7 Facts About the Chinese Corona, Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2 that We Know So Far - P.O.W. Report

Saturday, March 21, 2020

7 Facts About the Chinese Corona, Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2 that We Know So Far

There has been a lot of fake news and misinformation on what is happening with the so-called Chinese corona virus that's infecting the interwebz and social media with fear and panic.

It's important that we not spread panic and INSTEAD look at facts: 

1.  Nobody knows where this Chinese corona virus came from. This is a fact.

They [Chinese] first blamed a seafood market not far from the Institute of Virology, even though the first documented cases of Covid-19 (the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2) involved people who had never set foot there. Then they pointed to snakes, bats and even a cute little scaly anteater called a pangolin as the source of the virus.

We have no idea where this so-called virus came from specifically other than from China. So all the posts about it spreading from animal to human and human to animal or a virus created in a lab are all FALSE. We. Don't. Know. Nobody knows. It's pure speculation and pure propaganda. In other words, fear porn.

2. Coronavirus is just the flu. Unconfirmed.

According to the CDC, the flu typically manifests itself in symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue and, occasionally, vomiting and diarrhea—typically, the latter two are more common in children. Those flu symptoms often come on suddenly after an incubation period of two to five days.
While the majority of people infected with the flu will be fully recovered in about two weeks, for some people (most often those with compromised immune systems), the flu can lead to complications like pneumonia. According to recent data from the CDC, this year just 1% of people suffering from the flu have been hospitalized. [...]

As for COVID-19, researchers are still scrambling to compile thorough and accurate data to understand how the disease works. One study, involving just 100 people with the virus, published Jan. 30 in the journal The Lancet, noted that the most common symptoms were fever, cough and shortness of breath, with approximately 5% reporting sore throat and runny nose, and just 1-2% reporting diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Those symptoms, however, usually come on a bit more gradually after an incubation period of two to 14 days.

If they sound extremely similar, that's because they are, according to Manisha Juthani, MD, a Yale Medicine infectious disease specialist. “Based on symptoms alone, COVID-19 and flu are very difficult to distinguish,” says Dr. Juthani. [source.]

If it sniffles like the flu, feels like the flu, and acts like the flu, is corona then not similar to the flu?

3. More people have died from the flu than the corona virus. This is a Fact.

You may find an updated chart for the above image here

These are the numbers JUST FROM THE US:

4. This is not the black death. This is a Fact

Grown adults are acting like this is the end of the world. It's not. Even at it's worst it's not close to the deadliest pandemic the world has witnessed in history.

5. This is not the Spanish Flu. This is a Fact.

Again, even at the worst predictions, this so-called virus isn't close to being as deadly as the 1918 flu.

6. How Corona is spread

Like the flu, COVID-19 is spread primarily via respiratory droplets—little blobs of liquid released as someone coughs, sneezes, or talks. Viruses contained in these droplets can infect other people via the eyes, nose, or mouth—either when they land directly on somebody’s face or when they’re transferred there by people touching their face with contaminated hands. 
Because respiratory droplets are too heavy to remain suspended in the air, direct person-to-person transmission normally only happens when people are in close contact—within about six feet of each other, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It could also occur in a medical setting, if someone has to handle respiratory secretions such as saliva or mucus from an infected person.

Just like the flu, recommendations are to wear a face-mask and wash hands and surfaces often.

7. Is it Chinese Corona, Covid19 or SARS-CoV-2?

It's all three and are all part of the coronavirus family which is a common-cold virus:

The term novel coronavirus means it’s a new type of coronavirus which hasn’t been previously detected. Coronavirus is family of viruses and the reason people may have seen ‘Human Coronavirus’ on labels is that this refers to previous strains of the virus.

There are several names being used for this novel coronavirus. The World Health Organization has called the disease COVID-19 but the virus itself is called SARS-CoV-2 so It can be confusing but most people are calling it the novel coronavirus.

Something that has been pointed out plenty of times, coronavirus is a virus that is known to cause the common-cold. While SARS sounds scary, it's ALSO simply a common-cold.

SARS is caused by a strain of coronavirus, the same family of viruses that causes the common cold. Until now, these viruses have never been particularly dangerous in humans, although they can cause severe disease in animals. For that reason, scientists originally thought that the SARS virus might have crossed from animals to humans. It now seems likely that it evolved from one or more animal viruses into a new strain.

The religion of Science

Americans and the Western World has fallen into the cult of religious science and believe anything that a man or woman in a lab coat will tell them, as long as it's on television. The facts at the current time show that the coronavirus has a history of being no-more than the common-cold. Even during the SARS (coronavirus) panic of 2003 only 774 people died WORLD WIDE. The scientists aren't telling you this because they need research money. The media won't tell you this because they make money from hysteria and people panic-reading the news. 

There is something much more sinister going on here and it has nothing to do with coronavirus. You do not shut down the world economy for such a minor incident. An epidemic would require more than 4 million deaths in the United States – not less than 200. Why 28 states have mobilized the national guard and all 50 states declared a national emergency we will never know, however, we shouldn't be scared.

Open your eyes and don't let fear rule your life. Fear, stress, resentment and hate kill many more people each year than any influenza. While, much of Alaska and America and the World is on lock-down, take this opportunity to do what you always wanted to do! Work on that hobby! Spend time with your kids! Go explore the outdoors! Learn a new skill.

Whatever you do, please, please don't spread fake fear and propaganda to other people ESPECIALLY when you've never done the research to look at BOTH SIDES of what is going on. You don't need to wear a lab coat to realize that governments love expanding power in times of crises.

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