Self Testing Coronavirus Kits
Self Testing Coronavirus Kits
With all the hype and media surrounding the current global pandemic this article on self testing coronavirus kits and also coronavirus advice, this will shed some light on the do’s and dont’s if you want to stay safe during this difficult time – some easy ways to remember to quickly self test:
- Medical experts say a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.
- Everyone should ensure their mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus.
- If you don’t drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That’s very dangerous.
- If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
- Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose
- This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.
- If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
- If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
- On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.
- Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
- Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
- You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
- We can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!
The best advice we can give you is to concentrate on the basic things to do until your government advises you otherwise, these tips on keeping safe during this coronavirus pandemic also known as the respiratory disease COVID-19, starting off with the symptoms of the virus.
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Early Symptoms
- It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
- The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
- With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
- The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.
If you have either a new continuous cough or high temperature you are advised to self isolate for at 7 days, do not go to your local doctor, pharmacy of hospital you DO NOT need to contact your local health department and advise them you are self isolating and staying at home, you just need to self isolate and ONLY contact your local health department if :
- You cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- Your condition gets worse
- Your symptoms do not get better after seven days
Coronavirus Lockdown – What to do while you are self isolating at home to overcome the Coronavirus
- Try and keep two metres (three steps) away from other people in your home – especially older people or those with long-term health conditions
- Ask friends and family and delivery services to deliver food and medicine – but avoid contact with them
- Sleep alone if possible
- Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds on a regular basis
- Try to stay away from older people and those with long term health conditions
- Drink lots of water and take everyday painkillers – like paracetamol and ibuprofen – to deal with your symptoms
- Not have visitors and ask people to leave deliveries outside
- Not leave the house – including going for a walk or to schools or any public places
Here are some ideas on what to do whilst self isolating from the coronavirus
- Catch up with some old movies or watch the latest movies on Netflix
- Read some books
- Get out those crossword puzzles and quiz books
- Jigsaw puzzles are a great time consumer and pastime
- Catch up with friends and family on line either with Skype or Facetime
Anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days.
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.
After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days.
Even at their most effective – and draconian – containment strategies have only slowed the spread of the respiratory disease Covid-19. With the World Health Organization finally declaring a pandemic, all eyes have turned to the prospect of a vaccine, because only a vaccine can prevent people from getting sick.
About 35 companies and academic institutions are racing to create such a vaccine, at least four of which already have candidates they have been testing in animals. The first of these – produced by Boston-based biotech firm Moderna.
This unprecedented speed is thanks in large part to early Chinese efforts to sequence the genetic material of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. China shared that sequence in early January, allowing research groups around the world to grow the live virus and study how it invades human cells and makes people sick.