EVERYTHING You Need To Know About Coronavirus


With the advent of the Coronavirus, people
are seriously freaking out! But, if we’ve learned something from previous
“epidemics” like Ebola and SARS, panic NEVER helps. So, here are the 10 Things You
Need To Know About The Coronavirus…Before we go though, remember to subscribe to AllTime
10s! Got it? Let’s go! 10. A Bit Of Background First of all, let’s have a summary of what’s
going on, shall we? You may have heard that China is involved;
that’s because the first cases of the virus were discovered in the city of Wuhan, China
at the end of December 2019. However, the virus gained notoriety only in mid-January
2020 because…well, we’ll get there later. So, people tend to believe Coronavirus is
something we’ve never faced before, which is not entirely true. There have been previous
coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS. And just like for those cases, an initial form of the
virus first originated in animals. In particular, analysis of the genetic tree of this virus
indicates it originated in bats, the same as it was for SARS. FYI, MERS jumped to people
via camels. In any case, whether the virus jumped directly
from bats or whether there was an intermediary animal host is not yet known. But the number
of people infected by the Wuhan coronavirus continues to grow. Currently, the number of
confirmed cases globally reached 75,201, with a 2% fatality rate – much higher than the
average flu mortality rate of 0.1%. 9. The Symptoms The virus has already crossed the borders
of China and spread to other countries, reaching even the western ones, such as Canada, US,
UK, Australia, Germany, Spain and Italy. This, of course, caused a general panic. So, what
are the symptoms of this outbreak? According to experts, those who have fallen
ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. Not too different
from the normal flu… It can also cause pneumonia and, in severe
cases, there can be organ failure. Common antibiotics don’t work, neither the antiviral
drugs we have against the flu. But recovery is possible! It depends on the strength of
individual immune systems, but it’s absolutely possible. Out of the 75,000 who caught the
virus, 88% has recovered. Compared to common flu, that according to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention made 19 million illnesses, 180,000 hospitalizations, and 10,000 deaths
this season, it’s not really that big or much different. In fact, many of those who
have died were already in poor health. 8. Prevention Have you noticed how fear can turn us all
into an army of germophobic freaks? Not that there’s anything bad about that; hygiene
is important, but it’s astonishing to see people who usually couldn’t care less about
sanitary rules, hanging from the lips of doctors. So, what do doctors recommend to help prevent
the virus? Avoid close contact with people who are sick
– duh? Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
– Not sure it is possible on a day-to-day basis, but okay.
Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue,
then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects
and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. – Maybe a bit extreme
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after
going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at
least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
– Like basic hygiene standards? 7. Treatment and Vaccine
On the scientific side, specialists are doing their best to isolate the virus and develop
effective treatments and vaccines. The outbreak has mobilised experts across
the medical and biotech industry to develop vaccines across the biotech industry.
At the beginning of February 2020, the Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases
in Rome, Italy, isolated the DNA sequence of the coronavirus, which helped to understand
a bit more about the virus and its incubation period. Companies such as Inovio Pharmaceuticals,
Moderna, and Novavax have been reported to be developing coronavirus vaccines. A total
of 30 therapies are planned to be tested, including a few traditional medicines, such
as herbal extracts of Cibotium barometz, for coronavirus treatment by Chinese scientists.
The National Medical Products Administration of China has approved the use of Favilavir,
an antiviral drug, as a treatment for coronavirus. The drug has reportedly shown efficacy in
treating the disease with minimal side effects in a clinical trial involving 70 patients,
which is still too low to be acknowledged as a proper vaccine. So, for now, no vaccine
has yet been found. 6. Anti-Vaxxers Conspiracy Theories Speaking of vaccines, could we ever leave
Anti Vaxxers out? As Forbes pointed out, the most recent anti-vax
nonsense centres precisely on the coronavirus, and claims scientists are the one to blame.
Apparently, they’ve generated the virus from a failed attempt of creating a vaccine… Yeah, sure… But, as delirious as this theory may sound,
it’s not the craziest one out there! In February 2020, Anti Vaxxer/professional
boxer Anthony Mundine claimed the Coronavirus is not real, but rather a ploy to force the
introduction of a mass vaccine. To quote his Facebook post, “ I don’t even think this
Coronavirus is real.” The post caused, of course, a strong reaction online, with people
going up against Mundine and others supporting him. But, neither the boxer nor his supporters
could explain why a whole city has been put in quarantine then. 5. How Does The Virus Spread? Since it’s a new illness, we don’t know
exactly how the virus spreads, but we do know that you can spread it even if you don’t
show any symptoms. Similar viruses spread mainly from person-to-person,
between people who are in close contact with one another, via cough droplets. These droplets
can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into
the lungs. However, how easily the virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. For example,
it seems to be spreading easily in the Hubei province and other parts of China. In the
United States, spread from person-to-person has occurred only among a few close contacts
and has not spread any further to date. Still, the data alarms scientists, who fear
the Coronavirus could spread in countries less able to contain it, such as Southeast
Asia and most of the poorest regions in Africa. Anyway, it’s unlikely that coronavirus can
be spread through packages from affected countries or through food. So, boycotting Chinese products
and restaurants won’t make any difference. 4. Cruise Ships In Quarantine First, there was the Titanic, then there was
the Concordia and now, Coronavirus has blessed us with two more cruise emergencies… To be fair, one turned out to be more urgent
than the other. On 30th January 2020, cruise ship Costa Smeralda was withheld in the port
of Civitavecchia in Italy, for a suspected case of contamination. Luckily, the alarm
ended after only 24 hours. However, people on board feared the worst. The ship was in
quarantine of course, but passengers could still walk freely around the ship. Well, I’m
no expert but, if you let people mingle in quarantine, chances of contagion are pretty
high. Now, here’s the bigger case. Cruise ship
Diamond Princess was put in quarantine in Yokohama in early February after a man who
disembarked in Hong Kong was found positive to Coronavirus. Passengers were initially
isolated in their cabins but later allowed to go out on deck. Again, not a smart move.
In fact, at least 621 passengers and crew have been infected so far. As for now, there
is still uncertainty over whether and when passengers will be allowed to leave the ship. 3. Face Masks Images of people wearing everything from face
masks made from fruit to full-face helmets forged from recycled water bottles have gone
viral on social media. Sales of paper masks have gone through the roof everywhere. In
South Korea, the government has even threatened citizens with two years in prison if they
are found to be hoarding face masks that may help slow the spread. But, here’s the question everyone wanted
to ask: Do face masks actually work? Experts don’t recommend healthy people to
wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, such as the Coronavirus.
You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it, and only if you
are showing symptoms of the virus. So, to sum up; no, preventative methods don’t
actually work. In fact, water bottles and plastic bags worn over the head can pose a
potential risk of suffocation. Even surgical masks are unlikely to help: they are designed
to keep droplets in, not out. Still, people are so freaked out that for the very first
time in history Dentists are running out of masks supplies. 2. What About Pets? Let’s not forget about our furry animals… While this virus seems to have emerged from
an animal source, scientists believe it is now spreading only from person-to-person.
There is no reason to think that any animal or pet might be a source of infection. This
could change if new information emerges, of course, but it shouldn’t be cause for panic.
If your pet is usually at home and doesn’t come in contact with other animals or people
often, and no one in your household has the virus, the odds that your pet would get sick
— IF the virus is transmittable to animals — are highly unlikely. Sadly though, there are a few pets at risk
right now. Chinese cats and dogs; but for different reasons. Following the Coronavirus
outbreak, many of the people who have escaped Wuhan had to leave their pets behind. Now
at least 20,000-30,000 animals risk dying from starvation. 1. The Doctor Who Discovered The Virus Li Wenliang, the doctor who tried to issue
the first warning about Coronavirus, died on the 7th of February 2020. The night before, several state media had
already reported his death. Consequently, Chinese social media erupted in mourning,
and hours of confusion followed. The Wuhan Central Hospital released a statement saying
Li was still alive but in critical condition, adding that they were doing their best to
save him. At that point, state media deleted their previous posts, only for the hospital
to then confirm his death the following day. Now, remember when I told you that the virus
reached worldwide exposure only in January? Well, Li had already raised the alarm about
the virus in December. He posted in his medical school alumni group on WeChat that seven patients
had been diagnosed with a SARS-like illness and were quarantined in his hospital in Wuhan. Soon after he posted the message, Li was accused
of rumour-mongering by the Wuhan police. He was one of several medics targeted by police
for trying to warn about the deadly virus in the early weeks of the outbreak.

100 thoughts on “EVERYTHING You Need To Know About Coronavirus

  1. Lmao omg the copy and pasted third person talking comments are soo numbing

    (I'm NOT gifting everyone that subs to me!!!)

  2. canadians are gonna be fine since they have mapple syrup instead of blood

    same for british except it's tea instead of mapple syrup

  3. I'm definitely a vaxxer, but that the virus came from an attempt to make a vaccine would actually be a pretty likely scenario. That it spread os NOT the fault of attempting to make a vaccine though… It's bacause someone didn't follow proper lab rules at the lab before going to the market for food… That the virus spread easily in China is because A LOT of Chinese people have bad hygiene. They cought at everyone and don't bother covering their mouths or turning away. The reason it spreads to other countries is that plenty of other countries have equally unhygienic people.

  4. Another potential source for the virus to spread is within our proximity all the time and that is our mobile phone. Seriously, don't forget to wash the screen and back with an alcohol based solution every week or everyday depending if you keep using it even while in the toilet to prevent self infection. 👍

  5. Today was the first case in South Africa 🤦🏽‍♂️ someone really be playing Plague Inc. somewhere

  6. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8026293/US-scientists-completed-coronavirus-vaccine.html?ito=social-facebook They are working on it.

  7. it should be common sense to wash your hands often. people who don't wash their hands after they use the bathroom or after they pet an animal prior to eating are gross.

  8. What if this new covid-19 was created as a weaponized form of the virus in a laboratory and then purposely tested on those market animals and I'm thinking this is airborne already regarding the rapid spread globally.

  9. Really I could see that we must worry from coronavirus, its dangerous, and need from all the world to cooperate to fight it, but I think in summertime coronavirus will be very weak and could be easy to defied it, as I know this virus die easy from the heat like 25 degrees is enough to kill it, so I feel this panic will finish soon, summer is coming

  10. So Accused of rumor-mongering by the Chinese government and later found dead/critical condition…. This is why you can never trust the Country of RED COMMUNIST. JUST WOW.

  11. Actually a shitty thumbnail, most people who don't watch the video will get scared by the random shit on the internet. Stop with the skull and fire shit because people are braindead and get fearmongered. As a medical student this shit bothers me.

  12. it's actually ridiculous how this was allowed to spread quietly due to the wuhan government wanting to keep things under wraps and silencing doctors. Things could have been so different had the world known about this since December.

  13. The face mask thing is no joke. I'm a dental student and they have to ration (or find new companies to order from) face masks and operator gowns in the clinics because of shortages.

  14. Let's see am I worried about a virus that kills people and has spread around the world in no time flat, nope happy as Larry me.

  15. We haven't been hit yet not a single person recorded in our large town / small city. Maybe make a list for best containment well 10 places haven't been hit by corona virus?

  16. Yes I worry about the virus. But I'm more worried about how the government will treat there own citizens. Changing laws give police permission to arrest and use force on people suspected of carrying the virus.

  17. Someone predicted fourth to seventy percent of the world’s adults will get the corona virus. I don’t know if it is true or not.

  18. Official WHO case fatality rate is 3.4% – that is WITH modern medicine, antibiotics for secondary infection, mechanical ventilation and ECMO. Spanish Flu of 1918 had an estimated CFR of 2% without any of those. I'd say, given that thought, that COVID-19 is definitely more deadly than Spanish Flu.

  19. a virus that recommends people stay away from people, just stay at home as much as possible, I mean if you're a weeb like I am I barely leave my house lol

  20. how much did they pay you to put this out? your facts and numbers dont represent the current situation accurately.

  21. The whistleblower who broke the story didn't die of the virus. He was killed for opening his mouth. I believe that the virus had been spreading long before China informed the world.

  22. Way to go on the typo re no 5 – anti vaxxers.
    His surname is actually Mundine, not mundane. But I just love the mispro to bits.

  23. Yeah everywhere around me there's lists at stores outside their doors. They are out of stock of masks and hands sanitizers.
    Worried about my folks that work in the school system.

  24. I don’t understand why people are still traveling….stop bringing this shit back to your cities…god dam. RIP to all the people that lost the battle with this virus…

  25. Dear Alltime 10s,
    Why are do you help spreading the panic?
    https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/20200302-sitrep-42-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=d863e045_2 This is the link to the official confirmed cases from the World Heath Organisation. 2915 confirmed deaths and 88 948 confirmed cases doesn't make 3% deaths. Someone with basic calculator can calculate that its 0.032% death ratio which is 1/3 of the death toll from common flu …. Please stop spreading the damn panic.

    p.s Please people learn to fact check your info before going berserk.

  26. China wiped out millions, it's not told what the people say who leaked out to LAST MESSAGES, this fool has no idea don't trust this good little channel

  27. Not worried for me personally, but I am worried for some elderly people in my family and people with poor lungs.
    I just hope people will wash their hands more often die to this xD

  28. Can we take a moment to talk about the rise of racist attacks against innocent far-east asians? The blatant ignorance of people is just outstanding

  29. This video is so outdated it should not get released. (Written on March 6th) A. The whole point of face mask is reducing viral spread from patient without symptoms spread, preventing breathing in the pathogens is just a per. Avoiding wearing a mask is simply selfish, and disrespecting people wearing a mask as a precautionary measure should go to hell. B. People had disembark the Diamond Princess since a week ago (older passengers first), some passengers were flown back by their government right away using chartered military transports. C. There is a dog tested positive for virus…

  30. "in countries that less able to contain it, such as SEA"
    Well, excuse you. We're handling this a lot better than you first/second world countries.

  31. So.. new info, a dog has been diagnosed with it and an Amazon warehouse worker in Washington. So it is now spreading amongst pets and spreading by packages from certain areas.
    Since this video was made a day ago and I had that information last week and I'm not even heavy into researching this, this might not be the most responsible source of info on this subject.

  32. Am I worried? …no
    Am I laughing at people for buying up gobs of hand sanitizer? …you better believe it 😆

  33. Tells me not to panic. Also tells me recovery depends on my immune system. Well i'm dead if I get it starts to panic

  34. #1 was murdered by China's goverment for blamming it for not listening to him and containing the Virus sooner.
    I'm calling it.

  35. I'm Not worried. All going well I'm going to Japan at the end of March for 6 weeks from new Zealand. Traveling From Sapporo all the way to Nagasaki.

  36. Pls ensure your use of words is correct. Yes SARS may probably originate from bats (still uncertain yet) but it then spread to other animals (civet cats) which then first infected a human from Guangdong, Province of Southern China in 2002.

    People may start thinking in the wrong way like this -> "Oh its from bats. Means back in SARS 2002 the first infected human ate bats and now again the COVID-19 appeared because they ate bats again. They didn't learn their lesson."
    Then they will start rampaging at all chinese/asian looking people, start beating them up and say "i don't want your virus in our country" (happened in UK) or people covering their mouth with clothes when they see an asian/chinese sitting opposite of them in public transport (happened in mainland USA)

  37. My conspiracy theory is that the Chinese Government actually created the virus on purpose to reduce the chine population because China is very overpopulated these days Peachshakes 👍

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