SarsCovid2 is a highly transmissible virus because of it’s protein structure that differentiates it from other viruses. It has shown to be almost a thousand times more transmissible than SARS or MERS because if it’s structure, even though it hasn’t killed as many people thankfully.
COVID-19 has a spike protein on the outside of the virus that attaches to the host and penetrates the host’s tissues and cells. This makes it able to penetrate easily into many different tissues in the body, including the lungs. Once the virus is attached to the lung tissue it causes localised inflammation and mucus production which affects the host’s ability to breathe. This pathogenic viral load ultimately causes organ failure and respiratory distress and the host most often dies.
Immunity to viruses such as COVID-19 is dependent on age, diet and lifestyle, genetics and whether we have any co-existing medical conditions such as asthma, auto-immune conditions or obesity which makes it easier for viruses to take over the host’s cells.
Vit C intravenous drips are now being used in hospitals alongside other medication to boost the immune system of patients infected with COVID. The medicinal mushrooms (including Shitake, Reishi, Cordyceps) have also proven useful in preventing viral infection, as well as the herbs Astragalus, Andrographis and Elderberry and the mineral Zinc.
Prevention beats cure!