January 04, 2021
Disparity is Coronavirus's middle name!
Disparity (defined as)
now goes beyond the racial disparities among confirmed coronavirus cases and related deaths, with growing awareness that in addition to the elderly and the medically compromised community being disproportionately impacted, the African-Americans are bearing a strikingly disproportionate share of the suffering in the United States. To quote Isaac Chotiner of the New Yorker in his April 2020 article, The Interwoven Threads of Inequality and Health:
“Is the spread of the coronavirus, and especially its disproportionate impact on the African-American community, teaching us new things about racial disparities in health care and health outcomes or confirming things we have long known?”
The possible reasons for this Inequality are that African-Americans are less likely than white Americans to:
Additionally, recent research notes a correlation between the prevalence of coronavirus deaths and poor air quality with high particulate matter and thus, the disproportionate impact COVID has had on underserved communities in crowded, industrialized urban settings.
Disparity arises as well when the question is asked:
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is considered the “leader” of the “experts” and is spearheading the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Dr. Fauci first stated in early April that "the novel coronavirus may re-emerge" as a second wave in the October-November period, and that “the scientists can only anticipate what might happen later this year”. Their professional estimates were and still are based on no science at all, but on the the course taken by previous viral pandemics and outbreaks, as "other viruses have re-emerged after their initial outbreaks". Here lies yet another Disparity raised by the current pandemic---that is, we are being provided conflicting and confusing information. On one hand, we are being told that the COVID-19 is a "novel" coronavirus that is unprecedented and unlike previous corona viral outbreaks in the past such as the 2002 SARS pandemic. On the other hand, our experts are predicting the current COVID-19 coronavirus to behave in a precedented (justified by a precedent-an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances) fashion.
For COVID-19 to re-emerge later in 2020 is not only speculation based on the history of the H1N1 flu (swine flu) outbreak in 2009, SARS in 2002 and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic- but as Fauci states " it wouldn’t be out of the norm at all for this coronavirus to have a second wave, too".
COVID-19 can't both be Unprecedented in it's behavior and behave in a way that is considered Normal as per other cases in the past and hence in a Precedented fashion.
There is speculation that the US government can greatly impact the number of people that succumb to entering the COVID-19 vaccine test-tube and be a part of the grand experiment to determine it's safety or NOT, if we fast-track this untested vaccine on the American public, stating that it will (with no scientific evidence at all) protect you from the resurgence of this novel, uprecedented virus in the event in behaves in a precedented way, like other viruses in the past.
Please always remember, the safety of a vaccine is only based on how many millions of humans do not reveal how dangerous the vaccine is. We have NO way to test this vaccine without using the American public as the testing arena,
Global and community awareness of the individual stress each of us is enduring at this time of planetary change is vitally important as a global shift is taking place. What do I mean? Heightening hysteria about the next wave of COVID-19 and being prepared needs to be measured with at least a grain of scientific truth. To make matters worse and more confusing is the fact that the best protection we have to prevent the re-emergence of COVID-19 is the health of the population where it resides. THIS TOPIC is NEVER RAISED by the medical media.
COVID-19 spread during GLOBAL HYSTERIA
...a breeding ground for infection due to the impact stress has on lowering immunity as I have stated in prior blogs
Without a national policy in place, there is yet another Growing Disparity currently revealed in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic in the US. This evolving Disparity is attributed to how we as a country mandate and institute Social Distancing. Given that guidelines have been left to each state to decide, the lack of uniformity and the lack of a federally mandated policy has led to a loss of national cohesion and increasing confusion.
COVID-19 is not a disease of the states; it is global issue and in the US, it is a national concern that can be best mitigated with as little variation as possible in the prevention policies in place. This should be taken into serious account as the economy is re-opened.
Beginning Monday, April 27, physicians were able to order asymptomatic patients the serum COVID-19 antibody testing. As soon as SARS-CoV-2 IgG testing was announced, it's value for protection in the future for the next coronavirus emergence was placed in question. YES, another Disparity. WHY do we see this Disparity? Think about it...how can the economy be boosted by an upcoming potential COVID-19 vaccine mandate to get on planes, go to work (all healthcare providers HAVE to get a flu vaccine or can't go to work; i.e., no paycheck...wreak of fascism?), go back to school, or any other powers of manipulation created, if you test positive on the COVID-19 antibody testing? If we believe that the antibody indicates immunity, why would we get the vaccine?
After all, it is bad for the medico-economic business to put a buttress against the future COVID-19 vaccine with another test. Isn't it is easier to state that the antibody may not protect you in the future, to insure you are scared enough of COVID-19, to enter the test- tube and get the vaccine as well?
My goal with the current blog at this pivotal time, is to provide as much out-of the box and yet medically substantiated thinking NOW, before making decisions regarding your health and the health of your family. Disparity is real and it requires decisive thinking rather than rote thinking. I welcome your thoughts and comments.
Ariane Cometa MD
your holistic doc
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