Social Distancing - A delicate dance?
Since, the advent of coronavirus, governments globally have aggressively instituted a number of social distancing norms, rules and curfews, which has reduced the spread (or R0) of Coronavirus. As the world surpass 1.2 million confirmed cases and millions more of untested cases, social distancing measures are expected to continue till collateral damage becomes unbearable, a cure is available or social / herd immunity is in sight.
The coronavirus is not expected to disappear at the end of current wave, but is expected to come back in waves (via new hot pockets or relapse when conditions become conducive). Social distancing is a delicate dance of buying time, while mitigating damage to global economy, food security and collective immunity. Given the extent of spread, the basic ingredient for normalcy and disappearance of coronavirus 'fear' is to achieve global immunity after 60-70% recover from the virus.
Any virus or other microbe activates and cause harm when the external environment and internal environment are both conducive. To achieve global immunity (a.k.a. herd immunity) in an expedient fashion we need to consider how both of these can be achieved simultaneously.
The summer with high temperature and long days is when external environment is less conducive to any virus. Similarly, certain alternative medicine remedies activate bodies immune system, and alter internal environment to be non-conducive to the virus.
If controlled quantity of the virus is introduced in a human body, with external and internal conditions being non-conducive, it can ensure quick disintegration of the virus. This when repeated across the population can help achieve widespread immunity to the virus; and help bring about normalcy.
My family has leveraged homeopathic remedies for multiple generations and I have observed quick suppression of flu symptoms when correct remedies is taken at the onset. I know of someone who has had homeopathic remedies and have not expressed symptoms even after contact with his brother who has tested positive to COVID-19.
Modern medicine's obsession with standardization and expectation that one remedy works across entire population has questioned efficacy of homeopathy. The reason stems from lack of understanding that each homeopathy remedy is expected to work for subset of population that exhibit finer differences in symptoms. Millions of patients who have benefited from homeopathic treatment, affirm the benefits of homeopathy.
Multiple remedies are available in homeopathy to make internal environment non-conducive to COVID (and/or other virus's) (e.g. Arsenic Alb, Aconite Nap, Chinium Ars, Chinium Sulph, Belladona, Bryonia, Phosphorus, Nicolum Met, Sambucus), the question is if we have the courage and insight to leverage this alternative medicine to successfully create global immunity before external environment becomes conducive to COVID-19, towards end of the year.
If we don't consider, going for herd immunity during the summer, we may find ourselves in more dire predicament, when the external environment becomes more conducive to COVID-19, towards the end of the year; and the virus becomes active again.