When this article was written the official novel coronavirus cases are:
– Confirmed Cases: 42,708
– Deaths: 1017
– Suspected: 23,589
– Discharged: 4000
The first case of the virus was presumably reported in December of 2019, the initial spread would be November or October. Patient 0 is unknown; the actual cause of this particular (nCoV 2019) virus is speculative from bad food choice to lab-developed bio-engineered disease (for vaccine research or bioweapon).
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What we know so far:
At this moment, there is no cure or vaccine against the nCoV 2019, Wuhan Virus. A vaccine might take a year to develop, test and distribute.
Old people, people with preexisting conditions, and frontline medical doctors and support staff are at higher risk than average.
From existing official data, 70-80% have a mild/medium case of the virus and around 20-30% needing intensive medical care.
People generally recover from the body’s own immune system and support; some recovered through antiviral drugs used for HIV (more data is needed for better accuracy of these numbers).
The extreme cases requiring intensive medical care developed pneumonia and or other lung complications followed by kidney or heart failure.
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We know the virus is highly contagious and asymptomatic, meaning a person could spread the virus without showing any symptoms of the disease. The incubation period (the period between exposure to an infection and the appearance of the first symptoms) is roughly 3 to 14 days, depending on patient to patient.
In Germany, it was documented that recovered patients shed the virus even after becoming healthy.
We know it spreads from human to human transmissible through air, liquid, and solid i.e. cough, saliva, mucus, urine, feces, breathing in an infected area, and touching solid surfaces like doorknobs. Update: some say the virus is aerosol (you could be miles away and still get affected) this information is yet to be confirmed; since world governments do not want the general public to panic, they will probably not say this out in open, if true.
The R naught is around 2.2 to below 3 on average – basically, every infected person affects 2-3 people on average. We don’t know the exact R naught number yet and it may vary place to place i.e. a wealthy nation can contain the virus much easier than a poor country; like African countries.
Some people (super spreaders) can infect a lot more people than average. During MERS and SARS Outbreak, super spreaders infected more than 33 people at a time.
Based on recorded cases in Wuhan Center the symptoms are
– High Fever (main symptom, good immune response)
– Dry Cough
– Myalgia (achy muscles)
– 10% had Diarrhea and nausea (initial symptom prior to fever and dyspnea)
– Dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
Median time from the first symptom to dyspnea is 5.0 days.
– Lymphopenia (70% of all cases had reduced white blood cells, lowered immune system)
– Pneumonia (fluid buildup in the lungs reducing the efficiency to produce oxygen and clearing carbon dioxide).
Lung CT: bilateral opacity found on all patients (both lungs became opaque due to the inflammatory fluid build up in the lungs) often lead to:
– ARDS (Acute respiratory distress syndrome – the median time from the first symptom is 8.0 days)
For some patients:
– Prolonged prothrombin time (taking time for blood to clot, due to liver becoming affected)
– Elevated lactate dehydrogenase (inflammation in the liver)
Less common symptoms: headache, dizziness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
People who got discharged stayed in the hospital for roughly 7 to 14 days.
Standard WHO recommendations are
- Maintaining good hygiene
- Washing hands with disinfectant/soap
- Avoid touching your face, if you go out a lot, meet others, after you touch the mask.
- Avoid Public crowded space, if the virus is found in your city, area.
- Avoid touching others (outside) use Namaste!
- Eat Nutritious food.
- Sleep well.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Avoid meat, go vegetarian diet, classical Indian diet has many flavors with fewer spices.
- Get Alan Watts, Sadhguru audio, books and chillax. What you cannot control, cannot be controlled.
- If you have symptoms, call your government number and avoid going out in public, and self isolate yourself. The virus is not deadly, with proper care the body will cure itself. But if many get infected then lack of medical facilities and treatment will kill a lot of people.
- Use N95 Mask or better N100 Mask – get it here. If you have $$ get full face mask
- Use Googles to protect your eyes.
- Use Vinyl Gloves and proper shoes
- Use disinfectant like Microshield Handrub
Preparing for Pandemic
Following America’s guidelines
- Store minimum 2 weeks supply of food, water, fuel, and medicines.
- Have a backup power generator (solar panels, fuel-powered) this is to power motors to get groundwater or for medical machines.
- Get common medications for stomach ache, fever, cough, antibiotics, diabetic meds, pain killers, fluids with electrolytes XYZ.
- Store tender coconut (that will last for a long time) and similar plants, fruits, dry meat (if you are meat-eater). Indians can store rice and prepare spices (podi) for podi satham.
- Get medicinal herbs and seeds: Nilavembu Kashayam (Andrographis Paniculata)
- Get multiviatims, specifically B12, D3, Iron (for women).
- Talk with your family on protocols to follow if someone is infected or had interaction with suspected individuals.
- Get self-defense equipment, depending on where you live things could get crazy.
- If you have money, then get an oxygen concentrator or lesser version oxygen cylinder. The patients in the middle and later stages need oxygen supply – having your own machine during the pandemic with adequate power, water, food, and medicinal supply will make you self reliant.