Corona COVID-19 – Who is at risk? Treatments actually backed by science.

There are effective treatments you can utilize both at home as well as in a hospital setting for corona virus and specifically COVID-19.  In this post I will write about treatments, scientific clinical studies underway and already completed, protocols/dosage, and expert commentary.

I question the severity of the proclaimed pandemic.  I’m so sorry for the people who have died from this virus.  I also acknowledge that those who are medically high risk are at risk each time they come into contact with a cold, flu, or virus.  If you or a loved one is suffering from any viral infection, there are lots of ways to address it.  I thought this was a good opportunity to look into ways that the beautiful plants on this earth can support us.

 

Before we get into the protocols, let’s talk about risk factors that may make this virus more severe.

Another note about ACE inhibitors – adverse effects of these drugs are lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease.  Patients with these diseases are the other groups of people identified to be more at risk for corona, in addition to those who were already identified as at-risk above…those with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. #pharmaisnotsafe

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I find it odd that the media reports again and again about how many confirmed cases there are, but doesn’t report on the actual health status of those people infected.  Are their symptoms severe?  They also don’t explain what the clear symptoms of the virus are.  I will write about the symptoms, prevention and treatments for the corona and other viral infections.  I hope this helps! 🙂

Credit to The Highwire reporting, Dr. James Lyons Weiler, Melanie at HonestBody.com and her research into Buhner’s book and protocols – Anti-Viral Herbs, and Tippecanoe Herbs.

 

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe cough
  • Pneumonia which can lead to impaired kidney and liver function and kidney failure in more severe cases
  • Sepsis appears to be what kills those who succumb to a serious COVID-19 infection – see vitamin C intravenous and sepsis studies below. Most likely infections that lead to sepsis are pneumonia, stomach/colon infection, kidney/bladder/other urinary infection, bloodstream infection (bacteremia).  Burns and other wounds, catheters, breathing tubes, and previous antibiotic or corticosteroids increase risk. Symptoms of sepsis:
      • Change in mental status
      • A first (upper) number in a blood pressure reading – also called the systolic pressure – that’s less than or equal to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg)
      • Respiratory rate higher than or equal to 22 breaths a minute
  • Symptoms of septic shock. Mortality rate of septic shock is 40%.
      • If sepsis progress to septic shock, blood pressure drops dramatically
      • Need for medication to maintain blood pressure greater than or equal to 65 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg)
      • High levels of lactic acid in your blood (serum lactate) after you have received adequate fluid replacement. Having too much lactic acid in your blood means that your cells aren’t using oxygen properly.

 

Prevention

  • Oral vitamin C – at least 3 grams a day, spread right across the day. That’s a 1,000 milligram capsule every 8 hours, or a level teaspoon of powder dissolved in a pint or so of water, drank all through the day.
  • Elderberry syrup

 

Treatments

  • Avoid foods that activate viruses
    • Citrus
    • Nuts
    • Chocolate
    • Coffee
    • Too much of any fresh fruit

 

  • Eat foods that bring virus down
    • Broth
    • Protein rich stews with animal fat (fats build robust cellular membranes which are vital for the integrity of cellular intake of nutrients, expelling of toxins, and cell messaging)
    • Fermented foods
    • Garlic, leeks, onion (contains protein that inhibits viruses)

 

  • Keep the mucosa healthy with herbal teas and monitor for signs of damp turbidity, especially in first 2 days of illness
    • Marshmallow root
    • Licorice root
    • Slippery elm

 

  • Herbal teas to ventilate the body to help it process fever if fever arises
    • Elderflower
    • Peppermint
    • Yarrow
    • If the fever gets too high, steps can be taken to sweat it to the end, or stop it.

 

  • Herbal tea to warm the core
    • Osha
    • Ginger
    • Chai Spices

 

  • Antiviral herbs
    • Chinese skullcap – viral infections, especially pandemic flu viruses, encephalitis, respiratory infections, pneumonia, and infections of the central nervous system. Root tincture particular for reducing brain inflammation caused by both bacterial and viral infections in the  central nervous system.
      • .5 – 1 teaspoon, three times per day of tincture for an adult. (can also be used as sleep aid .5 tsp before bed)
      • Can buy from Woodland Essence and Elk Mountain Herbs
    • Elderberry Syrup. For viral infections, especially flu viruses, herpes simplex viruses, and others.  4 C fresh elderberries or 2 C dried elderberries if soaked overnight in water. 5 C honey, ¼ tsp dried ginger, juice and zest of lime.  Other spices if wanted.  Add 4 parts water to 1 part elderberries and simmer for 4- minutes, until the liquid is reduced by half.  Cool for several hours. Strain out berries, and add 2 parts honey.  If you’re in a hurry, just simmer all ingredients for 10 minutes, stirring, then strain thru a sieve.
      • 2-4 Tablespoons for adults, every 2-4 hours, and half that for children (up to 1 tsp per hour for children under 6, and up to 1 Tablespoon per hour for older children)
      • Can buy from Honey Garden Apiaries
    • Ginger root – for viral infections, especially respiratory.
      • Juice 1 -2 pounds of ginger root. To make a cup of tea, mix 4 oz of ginger juice with 1.5 tsp lime juice, 1 T honey, 1/8 tsp cayenne, 12 oz hot water.  Drink 4 – 6 cups per day.
    • Houttuynia (cordata) – for respiratory viral infections, especially SARS, and the flu. Also, ECHO virus, neurological enterovirus and encephalitis infections and dengue fever.
      • .25 – .5 teaspoons up to 6 times per day
    • Isatis (tinctorial) – normally combined with other herbs.For flu, SARS, Epstein-Barr, chickenpox, more.
      • 1 teaspoon up to 10 times per day
    • Glycyrrhizin, an active component of liquorice roots, has been found to have few toxic effects and to be clinically effective against SARS-associated coronavirus.  See: See “Glycyrrhizin, an active component of liquorice roots, and replication of SARS-associated coronavirus“.Use for flue, respiratory viral infections, SARS and many more.
      • Take .5 teaspoons, 3 – 6 times per day, taken with other herbs. (.5 teaspoon = 2.5 ml = .08oz)
      • Standard Process and Sage Women Herbs and Woodland Essence are good places to buy.
      • Don’t use deglycyrrhized licorice for antiviral purposes. Don’t use this herb longer than 6 weeks.
    • Lomatium– for viral infections, including Epstein-barr, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis C, and HIV.
      • 10 – 30 drops per hour
    • Andographis– dosage unkown

 

  • Cytokine storm-fighting herbs (help with the constant inflammation)
    • American Ginseng
    • Eleuthro
    • Turmeric

 

  • Vitamins
    • Vitamin C– doses can range depending on the severity of the illness. Take this until bowel tolerance is reached (stomach rumbling and diarrhea), and then reduce the dosage by 10%.
      • 5g every 4 hours, if mild
      • up to 2g every 10 minutes, if severe
      • avoidhigh carbohydrate diet
      • having unhealthy bowel bacteria may cause the appearance that you need less vitamin C than you actually do (you will achieve a loose stool faster).

Case: You and I can, to some extent, simulate a 24 hour IV of vitamin C by taking it by mouth very, very often. When I had pneumonia, it took 2g of vitamin C every six minutes, by the clock, to get me to saturation. My oral daily dose was over 100g. Fever, cough and other symptoms were reduced in hours; complete recovery took just a few days.

      • Sodium Ascorbate (brand: Nutribiotic) – 453 gram size sodium ascorbate is buffered.  You can get about 5 grams of vitamin C in about 1 tsp.  Sometimes ascorbic acid by itself doesn’t sit well in some people’s stomachs – making sodium ascorbate a better option.  Works well for children or babies beyond breastfeeding.  keep the cap on tight – if it turns yellow or orange it has gone bad.  sodium ascorbate can be bad if one tends to have swelling, significant liver disease, heart failure, or alcoholism or veinous insufficiency/vascular insufficiency, and they’re taking 6-10 grams orally.  Switch to just acid or a 50/50 mix is better.  This is the only type that can be used for open wounds also.
      • Liposomal/Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C (brand: LivOn Laboratories) – 1gram per packet, 30 packets, 60 packets, 90 packets.  Absorbed by the body really easily without the body having to expend any energy, so it works well with babies and anyone who is really ill.  No side effect except the occasional greasy stool when the body becomes saturated.  Don’t put this in the blender – blender will destroy the liposomes.  It won’t necessarily get into the colon, where you may want vitamin C levels.
  • Selenium. 100 mcg (micrograms) daily. Selenium is an essential nutrient and an important antioxidant that can help to fight infections. Dr. Damien Downing says: “Swine flu, bird flu and SARS (another coronavirus) all developed in selenium-deficient areas of China; Ebola and HIV in Selenium-deficient areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. This is because the same oxidative stress that causes us inflammation forces viruses to mutate rapidly in order to survive. ‘When Se-deficient virus-infected hosts were supplemented with dietary Se, viral mutation rates diminished and immunocompetence improved.’  Se “Review: micronutrient selenium deficiency influences evolution of some viral infectious diseases” Biol Trace Elem Res. 143:1325-1336. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21318622
  • Magnesium chloride oral.  Amazingly, just as intravenous vitamin C has been shown to cure polio, an oral magnesium chloride regimen has been shown to do the same thing, as or even more effectively than the vitamin C. Mix 25 grams MgCl2in a quart of water. Depending on body size (tiny infant to an adult), give 15 to 125 ml of this solution four times daily. If the taste is too salty/bitter, a favorite juice can be added.
  • Cod Liver Oil – vitamin A and Vitamin D3
    • 2,000 International Units daily. (Start with 5,000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2,000). Vitamin D is stored in the body for long periods but takes a long time to reach an effective level. If you are deficient (e.g. if you haven’t taken vitamin D and it’s near the end of winter when the sun is low in the sky) you can start by taking larger than normal doses for 2 weeks to build up the level quickly. The maintenance dose varies with body weight, 400-1000 IU/day for children and 2000-5000 IU/day for adults.
    • If you want a more aggressive treatment, follow Dom’s cod liver oil protocol: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kLBLGJzdyRKuJpORy3NMiGEmS5mv1uQt/view?usp=sharing 
  • Zinc (chelated form) such as zinc glycinate, or zinc picolinate – is a powerful antioxidant and is essential for many biochemical pathways. It has been shown to be effective in helping the body fight infections.  A recommended dose is 30-50 mg/day for adults. Don’t supplement long-term without balancing it with other minerals such as copper.
      • See “The dynamic link between the integrity of the immune system and zinc status” J Nutr. 130:1399S-1406S”. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10801951
      • See “Zinc and immune function: the biological basis of altered resistance to infection” Am J Clin Nutr. 68:447S-463S. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9701160
  • L-Lysine – amino acid. Also supports absorption of zinc.  In acute viral scenario, an adult might need 4,000 – 6,000 grams per day, and half for a child.

 

  • When Cytokines are neutralized, take the burden off the kidneys:
    • Nettle tea

 

Vitamin C – Intravenous

Clinical Treatment Success Confirmations:  China (2 confirmations of COVID-19 and complications patient treatment), and USA (1 for sepsis, 1 for acute respiratory)

Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong Universityin China medical team publishes: press release posted on the hospital website: https://2yuan.xjtu.edu.cn/Html/News/Articles/21774.html

  • Patients suffering from severe coronary pneumonia as a potential fatal complication of COVID-19 recovered after being treated with high doses of the vitamin
  • medical team recommends that for critically ill patients and those with severe neonatal pneumonia, vitamin C treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after admission to hospital.
  • medical team say their past experience shows that high-dose vitamin C can not only improve antiviral levels, but more importantly can prevent and treat acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress.
  • acknowledges that early applicationof vitamin Ccan have a strong antioxidant effect, reduce inflammatory responses, and improve endothelial function
  • describes how numerous studies have shownthe doseof vitamin C used has a lot to do with the treatment’s
  • discusses claimedside effects of vitamin C treatment, such as the discreditedsuggestion that it can supposedly cause kidney stones.  See “No Reported Renal Stones with Intravenous Vitamin C Administration: A Prospective Case Series Study” Prier et al, 2018, pubmed #29883396.

Shanghai Medical Association (SMA) in Chinapublished a concensus on the comprehensive treatment of coronavirus disease, based on the study of more than 300 clinical patients and developed by 30 experts in the treatment of new coronavirus pneumonia: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/bF2YhJKiOfe1yimBc4XwOA

  • recommends high-dose vitamin C for even light infection with the virus.
  • dose recommended in the consensus is 50 to 100 mg per kilogram of bodyweight per day.  For severe and critically ill patients, up to 200 mg per kilogram of bodyweight per day is advised, injected intravenously. Described as the ‘Shanghai Plan’, the SMA says its consensus has attracted widespread attention, including on Shanghai TV.

Eastern Virginia Medical School in the United States, led my intensive-care unit physician Dr. Paul E. Marikpublishedstudyin the journal Chest in 2017: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(16)62564-3/fulltexthttps://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(16)62564-3/fulltext

  • Sepsis, a life-threatening condition resulting from the body’s response to an infection…a leading cause of death among hospitalized patients
  • During the last 3 decades over 100 drug trials have failed to improve clinical outcomes for sepsis patients.  However, a treatment based on the use of vitamin C is shows remarkable results.
  • Study describes how an intravenous combination of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and the hormone hydrocortisone saw just 4 deaths among 47 sepsis patients who received it, reducing mortality from 40% to 8.5%.  Simply using vitamin C exclusively intravenous has been shown to improve survival in patients with sepsis and acute respiratory failure, reducing mortality from 46% to 30%.   Follow up articleby some of the same researchers for vitamin C.  It also reduced the number of days they needed to remain hospitalized. On average, those who received vitamin C had by Day 28 spent three fewer days in the intensive care unit than the placebogroup (seven days compared to 10). By Day 60, the treatment group had also spent seven fewer days in the hospital overall –15 days compared to 22.19  You can also review Marik’s PowerPoint presentation, “Hydrocortisone, Ascorbic Acid and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock,” presented at the 2020 Critical Care Reviews meeting in Australia.

United States of America, elderly population, See Int J Vitamin Nutr Res.64:212-219 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7814237. 

  • Well-controlled, randomized study, just 200mg/day vitamin C given to elderly resulted in improvement in respiratory symptoms in those hospitalized with the most severe acute respiratory infections.
  • 80% fewer deaths in the vitamin C group

Summary and Conclusion of Vitamin C Intravenous Therapy

High-dose vitamin C therapies are on the verge of becoming mainstream.  Orthodox medicine will continue using drugs for some time yet, in other words, but its invasion by vitamins is well underway.

In a further illustration of this, the U.S. government’s National Cancer Institute recently published an article on intravenous high-dose vitamin C in cancer therapy.  Examining the history and use of vitamin C in the treatment of cancer, the writers concluded that “given the current high financial cost of new cancer drugs, it seems rational to improve the effectiveness of current therapies by studying their clinical interactions with vitamin C.” They added that in their view, “the implementation of this treatment paradigm could provide benefit to many cancer patients.”

Not so many years ago it would have been unthinkable for the U.S. National Cancer Institute to have written about vitamin C in this way. Clearly, therefore, as described in the groundbreaking book ‘Victory Over Cancer’, published by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki in 2011, the ‘Age of Intoxication’ in the treatment of cancer is on the way to being replaced by the ‘Age of Cellular Regulation’.

While we have not yet reached the point where heart disease is widely accepted by doctors as an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy, as Dr. Rath’s research has decisively proven, this too will eventually follow.

Protocol – Vitamin C Intravenous Therapy

(note: one kilo is equal to 2.2 pounds)

  • light infection of virus – .05 to .1g ascorbic acid per kilogram of bodyweight per day.  This is approximately 4 – 8g for an adult per day.
  • severe and critically ill patients including severe coronary pneumonia – up to .2g per kilogram of bodyweight per day, initiated as soon as possible after admission to hospital.  This is approximately 16g for an adult, per day.  Another recent study used this same low 2g dose for infants and children under five years of age, with severe pneumonia. The authors concluded that “Vitamin C is effective in reducing duration of severe pneumonia in children less than five years of age. Oxygen saturation was improved in less than one day.” [Khan IM et al. J Rawalpindi Med Coll(JRMC); 2014;18(1):55-57 http://www.journalrmc.com/volumes/1405749894.pdf
  • one patient who was deteriorating rapidly 50g of vitamin c intravenously over the course of 4 hours, and the pulmonary function improved in real time.
  • protocol of http://www.drwlc.com/blog/
  • To read the intravenous vitamin C treatment protocol information in English: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n07.shtml
  • Sepsis – intravenous combination of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and the hormone hydrocortisone saw just 4 deaths among 47 sepsis patients who received it.  The precise protocol used was 200 mg of thiamine every 12 hours, 1,500 mg of ascorbic acid every six hours, and 50 mg of hydrocortisone every six hours.
  • China is conducting a clinical trial of 24g/day for 7 days, of intravenous vitamin C to treat patients with coronavirus and severe respiratory complications.
  • Riordan protocol: http://www.doctoryourself.com/RiordanIVC.pdf
  • Klenner used for polio and measles – he used up to 30 grams per day for adults.  There is also a mention of pnuemonia.
  • Robert Cathcart advocated treating influenza with up to 150,000 milligrams of vitamin C daily, often intravenously
  • When intravenous, it must be buffered with bicarbonate and diluted into a larger saline and infused into the sclerosal vein.

 

Winning the hospital game.  More info at http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n07.shtml

When faced with hospitalization, the most powerful person in the most entire hospital system is the patient. However, in most cases, the system works on the assumption that the patient will not claim that power. If on your way in you signed the hospital’s legal consent form, you can unsign it. You can revoke your permission. Just because somebody has permission to do one thing doesn’t mean that they have the permission to do everything. There’s no such thing as a situation that you cannot reverse. You can change your mind about your own personal healthcare. It concerns your very life. The rights of the patient override the rules of any institution.

If the patient doesn’t know that, or if they’re not conscious, or if they just don’t have the moxie to do it, the next most powerful person is the spouse. The spouse has enormous influence and can do almost as much as the patient. If the patient is incapacitated, the spouse can, and must, do all the more. If there is no spouse present, the next most powerful people in the system are the children of the patient.

When you go to the hospital, bring along a big red pen, and cross out anything that you don’t like in the hospital’s permission form. And before you sign it, add anything you want. Write out “I want intravenous vitamin C, 25 grams per day, until I state otherwise.” And should they say, “We’re not going to admit you,” you reply, “Please put it in writing that you refuse to admit me.” What do you think their lawyers are going to do with that? They have to admit you. It’s a game, and you can win it. But you can’t win it if you don’t know the rules. And basically, they don’t tell you the rules.

This is deadly serious. Medical mistakes are now the third leading cause of death in the US. Yes, medical errors kill over 400,000 Americans every year. That’s 1,100 each day, every day. [5]

There are mistakes of commission and mistakes of omission. Failure to provide intravenous vitamin C is, literally, a grave omission. Do not allow yourself or your loved ones to be deprived of a simple, easy to prepare and administer IV of vitamin C.

“If a family member of mine died due to coronavirus infection, after a doctor refused to use intravenous vitamin C, I would challenge his or her treatment in a court of law. I would win.” (Kenneth Walker, MD, surgeon)

Vitamin IVs can be arranged in virtually any hospital, anywhere in the world. Attorney and cardiologist Thomas E. Levy’s very relevant presentation is free access. [6,7] http://www.doctoryourself.com/VC.NZ.Sept.2010.pdf and http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v06n26.shtml.

Both the letter and the intent of new USA legislation now make this easier for you.

“The new federal Right to Try Act provides patients suffering from life-threatening diseases or conditions the right to use investigational drugs… It amends the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exempt investigational drugs provided to patients who have exhausted approved treatment options and are unable to participate in a clinical trial involving the drug. Advocates of right to try laws have sought to accelerate access to new drugs for terminally ill patients who are running out of options. Arguably, the law does not represent a radical change in this and several other states, however, because in 2016, California had already joined the majority of other states in adopting a law enabling physicians to help terminally ill patients pursue investigational therapies, without fear of Medical Board or state civil or criminal liability. . . The new Right to Try law should give physicians, as well as drug manufacturers, some added comfort about FDA enforcement in these cases.” [8]

Therefore, in regards to intravenous vitamin C, do not accept stories that “the hospital can’t” or “the doctor can’t” or that “the state won’t allow it.” If you hear any of this malarkey, please send the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service the text of the policy or the law that says so. In the meantime, take the reins and get vitamin C in the veins.

 

Clinical Studies Underway in China (3)
Description of three Chinese clinical studies: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n12.shtml

The study, “Vitamin C Infusion for the Treatment of Severe 2019-nCoV Infected Pneumonia” was posted to ClinicalTrials.gov February 11, 2020.  Honor is due to Zhiyong Peng, MD, for making this happen. He is chief physician and professor at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, which is close to ground zero for coronavirus.  According to the study description:

“At the end of 2019, patients with unexplained pneumonia appeared in Wuhan, China … Subsequently, the World Health Organization officially named the new coronavirus that caused the pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan as 2019 new coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and the pneumonia was named severe acute respiratory infection (SARI).

Up to February 4, 2020, over 20,000 cases have been diagnosed in China, 406 of which have died, and 154 cases have been discovered in other countries around the world. Most of the deaths were elderly patients or patients with severe underlying diseases …

Statistics of the 41 patients with SARI published in JAMA initially showed that 13 patients were transferred into the ICU, of which 11 (85%) had ARDS and 3 (23%) had shock. Of these, 10 (77%) required mechanical ventilation support, and 2 (15%) required ECMO support. Of the above 13 patients, 5 (38%) eventually died and 7 (38%) were transferred out of the ICU.

Viral pneumonia is a dangerous condition with a poor clinical prognosis … Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has antioxidant properties. When sepsis happens, the cytokine surge caused by sepsis is activated, and neutrophils in the lungs accumulate in the lungs, destroying alveolar capillaries. Early clinical studies have shown that vitamin C can effectively prevent this process.

In addition, vitamin C can help to eliminate alveolar fluid by preventing the activation and accumulation of neutrophils, and reducing alveolar epithelial water channel damage. At the same time, vitamin C can prevent the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps, which is a biological event of vascular injury caused by neutrophil activation.”

The researchers intend to treat patients with 24 grams of IV vitamin C per day for seven days at a speed of 7 milliliters per hour. The placebo group will receive an IV of normal saline.

The primary outcome measure will be the number of days without ventilation support during 28 days of hospitalization. Secondary outcome measures will include mortality, ICU length of stay, the rate of CPR required, vasopressor use, respiratory function, sepsis-related organ failure and more.

Time will tell what the outcome will be, but chances are it will be favorable. Back in 2003 during the SARS pandemic, a Finnish researcher called for an investigation into the use of vitamin C, stating:

“Recently, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In the absence of a specific treatment for SARS, the possibility that vitamin C may show nonspecific effects on several viral respiratory tract infections should be considered.

There are numerous reports indicating that vitamin C may affect the immune system, for example the function of phagocytes, transformation of T lymphocytes and production of interferon. In particular, vitamin C increased the resistance of chick embryo tracheal organ cultures to infection caused by an avian coronavirus.”

He goes on to cite research showing vitamin C also protects broiler chicks against avian coronavirus, cuts the duration and severity of common cold in humans and significantly lowers susceptibility to pneumonia. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear as though vitamin C was ever studied in relation to SARS, but it’s encouraging that China is now investigating its use against 2019-nCoV.

 

Other Treatments

  • Chloroquine Phosphate

Prof. Didier Raoult announced that the Coronavirus can easily be treated with an existing drug. Confirmed by Chinese scientists.  Professor Raoult, the most cited microbiologist in Europe, chairs the Institute Hospitalo-Universitaire Mediterranee Infection, which is a research, care, and training and development center specializing in infectious disease.  Translation of his videotaped announcement:

“Well, here is a last-minute scoop, a piece of very important news.  The Chinese, who are the fastest and who are very pragmatic…instead of looking to develop a new vaccine or a new molecule that could treat the coronavirus, they did what we call ‘repositioning’, meaning they tested old molecules that are known and have been used in the past without showing toxic effects to see if they could use some to treat the new coronavirus.  They tested them for their new virus and found that – just as it was found and forgotten – for the SARS virus, Cloroquine is active in vitro.

I had been interviewed by Chinese television.  I had been asked what advice I would give to the Chinese and what I was expecting from them, as I think they have the best virologists teams in the world.  I had told them ‘I hope that your researchers will be very fast to prove the efficacy of Cloroquine on Coronaviruses.  And now it’s done!  It’s efficient on theCoronavirus.  500mg of Cloroquine per day during 10 days brings a spectacular improvement and is recommended for all clinical cases that tested positive for Coronaviruses.  It’s an excellent news.  Actually, from all respiratory infections, it’s probably the easiest to treat. So there is really no reason to get excited.  There is really no reason to get excited and rush toproduce a vaccine. One just needs to work and look at which licensed molecules are potentially active and can be of immediate use…Now at this stage, of course, there soon could be a rush for Cloroquine in pharmacies.”

Scientific Literature for Chloroquine (3 Chinese publications & 1 United States clinical trial)

  1. The first, in Cell research, reports the activity of Remdesivir and Chloroquine against the Chinese Coronavirus. It shows that both are very effective in vitro. The authors conclude their article by recommending that these drugs be tried clinically.  SeeRemdesivir and chloroquine effectively inhibit the recently emerged novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in vitro
  2. A second advanced publication work, published in BioScience Trends, reports that the first evaluation in clinical trials of Chloroquine, which includes the analysis of the results of more than 100 patients, shows that Chloroquine is superior to the control treatment. It prevents the worsening of pneumonia, improves the results of radiological examinations, it eliminates the virus and shortens the duration of the disease.

No side effects are observed. Given the in vitro efficacy, the authors sought to obtain a concentration of 1.1 mmol / ml, or 0.3 mg / l. A dosage of three tablets of Plaquenil (OH Chloroquine) 600 mg / day, which we use daily, allows us to obtain a concentration of 1 mg / l, or 3 times the dose necessary to have this concentration. See Breakthrough: Chloroquine phosphate has shown apparent efficacy in treatment of COVID-19 associated pneumonia in clinical studies

  1. See “Expert consensus on chloroquine phosphate for the treatment of novel coronavirus pneumonia

Dr. Zhong Nanshan, president of the Chinese Medical Association (2005-2009), editor of the Journal of thoracic disease, director of the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, said in a press conference on February 27, 2020 that Chloroquine has a positive effect and that patients were no longer carriers of the virus after 4 days

4.  See University of Minnesota – chloroquine clinical trial. http://www.startribune.com/university-of-minnesota-to-test-three-drugs-for-covid-patients/568766632/

  • Oxygen

People at risk (with cardiovascular disease, for example) might want to think about purchasing an oxygen generator in case they develop pneumonia (under the advisement of your physician, of course).  However some people with a mild illness can rapidly deteriorate. The best medical support for the coronavirus infection at that time is oxygen support.  In end-stage COVID-19, oxygen support is essential.  Pairing non-medical sources of oxygen (industrial, e.g, welding) with medical oxygen masks in the homes of those at highest risk of death may help prolong the life of those at risk.

  • Hyperbaric oxygen– Hyperbaric oxygen therapy will certainly aid those with low oxygen levels.  While there are no trials that look at integrating hyperbaric oxygen therapy(HBOT), my suspicion is that this would provide a powerful synergy that could get the fatality rate from sepsis even closer to zero. Sadly, HBOT is not available at many hospitals, and even if it were, it is not approved for sepsis.
  • Nebulized hydrogen peroxide.  Thomas E. Levy, MD: “Viral syndromes start or are strongly supported by ongoing viral replication in the naso- and oropharynx. When appropriate agents are nebulized (into a fine spray) and this viral presence is quickly eliminated, the rest of the body “mops up” quite nicely the rest of the viral presence. The worst viral infections are continually fed and sustained by the viral growth in the pharynx. Probably the best and most accessible agent to nebulize would be 3% hydrogen peroxide for 15 to 30 minutes several times daily.” 
    • See “Reboot your gut. http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v15n16.shtml”  “Chikungunya is a viral illness characterized by severe joint pains, which may persist for months to years. There is no effective treatment for this disease. We treated 56 patients with moderate to severe persistent pains with a single infusion of ascorbic acid ranging from 25-50 grams and hydrogen peroxide (3 cc of a 3% solution) from July to October 2014. Patients were asked about their pain using the Verbal Numerical Rating Scale-11 immediately before and after treatment. The mean Pain Score before and after treatment was 8 and 2 respectively (60%) (p < 0.001); and 5 patients (9%) had a Pain Score of 0. The use of intravenous ascorbic acid and hydrogen peroxide resulted in a statistically significant reduction of pain in patients with moderate to severe pain from the Chikungunya virus immediately after treatment.”

 

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