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Understand COVID-19 Safety Precautions part 3: Stay-At-Home or Not Stay-at-Home
How frustrating it must be for newly graduated high school students, young adults, to be stuck in the COVID-19 pandemic where they are told to Stay-at-Home.
An 18-year-old has studied government in order to graduate. Of course, he/she will wonder if your rights are being violated or not? Then we all are hearing all sorts of confusing rhetoric and political drama-no one seems to agree…all the new adults want to do is to celebrate coming of age. Instead, they are grounded for something they knew about.
I’m so sorry, graduation plans were spoiled. Congratulations senior class of 2020.
Stay-at-Home or shelter-in-place to slow the spread of COVID-19 No Non-cents Nanna
In Part 3 I will share links to credible sources that explain why the government told you to stay-at-home tho’ it does not seem fair. “We want to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we do not overwhelm the medical system – I know this is something young adults can not relate to. I wish as a blogging grandmother that I could fix it for you, but, I can’t I’m sorry… What I can do is try to give you reliable facts that may change in a month or so as scientists and doctors work around the clock to figure out this new virus.
In the interest of Public Health and Safety, we gotta do what we gotta do. I’m not a lawyer, but I am a retired nurse. Click on the links below for deeper insight. Then, after you are better informed of your constitutional rights, I will jump right in to break down the complications of COVID-19 that vertically ill patients in ICU are experiencing.
(Hold that thought you have about you being young with no pre-existing conditions having to suffer. I’ll get to that, I promise or you can skip to another part.)
Lock-downs or stay-at-home was lifted. Many states rushed to reopen…OOPS! Big mistake Huge! Spring breakers flooded the beaches and closed the bars. Now we have surges of the novel virus in a number of states. I’ll cover that more in parts coming up not included in the original verbose post.
Mar 25, 2020 · “As of today, over half the people in this country, across 17 states, are subject to “stay at home” orders. They vary considerably in terms of breadth and level of enforcement but, as a whole, they…”
Mar 23, 2020 · “As the US grapples with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus that has the health care system at a tipping point, a growing number of states are ordering their residents to stay at home.”
“Generally speaking, the “stay at home” types of orders shuttered all non-essential business operations, permitting employees of non-essential businesses to work from home only, with narrow exceptions.”
“A publichealthemergency is considered an “emergency medical reason” under the DSCSA, 21 U.S.C. 360eee. Thus, upon the Secretary’s declaration of a publichealthemergency, certain activities are automatically excluded through the time period of the declaration.”
The basic idea of Stay-At-Home orders was to keep this new, virus from spreading so that the hospitals would not be overwhelmed with critically ill patients; not enough PPE, personal protective isolation equipment to protect caregiver ( doctors and nurses)’ the right medications -which no one was sure about and have since made changes; why we needed more ventilators in ICU?.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, yet?
Staying at home away from those not in your immediate household pretty much should keep your germs to your own family so you don’t have to be concerned about learning first hand how unimaginably sick as a small percentage of patients can get.
It is true, for now anya\way, that 80% of people infected with the novel coronavirus will have few or mild signs and symptoms. since the experts’ are s still learning from trial and error, we can not predict exactly who in the younger and healthy group of Americans will have the virus to spread to grandpa or grandma or a 5-year-old cousin who has cancer. We also can not predict which younger less vulnerable adults will get critically ill or be a super spreader who will infect many people and may even kill those who are more vulnerable. A super spreader may not even feel all that sick/
… sad story of Mary Mallon has become acutely relevant again over the past few months. As an asymptomatic typhoid carrier, Mallon became infamous for infecting at least 51 people — though some estimates put the tally at more than 122 — while working as a cook. In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has led the world to examine how this kind of carrier affects infection rates.
‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.’ The quote is most likely due to writer and philosopher George Santayana, and in its original form it read, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Mar 03, 2020 · “Super-spreaders have been documented as far back as the early 1900s, when one woman infected 51 people with typhoid, even though she had no symptoms herself. More recently, one student at a …”
“Recent reports out of Wuhan also cite a case of a single patient who infected 14 health care workers. That qualifies him as a super spreader: someone who is responsible for infecting an especially large number of other people….”
This is an image of a monitor used in an emergency room I spent some time when I had respiratory issues not related to COVDI-19. It will register cardiac rate, the number of respirations per minute; O2 level, and a mini EKG tracing.
Don’t let’s all the fancy machinery intimidate you. But, don’t go messing around with the equipment, either. Hands off.
What exactly is a ventilator?”A ventilator is a machine that provides mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs, to deliver breaths to a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or breathing insufficiently.”
The coronavirus has a lot of tricks up its sleeve, but not all of them are new
“The risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 increases with age and with certain underlying conditions, but younger, healthy people are also ending up on ventilators or having strokes. What’s so unpredictable, Person says, is that “while we have studies that have told us certain risk factors for more severe disease, we’re seeing so many exceptions to that.”
What is isolation or self Isolation?
Since we don’t know who could be a silent carrier; an asymptomatic carrier, or a presymptomatic contagious person or even a “typhoid Mary, we really did need to self isolate to buy time for a cure or vaccine.
“Self-isolation is for people who are not sick enough to be in the hospital. Your doctor may tell you to recover at home. Isolation keeps sick people away from healthy people to stop the sickness from spreading. Even in your home, you should try to stay away from other people as much as possible. Stay at home EXCEPT to get medical care. Clean surfaces that are touched often…”
As of July, we found out that some people were doing overkill with the cleaning / disinfecting while others did not do deep enough cleaning. You do what you gotta do until you have a better grasp of the situation.
Mar 23, 2020 · Self-isolation is a measure with the purpose of isolating those who are infected and sick from the rest of the population. In self-isolation, people can recover from symptoms of the virus without spreading it further.
Mar 13, 2020 · Self-isolation, a.k.a. voluntary home quarantine means staying home and minimizing contact with other people, including other members of your household.
How do you know for sure that you did not contract COVID-19? You don’t unless you weren’t around anyone. At this stage of the not so fun game of the pandemic, we must assume that everyone has the virus and is contagious. that is one reason why we wear a mask when we can not social distance. We do not know if we could be like Mary the Irish cook, either.
...remember that shortages of tests — very common earlier in the pandemic…
Medical materials and other goods shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic quickly became a major issue of the pandemic. The matter of pandemic-related shortage has been studied in the past and has been documented in recent events.
A shortage of test kits forced a major chain of Chicago area clinics to halt curbside testing for the coronavirus at dozens of locations. A message appearing Thursday on the Physicians Immediate Care website said, “Due to the limited availability of test kits, we are …
May 12, 2020 · The COVID-19 testing process has been plagued by missing components, including swabs, reagents and the chemical solution that keeps samples fresh. Some weeks, there are shortages of some but not…
Can’t the doctor simply take your blood pressure or temperature or look in your throat to diagnosis you with whatever ails you? Not in this case. What we need are accurate tests that don’t take a week to get results. I’ll give the explanation a few paragraphs below. ( This is complicated isn’t it?)
No one can tell exactly for sure if you just have the sniffles from the common cold, a coronavirus that we are familiar with: the: flu” or influenza of some kind; or you ate bad take-out food.
The signs and symptoms were broader than expected in the early weeks. Also in the early weeks, COVID-19 was unknown. There was an above-average of patients dying of weird pneumonia. In those early weeks, there had been tests from China, where the virus seemed to have originated. I turn out that a large number of those early tests were no good.
Since, many people die with complications, but could not be tested, it has been assumed they passed away from COVID-19. ( yeah, I know, people are upset about that. This something that will have to be sorted out PDQ.) Doctors and nurses can only treat the symptoms. There is no cure nor is there a vaccine to prevent the people from getting the virus, yet.
Mar 23, 2020 · WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of missteps at the nation’s top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like wildfire, an Associated Press review found.
Do you remember doing science experiments in science 101? Scientists start with a hypothesis then they do trial and error tests in order to come up with a solution.ther will continue to be a lot of trial and error fora while until science gets a handle on this nasty bug.
Since we were short of tests, doctors had to decide who got a test and who did not seem to have the signs and symptoms we expected with COVID that other countries were already battling.
Why Is It So Hard To Get A Coronavirus Test In America?
The U.S. has chosen to design its own coronavirus tests without relying on the World Health Organization (WHO), which has shipped thousands of tests to countries around the world. (On top of this, Trump administration officials reportedly misled the public about the efficacy of the WHO tests.) This, in itself, is not unusual, given that the U.S. and other wealthy countries don’t typically rely on the WHO for resources like tests. …
Signs and Symptoms
Lots of signs or symptoms could be something other than you think! Check out this quote for some examples…or lack of symptoms.
The key difference between signs and symptoms is who observes the effect.
For example, a rash could be a sign, a symptom, or both:
If the patient notices the rash, it is a symptom.
If the doctor, nurse, or anyone other than the patient notices the rash, it is a sign.
If both the patient and doctor notice the rash, it can be classed as both a sign and a symptom.
.. shouldn’t confuse symptoms with signs (things clinicians detect on a physical exam) or abnormal lab tests or imaging.
[“Anemia” (low red blood cell count) is not a symptom, and neither is “pneumonia” (infection in the lungs).}
“symptomatic” COVID-19 means a person has reported a problem linked to this illness — in medicine – “complaints.”
“asymptomatic.” – with no complaints,
“no problems”…. feel healthy.
Some argue we shouldn’t call it “asymptomatic COVID-19,” since COVID-19 refers to the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. A more accurate term would be “asymptomatic infection with SARS-CoV-2”. But that takes too long to type.
...remember that shortages of tests — very common earlier in the pandemic…
These are the most important cases: the person who feels well, goes out to a crowded bar (or bars) Friday night, does the same on Saturday with a mild throat tickle, but then spends Sunday in bed coming down with COVID-19.
… this distinction is critical is that people who go on to develop symptoms — “presymptomatic” cases…
The World Health Organization WHO made statements had they had to take back in regards to being “asymptomatic”.
No, I’m not telling you to go out to party. There are really good reasons to not avoid seeking medical attention.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to your doctor or call 911 if you have signs of a stroke or heart attack. The patient on gurney ambulance transport did not Have COVID-19. For illustration only. No Non-cents Nanna.
… appendicitis and stroke. … life-threatening conditions … stopped seeking treatment in large numbers. “… some of these people are dying at home because they’re too scared to go to the hospital,”…
…Others are coming in so late,… massively damaged hearts, including heart muscles that have ruptured.
People with stroke symptoms … need to come in for treatment” immediately to limit brain damage and the risk of permanent paralysis…. “We have a limited time window and we know time is brain.”
.. are scared to be exposed. … may be ignoring or dismissing their symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, or weakness.
Deaths of cardiac patients may be embedded in the Covid-19 mortality data, … adverse trends in … cardiovascular deaths due to our patients not seeking care because of Covid.”
If you have a medical emergency, whether it is related or unrelated to COVID-19, you should call 911 and go to the emergency room. This includes any injury or illness for which a lack of immediate treatment may cause harm. This can include, among other things:
May 08, 2020 · “Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas. Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better. Stay in touch with your doctor.”
Mar 20, 2020 · “Most people with viral illnesses — including Covid-19 — can be cared for effectively in their own homes without seeking formal medical care and will recover within two weeks. But it’s also…”
“In the early weeks of the coronavirus epidemic, the United States recorded an estimated 15,400 excess deaths, nearly two times as many as were publicly attributed to COVID-19 at the time, according..
… early weeks of the coronavirus epidemic, the United States recorded an estimated 15,400 excess deaths, nearly two times as many as were publicly attributed to COVID-19 at the time…
The excess deaths – the number beyond what would normally be expected for that time of year – occurred during March and through April 4, a time when 8,128 coronavirus deaths were reported.
The excess deaths are not necessarily attributable directly to COVID-19, …
… includes who died because of the epidemic but not from the disease… were afraid to seek medical treatment for unrelated illnesses, …. The count is also affected by increases or decreases in other categories of deaths, such as suicides, homicides and motor vehicle accidents.
Apr 17, 2020 · We are all doing our part to help slow the spread during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it is equally important that you monitor your health and know when to seek emergency medical care for serious symptoms that are not related to COVID …
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call 911 and/or go to the emergency room.
Examples of serious medical symptoms are:
Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath;
Sudden face drooping;
Chest or upper abdominal pressure or pain;
Any sudden or severe pain;
Uncontrolled bleeding; or
Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea.
If you are not sure whether your symptoms are serious enough that you need immediate medical attention, contact your usual healthcare provider. Many providers are offering virtual visits (telehealth services by phone or on your computer) as well as other remote ways to provide advice and care, during this outbreak. Your healthcare insurance program may offer a nursing advice line.
If you do not have a routine healthcare provider, insurance, or internet access, contact the nearest emergency medical system by calling 911.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
For more information on symptoms related to conditions that may require immediate attention, go to:
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Apr 20, 2020 · Physical distancing is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it is equally important that you monitor your health and know when to seek emergency medical care for serious symptoms that are not related to COVID-19.
We have confusion with counting the number of COVID related deaths.
This is a MUST read if you are concerned about the numbers of deaths form or with COVID-19. Older people tend to be in fear of picking up the virus If they go the the ER.
My condolences go out to the families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.
Some patients fight long and hard on ventilators but they don’t make it. Those who do after many weeks in the hospital will never fully recover. Their lives are changed and their family dynamics will have changed as well. The good news is that many people who are positive for COVID-19 area able to stay at home in self-isolation with only minor symptoms. it is too early to tell if they will suffer complications later on in life or not. We still don’t know if those with few symptoms or those who were critically ill will get this virus again, or not.
There are so many uncertainties that we really want to limit the risk factors by buying time. You can help slow the spread l by limiting your contacts by staying-at-home, doing only essential business and wearing a maks when you can not social distance. Pleased be considerate of those whose essential jobs on the frontlines.
Jul 10, 2020 · There was some confusion months ago when it was tougher to test. But if a person dies from a trauma related to a car wreck, for example, even if they have COVID-19, trauma should be listed …
If each of us is going to make informed decisions when it comes to COVID-19, we need facts – not fear.
But we know there’s a lot of conflicting information out there. So, here’s a look at some of the most common questions we see folks asking and answers we found for you.
Q: What counts as a COVID death? And do other illnesses get mixed into that count?
Mar 13, 2020 · If that were to happen, there wouldn’t be enough hospital beds or mechanical ventilators for everyone who needs them, and the U.S. hospital system would be overwhelmed.
Lives saved guestimate…
Coming up in another part I will mention “models” used to predict how many will get sick and how many hospital beds or vents will be needed. It is a guesstimate. Yet, some people prefer to say, the governments lied.” Scientists are not psychics. they can however predict base on what they have learned from the past in similar situations. We will never know for sure’ “what would have been” IF we did nothing to stop the spread. Stay-at-home did work fairly well.
Now in July 2020 everyone and their brother is armchair critics with their “would-a, could-a, should-a’s.” I guess I qualify for that role, as well.
…Stay-at-home orders established to slow the no vel coronavirus are believed to have saved more than 200,000 lives and prevented at least 2.1 million people from being hospitalized, estimates show…
Stay-at-Home or shelter-in-place to slow the spread of COVID-19 No Non-cents Nanna
Clean and Disinfect Your Home Safely
Always read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use.
Wear skin protection and consider eye protection for potential splash hazards
Ensure adequate ventilation
Use no more than the amount recommended on the label
Use water at room temperature for dilution (unless stated otherwise on the label)
Avoid mixing chemical products
Label diluted cleaning solutions
Store and use chemicals out of the reach of children and pets
You should never eat, drink, breathe or inject these products into your body or apply directly to your skin as they can cause serious harm. Do not wipe or bathe pets with these products or any other products that are not approved for animal use.
Keep cleaning products out of children’s reach. read all labels. do not mix cleaning products. Call Poison Control if poisons are ingested. See No Non-cent Nanna
Heavy guilt trip…about adult responsibility.
What this means is that parents and caregivers are carelessly leaving cleaning products with nice smell and fun colors unattended where curious children who don’t know better can get into a toxic cleaning product and accidentally poison themselves.
It is NOT the child’s fault! It is YOUR responsibility as an adult to keep the child safe.
In some or most states Child Protective Services will be notified by mandated reporters. CPS or DHS will determine if you are to be charged with negligence.
Apr 21, 2020 · “The combination of bleach with vinegar produces toxic chlorine gas,” Glatter noted. “Lack of proper ventilation can place you at risk for a toxic exposure, which could be deadly.” Hand sanitizers…
Call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. Both options are free and confidential. Both options give you expert answers. If you use webPOISONCONTROL and need additional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222 (U.S.). That phone number is routed to the poison center designated to serve your region.
Stay-at-home. Before you travel to make sure you have time to self-quarantine for 2 weeks during COVID-19 pandemic 2020 No Non-cents Nanna
CHICAGO — People traveling to Chicago from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines, city officials announced Thursday.
To comply with the order, travelers must stay at a single home or other dwelling for 14 days except to seek medical care or be tested for COVID-19….
… stop huge crowds disregarding capacity limits, social distancing and face coverings….
Businesses in violation… fines of up to $10,000. … immediately close businesses in the case of “egregious violations,”
Bonus Questions Answered
By the time you click and read these bonus questions, the answers may have scientifically changed. Tip: always watch the dates on articles you read or videos you watch I folder, you may want to look for information with a more current date..
May 06, 2020 · Researchers don’t yet understand why people respond so differently to COVID-19. It may have to do with how quickly the virus can replicate once you’re infected. Or it might have to do with your unique immune response and genetic makeup. In some cases, your immune response can go into overdrive and end up attacking your own body.
Apr 20, 2020 · In Italy and Ireland, for example, males account for about 70% of COVID-19 deaths. There is no shortage of hypotheses for this difference. One is that there are sex differences in the immune response – studies of influenza, for example, have found that older men tend to have worse outcomes than older women.