Two-plus-year-old and His Dad Down with Covid. Took herbs and recovered

Thursday 3 March 2022

 Ireceived an email from Johor. Some years back, this person came to seek our help on behalf of his father who had cancer. His email:

Hello Professor,

It’s been a while since we last chat. I hope all is well on your end.

My 2 years and 4 months boy is infected with Covid.

Due to my boy being of young age, it’s difficult for us to keep him isolated. So I  do expect my family to be infected although we don’t have any symptoms now. 

I am in JB now. Can you please send me some Ko-Gen herb? My boy does take TCM herbs with  the help of honey water. I would like to try your Ko-Gen herb.

Reply:  I am asking my son to rush the herbs to you. I am sending 2 packets. Keep one packet as standby. There may be many others who need it.

Friday 4 March 2022

Thanks for the thought, Professor. Indeed, I do need the extra pack as standby. Appreciate it.

Sunday 6 March 2022

I took the package from the courier centre. 

Can I confirm 1 more time, for my boy. It’s 1 tablespoon with 3 bowls water boiled into 1 bowl?

This morning, my Covid test is positive.

1. Case of the 2-year-4-month-old Boy

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

He developed high fever (38.5C).

Doctor prescribed him: Paracetamol, cough and flu medicine. Paracetamol to keep his fever in control.

Had the following symptoms:

1. Fever

2. Cough

3. Fatigue

4. Runny nose

5. No appetite

Did you do any test to confirm if it was covid?   Yes. Both home test kit and PCR confirmed covid positive.

Did the doctor medication help? 

  • My son’s fever was under control. No more fever after 2 days.
  • Cough and runny nose persist. 
  • He is still not very active.
  • His appetite is not very good. Eating 50% of usual intake. 

Sunday, 6 March 2022

Started on Ko-Gen herbal tea.

Dosage: 1 tablespoon – boiled. He can take with encouragement and honey.

Monday 7 March 2022

Chris: Today is second day on the herbs. How is your son doing?

  • Son is back active.
  • No more runny nose.
  • Still got a bit of cough.
  • Appetite is improving.

Chris: Your son brought the covid home? Where do you think he got it from?

He likely brought it back from school.

Tuesday 8 March 2022

  • My son almost 100% recovered except a bit of cough –  only 2 to 3 times a day.
  • No phlegm. Not bad cough.
  • I expect it will clear off in a day or two. 
  • He doesn’t look sick anymore. 

Wednesday 9 March 2022

  • Son looks like 100% recovered. No more cough for past 24 hrs. 

Thursday 10 March 2022

Chris: You boy is okay now?

  • Boy is 100% ok. 

Friday 11 March 2022

  • Today test my boy using home test kit. Result still positive. 

I am not bothered about it as long as he can eat, can sleep and is active with no symptom. 

2. Case of 39-year-old Father

Both me and my wife are vaccinated with 3 dose of Pfizer.

Sunday 6 March 2022

Test indicated positive for covid.

The symptoms are:

  1. Sore throat
  2. Runny nose
  3. Cough

Started on Ko-Gen 2 herbal tea.

Dosage: 6  tablespoons – boil in 3 cups water reduced to 1 cup.

Monday 7 March 2022

  • My sore throat is gone.
  • Cough and runny nose become more obvious but I feel better.
  • Today I am taking 2 times of Ko-Gen 2.

Tuesday 8 March 2022

  • My runny nose stop.
  • Cough still persists with some phlegm.
  • New symptom, feeling thirsty most of the time.
  • Overall feel better each day. 

Wednesday 9 March 2022

  • Took coconut water yesterday after your advice.
  • Today cough subsides. Cough not too bad. May be 3 – 4 times a day. Still with some phlegm. 
  • Sore throat is gone.

Thursday 10 March 2022

  • Symptom not much different from yesterday.
  • Will still Cough occasionally (2 – 3 times/day) with phlegm.
  • Energy level is good.
  • Thirsty feeling or rather heaty feeling still around. 

Friday 11 March 2022

Very much the same like yesterday.

Saturday 12 March 2022

Today cough and phlegm seems to go away. 

I realize I shouldn’t use the word thirsty. It’s actually dry mouth and lips which require constant moisture with water. A sip of water or gargle with water will work. Today this symptom seems to reduce too. 

The heaty feeling is reduced as well. Heaty feeling is because of ulcer on lips and few “cut feeling” on tongue. 

Wife is ok. 

Monday 14 March 2022

Hi Professor,

  • Today is first day that all symptoms are gone.
  • No more cough and heaty feeling.
  • My boy is doing very well. 

Took Ko-Gen 2, total of 6 times .Took Ko-Gen 1, total of  4 times (1 time each day).

Example day 2 after I took Ko-Gen 2, sore throat is gone. During Ko-Gen 2 I don’t feel much of heaty or dry lips symptom.

Comments

1. Fear due to lack of knowledge.

I admit I have a lot more to learn about this covid problem. At first, my impression was fear – yes, with all the dreadful statistics and man-made SOPs to abide with and the punishments that went with if you fail to comply, (probably due to ignorance or confusion) who is not afraid?

Then, I thought old people are most vulnerable and old people like me can die if they get covid. Good that I am wrong too on this point!

2. Covid in children and the elderly.

 If you look at the statistic put out by the Ministry of Health below  only 5.9%  of those who got covid were between 60 to 69 years old. Covid affected only 2.6% of patients who were between 70 to 79 years old. Hurray, I am 78 years old! My wife and I are still covid-free  but when will covid strike us?

Covid Cases by Age Group (https://covidnow.moh.gov.my/cases/)

What is new to me is that covid also infected babies and young children. I have a case where a 5-month-old baby was positive for covid together with his 4-year-old brother. My grandchildren are 4 years old and 6 years old – they too got covid. From the above data, it appears that young children are more vulnerable to covid than old folks like me.

3. Covid – is it a big deal?

The other wrong impression I had was that if  young children are infected with covid, it is “hell” serious and life threatening.  They are young and they don’t know how to take care of themselves. I am wrong on this too. Some children don’t even need treatment to recover from covid. Some like my grandchildren recovered after one or two days after drinking the herbal tea for covid.

In the case presented here, he is only 2 years and 4 months old. He has not be vaccinated like his father and mother. He developed high fever with cough, fatigue, runny nose and loss of appetite.  Yes, the doctor prescribed him medication. While his fever was brought under control (with Panadol), he still suffered from the other covid symptoms. That was when his father wrote to me asking for help.

He took a tablespoon of Ko-Gen herbal tea. The father wrote:  My son is back, active. No more runny nose. His appetite is improving. But he still has a bit of cough. After three days the father wrote to inform me that his son is already back to normal — 100% okay.  Bravo!!!! So, my message is there is no need to panic (unless it is a severe case).

4. Covid cases among kids are rising!

The  Straits Times of 17 February 2022 reported that there was an 160% increase in Covid-19 infections among kids below age 12 in Malaysia (https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysia-says-160-increase-in-covid-19-infections-among-kids-below-age-12).

The website Code Blue (https://codeblue.galencentre.org/2021/10/05/covid-19-cases-among-under-12-children-exceed-teens-elderly-in-malaysia/) reported that Covid-19 infections among children below the age of 12 were almost double the number of cases among adolescents and the elderly in August and September 2021.

This sharp rise in the number of paediatric cases, which also includes admissions. may be due to the recent opening of schools.

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove  of WHO explained  Children & Covid-19 (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/media-resources/science-in-5/episode-22—children-covid-19?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmpyRBhC-ARIsABs2EAraRdPZREQykZ7vzC978pMDJgyGx9DGXhcGuDMdinVFKDPi245hpBwaAnICEALw_wcB).                                  

  • Luckily, children and adolescents tend to have more mild disease compared to adults.
  • Especially in the youngest children, they tend to be more mild, which means they don’t have as many symptoms as adults do.
  • Some children may have gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhoea or vomiting, but they tend to be more mild.
  • And even most children tend to have asymptomatic infection, which means they don’t have any symptoms at all.

Similarly, the website of NIH (https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/special-populations/children/) pointed out that:

  • SARS-CoV-2 infection is generally milder in children than in adults, and a substantial proportion of children with the disease have asymptomatic infection.
  • Most children with SARS-CoV-2 infection will not require any specific therapy.

Also take note, this 2 year-old plus boy has not been vaccinated! But his 39-year-old father had received Pfizer vaccines twice plus the booster. He too had covid. Why?

The same happened with my grandsons. They are not vaccinated and were infected with covid. Their parents have been vaccinated and they too got covid! So, what does that mean? 

Do you ever wonder why the so-called “scientifically” proven vaccine do not protect them?  Another big debate on this topic! But I  would not go into it.

5. The most vulnerable group!

The age group that attracts the  most covid infections are those between 18 to 39 years old.  They made up about half (50.9%) of all covid cases.  I did not know this! Why? Because they often like to go to nightclubs?  And that is why they ban or do not support/encourage such outlets?

But whatever statistics say, there is no need to live in fear or there is no need to panic if you are infected with covid. You can get over this problem easily if you do the right thing.

 Also let us accept the fact that sooner or later, you “healthy” people, may also be infected with covid. So let us just be prepared and in the meantime read and learn more about this covid.