Covid-19: what I have learned

A few things I’ve learned since January 2020, with references for further information

Warning: I have no training in these areas. I am just quoting those whom I regard as informed because they have had the relevent training and experience. In general, I’ve not mentioned drugs as this subject has classically been a moving target. For example HydroChloroquine. Early on there was observational data which looked promising. Subsequently, however, placibo randomised control trials showed that it failed to be efficacious and could even be harmful. Some of the videos and references from early on mentioned this and other drugs but should be regarded as preliminary at best. If you’re wanting current information you need to seek it elsewhere.

Keeping Safe

Against any infection

Get regular 7 hours sleep 2020-03-27

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Take Vit D supplements 2020-06-10 (not sure? Get your blood tested) c. 40% of USA population is deficient in Vit D.

More on Vit D 2020-09-16   Especially if you’re from the BAME community. Intake dependent on age and season. (Dr Fauci takes an unbelievably high dose!)

East Virginia Medical School recommendations for supplements 2020-08-28:
https://www.evms.edu/media/evms_public/departments/internal_medicine/Marik-Covid-Protocol-Summary.pdf

Against Covid-19

Roger Seheult MD’s personal regime of supplements, sleep, daily routine and hot+cold showers 2020-04-21

Wear that God Damn Mask

(The scientists got it wrong in February and March. They ignored the evidence from the SARS 2002/3 outbreak). Protect your friends, reduce your viral load.

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Social distancing and keep away

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Keep the air fresh. Get outside; open the windows; use extractor fans.
Learning from Japan (including the culture of cross-ventilation)
A report dated 2020-07-13 indicated that the Diamond Princess a-c system was likely to have been responsible for spreading the virus in cabins where passengers were quarantined because it mixed (not replaced) cabin are with fresh air.
https://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Study-Ship-s-AC-system-likely-spread-COVID-19-15405100.php

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Wash your hands

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Wash surfaces (not quite as important as they had said previously).

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Hot and cold showers 2020-03-31. Elevated body temperatures (not too high) result in speedier recovery

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More on Hydrotherapy as a general treatment 2016-05-02 (yes, 2016)

Help the research

Take part in the daily symptom tracker
UK

USA

References

Roger Seheult, MD. (MedCram.com from USA)

(Videos Often 10-20 mins)

  • Quadruple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.
  • Over 20 years teaching experience as both an exam preparation instructor and an assistant professor of medicine.
  • Experience as a medical director for both a Southern California Physician Assistant Program and a Respiratory Therapy Program.

John Campbell PhD – regular updates on all aspects of Covid-19  (from UK)

(Videos Often 30 mins)

A retired Nurse Teacher and A and E nurse based in England. Also does some teaching in Asia and Africa when time permits. These videos are to help students to learn the background to all forms of health care. His PhD focused on the development of open learning resources for nurses nationally and internationally.

On aerosol transmission

Airborne transmission of covid-19

https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m…

Since the 2003 SARS outbreak, research in aerobiology, physics, and computational fluid dynamics has advanced our understanding of aerosol generation and the carriage and fate of respiratory particles

It Is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Clinical Infectious Diseases)

https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-…

239 scientists signed an open letter appealing to the medical community and relevant national and international bodies to recognise the potential for airborne spread of covid-19

Statistics

Worldometers

Johns Hopkins University

IHME Projections

ECDC Weekly stats across Europe