Coronavirus is the virus which causes COVID-19, which is a highly contagious and moderately dangerous virus which has since last year spread across the globe and is currently responsible for over 100K deaths and at least 2 million positive infections conformed by antigen tests. These tests are currently hard to obtain and are only available from dedicated resources in conjunction with certified health centers who are working with authorities agencies to ensure that correct numbers are collected for the understanding of how the pandemic is spreading in the population. These antigen tests are now available privately through dedicated companies such as The Online Clinic, who are established, trusted and licensed for private testing in the UK.
To learn more information about the available antigen testing programs available right now, please learn more before considering the home testing method.
Coronavirus testing is now available via specific labs in the UK for less than 180GBP from licensed providers. This tests for the presence of the genetic signature (RNA) of SARS-CoV-2, and soon will see the availability of antibody testing to examine if the host has already had the illness and now has developed some form of protection from the illness. This type of test is accurate to the point of letting you know that while you have already had the illness and should be safe to get back to work, there may be the possibility to be reinfected with different strains of the coronavirus which makes this an unreliable test for immunity. However, the test does offer value in the sense that if you are worried that you could have infected others or was invested with it previously the following exposure and will allow people to make better judgments in the future in protection and also to help notify people whom you may have had to contact with!
In the coming weeks, the government will need to prepare for the next phase of the COVID-19 failed response by the WHO. Attention, therefore, must turn to antibody testing to complement antigen testing. It is paramount that effort is directed to support innovators who are working in this field, to enable a secure supply chain of high quality, validated products.
During the early breakout phase of this disease, there have been a number of mistakes about masks whereby the WHO and other official news outlets repeated false information that masks were not effective in protecting against coronavirus, this was incorrect false and factually wrong information whereby news outlets and the WHO made serious errors which excavated the pandemic spreading. These thoroughly discredited organizations will pay for this error going forward as funding has already been pulled from Trump in the USA and there will be further questions facing the origins of such false information being propagated by such a highly regarded former authority.
With correct testing and effective quarantining and abundant use of homemade masks, we can help mitigate this illness in the most effective way, allowing our communities to get back to business, albeit, things like schools and preschools will not be open for a long time. While it is less likely that young adults, children, and minors suffer from serious illnesses or complications from this illnesses, they are still vulnerable to catching this and the easy transmission means that children who are difficult to protect with the use of masks will be at greater risk of physical isolation until we can work out how to better protect children without the use of masks.
CFlu Immunisation in the UK
Bird Flu Immunisation in the UK - does it exist?
No, there is no immunization in the UK or anywhere else that will currently immunize people against the Bird Flu virus.
Currently, many countries are trying to develop a Bird Flu immunization vaccine and many health organizations are working to make sure access is gained as quickly as possible once one is developed and available.
From the onset of a full-blown Bird Flu pandemic in the UK it may take up to 6 months for a Bird Flu immunization vaccination to be developed and made available in the necessary quantities.
Without immunization, what should you do in a flu pandemic?
Until such time as a Bird Flu Immunisation has been developed and made available in the UK, the only sensible approach to your health and well being and that of your family is one of protection and prevention.
Drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza may help to prevent being infected by the H5N1 Bird Flu virus but neither of those drugs is a Bird Flu immunization. How Tamiflu and Relenza work is to inhibit the growth of the Influenza A type virus in the human body. Taking these drugs will inhibit and prevent the growth of the Bird Flu virus before the secondary and more serious complications take place. It is these secondary complications such as Pneumonia and breathing difficulties that can be the cause of death.
Tamiflu is used to treat some types of flu in patients who have had symptoms of the flu for 2 days or less. Tamiflu is in a class of drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors. These drugs work by stopping the growth and spread of the Bird Flu virus in your body. Tamiflu helps shorten the time you have flu symptoms like nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, muscle aches, tiredness, headache, fever, and chills.
For more detailed information about what steps you can take to prevent getting the Bird Flu, visit the relevant page entitled and Relenza.
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