if people would just let there bodies handel things but take Cough medicine and Advil or similar things we would have better immune systems
Bird flu and swine flu tend to kill young people with "strong" immune systems - these viruses use the immune system to get around the body, and turn it against itself, just like prions. So in this case, "better" isn't better. …Also, Taking cough "medicine" and advil is not very natural - and does NOT help the immune system or anything else except the infection. Anti-inflammatories like cinnamon are better than advil to suppress the immune response, plus old fashioned mustard plaster and breathing steam laced with tea tree oil or eucalyptus (or both) to clear the lungs. Most important, minimize your exposure.
But if my lungs go, I really want a ventilator. Sadly, there are nowhere near enough for current needs, never mind pandemic needs. And the last place you want to be during a pandemic is in a hospital with not enough resources to go around, sharing germs and most likely, on a priority list for euthanasia.
Patients with life threatening symptoms can be helped IF they are put on a ventilator - the single most effective medical intervention for respiratory failure.
- The average big city hospital has maybe 5 ventilators. Effective treatment will be available only to very few people even in a hospital, because ventilators are in extremely short supply.
NOTE: The Federal Pandemic Plan policies that say which patients are prioritized for access to limited supplies of ventilators... have NOT been made public.