Silver & The Sars Virus

Written by MICANS, MS, PharmB, Philip A

The whole world is concerned about SARS, and rightly so, because SARS appears to be a deadly and fast spreading virus, which is doubling the numbers of infected people every 2-weeks.

Current facts available to hand, suggest that if you meet a person infected with SARS that you have a 1 in 4 chance of becoming infected yourself, that’s an incredibly high ratio by any virus’ standards.

With 20% of the infected people, (young and old alike), dying from SARS, that means statistically, there’s a 1 in 20 chance of dying if you meet someone infected with SARS (sic). It appears, that the SARS virus remains active for at least 24-hours, so if you come into contact one of the 500,000,000 spores that are released every time a SARS infected person coughs or sneezes, whether by breathing it in, or touching it with bare skin, it could mean up to 3-months in isolation.

SARS is clearly highly infectious, because as we’ve seen in Hong Kong, one infected patient managed to infect 67 hospital staff within 48-hours.

Of course, the international jet-age of travel means that a virus like SARS is being transmitted faster than ever, and as we all know, airplane travel is a bad air environment, particularly with long haul travel. We’ve been recommending a package against the various problems of airplane travel for sometime, (Synergistic Programs – frequent fliers) and one of the major anti-viral and yet-safe products we can all use for protection against infections is “Silver.”

From what we’ve read, physicians seem to be “at a loss” for exactly how to treat SARS, and are opting for the “usual” types of antibiotics, including some very specialist and very expensive ones, such as Ribivirin. But most antibiotics have an optimal effectiveness against only a few different disease germs; even broad-spectrum antibiotics may kill only 10-20 different types of bacteria. Also, most antibiotics that kill bacteria will not kill fungus/yeasts, parasites or viruses and antifungal antibiotics will not kill bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. Furthermore, virtually all known viruses are immune to virtually all known antibiotics. But “Silver” is unique among antimicrobial agents in its broad spectrum of action. It is known to kill some 650 different disease organisms and unlike antibiotics, Silver is an “equal opportunity destroyer” – in other words, it doesn’t discriminate, but effectively kills germs of all major types: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, spore-forming bacteria, fungus/yeasts, viruses and parasites. Silver sulfadiazine is used almost universally in hospitals to prevent serious burn infections, but it kills dozens of different bacteria, it also kills 95% of 72 strains of herpes virus, as well as malaria. It also kills various yeasts, including several aspergillus varieties, mucor pusillus, rhizopus nigricans and 50 different clinical isolates of Candida.

Whilst, it’s a little known fact that mild silver protein (MSP) is known to kill on contact over 650 different germs and virus’ including anthrax, we don’t know for certain if MSP will kill SARS. But given that it inhibits and destroys so many bacteria and virus’, there’s a good chance that it could be effective. We’ve written extensively about the correct type of silver that must be used, and how it can be used safely, for alas, there are a lot of silver products out there that simply don’t work well. If you’d like to see some general information about silver, please click Silver.

If you are familiar with the uses of MSP, but wonder why some are better than others, then please click here.

In the meantime, we are suggesting the following regime for any person who has to go through “at-risk cities, airports, or plane travel etc.”

  • Take one teaspoon of oral MSP (350mcg) two to three times daily, ideally mix with water, gargle and swallow.
  • Line the mouth and throat with MSP spray on regular occasions, (this depends on the risk, in an aircraft say every 1 to 3 hours).
  • Place MSP drops into the nose and ears on regular occasions, (again, this depends on the risk, in an aircraft say every 1 to 3 hours).
  • Use MSP gel to cover any skin that you feel may have to come into contact with possible infected items. An obvious example would be the hands.
  • Follow other advice to boost your own immune system to be strong and fight off infection.
  • Limit your exposure to public areas, don’t stay anywhere longer than you have to!

Physicians may also be interested to note, that we are in a position to offer i.v. MSP ampoules.