My Rich Habits Research has taken me down many rabbit holes: Neuroscience (Brain Science), Cell Structure, Cell Function, DNA/Genetics. And lately I’ve found myself drawn deep into Immunology (Study of the Immune System), due to the pandemic.
All of these things I’ve been studying are impacted, good or bad, by your habits, so they are relevant to my Rich Habits Research. Your immune system is especially affected by your habits
Which brings me to my latest rabbit hole – Covid-19 and its variants.
It’s clear, from various studies I’ve accumulated over the past 18 months, that the following boosts your immune system’s ability to prevent or mitigate Covid-19 infection:
- Daily Exercise, Especially Aerobic Exercise
- High Impact Exercise, such as Lifting Weights or High Impact Intensity Training
- Eating Leafy Green Vegetables Daily
- Taking Vitamin C and D, in Combination with Colostrum (Boosts GcMAF Protein Production, Activating Macrophages, which are Part of the Immune System)
- Taking Zinc, Magnesium and Calcium Together
- Taking One Tablespoon of Olive Oil Daily
I’ve also learned quite a bit about the impact of the vaccines on Covid-19 and its variants?
Data from various health organizations, including the CDC and WHO, seems to indicate that getting vaccinated reduces the negative health effects for the vaccinated who become infected by Covid-19 or its variants. But, sadly, that same data also shows that getting the vaccine will not prevent you from becoming infected or spreading Covid, once infected.
The top two prominent Pharmaceutical Companies producing much of the US emergency Covid-19 (aka SARS-CoV-2) vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) issued Press Releases in early to mid-2020 reporting that the vaccines were 95.1% effective against the virus for Pfizer and 94.1% effective against the virus for Moderna.
So, if the vaccines are so effective, why are there so many Breakthrough Cases of fully vaccinated people getting infected and spreading the virus?
The FDA typically requires that all vaccines, prior to FDA approval, report both Relative Risk Reduction (RRR) and Absolute Risk Reduction (ARR) measures in the test trials of all potential vaccines. ARR is a particularly important measure as to the effectiveness of vaccines.
However, the FDA Advisory Committee ignored those guidelines when they authorized the Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use, by allowing the Pharmaceutical Companies to qualify for FDA fast start approval on the basis of only the RRR measure.
Why does this matter?
RRR measures are only relevant with respect to the Control Groups used in studying the Risk Reduction of the vaccines. ARR measures are relevant with respect to the effect on the general population of the Risk Reduction of the vaccines.
EXAMPLE OF RELATIVE RISK REDUCTION CALCULATION:
- Control Group A did not receive a Vaccine and 20% got the virus
- Control Group B received a Vaccine and only 1% got the virus
- RRR Formula: 20% minus 1% = 19%. 19% divided by 20% = 95% – The vaccine reduced Relative Risk of Infection by 95%
Since the Pharmaceuticals did not report ARR measures to the FDA, it was left to independent health researchers to gather the data submitted by the Pharmaceuticals to the FDA and calculate the ARR measure.
In the peer-reviewed journal, Medicina, Dr. Ronald B Brown, PhD, reported that the Absolute Risk Reduction (ARR) of the vaccines against infection were .7% for Pfizer and 1.1% for Moderna. Dr. Brown’s conclusions have been independently verified and subject to Peer Review.
The Absolute Risk Reductions provided by the two vaccines, are therefore close to zero, meaning they are ineffective in preventing infection by the virus. The CDC recently acknowledged this and data from various countries, like the UK and Israel, seems to corroborate this.
Still, it is indisputable from the data flooding in from various countries, that getting the vaccine does provide some immunity to the virus, does boost the immune system’s response to those infected and does shorten the duration of the infection. Just how immunity isn’t known and may take years to determine.