Delta Variant Case Fatality Rate from the UK and New Healthy Living Data

by Mike Mutzel




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Studies Discussed:

1.Arena, R. et al. Shelter from the cytokine storm: Healthy living is a vital preventative strategy in the COVID-19 era. Prog Cardiovasc Dis (2021) doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2021.06.008.
2. Peacock, T. P., Penrice-Randal, R., Hiscox, J. A. & Barclay, W. S. SARS-CoV-2 one year on: evidence for ongoing viral adaptation. J Gen Virol102, (2021).
3.Mahase, E. Delta variant: What is happening with transmission, hospital admissions, and restrictions? Bmj 373, n1513 (2021).
  1. Hi Mike,

    What do you know about the long term effects from Covid?
    Lung damage, brain function etc long term. Is getting the vaccine going to reduce the long term effects?
    I eat well, gets lots of sleep and work out. Im not worried so much about catching covid but more worried about the possible long term effects. Should I get the vaccine?

    Great show, keep up the great work


    • Hi Brett,

      I would argue that there are no long term effects of SARS-CoV-2 per se. There can be longer term effects following Covid infection that result from inappropriate prolongation of the pro-inflammatory response post-infection – the syndrome that has been termed ‘long covid’.

      Importantly, the spike protein appears to play a major role in this process, being sequestered into monocytes (a type of while blood cell) and causing these cells to participate in and drive a proinflammatory response that leads to the symptoms of long-covid. Why this is interesting is that the spike protein from viral infection by SARS-CoV-2 AND spike protein from the DNA/RNA vaccines can cause this. Current data suggest that this is more likely to happen from the full virus than the vaccine but it would be deeply unfortunate if you took a vaccine to avoid the long-term effects of Covid only for the vaccine to give you the long-term effects of Covid!

      Therefore, as always, whether you should take the vaccine or not comes down to your personal risk/benefit calculation. Unfortunately as the vaccines are experimental and new, and we don’t have long-term safety data, it’s hard to calculate what that is exactly. It’s fair to say that the vaccines do have side-effects (some known, others not known as we don’t have long-term safety data) and there are good scientific arguments as to why natural immunity to viral infections is better than vaccine-induced immunity if you are not in a high risk group.

      I would also say that most people get over ‘long covid’ in a few weeks or months and that there are now very effective treatments for this syndrome, using well-established medicines with known safety profiles. My personal choice is to assume I’m like 99.5% of people who will not get seriously ill or die of covid, and let my immune system handle it, then, if I’m unfortunate enough to get long-covid, I’d look to treat the symptoms using steroids, anti-histamine and high-dose Vitamin C. unfortunately I don’t live in a country where Ivermectin is authorised or I’d take that too.

      Hope that gives you a useful perspective.

  2. Hi Mike!
    Thanks for all your work and information! Unfortunately people want to “eat” and “do” whatever they want, and then blame everything on the virus. So frustrating! Anyway… keep up the good work with your information! And thank youj!

  3. Hi Mike,

    I’m trying to find a link or something to the Table you refer to at about 1:40 of this video. Need all the research I can get to have a functional debate. Thanks


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