By Jeff Childers
Good morning, C&C, and Happy Tuesday! Your roundup today includes: a promising supplement to prevent vaccine injury and maybe even covid infection; non-developments in the Fetterman story; EPA pauses and un-pauses its East Palestine cleanup operation trying to find places to send the toxic waste; and Dilbert author Scott Adams gets socially nuked over tepid race comments.
🗞*US NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
💉 Last week, prominent heterodox medical expert Dr. Peter McCullough ran a Substack post with the intriguing headline, “Dissolution of Spike Protein by Nattokinase,” with an even-more intriguing sub-headline, “Holy Grail of COVID-19 Vaccine Detoxification.”
For obvious reasons, it got my full attention. Here’s how he started the post:
Far and away the most common question I get from those who took one of the COVID-19 vaccines is: “how do I get this out of my body?”
Indeed. While the removal of the spike protein isn’t the only problem, especially if the mRNA is persistent, but the spike is probably the mechanism of most vaccine injuries that we are aware of, particularly the most dangerous cardiac- and blood-related types. Vaccinated people who’ve been paying attention are probably thinking about spike protein a lot these days.
I have had the honor of working on and off with Dr. McCullough since the beginning of the pandemic, and have enjoyed several in-depth conversations with him. Dr. McCullough has a great track record; he’s been right about nearly everything since day one. Furthermore, he is extremely conservative (in the scholarly sense), always carefully cites his assertions, and has never succumbed to wild conspiracy theory.
In other words, he is extremely credible. So it’s significant when Dr. McCullough calls something the “holy grail” of vaccine detoxification. Here’s how he described the potential treatment:
Nattokinase is an enzyme is produced by fermenting soybeans with bacteria Bacillus subtilis var. natto and has been available as an oral supplement. It degrades fibrinogen, factor VII, cytokines, and factor VIII and has been studied for its cardiovascular benefits. Out of all the available therapies I have used in my practice and among all the proposed detoxification agents, I believe nattokinase and related peptides hold the greatest promise for patients at this time.
Of course, supporting his conclusion, Dr. McCullough cited a study titled “Degrative Effect of Nattokinase on Spike Protein of SARS-CoV-2,” published in the journal Molecules in August 2022.
Four hours after a single oral dose of Nattokinase (at a certain concentration), the researchers found significantly elevated blood enzymes that degrade ‘fibrins,’ which are the building blocks for clots. The researchers explained “Nattokinase has the highest clot-dissolving potency among naturally known anticoagulants.” Clotting, in the form of micro- or macro-clots, might be the most serious risk to folks who’ve taken the jabs.
The researchers also suggested that, because the spike is how covid infects cells, Nattokinase may also inhibit initial infection.
Dr. McCullough prudently did not proactively recommend that anyone take the over-the-counter supplement, since it does have some rare side-effects and potential interactions, but instead called for further clinical research for treatment of vaccine injury and “post-covid” syndrome (long covid).
Similarly, as an attorney, and since I’m not anybody’s doctor, I’m NOT recommending anyone start Nattokinase. But I will admit that I have started taking 2,000 FU daily, to help prevent catching covid and due to a remote concern over shedding. Anyone who’s had the shots might at least want to take a look at the study (https://www.mdpi.com/1792976) and consider whether a prophylactic course makes sense for them.
I think there is also good evidence for a prophylactic course of ivermectin for vaccine recipients, but that is a subject for another post.
Nattokinase will not completely solve the vaccine injury problem, but it is the best-evidenced potential prophylactic I’ve seen so far (out of a number of promising candidates). I will update you whenever I come across anything else showing evidence of a beneficial effect.
🔥 Corporate media isn’t asking any questions, but apparently we aren’t the only ones who think the John Fetterman situation is weird:
A sitting U.S. Senator was admitted to a hospital nearly 2 weeks ago, we have received no updates about his condition, the press refuses to ask questions, and his wife left the country with their kids. What is going on with John Fetterman?5:56 PM ∙ Feb 27, 202362,726Likes12,814Retweets
It’s okay to be curious, but some of you were a tad bit hard on the Fettermans in the comments yesterday. Apparently there is a harsh and judgmental idea floating around that a wife should not abandon her husband and take a holiday while he goes into extended care for depression after having a stroke, but instead she should stick around and try to help him recover, maybe visiting him occasionally, bringing the kids by, talking to his doctors, trying to cheer him up, that kind of thing.
I can’t believe I have to explain this, but you people forget we are in a more enlightened time now, we’re not back in the 1950’s when women were traded on the stock market in wholesale lots. What about GISELE’s political career? She worked her whole 2023 on developing and investing in it, and really, who are you to say she should just give it up for a few months — for a man! — all because he stupidly took a shot?
I mean, he COULD have said “no.” That’s on him. It’s his own fault. Pfizer and the government are blameless in this. True, the democrats wouldn’t have let him run for Senate as an anti-vaxxer, but still, in THEORY, he could have become a MAGA outcast.
On a more serious note, I have a question. The media is treating Fetterman’s clinical depression as something you treat by going to rehab for a few weeks and then — tada! — you’re all better. Is that really how clinical depression works? Legitimate question: should a stroke-disabled person with clinical levels of depression be serving in the U.S. Senate, handling the Nation’s classified secrets, voting on critical laws, approving Supreme Court judges and federal judicial appointments, and so forth?
Or should he be resting and trying to get better over the next few years?
Don’t get me wrong. Fetterman’s disability might even be a bonus, because he can’t understand when other Senators say cruel things like, “why don’t you put on a f—ing suit, j—ass?” Nor can Putin’s anti-American propaganda enter Fetterman’s brain — he’s now immune. But the disability PLUS the chronic depression — how much can one person take and still do well at a crucial, high-stakes government job?
Most importantly, why am I the only one asking this question?
🔥 U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen promoted her tour of war-torn Ukraine yesterday, releasing a video of her meeting with president Zelenskyy, the little man himself, smack dab in the midst of the war zone, dodging drone strikes as it were, seated at a big fancy-looking table in downtown Kiev, wedged in between Russian air raids.
Chris “Early Treatment” Martenson, PhD @chrismartenson
“Why is America’s Treasury Secretary in Ukraine?” Because that’s where a huge chunk of our treasure went?
American Firebrand @AmFirebrand
Why is America’s Treasury Secretary in Ukraine? https://t.co/vsZP5O7MzD7:17 PM ∙ Feb 27, 20231,213Likes266Retweets
Please. Why would anyone in their right mind send an old lady who runs the U.S. Treasury to the middle of the hottest war zone on the planet? Um. It must be because … nope. I got nothing but more questions. Is she setting up a branch office over there? A chain of ATMs? Why couldn’t it have been done over Zoom? Who in the Biden Administration is going next? Is the war fake?
And … did she leave with more suitcases than when she got there?
🔥 National Review ran an alarming article yesterday headlined, “EPA Orders Pause of Toxic-Waste Removal from Site of Ohio Train Derailment.” The pause started Saturday, it was un-paused yesterday afternoon, and the reason for the pause was pretty ironic.
It turns out the EPA had been surreptitiously shipping toxic dirt and water out of East Palestine to private hazardous waste disposal companies in Michigan and Texas — a half million gallons of contaminated water to Houston and 20 truckloads of toxic dirt to Belleville, Michigan — without letting either state’s government know about the operation. Once they’d figured out what was going on, they put a quick halt to the EPA’s toxic-waste-shifting scheme. Michigan even sent five truck loads back.
“Five truckloads of contaminated soil were returned to East Palestine,” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s office said Saturday. “The licensed hazardous waste treatment and disposal facility in Texas will dispose of liquid waste that has already been trucked out of East Palestine, but no additional liquid waste will be accepted at the Texas facility at this time.”
The EPA’s inability to ship the toxic material anywhere has led to a “pause” in the cleanup effort, frustrating East Palestine residents, who don’t want the toxic chemicals there either, and leading to headlines like this:
The problem is, NOBODY wanted the stuff. So EPA had to make what must have been a LOT of phone calls. Late yesterday, the Blaze reported the EPA has resumed cleanup operations. “Some of the liquid wastes will be sent to a facility in Vickery, Ohio, where it will be disposed of in an underground injection well,” EPA regional administrator Debra Shore said at a news conference. “Norfolk Southern will also begin shipping solid waste to the Heritage Incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio,” she explained.
East Liverpool is right on the Ohio River. Just saying.
What’s most encouraging about this story is that independent media — mostly on Twitter — is the only reason the government is getting this much scrutiny over the toxic derailment.
🔥 The New York Times ran a story Sunday headlined, “Newspapers Drop ‘Dilbert’ After Creator’s Rant About Black ‘Hate Group’.” Comic author Scott Adam’s well-known cartoon ‘Dilbert’ has been dropped like a toxic water bottle from just about every newspaper in the country.
The Wall Street Journal ran an exclusive story yesterday headlined, “Publisher Drops Plan to Release Book From ‘Dilbert’ Creator Scott Adams.” According to Scott, his future book and his entire back catalog of non-Dilbert books has been canceled. Random House said it would not publish Scott Adams’s coming book “Reframe Your Brain,” even though it was previously expected to be published this coming September.
Andrews McMeel Universal, which syndicated the “Dilbert” comic strip and published Mr. Adams’s other books, also cut ties with the author.
Folks can talk about the horrible covid vaccines now but they can’t say the one thing that Adams said. It’s hard to describe the controversy, since it isn’t fair to Adams to summarize his twenty-minute point into two sentences, which — of course — is exactly what everyone is doing. It’s hot takes from here to the moon.
But even if they wanted to, nobody has room or time to reprint his whole discussion, so everyone is trying to boil it down, and in doing to, are spinning it according to their bias. I’m also going to summarize Adams, but I will try to be as fair to him as possible, which is what a court should do, if he’d done anything remotely illegal.
No, Adams has been labeled a non-person for criticizing black people who hate white people.
For whatever reason, Rasmussen ran a divisive and idiotic poll asking black folks to agree or disagree with this statement: “It’s okay to be white.” Scott Adams has a daily podcast similar to Coffee & Covid where he talks about various news items, and he decided to talk about the poll results.
Scott Adams found it unacceptable that 47% of black folks disagreed that it is okay to be white, and 23% even STRONGLY disagreed. Adams’ take on the poll was perfectly correct. The people who answered that way SHOULD be ashamed of themselves. Their answer was ignorant and obviously racist, and their opinion is a micro-aggression or whatever that makes white people feel very uncomfortable. There’s no legitimate justification for saying that, besides ignorant racism.
To be clear, I’m not calling for anyone to be canceled. The 47% of surveyed black folks are entitled to have their bad opinions, but other people are entitled to point out how hateful, divisive, and stupid those opinions are.
The problem was, Adams gave his enemies a sound bite. While he was riffing on the 47% of people who responded hatefully in Rasmussen’s poll, Adams referred to them in general terms and forget to qualify himself every time. What’s being most reported is that Adams said, “That’s a hate group, and I don’t want to have anything to do with them,” he said, adding that it “makes no sense to help black Americans if you’re white.”
Adams went on to talk about how white people should move away from black people, and live in white neighborhoods, but it was perfectly clear he wasn’t talking about ALL black people, because he cited Don Lemon as an example. Apparently Don Lemon, the odious liberal black CNN anchor, once said he’d moved out of an all-black neighborhood because it wasn’t safe.
Don Lemon wasn’t canceled for saying that. And that line wasn’t featured in any of the hit pieces against Scott Adams, probably because Scott wisely used Lemon’s quote as a shield. Scott’s mortal sins seem to be calling black people who don’t like white folks “a hate group,” and saying “you should get the hell away from them.”
As soon as things began to unravel for the cartoonist, Adams did an interview with Hotep Jesus, a heterodox black podcaster-slash-influencer, explaining his comments in even further detail. Anyone who listens to both sources — Adam’s podcast plus the Hotep Jesus interview — cannot possibly conclude that Scott Adams is any kind of rabid racist.
But who cares! Cancel culture is back, baby! Maybe they can’t cancel you about covid anymore but they sure can over race, so watch out.
I’m no Scott Adams fan. To the extent I followed him at all, he lost me during the pandemic when he advocated for vaccine mandates. (Adams has since walked that back.) But this hysterical over-reaction is extremely ugly, and even if Adams said whatever he did in a dumb way, free speech means he should be able to say it.
Folks should be engaging with Adams’s point, not the style in which he made it. Adams made an important point, and I for one am glad he called out the hateful people who answered that way on the Rasmussen poll. They should be in the spotlight as much, or more, than Adams is.
🔥 Speaking of hysterical over-reactions, the New York Times featured a hysterical front-page headline about Governor DeSantis’ efforts to reform higher education in Florida, like by modifying tenure rules:
You don’t get any more hysterical than “apocalyptic.” It’s literally the End of the World. I won’t bother summarizing the silly article, it’s all “DeSantis is Hitler,” et cetera, you know the drill. But, to sweeten up your day, imagine for a moment the headline were true, and Governor DeSantis really COULD apocalyptically end the dystopian, marxist world of woke higher education.
Isn’t that a nice fantasy? Dwell on that a little.
And then have a terrific Tuesday! I’ll see you back here tomorrow for even more great C&C.
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