The viral spectre of Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) has stricken many people currently in quarantine or in self-quarantine with the kind of dread that millions of people with immunodeficiency disorders have been facing every day for decades. This is the fear that a viral infection, followed by a secondary bacterial infection may lead to severe illness, tissue damage or death because of lowered immunity. The good news is that these immunodeficient individuals cope successfully with their conditions every day and are reasonably well by following three simple rules – these are:

  1. Constant hand washing
  2. Clean everything you touch.
  3. Avoid points of viral and bacterial transmission

Notice that his plan of attack is quite straightforward and that it is not that complicated.

#1 Constant hand washing.

This solution to vanquishing viruses and bacteria is so simple that people seem to not take it that seriously, but hand hygiene has, for over a century prevented countless infections. Be sure to wash your hands constantly and wash the palms, backs, wrists and each of your fingers individually for at least 20 seconds each time. How long is 20 seconds? It is the length of time it takes you to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.

Do this BEFORE you touch your face, to scratch your nose, fix your hair or clean your ears. Do it AFTER using the bathroom, being out in public, touching any public door handle or button (for example on a door code pad or TM) after working on a computer, doing dishes and feeding pets.

#2 Clean everything you touch.

During a pandemic, be sure to clean everything thoroughly once and then clean each surface when someone enters and then leaves your home. When you return home from shopping or any excursion be sure to wipe down your keys, phone, bankcards and any other item you used with a Clorox or Lysol wipe.

It is also a good idea to keep the shoes you wear outside, outside the home and not wear them into the house.

When you go grocery shopping, wear a mask and gloves and if you do not have gloves, wipe down the handle of the shopping cart before you touch.

If someone in your house is sick wipe down everything that anyone touches and do this every single day

#3 Avoid Contact (Vectors of Transmission)

The big issue with the Corona virus is that you can’t tell if someone is carrying it just by looking at them. Furthermore, you can feel well and still be transmitting it.

Avoiding vectors of transmission simply means staying away from everyone (social distancing)s and don’t touch public surface. Just because a bar stool, elevator button or door handle looks clean, does not mean it is not harboring the corona virus.

You can also be aware of the absent minded things you do in public to accidentally touch surfaces such as turning public faucets on and off, using hand dryers and leaning against walls and counters.

Most importantly you should be practicing social distancing, which means keeping at least six feet of space between you and other people at all times so that you do not breathe anyone else’s air, which could be contaminated with the corona virus.

Your best bet is to stay home alone or with the people you live with, but have as a little contact as possible with housemates, family or anyone else.

The Three Basic Rules of Immudeficient Protectio

Do you have an immunedeficient disorder and fear being taken over by the Covid-19 virus? Conditions that can cause lowered immunity against bacteria and viruses (known as immunodeficiency disorders) include:

  • Severe burns
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Diabetes
  • Malnutrition
  • AIDS
  • Cancers of the immune system like leukemia
  • Immune-complex diseases, like viral hepatitis
  • Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells that produce antibodies)

Those who have bone marrow transplants or chemotherapy or radiation may have zero immunity and really have to try and protect themselves from Covid-19.

For more information about how to boost your immunity, deal with immune deficiencies or to book a consultation about anti-aging, naturopathic testing, Toronto weight loss programs or any health issue you may be experiencing, visit the Pinewood Natural Healthcare Centre website that has a list of full services and products at You can also call our Toronto Office at  (416)-656- 8100.  We also have an office in Pickering, Ontario at (905)-427-0057. Send an email to and we would be happy to answer any question that you have about our holistic health services

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