Coronavirus by Dr. Emmeline Duong

Iโ€™d like to educate on the ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐‚๐จ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ aka. ๐’๐€๐‘๐’-๐‚๐จ๐•-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2).โ €

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Since first reported in Wuhan, China in late 12/2019, as of the end of 02/2020:โ €โ €โ €

– 95% of cases and 97% of deaths are in China.โ €

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Current estimates of the incubation period:โ €โ €โ €

– Ranges from 1-14 days. Some cases suggest it may be as long as 24 days.โ €

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How is it spread:โ €โ €โ €

– Mainly from person-to-person ๐‚๐Ž๐๐“๐€๐‚๐“ and transmitted primarily through large droplets.โ €

– Between people who are in close contact with one another.โ €

– Potential spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects.โ €

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What is the clinical presentation:โ €โ €โ €

– fever (83% – 98%)โ €โ €โ €

– dry cough (76% – 82%)โ €โ €โ €

– fatigue or muscle aches (11% – 44%)โ €โ €โ €

– other symptoms: headache, sore throat, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.โ €

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๐‚๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐…๐š๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‘๐š๐ญ๐ž (๐‚๐…๐‘):โ €โ €โ €

– CFR appears to be highly variable.โ €โ €โ €

– The CFR is increased in adults with the presence of more than one disorder who developed severe respiratory conditions.โ €

– The CFR to date outside of Hubei is 1% -2%.โ €

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How is it treated:โ €โ €โ €

The care for infected patients is similar to that of other viral pneumonias.โ €

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What can you do ๐๐Ž๐–:โ €โ €โ €

-Prevention is key and start ๐๐Ž๐Ž๐’๐“๐ˆ๐๐† ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ!โ €โ €โ €

– Include foods and spices with ๐€๐๐“๐ˆ-๐•๐ˆ๐‘๐€๐‹ properties: raw garlic, astragalus, oregano, sage, coconut oil, basil, peppermint, rosemaryโ €โ €โ €

– Choose fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible!โ €โ €โ €

– Avoid processed foodsโ €

– Please refrain from touching your ๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ž, ๐ž๐ฒ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ง๐จ๐ฌ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐กโ €

-๐–๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ก๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ with soap and water, and use hand sanitizer- ๐š๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ @ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ 60%โ €

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During this time, it is best we all support each other as a community. ๐˜ฟ๐™ค ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™˜๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™›๐™š๐™–๐™ง, prevent and do what you can to protect yourself and those around you. Spread love and kindness to others. This too shall pass. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจโ €

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Knowledge is power and as a healthcare professional we must educate people calmly on the matters presented. Please consult with your doctor if you have additional concerns.โ €

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Peace and Love, Dr. Emmeline ๐ŸŒธ

Emmeline and my daughter, Danielle Vogler-Bos were classmates together in school. You can follow Dr. Emmeline on Instagram and Dr. Danielle.nd, to learn more about your health through Naturopathic care.

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