Friday, April 23, 2021

Timely Advice from the Rebbe: Avoid Experimental Drugs!

2 Nissan 5712

Peace and blessing!

[This is] in response to your letter from 23 Adar, in which you wrote to me that you had read in the newspaper that a new medicine for paralysis has been developed in the United States, discovered by a certain doctor in St. Louis, and you asked my opinion about this.

According to what I was able to find out, this is not a tested or proven medicine. And in fact, it's not [really] a medicine, but only eases the symptoms. There is also room for concern since these are potent injections which carry possible risk of injury, etc.

Based on this, it is my opinion that it is not worthwhile to rely on the information we're hearing and take measures which entail the aforementioned concerns. 

G-d will send healing through another medium, and you'll soon be able to send me good tidings about this.

With blessings for the Passover holiday to be kosher and truly happy, both for you and for your whole family, especially your grandson and parents, may they all live [and be well].

M Schneerson (Source)

Thursday, April 22, 2021

traveling on the train

 “Many people speak about this [the ills of Zionism], and many people hear and understand, but in their hearts they still kiss the idol. Every small child cannot understand today how they made the Eigel and danced for it and how the Spies and Korach did what they did — and everyone wonders and is astounded and cannot understand the yetzer hara of those days. But so, too, this is how the yetzer hara [for Zionism] works today, as everyone dances with it. And when, someday, this ye- tzer hara will be replaced by a different one, people will then see that today as well, it was like the Eigel and the Meraglim ... this is blind- ness that causes people not to feel the evil in it.

"It has come to a point where you cannot even talk against today’s yetzer hara [for fear of reprisals]. There are only a few leftover groups that do not follow after the Eigel: In Brisk there are those; and among the Yerushalmis there are people who do not want anything to do with the Zionists and understand we need to distance ourselves from them; and so, too, did the Satmar Rav and his chassidim distance themselves from them. But the rest of the chareidim travel on the train of Zionism and are partners with them in all matters.”

Shiurei R. Dovid Soloveichik, pp. 517–518.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Peter McCullough, MD testifies to Texas Senate HHS Committee

He says that the NIH, universities, and the media have silenced discussion of medical treatment for COVID and focused only on vaccines even as there are viable treatments. There is no need for people who have had COVID to be vaccinated as there's nothing better than natural immunity. Yet, the push is for everyone to get vaccinated. COVID is not spread by asymptomatic people. 85% of deaths were preventable. The mistake was not focusing on treatments. 

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Vice Chief of Internal Medicine
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, Dr. McCullough completed his medical degree as an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, cardiology fellowship including service as Chief Fellow at William Beaumont Hospital, and master’s degree in public health at the University of Michigan. Dr. McCullough is a consultant cardiologist and Vice Chief of Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He is a Principal Faculty in internal medicine for the Texas A & M University Health Sciences Center. Dr. McCullough is an internationally recognized authority on the role of chronic kidney disease as a cardiovascular risk state with > 1000 publications and > 500 citations in the National Library of Medicine. His works include the “Interface between Renal Disease and Cardiovascular Illness” in Braunwald’s Heart Disease Textbook. Dr. McCullough is a recipient of the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology and the International Vicenza Award in Critical Care Nephrology for his scholarship and research. Dr. McCullough is a founder and current president of the Cardiorenal Society of America, an organization dedicated to bringing cardiologists and nephrologists together to work on the emerging problem of cardiorenal syndromes. His works have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet and other top-tier journals worldwide. He is the co-editor of Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, and associate editor of the American Journal of Cardiology and Cardiorenal Medicine. He serves on the editorial boards of multiple specialty journals. Dr. McCullough has made presentations on the advancement of medicine across the world and has been an invited lecturer at the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency, and the U.S. Congressional Oversight Panel.

Major Contributions

  • Senior leadership and oversight of clinical, education, and research operations at major academic medical centers in Detroit, Kansas City, and Dallas
  • Led observational studies and randomized trials of therapies for acute kidney injury, hypertension, acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, and cardiorenal syndromes
  • Chaired and participated on 15 data safety monitoring committees for large randomized trials
  • Advised sponsors and the FDA resulting in approval of 15 new drugs and 3 novel in vitro diagnostic tests used today around the world