Changing the conversation about health

As coronavirus continues to spread, here’s our advice on defending against it

The current coronavirus (officially called the COVID-19 virus) alarm has focused our attention on the best ways to deal with a new viral infection. The obvious priority is preventing spread, by isolation and increased hygiene.

However, we can also look at how well we can defend ourselves.

This infection – now a global pandemic – is most likely to harm people who are vulnerable and with underlying health problems.

Coronavirus manifests with flu-like symptoms that can include fever, a cough and difficulties with breathing
 Visit our self-care website, Our Health Directory, for tips on defending against the virus

It makes sense therefore to look for ways to boost our natural resistance, especially if we, or those close to us, are at greater risk.
The College has a new coronavirus page on our self-care website Our Health Directory.

This offers simple home remedies that have evidence for improving defences against respiratory viral infections.

Although we do not yet know much about the behaviour of this coronavirus, and there is no treatment yet available, the principle of improving our resistance is still likely to apply. These remedies are simple and positive options for anyone.