I’ve said for many years that this is very predictable.
- 2008-2009 was the Swine Flu or H1N1
- 2010-2011 was the West Nile Virus
- 2013-2015 was Ebola
- 2017-2018 was Zika
- 2020-??? is the CoronaVirus
The CoronaVirus has shown up right on que!
Here’s what we know: it originated in a village called Wuhan, China. It’s know in scientific circles as 2019-nCoV and is believed to be a mutated coronavirus from bats (similar to Ebola – more on this later) and a first of it’s kind combination of a coronavirus from snakes.
By later, I mean now. Like the Ebola virus, this Wuhan Coronavirus is a GlycoProtein style virus which means it can infect cells in the human body much easier than the H & N type viruses like the Flu H3N2, Swine Flu H1N1, etc. GP style viruses are a bit harder to create vaccines for.
The 2001 SARS and ever so slowly spreading Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) are cousin coronavirus relatives. This yet to be named coronavirus is now the 7th in the coronavirus series.
Like SARS and MERS, this coronavirus also infects the lungs. And like every other viral infection, the initial symptoms are typical flu-like symptoms of achiness, fever, chills, and trouble breathing.
As of today (Feb 29, 2020) there are 86,584 people confirmed who have been infected worldwide. Of those 86K, 2,977 have died of complications in the form of pneumonia, with the first confirmed death as a result of this virus in the USA just today in the state of Washington.
There are a reported 70 infected people out of 321 million here in the US.
The “mortality rate” currently stands at 3.4%, which means 34 people out of every 1,000 infected will die. So when you hear the scare mongers telling you that its much higher, just discount it as scare-mongering, it’s their job to whip you into a frenzy, which is apparently unfortunately working.
That mortality rate is driven mostly by China, which is at 3.5% while the rest of the world is at just 1.5%.
The DOW has plummeted 5,000 points in just 1 week from the CoronaVirus news. Just relax, the DOW will rebound when everyone realizes that it’s not the end of the world and that the sky is in fact NOT falling.
If you’d like to keep track of the infecteds and deaths, go to https://.corona.help for the latest information.
Enough of the Bad News keep reading for the Good News
Like I’ve written about so many times before, the CDC and the WHO (World Health Organization) are a one string fiddle, that being that we all need to be patient and just wait for a multi-billion dollar company to create yet one more freaking vaccine.
Don’t travel to China (probably a good idea for now), wash your hands (should be standard practice) and don’t be around people who are infected (Duh!)
You’ll see tons of pictures of people wearing these “surgical” masks. This is a joke unless they are infected in which case thank you for not infecting the rest of us when you cough or sneeze.
And also right on que is the statement from the CDC and WHO that there is “no treatment”.
So let me get this right, the SARS outbreak was in 2001, is a cousin to the current Wuhan CoronaVirus and in 19 years there is no specific treatment and no vaccine.
So what makes us think there will magically appear a vaccine in a few months? It took over 3 years for an experimental Ebola vaccine to come out.
Here’s what you CAN do
In my book “The Immunity Crisis in America”, I cover multiple nutrients that will strengthen your immune system. On every website out there as they talk about this and every other viral infection, the number one cause of getting infected is … wait for it!
A WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM
Then they tell you to eat fresh vegetables and fruit as if that’s a magic wand. Yes, you should each fresh vegies and fruit, they are good for you, but to strengthen your immune system to the strength to combat GlycoProtein viruses you’d need to eat a truckload every day.
The foundational building block for your entire immune system is ascorbic acid, better known as Vitamin C. Quit rolling your eyes, yes it’s just that simple. And I’m not the first to come to this conclusion either, Dr. Andrew Saul PhD, Dr. Linus Pauling PhD, Dr. Frederick Klenner M.D., Dr. Robert Cathcart III M.D. and now hundreds of D.O.’s, M.D.’s, and Chiropractors have been successfully treating thousands of patients now for over 50 years with what is called mega-dosing Vitamin C along with other nutrients like what is in the Myer’s Cocktail.
Mentions Vitamins A, C and D but recommend increasing their levels by eating foods rich in them. Just as an example, the average adult should be taking 3,000 mg of Vitamin C a day, you’d need to eat 86 oranges to get that amount. You’ll have to take a supplement, chew-able 500 mg tablets are relatively inexpensive and easy to take.
Here’s a site that refutes the use of Vitamin C as a possible treatment of the coronavirus, but many of the aforementioned experts have proven otherwise.
This site has a lot of good information including links to the OrthoMolecular site where Dr. Andrew Saul PhD has some very good information on how to strengthen your immune system.
Headline: Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus by Andrew Saul
A second article about Nutritional Treatment of Coronavirus again by Andrew Saul
And finally, for just $7 you can get a copy of my book “The Immunity Crisis in America” where I cover multiple ways to strengthen your Immune System so that you are virtually impenetrable, that includes this new Wuhan Coronavirus.
Nicholas St Jon N.a.MD
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