Hi I would like to support and perhaps expand upon the idea proposed by by Professor Max Crispin of Southampton University discussing the attachment of the COVID 19 virus in the guise of sugars onto the nasal mucosa.
We know that the COVID Virus contains 3 major structural polypeptides and are sensitive to lipid solvents, detergents, ultra-violet radiation and disinfectants.
Cleansing and expunging surfaces etc by using anti-bacterial wipes etc is one of the recommendations.
We know also that the viral microbe is attracted to the nasal mucosa as it recognises animal based sugars, along with the moist, warm conditions much like a petri dish the microbe and or pathogen germinates readily in these idyllic growing conditions. If however through nasal irrigation and cleansing a plant based sugar is introduced such as Xylitol then the 2 types of sugars are incompatible, the plant based sugar Xylitol targets the glycol-protein binding sites as alluded to by Professor Crispin and disables the viral microbe. The Xylitol/sodium chloride/sodium bicarbonate combination not only detaches the virus from the nasal mucosa but acts also as a surfactant irrigating and cleansing the harmful particulates from the nasal mucosa such as microbes, pathogens and allergens.
The product that is designed specifically for this approach is the CE Marked MediCleanse Nasal Rinse (TM) irrigation system and I am awaiting FP10 application pending for approval as a medical device Section 9A of the Drug Tariff.