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Symptoms of flu may be mistaken for coronavirus


some people might worry over symptoms
like coughing or fever but unless you have contacted coronavirus patients so
doctors say it’s most likely you have the flu not the new virus our park
se-young has more the number of suspected flu cases each week in January
exceeded 40 per 1000 outpatients in Korea this is nearly six times higher
than when a flu warning was issued last November the flu begins with a sudden
high fever and although the initial symptoms are worse than the new corona
virus similar respiratory symptoms like coughing and runny nose make it
difficult to tell the two apart it’s more accurate to see if there’s a
possibility of contact with a person diagnosed with karana virus and review
your recent travel history going to the hospital to see if you have the new
corona virus may actually get you infected with it it’s difficult to know
whether the situation is widespread in the community if you have respiratory
symptoms avoid contact with people and stay home unlike the new karna virus
there are vaccines and medicines for the flu experts say flu patients with severe
symptoms or underlying conditions should go to the hospital and get treated and
because the flu is easily spread those with symptoms should refrain from going
out and should avoid contact with people accion arirang news

Surgical vs. N95 Masks: What Do They Actually Protect Against?


(playful music) (water sloshing) – If you’ve been paying
attention to the news at all for the past couple of
weeks, you’ve probably heard about the coronavirus outbreak in China. First things first, we
here at Wirecutter think that you should not panic. There’s only been 12 documented
cases of the coronavirus here in the U.S., and comparatively, somewhere between 10,000 and 25,000 people have died of the much more
common flue since October. So the best thing you can do is keep calm, get your flu shot, and, (bell ringing) wash your hands. Despite the relatively low risk
of coronavirus in the U.S., pharmacies and online
retailers like Amazon have been selling out
of these surgical masks and N95 respirators like this one. These are called N95, which means that they’re
government-certified to block 95% of small airborne particles. They do so via an activated carbon layer and a polypropylene filter
that blocks out particulate as small as .3 microns. For comparison, a human strand of hair is about 75 microns in size. We liked this model from 3M last year because of its pretty sturdy straps compared to some of the ones we tested, its M nose bridge, which
locks tightly onto your face, as well as this thing here, which is called an exhalation valve. When you’re breathing out,
your face can get pretty hot, and this sort of keeps you cool. These are surgical masks. You’ve seen these on
doctors, in hospitals, maybe you’ve seen a nail
technician wearing one or you’ve seen them on the subway. Basically, they’re made
out of cheap latex, and they secure around your
face with elastic bands or just kind of like cheap
plastic ties like these ones. But none of these masks are airtight. So that means that there is
room for airborne pathogens to sort of sneak in through the side. The best these can offer
is a physical barrier between you and any
sort of spritz or splash that may come your way. So what will these protect you against? Viruses, these are a no for surgical masks (buzzer ringing)
and a yes for N95 respirators. (bell ringing) Viruses are teeny, tiny, and
they travel on water vapor that can pretty easily
sneak in through the sides of the mask. (person sneezing) Also, if you are going
to wear one of these and you prefer to have
that barrier anyway, make sure to take the
mask off by the straps. A lot of people have a
tendency to take the mask off by the front, and let’s say
you touched a subway pole or you touched someone who
was swarming with the flu. Now there’s only this thin latex barrier between your mouth and
someone else’s illness. But let’s say you’re sick
and you can’t stay home and you need to get to the doctor. It should hold in your
coughs and your sneezes, but like I said, it doesn’t
seal tightly to your face. So if someone unlucky is sitting
next to you on the subway when you sneeze, they could
get a small sprinkling. Once you exhale enough humid air, these can get sort of damp, making them more susceptible
to picking up a virus. These are N95s. These will definitely
protect you from a virus. These are only ever
going to work correctly if they’re properly fitted to your face. So if you have a beard,
you’re out of luck. That said, they’re hot,
they’re uncomfortable, they’re difficult to breathe through, so you probably don’t
wanna wear one of these unless you’re in the same
room as an infected person. Oop, pollen, pollen is also
a no for surgical masks. (buzzer ringing)
And it is a definite yes (bell ringing)
for N95 respirators. Pollen can sneak in through
the sides of the mask. So the best it can do is provide a barrier for a little while. At 10 microns, pollen is
relatively pretty big. So N95 should have no
problem filtering them out of your respiratory system. Mold, this is another
no for surgical masks. (buzzer ringing) For mold, you’ll need an N95. (bell ringing) So if you’re cleaning up
after a home renovation or a flood or something like that, you should absolutely
be using one of these to protect your lungs. Smog, perhaps you’re
noticing a trend here, but this is also a no for surgical masks. (buzzer ringing) Despite the thousands
of people who wear these in smoggy cities, they don’t actually
protect you from pollution. For N95s, smog is a yes, but. Smog is a mix of things, including soot, which an N95 can definitely
protect you against. However, it’s also made up
of gases like nitrogen oxide and other chemicals called
volatile organic compounds. Volatile organic compounds
evaporate into the air, and they’re too small in size for an N95 respirator to capture. Wildfire smoke, these are a very serious, we’re running out of room here, but these are a very serious no (buzzer ringing)
for surgical masks. Surgical masks will not
protect you in wildfire smoke. And for N95s, wildfire
smoke is a yes, but. During California’s
wildfire season last summer, local government agencies
and community centers would hand out N95s like this one to make sure that residents stayed safe. However, wildfire smoke doesn’t only let off particulate dust. It also lets off those
volatile organic compounds that I mentioned before, and an N95 won’t protect you from those. Those are from houses burning down, oil burning off of roads, all those things that sort of get burnt in a wildfire. If you are in a wildfire area, you will definitely need
to be wearing one of these and you should chuck it
after eight hours of use. Paint fumes, these are
another no for surgical masks. (buzzer ringing) And for N95s, these are also a no. (buzzer ringing) The molecules in paint fumes are so small that an N95 is not gonna pick them up and be able to filter them out. Cigarette smoke and marijuana smoke, again, for surgical masks,
both of these are a no. (buzzer ringing) So the best thing to do is
avoid the unsafe situation and remove yourself. And for N95s, these are a yes, but. An N95, like we already know, can pick up any smoke particles, but cigarettes also give
off carbon monoxide, which an N95 can’t filter. So the best thing to do
is just leave the room and don’t harsh anyone’s vibe. So now that we’ve terrified you about these volatile organic compounds, we should probably show
you which respirator will work to protect you against them. This is our reusable respirator pick with attachable P100 filters. Filters like these attachable P100 ones are certified to block out 99.97% of airborne particulate, including those that are oil-based like lead paint or pesticides. But unless you’re doing
your best Bane impression, “Oh, you think darkness is your ally. “You merely adopted the dark. “I was born in it.” (laughing) You probably won’t need these. People have a habit of buying
these pretty indiscriminately. So if you’re thinking
about getting a respirator, you should really evaluate
which one you need and what you need it for. (calming music) People are pretty panicked
about the coronavirus, but they don’t need to be. And they definitely don’t
need to be buying up all the respirators and surgical masks, especially since a lot of hospital workers really need them. So like I said, relax, don’t panic, and most of all, wash your hands. – [Woman] You like haven’t missed a catch – [Man] That is true. – This whole time.
– Yeah. – I’m the most athletic
person at Wirecutter. (laughing) I’m just kidding. – [Woman] You don’t know, you don’t know? – Mostly because I’m so
nervous that I’m like, I like reach my arms out as
far as they can go to Hunter. – [Woman] Me too when I’m nervous. (laughing)

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: TRUE EPIDEMIC ORIGIN , INFECTION OUTBREAK SPIKE, NEW NAME REVEALED, VACCINE?


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
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☠☣ 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!

Coronavirus in India Update | Unmasking the Facts & Busting some Myths | Doctor Prasoon


Hi guys, Doctor Prasoon here. There are a lot
of myths regarding the coronavirus outbreak in China and all over the world.
These myths are spreading fast because of the false information and the hype in
the media. In this video I am going to bust some myths regarding coronavirus.
There is no need to worry if you are in India or in any other country other than
China. This is the truth about corona virus infection. Welcome back to Dofody, the simplest online doctor consultation platform in India. So let’s
get started. Today it’s February 8th 2020 and as of this date 640 persons have
lost their life due to the corona virus infection. 31500 Persons have been
confirmed with the corona virus infection all over the world. Majority of
the persons who have lost their lives and also from China. Only 3 cases have
been reported in India and all 3 cases are from Kerala, and due to this fact
persons from Kerala have been facing a kind of discrimination from other parts
of the country. We should actually be much more informed regarding the spread
of corona virus infection. I have made two videos on this topic earlier and I
highly recommend you to go through those videos. More number of persons have been
reported in the state of Kerala because the Department of Health Service in
Kerala is the best in the country. More number of people are suspected, more
number of people are being tested and that is the simplest reason why most
number of cases have been reported only from Kerala. You need not panic, because
all the three confirmed cases in Kerala all of them are stable and they are
being observed. The persons who have come in contact with these three persons are
also being closely observed and monitored and all measures are being
taken to contain the spread of the infection. Obviously, there will be more
confirmed cases in India in the coming days.
But that doesn’t mean that Kerala is more vulnerable to coronavirus infection.
World Health Organization recently declared the novel coronavirus infection
in China as a public health emergency of international concern, and that was
actually not meant to panic you or make you fearful. It was actually intended to
educate people about the dangers associated with the spread of the
infection to make all the persons in the world well informed and not just to
create panic among the world population. Another myth surrounding the novel
coronavirus infection is the use of surgical face masks. The surgical face
masks are actually medical equipment and these are intended to be used by
patients who are sick. these masks should be worn by patients who have the
symptoms of a corona virus infection. The health care professionals including
doctors nurses, attenders and all the other professionals who come in close
contact with these patients should also be using such surgical face masks.
Surgical face masks, disposable masks and respirators are
running out of stock, Because people are trying to get their hands on these
devices. Simply because of the fact that they want to keep themselves protected.
The disposable face masks should not be worn for more than eight hours and they
should be changed very frequently and most importantly they should be changed
when they become wet or moist. They should not be reused and only the
respirators, the n95 mask they can be reused. There is a proper way of using
face masks, and if you are trying to get your hands on this face mask, make sure
that you are aware of the proper technique of using the face mask and you
should also be aware of the proper way of disposing these face masks. If you
think that wearing a disposable face mask and then going into a public or a
crowded place is going to prevent you from a novel coronavirus infection?. Then
you are mistaken. Properly washing your hands with soap and water and covering
your face when you become sick. These two measures will go a long way in
preventing the transmission of the virus. When you
go out into the public and reach back home, make sure that you maintain proper
hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene. if you are not practicing the hand hygiene
and the respiratory hygiene practices, then you will be at more risk than not
wearing a face mask. These face masks are running out of stock even in online
stores ,and even if you get your hands on a dozen of these medical devices. you
are going to be exposed to it very rapidly. Because the proper use of a face
mask requires them to be changed very frequently. There is a huge hype
regarding the corona virus infection. Simply because of the fact that it is a
new virus infection. The H1N1 virus or the swine flu virus have been around in
India for many years now, and this virus has taken more lives than coronavirus
has actually done. Just think about it, only three cases of confirmed corona
virus infection in India and no one has lost their life. There is a term called
as case fatality rate. The case fatality rate can be calculated by dividing the
number of persons who died from an infection by the total number of
confirmed or diagnosed persons suffering from the same infection. In case of nipa
virus, the case fatality rate was at a staggering 40 to 75%. In case of
H1N1 virus infection or the swine flu infection, the case fatality rate is at a
low of 0.4%, and till now if we calculate the number of deaths that has
happened due to the Novel corona virus infection, it is standing at two to three
percent is only. Did you know that the measles virus infection which usually
affects small children has a case fatality rate of 15%. I am
not saying that the case fatality rate of the novel coronavirus infection is
confirmed and we should not be actually looking at the percentages. But what I am
trying to say is that you don’t have to panic. Thinking about the death rates and
the mortality associated with this infection. The numbers are going to
change, more confirmed cases are going to be reported
and I sincerely hope that the number of persons who die from this infection
stops now and today. Two days back a doctor, dr. Lee lost his life in China
and he is considered as one of the pioneer, who took the first step to
inform the world about this new virus infection which had symptoms and
characteristics just like the SARS virus. It is a sad
thing that a healthcare professional lost his life. We should be actually
appreciating all the healthcare professionals all around the world who
are putting their life on a line to contain this infection and prevent the
transmission of this dangerous virus. If you haven’t watched the previous three
videos that I am made on this topic, you can find the links here. Kindly share
this video so that all your friends and family members become informed about the
China Coronavirus infection. There is no need to panic, there is no need to worry.
You just have to be careful and mindful of this virus. So, that’s it for this
video. If you haven’t subscribed to our channel yet, please consider subscribing
now. I will talk to you in the next video it is me Dr. prasoon signing off, take
care, stay healthy and thank you so much for watching

International student stranded in Wuhan describes scene in coronavirus-hit city


so he wanted to hear what life is
currently like in Wuhan the Chinese city at the very heart of the coronavirus
crisis from an international student studying there considering the sensitive
situation in China right now and as he’s close to finishing his PhD at a
university in Wuhan we’d rather not jeopardize his safety or studies by
revealing his full identity or showing his face M as I’ll be referring to him
has lived in Wuhan for the past three years or so his school has also warned
international students about giving such interviews so we are treating this as
sensitively as possible as we want to protect his identity so we’re joined
live by M a student still living in Wuhan M thanks for joining us firstly
how are you feeling is your health okay good morning mark
thank you very much I am I’m very healthy and safe but restricted to my
room so I’ll say for now I am very okay physically but mentally maybe I’m not
that okay because of the emotional stress that comes with being restricted
to your room yeah must be very tough indeed but we’re glad to hear that
you’re physically okay we’ve all been seeing pictures and video of Wuhan
looking like a ghost town a city on lockdown which of course it is what have
you been doing to pass the time and generally what’s the atmosphere like in
the city so generally the city as you said is like a ghost city now unlike the
Wuhan we know which is very vibrant then nobody is outside because you’re afraid
despite giving the lockdown we are afraid of being infected when we go out
so we are all in our rooms I am basically in my room sleeping and
sometimes chatting with my friends through WeChat and also monitoring
international media so basically that is it we can study we can do anything we
don’t have the mental strenght to study are you allowed to leave the house then
even for a brief period of time if you need to get the basic necessities
food water toiletries etc yeah we are allowed to do so but then you need to
tell authorities what you’re going to do they have to query you so you only go
out when it is necessary when you are going out you have to show your ID and
they take this screen you and when you are coming in also they screen new so
that is the only way we are allowed to go out but even when you are walking
around the campus the security people ask you why you’re outside you’re
supposed to be in your room so that is basically the life in Wuhan and I’ve
been outside on two occasions to buy basic necessities but when you go
outside you see no cars from no motorbikes the steerer empty and the
supermarket were also basically empty but that is beginning to change right
now he’s beginning to change right now as the people are now coming out I think
is going to be difficult to enforce there that the restrictions from now
onwards yeah it’s tough to force people to stay indoors for days or weeks on end
and it must be eerie to live in a city which has a population roughly the size
of of New York that’s basically empty but prior to the city being put on
lockdown did people in Wuhan suspect something odd was happening did you see
people steadily getting sick because at least to the outside world this lockdown
seemed to come out of the blue okay okay Mac so basically somewhere in September
there was an outbreak of pneumonia but we were told it is just one of those
things because we are transitioning into the winter
starting from November so with that was just by the passing and then in November
there was a major pneumonia outbreak that is when people actually became a
way that there was an outbreak of an epidemic in Wuhan but then also the
black teen was conceived so around the Christmas time that was 24 23 20 see it
became very difficult because now people went away
that there was an epidemic so we started moving only with people we trusted even
when we had taken taxes then from first second generally that was when the news
started getting with that there was indeed an epidemic but we didn’t know it
was that deadly now war on the talking about whether we can trust what the
Chinese government is telling us there has been talked that the actual numbers
of confirmed cases of corona virus is actually much higher than the Chinese
authorities are letting on from your own experience do you think that actually
might be the case so much generally the agreement or the consensus in Wuhan is
that the numbers are far been underreported and that is the reason why
especially with international student acquired more getting hopeless and
worried because we know the case this is his worst than is being reported yeah
and then we have some of our people who are medical student and they have
professors who are medical doctors and working at the front line so sometimes
they tell them their challenges they are facing that there are people who even
die of the corner virus but they are told to say the person had an existing
heart condition like diabetes or hypertension or TB so that was what
really killed the person so there’s even this a reported allocation let me use
the word allegation that the some of the doctors were saying if the politicians
or the communist leaders are not the people assigned the cause of death
then the Amaris will also get into the treating treatment rooms to treat the
people so we know the cases of infection are quite high because they are more
hospitals in Wuhan and they are overwhelmed there are more than 10
hospitals we can confirm they are overwhelmed and they have bearing
capacity of more than 10,000 but to new hospitals needed to be built so this
should tell us the gravity or the intensity of the epidemic or the
outbreak so those of us in Wuhan we know that death weight and the incidence
rate are quite high there is being reported and finally I just like to ask
you two questions in one because unfortunately we are running out of time
you are from an African country won’t say which one are there any plans by
your country to evacuate you and what about your family at home they must be
dreadfully concerned have you been a it been able to stay in touch with them
yes Oh Mike I’d like to start with my family so my family indeed they are
really they are really concerned they are worried and my grandma days BP is
even going high because of the situation here and this reflect the situation of
other families with their relatives here so I’ve been in touch with our embassy
and our Embassy has categorically said that there are no plans to be back with
us because they don’t want to offend the Chinese authorities because the Chinese
authorities have told them that they are in the in fact they are in country in
control there they are able to do or manage the situation so we should just
stay put and add her to the preventive measures so at the moment they are no
plans to be back with us even though we want to go home okay well it must be
awful that’s where we can have to leave it there unfortunately thanks for
agreeing to share your story we know it isn’t easy to do so in China especially
at this time we’ll stay in touch stay healthy please and hopefully you’ll get
to go home safe and sound thank you very much that was M a PhD student still
stuck in Wuhan the lockdown epicenter of the corona virus stay healthy thank you
Mark

Coronavirus Outbreak: Fact vs Fiction

February 8, 2020 | Articles, Blog | No Comments

Coronavirus Outbreak: Fact vs Fiction


Hello, I’m Matthew.I’m, I’m Dr. Bonnie Henry. Um, ah oh, my first question is should we be shaking
hands right now? or should
we be doing this instead? ♪ [light] [swoosh] Matthew:Some Canadian
kids are worried that
they’re going to get
infected and die. How likely is this
going to happen? Most people who
get infected with this, especially, if you’re
young and healthy, have a pretty mild illness. It’s kind of like
having a cold, maybe a little bit
more serious than that, but most of them do just
fine and get better quickly. Matthew: OK. There’s a small portion
of people who get more severe illness and get
a pneumonia or an infection in the lungs and they
may end up in hospital. And here in Canada we have
good systems to support people if they get that sick
and there’s a very small percentage
of people who’ve died and they’ve mostly
been older people. [swoosh] Matthew:Lots of people think
this comes from a Chinese lab,
and one of the test tubes
spilt and some people think
this comes
from a restaurant.
Some people think that this just
randomly started somehow.
No, it does not come
from a Chinese food restaurant. It does not come from
a lab with an accident. What we know is that it’s
much more mundane than that. It probably came from animals
that were in this market that were
being used for food. Um, and it created,
it developed a genetic mutation that allowed it to start
infecting humans. Matthew:I’ve heard
about people avoiding Chinatown
and Chinese people.What do you
think about that? That makes me
feel really sad. And I think it’s
about misinformation. People are afraid and,
you know, when they don’t know what’s going on and there’s sometimes
scary headlines about things, people take reactions that
are sometimes not, not good reactions
and not warranted. There’s no reason, if you
healthy, there’s no reason not to go out and go
to a Chinese food restaurant, be in Chinatown,
have celebrations, and the really
important message is, if you’re not feeling well,
even if you’re a little bit concerned about
not feeling well, then don’t go out, stay at home,
take care of yourself and don’t
pass it on to others. [swooshes] Matthew:There’s a clip going
around on
TikTok, of a girl wearing a mask while
opening a packet from China. Do we have to be worried
about toys and electronics that are produced
in China? There’s no evidence at all
that this virus can be transmitted through
things like that. And the virus doesn’t live
for a long period of time outside of the body. It needs, it needs
your body’s cells and your body’s systems
to reproduce itself and it can stay
in droplets for, on a surface, depending on temperatures
and things like that for maybe a couple of hours,
but in a package that’s come from China. No, there’s no
need for that. [swooshes] Matthew:Well, I’ve seen
people wearing masks
all over the place.
Is this really helpful? Masks are helpful
when you’re sick, because what it does,
these respiratory, the virus can get in our saliva,
and when we cough or sneeze it can get out into the air and then somebody
else breathes it in. So, if I’m wearing a mask,
that keeps my secretions in, keeps my droplets in. So, if you’re
not feeling well, then wearing
a mask can work. If you think that wearing
a mask is going to keep you from getting sick
from somebody else? Probably not. Thank you so much and… [laughter]
Punches, punching. now I understand,
it’s not that dangerous.

Coronavirus Facts That May Save Your Life

February 4, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Coronavirus Facts That May Save Your Life


coronavirus 2019 2020 is it really
serious or is it all hype today we’re going to talk about what you can do to
protect yourself and of course we’re going to cover some things that don’t
get mentioned in the regular channels coming right up hey I’m dr. Ekberg I’m a holistic doctor
and a former Olympic decathlete and if you want to truly master health by
understanding how the body really works make sure you subscribe and hit that
notification bell so you don’t miss anything as you probably heard there’s
an outbreak of a virus called corona virus it started in Wuhan China and
that’s where most of the cases have been so far but it’s already spread to a
number of countries including the United States so there’s tens of thousands of
cases in China and there’s a handful in the United States and this particular
corona virus is called 2019 and CoV so coronaviruses it’s a group of viruses
there are many different strains of them and some of them are not so harmful a
lot of common infections that we have are actually corona viruses most people
have these infections many times during their lifetime but recently there have
been some more serious forms of mutated corona viruses so typically viruses are
specific to a species so viruses that affect humans usually don’t affect cats
and dogs and vice versa so a lot of these corona viruses live in animals and
they don’t pose a threat to humans unless they mutate until they change
their shape so that they have some receptors some tags that fit into our
receptor sites and now they become a threat so in this particular case they
believe that it started in a bat and that it’s possible that it was a single
case of a bat that had mutated virus that was transferred to a human and
started spreading that way so a lot of times these can be
bred from animals to humans if these viruses are mutated but then once
they’re mutated they can also spread from human to human which is what’s
happening with this virus now and here’s what’s really concerning they believe
that you are mostly at risk of spreading the virus when you have the most
symptoms and when you have a high fever and you’re coughing and sniffling and
sneezing you’re also the most contagious but there is also a possibility or
probability that asymptomatic people may spread this they’ve had some reports
they don’t know for sure but there are some reports on people spreading this
who are asymptomatic so this is a very serious situation the World Health
Organization has declared it a health emergency and in the United States they
have evacuated about 200 people from Wuhan China and they placed them in
quarantine for testing until they no more and was so scary about this is that
we know so little we’re dealing with something unknown and that’s where they
want to be using all the precaution they can so that this doesn’t get out of hand
if we can contain it early then there may not be a big deal
but if it gets out of hand it could be a worldwide pandemic which of course
nobody wants but we still have to put this in a little bit of perspective and
we need to understand a few more things we don’t want to just panic and read all
the scary facts and go crazy with it there were a couple of previous
coronaviruses one was called MERS and it was very very virulent it was 30 percent
fatal but they only had about 2,500 cases so there were about 800 people
dead from the MERS virus and there was a SARS virus which was 10 percent fatal
and there were a few more cases 8,000 and resulted about the same amount of
dead people now this new corona virus 2019 nco
so far is about 2% fatal so out of 14,000 cases in China they’re about 3%
debt and all but one of those I believe were in China so this is very
frightening it is very scary if this would get out of hand it could be
terrible but we also need to remember how things work in the big scheme of
things so there’s something called a seasonal flu that’s the flu the
influenza that you get vaccines for and and that is a nuisance every year we’re
in flu season right now with a winter so in the US every year there’s about
thirty to sixty thousand people who die every year in the United States from the
seasonal flu and we don’t get so scared about it because it’s sort of the same
thing over and over we don’t believe that it’s going to get totally out of
hand and in world worldwide if we look globally then there’s 300,000 to 600,000
dead people every year so the regular stuff that the hundreds of thousands
that we have every year of course they dwarf these numbers but it’s the fact of
the uncertainty and the potential of a pandemic that we want to be very
cautious with so I’m not going to list a bunch of things that you can read up for
yourself for many reasons first you can read it yourself secondly they’re
changing all the time okay this is changing every day and the CDC and the
National Institute of Health and the World Health Organisation’s
those are the three organizations that you want to get your facts from they’re
updating this on their websites on a daily basis so you can see what they’re
learning you can see what’s happening and you can get the correct information
from those sources so I’m not going to speculate I’m not gonna talk about a
bunch of things that they have already said but here’s what we want to real
briefly understand that there’s three steps to what you can do and one of
course first is don’t get it and you want to avoid travel
if you want to avoid any non-essential travel because anytime that you go into
airports you’re going to planes you’re going to closed spaces you expose
yourself to a lot of different people then you increase the chances
dramatically exponentially you want to avoid travel you want to avoid any kind
of crowd if you can help it and you want to avoid sick people if they’re already
coughing and sneezing then stay away and they believe this spreads with droplets
with particle droplets so if somebody sneezes there’s usually like a six foot
range where those droplets spread and then what’s also important about this
virus is that it can live it can land on a surface and you can stay it’s not
really alive because it’s a virus but it can stay active and virulent for several
days so that’s why you want to avoid surfaces where high-traffic areas you
want to be cautious about public places with handles and things door handles but
keep in mind you want to be cautious but you don’t want to freak out there’s
still in a very very very small chance there’s six cases so far confirmed in
the United States and hopefully the number won’t go up much so the risk is
very very small but do what you can just be cautious anyway the next thing you
can do is you wipe surfaces and you’ve wash your hands frequently and you want
to use warm water and soap okay hand sanitizers you use them if you if you
want to if they’re available but they don’t do all that much because they
primarily designed for bacteria they’re called antibacterial sanitizers they may
or may not do anything for a virus so wash your hands frequently warm soap and
water the second thing is don’t spread it okay don’t get it
don’t spread it so even if you feel like you’re really strong you don’t have a
whole lot to worry about you want to keep in mind that it
the very young and the very old and the weak the immunocompromised who always
perish from these epidemics from these infections so do all the same things
that you would avoid to get it do those as a courtesy to other people to prevent
from spreading it obviously and now number three and this is what nobody
else talks about nowhere in where I read up I watched some videos I did some
research I check the website nobody talked about this up regulate your
immune system there may be some random chance and some bad luck in contracting
and being exposed to the virus but how well you fare how well you deal how well
your body deals with the virus is not random chance okay we want to think
about these things the worst of these viruses was 30 percent fatal that’s
devastating it’s horrendous but 70 percent of people made it through so
which ones were the people who made it through they were the people with the
strongest immune system ten percent fatal 90 percent survivability COV two
percent fatal 98 percent survivability okay so with the seasonal flu who are
the people who die from the flu every year it’s the very young and the very
old and the immunocompromised the people who are weak for some reason so if you
are malnourished and if you’re sick already any virus can be a deadly threat
and here’s something else that I found very very interesting that with the
seasonal flu there’s thirty to sixty thousand dead people in the US every
year that’s ten percent of all the casualties in the world yet the US only
has five percent of the world’s population so the death rate from the
seasonal flu is twice as high in the US as it is anywhere in the world
how come have the best and the most expensive
health care supposedly it’s for sure the most expensive it’s supposedly the best
and we have the highest rate of vaccinations against that seasonal flu
and yet we have twice the death rate so I believe this is my humble opinion I
think it is because the United States has the worst nutritional status of any
country in the world we have the most stress and the worst nutrition so other
than just being generally smart and don’t getting it and don’t spreading it
just protecting yourself with some common sense the next thing that you can
do is to get healthy give your body the best nutritional chance give it the best
possible defense system and the best healing abilities that you can give it
all right so first thing you want to stop is sugar because sugar will down
regulate your immune system it will feed all the pathogens not necessarily virus
but it will feed all the other pathogens that assist the viruses that compete
with the viruses so the more the immune burden is on your system the more the
opportunity the better the opportunity for the virus to make you sick you want
to stop processed foods because again it has tons of sugar but it also has lots
of chemicals that places another burden on your immune system and it has
virtually no nutrition it doesn’t have anything that your body is really
looking for except a few calories in the moment and then you want to avoid stress
and we’ve done several videos on this channel talking about this that your
nervous system has something called the autonomic nervous system you can have
stress and being fight/flight or you can relax and be in feed breed or in healing
mode all right you dramatically improve your immune system when you are relaxed
you dramatically reduce your immune system when you’re
stressed so learn how to do some breathing exercises check out some
videos on that do a meditation meditate twice a day until they’ve got this
crisis figured out it’s really kind of sad that they sell out of all those
mouth guards and all these protective masks but I bet you anything that they
have not reduced the sales of soda and candy and sugar and fast food all right
so people are so concerned they want to protect themselves they want to know
what to do but before you go buy a face mask stop eating sugar so I’m not saying
the face mask is a bad thing but it is a small part compared to what you can do
for yourself in taking care of yourself so here’s another problem if you’re
watching this channel then I’m kind of preaching to the choir you already know
most of this stuff because you’ve watched some videos before but there’s a
lot of people out there who have no idea that you can actually do something for
yourself so if you’ve never shared a video before then please take this one
and send it out to as many people as you can share the link send it out so that
they can start understanding what’s really at stake and what how much power
they have for themselves to do something about up regulating their immune system
and most importantly don’t panic because panic is a form of stress it will down
regulate your immune system so stay calm stay positive and do the things you can
don’t listen to the gossip don’t listen to the fear mongers listen to get your
information from the reputable sources who can be professional and unbiased
about it get some good information do the things that you can and you’ll be
all right if you enjoyed this video make sure that you also check out that one
thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you in the next
video

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.

Facts not fiction on Coronavirus

February 1, 2020 | Articles, Blog | No Comments

Facts not fiction on Coronavirus


Hello, I’m Joanne Vogel, deputy vice
president for Student Services and I’m here to have a candid conversation with
you about the coronavirus. According to our partners at the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, there is currently very low risk to the public.
However, we understand that many of you are concerned, curious and maybe even are
feeling fear, so we’re here today to remind you that, generally, the risk is low and the symptoms associated with this virus are mild. Yes, you should go to class.
It’s important that you continue on about your daily routine and, as you
see behind me, the campus is open and students are headed to classes as usual.
It’s also important to know that anyone that had contact with our positive case
for coronavirus has already been notified. In order to stay healthy, we want you to
wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If you do not have
soap and water available, please use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Also, with
unwashed hands, avoid contact with your eyes, nose and mouth. If you feel sick, if
you are sick, please stay home and avoid close contact with anyone else who may
be sick. And finally, if you need to cough or sneeze, cover your cough or sneeze,
either into your arm or into a tissue and immediately dispose of that tissue
in the trash. If you are sick with a cough, it may be
helpful to wear a mask to prevent the spread of illness to someone else.
If you are healthy, the way to stay healthy, from our health care
professionals, is that you wash your hands. That seems to be, and is more effective,
than wearing a mask if you are healthy. If you or someone you know feels
ill, please contact Health Services. They have a dedicated line to you, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, and can answer any of your health care questions. As you are considering the information
that you receive about coronavirus, I advise you to think about it carefully
and consider the source. We have provided for you an updated and current link
where you can find the most accurate and reliable information that we have about
coronavirus. Thank you so much for listening today and stay well.