A biologist’s perspective on fighting covid-19
As much as possible try to reduce your viral load: don’t hang out in a waiting room where people are coughing, cough or sneeze out of your window(country living), neti pot the nasopharynx by swallowing through the nose, take hot baths or sit in your greenhouse to reduce the lifetime of viruses in your system(excessive heat, like an artificial fever).
Reduce the viral load in the lungs by not breathing heavily: breathing heavily is going to help the virus get to various parts of the lung(this will help them get into the bloodstream as well as damage your type 2 pneumocytes.). Type 2 pneumocyte death will disrupt surfactant regulation. Reduction in lung volume and expansion of the area affected by viral pneumonia will follow. Viruses floating in various parts of the lungs may migrate upward(they are usually at the bottom and outside edges because of gravity, perhaps also sleeping on the side).
Drinking insane amounts of warm/hot water will help remove mucus and mitigate problems that your liver is having doing it’s job.
When coughing try to sit upright, this will hopefully reserve the back of the lungs for oxygen exchange when things get worse. It has been reported that lying patients prone during ventelation improves their blood oxygen levels.
Don’t smoke, obviously. The cities with the most pollution are having the biggest problem with the virus. Small particles may help the virus transport itself around the lungs. This also goes for incence or digging in the garden.
Sit upright as much as possible. This will let gravity help you keep the surfactant disregulation in the lower lobes of the lung. In theory this will help you preserve as much of the upper lung as possible for oxygen exchange.
Minimize any exercise or breathing until your body has antibodies and white blood cells about. Don’t sleep on your back, then your chest, then your back. Viruses will be moved by gravity to the lowest part. Sleep slightly upright if possible.
Masturbate to exhaust the protein resources and mitigate virus reproduction in the testicles. This is perhaps my most theoretical treatment. The testicles still have ACE2 receptors, and the cells will still have viruses in them, but the availability of the proteins for virus production should buy you a delay in the bursts of viruses all at once into your bloodstream(potentially this will cause more testicular damage as white blood cells kill these cells). This will assist your antibodies and white blood cells which are circulating in your blood stream trying to attack the viruses. Better to damage the testicles than have damage your lungs/kidneys. During the peak of my sickness my semen was watery and without substance. When I felt a fever coming on, I masturbated to spread out the number of viruses in the system. I think it’s possible to use masturbation as a continuous evacuation of the virus, like a cough.
During especially high viral loads consider not eating to prevent hopefully one of the raw amino acids made into virus proteins to be in short supply(like the US testing supplies). This will also make you weak, which could kill you. It is hard to eat anyway during an episode of shortness of breath.
You can actually feel the fluid building up in the nasopharynx, causing a “hmmmm” throat clearing response followed by a swallow. Neti pot as much as possible during this time. I have found the window of virus accumulation there to be as longs as six hours.
Do not go to the hospital until you have a lot of trouble breathing or you experience your cytokine storm. This will help reduce your viral load by not having you standing in a line with sick people, or a waiting room where people have been coughing all day. The hospitals will appreciate it also. Cytokine storm is DAY 10. You should experience an extreme shortness of breath and fever around day 5 to give you reference to when this is. This is hopefully when antibodies are created that can take care of the virus.
It is my opinion that this virus may have been hiding in the population for months or weeks before this pandemic started. It is my opinion that only exposure to a highly infected person will trigger the immune response. The virus may be using the immune response in some way to trigger it’s activation?
Once you have gone through this virus, consider donating plasma to the medical field with will have antibodies that may buy someone time going through a particularly bad time when their viral load is spiking.
Probably better to not be in a hospital as it is still unclear how easy this virus is able to transmit around places. I expect a hospital ship is even worse, as they have recently done in LA.
When I think about whether it is better to have a strong immune response initially or to have a linger initial infection I am unsure. Certainly activating the immune system may be good, vs letting the virus linger(asymptomatic carrier?).
I got this virus while in Joshua tree, maybe(March 20, 35y/o male). I walked into a bathroom earlier in the day that had shit on the floor. I saw the ranger spray it out. Shortly after I went back and took a shit. In the bathroom it was moist and humidity. I believe I got a fairly good dose. That afternoon I had a very slight fever, almost unrecognizable. Next day sniffles, and sleeplessness. Following day throat clearing and runny nose, no shortnesss of breath. Day 4 eh, watch the video I’ll post.
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I just ran up hill and I got a little light headed. Going to publish this with error anyway just in case(i die), I’ll come back and edit later. Feeling a low blood pressure change. I was feeling good the last three days and worked on my raised bed in my greenhouse(mistake). Worried I might have sepsis and am experiencing fatigue/low blood pressure do to septic shock. Perhaps I was unaware of the amount of volume I had lost in my lungs previously. Perhaps I only feel better because I have MORE oxygen in my body than I used to. I have heard of patients presenting with very low blood oxygen. What the body can cope with is amazing.
Could all kinds of people be carrying it in their feces, the asymptomatic carriers? Does the virus linger in the digestive track until the numbers are high enough to strike? What chemical market is the virus using?
About me: I worked as an ELT in the nuclear navy for 6 years on the USS Ronald Reagan. I studied wildlife biology at Wester State Colorado University where I took as many genetics classes as I could. I have meditated much in my life and have a very good sense of my body. Love and light to all of you if I die. Remember to go towards the light after you pass over, don’t avert your “eyes”/attention anywhere else.