Coronavirus precautions you should take from a medical doctor- virologist

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals (including bats) and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that are typically mild, such as the common cold, but rarer forms such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 can be lethal.

The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”, which refers to the virus particles (virions) having a fringe reminiscent of a crown or of a solar corona.

According to the CDC, in rare cases, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people. Three examples are MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and a new coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2. The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

All three of these animal-to-people coronaviruses have their origins in bats. Many of the earliest patients at the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China had some link to a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread, which then became person-to-person.

As of yesterday, March 2, 2020, the CDC says in the United States there are 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19; 17 hospitalized; 2 deaths; and 10 states reporting cases (Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin).

James Robb, M.D., F.C.A.P. (Fellow of the College of American Pathologists), is a consulting pathologist to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR), and is also the Leader of the cancer Human Biobank (caHUB) Biospecimens Subgroup, Latin America Cancer Research Network (LACRN) Pathology Committee, and National Community Cancer Centers Biospecimens (NCCCP) Pillar. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Dr. Robb’s research interests include molecular oncologic and neurotropic virology.

In other words, Dr. Robb is a virologist — a molecular biologist who specializes in virology, the study of viruses and viral diseases. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus. More than that, Dr. Robb was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses in the 1970s.

Below is an email from Dr. Robb on the coronavirus precautions we should take (source: Eat This, Not That!, among many other websites):

When I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the 1970s). I was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained. Since then, I have kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population (e.g., SARS, MERS), from different animal sources.

The current projections for its expansion in the US are only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April. Here is what I have done and the precautions that I take and will take. These are the same precautions I currently use during our influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves.

(1) No Handshaking: Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.

(2) Use only your knuckle: …to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.

(3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip: Do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.

(4) Use disinfectant wipes: …at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.

(5) Wash your hands with soap: …for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from any activity that involves locations where other people have been.

(6) Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer: …available at each of your home’s entrances. And in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.

(7) Cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue: …and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain an infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!

(8) Use latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves: …for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas. Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! But all the surfaces where these droplets land on are infectious for about a week on average—everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs). The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.

(9) Stock up now on disposable surgical masks: …and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth. (We touch our nose/mouth 90 times a day without knowing it!) This is the only way this virus can infect you—it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth—it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth.

(10) Stock up now on hand sanitzers: …and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective.

(11) Stock up now with zinc lozenges: These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel any “cold-like” symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available.

A final word: I, as many others do, hope that this pandemic will be reasonably contained, but I personally do not think it will be. Humans have never seen this snake-associated virus before and have no internal defense against it. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of this virus. Unbelievable molecular knowledge about the genomics, structure, and virulence of this virus has already been achieved. But there will be no drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available.

I hope these personal thoughts will be helpful during this potentially catastrophic pandemic. Good luck to all of us!

Click here for the CDC’s very useful Q&A on coronavirus and COVID-19.

H/t FOTM reader patrioticgofer

~Eowyn

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William
William
5 months ago

This is just fear porn. There is no “coronavirus epidemic”. The prevalence curve for a “novel” virus would be a sharp spike, this one is slow and steady and cumulative. It won’t matter when it fails to materialize, they’ll say it did. Fist bumps? He can’t be fu**ing serious. The only thing he might have added is, be sure to vote for Bloomers, he’ll lead us through the CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. Otherwise OMGwe’reallgonnadie! The Chicoms have their own agenda with this, here it’s an experiment to see how far they can push it. That’s up to us. We can respond as… Read more »

DCG
Admin
DCG
5 months ago
Reply to  William

Proof the media manipulation works: Seattle residents freaking out and causing empty shelves at local grocery stores (like they do when it snows).

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/03/03/smoke-some-weed-and-chill-panic-shopping-hits-seattle-over-coronavirus-fears/

William
William
5 months ago
Reply to  DCG

Well, Seattle. We were at a restaurant yesterday and I was watching the stock market rally on the TeeVee. Down in the left corner of the screen..Outbreak! What outbreak? And people here are already wearing masks. Can’t fix stoopid. Just remember to use your knuckles if you turn on the lights 🙂

Lou Minati
Lou Minati
5 months ago
Reply to  DCG

Do you have to be tested and have your results come back as “rock stupid” to live in Seattle? Why anyone with more than two functioning brain cells would choose to live (or visit) there is beyond me.

DCG
Admin
DCG
5 months ago
Reply to  Lou Minati

I grew up just outside the Seattle area and know many fine people there (mostly democrats). I believe many operate on feelings, which is SOP for democrats and their messaging. If you can’t argue the facts, then present your feeeeeeelings, which are never wrong and you can’t challenge my own “truth.”

The public indoctrination and media have done a heck of a job…

William
William
5 months ago
Reply to  DCG

That IS the job of the media, to misinform, disinform, and generate hysteria. We’re so fortunate to have independent media like FOTM where we can freely discuss ideas and not be subjected to the same old tiresome fear-mongering by the experts who have, like, PhD’s and stuff. PhD’s are expensive so Pharma picks up the tab for many of them. Pharma has very deep pockets. In return the recipients are expected to make a career of lying for them. Lying is lucrative, telling the truth, not so much. If you tell the truth you’re out of a career. If you… Read more »

patrioticgofer
patrioticgofer
5 months ago
Reply to  William

Seems we have a bunch of self made “experts” here, who don’t believe in the virus. While it’s true that the virus has been around for a long time, I fully believe ( as does the last poster) that one should be smart enough to take a few precautions…. whether a pandemic appears or not. Only a fool would ignore the virus, as we don’t really know which strain or how strong the virus is.

Hey… I get FLU SHOTS every year also. So, flame on , if that’s what makes you feel like a man.

Pepe
5 months ago
Reply to  patrioticgofer

I already got over the illness. It’s a really bad cold. Very mild symptoms for the first 2 weeks, (so you try to work thru it) then it hits like a ton of bricks, (I couldn’t get out of bed if I wanted to for 3 days) from there it lingers till it finally runs out of gas about 2 weeks later. I treated the fever with 600mg ibuprofen, Robutussin for the congestion, vitamin C (lots of vitamin C) to keep up your immune system, drink lots of fluids, chicken soup and most importantly ice cream sandwiches. If you feel… Read more »

Steven Broiles
5 months ago

In addition to these precautions, buy 3% hydrogen peroxide and colloidal silver. Clean your nose and nostrils out. Then take a Q-tip, soak it with the peroxide and swab each nostril with it 2-3 times. Then repeat with the colloidal silver. In addition to this, take big doses of Vitamins C, D & K-2, 6,000 mg, 3,000 mg and 1,000 mg, respectively, every day. Remember: almost all viruses enter us via the nostrils, and proper vitamin dosage ups our immune system. Colloidal silver also kills bacteria and viruses: The pathogens consume the molecules and they die. For more critical information,… Read more »

patrioticgofer
patrioticgofer
5 months ago

Seems we have a bunch of self made “experts” here, who don’t believe in the virus. While it’s true that the virus has been around for a long time, I fully believe ( as does the last poster) that one should be smart enough to take a few precautions…. whether a pandemic appears or not. Only a fool would ignore the virus, as we don’t really know which strain or how strong the virus is. Hey… I get FLU SHOTS every year also. So, flame on , if that’s what makes you feel like a man. And considering that the… Read more »

She, Her,Mrs
She, Her,Mrs
5 months ago
Reply to  patrioticgofer

there’s a reason flu shots are free, and it isn’t to cure the flu- everyone I know that gets a flu shot gets the flu
#NOSHOTS4ME

m walker
m walker
5 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

“I would like to dispel the myth that the pharmaceutical industry is in the business of health care and healing. Because, in fact, what the pharmaceutical industry is in the business of, is disease maintenance and symptoms management. They are not in the business of curing cancer, Alzheimer’s or heart disease because if they were, they would be in the business of putting themselves out of business and that does not make sense…. The pharmaceutical industry does not want to cure people.” Gwen Olsen, former pharmaceutical industry insider and author of ‘Confessions of a Drug Pusher’ “The chief, if not… Read more »

William
William
5 months ago
Reply to  m walker

Thank you

chemtrailssuck
4 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

My grandparents and all my aunts got the flu shot, and got the flu. Someone I know said her dad died soon after getting the flu shot, and this crazy landman that was shoving through a pipeline in the area said he got a flu shot and then started urinating blood. Read “Dissolving Illusions” by Dr. Susan Humphries (a Nephrologist) who said that the flu shots actually caused kidney failure in some of her patients. They are not “harmless”, maybe you have an iron constitution. Then there are the links between flu shots and dementia.

Doc
Doc
18 days ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

It is for me. The healthiest folks I know don’t get vaccines, nor flu shots. The ONLY flu I’ve had in over a decade is the year I got a flu shot. Never again!

#NeverVaccinate

William
William
5 months ago
Reply to  She, Her,Mrs

Not everyone but an unacceptably high percentage. During the H1N1 non-epidemic a few years back the only areas to have clusters of disease were the areas where there had been intensive vaccination efforts. And those people were then contagious. But it fizzled. Keep trying, eventually they’ll get it right. In the meantime be afraid. Now if you’ll excuse me I need to go stock up on zinc lozenges. It’s early but the line is already out the door at the zinc lozenge market

William
William
5 months ago
Reply to  patrioticgofer

Our interpretation of the evidence differs. You’re free to believe anything you like and receive whatever vaccines you like. And I’m free to decline them. For now. The bureaucratic structures are in place to compel us to take their toxic vaccines and that frightens me far more than any imaginary epidemic. When that time comes you can tell them that you did your duty as a compliant global citizen and you already got your shots. You’re a good little gopher

TrailDust
Admin
5 months ago

Good advice, Dr. Eowyn. And I had forgotten about Zinc. I lift weights at a gym and shake hands at church. Not to mention, shopping carts are a regular part of my week. Wisdom is important, and also faith. As Psalm 91 declares, I will not fear the plague that lays waste at midday.

Pepe
5 months ago

“Humans have never seen this snake-associated virus before and have no internal defense against it” How did he start out talking about a virus from a “bat” then change to talking about a “snake virus” at the end?

m walker
m walker
5 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Jon Rappoport No more fake news ; This guy has been spot on about H1n1( swine flu ) ebola ,zika and has a lot about corona .

chemtrailssuck
4 months ago
Reply to  Pepe

Oh, they’re working on a new snake virus in their bioweapons lab, goess he let that one slip out….

John
John
4 months ago

Would recommend anyone reading this article also read article by Luis Miguel in The New American. It is an interview with Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai explaning “How To Fight Coronavirus (Without Causing a Great Depression). The protocol he outlines is one I have used for over 20 years.
Never had a flu shot, never had the flu.

Doc
Doc
18 days ago

When did you become a shill for the NWO? Because there is NO virus, the pandemic is fake, and if you haven’t figured that out, you haven’t reviewed the evidence.