my viral cure

(edit 7-11: more on monolaurin with refs)

Since spring I keep spreading my long-term successfull prevention-cure of viral infections:

At the first symptoms of an infection I take 1-2 tsp of coconut fat.
This much is enough to stop it. Its active ingredient is Monolaurin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monolaurin). It doesn't work as a prevention though. When I missed the onset of the infection last year, I used 2 tsp 3x per day and was ok after about 3 days.
Keeping my body pH up (i.e. making it an environment uncomfortable to
viruses) is done by eating vegetarian food, avoiding sweets and putting
baking soda in drinking water (1 tsp per 1.5 l).
Increasing vitamin C intake also helps.
To suppress a bronchial mucus I drink 0.5 tsp of black pepper and 0.5
tsp of cinnamon mixed in 0.2 dl of lukewarm water.
Costs, in comparison with various commercial pills, are minimal. Not to
speak of vaccines and tests (with their
unwarranted safety).

Regarding monolaurin, one Czech professional pharmaceutical website
(https://www.svetfarmacie.cz/farmacie/zajimavosti/222-covid-19-sars-chrip... ) lists it among other natural antiviral substances:

"Coronaviruses are RNA viruses with lipid envelope, which can very well
solve monolaurin and standard lauric fatty acid. In a significant amount
it is contained in coconut oil and its isolates"

but admits that they are being overlooked since "synthetic substances promise far larger profit".

Abstracts of two of many studies on monolaurin:

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: A cross-sectional laboratory study to determine the in vitro sensitivity and resistance of organisms in culture isolates from skin infections and mechanisms of action of monolaurin, a coconut lauric acid derivative, compared with 6 common antibiotics: penicillin, oxacillin, fusidic acid, mupirocin, erythromycin, and vancomycin. METHODS: Skin culture samples were taken from newborn to 18-year-old pediatric patients with primary and secondarily infected dermatoses. Samples were collected and identified following standard guidelines, then sent to the laboratory for sensitivity testing against the 6 selected antibiotics and monolaurin. RESULTS: Sensitivity rates of Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus spp., and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, Gram-negative E. vulneris, Enterobacter spp., and Enterococcus spp. to 20 mg/ml monolaurin was 100% and of Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis was 92.31%. Escherichia coli had progressively less dense colony growths at increasing monolaurin concentrations, and at 20 mg/ml was less dense than the control. Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, and Streptococcus spp. did not exhibit any resistance to monolaurin and had statistically significant (P <.05) differences in resistance rates to these antibiotics. CONCLUSIONS: Monolaurin has statistically significant in vitro broad-spectrum sensitivity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial isolates from superficial skin infections. Most of the bacteria did not exhibit resistance to it. Monolaurin needs further pharmacokinetic studies to better understand its novel mechanisms of action, toxicity, drug interactions, and proper dosing in order to proceed to in vivo clinical studies.

https://europepmc.org/article/med/17966176

Abstract

Monolaurin alone and monolaurin with tert‐butylhydroxyanisole (BHA), methylparaben, or sorbic acid were tested for in vitro virucidal activity against 14 human RNA and DNA enveloped viruses in cell culture. At concentrations of 1% additive in the reaction mixture for 1 h at 23°C, all viruses were reduced in infectivity by >99.9%. Monolaurin with BHA was the most effective virucidal agent in that it removed all measurable infectivity from all of the viruses tested. The compounds acted similarly on all the viruses and reduced infectivity by disintegrating the virus envelope.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1745-4565.1982.tb00429.x

Surely devotees have other proven methods and it would be nice to share and spread them. For some reason this is not happening (at least at ISKCON news sites I didn't notice it and at social networks I'm not present).

Wishing you a positive KC mood and a negative covid diagnosis. All the best.
Comments welcome.

experiences

Recently I finally got a chance to hear firsthand experiences of two devotees with covid or whatever is posing like it (CDC still doesn't have it isolated as it admits on page 39 of this doc https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download : "Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019 -nCoV are currently available,...").

Both said the first symptom was fatigue but they didn't consider it unusual at that time. Then one of them got an oversensitive skin so she couln't stand wearing one rougher-material t-shirt she normally wears. Only after several days they lost the smell and taste. One was complaining of some breathing problems even after the infection was over. The other had no further symptoms at all but her husband was feeling worse.