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    Daily Digest 10/21 — America’s “Big Quit”; “Shortages, Not Inflation, Is Plaguing Us” Claims FED

    by Jeanne

    Thursday, October 21, 2021, 2:51 PM

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  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 - 7:11pm

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    Arthur Robey

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    Shortages or Inflation?

    False choice.

    One does not preclude the other.

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  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 - 7:14pm

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    Arthur Robey

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    China's food shortages.

    The CCP lives or dies on daily per capita calorie allocation.

    And hence the population reduction program.

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  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 - 9:12pm

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    Time2help

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    Low expectations all around

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  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 - 11:18pm

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    westcoastjan

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    Last meme to end the day...

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  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 - 11:45pm

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    sand_kitty

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    FIASMA meds improve COVID. Like your antidepressant.

    Covid19Crusher has been following this class of medicines called Functional Inhibitors of Acid Sphingomyelinase (FIASMAs).  These meds include almost all the antidepressants (like prozac, paxil, zoloft, lexapro, and all of the older tricyclic antidepressants which aren't used much anymore).

    They also include over the counter claritin (loratidine).

    And from Dr. Chetty's "8th day therapy," phenergan.

    And Atarax (hydroxyzine) which is used for allergies, itching and anxiety.

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    Article

    The acid sphingomyelinase/ceramide system in COVID-19

    Acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) cleaves sphingomyelin into the highly lipophilic ceramide, which forms large gel-like rafts/platforms in the plasma membrane. We showed that SARS-CoV-2 uses these platforms for cell entry.

    Sphingomyelin is a lipid molecule that is already in the cell membrane, and this enzyme (sphingomyelinase) splits it into ceremide, which clump together to form  "rafts"(clumps) that float in the fluid layer of the cell membrane.  SARS-CoV-2 enters the cell on these rafts.

    Lowering the amount of ceramide [in the cell membraned] protected against infection with SARS-CoV-2.

    Well this is cool.  We now have a cell entry blocker that reduces the ability of the virus to get into human cells.

    I don't understand this part, but the spingomyelin/ceremide thingy is a big deal in molecular psychiatry.

    Some of the FIASMA medicines are:

    • Amitriptyline
    • Fluvoxamine  (LUVOX, which is in the FLCCC Alliance protocol)
    • Desloratadine (Clarinex)
    • Loratadine (Claritin)
    • Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro
    • imipramine, desipramine and all the TCA antidepressants.
    • Atarax / Vistaril (hydroxizine)
    • Promethezine (Phenergan--used in Dr Chetty's 8th day therapy)

    So, when you do your COVID home outpatient early treatment, include one of these FIASMA medicines.

    If you are already taking any antidepressant you are good.  If not, you can at least add OTC Claritin.

     

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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 2:44am

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    thatchmo said:

    So Arthur, can you point out to us which of these people on Jan's meme is an alien?  Well, Zuckerberg, of course, but how about the rest?  Aloha, Steve.

    ps- Sorry Mark.  I really should be nicer to my neighbor....Na!

     

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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 6:26am

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    Mysterymet

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    Thanks sand puppy

    I don’t need any anti depressants but I do take Claritin for allergies. I wonder how many people actually take anti depressants as a percentage of population and what percentage of those have come down with covid?

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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 6:42am

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    Two papers on antihistimines for COVID...

    I found both these papers interesting and added cetirizine to my potential treatment list...

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC7833340/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC7713548/

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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 7:58am

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    davefairtex

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    anti depressants, serotonin in COVID, and niacin

    So here is a video presentation by Dr Jalali on how clotting happens, due to serotonin and platelets.  He believes that (after day 8) cyproheptadine is one good fix, since cyproheptadine rapidly depletes serotonin.

    Fluvoxamine (or other SSRIs) used early does roughly the same thing, but it takes a much longer time to do it.  So you need Fluvoxamine early to do any good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezjpfB3OfQ4

    And presumably if you're on an SSRI, your serotonin comes pre-depleted.  This would suggest anyone on an anti-depressant would be largely immune to severe COVID.  Not immune to the viral phase, but immune to the follow-on unpleasantness that leads to hospitalization and death.  ("depression" is protective - due to the medication)

    Here's a fun fact.  A friend of mine on an SSRI tells me he doesn't get a niacin flush at all.

    I've read that niacin causes the release of serotonin from platelets (see below).  This would suggest that - while "flush niacin" doesn't cure COVID per se - it doesn't stop the virus from replicating - it might help ensure that the second (deadly) phase isn't severe.

    https://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/327/3/665

    Niacin-induced "Flush" Involves Release of Prostaglandin D-2 from Mast Cells and Serotonin from Platelets: Evidence from Human Cells in Vitro and an Animal Model

    Flush Niacin on Day 8!!

    I'd bet the niacin flush would be one for the record books.  But hey.  The flush just tells you that the niacin is working - depleting the histamine from the mast cells, and the serotonin from the platelets.

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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 9:50am

    You've been Nudged...!

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    reply to: Two papers on antihistimines for COVID...

    This chap uses them:





     

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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 11:43am

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    Arthur Robey

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    Meanwhile in Australia

    Max is not happy.




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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 1:05pm

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    NIH admits US funded gain-of-function in Wuhan — despite Fauci’s denials

    NIH admits US funded gain-of-function in Wuhan — despite Fauci’s denials

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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 1:06pm

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    Toward Nanotechnology-Enabled Approaches against the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Toward Nanotechnology-Enabled Approaches against the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 2:56pm

    Jane B

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    Jane B said:

    It's gone

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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 3:36pm

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    hotsauce

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    hotsauce said:

    Is your local grocery store using single lines of products to cover up shortages?

    I found a long Twitter thread on a possible plan to fix the container ship backup at California ports. It sounds pretty good, but getting any level of US government to carry it out is another matter.

    The shortages situation makes me wonder if this is incompetence or malfeasance.

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  • Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 4:57pm

    Arthur Robey

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    Max is Wrong.

    If it waddles like a duck, quacks like a duck, It's a duck.

    Not in this case Max. This looks like a duck, but it doesn't quack like a duck. You see them politicians barking orders? Nope they are not ducks, Max. They are Hubrids.

    You see all those young men playing dress-ups as policemen, chasing Protestors, mugging people in the street? They are not humans, Max. They are created in tanks, especially to protect the Hubrids.

    Dr David Jacobs must be sitting in front of his TV, thinking, "It's happening."

    Don't bother moving to Mexico, Max. This is a worldwide phenomenon.

    Source.

     

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