Coronavirus is NOT like the Flu

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I am sure you have all heard it, you may even be thinking the same thing. That this isn’t that bad the flu has killed more people. Well they don’t shut down countries for the flu they don’t quarantine cities for the flu, they don’t wear full hazmat suits for the flu. 

There are a lot of people who are not one bit worried about this. Well, I for one am very very concerned about it. As I have mentioned before I have been following this from the very beginning. I do think more people are starting to wake up. 

I read this over at End of American the Dream  He has a very good article on it if you have time go read it.

A lot of people have been comparing COVID-19 to the flu, but that is not true at all.

This is an extremely insidious virus.  Once it gets into the lungs, it starts killing cells as it moves along.  And once enough cells are killed off, it becomes increasingly difficult to breathe

It does this by attaching to and reproducing in tissue inside the lungs, where it kills cells in the process of spreading.

As the cells are killed they drop off the lungs’ linings and build up in clumps inside the organs, making it hard to breathe and triggering further infections.

The virus can also send the immune system into overdrive as it tries to fight off infection, triggering swelling which can lead to more breathing difficulties.

As you can see it is completely different something I really don’t want to get.

I know there are a lot of mainstream doctors saying this is no big deal  I really wish they would educate themselves. They are putting a lot of people at unnecessary risk including a whole lot of first responders and medical staff (and their families). On the other hand though, there are a lot of other doctors trying to sound the alarm. This comes from the same article.

During his appearance on CNBC, Dr. McCarthy explained that he literally has had to “plead to test people”

“I’m here to tell you, right now, at one of the busiest hospitals in the country, I don’t have it at my fingertips,” he said. “I still have to make my case, plead to test people. This is not good. We know that there are 88 cases in the United States. There are going to be hundreds by the middle of the week. There’s going to be thousands by next week. And this is a testing issue.”

This is very concerning if one of the largest hospitals in the country can’t get the test that they need.

This comes from The Economic Collapse Blog

On Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci stunned many people when he told NBC News that COVID-19 has likely reached “pandemic proportions”

News of the additional deaths came after Dr Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told NBC News on Monday that the disease had likely reached ‘pandemic proportions’ as 100 cases were confirmed across the U.S.

‘We’re dealing with an evolving situation. We’re dealing with clearly an emerging infectious disease that has now reached outbreak proportions and likely pandemic proportions,’ Dr Fauci said. ‘If you look at multiple definitions of what a pandemic is… multiple sustained transmissions of of a highly infectious agent in multiple regions of the globe.’

Dr. Fauci is definitely not an alarmist, and for him to use the word “pandemic” is a major red flag.

Researchers have said that the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected. I have also read that it doesn’t affect children nearly as bad (thank goodness) but that they could be silent carriers.

So to increase your chances of staying healthy, avoid crowded settings if possible. Especially if you are over 60, or have other chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system. 

I know I am going to try and avoid any crowds and try to avoid going to town. And if I have to go I will be very diligent about washing, using hand sanitizer and if it starts to get close to my area I will be wearing a mask and possible goggles when I go out. Guess it is a good time to practice my “What if I lived somewhere where I couldn’t go to the store every week”

What or are you planning to do?

5 Replies to “Coronavirus is NOT like the Flu”

  1. joani

    I’m feeling the same way. Staying out of crowds. Not going to a store unless absolutely necessary. Keeping the car full of gas. Scary!

    1. Post author

      It is and it worries me so much that so many people have no clue what this is and how bad it can be, I posted this in one of my FB groups and already have people telling me it is no big deal. Ugh drives me nuts but at least I can say I tried.
      Hope you are doing good.

  2. Nancy

    I am already staying home more. I have an overflowing pantry and 3 full freezers full. My potatoes and onions are in the ground. I still don’t have chickens so eggs and milk are my problem. I went to Walmart last week, wiped my buggy down good and 2 days later I had a runny nose and a knot that rolls around on my jaw! No fever, nothing else. I try to limit my Walmart trips to about once a month. We are retired, have cattle here at home and calves on wheat in the next county(only about 6 miles if you could drive straight there). I’ve wondered if everything gets shut down how we would get to those calves. I worry about all the people who are not taking this seriously. I am ordering some powdered milk today. My parents are in their early 90’s and keeping them at home will be a trick. They like to eat out, hair appointments and doctors too. By the way, I have read your blog for a good while. I love it.

    1. Post author

      Thank you. A tip for eggs I always get the big box then I come home and coat them all in mineral oil put in the fridge ( or you can put in a cool place) and they will keep at least 6 months. It does help to flip them once in a while to help maintain the integrity of the yolk. There have been times I haven’t flipped them but they were still good to use.
      I always wipe down my buggy not just the handle but all the top of it and people look at me so funny lol but think about it how many times to you touch the rest of it when shopping.
      It also worries me about the people not taking this seriously (and there are a lot of them). They are going to lose the window to get prepared. At least I can say I tried to warn as many as I could.
      Thanks for reading and stay safe