These moronic leaders have key figures in the scientific and medical establishment in their pocket - but thank goodness, not all. One of the good guys - a respected medical expert - tore into Johnson and his lackeys on Channel 4 News on Saturday night (14.03.2020). Not a word about that on the MSM - mainstream media - but such eruptions of truth will continue.
BMA honorary vice-president Kailash Chand OBE lists what is known so far about the coronavirus pandemic and provides advice on how to protect against transmission
- strict self-quarantine if sick with flu like illness: two weeks (govt has now recommended).
- wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- avoid touching: eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- avoid close contact: (3-6 feet) with people who are sick with cough or breathlessness
- cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
What is coranxiety?
What are the possible modes of spread? Myths and facts
- Person-to-person: Yes, the virus can spread from one person to another, most likely through droplets of saliva or mucus carried in the air for up to six feet or so when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through viral particles transferred when shaking hands or sharing a drink with someone who has the virus.
- Casual exposure: No, Human to human contact requires prolonged contact (possibly ten minutes or more) within three to six feet. But with contact transmission this may not be applicable.
- Currency notes: The central banking authorities of China are disinfecting, stashing and reportedly even destroying cash to stop the spread of the coronavirus. People's Bank of China says that the cash collected by commercial banks must be disinfected before being released back to customers.
- Fabric, carpet, and other soft surfaces: Currently, there's no evidence.
- Hard surfaces: Virus could be on frequently-touched surfaces, such as a doorknob, although early information suggests viral particles would be likely to survive for just a few hours (WHO).
- Kissing: kissing scenes have been banned in movies in China. France have advised to cut back on "la bise," the custom in France and elsewhere in Europe of giving greetings with kisses, or air kisses, on the cheeks.
- Public gatherings: Affected countries have banned death ceremonies, people gathering.
- Uncovered eyes: The transmission is through mucus membrane contamination. One case got infected while using gown, but eyes not covered.
- Eating meat, fish or Chicken: Its not a food borne illness but a respiratory illness. It cannot occur by eating any food or meat. However, it is always advised not to touch raw meat, eat raw meat or eat partially cooked meat to prevent meat related food borne illnesses. Eating fish and chicken is safe.
- Handling wild animals or their meat: Yes, if their secretions are handled by the animal handlers.
- Semen: We do not know, in patients infected with Ebola, the virus may persist for months in the testes or eyes even after recovery — and can infect others and keep the epidemic going.
- Sex like EBOLA and ZIKA: We have no evidence yet
- Goods for affected areas: People receiving packages from China or other affected areas are not at risk of contracting the COVID 19 as the virus does not survive long on objects, such as letters or packages.
- Pipes: Ventilation system connects one room to the next. There has been previous concern that the coronavirus can spread through pipes.
- Stress: Stress and anxiety are known to suppress the immune system, making people more susceptible to contracting the virus.
- Patients without symptoms: Both SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV infect intrapulmonary epithelial cells more than cells of the upper airways. Consequently, transmission occurs primarily from patients with recognized illness and not from patients with mild, nonspecific signs. Though NEJM has reported a case of COVID 19 infection acquired outside of Asia in which transmission of mild cases appears to have occurred during the incubation period in the index patient but the same has been challenged now.
- An infected person with high infectivity, can infect hundreds of cases in no time. What causes a person to become a super spreader is not known.
- The examples are the first case in Wuhan, a female in the S Korea Daegu fringe Christian group Shincheonji Church where she (61 years) infected more than 51 others.
Which countries one should not travel?
- Level 1 in all countries (Exercise normal standard hygiene precautions)
- Level 2 in all affected countries (Exercise a high degree of caution)
- Level 3 in all countries with secondary cases (Reconsider your need to travel)
- Level 4 in affected parts of China and S Korea, Iran, Italy (Do not travel)
What are other dreaded corona viruses?
Will this virus survive heat?
What are the different precautions?
- Droplet precautions: Three-layer surgical mask by patients, their contacts and health care workers, in an adequately ventilated isolation room, health care workers while caring with the secretions should use eye protection, face shields/goggles. One should limit patient movement, restrict attendants and observe hand hygiene.
- Contact precautions: When entering room - gown, mask, goggles, gloves – remove before leaving the room; Dedicated equipment/ disinfection after every use; Care for
- environment- door knobs, handles, articles, laundry; Avoid patient transport and Hand hygiene
- Airborne precautions when handling virus in the lab and while performing aerosol-generating procedures: Room should be with negative pressure with minimum of 12 air changes per hour or at least 160 litres/second/patient in facilities with natural ventilation. There should be restricted movement of other people and all should use gloves, long-sleeved gowns, eye protection, and fit-tested particulate respirators (N95 or equivalent, or higher level of protection)