Promising Over the Counter Compounds Shown to Inhibit COVID-19 Virus

SciTech reported in December 2021, that Univ. of Florida Health researchers found that that a pair of over the counter compounds have been found in preliminary tests to inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19. The combination includes diphenhydramine, an antihistamine used for allergy symptoms.

Long story short: diphenhydramine (think Benedryl, but they say to buy the actual diphenhydramine, say, at Amazon). When paired with lactoferrin, a protein found in cow and human milk (also on Amazon, $15.00 or so), the compounds were found to hinder the SARS-CoV-2 virus during tests in monkey cells and human lung cells.

David A. Ostrov, Ph.D., an immunologist and associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine and his colleagues, published in the journal Pathogens, stating: “We found out why certain drugs are active against the virus that causes COVID-19. Then, we found an antiviral combination that can be effective, economical, and has a long history of safety…”  

SciTchDaily wrote “Like diphenhydramine, lactoferrin is available without a prescription. Ostrov thought about pairing it with diphenhydramine and ran with the idea. In lab tests on human and monkey cells, the combination was particularly potent: Individually, the two compounds each inhibited SARS-CoV-2 virus replication by about 30%. Together, they reduced virus replication by 99%.”  See story here at the Univ. of Florida Health site. Pathogens main link is  ~$30 on Amazon.

Probably better to get this now before it is banned to protect the zillion dollar money making machine with the gene therapy shot.

The good news is that human ingenuity continues to run rings about the Deep State, exactly as Julian Simon of the famed Simon/Ehrlich wager on Malthusianism showed, where minds matter more than mouths.  

Simon/Ehrlich Wager   

Back in 1980, the great libertarian economist, Julian Simon, and the perpetually wrong Malthusian biologist, Paul Ehrlich, entered into a little wager regarding population growth and resource scarcity. They decided on using the inflation-adjusted prices of five metals to decide the bet. Simon allowed Erlich to pick the five metals. If the 1990 prices were higher, Erlich would win. If they were lower, Simon would win. With the help of a fellow perpetually wrong Malthusian, John P. Holdren, Ehrlich selected chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni), tin (Sn) and tungsten (W).

Julian Simon won the bet. However, a couple of years ago, economist Paul Kedroski suggested that had the time period of the bet extended to 2010, Ehrlich would have been the winner every year since 1991…

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