09:08 uur 25-01-2021

Petitie voor gezondheidswerkers WHO voor advies: mensen moeten neussprays gebruiken om COVID-19-pandemie te bestrijden; Artsen gebruiken bij het behandelen van patiënten

“Studies tonen aan dat neussprays, zoals Xlear, het risico op overdracht en infectie van COVID-19 verminderen”

WASHINGTON– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Vandaag heeft een consortium van gezondheidswerkers een verzoekschrift ingediend bij de World Health Organization om een richtsnoer uit te vaardigen waarin wordt opgeroepen: alle mensen neussprays te gebruiken om de COVID-19-pandemie te bestrijden; artsen om ze te gebruiken bij de behandeling van COVID-19-patiënten; en de lidstaten om volksgezondheidsbeleid te implementeren dat het gebruik van neussprays ter voorkoming en behandeling van COVID-19 bevordert.

De petitie vraagt de WHO om richtlijnen uit te vaardigen die het gebruik van neussprays bevorderen met gegevens die erop wijzen dat ze antiviraal zijn (blokkeert virale adhesie), virucide (doodt of deactiveert het virus), antibacterieel (blokkeert bacteriën, in het bijzonder longontsteking bacteriën) en bacteriedodend (doodt bacteriën, in het bijzonder longontsteking bacteriën).

Health Professionals Petition WHO for Guidance: People Should Use Nasal Sprays to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic; Doctors Use in Treating Patients

“Studies show nasal sprays, such as Xlear, reduces risk of COVID-19 transmission and infection”

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today, a consortium of health professionals petitioned the World Health Organization to issue Guidance calling on: all people to use nasal sprays to combat the COVID-19 pandemic; doctors to use them in treating COVID-19 patients; and, Member-States to implement public health policies promoting the use of nasal sprays to both prevent and treat COVID-19.

The petition asks the WHO to promulgate guidance that promotes the use of nasal sprays with data indicating that they are antiviral (blocks viral adhesion), virucidal (kills or deactivates the virus), anti-bacterial (block bacteria, in particular pneumonia bacteria) and bactericidal (kills bacteria, in particular pneumonia bacteria).

“We have data showing that certain nasal sprays don’t just wash away the virus. Certain sprays actually block, deactivate and/or kill the virus,” said Dr. Gustavo Ferrer, a respiratory illness expert who has conducted research on the use of nasal sprays to combat COVID-19, and is among the petitioners.

As a result, the petition calls specifically for WHO Guidance to focus on the use of nasal sprays that contain Xylitol and grapefruit seed extract. Recent studies have found that these natural components used together are antiviral (they block SARS-CoV-2 adhesion to the nasal membrane) and virucidal (they kill or deactivate the virus). One such spray, Xlear, is currently widely available in the US. Xlear has been used by millions of people worldwide, over twenty-plus years, without any adverse effects reported.

Additionally, a new, small clinical study found Xlear lessens the severity and shortens the duration of COVID-19 illnesses, and reduces the risk of further transmission, which is why the petition calls for guidance to doctors to use it as an adjunct to current treatments.

“Nasal sprays are proven safe, inexpensive, non-invasive, easy to use and you can get them off-the-shelf at your local store around the world. There is a growing body of data that sprays, in particular Xlear, can help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s pure commonsense,” Nathan Jones, CEO of Xlear said.


Jeff Gulko



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