The COVID Situation Simplified
XBB.1.5, Ten Things to Know
(Updated on 1/12/2023*)
1. Infections with fewer symptoms or no symptoms may not necessarily carry fewer risks, they may increase them.
2. With mild symptoms or without any symptoms, everyone is susceptible to multi-organ persistence, and dysfunction
3. Anyone can be infected, and re-infected because antibodies from prior infections and/or vaccines don't block the XBB variants.
4. COVID can infect many different types of immune cells, killing them off and making the immune system weaker for a while.
5. The more viral particles inhaled, the more of our own cells that will have to die,& the greater the odds of multi-organ infection and persistence.
6. New strains reach countries around the world within weeks through unchecked transmission on flights and cruises.
7. COVID is one of the most contagious airborne viruses in modern human history, if not the most contagious.
8. COVID is continuing to evolve at a faster pace towards immune suppression, organ infection, and persistence.
9. If one child in a household is infected, then it must be assumed that all parents and all children are infected or will become infected within days. Why?
10. We must invest in new technology and systems to accomplish removing 99% of pathogens while maintaining CO2 levels at 550 ppm.
Can it be done?
Let’s take a deeper dive into this list, one by one, and understand what’s happening to this virus and how human actions are contributing to the situation becoming more dangerous.
1.Infections with fewer symptoms or no symptoms may not necessarily carry fewer risks. When it comes to COVID, it might mean even greater risks. Why? COVID is a virus that has been shown to infect many important cells of the immune response (1,2,3,4). If those cells get taken over, they effectively switch teams. Instead of fighting the infection, they are dying or turning into viral factories themselves(5).
“Many of the symptoms that make a person suffer during an infection—fever, malaise, headache, rash—result from the activities of the immune system trying to eliminate the infection from the body”(6). If the immune response is incapacitated, then we may have fewer symptoms. No symptoms or mild symptoms already occur in up to 80% of children and up to 40% of younger adults. “Younger age correlates strongly with asymptomatic and mild infections and children as hidden drivers. The estimated proportion of asymptomatic infections ranges from 18% to 81%” (7, 8, 9. ) The mild symptoms are often mistaken for allergies or a common cold, and without testing, people don’t know. Those numbers are with older variants, so that may increase now, deceptively appearing milder, when in reality it may be digging into our organs and causing damage. For example, "Heart dysfunction of the Left Ventricle (LV) after asymptomatic or mild COVID in previously healthy children" (10)
2. With mild symptoms or without any symptoms, everyone is susceptible to multi-organ persistence, and dysfunction. Exposure level may be the determining factor in many cases. COVID is on a mission to get into your body, take out the defenses, and secure itself in places outside the reach of the immune system. These places are our organs, including the brain.
Heart dysfunction (LV) : This study was released in December 2022 and must be highlighted because we are talking about heart damage to previously healthy children. This used to be most prevalent in 50 to 70 yr old men. Are we setting up a generation of children for inevitable heart problems at an early age? "Heart dysfunction of the Left Ventricle (LV) after asymptomatic or mild COVID in previously healthy children.” (10) This is disturbing but so important for people to know.
Brain infection Cognitive dysfunction (brain fog to dementia)
Pancreatic dysfunction (diabetes)
Musculoskeletal dysfunction (joint, muscle pain) “Most patients had at least one or more symptoms, which emphasize the persistence of musculoskeletal problems after recovery from acute illness." (13)
Vascular dysfunction “Myocardial work and vascular dysfunction are partially improved at 12 months after COVID-19 infection”(14) Only partially improved at 12 months.
Lymphocytopenia (weakened immune system) is leading to greater susceptibility to other pathogens. In fact COVID is worse than HIV regarding the depletion of immune cells. “COVID & AIDS are listed as the leading causes of Lymphocytopenia. "People with lymphocytopenia experience recurrent infections or develop infections with unusual organisms & is a risk factor for the development of cancers & for autoimmune disorders." “There is a “comparable reduction in B cells and a more severe reduction in the total amount of T cells in COVID as compared to AIDS. The total numbers of T cells, in particular of the CD8+ subpopulation, are lower in COVID, while the CD4+ are reduced in both.”(14, 15 , 16, 17, 18 )
Any single one of these should be cause for alarm. If some of this is as prevalent as the data suggests, then we are sabotaging the health of millions of children.
3. Anyone can be infected, and they can get repeatedly re-infected because antibodies from prior infections and/or vaccines don't block the XBB variants. T-cells don't activate to start eliminating COVID until it infects our cells, so depending on how many immune cells it infects before any other cells, it could have a huge advantage. Let’s just imagine that COVID didn’t infect T-cells, B-cells, dendritic cells, or neutrophils, which it does, but if it didn’t, COVID could still penetrate multiple organs before the immune system could stop it. Knowing that it can infect all those cells, means it is taking them and putting them on the virus’ team. If those cells are not fighting the virus, do we have symptoms of the fight? Symptoms become less severe or even unnoticeable in many people, but that doesn’t necessarily mean its milder. It may mean it can incapacitate the immune system to move on and infect the rest of the body.
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4. COVID can infect many different types of immune cells, killing them off and making the immune system weaker for a while. (14, 15 , 16, 17, 18 ) COVID can infect many immune system cells, including the CD8 T-cells, sometimes called killer T-cells. These killer T-cells are called that because they kill the virally infected cells. They do not kill the virus while outside of one of our cells. The killer T cells that aren’t getting infected have to kill the infected cells of our immune system to eliminate the virus, which ends up weakening the immune system for future infections.
5. The more viral particles inhaled, the more of our own cells that will have to die, and the greater the odds of multi-organ infection and persistence. "We find evidence of viral presence in the lung up to 359 days after the acute phase of disease, including in patients with negative nasopharyngeal swab tests.” (22) In another study they said, "We were able to detect the virus in the oesophagus, large intestine, kidney, placenta, lung, and brain."(23)
Continuous COVID infection anywhere in the body necessitates T-cell replenishment. T-cells divide a finite number of times, and we have a finite number of nave T-cells that are processed at a rate proportional to the efficiency of the aging thymus and lymphatic systems.
Reinfections bypassing antibodies, infecting T-cells, dendritic cells, and neutrophils lead to senescence. "Senescence, the process of being disposed of by the immune system or persisting in an altered, dysfunctional condition. With the immune system no longer functioning effectively, this leads to the onset of chronic infections, cancerous disease, and death."(24)
We are aging our immune systems by years per infection, which is shortening lifespans by a decade or more with repeated infections.