Expert Panel Discussion: Hydrogen peroxide in the prevention of Covid-19

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Over 4,000 hospitalized patients and 89 healthcare staff used hydrogen peroxide on a daily basis during the peak season of Covid-19 season (Apr. 2021 – Dec. 2021). None of the 4,000+ patients got Covid-19.  None of the 89 staff got Covid-19, except one  who discontinued the use of hydrogen peroxide! Drs. Amoah and Ayettey reported.

Expert Panel Discussion: Hydrogen peroxide in the prevention of Covid-19, with a Q&A session.

Date and time: 11 am June 9th EST
Zoom: Meeting ID: 849 9827 7125; Passcode: 328134

You and your guests are welcome to participate and interact with the experts with your questions. 


  • Dr. Albert Amoah, Emeritus Professor and former dean, University of Ghana Medical School. Author of the HP clinical report (1).
  • Dr. Seth Ayettey, Professor and former dean, University of Ghana Medical School. Author of the HP clinical report (1).
  • Dr. Thomas Levy, Board Certified Cardiologist and author of HP book (2).

Host of the Expert Panel Discussion:

  • Dr. Richard Cheng, Board Certified anti-aging physician.

Many safe, effective and inexpensive antiviral agents have been ignored for one reason or another. Hydrogen peroxide (HP) is one of them.  Knowing the availability of these agents and their practical utility may protect us from the current and future unknown viral infections.

Drs. Amoah, Ayettey and their team recently reported that “daily and regular hydrogen peroxide use protects HCW (healthcare workers) from COVID-19 and curtails nosocomial spread of SARS-CoV-2” (1).

Dr. Levy published his book on hydrogen peroxide for viral infections, Rapid Virus Recovery, in 2021, with over 600 citations, which reviewed and analyzed for us the safety, effectiveness, biological mechanisms and the potential practical uses of hydrogen peroxide (2).

About the Experts:

  • Dr. Albert G.B. Amoah is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics and a Consultant Physician at the University of Ghana. He holds the MB.ChB degree from University of Ghana and  PhD degree from the University of Surrey, UK. Among his distinguished achievements is the setting up of a National Diabetes Management and Research Center, a centre of excellence for multi-disciplinary diabetes care, training and research in Ghana. He has a membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and fellowships of the West Africa College of Physicians, the Ghana College of Physicians  and the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Dr. Seth Ayettey graduated MB; ChB from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1974 and PhD from Cambridge University in 1978. He served as Chair of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Ghana Medical School from 1981 to 1997, Dean of that school from 1998 till 2000, and first Provost of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana from 2000 to 2004. He taught Anatomy for 37 years, retiring 2015. Four years of his teaching and research life were spent at the Tulane University Medical Center as a Visiting Professor. Dr. Ayettey has contributed a great deal to knowledge of the structural basis for the excitation-contraction coupling in the specialized and the general myocardium of the mammalian heart. His recent effort, together with his team in Ghana, has been in researching hydrogen peroxide protection against COVID-19.  Dr. Ayettey is also a pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. Three of his children are in medical science – Hannah, a senior specialist in oncology; Mary, a senior specialist in periodontology; and Ruth, a specialist in OBGYN: They are part of the hydrogen peroxide research team.
  • Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D. is a board certified American cardiologist and internist and is a prolific author. Among his many books is Rapid Virus Recovery, a book on hydrogen peroxide with over 600 scientific citations (2, 3). He is also an inductee of the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame (4).
  • Richard Z. Cheng, M.D., Ph.D. is an NIH-trained and board certified American anti-aging  physician. Dr. Cheng is also an inductee of the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame (5).

A brief history of Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a well-known antiseptic, used extensively to disinfect surfaces and instruments. But not many people realize that hydrogen peroxide is a molecule that exists everywhere in our body with very important biological functions.  Hydrogen peroxide was discovered over 200 years ago in 1818. In 1856, hydrogen peroxide was discovered to be present in human body. In 1888, hydrogen peroxide was for the first time reported to be efficacious in treating numerous diseases, including scarlet fever, diphtheria, nasal catarrh, acute coryza, whooping cough, asthma hay fever and tonsillitis. Intravenous hydrogen peroxide was first reported in 1920 during WWI/Spanish flu for influenza pneumonia. Medical interest on hydrogen peroxide began to slow down in the 1940, when attention shifted to the development of new prescription drugs. In 1960s, hydrogen peroxide was found to have a protective effect on myocardial ischemia. Intravenous infusion of hydrogen peroxide has been studied and promoted for the treatment of various diseases including cancer, skin diseases, polio and bacteria-related mental illness, even in pain relief (5).

Covid-19 Pandemic swept through and turned the entire world upside down with a virus that’s previously unknown to the mankind (at least most of us).  Without specific drugs and vaccines for this new virus (SARS-Cov-2), the world panicked and millions of lives and billions upon billions dollar lost as a result.

We share this world with many microorganisms including bacteria and viruses, some of these may cause human diseases. Despite the human stockpile of antibiotics for bacterial infections, there are very few antiviral drugs.  There is no drug that is effective against all viral infections. Antiviral drugs and vaccines specific to a new virus take a long time to develop. As we have witnessed first hand that Covid-19 vaccines took a year to roll out, which set a world record.

Covid-19 is not over yet, Monkey pox is lurking around the corner. Epidemics/Pandemics are on the rise (6).

Here are few questions that all of us should think about:

  1. What have we learned from the global management of Covid-19 pandemic?
  2. Are you prepared for the next epidemic/pandemic?
  3. When the next epidemic/pandemic hits, what are you going to do?
  4. What about other known viral infections, such as common cold and viral pneumonia? Don’t we have other safe and more effective remedies?



  1. Amoah AGB, Sagoe KW, Quakyi IA, Ayettey-Anie HNG, Ayettey-Adamafio MNB, Ayettey Brew RNA, Newman-Nartey M, Nartey NO, Brightson KTC, Kessie G, Ayettey AS, Konotey-Ahulu FID. Further observations on hydrogen peroxide antisepsis and COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers and inpatients. J Hosp Infect. 2022 May 17:S0195-6701(22)00149-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2022.05.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35594985; PMCID: PMC9113766.
  5. Armogida M, Nisticò R, Mercuri NB. Therapeutic potential of targeting hydrogen peroxide metabolism in the treatment of brain ischaemia. Br J Pharmacol. 2012 Jun;166(4):1211-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2012.01912.x. PMID: 22352897; PMCID: PMC3417441.
  6. Cheng RZ (2020) Protected Population Immunity, not a Vaccine, is the Way to Stop Covid-19 Pandemic. J Clin Immunol Immunother 6: 025.
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