Not just a virus!

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is quite unusual. The currently known respiratory viruses infect the upper respiratory tract causing tracheitis and bronchitis, when pneumonia occurs as a complication of a bacterial nature, due to the weakened organism.

Unlike influenza and SARS, SARS-CoV-2 penetrates much deeper into the lungs, severely affecting the bronchioles and alveoli responsible for gas exchange in the body. Such infection leads to hypoxia, a lack of oxygen in the body.

In this case, however, the lungs still continue to remove excess carbon dioxide and the sick person does not experience the shortness of breath symptoms (which are actually caused by the carbon dioxide excess in the body) continuing to carry the disease for several weeks asymptomatically. By the time the disease manifests itself clearly, the lung function declines as the irreparable damage has already been done to the organs and tissues due to the prolonged oxygen starvation.

The heart and blood vessels, liver, kidneys, brain, central nervous system and intestines are damaged as a result of this exhaustion. The life expectancy of a person recovered from coronavirus is 10 years lesser on average than normal, according to officials from the Scottish National Health Service and experts from the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

After the first wave of the epidemic many people try to comfort themselves with the thought that the coronavirus infection "is not as deadly as previously thought.", missing the following important detail of the first wave experience - not many people die from the coronavirus itself, most die from other diseases provoked by the coronavirus and most of those deaths are not recorded by statistics: "I was shocked when we found out," says Niels Kucher, an angiologist and cardiologist at the University of Zurich, "that probably the 75% of afflicted carriers do not die in hospital, but at home."

So what will happen to the survivors, including those who have had a fairly mild condition?

According to the studies results already conducted, the consequences of COVID-19 are accompanied by a whole set of a wide variety of symptoms. Even the long-term consequences can be the most dire for those who have recovered, ranging from scarring of the lung tissue and kidney failure to inflammation of the heart muscle, arrhythmias, liver damage, cognitive impairments, psychosis, accompanied by a drastic change in mood, and much more.

But the most important danger of SARS-CoV-2 for humanity is brain damage, since the systematic decrease in the intelligence level is apparently caused by the brain weight reduction (shrinkage in the brain weight of today's Homo sapiens sapiens by 200-250 grams over the last 100 years), that significantly accelerates the destruction of modern civilization. It is not unthinkable that the current events, which we are witnessing, are already the manifestations of such "degradation".

HOW DOES IT INFECT?

In order to protect yourself and your loved ones from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it is necessary to understand the transmission mechanism of this infection.

The first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic clearly showed that infection mainly transmitted by airborne droplets in a confined space, so it can be assumed that a sufficiently high concentration of viral aerosol is required for infection.

To prove this assumption, the following can be cited:

- The infections in China have taken place mainly in the family circle and in hospital;

- The widespread occurrence of disease in ski resorts, in bars, hotels, homes of local residents;

- The catastrophic cases in Iran and the Muslim regions of Russia (Dagestan), occurred due to the fact that many women live in a separate and closed part of the house (the name of the female half of the Muslim house ”ندرونی” fully justifies the etymology "internal", "inside").

But the main clue proving that the coronavirus infection thrives in a confined space due to the concentration of the virus in the air, lies in the fact that the second epidemic wave emerged during the season with increased ambient temperature.

Summer heat significantly reduces the activity of influenza and SARS, but this does not apply for coronavirus. With the rise in temperature, the number of cases began to grow in the most developed regions of the planet: California, Florida, Southern Europe, Japan, and Australia. The only explanation is that people try to avoid high temperatures by crowding in air-conditioned rooms.

For economic feasibility reasons, the operation of the air conditioning system (like any recirculation system, including heating, which causes a high level of infection in the cold conditions of ski resorts) requires a minimum flow of fresh air into the serviced room. So if there is a source of infection like an asymptomatic carrier, this will inevitably increase the viral aerosol concentration in the air.

Thus any enclosed space that does not have significant ventilation, with the artificial climate built on the principles of recirculation, using an air conditioner (summer) or a heater (winter), is a potential breeding ground for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, even during several days after the host left.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Next there is the third wave to come, caused by the opening of educational institutions, when schoolchildren and students, having received their portion of the virus in the classrooms, will spread it to their homes, shops, catering and leisure facilities.

But the fourth wave will finish off the civilization by hitting the entire North hemisphere, or rather its most developed regions, with the onset of cold weather. We won't be able to give up warm housing and working places with heating and survive in the street all winter long, will we?

FOR SAFETY REASONS, THE EXISTING HEATING SYSTEMS ARE NOT ABLE TO WORK IN ROOMS WHERE A CONSTANT FLOW OF FRESH AIR IS REQUIRED. THEREFORE SUCH A ROOM WITH A COMMON HEATING SYSTEM SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS OWING TO THE HIGH CONCENTRATION OF VIRAL AEROSOLS.

So we have little to no choice, either to freeze or get sick.

PROTECTION! Make sure to get a UV air disinfection system that is guaranteed to reduce the concentration of viral aerosols, divide your room into safe zones, separate from visitors with an air barrier. Protect your home, yourself, your family and friends, as well as employees and clients at work.

© Oleg Osadchuk
12/06/2020
 

Photo by Scott Rodgerson on Unsplash

 

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