Hello Family, Friends, and Patients:
So many people are worried about contracting COVID this fall. There is good news – see articles below! One of the articles is from early September from a hospital in Ghana, which is an extremely poor country where they have no money for PPEs etc. The hospital workers caring for COVID patients gargled 3 times a day with dilute hydrogen peroxide, and none of them got COVID. Seems too simple and too cheap of a prevention, sadly not promoted by our media. (See excerpt of Ghana report below.)
To read the whole orthomolecular news bulletin: “COVID-19 Efficient Protection of Contacts is Simpler than Imagined”
The virus tends to live in the nasopharynx for 10 days before causing the respiratory problems and extreme inflammation. Hydrogen peroxide kills the virus nearly on contact.
You can read another article from Penn State College of Medicine: “Mouthwashes, oral rinses may inactivate human coronaviruses.”
This article confirms that the viruses are inactivated by mouthwashes, nasal rinses, and hydrogen peroxide on contact or in less than 30 seconds.
This is a quite simple and cheap prevention that anyone can do. I have been gargling with food grade 3% Hydrogen Peroxide to ward off sore throats and colds for many years. (It also can whiten your teeth.) You can find food grade hydrogen peroxide at any natural food store, co-op, Whole Foods etc. or online.
The Ghana Hospital used 1.5%, so you could dilute 3% hydrogen peroxide with distilled water 50-50 and make it go farther or use the 3%. Do not swallow. Just gargle for 30-60 seconds or more and spit out.
Nasal rinses: I have been using nasal rinses once a day for a long time, and haven’t had a sinus infection for many years. I use Xlear brand because it contains xylitol, which kills fungi as well as other bacteria. Neilmed is another brand of saline rinse. Each can be bought with a kit including a squeeze bottle to rinse the nose.
These are remarkably simple techniques to keep you healthy and more evidence is making it clear that the simple techniques can help prevent catching COVID. You can use this technique to help especially if you are around family members or friends who have it or if you have been exposed. Gargling with hydrogen peroxide 3 times a day has shown to be preventive in hospital workers taking care of COVID patients.
Here is an excerpt from another article about vitamin C used for prevention and includes suggestions if you get sick.
Orthomolecular news article: Where Does Hydrogen Peroxide come in?
Dilute hydrogen peroxide can help to destroy invading viruses, bacteria and fungi.  We have suggested deployment of hydrogen peroxide as an oral cleansing agent to destroy the virus.  None of our clinical research team members and their relatives, protecting themselves only with face masks while caring for COVID-19 patients, who used hydrogen peroxide, have had symptoms suggestive of the disease. At the Shai Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa, seven members of staff with minimal protective clothing who cared for a COVID-19 patient and who used hydrogen peroxide mouthwash, did not contract the disease. Previously, 27 other staff at that hospital had become infected caring for COVID-19 patients. Dr Richard Cheng’s success with Vitamin C is published and known to the WHO, NIH, and CDC [32-34]. To augment the effect of vitamin C, we use nasal drops containing 0.5% hydrogen peroxide and reduce the risk of infecting healthcare workers.
Vitamin C and COVID prevention and treatment article excerpt:
But even better is to prevent a person ever getting into this critical phase of COVID-19. That’s why early intervention, taking 1,000 mg of vitamin C an hour upon first signs of infection, is likely to save even more lives. This reduces duration and severity of symptoms, with most people becoming symptom-free within 24 hours. It takes on average, two weeks of being sick with COVID-19 to trigger the ‘cytokine storm’ phase. During that time, the patient is at risk of becoming vitamin C deficient and then developing acute “induced scurvy.” If you can beat the infection within 48-hours you’ll be out of the woods. You can lower your risk even further by taking vitamin D (5000 IU/d, or more: 20,000 IU/d for several days if you already have symptoms), magnesium (400 mg/d in malate, citrate, or chloride form), and zinc (20 mg/d) [7-11] Prevention is better than cure.
You can see previous Prolonews Newsletters for immune boosting supplements and other prevention and treatments that are effective.
Again, we need to be smart not scared, wise not fearful.
Keep positive, keep smiling, keep having fun – it helps our immune system. Keep praying for our country and the world, we will get through this. I hope you find this information helpful.
God bless you and your family,
Dr. George Kramer and Kristin