Here an opinion by Dr Dimke – Listen to his video too. The highly contagious virus that has caused “The COVID- 9 Outbreak”, carries a significant vulnerability that may be immediately exploitable. In other words, this coronavirus can be stopped, far more easily than most people, and most health professionals, realize. Dr. Dan Lee Dimke PhD, explains the science behind the fragile nature of this virus, and offers an easy, self-administered therapy that may hold the key to ending this outbreak quickly.
Comments/Questions on video
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The video focuses on a simple procedure for killing coronavirus by heating it to specific temperature, which has been established by well documented and peer-reviewed laboratory research conducted by some of the world’s leading virologists, including scientists working within the World Health Organization.
Current reports indicate that most COVID-19 patients (at least 80%) never experience any lower respiratory symptoms at all and suffer no more than mild, upper respiratory common cold symptoms throughout the course of their infection. For those that do display lower respiratory symptoms, these rarely emerge until after one or two weeks, occasionally longer. By killing the virus while it is localized in the sinuses, any further spread can be avoided.
Q Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.”
A Hand dryers aren’t nearly warm enough to kill coronavirus – only a few degrees above room temperature, in most cases. Also, since hands are dry within 20 to 30 seconds, no one would use them long enough, even if the temperature were hot enough, to provide ANY virus eradication effect. It’s a good idea to follow the WHO and CDC guidelines on handwashing.
Virus survival in stool and urine
- Virus is stable in faeces(and urine) at room temperature for at least 1-2 days.
- Virus is more stable (up to 4 days) in stool from diarrhea patients (which has higher pH than normal stool).
- Virus loses infectivity after exposure to different commonly used disinfectants and fixatives.
Virus survival in cell-culture supernatant
- Only minimal reduction in virus concentration after 21 days at 4°C and -80°C.
- Reduction in virus concentration by one log only at stable room temperature for 2 days. This would indicate that the virus is more stable than the known human coronaviruses under these conditions.
- Heat at 56°C kills the SARS coronavirus at around 10000 units per 15 min (quick reduction).
Fixatives (for use in laboratories only)
The studies were cited to establish the kill temperature for coronavirus, not to prove the efficacy of the Cold-Arrest procedure. Launching an interventional study would be most welcome. Unfortunately, finding funding for a procedure with no income potential is unlikely. However, testing whether it works on your own upper respiratory infection is remarkably safe and easy, takes little time, and costs nothing, if you have a hair dryer or access to a sauna. At this point in time, those who are unwilling to undertake such a self-test will simply have to take their chances with the coronavirus. I’ll leave that decision to you. Here’s a link to several testimonials from those who have used the procedure themselves.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), was a new emerging disease associated with severe pneumonia and spread to involve over 30 countries in 5 continents in 2003. A novel coronavirus was identified as its cause [1–3]. SARS had a dramatic impact on health care services and economies of affected countries, and the overall mortality rate was estimated to be 9%, but rising to 50% in those aged 60 or above . A notable feature of this disease was its predilection for transmission in the health care setting and to close family and social contacts. The disease is presumed to be spread by droplets, close direct or indirect contact, but the relative importance of these routes of transmission is presently unclear. A study showed that viral aerosol generation by a patient with SARS was possible and therefore airborne droplet transmission was a possible means of transmission . However, the role of fomites and environmental contamination in transmission of infection is presently still unclear. An outbreak of disease affecting over 300 residents in high-rise apartment block (Amoy Gardens) in Hong Kong could not be explained by respiratory droplet transmission from infected patients . Infectious virus is detectable in the faeces , and aerosolization of virus in contaminated faeces is believed to be the mode of transmission of this outbreak .
We and others have reported that infectivity of SARS CoV (SARS coronavirus) was lost after heating at 56°C for 15 minutes but that it was stable for at least 2 days following drying on plastic. It was completely inactivated by common fixatives used in laboratory [9, 10]. Another study showed that it was inactivated by ultraviolet light, alkaline (), or acidic () conditions . Human coronaviruses have been shown to survive in PBS or culture medium with 5–10% FCS for several days [12–14] but they only survive a few hours after drying [13, 14]. There have been some studies reporting an association between the SARS outbreak, metrological factors, and air pollution [15–17]. Thus, information on the survival of the SARS coronavirus (SCoV) in the environment at different temperature and humidity conditions is of significant interest to understanding virus transmission. A recent study using surrogate coronaviruses (transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) and mouse hepatitis virus (MHC)) has investigated the effect of air temperature and relative humidity on coronavirus survival on surface . The survival effects of these environmental factors on SARS coronavirus remain unclear. In the present study, we report the stability of the SARS coronavirus at different temperatures and relative humidity.
Dr. Michael Osterholm is the McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota.
He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Council of Foreign Relations and the National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity. He is an international leader on public health preparedness for infectious diseases and the use of biological agents as weapons targeting civilian populations, and he is the author of more than 325 papers and abstracts, including 21 book chapters.
Who can remember how we as little ones (before 1970) got rid of severe colds and sinuses – steam – make sure it is boiling water and sometimes you can add vicks if any. Boiled water in hot bathroom for several minutes, boiling water in basin / dish with towel over head for few minutes. Repeat.
Wie kan onthou hoe het ons kinders (voor 1970) ontslae geraak het van erge verkoues en sinusse – stoom, kookwater en soms vicks as daar is. Gekookte water in warm badkamer vir ‘n aantal minute, kookwater in wasbak/skottel met handdoek oor die kop vir ‘n paar minute. Herhaal.