At LewRockwell.com, Bill Sardi explains the benefits of zinc for COVID-19 patients. He writes (abridged):
The Immune Thymus Gland Hormone Demonstrably Raises T-Cell Counts, Slashes Deaths by 272% Among Severely-Ill COVID-19 Patients Without Side Effects; Also Could Be Cancer Cure; Can Be Mimicked With Zinc Pills.
In an astounding study the public has not heard about, the subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of just 1.6 milligrams of a thymus gland hormone (thymosin alpha-1) for seven days among patients with severe deathbed COVID-19 coronavirus disease dramatically increases T-cell counts and slashes the mortality rate by 272% (from 30% to 11%) without side effects.
This astonishing study, which emanates from Wuhan, China, the initial epicenter for the COVID-19 pandemic, indicates a life-saving remedy for severe COVID-19 coronavirus infections is at hand. The report, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, is a landmark study because of its demonstrable effect even among the most severely ill patients facing imminent death.
In a parallel study published in the journal International Immunopharmacology, short-term thymus gland hormone treatment (5 or more days) dramatically reduced survival at the 28-day point but not 60-day mortality, presumably because treatment was not continued.
Thymus gland hormone (thymosin-A1), an approved therapy for infectious diseases and cancer, is posed as “hope out of the box in the COVID-19 disaster.”
The trace mineral zinc is considered the gatekeeper of immune surveillance, the mechanism by which white blood cells seek out and destroy abnormal organisms (bacteria, viruses, tumor cells).
The indirect way to boost thymosin-A1 is to supplement the diet with zinc since thymosin-A1 is a zinc-dependent string of 28 amino acids (peptide). Zinc supplementation raises T-cell counts.
Zinc supplementation raises thymus hormone levels among zinc-deficient individuals by 5-fold.
Over a decade ago thymosin, thymosin + zinc and zinc alone were listed as having positive effects upon a weakened immune system.’
A recent study reveals COVID-19 patients have particularly low levels of zinc and selenium.
Bill Sardi, writing from La Verne, California.
Read more from Sardi here.