Coronavirus information from China

Last Update: March 17, 2020

A friend sent this to me and it looks like some helpful information so I wanted to share with you as it might be beneficial.


> Last evening dining out with friends, one of their uncles, who's graduated
> with a master's degree and who worked in Shenzhen Hospital (Guangdong
> Province, China) sent him the following notes on Coronavirus for guidance:
> 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 degree Celsius (79/81 degrees Fahrenheit). 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 a prevention. A simple solution of salt in
> warm water will suffice.
> 10. Can't emphasise 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 the 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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don1rock Premium
Thanks again to all the people who read my post on the coronavirus. I want to apologize for the couple of mistakes or inconsistencies in the article that have been pointed out. Overall its good advice and whether you follow it or not probably won't make much difference. I have to agree with some people that there is probably more panic and government interference than there needs to be. Be safe!
JamesDuck Premium
It's all good! I got a lot out of it!
Colorman Premium
I believe we will eventually get on top of this stupid virus. There is a lot of fear and panic in the world at the moment but I think if people can observe the recommendations that have been put out by health professionals, we will be alright. Thanks for sharing.
LeonardGo Premium
Where's the line drawn? The common cold is a pandemic. Pandemic used in today's culture is a cause for medical panic, hence pan(dem)ic... a virus that has different strains that can be fatal any given year to around 60,000 people, is absolutely something to be concerned about... people should be encouraged to not spread viruses ever. I hate the flu. Who doesn't? But what's happening now isn't anything new. Not the impact and not the virus. They are using it to gain more control. They already have forced closures and worldwide quarantines. They are passing laws for forced vaccinations. Wake up, peeps. This has nothing to do with a virus that 98% infected recover from.
sgregcrx Premium Plus
So by YOUR reckoning, 98% of people recover so 2% don't...

2% of the world population is 150 million people?

That's a lot of people to write off? and in locations where the Virus has spread uncontrolled, and the health service overrun, death rates are upwards of 6% so 450million+ people

Even if we are a bit more conservative and say only 50% of the world population gets it, that is still 75-225 Million Dead!

Sure would be good news for undertakers but I am not sure it's good for anyone else!!!
LeonardGo Premium
Please use your brain...98% infected ...again..98% infeeeeeeeeeected..
sgregcrx Premium Plus
Yes, and the modeling shows unchecked the virus moves through a population with a doubling time of 2.4 days meaning an exponential growth of the disease.

We have no immunity, unchecked it will EASILY infect 60-70% of a population.

This would lead to millions of dead.

Would you like to suggest a reason why this virus would not spread through a population with an exponential Growth rate? as we have seen in every region the disease has got a foothold?

You know APART from the extreme measures we have seen imposed?

You will get there eventually, it just takes a few of us a little longer than others.
NicholaJames Premium
Hi Don,

Thanks for this great information! This must and should be shared so that others who are panicking can have a guideline to help to protect themselves and their loved one and to better understand how this virus operates. Highly appreciated! Be safe! Wishing you the very best!

Kind regards,
ruiyi Premium
Now my daily habits:
Wear masks when entering and leaving the community building,
Wash my hands with 75% alcohol when I go home.
Wearing a mask can prevent the virus from entering the mouth and nose. Using alcohol to wash hands can kill the virus that may be on the hand.
In addition, I also bought a UV sterilizer, which is used to sterilize my mask when it is not enough.