Tag Archives: Immunity

Why you can’t escape the flu and COVID-19 just by ‘boosting’ your immunity

Article content continued We apologize, but this video has failed to load. [embedded content] “Vitamin C deficiency in North America is extremely rare and because it’s water soluble, taking excessive amounts of it just means it will be excreted in your urine,” Cross says. “While Zinc has shown to have some beneficial properties, taking too… Read More »

People are getting reinfected with COVID-19. What that means for ‘herd immunity’ and vaccines

Article content continued “It very well might be very rare. But it very well might not be as rare as we think. We just need a better surveillance system for it.” From a public health perspective, “People who have had COVID-19 should behave and be treated as if they had not had the virus,” Pandori… Read More »

New declaration calls for ‘focused protection’ to achieve COVID-19 herd immunity. Critics say it would be deadly

Article content continued But the declaration also arrives as young people grow tired of living, as Naylor described it, in “COVID-19 limbo,” as people working in small businesses lose livelihoods, as U.S. President Donald Trump, fresh from a three-night hospital stay for COVID-19, encourages Americans “don’t fear COVID.” All of it could give the herd-immunity… Read More »

Mistrust of a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Imperil Widespread Immunity

Almost daily, President Trump and leaders worldwide say they are racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine, in perhaps the most urgent mission in the history of medical science. But the repeated assurances of near-miraculous speed are exacerbating a problem that has largely been overlooked and one that public health experts say must be addressed now:… Read More »

Foods and Spices to Boost Your Immunity

While there is no one way to avoid infection, strengthening your immunity with food ingredients can go a long way to reduce your risk of pollution, attack of virus & contamination in food. Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient for humans, with pleiotropic functions related to its ability to donate electrons. Super foods also have… Read More »

How Exercise May Affect Your Immunity

Does exercise help or hinder our bodies’ ability to fight off infections? In the context of the novel coronavirus outbreak, that question has gained urgency and also, thanks to recent research, emergent answers. The latest science suggests that being fit boosts our immune systems, and that even a single workout can amplify and improve our… Read More »