I did personally look up Dr. Sharif. He is presenting some sound currently known facts on Corona Virus and things you can do to avoid, and things you can check to see if you need to get further information on you or a loved one. Remember we have excellent Master of Herbology developed alternative support available that can be taken proactively to put your body in a better place before possible exposure at :
Subject: Coronavirus (Stanford Hospital Board)
On behalf of Dr. Sharif, please see the relevant message below.
STANFORD HOSPITAL BOARD INTERNAL MESSAGE:
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The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.
Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous. Please send and share this with family and friends. Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CORONAVIRUS
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold 2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 79/80 degrees F. It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can't emphasis enough - drink plenty of water!
1. It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days 2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate attention.
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Every year we have bacterial issues and viral flus and colds going around. Some years we get a new one ("novel") that is in a form that human systems have not been exposed to so therefore do not have previous immunity to them. Here is a practical guide for ways I help my body have a greater opportunity to avoid these problems.
Some considerations first are that viral agents can incubate in a person for an average of 2 to 4 weeks before a person comes down with symptoms of the viral problem. Also note that not everyone has symptoms because their immune system is humming along doing what it was created to do- protect you. Some people may have mild symptoms and not recognize that they are actually ill with something of significance. While a person is infected, whether they are incubating (the viral agent is replicating in the system), have symptoms or do not have symptoms they are contagious the entire time with the ability to spread viral activity as they cough, sneeze, touch things after touching their mouth, etc. Also note that corona types of viruses live an average of 9 days in the environment. Those can be things like door handles, your steering wheel, counter surfaces, bathrooms, money- bills and change, shopping carts or baskets, the keypads on debit/credit card payment machines, fuel pumps, etc. Remember that even if a person (or you) has already had whatever it is going around, when you are exposed again- you may not get it again but you will be carrying it and able to spread it around. I know you didn't want to hear that. But in light of protecting the fragile and wellness compromised people in our lives we need to know this!
Here are practical things I do to reduce my need in having to deal with viruses.
First I avoid public situations where possible. The less time one spends around groups of people obviously the less exposure. I extend the amount of time between grocery store and feedstore outings as much as possible. I bank online rather than exposing myself to tellers who get exposed to everything a community has to offer via close contact with people and handling money all day long.
When I do go out I wear latex gloves. My gloves can touch everything (and I pay attention to NOT touch my face or my things) and once I leave the store I can take them off (I strip them off inside out) and dump them in the trash. When I'm at the gym I can use their sanitizing wipes on my gloves all I want without concerning myself with the carcinogens in the wipe on my skin, as well as using it on the equipment before and after I use it.
I also like to use homemade hand sanitizer- I add three drops of antiviral types essential oil to a tablespoon of aloe gel (I prefer scraping the gel from my own plant as there aren't additives). Mix that up and you have your own hand sanitizer. I keep some in the car and some at home. You can get your essential oils here (I am an internationally certified aromatherapist) : https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/c3/Essential_Oils.html
If you have children under six years old stick to using lavender and tea tree oil. If they are six or older and don't have liver conditions then you can use the other choices but double dilute the amounts until they are 100 lbs (add two tablespoons of gel to the three drops of eo). Favorite oils for these types of things with me are basil, cinnamon, clove,eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, oregano, tea tree and Thyme linalool essential oils. Remember if you have cats keep essential oil use away from them.
Face masks- do they work? Yes and No. Well that's not so much help! Yes, if you are sick, wear one to protect others as you cough or sneeze or exhale viral vapor and do your best to stay home. If you are not sick then wearing one won't protect your eyes from receiving viral vapor. Also a mask needs to be medical grade and seal tightly to protect your nose and mouth from inhaling viral agents. HOWEVER, one can put a drop of one of the above essential oils onto a face mask for additional support as you inhale that goodness.
At home, you can put a drop or two of an oil into a stainless or glass container and pour very hot water (remember to keep out of reach of children and pets!) over it to get the vapor into the air to inhale it's goodness and reduce exposure in the air. If you have permission at work to use a diffuser those work nicely there. REMEMBER to also clear your air as you are recovering and after you are well along with disinfecting surfaces, door handles, toilet handles, faucet handles etc around your house. In my house I use a squirt of liquid soap mixed with about 60 drops of one of the above essential oils in a quart (2 lbs) of water, shaken real well.
I also support my body with herbs every single day during these epidemic time periods to give my body some tools to try to avoid these types of problems and to also try to keep my body from harboring and thus spreading these types of things to others. Some of my favorites include taking Super Immune Garlic formula (which has more than garlic!) both before and after I am in public areas (and in between if I'm gone six or more hours) as well as three times a day if I am just working a long at home.
I also like Respiratory Support Syrup (https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/p474/Extract_Respiratory_Syrup_4_oz_Dr_C.html)
Herbal C which is a wonderful whole herb form of plants with traditionally high values of Vitamin C (rather than the chemical ascorbic acid) and the amazing Lung and Bronchial support can be found on this page :https://www.firmeadowllc.com/store/c6/Human_Supplements_%26_Teas.html
Wishing you much health and happiness and wisdom!