Coronavirus – Just the Facts

by Jack

There’s a lot of hype, hysteria and misinformation floating around about the coronavirus aka nCoV.   Here’s what I’ve been able to distill from all of it – I hope it will provide you with what you really need to know.

All flu is basically a coronavirus.  So that makes it kind of like a cold, but don’t be lulled into a false sense of security because there’s more to it.

This particular strain of flu (nCoV) is different because of two major things. First, nCoV binds to proteins on the surface of your lungs.  A virus that attacks the lungs is obviously bad because of the potential for pneumonia and the strain on the heart.  However, the lungs are a gateway to other organs that the virus is likely to attack, namely your kidneys.

Next, the virus is also zootrophic, meaning it can be passed from animal to human and human to animal.  That greatly increases the potential rate of infection and this is why scientists are concerned about a global pandemic..

So, when you hear people say, oh it’s just another flu… they are right, but nCoV has morphed just enough to make it potentially deadly to “at risk” people.   There’s no need to panic, but its prudent to take some basic precautions.

The World Health Organization and our own CDC warns we’re close to losing containment.  At present, the virus has leapt to Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan, USA and it continues to spread.   We are being warned by the CDC, “It’s not question of if, but when… this virus will be declared a global pandemic.”  The CDC and WHO are not alarmists and neither are our best health professionals. When they say take some precautions, get prepared, they are not kidding around.  This flu could turn ugly very quickly.

We’ve listed some of the ways you can protect yourself in previous articles.  See below.

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NOTE:  The white paper masks most people wear to prevent the transmission of a virus don’t work, the virus can pass right through them.  What the masks do is prevent us from touching our nose, mouth and face with our hands.  That’s usually enough to prevent the spread of a virus.  The only mask that filters a virus are N95’s that medical staff use.  The N95 mask is now in short supply.   It’s probably not necessary for you to have the N95, just using a regular mask and frequent hand washing should suffice.

 

 

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5 Responses to Coronavirus – Just the Facts

  1. Christopher says:

    Trump in 2014:

    “Obama just appointed an Ebola Czar with zero experience in the medical area and zero experience in infectious disease control. A TOTAL JOKE!”

    Trump yesterday: Appointed Mike Pence, who has zero experience in the medical area or infectious disease control, his Coronavirus czar.

    The man doesn’t believe in a single thing except for yelling at his enemies and rewarding his friends. Do you think there will be no further consequences of that over the next five years if he remains president?

  2. Peggy says:

    Once again the Dems and the media are exposed for being Trump hating hypocrites.

    Fact-Check: Obama Waited Until ‘Millions’ Infected and 1000 Dead in U.S. Before Declaring H1N1 Emergency:

    “Now, let’s go to the Wayback Machine. In April of 2009, the H1N1 became a pandemic.

    But it wasn’t until six months later, October, that then-President Obama declared a public health emergency on what was already a pandemic. By that time, the disease had infected millions of Americans and more than 1,000 people had died in the U.S.

    CNN reported at the time:

    Since the H1N1 flu pandemic began in April, millions of people in the United States have been infected, at least 20,000 have been hospitalized and more than 1,000 have died, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [emphasis added]
    Furthermore, the CDC’s Frieden fretted at the time that efforts to create a vaccine had stumbled:

    “We are nowhere near where we thought we would be,” Frieden said, acknowledging that manufacturing delays have contributed to less vaccine being available than expected. “As public health professionals, vaccination is our strongest tool. Not having enough is frustrating to all of us.”
    Frieden said that while the way vaccine is manufactured is “tried and true,” it’s not well-suited for ramping up production during a pandemic because it takes at least six months. The vaccine is produced by growing weakened virus in eggs.

    But wait, there’s more.

    According to Virology Journal, the 2009 H1N1 came into the U.S. from Mexico:

    The swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus that appeared in 2009 and was first found in human beings in Mexico, is a reassortant with at least three parents. Six of the genes are closest in sequence to those of H1N2 ‘triple-reassortant’ influenza viruses isolated from pigs in North America around 1999-2000.
    Now, about that “racist” wall …

    Every time the Left tries to make Trump look bad on this issue they’re found to be frauds.”

    Obama Video..
    https://pjmedia.com/trending/fact-check-obama-waited-until-millions-infected-and-1000-dead-in-u-s-before-declaring-h1n1-emergency/?fbclid=IwAR2Teh7OMh3OJA37IKnOGjuGq8bjDJkKaoCd_w7woyaLTvT8-LHdfyPUW5s

  3. Peggy says:

    Shocking to see the stock market rose during the H1N1 pandemic under Obama’s leadership. (satire)

    How Stocks Reacted During Past Flu Pandemics And Steps You Can Take To Minimize Losses:

    See charts…
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikepatton/2020/02/28/how-stocks-reacted-during-past-flu-pandemics-and-steps-you-can-take-to-minimize-losses/#5c666287448d

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