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Kate
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This has just hit my inbox, forwarded by a Singaporean friend:
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Alcohol may cured SARs!!
> > Preface : Health Ministry of Singapore is puzzled about a Taxi Driver, on 7-April-03, picked up a 27 years old Designer ( A Super infector of SARS and very sick ) landed from Beijing, to TTS Hospital directly from airport for treatment. Unfortunately, The Designer died two days later, her Mother inside the Taxi was infected immediately.
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> > Singapore Government is hunting for this Taxi Driver for 6 days, the Taxi Driver went into hiding, so scared , stayed at home kept drinking beer every day and night, when surrendered to the Police, later checked and found that he was perfectly OK and his blood has no SARS virus at all, or all virus were killed by Alcohol.
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> > Dr. Rolland Ten, K.A.Y.L.P, N.T.T.L. spent 21 days into the research and confirms Alcohol may kill SARS virus.
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> > 1. Alcohol is broad class of hydroxyl and summarized into four groups , eg. Group one I-OH is Methyl Alcohol, Ethyl Alcohol, benzyl alcohol, Olefinic, Sterols, etc ( see page 1 )
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> > 2. Beer , see brewing ( page 2 )
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> > 3. Brewing : The production of beer by fermentation .( page 3 )
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> > 4. Fermentation : Decomposition of Sugars and starches to " Ethyl Alcohol " ( page 4 )
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> > 5. Ethyl Alcohol : Classified as a depressant drugs. Both Beer and Wine contains Ethyl Alcohol by percentage by volume. Beer is generally 3-7%, wine is generally 7-20%.
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> > Beer : Conversion of Sugar & Starch to a malt extract, which in turn is fermented with yeast.
> > Wine : Fermentation of juice of grapes or other fruits. Whisky : Fermented malted grains , corn , rye or barley ( page 5 )
> >
> > 6. Ethyl Alcohol is inside beer, wine, whisky etc, is also used widely in medicine, stimulant, antiseptic and vasodilatorsetc, is flammable, non cumulative poison, useful in moderate amount, toxic when taken in large amount , kills germs, virus and can be damaged to brain cells with large quantity. ( page 6 )
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> > 7. Any food, medicine, herbs that you have taken needs 4 hours to digests first before absorbing. But drinking beer and in 5 minutes, the Alcohol goes straight into your blood , rapidly oxidized in the body, gives you dizziness, nausea or fighting the virus.
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> > Many Chinese Medicine using poison ( like lead ) to cure poison , Alcohol is another way of poison cure poison, the six Anti-Virus medicine now in the Medical market are all drugs under poison acts, it has side-effects may damaged your liver , brain. etc.
> >
> > If you believe above and requested that I fax to you 6 pages of knowledge, pls provide your fax number.
> >
> > If you don't believe above, please take 1,000mg Vitamin-C tablet everyday ( you needs 1,000 mg , not 250 mg. as in normal situation ) , as your body can only absorb 250mg a day and excessive V-C will be discharged , so either you go with proteins for better absorption ( four-letter-words of protein is better, like mext ,fisx, ducx, bean ) so that your body can absorbed upto 1,000mg, alternatively, buy only Effervescent, low sodium Vitamin-C so that your body can absorb more intake of Vitamin-C
> >
> > Stay high spirit and exercise ( four-letter-words of exercise is better, like goxf, swxm, fuxx, scxw ) and drink wines , which is higher Alcohol than beer , world-wide statistics shows only 4.8% of the SARS infected people died, they are women, young boy, old and poor people that do not drink and cannot afford wine.
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> > So far, Wine drinking countries like Germany, Australia, USA, France , the people are having higher resistance and no body died, Japan and Korea may have Sake to help them, Canada people died are Canada Chinese who don't drink wine. Singapore and HK are older or younger people do not drink wine.
> >
> > Last, if you open a wine with wine lees ( A deposit or sediment ) , don't rejected it , it came from the wine casks during fermentation, Wine sediment very greatly in quality, contains 20-35% potassium acid tartrate and up to 20 % calcium tartrate, they also contain yeast cells, proteins, and others solid matters only found in wine cask, not from stainless steel storaging. drink it (RT)



Kate "four letter response is best" S

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Faye Valentine
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ok, where did you get this? I'm pretty sure that a cure for SARS would have been CNN's bread and butter until mid May, and I haven't seen anything about it.

I can just see the people who drink pushing that alcohol be a prescription drug from that, minors saying they have SARS to get away with drinking underage, blah blah blah... but thinking about it for a while, I decided that he must have had a damned lot of it in his bloodstream, enough to get, say- alcohol poisoning? Liver failure?

Unless I see proof of how, I don't buy it for a second... it's too much like the one that HIV can be cured by enzimes found in women's urine.

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On MPR this morning, they interviewed a Chinese doctor who in addition to treating SARS had become ill and recovered from the illness. When asked what made the difference between those that survived and those that died he said it was quite simple. Those that sought medical attention early enough survived.

It reminds me of three months I spent in Buenos Aires during a Cholera outbreak. The health department advised against the immunization (it was a bit risky and far less than 100% effective). They said that Cholera is only fatal when untreated. If I should become ill, proper medical attention and a few days in the hospital would have me fine again.

Beach...but then again some people never visit the doctor...Life!

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Kathy B
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Uh, yeah, right. Alcohol can be used to disinfect surfaces where there might be SARS, but you need a higher potency than your basic can of beer. The SARS virus is not going to be killed by alcohol in your bloodstream--notice how effective alcohol is in curing the common cold, influenza, and West Nile. All are respiratory viruses. I do not beleive anyone has confirmed that all SARS deaths were in teetotallers. Dr. Urbani, the WHO specialist who died was certainly a European. The SRAS cases in Canada were NOT all Chinese--all those hospital workers, for instance.
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( four-letter-words of exercise is better, like goxf, swxm, fuxx, scxw )
I know a number of peopke who think that "exercise" is a four letter word, but...

So far I found
* a diet guranteed to cure SARS in 2 days
* drink a liter of water every mornign to cure SARS
* the "fact" that the smallpox shots that health care workers are urged to get are really SARS vaccine and the US has a secret cure. It's US conspiracy. That's why no deaths in the US.
* an herbal cure for SARS
* this gem: I am a lawyer in Orange, California, USA. I sincerely believe that putting a forth or fifth of a cotton ball in one ear will cure SARS because it has cured about 25 colds now in 11 of us in average time of 2 HOURS (not an exaggeration).

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Kate
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quote:
Originally posted by Kathy B:
* the "fact" that the smallpox shots that health care workers are urged to get are really SARS vaccine and the US has a secret cure. It's US conspiracy. That's why no deaths in the US.

I also found the "fact" that SARS started as a Japanese experiment in germ warfare in the local population in Manchukuo in the early 1940s: the virus they planted has been slowly growing stronger, passing from one innocent peasant to the next, until finally it burst forth in terrifying strength in Guangdong.

Kate "there's always a foreigner to blame" S

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Harry 20
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Forget about SARS, here's Dr Chiu and his amazing..er..Immortality Device!


http://www.alexchiu.com/

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TV is reporting that a man in Tulsa, OK has SARS. He traveled to Hong Kong last week. Came back feeling sick. 3 days later went to the doctor. Officials have no idea how many people he has been in contact with.

Kim "can I get that small pox shot now?"

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Warlok
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Originally posted by Kate:
I also found the "fact" that SARS started as a Japanese experiment in germ warfare in the local population in Manchukuo in the early 1940s: the virus they planted has been slowly growing stronger, passing from one innocent peasant to the next, until finally it burst forth in terrifying strength in Guangdong.

Kate "there's always a foreigner to blame" S [/QB]

Hmm - there is at least a tiny thread of plausibility in that assertion. Don't know that it could ever be proved (like all good theories) but it at least has a hint of truth. The Japanese did mees with some germ stuff, they were in the area, and the gov't at the time did regard other cultures as sub-human... Yes, definitely enought for a good theory...

War "now where did influenza come from, and plague, and all the other historic diseases" lok

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TMI ALERT:


One thing i learned (some would say the hard way) in Africa, is that if You drink your scotch on the rocks, You'll get the nyetse metsi (defecate water ka Setswana) if the water to make the ice was unsanitary.

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Kate
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Originally posted by Warlok:
it at least has a hint of truth. The Japanese did mees with some germ stuff, they were in the area, and the gov't at the time did regard other cultures as sub-human...

Yes, but how did the bug get from Manchuria (where the Japanese conducted their experiments) to Guangdong, where the SARS outbreak started, without infecting anyone in between?

The mainland Chinese newspapers have gone to great lengths to "prove" that Sars didn't originate in China. It was a US smallpox injection. It was Japanese bio experiments. All the people who caught it had travelled to Hong Kong recently. Sars isn't a new disease, it's just chlamydia pneumoniae under a new name. And so on. Taken singly, most of the theories have a certain plausibility; taken together, they make me wonder about the real point behind them.

Kate

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Hu Jintao's only been in office for a matter of months, and I imagine his position is still fairly vulnerable. There's enough unrest in China as it is without a new disease that the government can't protect people from. The government - and Jintao's men in particular, I imagine - have got to find a way to draw attention from their own mishandling of the initial outbreak, and make this look like anybody's fault but theirs. Bonus points for blaming it on a foreign rival like Japan or the United States.

Did anyone else hear the reports of 10,000 marchers in the streets when the Beijing government tried to construct a SARS quarantine camp in a town outside of Beijing? I'm not sure which is more interesting: the fact that that many Chinese citizens were able and willing to protest the issue, or that the government was either unable or unwilling to stop them.

Publius

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Faye Valentine
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OOOOOOOH! MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR! Instead of just giving an opinion on what faye faye thinks, she actually typed in a search for stories related to the search for a SARS cure!

Ok, according this link I found on Yahoo, turnips are believed to be the main ingredient for a cure. It's a short read, and doesn't give much, but at least it's a comforting thought.

Turnips touted as cure for SARS

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I've heard that papaya extracts can supposedly cure/prevent SARS too. I also received this e-mail lately. Can anyone confirm/debunk this for me?

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NATURAL REMEDY FOR SARS

Garlic: 1 clove
Ginger: a few slices
Lemon juice: 1 table spoon
Honey: 1 teaspoon

Mince and press the garlic and ginger in a cup,
add the lemon juice and honey, then add boiling
hot water to it, mix and brew for a while. Drink
and eat the entire content.

This was published in 1986 as a remedy for
respiratory diseases.

Since the ingredients garlic, ginger, lemon, honey and water are all good for health, I feel confident enough to pass this information to you. The story went that a certain doctor in Hong Kong contracted a severe flu in January this year. At that time nobody even knew about SARS, but she was so severely ill that she thought she was going to die in spite of all the antiviral agents
and antibiotics she was taking. Then she remembered the book that she read about the alleged remedy, she tried this brew. Miraculously, she recovered almost immediately. However, she has passed the disease to her daughter, so she gave the same remedy to her daughter and she too recovered quickly. Meanwhile, her nurse contracted the sickness too, so she gave that to the nurse and she immediately recovered without the use of any other medication.

While the ingredients mentioned above are good for the respiratory system, do you think that the story above happened or is it just a UL? I think it is a UL because if it really happened, it would have been in the papers. But can the remedy above really prevent SARS?
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Kathy B
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But can the remedy above really prevent SARS?
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While the concoction that Samara posted might make you feel better, like a hot toddy does for a cold, I seriously doubt it's going to cure anything.

SARS is a respiratory virus. I'm sure scientists will find something to help, but it's not going to come from a random email.

Here is a page from about.com, talking about natural remedies for SARS. Here's part of it:
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No natural remedy has been proven to be specifically effective against SARS. Certain herbs are believed to have general antiviral and antibacterial effects, but whether they are effective against SARS and in what dose is not known.

Beware of companies trying to cash in on the fear. One enterprising company is advertising a product that is effective against “new strains of the Asian flu”. Meanwhile, sales of a herbal remedy marketed for frequent air travel has more than doubled in the past week.



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