- Nov 11, 2013
You cant be too careful.
How have I never heard of this before?My method for prevention of flu and colds:
2 drops of Lugol's Iodine (5%) rubbed into the skin after morning shower.
Very scientific .....
Iodine as everyone knows is an antiseptic.
95% of iodine in the body is stored in the thyroid gland.
Every 20 minutes, the entire blood volume circulates thru the thyroid
Pathogens which get into the blood are killed on contact with the iodine.
In over 20 years of using Lugol's, I have had only one case of flu or cold, and that occurred after leaving on a road trip, and leaving my Lugol's at home.
Good health to all,
BTW ..... most everyone is iodine insufficient, unless you dine on seaweed.
I was suspicious about the temperature when I saw it. The whole thing was something I copied and pasted. As the whole thing is so new all kinds of preventative theories keep cropping up, I just wonder if one of my daily trips to the loo where I produce a really smelly output would make the virus germs turn back as they couldn't stand the smell!This is what we call folk treatment and pseudo science.
The statement that 26 deg kills it is laughable. If so virus is killed once at body temp (37) !
I have an M.Sc. in virology. Many viruses are inactivated by dessication/drying out. Some are not. How long they can remain infectious on surfaces depends on many many factors. UV light is generally effective at inactivation because it can breakdown the fragile surface proteins used to latch onto cell surfaces. But this is highly dependant on UV intensity and duration and what substance the virus particles are sitting in. Understand that the virus is not floating around free and exposed, the particles are present in micro droplets of water or mucus etc. This makes inactivation quite difficult for periods of time in the immediate environment.
COVID-19 is too new for studies to have been done to know how long it can persist on surfaces or in the air.
Wearing masks is more useful for people already infected to reduce viral shedding to surrounding people. A mask can actually make you more at risk of catching it because most people do not use proper mask techniques and improper types.
Best advice : Frequent hand washing, avoiding touching your face (hard to do, typically 1000+ times per day), cover coughs.
And should we be following someone on a tuned up big single that produces the aroma of Castrol R which we breathe in while we ride?Tornado that is seriously ‘bad science’...
I mean, how old is ‘vintage’? Does the virus killing effect have sliding scale with age? Does a veteran motorcycle have an even better effect? If I ride a newer motorcycle with less effect, but for longer, will it work? Does it matter how fast I go? Is the effect better with synthetic engine oil? Does it matter which ign system is fitted? Is blue the best colour?
We need answers ...