COVID: Enough With Middle Age Treatments

It is a sad commentary on the degeneracy of reason in Europe and its colonies that we had to return to the same method as for the Black Plague in 1347 CE to cure an epidemic… Seven centuries later. Resorting to quarantines to fight epidemics should be restricted to picturesque history. We knew enough biology to find a direct way to cure COVID19/SARS-CoV2… if we had deployed it in a timely manner.

Right, much of the violence and death toll of the epidemic has to do with China cheating, preventing the world to know about the severity of the epidemic in a timely manner… China whose derelict, irresponsible, hare brained authorities even claimed, at the highest level, in mid-January, that the virus was not transmissible, human to human… When they knew better. When high authorities lie, and human beings die en mass as a result, it’s known as a crime against Humanity.

The more general problem: pandemics, or would-be new pandemics have struck many times in the last twenty years, and it was just a matter of time before a catastrophe would happen. A change of mentality was needed, taking fundamental biology more seriously, while anthropocene ECOLOGICAL CHANGE was wrecking the biosphere. Change of mentality had to include fighting disease in a modern way, not just with “quarantines” (40 days) or “quatorzaines” (14 days)… As professor Didier Raoult pointed out, a “cure” means lowering viral loads… enough to leave time to the immune system to strongly react (but not by burning the house in a “cytokine storm“, as tends to happen in the gravest cases).

Here is the real death rate: twenty percent!

Cases which had an outcome:
211,879 (80%) Recovered / Discharged


Consider this below:
Coronavirus attacking cells. Chloroquine, for example, and a related compound hydroxychloroquine, modify characteristics of compartments in the host’s cell membranes to make it more difficult for the virus to enter.

The macrolide antibiotic Azithromycin blocks viral reproduction and also has a calming effect on the immune system. Famous MD Raoult, who, prior to 2020 had prescribed hydroxychloroquine more than 4,000 times (!) is using it in combination with azithromycin. It is the combination which is most effective, PhD Raoult showed. Instead of looking at how good patients seem to be doing, Raoult looks at viral loads, measured directly. That’s much more scientific. Raoult is a very serious scientist: he discovered the MIMI giant virus, perhaps a new form of life, 69 species of bacteria, some named after him, and elucidated the cause of several well-known diseases.

There is a second Raoult study, on 80 patients, out two days ago, using Raoult’s combination of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin. It was found that the viral load, objectively measured, disappears in ten days. Here the control measure is that large Chinese studies showed that, for patients who recovered, it took a median twenty days for their viral load, objectively measured, to disappear. The first Raoult study of 24 patients had two large control groups. By the way, there are other existing drugs which are known to have antiviral effects (including against ebola and the flu). In particular, statins, especially simvastatin. The statins interfere with the fat metabolism. SARS-CoV2 is made with two lipid layers. If it can’t make them, it can’t reproduce.

This pandemic definitively is a call to get out of the Middle Ages. That means install a mentality promoting progress, and progress has to be real: progress in how to think better (no more TDS, please!), progress in science and technology (not just green, but also biological, basic physics, material science and nuclear).

The old record of unemployment in the USA was 695,000, decades ago. Last week, it was 3.3 million, something like 5 times more. Today, six millions. The employment seems to have jumped from 3.5% to 9.6%… in two weeks.

We don’t get back to normal here. It will not happen, we will not forget, we get back to a new normal.” … said New York governor Cuomo today. Right. All the childish stuff has to get out of the window… like “Sanctuary Cities”… Or thinking that there is no superior civilization. Yes. All the degenerate pseudo-intellectuals out there, learn this, if you can learn: if a civilization is not superior enough, it dies… So the notions of superior and inferior civilization exist, whatever all too many pseudo-intellectuals tried to claim in the last 70 years….

Our insane economy of the fast, futile and furious engineered a deadly virus. We need a survival economy. Not just just because of what this virus brought. But also because of what we, humanity, are doing to the biosphere (and this virus is just one consequence)… We played apprentice sorcerers, unwittingly preparing even greater problems, imminently. It’s time to get way smarter, and master the sorcery.

This crisis was brought not just by the Chinese dictatorship, and by the lack of enough research in the fundamentals in biology. It was brought by an idiotic economy, too active in non essentials, serving an all-too brainless society. 

Time to brain-up! 

Patrice Ayme



P/S The San Francisco Bay Area just banned reusable bags: the green economy takes a backstage to the survival economy, as it should.

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11 Responses to “COVID: Enough With Middle Age Treatments”

  1. Patrice Ayme Says:

    [To Ianmiller Blog…]

    US unemployment rate is now 9.6%. It was 3.5% 2 weeks ago. I expect it to be 15% next week… or more.

    As I have detailed in several essays, the death rate is a lie. California, with 10,000 cases, by the way, has 200 dead. Yet that way of computing is idiotic. The so-called scientists typically divide the number of deaths by the number of cases… As if they were in primary school, and they had a bad teacher. If one had done that within a week of the Black Plague of 1347-49 CE getting into a city, one would have got a number below 1% (it was more like 40% after three weeks)…

    Fortunately the Didier Raoult treatment works, especially in early cases, and other things can be done, like taking a particular statin (which I and my spouse are taking as a result). Gilead is building a factory for the polymerase inhibitor Remdesivir…


    • Ianmillerblog Says:

      ianmillerblog, on April 3, 2020 at 9:08 am said:
      Hello Patrice,
      I don’t know what our total number of cases will end up as, and the death rate is difficult to assess because it depends also on the medical treatment. It is good to know that some of the treatments are starting to show promise. I wish you the best of health in these difficult times.


      • Patrice Ayme Says:

        Agreed on all, take care of yourself too. I am in SF Bay six counties which were first in the US, and even a bit earlier than France, to apply a lockdown… It has worked: the Army ship is in LA, not the SF Bay, although coronavirus started in Santa Clara county first… which had instituted a tracing system… Very early on. After a while they were tracking 10,000…


  2. ronaldscheckelhoff Says:

    There is uncertainty in the number of infected, and a little uncertainty in the number of deaths also. We can’t count on the actual values of the numbers, but maybe that doesn’t matter if we consider the rate-of-change of the values of the numbers.

    What could that tell us about the real death rate and whether it is rising?


    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Agreed. Excess deaths in places seems to be above 100%. Numbers have been as high as 20 million already infected in Italy:

      Nobody knows. One has to wait for mass antibody studies.
      An example is that recent hurricane which killed 67 individuals… In the US. Excess deaths computations showed 3,000 deaths…. So official number had been 2% of the real one. Something like that is happening with Coronavirus. Most countries count only who died in hospitals. When France included nursing homes, numbers jumped… Many have died at home. All over. There are rumors, many form China, the official Chinese numbers could be off by a factor of ten…


  3. Don Kemerling Says:

    Don Kemerling: I have this vague vision of a figure representing civilization running, and another ominous figure called entropy and barbarism chasing close behind. It’s a fierce chase, and pandemics are a problem, but then so is obsessive politics.


    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      The entire problem is what Kathleen speaks about: Under the pretext of plurality/multi-polity reality there is no more consensus about what “progress” and “common good” are. This is a consequence of NIHILISM, the best friend of the rule of evil (pluto-kratia). Plutocracy is organized barbarism, hiding behind “entropy”. For years we have been told that uneducated, illogical savages are figures to be admired. For edification, watch Pluto Kobe climbing up his helicopter.…/idiots-say-idiocy…/


  4. Kathleen Hawes Watkins Says:

    And in the absence of consensus on “progress” and “common good” – – we live in a pluralistic/multi-polity reality – – our prime directive is/should always be to avoid cruelty.…/discovering-judith-shklars-skeptical….


  5. Don Kemerling Says:

    It doesn’t seem to be the same death rate everywhere. There are dramatic differences.


  6. Patrice Ayme Says:

    [To Ian Miller]
    Excellent essay. I wrote one in February saying it looked like we were cruising towards 450 million dead, if we did nothing special (New Zealand did).
    The uncertainties are enormous, and it’s not clear for how many weeks vaccines will work… Meanwhile the US proceeds with its Soviet solutions (no need to pay rents or mortgages…)


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