Spain’s Health Care Workers Are Battling Coronavirus, Unprotected. Here's How | NYT News

Over 12,000 health care workers have contracted Covid-19 in Spain amid grave shortages in personal protective equipment. Nurses and doctors showed us how they make their own gowns, masks and shields.

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  1. Julie Lovestrees on April 19, 2020 at 9:37 am

    forwarded from Contact

    Coronavirus generally, specifically targets these three intrinsic metabolic pathways:

    * Vit C ( cell permeability / ATP)
    * Magnesium ( cell permeability)
    * Selenium deficiency ( hemoglobin messaging)
    * Zinc deficiency

    Therefore, to mitigate cellular stress and immune fatigue ( during the flu season generally,) during high exposure times to coronavirus one must nourish the metabolic, neurological systems prone to or vulnerable to coronavirus in general…

    The current weaponized coronavirus COVID19 includes virion structural changes which further attack the immune
    1 ( human immunodeficiency viral amino acid chain insert)
    2 pneumatic inserts which increases coronavirus affinity for targeting the lungs specifically and
    3) attach genetic predisposition markers specifically for
    A) Han Chinese subset genome markers
    B) Arab subset genetic markers

    These genetic predisposition markers are activated via the ACE2
    Or angiotensin converting enzyme 2.

    Genetics divergent along the Turkic Mongolian line, those along the ancient Aramaic line and subsets divergent in the Philippines, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Mali

    This current virus activates the NLRP3 inflammasomes to initiate cytokine storms that can result in fatal, acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury
    ( ARDS/ALI)

    As a result It’s far more infectious due to the furin cleavage site.

    This COVID19 has a great deal of elasticity to its genomic structure making it far more adaptive to environmental stresses.

    Meaning: it will survive at considerably diverse temperatures far longer, and these are mediated by humidity.

    It does lead to higher fatality in older patients, not because they are old but because they have a higher long term cumulative burden of:
    A) high blood pressure- cardiac issues
    B) organ damage due to diabetes/ immune burden organ damage
    C) immune compromised due to cumulative burden of prescription medications

    Vulnerable sectors include organ recipients, cancer survivors, those with immune mediated illnesses ( lupus, Crohns, etc) and young people with a history of prescription meds including stimulant meds ( which cause abnormal organ size, endocrine disturbance, magnesium deficiency) or drug abuse history and those with endocrine health issues…

    Basically meaning those with chronic specific nutrient deficiencies BECAUSE the virions that have been stacked onto this coronavirus ( using the virus as the DELIVERY SYSTEM) were selected specifically for the way in which they each attack and insert themselves into the host cells … and the WAY or MECHANISMS OF ACTION involved in inducing sickness.

    Part 2 to follow …

    Here is the basic supplementation protocol –

    1. Tissue Macrophages need:
    Vit D3: 10 000 IU daily
    Zinc: 50/100 mg daily

    2. Monocytes Invasion defense requires:
    Vit D

    3. Nutrophyls Invasion defense requires:
    Vit C: 3 000/10 000 IU daily
    Flavonoids : phytonutrients from plants enhance the functions of Vit C ( chlorophyll is phytonutrients)

    Increased Production of White blood cells require:
    Vit A: 10 000 IU daily
    Vit E: 800 IU daily
    Vit B6 100 000 IU daily
    Plus B12 ( full spectrum B)

    Cellular Integrity requires:
    Magnesium: 409 mg daily

    * Magnesium potassium calcium combo is preferred by the body
    ( magnesium citrate, chloride, chelate)

    * zinc citrate is the only true bioavailable zinc
    ( always take zinc one to 2 hours before or after other vitamins- NEVER in combination with others except as a Zinc Lozenge)

    * Vit C must be a combination of " citrate", acerola cherry/ rose hips for bioavailability

    * Vit E must be labeled " natural form" to be bioavailable to the body

    * Selenium must be Selenomethionine

    I recommend
    * several zinc lozenges daily, ( instead of one zinc tablet, reserve the tablet for days you feel tired, have been exposed to crowds or are traveling by plane/ subway etc
    * several cups of warm fluids, either ginger teas, lemon water, herb teas, lemongrass water, warm mulled apple juice
    * sinus rinses every evening with warm salt water
    * at least 4x daily throat spray with colloidal silver
    * weekly, consume hearty dark leafy vegetable soups that contain spinach, kale, cabbage, collard greens, garlic, onions, basil rosemary ginger and jalapeño along with pepper … and salt to taste.

    * 1/4 teaspoon of non aluminum baking soda in room temperature water 2 ounces- this is cellular salts replenishing … do this daily.

    AVOID SUGARS.

    ***These can be posted wherever it’s deemed informative …



  2. Nelson roque unzueta on April 19, 2020 at 9:37 am

    DIOS padre todo podereso tu eres el unico q puede LIbrarnos de esta PANDEMIA ILUMINA a todod los DOCTORES para que creen una cura para esta DESGRACIA que pasa en todo el mundo



  3. yunglenny on April 19, 2020 at 9:37 am


  4. Josie Be on April 19, 2020 at 9:38 am

    No country has ppe and no country was ready and that’s because it was planned… population control is their main concern



  5. SP ̈Brasil on April 19, 2020 at 9:41 am

    The war has started and our enemy is China, I am not encouraging violence, but the economic boycott against this dictatorial regime! Do not buy products, do not eat in Chinese restaurants, we will overthrow Communism, all together for a better world.



  6. Antonio Borroni on April 19, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Un fuerte abrazo a toda España desde Italia!!!!:(



  7. sєyrα ƒlσrєsツ on April 19, 2020 at 9:47 am

    https://youtu.be/Mmkf_8KHs-s
    👑☝️♥️



  8. Amy on April 19, 2020 at 9:47 am

    All Buddhas bless Spain battles with covid-19 to success quickly! The strongest praying for Spain change to auspicious way!💪💪💪🌈🇪🇸🌞🙏



  9. Joe YF on April 19, 2020 at 9:48 am

    If the healthcare workers fail, the whole world fails.



  10. JOSUAL NEW on April 19, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Its a real shame that this before news paper/digital news is turned to the left wing in politics. Looking thru this glass is always parcial and the history dosnt lie. When it was more center like it was more realistic now sims to look at the dirt in the other eye but not seeing it in the own eye.



  11. Gap on April 19, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Time to spend that Aztec gold.



  12. Olmo Del on April 19, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Thank you from Spain



  13. Nicky Chuaybamrung on April 19, 2020 at 9:52 am

    The Spanish need PPE from face to toe .
    Face marks ,gloves ,Socks replaceable alcohol gel. Disinfection area , accommodation healthcare workers
    Do not back home during its mission.
    The battlefield heroes and it about times design .
    EU must hand them a weapon protection and drugs specific approved for covid 19 effective



  14. Ozzie Olivo on April 19, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Dios Los bendiga y guarde



  15. u3962521 on April 19, 2020 at 9:57 am

    It’s incredible seeing this in developed countries, and to compare in Australia people are still incredibly relaxed. Next to noone (except for Asians) are wearing masks (I started wearing one once I could buy one). Where I live our city has 82 cases. We now have two known community transmission but our local govt is still refusing to test the community applying a very strict selection criteria before someone is allowed to be tested. This is as a result of a lack of testing kits.
    China made requests back in Jan and Feb to have Chinese backed companies in Australia drop everything and take all the PPE gear and ship it back to China… Almost like a global terrorist attack, China has done this to every country in the world. Take away all the PPE gear worldwide in a coordinated way, managed by the PPL and watch the disease spread. ..175 tonnes from two companies was shipped back to China.



  16. Brandon on April 19, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Coronavirus: New York – Only if you need to be hospitalised! – The Natural Health Stop
    https://thenaturalhealthstop.com/coronavirus-new-york-only-if-you-need-to-be-hospitalised/



  17. April Harris on April 19, 2020 at 9:58 am

    I read an article from a holistic doctor "Emerging Theories that May Help Us Solve the Covid 19 Puzzle" Covid affects the bloods’ ability to carry oxygen. In other words Covid is a disease of the RBC. Specifically, the virus docks onto the RBC by knocking off the heme groups/hemoglobin and sends iron free floating into the blood. The RBC then no longer functions as a supply of oxygen to the lungs without the heme group. In an attempt to neutralize this flooding of iron into your bloodstream, your body begins depleting it’s stores of zinc in an attempt to maintain balance and neutralize this overload of iron. As the virus reproduces it attaches to more and more heme groups. This explains why the oxygen saturations are so low (40-50%) without acute respiratory distress. Malaria is a disease of the RBC, as the parasite infects these cells. One of the treatements of Covid has been a malaria drug and zinc.



  18. Prashanth B on April 19, 2020 at 9:58 am

    This is sad, Spain must be helped somehow.



  19. sahara libre on April 19, 2020 at 9:58 am

    ánimo héroes👏👏👏👏



  20. esteban granado on April 19, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Eso solo es en Madrid… Por favor, no den una imagen del país que no es la real… España va a fabricar sus propios medios de protección, mascarillas, respiradores y lo que haga falta.



  21. G.V. Maheshwari on April 19, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Get well soon Spain . We are praying for u.
    💓🇮🇳



  22. veritas et vita on April 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

    qué verguenza!



  23. Kevun Martine on April 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Vamos gracias por tanto dios os bendiga fuerza



  24. Frog Killer on April 19, 2020 at 10:01 am

    I think herd immunity is the best way to overcome coronovirus.



  25. Carmen Garrido on April 19, 2020 at 10:01 am


  26. John Alvarez on April 19, 2020 at 10:05 am

    We all have our roles in the fight against Corona, from buying only as much we needed to the hospital staff. Everyone has a part to do. Be responsible even when it’s hard. I also admire the self-made protective suits, people who help themselves and do not always wait for the government and only complain and do nothing. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.Stay safe people.



  27. Jorge Koifman on April 19, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Mis respetos



  28. Out of many One on April 19, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Son verdaderos Heroes !!!



  29. sasha carnovale on April 19, 2020 at 10:07 am

    They need to call bauer and get hockey shields as masks I’m telling yall



  30. Sidhartha Sajee on April 19, 2020 at 10:09 am

    When a person get stressed their immune system become weak. So when they get it it become deadly..



  31. Robert Russell on April 19, 2020 at 10:11 am

    These people are the real superheroes. I am so sorry that you have had to suffer for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts



  32. CH冲锋小骆驼 on April 19, 2020 at 10:11 am

    they are heroes



  33. allegra Tapia on April 19, 2020 at 10:11 am


  34. Παναγιωτης Σαριδακης on April 19, 2020 at 10:11 am

    It is explicitly PROHIBITED TO REACT THE MEDICINES WITH DEATH



  35. Potrcko Pirot on April 19, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Not a single aircraft of IBERIA is flying to PR China to return with masks?
    And how many football players donated PPE to healthworkers? When and if all this is over, you will be watching football and giving pocket money to doctors and scientists… what we planted as a seed, we are now collecting as a fruit…



  36. f u on April 19, 2020 at 10:12 am

    My heart is on the ground. Unending prayer and so much love from Oklahoma.



  37. ibrahim sawa on April 19, 2020 at 10:20 am

    All our hopes for fast recovery and safety for spain and everywhere , love from jordan.



  38. Ainara Tiefenthaler on April 19, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Hi, I’m Ainara and I produced this piece. I’m from Madrid and have been following the coronavirus outbreak in Spain closely. One of the facts that struck me: Of all the contagions in the country, health care workers account for 14 percent — that’s higher than anywhere else in the world. In numbers that means that as of yesterday, over 12,000 health professionals in Spain tested positive for Covid-19. I set out to find some of these workers, hear their stories and find out why they’re falling ill at such alarming rates.

    One of the issues that came up over and over in these conversations was a shortage of protective equipment for all workers who might come in contact with infected patients. The doctors and nurses I spoke to who had tested positive for the virus said they followed the safety protocols at work and used the protective equipment at their disposal at the time. But many hospitals lack protective gear for their staff. Primary care facilities and nursing homes are even worse equipped. Some health workers have started fabricating their own personal protective equipment, like impermeable gowns made from trash bags or operating room sheets. Others are layering surgical masks because there are no more FFP2 and FFP3 masks. Rosa, the nurse from Granada who you see in the beginning, called her husband a “sort of a MacGyver” because he is making face shields for her and all her colleagues at the dialysis unit. The elastic bands came from Rosa’s neighbor, who cut up some of her own clothing to donate them.

    Irrespective of the lack of protective gear, Spain’s health workers continue to treat patients day in and day out. Some of the infected professionals we interviewed — like Eugenia and Lubna — have since recovered and returned to work. Several said they hoped their stories could serve as a cautionary tale for other countries. Health care workers in the U.S. are increasingly facing similar shortages.

    If you have any questions about these efforts or anything else you see in the video, I’ll be answering down below. Thanks for watching! Stay safe and healthy. ¡Gracias y ánimo!



  39. Maria Rodriguez on April 19, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Mi pareja que es internista tiene 6 mascaras N95, 3M, cada una dentro de 1 bolsa de papel, enumera las bolsas, y las coloca en orden. Un dia usa la mascarilla numero 1, al final del dia la vuelve a colocar en su bolsa respectiva y al final de la fila. Al dia siguiente la numero 2 y asi sucesivamente. Como hay 6, pues le da tiempo (se supone) para que los virus se mueran. y pues las usa y las reusa, porque tampoco tienen suficientes.



  40. TheTitoxyco on April 19, 2020 at 10:23 am

    My mother is nurse in Sevilla, Spain, and I would like to thank from her every supporting comment. They are fighting hard, all health workers around the world. Trillion of dollars wasted in nuclear heads and bombs, and we didn’t know our closest army are our health workers.



  41. Fred Hoy on April 19, 2020 at 10:24 am

    God bless and protect you all. I know that saying that this too shall pass sounds trite and small, but it is true and our light at the end of the tunnel. Again, bless you all.



  42. Iris Enamorado on April 19, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Personal de medicinas son los verdadero eroes. Mas no los militaries que matan a sus semejantes, ocacionan ambrunas y destrucion atroz a otros paises.



  43. A. Díaz on April 19, 2020 at 10:25 am


  44. Estebanillo González on April 19, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Como español me siento avergonzado. Un gobierno comunista tóxico dirigido por un psicópata que es el mayor farsante que haya conocido España. Un gobierno que consitente que su población sea aniquilada mientras planean un golpe de estado. El mundo debe saber que el parlamento español está cerrado, que están censurando a los periodistas y que bloquean todos los medios de comunicación que no sean sus esbirros. Los canales estatales de radio y televisión emiten propaganda comunista 24 horas al día. España no se muere, la están matando.



  45. RCDM 1916 on April 19, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Spaniards deserve this disgrace because we have voted for the murderous and criminal politicians who are in government.



  46. Ana Cramer on April 19, 2020 at 10:29 am

    We are the third country in the world at the moment in number of coronavirus infections, but the second in number of people recovered. These healthcare professionals are the best we have and many, many people owe them their lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you and all your fellow health workers around the world. Love from Madrid.



  47. Sebastian Xavier on April 19, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Mis oraciones están con la tierra de mis antepasados, España ❤️



  48. diskette on April 19, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Maybe it’s time to make one about the conditions in New York hospitals? Or that wouldn’t fit your US centric agenda



  49. Vivian A. Herman on April 19, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Be strong Spain 🇪🇸 💓 and very smart creating equipment 💪🏼



  50. Mark Yaske on April 19, 2020 at 10:35 am

    These warriors face death everyday. Live everyday as if it is your last. Eat every meal as if it is your last. The Good Lord will bless you beyond measure.