At first glance, homeopathy seems implausible. The medicines (also known as remedies) are ultra-high dilution substances (in the range of 10-3 g/cc to over 10-100,000 g/cc) that counter-intuitively are observed to be more clinically effective with increasing dilution. An impediment to determining such a mechanism seems to be that many scientists have been unable to conceive of information transfer in biological systems at a sub-molecular level. Clearly the high dilution factor leads one to abandon theories at the molecular level and search in the areas of energy transfer. This field is not palatable to many conventional scientists, although in a technological age where we are surrounded by the imperceptible energy of radio, satellite, and cell-phone transmissions, it is time to get beyond such Newtonian thinking.
While the actual mechanism of action of homeopathic medicines has yet to be determined, it has long been theorized that the polarity of the molecular structure of the water used as diluent plays an important role. Recently reported research demonstrated that dissolved molecules instead of moving further apart with increasing dilution actually did the opposite and clumped together. Further research will be needed to elucidate this phenomenon. In the mean time, research into clinical applications for the current crisis facing U.S. public health using existing protocols for the evaluation of efficacy should be expedited. Although improvements in supportive care and the availability of antibiotics will save more lives now than in previous epidemics, this comes at significant cost. Based on previous experience, potentially billions of dollars may be saved by employing homeopathic methodology in the current crisis.