Covid-19 and The Second Wave: Now What?

We are now entering the second wave of the Covid pandemic. Pfizer has recently announced that they have a vaccine that’s 90% effective against the Coronavirus. Click HERE to read the latest. While people are eagerly waiting on a vaccine, it’s important to take a close look at the situation:

What do the following have in common:

  • The flu
  • SARS
  • Common cold
  • Ebola
  • Zika
  • HIV

What do they have in common? They are ALL viruses.

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Everyday, we are bombarded with viruses. Everything you touch could potentially have a virus on it, because they can live EVERYWHERE. What people may not know is many viruses have no cure. All people can do is hope to contain them. Many will attempt to do so by taking vaccines.

An example of this is people who choose to take the influenza (flu) vaccine every year. This picture from the CDC shows the various flu strains

Human Seasonal Influenza Virus

It’s important to note that each year, either of these strains could be “the” virus that is prevalent. As a result, several flu vaccines have been created, and each year a different vaccine is given to the public.

While many people get the flu vaccine every year, relying on that vaccine can be a mistake: viruses can become resistant to drugs and mutate as over time. If a virus can mutate, what do we do? How do we protect ourselves?

The First Line of Defense

The first line of defense for practically any illness is a strong immune system. The immune system is designed to protect the body from disease, toxins and viruses. If a person has a weak immune system, their risk of disease increases. In other words, the immune system is the key with ANY virus or health issue.

Don’t wait until you’re sick to start taking better care of yourself. This can be accomplished by eating a variety of herbs and spices daily. THIS is the real medicine…

Action Items

Every day, make an effort to eat foods that will strengthen your immune system. Coronavirus is still a mystery: no one can give us a straight answer on how it is spread or how to treat it. yes, we know to wear a mask and stand 6 feet apart, but what else can we do?

A strong mind and body is key to good health. Pick up a copy of my book The Three Pillars of Strength: Increasing Your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Fitness, and The Diet of Success: Healthy Eating Tips For Hard Working Professionals. Knowledge is power. The more you know, the better off you will be!

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