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 Passionate about health:

 

Multi-factorial cause of disease is not so complex . . . and question everything.  Even consensus.

CoVid-19 is a coronavirus : what does it mean
: it is a 'large particle', resistant to damage and can not be killed by (anti-bacterial) antibiotics

The virus is very contagious
: spreading by cough, sneeze, spit and contact

Answers, but still many questions
: the scientific and medical community are still struggling with all the unknown

The essential vitamin effect : Vitamin D sunshine hormone, K1 and K2, and other vitamins
:
sunshine and other ways of prevention: there are clear merits;  good health counts

The essential trace mineral effect : Na, Mg, K and other mineral salts
:
poor water quality, mono-crop soil erosion and nutrition

The biome effect : the importance of looking after the gut bacteria
:
foreign food and drink, antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals

The risk of chronic disease  : the importance of maintaining health
:
cancer and chronic disease with immuno-depressing treatments, frail old age, uncontrolled diabetes have high risk of death

 

The coronavirus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronavirus 

 

Symptoms of the coronavirus infection. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza 

 

The viral load. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_load 

Question: The coronavirus is in the throat for a long time, 3-4 days, hijacking the mucosa cells, replicating.
Is it possible to wash down this viral load
as often as possible out of the throat with a warm beverage?
Heat breaks down fat.  Heat denatures protein. Heat removes mucus or phlegm.
Does the virus like a mucus or a dry throat environment?

How is it possible to prevent the virus from going down the throat into the respiratory passages, trachea, bronchus (bronchitis), alveoli (pneumonia).
Is it about getting rid of the mucus (discretely)? Is it the immuno-response?

It is the irresponsible action of others that will spread the disease and the chance to get infected is very high once it is in the your neighbourhood!
1. Not washing hands and touching everything
2. Not wearing a mask (when symptomatic coughing)
3. Not informing others  and not going in isolation for at least 14 days.

 

Prevention and common infection control. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infection_control 

Tip: If the reason sounds logic, it could be of benefit.  Still it could, may or  . . . should work?

Tip: Accept tips with caution.
But it is as irresponsible to downplay any possible non-damaging good advice (as fake).

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51735367  here the BBC points out that  (and read between the lines too please) . . .
1. Garlic does have health claims, but . . . BBC should have pointed out 'in moderation'.  Tip: Crushing it between the fingers will keep them (the vingers) away from the face.
2. The use of MMS (contains chlorine dioxide) should be questioned.  Agree (I have no knowledge about this product).
3. Home-made sanitizer, in short supply, is better than none; soft to the hands (skin) is important . . . try it.
4. Drinkable colloidal silver; silver is an element that has no relevance inside the body.  Agree  (I have no knowledge about this product).
5. Drinking enough water is important when ill . . .  even if it does not clean the throat from the virus. Do it.
6. Drinking hot beverage / water often; heat disinfects the container.  How long does it take the virus to penetrate the mucosal cell? There is no scientific proof yet, that heat does not to have an effect on the viral load in the throat . . . try it.
6. The non-UNICEF claim gets the attention; the sun does have a disinfecting effect on outside surfaces.  The sun is good for the production of vitamin D, which is good for general health (in a deficient population).  Do it.

The sun, the UV effect;  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1280232/  conclusion . . . not enough data available.
Table 5. TMV-RNA exposed for 71 minutes to ' laboratory light ' / sunlight allowed for a 37% survival of the virus. The sun is more effective in summer. Should I claim it does not help at all!

The sun, the heat effect.  Reading conflicting reasons why people get the flu in winter.  In many cases the text (by so called experts) make contradicting conclusions.
Winter - - moist - - cold air is dry - - damage to mucosal surfaces??  In 30-40 C circumstances, I am pretty sure that the air is dry and the sun kills any virus!

Scientist just do not know . . . do they.

Question: What ammonia and alcohol based wipes to clean surfaces regularly?
1. Ammonia is a strong 'soap', harsh on skin, but very effective on surfaces.  Do not mix with hypochlorite bleach.
2. Alcohol (60%+) gels and wipes could work, but many are very dry (cheap) quickly.  Hospital grade are better.
3. Dish washing soap could work well to wash hands. Some also harsh on skin.
4. Soap and water best, wash for at least 20 seconds and dry with disposable paper towel.

Tip: do not touch your face with that unwashed hand; do not use the onion hand.
If you do not like the onion or garlic fingers, use Sambok ointment on the hands as reminder.

Tip: cold food and drinks, utensils, allow the virus to survive long enough.  Logic reason?
Is there really a question about the effect of heat on the virus. Protein denatures at 41 C. That is why a high fever of that magnitude will cause organ failure and kill a person.
Infections always cause CALOR; an increase of temperature to fight off the infection.  Can the virus survive a hot surface for long?

Question: does the soap remove the virus from the skin (hands) only  or  does the soap also denature the fatty/protein 'crown' layer surrounding the virus RNA?
Washing the hands regularly is standard practice and part of the most basic and an easy to implement infection control measure. That is it for now.

Other: 

The acid claim:  Apple cider vinegar does not lower the viral load.  It could, as does lemons, have an alkaline effect, thus improving general health.  Fruit in general does not.  Too much sugar.

The alkaline claim:  Bicarbonate of soda NaHCO3 does not kill the virus, neither lower the viral load.  It does however increase consumption of sodium (as in table salt NaCl ),  which carries the risk of higher blood pressure.

The low carbohydrate claim: Is a body in ketonic state, better off in surviving an infection.  No solid data available, although many claim that with better health markers, a healthier condition will fight off a disease better. Anecdotal.  

Scientist just do not know . . . do they.

 

Immuno-soldiers of the body.  A cascade of reactions. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immune_system 

 

The Immunoglobulin M / IgM antibody. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immunoglobulin_M 

 

The Immunoglobulin G / IgG antibody. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immunoglobulin_G 

 

 Recovery and immunological resistance. 

You will be immune to this strain of virus. 
Any mutation change to this virus and you will get (minor change/ minor-)  (major change / major-) sick again.

It all depends on if the body recognise this strain as previous in contact with or totally new.

 

Complications. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronchitis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonia

 Pulmonary fibrosis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonary_fibrosis

a very late stage, but if survived (the pneumonia), a very disabling chronic condition.