Episode-2657- Listener Feedback for 5-11-20 — 8 Comments

  1. In regards to the EV medical school paper.  The aspirin recommendation is to prevent blood clots.  This disease causes the blood to become hypercoaguable- more likely to clot, the clots settle across the body, in the lungs- causing respiratory failure, and in the heart causing myocarditis.  It can also appear as rashes on the fingers and skin.  In the hospital we use enoxoprin- a blood thinner to decrease the risks of clotting when it is appropriate.
    The home pulse ox allows medical providers to monitor oxygen levels at home.  If the oxygen level is less than 94%- the patient needs to go to the hospital, for inpatient evaluation.
    Please do not over do the Vitamin C- high doses of oral vitamin C can cause diarrhea or kidney stones.  IV vitamin C is metabolized differently, allowing patients to have a higher dose.
    Thanks for everything you do Jack!

    Jon –  I am a physician assistant that works in a CoVid-19 clinic near Chicago.

    • Makes perfect sense and makes me feel really good about my daily use of natto. May be I should add this to my recommendations, seems safer than aspirin to me. Once again it seems like Dr. Stephens FTW

  2. On the shopping carts: I agree. Putting the cart away is the right thing to do. That said, there are times to break “the rules,” whether they are laws or not. At times, I have left the cart when I had small children with me and couldn’t carry them from the cart drop-off back to the car and I couldn’t leave them alone in the car. When they were that age, I tried to part adjacent to a drop-off but sometimes it just couldn’t happen. Similarly, we all determine when to follow laws and when to disobey them.

    • Gonna bet though you did something to secure the cart.  Put it over a curb or something like that right?

      • Absolutely, which adds to the analogy.  I decided to “break the rule” for the safety of my own children.  Even so, I still tried to follow the intent of the rule, which is not to damage other peoples’ property due to my negligence.  If it were an actual law to put away the cart, I would have to decide between following that law and following child endangerment laws.  My point is simply that I believe, like you said in the show, that most of us will make ethical decisions regardless of laws.  If we have to break the “rules,” I think most of us will try to make the best decision we can with the situation at hand.

  3. On teaching Ebola to infect human cells, consider when Mikovits said she was doing that: 1999. Ebola was already killing humans at least as far back as the 1970s. Her claim was vague and included the phrase “without killing them” so maybe she meant she was actually working on some kind of treatment/vaccine, but that’s the opposite of the impression implied by the film. She went on to say Ebola didn’t infect humans before we taught it to…OK, maybe so, but it would have had to have been 25+ years before she was working on it in 1999.

    • Both could be true.

      How? She was still doing it in the 90s, but it had already been done prior to that by others.

      Not saying it is true just that both can be such.

  4. This may be just splitting hairs, so apologies if this is annoying, but don’t mosquitoes kill more people than bees?  Or don’t they not count because Malaria really is the killer?

    Keep up the great work.