WEF’s Craven New Nightmare

Candida auris is an infective yeast (I know they call it a fungus, yeasts and moulds are both classed as fungi. Moulds are the ones that make your bread go hairy, yeasts tend more to turn things like fruit and veg into a sloppy mess).

It’s not the only one, there are several species of Candida that can cause infection, perhaps the most common is known as ‘thrush’. And of course, there are other yeasts and moulds that can infect – normally these are surface/skin infections, such as ringworm or toenail fungus.

Yeasts are quite large in microbial terms. Much bigger than bacteria. They are not going to be missed by even an average immune system, which is why they prefer to infect areas the immune system doesn’t bother with all that much, like skin and nails. They do have a quite strong cell wall but really, they are extremely unlikely to set up a systemic infection in any normally healthy individual.

If you are already very sick, very old or immunocompromised in some way then these infectious yeasts can be very dangerous indeed. Which explains why the latest scare is –

Deadly fungal infection rapidly spreading in U.S. health facilities!

It spreads among the already very sick. It does not spread so well in the general population. Masks are of no relevance here, it is not aerosolised, it spreads via contact. It’s a yeast, it can survive on surfaces for quite some time and it can happily live on your hands even if it can’t infect you. Most yeasts are capable of producing dormant spores – that’s what’s in the dried wine yeast (Saccharomyces – don’t worry, it’s a totally different yeast) – and those spores can survive dried conditions for quite some time.

A lot of scary articles have appeared. They insist on using the term ‘fungus’ rather than ‘yeast’ because it sounds scary. Everyone who’s ever made a gallon of beer or a loaf of bread knows about yeast. It doesn’t sound scary at all. And it shouldn’t be. The ones at risk are already in hospitals and care homes and already very ill. I can’t find any instance of someone being admitted to hospital with this yeast infection. You catch it when you’re in there. Hospitals do indeed have a catalogue of exclusive diseases you can’t catch anywhere else.

Expect massive misinformation. No, you do not shed it through your skin cells. It’s a bloody yeast. Not a virus. It could well be on your skin if you’re infected but it’s not popping out of skin cells. The outer layer of skin cells are dead – they don’t interest viruses either. Most fungi – whether yeasts or moulds – are saprophytes. They feed on dead stuff. Like skin. Nails. Some can even have a go at urine and take up residence in your bladder. If they do it’s best to get them out quickly. First course of action is to drink a lot of water to flush it out – and yeah, that does mean you can’t stray too far from a bathroom while doing that. Inconvenient, but better than letting them travel up the ureters to the kidneys. Although that’s usually more a bacteria thing than a yeast thing.

There are claims that Candida auris can colonise a person for many months. I say ‘pah’. It can colonise a person for their entire life, living as part of the skin microflora and never getting big enough to cause any problems at all. There are several yeasts among the surface microflora, along with a lot of bacteria, and they are in competition with each other all the time and as long as that war rages, none of them get strong enough for you to notice. If you tip the balance in that war, say by saturating yourself with antibiotics, you might risk one of them taking over – but it’s a skin infection. Treated with topical medicines.

Most of the time, you won’t even realise that you are a walking ecosystem, inside and out, until something goes wrong.

The scary numbers added to this yeast is that it kills 60% of those infected. Is that true? Yes it is – but it only infects those who are already extremely ill anyway. They might have died of that yeast infection, or it might just have been the last straw for a body that was close to its end date anyway. If you’re well enough to be browsing the Internet and have read this far, I doubt you need have any concern about this yeast.

How do you avoid spreading it? The same way you avoid spreading anything else. Clean things. Including yourself. Wash your hands – soap won’t kill it but it’ll get it off and down the sink. Wash your clothes – that won’t kill it but it’ll send it down the drain. It loves sugar and protein, all fungi do, so clean working surfaces and don’t leave grease or any kind of food there.

This is not a virus. It does not need, nor want, to enter another cell to grow. It’s not going to hijack your DNA, it prefers to live on sugars and proteins from something dead, and it prefers them to be at least damp and warm. Something that isn’t going to fight back. It does not want to take on your immune system because it will lose. An mRNA ‘vaccine’ is not going to do a damn thing about a yeast infection, in fact I have never heard of any vaccine against yeasts because there’s no need. It really doesn’t want to infect you systemically and it’s so big that it can’t possibly avoid detection by the immune system if it tries.

You’re only at risk if your immune system is knackered or you’re killing off its competition with huge doses of antibiotics. In either case, you’ll know, because you’ll already be very ill indeed.

However, expect to be scared into all kinds of theatre if you fall for this one.

25 thoughts on “WEF’s Craven New Nightmare

  1. I saw a fear mongering article on the BBC website “Candida auris fungal infections spreading in US at ‘alarming’ rate, says CDC” and immediately wondered if they were priming us for the next pandemic.

    If it’s not global warm… sorry, climate chan… sorry again, climate emergency it’s another pandemic or some other hobgoblin. They never stop, do they?

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  2. One of the areas I worked in was as a link and specialist wound care nurse – called in by other clinical areas when they had ‘difficult’ or ‘unresponsive’ wounds that did not heal.

    The hardest part of the job? Getting the staff (even/especially the doctors) to stop demanding some ‘new/wonder’ solution, dressing or treatment and accept reality. In 999 out of 1000 cases the patient wasn’t debilitated because they had unhealing/infected wounds, they had unhealing/infected wounds because they were debilitated. Treat the underlying cause you dimwits!

    Except in traumatic and/or surgical wounds (and even then most of the time, when they aren’t healing) ‘all’ wounds are ‘symptoms’ of some underlying illness/condition, not ailments in their own right.

    ‘Infection Control’ was a related area and trying to explain to people that whilst hospitals get the blame (some of which is patently deserved) that it’s much more likely that MRSA etc. developed in ‘the community’ (because ‘that’ is where people only part complete and misuse courses of antibiotics). Suggesting (with some evidence) that whilst the ‘diagnosis’ of MRSA et al occurs in hospital that didn’t mean they ‘got it’ there (some areas if the UK have been surveyed and estimated at >60% of the population have been colonised, they just don’t know it … until they go into hospital which ‘gives it to them’. I vaguely remember a bus being swabbed and finding it on every seat arm-rest and the steering wheel. So which is ‘really’ more likely as a source of infection?) and you’d think I’d just assaulted them.

    But … it’s always much easier to blame somebody, anybody but yourself, and refuse to … think. Common sense, the rarest of super-powers!

    Call me a cynic but, ‘if’ this is ‘suddenly appearing’ in multiple hospitals and clinical areas (and it’s not just the usual mercenary hyperbole), in different cities then I doubt very much the source will be the hospitals (unless a central ‘supply’ point source, which just happens to supply every institution, is found). And to reveal my really cynical self, since it is endemic in certain countries (India, South Africa and ‘South America’) and ‘former residents’ of those areas are recently and randomly ‘appearing’ across the US and using ‘free’ health-care …

    Oh, and I particularly like the usual scare-monger ‘journalist’ terms of may, can, and could, whilst (purely coincidentally I’m sure) failing to mention the odds of those occurrences (let alone, as you indicate, the small subset of people it would affect even then).

    I feel … old.

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    • Staphylococcus aureus isn’t an obligate pathogen. It can live anywhere that’s damp and has a few nutrients around. It’s an especially nasty one – apart from systemic infection, it’s one of the little swines that can cause food spoilage, food poisoning and food borne disease. If you let people know it’s everywhere and has multiple ways to ‘get you’, they’ll get their masks stitched to their faces. 😉
      Yeasts are also not obligate pathogens. Anywhere warm, damp with a few nutrients suits them. So I expect this particular one has been around for a very long time before it was discovered and named. Before then, a patient (who’s already likely to be close to death) getting infected with it would likely have ‘yeast infection’ on the death certificate. It’s easy enough o get a ‘yeast’ confirmation with a microscope and the right sort of agar. Identifying to species level would take more work, and since the patient was very likely already dying, most labs wouldn’t consider it important to get any further than that.
      I saw, today, that the Daily Mirror is now calling it a ‘highly contagious and deadly black fungus’, which it’s not. Seems they are trying to conflate it with black mould, an entirely unrelated genus. God forbid people would find out it’s far more closely related to Marmite…

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  3. Pah.
    Just shows they’re really not that bright.
    Want to scare people? How about a bacteria with a 99% fatality rate? Eats your brain. Found in pools of water everywhere – swimming pools, ponds, lakes etc.
    First sign of infection is too late.
    Negleria fowlery
    Seems perfectly evolved to mess us up.

    Only problem with the scare mongering is that it’s not person to person transmissible. Yet.
    Though that’s never stopped them scare mongering before.
    No doubt somebody is doing some gain of function to try and get it to be contagious…

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    • Naegleria fowleri is an amoeba. If it gets up your nose, there’s a barrier to it getting into the brain which it’s too big to cross. Unless that barrier, which is delicate, gets damaged… say by repeatedly ramming some kind of swab up there. Then it can run rampant – and as you say, the first symptoms are very often the last.
      Another protozoan, Cryptosporidium, also lives in water and if you swallow it it’ll turn your guts inside out. It has an infective dose of… one. You just need to swallow a single one. Fortunately it’s readily killed by even simple water processing – if you have well water that’s UV treated it’ll be fine.
      Neither of them transmit person to person, but the last three years have shown that you don’t need to tell the truth to scare people.

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      • You probably need some truth. If you always lied there would be no problem, we just don’t believe everything you say, but if you sprinkle in a little verifiable truth, that’s when your lies become dangerous.

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      • Is an amoeba not a bacteria?

        May seem like a daft question, but I’m just a spanner jockey. While I do read around a lot, it tends to be in areas like physics and chemistry. Biology is not my strong suit.
        Apparently around five people catch it in the US per year, and young boys are more susceptible, possibly due to more likely nose picking? Not pleasant way to go.

        I do know about crypto-sporid though. Mainly from relatives who worked in the water industry.

        What’s the difference between an amoeba and a bacteria?

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        • Oooh, you’re in danger of setting off an entire course of lectures here 😀
          Basically, bacteria are prokaryotes, amoebae are eukaryotes. It’s a major difference in cell structure. Bacteria have a rigid cell wall and don’t have a defined nucleus. Their DNA is in one long circular strand with no chromosome structure. It makes it much easier to mutate those cells to, say, develop resistance to an antibiotic. They can also pick up other bits of DNA called plasmids and can sometimes transfer copies of the plasmids to other cells.
          Eukaryotes (basically any cell with a nucleus, including all protozoa, fungi, insects, animals, plants and us) have their DNA arranged in structured chromosomes inside a membrane-enclosed nucleus.
          Some eukaryotes have a cell wall, others don’t. Amoebae don’t, they can change shape and drag themselves across surfaces (as long as it’s wet) rather like a white blood cell does. They can ‘eat’ things like bacteria too, by surrounding them and taking them into the cell. Bacteria can’t do that, they can’t change shape and can only use what can get through the cell wall.

          There’s a whole series of lectures on this, there are many subdivisions but that’ll do for now 😉

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  4. So…thanks for the rundown on scary fungus. Apologies, because I need to go off topic here, but I need to get the word out.
    Digital ID is here. I live in Canada, but I think it’s not far away in most of our countries – and they’re being sneaky about it.
    I found it quite by accident hidden in my banking app. Fortunately screenshotted as I read, as it disappeared after I read it. The long and the short of it was if you don’t opt out, you will be automatically opted in.
    If you say no, at this point it limits your banking. No more debit card, no Internet banking. I think you can still go to the bank to take out money and write cheques. Which most companies in Canada don’t accept, they like instant payments. You’ll also need it for telephone service, insurance, and health services – I think primarily vaxx pass for now, which, like many of you, I don’t have and don’t plan to get. All being sold for your convenience, of course.

    If we accept this, we’re sunk. They’ll control everything. So don’t.

    Leggy, this will get stuck for review I think cos new email addy. It’s still me.

    Canadian sign up site: verified.me

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    • Re “A Fourth Turning”

      That book, A Fourth Turning, is a whitewash of reality, of history. Similar to Desmet’s book on “mass formation” and many other works…

      The misleading false idea/lie both these authors present is that the psychotic “negative developments” are just temporary crises or phases before humans return to a state of non-craziness and normality. These are of course welcoming narratives so they are and become popular, pandering to the masses’ love for fantasies about reality.

      The true human history, however, is a history of CHRONIC craziness going on for aeons with “civilized” people — read “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” …. https://www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html

      It’s why Hegel noted people have never learnt anything from history.

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      • I’ve read The Fourth Turning but I didn’t get what you got out of it at all. For me, its generational theory made history dynamic, gave it life and got me thinking about the history we’re currently making.


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