Thursday, October 27, 2022

Spike Protein Disrupting Immunity in Millions After COVID Infection or Vaccination: Here’s How It’s Being Treated

Dear Activists, Friends, and Family,

I found this article extremely helpful in understanding the mechanism of why Long Covid and post-vaccination syndrome are so similar. It also summarizes the FLCCC treatments for  Long Covid and for vaccine injuries, which may be helpful to some of you, or your friends, if you have experienced Long Covid or post-vaccine injury.

Here is a point-by-point summary (which is long!), and I've also included a PDF of the article in case you are not subscribed to the Epoch Times (a news source I canceled due to its very obvious conservative bias but then resubscribed when I found it was balanced on the Covid and vaccination issue, something I have never found in mainstream media).

Hope this is as helpful and informative to you as it was for me,

Fran Shure

Spike Protein Disrupting Immunity in Millions After COVID Infection or Vaccination: Here’s How It’s Being Treated

Salient points from this article:

The spike protein is highly toxic.

Studies have shown that spike proteins are often present in symptomatic patients, sometimes even months after infections or vaccinations.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that around 7 percent of Americans are currently experiencing long COVID symptoms, which would be over 15 million people.

Some people with long COVID have been so debilitated that they cannot go to work, the same has been reported in people experiencing post-vaccine symptoms.

Over 880,000 adverse events have been reported to VAERS, but Dr. Jessica Rose (who studies the VAERS data) estimates an underreporting factor of 31. Thus:

More than 27 million Americans may have suffered from adverse events following vaccination.

The FLCCC has been at the forefront in treating COVID-19, long COVID, and post-vaccine symptoms.

**Pathology of Spike Proteins**

Long COVID and post-vaccine syndrome share a high degree of overlap as the two conditions have both been linked to long-term spike protein presence, and the symptoms are often similar too.

The core problem in post-vaccine syndrome is chronic ‘immune dysregulation, according to Dr. Paul Marik of the FLCCC.

Spike proteins enter immune cells, switch off normal immune responses, and trigger pro-inflammatory pathways instead.

The normal immune response for infected immune cells is to release type 1 interferons, which gives signals to other immune cells to enhance defense against viral particles. But spike protein reduces this signaling.

Marik said that a critical aspect of long-term spike protein damage is that it inhibits autophagy, your body's way of breaking down damaged cells and removing them as waste. (Thus, not removing the spike proteins in the process.)

“The spike protein is a really wicked protein,” said Marik. “It switches off autophagy, that’s why the spike can stay in the cells for such a long time.”  They stay in the cells many months after initial exposure since the damaged cells are not removed.

**Immune Cell Dysfunction**

Studies have shown that spike proteins can reduce and exhaust the action of T and natural killer cells. These two cell types are responsible for killing infected cells and cancerous cells.

Damaged DNA puts cells at risk of becoming cancerous, and these cells should be killed to prevent cancer formations. However, with reduced T and natural killer cell activity, this may lead to unchecked proliferation of potentially cancerous cells.

Since the spike proteins have many regions similar to other proteins in the human body, antibodies made against the spike protein can also bind to and attack self tissues. (Thus causing autoimmune diseases.)

**Spike Protein Causes Fatigue**

People with Long COVID and post-vaccine syndromes often experience chronic fatigue, brain fog, exercise intolerance, and muscle weakness.

The spike protein is also linked with dysfunction in the mitochondria, which are responsible for energy production.

**Spike Protein Damage to Blood Vessels and Organs**

Spike proteins have shown to be particularly damaging to cells that line blood vessels. Spike proteins can bind to ACE2 and CD147 receptors and trigger inflammatory pathways.

These receptors are particularly abundant in cells of the blood vessels, heart, immune system, ovaries, and many other areas.

Spike protein can therefore trigger inflammation and damage in blood vessels and its related organs (leading to systemic injury).

**FLCCC’s First Line Treatments**

Since Long COVID and post-vaccine symptoms are both associated with spike protein presence, the first line treatments recommended by the FLCCC therefore focus on two main steps.

The first step is to remove spike protein, the second step is to reduce its toxicity.

The body will then heal itself, and this is “the primary treatment goal,” said Marik.

To clear out the spike protein, autophagy (removing damaged cells) is reactivated. This is done through intermittent fasting and photobiomodulation. (Sunlight contains infrared rays that boost autophagy.)

Intermittent fasting can result in multiple health benefits including improved insulin sensitivity, weight loss, reduced inflammation and autoimmunity, and many more.

Intermittent fasting is not recommended for people younger than 18, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and probably people with diabetes and kidney disease. But there are other treatment options for these people that can boost autophagy and reduce spike protein toxicity.


Ivermectin has been highly recommended by the FLCCC and many doctors treating COVID, Long COVID, and  post-vaccine syndrome, on the basis that it is inexpensive, highly accessible, has a high safety profile, and a high response rate.

(Please see the article for the very interesting details about this treatment, as well as contraindications.)

Pierre Kory said that around 70 to 90 percent of his post-vaccine syndrome patients respond to the drug, generally within 10 days.

**Low Dose Naltrexone**

(Please see the article for the  details about this treatment, as well as contraindications.)

Low dose naltrexone (LDN) has recently made the news as an option for Long COVID treatment.

“We’ve been using it for many, many months,” said Marik. “Low dose naltrexone is a very potent anti-inflammatory drug. It’s been used in many chronic inflammatory diseases.”

Clinically, FLCCC doctors have seen many of their patients’ symptoms improve following treatment with LDN, though it may take months for the benefits to be clearly visible.

Clinically, LDN has been shown to be effective against post-COVID and post-vaccine neurological symptoms. It has been listed by the FLCCC to be effective against neuropathic pain, brain fog, fatigue, bell’s palsy, and facial paresthesia.

This is because LDN also reduces neuroinflammation.


(Please see the article for the  details about this treatment.)

Resveratrol is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidizing. Studies have shown it to be selective in killing cancer cells. It activates DNA repair pathways and therefore can reduce cellular stress and prevent the formation of cancerous cells.

**Low Dose Aspirin**

(Please see the article for the details about this treatment, as well as contraindications.)

Aspirin is anti-inflammatory and an anticoagulant. The drug therefore reduces the chance of micro-clot formation in the blood vessels.

Studies have shown that it can also reduce pro-inflammatory pathways, oxidative stress, and is also neuroprotective.


(Please see the article for the  details about this treatment, as well as contraindications.)

Melatonin, an antioxidant, can therefore prevent oxidative damage. Studies show that it also prevents leakage of electrons from mitochondria and therefore maximizes energy production.

It also promotes autophagy by unblocking the autophagy pathway, helping the cell to break down spike proteins and boost the removal of these toxic proteins.

**Differences Between Long COVID and Post-Vaccine Syndrome**

Both long COVID and post-vaccine syndrome are driven by spike protein load and damage from spike exposure, and therefore share a high degree of overlap in treatment.

However, doctors notice slight differences in certain clinical presentations between the two conditions, and therefore the FLCCC have prioritized different treatments.

“It seems that with the vaccine injured, the predominant symptom and the predominant organ is neurological,” said Marik. In his observation, roughly “more than 80 percent of patients with vaccine injury have some degree of neurological impairment.”

Marik said post-vaccine symptoms can also be harder to treat than Long COVID, and are more persistent, with some patients presenting with debilitating symptoms for almost two years.

Therefore treatment for people with post-vaccine symptoms are “more aggressive and more brain targeted,” said Marik.

“It seems like Long COVID gets better with time. While some patients persist, it seems to be somewhat self resolving to a degree,” said Marik. “The problem with the vaccine-injured is that it can persist. We have patients who were vaccinated in December of 2020 … [who] are still severely, severely injured.”

“The two are similar, but we’ve put much more emphasis on the vaccine-injury because it’s a much more difficult disease to treat.”