The vaccination against Covid-19 or against the virus causing it is currently presented as the only preventive option. However, if you look at the condition of those affected by the severe disease, it becomes clear that there are other ways of prevention.
Preventing Covid-19: Vaccinating And What Else?
“Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate” is currently echoing from all channels. Because from a conventional medical point of view, there is nothing else to prevent Covid-19 other than vaccination. Although it has been shown for a few weeks (as of August 2021) that the effect is waning (from over 90% to up to 53%) and a so-called booster vaccination will be necessary, it is still officially accepted to be nothing but vaccination when it comes to protecting the population from Covid-19.
However, vaccinations work specifically against this or that disease or against this or that pathogen. It is now known that the corona vaccines no longer work so well when mutated. And what if a completely new virus is at the door? Or two or three? Do we then get five different vaccinations every six months? And one more virus for each new virus? And every time, there are quite a few deaths because it takes a while before the vaccine is available? A vaccine that cannot guarantee freedom from infection after all?
Why There Was And Is Immunity To SARS-CoV2
Vaccines that are being developed in the middle of a pandemic are not an ideal preventive measure. On the other hand, perfect prevention would be a measure that ensures that the population is no longer susceptible to pandemics of the kind they have experienced in the long term. In the current pandemic, not even the entire population was affected, but “only” certain groups of people.
This is because the virus – contrary to what top-class virologists had prophesied – was not new after all. We had been told there was no immunity to the virus. But that was wrong. Because, as is well known, most of those who tested positive (provided the test result was correct) either experienced a mild course or remained utterly symptom-free. These people were immune! Had there been no immunity, anyone who had contact with the virus would have experienced the most severe symptoms, and the world population would have shrunk dramatically. But that was not the case. Yes, children hardly got sick at all.
Why SARS-CoV2 Is Not A New Type Of Virus
Studies also showed that people who had contact with SARS-CoV2 (through infection or the first vaccination) had hardly any antibodies in their blood that would have been typical for initial contact with the virus (IgM). No, they had antibodies in their blood, which showed that the body was already familiar with this type of virus.
They quickly formed new antibodies based on a stored template (immune memory) when they entered the body. These antibodies (IgA and IgG) appear when a pathogen repeatedly arrives. Hence the symptom-free or mild or non-life-threatening course. So it was a virus NOT new to most people’s immune systems. Most people have had, and still have, an immune system strong enough to protect them.
Why There Were Nevertheless Severe Courses And Deaths
Nevertheless, there were undoubtedly life-threatening courses and courses that ended fatally. What was different about these people that made them so seriously ill? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study on its website from July 2021 in which the data from 863 clinics from March 2020 to March 2021 were evaluated.
It showed that of over 540,000 Covid-19 patients (18 years and above, average age 66) had to go to the clinic because of a severe course, 94.4% had at least one previous illness. The four most common pre-existing conditions were high blood pressure (50% of the patients), lipid metabolism disorders (50% of the patients), obesity (33% of the patients), and coronary arteriosclerosis or other heart diseases (24.9%).
Risk Factors For A Fatal Outcome
The most specific risk factors for a fatal outcome were obesity, anxiety, and diabetes with complications. The mortality risk from Covid-19 increased with these complaints by 30% (overweight), 28% (pressure), and 26% (diabetes).
Other pre-existing conditions that increased the risk of a severe or fatal course were chronic kidney failure (risk of death rose by 21%), dementia and COPD (each by 18%), and heart disease (atherosclerosis of the heart) (by 14%). Even an underactive thyroid increased the risk of death by 4%. In the younger patient age group from 18 to 39, exceptionally high blood pressure and asthma led to a higher risk of a severe course.
The More Previous Illnesses, The Higher The Risk Of Death
The number of previous illnesses also determined the course of the disease. If there was only one pre-existing condition, the risk of death rose by 53%. If the patients had between 2 and 5 previous illnesses, the chance increased by 2.55-fold and with 6 to 10 earlier diseases by 3.29-fold. The risk of death increased by almost four times in patients with more than ten previous illnesses (always compared with patients who had no previous disease).
Many Pre-Existing Conditions Are Preventable
Most of these diseases can now be avoided because they are often diet-related or lifestyle-related. These include high blood pressure, lipid metabolism disorders, arteriosclerosis, and, of course, obesity. An appropriate diet and lifestyle can also influence heart and kidney health. Of course, it is not always possible to turn things around again at ancient age if the illnesses are already well advanced.
For everyone else, however, you hold your risk of infection in your own hands, and you can influence it very well by eating and living in such a way that the aforementioned pre-existing diseases do not arise in the first place
- Studies have long been available that show how, for example, a particular diet can reduce the risk of Covid-19 by up to 73 percent.
- Optimizing the supply of vital substances is also part of a practical prevention concept. Soz. A good collection of vitamin D, for example, reduces the risk of infection (ideally together with magnesium and vitamin B12), a good supply of selenium and zinc, and of course, all other vitamins, minerals, and trace elements are just as helpful.
- Vitamin C is one of the most critical vital substances when it comes to infections. Studies have shown that vitamin C can significantly shorten the stay in intensive care units when given 1000 to 3000 mg. Here we explain how exactly vitamin C works against viruses.
- You can also use the link in the last section of this article to read about holistic measures that can strengthen your immune system.
- Do you do sports! Several times a week! This is because physical inactivity significantly more than doubles the risk of severe disease (compared to people who did 150 minutes of exercise a week) .
Take Responsibility For Your Health
If you already belong to one of the so-called risk groups and are already ill, then take action! Do not (only) rely on medication! As you may have noticed, these do not heal! Because as soon as you take them off, you will be sick. However, you may not be doing optimally with the medication either because the medicine has side effects.
However, a holistic concept of the proper diet and lifestyle will help your body regain its healthy balance. Previous illnesses recede or disappear altogether. The immune system becomes robust and efficient again. Your susceptibility to infectious diseases will decrease. Grab it and do something.
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