This is a guest post written by Dr. Joel S. Holmes.
Dr. Holmes is an engineer, previously working in hydropower, antimicrobial electrochemistry, and in non-medical technology helping business and industry to achieve safer surfaces and safer air. He has written several books on the pandemic and also on Democrat cooperation with Russian efforts to subvert the US political process and the pandemic remediation process.
This article is not a parody. It is based on technical expertise and experience in the fields of alternative energy and in nanotechnology of over twenty years.
It has now become clear, that the key player in defeating the ever-mutating SARS-CoV-2 pandemic virus is … none other than CO2.
In addition to the unnecessary and painful collateral damage they bring, lockdowns are an ineffective strategy for fighting a virus which fades away seasonally.
The much-heralded new step of vaccinating populations is showing that it is not up to the task either. The virus is mutating into variants constantly, and new vaccines will be required for those.
The seasonal influenza (also a coronavirus) has existed for 200 years or more during the period of modern medicine, and we have yet to develop a vaccine for it.
For the same reason an effective vaccine to end seasonal influenza is a mirage, so it is for the SARS-CoV-2 virus as well. The virus is and will be outrunning the vaccines, as is usual.
So is the battle lost against the pandemic virus? Strangely enough, a way to produce deactivation and instability in the virus, leading to its destruction, comes from a totally unexpected source.
The virus becomes more and more unstable, and unable to infect, the warmer it becomes.
For example, at approximately 4 degrees C to 15 degrees C, the virus can remain active on surfaces up to 29 days. This means it’s capable of causing infection for 29 days.
However at the temperature of 40 degrees C, which is common in many parts of the world, such as India, Africa, the Middle East, South China and so on, in that environment, the virus becomes inactive (dead) in 1 day.
Let me repeat that. As the environmental temperature rises, the pandemic virus loses its power to infect and to survive.
29 days active in power in cool and cold weather.
1 day in hot weather.
Consider the annual “flu season.” No one gets the flu in the summer.
Then, as temperatures drop in the Autumn, it begins again.
During the winter, cool and cold temperatures empower the influenza virus, causing the “flu season,” a sort of “seasonal pandemic.”
Colder temperatures strengthen the influenza virus. Warmer temperatures weaken the virus until it basically disappears.
It’s not because of magic, it’s because such viruses thrive in cool and cold weather and are damaged and destroyed by warm weather.
Here are some of the technical details:
“Most coronaviruses would be almost completely killed after exposure to temperatures of 65°C (149°F) or higher for longer than 3 minutes.”
The researchers also noted that, “For temperatures lower than 65°C (149°F), a longer exposure time should be used. For example, the coronavirus may need to be exposed to temperatures of between 50 and 55°C (122 to 131°F) for 20 minutes to be killed.”
However, our possibility and objective is not to “kill” the coronavirus with environmental temperatures such as those in the above study.
Our possibility and objective is to weaken it and make it unstable. In this way, it can only remain on surfaces and in the air for a very short period of time.
Only a relatively small increase in temperature is needed for this to happen.
According to a report in Newsweek:
“Other studies have assessed the stability of the virus under different conditions. In one correspondence published in the Lancet Microbe, researchers found SARS-CoV-2 was “highly stable” 4 degrees Celsius. However, at 70 degrees Celsius, they found the virus was inactivated in five minutes.
In another pre-print paper, researchers from Beijing, China, found air temperature and humidity played a role in transmission of the virus. By analyzing infection rates across 100 Chinese cities, they found higher temperatures and humidity levels appeared to “significantly reduce the transmission of COVID-19.” They said this was in line with SARS and influenza, which both have reduced transmission under these conditions.”
Additional studies also show clearly that the virus is empowered and remains virulent and infectious over long periods of time in cool and cold weather. But very weak and near destruction in times of warm weather.
“Survival rates of SARS-CoV-2 were determined at different temperatures and D-values, Z-values and half-life were calculated. We obtained half-lives of between 1.7 and 2.7 days at 20 °C, reducing to a few hours when temperature was elevated to 40 °C. With initial viral loads broadly equivalent to the highest titres excreted by infectious patients, viable virus was isolated for up to 28 days at 20 °C from common surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and both paper and polymer banknotes. Conversely, infectious virus survived less than 24 h at 40 °C on some surfaces.”
Put simply, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic virus thrives in cool and cold weather. And becomes weak and deactivated, the warmer it gets. Even standard environmental temperatures in summer can damage the virus.
“Hot” countries, such as Uganda and Vietnam, for example, have the lowest death rates from the pandemic in the world.
What has that to do with CO2?
First, it is now clear, after becoming a bedrock government policy in the present U.S. government, that CO2 causes a rise in the environmental temperature of the earth and causes global warming.
Second, human activity is a major contributor, if not the major contributor, to the increase of CO2 in the environment.
To put it clearly and simply in terms of the pandemic virus, the more CO2 we produce (raising the temperature on the earth’s surface), the weaker the virus becomes, the closer to deactivation and death it moves.
It’s ability to infect and cause illness decreases with each incremental increase in temperature.
The solution to the pandemic now becomes clear and achievable.
CO2 has many benefits, including its support for flourishing plant life and agriculture.
Added to that during this time of pandemic, is the emergency status benefit that it can weaken and destroy the pandemic virus.
Suddenly we understand that which has been before our very eyes: The policy of international organizations and of the American government must be to produce as much CO2 as possible.
So, as an engineer working in alternative energy for about twenty years, and as a specialist in nanotechnology related to combating pandemic viruses, I plan to produce as much CO2 as I possibly can.
Travel by plane, use our internal combustion engine cars as much as possible. Heat and cool our home as much as possible. Use as much fossil fuel as possible. It is plentiful, inexpensive and can, in fact, save our lives on earth from the pandemic virus.
In this way, by increasing our personal (and by extension national and international) carbon footprint, each of us makes a contribution to save the planet, a contribution to damage and weaken pandemic viruses.
Fossil fuels have provided a sort of miracle which can, in terms of human life, save the planet. Rev-up the fracking, we have a way out.
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Dr Joel S. Holmes is an engineer working in alternative energy (solar, wind, hydropower) as well as antimicrobial nano-technology.
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