A leading physician tells Newsmax that taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself against the coronavirus will go a long way toward controlling the outbreak, but that caution does not have to lead to fear.
"Right now is the time for caution rather than fear," Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of "From Fatigued to Fantastic," tells Newsmax. "Follow the recommendations for social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing your home as recommended by the experts."
Teitelbaum says people are becoming "horribly frightened." The fear has spawned a rush of panic attacks and anxiety that TV doctor Mehmet Oz says is as concerning for the medical profession as the virus itself.
"It is a physical problem. It's not just in your head — the rapid palpitations, the sweating, the feeling that the world is closing in on you. These symptoms can cause all kinds of detrimental effects," he told Fox News this week.
Teitelbaum agrees, and says there are simple things you can do to dramatically decrease serious complications if you do become infected.
"For many, if not most people, the infection is no more severe than the normal flu," he says. "The problems are with a small percentage of people where it can progress into potentially deadly pneumonia."
Here are his tips:
- Take 50 milligrams of zinc a day for a month. "Zinc is poison to the coronavirus, and basically does a spay or neuter on the virus so that it cannot reproduce," says the expert.
- Optimize your immunity. "I recommend a vitamin powder that contains zinc, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin D. All of these can have dramatic immune benefits. The one that I use in my practice is called the Energy Revitalizing System powder. Start this now and stay on it for the long term."
- Consider using Plaquenil and Zithromax at the first sign of the virus. "There are small but very well done studies that say these two treatments cause 75% of people to be virus-free after six days, instead of the usual 20 days," he says.
Teitelbaum also suggests protecting yourself from the barrage of "misinformation" on the news.
"Watch five minutes a day and you'll get all the information you need to know," he says. "Then switch to watching comedies or something else you enjoy. So, relax, enjoy the time with yourself and your family, and do the things I have mentioned to help keep you safe. You're going to be OK."
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