Monday, March 16, 2020

Corona Virus & Prevention

The CoronaVirus, Up Close

The following commentary derives from a researcher currently 
on the task force attempting to neutralize the Corona Virus.  
His statements coincide with those of doctors 
currently engaged in this process, so, 
we offer this up for your information

The Corona Virus infection does not cause a cold with a dripping nose or catarrhal [mucous membrane inflammation] cough, but, rather a dry cough; plain and simple.

The virus is not heat resistant, and dies if exposed to temperatures of 78 - 80 F/26-27 C.

Hot Tea kills the virus early
Therefore, your best preliminary defense is to frequently consume hot drinks such as tea and broth, or simply hot water during the day: hot liquids neutralize the virus. 

Avoid drinking ice water or chewing ice cubes or snow. 
When possible, expose yourself to the sun!


Sneezes travel 10 feet
1. The virus crown is quite large (diameter about 400-500 nanometers), 
    a) Any type of mask can stop it: even the Home Depot
        dust mask used by painters.
    b) Doctors and health professionals who are directly
        exposed to heavy virus patient loads must use special
        equipment to avoid inhaling vapors from patients. 
    c)  Avoid going to the hospital during this period since
         there will likely be virus victims
         in large numbers there, exposing you well beyond the
    d)  A sneeze from infected persons near you is only contagious if they are
         closer than 10 feet from you.    

 -  Stay away from crowded places.

2. The virus can survive on a metal surface for about 12 hours;, so, after you touch metal handles, doors, appliances, public transport handles, etc., wash your hands well and disinfect them carefully. 

3. The virus can nest in clothes and fabrics for 6-12 hours: but, normal detergents can kill it. 
If clothes cannot be washed, exposure to the sun will kill the virus.

How the virus manifests:

Migration of the Virus
1. The virus first installs by lodging in the throat, causing inflammation and a dry throat sensation: this symptom can last for three to four days.

2. The virus travels through the moisture in the airways, descends into the trachea, and installs in the lung, causing pneumonia. This process takes five or six days.

3. Pneumonia then occurs with high fever and difficulty breathing; but, it is not exhibited like the classic cold.

Instead, you may have the feeling of drowning.
Should you reach this stage, contact your doctor immediately.

Avoiding the Virus: 

1. Virus transmission occurs mostly by direct contact, touching tissues or materials on which the virus is present: it's essential to wash your hands frequently.
     a.  Although the virus survives on your hands for only about ten minutes, but in that period,
          you might rub your eyes, or scratch your nose, allowing the virus to enter your throat.
     b. Wash your hands very often and disinfect them!

2.  Gargle with a disinfectant solution to eliminate or minimize the amount of virus that could enter your throat: in so doing, you eliminate the virus before it enters the trachea and then into the lungs.

3. Disinfect your PC keyboard and mobile phones!
The CoronaVirus may not show signs of infection for many days, before which it cannot be known if a person is infected. By the time you have a fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, your lungs are usually already in 50% fibrosis and it's too late!

Do a simple check that you can do on our own every morning:
Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you successfully complete it without coughing, without discomfort, a sense of oppression, etc., this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating essentially no infection.
Do this check every morning in a clean air environment!

Added advice from doctors treating this virus:

Make sure your mouth and throat are moist, never DRY.
Drink a few sips of water at least every 15 minutes. 

WHY? Even if the virus gets into your mouth ... water or other liquids will sweep it away through the esophagus and into the stomach.
Gastric acid in the stomach will kill all the virus.