“The main thing is to remain calm, don’t fear the unknown, and mostly, use our critical thinking skills before accepting things as the truth.”
Unless you have just awoken from a coma, coronavirus is not a reaction from drinking the Mexican beer of the same name, instead, it is a virus that has been released and gone viral around the world.
To better understand the coronavirus, we need to go back and examine how it unfolded. Just as the world was getting ready to close 2019, and the Chinese were planning the lunar New Year, on December 27th “Xia Qingqing joined her parents for a late-night dinner just 200 metres away from the now-notorious South China seafood market, in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.” Little did they know that they were at the epicenter of a virus that had started spreading around the city. The Chinese government announced that coronavirus was not dangerous nor cause for concern as it was similar in nature to the common cold.
In a few days things quickly escalated: on December 30th the Chinese government put out a public warning about a “pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City,” and four days later national authorities reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) that 44 patients were contaminated. Xia started running a fever in early January, by then; authorities had closed the seafood market for disinfection.
In 2017, information began to be released about the scientists’ fears in reference to the new laboratory (National Biosafety Laboratory which housed dangerous viruses and pathogens including SARS and Ebola to name a few). “The scientists told the publication Nature of their worries that one of those killer viruses could ‘escape’ and go on to infect members of the public. Tim Trevan, a Maryland biosafety consultant, said he had fears China’s culture could make the institute unsafe because ‘structures where everyone feels free to speak up and openness of information are important’.” It happens that the laboratory was built in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus.
The main issue here is the lack of transparency; no country, especially a communist country with unquestioned authority wants to take blame for a crisis, let alone a crisis they can’t contain. This is not new, look how Russia handled Chernobyl: hundreds of thousands of lives were lost, contaminated or infected and the danger is not over, only buried. Do you think Fukushima is over and done with? Absolutely not! Unfortunately, the Chinese government is just the same. Rather than admit the true facts, they tell lies for cover up, biding their time while coming up with a workable plan. The city of Wuhan was the first one that had been put under quarantine then province by province, China declared a ‘level 1’ health emergency, quarantining 60 million people, equivalent to the entire population of Canada, plus Washington and Oregon states! Now the Chinese authorities have egg on their face, and heads are rolling behind the scenes.
As of February 4rd, 2020, (World Cancer Day) over 20,428 confirmed cases were reported in China, an increase of 3,235 since yesterday and total death toll of 425, including a 1 month old baby. Coronavirus has now spread to more than two dozen countries, with 190 cases reported and one death in the Philippines and another in Hong Kong. A spokeswoman for the China’s Health Commission said 80% of victims were over the age of 60 and 75% had some form of underlying condition. What we are told is that the coronavirus can only travel six feet from the infected person, and each person can infect between 1.5 and 3.5 people without effective containment measures, with the death toll coronavirus is more contagious than SARS. No more contagious than a common cold hey, if Pinocchio was the Chinese government its nose would over shadow the Eiffel tower by now.
From what we have learned, I don’t trust a single word that is being reported because we are not given the truth. The carefully reported and released news is filtered in an effort to give hope. And what do we do? We buy millions of surgical masks. Little do we know that they are active only for the first 4 hours yet by wearing the masks we feel protected, and we know from clinical studies that placebo is effective.
What I like the most is that people believe that one day a virus will be released that will seem unstoppable and take millions of lives. Why? Because scientists are experimenting with finding a breakthrough for treating diseases while other departments are seeking bioweapons for power and control. Why on earth are they experimenting with the bubonic plague, or attempting to bring samples from space, when we have not evolved as a species to restrain ourselves from using such power for destruction?
The main thing is to remain calm, don’t fear the unknown, and mostly, use our critical thinking skills before accepting things as the truth. In the meantime the best defence is in prevention. A virus, even the flu or coronavirus can only take hold if the host’s immunity is low—healthy people rarely get sick. It is advisable to take plenty of vitamin C, about 10 grams divided throughout the day, in addition, Thymus Gland from Doctor’s Choice which creates T-Cells, our immune defence. For maintenance take 2 per day, for treatment 3 capsules 3 times per day. Also very important is vitamin D3, at least 8,000 IU (4,000 IU twice per day) and the amino acids L-Lysine and L-Glycine. In addition, daily sprays of Colloidal Silver could also help. Make sure the silver is made without nanoparticles or heavy metal residues, sadly, most of them aren’t. The one Doctor’s Choice has is electrically charged with 20 PPM and homeopathic charged, which makes it 100% more effective.
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• WHO. 2020. Pneumonia of unknown cause – China. Disease outbreak news. https://www.who.int/csr/don/05-january-2020-pneumonia-of-unkown-cause-china/en/
• Drewett, Zoe. 2020. US warned virus could ‘escape’ from lab near coronavirus epicenter. https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/24/us-warned-virus-escape-lab-near-coronavirus-epicentre-12114591/
• Sheikh, Knvul. Watkins, Derek. Wu, Jin and Gröndahl, Mika. 2020. How Bad Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Get? Here Are 6 Key Factors. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/asia/china-coronavirus-contain.html