COVID-19 is here and it looks like it has no plans to leave.
Very few people really understand a virus – what it is, how it moves, how it can exist seemingly inert on a surface. I’d suggest, given the situation, that it might be a good time to do a little self-education. Knowing what it does and does not do is far better than the fear of ignorance, and then listening to the usual crazy Facebook theories.
We can take some succour from the fact that CV transfers are not unlike influenza. The way we protect ourselves from influenza are the ways we can protect ourselves from CV. And of course, the 20x fatality of CV over influenza is a big reason to take precautions.
Many years ago I took a day trip with a friend who was a science teacher. We visited the local dam which supplied Byron Bay. It’s called Rocky Creek Dam.
“See those waterbirds?” said my friend. “They come from the Northern Hemisphere. They migrate here every year. That’s how we get bird flu.”
“How’s that?” I asked.
“Most of the people who get bird flu have had close contact with infected birds or with surfaces that have been contaminated by the birds’ saliva, mucous, or droppings. It is also possible to get it by breathing in droplets or dust that contain the virus. Wild birds poop in reservoirs. That’s how!” he replied.
So far this hasn’t been shown to apply to COVID-19. But what it showed me was how little I knew about a disease that kill thousands of Australians a year.
What we do know is that it’s predominantly person to person, but more data through higher infection rates means it is revealing more of its secrets every day.
So it’s my opinion that immunity is going to be the biggest factor we can strive to maintain or improve. It follows that people who don’t care for themselves health-wise and spend a lot of their free time in crowded places may be more vulnerable.
I’m suggesting that if two people, one with poor immunity and one with good immunity are exposed to the virus, I’d like to be the high immunity one.
So what can I offer to you that might help you increase your own immune levels?
I’m not a doctor or a scientist, but I do have one fact to offer.
Make of it what you will. Since 2000, My wife and I have only had colds twice. Both cold events happened when we were overseas and could not access the water we usually drink.
What is it in this water that gave us the gift of 20 years of high immunity? And did it? Really?
We can’t say. That would make it a medical claim, and we are not qualified to make that leap. (What’s more, there’s a million dollar fine for doing so.) Until only a few years ago, we thought that it was because the water was alkaline. Today, thanks to some amazing path-finding scientists, we know it’s molecular hydrogen.
Even in the small amounts our early water filter ionizers gave us, it seemed to affect our health.
Again, I stress, I am not a scientist and obviously, this is far from scientific opinion.
And again, as before make of this what you will.
Today the ways of gaining access to molecular hydrogen have improved exponentially. We can drop a tablet in a glass of water and get 8 times the H2 we received from our long-gone electric water ionizers. You can carry a portable hydrogen generator that infuses H2 in 5 minutes wherever you may be. Or you can attach a water filter to your kitchen tap that not only destroys or removes viruses but also infuses hydrogen into the water.
Or ..you can do both.
I don’t expect everyone to accept what I have said.
We are, after all, a sample of two. But last week I happened upon a patent for a molecular hydrogen product that claimed relief from the common cold. As most of us know, that’s a pretty big claim.
Then another surprise: buried within the patent details was a claim that it could be effective against COVID-19: CoronaVirus.Proof? No. Worth a look? Certainly!
So what does this all mean?
To me, it means I continue to use a water filter that kills or excludes viruses. And I continue to drink water that has appeared to help me and my partner for the last two decades to maintain a level of health none of our local friends seem to have achieved.
We are not making any claims about whether it will or will not protect you from COVID-19.
We are simply suggesting that based on our past experience, on the science of molecular hydrogen (over 1000 studies) and on what we have read and observed so far, that we are very grateful to be able to access hydrogen water every day of our lives.
A final Hygiene Question Answered
After all the publicity about how to defend ourselves from COVID-19 one thing stands out: hand washing. It’s an obvious one and the experts are saying it’s far more important than a mask, which basically protects others if you are infected.
Why hand washing is so important.
It’s important because of what we do with our hands. We touch things. And viruses – including COVID-18, have the ability to remain on surfaces an infected person has touched in a semi-dormant state. This obviously reduces their energy requirements until someone – a possible host – comes along and touches the object. Then it returns to life, begins multiplying and…
This isn’t anything new. It applies and has applied to all disease control. That’s why you see the videos of the Chinese spraying or wiping everything anyone may have touched.
Here’s a list of the chemicals that may kill viruses on contact, according to the EPA, US.
Active Ingredient (A.I.)
1 Accelerated hydrogen peroxide (0.5%)a
2 Benzalkonium chloride* (0.05%)b
3 Chloroxylenol (0.12%)c
4 Ethyl alcohol (70%)d
5 Iodine in iodophor (50 ppm)b
6 Isopropanol (50%)b
7 Povidone-iodine (1% iodine)d
8 Sodium hypochlorite (0.05 – 0.5%)d, e
9 Sodium chlorite (0.23%)b
There is another one that I am using.
It’s called hypochlorous acid and I make it at home from salt. I can brew up a couple of litres, store it and use it for many, many things.
I’ve seen the science and I believe it kills viruses, as long as it is made correctly.
It’s already used worldwide in progressive large scale kitchens in place of detergents. Here in Australia it’s used by top restaurateurs, by Parliament House, by the main Meals On Wheels commissary and almost all large retirement homes.
In these installations it is actually plumbed into their water system so it’s on tap, but we make it here at home with a simple jug and a bit of pure salt.
Add water, add salt, switch on and a few minutes later we have hypochlorous acid water.
Cassie loves it.
She’s particularly impressed by its ability to clean the toilet bowl. Just splash some in and leave it. No problem with the septic and a sparkly clean bowl. What more could a girl want?
So here’s the thing. I have in front of me a long list of laboratory results for hypochlorous acid water showing amazing results equal to the best disinfectants. I DO NOT have a test showing its efficacy for Coronavirus. So I am between a rock and a hard place:
1. I can wait until I can find a laboratory that can test hypochlorous acid water’s effectiveness against COVID-19,
2. I can tell people about what I have learned and what I consider it MAY be capable of and let them make their own mind up.
I chose the latter. I DON’T know that it will work..
But as I write, news has arrived that masks may actually make things worse, and that Clorox, the most used disinfectant in the prevention campaign, is also unproven in the laboratory against CV.
So as I see it, it’s about as proven as anything else.
I’m importing six more of the acid water jug and trialling it with our team. I want their feedback before we go any further, because this is potentially of extreme importance.
So PLEASE! No phone calls, no emails.
We will definitely keep you apprised of the progress we make via this list. If you have friends you feel could benefit from this article, here’s the link for them to get on the same list you are on so they can stay up to date,
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I expect this small contribution may create as many questions as answers. COVID-18 is still revealing new aspects of itself. I encourage you to investigate and learn all you can now.
And.. stay in touch.
To our health!
Ian Blair Hamilton