Passing on from one of our wakehurst members, maybe helpful or not
Let’s hope we get in some rugby games this year
Must read, may save your life.
Johns Hopkins University, sent this excellent summary on how to avoid contagion.
* 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 and converts 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 upon which it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why soap or detergent is the best remedy. Soap CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub for 20 seconds
or more and 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 FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* A mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaking it down from the inside.
* Hydrogen Peroxide helps because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it damages your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; you cannot kill what is not alive with antibiotics.
* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is adhered to a porous surface, the virus is inert and disintegrates after 3 hours- fabric (porous), 4 hours- copper (naturally antiseptic) and wood (removes all the moisture), 24 hours- cardboard, 42 hours- metal, and 72 hours- plastic. But if you shake the material or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours potentially lodging in your nose.
* The virus molecules remain very stable in outdoor cold air, or in air conditioned indoor air. The virus needs moisture to stay stable, and darkness. Dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
* UV LIGHT breaks down the virus protein. Can be used to disinfect a reusable mask.
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, are not useful. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
* LISTERINE is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the more concentrated of the virus there can be.
* You’ve heard this before: you have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote controls, cell phones, watches, computers, desks, TVs, etc. And, when using the bathroom.
* You should moisturize your hands. So much washing creates microcracks where the virus can hide. A thicker moisturizer is better.
* Keep your NAILS SHORT.
The new NCP coronavirus may not show signs of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and goes to the hospital, the lungs are usually 50 % fibrosis and it's too late!
Taiwan experts provide 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, stuffiness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicating no infection. Please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.
SERIOUSLY EXCELLENT ADVICE by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases:
Everyone should ensure that your mouth & throat is moist, never DRY.
Take a few sips of water every 15 mins at least. WHY?
Even if the virus gets into your mouth . . . drinking water or other liquids will WASH them down through your esophagus 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 windpipes and into the lungs. That's very dangerous.