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    IveyTech

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    April 22, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Fauci recommendation for Vitamin D (right, he’s not selling anything here) is GOOD says the press…

    https://nationalfile.com/fauci-im-taking-vitamin-d-supplements-to-help-prevent-covid-a-gram-of-vitamin-c-would-be-fine/

    The press can discuss it…

    https://www.dailykos.com/story/2020/4/9/1935734/-Deficient-Vitamin-D-status-might-be-a-severe-risk-factor-for-COVID-19

    You can search for Vitamin D and it is not a crime…

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Bannon+promotes+vitamin+D+prophylaxis&t=fpas&ia=web

    But Steve Bannon is being harassed by Department of Justice for trying to share and distribute Vitamin D

    DOJ files civil case against Vitamin D and Zinc product …

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/doj-files-civil-case-against-vitamin-d-and-zinc-product-promoted-by-steve-bannon/

    Fauci recommends Vitamin D supplements for Covid 100+ Scientists Call For Increased Vitamin D to Fight Covid The Department of Justice has filed a civil complaint against the makers of an alleged treatment for Covid-19 promoted by Steve Bannon on his website.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Bannon+promotes+vitamin+D+DOJ&t=fpas&ia=web

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    IveyTech

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    April 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    The U.S. National Library of Medicine under the National Institutes of Health posted online a Frontiers in Nutrition study published last December that focused on the use of vitamin D and zinc “with a focus on physical tissue barrier integrity.”

    It concluded: “Several minerals and vitamins have antioxidant, immunomodulatory and antimicrobial roles which could be helpful for the immune response against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In the absence of a widely available treatment or a vaccine for COVID-19, supplementation of micronutrients emerges as an important measure to improve the immune system and to prevent the development of severe symptoms. Some of these micronutrients are the vitamins A, B, C, D and E, and minerals such as selenium, magnesium, and zinc.”

    The report continued: “In this review, the role of zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D for immunity was explored since these micronutrients show the strongest evidence for immune support. In this scenario, the mentioned studies demonstrate that zinc and vitamins C and D are integral parts of the immune system and show synergistic functions at various stages of the host defenses, such as the maintenance of the integrity of biological barriers and the functionality of cells that make up the innate and adaptive systems. Therefore, the deficiency or insufficiency of these key nutrients, acting in synergy in tight and adherens junction proteins, can lead to impairment of mucosal epithelial cells, possibly making them more susceptible to pathogen entry, such as SARS-CoV-2.”

    Finally, it said: “Overall, the medical literature demonstrates that the supplementation with zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D can mitigate viral respiratory infections. Thus, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the supplementation with such nutrients may be characterized as a widely available, safe and low cost measure that can be useful to cope with the increased demand for these nutrients in case of contact with the virus and onset of the immune responses, as well as to lower the risk of severe progression and prognosis of this viral infection.”

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7750357/

    So it seems that the DOJ is unconstitutionally trying a “crime” with a really weak argument against the right to sell Vitamin D and zinc because someone said that it can help to be a defense against COVID-19, and is not acting in our interest to protect the freedom of the people to purchase (or not purchase) this product.

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    IveyTech

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    April 28, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Harvard publishes medical news.

    <header role=”banner”>https://www.health.harvard.edu/
    Harvard speaks about Vitamin D as helpful.
    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/treatments-for-covid-19

    Does vitamin D protect against COVID-19?

    There is some evidence to suggest that vitamin D might help protect against becoming infected with, and developing serious symptoms of, COVID-19. We know, for example, that people with low vitamin D levels may be more susceptible to upper respiratory tract infections. One meta-analysis found that people who took vitamin D supplements, particularly those who had low vitamin D levels, were less likely to develop acute respiratory tract infections than those who didn’t.

    Vitamin D may protect against COVID-19 in two ways. First, it may help boost our bodies’ natural defense against viruses and bacteria. Second, it may help prevent an exaggerated inflammatory response, which has been shown to contribute to severe illness in some people with COVID-19.

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    So why is a being targeted by the Department of Justice? Are the COVID-19 laws about claims of prevention of disease overreaching and unconstitutional?

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    https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus-covid-19/despite-federal-complaint-fake-covid-19-cure-thrives-facebook-and-instagram

    FTC Proceeding

    On April 15, the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission announced that Nepute’s business, which goes by the name “Wellness Warrior,” allegedly “advertised that their vitamin D and zinc nutritional supplements could prevent or treat COVID-19” and advertised “without scientific support that their supplements were equally or more effective therapies for COVID-19 than the currently available vaccines.”

    As per a Federal Trade Commission statement, the Department of Justice says Nepute’s ads and videos on Facebook violate the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act, which states that it is unlawful “for any person, partnership, or corporation to engage in a deceptive act or practice in or affecting commerce associated with the treatment, cure, prevention, mitigation, or diagnosis of COVID-19.”

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, using zinc supplements is not recommended “for the prevention of COVID-19.” Similarly, the CDC says there is “insufficient data” to “recommend either for or against the use of vitamin D for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.”

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    IveyTech

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    April 29, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Here is the case:

    Case Summary

    In April 2021, the FTC charged St. Louis-based chiropractor Eric Anthony Nepute and his company Quickwork LLC with violating the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act, by deceptively marketing products containing vitamin D and zinc as scientifically proven to treat or prevent COVID-19. This is the first such case in which the agency has sought civil penalties.

    https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/202-3188/quickwork-llc-eric-nepute

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    IveyTech

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    April 29, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    “…It started with hydroxychloroquine, then continued with ivermectin. Now the government is going after doctors for promoting vitamin D and zinc, two of the most wondrous natural supplements that have proven critical to bolstering one’s immune system from serious COVID-19 symptoms.

    At a time when the doctors in government and Big Pharma are misleading the public — often with deadly results — about the efficacy of lockdowns, masks, experimental mRNA, and expensive, ineffective treatments like Remdesivir, a Missouri doctor has been charged for marketing a cocktail of vitamin D and zinc as treatment against the virus.

    According to KHOU-TV1, Eric Nepute and his company, Quickwork LLC, are facing 10 counts in federal court of violating the “COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act.” The Federal Trade Commission contends that this act grants it authority to make a determination that the Missouri chiropractor, who owns several Nepute Wellness Center locations in St. Louis County, “baselessly” claimed his product works against COVID at least as well as the vaccines.

    Nepute’s crime? He dared use his First Amendment rights to say zinc and vitamin D were better than the experimental mRNA gene therapy. The FTC is charging him with fraud after he claimed “COVID-19 patients who get enough vitamin D are 52% less likely to die” and that his product, Wellness Warriors, is more effective than the vaccines.

    “The defendants’ claims that their products can stand in for approved COVID-19 vaccines are particularly troubling: we need to be doing everything we can to stop bogus health claims that endanger consumers,” acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter said.

    Now that we no longer have freedom of speech in this country, when will Fauci get charged for marketing the vaccines as more effective than previous infection and masks as the single most effective tool against transmission, when a new CDC letter that has been exposed online via a FOIA request shows the agency admitting no evidence of any efficacy exists?

    In reality, Nepute is correct. Vitamin D is the master key to the immune system and almost seems to be created just for this virus. Most people who get critically ill from this virus suffer from cytokine storm, in which their own immune systems attack the body because there is not enough vitamin D to regulate the immune response…”

    https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-to-serve-the-cult-of-covid-fascism-feds-criminally-charge-chiropractor-who-marketed-lifesaving-vitamin-d-and-zinc#toggle-gdpr

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    THIS STUDY WAS WITHDRAWN.

    Impact of Zinc and Vitamin D3 Supplementation on the Survival of Aged Patients Infected With COVID-19 (ZnD3-CoVici)

    https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04351490

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    IveyTech

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    April 29, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Back in July 2020 this kind of compassionate care was not something that would trigger a Federal Trade Commission criminal investigation.

    https://uspharmacist.com/article/common-supplements-might-reduce-covid-severity

    The Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and other healthcare organizations have incorporated a mix of readily available agents into their management protocol for COVID-19, while acknowledging that “there is very limited data (and none specific for COVID-19)” for the combinations.

    For prophylaxis, the medical school recommends vitamin C (500 mg) and quercetin (250 mg-500 mg twice a day) with zinc (75 mg-100 mg per day), melatonin (0.3 mg-2 mg) each night, and vitamin D3 (1,000-4,000 IU per day). Famotidine (20 mg-40 mg per day) may be added to the mix. For patients with mild symptoms, EVMS recommends the same combination, with optional additions of ivermectin (150 ug-200 ug per kg as a single dose), and one low-dose or regular aspirin per day.

    What’s the thinking behind recommending these supplements and medications?

    Vitamin C is critical to the proper functioning of immune cells. It’s also a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, which are associated with a number of diseases. Vitamin C has been used for years to reduce the symptoms of colds, about one-quarter of which are caused by other coronaviruses, and a meta-analysis of studies that enrolled more than 11,000 patients showed that it also reduced the risk of contracting colds. Perhaps the most direct evidence for vitamin C’s use in COVID-19 is a study published this February demonstrating that it reduced symptoms in patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by other viruses.

    Quercetin has shown preclinical benefit as an antiviral medication, and a Chinese study found that it bound with the spike protein in the novel coronavirus, reducing its ability to infect cells. Like vitamin C, it has antioxidant effects. On the downside, it has not shown significant stability or potency in in vitro experiments.

    Zinc is essential for immune-cell development, and some studies have found that it reduces the risk of contracting respiratory infections. It may also reduce the number of days that someone has a cold or other respiratory tract infection. About 30% of American adults are deficient in the mineral, so taking a moderate dose of the supplement may be helpful anyway.

    Melatonin is best known and most commonly used to boost sleep and reduce anxiety, both of which improve the immune system. It also blocks inflammasome activity, reducing inflammation in the lungs, and it reduces the risk of fibrosis, one of the most challenging complications for patients who have had COVID-19.

    Evidence for vitamin D3 is mixed. On the one hand, several studies early in the pandemic found that countries with populations that had low levels of vitamin D on average were more likely to have serious outbreaks and higher mortality rates. Other observational studies found that individuals with vitamin D deficiency were more likely to be hospitalized in the U.S., but confounding factors could explain some of the difference as well.

    In the U.S. studies, low levels of vitamin D were associated with patients who lived in nursing homes and with African American patients. Both groups also had other notable risk factors for COVID-19. “Vitamin D deficiency has also been implicated in asthma and other respiratory disorders,” according to Thomas Carpenter, MD, an endocrinologist at Yale Medicine, so it might be helpful. Excess vitamin D, however, might overstimulate the immune system, which could be damaging in COVID-19. In addition, too much vitamin D can be toxic to the heart and kidneys.

    Famotidine is available OTC as Pepcid and as you’ve likely experienced, it has been in short supply in many parts of the country since an April news report stated that it reduced the risk of death or ventilator use in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. A subsequent case series published in June found that 10 people who managed the disease at home improved within a couple of days of taking famotidine. Results of a large clinical trial in hospitalized patients have not yet been published, and exactly why the drug would work remains unclear.

    Aspirin reduces the symptoms of fever and aches associated with COVID-19. It may also reduce the risk of blot clots, which have emerged as a serious problem in COVID-19. Up to 70% of patients hospitalized with the novel coronavirus experience hypercoagulability, and about 25% of patients admitted to the ICU with the disease develop pulmonary embolisms. A growing number of reports indicate that stroke is a common—and sometimes presenting—symptom of COVID-19.

    Consequently, many hospitals put all patients admitted with the disease on a blood thinner. That doesn’t mean that everyone who develops symptoms should take aspirin, however. Children and adolescents should avoid aspirin because of the risk of Reye’s syndrome, and patients with bleeding issues should not take it either.

    The antiparasitic ivermectin requires a prescription.

    Any patients who believe they have COVID-19 should be tested and consult with their primary care provider on the next steps for their care, if they test positive.

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    IveyTech

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    April 29, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    How can the Clinical Trials outcome from the study below be considered as evidence that Bannon was not a criminal for marketing a similar protocol?

    A Study of Hydroxychloroquine, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc for the Prevention of COVID-19 Infection (HELPCOVID-19)

    https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04335084

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    IveyTech

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    May 8, 2021 at 10:09 am

    <div>The promotion of Vitamin D for SARS-CoV-2 defense is intended to relieve the patient of COVID-19 complications but it is largely produced by the human body factory, therefore how can the FTC claim to regulate it…it is not a crime to claim that Vitamin D can be a factor to “prevent, treat or cure” equal to or better than the currently approved EUA treatments…which in turn rely on the human immune system response to work at all.</div><div>It is a more of an offense to make someone convinced to avoid Vitamin D, become deficient, then have a problem with COVID-19.
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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8052476/#!po=34.4512

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    Excerpt

    “…The vaccine provides a specific immunity against disease, but no single
    vaccine can provide 100% protection to any diseases. Moreover, it is
    normal for many viruses to evolve through mutations and as a
    consequence, new variants of the virus emerge. It has been reported that
    the emergence of a different strain of SARS-CoV-2 may reduce the
    effectiveness of the vaccine <sup>[215]</sup>.
    In a true sense, vaccines alone, unless they achieve high population
    coverage, offer long-lasting protection, and are effective in preventing
    both SARS-CoV-2 transmission and COVID-19, but will not end the
    pandemic. Boosting immunity is a very important tactic to combat the
    ongoing and upcoming pandemic. The disease production by SARS-CoV-2 in
    an individual largely depends on host immunity, especially innate
    immunity, therefore, along with vaccination, there should be a priority
    to focus on enhancing host immunity. Vitamin D supplementation is one of
    the ways to boost host immunity. This review provides a rationale for
    the use of vitamin D against SARS-CoV-2 infection to improve the immune
    response based on recent observational studies and RCTs. Large-scale
    clinical trials are urgently needed to determine the definitive effects
    of vitamin D in reducing SARS-CoV-2 infection. Further studies are also
    necessary to improve our understanding of the immuno-pathogenesis of
    COVID-19 to control this public health emergency…”

    A Chiropractor that promote Vitamin D and Zinc is not a criminal. Pharmaceutical companies that err with caution say: “This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure disease”…

    Then why the hell are they selling the product. That’s the bigger lie.

    Corporations such as Facebook profit on that.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/03/facebook-pharma-ads/

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=the+pharmaceutical+ads+and+federal+trade+commission&t=fpas&ia=web

    In First Action Under COVID-19 Consumer … – ftc.gov

    https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/04/first-action-under-covid-19-consumer-protection-act-ftc-seeks

    The Federal Trade Commission charged St. Louis-based chiropractor Eric Anthony Nepute and his company Quickwork LLC with violating the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act, by deceptively marketing products containing vitamin D and zinc as scientifically proven to treat or prevent COVID-19.

    The Federal Trade Commission…

    https://www.fda.gov/drugs/prescription-drug-advertising/basics-drug-ads

    …could investigate the many nationwide claims of:

    Coldest Beer in Town

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