Humidify Your Home, Work And Play Space: Doc Explains Why African Americans Are at Higher Risk of COVID-19; And Some Possible Solutions For All Ethnic Groups
Exclusive Interview by Trennie L. Williams, MFin, PhDc
Today, I had the privileged opportunity to have an extensive discussion with Dr. Jeff Gusky and the challenging pandemic novel COVID-19. Take a look at the broadcast in it’s entirety:
Jeff Gusky, MD FACEP is an emergency physician who can explain the connection between higher COVID death rates in African Americans and talk about how we can all remain safer against COVID.
- Higher concentrations of an enzyme in the tissues of African Americans may explain why multi-organ failure leading to death is affecting African Americans more frequently than whites. This has nothing to do with inner city poverty.
- More specifically in African Americans, the science is showing that an ACE 2 receptor on blood vessels (also linked to increased rates of high blood pressure in African Americans) is attacked by COVID causing a cascade of tragic consequences where the body attacks itself leading to multi-organ failure, vasculitis, thrombosis and death.
A simple solution:
- Since we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, we must regulate indoor humidity between 50-60 percent. When the indoor air becomes cool and dry, small viral outbreaks transform into big COVID bombs. But moist air, on the other hand, substantially reduces disease spread by limiting the distance that COVID can travel through air.
- Run a humidifier all day, every day, because moist air protects the thin layer of mucous inside our nose, mouth and lungs by forming a natural protective barrier that makes us less susceptible to COVID penetrating our respiratory track. Virus particles on surfaces are less likely to dry out, go airborne and get into your lungs when indoor humidity is 50 to 60%.
Dr. Gusky is currently working with Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver and Louie Gohmert to convene a meeting at the White House with representatives of The Weather Channel, Accuweather and IBM (owner of Weather Underground) that will bring indoor humidity to the forefront of the COVID conversation.