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Coronavirus Protection Measures: Stay the Course

Many invested in the entrenched corporate system, including the President of the United Sates, are now being tempted to lift the protections that have been put in place to stop the spread of the Coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2) that causes the disease COVID-19:

https://heated.medium.com/how-should-we-be-reacting-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic-7b3189b1097b

https://www.statesman.com/ZZ/news/20200324/texas-lieutenant-governor-says-us-should-get-back-to-work?fbclid=IwAR0z13s-kaYq3TrgmFaOZ7jCuCEqmc6dlb-gOD4ZbowmJ6YA8PkXzVWF4cU

These are the same corporate system that has done many good things, but has also brought us thousands of industrial chemicals (including chemical farming using Roundup and other herbicides and pesticides), 5G, continued excessive use of fossil fuels rather than investment in renewable energy, and a focus on lifelong drugs to medicate symptoms rather than get people well. All of these things have a hand in weakening the terrain of the human body, adversely impacting the overall health of the population, and making opportunistic infections like Coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2) more virulent. But the discussion of these matters are for another day’s blog.

If we allow free access to activities for the young and healthy as suggested by the author of the first link above, what happens when Billy, who is exposed to Coronavirus2 (SARS CoV-2) at soccer practice and shows no symptoms but carries the disease, goes to see his Grandma Mable who is frail and weakened from advancing age, or his Aunt Sally who has been immune compromised from fighting Fibromyalgia for years, or even his Dad Stanley who smokes and works as an auto mechanic and catches every virus that comes by due to his job related exposures.

Doctors and nurses, especially those on the front lines risking their lives to treat patients admitted to the hospital with severe COVID-19 symptoms insist that the protections in place are critical, and perhaps should be expanded:

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/how-we-beat-coronavirus/608389/?fbclid=IwAR2ge9luV-pfQ86o-zVUyFf8OY82N5BZFPKjw_oMQ1oeBIiDdTB-xfpRAPU

The thing that many ICU doctors fear most is the healthcare system being overwhelmed in terms of beds, supplies, and equipment and needing to choose who gets care and who doesn’t, ultimately who lives and who dies:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/us/coronavirus-medical-rationing.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/22/coronavirus-crisis-medical-ethics-guide-decisions-doctors-cant-help-all/2882738001/

As the link below describes, there are many things we don’t know about the Coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2) that causes the disease COVID-19 and we need to be truthful and honest about that:

https://medium.com/@mrabkin/covid-stop-pretending-we-know-things-4c991827737d

With an unknown number of lives at stake, doesn’t it pay to be cautious, avoid over taxing the healthcare system, and bring this pandemic under control in a shorter period of time?

No comments made in this blog should be construed as medical advice or as a substitute for medical advice. It is for informational and educational purposes only. This blog is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Please discuss and gain approval from your doctor for any changes to your healthcare regimen, medications, or treatment protocol.

Yours in health,

John

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