Dr. Fauci: What About the Immune System?
Guest Editorial by David Brownstein, M.D.
COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across our country. Previously quiet areas are aflame now with infections. Hospitals are running out of beds just as it happened in March/April in New York City and my home town, Detroit, MI. As of August 7, 2020 the CDC states that there have been 4,962,216 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2. Furthermore, 2,446,799 have recovered.
How did these people recover?
I was on the front lines treating COVID-19 patients outside in their cars during March and April in Michigan. We (my partners and nurses) were busy running outside in the snow, sleet, hail, and rain putting IVs in patients as they placed their arms out the car window. We successfully treated 107 patients using nutritional and oxidative therapies. My published paper, which was peer-reviewed, describes our treatment in detail: https://www.publichealthpolicyjournal.com/clinical-and-translational-research.
Dr. Fauci, who has been named America’s doctor, has been delivering information and guidance on this pandemic from the beginning. He has promoted and spearheaded the ‘warp speed’ project to develop a vaccine to treat SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Dr Fauci has kept us informed about therapies being used to treat COVID-19 including steroids, Remdesivir, dexamethasone, and hydroxychloroquine. He has convinced us, repeatedly, that a vaccine is the only way out of this mess and that we all must wait for a vaccine to be quickly brought to market.
However, Dr. Fauci has been silent on one question that urgently needs an answer; If there is no cure for COVID-19, how did the 2,446,799 COVID-19 patients recover from the illness? Dr. Fauci is not the only one that fails to answer the question of how these patients recovered from COVID-19. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continually parrot the statement that “there is no preventive, cure, or treatment for SARS-CoV-2.”
Why do you omit mentioning the importance of the immune system?
If I was at a press conference from Dr. Fauci, I would comment and ask him this, “Dr. Fauci, you keep updating us on the status of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. You provide new information on drug studies such as hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir. You continually tell the country to keep social distancing and wear masks. Why do you omit mentioning the importance of the immune system?”
Perhaps there is a way to help COVID-19 patients survive the illness that is right in front of our noses. In fact, it has been apparent from the beginning of this illness. I think we should be focusing on how to build a strong immune system that can neutralize and fight off a viral infection such as SARS-CoV-2.
Maybe we need to shift the focus on helping people overcome coronavirus by strengthening and supporting their immune system. That should not be a radical concept. However, we seem to live in an upside-down, Alice-In Wonderland world, where the radical idea of supporting the immune system brings Federal agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission to silence anyone who dares to speak about such heresy. I received an FTC warning letter because I was reporting my success in treating COVID-19 patients with the hope that it would help lower the fear levels as well and help others avoid a deadly fate when confronted with it. The FTC warning letter I received stated,
“It is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C Sec. 41 et seq. to advertise that a product or service can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made. For COVID-19, no such study is currently known to exist for the products or services identified above. Thus, any Coronavirus-related prevention or treatment claims regarding such products or services are not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence. You must immediately cease making all such claims.”
I would like to know the precise moment when it became illegal to talk about supporting the immune system. As a physician, I thought a large part of my job was helping my patient strengthen their immune system. And, as a doctor, I thought I was supposed to report both my successes and failures so that others could learn from my experience.
There must be more we can offer our patients than wearing masks and social distancing
Dr. Fauci, why aren’t you more focused on helping people support their immune system so that they can fend off the coronavirus just as people have fought back against other viral illnesses since the beginning of time? Many people have successfully beat back a coronavirus infection—that is why they have recovered. My COVID-19 patients responded to the immune supporting agents I was giving them which included vitamins, minerals, hydrogen peroxide and ozone. That is why I wrote a peer-reviewed study and had it published.
There must be more we can offer our patients than wearing masks and social distancing. I know there is because I (and my partners) have been successfully helping my patients improve their immune systems for over 25 years. When influenza season hits, our patients do not develop pneumonia and do not die anywhere near the statistical numbers project they would. Our patients recover, in my medical opinion, because their immune system is properly supported, which allows it to overcome a viral infection.
COVID-19 should be a wakeup call on how sick Americans are. This should be no surprise as Americans continually finish last on nearly every health marker compared to every other major Western country. COVID-19 illustrates this and further points out that American immune systems are not responding in the way we were designed to respond.
It is time for a new approach. It sickens me to the see the statistics on this pandemic. This did not have to happen. We need to focus our medical acumen on supporting and building the immune system so that it can appropriately respond to COVID-19 as well as other viruses. Next year, there will be new strains of viruses. There may be a new pandemic. The time to work on the immune system is long past.
The time is now
Dr. Fauci, it is time for you and your colleagues to tell the American people they need to learn how to best support their immune system. We need to teach our patients how to be healthy. While we wait for a vaccine, more and more are dying. And, people should know, a vaccine will only work if the immune system can properly respond to the immunization.
What can you do? The most important thing you can do is eat a healthy diet free of refined food sources. This means avoiding refined sugar. Next, maintain adequate hydration at all times. Correct nutrient and hormonal imbalances using natural products. Finally, I cannot stress how important it is to keep in good shape by exercising. Exercise helps every medical condition and promotes a healthy body.
Dr. Fauci, I hope you will look at my article and let Americans know they can do more than wear masks and social distance while waiting for a vaccine.
David Brownstein, M.D.