The Mammalian Stress Mechanism Explains COVID, Long COVID and Sudden Death

Combat Stress Magazine: Summer 2023
Volume 12, Number 2


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Guest Editor’s Message
By Lewis S. Coleman, MD, FAIS

The Mammalian Stress Mechanism Explains COVID, Long COVID, and Sudden Death
By Lewis S. Coleman, MD, FAIS

This special issue of Combat Stress magazine will argue that viral virulence is mediated by the “spike protein,” a single factor, which causes all the confusing and seemingly unrelated pathologies of COVID, its congeners, and its immunizations, by inducing harmful hyperactivity in the newly discovered mammalian stress mechanism (MSM) that disrupts normal physiology. The MSM indicates fresh treatments that reinstate health and save lives by restoring normal physiology.

Included in this special issue:

6 Introduction
6 Viral Virulence
9 Stress Theory
9 The Mammalian Stress Mechanism (MSM)
13 Normal COVID and the Common Cold
13 The ”Novel” Coronavirus, COVID, and Critical Illness
15 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
16 COVID Immunizations, Sudden Death, and Long
COVID Syndrome
18 Pre-existing Illness and COVID
20 Clinical Examples
26 Airline Pilots
28 NFL Football Players
31 Treatment for COVID pneumonia and other forms
of Critical Illness
33 Long COVID Diagnosis
33 Long COVID Treatment
33 Management of DIC Caused By COVID Immunization
34 Discussion
35 Conclusion


Editor In Chief

Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS
AIS President


Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS
COL (RET), US Army

Contributing Editors

Josh Briley, PhD, FAIS
Reverend Charles Grantham, PhD, MSH, FAIS, APF
Jeff Jernigan, PhD, LPC, BCCPC, FAIS
Tom McMurtry, DAIS
John H. Thurman, Jr. M.Div., MA
Richard Young, PhD, FAIS

Managing Editor

Kathy Schoop

Creative Director

Michael McMahon

AIS Combat Stress Board

Chaired by Colonel Platoni, the role of this board is to develop initiatives and communications to serve the stress management needs of Service Members and Veterans.

Chair: Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS
COL (RET), US Army, COL/Ohio Military Reserve/State Defense Forces,
Dayton SWAT, Editor, Combat Stress magazine

Richard S. Biehl, MA, FAIS, Police Chief (Ret), Dayton, Ohio

Brian S. Earthman MD, FAIS, Psychiatrist, MAJ (Ret), US Army Reserves, Medical Director, EPI, Inc.

Charlie Bass, MD, PhD, FAIS, LTC (Ret), U.S. Army, Veteran of OIF/OEF

Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS, Pain and Stress Specialist, US Navy Contractor (Ret), President, The American Institute of Stress

Combat Stress Magazine

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