Throughout history, there have been number of pandmics of diseases, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. One of the most devastating pandemics was the Black Death, which killed an estimated 75-200 million people in the 14th century.
1 . Pandemic in Human history
The current pandemics are HIV/AIDS and coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19).
Other recent pandemics include the 1918 influenza pandemic (Spanish flu) and the 2009 flu pandemic (H1N1)
2. COVID-19 viruses
Coronaviruses are a large family of Viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe disease such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome(nCoV)
The novel virus which transmits between persons is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. So people have no any defenses in the immunity system against the virus so far.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
3. Basic protective measures against virus
The most effective way suggested are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue, and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing advised by WHO
4.Does TCM Cure COVID-19 virus
As the most affected country, China prevented the novel virus from spreading at all cost and dispatched national resources to support the severely affected cities.
Since 20 feb,2020, more and more doctors started to combine the traditional Chinese medicine with western medicine to treat the diseases. According to the enormous clinical data, the TCM involved treatment decreased the death rate and increased the cure rate dramatically. It was proved that TCM treatment vitally changed trend of virus diseases not only for the early mild stage but also for saving the very critical cases.
5.How TCM treat COVID-19 virus
As well known, TCM treat patients holistically not simply kill the pathological factors (e.g. viruses) but also regulate the immunity system to fight against any invaders. Meanwhile, TCM doctors prescribe herbal remedy based not only on the disease but also the differentiation of individual clinical conditions.
As the updated number of the confirmed cases roaring, NHS is on the severely shortage of providing medical service. We opened a landline for you in need of suggestions or herbal teas or other traditional natural treatment.
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Drafted by Dr. Zeng
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