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    • #4589
      KermitKermit

      GENTLEMEN  due to an on going problem with my lungs I will remove myself from sailing and flying until  the problem is resolved   I am not infectious  but the coughing and sounds are not something you should put up with    I shall fall on my sword for the good of all    awwwww isn’t that sweet  Regards kermit la frog

    • #4590
      AvatarAdmiral

      Thanks Kermit, sounds like a wise choice.
      look forward to having you back in the fold again soon.

    • #4594
      TugboatTugboat

      Speedy recovery Kermit. Will miss your view on the days sailing/flying. Always good for a different view of the days proceedings.

    • #4595
      Uncle GUncle G

      It’s going to be quiet without you Kermit, Get well soon!

    • #4597
      MooseMoose

      Oh my friend Mr kermit how sad it is to hear you are unwell.

      I hope you will be back to full strength very soon so as I can continue to have some one to tip the bucket on

      get well soon mate

    • #4610
      PredatorPredator

      Here is something that came across my desk today, worth reading

      From member of the Stanford hospital board. ..

       

      The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is 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, 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.

      Excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases:
      Everyone should ensure your 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.

       

      IMPORTANT – CORONAVIRUS:

      1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold

      2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
      3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.
      4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
      5. 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.
      6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.
      7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
      8. 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.
      9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
      10. Can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!

       

      CORONAVIRUS – THE SYMPTOMS:

      1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days

      2. 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.
      3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
      4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.

       

      SHARE WITH FAMILY and FRIENDS. Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon.

    • #4664
      PredatorPredator

      This is  a Message from a English consultant in ICU.  Very worthwhile info on the spread of Covid 19 virus and how to restrict your chances of getting a lethal dose.

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      Why do we need to shut places where people group?

      Remember this: VIRAL LOAD

      There will be a lot about this. Why is it important?

      With this virus, the amount of virus in your blood at first infection directly relates to the severity of the illness you will suffer. This isn’t unusual – HIV management is all about reducing viral load to keep people alive longer. BUT it’s very important in COVID-19.

      So if you are in, say, a pub or religious building or entertainment venue with 200 people and a large number don’t have symptoms but are shedding, you are breathing in lots of droplets per minute and absorbing a high load of the virus. In a crowded space. They become ill over the next 48 hours. You then three days later wonder why you can’t breathe and end up in hospital. You’d decided because you were young and healthy it wasn’t going to be a problem. Wrong.

      Fortunately but unfortunately because the elderly are isolating quite well, the initial UK data suggests that all age groups above 20 are almost equally represented in ITUs in England. Most of the cases are in London but the wave is moving outwards.

      This means that being under 60 and fit and well doesn’t seem to be as protective as we thought. Why? Viral load.

      This may be skewed simply by the fact that too many Londoners didn’t do as asked and congregated in large groups in confined spaces and got a large initial viral load. They then went home and infected their wider families. Which is why, as London is overwhelmed, we need to shut everything down to save the rest of the UK. We are a week at most behind London.

      Our sympathies go out to the families affected in London and the critical care teams battling right now to save as many as they can.

      If I sit with one person and catch this virus, I get a small viral load. My immune system will start to fight it and by the time the virus starts replicating, I’m ready to kill it.

      No medicines will help this process meaningfully hence there is no “cure” for this virus. All we can do is support you with a ventilator and hope your immune system can catch up fast enough.

      If I sit in the same room with six people, all shedding I get six times the initial dose. The rise in viral load is faster than my immune system can cope with and it is overrun. I then become critically ill and need me (or someone of my specialty) to fix it instead of just being at home and being ok in the end.

      THIS BIT IS IMPORTANT:

      If you are a large family group, remember that by being ill and in the same room, you will make each other ill or “more ill”. If you get sick, isolate just yourself to one room and stay there. Don’t all sit in one room coughing. You will increase the viral load for all of you, reducing your survival rate.

      A family of six people may produce double the droplets of a family of three in the same space. Maths is important.

      If one of you is symptomatic, assume you are all shedding and make sure you keep some space.

      Parents are getting it from their kids because no one is going to stop comforting their child (nor should they) so the parent gets a big hit as well as the child. I don’t think that can be helped.

      REMEMBER: THINK ABOUT VIRAL LOAD

      It could save your life or your child’s

    • #4668
      KermitKermit

      just read it  absorbed it  practicing it ……ta cobber

    • #4675
      PredatorPredator

      For those that like to keep up with the latest Covid-19 figures from around the world, check out this link

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