2.29.2020

Did you see the video of the Dad and little girl JUST released from quarantine? And how he is coughing non-stop? Does the Coronavirus know it's got a 14 day limit on symptoms? LOL

https://www.foxnews.com/media/pa-family-coronavirus-quarantine-released


If any of you have seen the video of the interview with this guy, you just HAVE to wonder... has anyone bothered to tell the Coronavirus it has to show symptoms in 14 days?  Because... hello?  The guy starts coughing - can't stop - and takes a sip of his daughter's water bottle - hands it back to her and she drinks from it.

They were literally just released from quarantine... and my first thought was that 14 days is a pretty 'standard' "Meh, symptoms should probably show up by then" given.  But then I saw an article from Reuters that a guy in China showed symptoms 27 days later and yes, tested positive.

I'm hoping this Dad, Frank Wucinski contacts his doctor to get tested again.  And if I was him, I'd personally be telling them to retest me regularly for the next 2 weeks just be sure!  Especially if I was full time parent of a beautiful little toddler, like he is.

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The CDC suggests symptoms usually appear within 14 days - based on MERS-CoV viruses - because Coronavirus is new so they don't know how it functions.  They have to compare to similar viruses.

Source:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html


Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure*:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

But wait!  It's possible that the Coronavirus never got the message on how long it's allowed to incubate before it rears it's ugly head... this guy didn't show symptoms for 27 days and then, YEP, tested positive.


Source:  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-incubation/coronavirus-incubation-could-be-as-long-as-27-days-chinese-provincial-government-says-idUSKCN20G06W


Coronavirus incubation could be as long as 27 days, Chinese provincial government says


SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A 70-year-old man in China’s Hubei Province was infected with coronavirus but did not show symptoms until 27 days later, the local government said on Saturday, meaning the virus’ incubation period could be much longer than the presumed 14 days.

A longer incubation period could complicate efforts to contain spread of the epidemic that has so far killed more than 2,000 people and spread outside China.

The man, only identified by his family name, Jiang, on Jan. 24 drove his car back to Shennongjia, in northwestern Hubei, from eastern Ezhou, where he had close contact with his sister, who had been infected, according to the government website of Hubei, the virus epicenter.

He had a fever on Feb. 20 and tested positive for coronavirus a day later, according to the government statement.




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There are currently over 83,000 confirmed cases of the virus worldwide with over 78,000 cases in mainland China. The United States has recorded 60 cases and 33 of those 60 have been in the state of California. Thus far, there have been over 2,800 deaths recorded.







*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.