Recent global events have prompted me to write a blog explaining how drinking water can be made safer. This blog is an op-ed that expresses my opinion.
When water that carries pathogens is exposed to a frequency of 150 kHz, the induced signal has a cytotoxic (i.e. toxic to a living cell) effect on viruses, bacteria and parasites. This phenomenon is believed to hinder a pathogen's ability to multiply. It's important to note that a 150 kHz frequency is not harmful to humans; it is many times weaker than the frequency emitted by a mobile phone. Installing a HydroFLOW USA water treatment device on the incoming water to a home will greatly reduce the risk of pathogens in the drinking water.
People are most contagious when they are sick. With this said, spreading an illness might be possible before symptoms are noticeable. To my knowledge, it is rare to be contagious prior to displaying symptoms.
Pathogens mainly spread from animal-to-person and from person-to-person, but in some cases, they can spread through our potable water systems.
How easily a sickness spreads, can vary. Some infectious diseases are highly contagious (i.e. they spread easily), like measles, while other infections do not spread as easily. The current global epidemic seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”).
Yes, some infections are lethal, but with proper medical treatment, a majority of the population will heal within weeks. The current global epidemic seems to be most lethal to people that are over 80 years old and/or people with weakened immune systems. For example, the recent fatal outbreak in Washington state occurred in a nursing home that was understaffed. The facility’s staff was attempting to treat the vulnerable elderly patients with inadequate gear.
Thanks to modern medicine, almost all infectious diseases have a cure or a vaccine. There is currently no vaccine that prevents people from being infected by the ongoing worldwide pandemic, but significant efforts are being made to create a vaccine. The best way to prevent illness is by avoiding exposure.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following preventative measures: