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  1. Truly, I cannot recall ever reading such an interesting and highly informative letter. It is – in my humble opinion – something which needs to be sent to every politician on this earth. And the sooner, the better. My sincere and unending thanks for your always interesting and thought provoking articles.

    1. Equedia says:

      Keith, thank you so much for your kind comments – readers such as yourself make the hard work worth it.

  2. Keith says:

    An enlightening perspective on Covid, it’s direct and indirect impact from a medical, economic and social perspective. It’s got me “rethinking” my own short and long term financial plans.

    Makes me think of the quote by Helen Keller, “Worse than being blind, is having sight with no vision”.

    Thank you Ivan!

    1. Equedia says:

      Great quote. Thanks for your readership, and it most certainly is great to hear that you’re “re-thinking” things! Best of luck in this crazy world.

  3. Patricia Pocock says:

    Interesting

  4. ANT says:

    In a few months, I hope to introduce you to investments directly related to mental health -because it will be many years before we can recover from what COVID has done to the very social fabric of society.

    I would very much like to see this article sooner than “a few months”. Like next week! Thank you.

  5. RedDog says:

    I have always believed that the cure is worse than the disease and are witnessing that before our eyes with yours and many other distressing examples. I don’t mind that the medical community is on high alert and recommending protocols to be adopted (it’s their job) but promoting fearmongering is absolutely ridiculous. They will eventually realize that this becomes just another virus we need to deal with on a daily basis but get on with our lives. Good article ..

  6. Rick says:

    I would like to suggest that anyone and everyone watch/listen to Dr. Zach Bush, MD at his website zachbushmd.com

    He will provide a well balanced viewpoint of the current covid situation which will compliment this recent excellent

    I would recommend this video interview as to great start to his work:

    zachbushmd.com/video/the-highwire/ Zach Bush-interview The Highwire

    Equedia article

  7. Steve Wilson says:

    Lot of interesting info here. But its pretty clear that summer and heat are not causing this virus to go away.

    As a Florida snowbird,I am see this on the ground all the time. IN March, April and even May Florida had the virus(why is that? in May
    temperatures probably averaging over 80degrees F with high humidity. Singapore had it even earlier and is even hotter.) Now . when it is averaging even hotter,hospitalizations and deaths in FL are hitting records.

    Meanwhile, back in m,y home state of CT in March,April and May(cold weather) deaths and hospitals were records. Now in July
    CT has almost no virus(but has May June Fl like weather). The difference is not necessarily due to your hatred of shutdowns
    (there have been extensive shutdowns and reopenings in both states), its due to the type of people that believe in and listen to
    health authorities. Its pretty clear that extensive masking and social distancing can (without large closings but no large gatherings of adults either) can vastly reduce this virus from spreading.

    When we travelled back in early June via car through “Trump” country(N FL,SC.NC,GA) virtually no one wore masks, When we got into “blue” states(MD,VA.NJ,NY and CT) virtually everyone wore masks.

    Guess which states are having very bad experiences right now and which are very low? Your undying fealty to a moron president
    who refuses to set an good economic example by wearing a mask is sad.

    1. Equedia says:

      This is precisely what I was talking about. Trump isn’t my President. We didn’t say one good thing about him. And yet, you say, “Your undying fealty to a moron president
      who refuses to set an good economic example by wearing a mask is sad.” You literally just proved my point – that if you don’t believe in the severity of COVID on the general population, somehow you are a Trump supporter. Is Dr. Stadler a Trump supporter?

      As an FYI, I was being sarcastic when I said Trump is my friend. I thought that was clear. I don’t know the man. I am not his friend.

      Again, record tests would show record numbers. It is what many experts believe – that many already have the disease. It’s like testing for the flu virus – most people would test positive because they likely have had some sort of flu before.

      Hope this answers your question!

  8. Pradip Ghelani says:

    “Note that the common theme here isn’t COVID, but rather, mental health.

    Per Equedia letter “So, it should come as no surprise that we’re seeing mental health stocks soar, including many of those involved in psychedelics.
    In a few months, I hope to introduce you to investments directly related to mental health -because it will be many years before we can recover from what COVID has done to the very social fabric of society.”

    One such stock on the CSE is Pharmadrug (symbol BUZZ on CSE) which is setting up shops in Netherlands where psychedelics is legal, and legalization is on several US state ballot boxes in the Fall election, yes psychedelics is indeed the next wave. BUZZ has expansion plans in Europe, as they already sell cannabis in Germany.

  9. jg says:

    excellent info, esp. Prof. Stadler !!!!

    1. Equedia says:

      Thanks! We think so, too.

  10. The virus as a need for mental health services? That pushing it. Psychiatry is the biggest fraud since Freud potty trained dinosaurs.

  11. Tim Horch says:

    I don’t think anyone can argue about the many negatives about the lockdowns (not sure why one would consider anything here shocking). There should be a better strategy for dealing with the people most at risk.
    But, why the author would reference a letter from 6 weeks ago by someone claiming that covid will go away come summertime, when this is CLEARLY not the case is the real puzzler here. Just because someone has a PhD does not make their OPINION a reality.

  12. Equedia says:

    Valid question. The fact is COVID is actually going away – the deaths, anyway.

    Sure, the number of cases are setting record highs – but so are the tests. And given what you have just read on how the tests actually work, you can see why numbers increase.

    Yet, deaths have remained steady – if one can even trust that data, given how COVID deaths are recorded.

    If COVID cases are setting record numbers, then the deaths should be as well – but they’re clearly not.

    What people should be asking is what percentage of those who are tested positive, are actually sick? How many people all of a sudden said they were tested positive, but weren’t sick at all? In almost all studies around the world, most people are either asymptomatic or experience minor cold-like symptoms. Not one study has shown that most people tested positive for COVID get sick.

    True science would show that data. So why are they not? These are questions that everyone should be asking.

  13. ASKMD says:

    Great article,spot on. all the information is true reflection of the current situation,thanks for your work.

  14. Rich Hirschmiller says:

    Exactly ! I have been saying the same since early 2020. People are only so strong…and in time the ‘break’!
    Waiting for 5he results of your Mental Health stocks as you suggest…Thanks…

  15. Oliver says:

    Sweden tried herd immunity and failed miserably. How do you respond to hospital’s ICU’s being full in Southern US states? These numbers are not fudged, try to talk to a family that experienced loss of life due to COVID-19.

  16. George Ferguson says:

    This is a new strain of virus. We can’t expect for one person to have the solution. It is great that the experts of the world are putting their two cents into the knowledge base. Every day this base gets bigger. I have hope we will get a better understanding, leading to better guidelines for society. Unfortunately the idea that it would die off in the summer was incorrect. Hospitals across the southern US are being overwhelmed. This is bad for society as people with a heart attack or stroke may have a negative outcome because the closest hospital is full. Does that count as Covid death because the patient had to travel an extra 12 minutes? So many confusing stats! So many hidden agendas! All we can do is have an open mind and evaluate all the info available from the experts.

  17. John H Russell says:

    The good Doctor made a number of references about the virus going dorment in the warmth of the summer. How does this square with the massive increase in cases identified in the US especiallyt this summer? Does that say something about more or better testing protocols or does it say something else that may challenge the Doctor’s opinion?

    1. Equedia says:

      Sorry, this was explained in the above article. More testing will lead to more cases – and there are a record number of tests. If you note, just because someone tests positive, doesn’t mean they’re sick or contagious. Please see above. If flu tests were done the same way, we would see a spike in the flu. The virus itself is like that of the flu – it is covered in a layer of fat that dissolves with heat. That is why the flu mostly goes away in the summer months.

  18. Robert Zamora says:

    The assertion that the virus is gone for now or will retreat in the summer is wrong. Most of the other claims make sense but now have to verify the other claims since this statement of the virus going away in the summer is clearly wrong. It seems that nobody really has all the answers yet on Covid-19 but I do believe the assertions that understanding our immune system and response is the key.

  19. albert bodkin says:

    Cancel my letter from you. I used to love it before this became politically motivated. And the stupidest sayings, can only be beaten by Trump himself. Go drink some bleach and clear your head.
    And no l am not a Democrat.

    1. Equedia says:

      No problem, it’s a free subscription. But tell us, what was so political about the above? We simply stated the truth. The media in the US, outside of Fox, are all Left. That is fact. Just ask all of the journalists who have left those outlets. And no, we are not Republican. We are Canadian. No need to be so angry and tell us to drink bleach – that is an absolutely awful thing to tell someone. You don’t agree with us, so we should die? Give your head a shake.

  20. Judy Kern says:

    Who are the “they” at the end of the “Dear Reader” And why, and to what end or purpose, do “they” want us to not build our own wealth?

  21. Gary Steeves says:

    Stadler appears to be premature with his June article. July, ironically our hottest month, has shown his prediction to be wrong.

    1. Equedia says:

      Hi Gary, this was the response to another reader: More testing will lead to more cases – and there are a record number of tests. If you note, just because someone tests positive, doesn’t mean they’re sick or contagious. Please see above. If flu tests were done the same way, we would see a spike in the flu. The virus itself is like that of the flu – it is covered in a layer of fat that dissolves with heat. That is why the flu mostly goes away in the summer months.

      Here’s what no one talks about: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/testing-in-us.html

  22. niko says:

    And then the governments will come with AI techs to save the economy, they would probably scan people to see if they have mask and their body temperature and slowly our cities will become ‘smart’. For the well-beeing of all of course. Like it isnt planed, at all ^^

  23. Albert says:

    Body bags are piling up in containers,outside of hospitals. Yet it is just a flu. People after having it can,t get there lives back in order, it refuses to go away. Because of downplaying this virus, the world economy will not get back to normal for years to come. Somehow this virus has become a political tool. Why can,t the USA put politics aside and work together to put an end to this. And yes you can always find a viralogist or scientist to give you what you want to believe in. I tend to look at body bags, this is no joke.

  24. John says:

    Show once instance of body bags outside hospitals in the US. Don’t be so naive. There’s body bags used all over the world for other things. Don’t make stuff up.

  25. Loy says:

    I like what Dr. Ioannidis is saying because it is a work around our common stumbling amid misinformation. It appears rational & informed. I question a common assumption that gold is “safe money”, & that fiat money is “not safe”. If gold is safe, why is its value quoted in unsafe fiat currency? Someone noted it’s difficult to participate in a transaction without being paid in fiat dollars. The corollary is that it’s difficult to participate in a transaction & be paid in gold. I note that safe (fiat money) is accepted in a transaction, while unsafe (gold as money) is neither offered nor accepted. I also note gold is hoarded in bank & other vaults, hidden from the light of marketplace transactions. Therefore, the price of gold (in fiat currencies) is based on what is outside vaults, a fraction of the hoard in vaults. What is this, if not skewed?

  26. sp says:

    Quote:” The crux was that the virus debris registered with the overly sensitive test and therefore came back as “positive.” It is likely that a large number of daily reported infection numbers are purely due to viral debris.”………… Thank you for this joke… laugh out loud……

    For our interest, quote:”Polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, is a technique to make many copies of a specific DNA region in vitro (in a test tube rather than an organism). PCR relies on a thermostable DNA polymerase, Taq polymerase, and requires DNA primers designed specifically for the DNA region of interest.”

    If we recall our cutie covid 19 is actually a 30kb, enveloped, RNA virus….. The procedure could be really difficult, or no?

    1. Equedia says:

      Precisely. Here’s an excerpt from the FDA themselves on the COVID test:

      https://www.fda.gov/media/136151/download

      “Positive results do not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses. The agent detected may not be the definite cause of disease. Laboratories within the United States and its territories are required to report all positive results to the appropriate public health authorities.“

  27. Chip says:

    Mr. Lo – Thanks for the informative article. I read all of the comments and the controversy over whether the virus is going away in the summer, the PCR test not necessarily measuring an active infection and deaths perhaps not being accurately attributed. However not only are tests coming back positive whether or not signifying something drastic but in the areas of high positive tests, hospitalizations are also increasing dramatically, sometimes approaching capacity of ICUs causing transfer of patients elsewhere, e.g. from AZ to CA.

    Do the increasing hospitalization rates in warm/hot areas of US show that the virus is not going away in the hot months as predicted?

    I am considering referring your article to friends, but an answer to how can the Virus infections be decreasing with increasing hospitalization rates will prevent me from being harshly criticized.

    In any case I will read your forthcoming articles and go to past ones as time permits.

    1. Equedia says:

      Great question, and kudos for being one of the brave few willing to try and reason with science.

      If you take a look at COVID 19 hospitalization rates, they are rising, but very slightly. All other numbers, despite record testing, are down. Furthermore, its COVID-like symptoms related to hospitalization and not just COVID positive tests.

      From the CDC:

      “There are increases in the percentage of specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 and the percentage of visits for ILI and/or CLI in multiple parts of the country. Three HHS regions (Regions 4 [South East], 6 [South Central] and 9 [South West/Coast]) are reporting percentage of visits for CLI and/or percentage of specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 at higher levels than were seen in March/April, but these regions are starting to show evidence of declines in activity following the early July peak.

      Using combined data from the three laboratory types, the national percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 with a molecular assay decreased from week 28 (9.3%) to week 29 (8.6%).

      The highest percentages of specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 were seen in Regions 4 (South East, 13.9%), 6 (South Central, 15.7%) and 9 (South West/Coast, 9.7%).
      Increasing trends in the percentage of specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 were reported in four of ten HHS surveillance regions: Regions 2 (NY/NJ/Puerto Rico), 5 (Midwest), 7 (Central) and 8 (Mountain).

      The percentage of outpatient and ED visits for ILI are below baseline nationally and in all regions of the country; however, ILI activity is above what is typical for this time of year. The percentage of visits to EDs for CLI decreased nationally and in the 3 regions (Region 4 [South East], 6 [South Central] and 9 [South West/ Coast] that were previously reporting the highest levels of CLI activity. CLI remained stable in the remaining areas of the country.

      Systems monitoring ILI and CLI may be influenced by recent changes in health care seeking behavior, including increasing use of telemedicine, recommendations to limit emergency department (ED) visits to severe illnesses, and increased practice of social distancing.

      The overall cumulative COVID-19-associated hospitalization rate is 120.9 per 100,000; rates were highest in people 65 years of age and older (338.2 per 100,000) followed by people 50-64 years (182.3 per 100,000). Hospitalization rates are cumulative and will increase as the pandemic continues.

      From week 25 – week 28 (weeks ending June 20 – July 11), overall weekly hospitalization rates increased for three consecutive weeks.

      Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons have an age-adjusted hospitalization rate approximately 5.3 times that of non-Hispanic White persons. Rates for non-Hispanic Black persons and Hispanic or Latino persons are approximately 4.7 and 4.6 times the rate among non-Hispanic White persons, respectively.

      Over a period of time similar to the length of an influenza season, overall cumulative hospitalization rates for COVID-19 are higher than cumulative end-of-season hospitalization rates for influenza for each of the past 5 influenza seasons. However, for children (0-17 years), cumulative COVID-19 hospitalization rates are lower than cumulative influenza hospitalization rates during recent influenza seasons.

      Based on death certificate data, the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 (PIC) increased from week 26 – week 28 (weeks ending June 27 – July 11) after declining for 11 weeks since mid-April. The percentage of deaths due to PIC for week 29 is 9.1%, lower than the percentage during week 28 (11.5%), but above the epidemic threshold. These percentages will likely change as more death certificates are processed.”

      Again, when you consider that most of the hospitalization are from the elderly, it once again shows you the dangers of the virus towards the old – and doesn’t affect children much, at all, based on the above info of decreasing child visits. One could also argue that anyone with a cough or cold are now going to the hospital for something they may have never previously, because they are afraid they have COVID – it’s a very valid argument.

      Now take a look at this – it shows cases are now dropping again, despite record testing:

      AssociatedHospitalizationsImage

      Now take a look at the underlying conditions of those who visited the hospital with underlying conditions:

      Selected Underlying Medical Conditions

      You can see that the majority had some form, if not more than one, unhealthy underlying conditions – which is expected based on the average age of hospitalization.

      In short:

      If you’re old, and you get sick now, you might think you will die from COVID, so you go to the hospital. This increases hospitalization rates. But take a look at the outpatient and emergency department stat: “The percentage of outpatient and ED visits for ILI are below baseline nationally and in all regions of the country.”

      So it’s easy for the media to use headlines such as, “record-cases” or “hospitalization rising.” But when you dig even just a little deeper, it’s not as scary as the headline.

      Record cases = record testing. Remember, NY randomly tested 3000 people and showed a near 20% infection rate – yet, people had no clue they had COVID. Iceland, similar.

      Hospitalization increasing = Outpatient and ED visits for COVID and other flu-like illnesses, decreasing.

      Hope this helps.

  28. Chip says:

    Hi Mr. Lo,

    Thank you for spending the time to reply to my issue about how can virus infection be decreasing if hospitalization rates are increasing in the spiking areas. Your additional information and links give me some comfort although I am not certain what to think, except I am less worried than I was before I read your original post and your reply to my question.

    A great issue addressed in your article: How can you be considered sick if you show no symptoms even after incubation time? With some diseases such as cancer, and AIDS, you can be because you may not know you are sick until an advanced stage of the disease, but with the respiratory viruses, I agree not sick if you never show any symptoms. I think, but I am not sure that is what the great Swiss immunologist Dr. Stadler says. Even more importantly, if you show no symptoms after an incubation period plus some wiggle room time, will you be infectious?

    Your article also opened my eyes on the ambiguities present in assigning cause of death. I thought it would be cut and dried, but now believe agendas and alas opportunity to acquire some “Benjamins” will enter the picture. In years to come PHD dissertations and research grants will be awarded to determine what “really” happened.

    My complements on the time you spend answering your readers legitimate questions. Alas, as your readership expands, you will have less time to do so, unless you hire more staff! I look forward to reading you letters and perhaps even further correspondence.

    Best Regards,

    Chip

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