Seaborn Hall, 2/27/20, updated 3/17/20
If you are sick and you must be in public, wear a surgical or an N95 mask when around others. Cover your mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing. If sick, voluntarily quarantine yourself.
Prevention: Get a good night’s sleep; sleep is very important for resistance. Wash your hands at least twice a day and when returning from outdoors. Twice a day hand washing has been shown in studies to reduce chance of infection from viruses by half. Avoid those coughing or sneezing. In regions where there is already spread, avoid public places, social events, and restaurants.
- Get a good thermometer: Fever is above 100.4 F or 38 C
- Don’t go to the Doctor or hospital unless you need to (its easier to get infected in Doctor’s offices or hospitals). When should you go?
- Severe coughing
- Shortness of breath, pain or difficulty breathing
- lethargic – sleepy all of the time
- If you are not getting better
- Call the hospital before you go to find out where to go so you don’t infect other people
- Don’t hoard masks
- Only N95 masks are designed to filter bad air; however, a regular surgical mask can help prevent spread of infection from coughing and sneezing if you are sick
- Masks are primarily for sick people to prevent you from infecting others; wearing a mask will probably not protect you from being infected by others
- Vitamin D and Zinc in low daily dosages, (D3 – 1200 icu daily) may be effective in boosting immune response to this and other viruses
- See this 3/16/20 link – How To Slow The Spread Of the Virus By Washing Your Hands, Staying At Home, USA Today
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