2/18/2020 / By Ethan Huff
In a breakthrough for eradicating the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19), South Korean officials have successfully treated a patient using all-natural oxygen therapy.
Unlike our own Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which only advocates for pharmaceuticals and vaccines, Korea’s CDC effectively cured, dare we use that word, a patient by delivering oxygen through a face mask, according to the local news service Newsis.
Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of Korea’s CDC, announced that only one of South Korea’s 21 remaining Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) patients is still in critical condition, while the rest have been released.
As for the oxygen therapy, Jeong explained that it effectively saturates a patient’s body with oxygen by delivering high doses of it. And as we’ve reported in the past, diseases of all kinds hate oxygen and simply can’t survive in its presence.
With this successful treatment, South Korea is confident that there are no additional “critically ill” patients within its border, despite earlier concerns that the virus might ravage high-risk patients.
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The situation is not as bright in nearby Japan, however, where an elderly woman who resided in the Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo died not long after testing positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19).
With Japan reporting the highest number of Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) cases outside of China – there are now more than 250 confirmed cases – South Korea was worried that the same would happen there. But its use of effective therapies like oxygen has apparently stemmed the tide, at least for now.
For nearly a week, South Korea had not reported any new confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19), but did announce that a total of seven former patients are now “fully recovered” and have been released.
All of this good news for South Korea led authorities to announce the end of a massive quarantine there where 700 South Korean nationals who had previously been evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus, were being held.