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 HydroxyChloroquine. 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.
If only we’d followed the advice of the Chair of Global Health, University of Edinburgh, 26 January 2020
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 a high dose!) See the EVMS protocols below.
2020-12-10 1 hr video on multiple assessments of Vit D.
2021-02-04 Vit D update. Further confirmation
2021-02-12 Vit D deficiency correlations with varies conditions
2021-02-13 Barcelona cohort study, calcifediol (Vit D) treatment of hospitalised covid patients reduced mortality by 64%
Check your symptoms
Prevalence of Symptoms (ONS Oct-Jan)
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.
(2021-04-15 Lancet Article: 10 scientific reasons why Covid is airborne:
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
(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.
(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
Johns Hopkins University
OurWorld in Data