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New Study Shows Regular Exercise Protects Against Fatal Covid

New Study Shows Regular Exercise Protects Against Fatal Covid

I was on target with my suggestions . . . on March 1, 2020.

On March 1, 2020,  two full weeks before the country shut down, “two weeks to stop the spread,” I urged vitamins and exercise rather than pandemic pandemonium as the best protection against covid.

It turns out I was on target.

Men and women who worked out at least 30 minutes most days were about four times more likely to survive covid-19 than inactive people, according to an eye-opening study of exercise and coronavirus outcomes among almost 200,000 adults in Southern California.

The study found that exercise, in almost any amount, reduced people’s risks for a severe coronavirus infection. Even people who worked out for as little as 11 minutes a week — yes, a week — experienced lower risks of hospitalization or death from covid than those who moved about less.

“It turns out exercise is even more powerful than we thought” at protecting people from severe covid, said Robert Sallis, a clinical professor at Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in Los Angeles and senior author of the new study.

The findings add to mounting evidence that any amount of exercise helps lower the ferocity of coronavirus infections, a message with particular relevance now, as holiday travel and gatherings ramp up and covid cases continue to rise.

This finding is especially irksome in light of the closed gyms during the lockdowns. Many owners were forced to close or are still struggling with consequences that never needed to occur.

As the covid narrative is being rewritten to better align with realities, I will point out that many of us are old enough to remember when suggesting exercise to prevent severe covid illness was “fat-phobic.”

Many were worried about contact tracing due to the power of the surveillance tools that would be developed and utilized to conduct other monitoring. It turns out they were right as well.

Now, from Beijing to Jerusalem to Hyderabad, India, and Perth, Australia, The Associated Press has found that authorities used these technologies and data to halt travel for activists and ordinary people, harass marginalized communities and link people’s health information to other surveillance and law enforcement tools. In some cases, data was shared with spy agencies…

For more than a year, AP journalists interviewed sources and pored over thousands of documents to trace how technologies marketed to “flatten the curve” were put to other uses. Just as the balance between privacy and national security shifted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, COVID-19 has given officials justification to embed tracking tools in society that have lasted long after lockdowns.

“Any intervention that increases state power to monitor individuals has a long tail and is a ratcheting system,” said John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at the Toronto-based internet watchdog Citizen Lab. “Once you get it, is very unlikely it will ever go away.”

Perhaps it is time for bureaucrats, politicians, and journalists to utilize different sources of information in the future covid analysis.

For example, I have noted that respiratory protection for long-term use in non-occupational settings was full of fail. There are other studies that also underscore mask mandates will not stop the spread of covid.

Yet, “experts” are once again pressing for mask-wearing.

The C.D.C. officially advises wearing a mask on a county-by-county basis depending on community Covid-19 levels, which take into account virus-related hospital admissions, bed capacity and case rates. However, in an interview with NPR last week, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the C.D.C. director, said, “You don’t need to wait for C.D.C.’s recommendation, certainly, to wear a mask.”

There were so many lessons our political leaders, public health officials, and media could have learned in the nearly three years the covid virus has spread across the globe. Too bad humility and restraint were not among them.

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Comments

Terrible study — correlation does not imply causation.

People who regularly exercise are generally healthier. Duh!

    BierceAmbrose in reply to tiger66. | December 26, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Good poing.

    Let’s characterize every claim about The Rona, Treatments, Social Interventions, Behavior Interventions, and … whatever else.

    We’d have to see the data they depended on, and their metthodologies. That might be hard, as we know that it’ll take 75 years to make available the data the initial, emergency authorization depended on — you know, the one made in a couple months.

    Or this certainty, info, and reasoning PoV is being gamed to support foregone conclusions.

    henrybowman in reply to tiger66. | December 26, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    And your point is?
    Even if that’s only what makes it work, it still works.

    nordic prince in reply to tiger66. | December 26, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    This is true. I’m sure there are confounding factors at play, much like the push for all high school students to take algebra a few years back, simply because students who took algebra were more likely to be successful in college. Hint: it wasn’t the algebra itself, but students with good study habits were more likely to take algebra in the first place.

    Analogous situation.

    CommoChief in reply to tiger66. | December 26, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    Over 2/3 of Americans are overweight, more than 1/3 of those overweight are obese. Lots of folks prefer eating fatty cakes and sitting on the couch v a healthier lifestyle. It’s not a great leap to suggest that being closer to a BMI target weight results in generally better health outcomes.

    The anti PC view is common sense. Eat less calories in your diet and burn more calories through moderate exercise and one loses weight. This body positive fairy tale is bunk. Go to a third world place in the grip of a famine and one doesn’t see very many obese people; corrupt officials might be rotund but not average folks.

    People who had pre-existing health problems particularly those associated with excess weight had a rough time with Covid. An obese person begins with existing stress on their heart and lungs. They have far higher rates of death and it isn’t a shock to find that holds true for Covid. That out govt and our thought leaders refused to acknowledge this or encourage weight loss but instead closed gyms is a travesty.

    We don’t need a study to use common sense, only the willingness to engage our basic human knowledge instead of pretending to care about people by refusing to hurt their feelings. Sure there are exceptions but eating right, getting moderate exercise and avoiding tobacco and excess alcohol/drugs = longer life and better health outcomes and increased ability to ward off illness.

    gonzotx in reply to tiger66. | December 26, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    11 mins a week?

    cwillia1 in reply to tiger66. | December 27, 2022 at 7:51 am

    We do not need another politicized, confounded correlational study to tell us what we already know. Sunshine, fresh air, exercise, good sleep habits, a quality balanced diet of minimally processed food, social engagement, reduced stress all promote good health. Good health protects to a degree against infectious disease.

    We will all die of something. Cowardice and hysteria in the face of this fact diminish us.

Everyone’s spidey sense should have been tingling the minute gyms were forced to close but McDonald’s was allowed to stay open.

My calls at first lockdown were about 9 of 10 bang on, on the pathogen, the course of the disease, the path of the pathogen in the population, and overlord responses.

That puts me pushing 10x better than the authoritah, or the scienceticians. I have reciepts — the emails and txt messages sent to friends at the time.

It also wasn’t hard, or particularly clever of me. All obvious how it was gonna come out, if you looked at actual facts.

“how technologies marketed to “flatten the curve” were put to other uses.”
Gee, exactly like all those massive grants doled out to “fight COVID.”

I’ve been known to do 12oz curls…
Does that count? 🙂

I’ve been banging on about this from day one. If you were fit and healthy you had very little to worry about from the Chinese Flu!

The numbers simply did not lie!! But then the numbers became inconvenient to The Man and ONS then made it much harder to get the Chinese death kooties data which showed you that those most at risk were the elderly, the sickly and fat fuckers who did fuck all to look after their health.

So instead of encouraging people to be active which would look after people’s physical AND, just as important, mental health Governments all over the world did the exact opposite. They forced their citizens to stay isolated from each other at home!

What’s even worse is this data showed children to be practically immune to the Chinese WuFlu but instead of celebrating this fact (that our children were safe) they instead shit schools down and forced children to isolate and not socialise with their friends and peers!

Absolute madness! This showed us just how easy it was for people to load their neighbours up in to cattle carts to have them shipped off to concentration camps.

Postoperative wound infections and surgical face masks: a controlled study

Trained individuals, controlled environment, curated supply. Your results may vary.

Aside from planned parent/hood, “vaccine’-correlated adverse events, and mandate-induced collateral damage, a disease with… what? less than 1% risk in the general population?

how can masks help when the diameter of the virus is 0.4 microns tip of spike to tip of spike and the smallest pore in an excellent mask is 80 microns?
for those without the math, that means that 200 virus particles laid end to end can pass though the smallest pore in a mask.
masks are either a poor joke or a means of control; you decide.

I had to return and re-read this commentary to assure myself no humor was intended. A lot of the elderly, who died in droves, are somewhat disabled, unable to move without various aids from bed to toilet seat – and that’s considered a huge amount of exercise for some of us, leaving us breathing hard with increased heart rate and raised blood pressure.
Quite a number of the elderly died as a result of medical mismanagement (G-d forbid we should ever call it malpractice) and ex-Governor Cuomo should be taken to task for this, joined by very poorly-educated physicians, who, despite their knowledge and execrable training, should have been able to see that the remedies they were applying only worsened the condition of the patients under their care (killing them, if you don’t mind looking at what happened without blinders).

Systemic capacity is a principal of engineering and human life.

Literally everything they told us to do was worse than useless.

Then they wonder why no one believes a word they say any more.

Obesity is the number one cause of death in America. And you are much more likely to die from Covid if you are obese. As taxpayers, we all have to pay for treating all these obese people. Maybe fat-shaming isn’t such a bad thing after all.