (1,832) and pregnancy and childbirth (825), and a far cry from the big killers such as heart disease (597,689) and cancers (574,743). The story is similar in Canada, where unlikely killers likewise dwarf Statistics Canada’s count of flu deaths.

    Even that 500 figure for the U.S. could be too high, according to analyses in authoritative journals such as the American Journal of Public Health and the British Medical Journal. Only about 15-20 per cent of people who come down with flu-like symptoms have the influenza virus — the other 80-85 per cent actually caught rhinovirus or other germs that are indistinguishable from the true flu without laboratory tests, which are rarely done. In 2001, a year in which death certificates listed 257 Americans as having died of flu, only 18 were positively identified as true flus. The other 239 were simply assumed to be flus and most likely had few true flus among them.”

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        Shaun Lovell

        Dr. B, I must disagree. If you look closer, you will see that what you’re looking at is “Influenza and Pneumonia deaths”, not just influenza. If you look at historical figures from the WHO from before the two were conflated (2015 & prior), you will see there are 10 pneumonia deaths for every flu death. WHO stats for 2015 show 5,235 influenza deaths and 51,811 pneumonia deaths for 2015. I’m sorry, but it’s necessary to be more diligent than to simply “use the CDC’s way of reporting”.

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    Laurasindoni@yahoo.com

    Dr. Brownstein, the CDC is saying that the incubation period is anywhere from 2 – 11 days once exposed but the average days until symptoms show is 5 days. If you have been infected and don’t show any symptoms for five days and the virus has been replicating in your body significantly for this many days, will it be too late to make a difference with your vitamin dosing strategy at that point?

    Thank you.

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    Peggy S. Collins

    I see others had trouble with your equations too. I’m posting what my friend said on fb in reply – i posted your latest blog. I will go back and post your reply above to the other person’s comment on fb. Meanwhile – here is the issue:

    I have some major problems with this analysis. Improper use of statistics, failure to acknowledge the need to “flatten the curve” so our health care system can go longer without completely collapsing. Also does not consider that this virus is more contagious than the flu and can be spread by asymptomatic people…more, but you get the idea…..
    23,000/38,000,000 = 0.06%. Use of number of positive tests as the denominator is the problem. So if if COVID-19 has only 1% mortality rate, it’s still nearly 20 times the mortality rate of flu.

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      Peggy,
      It will have a less than 1% mortality rate when all is said in done IMHO. We have not tested all the people who are convalescing at home. Our health care system was never prepared to deal with a pandemic even though this was pointed out 1 year ago to POTUS. Overflowing hospital beds is terrible but the reason they are overflowing is we simply have never had enough beds ready. YEs, this illness is deadly and is very contagious. It is occurring much quicker than regular flu. That is what is overflowing our system.

      DrB

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        Andrew Petricca

        It is truly remarkable how everything negative always seems to go right back to POTUS. There is great advice and ideas here, but they are minimized when it becomes obvious that there is an underlying anger and resentment toward POTUS. It almost feels like the impeachment or other “scandals” all over again. Smoke and mirrors and Hollywood games. The nutrients and numbers and equations are all fine. They are good and they work, but they can’t change the fact that fear and anger are out of control, because of the smoke and mirrors and Hollywood games. Once this is done it will be something else, and without a doubt, it will be the fault of POTUS, whether it actually is or not.

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          Andrew,
          You are right. I am angry. We are going to have a recession or a depression after this. This did not have to happen if the Government did its job. The last I checked, POTUS was the head. He is responsible. I don’t care if he is a republican or democrat. Failure is failure.
          DrB

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          Mary Kupec

          Andrew I agree with you. No one has ever dealt with something like this, of this magnitude yet all are ready to cast blame. MSM fostering fear and anger. It is time people begin to behave under these circumstances–in a way that benefits all. What is just IS now–and we need to be united. Doing what is necessary in the present and with changes if they become necessary–Take care and stay well.

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        Bryan

        The flu does not have a 10% death rate! Lol.

        1. Total samples is not total cases. Most people don’t get tested for the common flu.

        2. The death rate in the US would be similar to Italy if we let the system get overwhelmed.

        Basically a doc spreading misinformation.

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          Bryan,
          No lol about death rates. The rate is for pneumonia and flu as this is how the CDC calculates it.
          Those were total positive samples. Apples to apples.
          Doc spreading information. Sorry you don’t like the results.
          DrB

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        Doreen Herman

        Dr Dr Brownstein,
        So glad I found your books and information over this last few years. Wonderful to glean all I can from what you know. I believe the fear in this country is because most have such poor health that they are not prepared for the flu let alone COVID-19. I’m saddened that the Government is on a “roller coaster” of information that is harming this country. I don’t think national lockdown is the answer but I do think people need to get very serious with their health. I hope this is a wakeup call for all of us. This will definitely change things in this country for years to come. Thank you for being a voice of reason and assurance in this crazy time. Praying for your family and your health as well. Thank you for all you do. God bless you!

        Doreen Herman
        Nevada

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    Joe

    The numbers presented by the outstanding Dr. Brownstein are irrelevant. The government knows all this. They hatched this malarkey as a new 9-11.

    Think about it. They fund Planned Parenthood. To date, we’re approaching 200K babies killed in the womb, in the United States alone. That’s more than 1,600 per day. Does anyone with half a brain really believe the government is trying to save us? No, this is a ploy for more totalitarianism and likely another coup attempt against Trump.

    Where the numbers are of value is exposing the lies. Please ensure these articles, along with the comments, go far and wide. The government, at the end of the day, is afraid of the people. Let’s remind them who they work for.

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      Trump

      Even I think you have watched to much Fox

      Donald J.

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    Dear Dr. B & community,

    Does the Coronavirus serve a Global Agenda? This is the question being asked in an on-line article, published on Robert F. Kennedy’s website called Children’s Health Defense. It may seem shocking to many who haven’t been following the years long vaccine battles. I didn’t want to post a link, so if you’re interested please search for RFK’s Children’s Health Defense website & look for the question above. You will discover more than you ever thought was happening with the Powers-That-Be.

    Thank you again Dr. B for your truthful, balanced thinking & strong, honest voice.

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      Shan

      Phylllis – ANOTHER informed voice! Amen!!!

      And to respond to Susan below calling Doc B and idiot I’m sorry to say that YOU are the one who has bought into the unnecessary fear-mongering. Coronavirus is all around us and a relative got very sick with a fever and lung pressure. I have used iodine for years and always keep it on hand but I researched it’s use for coronavirus and came across Doc B’s blog. I sent the Lugol’s I had to my relative with instructions to follow Doc B’s protocol. She was skeptical and resistant at first but was so fearful she tried it. She used Lugol’s in her nebulizer and raged at me saying she thought I was going to harm her!

      I got a text from her showing her thermometer with a 98.1 temp and said she felt much better. She continued the protocol and sent me a text: “Well you’re ‘weird’ therapy worked” – so natural therapies are “weird” and it’s “normal” to take pharmaceuticals or an unknown vaccine? That shows indoctrination.

      She’s 100% well.

      So Susan you had better stop spreading YOUR misinformation! There are people whose fears could be calmed just by having iodine on hand.

      Bravo and a thanks to you Doc Brownstein! Your status as a doc gave validity to my relative and saved her from the medical system. Thank you.

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    Rick Gaddy

    Vitamins A and D3 four days in a row – would 4 days on and 4 days off be your recommendation for long term use?

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      Rick,
      I have my patients do 4 days of the A, D3, C and iodine. Then go on it again if symptoms develop. Also, I have many of them do maintenance doses of these nutrients: Vitamin A 40,000 IU/day (palmitate), D3 6,000 IU/day, Vitamin C 3-5,000 mg/day, and iodine 25 mg/day. You should review these with your doc. Vitamin A can build up and cannot be taken forever.
      DrB

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    Susan schraff

    Doc, you’re an idiot. This virus is expected to kill 1.7 million in the U.S. Stop spreading nonsense. It’s irresponsible.

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      Nicolette T Konas

      Susan, resorting to name-calling never works. Are you quoting right from the media? And you believe the media – journalists paid to create sensationalism – are right? Oooooo-kayyyy…

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      Aurora

      how disrespectful, anyone can have his/her own opinion and differ from others, no need to use offensive language, in the end we will see who was right, Dr Brownstein is a well regarded Doctor, who are you anyway?

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        A,
        Nothing wrong with differing opinions. However, we could all use a little more tolerance to disagreements.
        DrB

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          Lori Kaznecki

          Gosh I can’t believe that everybody is hung up on numbers and finger pointing. Everyone has right to their opinion, but this is not the website for politics or fingerpointing. I think people come here for the wisdom of a doctor that’s well regarded. I’m just sad people haven’t stopped fighting yet. Maybe someone’s trying to tell us something.

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      Calm before the storm

      COVID-19 expected to kill 1.7 million in the U.S., what… Propaganda 101.

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    Joshua Hunter

    Why did you use the sample number of 231,654 as the denominator for the estimated fatality rate instead of 38 Million?

    “CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 38 million flu illnesses, 390,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths from flu.“

    This would make the estimated fatality rate 0.06%, NOT 10%.

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      Joshua,
      Read it again! That’s my point: For COVID we cannot use a population estimate–we don’t have one as it is a live, on-going disease. COVID is reported as the deaths from it over the total confirmed infected.
      DrB

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        Ben

        That’s a terrible explanation — people don’t seek care at the same rate for influenza as for COVID-19, so of course the number of positive cases will be far lower. That doesn’t take away from the fact that there were an estimated 38 million cases of influenza this year, which would make Joshua’s (and the CDC’s) numbers correct.

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        Ben

        I’m sorry, but that’s a poor explanation. People clearly are tested at much lower rates for influenza than for COVID-19, so in this case the denominator should be 38 million as Joshua (and the CDC) says. To contend that COVID-19 is “much less deadly” than the common flu is flawed analysis at best, and more likely dangerous misinformation.

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          Ben,
          We shall see. The CDC tested over a million swabs for those numbers. That is not a miniscule amount.
          DrB
          The final death rate for COVID-19 will be below 1% is my best guess. Is that a reason to close our country??

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            Ben

            If no actions are taken to halt the spread, our best estimates put total US cases between 160 million and 214 million. Assuming a 1% death rate (which is optimistic compared to countries in which COVID-19 has run its course), that represents 1.6 million US deaths at the LOW end.

            I think that’s a pretty good reason to put some of these measures in place, as damaging as it is to our country and our world. The economy can come back, but lost lives can’t.

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        Robert Johnston

        Thanks for sharing your perspectives in this series! However, I had the same concern on this one that Joshua Hunter did, and Michael Janko below as well. I, too, think you are using the wrong denominator. I think you are mixing apples and oranges, even while arguing that WE are the ones doing that! First, maybe we should clarify what are estimates: the 38MM infections? the 390k hospitalizations? The 23k deaths? (the numbers may be higher by now, https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm). It’s all of the above, but based on actual database numbers in a sample of the US. As explained in the link, flu is not a reportable illness in most regions of the U.S., so most regions don’t report. However, 8.5% do, covering 27MM Americans. It is worth reading the important disclaimers on the network’s website (https://gis.cdc.gov/GRASP/Fluview/FluHospRates.html), including that testing is only available if a physician ordered it, so flu-related cases (and associated hospitalizations and deaths) are likely even higher. In any case, the 8.5% is a pretty large number of ACTUAL data and thus I don’t find it that unrealistic to extrapolate that sample to the rest of the US as an estimate (since it isn’t a random sample, it may be biased by demographic, climate, health care spending, etc., differences between states, but as a first pass estimate, still OK). So, to divide an ESTIMATED 23k deaths by the 231k positive samples from the SUBSET of the population is incorrect. Either stick with all actual numbers in the subset for your numerator and denominator, or stick with all ESTIMATED (extrapolated) numbers in numerator and denominator. Don’t mix them. Look at this another way: If you insist on using the 23,000 deaths for 231k test cases in the population subset, then if you extend that to the full population, imagine how many deaths that would be? It would be huge. And not realistic. Sorry, but I think the CDC has a reasonable statistic on the mortality rate of the seasonal flu.

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          Robert,
          I am going to agree to disagree. I stand by my numbers. We DO NOT have estimates for COVID. We have real numbers. We should use REAL numbers in the numerator for the flu vaccine–POSITIVE CONFIRMED CULTURES.
          DrB

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            Robert Johnston

            Wait! We aren’t talking about COVID-19 here. The disagreement is over the mortality rate for the seasonal flu. Please read the details on the estimation (extrapolation) method and I think you’ll eventually agree with us. If not, it’s your blog, but your credibility will be undermined by such an argument. Which is a shame.

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          Redpill

          “Sorry, but I think the CDC has a reasonable statistic on the mortality rate of the seasonal flu.”

          No, the CDC doesn’t have reasonable statics on the mortality rate of the seasonal flu. If you read their website on the Flu/Influenza it tells you they don’t know how many adults die from the flu each year because the deaths of adults is not nationally notifiable by each state-only children’s deaths are reported. All their number are based on models and combining, since 2014, deaths of pneumonia & flu together. Cochran Collaboration discovered in their studies have observed that “when actual death certificates are tallied, influenza deaths on average are little more than 1,000 yearly.”(https://community.cochrane.org/news/why-have-three-long-running-cochrane-reviews-influenza-vaccines-been-stabilised). To qualify this if you go to the CDC National Vital Statics Reports you will see the breakdown of deaths by state, ethnicity and age. Most of the Flu deaths occur, like with COVID-19, in the elderly and chronically ill.

          Take for example: The CDC fed to the MSM the number of Flu deaths for the 2017-18 flu season was 79,820. Let’s round that up to an even 80,000. Declared Flu season by the CDC is roughly six-months for peak flu activity, the 80,000 figures would translate to an average of over 13,300 deaths per month—something that no newspaper that year came close to reporting. Say each month has 30 days (average) that would mean there were 433 deaths per week in that 6-month period. I did not read where any state was having dozens of funerals for people who died of the flu specifically weekly. Where were all the funerals being held?

          Here is what the CDC webpage says:
          The system “tracks the proportion of death certificates processed that list pneumonia or influenza as the underlying or contributing cause of death. This system…does not provide an exact number of how many people died from flu”
          https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2018-2019.htm

          If you go to the CDC’s NVSR you will see that they are always 2-3 years behind in their recordings thus making it more difficult to get an accurate picture. Bottom line is most people die from pneumonia, not the flu.
          FYI: Flu deaths reality check: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/flu-deaths-reality-check-1.1127442

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            Redpill,
            Agree. Most die from pneumonia. But, the CDC continually lumps them together with influenza. In the last few years, it is impossible to separate the numbers out as the CDC reports one number.
            DrB

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        Toni Kaplan

        Thank you for passing this important message along. I’m proud to be a patient of Dr Nusbaum, a partner of Dr Brownstein. I have always trusted in this Practice. They were the only ones that were able to help me with awful Post-cancer treatment chemotherapy symptoms! I am 18 years cancer-free and at age 68, have been very Healthy!

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        Joshua Hunter

        You didn’t answer my question. So I’ll ask a different one.

        Of the 231,654 the CDC tested positive for the flu, how many died?

        I can 100% guarantee it is nowhere near 23,000.

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          Joshua,
          Just flu? It IS lower. Flu and pneumonia; it is correct. That is how the CDC reports it.
          DrB

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      Kim Pollock

      I agree with the article written here.

      There’s something else going on behind the scenes, some of us are fully aware while most of us are not.

      Things are changing as we speak.

      Fear and worry can and will make you sick.
      Please don’t think that the authorities are the go to sources for credible information, they are not.

      Thank you Dr. B for speaking out about vitamin c and diet and how we can safely and naturally heal ourselves.

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      Mary

      Thank you Dr B. for your focus on healing and not panic.

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    Nicolette T Konas

    Hello again,

    I emailed Gov Whitmer emphasizing your protocols, certain stats, and your success rate with flu/pneumonia. Also sent her your blog URL. I hope they contact you and/or at least broadcast the supplement and other protocol info.

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    Kinabru

    DR. B you said that 23,000 died from the flu in 2019/2020, since we didn’t have any testing for the Corona virus, how do you know that some of those deaths could have been from the Corona virus? Also, President Trump closed borders in Jan. against some in Congress, that halted people coming in from other countries with the virus. i believe President Trump is working very hard to help the American people in their fight against this virus, I am not in agreement with you on that. I am taking Vit. C, d, zinc, i don’t really like taking Vit. A,

    Elizabeth

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      K,
      THe CDC reported those numbers.
      As for President Trump you surely recall early in the crises saying that this was nothing more than a regular flu. He did not take it seriously until it exploded. There are many videos of his earlier comments minimizing this illness. Facts are facts whether we like them or not.
      DrB

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        Lauren N

        Come on people, we all know the “numbers” are underestimated !. The bottom line is there is NO vaccine. Even if people die or not! It’s about keeping the curve down so the medical community can catch up to the 350 million Americans. People are dying quicker than they normally would without this virus all over the world. Poor Italy is losing the oldest population by the 100’s per day!! So sad! We all need to do our social responsibility, and not be so selfish! We will all come out of this better for it and more Humble. Stay Smart, Stay Strong and Stay Safe!

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    Tessa Stein

    Please can you address why so ma y deaths are happening in Italy right now ?

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      Tessa,
      Italy has the oldest population in Europe. Old Italians smoke more than younger ones (my opinion, my observation). And, I saw a picture of a major hospital in N. Italy–there were six patients on a vent in one room. Needless to say, that is not going to end well.
      DrB

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      Marco

      Ciao. I’ve said below..we all know that…Is a SARS that target human weakness (cardiovasculary, respiratory), so yes age…smoking…pollution…somone think there were problem on some hospital…but believe me…after a year come back and see what happened: we’ll see great concentration of cases in big cities (pollution, industries, milions of people) and the typical patient is old, probably smoker, with said health problems.

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    LK

    Dr. Brownstein, you’ve said many times before that the CDC lumps influenza deaths and pneumonia deaths in together, making their “death from flu” numbers higher than they really are.
    So isn’t the CDC doing that in this case, and the 23,000 number of flu deaths they give actually much lower, more like a few thousand?

    From your November blog:
    “And, 79,000 dying from the flu last year? NO WAY! The CDC annually gins up the number of deaths from the flu by reporting pneumonia and flu deaths as one number. Then, the CDC reports this number as the total dying from the flu. However, the yearly number who actually die from the flu are tens of thousands lower than who die from pneumonia…The number who die from the flu range from a few hundred to a few thousand per year. ”

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      Lk,
      Yes. But, that is how the CDC does that. They tout the flu shot as decreasing one’s risk to getting pneumonia when that has never been proven.
      DrB

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    Trisha

    Thanks so much for your balanced and well thought out blog posts. I’ve been sharing with far and wide to hopefully combat some of the hysteria. I’ve not understood from the get go why we haven’t just ramped up our testing and isolated our elderly, those with compromised immune systems, and those that test positive. I’ve never seen anything cause this much chaos!

    Quick question: I was reading an article from another doctor who was saying that nicotine (via gum, not smoking) upregulates ACE which in turn suppresses ACE2. The suggestion was to consider adding this right now given that there is so many people probably walking around with Covid that don’t know they’re contaigous. Any thoughts on this?

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      Trisha,
      YOU GO- IN THAT FIRST PARAGRAPH!!! LOVE IT!
      As for oral nicotine–I do not know the answer to that.
      DrB

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    Chuck Sereika

    Hello Dr. Brownstein, I have been following you and reading your books for many years and I believe that my health has improved as a result. This question is about Vitamin C: I cannot find any natural supplements that will deliver 5G of vitamin C without taking a cup a day so I am basically limited to Ascorbic Acid which is a synthetic form of “vitamin C”. I have found some natural supplements from GOL and another from PSPR but the dosing is like 300mg per teaspoon serving. When you recommend 5G of C daily are you talking about synthetic Ascorbic Acid or natural vitamin C?

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        Jody

        I have the answer you are looking for. It’s not just the virus. This is a massive undertaking right now. Would you like me to send you 3 videos that will explain exactly what is happening as we speak.

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          Suzanne

          Jody.. yes please can you send!!!

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    Agata Sokolowska

    Dr Brownstein.

    How do I contact you to ask you more information about vit C protocol you use? I work for medical practice in Skokie, IL. I have sent you email regarding this but I haven’t heard back from you. Our doctors are open to learn more about ways to help patients in need. I thank you and appreciate you sharing this valuable information in times like this.

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      Agata,
      Tell your docs to come to the International Academy of Integrative Medicine meetings. I have given seminars on how to do IV nutritional therapies in the office.
      DrB

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    Nicolette T Konas

    Dr. B., I advocate for what you and the CHM team has to offer, which – based on 12 years with you, is everything.

    All your posts are re-broadcast down the FB and LI news streams. People thank me for sharing your valuable info. (I always re-route them to your website). The government needs a health care panel headed by you, directing sub-committees thereafter. If you could stand to do it, that is!

    Thank you Dr. B.

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      Brenda H Hayes

      We have had FOR YEARS…Complementary/Alternative Medicine Department under MCC ….FOR YEARS*** and MEDICARE (WE)?? still will not allow payment? Why does Medicare allow payment for Chiro under their Managed Care and NOT “straight” Fee For Service Medicare? More would do if it was taken care of by their insurances. AGAIN…REALLY…what is going on??

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    I have agreed with much of what you wrote in the past, but not about the 10% death rate from seasonal flu. You know that this is not true. Most people who get seasonal flu do not get swabs. The real death rate from complications of seasonal flu is no more than .1%. It is true that we don’t know the real death rate from Covid-19. However, we do know that it is very high among vulnerable groups. It is much higher than seasonal flu. I have known many people with underlying serious illnesses throughout my life who get the flu almost every year. I have never known one to die from the flu. It appears that in Italy vulnerable groups have a very high death rate with the Coronavirus. Covid-19 is not the 1918 Spanish flu, but there were many people who recovered but who had serious side effects including brain damage. I do agree that living a healthy lifestyle, eating right, taking your recommended supplements, and staying away from excess sugar is our best defense now. One problem that we have in 2020 that we didn’t have in 1918 is the sky high rate of diabetes and pre-diabetes which greatly increases the percentage of our population that is vulnerable. It is kind of late to start living a healthy life during the spreading of a virus. This is something we need to do beforehand. During a fire it is too late to buy fire insurance.

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      Michael,
      You don’t agree? Tell me where I a wrong? Where are my numbers off? The 0.1% rate that the CDC quotes is based on population estimates–I have explained that in this post and why the CDC uses that number (to enhance the effectiveness of the lousy flu shot).
      I know that is not true? Please don’t tell me what I think. I already told you what I think and I provided the data to back it up. Please show me your data.
      DrB

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        Sandy Yost

        I can tell you where you are wrong…. you should have used the 38 million estimated flu cases as your denominator, not the number of positive tests. That gives a mortality rate of 0.06% for the flu. As Michael said, the number of positive swabs is a small percentage of the cases of flu because most people just ride out the flu without being tested. Furthermore, The number of deaths from COVID-19 lag the number of cases by as much as 2-3 weeks, so even if we are able to flatten the curve, we will continue to see sharp increases in deaths. I agree that panic is not the answer, but neither is misinformation.

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          Sandy,
          You are correct. The majority with the flu are not tested. That is why the CDC estimates those numbers.
          DrB

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        Brian

        If only this keyboard could convey how timidly I am accepting your challenge, Dr. B; thank you for the invitation. I find your analysis inconsistent in that the 1.3% mortality rate for COVID-19 relies wholly on actual measured values while your 10% number for the flu is based upon the CDC’s inflammatory estimate of 23,000 annual influenza deaths, and then not divided by the estimated number of cases, but rather the much smaller actual number of samples tested.

        In 2001, CDC reported 62,034 deaths combined among pneumonia and influenza. According to a 2005 report from Harvard by Peter Doshi, published in BMJ 2005;331:1412, he analyzed those statistics and found that of the total combined deaths, 61,777 were pneumonia and 257 were flu — in which the flu was positively identified in only 18 cases. Therefore, only a fraction of the CDC estimated 23,000 deaths may actually be flu.

        If I have erred and the 23,000 is real-life, it is incredible to think that our nation has gone from 257 flu deaths to 23,000 in 20 years (though perhaps from a holistic perspective we could identify potential environmental sources introduced and/or increased over the last 20 years which are adverse to health, though that is a separate topic).

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          Brian,
          SHOW NO FEAR! 🙂
          You are correct–the CDCs number is an estimate. HOWEVER, they combine both flu and pneumonia together. In looking at these numbers over the last 25 years or so, 23,000 is probably where it normally is. The23k number INCLUDES pneumonia in it–not just flu. Remember, the CDC and the Powers-that-be claim that the flu shot protects against more serious diseases like pneumonia—that is why they combine the numbers. And…remember, pneumonia is killing the majority with COVID.
          I think it is appropriate to use the combined numbers in this case–it is the best comparison available.
          DrB

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          Shan

          Brian – I hope that you don’t put much faith in any CDC numbers – they are an institution notorious for lying. They completely misrepresented the opioid death figures as did the media – another source that has become untrustworthy to a large degree. You can read about it here:

          http://face-facts.org/lawhern/figures-lie-liars-figure/

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    Earl Walton

    Hi Dr Brownstein,
    Thank you for all the information that you provide. Just a question about the CDC data. Do they keep track of how many people that got the flu had received a flu vaccine? I did not see anything.
    Thanks again for all you do.
    Earl

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      Earl,
      Yes. I have written about that numerous times. The flu vaccine decreases the chances of getting the flu overall by 7-9% in most years (that is a 91-93% failure rate). In seniors, it is less effective about 1-2%.
      DrB

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        D

        Good evening Dr. B,

        Could you maybe explain these two drugs the President and CDC were touting during yesterday’s press conference? Do they work and if so, could they be used to slow down and effectively treat the symptoms of COVID-19?

        And I agree this pandemonium is nuts- I dont know what the believe!

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          D,
          I think that the two drugs may have therapeutic effects with Coronavirus. Time will tell.
          DrB

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    Jim

    stop already with the iv vit c.
    call your dr or go the er and they will laugh you out of there.

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      Jim,
      Come to my office. We do them day in and day out. This is an effective therapy. If you can’t get your doctor to do it, find one who will.
      DrB

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        Donegoing2002@yahoo.com

        There are area’s in this country where there’s no way you’ll find a doctor willing to do iv vit C. Tried an appointment with one Naturopathic doctor locally, the first available time was 3 months out. Another therapy is the ultraviolet light used on the patients blood, then reintroduced into the patient. No doctor around here will begin to consider this. As you can guess I’m fed up with conventional medicine, and disappointed that there aren’t more doctors like you around. Duane

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      Karla Zalewski

      Jim,
      I was a Breast Cancer patient on Chemo/Herceptin and those Vita C IV’s immensely helped. How do I know? Well it was Cmas time and I had to miss 1 the day after and the side effects from the Chemo/Herceptin was unbearable. It proved to me right there it worked. Unless you have been there, you have no clue.

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    Rick

    Dr. B. You nailed it. I am a non-traditional Pharm. D. Who gets pushback many times for telling the truth based on real facts like you are doing here. I talk on vaccines and get a lot of information from your column and others like it. Also talk on great nutrition, and the hazards of GMO foods. I’ve researched high dose vitamin C for treating and curing many diseases including infections and in some cases cancers. So thank you for taking up your pen and taking a difficult position as many of our medical colleagues just won’t go there. You are helping many people. God Bless you and your family!

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      Shan

      Rick – it’s great to know there are other medical professionals telling the truth – and yes, it usually costs you. I have two family members in the medical field and hoping that I can impress upon them the truth of alternative medicine. I texted two of them Dr. Brownstein’s articles and both were impressed – and one, a microbiologist, was cured of a suspected coronavirus infection. Keep on – this world needs truth and integrity more than ever.

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    Judy

    I miss you right now, and appreciate reading your blogs. At least I am getting Fl sun vitamins. All activities in the senior park halted. Many bored, and others fearful. I am making many airport runs where family wanting their loved ones with them. My Tuesday run is from Grand Rapids and they are bumming leaving sunshine and 80’s into 30’s and gloomy.

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    Gare

    Doctor,

    Doesn’t this media driven panic also drain medical assets and resources that could otherwise be used to treat, and save more lives of those who are truly at risk?

    Instead, otherwise health persons who could have C19 with mild flu symptoms, and recover on their own, are claiming and using up scarce assets.

    This media and political panic seems to be grossly irresponsible.

    Thank you for your cool headed posts based on fact not drama.

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    Gare

    I’ve tracked the CDC seasonal flu stats since C19 was first noted in the media. It is very odd that the seasonal flu as you pointed out, has not caused the panic and lock downs this virus has. It is almost certain that there is something other than the death rate of this virus that is behind the media’s wild reporting. Now, Cuomo has said that NY C19 deaths are at “one per day”….alarming right? When using CDC figures for the US this flu season, the number of flu deaths being 18,000 (arguably there are many more), divided by 365 days in a year gives the regular flu deaths at over 118 per day.

    Not discounting C19 here, but all should ask, why this virus, and not other more deadly viruses?

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      David

      The media is freaking out because of Trump. They hate him so much that they play up anything that could potentially hurt his re-election chances. The media is hysterically flogging COVID-19 hoping that many people die so that they can blame Trump. I am no Trump lover, but the media’s antics are disturbing.

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    David

    The president and the powers that be need to know this information. Or maybe they do know and are dragging this on intentionally for an agenda? We can only hope not.

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    Joannelindo

    Dear Dr Brownstein,

    Thanks for this eye opening article.
    It makes me feel relax, calm, and encouraged when I read your Blogs.
    Always look forward reading and waiting patiently about your updates on Chinese virus.
    This is another way of looking at this specific virus on different perspective, by looking at the numbers.
    Media has been injecting fear and anxiety to all of us.
    Media has been one way on their news about Chinese virus.
    They do not discuss the recoveries from the virus or what other countries have done to control, treat, or cure the virus.
    I am a follower of your nutritional plans to keep body healthy as well as strong immune system to counteract any forms of viruses or diseases.
    Yes I have done IV Vitamins infusion many times ,so much so, taken different kinds of oral supplementation daily, is a MUST.

    Thank you.

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    Iliana Schilke

    I can’t help but thinking something else is going on that we need a distraction from. Globally.
    The only thing I fear is the mandatory vaccination that is waiting around the corner…

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      Bonnie Camo MD

      I agree. Those who are asleep fear the virus. Those who are awake fear how it is being used to control us.

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        Nicolette T Konas

        totally agree. reading through Dr. B’s blog, I see several people writing about what my friends and family are sensing. We “sense” deception because we feel manipulated. This suspicion is such an organic response amongst many that it must be true. Lots of fast scary talk to create distraction.

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          Mary

          I also sense manipulation on a grand stand with this crap. Not sure what specifics are involved since is fluctuates all the time.
          Keep up the nutrients, follow Dr B and remain cool.

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    Cristina Antoniolli

    I’m curious what your thoughts are about immunity after having COVID.

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    Bobby

    It has been well documented that death rates rise during economic contractions and higher jobless rates. At this point you have to wonder about the unintended consequences of this. Will more people start dying or having issues of heart attacks, strokes, anxiety, depression, suicide, etc. than of the actual coronavirus. Not something that could ever be known with complete certainty but I think definitely a good question to be asking at this point.

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      Bobby,
      YOU GO! That is exactly what is going to happen. You can feel the stress level everywhere right now.
      DrB

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        Christine L

        Dr B,
        I live in a very rural part of the country where I doubt more than five doctors have even heard of IVC, let alone have used it. I’m terrified that deaths here will be more a result of inadequate treatments so I want to have my own. Where should I look for my own stash of IVC?

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        Trish Burton

        I am having to ground myself constantly living out in western Washington State.

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    Fadi

    Thanks, I followed your advice on supplements but I have a concern regarding recent info saying that supplmenting with Vitamin A and D upregulate or increase the ACE2 receptor increasing the risk to virus exposure.
    I hope you give your take on this

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      Fadi,
      The only thing I can say is my (and my 4 partners’) patients are doing well on this regimen as they have for over 2 decades. My clinical experience is serving me and my patients well.
      DrB

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    Sirena

    I’m confused about how much Vitamin A I take if I am healthy. And for how long. I went to your office to buy the Virus protocol you recommend and got C,D,Iodine and A. Only the A is 3,750 mcg RAE (12,500IU) This seems to high to be taking everyday if I’m healthy? Right?

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      Sirena

      Nobody is talking about the Elephant in the room. Wuhan was the first city to go online with 5G in the world just two months before the outbreak. Also Korea and Italy are very very high 5G covered countries. Here’s a map of Italy’s 5G coverage! Tell me there isn’t a correlation between the virus and peoples ability to fight it off. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1Y0xIigMDE9I6mZPGAo6PivcAzv2I9oFR&hl=it&ll=42.959220496690634%2C14.33978731623688&z=6&fbclid=IwAR1MRB8riGgFPQz_6v9Vl3M3CFyJ4jPilKMuVqRVOgKWO8aQTvtZ_S7dt2w
      Now Check out the whole world map on Ookla (5G tracker). See the cities in America hit the hardest by the virus like N.Y. 485 5G deployments!! https://www.speedtest.net/ookla-5g-map
      People need to wake up about Wireless dangers and fight to stop the further deployment of the completely untested and dangerous 5G frequency.

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        Sirena,
        What about Iran? I doubt they have 5G but I do not know for sure. We have had pandemics in the past without 5G. I am not saying 5G isn’t harmful, just sayin…
        DrB

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          Sirena

          5G from space does not need ground antennas. This is what could be happening in Iran.

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      Sirena,
      IF you are not pregnant/breast feeding, that form of vitamin C does not accumulate in the body. It is safe to take 1 drop daily. It is vitamin A as palmitate.
      DrB

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        K G

        I am also taking the vit A from your office. I was taking half a drop as thought the 12,500 was too much for every day use. Today I took 1 drop and felt more energetic. Is this my imagination or does Vit A help with more energy?

        I enjoy your blog and info very much!
        KG

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    Kathy

    So why should heads roll with less than 1% death rate? Maybe heads in our media should roll for sensationalizing the virus.

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      Kathy,
      Come on!!! This is what you defend? This illness is causing tremendous suffering and problems for our entire country. People are dying. We knew China was suffering a new viral illness. We knew it would come here. The US Government FAILED MISERABLY at containing it. Taiwan, S. Korea and Germany did a good job. We get an F.
      Heads should roll and many heads should roll. This is a catastrophe of our public health and Governmental leadership.
      DrB

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        Wow! How in the world can anyone think the administration under Donald Trump has done a good job in handling this? A Washington Post columnist, Marc Thiessen, said the other day we should severely penalize China for failing to act until weeks after the virus was discovered. Well, we know what kind of country China is. But we’re supposed to be better. Instead, Trump would not allow the experts to warn the people about the disease and to take action against it. That is why we’re now in this lock-down situation. And this was done, of course, to keep people in the dark so Trump’s chances of re-election wouldn’t be harmed. And they probably won’t be: 45% of the people think he’s doing a fine job at handling the virus. That’s the size of his base. Does the world have to come to an end before these empty-headed — well, maybe just air-headed — people come to their senses?

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        Donegoing2002@yahoo.com

        The countries mentioned didn’t have to put up with our CDC or FDA

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    Sandy Hartwick

    Thank you for all you do Dr. B.!

    Can you address the issue of cytokine storms/reactions? I received an email from a researcher—he said he was avoiding vitamin C because of this!

    Regarding the shuttering of our country, my husband and I wonder why the people most at risk were not quarantined instead of the whole country? It seems crazy.

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      Sandy,
      I addressed this in a comment on blog post X. Vitamin C is one of the best therapies to help prevent/treat this illness.
      DrB

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        Sandy Hartwick

        Thank you, I will read it!

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    Randa Talley

    Dr. B, I love every letter you send out. Unlike a lot of Americans right now, I have a job and I am flight crew… I have to come to work
    Or volunteer to furlough. As a single, almost 62 year old I do the regimen you gave us but didn’t bring it on a trip I’m on. I can’t wait to get home to take my Iron + vitamin regimen! I also take elderberry just bc I haven’t even had a cold this whole winter season . You’re such a refreshing voice of reason! Glad I found you 22 years ago & though I moved from MI, still seek out your advice. I’ll let you know if I avoid getting this flu being on the front lines! I believe with all my heart I will…

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    Robpgooz

    There is something far greater than the coronavirus going on.
    It’s about controlling the masses.
    I agree with Doc., why don’t we shut down the country for flu season every year?
    The government is not wasting time putting the hurt on people so that they can dictate what you can or can’t do.
    In PA the Governor wants to penalize and probably criminalize anyone who goes against the mandate.

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    You are doing a great work Dr. B. There are obviously bigger agendas at play hence the irrational/overhyped fearmongering. Continue to pound the drum and I will do likewise. I wonder if IV Vitamin C works on fear!

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    Larry Van Damme

    from your last blog – “My next blog post will show you why I think COVID-19 will start to recede much earlier than predicted” I don’t see that you’ve addressed that? Your blogs are terrific providing a great service to all. A great big thanks!!

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    Emily Kendall

    Here’s to you, Dr. Brownstein. Nice to hear a voice of reason in all this darkness. Wish you were here in NYC, I really do. G_d Bless.

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    Marco

    Last thing. sorry. It start with the mantra, every one…medias, socials, everywhere..the VIPs…”STAY AT HOME”…ok cool..everyone at home..the VIPs too do that..ahahha…one week..uhm..fine..cool…two weeks…arrgghhh..ok but cool …ahhh…week 3…..week 4….is not cool anymore ahahahah and don’t forget we are not chinese (dictatorship) and Korean….we take restrictions differently

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      Carlo

      Thanks Dr B!

      Always look forward to your articles. The virus does not scare me. The government and their motives are terrifying me. With no job for me to go to, it gives me way to much time to research the elite names and the world they want us to live. Scary stuff.

      I keep reading from several sources that every time there has been a pandemic in the last 150 years, there was a large leap in the electrification of the Earth shortly before. In the fall of 1917, radio waves were introduced globally, and the Spanish flu broke out just months later in 1918. In 1968, the Honk Kong flu emerged, shortly after we put satellites emitting radio frequencies into orbit around Earth. Now we are in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic , shortly after 5G towers began being placed all around the world.

      Anyways thank you for everything you do Dr B!
      Stay safe and healthy!

      Sincerely,

      Carlo

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      Brandon

      So how do you avoid killing someone with IV hydrogen peroxide treatments? Causing inflammation to vessels, depleting natural catalases and other enzymes meant to eliminate other peroxides in and around cells, causing rigidity in RBCs, along with the risk of embolisms with gas production? Ozone is also quite toxic too. Just trying understand the medical evidence here since it’s not an approved medical treatment and hydrogen peroxide clearly has EXTERNAL USE ONLY written on the bottle.

      -a concerned medical scientist

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        Brandon,
        Read my book, Ozone the Miracle Therapy. Both ozone and hydrogen peroxide are covered in there.
        DrB

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      Shan

      Marco – we’re becoming just like communist China – that’s the plan. Widespread surveillance, brutal police force, curtailing of liberties, police state. This is not the America I grew up in. It’s all about moving every nation into the New World Order where the few they let live will serve them. It’s dark and ugly and many do not want to face what is ahead.

      I wish Doc B would add a forum – I’d like to talk with you more.

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    Marco

    You write “COVID-19 is overwhelming our hospitals because we had no master plan in place for a pandemic. That is a massive failure by the Federal Government”
    Believe me, almost every nation has that problem. Not enough slots and personal for intensive therapy (pneumonia), too many cases concentrated (flu is more diluited around the year), so they start to build emergency hospital wherever they can. National health system collapse. I have only one hope: you are a very big country compared to us, dont know how many milions you are, i hope it will not happen what is happening here in Italy

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    Marco

    Ciao from Italy. Sorry in advance for my english. Prepare guys, is the same for every Nation: start low (is only a flu, no worry) then it spread VERY fast, the result, EVERY hospital is overwhelmed…guess what…PANIC! It’s a stupid virus but very fast in spreading e targeting human weakness, there are lot of studies that correlate to smoking, pollution (epicentre nord Italy, very high pollution) etc.
    The problem is that they don’t know how to stop, so..let’s start with mild quarantine, restrictions…don’t work, so more restrictions ..oh…but for a couple of weeks…umh..doesnt.work..another couple of weeks …curfew….soldier on the street to control….
    But, hey…i know humans…i stay calm, i work in my home, take kare of myself as always……because quarantine is not the cure (what you really think, the virus disappear in some weeks?, see Sud Korea…it is restarted again..ahahaha) e you can quarantine fo a year…So it’s the law of life..i’m curious of what humans will learn from this experience.

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    Liv Stang-Lund

    It’s too late, dr B, the herd is off the cliff. I have been saying the same things from the start. People get angry when you say stuff like this. It’s a collective psychosis. And now, on top of the irrational fear of the virus, comes the rational fear of survival. The politicians are afraid of being accused of not doing enough, of causing deaths. They want to get reelected. We see the downside of democracy. But I appreciate your effort, at least I am not alone in this madness. This will take time. A long time. Your capcha is hard to get past, it expires.

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      Dani

      The powers-that-be are doing a whole lot of nothing under the guise that they’re on top of the situation … they haven’t a clue . Our governor shut down our state BUT not our polling places this past Tuesday and was encouraging everyone to get out and vote at the same time as telling us to stay home.

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        Zac

        So, if mortality for Covid 19 is 1%, and the fact that is very contagious and that majority of people do not have immunity, means that 100s millions can get infected. So, theoretically that means that millions can die in the US.

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          Zac,
          Theoretically true. But, the odds of that happening are incredibly low. And, keep in mind that 99% will be fine.
          DrB

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    Denise Cisar

    Completely agree and believe that the C-virus is much less deadly than the regular flu. FEAR is getting the best of many people i know in many Florida communities where i live, we have an older population and sadly holistic doctors are non-existent, here those we can find don’t take most insurance.
    I’m lucky to have an endocrinologist who is open to “some” holistic beliefs. I’m taking the 12.5mg Terri Labs Iodine caps once a day, can you tell me if that’s not enough (you’ve mentioned taking much more) ? My thyroid panel is optimal right now, It was hard to convince my endo doc for me to even take that much but she’s come around some. TY

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    Joan halpern

    How much vitamin C do you recommend in Iv therapy and how often during this time? Can we over do? I had Meyers plus 3 weeks ago with 5g of C then last week power pack with 20 g of C. If I can continue in Florida, what is your recommended amount and frequency?
    Also, I’ve read that elderberry May add to the problem if flu is contracted. True? And are there other supplements to avoid?
    Yes, fear. But trying also to be proactive.

    Joan

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      Hi Joan,
      Vitamin C IVs can be done more than once per week. Work with a good holistic doc–he/she will guide you on supplements! 🙂
      DrB

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