Existing drug may downgrade COVID threat to common cold level — Jerusalem study

Almost Heaven

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An existing medicine can “downgrade” the danger-level of coronavirus to that of a common cold, a Jerusalem researcher is claiming, after testing it on infected human tissue.

Prof. Yaakov Nahmias says that his research shows that the novel coronavirus is so vicious because it causes lipids to be deposited in the lungs, and that there is a solution to undo the damage: a widely-used anti cholesterol drug called fenofibrate.

“If our findings are borne out by clinical studies, this course of treatment could potentially downgrade COVID-19’s severity into nothing worse than a common cold,” Nahmias said.

Unlike remdesivir, which is being lauded for its effect on coronavirus patients, fenofibrate, sometimes sold under the brand name Tricor, is already accredited by America’s Food and Drug Administration and is in plentiful supply. Remdesivir is in short supply and is also still pending full approval by regulators like the FDA.


Nahmias, director of Hebrew University’s Grass Center for Bioengineering, reached his conclusion in joint research with Dr. Benjamin tenOever at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. Their paper has gone live on an online portal run by Cell Press, publishers of biomedical journals, for research that hasn’t yet been peer reviewed.

Nahmias and tenOever performed lab tests on human lung cells infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Nahmias said they arrived at the idea that a cholesterol drug could help after studying the way in which the novel coronavirus “hijacks” the human body.

He told The Times of Israel: “The question is why this new coronavirus is so different from its close relatives that just cause a common cold. What we see is that this virus really changes lipid metabolism in the human lungs. The new coronavirus causes tiny lipid droplets to accumulate in the lungs, something you don’t normally see in the lungs in any significant quantity.”


Similar processes, hinging on the virus depositing fats, seem to take place in other parts of the body too, such as the liver, said Nahmias.

He believes that the virus does this in order to perpetuate itself in the host, and that if this process can be stopped, it will halt the onset of problems with organs — normally the lungs — that cause the virus to badly affect patients.

He said the virus interferes with the ability of the body to break down fat, and fenofibrate jump-starts this process. “The interesting thing about our study is that fenofibrate actually binds and activates the very site on the DNA that the virus shuts down — a part of our DNA that allows our cells to burn fat,” he stated.

“Virus infection causes the lung cells to start building up fat, and fenofibrate allows the cells to burn it.”

The restart of the process is swift, he said, comparing it to “when the plug is removed from the bath tub.”

Nahmias said that the high danger level from coronavirus isn’t caused by its infectiousness or the body’s general ability to rid itself of the virus, but rather by the unique symptoms it causes. “Your body can easily deal with the virus, all we need to do is deal with the symptoms,” he said.

“We need to give the body time to clear the virus without going into respiratory failure. And it’s by doing this that I think we can transform it into something far less serious, something like the common cold.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/exist...-threat-to-common-cold-level-jerusalem-study/
 

ChildofLight

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This was on the radio WBAP 820. Very interesting listening to Dr. Bartlett’s treatment procedure that is very very effective. It is using a steroid in a nebulizer. He had stated their ICU was full but after gave them this treatment the ICU was cleared out in 48 hours. Tried to link but you will need to go to their website and search for following.

Chris Salcedo Show: West Texas Doctor Has A High-Recovery Treatment
Posted on July 24, 2020
 

TrustinHim

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This was on the radio WBAP 820. Very interesting listening to Dr. Bartlett’s treatment procedure that is very very effective. It is using a steroid in a nebulizer. He had stated their ICU was full but after gave them this treatment the ICU was cleared out in 48 hours. Tried to link but you will need to go to their website and search for following.

Chris Salcedo Show: West Texas Doctor Has A High-Recovery Treatment
Posted on July 24, 2020
Hmmm..
Maybe there's grounds for ending all the shutdowns soon!
 

DanLMP

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I have read stories from many sources citing many different Epidemiologists, respected Doctors at their Hospitals and Universities, who are calling out the Fauci mob for not supporting these alternate, proven treatments for Covid.

What I am waiting for, but not holding my breath for, is for someone in Government to break from the pack and declare "the problem is solved". It needs to be a very highly placed Government official who's last name begins with a P or a T.

The P would be better because everyone automatically kills anything suggested by T.

And then they need to retire Fauci and Birx.

They also need to wrest away the control that Goobernors currently have over the countries financial, political and physical health.

Declaring limited Martial Law after November might be too late.
 

athenasius

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It appears there are both doctors and scientists, who using good judgment, are figuring out how to treat COVID successfully. I've put fenofibrate in the notes on my phone so in case I end up in a doctors office positive for COVID, I can request it.
That’s a very good idea! I’m a fan of using the notes feature for essential stuff and having a list of effective treatments in there makes sense. When you need it you won’t have time to loo it up online. I need to add this in too!
 

moosejive

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There was a video put out about 24 hours ago with a Dr. Immanuel in Houston, who comes from West Africa, citing a study from 2005, that uses Zithromax,zinc and hydroxychloroquine (?sp) to treat a similar disease with very good outcomes, even for people with co-morbidities(diabetes,high blood pressure,increased age and lung difficulties ). Of course, the media is shooting it down left and right.. :rolleyes: She’s reporting that she has used it on approximately 350 with no deaths in treated patients. Can’t have any news get out that might be positive.:tappingfoot
 

moosejive

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I just looked up the potential side effects of fenofibrate. Not sure I would want to try it.
It appears no worse on the body than statin drugs for increased cholesterol. People with bad kidney disease shouldn’t use it, but most others can because that side effect reversed quickly when a person stops taking it. Liver function is usually not adversely harmed with short term use. It appears to decrease lipids that harm lungs by migrating there or somehow decreases the adverse effects lipids have on the lungs. Do you know of other effects it has that are problematic?
 

Cloud Watcher

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It appears no worse on the body than statin drugs for increased cholesterol. People with bad kidney disease shouldn’t use it, but most others can because that side effect reversed quickly when a person stops taking it. Liver function is usually not adversely harmed with short term use. It appears to decrease lipids that harm lungs by migrating there or somehow decreases the adverse effects lipids have on the lungs. Do you know of other effects it has that are problematic?
I think I remember seeing pancreatitis.
 
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