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Study: Common asthma drug slashes Covid hospitalisation by 90%

Posted by freedomforall 4 months, 1 week ago to Business
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"Budesonide, which is sold as Pulmicort, also shortens recovery times from the infection, according to new research.

Asthma drug budesonide, sold as Pulmicort, reduces the likelihood of needing hospital care for Covid, a study has found
The steroid is typically given to people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is sold under the name Pulmicort.

Pulmicort is inhaled through a puffer, but budesonide also comes in tablets, granules or rectal foam for a range of conditions, according to the NHS.

Oxford researchers were keen to study the medicine when they noticed few people with chronic respiratory disease going to hospital for Covid in the first wave.

They were often prescribed the steroid drug - originally made by the firm AstraZeneca, which also makes Oxford's Covid vaccine.

In the STOIC study, half of the 146 participants were given budesonide within seven days of having coronavirus symptoms.

The 28-day study found those who inhaled the drug had a 90 per cent reduced risk of urgent care or hospitalisation compared to those on "usual care"."

The study:
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11...
SOURCE URL: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14006102/common-asthma-drug-slashes-covid-hospitalisation-90/


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  • Posted by drjpowell 4 months, 1 week ago
    I currently use HCQ 400 mg x 5 days, Zpack and zinc 50 mg twice daily x 5 days. In addition to vitamin D3 5-10,000 IU daily and vitamin C. I have Ivermectin for prophylaxis after reading a great study from Peru - two tabs of Ivermectin separated by 72 hours gave at least one month (30 days) of protection. I have a small practice in Missouri, but have not had ANY of the treated patients require hospitalization, and - of course - zero deaths. I can see where if one has predominant respiratory symptoms (not all do) that inhaled steroid could be helpful. I may have to add this to my "bag of tricks." Thanks for passing on the information!
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    • Posted by RevJay4 4 months, 1 week ago
      Wanna keep your practice small? If you're in SW MO, I may have some business for ya.
      Don't know how we'd hook up though. Oh well.
      Thanks for the tips in your post.
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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 4 months, 1 week ago
    AstraZeneca actually understands the mechanism behind why doctors prefer Tylenol. That is related to why people who take Tylenol do not get worsening COVID symptoms, but people who take aspirin do. I made this intellectual connection several years ago, and used COVID to test my hypothesis. The reason I know that AstraZeneca "gets it" is because when I tried to put together a patent related to my ideas, I found that AstraZeneca had made the same intellectual connection and now are marketing it through the drug Fasenra for dealing with allergies and asthma. Aspirin suppresses eosinophils long term; eosinophils act as the reset button after an illness. People with extreme allergies and asthma are deficient in eosinophils.
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    • Posted by $ Commander 4 months, 1 week ago
      A couple of weeks ago I had a couple join in my community gardening endeavor. D is a clinical pharmacist and R is a homeopathic pharmacist (about 35 years experience each)....now mutually Farm-Assists!
      One of the points of focus last week was that of Ionosphores. We are growing natural products to facilitate "metals" absorbtion as well as looking at the soil for natural microbes which serve the same functions. I'm going to bring allergies and asthma to the "table" as well. We are already looking at "gut" health through fermented foods in dealing with these afflictions. Just as a reference, I watched a video of Sherri Tenpenny's explanation of eosiniphils and cytokine reactions....WOW!
      https://www.bitchute.com/video/thgHE7...
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      • Posted by minesayn 4 months, 1 week ago
        Well, as a pharmacist, I can definitely say that some of the first antibiotics (Streptomycin, Lincocin) were discovered in dirt.
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        • Posted by $ Commander 4 months, 1 week ago
          I'm novice in this and learning quickly. I want simple explanations for the upcoming generations. I found it really interesting than a Zn facilitating ionosphore is found throughout most apples...."An apple a day...." Knowledge comes in many forms.
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      • Posted by $ jbrenner 4 months, 1 week ago
        Thanks for the web site reference. What COVID patients are experiencing is cytokine storm. If you understand PID control theory, the eosinophils are the body's integral (I) function, essentially the reset toward a proper baseline, and people with allergies and asthma have too high a proportional to integral (P to I) control ratio.

        I know we have talked about manufacturing for my small business. Tomorrow we debut our first disinfection prototype at a festival here in Florida for over 2000 people. What I explained in the previous paragraph is a major part of the premise behind our company (http://www.chem-freesolutions.com and then click on Our Product across the top banner). We haven't forgotten you and are about to reach out to companies like yours with an update for you, johnrobert2, and the rest of the Gulch.

        "Gut health" medications work on the premise that I discussed earlier in this response and earlier in this thread. That problem has been "solved" even if the underlying science is only partly understood by others (and almost completely understood by me). Their work helped me formulate my understanding.
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  • Posted by edweaver 4 months, 1 week ago
    Ivermectin is equally as good from everything I have heard. I dispute the death numbers for covid but if they did die from it. It is a travesty that ivermectin was not allowed to be used because it appears it would have saved a large percentage of them.
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    • Posted by 4 months, 1 week ago
      I agree that ivermectin would have helped reduce severity of the virus in some patients, as would have HCQ.
      imo, the death numbers are so inflated with other causes redefined as COVID that very few deaths would have been prevented by any therapy. Those deaths could have been delayed by therapies, but would have occurred anyway because they were really from other causes, A greater reduction in deaths would have occurred if people had not been discouraged from getting treatment for other conditions due to fear of COVID.
      Just my opinion.
      According to death rate comparisons to other years and projections for 2020, the number who died in 2020 is only about 16,000 deaths more than the expected total if there had been no COVID at all.
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      • Posted by edweaver 4 months, 1 week ago
        I don't disagree at all.

        I did listen to an interview with a doctor from somewhere in South America where they treat allot of people for parasites with ivermectin.. He stated it was curing people at all stages of the virus even with comorbidities. That didn't mean something else wasn't going to kill them but they were saved from covid.
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    • Posted by minesayn 3 months, 1 week ago
      According to my February 2021 Pharmacist's Letter (it does not take money from advertisers and articles are well researched), ivermectin is not effective for Covid-19.The magazine is always cutting edge and it is so filled with information that I bought a lifetime subscription when I could hardly afford it, but it has been worth every penny over the years.
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      • Posted by 3 months, 1 week ago
        What is their evidence that it is not effective? Is it current, or is it based on the 8/20 NIH data?
        This article indicates that more recent studies show it to be effective:
        https://www.theburningplatform.com/20...
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        • Posted by minesayn 3 months, 1 week ago
          From PL 2/2021: "There's still NO outpatient ORAL med proven to treat Covid-19 yet. ...ivermectin may prevent SARS-CoV-2 from multiplying in a lab...and seems to have no risks. Evidence is humans is limited. Think of Hydroxychloroquine as a cautionary tale that priliminary data don't always pan out. Warn patients not to use ivermectin or other meds intended for animals that can be found online, at pet stores, etc." From the site: Ivermectin has several mechanisms that make it an attractive option for study for prevention and treatment of COVID-19. However, it has not previously demonstrated clinically significant antiviral efficacy for any virus in humans.32 A dose of 200 mcg/kg (the usual oral dose) may not produce levels high enough in the lungs to inhibit coronavirus.108

          A small (n=72) study comparing ivermectin, ivermectin plus doxycycline, and placebo found no symptom benefit for patients with mild disease despite faster viral clearance and reduction of inflammatory markers.107 A retrospective cohort study (n=280) suggests lower mortality, especially in patients with severe COVID-19 lung disease, but neither length of stay nor extubation rate were affected.12 In general, these and other studies of ivermectin for COVID-19 had limitations such as small sample size, varying doses, open-label or retrospective design, confounding medications, and unclear COVID-19 severity and outcome measures.12,50

          NIH guidance recommends neither for nor against ivermectin due to insufficient evidence.
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          • Posted by 3 months, 1 week ago
            NIH data is too old and ignores recent studies cited in the link I provided. Clinical evidence is very positive. There is no money in doing a big study, so it won't be done by any pharma company. Instead people get an unproven vaccine because it is profitable.
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            • Posted by minesayn 3 months, 1 week ago
              I just looked up the NIH info and it is current as of 2/21. Burningplatform info is even earlier 12/20-1/21, but you will believe whatever you want.
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              • Posted by 3 months, 1 week ago
                What do the NIH espouse is true as of 2/21? Is it any different than it was a year ago?
                I don't just "believe" anything the US government "health" (propaganda) agencies tell us until it is analyzed and corroborated by unbiased scientific sources with no agenda or conflicting financial interest. They have been lying and ignoring whatever doesn't follow their agenda for years. The most recent episode has made this obvious to even the most skeptical.
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                • Posted by Lucky 3 months, 1 week ago
                  Simple and unfortunate explanation- all current vaxes have experimental designation. This means allowed to be used only if no alternative. It is essential (for BigPharma) that no alternative is found. If there is a claim, then it must be shown to be ineffective, if it works then it must be found to be unsafe, and on it goes.

                  Here is a story .
                  "There is no evidence that ivermectin works on C19.. There is a concerning lack of safety data in the majority of studies.."
                  Source, Merck, manufacturer of ivermectin.
                  Merck donates ivermectin to more than 300 million people annually for river blindness at higher doses than used for C19.
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                  • Posted by 3 months, 1 week ago
                    Thanks, Lucky. 👍
                    On a poster in a friend's office in the 70's:
                    "If you are faced with a situation you can't understand, look for the financial interest."
                    It was probably the best advice I ever received. I wish I had always followed it.
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 4 months, 1 week ago
    JOKE:

    So I go in to get my Pulmicort, and they say it's $600 ... I said "I wasn't asking for sexual favors"

    He replied: If you did, I'd have offered the rectal Foam and one of our "Models" as a delivery system, for $1,000

    I thought about it, and said, sure...

    I get a private room. a 300lb Male "model" walks in, bends over and asks me to inhale sharply!

    ==

    RECTAL FOAM? Honestly! Next time I go to the pharmacist... NO MATTER what it is...
    I am going to have to ask "Do you have that in a RECTAL FOAM?"

    My only fear is the response: "Sure, what flavor? I've got Cayenne, Peppermint, and Jalapeno"
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  • Posted by NealS 4 months, 1 week ago
    Maybe there are some advantages to having COPD. Currently age 78, I've been on several variations of this type of drug over the last 6 years or so, inhalers and nasal sprays. And my wife and I believe we both may have had the virus last February, back before it became popular. We were just sick enough to stay home as not to spread whatever we had to our coffee groups (probably where I got it). Then again, maybe not, never been tested.
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