Raoul’s Two Cents: August 19, 2022

The Road to Immunity

I always wondered what it would be like to get Covid. There are so many theories flying around. I also see the silliness of the CDC and WHO who decree one thing and then change their minds the next day. I wish they would be honest enough to say they don’t have a clue. And why Faucci hasn’t gotten fired yet is a complete mystery.

So I developed my own theory. I believe that the vaccines work — Moderna is at the top of my recommendation (ever since I read that the CEO of Pfizer was detained from flying at the airport because he himself didn’t take his own medicine made me suspicious about it). I believe that relatively healthy people will not suffer adverse effects. I do not believe in booster shots. Seriously, when the President (who has had booster shots galore) contracts Covid twice in a row, it’s obvious it doesn’t work.

I am a very social person, so I don’t know where I got it. I attended a huge party last Saturday, went to church Sunday, watched my grandsons’ basketball game, had a luao dinner, had a business meeting Monday and bought groceries on Tuesday. Tuesday afternoon I was feeling strange. Everything I touched made me tingle. I felt weak. But it wasn’t until Wednesday that I decided I needed to see a doctor. Sure enough, the swab test proved I had Covid. This may sound strange and flippant but I was actually glad. I could put my theory to the test. The doctor gave me a choice of a Covid Kit which may have side effects or just one pill (benzonatate) to control the inflammation in my throat. I chose the latter. I wanted to get sick and develop my immunity.

So here I am in bed still very weak with a mild case of Novel Covid. If my theory works, I won’t be bothered by Covid again. Sorry if I don’t have a lot of jokes today. Doing this all in the confinement of my bed.

Of course, this is just me. TGIF people!


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  1. Dean

    August 23, 2022 at 10:51 am

    Liked all the stories today except of you getting sick but like you said, “immunity” … get well, my friend.


  2. Rene

    August 23, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Get well Raoul. I’m sure you can hack that thing called covid. Stay safe and keep your TGIF coming.☺️☺️


  3. Tom

    August 23, 2022 at 10:52 am

    I pray you succeed in proving your theory and regain perfect Health. Stay Strong. Tom of Pasadena.


  4. Heather

    August 23, 2022 at 10:52 am

    So sorry to hear that. Take care.


  5. Teri

    August 23, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Get Well Soon – just rest❤️



  6. Debbie

    August 23, 2022 at 10:53 am

    Good Luck with your theory! Get well soon!!


    PS due to my working in the public sector and health issues I have been boosted 1x. I know people who have gotten after even after all the boosters.



  7. Jeff

    August 23, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Raoul–I am not an anti vaxer; I’m a wait and see er. There was too much rush todo something out there.

    I don’t know, Raoul, about thinking getting Covid builds immunity. For some diseases it does, like chicken
    pox and mumps, I think.

    But it’s not the same for the flu and colds..

    I think the shots, or getting it activates certain something or others in your body that help protect you. But these
    things, go back to normal after awhile, hence the booster shots, and that people who get Covid get it again.

    I don’t think the rate of getting it again, is as high as the rate for getting it the first time, so there must be some
    benefit to having had it.

    It took me awhile before I got it. I was caring for a guy who got it, and his room was hot and musty like a
    petri dish…so there was no option I was going to get it.

    I said I was a wait and see er. Wife and I, have Jewish friends in their 80’s and, of course, they were
    very concerned about getting it. He said he wouldn’t have lunch with me until I got the shot. I decided I
    should be “all things to all people” and got the shot. I decided not to throw away a friendship when we
    are the only light they have in their lives.

    Take care, Raoul, and keep ’em coming! –Jeff


    • Raoul

      August 23, 2022 at 11:07 am

      You and [wife] got the booster shots for your Jewish friends — now you deserve an award for that. Good for you.



  8. Margaret

    August 23, 2022 at 10:54 am

    I disagree with most of what you’ve said. You are lucky your Covid is mild. Those who have died from Covid and their friends and family don’t feel the way you do. Downgrading a potentially fatal illness is not funny. Find something else to joke about.


    • Raoul

      August 23, 2022 at 11:05 am

      Hi Margaret.

      It was mild. More of an inconvenience rather than pain. Almost back to normal except I’m developing a dry cough. I think I got off the meds too early. Hopefully, this too will go away.

      I realize there are anecdotes to attest to different theories. Mine is just one among them. I do not recommend this to everybody.
      I don’t think COVID is funny but I don’t think we need to live in fear. Just this past few days the CDC reversed its earlier assertions … yet again. They are experimenting with thousands of lives.

      Only time will prove (to me at least) whether having Covid indeed develops one’s immunity.

      Glad you read my emails despite our difference of opinion. This free discourse is what makes America different from many other countries. I appreciate your feedback.




  9. Hilda

    August 23, 2022 at 10:55 am

    I agree in all what you said about Covid and the powers behind it. I have a resourceful family and so we weighed our options. We all had Covid once. We all didn’t get jabbed. But looks like you might have otherwise you would not have been able to travel to the Philippines.

    Get well soon!


  10. Vanessa

    August 23, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Hi Raoul and welcome to the Covid club. I am praying that you will have a mild case only and recuperate and recover 100% in a short time. You probably know but [husband] and I both came down with it a year ago and have been healthy and fine since then despite being exposed to many people who actively had it in our presence. We have been working on immune boosting protocols for the last 2+ years and believe that they have helped us heal, recuperate and not develop the virus again. Natural immunity is amazing. If you don’t mind me giving you some of our protocols & strategies I would love to do so.

    Here are some of the supplements we have been taking for 2+ years, many of them have been ongoing but a few were added December 2020 After cases started popping up of the virus:

    vitamin D3 and K2 combination ( not D2)

    Zinc, at least 30 mg daily

    A good vitamin C, one that preferably has acerola and bioflavonoids – 1000 to 2600 mg daily. You’ll know if you’ve done too much as it will make you have the runs

    Quercetin- This helps vitamin C process and also helps with allergies. We take 100 milligrams but I don’t do it every day, only when I’m exposed to people who’ve been sick or if I’m feeling rundown. We also took it when we were fighting the virus.

    A good omega, preferably one from clean fish oil. The one I take is mixed with turmeric which helps with my inflammation.

    Warm to hot water with fresh squeezed lemon juice every morning, don’t forget to rinse your teeth.

    We also have products with magnesium and take a variety of other supplements. We also take Tony’s tonic that he’s been making for years which helps continue to build your immune system along with good local raw honey. We avoid sugar and only have in moderation. Lots of water and sleep well, we also use melatonin.

    When we were sick we also made a hot tea at night with honey and the leaves of Guayaba from our trees. Tony’s sister in Honduras doctor prescribe that for her son when he had Covid.. The antibody treatment is effective also but you need to do it with an a short proximity to coming down with a virus otherwise you won’t qualify for it. Enough of my ranting,. We will be praying for you and God is our great physician and He has given us the ability to heal.

    Much love to you and prayers for protection for Jackie and the rest of your family.



    • Raoul

      August 23, 2022 at 11:06 am

      Thanks Vanessa.

      I applaud you and [husband’s] dedication to stay healthy. I’d follow your regimen if I had the patience to collect all that. I admit I’m lazy when it comes to food. Really! Sometimes, I’m too lazy to even eat. 😁

      Yeah, I know I’m a hopeless case.

      I’m going to post your email on the TravelingBoy website so others can benefit from your research.




  11. Rick

    August 23, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Hang in there brother! I hope you get well soon and never have to deal with it again.
    Take care!


  12. Jun

    August 23, 2022 at 10:58 am


    Thank you for sharing! Get well soon. You’re in our prayers.



  13. Lois

    August 23, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Sorry you have Coronavirus — or maybe I’m not sorry, because acquiring this disease was on your bucket list. I just hope it doesn’t turn out to be the long Covid or cause any lasting effects. As you say, you’re strong and healthy, so I’m betting you’re already feeling much better. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you. L


  14. Kat

    August 29, 2022 at 9:36 am

    I just saw your email, and I couldn’t recognize the sender but I remember your story on Pfizer’s CEO. 🙂


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