Feb 4, 2020, this is part of what I reported on this first blog, "First, lets look at the trending Noval Human Coronavirus. The importance of this virus is that it is deadly and it is also invisible. The virus as many viruses does not have a method of treatment at present. As you know with any virus such as the common cold antibiotics will not cure this..... " I have tried to stay ahead of this and also, alert others of what I feel is important. My daughter was leaving the country in January 2020 and I immediately before she left I told her to buy a mask or to cover her mouth and face with a scarf. Wearing a scarf that is non medical is the CDC's latest recommendation for the public as of April 4, 2020, I have attached the tutorial on how to make one below.: You can also find this information on other sites. Make sure that that it gives a good seal as to not let anything in and that you are able to breath. Never use plastic! I actually saw this on the web and was horrified.
I also recommended that she and all my family take plenty of vitamin C and a multi- vitamin to boost their immune system. Wash your hands, wear gloves when able. Drink plenty of water, filtered, at least 8 glasses a day. This may be hard because of the taste or lack thereof. Our society is hooked on sodas or sugary drinks, so try to put fruit in the water: lemons, oranges, apples, and their peels. Make sure to clean the outer fruit with soap and a scrub brush even if it is organic. Hot teas or homemade tea with water and lemon or apple-cidar vinegar or what ever you have (turmeric, cinnamon, ginger etc.). This stimulates your gut and wakes up your immune system. Take care of any cough and bring it out so not to go into your lungs, do not let it build up in your lungs. Stop smoking if you can, if not cut back drastically. This is not the time to get sick at all, not even a common cold. Gargle with mouth wash or salt water gargle (1/4 teaspoon of salt and warm water, swish and spit) at least twice a day. The CDC recommends this "If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice." https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html
Now, let me tell you what I think is the next step. Keep yourself from going stir crazy. Lay out a daily plan of what you need to do for your health physically and mentally. Keep a journal of what is going on in your life and how you are feeling. You are living in historical times. This is not the time to feel bad about your circumstances, we are all in this together, we can not afford to get this virus. Reach out to others that you know and ask if they need support. People usually will not reach out first. You be the hero. Pray at a distance, our higher power can go where we can't. Do not you be the temptation. If you need assistance or medical attention for smoking cessation, feelings of depression, addiction support or anything in between, we are here to help, via virtual visits, make an appointment at www.hhctelehealth.com
Get ready to come out of this stronger, wiser more compassionate and not taking anything or anyone for granted.