Does garlic protect against coronavirus?
On the social media, you can often find folk tips for protection against coronavirus. So, many authors recommend garlic for prevention - but does it make sense?
According to the WHO, garlic is a wholesome product that does have an antimicrobial effect. However, there is no evidence that its use can protect against a new coronavirus - and even more so in the treatment.
During the outbreak of an epidemic in China, people often resorted to similar folk methods - and this did not always end well. The South China Morning Post reported a woman from Zhejiang who read online that raw garlic protects against coronavirus and ate about 16 heads (about 1.5 kilograms) in two weeks. When she went to the hospital with suspected coronavirus, she showed no signs of illness. Instead, she was hospitalized with a sore throat caused by eating garlic - because of the edema, she could hardly speak.
Summarizing the available data: if you feel calmer and close ones are not against a specific smell, a little garlic will not hurt - for example, in the form of cream soup or garlic croutons. But you should not wait for a magical effect and neglect other preventive measures of COVID-19.
Arnold Schwarzenegger advices fans to stay home, while the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies.
The battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies, celebrities are using their social networks to urge people to help stop the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who in a posted video is feeding his pet donkey and miniature pony in the kitchen, is consequently asking his fans to consider the safety of everyone around.
In the clip Schwarzenegger is spending quality time with Whiskey the pony and Lulu the donkey while staying at home, the celebrity is arguing that limiting time spent in public isn't all that bad.
"See, the important thing is that you stay at home, because there's a curfew now. No one is allowed out. Especially someone who is, like, 72 years old (referring to himself). After you are 65, you are not allowed out of the house anymore in California. So we stay home and we eat here," Schwarzenegger mentions.
The star is telling his furry friends: "We don't go out, we don't go to restaurants, we don't do anything like that anymore here."
Schwarzenegger told his 4.4 million Twitter followers that they are the one who can protect older people with weaker immune systems and not only, but everyone around so people will not contact the deadly virus.
"Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this together," Schwarzenegger highlighted in his tweet.
Who said quarantine should be boring? The sensational idea of a mother to avoid routine.
Who said that isolation at home during the COVID-19 pandemic must be boring, become a nightmare and a torment? Young mother Rachael Havenhand woke up locked up in the house with her two 8- and 5-year-old daughters and had a sensational idea.
While most of the countries are starting to each quarantine restrictions, there are still many families that are scared to go out and return to their old life. According to wordmeters.info, there are currently almost 5 million confirmed cases and more than 323.715 deaths, while around 2% of those people infected are either in serious or critical condition.
On top of the list, we see the US with 93,110 deaths, followed by the UK with 35,681 cases and Italy with almost 33.000 victims. The good news is that we see the number of new infections going down, which means that the quarantine restrictions that have been implemented are starting to take effect.
As the gyms and fitness centers are yet to stay closed for the foreseeable future, Rachael Havenhand (28) from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, is a fitness instructor and has been forced to stay home for two weeks now. Since mid-March, the British government has ordered the closure of cinemas and theaters.
Self-isolated overnight with her two daughters Gabriella (8 years old) and Florence (5 years old), Rachael took her cellphone and bought a lot of "decorative nonsense" from eBay. She did not spend more than 300 pounds and woke up to the door with over 200 kg of brightly colored objects.
Helped by the two little girls, the mother got on the job and turned the oppressive and colorful house anost in beige and cream shades into a real Barbie doll house.
"We spend a lot of time in the kitchen because here girls do their homework and here they spend 4-5 hours a day preparing snacks or food. So I started the decorations with the kitchen, then followed the hall, the living room, the stairs and the bedroom, ”Havenhand told the Daily Mail.
After the house was filled with colors, the mood of the house changed radically. The colors he used were pink, purple, green with several shades, blue, cherry and yellow.
And because the entire house has become a toy for the three housewives, they continue to use their creativity to the full and still paint the walls with abstract shapes and childish designs, which, later, Mother Rachael transforms into murals. Obviously, after the girls fall asleep.
Americans, in circles. This is what social distance in New York parks looks like
This are new pictures from the favorite promenade areas of New Yorkers at the end of last week. In order to avoid overcrowding in the parks and to help comply with the rules of social distance, the authorities drew circles in which no more than six people could enter.
The New York authorities extended the recommendation to stay at home to the citizens of this state until mid-June, given that here alone the balance of infections with the new coronavirus exceeded 350,000 months, May 18, and the death toll had reached 28,325.
However, it did not stop New Yorkers from taking advantage of the beautiful weather to go for a walk. To help enforce the rules of social distance, police drew several circles in areas preferred by city dwellers and numerous patrols were sent to the field to discourage the formation of groups of more than six people.
Police also handed out protective masks to those who did not have them, given that for several days there has been talk of the excessive zeal of the New York City authorities towards people caught not respecting the rules of social distance.
The governor of New York relies on the common sense of the citizens to keep the spread of the new coronavirus under control. "I can't tell you what will happen. If people are smart, we will see increases in the number of diseases, but we will not see a peak, "said Andrew Como,.
Italians are singing during the lockdown.📢
Italy is one of the most affected countries in the world by COVID-19, with 17,660 confirmed cases and 1,266 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. That's the largest outbreak that is still happening outside of China.
Italy is under national lockdown until April 3, on Wednesday evening, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that supermarkets and pharmacies would be the only retailers to remain open in Italy, while everything else is closed.
Even in such situation, people don’t give up. Neighbors singing a patriotic folk song in Siena, a city in central Italy's Tuscany region, motivated the rest of the country to start singing and dancing so spreading a positive thought and health wishes.
Videos of Italian citizens singing and dancing from various cities and towns made a boom on the social media, in videos are show people singing from balconies and windows in attempt to boost morale, confidence and stay strong during this hard times.
How the coronavirus pandemic changed the world: 12 photos
From partitions in cafes to thermal imagers in shopping centers. The coronavirus pandemic has greatly changed our world - many previously unaccustomed precautions have now become the norm. And they may well remain even after a complete victory over COVID-19. This applies to disinfection, social distance, face masks and other important aspects of our safety. Here are 12 examples of how the world has now begun to adapt to a new reality.
1. In one of the gyms in Hong Kong, glass partitions were installed separating cardiovascular equipment. Such barriers are designed to reduce the risk of the spread of viral infections transmitted by airborne droplets.
2. In the same room there is also a spray of a disinfectant that destroys bacteria, viruses and mold spores in the air.
3. In one of McDonald's, a thermal imager now stands at the entrance, which checks the temperature of all visitors.
4. A restaurant in Shanghai sprays visitors with a disinfectant solution.
5. And now Starbucks in Taipei looks like - at least some protection against direct contact.
6. In some institutions, dishes are disinfected directly at guests table.
7. And in one of Beijing's restaurants, take-away orders are delivered to the door by a robot.
8. In a number of Chinese schools, students at the entrance to the class are now processed from and to.
9. In shopping centers in Asia, escalators began to be supplemented with UV sterilizers that destroy germs and viruses on handrails.
10. And in the shopping center of Bangkok there was a robot that measures the temperature of all people passing by it. So you can quickly identify the patient.
11. In many restaurants, guests began to receive paper bags in which you can remove the mask for meals.
12. A supermarket in Denmark installed a mobile station for washing hands at the entrance - it can be used before shopping and after.