Caren Brodt, Founder and President of PrayersforPets1
While we are primarily a ministry serving the pet community; (mission statement: Uplifting Pets, Pet Parents, Fosters, and Shelters), our emphasis has always been on the health of those we serve. As many of you know; Victor and I suffer from Chronic Lyme Disease. This is a disease which is often passed from pets to humans (that is how we were infected). We are not veterinary or medical professionals, but we have done decades of research on illness to cope with our own very complex condition, we have been patient advocates for many thousands of pets and people worldwide for the past 9 years. We work hard to bring the best possible information to our community. We back our research up with references and links to respected professional sources.
Because of the emotional toll this pandemic has taken on the world’s people and pets; we believe that we have a responsibility to make available all information to help our community make the best informed decisions possible in all walks of life. We do not provide this information to cause controversy; but to get the word out that there are options to what, in our opinion, is fear and misinformation being propagated in the US media as regards the Corona virus.
Children are our future. Whether you have children or grandchildren or live alone; this does not change the fact that the next generation’s leaders will come from the children growing up today. We all have an interest in helping the next generation to be healthy and educated. We do not believe that the lockdown methods used in states like California, New York, Michigan, etc. are effective at containing this disease. We live in California which locked down in March, and has never unlocked. Our rates of infection may be climbing to record rates at this writing because of the lockdown. At this point no one really knows.
We believe that we need to follow CDC guidelines as they are reasonable; but each person needs to use the freedom that God gave them, especially those born in the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave”, to direct their own care in their best interest. We do wear masks in stores and crowded areas. This seems logical and reasonable. To mandate mask usage for all people at all times represents government tyranny. For example: to reduce oxygen levels by wearing masks while exercising outside makes no logical sense. It is not our job as humans to dictate other people’s behavior or safety measures. Prior to this virus we lived in a relatively free country where we lived and let live. Today we seem to be living in an Orwellian tyranny. We must, as Americans, hold on to our freedom to consent to be governed:
A condition urged by many as a requirement for legitimate government: that the authority of a government should depend on the consent of the people, as expressed by votes in elections.Dictionary.com
I encourage our community to become familiar with America’s history, beginning with the Declaration of Independence
The protocol Dr. McDonald in the video at the top of this page recommends contains Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil). It is the part of a protocol which has been used effectively worldwide to prevent illness with malaria in tropical and African countries for many decades. It was used effectively to treat SARS in 2005. Those who use the drug prophylactically to prevent malaria may have a lower incidence of Covid-19 infection and death. Some doctors also believe that the use of quinine derived drugs can be used as a prophylactic against Covid-19 as well as malaria and SARS.
The #FrontlineDoctors website which was shut down by social media is now up and running. They endorse the protocol for prevention and treatment of Covid-19 made famous by Dr. Vladimir (Zev) Zelenko, Harvey Risch, MD, PHD, and George C. Fareed, MD. Dr. Simone Gold who heads up the effort of America’s Frontline Doctors also compiled this excellent white paper which indicates the safety of the medication as prescribed by Rheumatologists and Cardiologists as well as other doctors.
All of the epidemiologists seem to agree that herd immunity is the ultimate goal for the world to be able to cope with this virus. This is the way mankind has dealt with viruses throughout history from continent to continent over the ages. Scientists have learned much about this virus; who is most susceptible and who is least likely to be permanently harmed. Those of us who are in the susceptible category need to take precautions to protect themselves. Victor and I are in that category of vulnerability. Just because we are susceptible does not mean that we require others to take precautions because we are in their presence. That would be unreasonably narcissistic. No, we are adults, we can take care of ourselves, that is why most people our age get to be our age. We believe that young people who are at far less risk need to go about their lives. The sooner the virus is spread among the young, the sooner herd immunity will develop and the virus will likely behave like other viruses in the past. It will mutate until it weakens over time, affecting the population most vulnerable less and less as a seasonal flu.
The sad part of where we are at this point mid-summer of 2020 is that the media has become so polarized and hyperbolic that it becomes more difficult to find actual facts which line up with reality. We have tried our best to bring true facts together here.
*Dr Mark McDonald states that no child had died of Covid-19 in California in the video above. One was reported as he made the video, sadly.