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Our immune system and challenges to the COVID-19 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake


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COVID-19 virus contains RNA (Ribonucleic Acid)-genetic material packed inside a protein shell.

The only way to prevent people from catching COVID-19 is with a vaccine. It is a new virus, but the quest for a vaccine is not coming from a standing start

When you are inflicted with an infection, your body develops antibodies and specialized immune cells that learn to fight that illness-causing pathogen.

This virus was only identified a few months ago, and while researchers have been rapidly finding out about the virus and the disease it causes, there is still so much about it we do not understand.

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Eggs Boost your energy,and immune system to fight against viral infections by Harold Gunatillake

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Eat as many eggs at times like this
To boost your immune system & bliss
Spending so much time cooped up at home during curfew and lock down days, can lead to lethargy, depression, ill-nourishment due to lack of food, worsening your chronic diseases, like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and most of all weaken your immune system.

On the other hand, lot of people feeling guilty about finding comfort in food and eating differently right now. Why? Because we’re during a crisis, a time when routines are suspended, and some health habits are bound to change. You may not have the energy to exercise. You may have trouble sleeping. And yes, you may be eating more than usual or enjoying richer foods.

For your internal health sake, a reasonable way of curbing the spread of corona virus is not exiling in your own home, but getting out in the sun, exercising, keeping your social distance strictly, and washing your hands on touching any surface and avoiding touching your eye lids, nostrils and mouth.

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To curtail spread of COVID-19-update By Dr Harold Gunatillake

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Coronaviruses have been causing problems for humanity for a long time. Several versions are known to trigger common colds and more recently two types have set off outbreaks of deadly illnesses: severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The present virus that kills people is a Sars-CoV-2 the virus that causes Covid-19 a deadly strain of a virus.
But their impact has been mild compared with the global havoc unleashed by the coronavirus that is causing the Covid-19 pandemic. In only a few months it has triggered lockdowns in dozens of nations and claimed more than 100,000 lives. And the disease continues to spread.
How does it spread?
The present corona virus is a spiky ball of genetic material coated in fatty chemicals called lipids.

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Should you use Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as palliation for the treatment of COVID19?-Dr. Harold Gunatillake

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Both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are drugs that doctors in Sri Lanka have been prescribing for malaria for over 70 years and was most efficacious and specific for killing malarial parasite. Doctors also prescribed the same drugs nonspecifically for traveler’s diarrhea, amoebiasis, and autoimmune conditions.


Malaria is caused by mosquito bites in countries like Sri Lanka where it was prevalent in the past. The malarial parasite carried by these mosquitoes, enter

the body through punctures and lives in tissues such as red blood cells or the liver.

This controversial anti-malarial drug is given to Australians, suffering from Covid-19 without carrying out any clinical trials.

It is the opinion of most doctors due to serious threatening side effects of the drug, against using it for conditions for which it has not been tested.

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Azithromycin antibiotic as palliation for COVID19-byDr Harold Gunatillake

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Breaking News Test by French Medical Expert

The news on the TV, President Trump speaking, that Trump also received tentative approval from FDA to partner Z-pak medication, azithromycin, with the hydroxychloroquine to treat the coronavirus. Z-pak has been used to treat bronchitis.

Also, from internet, it is discovered:
A test was run by a team led by Dr. Didier Raoult MD PhD, an infectious disease expert from l’Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire in Marseille, France.

In that test, a total of 26 coronavirus patients were treated with hydroxychloroquine. Six (6) were also given an antibiotic, azithromycin. The patients who were treated with both the malaria drug and the antibiotic tested negative for COVID-19. Of those who were treated with just the hydroxychloroquine, 57.1% tested negative for the virus. Hydroxycloroquine is a milder version of chloroquine formerly used to treat malaria. And azithromycin has been
formerly used to treat bronchitis and is known as the Z-pak. There was no mention of any patient dying during the test.



My comments:
The western medical system has reached great heights and excels in investigatory procedures, advanced imaging techniques, health information technology in diagnosis of
diseases, and in the treatment of bacterial diseases with drugs that have been well tested on animals, antifungal topical and internal medications, but hasn’t reached similar heights in medications to eradicate viral conditions. When it comes to viruses, the western conventional system has so far found no virostatic or virocidals, unlike bacteriostatic antibiotics limit the growth of bacteria by interfering with bacterial protein production, DNA
replication, or other aspects of bacterial cellular metabolism, and this group includes, tetracyclines, sulphonamides trimethoprim and so on.

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Corona Virus infection update in Sri Lanka-by Dr Harold Gunatillake

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Whilst the global statistics for morbidity and mortality for the corona virus is on the increase, it is heartening to observe a developing country like the island of Sri Lanka’s measures, to minimize the spread of the disease, has been a great success and a model

The latest global statistics reveal that the number of countries and territories where coronavirus (Covid-19) infections have been reported has reached 115, with Panama and Mongolia reporting their first cases Tuesday. The number of overall corona cases globally has passed 116,000, and the number of global deaths has passed 4,000.
However, not everything is bleak: for the first time since the outbreak started, the
number of new daily cases in China fell below 50.
Sri Lanka, that little island in the Indian Ocean, with a population of over 20 million people, since January till now only 144 cases have proved having the virus. Only three deaths have been notified so far. The third death 72 year old man, occurred as an inpatient being treated at the infectious Disease Hospital in Angod. 

Sri Lanka, dubbed as the pearl of the Indian ocean, is a very famous tropical destination among thousands. The island nation ranked as the number 01 tourist destination by lonely planet.
So, how did they curtail the spread of the virus with such astounding results in a
pandemic situation, and that’s what we are going to talk about.
Sri Lankan health system has both public and private health care sectors. The public health system is free for all citizens. Going hand in hand, Sri Lanka has a free education system until graduate school for the last 60 years. Thanks to the free education system.

Talking about myself, I had free education in a government school from the kindergarten till I graduated from the Ceylon Medical faculty. Not only that, the government sent me to UK. on a scholarship for further studies and fellowship exam.

Aren’t we all lucky to be born in Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka has trained thousands of well-qualified healthcare professionals and paramedical workforce for many decades through 9 well regulated and state of the art medical faculties covering all regions of the country. And, all free of charge. The doctors and paramedical staff receive post-graduate training and continuous medical education throughout their career.
Coronavirus threat
Since the origin of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan Sri Lankan authorities started to take vigilance in stopping the potential danger. The military forces and the national intelligence service was put on high alert. The government created specialized aviation and border control expert teams, to track the movement of all inbound tourists and with a potential threat.

The first detected case of the corona virus infection was on a Chinese woman who arrived in Sri Lanka on the 19th January. Passing through the thermal scanners at the airport, she was confirmed having the coronavirus.
She was promptly admitted to the infectious disease Hospital in Colombo and was discharged after being fully cured. She was given a mighty welcome, by the Minister of Health visiting the hospital, on the day she was discharged.
So, Sri Lanka’s first case was well handled and there wasn’t any spread of the disease at that stage.
On 3 March 2020, the first reported case involving a Sri Lankan origin outside Sri Lanka was reported in Italy. As of 23 March 2020, 45 quarantine centres were opened in the country by the Sri Lanka Army as a preventive measure to tackle the  coronavirus pandemic.[11] Nearly 3500 people have been under quarantine in 45 quarantine centres which also include 31 foreigners from 14 countries.[12]
As of 25th March 2020 Sri Lankan authorities have tracked down over 14000 people who had contacted the identified patients and had ordered self quarantine for such people.
A 22-member National Action Committee was set up by the ministry to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Sri Lanka. The Department of Immigration and Emigration also informed all construction sites with Chinese resident visa holders to restrict their Chinese employees to their respective workplaces and lodgings.
33 Sri Lankan students and families were evacuated from Wuhan on 1 February and they were brought back to the country at government expense at Sri Lankan government expense, and kept under Quarantine at a Military facility at Diyatalawa.
They were released after two weeks quarantine period on 14 February Since the first week of March, passengers coming from Italy, Iran, or South Korea have been required to be quarantined for two weeks at one of two facilities. On 10 March, 186 people, out of which (164 Sri Lankan nationals, 20 Italian nationals and 2 South Korean nationals) were placed under quarantine in Batticaloa. On 10 March 2020, 2 Sri Lankan origins living in United Arab Emirates reported with coronavirus cases were identified
So, you will see that prompt action taken by the government curtailed the spread of the infection in that little island.

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Sri Lanka kept Coronavirus in Check by Harold Gunatillake

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How did Sri Lanka manage to contain  COVID 19 infections, preventing the new coronavirus from epidemic proportions compared to more advanced countries.

We are an island surrounded by salt water, unlike big countries having neighboring countries attached by borders.

How did they do it?

Early reaction by the government and the health advisers was the key

A 22 member National Action committee was set up by the ministry to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Sri Lanka.

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