Things You Should Know, Things You Can Do
Here are some links which may help you better understand the coronavirus outbreak:
Recombinomics – The Website of Virologist Henry Niman
Especially check out Dr. Niman’s radio interviews and his frequent audio updates, “The Dr. Niman Show.” Dr. Niman is currently giving a one-hour interview to Rense.com every night at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. The interviews can be heard live at:
On January 28th Dr. Niman talked about the mutated form of the virus which was not seen initially, in the viral sequences from over 20 cases, but has only recently been seen in cases from Shenzhen, where there is a cluster, and now in four of the five confirmed U.S. cases.
He noted that the mutation is similar to a mutation which occurred in the SARS coronavirus in 2002, and which was associated with both increased transmissibility and virulence. He said SARS was spreading for about three months before there were 300 reported cases and five reported deaths. The new coronavirus is obviously different.
The show is now posted at Rense.com. Here is the link:
Here is the interview from January 27th:
Coronavirus discussion thread:
The Tweets of Epidemiologist Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding
Avian Flu Diary
January 23rd Caixin Report
“A Hong Kong-based virologist who helped identify the coronavirus that caused SARS has weighed in on the current outbreak with some sobering words. ‘I’ve never felt scared,” he told Caixin on Thursday. “This time I’m scared.’
Guan Yi, who heads the University of Hong Kong’s State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, said he traveled to Wuhan this week expecting the city to be on a war footing. He said despite strong words from China’s central authorities, that’s not what he saw. ‘I don’t think the local government has done what it should do. They haven’t even been handing out quarantine guides to people who were leaving the city.’
Guan told Caixin he feared the spread of this virus could be over 10 times larger than SARS, and that the lockdown implemented Thursday was unlikely to be effective because the window for controlling its spread ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday had already closed.”
Is China Virus Count Too Low?
This January 22nd Washington Post article provides evidence that some recent deaths in Wuhan, which have not been attributed to the novel coronavirus, may in fact have been due to it. This is one indication that the “case fatality rate” of about 3%, which some are estimating now, may be a large underestimate. In addition, a number of people have pointed out that when there were only 300 known cases of SARS there were only five known deaths and a case fatality rate of less than 2% was being imagined. That’s because many of those people simply hadn’t died yet. Ultimately there were about 8,000 SARS cases, with about 800 deaths, a case fatality rate of about 10%.
Prevention and Treatment
For many health problems LifeExtension.com has put together a number of referenced protocols:
The Pneumonia Protocol is at:
The Influenza Protocol, which is also relevant, is at:
There have also been anecdotal reports of people infected with lipid-coated viruses (including coronaviruses) being helped by the common and inexpensive preservative BHT.
Here’s information, but be very careful if you decide to experiment as there may be serious side effects, especially if the suggestions for experimentation aren’t strictly followed:
Here is the World Health Organization’s advice for protecting yourself:
And here’s an excellent article by Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize winning science writer and author, entitled “The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe”:
Note, however, that the article was written on January 25th and she may change her recommendations as scientists learn more about the virus. Her Twitter feed is at:
If you are suffering from physical or emotional pain, you might find some relief in these words from Alan Watts:
In light of the current situation it is not unreasonable to be concerned we may possibly be at the beginning of a severe worldwide pandemic. Thus, it would be wise to make sure you are following general disaster preparedness recommendations, which are always a good idea in any case. Here are some links:
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – Disaster Preparedness
HealthFinder.gov – Prepare for a Flu Pandemic
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