Published: March 30, 2021
An update on virus origin, vaccines, early treatment, masks, long covid, and covid mortality.
A) Facts about covid-19
The fully referenced 20 facts about covid-19 have been thoroughly updated. In the section below the summary, there are 16 updated diagrams, followed by all recent SPR articles on covid-19.
B) Origin of SARS-CoV-2
The summary of evidence regarding the origin of the novel coronavirus has also been fully updated. Based on current evidence, the Wuhan Institute of Virology remains the most likely source, but a natural origin or a more complex, geostrategic background cannot be excluded. As in previous pandemics, the WHO is primarily engaged in PR activities.
Read more: On the origin of SARS-CoV-2
Real-world studies confirm that vaccine effectiveness in people up to about 70 years is high, but the level of effectiveness in older people remains uncertain. Moreover, neutralization achieved by current mRNA vaccines against the ‘Brazilian’ and ‘South African’ variants is already 10 to 100 times lower; therefore, regular ‘booster shots’ will likely become necessary.
Reported post-vaccination deaths in the USA and Europe are approaching 5000. The real figure may be even higher as there is a substantial reporting backlog. Contrary to media reports, deaths after mRNA vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna) are higher than after AstraZeneca. Dozens of cases of blindness, deafness and miscarriages have also been reported.
US physician J. Patrick Whelan had warned the US FDA already in early December that vaccines based on the coronavirus spike protein may themselves trigger symptoms of severe systemic covid, including blood clots, pulmonary embolism and brain inflammation.
According to New York attorney Aaron Siri, governments and employers are not (yet) permitted to require covid vaccinations, as covid vaccines have not yet been fully authorized: they only received an “emergency use authorization”. For the same reason, health insurers view covid vaccines as “experimental” and may decline cost coverage in case of adverse events.
D) Early treatment
Note: Patients are asked to consult a doctor.