At this point in time, it is known that there are about 30 mutations compared with the original virus, the majority in the Spike protein region. It appears to be significantly more transmissible than the currently dominant Delta virus; however it is not presently known whether the virus is more virulent, or whether it can evade the immune responses triggered by vaccines. So until more research reveals precise data, we all need to patiently await reliable answers or else play Russian roulette or predict à la Mystic Med.
Here is a brief sample of alternative viewpoints about Covid-19:
PH Online Issue 275 epitomizes how a fully integrated healthcare model is critical to our health and wellbeing. We have, in my view, apparently gone backwards from the 1990s and early 2000s when steps were initiated to place complementary therapies within a voluntary self-regulatory framework for Complementary Therapies. In its place, The CNHC –Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council – independent UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of health practitioners. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to Parliament.
In 2021 it is apparent for all to see that Complementary Therapies have all but disappeared from the news media and public discourse, particularly regarding clinically viable approaches to Covid-19 other than pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines, as published in Letters to the Editor Issue 275 - Vitamin C Intervention for Critical COVID-19: A Pragmatic Review of the Current Level of Evidence and Summary of Recent Research with Three Nutrients in the War Against Cancer.
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PH Online Issue 275 presents a well-rounded selection of Editorial features addressing a wide spectrum of mind-body-emotional health issues:
The following articles discuss psychospiritual /mental / mind-oriented approach to optimal health:
Mind Over Matter: The Fuzzy Logic of our Inner Self
The Perfection of Creation - A Brief Discussion about the Perversity of Human Nature!
We Heal What We Need to Learn: The Ups and Downs of Grief, Joy and Happiness. Part I
Who Cares for the Carer?
The following articles discuss topics specific to healthcare:
Availability of Healthcare Information in an Emergency and the Importance of a Medical ID
The Doctor of Life Energy: A Tribute to John Diamond
Rise in Private Healthcare, in Part Driven by Covid
This next group of articles discuss Nutritional, Herbal, Metabolic and Sexual aspects of health:
Top Nutrition Tips for Great Skin in Midlife
Nettle Health Benefits – the Science
The Causal Role of Autonomic Dysfunction and Lactic Acidosis in the Development of Diabetes Mellitus
Food for Male and Female Sexual Health
The Bodywork section of features, from which the Trauma Cover Story is derived, provide information regarding Trauma and Energy, Work Hygiene, Exercise Fitness and Safety:
Trauma – When Emotion and Energy Get Stuck in the Body
How to Keep Your Medical Treatment Areas Free from Dirt with Tacky Mats
What are the Best Exercises for Different Age Groups, without Injuring Yourself.
I unreservedly present PH Online Issue 275 in its entirety to all readers for your education, information and delectation, including editorial features, letters to the editor, research updates and short features and brief takes.
And perhaps most importantly, the very best, healthy and happy New Year 2022 to everyone in the PH Online universe.