In this interview published by Ratical, epidemiologist Dr. Knut Wittkowski talks about the nature of the novel coronavirus, how similar its characteristics and outcomes are from coronaviruses of the past, as well as the implications of its differences. Wittkowski also asserts that containment (lockdowns) of low risk individuals could lead to a second wave of infections. […]
In this 10-minute video for Be Inspired, Dr. Bruce Lipton explains how psychoneuroimmunology works through his own research. Lipton asserts that the body, like the cell, can only be in a state of growth or protection, not both. When the body is in a state of protection, stress signals are released, and several physiological responses may […]
Iceland has tested 5% of its entire population for SARS-COV-2, and though less than 1% have come back positive for the virus, authorities say that half of those infected are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. The data is currently being used to support the move towards widescale lockdowns. But there is one important question that […]
While it is horrifying to think of, it is important for us to understand why several governments are refusing to implement lockdowns. There is, in fact, sound science that backs up this move. In this article for the MIT Technology Review, Antonio Regalado explains what herd immunity is and why it is important in breaking an […]
In this article for Psychology Today, Alane Daugherty explains the connection between our emotional and physical health. Daugherty says that unrelenting stress, anxiety, and depression reduces our immune system’s capacity to fight against viruses and could lead to greater susceptibility to COVID-19. Daugherty also offers some suggestions on how we can calm our nerves, and improve […]
In this article for the Smithsonian Magazine, Katherine Wu dives in-depth to the importance of hand washing. Even though it sounds inconsequential, there is a science behind this activity. As it turns out, the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed by a good wash of water and soap.
We must live a healthy lifestyle if we wish to protect ourselves from COVID-19. In this article for the World Economic Forum, Phil Cain says that because there are no vaccine for the coronavirus yet, our immune systems must adapt unaided to this potential threat. To boost our immune system, Cain recommends abstinence from smoking and […]
More than hand washing, wearing masks, and self-quarantine, there are also various ways we can protect our physical and mental health. In this article written by Sandy Clarke for The Star, she adds five more suggestions on how we can reduce our anxieties and worries during this uncertain time.
The recovery of a 102-year old Italica Grondona shows us that there is hope for old people to overcome the virus. Grondona was hospitalized at the beginning of March due to “mild heart failure” and was found positive of COVID-19 after being tested. Doctors say that they “did very little” and that Grondona recovered on […]