My line brother sent me some insightful information regarding the coronavirus and I had to share it with you all.
The new Coronavirus may not show signs of infection for many days. How can you know if you are infected? By the time you have a fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% fibrosis. So Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:
Take a deep breath and hold it for more than 10 seconds. If you do this successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, there is no fibrosis in the lungs; it basically indicates no infection.
In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.
Here’s some advice from Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases:
Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don’t drink enough water regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and then the lungs. That’s very dangerous.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – CORONAVIRUS:
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold.
2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees C. (About 77 degrees F.) It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it goes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface, wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as a preventive measure. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can’t emphasize enough – drink plenty of water!
1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.
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1. First of all– there are seven strains which we can detect — of which there are more than 1000 or more of them we don’t know how to test for or know about yet.
2. SARS and MERS — are both coronaviruses
3. The panic is the coronavirus they named for this time is COVID-19.
4. I know you have heard of people being diagnosed with Coronavirus (which is the usual upper respiratory with gastrointestinal symptoms)– around since 1960. But the actual COVID-19 strain requires special testing. Mass General Hospital/Harvard nor the big Mayo Clinic — doesn’t even have that testing capability. What all the major hospitals in USA are doing are Screening the patients for risk factors (like travel to Wuhan) as well as symptoms. Confirming cases require special testing in which mgh/Mayo do an initial clinical screen (labor and lab intensive ) and then send the sample over to CDC OR SPECIAL DESIGNATED STATE LABS IN THE USA. The Mayo Clinic (worlds largest single laboratory) is rushing to try to get such a test kit by this or next weekend.
So be mindful — when someone says they have been tested positive for “coronavirus ” — if so — which one????
What the clinicians around the world are saying is probably telling patients– “you may have coronavirus and best to stay home.”
So when someone says they have been tested positive for coronavirus– if it is the COVID-19 strain– they should be treated immediately for it — which the treatment currently are the same as the HIV treatment. So unless they are being treated with HIV medications– they probably do not have the COVID-19 strain.
We probably all had some form coronavirus (like a cold or stomachache) in our lives. This 19 strain is deadly.
Either way– best to be safe and avoid big crowds and if some have flu-like symptoms — just avoid them.
I hope this was helpful. If you have any additional information, please comment below.
Until Next Time…