Sharing this from a nurse friend:
Thought you may be interested, I found it to be very informative compared to any other information we've received
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. It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes 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 prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can’t emphasis 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 seek immediate attention.
Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVlD-19 cases:
Everyone should ensure their 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 it down through your throat and into your stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don’t drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into your lungs.
How do you know that you may be infected
The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. By the time you have a fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lungs are usually 50% Fibrosis and it’s too late (Fibrosis is not reversible).
Taiwanese experts provide a simple self-check that you can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc, it proves that there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates there is no infection. So do a daily check, in an environment with clean air.
Maggie Manning, Community Secretary