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Delta Virus Early Treatment

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Virus Mutation

Is This The New Normal? Are we ever going to be free of these viruses? Are they treatable for most people that are not hospitalized? If you do not get the COVID vaccine are you doomed? This SarsCoV2 is a Corona Virus that can cause life threatening inflammatory pneumonia.

All RNA viruses constantly mutate, which means they continue to evolve into new viruses. Think of the flu shot that is available each year. It is always different from the prior year and depends on which viruses are a current problem.

The CDC monitors several SARS variants, and currently there are four variants being monitored in the United States. Other countries are also monitoring these variants. The variants include:

  1. Alpha virus - first detected in the U.S. December, 2020, initially detected in the UK
  2. Beta virus - First detected in the United States in January, 2021, but initially detected in South Africa in December, 2020
  3. Gamma virus - first detected in the United States in January 2021, but identified in from travelers from Brazil
  4. Delta SARS-CoV-2 virus - first detected in the United states in March, 2021, but initially detected in India in December, 2020
  5. Lambda virus - this is a new virus with one person hospitalized in Houston, Texas, but it was first dominant in Peru and is now at least 29 other countries
Bacteriophage Lambda Structural Model at Atomic Resolution

Bacteriophage Lambda Structural Model at Atomic Resolution

Active Viruses

The Delta virus variant is the one causing the most trouble in the United States at this time. This virus is the most transmissible variant so far and is now in hundreds of countries. However, for the most part the symptoms seem to be mild.

Researchers think the Moderna and Pfizer's covid vaccines are very effective against this virus if you have had both injections. Also, there are very good treatments now, which aren’t talked about much. The media only tells us to get the vaccine but never tells us that this virus is very treatable for most people, especially young people.

The newest variant is the Lambda virus, which was first discovered in Peru in August, 2020. It spread through many of the South American countries and is now in the United States. This virus is not considered as transmissible as the Delta virus, but opinions are still out on this one.

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Treatments For Hospitalized Patients

People are hospitalized when they require oxygen therapy, and there are effective medications that depend on the severity of a person's illness, including:

  1. Remdesivir is an antiviral drug that targets a range of viruses (in one study remdesivir shortened recovery time from fifteen to ten days) and is given to those over age 12 who weigh at least 40 kilograms (88 pounds).
  2. Favipiravir and merimepodib are also antiviral drugs currently being tested.
  3. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid and it is a type of anti-inflammatory drug that is sometimes given in addition to the antiviral medications, which reduces death by 20%. It is usually only given to patients on ventilators or supplemental oxygen.
  4. Casirivmab and imxevimab may be given together for hospitalized patients over the age of 12.
  5. FDA recommends actemra (tocilizumab) for adults and children over age 2, along with corticosteroids and require supplemental oxygen.

The FDA has granted emergency use of convalescent plasma therapy, which is blood donated by people who’ve recovered from the COVID-19 virus. It is being given to those with weakened immune systems and those early in their illness.

Actemra is an intravenous drug that reduces inflammation authorized by the FDA and usually given in addition to Remdesivir.

The NIH recommends against the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine and/or azithromycin for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients (AI) and in nonhospitalized patients. The combination of ritonavir and lopinavir are also not effective.

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Non Hospitalized Patient Treatment

My son and his wife tested positive for the Delta virus last week. My son only had one day where he had muscle aches and pains, along with a runny nose. His wife only had a slightly runny nose. Early treatment was the key to their quick recovery.

Their doctor prescribed a 5 day course of ivermectin and quercetin, which is an OTC medication. Quercetin is found in foods and fruits. The doctor told them to also take vitamin C, D3 and zinc.

Ivermectin has been shown in almost thirty trials to prevent hospitalization and stop the spread of the virus by blocking the reproduction in the cell and blocking the “Spike Protein”. It was discovered by a Japanese researcher, Dr. Satoshi Omura, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015 for the discovery of this antimicrobial chemical. It is not recommended by the FDA, but it is my the INH>

Quercetin is a flavonoid, which is found in a wide range of vegetables, fruits and in some drinks. Apples, cherries, grapes, red wine, kale and citrus foods are some of the foods with flavonoids. It is a herbal remedy, like ginkgo biloba.

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In Summary

Since researchers are still doing randomized studies the one thing that has been missing in this pandemic is a plan for early treatments.

So many governments focus so much on getting the vaccine without ever talking about the possible treatments that are so effective. The vaccine does seem to be effective, but some people don't tolerate any vaccine, let alone one that is created from RNA.

Senior citizens and those who have other comorbidities are at higher risk; they should get the vaccine. My husband and I have had the vaccine. There are some people who have had the virus and have immunity, therefore they should not need the vaccine. Those people who have had bad reactions to flu shots in the past should probably not get the vaccine. I believe it is a personal choice.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2021 Pamela Oglesby

Comments

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on August 04, 2021:

Hi E Randall,

You are right about that and there seems to be no end inn sight,

I'm glad you liked the article. Thank you so much for your comments.

Stay safe and healthy!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on August 04, 2021:

Hi Vidya,

I agree that prevention is the best way to go. I wanted people to know that there are some treatments being used as some people do not tolerated vaccines for a variety of reasons.

We had an associate pastor in our church die from this virus last week. He never got the vaccine, and I don't know if he tried to get treatment once he became ill.

Thank you so much for your comments.

Stay safe and healthy!

VIDYA D SAGAR on August 04, 2021:

Great article Pamela, about the treatment options for the Delta Virus. But I feel prevention is better than cute, so I opted for the vaccination. But we still have to take the precautions, because vaccinated people are also contracting this virus, but the infection is not so severe I heard. Thanks for sharing this informative article.

E Randall from United States on August 04, 2021:

Great article as always. Covid has turned our lives upside down :(

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on August 04, 2021:

It is an understandment. Thank you.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on August 04, 2021:

That prevention makes more sense. I think it important to also know there are some treatments that seem to be working for many people too. I have heard that some vaccinated have still gotten the virus, but it is a mild care.

Thank you so much for your generous comments, Lora.

Stay safe and healthy.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on August 04, 2021:

Hi Lora,

I'm glad you find this article to be informative on both the vaccine and the virus. There is so much misinformation out there, so I decided to write this article after careful research.

I agree that prevention

Lora Hollings on August 04, 2021:

This is an excellent article on early treatment of the Delta Virus variant and about the mRNA vaccine used to prevent getting sick from covid and spreading to others. I would opt for a vaccine any day over a virus like Covid and ending up in a hospital. It's good to know that there are more effective treatments but I would rather be on the side of prevention rather than hoping for a cure. There are also long term effects from having Covid that one also needs to consider. I'm glad that you included the excellent video making it clear that the mRNA in this vaccine doesn't become part of of the nucleus or part of the DNA. Unfortunately, that very incorrect idea is what is keeping far too many from getting a vaccine. Thank you for this very valuable information, Pamela, which can help people see the benefits of vaccines and also to inform them on drugs that are currently being used on covid if you are hospitalized.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on August 03, 2021:

Hi Miebakagh,

That is a good idea. I appreciate your comments.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on August 03, 2021:

As a senior citizen, I think the best way for me out of the sickness, is to develop my immunity.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on August 03, 2021:

Hi Linda,

I imagine you have a better understanding of this virus than most of with your background in biology. It is concerning and important to be informed.

I appreciate your comments. Stay healthy!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 02, 2021:

The virus is worrying, though it’s interesting biologically. Thank you for sharing all the facts, Pamela. They are important.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 29, 2021:

Hi Miebakagh,

That is what an RN does, so that is me. Thank you for your comment.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 29, 2021:

Pamela99, thanks for being concern for our health.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 29, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

I think we are all sick of the virus, the talk of it, losing people and wearing face masks.

I just wanted people to know about it and how to treat it quickly if they get sick.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Stay safe and healthy!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 28, 2021:

Pamela

I so wish this virus and all it's variants would just disappear.

I'm so tired of it.

Peggy...take care of yourself in Houston.

Pamela stay on guard..and thanks for letting us know.

Take care.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 28, 2021:

Adrienne, the comment was accidentally submitted before I was done. People should not take any medication that is prescribed for dogs. I didn't know that was happening.

I appreciate all of your comments. I hope you stay healthy!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 28, 2021:

Hi Adrienne,

I know doctors are prescribing it, and I didn't know it was also for dogs. I hope it is not harmful to people. My son was prescribed a 5 day supply, but I don't know the strength.

People sho

Adrienne Farricelli on July 28, 2021:

Thanks for sharing this important information. Ivermectin is a drug I am familiar with as we used it for prevention of heartworm disease in dogs when I was working for a veterinarian. I have heard that some people have been self-medicating by taking ivermectin products labeled for dogs, but the FDA is concerned about this practice since it has only been evaluated for its safety and effectiveness in dogs and therefore it can potentially harm people.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 28, 2021:

Hi Cheryl,

Thank you for reading and commenting.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on July 28, 2021:

Thank you this is very necessary information.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 28, 2021:

Hi Olusegun,

I am glad you found this article to be educational. Thank you for reading and commenting.

OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on July 28, 2021:

This is a superB work, i must say. Research and studies still continue on the novel visitor to humanity, to give us complete victory over the virus as humanity has had over other pandemic in the past. Keep educating the world Pamela.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 27, 2021:

Hi John,

I certainly understand your concern. I have heard about ill effects from the Astra Zeneca vaccine too. I am glad there are not many cases near you.

If one of you got sick could you get that antibiotic? If your doctor prescribes it, the other things I mention that my son took are all OTC, and they can easily be ordered from Amazon. His wife only had a runny nose and my son had son day where he felt bad, then quickly recovered. Even those OTC meds help you fight off this virus.

Maybe Pfizer will be available at some point but one of the main points of my article is that the virus is treatable, especially if you have not serious comorbidities. I hope you and your family stay healthy.

Thank you for sharing your situation. I appreciate your comments, John.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 26, 2021:

Thank you for sharing this important information, Pamela. My wife and I have not had the vaccine yet. Fortunately there are currently very few cases of the virus in this state. Borders are closed to others where there have been outbreaks.

Our concern, mine in particular is that the only choice for over 60s is the Astra Zeneca vaccine, ( it is Pfizer for those under that age.) Astra Zeneca has been linked to blood clotting on the brain and strokes and even though they say the risk is very low we hear about new cases every week.

Originally it was available to anyone over 40, then that was changed to 50, and now 60. They are saying the risks associated with it are too great for young people. My thinking is that they consider older people are more likely to get blood clots and stroke anyway so the risks are already there and so anything caused by the vaccine won’t change those statistics greatly.

If Pfizer becomes available I will get the vaccine immediately. We don’t have the choice of Moderna. This information of alternative treatments is invaluable.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Peggy,

I agree and that is why my husband and I got vaccinated as soon as we could. I do think it is good to know that there are treatments, which we didn't have at the beginning.

One of my granddaughters can't get the vaccine due to an allergy to eggs and she works in healthcare, so we hope she stays healthy.

I appreciate you comments. Have a good week!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 26, 2021:

We had one neighbor die of Covid in the early days when it was relatively new in this country. Another neighbor got Covid but got some of the treatments you mentioned, and he recovered well. It is good to know about all the options available. Getting vaccinated is the surest and fastest way to get this constantly morphing virus under control, or at the least, avoid unnecessary deaths from it. Thanks for writing this article.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi again Miebakagh,

There are almost 30 studies off that prescription drug I listed for people who are not in the hospital. It will hopefully prevent people from going to the hospital. I think now that we have some medications that seem to be working, lives will be saved. At least I hope so.

Thank you for your comments.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 26, 2021:

Pamela, when these OTC drugs that you llists get up to 30 scientific studies, then these drugs are certainly playing a vital role in the lives of the sick!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Linda,

I am glad you are vaccinated, so you won't miss that wedding. Should anyone become ill, get medical treatment immediately. The medications I listed have already had almost 30 scientific research studies.

I appreciate your comments. I hope you have a good week!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Shauna,

I am glad you are taking D2 and C, as they will always keep you healthier. Since you can't have the vaccine might want to write down the other two treatments, just in case. I have a granddaughter who can't have the vaccine as she is allergic to eggs, and she works in healthcare.

I am glad you appreciate the information, and I really wanted to inform people about the treatments. The media or our politician have not talked about treatments at all, which irritates me, thus this article.

Thank you so much for your comments. I hope you have a great week.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 26, 2021:

Wow, Pamela! What a powerhouse of information! It's good to know that D3, C and flavonoids help protect against the virus. I've been taking D3 and C for years. Perhaps I'll add zinc to my routine.

I can't take the vaccine because I'm allergic to medications that end in "ine". Apparently, they share ingredients with the COVID vaccines, which renders me ineligible. Fortunately, I haven't even had a cold through this mess.

Thank you for coming out to share what the media keeps from us. Excellent information!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on July 26, 2021:

Pamela, thank you for helping us understand this virus. I know it's a process--the scientists are learning along with us. My husband, daughters, future son-in-law, and I have all been vaccinated but still mask up when in enclosed areas.

Even though we acknowledge that we probably wouldn't need hospitalization, we also know that we could still become ill, and we don't want that. We have a wedding in 2 weeks!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Fran,

I wanted to bring treatments to everyone's attention as all we ever hear about is getting the vaccine. We need to know about the viruses and the vaccines too.

I appreciate your comments, as always. Have a good week!

fran rooks from Toledo, Ohio on July 26, 2021:

Pamela, I wish everyone could read your informative article and act accordingly. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Miebakagh,

I am glad you found the article to be informative. These are things we need to know. The fruits are important, and getting enough vitamin D3 is also good.

I pray you stay healthy. Thank you for your comments.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 26, 2021:

Pamela O, your article on the covid variant and treatment is informative and educating. You touch differing aspects. I think most of us will develop our immunity by eating flavoured fruits in their varieties regularly. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Bill,

I knew you had gotten the vaccine, and we got it also. I quit worrying about the virus at that point.

My son is fine as they were only nice for two days, but they still have to isolate for a while longer.

I'm glad you found the article informative. I appreciate your comments.

Have a good week!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Umesh,

I'm glad you found this article informative. Thank you for reading and for commenting.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 26, 2021:

Thank you for the information. I hope your son is all right. I haven't worries at all about the virus since getting the vaccine back in April.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 26, 2021:

Very informative. Thanks.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada,

I'm glad you got the vaccine. We got it too as my husband and I have some comorbidities.

Getting early treatment is the key to probably avoided hospitalization. My son and his wife just had a stuffy nose and didn't really feel to bad, but he got tested. When it was positive he called the doctor and started treatment. Three days later they were both fine. I am so glad to know there is a good early treatment.

I am glad you like this article. Thank you for your comments.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 26, 2021:

An important and informative article about the current pandemic, and it’s other variants. As you say, early detection and medication, can help to avoid hospitalisation. In most cases, people have recovered by prompt call to the doctors. That’s a relief.

We got vaccinated in April itself, but continue to follow all the precautions.

Sorry to know about your son and his wife. It’s good that they took the treatment timely, and are doing well.

Thank you for sharing this valuable information. Many will be benefitted by your well explained article.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Dora,

I agree that we need to know everything about this virus as it isn't going anywhere any time soon. It keeps evolving into a new virus every few months.

I am glad you found the article helpful. I thought it was so important to say get early treatment if you get sick.

Thank you for your comments.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Manatita,

I think the overall benefits are probably good, but I do think we should be fully informed.

You are right that You, Bill, I and a few others know where to look for what we want. LOL

It is always fun to read your comments, Manatita.

Much love and blessings.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Cheryl,

I am glad you found this information beneficial. I appreciate your comments,

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on July 26, 2021:

Thank you for this information. It is very beneficial

manatita44 from london on July 26, 2021:

They both have their problems, Pamela. Government websites are forced to tell you, if you know where to look. However, they, and their allies, always go through the benefits of the vaccine first and tell you the side-effects with masterful writing like Bill's, like yours, like mines ... ha-ha.

But you know all that stuff. Again, perhaps they are not wrong. The overall benefits are probably greater, but hey, I'm willing to listen to others also.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 26, 2021:

Very helpful and hopeful. Thanks especially for the information on early treatments and the various strains. We can't know too much about this disease.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Manatita,

I agree with all your statements, and I hate that poor countries are suffering. I am glad to hear you are taking Zinc, D3, Vit C. I do the same.

I read a large number of references for this article, and Astra Zeneca has caused some side effects, such as yours.

Politics, including the media, don't always allow us to have the full story. The current variant is easily treated if you seek out that treatment early, but they never tell us that. There are people who actually had lawsuits to receive the treatment they knew had worked, especially soon after the pandemic began.

Thank you so much for your generous comments. You stay bless too! Have a wonderful week, Manatita!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi MG Singh,

This virus keep evolving, so I agree that it is not going away.

I am glad you found this article to be interesting, and I hope it gave you some new information. I appreciate your comments.

Have a good week!

manatita44 from london on July 26, 2021:

Awesome! I loved your videos as well. Both of them. I have taken Zinc, D3, Vit C and more for years! Best wishes to your son and wife.

A well-researched and pretty balanced article. I have had two Astra Zeneca shots, with some fatigue and low-grade fever with the first and fine with the second. Bless you and your hubbie. Stay blessed!

I favour the natural stuff in the early stages, but politics is not straight-forward and now there are many ways of 'forcing humans' to take the vaccine, such as passports for travel, for party clubs, stadiums and so forth.

The one sole truth, if any, is that it is really a money-spinning business and many poor countries are suffering, will continue to suffer, as they are unable to pay for the enormous cost of the vaccine. Excellent Article, Pamela.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Flourish,

My son and his wife got immediate treatment and did very well. That is why I got interested in the prescriptions their doctor prescribed.

Severely immunocompromised persons should not get the vaccine and people who have known allergies to vaccines. I am not sure about your situation. I knew you have MS, but I don't know enough about your condition. If you decide not to get the vaccine and if you get the Delta variant, call your doctor immediate and get started on ivermectin. The other things my son used are OTC purchases. It would probably be good for you to take daily vitamin D3 and C. I wish I could tell you more.

I am sorry to hear about your brother, but I am glad they survived. Anyone sick should contact the doctor, but you can't make people do things that they don't want to do.

Thank you so much for your comments. I hope you have a good week.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on July 26, 2021:

A very interesting and topical article on the new variant of the Wuhan virus. You have covered the topic with your usual knowledge so. all can understand. Unfortunately, this virus is not going to go away and there is every likelihood of some other strain emerging.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2021:

Hi Rosina,

I remember when you were so sick, and we were all very concerned. Fast treatment seems to be the key to recovery, and I am glad you are back in good shape.

I am glad you found this article informative. I appreciate your comments, my friend. Have a wonderful week!

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 26, 2021:

I'm sorry to hear about your son and his wife, but on the upside, I am glad that they did not suffer the major possible effects of that virus. I understand that it is now a pandemic of the unvaccinated, unfortunately. My brother and his family refuse to get vaccinated and they all got the virus last year (we think they did at least because they were all very ill but refused to go to the doctor for COVID tests or medical treatment). Do you know what types of medical conditions other than allergies to vaccine components or prior reactions might precipitate a medical provider to recommend not getting the vaccine? Several people have asked me if my doctor has recommended than I not get it (I have MS and my neurologist said definitely go ahead). That one has thrown me for a loop.

Rosina S Khan on July 26, 2021:

I am glad to know about Covid-19, its variants, and treatments for them. As you know, I suffered severely from it last April-May. I went for medical help as soon as I started feeling the symptoms and yet, I suffered so much and it wasn't easy. But the good news is I am back in good shape. I thank all the doctors and assistants for making it bearable for me and helping me to recover completely.

Thank you, Pamela, for your wonderful and educative article. I highly appreciate your efforts in writing it.

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