Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter
Volume 17; Number 3
March 4, 2020
PERSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS - PART ONE
Spirit has asked me to address the current Coronavirus situation in two newsletters: the first to talk about 3D world, practical, “voice of reason” perspectives. The second part (which will be in a day or two) to talk about the energetic, larger picture perspective.
From a nursing point of view, the “reported cases” means that someone has had a positive actual test for this virus (Covid-19). There are a limited number of these tests, because it is a new virus in humans, so many cases are going untested and therefore unreported. This means that the reported death rates, while apparently a little higher than the usual respiratory infection, are most likely elevated from what they really are. (Please think this through: if only those who get tested are the sickest ones showing up in ER's and who actually convince the doctors to use the test, which they have in limited numbers, then these are the ones reported, and because they are sicker than average, they are more likely to die.)
Many colds that affect humans are either from the family of viruses known as rhinovirus or coronavirus. That means that this strain is new, but the family of viruses is known. Think of it like this: you know what the red oak tree outside your front window is, but your neighbor plants a chinkopin oak tree on the property line. It sort of looks like your red oak, but it definitely is not the same. So even though this strain came from bats and hasn't been seen in humans before, the body knows what to do with it. Like all new infections though, it takes the body some time to make antibodies to fight it off and to protect you from it later. Symptoms are any of the following: sore throat, fever, coughing and sneezing, runny nose and shortness of breath. If you have shortness of breath or cannot sleep because of major coughing, please see your health care provider!
There are risk factors—that means that people with any of these health issues needs to be more wary than others, although it doesn't give young, healthy people a “pass.” Risk factors include: older than 65; pregnancy; immuno-compromised by either organ transplant, cancer, some auto-immune diseases, or diabetes; chronic lung, heart or kidney diseases; smoking, drug and alcohol addictions or bad nutrition; and a history of multiple bouts of bronchitis or pneumonia. If this is you, talk to your doctor if you have any concerns, but be that much more careful, please.
This virus is spreading rapidly because of a couple of things: first, we are in a society where large numbers of the population fly anywhere they want to go in the world. Most people in the past stayed within a few miles of where they were born for their whole lives. Even when I, Karlta, was young (I'm 63 years old now), my generation was the first to move permanently out of state once I left college for anything other than escaping persecution or starvation. Secondly, as humans we want something outside of ourselves to “fix the problem.” This is like the “magic bullet” way of treating disease, but instead of a pill, we want a quick fix like masks, gloves, isolation, etc. to fix it. While there are legitimate places and times to use these things, the most important things to keep us healthy take effort on our parts: eating a really good diet (think of food as medicine) to maximize our immune systems; plenty of rest; washing our hands—you need soap enough to make a real lather, scrub well the palms, between the fingers, around and under the nails, back of the hands and wrists—for at least a minute with a good rinsing—before eating, after toileting, and regularly throughout the day; learn to stop touching your face, mouth, nose, eyes, etc. and if you must touch your face, do so after washing your hands, and put a tissue between your fingers and your body; regularly wash off the things you touch most often: computers, phones, door handles, faucets, and handrails. These things take constant effort day in and day out. Finally, it means that WHEN YOU DO GET SICK (with anything), DON'T GO TO WORK!!! Either stay in bed or call it in.
If you want to stockpile something so that you are out in public less, rather than get hand sanitizer (which isn't any more effective than good handwashing, it's just another short-cut but with drawbacks like germ resistance and toxicities), stock up on supplements that can boost your immunity: elderberry, mullein, echinacea, garlic and onions in the diet, Vitamin C (500 mg. Tabs a few times a day is better than ultra-high doses), 10,000 units per day of Vitamin D, and goldenseal. There are things you can take over the counter that help you feel better faster once you get sick with any respiratory thing: olive leaf, oil of oregano (this is NOT the same as essential oil of oregano), garlic, onions, grapefruit seed extract (diluted in water to either drink or to wash surfaces), and colloidal silver. And don't take them all at once—what if you run out before this finishes going through the population and factories haven't been able to catch up yet? Two or three things at a time, and then increase to more things temporarily if you feel like you “fighting something off.”
We as a worldwide community have already seen the increase in natural disasters and whether we realize it or not, we have seen an uptick in periodic “pandemics”: Avian Flu, SARS, Swine Flu, MERSA, Ebola, antibiotic resistant pathogens, etc. and which trend I think was originally kicked off by the early days of the AIDS infections. While there are other things that boost these: living in close quarters with people, housing large numbers of animals together for food, overuse of antibiotics (particularly in farming practices) and poor farming practices, the list of things that will rise up to challenge us will continue. We as humans approach everything as “the war on...”, which puts us in conflict with microorganisms. If all things are sentient, which many believe them to be, then how can the microorganisms not fight back? Also, students of prophecies of the end-times see that there are correlations between differing accounts—that there will be increased challenges from both natural disasters and disease with potentially increased losses. Please note what I have said: “Potentially increased losses.”
I believe that we are never warned about impending doom unless there is something we can do about it!!! I have seen this time and again.
Part Two of this discourse will pick up there in the next day or two. Until then, be steadfast, put out the effort to keep yourselves well, and focus on anything that you can be grateful for to help you stay positive.
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