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Covid, for the most part, is transmitted aerobically. Therefore avoid being stationary in confined (indoor) public space. Mobile indoor activities (grocery shopping) pose significantly less risk. Infection requires an estimated minimum load of 1000 droplets and/or aerosols (micro droplets that remain suspended in the air like cigarette smoke). An infected person releases approximately 20/breath.


The repurposing of IVERMECTINE for both pre-emption and treatment. Watch the first 8 minutes of this video.



(1) Prepare a mixture of 50% cheap moisturizer and 50% peroxide. When going outside (shopping etc), grease nostrils as far as finger will permit. The unguent (grease) will hold up the virus while the peroxide decommissions it. At home, blow out the mixture and reapply when needed.

(2) Wear glasses or tight fitting sun glasses or fake glasses in crowds (especially indoors). The eye is another entry point despite natural salinity of eye/tears.

(3) Weather permitting, expose the clothes to sunlight since the virus 'probably' cannot survive extended exposure to ultraviolet light.

UPDATE JULY 28TH: The Journal of Infectious Diseases reports that 90% of coronavirus particles are deactivated within 10 minutes when exposed to UV rays from sunlight. (This isn’t to be confused with temperature or warmth from the sun, which doesn’t have an effect, according to the World Health Organization. And you shouldn’t just assume that the sun will disinfect everything and make you safe).

(4) Limit speech in public (breathing through mouth). In conversation, sip water when possible: better that the virus be washed into the stomach than get into the lungs.

(5) After hand washing/rinsing, leave some soap on both hands. Why? The average person touches his/her face 20 times/hour. Soap down all items (groceries) bought into the house.

(6) I.B. = Intelligent Breathing. When distance protocols (especially indoors) are violated, don't breathe. Take note if you're walking upwind or downwind and hold breath accordingly. If downwind, hold breath only when the violator has passed: upwind well before you enter his/her personal space.

(7) When flying, bring a head covering and open the air vent to maximum and direct flow accordingly. Wear tight fitting glasses for duration of flight.

NOTA BENE: None of the above is science per se, but there seems to be no downside to any of the measures.



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