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What are the best Coronavirus tips?


  1. Social distancing - no crowds, small or large; and keep 6 ft from anyone
  2. No touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
  3. Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
  4. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  5. Go to the CDC website daily.                                                                       
How do you know if you have a corona virus? What does it feel like?


You don’t have the symptoms until 2 weeks, to make that worse, you can still spread the virus when you don’t have the symptoms. Added on to that, there is is no cure. So the most efficient way is to stay away from public. But fortunately, there is a slight hint that you have the coronavirus in the two weeks of not having the symptoms. Because the coronavirus mostly affects your lungs, it has something to do with your breathe. If you can hold your breath for 21 seconds or more then you don’t have the coronavirus. Of course that may change in the future, but right now that is the best way. Of course you're wondering what the symptoms are, well here you go:
1.) Have dry coughing.
2.) Have shortness of breath.
3.) Have a high fever.
4.) Have pang in chest area.
Of course it might just be influenza. So you might just want to schedule a appointment. The doctors will just put you in the emergency if you have the coronavirus.

Warning: There will be a lot of testing. The tests will be 2–3 days long. Be prepared wait that long.



What does the coronavirus feel like?
Hi! Unlike a lot of people you’re hearing from on here, I have actually tested positive for Covid-19. I was most likely exposed on March 3rd, became ill about a week later, and just received my official test results today, March 17th.
Coronavirus feels like the most devastating flu I have ever had. Intense bouts of fever, alternating with the kind of chills that, even with three sweaters on, make your teeth chatter uncontrollably. I’m “lucky”, relatively speaking, because my temperature never went higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit, but even then, it felt like my body was burning up. Plus, a general feeling in my head that I can only describe as “heavy” or “flu-ish” that makes every movement and activity feel like a massive chore.
A few days later, I developed a very annoying dry cough. But again, I am lucky because there have been no chest pains or breathing problems, which would be a reason to be hospitalized.
My appetite has been nearly nonexistent—I am normally a big eater, and it’s only been in the past couple days that I’ve been able to make myself eat anything. Even then, it feels very gross, and I can only consume very small amounts.
Fortunately, I’ve been able to manage my symptoms just by taking Tylenol, and my condition appears to be improving. The worst part, though, is being stuck at home but feeling too sick and exhausted to actually do anything except sit around and cough.
As I said, I’m one of the lucky ones: According to the doctors, I will most likely be fine in another week.
But trust me, people: This virus is real. You do NOT want it. And you do not want to be the one who gave it to someone else. Chances are, many of you are carrying it already, even if you don’t have any symptoms. (I most likely had it for at least a week before ever feeling sick.) Stay home, and wash your damn hands!

EDIT: I’m sure a lot of people are wondering how I was able to get tested. I found out that one of the ushers at a Broadway show I had attended tested postive for the virus. Because of this potentially direct exposure, combined with the fact that I had all the symptoms, and tested negative for flu, I was okayed for the Covid-19 test. I don’t think this is right, but at least here in New York City, that is how they are doing it.
If the coronavirus has a 95% recovery rate, then what's with all the hype?


Do the math…

So, if 95% of all coronavirus cases recover, that means that 5% of all cases will die.

Now… let's put this in real world terms. What is 5% of a million people.

0.05 × 1,000,000 people = 50,000 people

So if a million people are infected with the coronavirus that means 50 thousand will die if the recovery rate is 95%.

The population of United States, as of 2018, was estimated to be 327 million people according to the United States Census Bureau.

If the recovery rate is 95% and only one quarter of all individuals in the United States are eventually infected, the resulting death toll would be:

(327,000,000 people / 4) × 0.05 = 4,087,500

That's why, it's a big deal. Over 4 million people would die before the virus had run its course. Now remember, that's if only a quarter of the population of the U.S. was infected.

For most “common” flu viruses, the mortality rates is around 0.02% to 0.1% instead of 5%. In the worst case for the “common” flu, the death toll would be:

(328,000,000 / 4) × 0.001 = 82,000 = 16,400

Still a large number, but two orders of magnitude smaller than a mortality rate of 5%.

Accurate numbers are difficult to come by in the middle of a crisis like this one, but the recovery rate may be closer to 97% or 98%, but no one is certain at the moment. That's why we all need to stay home and avoid crowds. A vaccine for COVID-19 is between 12 and 18 months away.

The corona virus is sweeping the nation. What are some surprising things that we don't actually have to do?


ou don't have to stockpile water. You can drink tap water. So knock it off.

You don't have to stockpile grocery food. By stockpiling it you are the one causing the shortage. And you aren't even sick. If nobody stockpiles it there won't be any more of a shortage than there was last month.

You don't need to buy hundreds of rolls of toilet paper or other paper goods. But what you normally use and the grocery shelves will always be full when you get there. You are the problem.

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Why is coronavirus spreading so fast in Italy?

It spreads very fast everywhere it gets established. The only difference between Italy and anywhere else is that the virus got there before it got to where I live, for example, in the UK. Think of Italy and China as just the first stops in the virus journey all around the world.

Which country is completely coronavirus-free right now?

Mine is currently coronavirus free. If you are european, east asian, travelled through infected countries or even transited, then dont even think of hiding there unless you are a local. All locals are allowed to comeback but will stay 2 weeks in quarantined. If you are in a cruise ship you wont be allowed to our port unless the ship was two weeks in the waters.
Besides our airport and sea port are currently closed down due to a weather condition. It's the fourth time in 3 months!
We were forced to stay indoors for christmas, spring festival, national holidays and holi due to bad weather.
I'll repost another answer so you get an idea of what we did:
  • Set up 3 quarantined centres
  • Quarantined passengers from at risk countries and those who travelled there in the Past 2 weeks
  • Set up two rescue flights from Wuhan one in collaboration with air france to bring back our people. They were quarantined for two weeks
  • Banned imports of meat and even pets including fish from China
  • Banned import of sauce and other food items.
  • Banned flights from iran, france, South Korea, italy ,hongkong ect
  • Screaning at air ports and sea ports no matter where you are from
  • Prevented our athletes from participating at international events for their own safety.
  • Close monitoring of the covid19 and quick response.
The answer is obvious. We are not preventing the spread. We are doing our best to keep being coronavirus free.
16 March Updates
So now my country is banning anyone from or transiting through european countries and territories. This is also valid for uk and Switzerland. Only locals can come and they will be quarantined for two weeks.
Cruise ships will have access to our port only if they stayed 14 days in the sea.
Our finantial budget will focus on helping businesses cope.
Here is a map of the coronavirus free countries as of 17 March:

Who might have created the deadly coronavirus?

The coronavirus Covid-19 started in a very unhygienic live animal market in Wuhan China that sold BATS, SNAKES, ALL SORTS OF BIRDS, DOGS, CATS, AND PANGOLINS, all for the use in traditional Chinese medicine and to eat. Animal to human transfer of the disease. It was created by nature. The photo is a Pangolin.











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Health officials in the U.S. are telling citizens not to buy or wear masks because they do not protect you. Other countries state the opposite. Everyone in China, Japan, etc is wearing masks. What’s the truth?



BEIJING: When you walk outdoors in China, people are required to wear face masks. They cannot leave their apartment complexes without them. Meanwhile, China is the world’s leading manufacturer and the Central Government assigned many factories to produce mass quantities of the product line.
Nevertheless, China’s quarantine measures and lockdown have impacted the production of face masks to be exported overseas. Many shipping ports were partially shut down.
Accordingly, US public health officials and the White House Coronavirus Task Force have all urged Americans to refrain from purchasing face masks so that sufficient supplies of the product would be made available to all healthcare workers in the country.
But why did local manufacturers and sovereign governments not prepare betterfor the imminent spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in their nations? Many countries had one to two months to prepare for the epidemic.
Sovereign governments could have alerted domestic manufacturers to shift production lines in order to make more face masks, antiseptics, medical devices and equipment to test and treat patients. They should have known better that Chinese exporters were struggling.
A friend from Newark, New Jersey told me that his contacts working at shipping ports in the New York City Metropolitan area were not prepared for delayed arrivals of Chinese cargo ships.
That’s odd because the New York-based media was going into hysterics telling Americans that China was under nationwide quarantines.
Upon hearing the news, American manufacturers should have responded by mass producing face masks, but they waited too long. What were they thinking? The same can be said for India, the United Kingdom and European Union.
I had spoken to Indians last week and advised them to wear face masks, but they informed me that the items had already been out of stock in local shops. India is a neighboring country to China with over 1.2 billion people. They should have known better.
Hence, the coronavirus has exposed a deep flaw to globalism. Countries have relied too much on importing products to keep prices low, but if Chinese manufacturers get hard hit by an epidemic how could other nations recover from it?
All strong and powerful countries have to develop their respective manufacturing sectors, just in case emergency situations do arise. The coronavirus will be a teaching lesson for all sovereign governments.
They must ensure stable domestic supply chains and to maintain sufficient supplies of food and necessities for their domestic markets.
So let’s find out if the US has enough face masks right now. You can read an article from Live Science with a link here:
As reported by Live Science:
“According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), health care facilities facing a shortage of supplies should first petition their local or state public health departments, many of which carry their own emergency supplies. If the state does not have enough, state officials may ask the HHS for assistance.
The federal government's Strategic National Stockpile — the nation's largest supply of emergency medical supplies, managed by the HHS — includes 12 million N95 masks and 30 million surgical masks. According to HHS estimates, that's only about 1% of the 3.5 billion masks that would be required in the U.S. in the first year if the outbreak escalates to pandemic levels. (To be considered a pandemic, the virus must be spreading uncontained across the world and result in severe cases of disease and death).”

It’s not a good sign if American hospitals are beginning to run out of face masks. We can only hope US manufacturers will start to mass produce more of them soon.

Is the Coronavirus pandemic?


Coronaviruses (artist’s impression) have a crown-like halo. Credit: Pasieka/Science Photo Library[1]
There are a lot of people working very hard to contain this genie and put it back into its the bottle. We know it has circled the globe and is technically a pandemic, but so far the number of cases outside of China give us hope. Even though there were serious errors in the beginning, the Chinese are taking heroic measures to contain this disease. If efforts to contain it fail, there’s a high chance that it will become endemic. As with influenza, this could mean that deaths occur every year as the virus circulates, until a vaccine is developed.
One big question is whether the coronavirus is also here to stay. It is free in the wild and we can hope that measures outside of China will be enough. What gives me pause is that some people are asymptomatic carriers.[2] Then there is the chance that this virus will circulate continuously in the world and become an endemic. That would make it like the viruses that cause chicken pox and influenza. But, outbreaks can be controlled if a vaccination is developed for the nVoC and people stay at home when sick.
One the “bright side” this coronavirus probably won’t trigger an apocalyptic scenario, because it isn’t typically infecting or killing young, healthy people, says Kamradt-Scott.[3]
The world has had many pandemics over the last 100+ years. The first really big one was the Spanish flu of 1919. 40 million died.
Since then flu epidemics which have turned pandemic and dangerous have occurred many times. Asian flu (1957), a multitude of Avian or Bird flu types (1968). Remember SARS, swine flu ?
What is different about COVID-19? Hype. We live in an unfettered press/ media circus. Gone are the days of experience, wisdom and, well, being grown up. Our world exists now with everybody running around with their hair on fire.
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A pandemic is just an epidemic that is worldwide. So yes, COVID-19 promises to become pandemic. It has happened many times before.
Flu season is nearing its end. New cases in China were over 3000 per day at the first of this month. Now it is about 400 new cases of coronavirus per day. It is declining. In a month to 6 weeks the new infections will decrease further because flu seems to spread in cold months. The end of flu season is approaching. 10s of thousands will die. Compared to regular old influenza A and B, just another flu problem. It isn’t good, but it isn’t as ridiculous as the press would have you believe.
So far this flu season (Jan16, 2020) there have been 9.7 million flu illnesses, 87,000 hospitalizations and 4800 deaths from flu, including 32 pediatric deaths in the US. More than 170 million doses of the flu vaccine have been administered. Early 2020 Flu Season Statistics and Other Influenza News This is called perspective.
Moral of the story is get your flu shot. You are far more likely to get influenza A or B than COVID-19. By next flu season, a vaccination for COVID-19 is likely. It turns out that COVID-19 has not shown a great propensity to change its DNA.
This too will pass. COVID-19 is not good. But it is not a “run around with hair on fire” event either. So, Bernie won’t get elected, coronavirus will run its course, and the market will have corrected itself. It needed to anyway. Good time to buy stocks.

Why don't I just expose myself to the coronavirus and get immunity?


The picture shows doctor Li Wenliang. He is known to the world for privately warning others about the disease. He got ill himself and is now dead.
If you were sure not to be one of those who are not being very ill by the virus, it could be a good idea just to expose yourself to the covid-19 virus and get immunity.
But there are several reasons for this not being a good idea after all.
Now it is a big risk to expose oneself to the virus.
You can be one of the more than 80 % who just get a weak disease.
But you do not know if you one of those who are being very ill.
We also wait for antiviral treatment which can relieve the illness. Until this is developed, it is better to try to avoid being infected.
The more infected people there are at the same time, the more difficult it will be to protect the most vulnerable part of the population from being infected. This includes people with heart conditions, lung conditions and cancer. It is unethical to not try protecting our vulnerable fellow citizens from being infected.
Edit about health resources:
The Scandinavian Health authorities has now (12. Mars 2020) published the number of intensive care hospital beds with possibilities to use respirators. This number is enough under usual circumstances. But if too many people are being severely ill at the same time, the number of intensive care beds with respirators will be too few.
The number being severely ill depends on the number of people being infected.
Due to this, it will help the survival rate if the infection rate is slowed down, making the amount of severely ill at no time exceed the capacity of respirators and intensive care beds. This of course also is true in countries outside of Scandinavia, and is a good reason for slowing down the spread as much as we can.
By now this capacity is exceeded in Italy. They have to reject patients in need of respirators and intensive care due to lack of respirators and intensive care beds.
The Italian doctors themselves compare this with war-time circumstances. In war-times and in great crisis, the doctors have to make decisions of which patients are to be treated.
Then it is necessary to leave out those with small possibilities of surviving. Crisis selection of patients is one of the subjects we have in medical school.
This is the situation now in Italy.
Edit about the first reporters of the covid-19 virus:
As Haodong Du states in a comment, it was other doctors, Dingyu Zhang and Jixian Zhang who kept reporting about the virus to the government through official channel to raise more attention, even under some pressure.
Edit about the covid-19 virus:
New information is coming nearly by the hour now!
It was found the covid-19 virus possibly had diverted into two different strains, the S- strain giving more serious disease and spreading more quickly, and the L-strain giving less serious disease and spreading less quickly. It was estimated 30 % of the cases being by the L-strain and 70 % of the cases being by the S-strain.
What is a fact, is that the 21. January 2020 a man in USA tested positive for the covid-19 virus, and they found both the S-strain and the L-strain at the same time in this patient.
Later research question both the difference in severity and the difference in spread ability of these two strains, even questioning it being correct to call it two different strains.
This is in the study: Xiaolu Tang, m. fl: «On the origin and continuing evolution of SARS-CoV-2», National Science Review, 3. mars 2020:
We have to expect still more news to come, and still quite quickly. Still news are coming nearly by the hour. We need to be open minded and re-evaluate our opinions as new information is emerging!
Edit about sham treatments and false information:
By now, we now should NOT be apologetic and tolerant of false information or of sham treatments.
In less severe situations the only harm this does, is not helping. But in the situation we are now, false information and sham treatments create a real danger. False information and sham treatments will make it difficult for people to get the correct information they need to keep them healthy and safe.
Edit about the use of face masks:
The important thing to know, is the difference between wearing a face mask to protect yourself against being infected by air, and wearing a face mask to lower emitting airborne infection from yourself to others.
Wearing a face mask to protect yourself does not work. It has to be special masks, such as the N95 mask. It has to be put on correctly, and to only be worn once and then disposed of. Because of the shortage of these special masks, they should be left for those who are working with covid-19 sick patients, or work with test samples.
To protect the airborne infection to spread to others from you is a completely different matter.
The viruses have to be emitted into the air by droplets though coughing, sneezing or even talking, for creating an airborne infection.
An ordinary face mask will stop or at least diminish the amount of emitting these droplets into the air.
Also in this case, the face masks should only be used once, due to the risk for yourself being infected if the masks have viruses on them. The face masks we buy, are usually to be disposed of after use.
If people used face masks made of cotton cloth - cotton because cotton can take high temperatures being washed - we would lower the amount of airborne infections.
If every person had three cotton cloth face masks, they could wash by 70 degrees Celsius the used mask in the evening, and drying it. They then every day would have a clean, virus free face mask to put on. This would lower the amount of airborne infection.
Edit about the work on antiviral treatment:The possibility of actually getting a working antiviral treatment gives us reason for trying to contain the spread of the covid-19 virus until we actually have a treatment.
Quote from the link: “The leading candidate is a drug called remdesivir, which was developed by the pharmaceutical company Gilead. Research showed that it could block SARS and MERS in cells and in mice. In addition, remdesivir was used in a clinical trial looking for treatments for Ebola — and therefore, it had already gone through safety testing to make sure it doesn’t cause any harm.
That’s why teams in China and the US were able to start clinical trials testing remdesivir in COVID-19 patients so quickly.”
In Norway there is being done research now on antiviral therapy against the covid-19 virus. The following picture shows the platform they are working from. It shows how far the work has come with different antiviral medications against different corona virus strains.
It is very interesting to really study this chart. For example, just by looking at this chart you can see that Tilorone already is approved for use against MERS.
You also can see, in the first column, how far the testing of different antiviral substances have come against covid-19.
Remdesivir is in Phase III. Two more phases needed before it can be used - if it at all passes the next level of tests :

Paul Peterson shared the following information about antiviral medication. I am copying his comment here:
“I am glad to see chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine on the chart as under testing for covid-19. I read these are “ionophores” for zinc ions…meaning they help “shuttle” zinc into (infected) cells, where zinc then blocks “RNA-dependant replicase” (enzyme) from reproducing viral proteins (slowing the rampant spread of a person's viral load. Apparently chloroquin diphosphate (a related form ) is being used in S. Korea (500 mg. per day) and China (500 mg. X 2 daily), and S. Korea has a very low death rate…Italy's fatality rate is 8 times higher (hypothesis).”
For how long if you got a coronavirus do you stay infected?
The primary symptom is a DRY NON-PRODUCTIVE COUGH. Most people report that their situation is no worse than a mild case of the flu or a cold for about 4 days beginning at a mean time from infection of about 4 days. During that period you are more infective to others from day 3 to about day 8. The first day of symptoms is the most infective and drops off fast. So it appears that there really are only about 2 or 3 days of really infective condition. The exception to this course of action is that about Day 8 the person gets (This is day 4 or 5 to the patient) really bad sometimes. Usually it resolves either in recovery from symptoms or death within. 10 to 11 days of the start which is to the patient day 7 to 9. Early reports of extended infection periods are not being borne out. 14 days gets you past everything and that would be day 10 to the patient.
It appears that the asymptomatic claims are pretty much not real as well and being infectious. The problem is that many people the symptoms are so light that they presume that they just got a cough.
Diagnostics are Temperature above 100F (37.4C) Dry Non-Productive Cough. In severe cases the pulse rate rises, the respiratory rate rises and blood oxygen drops. Chest X-Ray is the most practical diagnostic. Treatment of severe cases is symptom relief being careful not to damage the liver and Oxygen. None of these cannot be properly diagnosed except the Pulse Ox and X-Ray at home. You can do a capillary refill check to estimate Pulse Ox But a tool is cheap and easy.
This device will tell you a lot and can monitor a sick person even on Oxygen Therapy. The big thing here is to know your normal levels and not some textbook numbers. Phone to MD would be useful with this. (3/13/2020)
Liver damage is avoided by not taking NSAIDS like Aspirin or Tylenol or Ibuprofen or Aleve and avoiding antibiotics etc. Basically your best defense is to enter this with as little medicine on board as possible. Use temperature and pain relief as little as possible. Learn to use cool wet cloth etc.
Do monitor your Blood Pressure if you have trouble but try to be careful and do what your MD says on this.
You do need to know that as of this time the CDC and your MD have almost nothing to recommend.



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What is a coronavirus?


Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.


What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

How does COVID-19 spread?

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.
WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings.    


Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?

Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air.  See previous answer on “How does COVID-19 spread?”


Can CoVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?

The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. However, many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true at the early stages of the disease. It is therefore possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill.  WHO is assessing ongoing research on the period of transmission of COVID-19 and will continue to share updated findings.    


Can I catch COVID-19 from the feces of someone with the disease?

The risk of catching COVID-19 from the feces of an infected person appears to be low. While initial investigations suggest the virus may be present in feces in some cases, spread through this route is not a main feature of the outbreak. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share new findings. Because this is a risk, however, it is another reason to clean hands regularly, after using the bathroom and before eating. 

What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of disease?

Protection measures for everyone

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Many countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and several have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.
You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
    Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
    Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
    Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
    Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
    Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
  • Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid traveling to places  – especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.
    Why? You have a higher chance of catching COVID-19 in one of these areas.

How likely am I to catch COVID-19?

The risk depends on where you  are - and more specifically, whether there is a COVID-19 outbreak unfolding there.
For most people in most locations the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. However, there are now places around the world (cities or areas) where the disease is spreading. For people living in, or visiting, these areas the risk of catching COVID-19 is higher. Governments and health authorities are taking vigorous action every time a new case of COVID-19 is identified. Be sure to comply with any local restrictions on travel, movement or large gatherings. Cooperating with disease control efforts will reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.
COVID-19 outbreaks can be contained and transmission stopped, as has been shown in China and some other countries. Unfortunately, new outbreaks can emerge rapidly. It’s important to be aware of the situation where you are or intend to go. WHO publishes daily updates on the COVID-19 situation worldwide.

Should I worry about COVID-19?

Illness due to COVID-19 infection is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. However, it can cause serious illness: about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care. It is therefore quite normal for people to worry about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect them and their loved ones.
We can channel our concerns into actions to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. First and foremost among these actions is regular and thorough hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene. Secondly, keep informed and follow the advice of the local health authorities including any restrictions put in place on travel, movement and gatherings.

How long does the virus survive on surfaces?
It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).
If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.

Is there anything I should not do?

The following measures ARE NOT effective against COVID-2019 and can be harmful:
  • Smoking
  • Wearing multiple masks
  • Taking antibiotics  
In any case, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early to reduce the risk of developing a more severe infection and be sure to share your recent travel history with your health care provider.


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 Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus


Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:


Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.



Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? 

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer
the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can
make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means
covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why?

Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people
around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical
attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation
in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the
 right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other
 infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your
healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how
 to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether
COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your
area should be doing to protect themselves.

Protection measures for persons who are in or have
recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19
is spreading

  • Follow the guidance outlined above.
  • Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and 
  • slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to 
  • medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you 
  • and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this
  •  may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell 
  • your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Why? Calling in advance will
  •  allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. 

  • This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.



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(CNN)As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen, much attention in the US has been given to improving the availability of the diagnostic test.
Though testing is known to effectively reduce the risk of transmission, many experts are beginning to also associate more widespread testing with the statistic of greatest concern -- survival from the disease.
The connection seems straightforward. Consider two countries with large outbreaks.
    In South Korea, the rate of testing has been quite high (3,692 tests per million people as of March 8), and its mortality among those infected quite low (about 0.6%, or 66 deaths, at last count).
    By contrast, Italy tests about 826 people per million and its mortality among those with diagnosed infection is about 10 times higher, with more than 1,000 people dead from the disease.
    Furthermore, stories abound of sick people in the US showing up at doctors' offices and hospital ERs, asking to be tested yet being sent away because no test is available or because they don't fit the testing criteria -- leading many to comment that the lack of testing is going to kill us all.
    But we should be clear that more testing saves lives by preventing the next infection, not by allowing doctors to catch an individual patient earlier. The "treat early" paradigm works when there is an effective drug against the disease. Give antibiotics early for sepsis, you live; wait too long, you die.
    The coronavirus, though, has no specific treatment. Indeed, the syndrome of a rapidly progressing lung failure that appears to kill COVID-infected persons is a familiar clinical condition. Many infections and exposures can cause the same problem; ICU specialists have been treating it for years.
    So why does Korea, the poster child of testing, have so few deaths while Italy and its late-to-the-table testing program have so many? Is it only because more testing brings mild cases into the "infected" group, diluting the statistical impact of the handful of the very ill?
    Doubtful. For now, it is because of vast differences in the affected patients. Soon and increasingly, it also will be due to overwhelmed hospitals and doctors and nurses.
    Which is probably bad news for those hoping that the United States, which is currently way, way behind in testing for coronavirus, can somehow test itself out of the mess.
    Plenty has already been written about how the population of Italy differs from much of the world. According to a UN report in 2015, 28.6% of the Italian population was 60 years old or older (second in the world after Japan at 33%). This compares to South Korea, where 18.5% of the population is at least 60 years of age, ranking 53rd globally.
    The impact of this disparity is quickly shown in the analysis of coronavirus deaths in each county. In Italy, 90% of the more than 1,000 deaths occur in those 70 or older.
    By contrast, the outbreak in South Korea has occurred among much younger people. There, only 20% of cases have been diagnosed in those 60 years old and up. The largest affected group is those in their 20s, who account for almost 30% of all cases.
    Then there is gender. The gender split in COVID-19 cases worldwide is about 50-50, but there are gender differences in survival. According to data from the original outbreak in China, the overall death rate is 4.7% in men versus 2.8% in women -- a whopping difference. Which is good news for South Korea, where 62% of cases occur among women.
    Smoking is another factor clearly associated with poor survival. Smoking rates are about the same between the two countries: 24% for Italians and 27% for South Koreans. But gender differences among smokers are widely different: In Italy, 28% of men versus 20% of women smoke, while in Korea, it is about 50% of men and less than 5% (!) of women.
    In other words, South Korea has an outbreak among youngish, non-smoking women, whereas Italy's disease is occurring among the old and the very old, many of whom are smokers. (We do not know the male-female breakdown of Italy's cases).
    These basic demographic distinctions explain the difference in death rates between these two hard-hit countries -- as well as helping to explain why Seattle, with its nursing home outbreak, accounts for such a large proportion of US coronavirus deaths.
    To understand exactly what is happening, we need daily case updates to include information about age and sex.
    The blundering lack of an effective testing program in the US is an unconscionable failure and has led (and will lead) to more transmission of COVID-19.
    But it is important to recognize that survival with the infection is a completely other matter, one that will require very different investments, training, and expertise.
    The optimal program will have special beds to prevent bed sores, pharmacists with understanding of how medications are cleared differently in the elderly, and nurses familiar with frailty. Simply testing more and testing harder will not save the lives of the thousands of already infected Americans.
    Better preparation might. And given the glaring differences in the outbreaks in South Korea and Italy, it is time to assemble an expert panel of geriatricians, social scientists, ICU specialists and others to sort out how best to protect and, when necessary, treat coronavirus in the elderly.
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