Cyan Sarden wrote: Whole country under lockdown since yesterday, virus spreading exponentially and more and more deaths reported.
They closed all schools here yesterday so my wife and I (both teachers) are now working overtime to move all the lessons to Microsoft Teams etc.
Force be with you and your whole hearth brother !
ren wrote: I'm pretty certain i got it about a month ago. Worst fever ive ever had and kidney pain for the first time in my life.
Yikes!!!!! Pretty scary stuff! Glad you're better (Or so I'm hoping!)
Beware of dog? Forget the dog, BUDGIE IS A KILLER, TOO!
The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected?
By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it's too late. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air. Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don't drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous.
Proteus wrote: From a forwarded email from a family member:
A few things in that ring wrong, so I did a google and found it debunked to some measure;
My mother was given some pills by her pastor to "protect her from getting corona virus from people who already have it" and I looked it up and its basically just an alternative to acetaminophen. So that's garbage. And she was also told the same BS that Geraldo said on Fox which is that you can hold your breath for 10 seconds to see if you have it.
So even if you're not worried about getting sick yourself because you're younger and don't have any major heath issues, protect your parents and grand parents. Not all of them are as internet savvy and some are more trusting than others. It's better if they overreact to the threat rather than not.
Not only do sick people need support, but families of out of work sick people, or people out of work just because companies are getting hit hard, etc. I don't even know who all will need help but I don't think every government's response is going to fully cover everyone's expenses. So it would be nice if we could be one of the ones trying to get ahead of the damage that will certainly pile up in the near future.
Again... this is just a suggestion.