Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Placebo "Vaccine" That Actually Works

DISCLAIMER:  The following article references third-party sources and is intended for general information only, and is NOT intended to provide medical advice or otherwise diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, including (but not limited to) COVID-19.  Consult a qualified physician before beginning any sort of treatment or prophylactic regimen and/or if you know or suspect that you currently have COVID-19.  Anyone who takes or does anything mentioned (or alluded to) in this or any other TSAP article does so entirely at their own risk and liability.  The TSAP thus makes absolutely no warranties, express or implied, and is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages resulting from any act or omission on the part of the reader(s) or others.  Caveat lector.

See also our previous articles here, here, and here as well.  Also, special thanks to Bill Sardi, Dr. Gareth "Gruff" Davies, Dr. Dmitry Kats, Dr. Mikko Panunio, and Swiss Policy Research, et al. whose research this article draws upon and cites in the links throughout.

The much-awaited (and hyped) COVID-19 vaccine has all but arrived now, but some rather stubborn questions remain before breaking out the proverbial champagne.  Who gets it first, and when?  What exactly are the logistics of distributing a brand new type of vaccine that requires storage at -70 C (-94 F, or dry ice to liquid nitrogen temperature!) in two doses to tens and then hundreds of millions of Americans (let alone billions worldwide)?  Not to mention the very biggest elephant in the room:  what are the long-term effects of an experimental vaccine of a type (mRNA vaccine) never before approved for use in humans?  The answer to that last question, by definition for any hastily-made vaccine with no more than a few short months of clinical trials, is literally unknown, and not exactly reassuring to say the least.  

All for a disease whose best-estimated infection fatality rate (IFR) is in the ballpark of a really bad seasonal flu (i.e. between 0.1-0.3% on average, albeit with wide variance), and for better or worse we will almost certainly already reach "herd immunity" the natural way by the time the vaccine is anywhere close to fully rolled out and distributed to the general population (at least three months from now, at which time the pandemic will be over a year old).

For the record, from the get-go we at the TSAP categorically oppose even any hint of coercion in regards to these vaccines, period.  A truly voluntary vaccine given honestly with truly informed consent is one thing, but coercion--whether it is outright brute force, loss of privileges or benefits, immunity passports, enforced social exclusion, poverty, deception/dishonesty, or anything in between--we strongly oppose it.  Both on safety grounds as well as on basic civil and human rights grounds as well.  And in the USA, there is of course that Constitution thingy as well.  Besides, if it is so great and wonderful, it would by definition really not need to be forced on anyone, right?

The idea that we somehow need this "warp-speed" vaccine to get back to normal and end these authoritarian restrictions for good is of course pure bunk, but mere facts and logic will obviously not convince everyone.  So, what if there were a sort of active placebo "vaccine" that actually was known to be safe and effective against not only this virus, but plenty of other viruses and bacteria as well, thus potentially replacing other vaccines too?  One that would not only put people's minds at ease for the first time since March 2020, but also has actual health benefits?  Well, it apparently exists, and it's called....

VITAMIN D.  Yes, that Vitamin D, aka cholecalciferol, the sunshine vitamin.  It is a very effective antiviral prophylaxis.  And it can apparently be given as a once-yearly injection of 300,000 international units (IU), ideally just before flu season much like a flu shot.  Of course, it can also be taken orally and regularly in medium to high doses (2000-4000 IU/day on average) or higher doses less frequently.  A "loading" phase of 10,000 IU/day (or 50,000 IU/week) orally for just 2-3 weeks before returning to 2000-4000 IU/day would likely be enough to safely restore blood levels of Vitamin D to optimal levels.  And for any serious or critical cases of COVID that still occur, a very high bolus dose of the active form (calcifediol, or 25-OH Vitamin D, which works quicker) equivalent to 100,000 IU can be a literal lifesaver according to a recent randomized clinical trial.

(Hat tip to Dr. Gareth "Gruff" Davies.)

Ever wonder why Canada and all of the Nordic countries (even Sweden) have significantly lower COVID death rates compared with nearly all of their southern counterparts, despite getting less sunlight?  Well, it could be because they all fortify so many of their staple foods with Vitamin D, and Finland apparently does it the most of all.  Death capitals like Belgium, Spain, the UK, and of course the USA would thus be advised to begin doing so as well, yesterday.

Plus there are other key nutrients that would sharply reduce not only bad outcomes such as deaths, but likely also reduce viral transmission as well:
BOOM.  And the evidence just keeps on piling up.  These things all enhance the immune system, tone down the body's harmful overreactions, and/or directly neutralize the virus itself.  And they are safe enough to recommend to the general population, not only those who are designated as "high risk" or "high exposure" (though certainly a fortiori for such folks). And they, among other things, all featured quite prominently in a previous article we wrote about treatment and prophylaxis for COVID-19.  And of course, they also work for many other viruses in general as well.  It is amazing how many people are deficient in many of these nutrients, and also how many of the various symptoms and after-effects thought to be linked to the virus itself may actually be the result of such deficiencies at least in part.

(Don't expect Big Pharma to ever tell you that though.  Too many vested interests.)

That alone should keep the vast, vast majority of COVID patients out of the hospital.  And for any severe cases that still occur, we already know how to easily treat the most likely complications of secondary bacterial infections, cytokine storms, and blood clots, using antibiotics, corticosteroids, and blood thinners.  And we also know now that ventilators kill more people than they save, and that less invasive means of oxygen therapy work quite well in fact, especially if you don't lay the patients on their backs.  In other words, this is actually a very manageable disease, and the specious idea that it is somehow unmanageable is simply a self-fulfilling prophecy driven by panic and misinformation (if not outright disinformation).

For example, check out the recently updated MATH+ protocol (for hospitalized patients) and the new I-MASK+ protocol (for early treatment and prophylaxis) both from the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC).  See also the recently updated protocol by the Swiss Doctor as well.  And the EVMS protocol strongly echoes these ideas as well, as does the newly-updated and famous Zelenko Protocol.

And they all now include the increasingly promising, repurposed drug Ivermectin as well, to one degree or another.  Move over, HCQ, as this one alone is apparently quite the game-changer.  It is treatment for ALL stages of the illness, as well as prophylaxis.  Ask your doctor if Ivermectin is right for you.

One thing on our list above that people may not think of (and is not part of any of the other aforementioned protocols) is Niacin (Vitamin B3).  Dr. Dmitry Kats, apparently discovered months ago niacin (as nicotinic acid), at about 20 cents per 1000 mg dose, actually does work as prophylaxis and even as a practically overnight cure for COVID.  It has to be the immediate-release, "flush" kind in order for it to work, since the classic "niacin flush" reaction is a feature, not a bug.  And niacin has numerous other health benefits as well, while being practically harmless when used as directed.  Certainly better than Gilead's Remdesivir (which is really just a "bunk niacin" and apparently the world's most expensive failure at $5000/dose) and better than even Regeneron's shiny new monoclonal antibody cocktail.  And yes, Dr. Kats ran a very impressive double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial himself with niacin alone.  (Though of course, we would still recommend Vitamin C, Vitamin D, zinc, and quercetin along with it anyway.)  The censors, however, are not at all pleased with his findings.  Gee, I wonder why?

Talk about a game-changer!  It seems that everything else is a mere sideshow in comparison.

As for long-haulers (those suffering from longer-term COVID after-effects), many of the reported symptoms sound a lot like those of deficiencies in several of the aforementioned key nutrients, particularly Vitamin D (in general), Vitamin B1 (dysautonomia and recurring fevers), and zinc (loss of smell and taste).  Correcting these deficiencies would likely work very well to promote healing.  And according to Dr. Dmitry Kats, there is also at least anecdotal evidence as well that niacin (Vitamin B3) can be beneficial as well in healing from remnant COVID damage, which is not really surprising given how well it works to treat acute COVID (as he discovered in his aforementioned RCT study).

Of note, Ivermectin also seems to work for long-haulers as well, to the tune of 94%.

Thus, with the aforementioned knowledge and some good old-fashioned common sense, it is entirely possible to return to the true normal within a few weeks at most, not months or longer like so many people still seem to think per our "leaders".

It's long past time to stop cursing the darkness and start lighting candles instead.  So what are we waiting for?  Not for the vaccine, that's for sure!

(Infographic by Dr. Dmitry Kats, @3PIDEMIOLOGY)

UPDATE:  It appears that the Pfizer vaccine (and also Moderna's as well, given the similarity) "works" two weeks after just one dose based on clinical trials according to the FDA, yet they still recommend the second dose three weeks after the first, because reasons.  Even though the efficacy graph that they show (actual vs. placebo) has no indication that the second dose has any real impact on the odds of catching COVID over such a short time horizon, and the reported short-term, flu-like side effects appear to be a bit worse with the second dose compared with the first, at least anecdotally.  Time will tell whether or not these vaccines will actually stand the test of time.  If you do choose to (or are forced/coerced to) get the vaccine at some point, you should still keep taking the aforementioned supplements as well.

UPDATE ON UPDATE:  Two of the three authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Dr. Sunetra Gupta, recently wrote a great article about quickly ending the lockdowns in January at the latest while prioritizing who gets the vaccine at the same time.  That is, vulnerable people should be the highest priority compared to the young and healthy, while anyone who has already had the virus should not get the vaccine, nor should children since the clinical trials did not even study its effects in children (and the virus is far less dangerous for them).  Thus, even if you do support these vaccines, you should understand the idea that everyone or even most people must get vaccinated before going back to normal is ridiculous, and you need not believe that.

As for logistics, the Moderna vaccine would be easier to distribute since unlike Pfizer's it does not require ultra-cold storage, only normal freezer temperature.

On December 14, 2020, the first authorized doses of the Pfizer vaccine were given in the USA to some front-line hospital workers. Within a matter of weeks, more hospital staff and nursing home staff and residents will receive it as well, then other vulnerable individuals will follow.  Eventually it will be open to the general population at some point (likely months from now), and finally at CVS and Walgreens and some supermarkets just like seasonal flu shots.  And we would not be surprised if after the bulk of the rollout they eventually cut it down to only one dose instead of two.  But again, by that time the less vulnerable would likely have already achieved herd immunity by natural infection.  And hopefully it will remain strictly voluntary, though unfortunately that may not be the case everywhere, and we must not support any kind of force or coercion in that regard.  We do know that at least Florida will NOT make the vaccine mandatory, according to Governor Ron DeSantis, and we highly doubt that Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota would ever do so either.  So the technocrats will clearly face a major fly in their ointment if they try to do so in 2021, God willing.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.  Informed consent is still a civil and human right, and there is no such thing as a "pandemic exception" to the US Constitution, the Helsinki Declaration, or the Nuremburg Code.  Or even the Magna Carta for that matter--in fact, politicians and royalty should be the very first in line for any vaccine that they want the rest of us to get.

Please sign and share this petition against forced or coerced experimental vaccines.

As for prophylactic nasal sprays, some are in development as we speak, though not yet commercially available.  Until then, fortunately there is already one that is likely to block the virus while yielding additional health benefits in the meantime.  It is called Xlear, a natural, drug-free saline nasal spray with xylitol and grapefruit seed extract.

(Probiotics might also be promising too.)

And finally, Dr. Sebastian Rushworth has an excellent article summarizing what is known thus far about the Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines.

MAY 2021 UPDATE:  Looks like the vaccines, especially the mRNA ones, do work well (for the most part) for adults who are fully vaccinated (i.e. two weeks after the final dose), though questions still remain about their medium- and long-term safety, especially for children and teens.  See this article here about a controversial risk-benefit analysis.


  1. the word 'vaccine' itself makes me sick. OD'd on it, hate to think of it. Wish they did not exist. They are using them for biowarfare, you never know what you will get in a dose. I avoid them, would not let any loved ones get them - if they would listen to me.

  2. For the record, I am not against vaccines per se. I would support any truly safe and effective vaccines given voluntarily with informed consent. But these ones certainly give me pause. The zeal with which they are rushing these still-experimental vaccines combines with the implicit carrot of "back to normal" being dangled and the stick of further draconian restrictions and coercion is downright creepy indeed. After all, if vaccine is truly safe and effective, there is no reason for anyone to be forced, coerced, deceived, or threatened to get it.