Healing and Protecting People Against Corona Virus22 Maggio 2020
Introductory summary of proposed conclusion.
Article published in ‘The Gaza Post’ in the French edition calling for an immunisation campaign by Convalescent Plasma treatment, and i would like to share it in each of English, French and Arabic. This basically is a social-biological strategy that goes beyond the bourgeois formal-thought in all matters including science, which treats each case alone and not as the organic collectivity of humanity and our eco-system. Here it is attached, together with the follow-up research links as well, in each language.
Dr. abraham Weizfeld
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Healing and Protecting People Against Corona Virus
By Dr abraham Weizfeld BSc, MA, PhD
[ français, Arabia ]
The treatment against the CoronaVirus has not reached the state of providing a vaccine and such a vaccine is not expected to be developed until many months later or in a year’s time. While there are some medical procedures which may help patients to reinforce the immune system of the person, such as transfused Vitamin C, there is a general lack of anti-viral agents available. Cuba produces the anti-viral medication Interferon-Alpha-2b but it cannot be transported since it has a lifespan of only three days. This effective anti-viral is not generally produced in quantity in any other country and the pharmaceutical companies make it a very expensive commercial product. It has been used to eradicate the Hepatitis C viral infection and so has saved many lives – as is my case, having been transfused with contaminated blood during a surgical operation.
To be concerned for Gaza and the West Bank of Palestine one must consider that the full array of treatments are not generally available. However, the many people who have endured a CoronaVirus infection of Covid-19 and have overcome it, have antibodies in their blood produced by their strong immune systems. Their filtered blood (plasma) may now be transfused into patients to cure them of their infection, if they cannot overcome it on their own. Although it is already late into the pandemic, France and the Mount Sinai hospital in New York City have begun trials into this treatment
In addition, the blood plasma containing the antibodies could be transfused into those who have not yet become infected, to immunize them against the CoronaVirus – for those who are particularly at risk such as aged persons or those with a prior medical complication. That is an effective strategy to halt the pandemic.
This pandemic is of vital concern even though the number of people infected by the CoronaVirus is still minimal in the Palestinian territories. This particular virus is more dangerous than an ordinary flu infection because it is propagated by the air where the virus remains active, not only by the touch. Even the ordinary exchange of air face to face while talking could transfer this particular virus. Infected persons not wearing masks project their infection by coughing out small droplets of liquid that carry the virus. That is why it has been recommended for people to remain isolated in their family homes to avoid people already infected but who do not yet know that they are infected. During the first three days of infection, there are no symptoms that are shown, not even a fever.
In the West Bank there is a particular danger since the Palestinian workers coming back from their service and construction jobs in the ’48 territory of the Zionist State or the 40,000 working at Zionist colonies may very well be infected since they were in contact with many people in an economy where 8000 people are already infected. These workers are not being tested for infection by the Zionist authorities and even if they are showing symptoms, they are sent back to their families in any case, without any sense of responsibility.
The danger of the CoronaVirus infection in the Palestinian territories is of particular concern because of the existing medical conditions of so many who are frequent smokers of tobacco since this has already impaired their lungs and makes them open to further infection. Other health concerns may be taken into consideration to boost the immune system by drinking ginger tea with honey which are anti-viral and antibiotic substances. It is also advisable to absorb sunlight on the skin to let the body produce Vitamin C and D to bolster the immune system as well. In general, it is beneficial not to eat the meats of animals which may carry viral infections (as was the case in China) or bacteria when not well prepared. The necessary protein that we all need may be obtained by the eating of lentils, green peas, soybeans (falafel), yoghurt, cheese and milk, potatoes with the skin, the vegetables such as avocados, spinach, and the fruits such as apricots, bananas, oranges or almonds. Such a diet will build the body’s immune system.
The method for a strategic struggle against this Covid-19 infection is achieved by means of the transfusion of blood plasma derived from healthy volunteers who have overcome the virus. This may be accomplished with the existing medical infrastructure and does not require any additional costs or imported materials.
To be prepared is to be aware of and to overcome the approaching pandemic which is surrounding the Palestinian territories. The Palestinians confined to the refugee camps under the administration of UNWRA are at risk and live in even more dangerous conditions which require the political pressure to ensure their protection, as well.
The lesson to be acquired from this pandemic is that mutual aid is more important than finding a well-paying job. Money does not heal but knowledge does.
Apr 24, 2020 – Convalescent plasma is the term used for plasma that is removed from the … and transfusion services for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. … That length of time varies, and each virus requires its own antibodies, …
Mar 26, 2020 – But the treatment beginning in New York is experimental. … The part of the blood that contains antibodies, so-called convalescent plasma, has been used for … “The idea is to get to the right patients at the right time,” he said.
6 days ago – More than 3,000 COVID-19 patients have been given convalescent plasma nationwide, according to the Mayo Clinic. The New York Times …
Claim: “Small trials” to test convalescent plasma therapy for coronavirus patients “seem to have had some degree of success.”
Claimed by: Jamie Nadler
Fact check by PolitiFact: True
What is the donation frequency and time period of donation for CP? CP donors can donate a total of 8 times over 3 months. Antibody titers may spontaneously …
Apr 27, 2020 – “This is because New York had such an absurdly large number of cases. It’s not true in other parts of the country.” In normal times, these centers …
Apr 22, 2020 – Over the past two weeks, more than three dozen New York City hospitals … Separate clinical trials are also exploring if convalescent plasma could … gay men, lowering the amount of time since the last sexual encounter from a …
One potential treatment for Covid-19, known as convalescent plasma, may be derived … Shortly after the briefing, the New York Times reported that the FDA was …
The New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe) is closely monitoring the outbreak … Thank you for your interest in convalescent plasma donation and JOINING … who are healthy and feeling well at the time of donation – and who meet other …
Apr 18, 2020 – A New York family is pleading for COVID-19 survivors to donate … “At this time, we are building a public bank of CP (convalescent plasma) and …
Apr 15, 2020 – Treatment with convalescent plasma for COVID‐19 patients in Wuhan, China. Mingxiang Ye MD … In order to evaluate the efficacy of convalescent plasma therapy in COVID‐19 patients, we did this timely descriptive study.
by M Ye – Cited by 6
Mar 27, 2020 – This case series describes clinical outcomes in 5 Chinese patients with … Exposures Patients received transfusion with convalescent plasma …
by C Shen – 2020 – Cited by 147
Apr 6, 2020 – Convalescent plasma (CP) therapy, a classic adaptive immunotherapy, has been applied to the prevention and treatment of many infectious …
by K Duan – 2020 – Cited by 62
Mar 27, 2020 – The treatment, called convalescent plasma, is based on the fact that recovered patients have antibodies that can fight the coronavirus.
Feb 28, 2020 – BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — China has offered convalescent plasma therapy for 245 COVID-19 patients by Friday, and 91 cases have shown …
Apr 6, 2020 – (6)WuHan Jinyintan Hospital, 430023 Wuhan, China. (7)Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao …
by K Duan – 2020 – Cited by 54
(Yicai Global) Feb. 14 — China has developed convalescent plasma to treat patients who are infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the …
Mar 23, 2020 – This study was funded by Key projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology China “Preparation of specific plasma and specific globulin from …
by K Duan – 2020 – Cited by 12
Apr 14, 2020 – Titled “Effectiveness of Convalescent Plasma Therapy in Severe COVID-19 Patients,” the article introduced the rationale, effects, and adverse …
Apr 19, 2020 – Download Citation | Treatment with convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, China | The discovery of severe acute respiratory …
Dr abraham Weizfeld BSc, MA, PhD is a volunteer with the ‘Tanweer’ Palestinian Cultural Enlightenment Forum of Nablus, Palestine and also resides in Montréal, Québec, Canada. His 2018 work is published in; The Federation of Palestinian and Hebrew Nations < https://www.academia.edu/38380122/The_Federation_of_Palestinian_and_Hebrew_Nations >, as well as the documentary study Sabra and Shatila < https://www.academia.edu/5215221/Sabra_and_Shatila > . He completed his doctoral Thesis in a critique of the Zionist Nation-State;
Nation, Society and the State: the reconciliation of Palestinian and Jewish Nationhood