Alarmed by the devastating stranglehold the COVID-19 pandemic is having on India, the place deaths are mounting at an alarming price and the well being providers are buckling beneath strain, Dr Christopher Ogunsalu, who’s a part of a multinational group of researchers, and who’s claiming a breakthrough within the therapy of the coronavirus with menthol crystal, says they stand prepared to assist India.
“Based mostly on the research we now have finished with menthol crystal in treating individuals who had the coronavirus and have now totally recovered with out every other medical intervention, we imagine the struggling folks of India should be uncovered to this technique of therapy,” mentioned Ogunsalu, a senior lecturer within the College of Medical Sciences at The College of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. “We will probably be looking for to make contact with the Indian Excessive Fee right here in Jamaica to formally make our provide.”
The analysis group, which includes medical medical doctors and dental professionals from the US and Cameroon, contains Jamaicans Dr Christopher Ogunsalu; Dr Delroy Fray, scientific coordinator on the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay; Dr Dagogo Pepple, senior lecturer in physiology on the UWI; Professor Everald Barton, professor of drugs and nephrology on the UWI; Daniel Ogunsalua, pupil at UWI; Dr Olalekan Fagbola, principal medical and well being officer of Princes City Regional Company in Trinidad and Tobago; Professor Ken Judy, the United States-based co-chairman and CEO of the Worldwide Congress of Oral Implantolgists, the world’s largest supplier of continuous dental implant training; and Mike Agbor, a famend medical skilled from Cameroon.
Based on Dr Ogunsalu, no monetary element is hooked up to the provide as a result of, as scientists, their motivation is about utilizing their evidence-based strategies and multifaceted analysis to the advantage of mankind.
“The coronavirus is a really severe virus. It has killed many individuals everywhere in the world. Our goal is to play our half in serving to to cease this virus in its tracks in order that the world can return to regular as quickly as attainable,” he mentioned.
Based mostly on their analysis, which dates again to April-Could 2020 however was delayed as they await validation, the group found that menthol crystal fumes connect to the mucous membrane of the higher respiratory tract within the type of micro spikes, or cilia (pseudo-cilia). It’s this pseudo-cilia, or spikes, that forestall the binding of the S protein of the COVID-19 virus to the ACE-2 receptors on the human cells, thus stopping a profitable invasion into the physique by the virus.
“The mode of motion of the COVID-19 virus pertains to the interplay of the spiky microparticles launched from the menthol crystal into the surroundings. As soon as these spiky particles work together with receptors within the nasal mucus membrane, they forestall the spike protein of the COVID-19 virus from attaching to the already-occupied receptor website,” Ogunsalu defined.
Based mostly on the most recent data out of India, the nation has had some 18 million documented circumstances of the coronavirus, with greater than 201,000 deaths. With its day by day an infection price larger than something seen in every other nation for the reason that onset of the pandemic, a number of nations, together with the US, are coming to their help.