Just my off the top of my head stream of consciousness thoughts, but I did attempt to look up a few journal articles.
Have you seen that video where they interview a woman and she talks about how masks don’t work, and that the pandemic was planned, and that Dr. Fauci is pure evil, and that the labs in the US and Wuhan use the same cell line, and be wary of vaccines? Yeah… that video… Well, I’ve been reading a tiny bit into the background of Judy Mikovits’ professional highlight and downfall This is one of several articles that disprove something that she claims and they were gentle is saying that there was some sort of contaminant in her results: https://jvi.asm.org/content/jvi/85/14/7195.full.pdf I’m trying to figure out who the real fraudster is in this new popular video that many people have sent me. I was trying to figure out how Judy Mikovits was in trouble to begin with. She’s in the video going around called “plandemic” and this article is “proof” that she did some shady things in her own research that led to her trying to cover it up, getting fired, stealing charts, and getting jailed. I’m sure we did our own digging, but this article was the biggest piece to the puzzle I was trying to put together.
Disclaimer: I’ve done a few years of immunulogy lab research (working as a student) in 3 different labs, and I’m not a virologist or immunologist, and don’t do this for a living. I really don’t think I know much, but I’m a human being and wanted to do some digging of my own to learn more. Use any information I have written at your own risk.
Here’s what I found out. In 2009, Judy Mikovits came up with ground breaking research for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, saying that there was a hidden virus sequence in their cells. But she falsified the info probably by injecting that sequence into the lab samples. Other scientists have called her out on this, and she had subsequently changed her landmark article with a partial retraction. All of this led to her getting fired, and it seems that she stole some of the evidence, and then this led to her getting jailed. She was trying to fabricate results.I personally had a lot of issues with the science and views of the video. I’m not here to get into any fights, I just wanted to find out more about the person being interviewed, and whether I could believe the integrity of what she was saying, and especially when she was criticizing the integrity of other doctors and scientists.
Just keeping an open mind during this whole Coronavirus pandemic / COVID-19 / Shelter in Place. I actually liked the questions about Ultraviolet Sun Rays (radiation) and disinfectants – possibly internally washing surfaces. As a teacher of medicine and surgery, I would definitely welcome these questions, and I hope to give reasonable answers. Basically, if UV light kills viruses, and disinfectant kills viruses easily, why don’t we use them more in the human body?Regarding UV light, the radiation mutates the virus to death, but it will also mutate our own cells, and thus leading to our own mutated cells like cancer. But yes, we have given radiation to certain areas of the body in hopes that the problem is more sensitive to destruction (like cancer cells) than our own normal cells and we also hope that any damaged normal cells can recover. Disinfectants kill germs, but they are so powerful they will kill our normal cells as well. Regular disinfectants are pretty nonspecific. On our skin (which is considered outside of the body) like our hands, we have layers of skin including a dead layer of skin (stratum corneum) that protect us from the disinfectant (like hand sanitizer) which an damage our “live” inside cells. The stratum corneum is like a tough shield. When bypassing the skin and we go Inside the body (by swallowing, injecting, or inserting), we’ve had to come up with more delicate and targeted approaches to “disinfecting” such as antibiotics which target specific things in these alien bacteria invaders, and antivirals – these drugs which are injected are targeting structures and processes which humans cells don’t normally possess. Our mucosa, which includes the inside of our mouth and noses, are considered to be inside the body and does not have the protection of skin and stratum corneum. These areas are much more delicate. Off the shelf disinfectants will be harmful in these areas to our own cells. Disinfectants will harm germs and harm our own cells in these areas. Who knows, it’s questions like this that can make us think, and even revisit old ideas. Dr. John Porteous, a prominent surgeon who brought me to Modesto, has shown me something that he does when closing very infected abdominal wounds from trauma or from ruptures, he would paint the wound with Betadeine (which is a disinfectant), in the hopes that the wound wouldn’t get infected in it’s troubled post operative course due to existing infection. We may still leave the top part of the wound open for debridement. Sounds interesting enough, and when desperate enough to help the patient, we would try it, or try diluting the betadeine to lessen the toxicity to normal cells. Dr. Porteous and other surgeons have jokingly called this Betadeine tea. I’ll admit that I’ve tried it a few times… so I have been guilty of applying disinfectant to large infected surgical incisions that otherwise seem doomed to fail. Disclaimer: For now, don’t swallow the sun, and don’t inject off the shelf disinfectants.
Today is 4/24/20, Friday There is less than 1 more week in the month of April. I figured it was time to make a summary for today based on some of my numbers that I’ve collected daily regarding COVID 19 / Coronavirus
Looking at my numbers and forecasts. My yellow (current) line forecast for Stanislaus is taking over the blue (first 2 weeks) line. This is great news as we continue to smash down the virus’ infectivity. I had said before that my big wish is to see the yellow line go below the blue line. In summary blue line is the first trendline, pink one was the second (we got worse), and yellow is the current trendline. I’m just looking to see how the trends change with time.
Today the Stanislaus numbers show an additional 6 cases of COVID diagnosed over 305 total tests. This is a 2% positive rate for just today. But since the beginning of time, Stanislaus positive test rate is now 6% (yesterday was 7% – lower is better). 305 tests – that is the highest number of daily tests done. We now have a total of 264 COVID cases diagnosed by testing in Stanislaus.
Today, I had decided that I have had enough of this COVID craziness bringing us down, so I asked my Surgical Artistry team to come up with a list of things that make them happy.
Nikki’s LIST of what makes her happy:
Omg, came back to 40 texts, lol! Sorry- I had to go for a drive and get out. Things that I am doing during shut down to keep me sane and that make me happy-
1- Deep, intellectual conversations with my almost 14 year old daughter 2- Waking up at my normal time to keep my internal clock going 3- Decaf Irish Tea with Coconut Creamer in the morning 4- Making my plant based smoothies so I don’t turn into a buffalo during isolation 5- Staying busy and being productive with work so I feel like I’m earning my pay! 6- Gardening and cultivating my Japanese Maples– I have 6 seedlings that are thriving! 7- Baking cakes 8- Playing with my puppies and my kitty 9- meditation 10- singing 11- walks around my beautiful neighborhood 12- movies!!! 13- having time for self reflection and how I can be even better all around 14- video chats with my best friends and with my co-workers 15- Loud music whenever the heck I want! 16-Taking long lunches and eating whatever I want!!!
There’s much more but it’ll be too long, lol.
I miss you all
During this crazy time, these are a few things that I wake up thankful for each day:
1. Spending way more time with my kiddo.
2. Archie, my pug.
3. Running and/or walking everyday with my daughter and pup.
6. Spending more time in the kitchen.
7. Zoom-for allowing me to keep in touch with and able to see the faces of my friends and family. I grew up with my dad in the Navy. We didn’t have this technology when he was away. It could be 6 months before we saw him.
9. Knowing that I have some amazing friends that are out there doing incredible things. Nurses, grocery store employees, firefighters, and a VERY special seamstress who is donating her time and efforts to make masks for “the essentials”.
10. Getting caught up on my “to-do” list.
11. Having “me” time. I usually work 6 days a week, 60+ hours. So this has been crucial and not taken for granted.
1) Pad Tai makes me happy and I learned to make it!!! Lol 2) Lots of date nights with the Hubby 3) exercising 4) swimming 5) chocolate ?? 6) being a mother to two great daughters. 7) being able to come into work although very little 8) my kitties that always make me smile 9) my family, Dr. Wu and Lee and all my friends being safe through Covid -19. 10) Goal to eat healthy and God willing stay well and wishing everyone the same.
Just a few I have many things to add.
These are a few of my COVID-19 friendly activities: 1. Spending time with my wife 2. Playing videogames 3. Reading 4. Relaxing walks in the moonlight 5. Watching Netflix 6. Video chatting with friends 7. Suprising friends/coworkers by showing up on the video wearing a mask or costume 8. Taking a bath 9. Drinking a cup of warm tea or coffee 10. Playing music for my wife and cats
Franchesca’s List of things that make her happy:
My family and friends being in good health
Being able to spend so much time with my son and fur babies
Working out, that’s my sanity!
Seeing how complete strangers are coming together to help each other out!
Enjoying a nice cup of coffee in my jammies
Having time to catch up on house chores
My phone, that way I can facetime with family and friends
Last but not least, knowing that we will all get through this !!
What makes Vanessa Happy:
What makes me happy:
1. My friends and family are well! 2. Practicing gratitude…my family has so much to be grateful for! 3. Having time to exercise daily! 4. Being able to help my son with homeschooling until his Summer break! 5. Having more time to get my homework completed! 6. Having time to complete much needed Spring cleaning! 7. Amazon Prime! 8. Streaming services! 9. Technology such as Zoom that allowed me to continue to work with patients and see friends and family. 10. Smart phones and social media to keep us connected and informed and able to have food delivered, play games together etc. 11. Last but certainly not least, seeing the HELPERS. Seeing on the news and/or social media the humanitarians that give their time and money to those in need. I think that one actually makes me the happiest. 12. Watching to see how people and companies get creative and adjust in order to do the best we can during this time. It’s all a great opportunity for learning!
-wake up early to see the sunrise -sunny days -riding my bike -working out with my son -cooking -spending time with family -reading a good book -playing board and card games-listen to music -gardening
Things that make me happy
My handsome husband and beautiful Danika
My family is healthy
Danika’s innocence. It makes the tough times so much easier. She’s the light in all of this darkness
Danika sleeping through the night
Having the time to ride my bike and exercise more
Technology that allows us to stay in touch with friends and loved ones while sheltering in place
Seeing all of the GOOD in the people and world coming out in the most trying times.
My husband coming home from a long day’s work
Being able to spend so much quality time with Danika right. Is
Did I say coffee?
Learning new ways to save money
Dr. Tammy Wu wrote:
3. Being able to accomplish my to-do list as planned
4. Having happy patients,
🦰happy and healthy staff
5. Discovering and baking new delicious vegan gluten free treats
6. Living in a peaceful world
7. Being around courteous and respectful people
8. Waking up healthy every morning
I (Dr. Lee wrote)
1. Going on dates with Mr. Bear. 2. Going for a run. 3. Stretching. 4. Making goals 5. Accomplishing goals 6. Getting my blood pressure down. 7. Eating carbs. 8. Eating potato chips (well that’s a carb too). 9. Doing 20,000 steps a day 10. Watching Amazon prime (I don’t have Netflix anymore). 11. Cooking vegan. 12. Doing IG and FB
I thought I’d share what I wrote today. I think today is somewhat of a landmark day as we continue to flatten the curve for this Coronavirus infection. Maybe we’re at that mystical peak? But then again, how many peaks are we going to have? So this may be the peak of the initial phase where we are staying at home.
We are bending the curve as based on initial forecasts that I’ve done with my graphs. Today is our 27th day of social distancing in California. I started counting 3/19/20 as our first day when California’s Governor, Gavin Newsome issued a stay at home mandate. So it’s almost a month! Today California passed the 25,000th case of COVID-19 as captured by testing. Using original projections, I had predicted reaching 25,000 cases on 4/9/20, but we didn’t hit that number till 4/14/20 – 5 days later! So that’s a flatter curve! LA county surpassed th 10,000 mark. Santa Clara county didn’t seem to update their numbers for today. Stanislaus county which is my county where Modesto resides reports 163 cases with 4 deaths, and a total of 2703 tests done. Today registers 17 tests done in the past 24 hours. I would have personally liked to have seen more tests done, but there are just so many constraints – it’s easy to wish for more tests and hard to implement. USA has now broken in to the 600,000’s of cases diagnosed of COVID-19, and New York, my birth state reports over 200,000 cases for the first time today. I wonder when we’re going to get re-opened again, and I do like the public wearing of masks idea even when we re-open and get back to work for those that have been staying at home. Does anyone have any ideas on when we should re-open.
This second picture (above) with the graph shows 4 trendlines for California. Each one is a polynomial distribution of the 2nd order based on data from the 1st week, then data of information added for each successive week. Each week shows a “flatter” curve for my forecasts which I did in a 2003 version of Excel. This was proof to myself that we are flattening the curve for California. You can sort of think of each line as 4 weeks separated from each other, recalculated as new data comes in.
How do we know if we hit a peak?
We would know if we looked at the changes each day – meaning we looked at the new cases discovered each day of COVID-19. Perhaps we hit the peak soon and the numbers start to come down. It would be nice to say that perhaps tomorrow we hit 1500 new cases of Coronavirus infection and then after that the numbers of new cases start to come down and down, until we reopen…
And finally below this text, I rarely post this, but it’s time to do it. This is the death chart. These are family members, friends – not just statistics, so it’s hard to post So below is the total cumulative number of deaths from COVID for USA, California, New York and various other places. They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, patients, and colleagues.
Let’s focus on things that can make us happy. I asked our staff to make a list and here’s some of the things that my Surgical Artistry staff wrote. Surgical Artistry Staff listing of what makes them happy. Maybe you’ll find something on this list that will make you happy during this time!
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Our office has been on pause since Governor Gavin Newsom strongly recommended that we stay at home starting the evening of 3/19/20 due to growing COVID. Links to his COVID stay home executive order. We immediately shut down that evening and didn’t come to work 3/20/20 which marked are first day of not working. We did see some urgent post op patients that day since they had their elective plastic surgeries the day before, but we had our entire staff stay at home.
We are not sure when we are going to open up again and we decided to team up with Obagi Medical to provide many Obagi products shipped to your door. Since I don’t have my staff working with me, I’m having just a small window of opportunity for patients to email me their request. Basically – it’s actually simple, just send me an email with your telephone number:
Send an email to us (Dr. Calvin Lee and Dr. Tammy Wu) at firstname.lastname@example.org 3/20-3/23/20
Include your name and telephone number and perhaps include what you might want from the Obagi list of products.
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Wait for our phone call on Tuesday to answer questions and firm up the details.
Wait for your product to arrive at your doorstep
If you have the Obagi Premier Points app on your phone, take a picture of the packaging slip and send it to obagi (I’ll give you details), and they will give you double points.