Its Tuesday and hunkering down for the 29th day of our isolation from the corona virus. The last couple of months I was doing a series of gratitude and thankfulness. You can go to my you tube channel and see the whole series -
During this time, I focused the blog on laughter, smiling, gratitude and being thankful. I related this to how this benefits our health.
This month, I will be focusing the virus and how it is affecting the whole world in many ways. I was debating to even write about the virus, but this is a health blog. I would not be true to myself and my passion to choose not to speak about this outbreak.
But how did the deadly outbreak start? In researching this topic, its not hard for it is all over the web. And yes, it may seem gloom and doom; however, I believe it is something worth talking about. Remember when you were in school and had to do a research paper. We used to go to the library and take out books on the topic and read to form your own opinion. Well, I’m giving you what I have found out and it’s up to you to check out for yourselves what you believe. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, we have to open up to all options for there is FAKE NEWS and REAL NEWS.
Theory one -
The first confirmed case of COVID-19 has been traced back to 1 December 2019 in Wuhan; one unconfirmed report suggests the earliest case was on 17 November. Doctor Zhang Jixian observed a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause on 26 December, upon which her hospital informed Wuhan Jianghan CDC on 27 December. Initial genetic testing of patient samples on 27 December 2019 indicated the presence of a SARS-like corona virus A public notice was released by Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on 31 December. The WHO was informed on the same day. As these notifications occurred, doctors in Wuhan were warned by police for "spreading rumors" about the outbreak. The Chinese National Health Commission initially claimed there was no "clear evidence" of human-to-human transmission.
The World Health Organization's China office says it began receiving reports in late December of a mysterious virus behind a number of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in eastern China with a population of roughly 11 million people.
Researchers suspect the virus originated at a seafood market in Wuhan, where wild animals, including birds, rabbits, bats, and snakes are traded.
It was initially believed the virus came from snakes. But a research paper by a team of virologists at the Wuhan Institute for Virology suggests that the corona virus more likely came from bats, which was also the source of the SARS outbreak.
Bats are known to carry multiple viruses without getting sick, according to the New York Times, which said they have caused human diseases in Africa, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Australia, and are thought to be the reservoir for Ebola.
There are two main versions of the rumor, and they have one common thread: that the corona virus, SARS-CoV-2, originated in a level 4 (the highest bio-safety level) research laboratory in Wuhan.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has repeatedly suggested before Congress and on Fox News that the virus could have come from the lab.
The government introduced the corona virus in 2018, and Bill Gates was also somehow responsible.
On January 21st, QAnon YouTuber and professional shit-strirrer Jordan Sather tweeted a link to a patent for corona virus filed by the U.K.-based Pirbright Institute in 2015. “Was the release of this disease planned?”
Theory four –
Internet trolls have seized on 5G and its political implications to sow fear, leading to protests in the United States and elsewhere against the technology in recent years. Russians have pushed claims that 5G signals were linked to brain cancer, infertility, autism, heart tumors and Alzheimer’s disease, all of which lacked scientific support.
In January, as the corona virus rippled through Wuhan, China, and beyond, it provided new fodder for anti-5G trolls. On Jan. 19, a post on Twitter speculated on a link between 5G and the disease, according to Zignal Labs, a media insights company that studied 699,000 mentions of the conspiracy this year through April 7.
Dan and my opinion are still out for discussion, we are still researching and out for debate.
Here are some of the things you can do to help protect yourself and your family:
1. Wash your hands
Everyone can help stop the spread of corona virus is washing their hands regularly, by washing our hands with soap and water for the length of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice. It is recommended, scrubbing every bit of skin from your wrist downwards for at least 20 seconds, focusing on one hand at a time. Products with at least 60 per cent alcohol are effective against corona virus. Many products made for sensitive skin contain less than 60 per cent.
A recent study published by the respected Cochrane Database showed hand washing is the best way to cut the risk of catching a disease such as corona virus - reducing the odds by 54 per cent.
2. Clean your phones, counter tops and other surfaces, outside packages and door knobs
The public has also been urged to clean their smartphone screens twice a day with alcohol wipes to help combat the spread. The average person picks up their phone 2,600 times a day and uses it around 76 times. Surfaces like glass are an ideal environment for viruses to thrive. Peter Hall, professor of public health at the University of Waterloo, described mobile phones as “portable petri dishes”. He suggests people should clean their phones at lunch and after returning home in the evening to kill germs collected at work and while commuting.
3. Protect elderly relatives
The elderly is most at risk from the virus and doctors are urging people to stay away from vulnerable relatives if they are ill. The death rate from corona virus in China - where the virus first spread - has been ten times higher in over 70s compared to those aged under 59.
-if you are sick, stay at home; eat & sleep separately from your family; use different utensils & cutlery to eat
-if you develop shortness of breath, call your doctor & seek care immediately
If you are 60+, or have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, a respiratory condition or diabetes, you have a higher risk of developing severe. Try to avoid places where you might interact with people who are sick.
4. Seek advice if returning from affected areas.
5. Don't travel to affected areas
6. Wash clothes thoroughly
Clothing is another key way viruses can be carried and spread by humans. Using a dryer on high heat can also help kill harmful bacteria and stop bacteria surviving and multiplying on damp clothes. People are also recommended to wash their hands after handling dirty laundry.
7. Be aware of underlying health conditions
Corona virus death rates among people with diabetes and underlying heart and respiratory problems have been more than 10 times higher than those with no previous health problems across the globe.
8. Use face masks appropriately
Commuters and shoppers wearing faces masks is becoming an increasingly common sight across the world as corona virus spreads. If people are ill, masks are only effective when used in combination with frequent hand washing and if the masks are properly disposed of. People who have been diagnosed with corona virus or who are ill after returning from an affected area should not be out in public - with or without a mask.
9. Purchase necessary food
There is no need for mass stockpiling of food or other goods but medics have suggested it could be wise to keep some essentials handy in case of the need for self-isolation.
10. Follow public health guidance
People are also urged only attend hospital in case of an emergency as the health service comes under increasing strain. For the majority of people corona virus will be best treated through self-isolation and over the counter medicines.
11. Know your rights
12. Travel to work safely if needed
13. Stay at home
RISE AND SHINE
In the coming days, I will take about the corona virus symptoms, natural supplements to keep your immune system healthy, foods that keep your immune system healthy, ways to keep active while hunkering down. Until then, peace and love.
P.S. One of my sisters suggested that I add a craft, since most are hunkering down. Thank you for your suggestions. Please if any others have some suggestions or topics, email me.
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