I want to preface this article with the statement that infection rate, method of transmission, and many other facets of the COVID-19 virus at the time of this writing are still not nailed down. We do however know more than we did and more is coming out with each passing day and week. This article outlines some of the reasons why, as the CDC said, the virus could disrupt our lives as a result of its spread. And it still isn't the virus itself that could likely be the biggest issue however that could change in time. Americans (and there are many) over 55 the virus could be life threatening especially given hospitals will surely be overwhelmed so I don't want to under play this at all. There is a reason China decided to build a hospital in 10 days and it wasn't due to them announcing the issue this year. They had been fighting it since November.
The virus outbreak is something that while horrible, shouldn't come as a complete shock to many of us who have been preparing for such an event for upwards of 10 years. My family has been preparing for some level of breakdown in supply chains, food, medications, you name it since 2010. We were quietly (ok, maybe not too quiet given we went on a national tv show) preparing for what we hoped never would happen but knew, given the worlds reliance on each other, was a possibility. Whether it was a wide spread natural disaster such as an earthquake or something more invasive like a virus outbreak, we knew that the world-wide system we all know and love including next day shipping to your house, could fail. Just in time inventory is a large part of this fragility. Wal-mart doesn't maintain huge storehouses. Amazon doesn't either although theirs are larger than Wal-Mart. They realize that inventory costs money. And with the ability to receive shipments quickly from around the world and the complicated computer systems monitoring consumption, its easier to order as needed using prediction methodologies.
Before I continue I want to again state that I'm still not saying that we are on the brink of the inevitable. I still believe as summer nears that the virus will reduce and disappear. However, there is no guarantee it will and certainly no guarantee it won't come back next year. The symptoms are very similar to the common cold or flu. Infection rate seems to be much higher however. So next year, you get a cough and think nothing of it. Come to find you had COVID-19. From the time you thought you had a common cold to the time you knew you had COVID-19, how many people did you contact? You can see how this will be a problem until there is a solid vaccine out there assuming it doesn't mutate.
10 years ago we started preparing for what might be a disruption of our daily lives. We have food storage, weapons, water purification, the list goes on. 8 years ago we discovered essential oils and they became a core part of our prep. They changed our lives from a level of how we see managing our health. And for the most part it's worked. 8 years later we haven't gone to the doctor for a cold or flu. We use doctors when we need them but only when we truly need them. We have also not purchased over the counter solutions either. Prior to this shift in mindset and EO use I was getting strep 2 times a year, flu 1 time per year. So for those out there who don't believe, well, the earth is round too. There is too much science out to support efficacy of EO's to ignore their benefit.
Until there is a vaccine for COVID-19 the most of what the healthcare system can do for you is support your respiratory system, provide fluids, antibiotics (to keep you from getting something else - likely picked up in the hospital) and WAIT. Wait for your body to take care of itself. I'm not saying you don't need to get medical treatment in the event of contracting this. You do. For the sake of everyone around you as much as yourself. I'm saying the strength of your body and its immune system is the primary defense that will determine whether you succeed or fail. Oils help the body boost its immune system and prepare for the fight.
For those of you who are my friends and use oils (I know they are many) now is the time to be vigilant regarding use of diffusion in your home, using protective blends topically, stocking up on protective gelcaps (on guard +). Respiratory blends such as Breathe and Cardamom. Cleansing oils such as Purify, OnGuard surface cleansing options, OnGuard hand sanitizer (lots of it). Foundational support to give your body the needed nutrients so its not starving on a micronutrient level so its able to fight the good fight.
For those of you who have been following me and are curious what essential oils could do for you and your family, please reach out. Simply click on the Health4ADV logo on the right and you will have the opportunity to connect directly to us. If you want to learn what products we recommend to be using now, watch the video below. I can get into why I chose dōTERRA and why so many of the so called oils out there won't have the effects I'm speaking of but that is a topic all on its own. I CAN say dōTERRA has unique delivery methods that will be critical to support your body during this from nutritional supplements to gelcaps that target the immune system to natural hand sanitizers and surface cleansers that work better than more toxic options on the market.
For those of you who still think I'm crazy, well, you are always welcome to come over to the dark side, we have health :). If not, and you still think the government will save you. Good luck, you might need it.
Adventurist at heart, David Mays looks to inspire others to live their life with focus and purpose. Experience and expansion is why we are here.