Friday, March 13, 2020

Taiwan's Simple Method For Testing For The Coronavirus

Taiwan has come up with a simple method for identifying the beginning of the coronavirus.  The method requires the individual to wake up in the morning and hold your breath for at least ten secondz and if the person does not cough, gag, sneeze, or feel a tightening of the chest, the individual probably does not have the coronavirus.

However, some doctors do not believe this simple method is not sufficient to identify the coronavirus and want more detailed testing for people who believe they may have the coronavirus,

While I don't know if Taiwan's simple method for testing for the coronavirus, it certainly can't hurt as a first stage for identifying the coronavirus considering Taiwan's excellent reputation in limiting the coronavirus so far.


Anonymous said...

Keep public areas in NYC clean! The city could do better! This is a wake up call for NYC!

Have you seen the subways, buses, and our schools? Each day the schools are supposed to be cleaned but the rules need to be monitored and enforced by diligent sups!

School bathrooms should always be stocked and checked throughout the day and not just at the end of the day!

Teachers your classes should be kept neat and clea!

On Friday custodian staff were cleaning and stocking bathrooms at my school and I am glad to see it!

We all have to keep our schools clean!

Anonymous said...

Sorry...Would the effected staff be eligible for diasbility if this is the case...???

Anonymous said...

HHMMMM..the world health org. recently noted that a 12 ft. distance between everyone should be observed to avoid corona transmission.

What are teachers supposed to do?

Thanks DeBlasio.

Mulgrew, are you listening?

Jonathan Halabi said...

This is false information.

CLAIM: There is a simple self-check that can be done every morning to see if you have the coronavirus. Take a deep breath and hold it for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without discomfort, stuffiness or tightness it proves there is no fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicating no infection.

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. Medical experts say that the test would not provide a clear indication of whether someone has the novel coronavirus.

THE FACTS: Social media users are sharing the false claim on platforms that include What’s App, Twitter and Facebook. The claim, which has three parts, first says that if a coronavirus patient goes to the hospital too late their lungs will experience 50 percent fibrosis, scarring of the lungs that restricts breathing. It goes on to suggest the 10 second breathing test, finally stating that drinking water every 15 minutes will kill the virus.

Social media users have falsely attributed the claims to Japanese doctors, Taiwanese experts and even Stanford University.

Lisa Kim, Stanford Health Care and school of medicine spokeswoman, said in an email that the widely distributed breathing test claim did not come from Stanford University. Despite medical experts and even the World Health Organization debunking these claims, social media users continue to share them on and off social media.

Dr. Robert Legare Atmar, an infectious disease specialist at Baylor College of Medicine, told The Associated Press that there is no clear evidence that coronavirus causes 50 percent pulmonary fibrosis.

Experts also said that the 10 second test being shared online would not be a reliable way to determine whether someone has the virus.

“This approach may be helpful in identifying persons with more serious lung disease,” Atmar said. But it will not identify persons who are infected and have mild to no symptoms.”

There are many things beyond coronavirus that could lead to restricted breathing, including asthma, anxiety or heart disease, said Dr. Gregory Poland, head of vaccine research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. All could make it difficult to hold your breath for 10 seconds, he said.

Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization has continuously updated their social media platforms to debunk false claims around the virus. The WHO Philippines Twitter account on Feb. 7 knocked down the claim about drinking water to avoid getting the virus.

“While staying hydrated by drinking water is important for overall health, it does not prevent coronavirus infection,” the WHO post stated.


This is part of The Associated Press’ ongoing effort to fact-check misinformation that is shared widely online, including work with Facebook to identify and reduce the circulation of false stories on the platform.

Here’s more information on Facebook’s fact-checking program:

Shady said...

Funny my dad told me about this weeks ago. One of my students told me he was scared of the virus and felt anxiety. I assured him that I am more scared and have more anxiety. If he wants to feel less stressed he needs to look for someone else. I am only a teacher and if he finds that person to let me know so I can speak to that person too.

This is some real racist bullshit DeBlasio the dummy. White kids in suburbs and Scarsdale get to stay home. Their lives matter but our blacks students can handle and overcome and even die. Their lives do not matter. What the fuck is de blasio dummy thinking?

Earlier tonight Deblasio was quoted and joking "until I see dead bodies on street corners - I am not calling off school." That is some fucked up shit. I am calling out sick 3 days this week, bitch.

Anonymous said...

Interestingly, I think Bloomberg would have cancelled school.

Anonymous said...

I am surprise ATR’s are still being transferred.
ATR’s can spread the virus from school to
school and go to another school and get it.
You are screwed being an ATR.

waitingforsupport said...

@Shady: i would expect nothing less from you. Why? Because you know what you need to do to protect yourself. What the hell. Do you think im going to wait for a dumbazz to tell me when to protect myself? Hell no. He's not looking out for me. Im looking ouy for me.

Anonymous said...


I believe it is only used in rural areas of Taiwan because of lack of health care facilities.