Getting Sick More Often Because of "Immunity Theft or Debt"

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By Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

Prior to the pandemic, I was healthy and on average had 2-4 head colds per year. In 2020, I contracted COVID-19, probably the alpha variant with some pulmonary involvement. Treated late in an FDA approved RCT with drugs that later were incorporated into the McCullough Protocol. In 2021 I declined COVID-19 vaccination, and contracted SARS-CoV-2 infection a second time, probably with Omicron. In 2022, I had no less than 12 upper respiratory tract infections (URI) with post-infectious asthma. In 2023 I had at least six such infections with the finale being a three month illness with persistent, productive cough. Many of you saw me on national TV or podcasts with a raw voice and at times an unstoppable cough. Could SARS-CoV-2 infection or something about the pandemic response altered my immunity to common respiratory viruses? Has this happened to you or your children?

An OPED appeared in JAMA from Rita Rubin, a medical writer introducing new pandemic terms “immunity theft” and “immunity debt.” The paper largely focusses on children and hints at either lockdowns, social distancing, masks, or other factors that could have changed our susceptibility to common upper respiratory tract infections including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children. Not mentioned in the paper are recurrent SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination, both of which install the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein in the body as a constant stimulus and potentially a distractor or suppressant to the immune system.

Rubin R. From "Immunity Debt" to "Immunity Theft"-How COVID-19 Might Be Tied to Recent Respiratory Disease Surges. JAMA. 2024 Jan 10. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.26608. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38198193.

Rubin also failed to mention the emerging literature on false positive HIV tests occurring both after COVID-19 illness and vaccination. Even though the HIV virus is not present, could the antigens that are stimulating HIV antibodies also work as immunosuppressants?

I recognize this article raises more questions than it answers, but I wanted our readers to be thinking about the effects in their bodies of what happened:

  1. 2020, 2021 we all had less exposure other other people and the viruses they harbor
  2. Virtually of us contracted SARS-CoV-2 at least once if not more
  3. 75% of Americans took one or more COVID-19 vaccines, 94% were mRNA products probably still in the body altering the immune system today

We need considerable research on population and individual level immunity. In the meantime the risks of more frequent URI’s include secondary bacterial bronchitis and pneumonia must be anticipated. This is strong call for all adults to to have an Emergency Medical Kit from The Wellness Company at home, school, office, and on the road. It has a formulary of antimicrobials, a guidebook, and telemedicine consultation to help you through the next illness. Use PROMO Code COURAGE for a free membership and additional savings as a Courageous Discourse reader.

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Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

Chief Scientific Officer, The Wellness Company

Rubin R. From "Immunity Debt" to "Immunity Theft"-How COVID-19 Might Be Tied to Recent Respiratory Disease Surges. JAMA. 2024 Jan 10. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.26608. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38198193.

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