Social Engineering in the Age of Pandemics

We live in a post-information world where dubious and ideology-based information plays a dominant role in all spheres of our life. People receive information from corporate media and television and reality itself fades into the background and plays a secondary role. 

This is a time of massive social engineering to force the masses to act in the right direction without realizing it. Social engineering is “psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging personal information.”  Another definition is: “any act that influences a person to take an action that may or may not be in their best interests.” 

In this article, we will look closely at different means of mind control with the help of modern technologies and their effect on the human body. 

Methods of Influencing the Human Mind

The information and psychological impact on the human mind can be achieved by various direct and indirect means. The general approach in the field of influencing people’s minds is based on the scientific studies of this phenomenon.

The traditional way of influencing human minds is based on rational arguments and logic. Along with rational ways, there are ways that can be called irrational. They can be destructive, and force people to serve other people’s purposes.

One of the effective methods is the method of big lies, successfully applied and substantiated by Hitler, who wrote: “The receptivity of the masses is rather limited, their understanding is insignificant, but the forgetfulness is too great … Only those who repeat the ordinary concepts a thousand times, the masses will want to remember. If we are to lie, lie blatantly: they are more likely to believe a big lie than a small one..”

Another method is based on the limited perception of people. Most people do not have the ability to process a large amount of data, since their operative memory is limited, excess information is perceived as noise. Therefore, the simplicity of formulation, repetition, and consolidation of a certain set of provisions play an important role.

Repetitive, sequential campaigns that grab people’s attention are quite effective tools. Over time, old campaigns are forgotten, new ones come to replace them, and everything repeats again. The successive change of campaigns leaves no time for reflection and evaluation.

The third method is based on the fact that in the subconscious of every person there is a “herd” sense of belonging to a particular social group, which correlates the action of individuals. On its basis, one can successfully promote any ideology, racial and religious exclusivity, fashion,  lifestyle benefits, etc.

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TV and Monitors

A number of methods have been developed for effective informational influence for brainwashing and transforming people into an easily manageable mass.

Brainwashing of people has been going for decades by the means of television, mass media as well as the education system, political, corporate-sponsored scientific manipulations and Big Pharma/Vaccine propaganda, 

An unprecedented experiment is being conducted with people today. With the help of the media, persistent attempts are being made to “rebuild” the way of thinking of the population changing the moral and spiritual values ​​passed down from generation to generation.

The practical experience of influencing people’s brains is well demonstrated in the field of advertising. Advertising corporations analyze the results of demand research, tests, surveys, the effectiveness of advertising media messages. A very effective method often used in advertising is: “Always speak the truth, speak a lot of the truth, speak much more truth than is expected of you, never tell the whole truth.”

Therefore, with the help of the media, it has become possible to convey a false distorted picture of real events taking place in the world and to force people to act contrary to their interests.

Nervous System Manipulation by Electromagnetic Fields from Monitors

The human brain can also be significantly influenced by electromagnetic and acoustic fields, especially in the infrared range. By turning them into people focused on a relatively small space, it is possible to significantly change their behavior and lead to inadequate, abnormal decisions. 

Scientific studies of the phenomenon of the effect of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on the human body and brain have been going on for decades, but they were little known or classified to the general public.

The US patent 6506148 B2 titled “Nervous System Manipulation By Electromagnetic Fields From Monitors” confirms the ability to manipulate the nervous system. It was filed by someone called Hendricus G. Loos in 2001 and published in 2003. 

According to the patent: Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient amplitudes to cause such excitation. It is therefore possible to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set.”

Nowadays we are so dependent on electronic devices that it’s practically impossible to turn them all off. People are permanently attached to electronics due to remote work,  online studies, video/games, etc.

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Remote Mind Control and Remote Brain Mapping

In the second half of the 20th century, thousands of people including young children were subjected to mind control experiments. 

Washington State Fusion Center accidentally released records on the effect of remote mind control on a human body. The document was sent in response to a request for information on Antifa and white supremacist group and disclosed in one file titled “EM effects on human body.” 

The file contained 3 diagrams that revealed the psycho-physiological effect of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) used as a psycho-electronic weapon on the human body and brain. The first diagram titled “Psycho-electronic Weapon Effects.” demonstrates the effect of EMFs on the human body. These effects included sudden overheating, intense pain, forced manipulations with the body parts, irresistible “go there, go there” commands, microwave burns, electric shocks, etc. 

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The diagram titled “Remote Mind Control/ Remote Brain Mapping” demonstrated the EMF mind control on both individuals and groups that could be achieved via mobile phone networks, mobile psychotropic weapon carriers, etc. The last diagram titled “Bio-Electromagnetic Human Brain Wave” demonstrates remote brain mapping and electronic signal frequency ID which is unique for every human body and can be detected by radar electronic signals.  This classified document reveals an area of scientific studies that can be used for military purposes, as well as for mass mind control of the population.

The MK Ultra Mind Control program victim, Cathy O’Brien, and Mark Phillips gave a lecture “Mind-Control Out of Control” at the Granada Forum Conference (October 31, 1996). They uncovered a trauma-based New World Order mind control program.

Cathy O’Brien wrote in her blog“Many of u.s. are on to the reality that mind control minions are being paraded in front of media cameras in an attempt to create division and chaos while traumatizing our nation with unthinkable violence.  Trauma is a basis of mind control. Knowledge is our defense against it.

For more information on the effect of EMF on human health, check out our articles here.

COVID-19 and 5G – What Is the Connection?

The recent pandemics such as the Spanish flu, swine flu, SARS, MERS, and EBOLA have never existed before; they arose and suddenly disappeared from nowhere. We are told that the great progress in the field of biomedical science and the development of vaccines will help to overcome these infectious diseases. But first of all, where do these diseases come from?

Each new technology,  such as the invention of the internet caused new waves of mysterious epidemics that had been blamed on new mutated strains of viruses and bacteria. None of these diseases had ever existed before; they emerged and disappeared all of a sudden from nowhere.

A flu pandemic from 1957 to 1958 killed around 2 million people worldwide. Every year thousands of people worldwide die from the flu. The recent pandemics of the 21st century included swine flu, SARS, MERS, and EBOLA pandemics that had been expected to kill millions of people. Fortunately, not all of them were as deadly as expected.

Is Influenza Caused by Electricity?

According to Arthur Firstenberg, “influenza is a neurological disease that can affect almost every organ, with or without respiratory symptoms. It is caused by electricity”. ”Radio waves have sickened and killed more of humanity in the past century than all of the bacteria and viruses combined”.

There are documented sources showing that this deadly pandemic was not caused by the virus. The flu was not contagious and did not spread directly from human to human.

Numerous experimental efforts to reveal the contagious nature of the disease had failed. Medical workers tried to infect the volunteers using secretions from the mouth, nose, throat, and other parts, as well as by blood of the sick patients. None of these attempts could contaminate the volunteers (see Arthur Firstenberg, The Invisible Rainbow. The History of Electricity and Life, chapters 7-9). These prove that the flu was not contagious and was not caused by the virus.

In our previous post, we discuss the documental reports which demonstrate that the Spanish flu was caused by vaccination. The vaccination of military personnel had become compulsory in 1911 and recruited soldiers were given 14-25 shots.

According to US Army records, seven soldiers dropped dead after being vaccinated. The documental records showed that the flu killed only the vaccinated people, those who refused the vaccination escaped the flu.

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The Spanish Flu and AC Technology

The Earth and humanity had never encountered the radio waves of the electromagnetic field before the invention of radio technology.

Mysterious epidemics of unknown infections have started to occur again at the beginning of the 20th century. Infections have been described to the public as being caused by new mutated strains of bacteria or viruses that could destroy the human immune protective barriers.

The unexpected circumstances such as emerging technologies could cause more complicated and little understood consequences of the worldwide spread of the pandemic. According to Arthur Firstenberg, the so-called influenza of 1918 did not exist before the deployment of AC electricity in 1889.  The spread of radio waves throughout the world caused the unknown disease (see Arthur Firstenberg, The Invisible Rainbow. The History of Electricity and Life, chapters 11-13).

The Spanish flu epidemic had two waves. The first started in early 1918 was caused by the beginning of the deployment of wireless telegraphy stations. The second more deadly wave that started at the beginning of 1919 and lasted till 1921, was caused by the escalation of the radio technology throughout the world. All of a sudden, the virus disappeared.

The symptoms of Spanish flu were dark spots on the body and bluish skin; patients had nosebleeds, and their lungs were filled with fluid that led to suffocation by their own blood. Patients died a few hours after infection from a lack of oxygen.

COVID-19 and 5G 

Each new technology, from the first installation of high-intensity radars to today’s installation of 5G networks, has sparked new waves of mysterious epidemics, blamed on new strains of viruses.

COVID-19 is predicted will have several waves and the second one is expected in the fall of 2020. This coincides with turning on the 5G at full power around the globe.

A study by Bartomeu Payeras i Cifre from the University of Barcelona published in April 2020 showed a direct correlation between 5G rollout and the outbreak of CV-19.  The study demonstrated “clearly the most likely probability that the COVID-19 hypoxic injuries and hospital admissions are directly related to electromagnetic radiation exposure by 5G Networks”.

The publication was claimed inaccurate and flowed and quickly taken out the site. The article was blamed for overlooking “the fact that COVID-19 cases and 5G rollout may both independently be affected by external parameters such as population density or wealth.

They also compared countries without accounting for differences between them such as demographics, healthcare system robustness, and social distancing policies.” In addition, it was claimed that 5G is not available in countries like France and Italy which had the highest levels of Covid-19 cases.

Another study linking 5G to Covid-19 by the group—members of the Guglielmo Marconi University, Central Michigan University, and First Moscow State Medical University was published in PubMed and then quickly withdrawn.

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Why are Scientists Silenced?

The 5G frequencies have a damaging impact on human health and the environment. Numerous studies have reported an increased risk of developing cancer, cardiovascular disorders, impairments in the nervous system, eyesight, infertility, miscarriage, mental problems associated with depression, anxiety, and neurodegenerative disorders. The harmful effects of EMF on living organisms have been confirmed in over 10,000 studies.

Scientists from around the world have signed a petition (2015) to the United Nations and the World Health Organization, expressing their concern about the negative effects of EMFs on human health.

The 5G deployment has begun in 2019 and will be turned on globally in the second half of 2020. The 5th generation of wireless technology will increase the level of radiation by 10 to100 times around the world.

The International Petition Stop 5G (2018) signed by nearly two hundred thousand signatories from 208 countries and territories, called for stopping the deployment of 5G, including 5G from space satellites.

What is happening now around the world is the consequences of this irresponsible act, which is considered “an experiment on humanity and the environment and is defined as a crime under international law”.

Do your own research to find the truth. Write your opinion or questions on this subject below.

COVID-19 and the Spanish Flu – What Do They Have in Common?

Since ancient times, there have been many pandemics in the world such as plaques, cholera, smallpox, measles, typhoid fever, etc. The advancement of science in the field of microbiology, pathology, and epidemiology, has given humanity a huge advantage in overcoming these deadly diseases.

Mysterious deadly epidemics have begun to recur at the beginning of the 20th century, such as the Spanish flu and continued in the 21st century, including swine flu, SARS, MERS, and others. These epidemics, as expected, would kill millions of people. However, not all of them were as deadly as expected.

2020 will go down in history as the beginning of the so-called COVID-19 pandemic. The epidemic began in January 2020 in China and quickly spread around the world. Let’s take a close look at some of these epidemics and their similarities and differences.

What Was the Spanish Flu of 1918?

The so-called “Spanish influenza” of 1918-1921 was the second deadliest pandemic after the Bubonic Plaque of the 1300s. The flu pandemic began in the United States military bases and spread by the American troupes sent to Europe during World War I and spread worldwide.

About 500 million people were infected around the world and more than an estimated 50 million were killed by the flu. The huge number of casualties had been explained by the lack of the socialized healthcare system and little understanding of viruses at the time.

The epidemic had several waves. The first wave began in early 1918. The new mutated strain caused a second, more deadly wave that began in early 1919. Suddenly, the virus disappeared, as it appeared. Oddly enough, the victims of the disease were mostly healthy young people.

What Caused the Spanish Flu?

According to official reports, doctors discovered the H1N1 virus at US military bases. However, doctors could not know that the Spanish flu was caused by a virus. The first virus in men was discovered only in 1933. Thus, the viral cause of the pandemic still remains mysterious and inexplicable.

To combat an unknown disease, doctors prescribed aspirin up to 30 grams per day, which is now known as a toxic dose. Symptoms of aspirin poisoning include hyperventilation and pulmonary edema or fluid accumulation in the lungs. Thus, it is possible that many deaths were caused by aspirin poisoning.

The Spanish Flu Vaccine

Today, the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-21 has been explained by the lack of vaccines against the flu. However, numerous documents indicate that the pandemic was caused by vaccines. Documented vaccination records can explain these mysterious facts.

Vaccination became mandatory in 1911, and recruited soldiers received 14-25 shots. Mandatory vaccination led to devastating symptoms and death among military troupes, which was thought to be caused by a flu pandemic.

This disease had symptoms of all the diseases that people were vaccinated with, such as typhoid, plaque, cholera, etc. According to the source, deaths were caused by severe poisoning from a conglomerate of various vaccines. Many were paralyzed as a result of the overall effect of vaccine poisoning.

Moreover, documentary records showed that the flu killed only the vaccinated people, and those who refused the vaccine escaped the flu. Indeed, vaccinated soldiers were affected seven times more than unvaccinated civilians.

US Army records indicate that seven soldiers fell dead after vaccination. In addition, the report stated, “63 deaths and 28,585 cases of hepatitis as a direct result of fever vaccination during only six months of the war.”

In a Petition to the President to Abolish Compulsory Vaccination in Army and Navy in 1920, Chas M. Higgins wrote: “that there have been more deaths from vaccination than from smallpox in every year for the past fifteen years in the City and State of New York”.

He emphasized that vaccination is dangerous and can “kill in from ten to fifteen minutes, after injection of the serum, by what is known as “serum sickness which is a kind of rapid blood and nerve poisoning affecting vital nerve centers, to which some persons are very susceptible”.

In other fatal cases, where the poisoning action is slower, death finally occurs from lockjaw, paralysis, meningitis, or pneumonia, which are frequent results of vaccination”.

The Spanish Flu Symptoms

The disease initially looked like seasonal flu, and then secondary complications such as pneumonia developed. The victims developed symptoms within hours or days.

According to Eleonora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D.,”The new disease they had created had symptoms of all the diseases they had injected into the man. There was the high fever, extreme weakness, abdominal rash and intestinal disturbance characteristic of typhoid. The diphtheria vaccine caused lung congestion, chills and fever, swollen, sore throat clogged with the false membrane, and the choking suffocation because of difficulty in breathing followed by gasping and death, after which the body turned black from stagnant blood that had been deprived of oxygen in the suffocation stages” (In the book Swine Flu Exposed, Chapter 2  The Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918 was caused by vaccinations).

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COVID-19 and the Spanish Flu Similarities

The so-called COVID-19 pandemic began in January 2020 in Wuhan in China. The origin of the pandemic virus is still uncertain. According to official data, COVID-19 was transferred to a human from a bat. However, many scientists, including the French virologist Luc Montagnier, who received the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2008 for his work on the HIV virus, stated the coronavirus was made in a laboratory.

Other infectious diseases caused by coronaviruses were the 2003 SARS (for severe acute respiratory syndrome) which caused 812 deaths, and the 2012 MERS (for the Middle East respiratory acute syndrome) which killed 866 people. In both cases, the main symptoms were fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Some symptoms of the COVID-19, such as the lack of oxygen are surprisingly similar to symptoms of Spanish flu. Most of the victims developed secondary complications such as pneumonia, which was fatal for victims with a weakened immune system.

Quarantine, masks and other measures

During the so-called Spanish flu, measures were taken to prevent the spread of infection, such as quarantine, personal hygiene, and the closure of schools, churches, and other public places. The same measures have been taken worldwide to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Was this a scientifically sound decision? No, it was a political decision in which there was no scientific basis. Sweden was the only country that adopted a science-based strategy developed by a scientific committee in which the lockdown of the country was unnecessary.

To date, enough experimental data and patient data have been accumulated to understand the disease. Many doctors, scientists, and others express the truth about the incorrect diagnosis, testing, and treatment of the disease.

COVID-19 Testing

The information provided by authoritative organizations, including the CDC, about diagnostics, tests, treatment, and protection changes every time. Now CDC writes on its website: “If you  test positive:

  • A positive test results show you might have antibodies from infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 might provide protection from getting infected with the virus again.”

This means that a positive test is actually a good result because people have developed their immunity against this disease. So why then do compulsory vaccination? Why are masks, social distancing, and the lockdown needed? Was this strategy harmful from the start?

Conclusion

Since March 2020, most countries of the world have been in lockdown, businesses, schools, and other public places closed. The COVID-19 pandemic did not go smoothly, as it had been expected. Millions of people have awakened and are seeking the truth.

The WHO, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other organizations are under close scrutiny. Mandatory vaccination is unlikely to be easily accepted by most people.

The mainstream media have shown that they are part of the game. Open your mind and do your own research to find the truth. Write your opinion or questions on this subject below.

Is a Coronavirus Pandemic a Hoax?

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in March that COVID-19 is a pandemic. Many countries around the globe have been locked down. The mainstream media report a huge number of deaths and that hospitals are overcrowded with infected patients. However, many doctors and scientists disagree with lockdown measures and the COVID-19 pandemic.

In our previous post, we discussed the recovery rate from COVID-19 based on the real-time tracker of the Johns Hopkins University. However, 25 to 50 percent of people do not show symptoms of the COVID-19 virus infection or have not been tested. The lack of adequate testing or incorrect test results adds a lot of inaccuracy to the disease statistics.

We continue to investigate the statistics accumulated over the past months, as well as the opinions of medical doctors, experts, and scientists on measures taken to fight COVID-19.

Was Lockdown Necessary?

John P.A. Ioannidis, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Stanford, in an article published on March 17, raised a concern that there is no reliable data on the prevalence of the virus in the general population. The official fatality rates of 3.4 percent, reported by the WHO, declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, he criticized as meaningless and leading to a massive hysteria and panic.

“A positive test for coronavirus does not mean necessarily that this virus is always primarily responsible for a patient’s demise”, he continues. In fact, the majority of victims had serious preconditions like heart attacks, strokes, trauma, bleeding, etc.

Dr. Ioannidis commented, “Our data suggest that COVID-19 has an infection fatality rate that is in the same ballpark as seasonal influenza.”

A serological study published on April 17, 2020, by Bendavid et al., claims that from 2.49 percent to 4.16 percent of people in Santa Clara County were infected and developed antibodies against COVID-19. This data indicates that the infection was much more widespread and about 50-85-fold more than the number of confirmed cases.

More doctors are concerned that lockdown measures are absolutely unnecessary and diminish chances for developing herd immunity in an age group that is spared serious disease.

Lockdown is Harmful to Health

The study at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland showed that vitamin D is required for the immune system to fight Covid-19.  Their data reveal that countries in the Southern Hemisphere such as Australia have lower mortality compared to the countries located to the north which receive insufficient sunlight and suffer from vitamin D deficiency. The Nordic countries do not have vitamin D deficiency due to the widespread of supplement intake.

Nobel laureate professor Michael Levitt also said that the majority of people who died from COVID-19 had up to 3 other health issues. The total number of COVID death would be very similar to severe flu death numbers. The whole COVID issue has been politicized and the opinion of Dr. Levitt and other doctors was not taken into consideration.

Doctors around the world say that the mortality rate of SARS-CoV-2 in overestimated. Every year, more people die from seasonal flu compared with those who die from the coronavirus.

Since many countries did not apply strict measures, as soon as this disease spread, more and more people became infected. As the best example, Sweden allowed its citizens to responsibly decide and social distancing was recommended.

W.H.O. now says we should learn from Sweden as a future response to the epidemics.

COVID-19 Diagnostics Incorrect

Symptoms of COVID-19 appear after about 7-14 days and about 80 percent experience mild symptoms. The disease is described as a respiratory viral infection that begins with a sore throat, fever, which then goes into pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

The disease is described as a respiratory viral infection, which then develops into pneumonia. Therefore, respiratory strategies using a ventilator, which are used for acute respiratory syndrome, have been applied.

The ventilator helps the patient to breathe in cases of the acute respiratory syndrome. However, new data showed that ventilators did not help 88 percent of patients who were allegedly diagnosed with Covid-19.

In a viral video posted on YouTube, Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sydell of NYC-ICU said the diagnosis of COVID-19 was completely wrong. Patients who received treatment could breathe on their own but die from a lack of oxygen. Dr. Kyle-Sydell suggested that this was not viral pneumonia, but an unknown disease that exhibits symptoms of oxygen deficiency similar to the high-altitude disease.

Are Deaths Caused by COVID-19 Correct?

A number of doctors expressed their concern that COVID-19 is listed as a cause of death for many people who have died from other health complications. The most vulnerable to infection were people with diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung problems.

Dr. Andrew Kaufman said in an interview with London Real that the number of deaths from coronavirus is incorrect. There are reports of empty hospitals around the world. Lockdown did not reduce the number of deaths from COVID-19, as reported in the media.

Several doctors expressed concern that the death certificates were fabricated and people died for other reasons. This may sound monstrous, but many people on the net say that their family members who died from other health problems received a death certificate from COVID-19.

A doctor from Montana, Dr. Annie Bukachek, reports that people who died from various health problems had a death certificate from COVID-19. How many people died from COVID-19 remains unclear.

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Doctors Are Not Allowed to Speak

You may wonder how hospitals and doctors keep silent in this situation. Why do not we see them speaking about it in the media? This information can only be found in alternative sources, where they say that doctors are not allowed to talk about what is happening in the hospital, otherwise, they will be fired.

Nobel laureate professor Levitt from Stanford analyzed the COVID-19 situation from a scientific point of view, and believes that lockdown was a “huge mistake.” Many people had been infected before the lockdown. Some countries have gradually reached the level of saturation to develop herd immunity and to prevent a new outbreak. As a result, countries where there is no strict lockdown policy, such as Sweden and Germany, have fewer death cases compared to those with the strict lockdown.

Two Doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi of Emergency Emergency Care help a COVID-19 briefing, which was then removed from YouTube as misinformation for a so-called community policy violation. Doctors discussed their data from test laboratories collected over two months.

Dr. Erickson questioned whether lockdown measures are scientifically sound. He believes that the study and observation of the disease gives a real picture. Data show that viral infection was widespread long before localization. According to statistics from California, the likelihood of death from Covid-19 is 0.1 percent, similar to seasonal flu. Many death cases diagnosed as Covid-19 were erroneous and caused by other pre-existing diseases.

Meanwhile, people with heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and other critical health problems are left without any medical care. The consequences of lockdown include domestic violence, anxiety, depression, suicide, social, medical, and economic collapse. Millions of people lost their jobs and businesses,  and opportunities for the future.

Martin Geddes, a scholar, and telecoms expert wrote: “Major Western nations are committing economic and social suicide to sustain an enormous lie about the integrity of those we trusted to protect us. This is a crime against humanity, and encompasses many in the pharma business, the corporate media, and in government. The size of the scandal cannot be overstated. Those responsible deserve the most severe punishment for ruining civil society.”

Does this all make sense to you? Why don’t governments listen to real experts? Why is this pandemic so politicized?

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Coronavirus: What is the Recovery Rate?

Every day we are bombarded with news of the death toll from COVID-19 around the world. Millions of people around the world have been advised to keep social distancing and stay home, wash their hands and wear masks in public places.

However, there are a large number of people recovering from this disease. We discuss the extent of COVID-19 recovery in relation to the strategy used by various countries to combat this deadly virus.

What is the Recovery Rate?

Recovery rate is the number of people who have recovered from a disease. Experts say it’s difficult to assess the recovery rate as 25 to 50 percent of people do not show symptoms of the COVID-19 virus infection.

We estimated the recovery rate from COVID-19 worldwide and in some specific countries based on the real-time tracker of the Johns Hopkins University (see table). According to the data provided as of April 11, over 1, 72 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection and 104,800 people died from the disease in the world. As estimated, about 390,000 people have recovered from the infection worldwide. This represents about 22.6 percent of the recovery rate.

However, the actual recovery rate remains uncertain for several reasons. Many people do not show symptoms of COVID-19 or do not get tested at all. Some people may get negative test results. In other cases, people may recover, but do not report it to the hospital. Therefore, the recovery rate may differ from what was estimated.

Recovery rates are higher in countries that used aggressive measures and had the highest levels of population testing, such as China and South Korea, 94 percent and 69 percent, respectively.

Table. Statistics of COVID-19 cases as of 04/11/2020 (Johns Hopkins University‘s real-time tracker)

 

Countries

 

Confirmed cases

 

Total deaths

 

Total recovered 

 

Recovery rate

Total 1,721,353 104,800 389,651 22.6
US 501,701 16,562 29,192 5.8
Spain 161,852 16,353 59,109 36.5
Italy 147,577 18,849 30,455 20.6
France 125,931 13,197 25.195 20.0
Germany 122,855 2,736 53,913 43.9
China 83,014 3,254 77,877 94
UK 79,841 9,875 599 0.75
Iran 70,029 4,357 41,947 60
Turkey 47,029 1,006 2,423 5.2
Belgium 28,018 3,346 5,986 21.4
Switzerland 24,900 1,003 11,100 44.6
Netherland 24,565 2,643 287 11.7
Canada 22,148 567 6,013 27
Brazil 19,943 1,074 173 0.9
Portugal 15,987 470 266 1.7
Austria 13,782 337 6,604 48
Russia 13,584 107 1,045 0.8
Israel 10,525 96 1,258 12
Korea South 10,480 211 7,243 69
Sweden 10,151 887 381 3.8
Ireland 8,089 287 25 0.3
India 7,997 249 774 9.7
Ecuador 7,161 297 368 5
Chile 6,501 65 1,571 24
Norway 6,360 114 32 0.5
Australia 6,292 54 1,806 28.7
Denmark 6,191 260 2,111 34
Poland 6,088 195 375 6.2
Japan 6,005 99 762 12.7
Finland 2,905 49 300 10.3

In many countries, the lack of adequate testing also played a decisive role in the death toll. Since many countries did not apply strict measures, as soon as this disease spread, more and more people became infected.

Experts say up to 70 percent of the world’s population will get infected by a coronavirus. It is currently difficult to predict the spread of the disease and the outcomes.

What is Herd immunity?

Herd immunity happens when a large percentage of the population becomes immune to infection through immunity against infection or through vaccination. Those who are not infected or have not been vaccinated become immune to infection. This is called herd immunity. Smallpox and polio were eradicated as a result of herd immunity.

In the light of the new coronavirus, some countries like the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Sweden, initially introduced a strategy to develop “herd immunity” by allowing the virus to spread among the population. Scientists say that in the case of the UK, this requires at least 60 percent of the population to be infected.

According to the CDC, some people should not get certain vaccines because of a weakened or compromised immune system, age, pregnancy, allergies, and some chronic diseases.

However, worried that an unpredictable strategy could lead to a large number of casualties among the population, the UK government has changed the strategy advising social distancing and self-isolation.

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Sweden to Develop Herd Immunity

Sweden remains the only country that has not introduced strict measures and social distances, as in the rest of Europe. The government closed universities and high schools, banned gatherings of more than 500 and advised people who are sick and older than 70 to stay home.

The Swedish government has used the approach recommended by the country’s chief epidemiologist Tegnell to implement a broad immunity strategy against COVID-19. The country has taken some premature measures but has not implemented quarantine, as elsewhere.

The government advised people to take individual responsibility to stop the spread of the disease. The country’s prime minister urged people to support local businesses by going out and ordering takeaways.

Swedish scientists are worried about the government approach and warn that the herd immunity strategy is similar to “playing the Russian roulette with the Swedish population”.

As of April 11, around 10,151 cases of COVID-19 and 381 deaths were recorded. This represents about 4 percent of the recovery rate (see table below). The near future should show how many Swedes will be affected by this disease and develop immunity for the rest of the population.

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Diagnostics of COVID-19

The countries with the highest mortality rates from COVID-19 struggled with patient care due to the lack of medical equipment such as ventilators. The most vulnerable to infection are people with diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung problems.

Symptoms of COVID-19 appear after about 7-14 days. About 80 percent experience mild symptoms. The disease is described as a respiratory viral infection that begins with a sore throat, fever, which then goes into pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

NYC-ICU  Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell says the diagnosis of a new disease, such as COVID-19, is completely wrong. The doctor believes that this is not viral pneumonia, but an unknown disease, similar to a high-altitude disease, which is manifested by symptoms of oxygen deficiency.

The acute respiratory syndrome due to which patients receive treatment is different, and ventilation / respiratory strategies alone cannot help. Doctors now switch to a different protocol and give patients oxygen (see video).

A number of doctors expressed their concern that COVID-19 is listed as a cause of death for many people who have died from other health complications. Montana physician Dr. Annie Bukachek reports that people who died from multiple health issues had a COVID-19 death certificate. How many people died from COVID-19 remains unknown.

In general, little is known about this new coronavirus, which makes it difficult to predict the outcome of the disease in the near future.

It is imperative to maintain strong immunity and mental health through a positive attitude, exercise, healthy nutrition and environment, meditation, and other available means.

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Coronavirus: How to Protect Yourself and Your Home?

Indoor air pollution is a common problem for every home and in some cases is two to five times worse than outdoors. This includes various indoor pollutants that can cause respiratory diseases. The quick spread of the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by COVID-19 raised concern about the efficient indoor ventilation and sanitation measures.

Our homes should protect the indoor environment to create a healthy indoor environment for the health and comfort of our family. The HVAC systems and other advanced technologies for air purification can help to clean the indoor environment from contagious microbial contaminants.

Indoor Air Pollution and Health Problems

Indoor air quality is one of the five major environmental risks to public health. Indoor air is important because most people spend a substantial time in buildings.

About 2 million deaths per year and 3 percent of the global disease burden are associated with indoor air pollution. These contaminants can cause various diseases such as chronic (allergies, asthma), respiratory infections, and even cancers.

Typical indoor air pollutants and allergens are biological contaminants, dust, volatile organic compounds, gases, fine particulate matter (PM2.5), etc. Common biological pollutants include mold, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, bacteria, and viruses.

Particles of 5 microns or smaller 5 can pass through the lungs and are harmful to your health. These are biological particles, dust, and gases. The smaller the particles, the more harmful they are. Therefore, particles of 2.5 microns are classified as respirable suspended particles and considered very hazardous.

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality?

ASHRAE has developed proactive guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.

ASHRAE recommends the following strategies to prevent disease transmission:

  • dilution ventilation
  • laminar and other in-room flow regimes
  • differential room pressurization
  • personalized ventilation
  • source capture ventilation
  • filtration (central or unitary),
  • UVGI (upper room, in-room, and in the airstream).

ASHRAE’s Indoor Air Quality Guide is aimed to protect your home from exposure to airborne particles that might be circulated by HVAC systems.

HVAC Systems

You can improve the ventilation and filtering in your home with a ventilation and air conditioning system. Controlling airflow from clean to dirty areas to avoid the spread of polluted air around the house is critical.

HVAC systems are very important to maintain fresh indoor air quality. Many infectious particles are known to be transmitted by air. Therefore, proper ventilation can provide health and public safety.

The most efficient filters such as HEPA filters are able to remove up to 99.97 percent of particles as small as 0.3 microns. HEPA filters can remove dust, dust mites, pet dander, pollens, mold, some bacteria, and other common indoor allergens. Maintaining the relative humidity between 30 and 60 percent will help control mold and dust mites.

In crowded conditions with poor ventilation like in hospital waiting rooms and other public places, even particles with controversial airborne transmission capacity can cause explosive outbreaks.

For instance, the influenza virus can spread in a plane with poor ventilation. In some cases, the infection can be propagated at a significant distance away from the source by ventilation-induced airflows.

The Best Appliances Against Biological Contaminants

In addition to HVAC systems, the best technologies for anti-microbial protection against biological contaminants include:  

  • Antibacterial (Ultraviolet) Lamps can effectively destroy viral, bacterial, and fungal organisms such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), influenza viruses, mold, and other agents in air and surface, so they are unable to spread and cause disease.
  • Whole House In-Duct Air Purifiers can help to eliminate indoor air pollutants of dust, dander, and pollen from your entire home.
  • Whole-house air filtration systems with HEPA filters can trap 99.97 percent of dust, biological contaminants, and other common indoor allergens.
  • Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers to properly adjust the amount of moisture in your home.
  • Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) that exhaust the stale indoor air and bring in fresh, preconditioned air from the outdoors.
  • Air ionizer removes particles as small as 0.01 microns as well as neutralize chemical fumes, cigarette smoke, viruses, and bacteria.

The proper HVAC system and appliances can improve the indoor air quality in your home and remove air-born pollutants including microbes.

How is Coronavirus Transmitted?

Airborne particles can be of various origins: viral (chickenpox, smallpox, measles, influenza), and bacterial (tuberculosis). Coronaviruses include seasonal and common cold viruses. Two more virulent coronaviruses caused epidemics: severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), in 2003 and Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2012.

It is known that coronavirus infection can be transmitted (1) through the air by large droplets as well as small particles in the air (droplet nuclei), (2) through a fecal-oral route and (3) by touching an infected surface.

The infected individuals produce infectious droplets of varying sizes by breathing, coughing or sneezing, transmitting them to others by both short-range large droplets and airborne small droplet nuclei, depending on the distance from them.

Aerosols are small droplets in the air, therefore called airborne agents with a diameter of < 10 μm. Airborn agents are highly contagious because of aerosols small size (< 5–10 μm) and their properties to follow air flows. The ‘intermediate particles’ of 10–20 μm will share some properties of both small and large droplets.

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Personal Protection Against Air-born Agents

PPE for or aerosol-transmissible agents requires a better filtering capacity and a tight seal around the airways than for those that are only transmitted by large droplets or direct contact.

For personal protection against aerosol transmission of infectious agents the PPE such as N95 masks should be used, rather than surgical ones.

Surgical masks are effective as a physical barrier to large droplets (> 20 μm) as they are too large to be inhaled into the respiratory tract around the sides of the mask.

A recent study showed that under certain conditions, liquid droplets can travel more than 26 feet. CDC now recommends wearing non-surgical masks in public.

4 Simple Rules against COVID-19

Dr. Dave Price from Weill Cornel Medical Center in New York City suggests 4 simple rules to protect yourself from COVID-19 infection:

1. Keep your hands clean. Use a disinfectant or wash your hands every time you touch any surface.

2. Do not touch your face. People unknowingly touch their face about 90 times a day. Wearing a mask can help you stop touching your face.

3. You do not need a respirator. it’s required only for doctors when performing special procedures to sick patients.

4. Social distancing. Keep a distance of 6-6.5 feet (1.5-2 meters) from other people.

Knowing these simples rules can save you from unnecessary anxiety and help protect yourself and your family from this coronavirus disease.

Strengthen Your Immune System

Remember that there are about 40 trillion microbes including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms in the human body (so-called microbiome). Healthy people contain a broad range of viruses including pathogenic and potentially harmful such as papillomaviruses, hepatitis B, hepatitis, herpes, HIV and influenza viruses.

Our immune system is able to protect us from pathogenic viruses and even tumor cells that form in our bodies. Their effect on human health depends on the state of your immune system. Keep a healthy immune system by maintaining personal hygiene, a healthy diet, good sleep, and an active lifestyle. Add to your diet vitamins A, C, and D as well as minerals supplements including zinc.

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5G in the Time of Coronavirus – Can We Stand it?

The international community, including scientists and various organizations, expressed their concern about the harmful effect of 5G on human health and the environment. A global outbreak of coronavirus has surpassed all other existential threats, including climate change and many others.

In addition to 4G networks that operate at low-frequencies below 6 GHz, 5G works at both low and high frequencies from 30 to 300 GHz. Extremely high frequencies are generated by the so-called millimeter waves (MMW) from 24 to 52 GHz. The pilot projects on the deployment of 5G began in 2019. It is estimated that 5G will generate $1.2 trillion by 2026.

Millions of new 5G base stations will be installed on Earth and 20,000 new satellites in space. The development of the Internet of Things on a global scale will require 200 billion transmitting objects by 2020 and one trillion objects several years later. This means that EMR from 5G will be tens to hundreds of times greater than total EMR from current 2G-4G networks.

Scientists against 5G

It has been a while since the International petition (2015) referring to over 10,000 scientific studies on the impact of EMFs on human health have been submitted to the United Nations and the World Health Organization and the world’s governments.

In the International Appeal “Stop 5G on Earth and Space” (2018), scientists from around the world express their concern about the negative health effects of EMFs.

In the 5G Appeal, they “urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful to humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.”

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Vodafone 5G site in Hattstedt, Germany. Photo by Fabian Horst/Wikimedia

The Effects of 5G on the Environment 

Leading studies conducted around the world have argued that EMF radiation may be related to cancer. In 2011, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency radiation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”.

Not only humans but all living beings that exist on this planet will be affected by the harmful effect of MMWs.

Numerous studies have shown that RF radiation kills insects, changing their metabolism and causing mass migration. The EMR affects birds causing their migration and exodus.

EMR had an adverse effect on the growth rate of trees after the 4G stations’ installation causing their damage and decline. Plants revealed abnormalities in development and shorter lifespan due to EMR.

EMR (the microwave and radiofrequency range) effect on wildlife and animals was an adverse health effect and decline of the population. Indeed, EMF treatment of mice affected prenatal development and led to a progressive decrease in the number of newborns.

The Effect of MMW Frequencies 

The biological effect of MMWs has been studied for decades and showed their potential dangerous effect. Low-intensity MMWs affect crucial processes such as cell cycle and proliferation and alter structural and functional properties of membranes.

Cellular water as the main acceptor of MMW radiation dissociates that leads to reactive oxygen radicals production.  The reactive oxygen radicals can damage DNA, cellular membranes and other cell compartments (Ramundo-Orlando, 2010).

What will be the effect of 5G when it is fully deployed on all living organisms? Is this not a dangerous experiment on humanity and all living organisms on Earth?

The bottom line with regard to the dangers of 5G radiation is that it is necessary to conduct additional studies of the health risks of 5G exposure.

5G installation during a coronavirus pandemic

Demonstrations and numerous petitions with a large number of signatures against 5G took place around the world. In response to major public concerns about 5G potential impacts on human health and the environment, several countries have enacted laws to limit exposure to radio waves.

In April 2019 Brussels decided to halt a pilot deployment of 4G LTE and 5G due to the city’s streakiest radiation regulations. France has introduced a law prohibiting nurseries from installing Wi-Fi to limit the effects of harmful EMF radiation on young children. Several cities in the USA banned the 5G antennas in residential areas.

However, the deployment of 5G has been already in the plan as a digital future of the Western world for its economic competitiveness, and its geopolitical positioning. This has been preceded by an aggressive campaign against China’s Huawei by the US administration and accelerated due to the rapid development of 5G technology in China.

The epidemic’s outbreak of a new coronavirus in early 2019 with the epicenter in Wuhan has changed the world. The new coronavirus COVID-19 has been announced by the World Health Organization as a pandemic. To fight the pandemic, many governments closed their borders and quarantined cities and entire countries.

In the pick of the pandemic, on March 23 the US government signed into law “The Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020” that “require the President to develop a strategy to ensure the security of next-generation mobile telecommunications systems and infrastructure in the United States and to assist allies and strategic partners in maximizing the security of next-generation mobile telecommunications systems, infrastructure, and software, and for other purposes.”

Earlier this year, the EU issued a new guidance “5G Toolbox” as “an important component in strengthening its technological sovereignty and its array of defense mechanisms vis-à-vis China.”

Despite pressure from Washington, the EU limited to 35 percent and restricted from “core parts” Chinese telecommunications Huawei and ZTE as “high-risk 5G vendors” to ensure network security. Currently, Chinese providers play a dominant role in existing 3G/4G European infrastructure.

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Can 5G Roll-out Affect COVID-19 pandemic?

According to the World Health Organization, the flu kills 290,000 to 650,000 people per year. As to CDC estimates, as of mid-March, between 29,000 and 59,000 have died due to influenza illnesses. As of March 26, nearly 24,000 have died from COVD19 worldwide according to Johns Hopkins University‘s real-time tracker. They warn that coronavirus infection can become cyclical like the flu.

Knowing the harmful effects of 5G on human health, it can be assumed that 5G may exacerbate the negative effects of COVID-19. Now we must witness the unprecedented experiment on 5G and viral effects on the human body.

What do you think of these late events? How can we protect ourselves from both 5G and infectious diseases? How will these threats affect our lives? Please leave your comment below.

Off-Grid Living Ideas

Have you considered off-grid living, paying less, and doing what you really are for? What is stopping you from fulfilling your dream? Yes, we all know that. You must pay a monthly loan or rent for your home and electricity and utility bills.

It is in your hands to get the desired financial freedom if you choose alternative ways to live without electricity. You are not alone on this journey. There are many success stories about people gaining financial freedom and living off-grid. You might think that this sounds like a 19th-century lifestyle without electricity and many modern amenities, right? But this is no longer the case.

Modern technological innovations can make life without electricity much easier and more comfortable than before. More and more people voluntarily disconnect themselves from the power grid and adopt the off-grid lifestyle. This lifestyle also called a minimalistic or “green,” is a conscious choice for people who want to cut energy costs and protect the environment.

Living without Modern Conveniences

Most of your electricity bills come from the use of household appliances such as air heating and cooling systems, water heating, washing and drying, cooling and light bulbs.

Living without dependence from any modern conveniences, such as TV and the Internet, even for a short time, teaches self-sufficiency and to appreciate what you have. It may not be as convenient as if you had electricity, but you will find new comforts in spending more time with your family, reading books and walking in nature.

The off-grid lifestyle can help you relax and focus on mindful and healthy living. You will have more time for things you didn’t have time before like meditation, yoga, reading, and writing, looking in the sky and watching the stars. This may prompt you to completely leave the grid.

There are several success ideas for off-grid living that will make you financially and mentally happier.

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Embrace Minimalism Lifestyle

More and more people voluntarily disconnect themselves from the power grid and adopt the off-grid lifestyle. This lifestyle also called a minimalistic or “green,” is a conscious choice for people who want to cut energy costs and protect the environment.

You will also save you money because you do not need to buy many things. Instead, a minimalistic lifestyle will allow you to travel the world and be happier and richer with tangible experiences. Finally, it will completely change you and your lifestyle to the one you dreamed about.

Living in a Tiny House

You can build your own tiny house on wheels or home from shipping containers if you want to lead a simple and stress-free lifestyle. Tiny houses are becoming more popular all over the world as more people want to escape the stress and anxiety of the urban lifestyle and reduce their impact on the environment.

The owners of tiny houses will tell you that they have gained financial freedom and paid off all credits and loans. With solar panels on the roof, they do not pay much for electricity bills and utilities.

Energy-Efficient Homes

Energy-efficient homes use the placement of windows to take advantage of natural lighting for most of the day. Natural lighting from windows and skylights, as well as natural ventilation and cooling, are ways for more sustainable living.

Even if you are used to electric lighting, there are many ways to light your home without using commercial electricity by charging from solar energy.

If you already have solar panels, you will definitely benefit from their use. An energy-efficient home can reduce your dependence on electricity for heating, cooling (air conditioning), ventilation, and lighting.

A solar refrigerator, air conditioning, fans, water heater, and other home devices provide exceptionally low energy consumption and can reduce by 50–80 percent of your electricity consumption.

Solar panel roofs
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Zero Energy Homes

Zero Energy homes, also called Net Zero energy homes, produce as much clean renewable energy as they consume from sources on-site or nearby. Because they have a very high energy performance with a very low or nearly zero energy requirement, they are also called nearly zero energy buildings.

A zero energy home is not just a home with solar panels. A zero energy home design combines cutting-edge design for a better living experience and systems with energy efficiency to provide an ultra-comfortable and healthy environments. These include tight insulation for a quieter home, consistent temperatures throughout, and clean indoor air to reduce dust and allergens, such as dust, pollen, and outdoor air pollution.

It’s also equipped with energy-efficient appliances that can lower energy bills or even get an Energy Tax Credit or other financial incentives. All features of a zero energy home significantly minimize your household’s environmental impact.

Zero energy homes have certification from the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Certification, the Living Building Challenge Zero Energy Certification, Passive House Certification or other third-party organizations.

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Prescott Passive House in Kansas City, Kansas. Credit: Wikimedia

Passive House

Passive Houses are built based on principles developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany. The Passive House standards are very close to those of the zero-energy house as both have high standards of energy efficiency.

The principal difference between them is that a Passive House is focused on energy reduction and uses renewable energy to fill the energy gap, while a zero energy house produces as much its own energy as it’s consumed.

The passive house is very well insulated so that most of the heat can be provided by the sun, its inhabitants and the ventilation system. Thus, it can be even more energy-efficient than a zero-energy house, as it consumes less energy in general.

In Conclusion

If your goal is to lead an off-grid lifestyle, you will definitely get more financial freedom and you will have more time for family and your favorite activities. Whatever your goals, you will benefit from them.

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Living Without Electricity – Survival Skills

Have you ever lived without electricity for several hours or days? Were you ready for this lifestyle? Most people cannot imagine life without electricity, because it will disturb their comfortable life. Many basic needs, such as cooking, lighting, and the use of electrical appliances, depend on electricity.

Now imagine you have no electricity for a period of time. This can also happen due to natural disasters in your area, such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter snowstorms. This outage can last days or even months.

Historically, humans have survived without electricity for millions of years. Today, nearly 2 billion people live without electricity in underdeveloped countries. Others, like the Amish communities, generally use off-grid methods, such as gas or diesel engines, to power appliances and utilities.

Here are some practical tips or survival skills to help you get ready when you go camping and in the event of an unexpected power outage.

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Camping with Solar

There are plenty of options using a solar grid (solar panels and batteries) for camping. You can use light-weight or portable panels from 5 watts to 100 watts that can charge your batteries, cell phone, laptop, and camera.

You can use a generator and install bigger solar panels. Now you can charge more devices like a micro-refrigerator.

If you decide to stop using commercial electricity in your home, you can find alternative ways to live off-grid. Surprisingly, many of the alternative methods are cheaper than using electricity and help you get rid of worries about paying bills and gain financial freedom. This may even prompt you to start the transition to completely leave the grid.

Lighting without Electricity

Solar lighting is the best and the safest option of lighting for indoor or outdoor use. The hybrid fuel lamp is ideal for camping, as well as in cases of emergency for outdoor use. It runs on unleaded gasoline and requires a ventilated area. This outdoor lamp is less expensive and more reliable even in the coldest conditions.

In fact, you can still use bulbs such as LED bulbs. Many of these light bulbs produce 60 to 100 watts of light with power consumption under 7 watts. There are also many battery-powered LED lights that provide enough light for a small room. Just use a solar-powered charger, and these LEDs and batteries will last you for many years.

If solar energy is not available, use candles as a light source in the dark. Another option is an oil lamp. The Amish still use oil lamps. A kerosene oil lamp is a widely available fuel with clean-burning, which makes it a good option. It burns brighter and steadier than candles.

These methods will give you a lot of light and alternative ways at the time when the power system goes down, including oil lamps and kerosene oil lamps.  

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Cooking without Electricity

There are hundreds of other ways to cook without electricity, which you can easily adapt to outdoor when camping or doing other activities. Be prepared to cook on an outdoor cooking stove like Eco-Zoom using wood, charcoal, or solid biomass fuels when the power turns off.

Instead of an electric oven, you can use a solar oven for cooking. The solar stove is much safer but is rather for slow cooking for the whole day. However, some solar ovens allow you to cook your favorite dishes as fast as a conventional oven. DIY solar ovens or solar cookers are used worldwide to deliver hot meals that are safe to eat.

Campfire is great for camping and outdoor cooking. If you like grilling and you have firewood and charcoal, you can barbecue or boil water. For some grills, you can use wood, charcoal or propane.

Refrigerating without Electricity

Natural cooling options include cold running water, root cellars, ice-cooling, and others. Propane-powered refrigerators are commonly used by Amish communities.

Solar options are a home cooler/freezer with the solar operation and solar refrigerator. This cooler/freezer can be used in a car, truck, or boat. It can use multiple power supplies when used outdoors.

A solar refrigerator provides exceptionally low energy consumption, requires less expensive power systems and provides lower operating costs. It can be powered by a solar panel, battery, and 15 amp charge controller.

 

Heating without Electricity

Heating is life important, therefore, emergency heating sources must be planned in advance. There are several types of heaters that use gas (butane, propane), kerosene and denatured alcohol. If you have a wood stove that can be used as a heater, then you are set up.

Another option is to make a DIY heater like a clay pot heater or a candle lantern heater for a small space. All types of heaters can also be used for cooking, baking and heating food.

Here are a few appliances that use off-grid heating sources:

Heat Pal is an unpressurized alcohol stove and heater that uses denatured alcohol, which is slightly more expensive than propane, but it will burn well regardless of the weather. This will not only help you warm food but also provide additional comfort as a heater.

Mr. Heater is safe for indoor use and the reliable radiant heater has been approved for indoor and outdoor use and is environmentally friendly, almost 100 percent efficient. This propane heater is an ideal solution for heating enclosed spaces such as large tents.

Washing without Electricity

Without electricity, you will find that you have to do a lot of tasks manually like washing clothes by hand. Hand washing without electricity is a long-forgotten option.

The Amish still do laundry using a diesel generator. They also dry their wet clothes by hanging them and iron them with a traditional iron and stove.

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Cooling without Electricity

A small solar fan will let you stay cool without electricity. You can make a DYI solar fan by connecting fan blades to a portable solar panel.

Another option is a swamp cooler, which can support the cooling of small enclosed spaces using ice and water, but is not suitable for long-term off-grid living.

Communicating without Electricity                               

When disconnected from the grid in emergency situations, communication can be life-saving. One of the surviving skills is to know off-grid communication methods in emergency situations or in an area not covered by cellular services.

Here are some options for communicating without electricity:

(1) Plug into your car’s cigarette lighter outlet or solar chargers. If none of the above is available, charge your cell phones and radio with a wood charging station.

(2) The HAM radios are the best to provide communication; other options are the CB radio, GMRS/FRS/MURS radios, however,  they have a limitation on power and range.

(3) Satellite cell phones are quite good for emergencies, but are expensive and require satellites to function. If satellites stop working during a power outage, the same goes for satellite phones.

Taken together,  if your goal is to live off the grid or just spend weekends on camping trips, then self-sufficiency and the ability to live without electricity are survival skills to learn.

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Updated 03/19/2020

How to Protect Yourself and Your Home from 5G?

Every day we are exposed to non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (EMR) at home and at work from the devices around us, including our phones, computers, microwaves, TVs, and others. 5G is classified as an electromagnetic field (EMF), so we must do everything possible to reduce our exposure to potentially harmful 5G radiation.

First of all, you need to know what 5G is and how to protect yourself and your home from 5G. 5G information available on the Internet is often misleading and not accurate. It is difficult to draw any reliable conclusion based on all these resources, such as the media and well-known magazines, as well as numerous scientific articles on the influence of EMR.

5G Health Risks

5G health risk information is clearly very polarized, as are issues such as climate change and other politicized issues. Several online sources have published information on manipulations in the wireless technology industry of government policymakers and the news media to create doubts about scientific credibility.

A few journals have analyzed the difference in the results of independently funded and industry-funded research, which discredits true scientific research. Most independent studies show the biological effects of cell phone radiation, while industry-funded studies are two and a half times less likely to show any effect of cell radiation.

The World Health Organization (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified EMFs from mobile phones as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B) in 2011. The US National Toxicology Program in 2018 found clear evidence of the association between cell phone radiation (2G and 3G frequencies) and the heart, brain adrenal gland tumors in rodents.

Mobile phones emit EMR that can be absorbed by tissues located next to the phone. The amount of radiofrequency energy absorbed by the tissue depends on many factors, such as the distance between the telephone and the user, the extent and duration of exposure and the type of use of the mobile phone, as well as the distance from the cell towers.

What are Radiofrequency Exposure Limits?

The United States, Western Europe, and many other countries follow the restrictions of IEEE C95.1-19991 or the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines for radiofrequency emission (RF) are based on protection against acute damage from thermal effects of RF exposure and may not protect against any non-thermal effects of chronic exposure.

The US FCC has announced that it will reaffirm the limits of exposure to RF radiation adopted by the commission in the late 1990s. These restrictions were adopted by the FCC based on studies from the 1980s that showed behavioral changes in rats exposed to microwave radiation. However, after more than six years of public discussion, the chairman of the Commission decided to retain the existing limits of RF exposure.

The ICNIRP guidelines for the general public and occupational exposure are supported by the WHO.

The United States has the highest RF exposure limits for portable devices compared to the rest of the world. In other countries including mostly Western Europe and Russia, China, Switzerland, and several other countries the RF limits are a hundred times lower.

WHO Recommendations 

The WHO advises the public to adopt precautionary measures to reduce exposure. Other national radiation authorities have recommended measures to minimize exposure.

These are simple basic measures for protection from EMR:

  • Use hands-free to decrease the radiation to the head
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Use a hands-free device places more distance between the phone and the head that is definitely beneficial as opposed to putting it close to the head. So keep it away from your head using earphones. Professor Lawrie Challis and others confirmed that clipping a ferrite onto hands-free kits stops the radio waves traveling up the wire and into the head.

  • Keep the mobile phone away from the body

This is absolutely a must. Unfortunately, many teens do not follow this rule of thumb and keep their mobile in a pocket.

  • Do not use your phone in a car without an external antenna

Some countries recommend moderate use of mobile phones for children because they can get a specific absorption rate (SAR) levels about 153 percent higher than adults. In addition, with a decrease in the permittivity of the brain as it grows older and an increase in the relative volume of the open growing brain in children, radiation penetrates far beyond the midbrain.

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How to Protect Your Home from 5G?

Although there is no way to truly and completely shield yourself, there are a few tips that can certainly protect you best from the dangers of 5G radiation:

Keep your distance as much as possible

Increase the distance between you and all electronic devices. This measure will not completely eliminate the effects of 5G exposure, but it will help to reduce the risks associated with prolonged exposure to harmful radiation

Measure levels whenever possible

Use the device to identify areas of strong electromagnetic radiation. There is currently no EMF meter that detects 5G because so far there have been no requirements. These devices will not emit one specific type of radiation, but will only detect sources with a high level of radiation.

Buy EMF shield

To minimize the effects of 5G radiation emitted by your phone, check for EMC products such as special cases or diodes that can be attached directly to your mobile device. Although they do not completely eliminate the risk of 5G radiation, they claim to reduce their exposure by up to 90%.

Protect your home as much as possible

The most important things to consider when protecting your home from 5G radiation are moderation and self-education.

The simplest ways to limit your exposure to harmful EMF radiation are:

  • Unplug Wi-Fi enabled devices when not in use. This is the easiest way, and it will become even more important when 5G becomes popular.
  • Keep your bedroom away from phones and other devices operating on 5G networks and frequencies. This will not only help improve your sleep but also reduce your exposure in the room, which you will inevitably spend most of your night.
  • Ultimately, we must educate ourselves as much as possible and take proactive measures to limit our exposure to radiation, where possible.

Thus, if we educate ourselves and research how to protect ourselves from 5G, we will be able to maintain a healthy and safe life for us and our family. Are you ready for 5G? Have you decided how to protect yourself and your home from 5G? Please share your thoughts and leave your comment below.