Byron Marchant

Profile Updated: January 25, 2020
Byron Marchant
Residing In: Raleigh, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Spouse: Gladys Smith (1945-1979), sister of Veon Smith (also South '60), mother of our two daughters. Partner: Yvonne Rollins, Retired Prof., NCSU.
Occupation: Retired; doing some writing and translating (German to English of Albert Schweitzer and Bruno Bauer).
Children: Daphne Marchant (1971-), public school teacher living in SLC.

Nicole Marchant (1976-) (Sid) More…Fischer, parents of five (3 girls -- Molly, 20; Marcy, 15; Eliza, 12, 2 boys -- Calvin, 22; Teichert, 16), living in Washington state.
Byron Marchant

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Yes! Attending Reunion
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What have I been up to since 1960? That's a long story. Try this for starters:

Health permitting, I'll see you at the 2020 reunion.

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Jun 08, 2020 at 6:26 PM

RE: "Dear South High Graduates of 1960,

"Our planning committee for the 60th Reunion, August 28, 2020, has met and decided that due to the COVID-19 pandemic we should postpone our reunion.

"We hope that in the near future, with the development of a vaccine, we will feel more comfortable rescheduling the reunion."

Dear Bethany,

Although I won't be attending regardless, due to my health issues, I am disappointed the August 2020 Reunion has been cancelled (or postponed) for safety reasons. Although I am all in favor of taking measures to guarantee the continued good health of '60 South Cubs like you, it is obvious that the national powers that be have again successfully screwed with the public.

There is a cure for the medical issue causing the pandemic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywdQkZ6gvC8

I sincerely hope you and the other Reunion committee members won't let the Fauci/Trump/Democrats get away with this nonsense. Maybe someone with musical composition skills can write a fight song.

I hope you and yours all remain well

Byron

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Apr 27, 2020 at 7:53 PM

Posted on: Apr 26, 2020 at 3:01 PM

Even the entertainment industry is getting in on the fun:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/randy-rainbow-spoonful-clorox-trump-covid-19_n_5ea4b0e3c5b6805f9ece2978?ncid=engmodushpmg00000006

Not quite the Mikado or Amahl but, nonetheless entertaining.

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Apr 26, 2020 at 2:41 AM

Posted on: Apr 25, 2020 at 4:22 PM

What a nice note from a nice lady.

As this "social distancing" (what an awful name for it) moves along, my mind (gray cells) ponder. Here is my latest:

Much has been said about the 100% successful (“At day 6 post-inclusion, 100% of patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin combination were virologicaly cured”) French drug trial:

https://www.mediterranee-infection.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hydroxychloroquine_final_DOI_IJAA.pdf

Following the 17 MAR 2020 publication of the now famous French trial, another disastrous trial was done in Brazil which has become almost as infamously renown as the French study became famous. A new (24 APR 2020) online publication of the Brazil Trial is now available containing its details:

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2765270?utm_source=For_The_Media&%3butm_medium=referral&%3butm_campaign=ftm_links&%3butm_term=042420

Among this detailed publication can be found this paragraph from the Brazil Trial sponsors:

“...We were not able to independently assess the toxic role of CQ [Chloroquine] because all patients were already using azithromycin, as per hospital protocol. Official recommendations from China called attention to the nonsimultaneous use of CQ and azithromycin because of potentially synergistic cardiac toxic effects. This combination [Chloroquine and Azithromycin] was also used to treat some patients from Marseille, France, without any concerning safety report [false, the French Trial used Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin, not Chloroquine and Azithromycin, and the amounts in the French Trial were significantly reduced in comparison to the Brazil Trial amounts]. Most patients (89.6%) in our study were also receiving oseltamivir for suspected influenza infection [Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) is an antiviral medication that blocks the actions of influenza virus types A and B in your body. Oseltamivir is used to treat influenza in people 2 weeks of age and older who have had flu symptoms for 2 days or less], which also increases QTc interval and could have adverse cardiac effects. The data presented here refer to patients in whom CQ, azithromycin, and oseltamivir were concomitantly used because of the atypical circumstances of an unknown disease. Further conclusions on synergistic cardiotoxic effects might be possible with ongoing studies’ results worldwide, as soon as they are presented to the scientific community."

Consequently, who knows what further review of the specific details of these two trials will uncover. Correct

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Jan 08, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Learning of his recent death brings back fond memories. We had many meaningful and delightful conversations; he was always a pleasure to be around whether in a school class or just in public or private. Wally (known also to me as Walter ot Walt) was bound to make the world a better place, which he obviously has. A truly great Cub., at least that's how I'll remember him.

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Oct 15, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Posted on: Oct 15, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Nothing fancy, just this, especially for you:

Lyrics to Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Bethany
Happy Birthday to you.

From good friends and true,
From old friends and new,
May good luck go with you,
And happiness too.

How old are you now?
How old are you now?
How old, How old
How old are you now?

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Nov 23, 2018 at 1:48 PM

Here's wishing you a Happy Birthday tomorrow. I hope your day is special (and I'm quite sure it will be for both you and Becky). I'll be thinking of you two as I eat my leftover turkey and stuffing.
Byron

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Dec 24, 2017 at 2:11 AM

Happy Birthday Dennis (My Way) Sterling. Only two and a half years before we may be able to enjoy listening to your singing voice again. Happy Holiday season and New Year too. And enjoy your retirement.

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Nov 17, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Okay, I'll be the first. Happy Thanksgiving Robert et al, and if you come by Raleigh on your birthday the next day, drop in an I'll share some leftovers with and Becky. Thanks again for all your hard work on this south60 website.

Oct 31, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Happy Birthday (on my second favorite holiday) Ms Norton. Hope you're doing well (or, rather, great).

Mar 06, 2017 at 5:25 PM