The other pandemic

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This HND piece argues that there is another pandemic besides COVID, and this one is affecting a whole lot more people. In fact, it could be affecting 20-30 percent of Americans. This forgotten pandemic consists of a variety of unrecognized, untreated viral and immune connected issues, and is called Neuro-Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, or NIDS.

Typically, NIDS can manifest as what we call Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/CFIDS). Many classic autoimmune diseases may have a treatable NIDS component. We take a hard look at today's autism, and find that it has very little in common with the condition described back in the 1940s by Dr. Leo Kanner. Kanner referred to it as a developmental disorder, that affected at most 1:5000 children. But since it is now said to affect 1:54 kids, there has to be something else going on.

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COVID-19 censorship

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This HND piece takes a hard look at how the information mandarin class is actively censoring anything on COVID-19 they don't agree with. And, they don't care about the credentials of those they censor. But then, they also don't care that so-called "Nation's top infectious disease expert" Anthony Fauci has no specialized educational background whatsoever in infectious diseases. While on-the-job training can be important, in the field of medicine, you would generally need to have done a fellowship in infectious disease to ethically proclaim yourself as an expert.

That's why it is so egregious that real doctors who treat real COVID-19 patients, and posted a video of their press conference that got 17 million views on Facebook in eight hours, found it removed—as was the same video on YouTube.

Americans hate censorship, and sooner or later will realize that Big Tech is not on their side. It's one thing to steal your personal information and profit from it. But, it's entirely a different matter to limit your access to outside information, for whatever nefarious purpose they think they are serving.

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Kids should be going back to school this fall in-person

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This HND piece presents the argument—strictly based on the best available science—that kids should be returning to school this fall as they normally do. Indeed, we use the copiously documented presentation by the Orange County California Board of Education, and give you links to the main scientific works cited.

At the end of the day, any arguments against re-opening, however well-intentioned, are simply based on raw emotion, and in some cases a weird sort of nihilism disguised as misplaced parental concern. But in an era of obscene politics ruling the day, all that's left is to try to be rational

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More COVID-19 misinformation

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This HND piece presents just a few examples of an organized effort to mislead the public regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We start with an asinine story that appeared in the New York Times, no less, that had to be extensively modified once someone with brain one actually read it and pointed out the obvious nonsense to the now hapless newspaper.

From there, we get into how COVID-19 positive test statistics are being distorted, and the official excuse is something less than convincing. Then, we segue into failings at the CDC.

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A look at excited delirium

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This HND piece introduces the syndrome of excited delirium, which is well-known to medical examiners, EMS personnel, and emergency physicians—even if it seems to be denied by others. The irony here is that the syndrome was identified (under the name Bell's Mania) in 1849, and thus is hardly something new.

Unfortunately, politics and the pressure of "polite society" have kept excited delirium from entering the entire medical lexicon. The joke is that both the DSM-5 and ICD-10 describe identical syndromes, even if they don't use that name.

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COVID-19 panic porn

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This HND piece takes a look at the frankly outrageous and biased coverage of the latest outbreak of COVID. During the past few weeks, many young people gathered in close proximity at protest demonstrations and bars. And, during the same period, testing for the virus increased greatly. So, surprise, surprise, there are plenty of positives being detected.

At the same time, deaths are dropping like mad, and while hospitalizations are up in many areas, this includes people who have been delaying procedures, and many others who are positive for COVID, even if that is not their major complaint. Still, extra dollars are in play for calling everything "COVID." And, yes, there are also some severe legit cases of COVID in the ICU.

However for the most part, the people testing positive now are either asymptomatic, or have very mild cases of the disease. Be assured that the ensuing media circus reflects the most obscene injection of politics into public health in history.

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What about that second wave of COVID-19?

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This HND piece digs into the latest COVID scare—that it could come roaring back, worse than ever. We give you some background on principles of immunology, including the notion of herd immunity. More testing is showing more positives, and that should come as no surprise.

It should make you feel better that a number of authorities are not buying into this hype, and that comparisons to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19 are ill-advised, given the great improvements in healthcare in the ensuing years, as well as the massive advances in mass communications.

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When failures in public health, science, and politics all converge

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This HND piece uses the current COVID-19 situation to examine what happens when politics enters the already failed worlds of public health and science. It starts with a look at how and why science got ruined. Naturally, that didn't help public health.

We then segue into the bizarre paradigm whereby protests against the lockdown are evil, but much larger protests following the death of George Floyd are not only benign to health, they are even necessary. So, protecting people from catching COVID-19 is the most important public health issues, until it isn't.

Of course, in such a discussion, it is impossible to not comment on the scandalously overblown and overrated Dr. Tony Fauci—and we do.

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Pulling out all the stops for a COVID-19 vaccine

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This HND piece puts the spotlight on an interesting approach to developing a COVID-19 vaccine: DNA medicine. The idea here is that DNA plasmids are introduced via a special device into the cell. There they trigger T cells to do their thing against the invading COVID virus. The company behind this unique approach is Inovio Pharmaceuticals.

Inovio has had some real success with MERS, caused by a related coronavirus, and initial studies look good for COVID. At present, Inovio is having some issues with one of its sub-contractors, and that is the subject of litigation, which hopefully should be resolved soon.

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A look at peptides

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This HND piece examines the emerging world of peptide supplementation. We start with a bit of biochemistry—pointing out that bioactive peptides include many hormones, antibiotics, and other compounds that participate in the metabolic functions of living organisms. A prime example is insulin, well-known to diabetics as one of the few substances that can rapidly lower blood glucose levels.

In a few cases, topical use of peptides (including collagen) and oral supplementation (creatine) are well-established. However, there are dozens of other peptides out there that are the subject of research, as well as semi-legal use by the public. The good news is that bioactive peptides are very powerful; the bad news is that bioactive peptides are very powerful.

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