Don’t blame it on the hospitals or NHS.
They’re busy with so many patients, a lapse now and again is inevitable. And they’re dedicated professionals. Committed, every one of them.
If you’ve ever been in for surgery – and watched with honest eyes instead of the hysteria mind-set the media luck on to you – you’d see hard-working people doing their best and going the extra mile every day.
So the message to 99.9% of the people who complain is… “Back off!”
Most of the time you are your own cause of being ill.
Because your hygiene isn’t good enough that’s why – completely up to maggots
Already we’ve got the hand hygiene people going crazy, reminding us to wash our hands at every critical moment.
And it’s not that it’s not effective.
It’s despite being politely reminded as often as possible, most of us just don’t do it.
But there’s another reason why we get sick so often – one that most of us, including the NHS are most of the time simply not aware of.
The illnesses we get are from airborne germs – not physical contact.
Well there’s a surprise.
And something else we’re not aware of – we’re surrounded and covered by billions and billions of germs every second of every day. Viruses, bacteria, too small for the eye to see – thousands of times smaller than even a grain of dust.
So is it any wonder that we don’t breathe one in, or gobble it down, or get one through a cut? And still our bodies are so savvy that most of the time we’re OK!
What it means though, is that we can’t take chances. Do something stupid and we WILL pay for it.
Especially with so many of us so close together, sharing the same air, eating in the same place, even sleeping. Packed into tube trains, jostling each other in fast food joints, crowded like sardines into holiday hotels.
No wonder a nasty like norovirus goes through us like wild fire – we’re all on top of each other.
But here’s another surprise – sloppy hygienists and NHS please take note.
We none of us need to catch any of those bugs milling around. We already have a way to get rid of them. Not a secret weapon, just something that most of us don’t know about.
And it means we can zap germs before they get to us.
ALL viruses, ALL bacteria, including the horrible ones – c.difficile, MRSA, H1N1, SARS, HIV-1, e. coli, anthrax, bird flu, salmonella. Or even the ones that have us scared stiff. Like smallpox, malaria or even ebola.
Hit any of them with hydrogen peroxide while they’re still up in their air and they’re goners.
Yup, hydrogen peroxide. The same stuff that girls use to go blonde. That our white blood cells manufacture as a defence against a cut or other injury.
But with a difference.
Ionised first so it can be misted up into the air, smaller and finer than drops of water. Electrostatically charged so it reaches out and grabs onto any pathogens it finds. Spreading deep into cracks and underneath things where cleaning gets forgotten.
What happens next is murder. Which is what the germs do to you if you let them.
The hydrogen peroxide shoves extra atoms of oxygen at the individual cells of bacteria and viruses, ripping them to shreds. And there’s no germ comes back from being hit by H2O2. They’re gone for good and you’re 99.9999% safe.
So how come we’re not using this stuff everywhere? In hotels, schools, public building, restaurants, buses, trains, everywhere?
Because we don’t know about it is why. In the same way that, once upon a time, we all of us thought the world was flat.
But it isn’t flat, it’s round.
And hydrogen peroxide could save your life over and over – if only you knew about it.
Well if you’ve read this far, now you do.
Which means if you ever get needlessly sick again, it’s YOUR fault.
Time to get a grip. Those NHS people have still got serious cases to deal with – injuries, children, old people – and all the other ailments that happen once germs have taken hold.
Let’s salute them and give them a rest.
Because now we know, we can fix it.
Originally posted 2014-09-08 13:05:36.