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W. Gifford-Jones, M.D.

Why “needless” deaths from this threatening virus? Because doctors, health authorities, hospital administrators and politicians have not read history. Not even the Chinese! Last week, several members of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service were asked, “How would you treat the coronavirus?” Here are opinions of experts who study the potential of nutrients to fight disease.

Dr. Andrew W. Saul, an international expert on vitamin therapy, says, “The coronavirus can be dramatically slowed or stopped completely with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C. Bowel tolerance levels of C taken in divided doses throughout the day, is a clinically proven antiviral, without equal.”

Saul adds, “Dr. Robert F. Cathcart, who had extensive experience treating viral diseases remarked, ‘I have not seen any flu yet that was not cured or markedly ameliorated by massive doses of vitamin.'"

Professor Victor Marcial-Vega of the Caribe School of Medicine responds, “Given the relatively high rate of success of intravenous vitamin C in viral diseases and my observation of clinical improvement within two to three hours of treatment, I strongly believe it would be my first recommendation in the management of the coronavirus.”

He adds, “I have also used intravenous vitamin C to treat patients with influenza, dengue fever, and chikungunya, for 24 years.”

Dr. Jeffery Allyn Ruterbusch, associate professor at Central Michigan University, says, “I believe all of us agree on the greatly increased benefits of vitamin C when people are placed under any stressful condition.”

Dr. Damien Downing, former editor of the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, writes, “Swine flu, bird flu, and SARS, all developed in selenium-deficient China. When patients were given selenium, viral mutation rates dropped and immunity improved.”

Several other authorities agreed that high doses of vitamin C, along with 3,000 IU of vitamin D, and 20 milligrams of zinc, was a good combination to help fight viral diseases. And Drs. Carolyn Dean, and Thomas Levy, both world authorities on magnesium, stressed that the mineral is involved in 1,000 metabolic reactions and that maintaining adequate levels improves immunity. Another overriding opinion was that few people know that high doses of C increase immunity and destroy viral diseases.

This information is not new. During the great polio epidemic of 1949-50, Dr. Frederick R. Klenner, a family physician in North Carolina, treated 60 polio patients with high doses of intravenous vitamin C. None developed paralysis. This discovery should have made headlines around the world, but Dr. Klenner’s news fell on deaf ears.

Later, Klenner proved that high doses of C could also be effective as treatments for meningitis, pneumonia, measles, hepatitis and other viral and bacterial diseases. Even the bite of a rattlesnake. Again only scorn from the medical profession.

What does this mean to North Americans? Patients with a diagnosis of coronavirus should be given intravenous vitamin C, and it will save lives. The problem is that most doctors still refuse to believe IVC is effective.

I’m not your doctor. But my family and friends know to visit a health food store and stock up on Medi C Plus, a powdered form of vitamin C that I developed which allows for high doses to be easily consumed and which contains needed lysine and magnesium. Vitamin C pills will do, but you must swallow many of them.

Start taking 2,000 mg twice a day to build up immunity. If flu symptoms develop, take 2,000 mg every hour up to bowel tolerance, and see a doctor. Large doses of C cause loose stools. But better to sit on a toilet than under a gravestone.

Dr. W. Gifford-Jones, M.D., is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Harvard Medical School. He trained in general surgery at the Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University and in gynecology at Harvard. He has also been a general practitioner, ship’s surgeon and hotel doctor. His weekly medical column is published by 70 Canadian newspapers and 12 in the U.S. He is the author of 10 books. Sign up for medical tips at docgiff.com. For comments, info@docgiff.com.

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Masked 2020

These 5 mistakes could worsen the coronavirus outbreak

By Laura Geggel....."3. Seeking alternative treatments

If people are sick, but pursue so-called alternative treatments or natural therapies rather than quarantining themselves or seeking scientifically backed medical care, they could "pose an additional risk," to the public, Deresinski said.

Right now, there is no vaccine for COVID-19, according to the CDC. So, beware of claims of cures, including eating garlic, downing elderberry syrup, guzzling vitamin C and drinking industrial bleach — all ideas that have been debunked, according to FactCheck.org, a project at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania"

Masked 2020

Please don't let Donald and Mike read this......lets wait for folks less on the fringes of medicine to do the prescribing a treatment for those affected by the pandemic...taking Vitamin C until your dose is so high that is gives you the runs might not be the best treatment...maybe only as a last resort for at home treatment.....like when its the end of time anyways.....what the heck ..they also claim Vit C can prevent and cure cancer and AIDS

Carp

Hmmm. So you thnk Dr. W. Gifford-Jones, M.D., who is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Harvard Medical School doesn't know what he is talking about?

Apparently you do not have a background in anatomy and physiology and make what is true sound like it is false! This is why there are so many sick people in the U.S. and other places. One problem are conflicts of interest, bias and agendas.

As for the efficacy of vitamin C and D, and etc., you need to check out the Orthomolecular.org website at: http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/index.shtml

There are many other websites that concur that vitamin and some minerals are beneficial to prevent or lessen COVID-19 and other issues. See links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1109&v=gNMYzqtXm38&feature=emb_logo (Important Answers to COVID-19, Dr. Murray.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lJPjsuftmQ (Video, Dr. Paul Mason - 'How to Survive Coronavirus - Part 1: The Role of Diet')

https://www.amenclinics.com/blog/what-to-do-about-the-coronavirus/?trk_msg=FF8LTRGIM31KJBNUGIUSB8FLO4&trk_contact=TTD31F5HN28G975A2P6CS28FM0&trk_sid=0V18EBCHG6QNDMAV2KE0DC0GU4&utm_source=ACI-Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=READ+MORE&utm_campaign=Friday+Send#comments (What to Do About the Coronavirus, Dr. Amen Clinic.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=96&v=CvUejiNAm-w&feature=emb_logo (Video, NCP (Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia) and Vitamin C, Dr. Cheng.)

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04264533 (Vitamin C Infusion for the Treatment of Severe 2019-nCoV Infected Pneumonia.)

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04335084 (A Study of Hydroxychloroquine, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc for the Prevention of COVID-19 Infection (HELPCOVID-19).)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7172861/ (Intravenous vitamin C for reduction of cytokines storm in acute respiratory distress syndrome.)

https://ehtrust.org/research-related-to-clinical-trials-with-vitamin-c/ (Research Related to Clinical Trials with Vitamin C and COVID-19.)

https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/news-media-attacks-vitamin-c-treatment-covid-19-coronavirus (News Media Attacks Vitamin C Treatment of COVID-19 Coronavirus.)

https://www.drbrownstein.com/there-is-still-hope-out-there........and-we-are-taking-time-out-to-re-group/ (There Is Still Hope Out There……..And We Are Taking Time Out To Re-Group.) Dr. Brownstein ordered by FTC to stop making any statements about treatment protocols of Vitamins A, C & D, as well as nutritional IV’s, iodine, ozone and nebulization to support the immune system with respect to coronavirus diseases.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s4RRQ8CskU&feature=push-fr&attr_tag=nCb-4dSUIiT1z8H-%3A6 (Video, Coronavirus - Covid-19 – (Dr.) Andrew Saul Q&A Webinar 2 concerning vitamin C.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZpjOPioXmM (Video, Vitamin C and Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Interview with Andrew W. Saul, includes Dr. Mercola, with Dr. Saul.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u4YbSlDRBc (Video, Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Interview with Andrew W. Saul, includes Dr. Mercola, with Dr. Saul, vitamin C, D zinc, and etc.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcI3-yxt5ew (Video, Vitamin Masterclass Covid 19 episode, Dr. Saul.)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32252338/?from_single_result=32252338&expanded_search_query=32252338 (Evidence That Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths.)

https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583 (Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data.)

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/covid-19-and-vitamin-d-could-we-be-missing-something-simple/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=2fd38bdc-a9a8-4267-a4c9-78fb17599e7c (COVID-19 and Vitamin D: Could We Be Missing Something Simple?)

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/former-cdc-chief-tom-frieden-coronavirus-risk-may-be-reduced-with-vitamin-d (Former CDC Chief Dr. Tom Frieden: Coronavirus infection risk may be reduced by Vitamin D.)

https://www.amenclinics.com/blog/you-probably-have-low-levels-of-this-immunity-vitamin/?trk_msg=2VTNA6PQCL8KHC4JMQ07OC5Q90&trk_contact=TTD31F5HN28G975A2P6CS28FM0&trk_sid=STTVDE12NO2PSP0M2QH5IPSIBG&utm_source=ACI-Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=READ+MORE&utm_campaign=Friday+Send (You Probably Have Low Levels of This Immunity Vitamin, Dr. Amen.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmDng_uMCnY (Video, Vitamin D & the Upper Respiratory Tract, Dr. Rehl.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCSXNGc7pfs (Video, Vitamin D and Immunity, Lots of Evidence, Dr. Campbell.)

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024320520303313 (COVID-19: Melatonin as a potential adjuvant treatment)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIXEHsxVpB4 (Video, Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Interview with V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, MIT PhD.)

https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/so-where-are-bodies-year (Nutritional Supplement Safety Again Confirmed by America's Largest Database.)

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