Coronavirus, 2019NcoV. Do we need to be worried?
The new Coronavirus, 2019NcoV is making its way around the planet. All around the world people are panicking and getting all worked up. There is so much that is not being shared by the Chinese government that it is easy to try to fill in the blanks and sometimes those blanks are filled with outlandish ideas. Coronavirus is not new. It has been around forever. But Coronavirus were normally benign and the majority were limited to animals.
Here is what we do know:
As of 9 February 2020, 37,596 cases have been confirmed (6,106 serious)
As of 9 February 2020, 813 deaths have been attributed to the virus since the first confirmed death on 9 January, with 2,690 recoveries.
The first local transmission outside China occurred in Vietnam between family members, while the first local transmission not involving family occurred in Germany, on 22 January, when a German man contracted the disease from a Chinese business visitor at a meeting.
As of 9 February 2020 there are 12 cases here in the United States. China has 37,221
That is a huge difference in cases. The United States for all the internal political problems we have over all the best health care in the world. Our citizens are are healthy. And we have access to modern drugs to help fight the symptoms and speed recovery.
Or do we?
We have an elderly population that is evenly split between those with good health care and those with out. We have a pediatric population that is increasingly obese and sedentary. With more and more children getting diabetes, asthma, and other chronic diseases that weaken the body. We have cities in this country that are breeding grounds for 3rd world disease that 30 years ago was rare to unheard of in this country. The Medic Shack wrote an article called Typhus in the 21st Century back in October 2018. This talked about the spread of typhus in the larger cities on the west coast and in Texas. Typhus can be devastating to the body if untreated, and with a large population already weakened from it a SAR’s type virus has a fertile breeding ground.
We have tens of thousands of people trying fad diets to achieve the “Perfect Body.” Some work well others are a disaster to the body. The biggest issue is some people are not using good quality foods, or are trying something to starve the body. When the body is starved, the immune system is not as strong and a little bug can open the door for a bigger badder bug. Bad dieting puts people in to same category as a 3rd world person. Ready to get sick and die.
A huge portion of the country is in a state of Apathy. We don’t care what is going on as long as the internet works, their cell phone works, the TV works and walmart has food on the shelves.
The Not my monkey, Not my circus attitude prevails. Look I am not saying to act like a fork dropped in the garbage disposal. But we need to pay attention to what is going on around us. And this includes us paying attention to the Coronavirus.
What can we do?
This is a bit easier said than done. First off, clean up your hygiene act! Look those alcohol based sanitizers are okay. Just okay. But nothing beats good old fashioned soap and water. Im going to share a link to an elementary school teacher in Idaho. She did an experiment with bread dirty ands and soap and alcohol. The results are surprising. Idaho Falls Elementary Experiment
The best defense is isolation. But that is not really an option for most of us. We have to work , go to school, do the normal things we must do on a daily basis. The N95 series mask. They are a bit overboard. Yes I do have some on hand. But it is for treating people. Not daily wear. What works as well as a N95 is washing your hands. Often. And not touching your eyes, nose or mouth. See someone hacking up a lung? Go the other way. Sneezing their brains out? Same thing go the other way. Wipe down your equipment at work. Shared keyboards, phones mice etc. Wipe em down. CaviWipes . These things are the BOMB! We use them in health care and when used as directed they will kill everything. CaviWipes are great. They can be used almost everywhere. CaviWipes are effective against Coronavirus.
If you do not have CaviWipes, Bleach is your best friend. Now somethings you need to know about bleach.
- Avoid touching the eyes. If bleach gets into the eyes, immediately rinse with water for at least 15 minutes and consult a doctor.
- Avoid using bleach on metals, wool, nylon, silk, dyed fabric and painted surfaces.
- Bleach should not be used together or mixed with other household detergents as this reduces its effectiveness in disinfection and causes chemical reactions. For instance, a toxic gas is produced when bleach is mixed with acidic detergents such as those used for toilet cleaning. This could result in accidents and injuries. If necessary, use detergents first and rinse thoroughly with water before using bleach for disinfection.
- As undiluted bleach liberates a toxic gas when exposed to sunlight, it should be stored in a cool and shaded place out of reach of children.
- Sodium hypochlorite decomposes with time. To ensure its effectiveness, it is advised to purchase recently produced bleach and avoid over-stocking.
- For effective disinfection, diluted bleach should be used within 24 hours after preparation as decomposition increases with time if left unused.
Instructions for use.
To make a disinfecting solution of bleach its 1/3 cup of bleach per gallon of water. Note this is with the standard concentration of 5.25% The new Clorox Performance Bleach is 8.25% bleach. You can dilute it a bit more, Instead of 1/3 a cup us about 3 tablespoons less. Or like me just pour as usual. The bad thing about bleach is it decomposes. Say you buy 50 gallons of Clorox. In about a year you’ll have 5 gallons of bleach flavored salt water.
Pool shock, or Calcium Hypochlorite granules, is a better solution for long term storage of bleach and portability. You can use the granules to disinfect larger amounts of water, like the water from your rain catch barrel. Calcium Hypochlorite stores for years without losing is effectiveness. A 1 lb bag that you can buy in most pool stores can disinfect 10,000 gallons of water and typically costs about 12 bucks depending on the percentage of calcium hypochlorite in the mixure. The pool shock that you can buy in places like Walmart and Target typically have 52% percent calcium hypochlorite, you can get bags with 68% calcium hypochlorite sometimes, or if you live by a pool supply store you can find 99%
We store Nava Pool Shock It is 99% It has a very very very long shelf life if stored cool and dry. To use this to make your own disinfectant and safe drinking water.
Using Calcium Hypochlorite is a multi step process
Add and dissolve one heaping teaspoon of high-test granular calcium hypochlorite (approximately ¼ ounce) for each two gallons of water, or 5 milliliters (approximately 7 grams) per 7.5 liters of water.
The mixture will produce a stock chlorine solution of approximately 500 milligrams per liter, since the calcium hypochlorite has available chlorine equal to 70 percent of its weight.
To disinfect water, add the chlorine solution in the ratio of one part of chlorine solution to each 100 parts of water to be treated. This is roughly equal to adding 1 pint (16 ounces) of stock chlorine to each 12.5 gallons of water or (approximately ½ liter to 50 liters of water) to be disinfected.
To remove any objectionable chlorine odor, aerate the disinfected water by pouring it back and forth from one clean container to another. -directions from water.epa.gov
To use this as a disinfecting solution do not dilute it with water. This is effectiive against ALL viruses, including Coronavirus.
What can we do to help protect ourselves?
Today there is not to much more we can do. We have HEPA masks. They do work. IF USED ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS. But they suck to wear. I am a big proponent of Colloidal Silver. Made correctly and exactly with is safe to use. AND in practical use I have known some people who do use it correctly to either not have had the flu or got a hit less hard. During the Swine Flu outbreak of 2009 I personally know people who used silver and for to most part did not get as bad a case or not infected. 3 people I know who were infected had symptoms equal to a a moderate cold but did test positive for the virus. The Coronavirus is a slippery character. it is much different than the flu. But some of the basics should transfer
So what is available?
4 things have shown to either boost the immune system to help the body fight off flu. Now flu is a different virus than Coronavirus. But these items here boost your immune system. Not do magik cures.
Elderberry. Elderberry has been show to be effective in combating flu. It has been show to lessen the effects of the virus. There are THOUSANDS of elderberry concoctions on the net. Make your own. Please.
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/147323000403200205Star Anise. Star Anise used to be the prime source for the chemical shikimic acid. That is the active ingredient of Tamiflu. Current web searches do not find the older studies on it vs flu. But in Chinese medicine it is one of the main go to for flu treatment
Echinacea. This is an older plant one that for generations has been a go to for viral infections. It is also a complex plant. Hundreds of studies on it and its effectiveness on cold and flu are about evenly split on it works or it doesn’t work. Used correctly I have found it to be useful when combined with other herbal antivirals
Reishi Mushroom This little guys has show a lot of promise in tis immune system response on many fronts. Including anticancer and antiviral. Polysaccharides isolated from reishi have been proven effective in vitro against herpes simplex virus types 1 and Reishi isolates also have been tested against other viral strains, including influenza A, and demonstrated effectiveness against their replication.
Colloidal Silver has been used for decades as a go to for cold, flu and bacterial infections. There are HUNDREDS of studies both pro and con. Up to and including the famous Blue Man Paul Karason who turned himself blue with colloidal silver that was made by adding salt to the solution which made silver chlorides. This gave him the disease called argyria.
CS made correctly has been proven safe to use. But the key words here is MADE CORRECTLY. It has shown a wide effectiveness against common bacterias and even against viruses. The link is to a dear friend of mine website. He has used silver every day for over 20 years and still has the same skin color he had when he started. Sunburned. In all that time I’ve only seen him sick maybe a couple of times.
There is a lot of disinformation on this bug. We will try to share only the facts we can find and real advice on how to combat it. I feel we do not need to worry to much. I do think we need to pay attention to it and not really do anything other that what we SHOULD be doing for our medical preps. This Coronavirus may be a non issue, like SARS and MERS was. Or it may not be.
Use of the information on this site is AT YOUR OWN RISK, intended solely for self-help, in times of emergency, when medical help is not available, and does not create a doctor-patient relationship.