A family of RNA viruses with a star burst look
A solar corona.
New virus novel Corona Virus - 2019-nCoV
With disease COrona VIrus Disease - Covid-19
Now also called SARS-2.
Same as HIV (virus) causes AIDS (disease).
There are around 40 corona viruses.
A virus with a corona.
- common flu
- common cold
- common fever
- MERS - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
- SARS - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
- ARDS - Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome
- Ebola - plain name
- EVD - Ebola Virus Disease
- EHF - Ebola Hemorragic Fever
Lungs are protected by a layer of mucus, a mucus membrane, but the corona, can pass through like a needle taking blood, or a mosquito sucking blood, spikes of corona to push through the mucus and find host cells.
Smooth viruses, no corona spikes, cannot bind as well, easy to cough, sneeze out, shorter lived.
Corona viruses with spikes are many, around 40 types, stick longer, make us sick for a week or two.
Novel corons Virus, is new, it has the corona spikes but binds to an oily part of our cells. It sticks like a boat anchor to become more of a problem than the older corona viruses.
There two know types of corona viruses.
- Ones that attach to our cells calcium receptor (ACE1)
- Ones that attach to our cells vitamin D receptor (ACE2)
Calcium is a mineral and needs binding. Vitamin D is one of the binding molecules.
To de-stimulate nerves to the heart we take calcium channel blockers to calm down cells.
Calcium channel blockers slow down the heart and lower blood pressure.
This also lowers oxygen getting into the body.
People on calcium channel blockers are at higher risk of morbidity from Covid-19..
The virus hyper stimulates the cell by increasing calcium into the cell through vitamin D.
Vitamin D is oily and a very sticky receptor to calcium.
Corona viruses that stimulate the cell through calcium are like a common cold of flu
Corona viruses that stimulate the cell through the oily vitamin D sticks to calcium and are more deadly.
The oil based ACE2 receptor gives the virus a much stronger binding with the oil. This oil also can stick more calcium and stock pile it like a rock. Calcium hyper stimulates the cell to replicate, the goal of the virus.
These tiny calcification's can be seen on x-rays or MRI's and indicate the formation of the disease. One diagnosis of Covid-19 is to image these calcifications in the lungs. Over time the whole lung calcifies. It becomes stiff, brittle and looses the ability to transfer oxygen. Blood oxygen levels deplete and ventilation for support is done in the hospital. Through the ventilator we often aquire a secondary infection and we succumb to overwhelming amounts of germs.
Features of 2019-nCoV, comparing to other corona viruses
- easier to catch
- easier to recover
- binds to cellular receptor - ACE2, a.k.a. vitamin D receptor
Our immune system can kill viruses, it just needs tools to help
Many tools available for the body to kill viruses naturally.
Hint: these tools are in our diet.
Vitamin K binds calcium into bones.
Vitamin D binds calcium into soft tissues (disease).
We are very brainwashed about vitamin D.