Here’s a short talk I gave (4/17/21) about the latest information on COVID-19 and the vaccines, discussing a few common questions and concerns (video clip and PowerPoint slides with references)
Table of Contents
- 1 COVID-19 and Vaccines Update (YouTube Video):
- 2 COVID-19 and Vaccines (PowerPoint):
- 2.1 Downloadable:
- 2.2 Notes and References for slides:
- 2.2.1 Slide 3 (Vitamin D protects against viral infections):
- 2.2.2 Slide 5-6 (COVID-19 and Long-Haul Syndrome):
- 2.2.3 Slide 7 (Injuries following asymptomatic COVID-19 infection):
- 2.2.4 Slide 8 (COVID-19 and Heart Damage):
- 2.2.5 Slide 12 (mRNA Vaccine Ingredients):
- 2.2.6 Slide 13 (mRNA vaccine efficacy):
- 2.2.7 Slide 14 (DNA vs. mRNA vaccines):
- 2.2.8 Slide 15 (mRNA vaccines and autoimmunity):
- 2.2.9 Slide 18 (Quinine and Malaria):
- 2.2.10 Slide 22 (Forest Bathing):
- 2.2.11 Slide 23 (Dr. Roger Seheult and MedCram.com):
- 3 Interesting details as to how the mRNA vaccines are actually made:
- 4 Bio of Dr. Sean Pitman
- 5 Related
COVID-19 and Vaccines Update (YouTube Video):
COVID-19 and Vaccines (PowerPoint):
COVID-19 and the mRNA Vaccines
Notes and References for slides:
“However, there was a very pronounced seasonal variation of both influenza deaths and pneumonia deaths, the vast majority occurring during the winter. Vitamin D levels were also estimated from several publications. The data support the hypothesis that a high vitamin D level, as that found in the summer, acts in a protective manner with respect to influenza as well as pneumonia.”
Slide 5-6 (COVID-19 and Long-Haul Syndrome):
Slide 7 (Injuries following asymptomatic COVID-19 infection):
Slide 8 (COVID-19 and Heart Damage):
Slide 12 (mRNA Vaccine Ingredients):
mRNA Vaccine Ingredients:
mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose.
Slide 13 (mRNA vaccine efficacy):
“The 2 mRNA vaccines have similar efficacy of approximately 95% for the prevention of symptomatic COVID-19 and nearly 100% efficacy in preventing death from COVID-19 after 2 doses.” – Rio and Malani, JAMA, March 4, 2021
Slide 14 (DNA vs. mRNA vaccines):
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/joint-cdc-and-fda-statement-on-johnson–johnson-covid-19-vaccine-301267526.html (April 13, 2021) – 6 cases of Cerebrovascular Sinus Thrombosis
Slide 15 (mRNA vaccines and autoimmunity):
Slide 18 (Quinine and Malaria):
Quinine is used for its toxicity to the malarial pathogen, Plasmodium falciparum, by interfering with the parasite’s ability to dissolve and metabolize hemoglobin. As with other quinoline antimalarial drugs, the precise mechanism of action of quinine has not been fully resolved, although in vitro studies indicate it inhibits nucleic acid and protein synthesis, and inhibits glycolysis in P. falciparum. The most widely accepted hypothesis of its action is based on the well-studied and closely related quinoline drug, chloroquine. This model involves the inhibition of hemozoin biocrystallization in the heme detoxification pathway, which facilitates the aggregation of cytotoxic heme. Free cytotoxic heme accumulates in the parasites, causing their deaths. Quinine may target the malaria purine nucleoside phosphorylase enzyme.
Slide 22 (Forest Bathing):
Xavier Nogués, et. al., Calcifediol Treatment and COVID-19-Related Outcomes (pre-print, Lancet, Jan 21, 2021)
“A total of 930 participants were included. Participants (n=551) were randomly assigned to calcifediol treatment (532 ug on day one and 266 ug on day 3, 7, 15, and 30) at the time of hospital admission… Higher baseline 25(OH)D levels were significantly associated with decreased mortality (RR 0.40 [95% CI 0.24;0.67]).”
Forest Bathing with Dr. Roger Seheult: https://youtu.be/PgDjVEpEOdQ
Slide 23 (Dr. Roger Seheult and MedCram.com):
Dr. Roger Seheult (Pulmonologist) – Medcram.com
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Interesting details as to how the mRNA vaccines are actually made:
Bio of Dr. Sean Pitman
Dr. Sean Pitman is a pathologist, with subspecialties in anatomic, clinical, and hematopathology, currently working in N. California.
9 thoughts on “COVID-19 and Vaccines – Update”
Responding to a review:
Nurses don’t determine the “causes of death” for a person who dies in the hospital. That’s just not their job. And, while most morgues in smaller towns and cities aren’t “overflowing” with the dead, this doesn’t mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is “akin to the flu”. It just isn’t. The primary reason why I know this is illustrated in “Slide 3” of my presentation above – that is the overall all-cause death rate (Link). It’s way way higher than previous years, with a sudden increase beginning in March of 2020, in this country, when COVID-19 first came here. This isn’t a result of doctors overdiagnosing COVID since it is an all-cause death rate. What is killing hundreds of thousands of extra people? – if not for COVID-19? In fact, so many more people have died, and are dying, that the official number of COVID-19 deaths is actually a significant underestimate of the true death toll.
This is a report of a single week during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States. A lot more is known about COVID-19 now and the overall death rate that has resulted is markedly higher than can be explained by the flu or all-cause pneumonia or anything else. Again, this was/is a real pandemic and it is a serious pandemic. It simply isn’t “just another flu season” as various conspiracy websites are claiming.
Dr. Fauci made this particular statement in March of 2020 – before the true nature of the COVID-19 had a chance to reveal itself. And, he was wrong. Unfortunately, COVID-19 hasn’t been “just another flu season” – as Fauci himself realized soon thereafter.
Sure, while the overall death rate has been around 1% (not the 10% or 30+% associated with SARS or MERS, thank God), a 1% overall fatality rate is still way higher than a normal flu season and the death rates are exponentially higher for older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions (also mentioned in my talk – Slide 4)
The 650k deaths from the flu for the 2019-2020 flu season is a worldwide death toll. The numbers I presented in my talk, on the other hand, were only for the United States alone. The death toll for the flu in the US for the 2019-2020 flu season was ~22k (Slide 3). Compare this to the death toll for COVID-19 for a single year of well over 500k in the US alone (and likely over 700k based on the all-cause death rate increase in this country alone).
Different hospitals saw different levels of COVID-19 patients – even in NY. Regardless, the fact is that many people in NY, and throughout our country, have been killed by COVID-19. There have been over 2.1 million cases in NY alone with 53,200 deaths due to COVID-19 (Link) – which is, again, an underestimate, not an exaggeration, of the true death rate.
I appreciate your thoughts and your concern, but the points you’ve presented seem to me to be mistaken on a number of levels. Sometimes the data itself isn’t understood (as in the mistaken comparison of a worldwide death rate to the US death rate for a given flu season). The fact remains, however, that the overall death all-cause death rate is much much higher than historical averages for any kind of flu season. This just isn’t another flu season – it just isn’t. And, we haven’t even started talking about the long-term side effects and health damage caused by COVID-19 on up to 1/3 of people who get infected but who don’t die – even young otherwise healthy people. Again, this doesn’t happen during a normal flu season.
I’ve personally seen people die from COVID-19. Over a dozen family friends of mine have been killed by COVID-19 so far – in just one year. My brother-in-law, Dr. Roger Seheult, is a pulmonologist in S. California. He has seen dozens of people die in his hospital every week for month after month. None of this happens during a normal flu season and the way people die of COVID-19 just isn’t an easy way to go. The vessels in their lungs get clotted off and they basically suffocate to death.
Anyway, I advise you to avoid getting your information from conspiracy-based websites. They’re just lying to you or are giving you only part of the story that is a significant distortion from the reality of the situation we’re in. Sure, the “Time of Trouble” is coming, but this isn’t it. And, when it does come, it won’t be some kind of government conspiracy. It will be out in the open for all to clearly see. So, steer clear of anti-government conspiracy theories. They will only end up hurting your credibility when it comes to spreading the actual Gospel Message to the world as we’ve been commissioned to do as Christians.
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“The Bible was inspired by God…. This isn’t so with the current antigovernment and anti-Vaxx conspiracy theories.” – Sean Pitman
I think you make very shaky Biblical interpretations that aren’t what you claim them to be – certainly not with regard to some worldwide government conspiracy behind the COVID-19 pandemic. You’re making medical claims that are opposed to the significant weight of empirical evidence that we have in hand. Again, why ignore the significant increase in the all-cause death rate, starting in March of 2020, for almost every country around the world? – accusing governmental and even medical providers of collectively and consistently falsifying data? In reality, the evidence in hand isn’t just politically motivated here. It’s coming in from all over the place. Do you also not believe that India is having a huge problem right now with COVID-19? – with many thousands dying daily from this pandemic? Is that also some political conspiracy?
I’m sorry, but you’re being deceived here and it is harming your credibility when you promote such weak anti-government conspiracy theories. Don’t try to bring on the Time of Trouble before it’s actually here…
Regarding Revelation 18:23, in particular, the term “pharmakeia” is best translated as “sorcery” here. There is no intended advice at all against modern medicine in this passage. What, are you suggesting that medications like antibiotics to treat bacterial infections or insulin to treat diabetes are evil “sorceries”? Again, such arguments only make the Christians who say such things look sensational and irrational – which puts the Gospel Message itself into a bad light for those who are considering following Christ.
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I hesitate to respond to your latest E-mail (since I’ve already responded extensively to ____ on this topic). I must say, however, that both of you are sharing a great deal of misinformation. For example, you claim that the mRNA vaccines done in animal trials were a failure. While it is true that prior research on mRNA vaccines, starting some decades ago, did have trouble overcoming an effect called, “antibody-dependent enhancement” (ADE), this problem was actually overcome for the mRNA vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Link). These modern mRNA vaccines underwent double-blinded placebo-controlled trials in both humans and animals with great success. There simply were no ADE problems – or any other high-risk problem. In fact, the mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 proved themselves to be far more effective than anticipated, and very safe – far far safer than exposing one’s self to the actual SARS-CoV-2 viral infection.
Yet, you cite the VAERS database as listing a host of vaccine injuries (co-managed by CDC and FDA by the way). Why is it, do you think, that the CDC and FDA make public the VAERS database? – if they are truly out to injure people with vaccines? You would think that, if these government organizations are truly evil, that they would want to hide this information – right? The problem with VAERS is that many people who promote conspiracy theories don’t understand how it works or its real purpose. Anyone can post pretty much anything to the VAERS database without any demonstration of a causal relationship between their symptoms and the vaccine they took – or anything else. So, what’s the point of VAERS? Well, it’s used to detect unusual patterns in large populations that should be investigated further (Link).
As far as the mRNA vaccines being “experimental”, that’s also not true. These vaccines have been studied for over 30 years now. Sure, they weren’t rolled out for general public use until a few months ago, but this doesn’t make them “experimental” in nature. They underwent extensive human and animal trials with great success. Over 70,000 human volunteers participated in these trials. And, since they have been rolled out to the general public, their success, and their safety, have been even further supported after observing hundreds of millions of vaccines given. As far as the FDA only issuing an “emergency use authorization” rather than full approval of the mRNA vaccines, this is because of the 6-month rule where a vaccine or medication must be observed during a trial period for at least 6 months before being considered for full approval. This is because the odds that something new or unexpected will be discovered beyond the six months of observation during trials are extremely low (given our extensive past experience with vaccines). Of course, now that these 6 months of observation have been met, Pfizer is planning on filing for full FDA approval by the end of this month (May 2021).
But what about the risk of blood clots that have been discovered? First off, this risk is quite rare and is associated with the DNA vaccines, not the mRNA vaccines. So, if one has the option, I would favor the mRNA vaccines over the DNA vaccines (Link).
By comparison, the smallpox vaccine that William White took, with his mother’s full knowledge and support by the way, along with his associates, was far far more risky. In fact, the smallpox vaccine is probably the riskiest vaccine ever made. In her day, about 1 person for every 1000 people vaccinated for smallpox for the first time experienced serious reactions/complications. Even by 1969 studies showed that out of every one million people vaccinated at least one will die due to vaccine complications. It is for this reason that:
“Scientists call it [the smallpox vaccine] the most dangerous vaccine known to man.” (David Kohn, The Most Dangerous Vaccine, CBS News, 2002)
Yet, she still approved of her own son William getting the smallpox vaccine even though he had been injured by a vaccine as a child. Why? Because, the risk of getting infected by smallpox was much much higher than the risk of the smallpox vaccine – even for those following the Health Message given to Mrs. White. Clearly, then, Mrs. White was not at all opposed to vaccines since she had her own children vaccinated and even supported them getting vaccinated as adults – despite having experienced a bad outcome with vaccines. Given all of this, I believe D. E. Robinson, the personal secretary for Mrs. White for 13 years, when he said that she was also vaccinated for smallpox at one point – and encouraged her own staff to be vaccinated as well. The common response that Robinson either lied or couldn’t remember the facts correctly (Link) seems like a desperate argument given all of the information we have of Mrs. White supporting the best of modern medical care and treatments of her day. She even supported the use of quinine to treat malaria (Link) and she recognized the advantages of anesthesia during surgery and the use of medicines to relieve the intense pain and suffering of the injured or sick (Link). She recommended blood transfusions when needed, despite the risks involved (Link) – and even had radiation therapy to resolve a skin lesion on her face (Link).
You yourself say that “there may be a place for a drug in an emergency situation”. Well, what do you call this pandemic we’re in if not an emergency situation? The conspiratorial claim that this pandemic is nothing but another “flu season” is nonsense. Well over 500k people died in this country alone within just one year because of this pandemic. The situation is the same worldwide. India is really suffering right now with many thousands dying every day of COVID-19. And, even for those who don’t die, up to 1/3 will develop long-term injuries called “Long-Hauler’s Syndrome”. This is true even for children (Link). Your own brother-in-law, Dr. Roger Seheult, has personally seen dozens and dozens of people die from this – the MICUs where he works packed with very sick people. I’ve seen it myself. People suffocate to death and their blood turns to jello. It isn’t an easy way to go. I’ve seen my local MICU filled with COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Over a dozen friends of my own family have died from this. This pandemic just isn’t “another flu season”. It just isn’t. I’d say that if there ever was an emergency situation, this is it! And, for those who say, “Well, I’m healthy and my personal risk from this pandemic is very low.” – what about your risk of transmitting the virus to someone else who isn’t as resistant as you may be? Are you Ok with the possibility of contributing to the injury or death of someone else? – when you had the opportunity to significantly reduce your own risk of being able to transmit this virus to others? For me, this played a big part in my own decision to get the mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 as soon as it was available to me. I considered it to be my Christian responsibility to my neighbors…
As far as citing Revelation 18:23 where the Greek word “pharmakia” is used, the best translation of this word is “sorcery”. It has nothing to do with the use of modern medicine. What, are you opposed to the judicial use of antibiotics for those who have a serious bacterial infection? – or the use of insulin for those suffering from Type I diabetes? As Ellen White once said regarding such things, “We are expected to do the best we can” (Link). Interpreting the Bible in the way that you’re suggesting here only makes Christianity appear sensational and irrational. This sort of thing simply doesn’t present the Gospel Message in an attractive light. Therefore, I strongly advise you to steer clear of such sensational conspiracy theories. Their promotion simply doesn’t help to effectively expand the Kingdom of Heaven.
All the best to you and yours,
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Hello, Sean, it appears your are out on a limb and you are actually cutting the limb off at the trunk! There is so much evidence that shows the real death rate from Covid is very small while the death rate from the injections screams at us that they should have been have been banned the day before yesterday. The death rates demand an investigation. Dr. Peter McCollough will probably go down as the doctor that saved the day for America on Covid. His common sense approach to treating the virus has relieved America; thank God he had the gumption to call his colleagues out and to encourage others to begin ‘work as usual’ treatment for the sick. These intuitional doctors and nurses may yet be brought to justice, with their commanders the government lawyers who know next to nothing about medicine-sooner or later when you consider the death and injury caused by these injections. The virologist at Guelph University in Canada is in the same league as Peter McC. those health care workers who really care. Let’s wait and see while we educate ourselves with the truth! What a travesty of governance and medicine!
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As I’ve asked others, why do you think that the overall “all-cause” death rate in the United States, and around the world, suddenly spiked in March of 2020 if this pandemic we’re in is really no big deal? – if the death rates have been so exaggerated as you claim? If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, what else has killed off more than 600,000 people so far in this country alone (3.9 million worldwide)? – beyond what would usually be expected? (Link)
I’m sorry, but Dr. McCullough is basing his position off of a false interpretation of the VAERS data (maintained by the FDA and CDC by the way) and false interpretations of a few other papers as well, which he evidently doesn’t understand.
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Dr. Pittman, it is almost unthinkable for me to comprehend how ignorant a SDA Physician is about the horrific damage and death these COVID shots are causing around the world. I realize as a physician you have trusted the science of CDC, NIH and FDA for your entire career and that has been your go to solution for scientific answers, but please take off your blinders because these agencies have been bought and paid for by big pharma and do not have our best interest at heart. Anyone that disagrees with your opinion about vaccines in general and especially the mRNA shots you immediately label them as anti-vax how pathetic and ignorant. How many parents have you spoken to with vaccine injuries, probably no one. How many people have you spoken with that have had severe side affects from the COVID shots, probably no one. When we allow big pharma to be the gate keeper of the same drugs they are making billions of dollars on how can we trust their integrity especially when they have no liability for injury. Wouldn’t you like that as a physician having 100% liability from any malpractice cases, wouldn’t that be great. My own son at the age of 3 months almost died from a vaccine injury before he even left the physician office. Are you going to continue defending criminal organizations like Pfizer who have paid out billions of dollars for frauding the federal government. Their last settlement was only $2.3 billion, for misbranding the painkiller Extra with “the intent to defraud or mislead”. Its so unfortunate that the SDA physician in this country who were given the true health message from Ellen White have become so deceived by big pharma. Why where there hardly any of our top SDA physicians opening clinics around the country providing early treatments for the COVID disease! Why weren’t our SDA physicians willing to prescribe repurposed drugs like Ivermectin, etc. Most of our SDA physicians were silent, but thankfully there were other top non SDA physicians in their field willing to stand up against the tyranny like Dr. McCullough, Dr. Corey, Dr. Marik, Dr. Cole, Dr. Huff, Dr. Malone, Dr. Makary, Dr. Malhotra, Dr. Goldman, Dr. Campbell, Dr. Nagase, Dr. Yeadon, Dr. Bridle, Dr. Fleming, Dr. Hoffe, Dr. Zelenko, Dr. Kulldorff, Dr. Vanden Bossche, Dr. Tenpenny, Dr Cahill, Dr. Risch, Dr. Blaylock, etc, I could continue but you get the picture. Are you going to call out all these top physicians and PHD’s that they are delusional and have no idea what they are saying. How can you defend big pharma or the CDC whey they lied about the superior benefits of natural immunity or the shots, or the lies about the vaccine staying in the injection site, or the lies about stopping transmission when Pfizer finally admitted they didn’t even test for that. Or the lies about disinformation about being 95% effective or their lies about this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Which group are filling up the hospitals? The vaccinated. I should know I am a hospital CEO and know the truth about what was happening. Are you not listening to the Insurance companies reporting the highest mortality claims ever or the funeral home directors all over the world reporting about the mass access mortality and blood clots they are witnessing. I could give you some grace early for not knowing all the risks but it has been over two years since the roll out of these death shots and you need to come clean and admit that you were wrong about the dangers. It saddens me that well trained physicians were recommending these shots to their patients with no long term safety studies and intimidating these poor patients into taking some thing experimental on the entire human race. Haven’t you read Revelations 18:23 “for by thy sorceries (pharmakeia) were all nations deceived.” I have been studying these COVID shots for the past two years every night for 2 to 3 hours and saving thousands of top scientific articles in the world from the brightest Immunologists, Virologists, Pulmonogists, Cardiologists, Hospitalists/Intensivists, ER Physicians, Pathologists, but where are all the SDA physicians? No where, they should all be ashamed since we have so many safety signals two years later and people are dropping dead left and right. Are you asleep at the wheel or are you just brain washed into believing that all vaccines are perfectly healthy for every human being. What if I told you as a physician you could only give one kind of Antibiotic to every patient in the world, what would you say? I would hope you would say no way some people are allergic to certain kinds of Antibiotics and we need to give them other brands. How can any rational human being believe that vaccines don’t harm people and one size fits all. You know the right answer to that question. I am sorry to hit you so hard, but you need to wake up and see what is happening. My friend works in the Cath Lab and it has become a revolving door with patient after patient coming in with COVID vaccine induced heart attacks. Even the Cardiologist are admitting there is no other rational explanation but are afraid to say it in public for fear of discipline. Please in the name of our Saviour wake up and recognize what is happening and call for an immediate stop to these COVID shots. You are a well respected SDA Pathologist and many people will listen to you and will forgive you for making a mistake. You were just relying on the CDC to tell you the truth, but there have been so many top scientist in the world that have done their own data collection and research that is telling a different story. Please wake up. I won’t get into a debate with you because I have already done all my study and research to come to my own conclusions from the top scientist and physicians in the world, so you wouldn’t be debating me you would be debating the top specialist in the world. This will be my only post and I pray that I have stated something that will make you re-evaluate you stance on these destructive COVID shots before many more people die. God bless you.
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I’m sorry, but as best as I can tell, you’ve been seriously deceived…
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