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ข้อเท็จจริงทางวิทยาศาสตร์เกี่ยวกับ Covid-19 สายพันธุ์ เดลต้า

By Dr. Erik Fleischman –
 
นี่คือข้อเท็จจริงทางวิทยาศาสตร์เกี่ยวกับ Covid-19 สายพันธุ์ เดลต้า ซึ่งผมได้ยินเรื่องต่างๆและสมมติฐานมากมาย และคิดว่าถึงเวลาที่จะทำให้เรื่องนี้มันชัดเจนในเชิงวิทยาศาสตร์มากขึ้น
 
1. ไวรัสสายพันธุ์เดลต้ามีปริมาณไวรัส(จำนวนไวรัส)ที่สูงกว่ามากในจมูก ดังนั้นการจามธรรมดาโดยมีไวรัสสายพันธุ์เดลต้าจะทำให้การปล่อยไวรัสออกมามากกว่าสายพันธุ์ก่อนหน้า นี่อาจเป็นสาเหตุที่ทำให้การติดเชื้อมีจำนวนที่สูงขึ้นอย่างรวดเร็ว (ไวรัสมากขึ้น=แพร่กระจายมากขึ้น) 🤧🤧🤧
 

2.วัคซีนปัจจุบันกำลังปรับตัวเพื่อจัดการไวรัสสายพันธุ์เดลต้า โดยถึงแม้ว่าคนที่ฉีดวัคซีนจะติดโควิด แต่อาการจะเบาลง อัตราการเสียชีวิตน้อยลง การรักษาตัวในโรงพยาบาลน้อยลดลง 🩺🩺

3. ไวรัสสายพันธุ์เดลต้าไม่ได้ต้านทานภูมิคุ้มกันของมนุษย์ได้ดีขึ้น (มันก็ยังสามารถถูกกำจัดได้ด้วยภูมิต้านทานของเรา) และถ้าพูดกันตามหลักความเป็นจริงแล้วมันมีความต้านทานน้อยกว่าสายพันธุ์เบต้า จากแอฟริกาใต้

4. เนื่องจากไวรัสสายพันธุ์เดลต้ามีปริมาณไวรัสสะสมในจมูกสูงกว่าสายพันธุ์อื่นๆ จึงเป็นเหตุผลที่ควรจะสวมหน้ากากเพื่อป้องกันการแพร่กระจายไวรัสจำนวนมากออกไป 😷😷😷

5. แม้ว่าตอนนี้เด็กจะยังติดเชื้อไม่มาก แต่จะมีเด็กที่ติดเชื้อจำนวนมากขึ้นเนื่องจากไวรัสถูกแพร่กระจายในอากาศมากขึ้น ดังนั้นเด็กสมควรที่จะใส่หน้ากากสำหรับผม คุณอาจจะไม่เห็นด้วยแต่อย่างที่รู้ว่าวิทยาศาสตร์อาจใช้เวลาในการศึกษาเป็นอาทิตย์และเดือนไม่ใช่ระยะเวลาไม่กี่วัน และเราทุกคนกำลังเรียนรู้มันอยู่

6. ไวรัสสายพันธุ์เดลต้าไม่ได้แสดงให้เห็นว่าเป็นอันตรายถึงชีวิตมากกว่า แต่จำนวนคนที่ติดเชื้อมากกว่า และวัคซีนกำลังจัดการกับมัน ดังนั้นคุณควรที่จะฉีดวัคซีนเว้นแต่คุณมีปัญหาทางสุขภาพที่ไม่สามารถรับวัคซีนได้

7. การทดสอบ PCR ในปัจจุบันนั้นไม่สามารถระบุได้ว่าคุณติดโควิด สายพันธุ์เดลต้า ต้องใช้การทดสอบที่เฉพาะเจาะจงมากขึ้นซึ่งไม่สามารถหาได้ทั่วไป มันได้รับการทดสอบและแสดงผลว่าเป็นไวรัสตัวหลักที่แพร่กระจายอยู่ในอังกฤษตอนนี้ และผมก็คิดว่าน่าจะเป็นแบบเดียวกันในประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา
คำแนะนำของผมยังคงเหมือนเดิม คือ ฉีดวัคซีนให้เร็วที่สุดเท่าที่คุณจะสามารถทำได้ ไม่ว่าจะเป็นวัคซีนอะไรก็ตามที่ได้รับการรับรองแล้วในตอนนี้ เนื่องจากวัคซีนจะช่วยป้องกันไม่ให้คุณเสียชีวิตและอาการติดเชื้อที่รุนแรง/ต้องเข้ารับการรักษาตัวที่โรงพยาบาล อย่ารอถึง 6 เดือนเพื่อที่จะได้ Moderna หรือ Pfizer หากคุณยังอยู่ในประเทศไทย
เราควรจะบูสวัคซีนไหม? สำหรับตอนนี้ยังไม่จำเป็นมาก แต่คนที่เป็นมะเร็ง ภูมิคุ้มกันบกพร่อง HIV และผู้ที่มีความเสี่ยงสูงควรพิจารณาที่จะรับการบูสวัคซีน
 
นี่ไม่ใช่และไม่มีวันเป็นบทความเกี่ยวกับเรื่องทางการเมือง แต่เรื่องนี้อ้างอิงจากวิทยาศาสตร์ในปัจจุบันจากมหาวิทยาลัย Cornell และศูนย์การแพทย์ Walter Reed โดยผมหวังว่าบทความนี้จะช่วยให้ข้อมูลต่างๆกระจ่างมากขึ้น
สุดท้าย: อย่าลืมที่จะเพิ่มภูมิคุ้มกันตัวเอง หลับให้เพียงพอ ลดน้ำตาลลง และอย่าลืมที่จะทานวิตามิน C, D3 และ ซิงค์
 
We do have Telemedicine for those unable to travel to our clinic.
 
 
Photo Credit: BBC 

Facts about the Delta Varient of Covid-19

By Dr. Erik Fleischman –
 
Here are some facts about the Delta varient of Covid-19. Only the science. I’ve heard so many assumptions and figured it’s time to make some of the science clear:
 
1. Delta variant has a much much higher viral load (number of viruses) found in the nose. Thus a simple sneeze with Delta emits much more virus than previous mutations. This is likely why it is more infectious. More virus = more spread. 🤧🤧🤧
 

2. Current vaccines ARE managing Delta varient. Vaccinated people ARE getting Covid, but cases are milder, deaths are down, hospitalizations are down.🩺🩺

3. Delta does not have increased Antibody resistance (it can still be killed by antibodies). In fact, it has less resistance than the Beta variant from South Africa.

4. BECAUSE there is so much more virus in the nose, it DOES make theoretical sense to wear masks to prevent some expulsion of large amounts of virus.😷😷😷

5. Even though children still get more mild infections, there will be more children infected due to more virus being expelled in the air.

So (I hate to say this) children wearing masks does make scientific sense to me. Feel free to disagree. We are all learning. Science takes weeks and months… Not days.

6. Delta variant has NOT been shown to be more deadly, just more infectious. Vaccines are managing it and thus you SHOULD get vaccinated unless you have a condition that prevents it.

7. Current regular PCR tests DO NOT let you know you have Delta. That takes a much more specific test which is not commercially available in pharmacies. It has been tested and shown to be the dominant virus in UK, and I suspect this will be true in the USA also.
 
My advice remains:
 
Vaccinate if you can – any approved vaccine for now. They all prevent death and severe infection/hospitalization in general. Don’t wait for 6 months to get Moderna or Pfizer if you are in Thailand.
 
Should we boost vaccine?
 
For now, no. But, consider it for people with Cancer, Immune Issues, HIV and very high risk conditions.
 
This is not, and never will be, a political post. This is based on current science from Cornell University and Walter Reed Medical Centers. I hope it clears some things up.
 
Lastly: boost your immunity, get sleep! Easy on the sugar! Take your vitamin C! D3! and Zinc.
contact us to learn more, book an appointment, or speak to a specialist regarding immune-boosting and other treatments available at BAAC.
 
We do have Telemedicine for those unable to travel to our clinic.
 

Dr. Erik Fleischman: Anti-Aging and Hormone Management

A Report on the Seminar by Dr Erik Fleischman at The British Club Bangkok –
 
Hormone Management is an essential part of your health and wellbeing, an often overlooked area that affects many aspects of our lives (and sanity!). Dr Erik’s holistic approach is rather unique and encompasses every aspect of a person’s wellbeing. Not only does he predominantly use ‘natural’ medicines and supplements, encouraging the body to rebalance itself naturally, he also takes into account exercise and nutrition and how they will affect the outcome. 
To schedule an appointment at one of our Bangkok BAAC Clinics or book a consultation with Executive Medical Director, Dr. Erik Fleischman, please contact us.
 

Dr. Erik Fleischman: On the Front Line Against Ebola

Bangkok Post After decades in medical crisis zones, Bangkok-based doctor Erik Fleischman set off for Liberia to face the most dangerous challenge of his career.

Bangkok Post article featuring Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Erik Fleischman after his work against Ebola and other deadly viral epidemics.

He has been a consultant for infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, Viral and Bacterial Epidemics for US State Department, The Clinton Foundation, International SOS and several Asian and European governments. He was a trainer in the National Infectious Disease Programs for Vietnam, Ukraine, Indonesia and several African countries.

You can read more about Dr. Erik Fleischman by clicking the news link
 
To schedule an appointment at one of our Bangkok BAAC Clinics or book a consultation with Executive Medical Director, Dr. Erik Fleischman, please contact us.
 

COVID-19: What Can I Do to Protect Myself and My Family From Infection? – January 29, 2020

By Dr. Erik Fleischman –

Dear friends and clients of BAAC,

Corona Virus has everyone in Bangkok worried! I’ve been an Infectious Diseases and Virus epidemic specialist for over 30 years. I’ve worked all over the world with patients with HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, SARS and many other scary infections. The question is: What can I do to protect myself and my family from infection?

The rules are always the same:

At Bangkok Anti-Aging Center we are dedicated to help support the fight against Coronavirus spread in Thailand. We have developed an Immune Boosting protocol to keep your natural defenses against viruses at its best.

If you are a person with any existing chronic diseases (lung disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, etc.) boosting your immune system is VITAL to staying healthy and uninfected.

We have developed short and long programs to meet the individual needs of our BAAC clients and families. Please call for more information and if you have specific questions please contact us and we will answer them as quickly as possible.

Stay healthy, Bangkok.

To schedule an appointment at one of our Bangkok BAAC Clinics or speak to a specialist about how we can help support your Immune System, please contact us.

One of Our Greatest Fears Today Is Infection by COVID-19 – February 05, 2020

By Dr. Erik Fleischman –

One of our greatest fears today is infection by CORONAVIRUS 2019 nCov.

Cases and deaths are beginning to multiply and grow outside of China and prevention is the only real treatment. Boosting your immune system can give you a strong and effective defense against spread of CORONAVIRUS 2019 nCov.

The infectious disease and regenerative medicine specialists at BAAC have developed a new intensive immune boosting program that can strengthen your immunity against viruses and add critical anti-oxidants to give you the best chance of staying healthy during this epidemic and the current severe Influenza / Flu season.

This is important for all people, but especially important for patients with ongoing chronic diseases: High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Asthma, heart and lung disease and others.

By combining the synergistic effects of Intravenous Vitamin / anti-oxidant therapy with the direct anti-viral effect of Ozone, this program will keep your white blood cells and immune cells at their peak performance. Your natural resistance is the only weapon you have against spread of viruses and bacteria. This program will optimize your immune system immediately upon starting treatment.
 
To schedule an appointment at one of our Bangkok BAAC Clinics or speak to a specialist about how we can help support your Immune System, please contact us.
 

Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus 2019 nCoV – February 06, 2020

By Dr. Erik Fleischman –

Protect yourself against Coronavirus 2019 nCoV

Because I’m an Infectious Disease Specialist I’ve been getting a lot of messages from friends asking my opinion on what should be done to prevent Coronavirus 2019 nCoV.

I may sound a bit cavalier having been personally involved with more serious infections like Ebola, HIV, Dengue and Malaria for 25+ years, but there’s a common thread of advice here:

First, don’t panic. Look at the numbers and then draw conclusions. Thailand has low and slow growing sporadic numbers of cases. Most have already been sent back, so if there’s a small growth afterward there likely wasn’t much further exponential transmission, as in China.

Second, follow the rules. The same rules we had when exposed to potential populations with Ebola or Influenza:

  • Wash your hands. A lot!
  • Stop touching every surface when you are in public, at shops, at mass transit and when it can be avoided.
  • Frequently clean the surfaces of your home and work with a good cleanser.
  • Stop touching your face 40 times an hour! I know, tough to do because it is so automatic, but know that most infections are spread this way and not through droplet infections passed by sneezing and coughing.
  • If you have children it’s probably best to keep them out of activities with lots of group touching as happens in many school activities. The school should be aware of this. If not, make them aware.
  • Maintain a strong immune system. Get enough sleep, ease up on the alcohol, exercise and take supplements that can help you become a more efficient immune machine (feel free to message me if you have questions. There’s some great immune boosters available in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Know that death due to 2019 nCoV occurs in “at risk” populations: elderly, frail, chronically diseased and immunosuppressed people. Everyone else should recover fully, as we eventually do from the flu.

2019 nCoV will eventually burn out. The virus runs its course when it is not transmitted to a new host. Prevention as above will bring this about faster in the lands outside of China. Unfortunately the Chinese have hit a raw volume of cases that has hit the exponential growth curve and that’s why flights and travels have been restricted in many countries (but not Thailand).

Stay healthy Bangkok!
To schedule an appointment at one of our Bangkok BAAC Clinics or speak to a specialist about how we can help support your Immune System, please contact us.

Coronavirus Update February 08, 2020

By Dr. Erik Fleischman –

Here’s an update on the development of new (and old) treatments for 2019 nCoV – Coronavirus:

“China has announced it will immediately commence clinical trials on an experimental drug, remdesivir, in hopes of finding an effective treatment for the novel coronavirus. The news comes just 3 days after a paper was published in the New England Journal of Medicine claiming that remdesivir, which is not yet approved by drug regulators in any country, may have helped alleviate the symptoms of a 35 year old male novel coronavirus patient in Washington state.

Remdesivir clinical trials will have a scale of approximately 500 mild and 500 severe cases; it is said to be considered a double-blind randomized clinical trial with half of the patients are using placebo. A cocktail of antiviral drugs appeared effective in treating a seriously ill patient infected with the coronavirus that’s spreading around the world, a Thai health official has said.

The HIV medicines lopinavir and ritonavir (sold as Kaletra) were used on 3 patients along with the anti-flu medication oseltamivir. Kaletra is already being studied in a randomized, controlled trial — the gold standard for testing new medical products — in coronavirus patients in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began.”

To schedule an appointment at one of our Bangkok BAAC Clinics or speak to a specialist about how we can help support your Immune System, please contact us.
 

Coronavirus Facts as of February 10, 2020

Time for another reality check on 2019 nCoV. Current facts as of February 10, 2020.

The mortality or death rate of 2019 nCoV is 2.2%.

To put this in perspective of recent viral epidemics:

  • SARS (2003) death rate 10%
  • MERS (2012) death rate 34%
  • Ebola (2014) death rate 44%
Criteria for a Suspected Case:
  • SEVERE lower respiratory illness (lungs involved – usually both lungs) with no clear cause and
  • History of travel to China within 14 days or
  • Contact with a confirmed or probable case of 2019 nCoV

There have only been 2 deaths outside of China. They were in Hong Kong and Philippines.

Follow the rules: wash your hands! Stop touching public surfaces! Don’t touch your face! Boost your immune system (vitamins and good sleep)!
 
BAAC has State-of-the-Art Immune Boosting treatments available now. Protect yourself and your family.
 
To schedule an appointment at one of our Bangkok BAAC Clinics or speak to a specialist about how we can help you support your Immune System, please contact us.
 

5 Tips for People on the Front Lines of Customer Service COVID-19

By Dr. Erik Fleischman –

Each of these topics is not only important to fight COVID-19, but will also bring tremendous health benefits after we are finally clear of the epidemic. Strong immune system maintenance is the best defense you have.

Sleep

If you aren’t getting 7 hours of sleep a night (or a day, if you are a night-shift worker) you are likely having more than drooping eyes at work. Less than 7 hours of sleep causes suppression of the immune system and increased chances of Depression, Diabetes, Obesity, High Blood Pressure and even Cancer.

Sleeping pills are not the answer either. Chronic use of prescription sleeping pills have their own problems such as loss of cognitive function, lowering sex hormones and hangover.

I recommend using Melatonin 1-3 mg (Melatonin production drops 1% per year in your body after age 40) or L-Tryptophan or Ashwaganda or Valerian Root. These will give you 7-8 hours of good sleep while supporting your immune and brain function.

Vitamin C

The debate for scientific proof that Vitamin C is good for your immune system has gone on for over 60 years, yet it continues to be used worldwide to treat and prevent bacterial and viral infections.

Scientific studies show that infections deplete your Vitamin C levels in the body very quickly, so as a treatment it seems essential. I have recommended and used oral Vitamin C daily as a preventative with 1000-3000 mg per day.

I have had amazing success for over 10 years with high dose Intravenous Vitamin C when treating patients with severe viruses and infections such as HIV/AIDS, H1N1, H5N1, Dengue Fever and Malaria. This treatment is now being used in several countries to treat COVID-19. It makes good biological sense as a preventative.

Vitamin D3

“Vitamin” D3 is actually mislabeled. It is really a hormone and has great responsibility in many critical functions of the body:

  • Immune Function: Vitamin D improves the effect of immune T-cells, the cells responsible for clearing ALL viruses from the body and killing them before they become an infection
  • Anti-Depression: Low Vitamin D levels have been implicated as a major contributor to Clinical Depression
  • Hormone Function and Sex Drive: Men and women with low Vitamin D levels do not produce optimal levels of sex hormones (Testosterone, Estrogen and Progesterone) and Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in Early Menopause in women and Erectile Dysfunction in men
  • Heart, Bone and Muscle development and more
The only foods that provide it are fatty fish (not overcooked!) People with dark skin and those who don’t like the sun are especially prone.
 
You can only increase your vitamin D by being in the morning sunlight with a lot of exposed skin. Forty Percent of my tested patients have a Vitamin D deficiency.
 
Hand Sanitizer

Use it. Liberally! But use it correctly. Alcohol kills viruses and bacteria by evaporation, so do not rub off the sanitizer quickly after applying it. Let it evaporate naturally.

It works by literally sucking out the water molecules in the germs. Equally as important is the physical rubbing process to sterilize hands or surfaces. Soap and water also work very effectively.

At Bangkok Anti-Aging Center, I have the cleaning staff cleansing surfaces every hour. We have also created a culture of “search and clean” where ALL OUR STAFF note the areas of higher volume of people and direct the cleaning efforts where needed. If you see something, say something!

Sugar

We all love it. It does not love us back.

Viruses survive on – you guessed it – sugar. It is no surprise that people with Diabetes are one of the worst victims of COVID-19 and the ones most often requiring hospitalization and ventilator use.
 
The same goes with obese people for the same reason. The immune system in Diabetics and obese people is poorly prepared to fight the rapid growth of virus when it can grow and replicate so rapidly.
 
My recommendation (especially for those who refuse to give up sugar and carbohydrates) is to do Intermittent Fasting for at least 4 of 7 days a week.
 
After your last meal of the day, don’t eat again until 16 hours later. Only eat for 8 hours out of the day. For the other hours, you can drink coffee and tea (no sugar added) and water with lemon. It is easier than it sounds and the healthiest diet I know.
 
To schedule an appointment at one of our Bangkok BAAC Clinics or speak to a specialist, please contact us.