Everything You Need to Know about Coronavirus

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?

The Covid-19 virus is an RNA virus whose reservoir is wild animals. It is believed to be the anteater although this fact to date has not been confirmed.

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Its rate of mutation is very high which allows it to adapt to a new host very easily. The fact that, in China, wild animals are a source of food, has opened the door for this virus to pass on to humans when initially it only affected animals. In the last two decades, China has been actively opening up to the Western world which has, in turn, favoured the propagation of this type of epidemic which had always been typical to this country but remained contained within its borders.

WHO IS AFFECTED?

It is most prevalent in men and those who are about 45 years of age. Within this group, the estimated mortality rate is 0.3%. In older age groups, it seems to affect people above the age of 65 with a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes or multiple associated pathologies.

It is important to emphasise that the coronavirus DOES NOT AFFECT CHILDREN or, at least, it does not show any symptomatology, and for this reason, no case to date has been described in children under the age of 18. This is a reassuring fact. No MINORS have been affected by the coronavirus.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Symptoms of a coronavirus infection are those typical of the flu but more specifically: FEVER, DRY COUGH, MYALGIA or MUSCLE SORENESS.

HOW DO YOU CATCH IT?

The coronavirus is contained in medium-sized droplets that can reach you from between one and one and a half metres from the host. If you are 2 metres away from the infected person, it is very difficult to catch it through airborne drops of saliva or mucus. The tuberculosis bacillus is contained in a small droplet, which makes infection easier as these drops have a much wider reach. In the case of Ebola, which is transmitted in big drops, one must be really close to the host to be infected.

It is very important to know that the virus settles on surfaces and therefore it is ESSENTIAL THAT YOU WASH YOUR HANDS, especially before touching your own MOUTH/NOSE/EYES. A mask is only useful so that the sick person himself does not spread the coronavirus and when it is necessary to approach the sick person within a one and a half metre radius and this is mainly by medical staff.

INCUBATION PERIOD

The incubation period is between 14 and 21 days. Once the fever starts, its evolution is rapid, and the first 48 hours are the most critical. During these first 48 hours, it is determined whether the evolution will be serious or mild.

IS THE CORONAVIRUS DANGEROUS?

The mortality rate associated with the coronavirus is much lower than that of other similar viruses, such as SAR2 or the Influenza virus, which is the common flu virus. According to official figures, up until the 1st of March 2020, the number of confirmed cases of people infected by the coronavirus amounted to 89.438, with 3.048 deaths and 45.150 completely recovered. This includes the 40 countries in which cases were reported. This implies a mortality of 3,4%, much less than the mortality rate for seasonal common flu for example.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE A CORONAVIRUS INFECTION?

If you have a high temperature, a dry cough, and muscle soreness and you have been in contact with infected people or you have been in a geographically high-risk area, DO NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL. Call the 112-emergency number and inform them that you suspect you might be infected by COVID-19. EWI medical staff will come to your home to take biological samples which help to confirm if you have a coronavirus infection or not. Thereafter, follow the instructions given by the medical personnel.

HOW IS IT TREATED?

Up until now, there is no antibiotic treatment to eliminate COVID-19. Anti-inflammatory treatment is administered to control the symptoms, while our immune system fights the virus. It is for this reason that I recommend that one concentrates on strengthening one’s immune system with one’s daily intake of nutrients which are essential to the immune system. The following list describes a raft of immuno-essential supplements, that is to say, nutrients that are indispensable to the functioning of our immunological defences: Ascorbic Acid, Selenium, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, B Complex (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenate, pyridoxine, folate, cobalamin), ergocalciferol (vitamin D3) and palmitate (vitamin A).

The key lies in taking pharmacologically effective quantities of these nutrients and utilise them more like medication than food. This is more effective therefore if taken intravenously. Ascorbic acid, especially when combined with L-Lysine amino acid and the antioxidant BHT, is a potent antiviral with no side effects. High intravenous doses of vitamin C are recommended and administered because they have proven to be effective in various clinical studies carried out in China during this coronavirus outbreak. Intravenous administration of vitamin C is an existing, plausible and clinically demonstrated method to safely treat what coronavirus patients die from, i.e. acute organ failure, especially severe acute respiratory syndrome or pneumonia.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS is the main cause of death due to coronavirus. Significantly increased oxidative stress due to the rapid release of free radicals and cytokines is the main characteristic of ARDS which leads to cellular injury, organ failure, and death. Early use of large dose antioxidants, especially vitamin C, therefore, plays a key role in the management of these patients and early intravenous administration of high doses of vitamin C is recommended.

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