Ebola Ph Dependant Acidic Entry

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    Interesting.
    My current understanding is that:
    - blood pH is usually tightly constrained between 7.35 - 7.45
    - UpH can vary a lot, but for normal healthy functioning tends to be slightly on the acid side (article suggests 6.5-7)
    - UpH roughly correlates with intercellular pH over time
    - that fighting cancer and at least some viruses is easier at more alkaline levels
    - possibly higher alkalinity may make it easier to retain and use vit -C (Reams/RBTI)

    What I wonder is:
    - What is the relation between extraacellular and intracellular pH?
    - If blood is generally 7.35-7.45, why is it so infectious? Is this because blood pH measures the plasm, while infectivity has to do with the pH of the blood cells, which may be much lower?

    I guess from this article, one could consider driving alkalinity up high 1-2 days a week when there seems to be risk of infection? Using baking soda and/or calcium carbonate etc? I would expect keeping it high all the time to have a bunch of negative effects.
     
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