Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Doctorate in Behavioral Biology, USA
*Corresponding Author: EF Block, Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Doctorate in Behavioral Biology, USA.
Received: March 12, 2020; Published: March 19, 2020
The strategies offered here are taken from both Eastern and Western medical traditions. It may not be possible to prevent infection if you are among a lot of other people in everyday situations. Like any illness, you may be able to pass on the infection without yet showing any symptoms. It is best to avoid any areas where someone has been actively coughing for at least 1/2 hour. Contrary to popular opinion, most face masks will not prevent inhalation of virus particles because the particles readily pass through the spaces of the material that form the supposed barrier. Virus particles are very tiny and the inbreath produces very powerful local air flow characteristics. Wash your hands with soap and water often and avoid touching your face, which is not as easy as it sounds. Supposed hand sanitizers just smear the surface contaminants around and have not been shown to actually kill anything. Do you not just love marketing ploys??
The virus is a clump of RNA/DNA surrounded by proteins. The proteins allow the virus to make contact with an infectable surface and inject the RNA/DNA material into a cell to infect it. The RNA/DNA then takes over the normal cellular metabolism to make more virus particles instead of normal cellular materials. Thus, one of the most effective forms of disease prevention is to disinfect surfaces where virus particles may have been deposited with substances that denature the proteins surrounding the RNA/DNA. This will prevent attachment and injection of the RNA/DNA into the cell.
Citation: EF Block. “How Best to Survive Any Respiratory Virus Infection".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.4 (2020): 99-100.
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