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Keithl

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That video is a good demonstration of why being a family physician may be insufficient training, knowledge and maybe intelligence to perform proper biological decontamination. For example, he rubs and touches the box of contaminated cereal, but removes the interior bag with the same hand that touched the contaminated cereal box. He handles the groceries more than he normally would if he just brought them home and put them away, but he doesn't wear gloves and has no mask to protect himself from any virus that becomes airborne due to all the handling. The best thing he says, is that if you are worried, leave the groceries out of your living space until a few days have passed.
I did notice some of the "oops" he made, I suspect mostly as he is clearly nervous in front of the camera. Overall the intent is well.

We have a process where we stage groceries in the basement. We bought a small refrigerator and a shelving unit. Everything stays there for 3 days. The thing I did not realize is now they say the virus can live in a freezer for a year or more. We will likely empty the freezer, wipe it down, wipe the frozen items and then be sure to do the same when we bring groceries in. Even delivered boxes we bring in, put on floor in designated area room we don;t really use and leave them there at least 24 hours. Then we unbox the box from shipping cardboard and leave an additional 72 hours. Overkill, probably, paranoid, sure, just being as cautious as possible until they can better predict who will get it more sever than others or at least have a viable treatment.

Of course cabin fever will likely kill me before the virus ;-)
 

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You might be interested in this article. It's a report of what the disease progression was like in Kirkland Washington and covers a variety of the symptoms, how different the disease can be on an individual basis and the non-standard manner of the the disease progression: At US Ground Zero for Coronavirus, a Hospital Is Transformed
Tom,

Thank you for the MedScape article on how the hospital responded. It looks like they did all the right things in the right order and modified as they learned. I will be able to understand the Daily White House Coronavirus briefings much better now.
-Yesterday I relearned from Dr. Fauci all the evil things that can come from not adequately testing a vaccine before releasing it. My wife is a nurse and had told me these earlier but I had forgotten that an incorrectly formulated vaccine can make the disease course ten times worse rather then providing true immunity.

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Tom,

Thank you for the MedScape article on how the hospital responded. It looks like they did all the right things in the right order and modified as they learned. I will be able to understand the Daily White House Coronavirus briefings much better now.
-Yesterday I relearned from Dr. Fauci all the evil things that can come from not adequately testing a vaccine before releasing it. My wife is a nurse and had told me these earlier but I had forgotten that an incorrectly formulated vaccine can make the disease course ten times worse rather then providing true immunity.

Walk in His Peace,
Scribe With a Lancet
I like Medscape. It's for medical professionals but I signed up anyway. You can identify what things interest you and it will push out those articles to you (e.g. arthritis.) They have a daily Covid-19 update with links to current Medscape articles. They provide links to actual Q&A videos as well as the transcripts.
 

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FWIW - maybe this doesn't belong on this thread, but it's important nonetheless.

If/when you, a relative or friend, etc. gets admitted to the hospital, make sure that they know (and record in the paperwork) the names and numbers of the people who are authorized to get information about the patient and, if you've got one, bring a power of attorney for medical decisions.

I have a friend whose brother is in the hospital - probably with COVID-19. But my friend doesn't know. He can't find out. His brother didn't, or was too weak, to give the facility a list of those authorized to receive information. So, my friend is completely in the dark about his brother. His mother was also probably not on the list. So, please, make sure that if you or anybody else you know, goes to the hospital, that the hospital has a list of those authorized to get information. HIPPA is good protection, but sometimes works TOO well.
 

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FWIW - maybe this doesn't belong on this thread, but it's important nonetheless.

If/when you, a relative or friend, etc. gets admitted to the hospital, make sure that they know (and record in the paperwork) the names and numbers of the people who are authorized to get information about the patient and, if you've got one, bring a power of attorney for medical decisions.

I have a friend whose brother is in the hospital - probably with COVID-19. But my friend doesn't know. He can't find out. His brother didn't, or was too weak, to give the facility a list of those authorized to receive information. So, my friend is completely in the dark about his brother. His mother was also probably not on the list. So, please, make sure that if you or anybody else you know, goes to the hospital, that the hospital has a list of those authorized to get information. HIPPA is good protection, but sometimes works TOO well.
I’ve packed copies of our MPOAs and DPOs, medical directives, HIPPAs, lists of meds, etc., in my overnight bag and my husband’s TravelPro.
My husband has had several emergency hospitalizations, and having his forms readily available has helped immensely.
Also helps to have names & phone numbers of doctors and history of hospitalizations, if you have been at several hospitals that aren’t in the same system.
 

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That's great planning. I have to get similarly organized -- though my wife and I have never traveled more than a few hundred miles together.
 

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