There’s so much chatter about this novel virus. Here, we want to help you cut through the chatter and get straight to what you actually need and to the info you can trust. So we’ve put this page of resources together for you. All links will open in a new window or tab so you don’t lose our website.
~ Joe, Walt, and the rest of the team
Updated July 26, 2020
PS: We have some Elder Law resources as well.
First this from the WHO, because so many people don’t know how to wear their fabric masks properly and it’s important for us all to know.
And in case you’re worried about oxygen deprivation while wearing a mask…
Doctor Runs 22 Miles Wearing Face Mask to Show it Doesn’t Cut Oxygen Levels
Newsweek magazine, by Basit Mahmood, July 23, 2020
[Dr] Tom Lawton, who works at the Bradford Royal Infirmary in Yorkshire, north England, said he decided to run with the mask on, following his concerns for people with respiratory illnesses who want to wear a mask but are too scared to do so over false information.
He recorded that oxygen levels never fell below 98% of what it would usually be.
How Long Does the Coronavirus Last on Surfaces?
Wired Magazine, March 14, 2020
Researchers looked at how long the virus can survive on cardboard, plastic, and stainless steel, as well as after being aerosolized and suspended in midair.
Some easy to understand info and explanations of terms.
CA updates:California Department of Public Health
Covid-19 updates includes numbers, demographics, and more.
CA updates: Office of the Governor of California on Twitter
If you’re on Twitter, you might want to follow the tweets from the Office of the Governor of California. Or you can scroll through them here.
Note: the scrollbar here is within our page. There’s still the page scroll at the right side of our page.
Tweets by CAgovernor
Stephen Goldstein Ph.D. on Covid-19
Recorded Thursday March 19, Released Friday Mar 20, 2020
Episode 184 of Talk Ultra is a Covid-19 special with Stephen Goldstein Ph.D. who is currently a postdoctoral researcher associated at the University of Utah Department of Human Genetics studying viral evolution, including the evolution and origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Talk Ultra is an ultra running podcast by Ian Corless. If you prefer listening, perhaps as you walk around in some fresh air, you might learn a lot in this is 1-hour interview between two very knowledgeable people.
Breathing fully and moving
Doctor Sarfaraz Munshi at Queens Hospital (in the UK) advises on corona virus breathing technique with guidance from Sue Elliott director of nursing.
April 3, 2020
Whether you have a Covid-19 infection or not, Doctor Munshi and Director Sue Elliott recommend this.
Doctor Sarfaraz Munshi describes and demonstrates a vital breathing technique for corona virus Covid-19 sufferers that could prevent the patients contracting secondary infections / pneumonia which could prove incredibly dangerous to health.
How to breathe if you have a respiratory infection like COVID-19
April 10, 2020
Allergist Jonathan Bayuk, MD, ACAAI member, discusses the importance of deep breathing and getting up and moving if you have a respiratory infection like COVID-19.
Watch this on YouTube here.
The TRUTH of How Coronavirus Spreads and How to Prevent Coronavirus | Airborne Transmission
by Doctor Mike Hansen July 16, 20202
There’s a lot of info here. It includes Doctor Mike Hansen’s experience and explanation of tests and finding. Clear explanation, understanding of “airborne.” Real life explanations. About 20 minutes.
Watch this video on YouTube here.
How To Travel and NOT Get Coronavirus – 7 Tips for Flying and Driving in this COVID-19 Pandemic
by Doctor Mike Hansen July 21,2020
Realities, how airplane air is cleaned, masks, more. Even just reading his written summary is very helpful.
Watch this along with his Airborne Transmission video.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The media is flooded with information, some fact and some rumor, about Covid-19. Hopefully, the CDC does as it promises: to “provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available.” [However, with Covid-19, time has shown that this has not proved true.]
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.
It’s mission, per its website, is to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
World Health Organization — Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
The Who website promises the worldwide facts of the situation.
What you need to know, how to protect yourself, myths busted, travel info — and so much more.
Here’s the page to visit: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
Their “primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system. Our main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services.”
Cleaning Your Devices
One of the most important things, as we know, is to keep the things we touch clean. Our phones may be the most germ catching and germ spreading things in our lives.
Apple provides the following info for its devices. While we make no promises, perhaps this info can help for other brand devices. This is not about disinfecting, but that is mentioned.
Is someone ill or may be ill with Covid-19. The CDC surveyed people and found that most folks don’t know how to do the proper cleaning needed. Here’s the CDC cleaning Recommendations.
Cleaning and Disinfection for Households
Interim Recommendations for U.S. Households with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of households where persons under investigation (PUI) or those with confirmed COVID-19 reside or may be in self- isolation. It is aimed at limiting the survival of the virus in the environments. These recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available.
These guidelines are focused on household settings and are meant for the general public.
- Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
- Disinfecting refers to using chemicals, for example, EPA-registered disinfectants, to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.