Edit: not only is Calvinist hand Communion unhygienic, it's perilous for the soul. So much for that.
Interview by Bruno Volpe (La Fede Quotidiana) with Silvana De Mari, doctor, psychotherapist, book author (several of her children's books have also been translated into German) and Catholic blogger, about compulsory hand communion, which was prescribed by the bishops.De Mari also suggests why the mortality rate in the Corona crisis was so high in Italy.Spain and especially Belgium have an even higher mortality rate, but due to the startling international media reports, the situation in Italy penetrated into the consciousness and made governments of other European countries ready to take radical measures which in retrospect proved to be disproportionate .
Question:Let's put faith aside, what do you say as a doctor: Which form of receiving communion is the safest in Corona times?
Silvana De Mari: Well, I speak as a doctor and I leave my confession aside: According to science and conscience, to the best of my knowledge and belief, oral Communion is the form that best guarantees health and hygiene, and not hand communion.
Question: Tell us the reason for this ...
Silvana De Mari: The reason is as follows: The hand touches everything before Mass, from dirty benches to coins.In addition, as an anti-Covid 19 recommendation, they ask us not to touch the nose, eyes or mouth.If this applies throughout the day, it is not clear why an exception should be made during Mass.
Question: So how should you do it?
Silvana De Mari: The best form is that of the fewest contacts in the transfer of the Host.The more direct, the better, hence the Communion on the tongue.To ensure maximum hygiene, the priest will clean his hands according to the method used by a surgeon before the celebration by placing them in warm water for five minutes and brushing them well, including fingernails, which should be short and disinfected with alcohol.
Question: Why didn't the bishops take this up and pass it on?
Silvana De Mari: You should them ask that.There are 450 experts at government level dealing with these issues.I don't know if they overlooked it for superficiality or for bad intentions.
Question: With malicious intent?
Silvana De Mari: I take responsibility for what I say.The emergency was handled poorly.Everything should have stopped in February and only for fifteen days.Instead, the country was inexplicably one month late and then paralyzed for two months.I would also like to add that the government has explicitly advised against post-mortems.There is a separate circular that has been repeated several times.Why?The reason is that the treatment was wrong.People died of inflammation and thrombosis.They should have been given heparin, instead the virologists have driven people crazy, especially the elderly, by panicking them and locking them in at home with their panic.Lack of sun and air and stress also affect the immune system.They should have been given vitamin D, omega 3, and a gram of vitamin C every day, but that wasn't done.
Question: But there are excellent virologists ...
Silvana De Mari: The virologists lock themselves in for their research in their laboratories, but they have no practical experience.You have never healed anything, not even a runny nose.