These are unprecedented times. This post is more for the future, so that we can look back at this horrible time when we were in dire straits, deep doo-doo and holy shi*t all at once! This is the “World War II” of our generation! Unlike WWII, how we come out of it on the other side depends on all of us, not just the healthcare workers toiling on the front lines! It is imperative that we all follow the guidelines that the experts are pounding into us non-stop via all the media. In addition, we have also been getting inundated via social media about many other ways to control and even cure the CoronaVirus (COVID-19). I wanted to compile all the proposed methods/ideas that I have been getting (from social media and news) so that they are available as a reference for all. Several years down the road, we could take a look at this list to see which one (if any) of these or a combination of these actually helped. As you can imagine, this will be a running list which I will keep updating as I receive new recommendations. While the following items may or may not have other generic benefits, they have been included here because of the very specific claims about CoronaVirus (COVID-19).
1. Washing hands regularly and thoroughly
2. Eating only vegetarian food
3. Doing yoga
4. Social distancing and isolation/quarantining as needed
5. Doing Pranayama
6. Using Ayurvedic medicines
7. Repeat Allah’s prayer (Du’a for protection) – 3 times in the
morning and 3 times in the evening.
8. Eating haldi mixed with honey before sunrise
9. Gayatri mantra
10. Ask Jesus to heal you
11. Ashwagandha (“This stops the blending of Corona protein with human protein”)
12. Jim Bakker’s Silver Solution
13. Pope asking “The Lord to stop the epidemic”
14. Homeopathic pills : Aconite, Rhus Tox, Belladonna
15. Gau mutra/dung
16. Banana a day keeps Corona away
17. Rosary for protection of families from CoronaVirus
18. Acupuncture/acupressure: Press pressure point LI-11 5 times: Increases your immunity against COVID-19
19. Chanting Maha Mrityunjaya mantras to generate vibrations to ward
off the negative and evil forces and to protect your family from the deadly effects of COVID-19
20. HydroxyChloroquine + Azithromycin
21. Use of hand sanitizer
22. Turmeric and Rasam Powder
23. Religious group chanting “Go Corona” as a group while holding candles
24. Hydroxychloroquine is a component of Kalonji Seeds (Nigella Sativa) – “There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death” — Islamic literature
25. “Bringing Ultraviolet or very powerful light inside the body”
26. “Injecting disinfectant inside .. knocks it out in a minute.. almost a cleaning!”
27. Vitamin C and Zinc
28. Coronil – from Patanjali (Baba Ramdev), “100% favourable results during the clinical trial COVID-19 patients“.
29. Immunity Booster Rotla – at Patel Brothers
30. Bhabhiji brand Papad – “has edible elements that can help create antibodies which will prove to be helpful in fighting coronavirus.” (Indian politician).
31. Weight lifting and other misc Crossfit steps proposed by Marjorie Greene as “Covid protection“.
32. Eleven day Yagna being conducted at Ujjain Temple with a view to cast out COVID-19 (reported in “The Hindu” on 4/9/2021).
33. Vaccines from : Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Covishield, Covaxin, Astra-Zeneca, Sputnik V, CoviVac, SinoVac, CanSino, Wuhan Institute
It is entirely possible that some of these were sent out by non-experts. So, I am assuming that people will take them with a pinch of salt! (and turmeric?) 🙂
As I am not an expert in any of these, I am refraining from giving my opinion of them.
Stay safe and try to keep your spirits up.