How to Survive an Apocalypse

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The title is a very hyperbolic, yes, but I feel that this video will offer some useful tips and advice.

As of my data-collecting for this video, there are over 92,000 cases of Coronavirus globally, affecting more than 70 countries and territories. And 3,200 people have died from this virus worldwide.

Keep in mind, the numbers are constantly changing, so by the time you’re watching this, those figures will likely be out-of-date.

In fact, one doctor, at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, predicts thousands of cases by next week in the U.S. alone.

Granted, the mortality rate of this virus is approximately 2%, though experts claim that figure remains variable. Nonetheless, your chances of survival are extremely-high if you do become infected.

However, compared to the seasonal Flu with a mortality rate of just 0.1%, the Coronavirus is at least 20-times more deadly. Of course, those at the highest-risk are the elderly and/or the infirm. But, I’d assume folks who smoke or vape would also be at risk due to compromised respiratory systems. Asthmatics as well.

Also bear in mind, this infection may be biphasic, as the virus has resurfaced in some of the folks who had been discharged.

So, in light of all of this, I’d like to discuss what you can do to take precautions and be prepared.

For one, you should practice proper hygiene, such as washing your hands and sanitizing surfaces that you frequently use.

Did you know that 95% of people do not wash their hands properly after using the restroom? In fact, 1-in-10 people skip washing their hands altogether, and of those who do wash their hands, 1-in-3 don’t even use soap!

Also, avoid sick people, or people who look like they may be ill.

In fact, the CDC recommends that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from anyone who appears to be sick to minimize your risk of infection.

I’d also suggest refraining from public dining, where someone you don’t know, and cannot watch, is preparing your food.

Apparently, the virus has been detected in the poop of some patients, so food preparation and handling could be a possible mode of transfer. Now, refer back to the disgusting statistic I just shared regarding hand-washing in bathrooms.

I am, personally, also avoiding any travel, as I wouldn’t want to be stuck on a plane, for hours on end, with other people, breathing in “recycled air”. Unfortunately, I do have to take the subway each day, but, hey, I can only do so much.

It really boils down to doing the best you can. Being smart, being strategic, and planning. I do want to emphasize that there’s no sense in panicking or stressing out.

Besides, research demonstrates that stress can suppress the immune system.

Which may only increase your chance of contracting a bug.

But, if you do find yourself stressing out about anything, not just this situation, try the adaptogenic herb Ashwagandha, which has been shown to effectively combat stress in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled research, at just two daily doses of 300 mg each.

Beyond that, some immune-boosting supplements and tips that you may wish to consider are:

Loading with Vitamin C before or at the first signs of a cold or flu has been shown to decreased the symptoms by a whopping 85%! The studied loading protocol for Vitamin C is 1,000 mg per hour for the first 6 hours, followed by three 1,000 mg doses per day thereafter.

Supplementing with zinc at 80–92 mg/day to as high as 192–207 mg/day has demonstrated a reduction in cold duration by an average of 33%.

Supplementing with β-glucans, which are types of fiber, at 250 mg/day for 10 days was found to reduce the number of cold/flu symptom days by 37% compared to a placebo.

For your convenience, I’ve linked to those supplements down in the description if you’re interested.

Also, be sure to get enough sleep each night, as sleep is a strong regulator of immune function.

But, beyond preparing, and fortifying our bodies, I also urge folks to stock up intelligently, keyword being “intelligently”, just in case of a lock-down or quarantine situation, or even just short supplies in local shops, which has become a reality in some places, and fights have even broken out over food supply!

Even the Whole Foods Markets that I’ve visited here in NYC are looking pretty bare in some departments, especially when it comes to toilet paper, cleaning items, frozen fruits and veggies, and non-perishables like canned foods, dried beans, and rice.

Now, allow me to clarify what I meant by stocking-up intelligently vs., say, panic-buying.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as a virologist at the University of Queensland, and an infectious-disease expert at Brown University, if you wish to prepare for a Coronavirus pandemic, be sure to keep a two-week supply of food and water on-hand, as well as a 30-day supply of any prescription medications that you may require.

Granted, water is only an issue if you live somewhere without a drinkable tap supply.

I’ve, personally, purchased 12 pounds of black beans, 4 pounds of peanut butter, a pound-and-a-half of quinoa, 4 pounds of granola, and a greens powder.

Plus, I always have a supply of protein powder on-hand, and I’ve picked up a bulk supply of essential toiletries. Nothing insane, though.

Furthermore, I usually have a little over a week’s worth of groceries in my fridge, so I think I’m set in case something does go down in this lovely, population-dense city of mine.

Frankly, I’m less concerned about getting sick as I am wary about disruptions to my daily life, as well as maintaining an ample food supply in a place where other folks ARE panic-buying.

So, I strongly urge you all to be prepared. No matter where you may live. This virus could strike anywhere, and it doesn’t seem to be very well-contained when it does.

In fact, some douche bag in New Hampshire broke quarantine, putting others at risk of exposure.

Nonetheless, I emphasize again that you should NOT panic, rather just be prepared.

Anyway, leave your thoughts and comments below.

REFERENCES

Jarrow Formulas Ashwagandha 300 mg, Supports Resistance to Fatigue, 120 Veggie Caps https://www.amazon.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Ashwagandha-Supports-Resistance/dp/B0013OQEO8/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=cormcc01-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=8f31c803e4f07d84d74f0d10b01a49bd&creativeASIN=B0013OQEO8

It’s Just – Vitamin C (Pure Ascorbic Acid) Powder, Nothing Else, 11oz https://www.amazon.com/Its-Just-Vitamin-Ascorbic-Nothing/dp/B07XFHGRWJ/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=cormcc01-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=7538075c0f8c7a282f9fe6a3da87b3e9&creativeASIN=B07XFHGRWJ

Nutricost Zinc Gluconate 240 Veggie Capsules (50mg) – Gluten Free and Non-GMO (240 Caps) https://www.amazon.com/Nutricost-Zinc-Gluconate-Veggie-Capsules/dp/B07734ZYT1/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=cormcc01-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=5043640544ae3ab229a4c4fdc594afbc&creativeASIN=B07734ZYT1

NOW Supplements, Beta-Glucans with ImmunEnhancer™ with Larch Arabinogalactan, Extra Strength, 60 Veg Capsules https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Supplements-Beta-Glucans-ImmunEnhancerTM-Arabinogalactan/dp/B005P0VTDW/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=cormcc01-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=0e7d58bc2fa4c55d325a5e9fd1dfb91f&creativeASIN=B005P0VTDW

Beta-Glucans with ImmunEnhancer™ 60 VegiCaps (Pack of 2) https://www.amazon.com/Beta-Glucans-ImmunEnhancerTM-60-VegiCaps-Pack/dp/B008OXTB4G/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=cormcc01-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=4186dd9aefd9b57a624ac297365dc9f7&creativeASIN=B008OXTB4G

LIVE UPDATES – Coronavirus outbreak spreads across the world https://www.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-03-20-intl-hnk/index.html

“I Have To Plead For Tests” – NYC ER Doc Warns “There’s Going To Be 1000s Of US Cases By Next Week” https://www.zerohedge.com/health/i-have-plead-tests-nyc-er-doc-warns-theres-going-be-1000s-us-cases-next-week

Explainer: Coronavirus Reappears in Discharged Patients, Raising Questions in Containment Fight https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/02/28/world/asia/28reuters-china-health-reinfection-explainer.html

The coronavirus could pass between people who are up to 6 feet apart, the CDC warns https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-passes-between-people-6-feet-apart-2020

Psychological Stress and the Human Immune System: A Meta-Analytic Study of 30 Years of Inquiry https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1361287/

A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of a High-Concentration Full-Spectrum Extract of Ashwagandha Root in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Adults https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/

The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10543583

Zinc lozenges and the common cold: a meta-analysis comparing zinc acetate and zinc gluconate, and the role of zinc dosage https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5418896/

Baker’s Yeast Beta Glucan Supplementation Increases Salivary IgA and Decreases Cold/Flu Symptomatic Days After Intense Exercise https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5044766/

Sleep and immune function https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3256323/

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MAMA MIA Coronavirus panic grips Italy as shoppers fight over packets of pasta as deadly bug spreads to the south https://www.the-sun.com/news/450470/coronavirus-panic-grips-italy-as-shoppers-fight-over-packets-of-pasta-as-deadly-bug-spreads-to-the-south/

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N.H. coronavirus patient breaks isolation, potentially exposing others https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/nh-coronavirus-patient-breaks-isolation-potentially-exposing-others-n1148641

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