Factcheck: When you get fever or cough it is fibrosis and “it’s too late”?
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“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.
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.