Some Useful Corona Virus Info

Cytokine Storms and Elderberry use (short version, you can take it now, but not if you start running a fever or start feeling worse or showing other symptoms. There are other herbal remedies with similar warnings):

Social Distancing- Please, people. Do it. And don’t treat it like a snow day. It is not a snow day. More social distancing measures.

People without symptoms are infecting people more than previously thought (I have been thinking this from the start, because it only made sense).

Lots of charts on the growth rate and why acting now is prudent policy (that was five days ago)

It is neither stupid nor useless to wear a mask. Leave the medical level masks for medical people who work with known sick folks all day long. But regular cloth masks can also be effective for this reason- although the virus is smaller than the holes in fabric and non medical strength masks, the vih srus is *carried* in droplets which are larger. A mask does offer you (and others!) protection.

Seattle woman who survived the virus tells how she got it and what her symptoms were (they were not all exactly as we’ve been told to expect).

People who have NO symptoms are more responsible for spreading the virus than previously thought (although, I have been saying this)

Stuff I didn’t save the links for, but it looked good and reasonable to me:

The virus is not strongly heat-resistant, so upping your intake of hot liquids might help as a preventative and as part of a more involved treatment if you fall ill- drink your teas and soups.
Run your humidifier or keep a pan of water on stove and sit in the bathroom with hot water steaming up the room.

Vitamins C and D and the mineral zinc (lozenges are preferred over capsules) seem to be effective at helping wtih prevention and strengthening the immune system to fight this.
Lots and lots of handwashing and not touching your face. People are freaking out over sanitizer, but hand sanitizer is not as effective as washing your hands. I’d keep the hand sanitizer in the car and use it when you have to be out, but at home, use soap and water.

Also, making your own is making something that isn’t effective if you are using something with an alcohol content under 60 (a popular essential oil seller driven recipe uses vodka, which is only 40. Folks, your essential oil sellers are not medically informed, they are sales reps and informed on sales. They mean well, but do not let them be the final word on anything health related).

Minimize the virus burden around your face– ventilation, clean hands and face (and nose)- othersuggestions.


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  1. Cat
    Posted March 16, 2020 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    Very helpful, thanks! I was wondering about masks and after seeing this mentioned it to my sister and she’s ordered a few cloth masks for us. Every little preventative measure helps at a time like this, I think.

    Hope you and the family are doing okay!

    • Headmistress
      Posted March 17, 2020 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

      We’re good. I can’t keep my mother from running around everywhere, but the Cherub and I pretty much stay home. I am happy I am such an introvert.

      • Cat
        Posted March 19, 2020 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

        Glad to hear it!

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