- Where did it come from and why?
- How is it transmitted?
- Why is the virus highly contagious?
- Why are some infected people recovering while others are not?
- The immune system would normally defend you but for some it isn't. Why?
- What makes someone an 'At Risk' candidate?
- Why are there variants?
- What are the solutions being presented?
- What is a vaccine?
- What are the possible effects of the vaccine?
- How does the world progress?
I know a little, but nowhere near enough. I need to study. What follows is the sequence I used to discover and accumulate the knowledge to form an educated opinion.
I have provided references to the resources to show my appreciation for the people who have spent so much time and effort to help us become educated. We will be developing our opinion from the efforts of many thousands of people.
Take your time, click on the links and learn, so that you can understand the topics as much as I now do.
1: What is a Virus?
- COVID-19 = The disease
- SARS-CoV-2 = The virus
- SARS = Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
- COVID = CoV = Coronavirus disease
- 19 = The year it was discovered
2: What is SARS and how does it compare with SARS-CoV-2
Link Ref: Mayo Clinic
- Why do these viruses come from China?
- SARS was >2 x more lethal than COVID-19, why?
- Why was there an age infection difference?
- Wuhan and Guangdong are 1016 km apart
- Wuhan Institute of Virology and Wuhan South China Seafood Wholesale Market are 30 mins away from each other. Why would the virus start here and why have they not found the host?
3: What is the SARS-CoV-2?
a) How the Novel Coronavirus Infects a Cell: Science, Simplified
b) Coronavirus Anatomy Explained: Science, Simplified
4: Technical Deep Dive
This is a technical description of the Genomic RNA (RNA [positive]) virus.
It is technical and you probably don't need to watch it. Just know that I have.
5: Gain of Function and Variants
To understand why there are variants, we need to understand 'Gain of Function'.
Any organism can acquire a new ability or property, or "gain" a "function." This can happen through natural selection or a researcher's experiments.
A problem for SARS-CoV2 is the mutations\variants.
Date: June 17 2021: Mutations to be concerned about: (see above vid from 4:00 mins >)
- L452R (increased transmission rate)
- E484Q (reinfection capabilities) > GAMMA
- E484K (reinfection capabilities) > BETA
The Delta variant is more infectious and can re-infect people who have already recovered from the main virus.
Defence from viruses comes from the immune system. The immune system comes from what you ingest/eat. If you have a bad diet, consume medicines, don't sleep well, and lack exercise, your immune system will not function optimally.
6: Immune and Complement System
7: Bacteria and the Microbiome
- Children born by C-section have a higher rate of asthma, immune diseases, and leukemia.
- Does this resolve over time?
- It takes 2 years for individual biome to form
- 380,000 Billion bacteria live in the average human
- 5,000 different species
- Digest food and pull nutrition from foods
- Gut is protected by our immune system
- Gut biome may even talk directly to our brain
- 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut
- Vagus nerve (10th cranial nerve)
- Gut Science. Your gut bacteria control you, intelligence, mood
- Gut Science linked to autism, schizophrenia, cancer, Parkinson's
- We are what we eat
- What we eat determines our ongoing food desires
- Eating healthily evolves a desire to eat healthy
- Eating unhealthily evolves a desire to eat unhealthily
- Craving comes from this cycle
8: Vagus Nerve
9: COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine: Will It Change My DNA?
10: Antigens and Antibodies
What does antibiotic resistance look like? Watch this experiment.
How can we solve the antibiotic resistance crisis? - Gerry Wright
Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect our Gut Bacteria
11: What else affects our immune system?
- Artificial Sweeteners
- High fat food (Chips - biscuits - bacon - ice-cream - butter - chocolate - high fat meats)
- Additives/processed foods
- Charred meat (any meat cooked over a high temperature like BBQ)
- Fried foods (contain AGES), Takeaways
- OMEGA 6 fatty foods (walnuts/peanut butter/avocado oil)
- Salty foods (potato chips, frozen dinners, salt)
- ADDED SUGAR (the worst one)
- Refined Carbs (white bread, pastry, pasta)
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Chlorinated drinking water
- Fluoridated drinking water
- Teeth hygiene and maintenance
- Leaky gut syndrome
13: Case Demographic
In general, people with diabetes are more likely to have more severe symptoms and complications when infected with any virus.
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
15: Lymphatic System
- Foods & Drinks
- Society Stresses
- Lack of exercise
Henrietta Lacks is the reason for our human progress.
WHO Media Resources