Hi Charlene, about that people coming from china, You are right , for us is too close for confort, Imagine what that virus will do to our already weak inmune system, I don t want to even think about it … best wishes
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts re: this new virus. Yes, it is a bit scary for those of us with compromised immune systems. It sounds as though it is a pretty common virus (or type of virus anyway) but can be most dangerous to seniors and those who have other underlying conditions/weakened immune systems, which includes us. I sure hope they figure out how to contain it soon. I’m not wearing a mask obsessively, but I see people wearing them in the city I live. Here’s hoping it can be addressed soon and the spread stops: people have to be smart about this, and self-isolate and seek medical treatment if they suspect they are infected.
Yes, I agree with you that the media has blown this a bit out of proportion, however I’ve also read from credible sites that the numbers of those infected in China is significantly under-reported. Many die from the flu you’re right, and of those, many are seniors or those of us with weakened immune systems which includes many of us living with IPF/PF. Important to be diligent and proactive for our health, but I agree no need to panic at this time. A good topic of discussion among patients though…
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