Why do some healthy young people die from coronavirus? The specialists have two explanations
Covid-19 "attacks" the most powerful of the elderly, but even young and apparently healthy people do not get rid of coronavirus. The news about the death of some adolescents, young people without previously diagnosed health problems has shocked us in recent weeks. Why do some healthy, young people die from the new coronavirus? The specialists have two explanations, which will be deepened by thorough research.
It remains one of the biggest mysteries of the current Covid-19 pandemic. In general, the disease causes severe complications to people past the age of 65 and those with certain conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity. However, there were also casualties among young people without health problems, including among medical personnel. In some cases, after the death, certain conditions with which the victim had not been diagnosed, in other words, was not known to be sick.
The researchers are facing this huge challenge, to discover the cause of the strange behavior of the coronavirus. Several theories have already been put forward. Some researchers believe that the amount of virus we are infected with is extremely important: we have been exposed directly and strongly, the complications can be serious. "A person with a high viral load has more virus particles than a small virus," says virusologist Alison Sinclair of Sussex University.
"We still do not know what the impact of viral load is on the symptoms of a person infected with Covid-19. It will be important to find out if there is a link between large viral loads and serious cases, ”added Sinclair.
In addition, the first data from China suggest that viral load is higher in patients with a more severe form of the disease, as is the case with SARS and influenza.
But other researchers argue that the main explanation lies in genes. Some of us are simply genetically predisposed to develop the most serious forms of Covid-19. Virology expert Michael Skinner from Imperial College in London explained, quoted by the Guardian: "It is quite possible that some of us may have a genetic particularity that will make us react much worse when we are infected with coronavirus."
"It may be a similar sensitivity of some people with Covid-19, and this makes them more acute due to serious side effects," Skinner added.
An example of such sensitivity is given by the herpes simplex virus. In some people, a genetic mutation that affects TLR3 cell receptors in the central nervous system makes them unable to react to the worst stroke of the virus, so they make a disease called herpex simplex encephalitis that can lead to seizures.
The health of 55-year-old British Prime Minister Boris Johnson decreased rapidly and on Sunday at 8.00 pm he was taken by ambulance and taken to the London hospital. After some analysis, he was sent to a private reserve. But the cough persisted and the prime minister suffocated, so on Monday he was transferred to intensive care, where he is now.
Boris Johnson goes through hard times, his life being endangered by contamination with the new coronavirus. On Friday, April 3, 55-year-old Johnson charged with fever, coughing and persistent fatigue. This came just a day after the test for COVID-19 came out positive. Knowing that he is robust and can carry "a mere cold" on his feet, Johnson has refused to step down from the government. On Sunday night, however, after a teleconference via Zoom, a doctor suggested that he quickly should call the ambulance because it is not good what is going on with him. At 20.00 he arrived at St. Thomas, and after some analysis, came to intensive care.
Despite the serious situation of the prime minister, a close relative of his told the Daily Mail that Boris Johnson is not connected to the mechanically assisted breathing apparatus. It happens 10 weeks before he turns 56, Boris goes through dramatic moments. He was forced to hand over the helm to the British Government's Foreign Minister Dominic Raab. It held on Tuesday the first government meeting on the COVID-19 crisis.
You can’t find a protective mask in pharmacies or it’s price is hitting you? If you want to protect yourself, a mask to cover the mouth and nose can be made at home. However, a textile mask is not as effective as a surgical one, but it is very useful during this period. If you do not know how to sew, with a scissors, a piece of material and two hair bands you can make a protective mask.
The American Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has reverted to previous recommendations made in the context of the pandemic and currently believes that wearing simple masks in textiles could slow the spread of coronavirus.
Instructions for making your home a protective mask
The material used should be cut in such a way that it is wide and long enough to cover your nose and mouth
The material should be bent at length.
At each end tie a hair elastic.
Bring the ends tied inwards.
Arrange the mask near the mouth and nose and fasten the elastics behind the ears.
It is important to know:
•Simple surgical masks have a much higher protection than textiles.
• Even if we wear a mask, we must keep at least 3 steps away from the others.
•We disinfect / wash our hands before and after putting on our masks and do not touch them when wearing them.
•After each use, the textile masks must be washed: a washing machine is sufficient.
•Such textile masks are especially useful in places where physical distance is difficult to maintain: queues, small shops or pharmacies, crowded means of transport, etc.
• This recommendation can be used as an additional public health measure.
• The CDC emphasizes that textile masks should not be worn by children under 2 years of age or by persons with respiratory problems.
• The materials from which the textile masks are made do not sufficiently protect the hospital environment.
•The World Health Organization strongly recommends wearing surgical masks or special protective masks in the hospital environment.
The coronavirus pandemic forces most people to dramatically change their daily routine, given to the isolation measures taken by the authorities. It is important to organize our time correctly and have a productive quarantine.
5 important elements in a day's program!
In this written schedule we must keep in mind, in writing, five elements daily:
• Basic activities (eg hygiene, meal, study / service, interpersonal relationship, play / relaxation, sleep). •Psychologists stress the importance of dieting "which needs to be controlled rigorously to be healthy" and sports activities, both of which contribute to maintaining good health.
•At least one behavior that we enjoy: watching a movie / reading a book / sport, etc.
•At least one defining behavior in our personality: "If we are sociable / extroverted, we can call for social support those who need it."
•At least one behavior related to our set of values / principles and then we focus on making decisions: "If generosity is a value for you, you can volunteer to help in this period," details the psychologist.
Socializing behaviors seen as an antidote to stress: “Physical isolation does not mean psychosocial isolation. In this process of socialization, although it is good to plan many activities together in the couple / family, it must be left a personal space, ”explains David.
The program must be checked, that’s the best way to respect the schedule.
The psychologist states that "it is important for someone to check us, once or twice a day, that we follow and implement the schedule, especially for those of us who know we have difficulties in self-discipline. This supportive monitoring is fundamental especially for the elderly in isolation and can be done by relatives or friends. " If the schedule is not implemented effectively, David recommends "we analyze the causes, eliminate them and redo it until it becomes accepted."
"These practices will become a new healthy routine of life, some things can be kept then in the post-crisis period!", Concludes the psychologist.
China seems to be hit by a new wave of coronavirus. People in the northeast of the country can only leave the house for strictly necessary shopping. This time it would be a form of the virus that has mutated. The symptoms of the infection appear later and the disease is more difficult to cure. Authorities imposed containment measures on the affected area.
Chinese officials have imposed quarantine restrictions on two cities in northeast China's Jilin province. Jilin is part of a larger province in the Dongbei region - home to more than 100 million people. Health authorities have raised the alert in the area, writes express.co.uk.
About 40,000 residents of Jilin and Shulan were tested for coronavirus after officials were alerted to a possible new outbreak.
In Jilin, authorities stopped all major transport links to and from neighboring cities until further notice. In Shulan, all villages and residential complexes were closed after a similar outbreak of COVID-19 cases last week.
Residents are allowed to leave their homes only for essential reasons, but not more than two hours, once every two days. However, delivery services have been largely shut down, and anti-fever drugs are banned from pharmacies to prevent people from hiding their symptoms.
Schools, public places and public transport have been closed. Children can only play outside if they wear masks, and health care workers have returned to protective equipment, writes Bloomberg.
Strict measures have raised concerns, as people believed the nation's worst epidemic was over. The fear spread to nearby areas, although no cases have been officially reported in those places.
The virus in the new outbreak has mutated
The new virus that hit northeast China is behaving differently from the one in Wuhan, and researchers say it has undergone mutations. Patients in China's new outbreaks appear to be carrying the virus for a longer period of time and need a longer recovery time. In addition, the symptoms of the disease are felt more than two weeks after infection, say Chinese specialists, which makes it difficult to detect new cases.
However, it seems that patients rarely have a fever, and the virus affects only the lungs, not the other organs as is the case with the form discovered in Wuhan. Moreover, it is believed that the new form of coronavirus is actually exported from abroad, the analysis of the strain of the new form of the virus resembling that of Russia.
The coronavirus spreads and continuously affects everyone, no matter where, on plane or ground. The virus resulted a new record for the world's longest commercial flight in distance, after an Air Tahiti Nui plane was forced to fly from French Polynesia to France in an epic, nonstop, 16-hour trip across 9,765-miles.
On March 14, Air Tahiti Nui flight TN064 from Tahiti to Paris became the longest recorded scheduled passenger flight by distance, The Independent reports. It took it flight from Papeete at 3 a.m., on the local time, on Saturday and touched the ground at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris at 6:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, according to the New York Post.
Though the flight there is a stop in Los Angeles to pick up passengers and refuel, but not this time, due to imposed bans, it was prohibited for the planes that have at the board foreign nations that have been to Europe, to enter the U.S.
From start to finish, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner reportedly spent about 15 hours and 45 minutes flying.
Though the Saturday flight happend because of the current travel ban, it beaten the distance record for a 9,534-mile passenger flight between Singapore and Newark, established by Singapore Airlines.
What are the top 10 longest flights?
- Singapore Airlines: Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN): 9,521 miles; 18 hours, 45 minutes
- Qatar Airways: Auckland (AKL) to Doha (DOH): 9,032 miles; 17 hours, 40 minutes
- Qantas: Perth (PER) to London Heathrow (LHR): 9,010 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- Emirates: Auckland (AKL) to Dubai (DXB): 8,824 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- United Airlines (until October 27) and Singapore Airlines (starting November 2): Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN): 8,770 miles; 17 hours, 15-50 minutes
- United Airlines: Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD): 8,596 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- Qantas: Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) to Sydney (SYD): 8,578 miles; 17 hours, 15 minutes
- United Airlines and Singapore Airlines: San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN): 8,446 miles; 16 hours, 35-40 minutes
- Delta Air Lines: Johannesburg (JNB) to Atlanta (ATL): 8,439 miles; 16 hours, 27 minutes
- Etihad: Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Los Angeles (LAX): 8,390 miles; 16 hours, 30 minutes