Jerry T Thornthwaite*
Department of Microbiology, Cancer Research Institute of West Tennessee, USA
*Corresponding Author: Jerry T Thornthwaite, Department of Microbiology, Cancer Research Institute of West Tennessee, USA.
Received: November 04, 2020; Published: January 22, 2021
The bioavailability of important antiviral compounds, their synergism, and boosting the Natural Killer Cells (NKC) are critical in preventing and treating viral diseases. Based on significant research and clinical studies, molecules and elements are identified that enhance their immune modulator activity, specificallythe NKC. These components include Curcumin, Artemisinin, bioflavonoids, Vitamin D3, N-Acetylcysteine, zinc, and selenium, as shown in this review. Increasing the NKC activity, especially in the immunecompromised elderly population, is critical in developing the first defense line against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). When a patient tests COVID-19 positive, proactive treatment can be accomplished to kill the virus. Early detection with the initial measurement of IgA in the nasal passage using a saliva test is critical in the first detection process. Using an analogy from cancer research, one wants to cure cancer before it metastasizes. With COVID-19, the infection must be stopped in the nose before it "metastasizes" to the lungs. The encapsulation of the above components in micelles (3-10nm in diameter) called NutraNanoSpheres (NNS) are protective spheres around the captured molecules inside using fatty acids with hydrophilic heads on the outside, making them thoroughly water-soluble. Therefore, the NNS may be taken orally with no breakdown in the stomach, resulting in high bioavailability into the bloodstream. The NNS can be introduced as a nasal spray to prevent or treat viral infections in the Nasopharynx. We have developed a line of NNS that bind to the Spike protein, which may lead to the neutralization of viruses and viral infected cells. The NNS binding to the virus may attract the NKC to increase their killing ability. Finally, as we have seen with our malaria studies, we may be able to develop “in vivo immunization” by the breaking up of viral components for introduction to all phases of the immune system..
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Malaria; NutraNanoSpheres (NNS)
Citation: Jerry T Thornthwaite. “How to Kill A Virus: Strengthening the Immune System, Reducing Inflammation, Relieving Oxidative Stress, Early Detection in the Prevention and Treatment of SARS- CoV-2 (COVID-19)”. Acta Scientific Microbiology 4.2 (2021): 06-18.
Copyright: © 2021 Jerry T Thornthwaite. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.