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Destination Death

Season 1, Episode 11 · 1 year ago

EP12 2019 Novel Coronavirus

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Here's what you need to know about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus! I will say that the same day that i recorded this there was an update to the amount of cases in the US. The husband of a woman who traveled to Wuhan has contracted the virus from her. However they are both hospitalized and are in good condition.

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Hello and welcome back for welcome todetiny on death, and today's topic is one that I decided to do a couple daysago, after a really good response on the instagram page for this show and itis at destination, death podcast in case you are not aware, this topic isn't really super deathrelated and kind of falls more into the medical corner category. But it is avery, very hot topic right now, so I figured I would do it the properjustice of giving it an entire episode. I have the day off today, so I'm goingto record this and then I really really badly need to go grocery shopping andThursday is datenight for my boyfriend and I so we will probably go to the gymtogether later, and I think that this episode willprobably go up tomorrow so on Friday. So I hope that you guys had a greatThursday and have an even better Friday. So for this episode I really want toput in as much information as I can so that you guys can make an educateddecision for yourself and your family on whether or not you think that thisis a threat to you. So before we get any further. Let's hitup my disclaimer, the information in this podcast, as well as those thatfollow, is information righdily available on the Internet. I've spentmy own time researching these events and have included only information Ideem necessary in describing the events to my audience. That being said, someinformation topics and aspent opinions expressed from this point on, could beconsidered explicit, grotesque and or off pudding, listen with your owndiscretion.

So let's talk about coronaviruses. Whatare they and where do they come from? So coronaviruses are a group of Vira. I didn't want to keep saying virus aslike the plural of virus. I'm pretty sure that's what it is, but I looked itup and it said that Vira could possibly be a plural version. If it's wrong,don't shoot me, okay, I I'm just going to keep saying it. So there are a group of Vira that areresponsible for a lot of upper respiratory infections, and this groupincludes the virus responsible for the common cold, which literally almosteveryone should have at least one cold in their lifetime. It is incrediblyhard to avoid because it's so easily transmitted between humans, I'm sure a lot of people where I workhave gotten the cold. Recently I work in a place that is we're all touching and using the samethings all the time, which makes it very easy for one personto get everyone else sick. So the common symptoms of Corona Vira areRunni, nose, headache, cough sore throat fever and a general feeling ofbeing unwell. So I know that all of you have felt these before some of them aresuper irritating. I know sore throat cough and runny nose. Make me like the most uncomfortable. I thinkthat a runny nose is honestly the worst thing that could possibly happen to me.So most of the CORONAVIRA are not deadlyand well resolve themselves. Within days to weeks, however, there are twoknown cases of coronavirus that have...

...evolved to become extremely deadly anddangerous and those are merrs and SARS. So, let's start with Mers or MiddleEast Respiratory Syndrome, and let me start by saying that this infection isincredibly rare, so it affects less than a thousand people in the UnitedStates every year, and I know Bat, a thousand people might sound like a lotbut think about the population of the United States. A thousand people islike a drop in the bucket, so the issue with this virus is itlikes to affect people that are already immuno compromised. So these people aremuch more likely to die from Mers and the other problem with Murs is, as itcauses severe respiratory illness with fever, shortness of breath, low Oto,saturation, diarrhea and vomiting. So immediately, just listing off thosesymptoms sounds way worse than just having the common cold so about four out of every ten peoplewill die from Ers, which is about forty percent mortality, and that isincredibly dangerous for a virus. Treatment for Mers includes fevermanagement, O to treatment and other treatments, to stabilize vital organsand decrease symptoms. So I think that obviously, the the mainproblem with Mers is going to be. Respiratory failure and a lot of peoplethat well get myrs are people that haveemphysema, which is a disease of the longs COPD. Another disease of thelongs people with diabetes and people that have cancers, people that areconstantly in and out of the hospital things like that. So really the only thing you can do for itbecause, like other viruses, there's no...

...way to treat it with antibiotics is tocontrol the symptoms. And hopefully you know get you to the point where youcan get over it yourself. A lot of people, however, that are alreadyimmuno compromised. Just cannot do this, so their body is already to the pointwhere they're like I've had enough. I can't do anymore and then you getsicker from Mers, and it just takes you completely out. So it is worth noting that this diseaseoriginated in the Middle East from obviously the name, and it is mainlyisolated to those Middle Eastern countries and all of the knownoutbreaks have started from areas in Asia or the Middle East. So anyone that has been infected withthis and caused an outbreak in another country got it from somewhere in the MiddleEast. The first outbreak was in Jordan and itstarted in two thousand and twelve, so that is the first known outbreak ofMerse. The second dangerous coronavirus isSARS, which I mentioned earlier so Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. SARSwas first reported in Asia in February of two thousand and three, the illnessspread to more than two dozen countries, including North America, South America,Europe and Asia before the outbreak was contained. So you know it touched. A lot of placesoriginated in Asia. So, like I said again, all the people that brought itto these other countries had to have contracted it from Asia where itstarted. I don't know if you're catching this,that I'm getting on a little bit of a trend. So, since two thousand and four,however, there have not been any known cases of SARS reported anywhere in theworld. So...

...as far as the CDC is concerned, thisdisease is no longer an issue. It's it's no longer a thing. No one else hasbeen diagnosed with it since two thousand and four. So that is theactual website on the CDC that tells you about. This is archived so, like you can't even the noone's updating it. It's all like old information. So even though it's true that there aren't any more cases of it,'s still something to talk about for reasons that I'll discuss in a couplemoments. So symptoms of SARS are high fever. Headache overall feeling ofdiscomfort and bodyache so sounds a lot similar to symptoms of a common cold. Some people also have mild respiratorysymptoms at the outset, so towards the end and about ten percentto twenty percent of patients have diarrhea so not nearly as awful as Mer sounds, butstill pretty awful worse than a common cold, definitely not as bad as Merse. So after two to seven days, SARSpatients may develop a dry cough and most of the SARS patients will developpneumonia at some point during their sickness and the mortality rate for SARS isabout one in ten, so ten percent, which is significantly less dangerous thanMerse, but still incredibly dangerous for a virus from the class ofcoronavirus. So those are the two most deadly Virafrom the coronavirus class. So let's go over what we currently know about theWohan or novel coronavirus, as it has now been named by the CDC. So this all being said, I'd like topoint out that it is possible that this...

...outbreak has been happening for monthswithout anyone outside of China knowing- and this is because China tried toconceal the information about the virus from the general public, there's beeninformation to suggest that journalists that wanted to release the informationon the virus we're getting arrested. This is not something that I'm going todiscuss with any opinion on this episode. I just would like to put that out there so that you can forman opinion on it. I think that the that has caused a bigger issue than the actual virusitself, so, let's get into the novel coronavirus started in China, obviously,for a while, it was named after the Wohan city which it originated in. Ithas now been renamed to the novel coronavirus and early on many of the patients inthe outbreak. In Wohan, China reported that they had some link to a largeseafood and animal market and many many illnesses begin inanimals and are then subsequently transferred to humans. So many human viruses are also able to betransfoled transferred to animals. We don't really study as much what's being transferredto animals. I think that that kind of sucks, I think it would be helpful toknow because you know if we transfer something to an animal it mutates inthat group of animals and then as retransferred back to us. That could be something worth puttingsome research into, but as a quick side note, this is justanother example. A lot of dairy cows in the UK are producing milk, that isinfused...

...laced with Merca or methicillanresistant Stafffocakus, Orios and Mersa is something that naturally lives onour skin staff. Orious is something that frequently will live on theoutside of our bodies. It lives. Sometimes it will live in the in like your throat in the back of yourthroat they're relatively harmless, it's agrand, positive bacteria, but it is a opportunist pathagin. So what that basically means as it canlive safely on and inside us. However, in the event that thereisinflammation or a cut in the skin, and it's able to do some damage, that iswhen we can get really sick, so methasellen resistant staff Oris is something incrediblydangerous. It can cause sepsus very quickly and trust me. You do not want thisinside your body inside your intestines. I stopped drinking milk a long time ago,not trying to convince anyone, but I'm just letting you know, and anyway that was a quick side note.We can maybe do an episode on Mersa sometime in the future on medicalcorner, but just as an example of animals transmitting diseases to humans, whatever so back to the novelcoronavirus. Currently, it's believed to have been transmitted via animals oranimal products. New cases are believed to have been spread through person toperson transfer. The issue that this is the lungs aresuch an easy thing to target for a virus. They're large they're, easy toadhere to and the lungs are sterile inside. So there isn't really a goodway for the body to mount an immune...

...response in enough time so beingsterile inside the lungs mean there should not be any microorganisms insideyour lungs, whether that's good bacteria, bad bacteria x, Y andzbacteria, whatever it is, so it's really easy for a virus to getin your lungs and not be not encounter any other microorganism that couldpossibly remove it or kill it or you know whatever. So. Transmission of these viruses occursfrom contact with sputum, mucus or airborne particles from an infectedperson. Four confirmed two thousand andnineteen novel Coronavirus Infections, reported illnesses, have ranged frompeople being like kind of sick to people being severely ill andsubsequently dying and symptoms include fever, cough andshortness of breath. So shortness of breath normally isn'tsomething that you would get from a common cold. Some people do people that are already sick and get acommon cold will have shortness of breath, but shortness of breath isdefinitely dangerous. It's more dangerous than a common cold. So the CDC believes at this time that thesymptoms of novel coronavirus May Appear in as few as two days or as longas fourteen days after exposure. So this is very similar to theincubation period of the Murris virus. So keep that in the back of your mind, it is currently the belief of the CDCthat this coronavirus is not as deadly asmers or SARS, but has some of thesame characteristics as those two viruses. So currently it's believed that thenovel corronavirus has evolved from SAR.

So, like I said before, there has notbeen an outbreak of SARS since two thousand and four. However, they believe that this novelcoronavirus is a offset or a mutation from that SARS virus this virus. This is really importantfor you guys to listen to right here. The virus is currently killing lessthan four percent of people infected four percent mortality. So I think I was reading in China.There have been like thousands and thousands of people infected right solike some well just put out a random number, three thousano right. So if we multiply threethousand timespoint there or four, that means a hundred and twenty people will die out of every three thousandpeople infected. That is like nothing that is such a lot. Mortality rate and the many of the people that havebeen infected and have died are people that are already immuno compromised,the most likely to die from this are infants and the elderly. So currently, in the United States,there have been five confirmed cases on the virus and all five people werepeople that have travelled to wohan China within the past. Fourteen days there has been no evidence to suggestthat the virus has been spread person to person within the United States and all flights from Wuhan. China arenow being routed through one of five US airports and CDCofficials are on the ground at those airports to test passengers from thoseflights for the virus.

So there you have it it's a lot ofinformation. How do you feel now? Are we feelingbetter about it? Currently, I'm not worried about thenew coronavirus. I think it's being blown way out of proportion, probablybecause everyone thinks that it's bigger than what it is, becauseChina tried to cover it up for a little bit, but the mortality rate is so low thatit's much more likely that I'm going to die from a car accident than from thiscoronavirus. I do certainly understand the concern,though I mean we always hear about new infections and viruses, and that issuper scary, but I think the thing to remember is that micro organisms likethese go through hundreds and hundreds of generations in the span of a coupledays, so they're constantly evolving and creating new mutations, and I thinkthe important thing here is going to be the response of our biorologist and theCDC to these new diseases because they're the ones who are really goingto inform us about how to keep ourselves safe. So with that, I hope that you guysaren't super worried. I'm certainly not. I appreciate all the hard work that theCC is doing to keep us informed and safe. Don't trust all the news outletsmaking this thing a bigger deal than it is. I know that it's a hard thing to dowhen it already kind of feels like the world is ending, but to keep yourselfsafe, don't touch your face. If your hands aren't clean, don't like breathe in someone else's air, I guesswhen they've, just coughed or spat or sneeze cover your sneezes, wash your handsfrequently in warm water, water, warm...

...water sang happy birthday to yourselftwice, while you're washing also- and I mean you- can use alcohol based hand sanitizer but like hand. SANITIZERis also like part of the reason that these things are constantly evolving so quickly, I'm personally anti hand sanitizer, butyou know do you if it makes you feel better. So with that, I hope that you guys havea great Friday and a good weekend, and I will catch up with you guys later,don't forget to follow the show on destination TA PODCAST ON I.

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