COVID 19 pandemic: Personal Experiences and Suggestions

Ashutosh Kumar

COVID-19 impose pandemic situation and affected globally with high rate of mortality [1]. When there is a discussion all over the world about COVID 19. One thing that I am missing is the effects of alcohol on the virus. We use sanitizer to kill the virus which contains around 70% alcohol. We don’t know much about the impact of alcohol on the virus. But still, we are using this as a tool. No, we cannot consume wine which contains 70 % alcohol. Still, I am interested to know what will be the impact of coronavirus on people who are addicted to wine. Are they safe or they are also suffering from this disease? The only survey can answer this question, if we can get an answer to this question. Then it will help us to make medicine for COVID 19, which is very necessary for now. If we couldn’t control the number of patients then the situation will be out of control.

Whoever is claiming for the vaccine is not going to come in the market before 2021 and if vaccine comes there is no guaranty that it will be effective for people of all ages and demographics. Treatment and vaccines against COVID-19 is must for the world wide community public health measures [2]. Before that, we need an alternative and we need it urgently. And that thing can be made for a viral disease which will contain more alcohol than usual. The Centre for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is engaged in protecting health during the COVID-19 pandemic through drug validation and research [3]. Initially, it was believed that hydroxychloroquine is a good option but its impact does not satisfy with its fame. Actually, the real problem is we don’t know how to deal with this virus. So, we need to know about this virus properly.

Coronaviruses are a group of related RNA viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, these viruses cause respiratory tract infections that can range from mild to lethal. Mild illnesses include some cases of the common cold (which is also caused by other viruses, predominantly rhinoviruses), while more lethal varieties can cause SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 [1].

So, this is not a new type of virus. We have already faced such virus earlier and the best example is the common cold. Here a question arises can we take the medicine of cold in case of COVID 19. The answer is no, because the common cold is caused by the same type of mild virus. However, we can try a more powerful tool. We can take cough syrup of cold which contains a higher percentage of alcohol. One of the examples is a jiffy which contains 56.5 % alcohol.

I am giving you my example; during this lockdown I was suffering from cold and symptoms were very likely of COVID 19. And I started doing experiment on myself.

Then I was taking following things

  1. 10 drops of sanitizer in 1 glass of hot water in the morning.
  2. Drinking Hot water throughout the day.
  3. No any medicine but only cough syrup.
  4. One glass milk with turmeric before sleeping.
  5. Taking Salad which used to contain tomato and lemon.
  6. Using Garlic, Turmeric and Ginger in meal.
I am following this routine regularly and the results are good. Some people ask me what to do in this time to avoid disease, I say do nothing, just take proper diet.

Actually around 60% people of this world are already immunised to this disease means even if they suffer from corona disease they will be well and maybe they didn’t know about that they had corona. Since, we don’t have any vaccine or medicine for COVID 19. We should avoid taking medicine.

So, I divide people in three categories.

  1. Who has no symptoms of COVID 19
    1. Drink hot water throughout the day.
    2. If you take alcohol take regularly.
    3. Use turmeric, garlic and ginger in your meal.
    4. Take Salads which must contain tomato cucumber and lemon.
    5. Drink milk mix with turmeric in the night before sleeping.
  2. Who has symptoms of COVID 19
    1. Follow same diet as mentioned above.
    2. Don’t take any medicine for cure of COVID 19 because we don’t know about our enemy and taking wrong medicine may harm you.
    3. You should take only cough syrup which has higher percentage of alcohol.
    4. If you are drinking alcohol then continue it.
  3. Who has symptoms of COVID 19 and already suffering from other disease like diabetes, Blood pressure etc.
    1. Please stop your medicine for at least 7 days because medicine that you are taking for other disease may boost virus and the chances of death is most in the people who are already suffering from other disease.
    2. Follow same diet as mentioned above for at least 7 days.

Even though mortality rate is around 0.1 % it will take sometime to normalize the situation. Until and unless we get vaccines, we have to continue research of innovative idea for drug and vaccines and follow the authorised guidelines of WHO for clinical treatment and care [4, 5]. Meanwhile, healthy diet and alcohol based sanitization may keep uphold high immunity and  less transmission respectively as better solution.


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  3. Coronavirus Drugs.
  4. Mayuree Sengupta, H. Purushotham. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus: A Patent Based View. Adv. Mater. Lett. 2020; 11 (5): 20051503.
  5. World Health Organisation (WHO). Clinical management of COVID-19. Interim guidance: WHO; 2020.

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