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Streamlining Collective Intelligence Towards Sustainable Development [Beta version]  




CASoS Engineering for Epidemics &Pandemics

     From its experience with CASoS information process engineering, the Global SoS Network has found that the 2020 global pandemic is not really caused by a virus. Not that the virus is not the origin of the disease. The global pandemic is the result a technological constraint.

Even though the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80% of the world’s population uses some type of herbal medicine, human society is mostly unaware of the many alternative remedies available to combat and eliminate disease-causing viruses and save many lives. This lack of knowledge embodies the technological constraint. And no, there is no conspiracy theory at work here. It is just the economics of the health business, and of the required conservatism and high responsibility of the medical profession.

This means that the 2020 global pandemic is not a medical problem: It is a systems problem. Specifically, the 2020 pandemic presents a CASoS Engineering problem not unlike the 2005 Avian flu epidemic problem, only that in this case the disease has already circled the globe. However, The Global SoS Network sees a solution in of how to get the right information around the globe to the right people at the right time.

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There are plenty of published studies and other on-line information regarding antiviral remedies that are not being taken into account by major national and international institutions responsible for public-health strategies and solutions, including the WHO.

The global pharmaceutical industry is a capital-intensive business. The billions of dollars that are invested yearly must show a return; otherwise progress that depends on new approaches to disease and aging concerns would slow down, and maybe even stop. Consequently, the medical community rightly has its eyes and its heart on the pharmaceutical engineering processes that will produce manufactured medicines that will kill the virus, and then cure the transmissible disease in question.

But apparently, the mainstream medical system only “sees” mainstream medicine. At the same time, there is another medical system, with its own pharmaceutical engineering processes that is producing low-cost solutions. Because it is considered fringe and/or unproven medicine and sometimes harbinger of even contradictory and/or dangerous procedures, the mainstream medical system does not take it into account. However, according to the Wikipedia article alternative medicine, the sector is a highly profitable industry. So pause should be given to the idea of how, if at least some alternative medicine would be as profitable as it is, if it were not effective.

The two systems seem to be travelling along parallel roads, never to meet. In this unfortunate situation, mainstream medical practitioners and academics have very high responsibilities. Their reputations are at stake if they follow what they may consider unproven medicine methods and products.

Meanwhile, millions are becoming infected, and according to published death-rate estimates, the 2020 global pandemic has the potential of exceeding the number of deaths caused by the influenza pandemic of 1918.

As a way out of this SoS conundrum and ways of preventing the recurrence of this type of event, producers of medical solutions that are not being taken into account must streamline their collective intelligence through their legislative systems. The result will be that, when effective, those products will be used without harming the pharmaceutical industry.

It is a tall order, but it will take time for the proper institutional structure to be in place so that members of the medical community, in their role as constituents, can streamline the necessary information through their legislators. In this type of situation, it is the job of the legislative system to create a system that will discern what is useful from what is not.

Fortunately, objectives 3.3 and 3.d of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development have already established global mandates regarding the ending transmissible disease and epidemics by strengthening capacity with risk reduction and management.

Relevant SDGs:

3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.

3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.

But, how to proceed? It is also very fortunate we live in the age of information, which makes it possible to inject an institutional solution through instrumental parties at a critical node of the medical system. From that vantage point, they relevant institution would be able to disseminate the required information around the world to maximum effect, thus break the technological constraint: Most humans would know what to do to eliminate the threat in case of an infection.

In this context, the WHO can help strengthen the capacities the SDGs are asking for, by adding one step to its recommended 5 step anti-corona virus procedure.

Current WHO 5 step procedure to kicking out corona virus:

Step 1. Hands- Wash your hands frequently

Step 2. Elbow- Cover your nose with a bent elbow when coughing, sneezing.

Step 3. Face- Avoid touching your face, eyes, and nose.

Step 4. Distance- Stay at least one meter distance from others.

Step 5. Feel- Know your symptoms. If you feel unwell follow instructions provided by local health authorities.

In spite of the 5-step recommendations, the pandemic still is a powerful force to contend with, and it looks very menacing. Taking into account the strength capacity mandate made by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the WHO should gather and revisit all existing alternative virus-fighting knowledge and, when required, start the relevant trials. There are many very reputable practitioners and professional groups and associations that deal with alternative treatments esto hace and integrative approaches who can surely add to the arsenal of knowledge that will be necessary to stop the pandemic. As a case in point, a google search for alternative medicine gives over a billion hits.

Meanwhile, and as a public service, The Global SoS Network is listing some published remedies, and related information readily accessible in the Internet that could be capable of stopping the spread of the virus altogether. The list is not medical advice; it is a CASoS Engineering solution as applied to a global pandemic.

The suggestion that The Global SoS Network makes is that the WHO adds a 6th step to its procedure to kicking out this and other virus-borne diseases:

 

Step 6. Symptoms. Have the symptoms? Eat a pineapple. Seriously- If and when you realize you are infected do not just stay home and do nothing. Standard procedure seems to be to wait for the disease to run its course, and then go to hospital care if you get too ill.

 

But this offers a golden opportunity to break the incubation period, and prevent the proliferation of the virus in your body, as soon as possible. With a lower virus count and weaker viruses, the immune system has more opportunities and a better chance of eliminating the threat. So as soon as you notice any symptoms use an antiviral diet. Suggested examples are:

 

Eat the fruit or drink the juice (with all of the fiber) of perhaps ½ to a pineapple a day for around a week. A study linked below proposes bromelain, a proteolytic or protein-digesting enzyme from the pineapple fruit as an antiviral agent that digests and degrades the virus envelope, which usually has structures made up of proteins and/or lipids, making the virus lose its capacity to reproduce.

 

Logically, this also makes it easier for the immune system to destroy a weakened virus, which hopefully also has a degraded mechanism with which to enter and infect new cells. The study applying to virus-borne diseases was made on HIV, HCV and HPV-type viruses.

 

From a brief analysis for an objective point of view, The Global SoS Network expects that because of the external lipid-protein similarity of viruses, the results should be applicable to most viruses, including Covid-19. Futhermore, there is at least one caveat. A Quora website post indicates that people with arthritis or joint pain should not eat pineapples.

 

Bananas also contain bromelain (amylase, pectinase), though in a much lower concentration than in pineapples. So you would have to eat a lot more bananas to get the same effect. Bromelain is also available in powder, pills, tablets, capsules and injectable form.

 

Use echinacea… (google echinacea virus)

Use cat’s claw… (google cat’s claw virus)

Take vitamin C…  (google vitamin C virus)

Drink plenty of black or green tea with lemon (be certain to watch out for the caffeine), etc…

Use little or no sugar. According to a googled source, sugar lowers “visibility” of the immune system much as fog clouds visibility, and makes it harder for your defenses to clearly “see” the invading virus.

 

The shotgun approach of throwing as many alternative antiviral agents as is practical and safe should at least weaken the virus attack, so that the body’s defenses can finish the job. If that were not the case and existing conventional medicaments were required anyway, they would then have to confront weakened viruses.

At any rate, the development of vaccines rests on improving the ability of the immune system to identify and destroy the invading virus, but after much effort over many years effective vaccines against viral-borne diseases such as AIDS have yet to be brought to market. So alternative medicine could yet resolve the problem.

And of course any change of diet like the diet and products suggested here, should be done according to the opinion and instructions of your local health authority, or of your health providing professional.

Another concern is the availability of, for example, pineapple fruit and other alternative products, for which the demand could multiply and outstrip supply. The recourse could eventually be for authorities to sequester the supply in order to make it available to patients in dedicated healthcare facilities.

 

Links

Study that proposes bromelain as antiviral agent against virus-borne diseases:

 

Swiss German University, Banten, Indonesia

 

 

Other links of interest

Injected bromelain,

URL https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03976973

 

Properties and therapeutic applications of bromelain,

URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3529416/

 

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,

URL https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld/publication