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      COVID-19 and SARS-COV-2 Infection and Virulence, Hypothesis II: Elevated Temperature, Humidity and Far Infrared Irradiation will significantly lower the Viability, Infectivity and Virulence of SARS-COV-2

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            SARS-COV-2 is the etiologic agent of COVID-19. There is currently no effective means of preventing infections by SARS-COV-2, except through restriction of population movement and contact. An understanding of the origin, evolution and biochemistry (molecular biology) of SARS-COV-2 is a prerequisite to its control. There is no definitive answer as to the origin of SARS-COV-2. The evolution of SARS-COV-2 can be gleaned from a comparative study of its infectivity and virulence in different populations and environments. There are few reports on the biochemistry (molecular biology) of SARS-COV-2. Analysis of the biochemistry (moleuclar biology) of SARS-COV-2 and past discoveries of viruses that infect humans revealed that SARS-COV-2 most probably emerged from its latent forms through induction by Low Temperature, Low Sunlight and Low Humidity caused by Seasonal Change and Drought. Far Infrared Radiation (FIR), an important component of Sun Light can eradicate RNA viruses. Thus, it is hypothesized that an environment of high humidity, temperature approaching 39 0 C (or higher) and Far Infrared Irradiation will significantly lower the viability and infectivity of SARS-COV-2 and enhance the recovery of individuals infected with SARS-COV-2. Increasing the temperature and humidity with constant Far Infrared Irradiation in the room in which individuals infected with SARS-COV-2 are being treated is relatively easy to implement. Protocol for irradiation with FIR which is not harmful to humans but will destroy SARS-COV-2 already exists and can be implemented relatively easy. It is also hypothesized that the process of steaming up to 70 0 C - 80 0 C in a FIR Sauna may not only reduce the viability and infectivity of SARS-COV-2 but also enhance the recovery of individuals infected with SARS-COV-2. It is further hypothesized that Individuals infected with SARS-COV-2 who have mild symptoms and Asymptomatic Carriers of SARS-COV-2 will also benefit from steaming in a FIR Sauna. These hypotheses are realtively easy to test and will take no more than two weeks to accomplish.


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            ScienceOpen Preprints
            20 April 2020
            [1 ] Nachbraht Biomedical Research Institute

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            : 20 April 2020

            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
            Biochemistry,Microbiology & Virology,Public health,Infectious disease & Microbiology
            COVID-19,SARS-COV-2,Viability, Infectivity and Virulence,High Humidity,High Temperature,Far Infrared Irradiation,Inflammation,Nitrous Oxide,NFkB,Inhibitor of NFkB


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