THE EDITOR, Madam:
In a information merchandise in The Gleaner of October 10, the World Well being Group stated that there have been over 350,000 new COVID-19 instances recorded worldwide in a single day.
Wanting again at earlier pandemics, just like the bubonic plague within the 14th century and the Spanish flu within the 19th century, with mortality charges of 75 million and 50 million, respectively, throughout an period with much less refined record-keeping and reporting, we may give a sigh of reduction that we are going to not go wherever there, regardless that the world inhabitants is now over seven billion.
I want to difficulty a problem to do the next to mitigate the results of the current upheaval:
1. Strengthen the worldwide training marketing campaign to coach folks on the protocols – carrying masks, washing and sanitisation of fingers, and the observance of bodily distancing and minimising the publicity of the aged. This message ought to be made right into a globalised track or jingle to be heard in all international locations in all languages, emphasising the saving of lives.
2. Launch a world reaping of globulin antibodies of sufferers who’ve recovered from COVID-19 to inoculate all front-line employees, together with the relations of those that have recovered from the illness.
three. Encourage the usage of native herbs recognized to construct immunity in all communities.
four. Encourage folks to keep away from cooking in and storing meals and drinks in aluminium containers in addition to Styrofoam packing containers.
5. Use butter and coconut oil as an alternative of hydrogenated vegetable oils, use sea salt as an alternative of desk salt, practise so far as attainable consuming a balanced food regimen with contemporary fruits, greens, nuts and entire grains.
6. Get contemporary air, copious train and relaxation.
7. Practise common detoxing of the liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system.
All these practices will construct particular person immunity and significantly scale back extreme an infection and mortality, thus empowering the worldwide economic system to manage beneath the current inevitable scourge of COVID-19.
Dr J.D. WOOD
Jamaica Basis for Pure Medication