SOME INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS – Bette Stevens, Guest Blogger

This was originally a comment to my post from Bette Stevens, but it is the first substantial information I’ve gotten about symptoms and what we are supposed to be looking for. So I am passing the information to you and maybe it will help.


Here’s a message a friend sent me:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – CORONAVIRUS

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 or 27 degrees Celsius. 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 to 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 to 10 minutes, but a lot can happen during that time. You can rub your eyes, wipe your mouth, unwittingly, etc.
9. You should also gargle as prevention; a simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. I can’t emphasize enough; drink plenty of water!

THE SYMPTOMS

1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3 to 4 days.
2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and your lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5 to 6 days more.
3. With pneumonia comes a high fever and difficulty breathing.
4. Nasal congestion is not the usual kind. You feel as if you’re drowning. It’s imperative you seek immediate attention.


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I can’t guarantee how accurate this information is, but it made sense to me. Take good care of yourself!

Bette Stevens

20 thoughts on “SOME INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS – Bette Stevens, Guest Blogger

  1. Great information Marilyn and Bette, I am catching up on my reading and this information still applies today. Awareness and education is key, along with the precautions mentioned above. Thank you!

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    • So far, there has been very little real information. There ought to be. Simple things like “What symptoms should I be alert for?” and “What’s the difference between a simple cold and Coronavirus?” We should be able to answer these questions and if we think we are sick, we should be able to have a test and find out if we are infected — even if we aren’t expecting to get seriously ill. Because we have friends and family who might get seriously ill. My son is worried that he might lose both parents. That’s pretty serious. No hype. I have a lot of friends with diabetes, lupus, MS, asthma and quite a few with AIDS or who are trying to fight off cancer. Most of them are younger than me, some a lot younger.

      Because we haven’t had tests available, we actually do not know how seriously this country has been hit by the virus. I suspect that there are a LOT more cases than we know about because they haven’t been tested. IF we start testing now and start gearing up our medical resources so anyone can get help and now be afraid it will bankrupt them. We have a lot to do and if we really do it, we’ll be okay. If we don’t get our act together, we’re doomed.

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  3. This says in one place “no runny nose” and in another “nasal congestion.” I think they need to be more specific. I’ve heard to takes 5 to 14 days for symptoms to show up. That’s why the quarantine is 14 days. It looks like by the time you have a fever you’re very sick.

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    • We desperately need better, clearer information. The fever is the giveaway. At my age, I rarely if ever have a fever and usually run below normal. My husband also runs cold. A fever rings a loud bell and tells me NOW it’s time to worry. I’ve got asthma. I have two implanted heart valves and a pacemaker. I’ve had cancer twice. Trust me when I tell you how much I REALLY want information.

      We have a terrible, lying president who really doesn’t care about our country. If he cared, we’d be prepared and ready for this. He could have done what was needed a month ago or even earlier.

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    • We desperately need better, clearer information. The fever is the giveaway. At my age, I rarely if ever have a fever and usually run below normal. My husband also runs cold. A fever rings a loud bell and tells me NOW it’s time to worry. I’ve got asthma. I have two implanted heart valves and a pacemaker. I’ve had cancer twice. Trust me when I tell you are REALLY want information. This is so far as good as I’e gotten. We have a terrible, lying president who really doesn’t care about our country. If he cared, we’d be prepared and ready for this. He could have done what was needed a month ago or even earlier.

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