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Boosting Immunity & Getting to Green on Covid-19

GETTING TO GREEN, on Covid-19 - If you country is not in Lockdown, you need to think smart & help yourself to save yourself & loved ones

/ see how the virus progresses, in the 4th Panel, below /

("Green" is the color used on the Covid stats page for countries where all Covid cases have recovered.)


MACAU, made it thru to GREEN, 100% recovery - the First Country to do so
Is this country next?
Hong Kong: 132 +1 case. 78 recoveries (that’s 59%! Already,
with only 4 deaths, only 50 active cases, and 4 are critical.
HK suffered hugely from SARS, and the population there is disciplined and smart
Cty.  :  Case  : %-chg: Active: %case: Severe: %case:
H.K.  :    132  : +0.76% :      50 : 37.9% :       4. :  3.0% :
China: 80.83k +0.02%: 12,100: 15.0% : 4,020:  5.0% :
Italy. : 17.65k: +16.9% : 14,955: 84.7% : 1,328:   7.5% :
Korea 8,086 : +2.77% :  7,300: 90.3% :    59. :   0.7% :
USA  : 2,289 : +34.8% :  2,198: 96.0% :    10  :   0.4% :
U.K.  :    798 :  +35.3% :    769: 96.4% :     20 :   2.5% :
Phil.  :      64 : +23.1% :       56 : 87.5% :     1.  :   1.6% :
NonCh 53.76k +18.6%: 47.10k : 87.6% : 2,022:  3.7% :
World: 134.6k: +6.66%: 59.2k: 00.0% : 6,042:  4.5% :

The # of “severe cases” in the USA is amazingly low.
But not too different from S.Korea.
The %-Active tells us a lot about how recently the cases
were discovered.  Over days that should decline if the growth
Rate of new cases falls.
Those countries with Large # of cases, and the growth
Rates of new cases above 5-10% per day, & rising are
PH has a high growth rate, but small # of cases.
> see stats:


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How Macau beat the Corona Virus

Macau is the gambling capital of the world but one thing is for sure, they never gamble the lives and safety of its residents and foreign workers.


Macau Government deserves a worldwide recognition for what they've done to control NCOV spread. Its Government did a very very good job.
Puts its people first more than its profit.

* Blocked all its main port for mainland tourist couple of days after the virus starts spreading.

* Forced  Checked Out and Quarantine to ALL Wuhan guests before going back home.

* Designated one hotel for quarantine purpose.

* Closed down all casinos, establishments, entertainments, parks and schools for more than 14 days.

* Distributing controlled price of masks to every one.

* Free electric and water bill for 3 mos.

* Systemized health decalaration card daily.

* Police Patrolling everyday to make sure no one get out of their houses for 14 days.

* Timely replenishments of supermarket goods so people won't make panic buying.

* Informing the public with almost every hour report.

* Penalty for the people who are not wearing masks and not following government instructions.

* Gov't assistance to its foreign workers and residents.  

Macau has now zero case of Corona Virus. All 10 patients are discharged.

They gave so much assistance as they could.
The world could learn from it. ❤🇲🇴

(thnx to XX, on AAA Politics chat)

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BOOSTING PERSONAL IMMUNITY is the essential "ultimate insurance policy" !

NOW THAT Covid-19 is spreading all around the world....

Even if a country can GO GREEN, unfortunately, the Corona virus s flaring (out of control) in many countries...

So if your local area or country GOES GREEN, the virus may come back in, as people (& animals) move around.

Ultimately, the END of Covid, may require a gradual building up of individual immunity to the disease.

And boosting personal immunity is important

It is flaring - ultimately the end may be natural. Most Infected people will recover and have immunity

That is one thing I learned from THIS essential Video:

Italy is now deciding "who to let die" : "It is not just an old person's disease"

38:30 How can we prepare our immune system / 43:20 Do hand sanitizers and masks work

Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm

Michael Osterholm is an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology.

Look for his book "Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Deadly Germs" for more info. https://amzn.to/2IAzeLe

"Obesity is another big risk factor... 45% of Americans are obese"

HARD to stop. (At 34 minutes): "Like trying to Stop the wind... Could be 10X worse than the Flu..."

"Will stay around. Shows no signs of being seasonal."

"If enough people get infected, the natural immunity will spread... But that is a helluva price to pay."

"We need to be honest with people, handwashing is not going to stop the disease."

"Surgical masks are not very effective. But they do help stop spreading the disease, if the wearer has it." "Another type of mask IS EFFECTIVE"


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I HAVE NO PRODUCT TO SELL HERE - & some of these suggestions may be ineffective/

Nevertheless, I want to collect the Better & most plausible ideas I find for boosting Immunity

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Along with Washing your hands, when you have toughed surfaces & other people...

FOCUS on the THROAT, pay attention to irritations there - Act Early to kill it there


"2. Mild throat pain."  > first 3 days in is in the throat.  Important to act then. 


Suggestion; Take ACV regularly gargle with salt water.  Boost your immune system


Please read carefully:

Early Signs of Covid-19 from Ministry of Health Singapore - A Brief.


DAY 1-3
1. Symptoms similar to colds.
2. Mild throat pain.
3. No fever, not tired.  Still consume food and drink as normal.

1. Throat little bit painful, body feels like drunk.
2. Voice becoming sore.
3. Body temperature around 36.5°.
4. Beginning of disturbance on eating habit.
5. Mild headaches
6. Mild diarrhea

1. Throat pain and sore voice
2. Mild body heatiness. Body temperature btw 36.5°-36.7°.
3. Weak body and feeling joints pain.

1. Beginning of mild fever with temperature around 37°
2. Dry cough
3. Throat pain while eating,  swallowing food or talking.
4. Exhausted and nausea
5. Difficulty in breathing occasionally
6. Fingers feeling pain
7. Diarrhea and vommitting

1. Higher fever from 37.4°-37.8°
2. Coughing incessantly  with phlegm.
3. Body pain and headache.
4. Worsening diarrhea.
5. Vommitting

1.Fever around 38° or above 38°
2. Breathing difficulties, everytime breathing, chest feels heavy.
3. Coughing incessantly.
4. Headaches, joints becoming lame and buttock pain.

DAY 9.
1. Symptoms remain unchanged but becoming worst
2. Worsening fever
3. Worsening cough
4. Difficulties in breathing and have to struggle hard to breath.

At this stage, blood test and chest x-ray need to be conducted immediately.

As a reference only.  At any point of time, if do not feel well, should consult medical doctor immediately.  Thank you.


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VITAMINS against Corona - Rumors, Myths, Confusion

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BOTTOM LINE seems to be... No magic cure, but your body needs Vitamins, and a deficiency may impair your immunity system.
Do Mega-doses of Vitamin C stave off the virus?  Probably not

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A home-grown Filipino "remedy"?  VCO / Virgin Coconut Oil


Why is coconut oil so beneficial?  Coconut oil contains healing properties including the powerful Lauric Acid. 

Coconut oil also has the same saturated fat that is in human breast milk.  This wonderful fat helps build an infant's immune system during his first year of life.

It can also help you fight off a host of nasty viruses and bacteria, including the lipid-coated viruses such as herpes, influenza and HIV. 

Coconut oil therapy has also been known to help with dementia, helps lower high blood pressure, and helps ease the effects of hypothyroidism. 

Coconut oil therapy is currently being used on an experimental level to combat the HIV virus and has had positive results in trial use.

Specifically, Sodium lauryl sulfate, a common surfactant that is made from lauric acid, has been shown to have potent antiviral properties. “Coconut oil and its derivatives have been shown to be safe and effective antiviral compounds in both humans and animals,” both eminent authors state. They therefore suggest that Coconut Oil be considered as a general prophylactic against viral and microbial infection.

On a consumer level, what then are the best sources of C12 Lauric Acid? There’s coconut cooking oil which has 45% Lauric Acid; Coconut milk which has 15-25%; Desiccated Coconut and whole coconuts which have 16%; and Virgin Coconut Oil or VCO which has 45% Lauric Acid + Polyphenol antioxidants.

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Apart from having frequently clean hands through regular washing, plus avoiding close contact with anyone who has fever and cough, one effective way to avoid falling ill is by boosting your immune system.  And while a cure for 2019-nCoV is still being developed; thankfully, there exists a natural, scientifically-proven method of immune system strengthening—the intake of coconut oil! 

According to a paper entitled “The Potential of Coconut Oil as an Effective and Safe Antiviral Agent Against the Novel Coronavirus (nCov-2019)” authored by Fabian M. Dayrit, Ph.D, of the Ateneo de Manila University, and Mary T. Newport, M.D., of Springhill Nematology of Florida, USA, they have confirmed what has been known for many years: that Lauric acid (C12),  a medium-chain fatty acid which makes up about 50% of coconut oil, and its derivative, monolaurin, a metabolite that is naturally produced by the body’s own enzymes upon ingestion of coconut oil and is also available in pure form as a supplement, possesses significant antiviral activity.

> https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/02/05/give-your-immune-system-a-boost-with-prosource-virgin-coconut-oil-and-nuco-coconut-based-products/

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The VIRAL LINE / Just a Coincidence?  Might there be a genetic factor?


Wow someone sent this to me:  Strange coincidence that all worst affected Covid19 cases are along the same Latitude 40ํ :
From left:
France Italy Iran Wuhan S.Korea Japan Seattle Washington & NewYork
Latitude effect is a known pattern for influenza


Super Brown Asian genes? Do they give protection?

Compare these countries Case per Million, with the ones below

CORONAVIRUS STATS / at 3.12.2020

Country — : #of Cases : per Mn.: Death: Serious: %cases
China         : 80,824   +11:   56.2 /  3,189:  4,020:
S.Korea.     :   8,086 +107: 157.7/.      72:      59 :
USA            :   2,329  +82:     7.0  /.       41:     10 :
Japan.        :      734   + 0:     5.8  /        21:     29 :
Thailand.   :        75.   +0:      1.1  /.        1:         1 :
Indonesia  :        69.  + 0:      0.3  /.        4:         0 :
Philippines:        64.  + 0:      0.6  /.        6:         1 :
Vietnam.    :        44.  + 0:      0.5  /.        0:         0 :
India.          :        83.   +0:      0.1  /.        2:         0 :
VERY FEW cases in Africa. Nigeria:2 , So.Afr,

> CORONAVIRUS STATS / > https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/


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I have to admit to being torn between going out there to mingle and pick it up and get it done with and isolating myself and avoiding it as long as possible.

The first option is attractive in the sense that once I have recovered that's the end of it on the other hand if it turns bad the consequences could be fatal. The second option is a bore but holds the possibility that I might ride out the worst of the pandemic and avoid infection altogether.

In either case for the first time in my life I have bought some Vitamin D tablets ( incidently the shelves in the supermarket were stripped bare. ) today after watching this :


There does seem to be a very virilent strain in Italy. There are all sorts of theories as to what is going on there but the death rate seems alarmingly high.

This is from a doctor on the frontline :



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Yes.  That's possible.  The VIRAL LINE may be weather-related.

The air-borne virus seems to die quickly in Heat and when hit with Ultra-Violet rays of sufficient strength.

But we have an excess of AC here.   Spaces are often way-too-cold. I am forever asking establishments to turn A/C to warmer settings, and getting funny looks.

Maybe if they knew there was less risk of virus spreading, they would do so automatically.

Not sure how to test for genetic differences. but if those infected in PH are mainly people of Chinese or European extraction, there may be something to it.


COMING TO Philippines?  I think you can get here.... But would you WANT to... given what is going on.

Following are some posts from a viber chat I participate in:

"My client is flying in from the UK on Wednesday makes a mockery of the Lockdown really that you can fly in from outside the country but not locally

He loves it here has a business her and most importantly has a lovely Filipina girlfriend

I have other UK clients who are staying here as its safer."


FUNNY THING - some wealthy Filipinos who are friends of friends are escaping Manila... for Cambodia.  Does THAT really make sense?

If you do come here, you might prefer the provinces or secondary cities to Metro-Manila, which will have curfews and a limited Lockdown

MMDA RESOLUTIONS - Just passed, for Metro Manila
March 14, 2020... until April 13th, 2020

Two Resolutions Signed

1. Curfew 8pm - 5am except for essential movements to be determined by the LGU

2. The temporary closure of malls and similar establishments, except groceries, supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants with home delivery services, medical facilities, banks, until April 13, 2020.

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"Eat 1 leaf Oregano 3 x day and and get sun exposure for 20 minutes per day."

Anti Covid-19


The  article is written by reputable authors, well known in the field of Alternative Medicine. You are welcome to read the whole article.  But to summarize: of the many recommended anti Covid remedies that the article mentions, the most accessible and available to us in the Phil is OREGANO ( KALABO in Visayan). and Vitamin D ( ie the sun) Eat 1 leaf Oregano 3 x day and and get sun exposure for 20 minutes per day.


Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a popular herb. It helps to enhance the flavor of their food and also boost your overall health. Native to southwest Eurasia and the Mediterranean area, oregano has been a valuable part of both culinary and alternative medicine treatments for thousands of years. Oregano is actually closely related to mint, and its genus is actually in the same family as Mentha. For this reason, the two share many similar organic components and have many of the same health benefits. The leaves of oregano are the most commonly used part of the plant, but strangely, the aroma and flavor of the leaves are far greater when the herb is dried than when the leaves are fresh, which is somewhat unusual for any herb.

Oregano has developed a popular following as a veritable cure for many health concerns particularly in folk medicine and herbal remedies

Antibacterial Activity

Oregano has clear antibacterial properties. These properties as previously mentioned are due to the presence of thymol and carvacrol, according to a stated report published by a team of researchers from the Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, United States, in Process Biochemistry Journal. These important organic compounds can help defend the body against a wide range of bacteria that can affect the skin, gut, and other parts of the body

7 PROVEN BENEFITS: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oregano.html


Along with helping to purify the body and surrounding environment from unwanted microbial activity, Oregano Oil is a fantastic oil for healthy lung support, especially when one is dealing with a cold or flu. Oregano Essential Oil is also known for boosting and strengthening immune function and for helping to regulate menstruation. It is packed with potent antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and analgesic properties, and is great for using to treat a myriad of infections. Due to its high concentration of antioxidants, Oregano Essential Oil can also help reduce oxidative damage and help in preventing mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, and aging due its free radical scavenging activities.

Emotionally and energetically, Oregano Essential Oil is warming and calming. This essential oil is pleasantly stimulating to the nervous system and often provides a general feeling of well-being. Oregano Oil supports emotional healing, reflection, and introspection, especially during times of situational anxiety and depression.

> https://www.natureinbottle.com/product/oregano_origanum_oil

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WHO needs the most help... in boosting immunity?


Old men with poor health are most at risk

COVID-19 Fatality Rate by AGE:

For above 40 years of age, risk of Fatality triples for every 10 years of age

*Death Rate = (number of deaths / number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). This probability differs depending on the age group. The percentages shown below do not have to add up to 100%, as they do NOT represent share of deaths by age group. Rather, it represents, for a person in a given age group, the risk of dying if infected with COVID-19.

confirmed cases
all cases
80+ years old
70-79 years old
60-69 years old
50-59 years old
40-49 years old
30-39 years old
20-29 years old
10-19 years old
0-9 years old
no fatalities

*Death Rate = (number of deaths / number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). The percentages do not have to add up to 100%, as they do NOT represent share of deaths by age group.

COVID-19 Fatality Rate by SEX:

*Death Rate = (number of deaths / number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). This probability differs depending on sex. When reading these numbers, it must be taken into account that smoking in China is much more prevalent among males. Smoking increases the risks of respiratory complications.

confirmed cases
all cases

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THIS will harm immunity

Third of Americans Losing Sleep...

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The (unacknowledged?) miracle on the Diamond Princess

Great work by the medical team at Princess Cruises, it seems.  They are real heroes & the passengers are brave survivors.


The Diamond Princess was launched in 2004, and was refurbished in 2019.  The capacity is 2,670 passengers

This was & is a sad sad story. But now there is a positive side to it.

In the early day of the crisis, hundreds got infected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
For a long time, it was listed as the 2nd or 3rd most infected jurisdiction, after China, and then
After China and Korea.
But the statistics tell an amazing story/
686 people were infected there. That is way too many, but number has stopped growing,
And now, 456 people (66%) are listed as RECOVERED!.
There have very sadly been 7 deaths - but that is only 1%. Way below the global fatality rate.
And only 15 people are left on the list of critical.
What went on there? What acts of heroism by the medical staff has gone unacknowledged?
I hope to learn more soon.


MORE GOOD NEWS... from around the world.

How about some good news?

-China has closed down its last coronavirus hospital. Not enough new cases to support them.

- Doctors in India have been successful in treating Coronavirus. Combination of drugs used: Lopinavir, Retonovir, Oseltamivir along with Chlorphenamine. They are going to suggest same medicine, globally.

- Researchers of the Erasmus Medical Center claim to have found an antibody against coronavirus.

- A 103-year-old Chinese grandmother has made a full recovery from COVID-19 after being treated for 6 days in Wuhan, China.

- Apple reopens all 42 china stores,

- Cleveland Clinic developed a COVID-19 test that gives results in hours, not days.

- Good news from South Korea, where the number of new cases is declining.

- Italy is hit hard, experts say, only because they have the oldest population in Europe.

- Scientists in Israel likely to announce the development of a coronavirus vaccine.

- 3 Maryland coronavirus patients fully recovered; able to return to everyday life.

- A network of Canadian scientists are making excellent progress in Covid-19 research.

- A San Diego biotech company is developing a Covid-19 vaccine in collaboration with Duke University and National University of Singapore.

- Tulsa County's first positive COVID-19 case has recovered. This individual has had two negative tests, which is the indicator of recovery.

- All 7 patients who were getting treated for at Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi have recovered.

- Plasma from newly recovered patients from Covid -19 can treat others infected by Covid-19.e.

Compiled from Bloomberg news. And the first Filipino Covid Patient was released from hospital today!

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Advisory on How to Prevent Getting COVID 19"

Doc Jimmy (or Dr Jaime Galvez Tan, former DOH Secretary, and foremost expert on integrative medicine) offers this Advisory on How to Prevent Getting COVID 19"
1. Frequent hand washing with bubbling soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds per wash. Frequent means at least 10 to 15 hand washings a day.
2. Alcohol based gel formulations (Alcogels) are better than plain liquid alcohol 70% ethyl alcohol preparations. Alcogels stay longer in the hands to kill viruses while liquid alcohol evaporates immediately lessening its potential to kill viruses. Should you use liquid alcohols and spray hand sanitizers, allow hand surface rubbing also for 20 seconds.

3. On the use of Face mask. If encountering crowds or attending meetings and assemblies of people, going to church or worship services - wear a mask. If you have a cough, fever n colds, self quarantine yourself until you get real well. Always wear a mask if and when you need to go out of your house. Change mask daily.
4. Sleep for 7 to 8 hours in total darkness . Melatonin is produced during only in total darkness. Melatonin increases our immunity.

5. Drink at least 12 to 15 glasses of water/liquids per day - ideally one glass every hour from 6 am to 6 pm. For senior citizens, after 6 pm just take sips of water or gargle to quench your thirst to avoid frequent urination while sleep. At night, good sleep is a priority over being hydrated. Ginger tea is a good protection for our lungs n respiratory system.
6. Eat fresh fruits and vegetable and spices daily preferably every meal. Eating vegetables raw and whole is better since they contain anti-oxidants and pre-biotics. The more colorful the fruits n the vegetables the more anti oxidants are present .
Suggested raw vegetables: singkamas (turnips), tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, celery, talbos ng kamote (Camote tips), kolitis (amaranth), malunggay (moringa), dahon ng sili (capsicum leaves ) saluyot (corchorus leaves).

7. Take at least 500 mg of Vitamin C 3x a day or at best One gram (1,000 mg) of Vitamin C 3x a day. Vitamin C is one of the best anti-oxidants and immune boosters.
8. Eat any products with coconut content - buko juice (coconut water) buko flesh, coconut milk (gata ng niyog), shredded coconut (kinudkud na niyog). One tablespoon of VCO at least once a day and at best 3x a day. Coconuts contain Lauric acid or Laurine which has been scientifically proven to have anti-viral properties.
Do Virgin coconut oil pulling (VCO babad) - place one tablespoon of VCO in your mouth and keep it there for 15 minutes. then spit it out in tissue or in the toilet bowl. No need to wash your mouth after. VCO protects you from viruses and other microbes and removes contaminants in the mouth and naso pharynx.
Apply VCO as liniment. Our skin is our first defense against the virus. Apply lightly VCO liniment from head to toe at least once a day in the morning at best also in the evening.

9. Have a flu vaccine especially for senior citizens . Flu vaccine is given once a year. Influenza or flu is another form of virus different from COVID 19. Yet it helps in producing anti bodies against viruses. If you are a senior citizen, have a Pneumonia vaccine, given only once every 5 years. Again, this is a lung protective action.
10. Stop smoking and avoid people who are smoking (second hand smoke ). Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages since this will also lower immunity.

11. Move and walk at least 30 minutes a day . Exercise increases immunity by producing the hormone endorphin, a happy hormone. Exercise improves our normal breathing functions.
12. Be at peace with yourself. Stay calm. Do not panic. Listen only to expert advice on the COVID 19. Be kind to other people especially the underprivileged. Be Happy. Be Healthy. Trust in the Lord God always. Jesus loves and protects us.

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Good advice from a nurse on Twitter if you should get the virus: I know we’re all tired of hearing/talking about it, but one thing I HAVEN’T really seen going around is advice for what happens if you DO get coronavirus (many of us will), we're only seeing advice for how to try to AVOID it. So as your friendly neighborhood RN, a wee thread:

Things you should *actually* buy ahead of time (Erm, not sure what the obsession with toilet paper is?): Kleenex, Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in 325 mg tablets, Ibuprofen (Advil) in 200 mg tablets, Mucinex, Robitussin or DayQuil/NyQuil, whatever your cough medicine of choice is.

If you don’t have a humidifier, that would also be a good thing to get. (You can also just turn the shower on hot and sit in the bathroom breathing in the steam). Also a good time to make a big batch of your favorite soup to freeze and have on hand.
If you have a history of asthma and you have a prescription inhaler, make sure the one you have isn’t expired and refill it/get a new one if it is.

You basically just want to prepare as though you know you’re going to get a nasty respiratory bug like bronchitis or pneumonia. You just have the foresight to know it’s coming.

For symptom management, use the meds I mentioned. For a fever over 101, alternate Tylenol and Advil so you’re taking a dose of one or the other every 3 hours. Use both cough suppressants and expectorants (most cough meds have both). Drink a ton, hydrate hydrate. Rest lots.

If you're sick, you should not be leaving your house except to go to the doctor, and if you do, wear a mask (regular is fine, you don’t need an N95). You DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE ER unless you are having trouble breathing or your fever is very high and unmanaged with meds.

90% of healthy adult cases thus far have been managed at home with basic rest/hydration/over-the-counter meds. We don’t want to clog the ERs unless you’re actually in distress. The hospital beds will be used for people who actively need oxygen/breathing treatments/IV fluids.

If you have a pre-existing lung condition (COPD, emphysema, lung cancer) or are on immunosuppressants, now is a great time to talk to your PCP or specialist about what they would like you to do if you get sick. They might have plans to get you admitted and bypass the ER entirely.

One major relief to you parents is that kids do VERY well with coronavirus— they usually bounce back in a few days, no one under 18 has died, and almost no kids have required hospitalization (unless they have a lung disease like CF).
Just use pediatric dosing of the same meds.

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Sad News... for those hoping for an early escape through Recoveries

Macau has new cases.  Now three infected, after they had thought all their cases were recovered.
Now 13 cases = 10 recovered, 3 active, though none of those are critical (yet)

Other "early" countries (with reliable stats) I thought may make it thru to green soon …
Some are still struggling with new cases:

Country — : #of Cases . %chg.: per M/ Recovs: %Cs : Active: Critic: Deaths. %
Singapore :    266.  +23: +9.5%:  45.5/.      114:  (43%):      152:      14:      0:  0.0%
HongKong :   168   +13: +8.4%:   22.4/.       81:  (48%):        83:        4:        4:  2.4%
Diam.Prin. :     696.  +0:    + 0%:   === /.     456:  (66%):      233:      15:       7:  1.0%
China         : 80,881   + 0 :  +  0%:   56.2 / 68,724: (85%):  8,931: 3,226: 3,226:  0.0%
USA            :   6,439 +1.7k: +30%:  19.5/       106:   (  2%):   6,224:    12:    109: 1.7%
Philippines :       187  +45:  +32%:   1.7 /          5:    (  3%):      170:      1:       12:  6.4%

At 30%+ New cases in the Last Day, USA & Philippines are in  Deep Doodoo

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Check this out - TRULY ALARMING rise in New cases in the USA

+50% in one day (20th, in the USA) is truly shocking... and scary

New CASES, growth per day
== Recovs. + % + / Cases : NonCh +%—/  USA — : +%-/ Philippines +% (recv,D’s)
17: +2,416: +3.2%/ +14.6k: +13.0k +15%/
18: +3,392: +4.3%/ +15.8k: +15.6k +16%/
19: +3,061: +3.7%/+20.8k: +20.8k +18%/
20: +3,356: +4.0%/+26.1k: +26.0k +19%/ +4,661 +50%/ 217 +  15: +7.4% ( 8, 17)
21: +2,791: +3.2%/ +29.5k: +29.5k +18%/ +5,317 +39%/ 230 + 13: +6.0% ( 8, 18)

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LESSONS FROM AN AUTOPSY : Kill it in the Throat

The Chinese did an autopsy of a covid-19 victim:
- this virus characterized by obstructing respiratory pathways with thick mucous that solidify and blocks the airways & lungs
- in order to apply meds, you have to open and unblock these airways

- recommendation on what you can do to safeguard yourselves are:
1. Drink lots of hot liquids (coffee, soups, teas, warm water). In addition, take a sip of warm water every 20 minutes. This washes any virus entered your mouth into your stomach where the gastric juices will neutralize it before it gets to the lungs
2. Gargle with antiseptic and warm water (vinegar, salt or lemon) everyday if possible
3. The virus attaches itself to hair and clothes. Any detergent or soap kills it but you must take a bath or shower when you get in from the street, avoid sitting down anywhere and go straight to bathroom or shower. If you cannot wash your clothes daily, have them in direct sunlight which also neutralizes the virus
4. Wash metallic surfaces very carefully because the virus can be viable on to these up to 9 days. Be vigilant about touching handrails and door handles in your house, keep them clean and wipe them down regularly.
5. Don't smoke
6. Wash your hands every 20 minutes, using any soap that foams, do this for 20 seconds
7. Eat fruits and vegetables. Try to elevate your zinc level, not just vitamin c levels
8. Animals do not spread the virus to people, this is person-to-person transmission
9. Try to avoid getting the common flu (she guesses it is because this already weakens your immune system), try to avoid drinking and eating cold things

10. If you feel any discomfort from your throat or a sore throat coming on, attack it immediately using the above methods. The virus enters the system this way and remains for 3 or 4 days within the throat before it passes into the lungs.

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ADVICE FROM A HOSPITAL ER DOCTOR : Abdominal Pain, may be more important than fever

The following was written on March 16, 2020 by Manny Fajardo Jr MD, son of Manny Fajardo, class 72. Manny Jr is a hospitalist at a hospital in Westchester County New York.

He wrote:

Hey everyone,

I thought I would write this to shed some light on my own experience with Coronavirus over the last 72 hours in my ER. Currently I work in White plains and I was supposed to start a new position in their observation unit March 1st ( this is basically a urgent care) within the ER but they asked me if would volunteer for their "COVID" station and without hesitation I agreed.
First of all it has been affecting all ages except people under 17 years old and the sickest patients that I have seen have been females from 20 - 40 years old with no previous medical history.

The contagiousness of a disease is recorded by something called an R value. Currently the R value of coronavirus is a 2 to 4 meaning its on the same wavelength as the FLU. Just because you have been in direct contact with someone or even sleep next to someone does not mean that you are going to acquire it. It is spread through something called droplet meaning that a regular mask will help but you need something called an N - 95 mask which lets smaller particles through for true protection. If you really want pure protection you need a PAPR( powered air purifying respirator) which is something that I wear when evaluating patients ( see picture below )

The virulence of the disease has been interesting to me. I have sent home multiple people with just mild cough and body aches. The persons who have been really sick have been presenting more with abdominal pain . Temperature has not really been indicative of COVID 19. Their are 2 main things I am seeing on lab values that are correlating with worse morbidity and that is lymphopenia and elevated liver functions primarily AST and alk phos. ( going back to above probably related to the abdominal pain.)

The course of the disease is also very indolent until day 3 - 5  where a very small amount of patients are presenting with ARDS ( acute respiratory distress syndrome) this is a fancy word for meaning patients lungs are filling up with fluid due to something called interstitial capillary leak. We have intubated a handful of healthy young individuals due to this progression. We have not had any deaths at our hospital yet however we have needed the help of positive airway pressure these are those masks that people wear called BIPAP ( very similar to the CPAP masks that you use for sleep apnea. ) If you continue to need more airway pressure then you have to be intubated and  may require something called ECMO ( extra corporal membrane oxygenation : fancy word for a lung machine.) It basically bypasses your lungs and breathes for you. We have had only 1 case over the last weekend requiring this.

Overall in a 72 hour period of seeing coronavirus patients the majority of them are coming in complaining of cough / malaise ( not feeling well). Few have been healthy young adults requiring intubation.

The things we have found out about treating these patients is that NOT giving IV fluids is key ( this is something that goes against every principle about acute care medicine ) . Also some medications that have been helping are antivirals ( ketruda ) something we use for AIDS and also hydroxychloroquine something we use for rheumatological disease like arthritis. Steroids do not seem to help so far from what I have observed.

Overall I have been asked a million questions and I made a small Q and A here :
Can children get it?

I have seen zero people under the age of 17 with coronavirus. I believe this is because the virus likes to attack mature lymphocytes which are not yet competent in children so they are not being affected.

Is the virus only affecting the elderly?

Definitely not. The sickest patients at our hospital have been young healthy women from the ages of 20 - 40

Is there medications to combat this?

no there are none currently that a proven effective however we are using 2 medications which may help. Chloroquine helps to block viral entry into the cells. Keytruda is something called a protease inhibitor used in HIV / AIDS patients to help stop the replication of the virus.

What are the most typical symptoms?

Cough and fever. There have been multiple presentations of the disease so it is hard to diagnose just by physical exam.

Can you get tested for it? and should you get tested for it?

Yes you can get tested for it. I have tested over 50 people the last 3  days and the turnaround time was about 2 days however this will be prolonged with more tests being taken.  However testing does not change your overall outcome of the disease. If you are experiencing significant signs of shortness of breath we will admit you to the hospital. If you are experiencing typical flu like symptoms the smartest thing is to remain at home and try and ride it out. 

What is the mortality rate?

Its impossible to determine because we cannot accurately say how many people have the disease since most are walking around asymptomatic. However you can calculate the case fatality rate which is 3.4 % from multiple sources I have read

Will hospitals be able to handle this?

yes. for now. My hospital has done a great job of creating negative pressure beds which helps stop the spread of the virus and they have given us the highest level of protective gear. They have moved out as many patients as possible to gear up for this upcoming week.

Is there a vaccine for it?

No. Vaccines take a while for virus'

Is the Quarantine necessary ?

Yes for now. This helps hospitals not be overwhelmed especially if we need ventilators / ECMO machines to help those in real need.

How long is the quarantine?

We are mandating 2 weeks

I have included a great one page summary of Coronavirus that was forwarded to me from a friend who is currently working at an ICU in Seattle. Overall I believe the government did the right thing of shutting everything down so we could get a hold of this thing and understand its true potential. Only time will tell to see how this virus truly behaves over the next week. I hope this was insightful for those who have been worried. As of right now I am not that concerned about it but this may change... I have only been dealing with this disease for 72 hours.

Stay safe everyone I hope this helps from my own personal experience. Feel free to share this with friends if it helps put them at ease. Also if anyone has any questions feel free to ask
Manny Fajardo Jr MD

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Breaking News!!! They have found a cure for Covid19.

The treatment is with Hydroxychloroquin Tablets under brandname Plaquenil and Azithromycin 500mg.

Dose is 3 tabs Plaquenil and 1 tab Azithromycin a day. The Plaquenil is taken for 10 days. The usual dose for Azithromycin is for 3-5 days only. Both are available in the Philippines.

Tested on 40 patients. 100% batting average. 6 days to heal. \

he link: https://youtu.be/bM6vNRSKT4Y
Sylvia, this was sent by a classmate from AIM who
reacted to my post about the use of chloroquine and azithromycin as a protocol against Covid 19. This is a true, live case.

Coco, Cora Gutierrez Singian is my classmate. We are all Very Happy that Cora is getting better.


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from Dr ALI Bengzon. This is for prevention. Ask the other people in the house to follow. -

1000 mg vitamin C - Daily
20 mg of Zinc - Daily
Turmeric/Ginger Tea - 2-3x/Day
Gargle w/ Salt Water 3x/Day
Swab external nostrils with
     alcohol 3x/day
Frequent hand washing for
     everyone in the household

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GOOD INSIGHT & Advice Here...

Virus is not a living organism and there is no such thing as ‘killing the virus’.  The following explains how to deal with virus. ===>

The following is from an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University:

In our community chat, here, they sent this excellent summary to avoid contagion 👾

I share it with you because it is very clear:
 * The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code.  (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
 * Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own.  The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
 * The virus is very fragile;  the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat.  That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).  By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
 * HEAT melts fat;  this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything.  In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
 * Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
 * Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
 * Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
 * NO BACTERICIDE SERVES.  The virus is not a living organism like bacteria;  they cannot kill what is not alive with anthobiotics, but quickly disintegrate its structure with everything said.
 * NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth.  While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only between 3 hours (fabric and porous), 4 hours (copper, because it is naturally antiseptic; and wood, be
cause it removes all the moisture and does not let it peel off and disintegrates).  ), 24 hours (cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic).  But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
 * The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.  They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness.  Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
 * UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein.  For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect.  Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin, eventually causing wrinkles and skin cancer.
 * The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
 * Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
 * NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve.  The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
 * LISTERINE IF IT SERVES!  It is 65% alcohol.
 * The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be.  The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
 * This is super said, but you have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc.  And when using the bathroom.
 * You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks.  The thicker the moisturizer, the better.  * Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

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