Feeling sick is part of the body’s attempts to preserve energy for the immune system and make you act in a way that signals to nearby people that you need help
In 1906 Eleanor Roosevelt bought a chicken-wire cage for hanging from the window of her New York City townhouse for first child, Anna, to nap in—a practice known as “airing” for city dwelling children.
Essentially, the thinking was that this was part of a process to toughen up the babies, and make them better able to withstand common colds. It was believed that exposing infants to cold temperatures—both outside and through cold-water bathing—would grant them a certain immunity to catching minor illnesses.
In 1967, US president Lyndon Johnson secretly ordered a study that concluded he would die at age 64. He died of a heart attack in 1973 at age 64.
On October 18, 2019, in New York, The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise. The exercise illustrated areas where public/private partnerships will be necessary during the response to a severe pandemic in order to diminish large-scale economic and societal consequences.
Deficiency of Vitamin D worsens respiratory tract infections. This is thought to be one of the reasons why there are fewer Flu cases in the summer.
A metastudy in 2017 with over 10k participants found that daily vitamin D doses reduced the chance of contracting respiratory infections by 19%.
In March 2020, a coronavirus conference has been canceled due to the coronavirus.
A Navy study showed that washing hands 5 times daily reduced incidence of respiratory infections by 45% over a two year period.
In 1981 Dean Koontz wrote a book “The Eyes of Darkness”. The chapter 39 it mentions a Chinese military lab outside of the city of Wuhan, where a deadly virus is invented as part of the country’s biological weapons warfare programme. Owing to the lab’s location, the virus is named ‘Wuhan-400’.