Incubation & Immunity

With the re-opening of states, we are facing a challenge of how to minimize the risk of being infected by the coronavirus.

Most viruses have an incubation period in which they live in the upper respiratory system, like the nose and throat, before they move further down into the lungs. COVID-19, for example, has a median incubation period of 5 days.1 During this time, an infected individual would not experience symptoms but would still be contagious to others. During this incubation period, the virus begins to replicate inside the epithelial cells in the lining of the nose, throat, and larynx. Once the virus moves to the lungs and starts to replicate inside the lung cells, symptoms appear as the immune system starts to react with the production of high levels of proinflammatory cytokines.

During this initial incubation period, if patients received effective treatment, it could stop the virus from spreading deep into the lungs. Antiviral treatment should begin at this period. Unfortunately, current medical treatment misses that window of time. By the time the virus spreads to the lungs and massively replicates inside the lung tissue, the cytokine storm is already initiated, the bronchioles become blocked by mucus, and the damage is already too severe to be reversed simply by any antiviral treatment.

Chinese herbs have been proven effective in boosting immunity to help clear the virus at this early stage. Yu Ping Feng San, Pu JI Xiao Du Yin, Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan and Ma Huang Tang are great to improve your immune system and prevent the virus to get deep into the lungs.

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