Belgian scientists prove relation between Covid-19 and endogenous carbon monoxide - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

Belgian scientists prove relation between Covid-19 and endogenous carbon monoxide

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A multidisciplinary team of doctors from the Brussels academic hospital ‘Saint Luke’ recently published a groundbreaking scientific article about the treatment of corona patients in the Intensive Care Unit of their hospital.

The article is about the role of endogenously produced carbon monoxide (CO) in critically ill corona patients. The team of doctors wants to draw attention to the role of the endogenous CO that is produced in the lungs of the sick patients themselves.

The human immune system produces this CO from red blood cells, to suppress infections, because CO is an effective inhibitor of bacteriae and viruses. But unfortunately, it is also highly toxic, so it should remain in the lungs.

But when this protective CO is continuously blown away by ventilation, the immune system goes into overdrive and produces excessive amounts of CO, which is all absorbed by the blood, transported throughout the body, and deposited in vital organs and bodily tissues. And there this highly toxic CO will cause much harm and severe complications, because it is a poison that negatively affects the whole nervous system, including the brain.   

The Belgian scientists indicate that an increase in CO levels in the blood as the infection progresses may be an additional marker of the increasing severity of the covid-19 infection. The problem is that a CO intoxication, also an endogenous disease-caused one, has to a large extent the same symptoms as a corona infection.

Or maybe that should be reversed: a severe covid-19 infection has much the same symptoms as a severe CO intoxication because they are one and the same!

The fact that a covid-19 infection is very similar to the effects and complications of intoxication by endogenous CO, has already been noticed and published as early as March, read our previous article in the Baltimore Post-Examiner. But now it has been proven beyond doubt that endogenous CO is the real culprit, and that is a scientific breakthrough.

And this news is also very promising and hopeful because the dangerous and often fatal derailment of the immune system can easily and effectively be controlled and suppressed with zinc, a cheap and abundantly available medication.

Because zinc inhibits the heme-oxygenase HO-1 enzyme that produces the endogenous CO from the heme in red blood cells (a process that may cause additional and dangerous complications like thrombosis and faulty readings of the pulse-oximeter).

It is interesting to note that President Donald Trump was ill with Covid-19 and received oxygen, but he was simultaneously treated with zinc, which may have caused his speedy recovery and probably also saved his life.


About the author

René van Slooten

René van Slooten is a leading ‘Poe researcher’, who theorizes that Poe’s final treatise, ‘Eureka’, a response to the philosophical and religious questions of his time, was a forerunner to Einstein’s theory of relativity. He was born in 1944 in The Netherlands. He studied chemical engineering and science history and worked in the food industry in Europe, Africa and Asia.The past years he works in the production of bio-fuels from organic waste materials, especially in developing countries. His interest in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Eureka’ started in 1982, when he found an antiquarian edition and read the scientific and philosophical ideas that were unheard of in 1848. He became a member of the international ‘Edgar Allan Poe Studies Association’ and his first article about ‘Eureka’ appeared in 1986 in a major Dutch magazine. Since then he published numerous articles, essays and letters on Poe and ‘Eureka’ in Dutch magazines and newspapers, but also in the international magazines ‘Nature’, ‘NewScientist’ and TIME. He published the first Dutch ‘Eureka’ translation (2003) and presented two papers on ‘Eureka’ at the international Poe conferences in Baltimore (2002) and Philadelphia (2010). His main interest in ‘Eureka’ is its history and acceptance in Europe and its influence on philosophy and science during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Contact the author.
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