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The Truth About The Coronavirus

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We’ve all heard of the coronavirus by now. But what is the truth? How bad is it? Is there anything we can do about preventing the contraction of this virus? There are a lot of questions, and we’ll attempt to help based on the information available to us.

Let’s start at the very beginning…

What the Heck is the Coronavirus?

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in late 2019. This virus is deadly and spreading rapidly. It has also not been previously identified. This virus is not the same as other coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. Because this is such a large category of viruses, it’s become difficult to tell where it came from. Some say it jumped from animals to humans, but researchers have so far failed to produce conclusive evidence to support that hypothesis, although it does make sense. Many viruses have adapted and mutated to jump to humans in the past causing immense harm to humanity (think AIDS/HIV which scientists say “officially” came from monkeys).

This virus probably originally emerged from an animal source but now seems to be spreading from person-to-person, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

How Do You Catch the Coronavirus?

Unfortunately, this is yet another “nonanswer.”  Scientists and health officials don’t really know how or why it’s spreading so quickly.  But, what they do know, is that coronaviruses, in general, are spread in the same manner as the common cold – through infected water droplets from a sneeze, cough, or the breath.  It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum (meaning just because you have had the virus, doesn’t mean you won’t get again). The antibodies produced from this particular virus are weak and often do not provide and immunity to further infections.

Also, some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people.

What Can I Do For Myself or Family to Prevent Infection?

Right now, the best advice we can give you is to mindfully prepare with a well-rounded preparedness approach like with The Prepper’s Blueprint and to cautiously wait.

Currently, the CDC, the government’s arm of “health authority” does not recommend wearing a face mask, yet most other countries experiencing the outbreak are suggesting it could help. Nothing is 100% effective, especially because no one really knows how it’s transmitted, but considering most other coronaviruses spread from infected water droplets, we can assume a mask that seals to the face would be more effective than no measure taken at all.

Unfortunately, face masks have been selling out. But if you are going to an airport/flying on an airplane, you’ll be amongst people in tight quarters that could make the usage of, at the bare minimum, a surgical mask, a good one.

You are going to want to teach your children (and learn yourself) proper handwashing techniques too. Viruses have a difficult time surviving the scrubbing with soap and hot water. If you can’t do this frequently, at least do it before you touch your face, eyes, or mouth and before you eat.  You also want to make sure that this goes for applying lip balms, etc.  Wash your hands with hot soapy water for at least 20 seconds to make sure you kill as many microbes as you can.

You could also send your kids to school with hand sanitizer.  This is better than nothing, as kids aren’t the best hand washers, but I’ve found that if you give your kids something, they will use it up!  It’s a small price to pay for the comfort of knowing your kids are actually using it.

You should also make every effort to boost your immune system by getting some exercise, eating properly, and sleeping enough. Ready Nutrition has touched on all of these subjects, so check out our related articles here:

Prevent Colds and Flu Naturally with These 10 Immune Boosting Tips

Ready Nutrition Lomatium Root Organic Herbal Tincture Immune System Support for Cold & Flu Season (60 mL)

5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Immune System Naturally During Cold And Flu Season

Ready Nutrition Immune Support Loose Tea Blend for Cold and Flu Season (4oz)

In conclusion, you should be concerned about this virus.  Should you fear death? Nol absolutely not. But not enough is known yet and the spread is very rapid. This virus can also mutate causing so many more problems, including making the virus more deadly. Care should be taken to prevent the infection in the first place!

Simple Prepper Hacks To AVOID Getting The Flu

Just take care of yourself and family, and if you need to quarantine, please do so!  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! If you do get sick, try to not pass it on. Do unto others…

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME (QUARANTINE) FOR A PANDEMIC



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    • Anonymous

      LOL – This NON EVENT Of A Virus has killed less than 500 people (Most of whom will have been elderly or already sick and dying anyway)

      They need to keep trying anything to make this WEEDY – NON EVENT OF A VIRUS to somehow seem at least remotely threatening

      As according to the New York Times – SARS was much more FATAL than this Coronovirus >>> NON EVENT and it only managed less than 800 deaths, which then and now, out of a BILLION plus chinese >>> is a P!SS In The OCEAN.

      To try to justify … ALL this hype and balloney FEAR PORN being whipped up as usual (Rinse & Repeat Playbook From EBOLA, SWINE FLU WHICH WERE ALSO JUST FEAR PORN)

      ….. they need to somehow …. INFLATE the figures from the TRULY EMARRASSING …. NON EVENT CORONAVIRUS ones given to date.

      As the NYT makes clear – you have MORE TO FEAR – from common or garden >>> annual SEASONAL FLU !!!!!

      As to real China Figures – we live in a very connected world and Coronavirus has been chugging along for a good while
      - how do they compare to all the deaths so far >>> OUTSIDE CHINA

      LOL – ALL Really So Embarrassing ISN’T IT !!!!
      …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

      All Hype & Balloney – Heres some 1st Feb >>> FACTS – From The New York Times

      https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/asia/china-coronavirus-contain.html
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

      How Bad Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Get?
      Here Are 6 Key Factors
      By Knvul Sheikh, Derek Watkins, Jin Wu and Mika GröndahlUpdated >>>> Feb. 1, 2020

      As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across China, a flurry of early research is drawing
      >>>> a clearer picture of how the pathogen behaves

      1. How contagious is the virus?
      It seems …..moderately infectious,…. similar to SARS. (YAWN)

      2. How deadly is the virus?
      It’s hard to know yet. But the fatality rate is probably …..less than 3 percent, >>> much less than SARS. (YAWN)

      3. How long does it take to show symptoms?
      Possibly between 2 to 14 days, allowing the illness to go undetected.
      4. How much have infected people traveled?
      The virus spread quickly because it started in a transportation hub.
      5. How effective will the response be?
      The W.H.O. has praised China’s efforts, but critics fear lockdown measures may not be enough.
      6. How long will it take to develop a vaccine?
      A vaccine is still a year away — at minimum.

      While the virus is a serious public health concern,…… the risk to most people outside China …..remains very low,(YAWN)
      …….and seasonal flu is a more immediate threat. (DOUBLE YAWN)

      How contagious is the virus?
      It seems ….. moderately infectious, … similar to SARS. (YAWN)

      The scale of an outbreak depends on how quickly and easily a virus is transmitted from person to person. While research has just begun, scientists have estimated that each person with the new coronavirus could infect somewhere between 1.5 and 3.5 people without effective containment measures.

      That would make the virus roughly as contagious as SARS, …….another coronavirus that circulated in China in 2003
      and was contained after
      it sickened >>>> JUST 8,098 people and >>>>> killed (ONLY) 774. (REALLY BIG YAWN)

      If each person infected with the new coronavirus infects two to three others, that ……may be enough to sustain… an outbreak (YAWN)

      How deadly is the virus?

      It’s hard to know yet. But the fatality rate is
      probably less than 3 percent, >>>> much less than SARS.

      “There’s still a lot of uncertainty about what this virus is like and what it is doing,” said Dr. Allison McGeer, an infectious disease specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, who was at the frontlines of the Canadian response to SARS.

      Early indications suggest the fatality rate for this virus is >>>> considerably less >>>>>than another coronavirus, MERS, which kills about…….. one in three people …..who become infected,

      and SARS, which kills …….. about one in 10.
      All of the diseases appear to latch on to proteins on the surface of lung cells,
      - but MERS and SARS ……seem to be more destructive to lung tissue.

      (ABOVE KILLED 1 In 3 & 1 in 10 !!!)

      HERE COME DE REALLY BIG BIG YAWNS

      As of Jan. 31, fewer than >>>>> 1 in 40
      >>>> of the people with confirmed infections had died.

      AND >>> Many of those who died were….. older men….. with underlying health problems.

      https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/asia/china-coronavirus-contain.html

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