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

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!)

2020-12-10 1 hr video on multiple assessments of Vit D.

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.

Social distancing and keep away

Keep the air fresh. Get outside; open the windows; use extractor fans.

Wash your hands

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

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

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

East Virginia Medical School protocols

Recovering and Long COVID

A Doctor describes his experience of trying to recover: rest and listen to your body!

An ME doctor’s experience

MedCram advice if you think you’re infected

MedCram 10 Tips

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

Question and Answer session from two expert health educators (2021-01-04)

Timed subject matter:

0:01:48 General lessons for the future?

0:05:15 What information sources are credible?

0:11:00 Value of pre-prints prior to peer review?

0:18:10 Following national institutions when occasionally they’re wrong?

0:22:35 Any promising new treatments & Vit D?

0:28:00 Evidence for Ivermectin?

0:34:40 Recent mutation and the vaccines?

0:40:30 Vaccines: concerns about allergies and side effects?

0:47:50 I have a strong immune system. Why should I have the vaccine?

0:50:42 Long Covid?

1:00:56 Predictions?

1:13:50 Lifestyle choices?

1:20:20 Vitamin D: doses and when?

1:31:27 Testing lessons?

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Common misconceptions and myths
Young Children ARE at risk. ONS report

Statistics

Worldometers

Johns Hopkins University

IHME Projections

OurWorld in Data