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update 9 JUNE 2020 for covid level 1

Picton Dental Spa will be open for exams and all treatments in NZ Level 1

Please do not delay planned treatment any longer: we are open with a just few simple rules

We have incorporated and trained for new protocols given by the Dental Council of New Zealand to work with special protective equipment under the most strict alert levels. So that you and we are safe during treatment.

When you make an appointment we will ask you a few questions about your health. Depending on your answers, we will treat you as a low risk or as a high risk patient. The Dental Council created different protocols for both risks, so that you and our team are best protected! However, when you have a cold, a cough or feel feverish, you should when possible call us as soon as possible and postpone treatment when the dental problem is not too bad yet. When it is bad, then we can treat you as high risk patient.

It starts with desinfecting your hands when before you come in the clinic. We will take care of enough room for distancing in the lounge. Please do not bring any family or friends inside, our clinic is small size. But we have put chairs in the Mall outside, so they can wait there.

For new patients: we now only accept online enrollments, so we can skip the paperwork in the clinic.

 

This is the personal opinion of Dr Fred Timmermans:  please be mindful, do your own research and help those in need around you! My main message is: this is an opportunity to grow our consciousness about the importance of good health and natural immunity. We are all in this together and something good can come out of it!

Covid-19  is a new corona type virus. Normal influenza is a complex mixture and has always some corona type virus in it. Our bodies are host of a complex galaxy of microbes and viruses. Most probably we have ten times more viruses than bacteria in and on our body. We call this the microbiome. People who are healthy have a balanced microbiome. And if anything comes out of the data of this Covid virus, it is that healthy people have far lower risk. Even healthy aged people seem to do ok.  Multiple healthy 100- plus-year-olds were tested positive and did not really get sick!

Here you can read the daily update from medical experts who find the fear is out of proportion:

https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/#latest

https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/28/10-more-experts-criticising-the-coronavirus-panic/

https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-panic/

I have the feeling the human race is much sturdier than most virus experts think. Many times pandemics were predicted by these specialists, with swine flu, avian flu, ebola, SARS, MERS and each time without much interference we survived pretty easily. The death rate of many diseases is far higher as you can see in the graph next column.

Here you can read how often we were warned for  pandemics: https://www.wanttoknow.info/h/coronavirus-dangerous

The good: we all have more time to reflect on a new and better world after this is over.

A world where we are taking responsibility for our health and to trust the natural immunity of our bodies more.  A world of creativity and love with respect for multiple opinions, a world where we wash our hands more often and we are allowed to hug again...

I am not advising to break any government rule and I am not an  epidemiologist. But I can't understand why the NZ strategy is based on elimination of the virus. In my humble opinion that is nearly impossible, and it will make 35% of the population of the South Island unemployed due to elimination of tourism.. Quite a few doctors feel that the economic stress will give more deaths then the virus. I myself experience the effects of delayed dental treatment by seeing more then double amounts of painful infections that are not a great addition to these patients in this time where health is so important. There is a plan B and I think that the idea of doing a serosurvey to find out the speed of growing natural immunity is imminent: https://www.covidplanb.co.nz/category/our-posts/

American research by La Jolla Institute for Immunology surprisingly shows that half the subjects already have immunity to all coronaviruses (including Covid-19 and common cold). Professor Karl Friston believes this not being suspectible to the virus  could well be the case for up to 80% of the British population. Below are video's explaining why we need to  protect the vulnerable and why we need more study on natural immunity occurring in the population of healthy people. Vaccination might never come, no one ever was able to produce a Sars or common  cold  vaccin. The video on top is Dr. Mike Ryan from the WHO who explains the Sweden minimal lockdown model is the way to go for the future. Actually our level 2 model is not much different from Sweden and the Dutch and Aussies model... we are able to selfregulate and might not need any more tyrannical levels of home detention.

Maybe there just is no other cure then self heal the feeling of fear...

How many of these diseases are now counted as Covid?
How many of these diseases are now counted as Covid?

Now sit down and relax, switch off the fear...

 

This beautiful poetry was sent to me by my dear friend Yashu. Poet Father Richard really made me smile:

LOCKDOWN

 

Yes there is fear.

Yes there is isolation.

Yes there is panic buying.

Yes there is sickness.

Yes there is even death.

But,

They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise

You can hear the birds again.

They say that after just a few weeks of quiet

The sky is no longer thick with fumes

But blue and grey and clear.

 

They say that in the streets of Assisi

People are singing to each other

across the empty squares,

keeping their windows open

so that those who are alone

may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland

Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

 

Today a young woman I know

is busy spreading fliers with her number

through the neighbourhood

So that the elders may have someone to call on.

Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples

are preparing to welcome

and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting

 

All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way

All over the world people are waking up to a new reality

To how big we really are.

To how little control we really have.

To what really matters.

To Love.

 

So we pray and we remember that

Yes there is fear.

But there does not have to be hate.

Yes there is isolation.

But there does not have to be loneliness.

Yes there is panic buying.

But there does not have to be meanness.

Yes there is sickness.

But there does not have to be disease of the soul

Yes there is even death.

But there can always be a rebirth of love.

 

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.

Today, breathe.

Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic

The birds are singing again

The sky is clearing,

Spring is coming,

And we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul

And though you may not be able

to touch across the empty square,

 

Sing.

 

 

- Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM
March 13th 2020