Last Updated: April 24, 2020

Strategy to Re-Open The Economy - Linking COVID 19 with Influenza Statistics as a Benchmark

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Influenza: Benchmark COVID-19 to Influenza - A metric that brings rational back to reality.

On April 16, 2020, the Trump Administration prepares to open the US economy using normal influenza annual death rates as a benchmark. 

A typical flu virus kills tens of thousands of people every year, yet economies are not stopped. In the year 2016, when medical error was reported by Johns Hopkins to be the 3rd leading cause of death at over 250,000 people, the Flu took approximately 55,000 Americans. 

SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2 & COVID-19 Disease Mortality Tracker for USA

The SARS Virus family known as SARS-Cov-2 by the WHO is a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

The disease resulting from the Coronavirus is COVID-19. The resulting deaths occur from acute respirator distress syndrome (ARDS). 

COVID-19 SARS Virus Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

Compare COVID-19 Deaths to Heart Disease, Cancers, Diabetes, Stroke and More.

Medical Error was Reported as 3rd Leading Cause of Death by Johns Hopkins in 2016.

How Bad Is SARS Virus - Keep up to Date with our COVID-19 Tracker

April 16, 2020 Chart
COVID-19 SARS Virus (SARS-CoV-2) Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death USA April 16, 2020 | SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2

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COVID-19 SARS Virus Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

Compare COVID-19 Deaths to Heart Disease, Cancers, Diabetes, Stroke and More.

Medical Error was Reported as 3rd Leading Cause of Death by Johns Hopkins in 2016.

How Bad Is SARS Virus - Keep up to Date with our COVID-19 Tracker

April 15, 2020 Chart
COVID-19 SARS Virus (SARS-CoV-2) Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death USA April 15, 2020 | SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 SARS Virus Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

Compare COVID-19 Deaths to Heart Disease, Cancers, Diabetes, Stroke and More.

Medical Error was Reported as 3rd Leading Cause of Death by Johns Hopkins in 2016.

How Bad Is SARS Virus - Keep up to Date with our COVID-19 Tracker

April 14, 2020 Chart
SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death USA April 14, 2020

COVID-19 SARS Virus Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

Compare COVID-19 Deaths to Heart Disease, Cancers, Diabetes, Stroke and More.

Medical Error was Reported as 3rd Leading Cause of Death by Johns Hopkins in 2016.

How Bad Is SARS Virus - Keep up to Date with our COVID-19 Tracker

April 13, 2020 Chart
COVID-19 SARS Virus (SARS-CoV-2) Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death USA April 13, 2020 | SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 SARS Virus Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

Compare COVID-19 Deaths to Heart Disease, Cancers, Diabetes, Stroke and More.

How Bad Is SARS Virus - Keep up to Date with our COVID-19 Tracker

April 12, 2020 Chart
COVID-19 SARS Virus (SARS-CoV-2) Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death USA April 12, 2020 | SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2

What's Next? COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

USA COVID-19 Update VS Flu and Leading Causes of Death

How Bad Is COVID-19 - USA COVID-19 Tracker

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SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2 What's next after COVID-19 - USA Leading causes of death April 11, 2020

Now that we know COVID-19 mostly attacks those who are weakest in health, doesn’t it make sense to pivot into chronic disease?

Instead of just managing chronic disease with pharmaceuticals, can we inoculate ourselves naturally with accurate information on nutrition, insulin resistance, and an inflammatory chronic cytokine storm? 

Is there a ‘Unified Theory of Chronic Disease‘ which disrupts our hormones and messenger molecules like exosomes? Does this damage our natural capacity to heal? Is modern aging really accelerated aging due to insulin resistance, leading to pre-diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, cell-senescence, autoimmune disorders, cancers and early death? 

Can intermittent fasting, blood-sugar control, fasting mimicking dieting, whole-food diets really be the natural protector we need that provides the full armor of health, wellness and longevity? Did Dr. Kraft get it right all the way back in the 1970s?

Did we miss the the role of ‘Diabetes In Situ‘ and how it influences chronic diseases, making us more susceptible to age-related chronic diseases, chronic inflammation, and weaker immunity?

Do we need to question more about why over 1 million Americans die each and every year due to heart disease, cancers, medical error, respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimers, diabetes, Flu/Pneumonia, Kidney failure and we haven’t stopped the world economy?

Are we going to investigate those who gain most from confusing us with fear? 

Can we look deeper into chronic disease moving forward? Things that can bend the curve on chronic disease? Something like the role of insulin resistance and age-related diseases? 

Are you at risk? Yes, you are absolutely at risk for age-related chronic diseases!

Most people are dying from the above diseases in the chart according to the CDC. Your risk of death is more likely to be from the leading U.S. causes of death, not a lack of ventilators and vaccines. 

Don’t let the cure fool you. There has never been a better time to get yourself healthy. 

Contact us to learn more. 

COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

USA COVID-19 Update VS Flu and Leading Causes of Death

SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2 - USA COVID-19 Tracker

April 10, 2020 Chart
COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death USA April 10, 2020
John Campbell, PhD - German (COVID-19) Statistical Summary Review

Takeaway

  • Case Fatality Rate of COVID-19 less than originally thought.
  • Heard Immunity won’t be reached until 60% or more of population have anti-bodies.
Kim Iversen - Review of German COVID-19 Study - Just Released!

Takeaway

COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

USA COVID-19 Update VS Flu and Leading Causes of Death

How Bad Is COVID-19 - USA COVID-19 Tracker

April 9, 2020 Chart
COVID-19 SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2

Korea was one of the first countries to successfully control COVID-19 in its early stages. 

 When our CDC was telling Americans to not buy masks, Asian countries like Korea were recommending masks. 

How can masks help?

If you are infected already and asymptomatic, if you speak, sneeze or cough, you are less likely to spray droplets 6-9 feet if you are wearing a mask. You are protecting others.

They provide, albeit crude protection in the form of a small protective insulation between nose, mouth and hands. Otherwise, why would hospitals buy them and use them all over the world? Nothing is a guarantee, not even an N95 mask. 

So, initially South Korea was correct in recommending masks. That was a good thing and it probably helped them reduce exposure in known and unknown was by simply placing a small barrier between sensitive tissues to infection.

More recently the Korean CDC is investigating the possibility of re-infection of Coronavirus.

Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Monday 51 people from Daegu and the surrounding North Gyeongsang Province tested positive for COVID-19 a “relatively short time” after they were released.

This investigation is significant. Are the tests they are using reliable? Or is the virus reemerging?

Below is Professor Kim Woo-joo of Korea University in an interview about how Korea contained the virus and what they learned.

 

COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

USA COVID-19 Update VS Flu and Leading Causes of Death

How Bad Is COVID-19 - USA COVID-19 Tracker

April 8, 2020 Chart
SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death USA April 8, 2020

Observations. Death rates increased by 1,977 in the USA on April 8, 2020 at 3:25 pm ET

Total deaths in the USA from COVID-19 stand at 14,262.

The percent of increase from yesterday’s total of 12,285 is 16.09%.  

Death rates still don’t compare to the leading causes of death in the United States.

COVID-19 remains well behind other causes of death on an annual basis. Some include:

  • Suicide
  • Kidney Disease
  • Flu/Pneumonia
  • Diabetes

 

COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

USA COVID-19 Update VS Flu and Leading Causes of Death

How Bad Is COVID-19 - USA COVID-19 Tracker

April 7, 2020 Chart
COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death USA April 7, 2020

Observations. Death rates increased by 1,761 on April 7, 2020, to a total USA death of 12.285. 

Death rates still don’t compare to the leading causes of death. Is it time to think about your metabolic health differently? 

If you believe so, inquire with us today and learn how we can reduce your risk markers for being a statistic on this chart. 

Modern health care thrives on crisis, but they continue to ignore chronic conditions that eclipse COVID-19. We can help with lifestyle and bio-identical hormone replacement therapies which can improve metabolic health. 

We don’t encourage anyone to take COVID-19 lightly. It can be deadly for those. Especially with one or chronic conditions on this list. We only encourage you to look at what’s most likely to kill you. 

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April 6, 2020 Chart
SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

How Fast is COVID-19 Spreading

COVID-19 appears to double every 3-4 days without mitigation efforts. As of April 5, mitigation efforts.

USA COVID-19 Tracker

April 5, 2020 Chart
COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death USA April 5, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak USA VS Leading Causes of Death

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April 4, 2020 Chart
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Gain of Function - Acceleration of COVID-19 - What's next?

Since COVID-19 transitioned from China to Italy, we’ve been following it closely. 

Things are moving quickly, so this content will change frequently. Please bookmark this page so we can update you on the overall health impact to the USA in relation to other leading causes of death. 

So far, we are the only metabolic wellness center bench-marking COVID-19 against all other forms of leading causes of death

As COVID-19 accelerates in the USA, we will keep you informed, along with our recommendations on how to best prepare yourself. 

Remember the term ‘Gain-of-Function‘ as we will be speaking more on this topic in the coming days. The gain of Function research funding was suspended by the US government in 2014, because of bio-hazard risk. We can only speculate, but this we believe is something worth focusing on in relation to the aggressiveness of the coronavirus. 

Who is at risk? It appears that anyone considered metabolically compromised. Those who are diabetic, overweight or obese, with a metabolic disorder may be at higher risk. It may not be just about age. 

In Italy, we observed mostly elderly succumbing to COVID-19, those over 70. However, in the USA the overweight/obesity rate is very high. These individuals appear to be at more risk for COVID-19. 

Data from both the SHIELD and NHANES surveys support the common clinical observation that patients with higher BMI are at higher risk for having diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and dyslipidemia

How Deadly is COVID-19? - March 13, 2020, Data Reported to JAMA from Italy

Covid-19 is more deadly among the aging population – especially those with age-related chronic diseases like type II diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Being overweight and/or obese is probably a greater risk factor for the public in the USA. 

Although COVID-19 data showed it disproportionately impacted the elderly in Italy, the USA may see higher cases of younger adults succumbing to the disease. 

Approximately 70 percent of the US population is overweight or obese. Around 40% of the US population is obese. 

These may be risk factors that may severely affect the younger US population between the ages of 40-60. 

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COVID-19 Scorecard | March 24, 2020 | SARS Virus SARS-CoV-2

FAQ for COVID-19 / Coronavirus V 1.01

Relative risk is impossible to assess at this early stage. However, it is likely much lower than other diseases we live with.

Compared to other diseases that cause death, you are more likely to die from heart disease, cancers, diabetes, stroke, and medical error. 

According to John's Hopkins using USA statistics provided by the CDC, here are the leading causes of death in the United States.

Annual Deaths, National Center for Health Statistics as of the Year 2016:

Heart disease: ~ 614,348 deaths (2016)

Cancer: ~ 591,699 deaths (2016)

Medical error: 251,454 (2016)

Respiratory disease: ~ 147,101

Accidents: ~ 136,053

Stroke: ~ 133,103

Alzheimers: ~ 93,541

Diabetes: ~ 76,488

Flu/Pneumonia: ~ 55,227

Kidney Disease: ~ 48,146

Suicide: 42,773

The concern we have with COVID-19 is a rush of patients whereby hospitals won't have the surge capacity to treat all those who need care. 

Many are estimating the Ro to be between 1.5 and 3.5. What Ro projects are the number of persons an infected person will infect. Anything >1 requires extensive mitigation efforts.  

The Case Fatality Rate is the proportion of individuals diagnosed who die. With COVID-19, CFR should be analyzed by age and comorbidity. In Europe, the most prevalent comorbidity for Coronavirus was hypertension, followed by diabetes. 

SARS-CoV-2 is a repository virus. The result for some patients is Acute Lung Injury which can then lead to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Once this occurs, chances of death increase significantly as the lungs cannot supply oxygen-rich blood. Eventually, organs begin to fail from a lack of oxygen if the lungs are not cleared.