COVID-19 Pandemic – Video Updates 39-42

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    With global confirmed cases rising and a flattened curve in China, Dr. Seheult and the MedCram team continue to produce informative, easy-to-digest videos on the latest COVID-19 pandemic research and updates. To watch our latest updates in the Coronavirus Explained Clearly series, visit our website or YouTube channel


    Rapid COVID-19 Spread With Mild or No Symptoms, More on Treatment

    In our 39th video update on the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Seheult discusses an article in Science, which uses a Bayesian model to predict how many people went undiagnosed in China both before and after the Chinese travel ban on January 23. These undocumented cases represent the COVID-19 carriers, who – based on this model – may have been the unwitting source of 79% of the total cases in China. This model provides support for current social distancing and isolation measures in place in the United States and elsewhere across the world. 

    In addition, Dr. Seheult looks at recent reports on COVID-19 drug trials in France, highlighting new, albeit limited, data on hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. 


    Ibuprofen and COVID-19 (Are NSAIDs Safe?), Trials of HIV Medications

    In our 40th pandemic update, Dr. Seheult gives updates on numbers and death rates in the U.S., as well as new research on HIV medication trials in treating COVID-19. He also addresses the question of NSAIDs, looking at their history, purposes, inhibition of viral replication, and impact on the COX-2 enzyme as it pertains to COVID-19. In his review of NSAIDs, Dr. Seheult steps back in time to look at evidence from studies on aspirin use during the deadly influenza epidemic of 1918. 


    Shelter In Place, FDA Investigates Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

    In our 41st COVID-19 video update, Dr. Seheult introduces the newly released Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment, as well as news from President Trump and the FDA on hydroxychloroquine. In addition, he talks about the Japanese flu medicine, Favipiravir, although we are still awaiting more extensive trials and peer-reviewed studies on this particular potential COVID-19 treatment.


    Immunity to COVID-19 and is Reinfection Possible?  

    In the 42nd MedCram update on COVID-19, Dr. Seheult talks about immunity. He begins by illustrating the mechanisms of RNA and antibody testing for COVID-19 (and their benefits and shortcomings), how  immunity works, and the possibility of reinfection. RNA testing – using reverse transcriptase PCR (rtPCR) – assess if viral particles are present (suggesting active infection), whereas antibody testing determines whether or not a patient has immunity to the virus. 

    Dr. Seheult also walks through this study on rhesus monkeys, which is not yet peer-reviewed, but offers encouraging support for primary infections of SARS-CoV-2 offering protection against subsequent exposures and reinfections.


    Stay Tuned for More on COVID-19!

    We’ve also added a ventilator refresher lecture, specific to COVID-19, so please check that out as well. As this pandemic evolves, we’ll continue updating and our YouTube channel with more video updates.

    Here are the resources we’ve created and shared so far: 


      1. Coronavirus Outbreak, Transmission, and Pathophysiology
      2. Coronavirus Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
      3. Coronavirus Update 3: Spread, Quarantine, Projections, and Vaccine
      4. How Coronavirus Kills: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) & Treatment
      5. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 5: Mortality Rate vs SARS / Influenza
      6. Coronavirus Outbreak Update 6: Asymptomatic Transmission & Incubation Period
      7. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 7: Global Health Emergency Declared, Viral Shedding
      8. Coronavirus Outbreak Update 8: Travel Ban, Spread Outside of China, Quarantine, & MRSA
      9. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 9: Fecal-Oral Transmission, Recovery vs Death Rate
      10. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 10: New Studies, Transmission, Spread from Wuhan, Prevention (nocv 2019)
      11. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 11: Antiviral Drugs, Treatment Trials for nCoV (Remdesivir, Chloroquine)
      12. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 12: Unsupported Theories, Pneumonia, ACE2 & nCoV
      13. Garage Talk Podcast — Dr. Roger Seheult and the Coronavirus
      14. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 13: Li Wenliang, nCoV vs Influenza, Dip in Daily Cases, Spread to Canada
      15. Forbes Article – Medical Experts Employ Social Media To Battle Coronavirus
      16. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 14: Hospital spread of infection, WHO allowed in China, N-95 masks
      17. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 15: Underreporting, Prevention, 24 Day Incubation? (COVID19)
      18. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 16: Strengthening Your Immune Response to Viral Infections (COVID-19)
      19. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 17: Spike in Confirmed Cases, Fighting Infections with Sleep (COVID-19)
      20. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 18: Cellphone Tracking, Increase in Hospitalizations, More Sleep Tips
      21. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 19: Treatment and Medication Clinical Trials
      22. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 20: Misinformation Spread, Infection Severity, Cruise Ship, Origins
      23. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 21: Antibodies, Case Fatality, Clinical Recommendations, 2nd Infections?
      24. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 22: Spread Without Symptoms, Cruise Quarantine, Asymptomatic Testing
      25. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 23: Infections in Kids & Pregnancy, South Korea, Spillover From Bats
      26. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 24: Infections in Italy, Transmissibility, COVID-19 Symptoms
      27. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 25: Vaccine Developments, Italy’s Response, and Mortality Rate Trends
      28. How Viruses Work – Molecular Biology Simplified (DNA, RNA, Protein Synthesis)
      29. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 26: Treatment Updates, Stock Markets, Germany & San Francisco, Pandemic?
      30. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 27: Testing accuracy for COVID-19 (CT Scan vs. RT-PCR), California Cases
      31. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 28: Practical Prevention Strategies, Patient Age vs. Case Fatality Rate
      32. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 29: Testing problems, mutations, COVID-19 in Washington & Iran
      33. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 30: More Global COVID-19 Outbreaks, Vitamin D May Aid Prevention
      34. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 31: Mortality Rate, Cleaning Products, A More/Less Severe Virus Strain?
      35. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 32: Important Data from South Korea, Can Zinc Help Prevent COVID-19?
      36. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 33: COVID-19 Medication Treatment Trials, Global Testing Remains Limited
      37. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 34: US Cases Surge, Chloroquine & Zinc Treatment Combo, Italy Lockdown
      38. Coronavirus Pandemic Update 35: New Outbreaks & Travel Restrictions, Possible COVID-19 Treatments
      39. Coronavirus Pandemic Update 36: Flatten The COVID-19 Curve, Social Distancing, Hospital Capacities
      40. Coronavirus Pandemic Update 37: The ACE-2 Receptor – The Doorway to COVID-19 (ACE Inhibitors & ARBs)
      41. Coronavirus Pandemic Update 38: How Hospitals & Clinics Can Prepare for COVID-19, Global Cases Surge
      42. Coronavirus Pandemic Update 39: Rapid COVID-19 Spread with Mild or No Symptoms, More on Treatment
      43. Coronavirus Pandemic Update 40: Ibuprofen and COVID-19 (are NSAIDs safe?), Trials of HIV medications
      44. Coronavirus Pandemic Update 41: Shelter In Place, FDA Investigates Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
      45. COVID-19 Ventilator Course: Learn or Review Mechanical Ventilation (Free at
      46. Coronavirus Pandemic Update 42: Immunity to COVID-19 and is Reinfection Possible?


    1. Bruce on March 26, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      Dear Dr Seheult,

      In that light of this test [link below] for anti bodies does it not change everything if

      1) we could tell if you already had COVID19?

      2) if you had antibodies then you were immune and could go about your life without protection (especially good for doctors!)?

      3) it was DIY for $1 available on Amazon?

      Please test my hopeful thinking!

    2. David Solomon on March 27, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      If you examine the history of disease, every disease conquered by humanity has a “EUREKA!” moment. That moment happens when somebody studies a disease that is plaguing humanity and pieces together what will work to cure it. I assure you that humanity has already had that “EUREKA!” moment for COVID-19 and related diseases. The solution is ZINC used with ZINC IONOPHORES.

      An incurable disease is like a mathematical equation that needs to be solved. That’s what laboratories around the world are trying to do: Solve the COVID-19 “equation” so that it equals CURE instead of DEATH. Let’s look at this chronologically:

      A study of ZINC IONOPHORES from 2009 showed that they counter disease:

      In 2014, ZINC IONOPHORES were explored in a study on “Chloroquine.”

      That same year, another study was done on Quercetin as a ZINC IONOPHORE:

      When Trump announced “Chloroquine” as a solution to the COVID-19 crisis, he didn’t know what he was talking about. And he harmed people around the world by recommending a pharmaceutical drug based on a now debunked French study:

      An Austrian and German doctor worked together on this presentation:

      *Check out the information underneath the video. There are many links to explore. I think Franz Wiesbauer from needs to be interviewed by the American media.*

      Wiesbauer explains how ZINC IONOPHORES work in an earlier video about the potential of “Chloroquine” to treat COVID-19:

      What has frustrated me about Trump’s recent public health misinformation is that he does not understand that what makes “Chloroquine” work is ZINC. He is ignorant about public health and should leave all public health matters to medical professionals and researchers. Trump and FOX News both used the debunked French study to promote a pharmaceutical drug that doesn’t work well to treat COVID-19 without ZINC present. Just a few days ago a study came out saying that “Chloroquine” will not cure COVID-19:
      And this:

      That’s because ZINC has to be used with a ZINC IONOPHORE to cure COVID-19. It’s not the “Chloroquine” that cures the disease, it’s ZINC. “Chloroquine” is merely the conveyor of the ZINC. But ZINC tablets or lozenges are not enough when a person is extremely ill from COVID-19. Much larger amounts of ZINC need to be directed at the cells, deep into the cells. “Chloroquine” used in younger people who still have the ability to absorb ZINC in their bodies will work better than trying it on older people who have chronic ZINC deficiency issues. The longer a person lives, the less able they are to absorb ZINC and need it supplemented in their diet. People with lowered immune systems will have a lower ZINC level than a healthy person. It is logical to conclude that nursing care residents need ZINC on a daily basis and possibly a ZINC IONOPHORE with it when ill with COVID-19.

      But it’s dangerous to use pharmaceutical drugs like “Chloroquine” as a cure for COVID-19 on older people because “Chloroquine” can cause heart failure. Trump is responsible for all the people harmed as a result of his bad advice to take “Chloroquine.” Look at this: There are many ZINC IONOPHORES that can cure COVID-19 in conjunction with ZINC. For example, QUERCETIN PHYTOSOME is a highly absorbable ZINC IONOPHORE that does not have the side effects that “Chloroquine” has. Researchers and medical professionals are in the process of finding out what works and what doesn’t. There are many solutions to the COVID-19 problem, many cures for that whole category of related diseases. The common denominator for any cure is to get ZINC deep into the body’s cells.

      I suppose that pharmaceutical companies are trying to patent ZINC IONOPHORES, but there are many of them so the cure will not be monopolized. Bill Gates, in my opinion, is spending money the wrong way by investing in vaccinations and pharmaceutical drug experiments designed to make cures profitable. Bill’s approach to public health problems unfortunately gives rise to conspiracy theories about population control and pharmaceutical industry world domination. But no one can control ZINC. It acts as a vaccination against COVID-19 and related diseases — and (when used with ZINC IONOPHORES) is also the cure.

      It is interesting to note that Type A blood types are more susceptible to COVID-19 than Type O blood types:
      This is understandable since Type O blood types eat more meat which has ZINC in it. Type O blood types will generally have higher levels of ZINC in their bodies which protects them from disease and helps them to recover quicker from illness.

      The key to solving humanity’s plagues has always been to understand the causes. That’s obvious. Rickets was cured with vitamin D, “scurvy” was cured with vitamin C. Someone first had to understand that the diseases were caused by vitamin deficiencies and then explain it to others. That’s how humanity’s understanding of those diseases changed over time. Today, these diseases are controllable with supplements. COVID-19 and related diseases have to do with ZINC deficiency. And since ZINC cannot be patented and the supply cannot be controlled, pharmaceutical companies are struggling to find a way to monetize the cure for COVID-19. But we already have the cure. We just need to refocus on saving lives and preventing the disease by increasing amounts of ZINC for health maintenance and using ZINC IONOPHORES for people who are extremely ill and approaching death.

      Let’s do it!!

      God bless you,
      David Solomon

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