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