Is it just me or is anyone else worried about the virus ?
Corona: Is it just me or is anyone else... - British Lung Foun...
If you have a health weakness like the heart or lungs your immune system may be lower than others and as a result we would have less resistance to it. However, more information is constantly being updated. It appears our government have got things under control so don't worry too much. Keep on top of your hygiene by washing hands regularly and be wary of being amongst crowds of people and children. Keep abreast of the news and follow the advice given out.
This is interesting. Viruses get swept up into the atmosphere and deposited on a different continent. That's a happy thought isn't it? dailygalaxy.com/2018/07/3776/
Just saw a mini-documentary and the Doctor in it said Hans -washing was the most important. You can infect your own mask by pulling it down and shaking hands with someone who has it. Masks are pretty useless because the disease control people wear different ones than the general population. And the virus can enter through the eyes as well. Do I’m not bothering with a mask! Hand wash everyone!
It was said by a specialist on the news on TV this evening that the common cold and flu are far more infectious than this coronavirus. I am more concerned about catching a cold or flu which are doing the rounds at present, having been very ill last winter purely through catching a cold.
As Damon1864 said we need to be careful and do our best to stay as healthy as possible.
Worry is just exhausting, better to wash hands, not to touch face with hands (unless just washed). When come home from shops etc, wash hands before putting food away and then afterwards. I use wipes on door handles, fridge handles etc. Have done this for a bit as my main med. is actually to reduce the efficiency of my immune system.
I think people will worry about this virus, but it needs to be put into context. I not only have a severe lung condition but immune deficiency also, am I worried not really!
The flu kills 350,000 people worldwide each year. and as of yet there is no cure. Two coronaviruses, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, cause much more severe respiratory infections in humans than other coronaviruses.
In 2012, the coronavirus MERS-CoV was identified as the cause of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In late 2002, SARS-CoV was identified as the cause of an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
Coronavirus infections in humans most frequently cause symptoms of the common cold. Coronaviruses 229E and OC43 cause the common cold; the serotypes NL63 and HUK1 have also been associated with the common cold.
I do understand that China are doing their utmost to contain this virus by limiting travel and introducing self quarantine, by limiting movement of people within the infected provence.
I dont know about others but I do believe this has been sensationalised by the belligerent press, and news agencies. As said above basic and very simple cleanliness, hand washing and and minding others whilst in public, like covering mouths when coughing etc. I f you consider how many people have been affected by this virus and the population of the area of the first outbreak, it's only a small % of people who have been affected.Everyone stay safe, be practical, and use basic cleanliness. Wishing you all well.
I am worried. I’ve had pneumonia 4 times with my bronchiectasis. I’m wondering if this latest virus will get me. I’m vigilant with hygiene. I carry wipes. I keep a bottle of soapy water and towel in my car so I can wash my hands after going to the supermarket etc. Apart from becoming a hermit on a remote island, I don’t know how to avoid the virus. It’s symptomless for ages. Just trying to be logical and calm. There are a lot of viruses already and flu kills people but this latest virus has drawn worldwide attention.
I am a hermit on a remote island. But I'm soon going to be travelling via five airports to go visit family. I must say I have been extremely worried but I just read an article on the BBC about the people returning from China being bussed to quarantine. The drivers of the five busses were told they don't need to wear any protective clothing. This despite the person next to the driver wearing something that looks like the suits NASA provides for space walks. The article also says the virus is only contagious if you're within two metres of an infected person for more than 15 minutes. I'd have thought the bus drivers would come in to that category. But apparently the drivers weren't at risk 🤔 in which case I'm less worried now.
Apparently the reason we catch viruses/infections on planes is because our nasal passages dry out due to the low humidity. I read that using a saline nasal spray works well and also drink plenty water (as well as the G&T obviously!) to keep hydrated. Wipe everything in sight and never, ever touch the seat pocket. I too have to fly to visit family and nearly always catch something so I’m going to start doing all this stuff. Good luck!
do you honestly think they would endanger the lives of the bus drivers and their families, I did remark to my husband about this the people who were travelling with the people were in full hazmat suits and the drivers were not, if the virus is as bad as what is being suggested in the press why did the drivers at the very least not have a mask on?
Worried? Yes. Overly concerned? No. Just take the precautions we always take with a bit of extra and importantly stay away from crowds. Take care soul-123 . xx 👋😁
Think of all the nurses and doctors faced with sick people, I feel for them, and I'm a bit wary of my lung consultant appointment on Monday, and traveling there in an enclosed car with the hospital transport man. With my bronchiectasis I get seriously ill for months if I catch a 'cold', normal folk recover in a week or two, yep, I'm concerned soul-123.
Hi, all of us with asthma and lung conditions are likely to be worried. I also have an MBL immune deficiency (my level is now 15 as healthy norm is 1300) which means that I catch all viruses, bacteria and fungus much easier. I don’t think we can avoid the virus getting to us (apart from obviously avoiding where possible public places and airplanes), that’s why we have to make sure that we are as healthy as possible, so if it gets us our bodies are stronger and more likely to fight it off. Last winter I was sick for around 4 months with chest infections and had 3 courses of antibiotics and ended up in hospital. I was working as a manager in a patisserie cafe and was constantly dealing with the public, cleaning their plates and coffee cups, talking to numerous people every day, especially weekends. This summer I’ve changed my job, I work in a small biscuit factory, our company has very strict cleaning rules, everyone has to wash hands every time they sneeze, cough, touch their face... I have been eating very healthy home cooked meals and loads of fresh fruit. So end of January and I haven’t even had as much as the sniffles this winter so far- that a first in my entire life, I’m 43. (Touch wood). That shows me that avoiding crowds and having healthy lifestyle protects my body a lot. I am very worried the Coronavirus can get me with pneumonia due to my asthma and immunodeficiency, but I believe we have to prepare by eating healthy and keeping our bodies strong. Also I hope as others say that it’s more scaremongering by press and that our NHS is as prepared as they say (I read that seasonal flu complications kill around 1000 people in the uk every year). Best of luck everyone. X
So far it's not spreading around the country (only 2 visitors in safe hands), so we are not in real danger. Normal flu is more of a concern actually and easier to catch and people don't worry excessively about that, even with lung disease. So it's the usual: wash hands when appropriate and often, especially after being in places where people touch things a lot , avoid physical contact or kissing people you don't know!
I think you can relax.
I just do what I have done since my first lung cancer, I don't travel, haven't even gone out of state in a few years. I do my best to stay away from crowds, sneeze/cough into my elbow, wash my hands often, use hand sanitizer when I am unable to wash. I have hand sanitizer in my purse, my car, and almost every room of my house.
Yes, a bit worried, but I think the powers that be are doing everything they can. Hand hygiene is so important - I’ve always carried hand sanitizer with me in public, even before my Bronchiectasis diagnosis. We just need to be extra cautious. But yes, I’m still a bit worried and I think as part of the group of high risk members of the population, we have every right to be. Hand gel and anti bacterial soap at the ready!! 😀