Coronavirus Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, & Vaccine Status

thanks for joining us for our second
video in the corona virus if this is the first video you’re seeing on that please
go back to our first video to get the introduction about what exactly is this
coronavirus of 2019 they’re calling it as it turns out it was discovered on the
last day of 2019 December 31st so what are the symptoms and what’s going on
with this virus clinically so there was a great article that was published in
The Lancet just recently about this about 41 patients that came in to the
hospital there and were diagnosed with molecular technique to show that they
actually had the virus for the corona virus in those patients about 41 98
percent of them had fever 76% had coughed and 55 had shortness of breath
what was lacking here was the sneezing runny nose that type of thing that you
would expect to see with a regular virus those are kind of lacking here what did
they find this is a pretty good indication of if you’re sick enough to
go to the hospital this is what you might expect so just so you’re aware 100
percent of these were confirmed with molecular technique of being the 2019
and CoV which is the corona virus so what was the median age median age was
49 so these are not old people 73% of them were men and surprisingly only 32%
had underlying comorbidities now what’s interesting is that 66% of these people
that were hospitalized were exposed to that specific meat market and as I
mentioned there was one family grouping that seemed to have gone to this meat
market that came down with this virus what’s concerning is that it took about
eight days to develop the shortness of breath in those patients who did develop
shortness of breath after the illness so in other words there was an incubation
period of maybe about a week or two and then there was the illness that lasted
for eight days and then there was the shortness of breath
and what did that shortness of breath lead to in a hundred percent of the
cases there were signs of pneumonia on chest CT and 29% of these patients
developed a RDS which is a pretty serious and significant lung disease
leading to the last statistic here was that the mortality was 15% so there’s
about six patients that died as a result of this and one of them was a young man
that had no comorbidities at all and so that’s actually rather concerning so
what about treatments well as it turns out treatment is just supportive which
means if they’re dry you give them fluids which means if they can’t breathe
you put them on a ventilator but there is no medication that is going to speed
up the effect of the virus to get out of your system more quickly so in terms of
actual specific treatment there is no treatment there is no medication but
there is a drug company called Regeneron which is looking into a treatment and
has some promising developments and there is no vaccine however the United
States NIH is saying that they’re actually developing one shortly so what
is actually being done about it well as of this recording there’s about
35 million people in China that are on lockdown and it’s all around this area
called Wuhan so what should you do well I would avoid going to Wuhan at this
point number two if you have travel to Wuhan and you get sick make sure you
call a medical professional immediately and make sure you tell them that you are
sick and that you’re from Wuhan in that area and make sure that you take
appropriate precautionary measures of isolation before you go in listen to
what their advice is in terms of how to present yourself so that you don’t
spread this virus to somebody else this is a developing story and we’ll be
giving updates as they come in but at this point it seems as though the worst
is not over yet and the amount of people that are infected continue to rise to
well over 1300 stay tuned for more thanks for
watching this video


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