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Yikes, Iris! I do recall you feeling iffy, on and off, for most of this year.  I'm so glad you got an ab test to help you start getting to the bottom of this. Maybe you should keep a diary of your symptoms. I know can forget about symptoms on the days I don't have them.

You have been staying isolated, right? That should cut down on the CV19 likelihood. No matter what's ailing you, it can't be fun. I hope you are able to keep the stress down.

Hang in there. You always do.



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Awww Iris

I too have battled the worst upper respiratory infection Ive ever had...like since Feb/March...at that time in Canada they were only testing people if they had travelled to China or had a cough with a fever,
I couldnt breathe (mostly at night trying to lie down) without coughing and hacking...I was dizzy and a occasionally hallucinating plus my allergies were super triggered (always happens when my immune system is struggling) But I had no fever so I didnt go to a dr or the emergency dept or ask to be tested.

by the time us nontravelling nonexposed people were allowed to get a test...the worst was over, it had been 2 and 1/2 months of being super sick...I tested negative but I still think I may have had it.
In Canada they are developing the antibody test but they not for general consumption yet, so Im still being super careful and my Dr is going to let me know as soon as we can get that test.

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good luck iris, keep an eye on that fever

i had that awful upper resperatory thing in jan/feb and it lasted 3 weeks.....it sounded like i had water in my lungs but i recovered well enough.

right now it's allergies and IBS making me feel sick.

i'm getting my ab scan in the morning and can't wait to see that everything is alright in there since i've had so much trouble with my GI tract.

i do hope we all get by without catching rona.... nice nick name tig



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Iris,

If you have been hiding (mostly), then the risk is low for the Rona. Don’t forget, the flu is running wild right now. It’s far more widespread. My wife had the CV19 Antibody test last week. We both thought we had previously been infected. Last year at Christmas, I came down with a terrible upper respiratory infection, she, a milder form. It took me forever to get back on my feet. To this day, I have diminished lung capacity. Long story short, she was negative for antibodies. If either of us had had it, we surely would’ve exposed each other. I‘ll take it (AB test) when I see the doc again. So far, so good. After all this shutdown, we’re ripe for every bug floating around. Be cautious until our immunity builds up. Some germs are good, but keep washing those hands!

I hope you’re feeling better soon!



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For a matter of recollection I shall place this here.

For the last week and a half I feel like I did when I was catching that bug. (the one I had at the end of Jan/start of Feb) But it hasn't really manifested. I reminds me of the way I felt with the Hep-C. Constantly feeling like I was catching a cold. This time with eye pain, super tired, minor aches, sore-ish throat, bad headache, a little chest pain, one degree more than normal fever, little cough. Today I feel ok though, It was like ok am I going to be sicker tomorrow?, but no. (thankfully) I have had some minor aching in the liver area and of course my first worry is oh ****, it's the Hep c coming back, then I wonder if the crappy feeling is the liver still cleaning up and that was just an after-shock of the C-virus. Damn... so many freeing viruses, definitely had my share. and am so done with them. 

Waiting on the covid antibody test, I think that will tell much about how widespread this really is.

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This article was kind of interesting, I wonder if there is a similar diagram to explain HCV... not that I really understood this article but it gave me an idea of how friggin complex this is.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/03/science/coronavirus-genome-bad-news-wrapped-in-protein.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab



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Take a look, it’s good to stay current.

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Glad you got to the store Iris.... 

sorry they didnt have cleaning supplies ...grrrr... people are crazy.... there was a couple here in B.C. that went to all the Costcos and bought ALL the Lysol wipes in the first days of this thing happening..... then after paying 15-20 $ per package...they sold them on amazon for 89$ and made 30,000$ in a few days.... they were interviewed by media and were bragging about how much money they were making while no one else could get a package of wipes and amazon closed their account and changed the rules so people cant price gouge cleaning supplies...

anyhoo...from  a lot of what Ive read...soap and water will destroy the virus... Thats the main thing they are drilling the public with...wash your hands frequently and dont touch your face... hydrogen peroxide might help but I have heard you have to leave it on surfaces for like 10 minutes for it to destroy bacteria...dont know if its the same with this virus...

so frequent hand washing...including the backs, thumbs and fingernails...

do you have any bleach in your laundry room? You can put a teaspoon of bleach in water and make a pretty effective sterilizer for surfaces (doorknobs, light switches etc)

 Im glad you arent going to visit with your mom...we are not visiting with our 91 year old dad....and my baby had her 30th birthday alone in her apartment ... its just better than taking a chance..

the kids are so clever though...they are getting together via social media and having distance games , dinner parties...and my daughter had a FaceTime dance party with her girlfriends ...

A lot of our stores are having elder shopping time usually first thing in the morning..shelves are more stocked and everything is sterilized..

 



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LoL, just a virusblankstareblankstare???? geeze, yea and you can tell her you had the mother of all freaking viruses so don't give me no flak, eh?

Casino? Yikes! scarier than the store. Wishing you the best 5, stay well aww

BB, Iris



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hi iris, i'm glad to hear you have some little improvement.....and i laughed about the bandana, only in these times could we get away with that in the store

i'm also glad you got your food. 

hydrogen peroxide is good to for cleaning surfaces after going out i think........ or plain old dish soap and water.

i think i had it already too.. i had a cough that would not stop for over 2 weeks and the virus went right to my upper chest; it felt like it was further down in the lungs for a minute but didn't go. at the half way point i had a dr's appt. for something else and she listened to my lungs ; she said i was half way over it , that it was just a virus blankstareblankstare . to me it sounded like my lungs were bubbling water. other than the cough and one day of really bad blowing my nose and of course tiredness those were all my symptoms. it took about 3 weeks to stop coughing but i had that elbow move down.

other ppl where i work had something similar but not many. one gal was tested and found not to have corona so who knows. i hope i had it and am now immune but we'll not know that for many months or more.

i'm glad you are staying away from your mom, it's a good idea.

i am home on furlough till we get the ok to go back....but it's a casino so i don't see us as the first to open up for business even after the end of april.

i'm only going out to go to the store every week or more. tomorrow i'll go for a drive to keep my new battery revved up in my car. my mister is staying home too but we seem to be getting along well enough....better than normal i think

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Thanks you guys smile I managed to get to the store today. No eggs, rice, tp, ppr towels, rubbing alcohol of any strength, Lysol Or any other cleaning prod. I did pick up a bottle white vinegar, guess that 'el have to do it. But I got most every thing else I needed. It was hard not to cry behind my bandit style kerchief, this is all just so messed up.

I appreciate your concerns aww, the cold I had was at the end of January beginning of February. Husband and I have mused that we already caught it then. Both husband and I were sick at the same time, started with a dry hack, I had a bit of a fever for two days, it went directly to the chest by passing the nose altogether. There were several days that it was very hard to breath. Didn't sneeze much as I recall. Coughed for about 2 weeks until laryngitis set in They were saying this bug has been out longer than we thought, wish I could get a test to know...not likely I suppose.                                     that cough is just my normal phelmmy self yawn hmm

Well we should be set for a couple more weeks, may have to brave the market at some point to attempt acquiring eggs.

 Mom was at first ok with me coming then she wasn't, then she said she would think on it overnight. In the meanwhile I popped on the radio and the first thing they were talking about is how stupid it was for their friend to be going to visit his 95 year old dad. I'm not going.

I feel mostly ok, just my emotions are frayed. BB, Iris



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Hello Iris,

I‘m sorry you’re having to deal with this. You have received a lot of good advice from Cheddy and Obs. I searched for some resources for you and if you haven’t already seen it, it may be helpful. The current rapid trials are extremely promising, the use of Hydroxychloroquine w/wo Azithromicin seems to be working. I was also glad to know Gilead is involved with the research and is utilizing the antiviral studies we were all involved with. After all, this Covid19 is just another virus and it’ll die like all the others. If they can use something like our DAA’s with a tweaked molecular change to attack this viral chain, this could be resolved in no time. I’m confident that WE will be helpful in conquering this pandemic!

Stay isolated if you’re symptomatic. That’s the most important thing you can do. I don’t know if telling your hubs to either stay home or stay away right now, will work, but it’s a thought. He has to know that he can be a carrier, without symptoms. If you think you’re positive and are running a fever, with a cough or respiratory distress, you should contact your doctor for directions. There are some guidelines in the link.

Let us know how things progress. If I can help, I will. Please keep safe and stay in touch!

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Good advice from Cheddy...  

Iris, a lot of places here will do online grocery delivery... I got my a few months worth of coffee and honey delivered from Costco 

my hubby and I have been 15 days extra reclusive ..I take my dog out for 2 walks a day but dont stop and chat with other walkers the way I used to...unless its a quick hello how are you? from 6-8 feet away...other than that..its home or in the yard at home

I have always been a bulk buyer so Im usually stocked up ...my son (who is still going to work...alone in his office ..the others having been laid off for now) has gone to the store for milk for us.

but as Cheddy said... if you have to shop...wear gloves and do not touch your face....and if you are coughing at all...make sure you wear a mask or scarf...

the grocery stores are doing a great job with sanitizing and encouraging physical distancing ... they make us bag our own stuff...no biggie... and prefer cards to cash so they can sterilize their machine. The food itself is safe (cause youre going to wash or cook it depending on what it is) but we actually also wipe the boxes and bottles and packaging with a sterile wipe just in case...
And then wash our hands ....yet again.... hmm

my mother was always obsessed with hand washing (I hear her voice every time I scrub my hands so thats a bonus ) 

I also agree that you should speak to your Dr about your symptoms, get tested if you can and if your breathing gets really bad call 911and go to a hospital .

These are surreal times ....

Stay safe friends

 



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I get it, Iris, and this really sucks. I don't have all the answers, either, but this is what I suggest.

1. The spousal unit coming in and out: He must must must clean up upon return. At minimum, a good hand washing. After that, a shower and a change of clothes are recommended. Then, you go around and disinfect the doorknobs and frequently touched surfaces. After 18 days, you have done your part, but you may have to compensate for others (yes, againcry).

2 Your symptoms don't sound good. Coughing, headache, fever, out of breath. If any of those are still going on, call your doctor! Really, right now, and however many times it takes. They are doing tele-call appointments and may qualify you for testing in the parking lot. That would also inform you whether or not you can go to your mom's.

3. Go to your mom's? Not if you are symptomatic. If she's lonely, keep in close contact by phone. Everybody is a little more lonely now and we each must bear that burden for now.  If you are consider going there to stay for a while, because it seems like a safer place, then get clearance first. If you do go, disinfect like crazy. The CDC recommendations are clear.

4. You need food. You can go to the grocery store. My store has been really diligent about wiping down carts and they disinfect the check out area after each customer.  Some stores offer single use plastic food handlers gloves. I wear rubber gloves and a mask or a bandana or scarf over my mouth and nose.  I wash my hands when I get home, first with the gloves on so that I can re-use them, then I wash my bare hands. Then the doorknob. After putting things away, I wash again. The good thing is, Iris, that food has shown to be one of the least suspected carriers. You can wash what you bring home. For fresh foods, the suggestion is to rinse in cold water.  Stock up. Fill the freezer with chicken or something healthy.

I'm glad you are taking this seriously. Please don't be paralyzed. We can empower ourselves with the CDC guide lines - and some good food.

I'm no expert, but these work, so you don't have to fall in the pit of despair. 

Please let me know how this goes. And take a look at your picture here: you have walked through fire.

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Ok I read through, thanks for posting the info, things seem to be changing more rapidly now. I have questions I guess they can't answer? I've been in the house now for 18 days but my husband has made several trips out, three times to Kaiser for appts. and meds, to his moms house several times where they have people coming and going all the time (two teenagers, a deadbeat dad/brother, a grocery store working sister, and a ma-in-law that won't stay put) and the ma in law is most at risk with diabetes and kidney failure. 

I have had a headache and soreish throat for days and days, and about 10 days ago I coughed all night and couldn't sleep, (I'm congested all the time anyway) but it is how our last cold started at the end of January. from all the symptoms they list, that cold seems like it could have been the virus. Especially because it went to my chest right away and I had a fever. I tried going up a flight of stairs and had to stop about 8 times I was so out of breath, the coughing that ensued after gave one laryngitis and it lasted for weeks. How will I know if that was it?

My dilemma is this, everyone keeps saying "just go to your moms, go to your moms", (she is pretty lonely) but how will I ever know if I'm a carrier? how will I ever get 14 days clear if the person in my house is going all over the place. My chest is tight now, how can I know if it psychosomatic? 

I'm trying not to fall into the hole of despair, but we are now out of fresh everything, I can go off canned for about a week more though I would like some butter and milk and some fresh veggies, but I'm terrified to go to the store. I didn't go when everyone else was in the crazy lines. I had just been shopping a couple days prior to the madness but I just shopped like normal. I didn't figure everyone was going to stress shop days later. 

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Tig, as usual, you are awesome. You take so much good care of everyone you reach.

I'm doing everything I can to stay well and safe, but really, it doesn't feel like life has changed that much in ways. The power is on. There's gas in the car. The water is running. There's food in the fridge. My love and friendships are strong.

Yes, I am deeply concerned, and not complacent, but I agree, we must focus on doing the right things and staying well. Don't be hit before it hits home.  In the meantime, we are free and are in charge of making the best of it.

Please all: Wash up, keep your distance, keep drink the water, and love in abundance.

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Hi Everyone,

First, don't fall prey to the panic! That's the last thing anyone needs to feel right now. Our life in general has been very positive and it will continue to be. BELIEVE THAT!! If anyone on this planet knows how to maintain when the chips are down and waiting for a cure, it's us. We waited for decades for an antiviral to come along and give us hope. I've talked to some people with more knowledge than most and it's because of us and our continued willingness to accept entry into those previous antiviral trials, that has provided the head start and promises of quicker discoveries for the medications needed to fight this. Don't lose sight of what we have already done for the battle to find new and better antiviral medications.

If we were still using the old protocols, such as Peg Interferon, Incivek and Victrelis, we would really be in a world of hurt. They individually and combined, destroyed the immune system. Many of us, myself included, were forced into months of seclusion, prescribed white and red blood cell boosters, over the real fear that one exposure to a virus or bacteria, would make us deathly ill. Guess, what? We were sick, very, very sick, but we survived, because we are survivors and followed directions. This, for most of us, is easily handled, by good hygiene, social distancing and maintaining our sanity. It's stressful, but I know we can do it, we've done it before and we'll do it now.

For those currently on treatment, fear not. The new DAA's DO NOT destroy your immune system. They block the HCV virus from replicating, by throwing a wrench into the viral chain of events. That same research and knowledge is what they will use to stop this as well. You should continue to march forward with treatment as prescribed and practice all the advice currently being recommended by the fantastic medical personnel fighting to keep us safe and cared for.

We're going to be just fine! Have faith and don't forget, HYDRATE! wink 



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I'll have to come back and read all this better, but right now I'm freaking out. SO scared for all our seniors and we have several in our family with compromised health. My husband has been the grouchiest I've seen him, he is certain his recently diagnosed copd is his sentence. My Mom isn't concerned saying she has lived a long and fulfilling life, but damn it... this can't be the way they all go out  



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Tig,got to try find my reading glasses read that info on coronaviris ( sounds like a car )

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Hi ,hope everyone going ok ,we really needed another complication !!! A lot of people over here are in panick mode ,had the misfortune of going to supermarket on Friday , my friend who is asthmatic usually has slight cough when walks into air con shop ,well same thing happened on Friday ,except the look on people's faces when they heard a slight cough (with tissue) I thought she was going to get thrown out of shop ,she had to explain she was asthma sufferer, the look in some eyes were scary !! Hopefully a vaccine will happen soon,also Poste treatment IV had a few infections where I needed antibiotics ,does anybody know how doing the treatment or having hcv will weaken my immune, I don't have the virus anymore but bit concerned of my immune system fighting coronaviris,? Hope you have better tv then we do over here! ,Not too hard staying out of crowds been doing that for years,lol .stay safe everybody ,.

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Hi ,hope everyone going ok ,we really needed another complication !!! A lot of pey over here are in panick mode ,had the misfortune of going to supermarket on Friday , my friend who is asthmatic usually has slight cough when walks into air con shop ,well same thing happened on Friday ,except the look on people's faces when they heard a slight cough (with tissue) I thought she was going to get thrown out of shop ,she had to explain she was asthma sufferer, the look in some eyes were scary !! Hopefully a vaccine will happen soon,also Poste treatment IV had a few infections where I needed antibiotics ,does anybody know how doing the treatment or having hcv will weaken my immune, I don't have the virus anymore but bit concerned of my immune system fighting coronaviris,? Hope you have better tv then we do over here! ,Not too hard staying out of crowds been doing that for years,lol .stay safe everybody ,

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it was a little disorganized but she had to meet with the the owners first. 

it's all done now..... quick meeting, home to sign up; and that was difficult due to only doing it once 17 yrs ago and that was a laid off thing. this is working still with reduced hours.... plus i was full time for 15 yrs and part time now but of course there's no where to write that.hahha

and i had to pick a second job so i picked something in gaming that i would have a really hard time getting hired for ; there just werent enough choices so i took a gamble on it

we were told since we have a return date that they should waive the 'go looking for a job' part.

so here's hoping i didn't mess up the application and will be getting food money soon

glad i didn't eat the beans before, we had to wait an hour in a small room together and that would have been uncomfortable.

i am officially hunkered down now



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Well, you might just go ahead and eat the beans and cheese (heartedly) before going to HR. Their response will determine yours, lol! Good luck!!



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mainly it's a corona virus, but a novel one....... is that why it's spreading so fast and easy? 

i did my grocery shopping; no chicken or toilet paper to be found anywhere so it's a good thing i have those already. i got what i could, even the last pkg of brussel sprouts.

i did get a cpl pieces of cake and some sweet potato chips along with beef patties ,lettuce and cabbage along with some froz. dinners.

wish i didn't have to go to HR, they really should have mailed that stuff to us....... oh well, i'll leave here in about 10 min and should be home by 1pm....... or sooner



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Hi Mike,

It’s good to hear from you! I’ve thought about you often and wondered how you were handling all of this. I’m glad you’ve got things in order, I’m not the least bit surprised though. You’ve always been a good planner!

I‘m not sure what to make of all this. There was so much trouble caused by other viral outbreaks and the media didn’t make near the efforts to spread fear, or information, as they are now. I’m watching the news now and they’re saying this could be a year long outbreak. I don’t know how people will handle all of this social distancing. I’ve been socially distant for years, so I’m not having a problem. My family and their young ones aren’t handling it as well. Kind of hard to tell 3 year olds to slow down! Their schools are closing, so daycare and education is a problem. 

Stay in touch and keep your distance!



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Hi everybody. Because of my HIV+ and Emphysema status, I've been practicing vigilant hand washing, not touching my face, and social distancing since before this coronavirus outbreak mainly due to the increased prevalence of H1N1 this season. Since this new outbreak I've increased the social distancing and fortunately are able to spend most of my time at home without causing me much 'abnormal' financial burden. I am stocked up pretty well with non-perishable food items and other household consumables, and have enough HIV / emphysema medications to last a couple of months. And, thankfully, I have my kitty cat to keep me company and to help fight the feeling of isolation, so my couch will be occupied much more than normal for a while. And this should give me some time to check in here more often.
 Thanks for the information links Tig and lamassu. Good sources for the latest on COVID-19 without the anxiety I tend to get from the media coverage. My TV is staying on Netflix and other non-'viral' channels for the most part.
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Thanks for the info, Tig and lam...

good idea postponing  the forum cruise smile

Most of the avoiding people/social distancing when in public, the well stocked pantry and supplies, the mildly obsessive hand washing is all stuff .........I do anyways..

Because of my chemical allergies, I can get triggered by someones laundry soap or dryer sheet stink if Im standing or sitting near them.... I havent been to a restaurant in 10 or more years because of soy candles and gases from furniture/carpets.... So I have no problem self isolating... its how I get to stay relatively healthy..

Thank goodness we can order almost anything on line...

all the stores are out of rubbing alcohol/ isopropyl so we found some online ordered it and can make our own sanitizer ....

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PS: I think Im going to postpone the Forum Cruise wink


 hahahahaha, , i agree  

i'm hanging out at home watching disaster movies.... i get 4 days off and plan as few things as possible away from home; and shop after work at 1AM  

we have to go get a new dryer tomorrow tho so there's that. blankstare .  thankfully we have some reserves for emergencies like this.



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Thanks, Lam! You too

 

PS: I think I’m going to postpone the Forum Cruise wink



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Ars Technica has a comprehensive guide to COVID-19 that is updated daily and is solid science worth a read. Stay safe everyone.



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CDC:  COVID19-10 updates. Why they have 2019 listed, I don’t know. Maybe they saw it coming? It is current information via the link below.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html



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Here is some additional information from Florida and the CDC. Please don’t allow a panic situation to consume you. We are all well aware of what we need to do to protect ourselves and those around us. If there was ever a group that knows how to handle a virus, it’s us. People are freaking out unnecessarily. They are on top of this and it’s wise to listen to the experts themselves, not the media. There is no reason for the misinformation from them, except for ratings. Do your own homework! We know how to do that, pursue the truth. Be smart, be measured and above all else, stay calm. If there are any questions or concerns, I’ll do my best to answer them, using CDC recommendations.

If you have any pre existing respiratory issues, then consider what they’re calling “social distance” from known crowds. When there’s a bad flu outbreak, with coughing, sneezing, etc, we all avoid crowds as well. Keep that in mind my friends, we‘re going to be okay! I will say, my IRA is suffering far more from the panic sell off in the stock market. We need to calm them down wink

 

 

WHAT IS SELF-ISOLATION?

  • Self-isolation is voluntarily staying home and away from other people to limit the possibility of exposing others to infection.
  • During this 14 day time period, you limit your contact with others in your home as much as possible, staying in a separate room and using a separate bathroom if available.
  • It’s advised that no visitors come over unless the person needs to be in your home.
  • During this time, you should also monitor your health. If you start feeling sick, call the health department in your county and then call your healthcare provider.
  • Please call ahead to ensure you’re going to the right place and taking the necessary precautions.

LEARNING MORE ABOUT WHO’S AT RISK

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness.

If you are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications due to age or because you have a severe underlying medical condition, it is especially important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of exposure and do not hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid contact with people in poor health.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • The CDC does not recommend that asymptomatic, healthy people wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

MORE RESOURCES

More info on self-isolation: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/need-to-know/Self-Isolation.html

To locate your county’s health department: http://www.floridahealth.gov/all-county-locations.html
For the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage: www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.govThe Call Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



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My husband was on a plane yesterday. He and the man next to him were remarking on how clean everything was. The man said, "There have been 20,000 deaths by flu this year.  This is how clean is should be all the time."  Point taken. 

I'm not a germaphobe (yet) but I will be take the precautions we are learning now, every flu season.

Wash hands. Repeat. Wash hands. Repeat. etc.

Thanks for the post, Tig. I hope everybody here stays clear.



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Even though we aren't dedicated to providing information to other disease and illness, I want to provide an area that our membership can obtain information on the Corona Virus - COVID-19. Caution is recommended, but standard precautions should be sufficient in both preventing and dealing with it, if you're in an area with outbreaks.

Please feel free to discuss it and share your concerns.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts-h.pdf

 

Here is my home state's data link:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/



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