Fear is a terrible thing. It paralyzes us. It makes us feel weak, inadequate, vulnerable and unable to fight. What if instead of pushing a fear-based agenda, the news talked about positive stories and helped raise us up.
In this note to you, I wanted to give you 10 positive things to think about regarding this virus. These truths will have a positive impact on your thought process, which will always make you stronger mentally and physically.
So here goes:
1. Wuhan, which was the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic, has closed the last of its 16 temporary coronavirus hospitals because there aren’t enough patients to keep them open.
2. A 103-year-old woman in Wuhan has become the oldest person to beat the novel coronavirus. She recovered only six days after being admitted to the hospital.
3. All the Apple stores in China have reopened after being closed for one month amid the height of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
4. A group of scientists in Canada has successfully isolated and grown copies of the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Isolating the virus, researchers said, will help in developing treatment regimens
5. Scientists are finding it may be possible to use the plasma from recently recovered coronavirus patients to treat those who have become severely ill as a result of COVID-19 infections.
6. A Taylor Swift fan posted on Tumblr she wouldn’t be able to pay her rent. Soon after the post went live Ms. Swift herself sent her fan the money she needed to cover her expenses.
7. In Copenhagen, residents joined in with a workout from their balconies, maintaining social distancing between households while also keeping fit and healthy through exercise.
8. In Massachusetts, before a mandatory shut down of shops was ordered, a ‘mystery man’ bought all the flowers in one florist and distributed them to the town of Needham’s inhabitants.
9. Personal trainer and fitness influencer Joe Wicks, better known as the Body Coach, on social media is helping parents up and down the country who are homeschooling their children from today after schools were ordered to close last Friday.
From Monday to Friday at 9 am, Wicks will be streaming 30-minute long live PE classes that children can do from their homes.
10. Kylie Jenner donated $1 million to LA hospitals to help buy more protective masks and clothing for medical staff working there, according to the beauty mogul’s doctor who shared her thanks on Instagram.
11. Lastly, Vitamin C in high doses kills all viruses known to man. This virus is no exception. If you are healthy, take a minimum of 2000mg of vitamin C daily. If you are run down or sick, increase your dosage to 6000-8000mg spread throughout the day. See the press release from Shanghai below*.
Instead of letting fear run you ragged, use the knowledge you have and face it. Be confident in yourself and stop reading the strategically-placed headlines. Creating fear and panic was the plan all along. Research. Dig deep. Pause for a moment and look at the big picture. Save yourself from a lot of unnecessary stress. Rise up!
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Mar 3, 2020
Shanghai Government Officially Recommends Vitamin C for COVID-19
by Andrew W. Saul (OMNS Mar 3, 2020) The government of Shanghai, China has announced its official recommendation that COVID-19 should be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C. (1) Dosage recommendations vary with severity of illness, from 50 to 200 milligrams per kilogram body weight per day to as much as 200 mg/kg/day.
“Intravenous vitamin C is a safe, effective, and broad-spectrum antiviral.”
Richard Z. Cheng, MD, PhD, a Chinese-American specialist physician, has been working closely with medical and governmental authorities throughout China. He has been instrumental in facilitating at least three Chinese clinical IV vitamin C studies now underway. Dr. Cheng is presently in Shanghai continuing his efforts to encourage still more Chinese hospitals to implement vitamin C therapy incorporating high oral doses as well as C by IV.
Dr. Cheng and Dr. Yanagisawa both recommend oral vitamin C for prevention of COVID-19 infection. An official statement from Xi’an Jiaotong University Second Hospital (2) reads:
“On the afternoon of February 20, 2020, another 4 patients with severe new coronaviral pneumonia recovered from the C10 West Ward of Tongji Hospital. In the past 8 patients have been discharged from hospital. . . high-dose vitamin C achieved good results in clinical applications. We believe that for patients with severe neonatal pneumonia and critically ill patients, vitamin C treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after admission. . .early application of large doses of vitamin C can have a strong antioxidant effect, reduce inflammatory responses, and improve endothelial function. . . Numerous studies have shown that the dose of vitamin C has a lot to do with the effect of treatment. . . high-dose vitamin C can not only improve antiviral levels but more importantly, can prevent and treat acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress (ARDS).”
Based on a large meta-analysis, regular intake of vitamin C has not been shown to prevent colds but it can shorten the duration of colds (by 8 % in adults and 14 % in children) with slightly less severe symptoms. Athletes who take vitamin C regularly are half as likely to catch a cold as athletes who don’t.
A 1999 study done on 463 students showed that mega- dosing vitamin C may be helpful in treating you right after the appearance of the symptoms with hourly doses of 1000 mg of Vitamin C for the first 6 hours and then 3 times daily thereafter. Overall, it was reported that cold symptoms in the test group decreased 85 % compared with the control group after the administration of megadose Vitamin C.
In stressed mice, mega dosing vitamin C helped to prevent from influenza and (H1N1)-induced pneumonia.
A recent 2020 meta-analysis published on the Journal of Intensive Care showed that 1–6 g of intravenous vitamin C per day shortened the ventilation time on patients needing intensive care on average by 25 %.