A top doctor warned that millions of asthma patients and all Britons who received the flu vaccine at the NHS should make fewer contacts to avoid a serious illness caused by the coronavirus.
The NHS considers adults with long-term illnesses, including respiratory diseases, necessary to receive a free flu shot every winter.
Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, said the social distance advice for these high-risk groups was “very strong”.
It follows the government’s advice that those who are at increased risk of serious coronavirus disease should be particularly strict if they follow the social distancing measures announced yesterday.
The British called for more clarity about who exactly falls into this category, considering that health conditions are so common today.
Asthmatics are more likely to become seriously ill when receiving COVID-19. But they are not more likely to get the error than anyone else.
Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England, said that people who receive a free flu shot should be extra careful when making contacts at the BBC breakfast
Asthmatics are more likely to become seriously ill when receiving COVID-19. But they are not more likely to catch the mistake than anyone else (camp)
Professor Van-Tam from Westminster said that social restrictions apply to everyone who is given the flu shot, except children.
WHAT IS THE CURRENT ADVICE FOR ASTHMATICS?
The government has now indicated that everyone is starting to reduce contact with others. This is known as “social distancing” and helps to reduce the spread of the virus.
If you have asthma and have no symptoms of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water.
- Use handkerchiefs to wipe your nose or get a sneeze, and then immediately put them in the trash can.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.
- Avoid unnecessary interactions with other people. This means avoiding large gatherings, shaking hands or hugging people, and making unnecessary trips, especially by public transport.
- Avoid public venues like bars, restaurants and cinemas.
- If it is possible in your job, try working from home.
- Continue to take all of the usual asthma medication as usual.
- If someone you live with develops symptoms of COVID-19, you need to stay in your home for 14 days.
If you have asthma and have mild symptoms of COVID-19 (cough or fever), you should stay at home for seven to 14 days.
If symptoms worsen after seven days, or have not gone away, or if you have difficulty breathing, ask 111 for advice or 999 for emergency care.
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When asked about asthmatics, he told BBC Breakfast: “I don’t want to go into every single risk group, but we say it’s the people who are offered flu vaccines, except for children who fit this risk category, people, for which the council is very strong in terms of social distancing. ‘
Asthma affects over five million people in the UK, according to Asthma UK. Around 200,000 have a severe form of the disease.
The leading charity said it was aware of the growing concern among those affected by what exactly this would mean for them.
The condition causes the airways – the small tubes, air into and out of the lungs – to narrow, making breathing difficult.
Coronavirus is a respiratory disease and can make the symptoms of asthma worse. This could lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.
After fever and persistent cough, COVID-19 can cause shortness of breath and chest in pain and, in rare cases, pneumonia.
The high-risk groups also include people with other chronic long-term respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis.
According to a study in China, around six percent of COVID-19 patients who also had chronic respiratory diseases died.
An investigation by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on 72,314 COVID-19 patients also found that 10 percent of patients with heart disease did not survive.
According to the government, it is expected that the disruption in daily life will continue over a long period of time and that people with chronic illnesses should be protected from social contact for about three months.
Healthy people under the age of 70 were encouraged to work from home if they could not make contacts or go out and stop all nonessential trips
Data from China shows that 6.3 percent of people with COVID-19 and chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma died compared to 0.9 percent of healthy people
WHAT IS ASTHMA?
Asthma is a common but incurable condition that affects the small tubes in the lungs.
It can cause inflammation or swelling, which can restrict the airways and make breathing difficult.
The disease affects people of all ages and often begins in childhood. Symptoms may improve or even go away as children get older, but may return as adults.
Symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, tight chest and cough. These can worsen during an asthma attack.
Treatment usually includes medications that are inhaled to calm the lungs.
The disease is triggered by allergies, dust, air pollution, exercise and infections such as the common cold or flu.
If you think you or your child have asthma, you should see a doctor, as this can lead to more serious complications, such as fatigue or lung infections.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday introduced the new COVID-19 Prevention Council and said: “In a few days, until next weekend, it will be necessary to go further and ensure that those with the most serious health conditions are largely protected from social problems for about 12 weeks.
“Again, the reason that this happens in the next few days instead of sooner or later is that it will be very disturbing for people with such conditions.”
But No. 10 was pressured to learn more about who the “most vulnerable” people really are.
Amazed Britons went on social media with a Twitter user and said, “What are these underlying health problems? Most adults that I know have an underlying health problem … it’s all very vague.
According to an NHS survey, 43 percent of adults in England – around 18 million people – live with long-term health problems.
According to the NHS England’s Health Survey for England, five percent of these people suffer from asthma.
As of March 23, everyone with severe asthma who is difficult to treat will be asked for advice starting March 23.
The government is also asked to state exactly what health problems the 53 coronavirus deaths had before their death.
There are currently almost 2,000 cases registered in the UK. However, it is likely that this number is much higher in reality.
The “time of shielding” was introduced at a time when maximum protection is guaranteed, which coincides with the peak of the illness.