Death rate breakdown Covid 19

Dr. Duc Vuong.

@11:15 on the video.

Of the percent of people who get coronavirus:

20% people will need to be hospitalized. 5% people will need ICU. Of the ICU patients, 2.5% people will need a ventilator. The mortality rate when on a ventilator and ARDs is 70% to 86% (Note, on the second video the percent is stated as 50%). Translated: the mortality rate is 1.75% to 2.15% of people on a ventilator and having ARDs (Note, on the second video this percent is stated as 3%). Since ventilators are lacking, some people needing a ventilator will be sent home and may develop pneumonia

These numbers and the number of hospital personnel will be fewer.


Lockdown Tips: Happy herbs and juices are immunosuppressants

Bummer and a drag… well, skip the drag. Turns out all happy herbs are immunosuppressant as are all happy juices. Here is my favorite.

Bacardi Gold Rum. Tried all the Rum’s and that is still the smoothest. The best part of rum? Hydrate while you drink it and there is magically no morning headache :). There are numerous websites touting the health benefits of rum – although you may be on guard in the case it was sponsored by a rum vendor. Bacardi Gold Rum, in particular, is manufactured in Puerto Rico, the original liquor invented by pirates and yes of the Caribbean.

I’m gonna skip medical links here cause if you’ve read this far, you likely don’t care the happy (fill in the blank… exempting ending) is an immunosuppressant. If anything save a small chunk of your liver to help fight off, oh I don’t know… maybe a virus. Enjoy a safe lockdown :).

Testing for Covid 19 antibodies is cheap and quick

Testing for Covid 19 antibodies (as opposed to presence of the Covid 19 virus) needs to be implemented immediately nationwide! For biotech companies cheap and quick to create this test – just passing the good word.

Watch Rachel Maddow Highlights: March 25 | MSNBC

UK will begin testing for antibodies on a mass scale

A married couple executives of a small biotech company United Biomedical in Telluride Colorado have decided to offer all city residents free covid 19 antibody testing. Following that, San Miguel County has extended the same test.

#HighRiskCovid19 on Twitter with immunosuppressed stories

It appears that the immune system may not only be ravaged by an underlying disease, but by immunosuppressant drugs prescribed to treat a disease. This post is a plausible rational to the higher number of Covid 19 deaths due to an underlying disease.

However, all immunosuppressant drugs carry the serious risk of infection. When an immunosuppressant drug weakens your immune system, your body becomes less resistant to infection. That means they make you more likely to get infections. It also means that any infections get will be harder to treat.

About Immunosuppressant Drugs

As a 99.9% percent prevention vegan (0.1% is left to pill-popping western medicine), I am practicing daily new (to me) veggies and fruits concoctions to boost my immune system. Today’s experiment is a pinapple, ginger, cinnamon, topped with agave to aid fermenting drink – heck it tastes great so far and will produce a little “happy juice kick” (alcohol) for good measure and will be posted a later day.

Medical Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical practitioner, just a programmer with an interest in the sciences. Please consult your doctor for any medical issues.

Diseases underlying Covid 19 deaths

The University of Minnesota produced posted an Italian statistical report outlining percents of these underlying diseases. Notably, below are the few take-aways. On the tele yesterday, a doctor mentioned 99% of Covid 19 deaths being due to a patient having an underlying disease.

The mean age of the patient subsample was 79.5 years (standard deviation [SD], 8.1), of whom, only 601 (30.0%) were women. Of all patients who died, 117 (30%) had ischemic heart disease, 126 (35.5%) had diabetes, 72 (20.3%) had cancer, 87 (24.5%) had atrial fibrillation, 24 (6.8%) had dementia, and 34 (9.6%) had had a stroke.

They also pointed out the importance of using patient-collected saliva from the back of the throat rather than specimens collected through the nose. “Self-collected saliva is much more acceptable to patients and is safer for health-care workers,” they wrote. “This study clearly shows the feasibility of using saliva for viral load monitoring.”

Italian doctors note high COVID-19 death rate, urge action

Ninja Nerd Science for the medical science of Covid 19

These two videos are the most detailed in layman’s terms I’ve come across on the web on how Covid 19 medically takes it’s toll. I’ll need a few listenings to get the gist of the info. Ninja Nerd Science is cofounded by Zach Murphy, Robert Beach, Kristin Popovice in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.




Matcha Green Tea to help fight Covid 19

Suggested by Dr Gabriel Cousens, an American physician M.D. a homeopath and spiritual writer who practices holistic medicine, he states,

Dr. Cousens says: “Corona virus enters the cell via a vesicle called an endosome. Once inside, it releases an enzyme called 3CL (3-chymotrypsin-like protease). This enzyme attacks the cells’ defence mechanism against the coronavirus inhibitors.”

The herbal remedies are suggested to be able to destroy the 3CL and thus protect the cell’s ability to protect itself against the coronavirus. The best for destroying 3CL is quercetin and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which are found in green tea.

Ok… listen carefully guys! Matcha green tea, in fact, contains MUCH MORE epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than regular green tea!

A relatively large quantity Quercetin can be found in raw white onion as for Matcha Green Tea, I definitely will be on the lookout at the grocery stores.



A ginger tea I make following safety tips from Covid 19 Doctor Negrin University

Folks, here is a tea I make to fight covid 19 caused mucus hardening (I’ve heard it being refer to as crystalizing from a medical practitioner) in the lung alveoli sacks. The mucus hardening prevents known medicines from working. There are a number of take-aways on the audio clip noting hospital personal observations. The notable one being to take hot liquids and foods throughout the day while avoiding cold liquids and foods.

These are the steps I take for a preventive morning tea:

Boil water in a drip coffee maker and keep it consistently drinkably hot in the large glass pot. To avoid burning down the house, I’ve opted to use the drip coffee maker to heat the water. Add Echinacea and Green Tea. Add a thin slice of ginger and let seep. Pour into a thermal cup, add a teaspoon of chia seeds and a lemon or lime (I include the pulp for maximum consumption), and for greater protection against upper respiratory infections you may opt to add honey. The thermal cup is essential to keep the tea hot considerably longer up to a few hours.

Place the remainder tea coffee pot in the refrigerator. When wanting a cup afterwards, I pour a cup full into a pot and then heat on the stove top to ensure the tea is at the very least moderately hot.

Ideally, your drip coffee maker, such as the Cuisinart DCC 3200, has a hot-plate temperature control otherwise to avoid overheating, it’s a good idea to switch off the unit after each pouring.

A quick search on ginger reveals:

Ginger can be used as a natural decongestant and antihistamine. Antiviral and antibacterial properties of ginger can help in easing congestion in the chest by drying out excess mucus and stimulating removal of its buildup. Drinking ginger tea for a few times in a day can help in eliminating excess mucus.

Audio covid 19 safety tips from Doctor Negrin University

A thanks to my friend Greg for pointing me to this valuable audio report!



a natural clothes wash and dry by hand

growing up mom used to wash our clothes by hand in a metallic barrel with two rolling pins atop. after many years using washing machines, today i opted to wash my clothes by hand using Dr. Bonners Hemp and Tea Tree Soap as the detergent. the rational is simply if the soap is Ok for your gut bacteria, it’s fine for the flora. this is a practice i started on the farm earlier this year out of shear necessity to save $ and as it turned out gobs of time and effort.

i had just spray showered with Dr. Bonners Hemp and Tea Tree Soap using three pints of water to include washing a pair of low-cost Walmart clogs (ya they’re plastic but that is another story to unfold). the pros and cons: 1) it’s cost free minus the cost of the soap verses $10  total for $5 for wash and dry plus $5 truck gas. 2) low carbon footprint, 3) it took 15 minutes total labor verses 2.5 hours total for a 1.0 hour round trip and wait of 90 minutes machine wash and dry, 4) seven gallons of total water were used, 5) there is a sun light and day heat wait for a natural dry with leisure time to wait verses sitting amongst a slew of droning machines and a timely removal of clothes from wash and dry machines, and 6) assurance for a clean bucket verses not having known if the previous wash was soiled or chemically laced.

there are definitely points for improvement such as 1) replacing the plastic bucket (which is really my hijacked bucket for clean clothes), 2) find a way to squeeze the clothes between two rollers but i suppose someone has crowdfunded (or will) an iRockNRoll washing machine already, 3) wear of sustainable clothing fabric such as hemp, flax, and bamboo all which i imagine may dry faster.

the origin of the phrase ‘Suspension of disbelief’

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1817 in biographical sketches of literary life and opinions,

“In this idea originated the plan of the ‘Lyrical Ballads’; in which it was agreed, that my endeavours should be directed to persons and characters supernatural, or at least romantic, yet so as to transfer from our inward nature a human interest and a semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.”

of late, i’ve found myself introspective story telling and in one story the phrase “suspension of disbelief” came up. the force is strong on this phrase “poetic faith” :).