Hey guys. I’m Siobhan, a 3rd-year medical resident. You’ve probably heard lots of bits of information about coronavirus. Some of it’s true, but some of it is so misleading. So in this video, we’re gonna go through a summary sticking with the facts about what you need to know about Covid-19. Corona virus is a whole family of viruses that have little spikes on the surface that look like a crown, which is how it got its name. You’ve probably heard of other types of corona virus. There was the SARS corona virus and the outbreak was in 2002. There was the MERS corona virus, with an outbreak in 2012. And there are actually a lot of other types of corona virus, but they don’t have special names and they just cause the common cold. The virus we’re dealing with is called SARS-COV-2 and the disease that it causes is corona virus disease 2019. Or COVID-19 for short. Bats are actually a natural reservoir for many viruses, so the virus can actually replicate inside the bat without making it sick and then the bat passes it on to other animals and then finally that gets passed on to humans. And that is what happened in Wuhan, China. After the first person was infected, the virus got passed from person to person to person by people coughing and sneezing. Did you know that in just one cough it can spray 3000 droplets that can go all over the place. If you get smacked in the face by someone’s cough, you can get a direct transmission of the virus. But if it lands in the air, the virus can land on a particle and stay floating there for up to 3 hours. If it goes on to a box, a cardboard box, it can last there for about 24 hours. And then if it goes on to plastic, it can be there for 2 to 3 days. So let’s say you get in touch with the virus and then you rub your face and then you get infected. What happens next? When the virus enters the body, it uses those proteins on its surface, the ones that look like a crown, to get into our cells. Those proteins are like a key that unlocks receptors on the outside of the cell. We believe that it’s specifically the ACE 2-receptor on our lungs that corona virus is using to get inside our cells. Once the virus is inside, it then releases RNA, its genetic material, and it tricks your cells into making copies of the virus. So your cells actually become like a factory producing thousands of viruses without even realizing it. So at the beginning when the virus is replicating, you don’t actually have any symptoms yet. And this is called the incubation period. It’s different for lots of different viruses, but in the case of SARS-COV-2 we think that the incubation period is 4 days. 4 Days where you’ve been infected and you don’t have symptoms yet. As the virus was spreading, doctors in China started seeing more and more pneumonia and one doctor in particular, Dr. Lee wen Liang, became concerned when he saw 7 viral illnesses that reminded him of the SARS outbreak in 2002. He immediately started telling his colleagues that he was concerned, but 4 days later the authorities told him to stop spreading false comments. But the number of cases continued to grow and on January 9th China Central Television officially announced that there was a new corona virus. At this point there were at least 50 people with pneumonia and the first fatality, a 61-year old man passed away. To complicate things Wuhan was a major hub for travel in China and it was less than 2 weeks away from Chinese New Year’s, when there’s lots of travel and this huge celebration. By January 23rd Wuhan was officially in quarantine. Nobody in or out of the city at all. But unfortunately 20 people had already passed away from the virus. It seemed like every day we were hearing about new cases of SARS-COV-2 in different countries. It was sweeping the world and the World Health Organization labeled this outbreak a pandemic. So what kind of symptoms are people actually presenting with? So we’re lucky that we’ve got information coming out of China to know what to prepare for and what to expect. So the most common symptoms are fever, sore throat, cough, some shortness of breath. And we look at fever… People who are coming into the hospital, only about 43% of them had fever. When they were in the hospital about 88% of them developed a fever. So what that tells me is that if you don’t have a fever, it doesn’t guarantee that you don’t have corona virus. Less common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea in about 3-5% of people. So that’s what you need to watch out for: Fever, cough, shortness of breath. And I know what you’re gonna say: ”But that sounds like the flu, that sounds like a cold!” And you’re absolutely right and that’s what makes this so tricky. So if you do get mild symptoms: Cough, fever, sore throat… What you should do is actually stay at home, don’t panic and pick up the phone and call your health care provider, rather than going and sitting in waiting rooms and public transportation and spreading that virus everywhere. If you are quarantining yourself at home while you’re sick but you live with other people, try to have like a sick room. And in that room you try to stay there most of the time, you have your own dishes and utensils, try to use your own bathroom if you have that option. Just to prevent the other people in your house from getting sick. And the most important thing is to really be monitoring your own symptoms and seeing if anything is getting worse. So seeing if you’re getting really short of breath, if you’re getting chest pain that’s not going away or if you find you’re getting really high fevers, you’re getting confused or even having a blue-tinged lip. All of that would be signs that things are becoming quite severe and you should be going to the emergency department. Okay, I just want to say this one more time. For most of us if we get Covid-19 we’re going to be okay. Don’t panic, most of us can recover at home. We never need to even see a doctor or go to a hospital and you’ll be just fine. We just have to watch out for those severe symptoms. But unfortunately some patients do become critically ill, so let’s talk about that. What’s happening? What they develop is something called acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS. And this is a condition where the lungs develop so much inflammation and damage, that it becomes difficult to get oxygen out of the air through the lungs and into the red blood cells. There are actually lots of things that cause ARDS, things like sepsis or pneumonia, even pancreatitis. So in the ICU, we’re actually really familiar with how to treat these patients. What you do is they often require intubation. So a tube down the throat, lots of oxygen. Sometimes you need to paralyze and sedate a patient, even flip them over onto their stomach so that you can expand the lungs without injuring them and get more oxygen into the back of the lungs. It’s a really involved process as you can imagine and if that all doesn’t work, then you can consider using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ECMO, a bit of a mouthful. And it’s like a machine that works like lungs outside the body. So the idea is blood gets pumped out of the body, the machine puts oxygen into it and then the blood comes back into the body. It’s actually really similar to a heart-lung bypass that they use in cardiac surgery. So who’s at risk for catching Covid-19? Well, the answer is everyone. It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can catch corona virus. What we see is the people who are most severely affected are the elderly and those who have underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, Immunosuppression, diabetes. Those people go on to get a worse version of the disease. So to put some real numbers on that, in China about 78% of cases were people aged 30 to 69 and of those people about 20% of them had severe illness. So it’s definitely not just the elderly that are affected, but they are the ones who tend to have higher fatality rates. In the US we’ve seen that 8 out of 10 people that have passed away are over the age of 65 and in even higher proportion if you’re over the age of 85. So personally I can’t help but worry about my grandparents and a lot of the patients that I take care of are in that over 85 category as well. Although we know who is at risk, we don’t actually know who is going to become critically ill and need life support. So it’s really important that we all do our part to stop the spread of this virus. So I’m sure that you’ve seen these diagrams all over social media right now. Everyone talking about flattening the curve. So the idea is that we want to slow the spread of the virus, but not everyone becomes sick at the same time. That way it doesn’t overwhelm the hospital system, it gives us more time to come up with treatment and vaccinations. So here’s an example. Let’s just imagine that people got on their minds that they all needed to buy toilet paper all at once. So as you guys have probably seen, there’s no more toilet paper. You can’t find it anywhere and some people are left with no toilet paper. It’s a disaster! The same thing is true for hospital beds and ventilator machines. We just want to make sure that people use them up slowly. And that means there will be enough for everyone and that it’s not all used up at once. But I still hear people saying like: ”You know, if we’re all gonna get the virus, why don’t we just let it happen?” The whole answer is that this happened in the past. We’ve actually seen this play out in the Spanish flu in 1918. So if we look to history, we can see that Philadelphia took 2 weeks to actually put their social distancing plan in place. And we see this huge spike of deaths and fatalities that happened as opposed to St. Louis that put these measures in place right off the bat and you can see that they had this nice flat curve. That is what we’re aiming for. That’s why we’re working so hard to get social distancing in place now. For this to work, for us to really save lives, we need to all be in this together and there are 2 main things that we need to do. Number 1 is washing your hands really well and frequently. So that means 20 seconds of washing your hands, a long time by the way. It’s about happy birthday sung twice. Make sure you get your fingernails. Make sure you get between those fingers and the backs of your hands number 2 is social distancing. So there’s been a lot of talk about this. This is 6 feet between you and anyone else or 2 meters, but it doesn’t mean isolating yourself. So make sure that you’re reaching out to friends, family. We have this wonderful technology. You are not alone and don’t let yourself get isolated. I know that it’s a huge strain on families. I know that there’s a lot of financial demand and I just want to say thank you because what everyone is sacrificing is at a community level really helping in saving lives and it’s inspirational to hear these stories. Should you be wearing a mask when you go outside? The World Health Organisation says that if you are healthy and you have no symptoms, you don’t need to be wearing a mask. It’s only people who have symptoms: Cough, cold, fever. They should wear a mask or a healthcare provider who’s looking after someone who has Covid should have a mask on as well. Personally when I go outside, I’m not wearing a mask. I do wear a pair of thin gloves that I put on, so that if I’m touching door knobs, then it doesn’t get on my hands. And it reminds me not to touch my face as well, because I’m pretty bad about that. And otherwise I just come home and scrub my hands really well. So treatments. As of now there are no antivirals that have been proven to treat Covid-19. There are lots of other trials going on around the world and I’m really hopeful that we are going to come up with some great treatment options in the future. What about a vaccine? Scientists are working tirelessly to come up with a new vaccine. And progress has been fast, because China early on was able to sequence the genes within the virus and they shared that with everyone internationally, so that we can come up with a vaccine quickly. From what I understand there’s one in China and there’s one in the US that are gonna be starting testing. But even with this fast progress, we’re still looking at close to a year before they’re gonna be able to distribute it to everyone. Okay? We have covered a lot of material. The most important thing at this point is each of us playing our parts: Washing our hands, keeping social distancing to stop the spread, slow it down and flatten that curve. So we don’t overwhelm the healthcare system. I know this is such a difficult time. There’s so much uncertainty and things are changing so quickly. And yet every day I look around and I see remarkable things. I see students who are bringing elderly people groceries so that they don’t need to leave the house. I have seen a local distillery that has stopped making gin and instead is making hand sanitizer that they’re giving out for free. And I’ve seen countless health care workers who are picking up extra shifts to relieve their co-workers who are getting quarantined. So I know… I know in my heart that we can get through this together in the coming weeks. I’m gonna be bringing you into the hospital and showing you what it’s like to be working in the hospital as a doctor during this pandemic. So don’t forget to subscribe so that you get those videos too. Information is constantly changing, updates are happening on an hourly basis. So I’m gonna leave some links below to great websites that you can trust for accurate information. For now, let’s each play our part: Wash your hands, stay home. Stay strong and I’ll be seeing guys in the next video. Bye for now!


  1. Thank you so much💚 Amazing work and information. Take care of you too Nieghbor..💚Be Blessed, much gratitude and love to you. 🌸

  2. Why there is no toiler paper, is that because these people with the virus thus they need it for their diarrhea?

  3. I have the sore throat and I watch a vid how to get rid of a sore throat and it is not working and I watch this and I am scared 😷😬😵

  4. Just found you and love your vlog. I worked in medical records for 42 years. You were an awesome resident!

  5. This was a great explanation of what is going on. Thank you for making this. I am a nurse and I am going to share this with all my friends and family. You explain this I’m away that doesn’t terrify people like the news has been doing

  6. Viruses have never been isolated to conform to Koch’s simple postulates: Isolate—>infect in lab->re-isolate from experiment.
    People are being gaslit with junk science and social engineering and this video is full of both.
    The PCR method of testing amplifies RNA and it’s literally just a matter of how many cycles they want to run whether you test positive. China reported an 80% false positive. The very guy who invented the PCR said without a “gold standard” (Koch’s postulates) the test cannot be used for diagnostic purposes.
    80% of healthy people right now would test positive for fucking corona if only because they're going through a somatid detox cycle. Viruses are internal cellular soap, they don’t CAUSE anything. They are the RESULT of a cellular detox cycle triggered by the environment like the change of seasons. Calling an effect the cause is fraudulent circular reasoning. Hormonal signalling is involved as it is when women bond in a group and their menstrual cycles synchronize, so when people get the “flu” at the same time people infer “therefore contagious.”
    In 1918 Boston health officials sucked the snot out of hundreds of people with the “Spanish” flu and injected it into the veins of hundreds of healthy people and no one person got any symptoms. Not contagious.
    It's up to people to educate themselves with impartial sources, e.g. NOT doctors part of vaccination rackets.

  7. We would be in this situation if America took the right precautions and stopped air traffic in and out of America.
    Look at Jamaica, a cruise was supposed to go to Jamaica last week and Jamaica said those people are not coming into this country, Jamaica as far as I know apparently doesn't have the Coronavirus.

    But no America just let planes and people fly back to the United States from those infected countries and go back out into the public without quarantine in those planes as soon as they touch down.

  8. I have to disagree with this….In Italy, they have tried ARDS and even ECMO. Yet all the patients have died. Doctors do not know what to do. The mutation has evolved significantly..

  9. How come she explains the virus much better than these top of the line doctors? they make it sound like it's a zombie virus

  10. ‘But if someone gets the covid19, does the virus stays in their body or dies in the body as they die ??

  11. Some of my friends have mocked me for taking this so serious and acting so paranoid, spraying lysol on everything, washing my hands 50x a day, and staying home as much as possible, it's well and all that young normal people like me are basically safe but the thing is I live with my 60 year old dad and I'd hate to see him get this! We all have or had parents/grandparents and we should be praised for trying to protect them, not mocked!

  12. Do you guys actually believe that a bat caused this? The virus is created by man corona virus came from a lab

    miles guo : The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has finally admitted publicly that the Wuhan coronavirus does NOT come from nature. It is artificially created,
    but great video 👌🏻

  13. The economic crisis will take more lives than the virus it's the greed from bottom to top from top to bottom all by design by the kabal elite. She's giving good explanation about the virus and understandable well done.

  14. Thanks you docter ,but docter you didnt explain what are things or medicine we need to eat and take when some one is infected ,I know there is no medicine but still wats recommended?

  15. ..yup, sounds like an alien invasion…a little cell that figures us out?….keeps us humble i think. if a cell can figure us out, then we are missing a huge connection with earth and its/our position in the eco system. we all are going to die right?…so maybe its time to be less self centered, and join the eco system that actually exists on our great earth….id say its time to be honest with ourselves, and know to what degree do we actually mingle with whats really going on here on earth….i personally know that i have so much time, and i am shifting into the last stages of my life…stages of connecting with all life forms that exist here, and hopefully, i get the chance to be part of all that live here with me..with us. are animals, plants, trees, gardens, and everything else getting sick but corona?…no! then i/we, better get down to basics and learn to listen and hear all other beings, here on earth… ya all…even the ornery ones….cheers

  16. guys listen
    ignore ALL the symptoms
    the only thing u need to look for is DRY COUGH
    every other symptom without dry cough and u will survive

    now when u dry cough for 2 or 3 minutes, drink whiskey
    the alcohol will open ur lungs and shit will start to come out and u swollow it
    try to cough in way like ur clearing ur throat
    drink more whiskey, clear more throat, swollow more shit

    until no more dry cough and clean lungs
    enjoy free covid survival

    it will last for 2-3 weeks as a minor-mild cold
    but worry only about dry cough and do what i said, whiskey and clear throat cough like, and swollow, will make u survive it easily

  17. What about the university of NSW in Australia? They say if they dont face any big obstacles they can have a vaccine ready by this Australian winter , I'm the farthest thing from medical expert so i wanted some confirmation

    Also I loved her explanation! Clear and concise!

  18. I feel now that what was said helps the feer of COVID-19 most people where I live all we get is big fat RUMOURS so this video helps explain.

  19. We need to wear mask anyway despite whatever the recommendation by the WHO is. There are absolute idiots out there who just don't care to wear masks when they have symptoms. Never risk it.

  20. Ideas to help fight the Coronavirus at home.

    1. Everyone needs to boost their immune system by taking vitamins C and D and get exercise and get natural amounts of vitamin D from sunlight to help boost their immune system. And wash your hands.
    2. If you get sick and have a fever, it is better to fight the warm and cold chills by not covering up with blankets and extra clothing and allow the fever to break.
    3. Foods to eat, when sick, soups like chicken noodle for vitamins and avoid spicy foods because it makes mucus worse. Drink water. If you are unable to hydrate enough with water because of vomiting and diarrhea, you can make a oral saline from three kitchen ingredients water, sugar,and salt, mix them together and you have oral saline to drink.
    4. If your cold gets worse and you think have symptoms of pneumonia, like a lung wheezing sound coming out, when you breath, inhale real deep and exhale four times, every hour to help dry up your lungs. And if your tonsils are swollen, gargle with salt water and spit.

    I’m not a doctor.

  21. Watched another video where the nurse said that the patients that seem to get the worst symptoms developed red shadowing around their eyes. Wondering if this telling symptom is being noticed by you also?

  22. Dr.Violin MD , Doctor, have a nice time, please keep your self safe and all the doctors and nurses who I am proud of . COVID19, a malicious epidemic, I pray for your safety my dear colleagues and the safety of the American people God Bless you all .
    SR Gastroenterologist

  23. Im not sure why she’s so giddy about discussing a virus that has just killed 651 Italians in one day, over 4000 since January. I’m not saying be dark and gloomy but it is deadly. Not something to be giddy about.

  24. Not to sound negative but i live in new york city and we (not all) are irresponsible, NASTY, disgusting, careless, ignorant and the list can go on and on, a majority of NYC people will not take this serious and go on partying, out and about like nothing is happening in the world and those are the people that are going to bring NYC down. Now NOT ALL OF US are like what i explained. And i wanna give those NON nasty, irresponsible and all of the above people in NYC credit for following instructions and practicing social distancing. Because of you we will remain safe. So a big THANK YOU!! And for those dirty people who got offended by what i said…a big F U , your comments wont phase me. I hope you people learn ur lesson of REGRET when u or a family member catches it. I DON'T hope for that to happen but people learn the hard way. Bunch of dumbA$ses… #StopTheSpread

  25. Thank you . You should be the president of the United States 🇺🇸 you are very professional and honest much love ❤️.

  26. hello dr shioban one of my neighbours friend a young teenage girl is diagnosed with Enthesitis related arthritis ERA. since you are going to be a rheumatologist, it will be nice to talk about it.

  27. Tks much for explaining everything so clearly, and naturally!, we will never give up.
    If the less contaminated countries could support Italy, my native country, just to get the basic medical stuff to survive tks much really, we do not want to take advantage of anyone just we are collapsing,
    already 71 thousand people contaminated and 7 thousand deads. Still, we will never give up, best wishes to everyone in the world! I am sure all together we can win!.

  28. Thankyou for being such a factual positive person! I love everyone of your videos, and it makes me want to help in anyway I can! x

  29. A hoax. It's a bad cold with mild fever. 1,100 deaths in the US, but 100s of thousands from the flu, obesity, diabetes, heart disease… all caused by childhood obesity: overweight people were fed junk when they were kids.

    How to solve:
    Compel elementary schools to serve and allow only high fiber cereal, all day, for free.

  30. Very well explained..this flat curve thing was confusing taken as a treatment.. when its only a step towards😉

  31. This video is comprehensive and explained in a very easy way to understand the virus. Thank you so much for this. I’m excited to share with my family and friends. I’m a nurse educator…. we have to help the average person understand why social distancing is so important! Thank u thank you!! 💚

  32. VIDEO REQUEST: Please do a video on any experience you have had with corona patients! (just anecdotal stories of symptoms, treatments and range of results that you have seen)

  33. Hey.

    You are WRONG.

    WE create coronaviruses when our respiratory system becomes far too toxic. They act as solvents to cleanse our system. Viruses are not live. They do NOT exist outside of our body.

    Stop lying.

    Society is extremely toxic, yet, they are in denial of that. Guess what time of year…..since our body is in tune with nature (even though the human is out of tune)….that our bodies love to rid ourCELLves of toxicity? Seasonal change.


    Did we not just move from winter to spring?! 😉

    If you knew anything of the cycle thru the season, you would know the Vernal equinox, associated with Aries….or the top of the head…is the actual start of the year. Our systems love cleansing to run better for the next cycle of abuse…err…i mean, cycle thru the seasons.

    I think you need to educate, instead of blindly get indoctrinated…so you stop regurgitating lies based off false theories….and wake the hell up.

  34. My OPINION…this did not come from bats! You really need to research who and if this virus was engineered by a man or terrorists because I FEEL THIS HAS BEEN AROUND AND THE US JUST IS BEHIND!

  35. Salut ești din Moldova
    De aceia este scris Violin MD
    Hi you are from Moldova
    That's why Violin MD is written

  36. Thank you for this video! Made me and my family feel a lot less nervous! We’re in the UK and currently are on lockdown xx

    We provide consulting services in these areas using real time data for decision making. We
    will need to change some of the verbiage on our website to better reflect this.

  38. I notice she doesn't mention the World Health Organization paper written in 2018 that states that it's not infectious.

  39. Thanks Shivon, that's so helpful, hope you stay healthy and safe too, you're very pretty and smart, if you're single, we can dinner some time?

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