The world is gripped in fear of the Corona virus..
With the media fanning the flames, speculation and people not knowing what to do, I thought I would maybe help you put things in perspective and look at what we know about the virus and how your body’s immune system can protect you.
We’ll take a look at other Corona viruses and the mortality percentage of infected people, and we look at what is more likely to kill us, and why we should not fear the Novel Corona virus and what we should be afraid of.
What do we know for sure?
The Corona virus is actually known as the Novel (new) Corona (crown, or halo) virus and is part of the same family as the MERS & SARS Corona viruses. Named Corona because of its very pretty ‘crown’ look.
In the past, Corona viruses have flared-up – people have got sick, some die and then it disappears, standard garden variety flu is usually also a Corona virus.
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. Symptoms vary in other species: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.
Coronaviruses are believed to cause a significant proportion of all common colds in adults and children. Coronaviruses cause colds with major symptoms, such as fever and sore throat from swollen adenoids, primarily in the winter and early spring seasons. Coronaviruses can cause pneumonia – either direct viral pneumonia or a secondary bacterial pneumonia – and may cause bronchitis – either direct viral bronchitis or a secondary bacterial bronchitis.
Over 8,000 people were infected, about 10% of whom died
2012 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus outbreak MERS-CoV – deaths Over 400
2,468 cases of MERS-CoV infection had been confirmed by laboratory tests, 851 of which were fatal, a mortality rate of approximately 34.5%.
As of 27 February 2020, there have been 2,810 confirmed deaths and more than 82,500 confirmed cases ( making the mortality rate about 3.4% - much lower than the previous outbreaks and much lower than the rate in heart disease, cancer and diabetes) in the coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.
The Novel Corona virus appears to have been activated in a fish and meat market in Wuhan, China. These animal flesh markets are notoriously known for their lack of hygiene and standards of any kind. So it’s not surprising at all, in fact it is surprising that these types of conditions around the world do not result in a lot more disease.
On a scale of disease though – the Novel Corona virus has to date killed between 3000 people in the last year less than 3% of the persons infected. This is an extremely low mortality rate.
To put this in perspective in the USA alone (as worldwide stats are not that easy to obtain)
1. CDC in the USA estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9 million – 45 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 61,000 deaths annually since 2010.
So, it seems we need to fear the good old garden variety flu rather than the cute little Corona Virus -
2. In the USA alone around 650 000 people die each year from heart disease – a disease of affluence – we should be panicking at this rate. We could deduce that many of these people are CEO’s of large corporations and that heart disease will cause a lot more economic woes than the Corona virus or many of the other diseases below.
3. Globally, the World Health Organization estimates that in 2016, 216 million clinical cases of malaria occurred, and 445,000 people died of malaria, most of them children in Africa. Because malaria causes so much illness and death, the disease is a great drain on many national economies.
4. Every sixth death in the world is due to cancer, making it the second leading cause of death (second only to cardiovascular diseases).1 In 2017, 9.6 million people are estimated to have died from the various forms of cancer.
5. More than 220 million people have diabetes worldwide estimated 2 million die annually
6. Tuberculosis in 2017
Estimated: 10.0 million (range: 9.0–11.1 million) new TB cases.
Estimated: 1.3 million (range: 1.2–1.4 million) HIV-negative people died from TB and 0.30 million (range: 0.27–0.34 million) HIV-positive people died from TB.
Total of 1.6 million people died from this – 300 000 who had compromised immune systems (HIV positive)
7. In 2017, 940,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses. This number has reduced by more than 51% (1.9 million) since the peak in 2004 and 1.4 million in 2010.
What the scientists and doctors are all saying
Only those with already compromised immune systems are likely to be infected or die – small children, the aged and people with existing conditions that weaken the immune system like endocrine and auto immune diseases.
What should we be afraid of?
Based on many studies over the years the thing to fear probably the most is a state of fear and allowing ourselves to be in a state of fear due to media hype and scare-mongering social media.
Clearly, we need to fear cancer the most, then heart disease, diabetes, HIV, TB and even just the common garden variety flu.
The stats are clear – you a lot more likely to win a prize in a lottery anywhere in the world – as over 6 million people world-wide win something at every lottery draw, than get the this year’s Novel Corona virus!!
What can you do?
Get the information yourself – don’t believe every media article – fear sells and gets clicks, clicks make money – so fear makes money for people with no integrity
Learn about your body and how your immune system works – for example a temperature creates high heat in your body and heat kills viruses and bacteria – so you will find out that you don’t need to fear a temperature, it is your body’s natural defence mechanisms kicking in. Rest, drink water, eat raw food, sleep and allow your body to repair itself.
Read solid science – you can do our Natural Health and Nutrition courses – they teach you about your body and how to avoid all disease or just follow the 100daystohealth.com program, to start with.
Eat a diet that boosts natural immunity.
Eat a diet high in natural antioxidants that will help the body destroy viruses and bacteria.
Drink a green juice daily – the most nutritious green juice is barley grass juice with the highest levels of some very powerful antioxidants like SOD – Superoxide Dismutase. I use BarleyLife because it’s the natural dried juice from sprouted barley leaves. It is harvested at night and the juice extracted in the harvesting machine. It is then spray dried at room temperature with a bit of brown rice dextrin to stop the nutrients oxidizing. I have seen the most dramatic results in people or all walks – with this product for the last 21 years that we have been using it. And if you don’t like the juice – they kindly put the dried juice in vegi-capsules so you can simply swallow it with a glass of water.
Take an Omega 3 plant sourced supplement daily – this could be flax oil or hemp oil. I have found the Aimega capsules to contact the perfect balance for a healthy endocrine system which is the system that works with and to an extent controls immune system.
Eat a diet that is at least 80% alkaline-forming – an alkaline-forming diet helps maintain the right pH balance in the cells and bloodstream and this one thing alone will help the immune system work a lot more efficiently. All fruit and vegetables are alkaline forming so will help you easily find this balance. Start all cooked meals with at least a side plate of raw fruit and or veggies, eat at least 2 complete and mainly raw veg and or fruit based meals daily
That diet is a whole food plant-based diet – most harmful bacteria and viruses are from animal sources not plants
Animal products are all high in arachidonic acid which causes inflammation and chronic inflammation is the start of most disease. Animal products are also more likely to carry disease.
Get good sleep daily
That would be 5-8 hours a day of uninterrupted sleep – the body needs to rest and recharge for the immune system to work optimally – try to get at least 2 hours before midnight.
Exercise moderately – 30-60 minutes a day is good for a healthy immune system
The only diet I know works is a whole-food, plant-based diet – the same diet Mark & I have followed for last 34 years, the same diet the longest living and healthiest communities follow (the Blue Zones) the same diet Adam & Eve ate in the Garden, the same diet millions of healthy people around the world eat, the same diet as promoted in the movie The Game Changers & Forks over Knives, the same diet that The Grand Prix of epidemiological studies (the China Study) found to protect people from heart disease cancer and diabetes and almost any other disease and or infection.
What does that mean for you?
You can avoid all the above diseases including the corona viruses by following the guidelines above..
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