Monday, February 3, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Part II

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV):
February 2, 2020 update Part 2
Paul Herscu ND, MPH
Herscu Laboratory

This is the second piece of writing on this current epidemic. Please read Part 1 for context and also, please read my other writing in this site for a larger context on the overall topic of public health and epidemics. For this epidemic, I will keep the sections consistent.

First Things First. The Immune System with Relation to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Over this period of days, we have seen more and more articles from medical journals moving in the direction previously highlighted. Both focusing on your immune system, and highlighting that people who had worse outcomes were people who already had a disease burden that made them susceptible. This will remain true. Supporting your immune system to be the most efficient and effective it can be remains important and is a place where you and your patients have some control. Today! Read what Dr. Rothenberg and I mentioned here last time.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV):

Comments I shared here last week remain true and are seen in the writings coming from across the globe. I want to focus on why this is of outmost importance to you!