Blood Curdling Clots Caused By Covid, or Shots, Or Some Other Mysterious Factor, Or Just A Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

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by Bill Sardi with Matthew Sardi, Lew Rockwell:

The unique symptoms emanating from COVID-19, unlike any other coronavirus, speaks legions for this virus as a man-made weapon, or is it just a coronavirus pandemic made worse by modern medicines reluctance to adopt nutritional medicine?

Here are the news headlines:

Coronavirus blood-clot mystery intensifies – Nature Magazine

COVID might be linked to more blood clots than we thought. – Popular Science

Clots, Strokes And Rashes. Is COVID-19 A Disease Of The Blood Vessels?  – National Public Radio

How Could The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Cause Blood Clots? – Los Angeles Times

Calling reported blood clots among hospitalized COVID-19 patients “a mystery,” an anxiety-raising report in Nature Magazine says blood clots arise in 20-30% of critically ill COVID-19 patients, blood thinners don’t reliably prevent these clots, and many hospitalized patients exhibit elevated levels of a protein fragment called D-dimer produced when clots dissolve, which is a “powerful predictor of mortality.”

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Blood coagulation (clotting) in patients with COVID-19 is significantly deranged compared with healthy people, states a March 2020 report published in Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine.  So modern medicine was aware of this problem over a year ago but it is only now gaining attention.

Hematologists have issued bulletins sounding the alarm over “severe abnormal blood clotting, leading to many micro-clots within the lungs” of COVID-19 patients.  The alarm was issued when a report published in the British Journal of Haematology involving 83 patients, with 13 deaths, confirmed the problem.

A puzzling part of this problem is that blood platelet counts were normal.  Increased fragments of clots (D-dimer) were observed only among patients admitted to the intensive care unit.  Placing patients on heparin blood thinner prophylactically sometimes prevents the problem.  But to add to the confusion, heparin did not significantly reduce D-dimer levels.

Antiplatelet and anticoagulant (blood thinning) drugs administered pre-admission to hospital do not seem to protect.

Another unnerving report published in E Clinical Medicine notes that 31% of COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit have blood clots in their veins, but also 20% of non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients also were found to have venous clots.

By comparison, doctors observe arterial blood clots among patients with the flu are extremely rare.  Blood clotting can occur among patients with the flu, but only in veins.  For patients with COVID-19, blood clots can appear in either veins or arteries.

But maybe these cases of unexplained blood clotting that arise spontaneously are actually what is called pseudo-thrombotic microangiopathy, a recognized disorder that emanates from a vitamin B12 deficiency (often misdiagnosed as thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura).  Purpura refers to purplish bruises on the skin or in the mouth.

Sally M. Pacholok RN, BSN and emergency room nurse, and author of COULD IT BE B12? AN EPIDEMIC OF MISDIAGNOSES, says a B12 deficiency “may unknowingly increase the death rate of this pandemic, especially in older adults.”

She says the consequences can be fatal.  A shortage of B12 may hamper the ability to produce antibodies.  She says 1 in 6 Americans are deficient.

COVID-19 And Homocysteine

One hypothesis is that COVID-19 coronavirus interferes with vitamin B12 metabolism which results in high levels of an undesirable blood protein called homocysteine.

A consequence of B12 deficiency is elevation of homocysteine, an undesirable blood protein that causes inflammation.  Elevated homocysteine is associated with progression of lung disease among COVID-19 patients.

A B9 deficiency (folate, folic acid) may mask a B12 deficiency.  A deficiency of B9 also raises homocysteine levels.

Other Ways B12 Inhibits COVID-19

Vitamin B12 is needed to inhibit polymerase, the enzyme that facilitates replication of the COVID-19 virus, which can reduce the severity of the infection.

Unreliable B12 Tests

Normal blood levels of vitamin B12 does not mean there is no vitamin B12 deficiency.   So-called normal B12 blood levels are simply what is the “normal range” for the masses.  But normal means normally occurring range, not healthy range.  Many people with a normal blood level of B12 report improvements in sleep, fatigue, and disappearance of other symptoms with B12 supplementation.

B12 deficiency symptoms

B12 deficiency symptoms look like a list of COVID-19 symptoms: extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, numbness, tingling, or burning in either the hands, legs, or feet, and developing ulcers or sores in the mouth.  Add short-term memory loss, sore tongue, backache, cough.

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