Siegelspokeoffering a new explanation as to how the virus spread so quickly from China to several other countries. Dr. Siegel went out of his way to emphasize that heis not aexpert in the field of respiratory medicine–he’sadoctorsatCleveland Clinicandhe’sas a medical student in the past. For Siegel,the primary cause is a viralinfection that appears to be directly related to somebacteria. Dr. Siegel explains as to why many of the people infectedin the US are not infected by the virus commonly found in the nose. While Dr. Siegel believes thatthis virus can easily slip through the membrane to other parts of the body andmaybe transmitted through coughing, sneezing, etc. – it’s a disease that’s not very widespread as of yet. Siegel says the virus,or at least a part of it, seems to originate in Wuhan, and traveled to three other counties in China between 2008 and 2011. When asked to speculate on who may carry the virus, Dr. Siegel said: “We have somereason to believe the virus that appears to originate in China is spreading in other countries as well.” Dr. Siegel explained that Chinese scientistshave discovered a number of new virus strains in thepast few years, andthat they’re all associated withobesity. Dr. Siegel also added that Chinese scientists found a new form ofthe virus in people infected twice andfurther infected them as time went on. Since the scientists discovered the new virus back in 2011, theChina Ministry of Health has been monitoring the incidence rateof this epidemic. Dr. Siegel explained that the virus that appeared to originate in China is known tobedifferent to many other viralallergies, and has aspecificmolecular structure that requiresa differentinteractionwith the respiratorychemicalsin thehuman body. That’s why Chinese workers infected with the virus weretreated using a different type oftherapy as soon as they emerged from the virus. Dr. Siegel believes that some of these workers became infected withinfection early on after theyreferred to their patients as sick and were offered some medications to make them feel better. Dr. Siegel wasalso asked byTucker Carlson to explain theinfection process for the five people who hadbeen admitted to theUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center that havebeen identified in theUnited States as being infected with the coronavirus. Dr. Siegel explains how they were exposed to theinfection on the Shanghai train: “They are doingtest tube experimentation, so they did this inChina. They did this in Shanghai to see if there was a treatment that worked, and afterthey found that thiswas effective, theyused this to test how long they could delay the exposure and treatthem. You have two patients who were treated after the twowere exposed–one of the ones was treated within this time frame so the timing of the treatment andthe exposure is different. The other patient was treated fortwo weeks before he got a treatment.
“These two patients had come in on the Shanghai train.”
Siegel was asked how much of a problem it really is that 5 people fromtheUnited States were infected –and thusmayalso beinfected withmultiple airborne viruses and diseases. While Dr. Siegel suggested there isquite a problem with the numbers of people beinginfectedwith airborne strains of the coronavirus, he added that infectionor exposurewith a virus that has evolved in a different way is not common. Dr. Siegel described it as “quite aproblem”.
Tucker Carlson asked Dr. Siegel to explain thetoxins of the virus. Siegel said the virus “is known to cause liver failure in mice, as well as other toxicities, including liver disease. “I don’t have the numbers to support that,” says Dr. Siegel, “but that’s what the results look like.” So how did things get so bad in China? Dr. Siegel explains, “China has been producing more than 15,000 tons ofcoconut oil since the 1960s…they’vebeen churning out more than3 million tons of it in a given year”, and now they’retrying to make somethingthat’s in the same ballpark of our butter. Dr.Siegel went on to emphasize that this virus developed “almost instantaneously” in China, and itarose withinjust two days of theSichuanoil/coconut oil pipeline starting up