In mid/late February I started to see an unusual pattern in one of my patients. Typical symptoms like cough or headache – but they would not go away. They would improve quickly upon treatment, but as soon as treatment stopped a feeling of “unwellness” would return, along with one or both symptoms. This is strange, I thought, there’s something wrong with the pattern. I knew that in general microbes were becoming more difficult to manage. There are currently 4 urgent threats to human health due to antibiotic resistance listed on the CDC website, and 11 serious threats, and the same type of resistance or increasing dominance is assumed for fungi, molds, and viruses.
Soon after, it became apparent that unlike SARS, where only 8 people in the US were laboratory confirmed and no one died, SARS 2 was about to become an outbreak of an entirely different kind.
So as a good doctor, to be ready to answer questions for nervous patients and more importantly to devise treatment protocols for a novel pathogen I searched out the autopsy reports from Wuhan. They are contained in a comprehensive document entitled “Diagnosis and Treatment Protocol for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia”, published by the National Health Commission of China and translated by the WHO. What did this virus do to the body?
What I found no less than terrified me. All organs were affected, not just the lung, which alone would have been enough – “The lungs are laden with hemorrhagic and necrotic foci, along with evidence of hemorrhagic infarction.” Bleeding, loss of oxygen and tissue death. It was even worse in the heart, blood vessels and kidneys, where on top of these horrors were also found micro thrombi – small blood clots. Then – neuron degeneration, necrosis in adrenal glands, stomach and intestine – what was this bug? Is this what my patient had?
No one knew how long the virus remained infective, or how long the average infection period was. But the document provided a surfeit of guidance on treatment organized by symptom, severity and clinical picture.
I devoured this bible that had been released by the Chinese equivalent of the NIH and quietly contemplated what my treatment approach would entail.
I contacted my patient and told him what I thought, that he was infected with SARS 2, and he should probably stop going to work. He agreed, although it had already been over two weeks that he had been carrying the virus.
It seemed I had a test case.
I learned from the document how the virus infected and how it killed. I learned that those with hypertension died at a much higher rate than any other chronic comorbidity. I also learned which medicines were suggested for each stage of illness – chloroquine, alpha-interferon, Ribavirin, – including which natural medicines.
This is my area of expertise – applying natural medicines and solutions to complex diagnostic problems. The list of natural medicines that were used alongside Western pharmaceuticals is extensive, and specific to clinical stages of infection as well as varying symptomatology. Approximately 90% of patients in Wuhan were given natural medicines, as a first-line defense. From early research it appears that you are 27% less likely to progress to severe infection if you are given natural medicine in the earliest stages. That equals a large saving of lives – though saving one is enough.
Next I parsed natural medicine research into SARS, with which SARS 2 shares a nearly identical method of infection and replication. Laboratory work both in silico and in vivo had been done, and molecules from plants had been identified that blocked the virus from binding to its target the ACE2 receptor, from entering the cell, and that interfered with the various stages of replication as the virus attempted to coopt our cellular machinery.
From all of this information I crafted 4 natural medical formulas. These formulas contained the molecules shown to block SARS/SARS 2, as well as a natural mimic of chloroquine, anti-blood clotting, anti-inflammatory, and vasodilation molecules, in addition to effective general anti-virals (these are fully researched and codifed by the NMPA, the Chinese FDA). Along with these formulas I created an additional protocol for prevention specific to SARS 2, using laboratory-tested molecules and plants for boosting NK cells, macrophages, and T cells.
By this time there were more cases appearing, and the pattern was becoming more familiar. It was easier now to identify who was likely presenting with Covid 19.
I went back to my patient and gave him the anti-viral formulas appropriate to his stage of illness.
The next day he called and told me that the cough was gone, as was the headache.
Two days later he said the vise grip on his lungs had released completely.
I shared my protocol information in an immunity blog post, and have since treated many patients, including my sister, who was sent home from hospital and successfully recovered.
So – there are some answers. We have to look in the right places, and be humble. As the US explores pharmaceuticals with partial efficacy and potential side effects, we must concurrently explore these science-backed treatments that have no significant side effects. I know why we are not. But dogma and politics have no place in medicine.
If we save even one life, we’ve done the right thing. And there’s plenty of evidence we will.