Tips and Facts from the ACAM Practitioners

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Helpful tips and information to share with family, friends, neighbors and colleagues (received via personal email from doctors at Wuhan clinic in China):

  • If you have a runny nose and sputum, you most likely have a common cold.
    Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough, typically with fever, aches and some nasal congestion, but no runny nose.
  • This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27° C or 78.8°F degrees. It cannot tolerate heat.
  • If someone sneezes, it takes those particles about 10 feet before they drop to the ground and are no longer airborne.
  • If they drop on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours, so if you come into contact with any metal surface wash your hands as soon as you can with an antibacterial soap.
  • On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent will kill it.
  • Drinking hot or warm water/tea is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
  • Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but a lot can happen during that time. You can rub your eyes, touch your nose or mouth unwittingly and so on — avoid touching your face throughout the day/while in public.
  • You should also gargle as a preventive measure. A simple solution of salt in warm water is good but using colloidal silver is best. See above for recommendations.
  • And, we cannot emphasize enough — drink plenty of water!

Please note that this information is not meant to substitute medical consultation and advice.

Additional Approaches

Our immune systems have two jobs here:

  1. To surveil for viruses including COVID-19; and
  2. To respond, contain and ultimately eradicate the novel virus once it is identified.

This is why a two pronged approach will help limit infection risk (prevention) and also limit any "overreaction" if any of us get exposed.

You can limit exposure by practicing "social distancing" (physical distance, not emotional distance) and by not concentrating only on wearing a mask, (masks alone are largely ineffective for prevention)… handwashing, yes, and wearing gloves when outside the house may be a very good idea. Also see above for how heat can kill COVID-19 effectively.

To heighten your surveillance system, one key element is keeping your Vitamin D levels up. My personal preference is to keep my Vit D levels at 80-100 of 80-100. This often takes 5,000-10,000-20,000 IU (International Units) orally per day for the next several weeks.

We recommend Sovereign Silver , (10 ppm colloidal silver preparations), which cannot accumulate in tissue. Use the oral spray 3 times a day into the throat and the oral solution 1 tspn, swish for 30 seconds.

While NOT approved by the FDA as an anti-viral therapy, we use IV (intravenous) Ozone for its anti-microbial and immune modulatory effects — using a cocktail of ozone with UV light, Glutathione and Vit C IV to prevent and/or combat infections including viruses. Also Vit D IM (intramascular) injections are useful to immediately raise Vit D levels. (There are as of yet, no data from China on the efficacy of IV Vit C with the COVID-19, though they have began a study.)


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