Just over a year into the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown there is shock to learn that only one-quarter of one-percent (2.6 fatalities per 1000) of the COVID-related deaths in the US were among non-institutionalized adults with the vast majority (99.7%) involving nursing home deaths of fragile elderly patients. (Source: Annals Internal Medicine, Volume 174, Jan. 2021).
The declared emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines to save lives was a complete misdirection for the majority of the US population. The fear tactics to coerce adults to wear face masks, socially distance, wash their hands and vaccinate were exercises in futility in regard to prevention of mortality. But as one pulmonary (chest) doctor emailed me, the intensive care unit at his hospital was full and patients there were dying of something.
At that time, I didn’t know what COVID-19 was, but its symptoms didn’t match any coronavirus. The loss of sense of smell alerted me that whatever COVID-19 really is, it had something to do with the nervous system.
Then another unexpected revelation came from the Centers for Disease Control itself which reports that excess deaths were significantly higher among middle-age adults and were not due to COVID-1 pathology!
Americans were dying, but not of COVID-19. Puzzling…
Obscure letter to editor
Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, on September 28, 2020, an obscure letter published in the British Medical Journal penned by a retired Australian physician stated:
“Reported prolonged symptoms among COVID ‘long-haulers’ are the same as the known symptoms of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency disease, called beriberi,” and that “the pandemic we are witnessing is actually the result of a combination of a somewhat more severe virus than we have hitherto experienced, and a generally poor state of nutrition in the community as a whole.”
Many Americans may have heard of the other vitamin deficiency diseases, scurvy (vitamin C), pellagra (niacin), rickets (vitamin D), but beriberi (thiamine or vitamin B1) they are not familiar with whatsoever.
Fear and anxiety are a disease too
I became aware that the fear and anxiety fostered by televised body counts and isolation from lockdowns led to Americans drinking more alcohol (500% increase), and more coffee and tea to stay awake after sleepless nights, all factors that interfere with vitamin B1 nutriture.
Vitamin B1 controls the autonomic nervous system – unconscious control of breathing, heart beat and digestion. It was also a documented cause of the loss of smell and taste that became hallmark symptoms peculiar to COVID-19.
I had already written groundbreaking reports at KnowledgeOfHealth.com about vitamin B1 being a cure for Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, two other central nervous system disorders. But at that point I still had a lot to learn about vitamin B1.
This deficiency disease has been hiding behind the curtains of modern medicine and it wasn’t a deficiency disease this time – it was induced by over-consumption of sugars, alcohol, coffee and tea and medicines like the anti-diabetic drug metformin. The paltry 2 milligrams of thiamine in the typical American diet was being blocked, not absorbed, not transported to tissues and organs. Because beriberi produces symptoms that masquerade as every other disease, it is difficult to detect.
The harbinger of death
I had also written a report entitled “When The ‘Death Angel’ Comes To Visit.” I found a chilling report of a widespread dietary shortage of vitamin B1 deficiency in Japan due to de-hulling rice that removed the bran, which contained B1. The death rate there rose to 20 per 100,000. But when remedied, the mortality rate dropped to 0.5 per 100,000 – a 40-fold decline. A shortage of thiamine is a killer!
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale wrote a report in 2012 called thiamine (vitamin B1) “the spark of life.” So, its absence would be the harbinger of death.
Antidote for the leading cause of death
Back a couple of years ago, with a little bit of sleuthing around at the online National Library of Medicine, I estimated that lead poisoning was the leading but unstated cause of death in the US. Health authorities rank leading causes of death by disease, but not by cause. Lead poisoning is causal for cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases, kidney failure, and ranks at the top of other causes of death. There is no safe amount of lead. I later discovered lead depletes vitamin B1 and that thiamine B1 is a lead detoxifier. Vitamin B1 is major antidote for lead poisoning.
Babies were dying too
And about the same time, I was reading about sudden unexpected infant death in a westernized community in Australia that that occurred 25 years ago and was attributed to thiamine deficiency. Calories were adequate but nutrients were lacking. Beriberi is a cause of infant mortality.
Beriberi miscategorized as COVID19
I began to realize these symptoms of beriberi were being mis-categorized as COVID-19.
On November 9, 2020 I first connected the dots, that a “mysterious, puzzling phenomenon” described in a Wall Street Journal report, that was called “long-haul COVID,” was actually a vitamin B1 deficiency masquerading as COVID-19 coronavirus.
I read where a deficiency of this vitamin may result in shortness of breath (dyspnea), the hallmark respiratory symptom for COVID-19. This shortness of breath is not caused by viral infection but a loss of automatic nerve control where the patient must begin to consciously work to breathe rather than automatically breathe.
On November 16, 2020 I penned a report revealing how a beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency) epidemic in the late 1800s fooled doctors into believing a viral epidemic was underway.
On December 19, 2020 I documented how an increase in alcohol, sugary foods and coffee and tea consumption during the COVID-19 lockdown, all which block vitamin B1, induced long-term nervous symptoms that were mistakenly called “long-COVID.”
On December 26, 2020 my report posted at LewRockwell.com documented how a vitamin B1 deficiency (beriberi) which now masquerades as COVID-19 coronavirus, swept through Japan in the mid-1970s and fooled an entire country.
On January 11, 2021 I wrote at LewRockwell.com that increased alcohol consumption was the primary culprit behind many of the inexplicable symptoms being linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reaching out to the medical community to no avail
Subsequently I dispatched numerous emails to public health authorities and infectious disease researchers about COVID-19 really being beriberi. Not one response did I receive. Investigators and clinicians were simply casting a blind eye to this idea, regardless of how well it was documented.
Finally, in December of 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, investigators writing in the Annals of the New York Academy of sciences, dared to call out beriberi as a major calamity affecting human populations in both impoverished and advanced countries.
Both underfed and overfed populations are vulnerable to vitamin B1 shortages. Or as Dr. Derrick Lonsdale says, in developed countries beriberi remains hidden as “high-calorie malnutrition.”
Thiamine deficiency is said to affect metabolic, neurologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems with overlapping symptoms. Beriberi is frequently overlooked said these investigators. Being the “great masquerader,” it could be the major cause of medical misdiagnosis, often with “fatal consequences.”
Hospitals are no exception
Hospitals are not immune from rampant thiamine deficiency, where in retrospect, one wonders how many die in the intensive care unit to beriberi masking as some other malady and why isn’t thiamine universally supplemented upon hospital admission to every patient?
To quell this hidden epidemic, investigators call for at least 10 milligrams of supplemental vitamin B1, preferably as highly absorbable benfotiamine, and maybe more for diabetics, alcoholics, habitual coffee-tea drinkers, and the institutionalized.
Thiamine deficiency is most certainly the leading cause of heart failure which is typically treated with water pills (diuretics) that deplete needed electrolyte minerals (potassium, magnesium) required for the heart to beat, and of all things, with inappropriate heart-rate slowing beta blockers. Diuretics also deplete thiamine.
Thiamine deficiency among the 5 million Americans with heart failure ranges from 21% to 98%, with few prescriptions for B1.
One-hundred percent of babies with infant heart failure were found to be B1 deficient in one study. But nary a cardiologist prescribes thiamine for his/her patients in heart failure. In my mind, this was murder by omission, not commission.
Unlike any of the other seven coronaviruses, the unrelenting mental symptoms of excessive drowsiness, delirium, torpor, and even coma that are reported among COVID-19 patients are associated with thiamine deficiency.
Doctors now write: “It becomes imperative that attention be given to the diagnosis of thiamine deficiency in critical patients with COVID-19 infection.” There is brain damage in virtually ALL severe cases of COVID-19 which could be resolved with thiamine therapy.
In the current and ongoing pandemic with its developing viral variants, up to 45.5% of COVID-19 patients exhibit neurological symptoms that are under control of the autonomic nervous system that vitamin B1 controls. Thiamine helps to quell the lung inflammation seen in cases of COVID-19. Doctors are now calling for B1 to be “re-purposed” for COVID-19. But that call is falling on deaf ears.
It’s not the virus
In a review of 41 cases of patients who died of COVID-19 and underwent autopsy, very low and barely detectable levels of viral RNA were found in the majority of brains. The low level of viral RNA did not correlate with the severe damage found in the brain. Researchers conclude that “viral infection of brain tissue is unlikely to account for” the brain pathology.” It’s not the virus!
With more news-media-evoked anxiety and fear which leads to the overuse of known B1 blockers (alcohol, coffee/tea and sugary foods), the hidden beriberi pandemic grows behind the dogma of modern medicine.
Thiamine works in practice
A recent study of COVID-19 patients where thiamine and its co-factor magnesium were prescribed along with other medicines and nutrients was found to be associated with low rates of hospitalization and death. But thiamine therapy, as successful as it may be, is largely confined to intravenous treatment of sepsis cases in the ICU. By then COVID-19 patients are at death’s door.
The reasons why a vitamin B1 shortage is dressed up as COVID-19 is pretty easy to understand. Modern medicine is organized into medical specialties to treat disease, not promote health. Modern medicine can’t imagine a disease that affects every organ and tissue. In a doctor’s mind, beriberi is a third-world disease or a disease of the past. Doctors couldn’t diagnose a case of beriberi if it was staring them in the face. Oh, maybe an alcoholic would be an exception.
How many are at mortal risk?
The true cause of this avoidable slaughter of human lives among seemingly healthy people goes undetected. With loss of autonomic control, the immune system goes haywire and symptoms of cough, breathlessness, fever, diarrhea and vomiting may occur, mimicking a viral infection. Diagnosis by symptomology would be misleading.
According to Derrick Lonsdale MD and Chandler Marrs PhD, the following percentages of Americans are living on the edge of death because of their shortage of thiamin (vitamin B1) that is being misdiagnosed as a viral infection:
76% of diabetics (adult and child onset)
29% of obese patients; 49% of bariatric patients
40% of community dwelling elderly; 48% in acute care
55% of cancer patients
20% of ER patients
33% of congestive heart failure patients
38% of pregnant women (more with nausea and vomiting)
30% of psychiatric patients
Grim Reaper at work
If the Grim Reaper was lurking about, he would choose thiamine deficiency as the silent robber of life. Hearts silently stop beating. Patients become breathless without a whimper. Infants inexplicably die in their cribs without a cry. Seemingly healthy people are here today and gone tomorrow, just like the news headlines now read.
Does modern medicine know of this?
Does modern medicine know of this? If it does, it is not letting on. A population control agenda has been rumored via the use of experimental vaccines. But vaccination-related deaths are pale next to the potential ongoing fatalities induced by beriberi.
An authoritative report published in the Feb. 11, 2021 issue of the Journal of The New York Academy of Sciences states: “Healthcare professionals are relatively unaware of thiamine deficiency; 80% of cases do not receive diagnosis and others are diagnosed postmortem…Infections increase the need for thiamine and precipitate nervous system abnormalities.”
WHO AND CDC overcommitted to vaccines
The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control are overcommitted to selling vaccines, having purchased billions of dollars of these jabs before they are even licensed. The current agenda is to immunize the whole world before these vaccines are even proven to be safe or effective. Forced global vaccination has become diabolical.
50 million unemployed and not making FICA payroll deductions
Societal and financial stress play a role in the pandemic. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdowns unemployment is not the 6% quoted by the Bureau of Labor Standards, but 32% (Source: ShadowStats.com). The civilian labor force in the US is about 160 million. That amounts to 50+ million Americans unemployed!
That is 50 million workers not contributing FICA payroll deductions into the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds. Employers are now planning on replacing workers with robots to do repetitive jobs, and robots don’t make FICA payments, and by virtue of their 24-hour on-the-job performance, robots replace three 8-hour/day human workers.
So far, the sheeple haven’t figured this out on their own as government and the news media are mum on the real crisis.
Federal government was going to announce insolvency
The federal government was going to announce it was out of money this year for these programs and was already partially paying for these two trust funds out of the general fund from payroll taxes. Under the current circumstances, there is simply no way to continue to provide Medicare and Social Security to Americans as they enter retirement.
The nation is simply printing electronic money in the trillions of dollars, which cannot continue forever. American workers accept stimulus checks and stay home to the ruination of American businesses. The workers don’t realize there will be no jobs to return to by the very fact their employers couldn’t get workers to show up for work.
Stimulus checks ended up in bankers’ coffers
The stimulus checks largely ended up in savings accounts, buoying deposits at the four biggest US banks to $6.9 trillion in the last quarter of 2020. These deposits kept banks from faltering as they had reserve requirements banks had to meet. Stimulus money indirectly averted a banking calamity.
The economy and Gross Domestic Product now represent the amount of welfare delivered, not aggregate productivity in the delivery of goods and services.
Right now, Americans are saving their stimulus checks or paying down credit cards. Secondarily, with an abundance of money available, and home loan interest rates about to soar, a bubble in the real estate market is in play.
An article published at MoneyWise states: “More than 75 members of Congress say that until the pandemic is over, there should be regular stimulus checks.” The longer personal livelihoods are funded by government giveaways, the more dependent people become,” say M.N. Gordon at EconomicPrism.com. The government will give the people what they want, more bread and circuses, more stimulus checks and vaccines, for peace of mind. The unvaccinated are slowly becoming outcasts.
What will happen now? How will it end?
Impoverished, jobless, and living in high anxiety, more Americans may reach for even more alcohol and coffee and die clueless as to the cause of their demise.
The beriberi thiamine-deficiency epidemic was well underway prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020. Underfed or overfed, the Grim Reaper via vitamin B1 deficiency visits the seemingly healthy and silently snuffs out their lives.
Who will tell the people? Unless WHO or CDC, or the news media halt the fake news, the public won’t have a clue. The unwary masses will slowly and silently be swept into oblivion, extinction, nothingness. Those who survive will only have government propaganda to sort out truth from fiction. Mass slaughter has only begun. Modern medicine is on the wrong track. The perpetrators of this crime will have no culpability for errors of omission.
The vaccine makers will count their unprecedented profits, around $100 billion for every round of global vaccination.
The vaccines won’t be blamed. The unvaccinated will be accused and condemned and pilloried in the square of public opinion. Uncontrolled mobs and neighbors will burn down anti-vaxxers houses. A witch hunt will predictably ensue.
Vitamin B1 pills will be sold in underground markets, worth more by the ounce than gold and silver bullion.
Beriberi has been taking millions of lives since the beginning of time. But who would ever dream that overly abundant processed foods, carbohydrate/sugar-rich diets, and abundance of alcohol and coffee, would be the devil’s tools?
There will be no fingerprints left at the crime scene. Silent, veiled, shrouded murder. Caused by the absence of an essential nutrient. Current history books will record the fake news version of this whole fiasco.
Not knowing which story to trust, before anyone heeds the advice herein, readers will search for corroboration from doctors and other trustworthy sources, who are also clueless. The blind lead the blind. The vitamin B1 pills will remain unused on store shelves. Vitamin shops will be driven out of business as nothing more than quackery. Health shop owners will go into the gravestone and casket business. Oligarchs will hide offshore in their yachts. History will record a mutated COVID-19 coronavirus annihilated most of the American population. And the next generation will not even think to question the government approved version of this heinous crime of ignorance and greed.