Breathing through the COVID-19 Crisis

Curated info about how to survive the Coronavirus.

COVID-19 is a SARS virus that causes respiratory distress. Here’s how a COVID-19 survivor kept himself from being drowned by SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia, and avoided having to be intubated and hooked up to a breathing machine (ventilator):

Fitness.

Until and unless scientists come up with an effective remedy, surviving a COVID-19 infection may well depend on a patient’s ability to win the fight to breathe. Yoga is scientifically proven to boost your immune system, and specific poses can help improve breathing fitness.

COVID-19 damages cilia, making it difficult to clear the lungs of pneumonia fluids. Singing can help increase your lung capacity, and it could be useful to practice singing from your diaphragm to strengthen parts of your body that would help push fluids out of your lungs.

Resistance.

COVID-19 is a retrovirus, and requires protease to thrive. A diet rich in natural protease inhibitors like soy beans and green tea may help resistance to infection. Grapefruit contains a chemical similar to quinine, which has had some success in COVID-19 treatment plans.

Prevention.

Clean your house and keep it clean.

Establish a decontamination area in your home, as best as possible.

Advice from a doctor about how to sanitize your groceries and anything else you may need to bring into your home:

Protect yourself with a medical mask if and when you need to leave home. Congresswoman and National Guardsman Tulsi Gabbard, currently working as a planner for COVID-19 crisis management in Hawaii tells us that masks do work.

Common sense tells us that we are less likely to catch/spread the virus if we wear masks. If masks were not protective, they would not be the most important personal protection tools for doctors & nurses. Unfortunately our leaders don’t have common sense—or are being dishonest.

The real reason why officials were saying people shouldn’t be wearing masks isn’t because they’re not protective, but because they are very protective. Therefore our healthcare workers need them, but there is a serious shortage of masks. It would have been better for them to tell the truth from the beginning and say, “Yes, masks would be good for everybody to wear, but there just aren’t enough of them. So we need to make sure that our first priority is making sure our healthcare workers have access to masks and other protective equipment.”

— Tulsi Gabbard

Because of the supply shortage, we should learn how to make our own masks. If you don’t have a sewing machine or needle and thread, don’t be afraid to improvise with a stapler.

What you make it out of is important: Advice from doctors about using fabrics you may already have on hand.

The design is also important. The fewer air gaps the better. Advice from a doctor about how to construct a DIY mask:

In summary: Wear a mask. Keep a clean house. Do yoga. Eat grapefruit. Drink green tea. Sing your heart out.

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History

Be that GRRRL who — when they tell her to sit and be quiet, when they tell her to stay out of the way, when they tell her to wait her turn, when they tell her she has no path to the White House — stands her ground and says, “We’ll see about that.”

Joe Biden once called for a person of courage who can challenge our incompetent foreign policy establishment. Tulsi Gabbard is that person.

Tulsi earned a Combat Medic Badge when she fought in the Iraq War – an award given to soldiers who provide medical care to wounded troops while simultaneously engaged in battle with the enemy. The swift-boat attacks against her = mosquito bites.

Tulsi was the youngest person (at 21) to ever be elected to the Hawaii State House, and was the first woman to graduate with Distinguished Honors from the Alabama Military Academy’s Officer Candidate School. She hasn’t met a glass ceiling she couldn’t break.

Tulsi commanded a counterterrorism unit during her second deployment to the Middle East, and she brought every one of her soldiers home alive. She was the first woman honored by the Kuwait National Guard for joint operations she led. She is a competent and natural born leader.

Gravitas. The woman has it in spades.

Others have tried and failed. But I believe Tulsi when she says she will end the #ForeverWar. She is a green-to-gold soldier who has been fighting the Poor Man’s Fight in this Rich Man’s War for more than 17 yrs. She knows what she’s doing, and she has skin in the game.

Tulsi is on a mission to lead our nation into an era of Peace and Prosperity… and she can not be deterred. She is a strong woman of courage, and a force to be reckoned with.

How Tulsi Gabbard Wound Up Blacklisted By Azerbaijan

“Gabbard is the quintessential Soldier-Statesperson.”

— Major General Arthur “Joe” Logan
Hawaii’s State Adjutant General

It is time to bring our troops home…

… because there is no prosperity without peace.

Who the hell does Hillary think she is?

By claiming that Tulsi Gabbard’s anti-war stance and shaming of U.S. establishment leaders is “a wonderful vehicle for the Kremlin”, the War Party has established a fascistic environment that treats anyone who challenges Hillary Clinton as a traitor.

According to Hillary Clinton, Tulsi Gabbard is a favorite of the Russians, and Clinton Watts from the Foreign Policy Research Institute has provided reports to support her allegations. But the fine print of these reports reveal that Tulsi’s popularity in Russian media is significantly lower than what he wants people to believe.  http://archive.is/Ias8j 

Watts even admits, off handedly, that Tulsi is not mentioned often by Russian media. Still, he insists that we should consider her a Russian favorite anyway, because she supposedly advocates for what the Russian’s would like. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/russian-web-trolls-boo-biden-often-boost-gabbard-report-finds-n1085216 …

His argument is based on three points…

First: He claims that the Russians like that Tulsi lies about the U.S. backing Al-Qaeda. But he is the one who lies. The U.S. actually does back Al-Qaeda. Tulsi has been bitching about this for years, and her proven allegations have not been challenged outside of yellow journalist rags. Watts should know better — he was one of the foreign policy experts who advocated for our government to ally with Al Qaeda to overthrow the Syrian government in the first place. http://archive.is/06P0y

Second: Watts claims that, to Russia’s pleasure, Tulsi advocates for the U.S. to “withdraw from the world”. But Tulsi Gabbard is not an isolationist, and she has never advocated for us to “withdraw from the world”. In fact, she advocates for increased diplomacy, and for our country to collect more allies than enemies.

Third: Watts claims that the Russians are likely pleased that Tulsi shames U.S. establishment leaders. While it is true that the Kremlin has previously backed anti-establishment politicians, Tulsi’s brand of anti-establishment is not the sort that the Kremlin would like. She does not advocate for system-change, and is a strong defender of our constitution. In fact, those who promote the type of anti-establishment sentiments that Russia would like actually despise Tulsi’s patriotism and often condemn her as jingoistic.

Tulsi’s beef is not with America, or with our democracy. Hillary Clinton and her cronies are the “U.S. establishment leaders” she has shamed, and it is Hillary’s corrupt grip on our politics that she challenges.

Coverage of our candidates in Russian media should not be an indicator of anyone being a favorite of the Russians anyway, but this skewing of results is evidence of outright malicious intent to defame Tulsi Gabbard, and the money trail tells us this was done for the Clinton Global Initiative.

Today, I learned that the research project that proclaims Tulsi Gabbard as “a favorite of the Russians” was commissioned by Democracy Fund.  http://archive.is/0FpJx 

Today, I learned that Democracy Fund is an Omidyar Project.  https://archive.is/7AIhR 

Today, I learned that billionaire Pierre Omidyar is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), and that he has long pledged to finance CGI’s Public Relations Machine.  https://www.influencewatch.org/non-profit/clinton-global-initiative/ …

Hillary Clinton has falsely accused Tulsi of being a Russian asset, citing reports based on skewed data commissioned by her own Clinton Global Initiative, and has the country treating anyone who challenges her as if they’ve committed treason… AS IF she were Queen of America.

Really, America? We cool with this?

One does not even need to support the Kremlin to be called a treasonous Putin Puppet. They only need be critical of Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foreign Policy Doctrine, or the Clinton funded #Resistance.

11 February 2020 Note: I need to write an article about this at some point, but here is a thread of threads about the Russian Oligarch who orchestrated the Neo-Red-Scare:

The defacement of Tulsi campaign signs across America, and the blatant voter intimidation that happened against Tulsi supporters during the Iowa caucuses is a sign of what is to come if this continues.

Tulsi Gabbard is a Patriot. To hell with Hillary Clinton. Save America… vote for Tulsi Gabbard.  https://girlygrrrl.com/a-president-we-can-trust/ …

Read more on “The #PutinPuppet Meme”:

#ButHerEmails and the start of the #PutinPuppet Meme
How propaganda turned Democrats into cheerleaders for the War Party.
If the nesting doll fits…
Is Tulsi conspiring with Wall Street Fat Cats?
Who the hell does does Hillary think she is?
The #Resistance is a threat to our democracy.
Reckless incompetence is not an impeachable offense
#HoldTheCenter
A president we can trust.