After all the rhetoric and theories, Coronavirus is a genuine threat, and it’s likely that you and I will be exposed.
It is in the USA now, and several cases have been diagnosed already.
It’s a “new” type of Coronavirus
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that are typically mild, such as the common cold, though rarer forms such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 can be lethal.
In December 2019, a pneumonia outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, the outbreak was traced to a novel strain of Coronavirus, which was given the interim name 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO), later renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Some researchers have suggested that the Huanan Seafood Market may not be the original source of viral transmission to humans.
As of 5 March 2020, there have been at least 3,286 confirmed deaths and more than 95,748 confirmed cases in the coronavirus pneumonia outbreak. In the US, there are about 60 cases in California.
The Wuhan strain has been identified as a new strain of Betacoronavirus from group 2B with an ~70% genetic similarity to the SARS-CoV. The virus has a 96% similarity to a bat coronavirus, so it is widely suspected to originate from bats as well.
According to Forbes magazine, there are two strains of this virus, one that is more aggressive than the other.
And no, you can’t get this virus from drinking a Corona. 😊
Infections range from mild to serious. The virus can turn deadly if it leads to pneumonia, respiratory failure, or septic shock. Those most at risk of death are the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
The outbreak quickly moved from China around the world. It spreads the same way other coronaviruses do: through person-to-person contact.
Symptoms can show up anywhere from 2 to 27 days after exposure. Early on, they’re a lot like the common cold. You might notice:
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of breath
As modern science scrambles to develop a vaccine (many months away), as governments employ the ineffective quarantines, and as the public worries more each day; there is already a viable solution within our immediate reach. It comes by consensus and experience from functional medicine doctors from all around the world.
Quarantines do not work simply because we can’t stop any movement as Dr. Brewer explains:
“We’re a globally connected society today. It’s difficult to have an effective quarantine,” said Timothy Brewer, professor of medicine and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. “For a quarantine to really be effective, you have to be able to prevent any movement. That’s very difficult to do in this day and age.”
In addition, the incubation time of this virus is up to 27 days. In other words, it can take up to 27 days before you actually have symptoms of the infection. 27 days is a very long time and that person could have potentially infected hundreds of other people.
Although they’ve given you some pretty important tips for PREVENTING the Coronavirus, they have missed one important aspect:
Strengthening your immune system!
Having a stronger immune system could go a long way to fighting off nasty pathogenic terrors that could make you sick.
Look…it’s that time of year where everyone is getting sick. And the more preventative measures you can take now to stop the spread of these viruses, the better off you are.
And if you happen to get sick, it would be better to have it for a few days than a few weeks, am I right?
As always, we must first ensure personal immune integrity. There’s a list of scientifically-backed, vitally-important nutrients that people can take right now to better ensure their body’s ability to respond and properly minimize the impact.
- Vitamin C is very important for viral infection prevention:
- Elderberry has been shown to kill viruses:
- Echinacea strengthens your immune system to fight viruses:
- Andrographis has been shown to defend our body against the flu:
- Ganoderma is a strong immune system booster:
- Vitamin D has anti-flu properties:
- Probiotics regulate the immune system and boost it:
- Olive Leaf
- Pau d’Arco
- Cat’s claw
These herbs or products are a good way to strengthen your immune system and minimize your risks of getting this virus.
In addition, diet is very important. Dairy products, sugar, and wheat are to be eliminated out of your diet. These foods are known to reduce the ability of your immune system to fight infections. You can read more about this phenomenon here:
Finally, you can add coconut oil to your diet is known to have antimicrobial properties.
I hope this clarifies a few misconceptions about the coronavirus and how to fight it naturally!
God bless y’all 😊