At The Princess of Wales hospital. NHS staff have been sent this:

Millwalljohn

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Posted on Facebook RE: Virus

Not sure if this is B*llsh*t or not but read and make of it what you will.... If it helps one person then I'm glad I passed it on.


At The Princess of Wales hospital. NHS staff have been sent this:

This is the advice given to hospital staff.
It explains the virus and hopefully, how to prevent getting it.
Please share with family, friends and work colleagues.

Virus Detection:

The simplest way to distinguish Coronavirus from a Common Cold is that the COVID-19 infection does not cause a cold nose or cough with cold, but it does create a dry and rough cough.
The virus is typically first installed in the throat causing inflammation and a feeling of dryness. This symptom can last between 3 and 4 days.
The virus typically then travels through the moisture present in the airways, goes down to the trachea and installs in the lungs, causing pneumonia that lasts about 5 or 6 days.
Pneumonia manifests with a high fever and difficulty breathing. The Common Cold is not accompanied, but there may be a choking sensation. In this case, the doctor should be called immediately.

Experts suggest doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended to do this control every morning to help detect infection.

Prevention:
The virus hates heat and dies if it is exposed to temperatures greater than 80°F (27°C). Therefore hot drinks such as infusions, broths or simply hot water should be consumed abundantly during the day. These hot liquids kill the virus and are easy to ingest.
Avoid drinking ice water or drinks with ice cubes.

Ensure that your mouth and throat are always wet, never DRY. You should drink a sip of water at least every 15 minutes. WHY? Even when the virus enters water or other liquids through the mouth, it will get flushed through the oesophagus directly into the stomach where gastric acids destroy the virus. If there is not enough water, the virus can pass into the trachea and from there to the lungs, where it is very dangerous.

For those who can, sunbathe. The Sun's UV rays kill the virus and the vitamin D is good for you.
The Coronavirus has a large size (diameter of 400-500 nanometers) so face masks can stop it, no special face masks are needed in daily life.
If an infected person sneezes nearby, stay 10 feet (3.3 meters) away to allow the virus fall to the ground and prevent it from falling on you.
When the virus is on hard surfaces, it survives about 12 hours, therefore when hard surfaces such as doors, appliances, railings, etc. are touched, hands should be washed thoroughly and/or disinfected with alcoholic gel The virus can live nested in clothes and tissues between 6 and 12 hours. Common detergents can kill it. Things that cannot be washed should be exposed to the Sun and the virus will die.
The transmission of the virus usually occurs by direct infection, touching fabrics, tissues or materials on which the virus is present.
Washing your hands is essential.
The virus survives on our hands for only about 10 minutes. In that time many things can happen, rubbing the eyes, touching the nose or lips. This allows the virus to enter your throat. Therefore, for your good and the good of all, wash your hands very often and disinfect them.
You can gargle with disinfectant solutions (i.e. Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide) that eliminate or minimize the amount of virus that can enter the throat. Doing so removes the virus before it goes down to the trachea and then to the lungs.
Disinfect things touched often: mobile phone, keyboard, mouse, car steering wheel, door handles, etc ....

Sent in to us just now and we wanted to share this knowledge & advice with you all.

Please do the same and take care!
 

wellers_shot

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Yes I saw that the bit about holding your breath is totally non effective and has been dismissed by experts.
 

marka

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Thanks for the info Millwalljohn
I think I must have had this virus because I was unwell for 2 weeks at beginning of March.
Many of the symptoms which have been mentioned.
Just tried the hold your breath for 10 seconds with no issues and feel a lot better with more energy so I must be over the worse of it.
 

twigster

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have seen so many of these it makes my blood boil.
it takes roughly about 30 seconds to google and debunk the fake advice so instead of fearmongering or sharing potentially dangerous advice check your fucking facts, its not hard!!
 

Chris George

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My grandad tried this holding breath thing so far he’s upto 2 hours and 53 minutes.

anybody got the number for the Guinness book of record?
 

Millwalljohn

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have seen so many of these it makes my blood boil.
it takes roughly about 30 seconds to google and debunk the fake advice so instead of fearmongering or sharing potentially dangerous advice check your fucking facts, its not hard!!
Lol, not sure what source is worse Google or Facebook. 12 years ago I had symptoms and Googled it..... apparently I had latter stages of cancer and about 12 hours to live but I'm still here and not a trace of cancer when I went to see the Doctor all them years ago.... maybe we ALL should be checking facts from a "Professional Medical" source rather than SM or ISE!
 

twigster

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Lol, not sure what source is worse Google or Facebook. 12 years ago I had symptoms and Googled it..... apparently I had latter stages of cancer and about 12 hours to live but I'm still here and not a trace of cancer when I went to see the Doctor all them years ago.... maybe we ALL should be checking facts from a "Professional Medical" source rather than SM or ISE!
google helps you find the correct page on the nhs website so you can ignore Karen from facebook, like I said its not that hard to debunk the fake advice about coronavirus
 

Millwalljohn

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google helps you find the correct page on the nhs website so you can ignore Karen from facebook, like I said its not that hard to debunk the fake advice about coronavirus
You can still look at Health sites on Social media too, it all links to the same place, you just need to know how to use it and where to look.
 

twigster

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You can still look at Health sites on Social media too, it all links to the same place, you just need to know how to use it and where to look.
trouble is a lot of people just dont check and just reshare, the Headteacher of my wifes school did exactly the same and shared information that was potentially dangerous because it came from a friend of a governor "who worked for a consultant", the school nurse done her nut and put him fairly in his place telling him if he is going to send out medical information by email to run it by her first:grinning:
 

Millwalljohn

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trouble is a lot of people just dont check and just reshare, the Headteacher of my wifes school did exactly the same and shared information that was potentially dangerous because it came from a friend of a governor "who worked for a consultant", the school nurse done her nut and put him fairly in his place telling him if he is going to send out medical information by email to run it by her first:grinning:
I dont think I quite need to do that on here but thanks for the heads up ;)