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Coronavirus is everywhere. Well it is in the news everywhere at least… It is continuing to spread across China and
the world over, with reported cases as far as Australia and the United States. More than 60,000 people are now confirmed
to have it, and over 1,300 people have died. So how worried should we really be? Has it spread to your country? Was it really caused by this thing? (insert pic of pangolin)
Can it be contained? What on earth is happening on that infected
cruise ship? And can you hold your breath from now until
the 1 minute 30 mark of this video!? Find out why at the end of the video. So number update. The current toll at the time of writing is
60,376 confirmed cases, with 1,369 deaths. Deaths per day hit a current high on Wednesday
12th February with 255 deaths, all from China. Outside of China only 2 deaths (NOW 3) have
been reported overall. Of the total amount of confirmed infections,
nearly all have been diagnosed in China, with just under 500 coming from other countries,
the highest outside of Asia being Australia, Germany and the USA. The USA currently has 13 infected people. One interesting development is a cruise ship
quarantined off the coast of Japan with 3,700 passengers has the most cases of Coronavirus
outside of China. The Diamond princess has confirmed 174 people
(now 219) have the virus with at least 20 of them being American. The whole ship is quarantined off the coast
of Yokohama for the time being, and it accounts for a third of all new cases outside of China. Lets bring an update on its origins. The 2019 novel coronavirus has just been given
its official name. Drum roll please. It is now officially called COVID-19 or corona
virus disease 19. It is part of a larger family of viruses also
known as coronaviruses, that cause illness, which could be in the form of a cold or more
serious respiratory diseases. The word corona in latin means crown and is
used as the virus has crown like projections on its protein shell that encases its genetic
material. Other coronaviruses include the SARS virus
and MERS virus. There has been a widely discredited theory
about it being snake flu and also one conspiracy theory from Russia’s channel one linking
it to Donald Trump, and US intelligence or pharmaceutical companies. But disregarding these ‘bat crazy’ theories
the research is starting to point to this. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means they
spread between animals and humans. SARS was spread by bats to Civet cats to humans
and MERS from Dromedary camels to humans Researchers in China have suggested that this
Pokémon, Sandshrew, oops sorry, I mean this scaly ant eating mammal, called a pangolin
are the likely source of the new virus outbreak. This cute looking thing is actually the most
trafficked animal in the world unfortunately, humans really are jerks ay. They count for around 20% of illegal wildlife
trade. This is because in some parts of Asia their
meat is considered a delicacy and in traditional Chinese medicine Their scales, are thought
to neutralize witchcraft and evil spirits, and treat ailments such as skin diseases,
menstrual disorders and arthritis, even though their scales are made out keratin, just like
human hair. Chinese law states that people selling pangolins
can be punished by 10 years or more in prison, yet it still happens. The virus’s genetic sequence has been found
in Pangolins and is 99% similar to that found in humans. It is thought that the original host of the
virus is from bats, with the pangolin as a carrier host that could of caught the virus
If bat feces, a.k.a Guano, or saliva came into contact with food that is consumed by
a pangolin. The virus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan
and is thought to have spread to humans from a seafood and wild animal market in the city,
where many of the first humans became infected. This could of been from Pangolin meat or excrement. How it infects you
Ok so how does it infect you? The virus is concentrated in the respiratory
route, or the nose and lungs. A human with the virus can pass it on via
droplets from sneezing, coughing or exhaling just like the flu. But unlike the flu there is no current vaccine. How deadly is it really? It is far from the ‘apocalyptic impending
doom for humanity unless we stop it now’ that mainstream news would make us believe. It is serious yes, the 60,000 cases documented
is probably far higher as people with minor symptoms would not have been diagnosed, but
with that the morality rate of 2% would go down further. To put it into context, the flu has a yearly
morality rate of under 1% killing 400,000 people a year, and the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003
had a death rate of over 10% and killed 774 people. Previous strains of the virus and similar
viruses are more common in winter months and it is hoped with warmer weather cases will
also drop. Symptoms
Symptoms are akin to the cold and flu with the most common being
• Fever • fatigue
• A dry cough • Muscle pain
• Difficulty breathing In more severe cases, it can cause pneumonia,
severe acute respiratory syndrome, and kidney failure. People who are ending up in hospital are usually
those with a lower immune system, generally people over 40. Most people’s immune systems are strong
enough to fight off the virus, but the people dying are normally older and have underlying
health problems that weakens their immune system and unable to fight off the virus. How it is treated
There is no cure, just like the flu and rest, hydration and over the counter painkillers
is all you can do. Precautions
Standard infection preventions apply. Regular hand washing, avoiding warm cuddles
and close contact with anyone showing serious symptoms. A face mask is recommended in highly infected
areas, and if you don’t have one and someone coughs, hold your breath and run away until
your face turns purple…… So how long did you or can you hold your breath
for then? Really that long? Well we just wanted to test you really, and
we are ever so proud. Go you. Leave a comment with how long it was, winner
gets a penguin in the post. Make sure you Hit subscribe and the bell icon
now, leave a like to get the video shown to a wider audience, and thank you, science is
beautiful, viruses and fake news are not. Love you.

☠☣ The real truth about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak😷☣ 📈

Ladies and gentlemen we gonna talk now about the Coronavrirus (COVID-19) the thing what we have to known, we have received a lot of fake news about the coronavirus! our politics don’t want to make people scared the first outbreak was on 17 December 2019 its here written 31 December 2019 it was the doctor and than we gonna start here about something that is really shocking us! sir we need to be careful and make America prepare for it! This is really dangerous we need the truth We need transparency we need to stop people from dying To stop this from going to America and Europe to kill more people! This is the number on thing transparency! We need to take down the cyber firewall give America all the truths!! The date is fake! the total number under quarantine in China are more than 250 million people there! the truth is that 1.5 million people are not just under observation but confirmed cases!! And number of people who died as burned bodies shown are more than 50 000 Not 30 000 but 50 000!!! Million and Million Chinese people are dying 250 Million people are quarantined they`re very powerful and they said This was not from animal to person This was from people that Today we have 15 cases confirmed in America !!! Are some people controlling the truth? The date is fake ! all are 2.1% every day, 2.1% of people died !! Those sick people who got locked up in small rooms can not open the doors! no food, no phone calls, and no water !! They can not go to bathroom!

Get the facts on coronavirus

February 4, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Get the facts on coronavirus

So we need to get the facts straight. How
does this virus work, how does it transmit, where does it want to go and
let’s protect ourselves. I’m Dr. Peter Lin. I’m a family physician in Toronto,
Canada. The coronavirus is a family of viruses that can cause as mild things as
just a common cold, all the way up to SARS or MERS. These are these bad
pneumonias that we’re talking about and basically what these viruses are they
look like a tennis ball with all these spikes sticking out of it and depending
on the type of spike, it allows that virus to attach to certain places. So
some viruses they have this spike that attaches to your nose. So basically you just get a common cold. But the SARS virus and this new virus
that we’re talking about has the spike that allows it to attach to the cells in
your lung and when it attaches there it puts in information to make photocopies
of itself. So it uses our equipment to make more viruses.>>I’m declaring a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak of novel coronavirus.>>Most of the coronaviruses live in
animals. In this particular case, it was from Wuhan, there was a fish market where they were selling live animals and the thought is that the virus was in a live
animal, then it crossed into a human, but then what we found was that people were
getting sick in terms of healthcare workers, in terms of family members that
were looking after them, which now meant that the virus can pass from human to
another human. Just like all viruses, it needs to reach a target, which is your
lung, and it has to get there with your help. It has no feet and no wings. So
therefore it needs us to move it there. So that’s why we keep saying don’t hang
around sneezy people because you’re gonna breathe it in and don’t touch your
face because that’s how the virus is gonna get in. The masks are helpful, but
they’re not necessary because they’re leaky. The ones that you and I buy
basically have pockets here so therefore the virus can get in. What the masks
really do is they stop us from touching our face. If you’re sick, we tend to mask
you, so therefore you’re not spewing out the viruses to other people sitting
around you. The true people that have the real masks are the N95. Those are sealed. These are for the doctors that may be caring for the patients. So in the beginning the coronavirus will cause kind of like flu-like symptoms or a cold, so people just get the stuffy nose that kind of thing. But you’ll understand that
as soon as that virus starts manufacturing in your lung cells, they’re
producing all these copies of the virus and all of a sudden now you kill the lung
cells. So now you can’t exchange oxygen and that’s why one of the early symptoms
is people get very short of breath and they tend to have a difficult time
breathing and that’s why they end up in hospital. So currently unfortunately we
don’t have a direct treatment for the coronavirus, so we don’t have a
medication that can kill it off and so it’s really supportive. So in other words,
the patient can’t breathe we give them oxygen to help them to breathe, they can’t
drink so therefore we give them fluids to support them. Their kidneys begin to
shut down, we help them with all those things. So it’s a very supportive process. This is a new virus that we’ve never seen before, so our immune system, our
army, are having a hard time figuring out what to do. So usually what we have to do
is we make something called antibodies so these are things that can grab on to
the spikes that we see on the virus and it’ll get rid of the virus for you and
that will actually bring you back to good health. So therefore the elderly may have a worse outcome and of course the young
children, the babies, their immune system is not so good either so they may
not make those antibodies as well. So just remember your hands may be with
virus. Virus cannot hurt you because it can’t get through the skin, but the
moment I do this, now I’ve brought the virus right to where it wants to go. So
let’s remember not to touch our hands to our face. So let’s say you think that you
might have been on a plane or you might have bumped into somebody that has it,
what should you do? So the first thing is to contact a health care worker to tell
them that potentially you have it. If you’re feeling symptoms and you’re gonna
go into a facility, call ahead. OK. So whether you’re calling the paramedics or
whether you’re calling the hospital or your doctor, just mention that you were
on a flight. If you don’t have any symptoms, then what we do is a little bit
of a self-quarantine. In other words we can just keep you away from other people
and so you don’t go in to parties, don’t go with your friends, don’t go into
public transportation. So we can contain it very easily by making sure that you
do a self-confinement so to speak, for the let’s say 7 to 14 days is the
longest incubation time. So after that, if you’re feeling well, then you don’t have
anything to worry about. If we get the facts right, then we don’t
have to be overly worried, but we do the right things so that we don’t get the
virus ourselves, and that we don’t pass it on to others. And if we
look after each other in this way, this virus will have nowhere to go.
It needs us to move it, it needs us to make copies for it, and if we don’t help
it, then the virus will stop. So we have the power to do that, right now.