Busting Coronavirus Myths + The Case for Hope | David Sinclair on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

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Key Takeaways

  • The coronavirus didn’t come from 5G: “It’s complete crap actually, please don’t believe it” – David Sinclair
  • If the coronavirus is on your skin, you won’t get infected–you will only get infected if you the virus enters your eye, nose, mouth, or another orifice
  • If coronavirus enters your bloodstream, it will inflame your gut and heart–“That’s pretty scary because if it gets to your heart…that’s when it can cause potentially lethal problems” – David Sinclair
  • There are 55 drugs and 40 vaccines being tested around the world that could help people fight COVID-19 in the next few months
    • The FDA approved the use of hydroxychloroquine in hospitals  
  • “We’re playing a game that’s a balance between staying in the house and wrecking the economy, or coming out of the house and basically killing more people” – David Sinclair
    • “If you want to see our future, pay attention to China”
  • David believes the US needs a bioforce–a new military branch much like the Space Force
    • It would have an army of researchers ready to go with new technologies for vaccines and have a global surveillance team looking at viruses in the animal world and humans

Intro

Books Mentioned

  •  David Sinclair talks about pandemics and how people need to get ready for them in his book Lifespan

Coronovirus- How it Originated and Spreads 

  • The coronavirus didn’t come from 5G: “It’s complete crap actually, please don’t believe it” – David Sinclair
    • Nor did it come from a Wuhan lab 
      • “It’s almost certainly from a bat, maybe through a pangolin”
        • About every 5-10 years a coronavirus comes out of the animal kingdom and jumps into humans
  • Viruses have been around for 450 million years, even dinosaurs were infected by them
    • Viruses trick cells to take them inside the body much like a trojan horse
  • If the coronavirus is on your skin, you won’t get infected–you will only get infected if you the virus enters your eye, nose, mouth, or another orifice
    • Think of the virus as glitter, it sticks to everything but doesn’t move
  • The coronavirus can get into your blood, but it’s easier for it to wash down into your lungs
    • If it enters your bloodstream, it will inflame your gut and heart–“That’s pretty scary because if it gets to your heart…that’s when it can cause potentially lethal problems” – David Sinclair

Case For Hope

  • There are only two ways for coronavirus to go away: either everybody gets infected or a vaccine arrives in time
    • Some bad news: Scientists are working on vaccines for the coronavirus, but the virus is evolving and is now much different from its original strain 
      • “Vaccine makers are behind the times already…but I’m still optimistic that it’s not going to change so much that the vaccines will be rendered ineffective, but they might be similar to the flu in the sense that they won’t work as well and they won’t be 100% effective” – David Sinclair
  • Scientists from all different fields are working together and sharing data
  • There are 55 drugs and 40 vaccines being tested around the world that could help people fight COVID-19 in the next few months
    • The FDA is helping move the drug process faster than usual
      • The FDA approved the use of hydroxychloroquine in hospitals  
  • The Chinese government banned the trade of wild animals
  • We need to better monitor the environment to see if the viruses in animals are mutating

Looking Forward

  • “We’re playing a game that’s a balance between staying in the house and wrecking the economy, or coming out of the house and basically killing more people” – David Sinclair
    • “If you want to see our future, pay attention to China”
  • Many scientists believed that a new form of coronavirus would cause the next epidemic
    • “This was coming and we should have been much more ready for this” – David Sinclair
      • And there will be more viruses in the future: “It’s not a question of if, it’s when”
  • David believes the US needs a bioforce–a new military branch much like the Space Force
    • It would have an army of researchers ready to go with new technologies for vaccines and have a global surveillance team looking at viruses in the animal world and in humans

Immune Boosters

  • If you smoke, stop immediately: “That’s the biggest risk you could inflict on your body” – David Sinclair
  • Perform high-intensity interval exercises
    • Exercise helps grow more red blood cells in your body and “You’ll have a greater chance of getting through this without such strong symptoms” – David Sinclair
  • Ensure your iron levels are in the normal range
  • Take Vitamin D, David is taking 2,500 units a day
  • Try to fast occasionally 
  • Limit your sugar intake
  • Eat nutrient-rich plants (kale, blueberries, etc.)
    • If you’re worried about your food having coronavirus, leave it in the fridge for 24 hours
  • Buy humidifiers for your bedroom if you live in a dry climate
    • The humidity helps keep the mucus layer in humans intact which can trap the virus and then enzymes will destroy it
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