1. It is spread human to human via liquid droplets from coughing or sneezing. Attaches to ACE-2 receptors in the lungs and then duplicates inside the affected cells, destroys the tissue and attacks the immune system. It can be killed inside the body by lymphocytes (killer cells, T cells) which detect the infected cells and then attack them by injecting them with enzymes that destroy and dissolve them. So keeping your immune system active and alert during this time is a good idea. (less alcohol, no smoking, plenty of water, antioxidants, vitamins/minerals, helpful herbs, and a well-balanced diet if possible.
The first symptoms are a fever and dry cough and difficulty breathing. Once in the body, the virus can attach to the ACE receptors in the Kidney and Heart as well as the Lungs. Those at greatest risk are those with a weakened immune response such as the already sick, the elderly, those on immune-suppressive drugs, and those with respiratory weakness.
2. The virus has an unknown life span outside the body.
A. In the air for a few hours.
B. On surfaces.. time is unknown and variable. see article below
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to accelerate in the U.S., cleaning supplies are disappearing off the shelves and people are worried about every subway rail, kitchen counter and toilet seat they touch.
But how long can the new coronavirus linger on surfaces, anyway? The short answer is, we don’t know. A new analysis found that the virus can remain viable in the air for up to 3 hours, on copper for up to 4 hours, on cardboard up to 24 hours and on plastic and stainless steel up to 72 hours. This study was originally published in the preprint database medRxiv on March 11, and now a revised version was published March 17 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Another study published in February in The Journal of Hospital Infection analyzed several dozen previously published papers on human coronaviruses (other than the new coronavirus) to get a better idea of how long they can survive outside of the body.
They concluded that if this new coronavirus resembles other human coronaviruses, such as its “cousins” that cause SARS and MERS, it can stay on surfaces — such as metal, glass or plastic — for as long as nine days (In comparison, flu viruses can last on surfaces for only about 48 hours.)
But some of them don’t remain active for as long at temperatures higher than 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius). The authors also found that these coronaviruses can be effectively wiped away by household disinfectants.
For example, disinfectants with 62-71% ethanol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide or 0.1% sodium hypochlorite (bleach) can “efficiently” inactivate coronaviruses within a minute, according to the study. “We expect a similar effect against the 2019-nCoV,” the researchers wrote, referring to the new coronavirus. But even though the new coronavirus is a similar strain to the SARS coronavirus, it’s not clear if it will behave the same.
Diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions containing at least 70% alcohol and most EPA-registered common household disinfectants should be effective at disinfecting surfaces against the coronavirus, according to the CDC. The bleach solution can be prepared by mixing 5 tablespoons (one-third cup) of bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons of bleach per quart of water, the CDC wrote in a set of recommendations.
3. You can be a carrier and not know it.
They believe this virus can stay in your system for as long as 35-38 days.
To protect others if you think you have some of the symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose then wear a mask.
and do not sneeze into your hand and then touch things that others will touch later.
4. Why Social distancing.
A. It is believed that around 18% of those that will be infected can have serious and life-threatening
B. We do not yet have the capacity to care for this amount of people (ventilators, ICU areas, etc)
C. Social distancing can dramatically lower the curve and numbers of those infected thus letting us keep
below the capacity line for emergency treatment.
D. (The Good News). As we speak industry leaders are answering the call for more production of
ventilators, masks, and other preparedness
5. Ways to fight it and prevent it.
A. Social distancing
B. Hand washing (regular washing with soap will dislodge the bacteria from your hands and explode its fatty
The hand is a vector. Science of Soap. The virus has a fatty layer. Regular detergent or soap acts
as a surfactant. It adheres and lifts off the virus due to bonding with the fatty layer of the virus.
20 seconds of rubbing and washing in nooks and crannies of your hand is recommended. Soap has the ability to
crack the fatty envelope around the virus.
C. Preventative caution (wear a mask if you think you are infected.. for the rest of us), and especially the
more susceptible, like grandpa and grandma and maybe your dad and mom and don’t forget your uncles
D. Clean surfaces especially in public places and at work. Also at home with big families
A. Meds that Block initial infection. Meds that can block the ACE receptors and fool the virus.
B. Meds that Block the machinery of reproduction of the virus.
C. Meds that prevent the packaging of the virus inside the cell. (hydroxychloroquine)
7. Boost Natural Immune Response
Helpful Natural health products:
Immune boosters such as herbal and vitamin minerals, antioxidants.
Oregano and Thyme orally taken oils
Aromatherapy on the skin and on the face.
Maintain a good diet
Drink fresh pure water