Technology and Medicine: Preventative Steps for the Covid Season 2023


The recent increase in Covid infections caused by the new XB1.16 variant of SARS-CoV-2 has once again emphasized the significance of a robust immune system, which is the body’s defense mechanism against the attack of foreign pathogens. Even if they test positive for Covid-19, individuals with robust immunity have a greater chance of recovering swiftly and with minimal ‘injury’.

Although Covid-19 is characterized by flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever, and cold, more than a handful of peer-reviewed studies have provided evidence that, unlike seasonal influenza, SARS-CoV-2 has the ability to affect multiple organs, including the heart, kidney, skin, and brain.

Given these difficulties with Covid-19, what are the best options for individuals seeking to boost their immunity levels?

Regular exercise

If individuals are unwilling to expose their bodies to supplements produced by Western and Indian medicine systems, the natural method to build immunity is through regular exercise, adequate rest, and healthy nutrition.

Regular exercises, such as traditional running, walking, strength training in gyms, and new age exercises such as Zumba, Pilates, etc., play a crucial role in providing much-needed physical strength and enhancing immunity. In addition to boosting immunity, exercising provides individuals with numerous mental and psychological benefits as well as physical fortitude.


Supplements containing Zinc, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C play a unique role in sustaining the integrity and functionality of our immune system, despite receiving less attention. There are studies conducted in Hyderabad regarding the positive function of Vitamin D in the treatment of Covid-19-positive patients.

There are sufficient global studies demonstrating the effectiveness of Zinc, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C in enhancing the body’s immunity and response to severe Covid-19 infection. While Vitamins D and C are available naturally in the form of sunlight and citrus fruits, it is uncertain how much the human body can naturally assimilate these nutrients due to modern lifestyles. Consequently, consuming direct supplements is preferable.


The Indian medical system, particularly Ayurveda, has much to offer those seeking to enhance their immunity. In fact, during the three previous Covid outbreaks, the Telangana government had specifically advised people to leverage Ayurveda to enhance immunity.

The Ministry of Ayurveda, Unani, and Siddha (AYUSH) also issued self-care guidelines for preventive health measures and strengthening immunity, with a focus on respiratory health.

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