Books, Yellow Wristbands, and Exciting Updates
The Chloroquine Wars Part CII
"We need research. We need science. We need better methods of doing things. A lot of the time we know what these methods are but we don't implement them." -Professor John Ioannidis
Note that the pinned RTE Organizational Summary has been updated.
I am rarely this excited to write an article. The pandemic has been, after all, a trial of grief, patience, and exhaustion. But there is good and great news to share.
Overcoming the COVID Darkness
I am extremely honored to have been invited to write a chapter in the upcoming tale of Dr. Brian Tyson and Dr. George Fareed, two dedicated physicians who have applied aggressive early treatment to care for 7,000 COVID-19 patients with 0 deaths and 4 hospitalizations. This will be an important book to help push their story into the hands of new audiences. These doctors may have saved some three-digit number of lives in their clinics, but potentially thousands more by simply standing strong and relating the details to the world so that others could know to seek early treatment. The digital book is inexpensive enough to buy a copy for a friend who might get it if it's in front of them, but hasn't yet understood the need to find out.
The chapter I'm contributing presents our as-of-yet unpublished paper on their clinical results through March 31, 2021, and a discussion of appropriate statistical analysis of evidence. Want to understand how a retrospective case series can be more mathematically powerful than an RCT? You'll have to read the chapter.
Also included: my sparring with Professor John Ioannidis over statistical analysis and standards of evidence with respect to hydroxychloroquine (and vaccine) efficacy.
Spoiler alert: I won.
Other Pandemic Books I Mostly Haven't Read
But I do plan to read most of them! Frustratingly, my two preordered copies of The Real Anthony Fauci (by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.) arrived at our old home after we vacated due to flooding, so I had to reorder and have not yet received a copy. But I am very much looking forward to digging in. I hear it's one of the top two or three selling books in America right now, which gives me hope.
Yesterday, I received my copy of United States of Fear by Mark McDonald, MD, one of the doctors who drafted the San Juan Declaration. This too falls in the "must read soon" stack as the topics of mass/group psychology are more relevant to the world than is virology at this time.
Alex Berenson's Pandemia reaches me next week. I read his substack fairly often and am thankful that at least one experienced journalist took up the calling, and he does a great job at it.
I read around a quarter of Dr. Caxton Opere's The HCQ Debate, and skimmed another quarter or so prior to the flood. While I am well read on the hydroxychloroquine research, I found his summaries well laid out and educational. For me this now becomes an off-the-shelf guide to pair with c19study.com to compare with my own analysis when I read one of the papers I haven't yet read. Dr. Opere also has a newer book on COVID-19 Remedies more broadly that I have not yet opened.
The Truth About COVID-19 by Dr. Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins somehow had not hit my radar until a few days ago, so I ordered a copy. Given the vast volume of information I see run through Dr. Mercola's website, I assume this will be one of the best political and economic summaries of what I might as well call Sauron's plans.
It is noteworthy that I found none of these books in my last walk through a bookstore.
Finally, if you want to test whether it's possible to laugh and cry at the same time, here is a book that I do not plan to read.
The Yellow Wristband Movement, Act II
A few weeks ago, after the Aaron Rodgers story broke, I promoted the idea of wearing yellow wristbands to express a stance against medical tyranny. I took the step of ordering 10,000 yellow wristbands. My buddy Joe mailed half of them off to the brave doctors standing up for medical freedom at rallies around the nation every week, but we saved some for you. I heard that Dr. Peter McCullough was the first to wear one in support of medical freedom.
Sometimes, the best way to handle inappropriate discrimination is to own the symbol back.
Greg Auman @gregaumanA very 2021 image, with Bucs safety Mike Edwards wearing a mask in a post-practice socially distanced interview with a yellow wristband on. He was asked about his vaccination status and politely declined to answer. https://t.co/xQQKtSmry9
We are at a point at which many professional athletes are scared enough of the impotent pricks due to disregard by public health officials for the avalanche of reported harms associated with them. They need our help, and we need theirs.
If there are RTE readers who would like to order some of our yellow wristbands, Joe will be taking orders via OperationUplift@protonmail.com and pay using Paypal. I spent around $1600 on the project so far, and have no need to break even, but those who want to chip in for the project cost and pass some out to friends can order:
10 for $10
50 for $40
100 for $60
500 for $250
Understand that international shipping may add to these costs, so we may ask you to pay a little extra for that.
Remember that each member of the herd feels immunity from the rest of the herd. Wear a yellow wristband or ribbon or similar symbol until people ask. Or wear them with others who are wearing them at a gathering so that people notice. Make it spread.
Dr. Peter McCullough on the Darkhorse Podcast
Since I mentioned Dr. McCullough, I'd like to point readers who might not have seen it yet to his interview with Bret Weinstein. I enjoyed the whole interview, but the last few minutes got me a bit pumped up. I so look forward to seeing Dr. McCullough and my spirit sister, Jessica Rose, PhD, take down Elsevier. The entire scientific world is in bad need of shakeup.