As Coronavirus Explodes in China, Countries Struggle to Control its Spread (The New York Times)

First person-to-person transmission of Wuhan virus in the US confirmed (CNN Health)

World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (CNN Health)

With alarming, daily, front-page headlines by the mainstream media about the coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China, we wanted to provide some perspective on the risk of contracting coronavirus in the U.S. and share an easy, safe and effective protocol that can protect you and your family.

What is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

The coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, China is being called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This coronavirus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness.

Latest Numbers (As of February 3, 2020)

Worldwide: 20,704 cases (98.9%, 20,492, are in China) with 427 deaths reported (all in Mainland China except one in Hong Kong and 1 in the Philippines – both had visited Wuhan, China recently)

How Many People Have Coronavirus In The U.S. and How Did They Get It? 11. No Deaths.

As of February 3, 2020, eleven people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the United States.

Illinois: Two – a husband and wife. The wife caught this coronavirus while in China and transmitted it to her spouse when she came back to the U.S.

California: Six – five had visited Wuhan, China. One of the five transmitted it to his wife when he returned to the U.S.

Arizona: One – a traveler who had recently returned from Wuhan, China.

Washington: One – a traveler who had been in Wuhan, China was the first confirmed case in the US. He has since been discharged from the hospital in good health.

Massachusetts: One – a traveler who had recently returned from Wuhan, China.

What is the Risk in the United States?

CDC Statement on 1/27/20: “We understand many people in the united states are worried about this virus and how it will affect Americans.  Risk depends on exposure.  Right now, we have a handful of patients with this new virus here in the United States. However, currently in the U.S., this virus is not spreading in the community.  For that reason, we continue to believe that the immediate health risk from the new virus to the general American public is low currently.”

How Does This Coronavirus Spread?

According to Secretary of Health for Washington State, John Wiesman, to get the virus, you would have to travel to an area where it is or be in contact with someone who has it.

“Like other coronaviruses we believe that this is really primarily spread through droplet spread. So That is why we say that somebody who has symptoms and is coughing would be the way that this would spread most easily because when you cough you can spread droplets into the air. And it is really the close contact being within about 6 feet of someone and for a prolonged period of time maybe 10 minutes or so.

It can also spread by surfaces. So If you heard the Port saying they’re doing a good job of cleaning surfaces which is always a good idea especially during cold and flu season. These viruses we don’t think live for a long time on surfaces but we’re learning with this new virus. Primarily, this is spread through droplets.”

What Are The Symptoms That 2019-nCoV Can Cause?

The CDC reports that current symptoms for patients with 2019-nCoV have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

Some confirmed cases haven’t shown any symptoms at all.

CNN reported that of 3 Japanese citizens with coronavirus who were being evacuated from Wuhan, only one had a fever while the other two did not show any symptoms.

Is Coronavirus The Flu? No.

The CDC describes flu as a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. For this same reason, a flu shot will not give you protection against the coronavirus as it is a completely different virus.

Are Antibiotics Effective In Preventing and Treating the Coronavirus? No.

Antibiotics only help bacterial infections, and should not be used for a viral infection. For more information, watch this short video from the World Health Organization.

What Treatment Might You Expect to Get in a Hospital for Coronavirus?

In this video, the World Health Organization states: “there are no specific treatments for coronaviruses, but symptoms can be treated.”  The following drugs have been used in hospitals to treat the symptoms of coronavirus.

Remdesivir: a drug that hasn’t been approved anywhere nor demonstrated to be safe or effective for any use.

Oseltamivir (aka Tamiflu): a drug that is supposed to treat the influenza virus (not coronavirus), is the subject of a lawsuit alleging studies do not support its efficacy and has side effects such as sudden death, suicide and neuropsychiatric effects (delirium, hallucinations, psychosis).

Treatment With Remdesivir

The New England Journal of Medicine published this treatment that the patient in Washington received: “Treatment with intravenous remdesivir (a novel nucleotide analogue prodrug in development10,11) was initiated on the evening of day 7, and no adverse events were observed in association with the infusion.”

Remdesivir is made by Gilead Sciences. This is their company statement on remdesivir:

Remdesivir is not yet licensed or approved anywhere globally and has not been demonstrated to be safe or effective for any use. At the request of treating physicians, and with the support of local regulatory agencies, who have weighed the risks and benefits of providing an experimental drug with no data in 2019-nCoV, Gilead has provided remdesivir for use in a small number of patients with 2019-nCoV for emergency treatment in the absence of any approved treatment options.

Treatment With Oseltamivir (aka Tamiflu)

A study tracking the first patients in Wuhan, China indicates that they were treated with the following:

All patients were treated in isolation. 75 (76%) patients received antiviral treatment, including oseltamivir (75 mg every 12 h, orally), ganciclovir (0·25 g every 12 h, intravenously), and lopinavir and ritonavir tablets (500 mg twice daily, orally). The duration of antiviral treatment was 3–14 days (median 3 days [IQR 3–6]).
Most patients were given antibiotic treatment (table 2); 25 (25%) patients were treated with a single antibiotic and 45 (45%) patients were given combination therapy. The antibiotics used generally covered common pathogens and some atypical pathogens; when secondary bacterial infection occurred, medication was administered according to the results of bacterial culture and drug sensitivity. The antibiotics used were cephalosporins, quinolones, carbapenems, tigecycline against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, linezolid, and antifungal drugs. The duration of antibiotic treatment was 3–17 days (median 5 days [IQR 3–7]). 19 (19%) patients were also treated with methylprednisolone sodium succinate, methylprednisolone, and dexamethasone for 3–15 days (median 5 [3–7]). (Emphasis ours.)

The Tamiflu insert states: “TAMIFLU is an influenza neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) indicated for: Treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza A and B in patients 2 weeks of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.” (Emphasis ours.)

Tamiflu has extremely serious adverse side effects. This is not a recent discovery; since at least 2007 there have been reports of horrific side effects including a teenager that went mad after taking Tamiflu and jumped to his death.

Page 2 of the Patient Information section of the insert describes the possibility in the following way:

Change in behavior. People, especially children, who have the flu, can develop nervous system problems and abnormal behavior that can lead to death. During treatment with TAMIFLU, tell your healthcare provider right away if you or your child have confusion, speech problems, shaky movements, seizures, or start hearing voices or seeing things that are not really there (hallucinations).

On Page 7, the insert also mentions side effects that were voluntarily reported post-marketing.

Serious Skin/Hypersensitivity Reactions Cases of anaphylaxis and serious skin reactions including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, and erythema multiforme have been reported in postmarketing experience with TAMIFLU.

Neuropsychiatric Events There have been postmarketing reports of delirium and abnormal behavior leading to injury, and in some cases resulting in fatal outcomes, in patients with influenza who were receiving TAMIFLU.”

For more information, see our article “Tamiflu and Abnormal Behavior“.

Is This The Best Our Hospitals Can Offer?

Dr. Zach Bush is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country – with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care.  Consider what he says:

There is not a single pharmaceutical drug you can take that can put you into balance.

Every drug disrupts the normal pathways of signaling and function.

If nature did not make the compound, our physiology does not understand it. Every pharmaceutical out there is altered from its nature intended chemical structure so that it can be patented and turned into a multi-billion dollar revenue stream.

For every intended action of a drug, there is an opposite negative impact. That’s why the disclaimers are full of all the ways your body may become out of balance – erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and possible death…. but at least your blood pressure will be a bit better.

We need to learn how to connect with our intrinsic ability to heal.

Healing is within you. It always has been.

The Safe and Proven Treatment That Isn’t Making Headlines

“The coronavirus can be dramatically slowed or stopped completely with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C. Bowel tolerance levels of C taken in divided doses throughout the day, is a clinically proven antiviral, without equal.”
– Dr. Andrew Saul as quoted in the Daily Messenger

“Swine flu, bird flu, and SARS, all developed in selenium-deficient China.
When patients were given selenium, viral mutation rates dropped and immunity improved.”
– Dr. Damien Downing, former editor of the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine as quoted in the Daily Messenger

Doctors who have studied and used nutrients to fight disease successfully are speaking out.

A January 28, 2020 article in the Daily Messenger by Dr. Gifford-Jones entitled  “Dr. Gifford-Jones: People are dying needlessly of coronavirus” covers how high doses of vitamins, especially Vitamin C, can be used to address the coronavirus outbreak.

Dr. Gifford-Jones is a graduate of The Harvard Medical School and The University of Toronto, author of eight books, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, writer of a medical column published by over 50 Canadian newspapers, several in the U.S., and the Epoch Times – with editions in a number of European countries.

From the article:

Dr. Andrew W. Saul, an international expert on vitamin therapy, says, “The coronavirus can be dramatically slowed or stopped completely with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C. Bowel tolerance levels of C taken in divided doses throughout the day, is a clinically proven antiviral, without equal.”

Saul adds, “Dr. Robert F. Cathcart, who had extensive experience treating viral diseases remarked, ’I have not seen any flu yet that was not cured or markedly ameliorated by massive doses of vitamin C.”

Professor Victor Marcial-Vega of the Caribe School of Medicine responds, “Given the relatively high rate of success of intravenous vitamin C in viral diseases and my observation of clinical improvement within 2 to 3 hours of treatment, I strongly believe it would be my first recommendation in the management of the coronavirus.”

He adds, “I have also used intravenous vitamin C to treat patients with influenza, dengue fever, and chikungunya, for 24 years.”

Dr. Jeffery Allyn Ruterbusch, Associate Professor at Central Michigan University, says, “I believe all of us agree on the greatly increased benefits of vitamin C when people are placed under any stressful condition.”

Dr. Damien Downing, former editor of the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, writes: “Swine flu, bird flu, and SARS, all developed in selenium-deficient China. When patients were given selenium, viral mutation rates dropped and immunity improved.

During the great polio epidemic of 1949-50 Dr. Frederick R. Klenner, a family physician in North Carolina, treated 60 polio patients with high doses of intravenous vitamin C. None developed paralysis. This discovery should have made headlines around the world but Dr. Klenner’s news fell on deaf ears.

On January 26, 2020, the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service published the following protocol in the article, “Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus“:

The physicians of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine urge a nutrient-based method to prevent or minimize symptoms for future viral infection. The following inexpensive supplemental levels are recommended for adults; for children reduce these in proportion to body weight:

Vitamin C: 3,000 milligrams (or more) daily, in divided doses.

Vitamin D3: 2,000 International Units daily. (Start with 5,000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2,000)

Magnesium: 400 mg daily (in citrate, malate, chelate, or chloride form)

Zinc: 20 mg daily

Selenium: 100 mcg (micrograms) daily

Dr. Suzanne Humphries, a specialist in internal medicine and kidney disease, has an in-depth and brilliant lecture about the history, use and importance of Vitamin C in the immune system here.

The Basics to Avoid Developing Symptoms From Any Virus

Ensure you are practicing basic hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water. When you cough, cough into your elbow. Keep hands and fingers away from eyes, nose, ears and your mouth. If you’re traveling, be even more mindful of practicing basic hygiene.