“When you get fever and/or a cough, “the lung is usually 50% fibrosis and it’s too late”


You can recover from these symptoms and from COVID 19.

Further Information

It is not true that once you get symptoms, it’s ‘too late’. You can recover from COVID-19.

Indeed, the World Health Organisation (WHO) states that while the incubation period for COVID-19 (before symptoms appear) can last from 1 to 14 days, most commonly 5, some people will get infected but not develop any symptoms at all.

According to John Hopkins University, as of 27 March 2020 over 127,000 people have recovered worldwide. Regarding ‘self-checking’, in the UK the NHS states that a new, continuous cough is only one possible symptom; there is also a high temperature (fever), and that if you have either, you mustn’t go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home and use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.


Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases, The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), John Hopkins University

NHS: Symptoms and What To Do, Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS: Check If You Have Coronavirus Symptoms

Origin of Claim

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From a member of the Stanford hospital board. This is their feedback for now on Corona virus:

The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected?

By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it’s too late.

Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:

Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you can complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection.

In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.