This is a new website, and I am still learning how to do everything myself. This FAQ page is one of the things on the list. Members can ask questions by clicking here.
Thank you for your patience as I get this site going. – Ian
First of all: I am NOT a doctor or a medical expert. This should not be construed as medical advice. Consult your personal physician.
But this is what I know, as of today.
There is no known cure for covid-19.
Healthy people seem to be more likely to survive, and it is generally accepted that exercise is good for health. (So, is rest and drinking enough water. )
But I know of no scientific research into the effect of tai chi on any of the coronavirus.
As for how to avoid avoid catching it. These days, I think we should all just act as if we have it. That means doing everything possible to avoid infecting others.
It is possible to have the virus and show no symptoms for up to 2 weeks or more.
The only way that I know to avoid catching the virus it to do what health experts tell us to do.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Do so before and after touching your face, and after touching anything that might have been touched by another person.
You might think that you know how to wash your hands. But watch some instructional videos to be sure. Most of us do not do it correctly.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid close contact with other people.
Stay 2 metres or 6 feet away from other people, especially if they are unwell, or if they might be. (Considering how contagious this virus is, assume that anyone could be infected.)
- Stay home.
If you don’t know what to do with yourself, consider learning a new skill, or a language.
- Self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
I am NOT a doctor or a medical expert.
This should not be construed as medical advice.
Consult your personal physician.
Also, get the latest scientific information from actual scientists.
The real experts will admit when they are wrong. So, expect the information to change as more research becomes available.