I have made this post few weeks ago.
Now situation has drammatically change. WE ALL MUST ACT NOW TO STOP IT.
Read this article in full to understand why.
So do not go out from home if not necessary, and prevent it from spreading. It spreads also through surfaces and simple contact of surfaces and then touching of mouth, eyes and nose.
Please wash your hands frequently and disinfect also your mobile too.
20 seconds for handwash.
Keep 1 metre distance with each other. Avoid crowds. No gathering of people. No parties, nor clubs. STAY HOME!
It is a sacrifice but the consequences are what we are having now in Italy: more than 6000 deaths, when at the beginning were just few, we thought trackable cases.
And even who is in good health must STAY HOME because we are all ourselves also responsible for the spread of the virus, even if we do not have it.
Here a complete article, well done. Below after this link is my old post I have ketp. But be updated. WE ALL MUST STOP ANY ACTIVITY AND ALL STAY HOME. Going out only for what strictly necessary. THANKS
I guess this article is a necessity.
Worldwide everyone is talking about Coronavirus N-19 (Covid-19). It seems to be the only issue that matters these days on the planet.
I am here, in Florence, Italy, where one case has been confirmed, another 2 under check.
And you know in Italy now there is a general panic everywhere, despite the fact that the two focus points are only two cities in Lombardia Region, in the North.
The worst scenario is only in Northern Italy, and you should all know this because some flights have been blocked, and people from Northern Italy checked before entering any other countries.
So what is really happening?
There have been many coronavirus in the past, what makes the difference with this one here? This one, called N-19, some people say wrongly that it has been created in China.
From animals to human, and not created in a laboratory … the fact is that from Wuhan it has spread worldwide.
And in Italy we have 12 deaths at the moment.
Mortality rate is very low (lower than 1%), even lower than other flue viruses that were around in past years, but with the news also panic has spread, and actually more panic spread more quickly than the real virus risks and death probabilities.
Like all other flue viruses before, viruses can lead to death the people who are already experimenting a difficult clinical health condition: chemio, and cancer patients, old people with already some other health issues. But more than 80 out of 100 people who catch it, recover by themselves. For example: over 100 people 80 recover easily, 15 recover with some lungs complications that need specific hospital care and antibiotics (pneumonia cases). So why all this panic? Even a few weeks old newborn in China recovered alone with not even medicines necessary.
Reports say that in 85-90% of cases, the infection remains light, 10-15% severe, and only 5% critical. With lower than 1% the death percentage.
So what is recemmended is normal hygiene practices like washing hands, and using a sanitizer if necessary, but water and soap for 20 seconds is enough.
Not touching eyes and mouth after touching any surface, and disinfect surfaces to avoid the virus to stay there and pass from one person to another, but with no paranoids.
Here people just got crazy: started to empty supermarkets, stocking food worse than if there was a war. Madness.
Recommendations are normal hygiene practises also when coughing or sneezing to use an handkerchief, or coughing in the arm, and if on the hand, then of course disinfect the hand before touching others or surfaces, and self care if you are not well of course.
There are specific landline phone number not to make people rush to first aid places, with the risk of more spreading.
On the phone, already from the questions asked, it would be easy to spot other health issues different from this one. Some symtomps are very similar to all other normal flues.
So to all I say no panic!
Of course if you have flue, and your cough becomes severe with breathing difficulties, antibiotics are necessary and also a prompt doctor check, because lungs are the most affected organ of this flue/virus. And also breathing issues that should be taken with real care and true attention immediately. But with the pneumonia of coronavirus still some medicines are being tested.
But again no panic!
This panic is truly damaging our economy. Shops and shopping malls are empty. Lots of turists bookings have been cancelled. Restaurants and bar empty …
It is a huge problem for economy and employment.
Also lots of fairs and public events like concerts, or theatre shows … cancelled.
Even football matches with no public.
A true emergency in all our country but to be lived with responsibility and no panic.
People who have no health issues should just live their lives normally.
(this is something we discovered later we cannot do, even healthy young people get it and can die)
Of course no one would sneeze in the face of anyone. So just be resonable and precautions with reasonable common sense.
Hygiene of course, but not becoming paranoid.
What about meningitis? It killed many more people in recent years. And, as I said, previous flues have done more victims, just unknown.
So no panic. And let’s hope the planet could solve these virus cases soon.
All the best to you all.
So as you see, weeks ago we were thinking it was something managable, it is not. And even young healty people are ding. So please STAY HOME and protect everyone.
The virus stays on cardborard for 24 hours. On metal it can survive for 3 days.
Please do take care and respect the law.