How to protect yourself: novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Mar. 11, 2020)

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How to protect yourself: novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Mar. 11, 2020)

Read updated CREDIBLE sources from your provincial heath agency or federal health agency. These are updated daily.

Public Health Agency of Canada


Government of Ontario (currently 2 cases that meet case definition (Jan. 27, 2020, 130 PM))


Follow infection control guidelines:
Get a flu shot (helps health care providers when assessing your respiratory status; no flu shot= more digging to determine what’s up)

Wash hands regularly with soap and water for up to 20 seconds (children can sing the “Happy Birthday” song to determine how long to wash).
How to wash hands:

Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, using your arm or a tissue. Not your hands.

Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.

Stay home if your are sick. Please.

Clean and disinfect shared surfaces in your home or at work when respiratory illness is suspected or confirmed.

Improper use of masks or gloves can increase risk of infection.
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Get a Corona, add a lime, and bam! protection against coronavirus and lyme disease. lol.

sorry, wrong forum, I'll back to reddit.
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As the number of people getting affected & or dying keep on increasing, and as doctors or researchers trying to find out the exact solution I am trying to dig the patient history of death cause in this outbreak. As I was reading in some the american sites the death being reported as pneumonia in the early stages of outbreak. If a death spree because of outbreak happens here as a result of Coronavirus, In North America most of the privacy laws kicks in and media here will eventually fail to go into specific what was the last part of body is getting damaged in the Coronavirus outbreak. Its too late to run for mask now as most of the Canadian stores are out of stock at this moment and there is a debate that it may not be 100% effective.

I am throwing this topic to those who have undergone mild to severe "pneumonia" conditions and what you did to recover and or prevent it.
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Now the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a list of ways to protect yourself
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In the case of Dengue Fever platelets decrease considerably and natural remedies like papaya tree leaf extracts have been effective in increasing platelet levels.
In pneumonia cases however, platelets seem to decrease initially but then skyrocket.
In this case you may not want to use something that increases platelets further as it can lead to blood thickening, reduced flow and clotting.
Some guy from India claims to have a cure for corona virus using a herbal combination.
He mentioned it's effectiveness against Dengue which leads me to believe it contains the much touted cure in India for Dengue, papaya leaf extract.

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where is that?
Sharing is Caring - Without people sharing info, these forums would not exist and no one would benefit from it. Don't be selfish.

They really need to show who downvotes so we can find out the mofus is
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Respiratory Protection

Use respiratory protection (i.e., a respirator) that is at least as protective as a fit-tested NIOSH-certified disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirator before entry into the patient room or care area. See appendix for respirator definition.
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Spinner wrote:

Respiratory Protection

Use respiratory protection (i.e., a respirator) that is at least as protective as a fit-tested NIOSH-certified disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirator before entry into the patient room or care area. See appendix for respirator definition.
yes, in a medical facility proper respiratory etiquette for patients suspected of being infected, appropriate masks as part of PPE is appropriate
the facility will have their infection control protocol in place
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82 wrote: confirmed 7736
suspected 12167
death 170
recovered 124
yes
in Canada, what are the stats?
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kimmelite wrote: yes
in Canada, what are the stats?
With an incubation period up to 2 weeks, r0 potentially sitting around 2.5, and people traveling worldwide with no vaccine available nor any helpful quarantine protocols in place it appears animals have more guidelines when traveling than potential epidemic level virus concerns in humans.

We don't have enough data to speculate one way or another on how Canada is doing right now... but living in Vancouver is not ideal at the moment.

There was a study of 99 people with the virus monitored over a 25 day period; I assume they're all admitted to hospital. 11% died, 58% are still in hospital and 31% recovered.
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Karala wrote: With an incubation period up to 2 weeks, r0 potentially sitting around 2.5, and people traveling worldwide with no vaccine available nor any helpful quarantine protocols in place it appears animals have more guidelines when traveling than potential epidemic level virus concerns in humans.

We don't have enough data to speculate one way or another on how Canada is doing right now... but living in Vancouver is not ideal at the moment.

There was a study of 99 people with the virus monitored over a 25 day period; I assume they're all admitted to hospital. 11% died, 58% are still in hospital and 31% recovered.
Do you have a link to the study? Where was the study conducted? What year? Thx
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kimmelite wrote: Do you have a link to the study? Where was the study conducted? What year? Thx
What year? It was just published a few days ago.


There's another one out with over 400 people, r0 was 2.2 (every person with it infects 2.2 people). Onset of symptoms was about 4 days and it takes about 12 days before you're admitted to hospital.
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I think what a lot of people are missing is that people use masks to protect against people sneezing or coughing at you, which can travel up to 3 meters away.

I keep seeing Health officials saying you should sneeze into your shirt and don't go out if you're sick, but this is about preventing the virus from people who don't follow and respect the public.
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