Greetings Everyday Spy,
If you are like me, you’ve had your fill of Coronavirus status updates and next-best-guess news reporting.
I’m a fan of reason, not reaction. And I’ve dedicated EverydaySpy.com to being a voice of COVID19 fact from the beginning of the outbreak.
My mission remains the same – teach everyday people elite CIA solutions to beat COVID19.
Social media scavengers and clueless pundits will keep recycling bad info.
Because that is their business model.
But I’m on a mission to share solutions.
SARS-CoV-2 is pandemic. That means the virus that causes COVID19 cannot be controlled.
The purpose of national policies for social distancing, restricted travel, and closed borders is not intended to defeat COVID19.
The reason businesses have sent people home, schools are shut down, and airports are empty is only to slow the virus. Every bell curve and projection you see online and in the news is based on the assumption that the virus will keep spreading.
Because governments are not trying to STOP the virus anymore.
The battle has been lost at national levels.
The fight against SARS-CoV-2 has become personal.
We have to beat COVID19 one person at a time…and I like those odds.
There is a lot we don’t know about the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But we have plenty of knowledge about the Coronavirus family and similar viruses to keep ourselves and our families safe.
When field operators serve in locations at-risk for disease and infection, we use the great outdoors as an ally against illness.
Mother nature offers some surprising advantages in the fight against pathogens.
Here is how mother nature can help you beat COVID19:
Think of these envelopes like a floating bubble in your kitchen, bathroom, or outdoor BBQ. Inside the bubble, the virus is whole. The bubble holds moisture and fats that keep the genetic DNA of the virus alive without a human host.
But when the envelope is popped, the virus cannot survive.
It loses moisture and nutrients and becomes a harmless molecular carcas. It dies.
The risk of COVID19 is greatest when the bubble remains whole.
Studies have shown that the SARS-CoV-2 virus ‘bubble’ survives longest on man-made surfaces like glass, plastic, and stainless steel.
The same thing is true with children’s bubbles. When you blow soap bubbles onto a smooth man-made surface, they just pile up and sit there.
From mandatory quarantines to voluntary social distancing, people are seeking refuge indoors.
But while disinfected counters and clean windows can make us feel safe, the truth is that indoor areas are the easiest areas for a virus to sit and wait.
The great outdoors is a harsh and deadly place for viruses.
Natural surfaces like wood, dirt, grass and leaves are rough and porous. Nature creates jagged, uneven surfaces that ‘pop’ viral bubbles and naturally kill the same pathogens trying to attack you and I.
Mother nature is just like any other mother – she wants to keep us safe.
The outdoor world is in constant competition for water. When a healthy virus lands on a natural surface (living or dead), there is intense competition for the moisture inside the virus’s cellular structure.
The virus wants to hold the moisture in. The outdoor world wants to break the bubble and absorb the fluid inside.
And nature always wins.
Natural, outdoor surfaces can penetrate a virus in a matter of minutes, ending its ability to infect a living host. Within a few hours, the virus is totally dead and its molecular structure destroyed.
A virus struggles to survive and spread outdoors, unlike its ease of hiding and spreading inside man-made structures.
Government recommendations to stay indoors is an incomplete solution to fighting the spread of COVID19.
Staying indoors can help with social distancing, but it does not reduce exposure to SARS-CoV-2 once it enters a household.
Outside, humid air weighs down airborne molecules. Breezes carry viral shed into hostile environments rather than household surfaces. And…
Going outdoors gives nature the opportunity to fight Coronavirus side-by-side with your immune system.
Being outside has wide ranging and immediate benefits on your body’s immune system.
Whether you are in a cold or warm climate right now, mother nature is ready to boost your mind, body, and blood cells.
In northern climates, cold outdoor temperatures increase cellular activity to keep you warm. This spike in cell movement burns calories, increases mental focus, and improves your quality of sleep.
Cold weather reduces inflammation and kick-starts your immune system.
Low temperatures activate key immunity proteins (haptoglobin and haemopexin) and increase white blood cell production. Blood plasma concentrations become saturated with immunity agents that suppress, attack, and consume harmful organisms.
Warm weather brings your body benefits from sunlight to soil and everywhere in between.
Sunlight is the single best source of Vitamin D on earth. Vitamin D is a critical part of immunity response and maintenance and becomes increasingly powerful when paired with Vitamin C and Zinc.
An outdoor stroll in the park, the woods, or even a forest comes with a dose of immunity-boosting phytoncides. Living plants release these natural antifungal, antibacterial agents into the air around them. When we breathe them in, they activate a type of white blood cell called the ‘natural killer cell.’ True to their name, these are the strongest and most aggressive cells in our immune system.
Don’t let quarantine and school closures undermine you and your family’s health.
Get outside and reap the benefits of being a human being.
No matter how far COVID19 spreads, or how long it makes headlines…
You are always just a few steps away from peace, safety and health in the great outdoors.
Author: Andrew Bustamante, Founder of www.EverydaySpy.com. Andrew is a former covert CIA Intelligence officer, decorated US Air Force Combat Veteran, and respected Fortune 500 senior advisor. Learn more from Andrew on his Podcast (The Everyday Espionage Podcast) and by following @EverydaySpy on your favorite social media platform.