Covid-19 and the immune system: the neglected role of water
As much of the advice regarding the containment of Covid-19 is concerned with inter-human contact, the question how people can boost their own immune system has been neglected. While vitamin d has been shown to be vital in this respect, the role of “living” or “vitalized” water should also not be overlooked.
Much of the advice given to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is concerned with inter-human contact. Hence the strong focus on face masks and social distancing. Less prominent is what people can do to boost their own immune system. Research has shown that those with a vitamin d deficiency are more susceptible to contract the coronavirus and certain groups are more at risk than others. The darker skin colour of black people and Hispanics makes that, in the United States, 82% and 70% of these groups respectively have a deficiency, while only 42% of the US population is deficient as a whole.
Hand washing is also one of the best defenses against the virus. While Covid-19 has laid bare the importance of access to clean water for proper hygiene, almost half the world’s population lacks access to basic hand-washing facilities. Kevin Rudd, a former Prime Minister of Australia, has noted that the situation is particularly precarious in the Pacific islands and that in countries like Papua New Guinea, “the absence of facilities for maintaining basic hygiene makes it incredibly difficult to combat the virus once it takes hold”.
A different but related question is that while a third of the world population does not have access to safe drinking water, there appears to be growing concern about the quality of the water in those parts of the world where the water has undergone treatment to make it ready for human consumption. Several private companies now offer a form of “water vitalization” to individuals that is based on findings by researchers such as Victor Schauberger – a contemporary of Nicola Tesla and Wilhelm Reich. Schauberger’s principles – as explained by the Slovenian company Flaska – is based on the idea that the structure of modern water has been destroyed due to different kinds of treatments as well as its unnatural movement through straight pipes. Device are now available that are said to produce “living water”, i.e. water with an enhanced structure as well as all the necessary minerals.
More recent research by Masuru Emoto, who photographed water crystals, have now supported Schauberger’s 20thcentury findings by showing that water with a destroyed internal structure (due to mechanical, chemical or vibrational influences) does not form crystals or forms crystals with an irregular shape. As a result, the quality of the water is far removed from that of, for example, spring water.
As the research on water continues, going so far as to suggest a connection between water and an individual’s or group’s consciousness as well as water’s extreme sensitivity to vibrations and information such as music, the initial goal of a right to clean water should perhaps be replaced by a right to “living” or “vitalized” water for all.