This part focuses on practical advice and tips from a variety of sources (NB: Apologies for inconsistent presentation, we tried but couldn’t present it as we wanted):
But first, here’s Osho speaking about Fear: https://youtu.be/Q0-xd5mBS6c
And here’s Mr Ramesh: Mr Ramesh – la Peur (deutsche Untertitel) von www.possibilitymanagement.org
Some people prefer ‘something a bit different.’, as in this advert from a Rumanian (sent in by Francoise (Ma Vitrago)):
“Respectable man, owning plenty of groceries and drinks, and stuff like disinfectant spray, toilet paper and others is in search for a respectable woman, for spending a fortnight of quarantine together.
Wife and children are tucked away at the mother-in-law’s….”
Practical advice from Italy, forwarded from France by Swami Udish (via Francoise, aka Vitrago):
“We don’t stop the virus with panic, but with intelligence.
Here is new information from a researcher from Shenzhen transferred to Wuhan to work with the Coronavirus epidemic task force.The following information is clear, simple and accessible to everyone, describing exactly what the virus is, how it is spread from person to person and how it can be neutralized in everyday life.
.Coronavirus infection does not present itself as the usual cold, with a runny nose or a cough with catharrh and sputum, but on the contrary with a dry cough. It’s the first signal to identify.Important to know: the virus does not resist heat and it dies if it is exposed to temperatures of 26-27 °. It is therefore very important to consume during the day all possible hot drinks such as tea, herbal tea, broth, soups, or simply hot water. The hot liquid neutralizes the virus and it is not difficult to absorb them.
Important: Especially avoid drinking ice water or sucking ice or ice or snow for those who are in the mountains, especially children.For those who can, it is important to expose yourself as much as possible to the sun in accordance with your current climatic conditions
Number 1. The Coronavirus is quite large, it has a diameter of about 400 to 500 nm. This means that any type of mask can stop it. In normal life, therefore, it is not necessary to have special masks.The situation is different if you are a doctor or medical staff and you have to be exposed to strong discharges of the virus and in this case it is essential to use special masks.If someone who has already been affected sneezes in front of you, and they are 3 m away, it will drop the virus on the ground and therefore prevent it from reaching you. This is the reason why a safe distance is important between people.
Number 2. When the virus is found on metallic surfaces, it survives for about 12 hours! It is therefore extremely important when touching metal surfaces such as doors or door handles, household appliances, support handles in public transport, stair railings, chair backs, etc. wash your hands and disinfect yourself carefully.
Number 3: the virus can live hidden in clothes and on fabrics for around 6 to 12 hours. Normal detergents can destroy it. For clothes that cannot be washed every day, if you can expose them to the sun or a source of great heat which will kill the virus.
How the virus manifests:
1. The virus first settles in the throat, causing inflammation and a feeling of a dry throat: this symptom can last 3 to 4 days.
2. The virus travels using the moisture that is present in the respiratory tract, it descends into the trachea and settles in the lungs causing pneumonia. This passage takes approximately 5 to 6 days.
3. Pneumonia is manifested by high fever and difficulty breathing and is absolutely nothing like a common cold. You may even feel like you are drowning due to difficulty breathing. In this case, it is essential to immediately call an emergency care service.
How to avoid the virus:
The transmission of the virus happens in the majority of the cases by direct contact, by touching fabrics or materials on which the virus is present: to wash the hands frequently is absolutely essential.The virus survives on your hands for about 10 minutes, but during these 10 minutes a lot can happen: putting your nails or fingers in your mouth, rubbing your eyes or scratching your nose, for example, virus getting into your throat!So, for your well-being and that of others, stop these gestures and wash your hands as often as possible and disinfect them!2.
You can gargle with a disinfectant solution that eliminates or reduces the quota of the virus that might have entered your throat. By doing this you will eliminate the virus before it enters the windpipe and then into your lungs.3.
Sanitize your computer keyboard (and piano) and mouse, not to mention your cell phone, landline phone. Beware of keyboards for credit cards and elevator buttons (put on washable gloves or a tissue to be thrown away quickly).
We all need to pay close attention and take care of ourselves for our well-being and that of others. ”
Source: Association for the fight against thrombosis and cardiovascular diseases. Milan. www.trombosi.org / Dr.sse Lidia Rota Vend
The Ayurvedic Perspective (from Michael Richards, via Francoise aka Vitrago):
Several herbal recommendations from a former sannyasin, Gino Groppi (Prem Rajan) qualified in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Ayurveda:
These remedies have been used very effectively in treating influenza for thousands of years in both China and India.
1. Andrographis (Latin name), aka Kalamegha (“Indian Echinacea”): This is a very powerful anti-viral and has a strong affinity with the lungs . It is one of the most popular ‘flu remedies in Sweden.
2. Two other herbal formulas : Yin Qiao San & Yu Ping Feng San
Both these are very powerful , each containing several herbs.
3. The regular household herbs of Cinnamon and Ginger should also be made into a tea and drunk several times a day. High doses of Vitamin C also recommended.
Hadley Wood Healthcare (founded by naturopathy pioneer Jan de Vries) recommends Beta Glucan as their most powerful immune system booster:
Prevention is better than cure
Breaking the spread of this respiratory virus lies at the heart of controlling the real risk of it getting out of hand. We have had many calls and emails asking what can be taken to prevent infection and, as you can imagine, we can’t offer much other than the advise readily available from the NHS web site as there is no effective cure nor vaccination currently available.Supporting a healthy immune response can only help in fending off any virus so maintaining good health, good nutrition and avoiding crowded places and unnecessary travel to potentially hazardous infection zones would be reasonable, if not rather obvious, advice to offer.If you are looking for an immune support supplement, consider Beta Glucan.
Dr Tang, a distinguished practitioner of Chinese medicine, based in London’s Harley Street, recommends: