Why a podcast on vaccination? Because I know quite a few unvaccinated people who won’t be getting jabbed under any circumstances, and who also haven’t done anything to mitigate their chances of getting sick or worse from Covid.
The message in this episode has resonated with them, and thus, I think is productive to share widely.
Whatever the reason for your reluctance to get vaccinated, at this point, no amount of hectoring is going to change your mind. If you’re unvaccinated and wholly unprepared for Covid, though, you’re not only imperiling your health, you’re preparing the ground for the brave new world.
There are things you can do to mitigate your risk, though.
It looks like SARS-CoV-2 is never going away, so if you haven’t gotten Covid yet, then, it’s not a question of if you will in the future, only when.
So in this podcast, I’m laying out practical advice on reducing your risk of getting Covid, having an especially bad case, or spreading it.
Don’t let Covid catch you out.
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So you are unvaccinated. Maybe it’s because you’ve already had covid and you question the value of vaccination with natural immunity. Maybe it’s because vaccinated people are getting in spreading covid, so you don’t see the point. Maybe it’s because you’ve seen someone close to you get severely sick or worse from the vaccine and you don’t want to be next.
Maybe it’s because you’re concerned about the lack of long term safety data for the vaccine, and you would rather wait until we know more. Maybe it’s because you don’t trust the promises of pharmaceutical corporations with sorted histories and soaring profits, whatever the reason for your reluctance to get vaxxed at this point, no amount of hectoring.
Is going to change your tune. In fact, the brow beating probably has the opposite effect, stirring the old Saxon fighting blood. So you’re unvaccinated and you are staying that way. So be it. You should know though that if you become a case or worse, you are playing into the hands of your adversaries. With every case, with every hospitalization, with every death, we edge closer to the abyss.
And if mask and vaccine mandates really get your goat, just wait until the rebel is calling for internment camps. Oh, that’ll never happen. You say all contrary. Right now, many of your ideological opponents would already relish your containment and many others will come around. When the media has them hyperventilating over the horrors of the Epsilon double plus variant, the doomsday disease incubated and unleashed by you and the rest of the unvaccinated swine.
And ironically, about a year ago, the CDC published a report you can go find online, where they were mulling the viability of camps. Yes, that’s the word in the report, camps for high risk individuals at that time as much as 25% of the population. So if you are unac. And you have no understanding of the virus and the risk that it poses to you.
Of course, that depends on your age and your health status and your lifestyle and other factors. If you are not working to minimize your risks, even if they are relatively low, there are simple things you can. That can make them even lower. And if you have no preventative and no therapeutic protocols and paraphernalia in place, you’re not only imperiling your health, you are preparing the ground for the brave new world.
Practically then, if you’ve decided against the vaccine, and really if you are vaccinated as well, you should lose weight if you are overweight or obese because research clearly shows that as BMI goes up, the dangers posed by C go up. So a lot of the people who suffer the most from this disease are overweight or obese.
So if you are. Or obese and you are working to get down to a healthy body weight or more importantly, a healthy body composition. Great job. Keep it up. And if you are not working toward that, now would be a great time to start. You should also be exercising at least 150 minutes per week and more exercise exercises better.
But research shows that 150 minutes per week is enough to dramatically. Reduce the chances of things going really badly with covid, and please do more than that if you can. And a combination of strength training and cardio is best for overall health, for immunity and particularly for covid. Cardio in particular seems to have beneficial preventative effects with covid because it is primarily a vascular disease.
You should also be eating an abundance of nutritious food because research clearly shows that our immune systems work better when we eat a lot of nutritious food. It’s also important to maintain good sleep hygiene because everything in our body works better when we’re sleeping well, and the immune system is no exception.
You should have at home covid tests. You should consider budesonide inhalers because research shows that glucocorticoids can reduce the chances of developing severe symptoms. So if you’re already sick it can reduce your chances of going to the hospital. And that was published in The Lancet. If you want to go check out that research, you should have fever medicine.
You should have an ox. You should also understand when Covid symptoms are severe enough to warrant a trip to the hospital. For example, if you have declining oxygen saturation levels that are approaching 90%, it’s time to go to the hospital. You should avoid contact with sick people. You should self isolate at the first sign of illness.
And if you care to include some supplements in your regimen that can improve immunity, you should take vitamins. C Cetin, zinc and melatonin, and possibly Pegon OIDs as well. And you should have Iver mein. You should know how to use it if you believe in the data supporting its efficacy. And many unvaccinated people do.
I understand there’s a lot of controversy over this, but my point is if you do believe in the data, then make sure to. Have some. I know somebody, for example, who was very dismissive of Covid and thought of it as just another flu and as something that you can just take Ivermectin to get rid of. Okay, fine.
But he didn’t even have ivermectin and then he got C and it did not go well. He ended up in the hospital. He’s okay now, but he stayed at home. He didn’t have an oximeter. He didn. Know that his oxygen saturation levels were getting way too low. He didn’t end up going to the hospital until they were in the mid to low eighties, and that’s no good.
Research shows that in older men, and this was an older man, when oxygen saturation levels dip. Below 90% when older men and in the research that I was looking at, they also had hypertension. But in older men showing up to the hospital with oxygen saturation levels below 90% mortality went way.
Up. So this person, again, he should have known better. He is unvaccinated and he would not get vaccinated under any circumstances, and he had no plan. He didn’t at least try to put his finger in the dyke instead of just winking at the cracks. And that’s really my message of this podcast is if you’re unvaccinated and you are not going to.
Get vaccinated. Don’t let Covid catch you completely Unawares. Keep in mind that many scientists currently believe that sars CO V two is never going away no matter what we do with vaccines or otherwise. They believe that Covid is destined to become yet another endemic disease, much like the flu. And so if you haven’t gotten covid yet, it’s not a question.
If you will in the future. Only when, and so if you let it catch you out due to negligence, you’ll only have yourself to blame. Now I wanna wrap up quickly with a, just a comment on why I wanted to share this. The reason is I know quite a few people. Who are unvaccinated and who will not be getting jabbed under any circumstances.
That’s their current position. And a lot of these people also haven’t done anything to mitigate their chances of getting sick or worse from covid. And this message that I just shared with you resonated with them. And so I thought it would be productive to share those thoughts more widely. I hope you liked this episode.
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