What Can We Learn From The 1918 Flu?

“We saw the same thing with SARS. ‘So, what’s going on here is’ your body says. Your immune system sends out all its sentinels and says, ‘I don’t know what the heck this is. We’ve never seen anything even remotely like this before.’ It won’t do any good to bring in the sharpshooters because those antibodies aren’t here.  And it won’t do any good to bring in the tanks and the artillery because those T-cells don’t recognize it either. So, we’re going to have to go all-out thermonuclear response, stimulate the total cytokine cascade. The whole immune system swarms into the lungs. And yes, they die, drowning in their own fluids, of pneumonia. “

  • In a provocative 2007 presentation, author Laurie Garrett predicted, with startling clarity, the clinical realities that we would see with the COVID19 pandemic. It is worth taking the time to watch the video because it still has lessons to offer.
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