Covid-19 Precautions

Edit: I will continue to update this post from time-to-time. Edits will always follow at the bottom of this post. As a way to give back for all of the awesome help you've all given me in the past, I've taken a few minutes to put together a quick/dirty list of things you need to know/do for Covid-19 to keep yourselves and your families safe. For every 1 person with Covid-19 who has symptoms, there are 10 people with Covid who don't show any symptoms (silent carriers). That's the reason for this PSA. With that in mind, just wear your PPE all day, every day (mask/eye protection). Eye protection is critical. In terms of risk reduction, it does a lot. For those who want to dig deeper on this, here is the link. For healthcare providers like me, it can make the difference between a quarantine vs being able to return to work. Here is a link to an important story about how not all hand sanitizers are created equally. The same goes for disinfectant wipes. Many will not be effective against Covid-19. In order to be effective, hand sanitizers need to contain at least 60% alcohol. https://www.propublica.org/article/coronavirus-hand-sanitizers-cdc-recommended-alcohol The following list includes disinfectants approved for use against SARS-COV-2, which cause Covid-19. https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2 Making your own disinfectant is easy - just add bleach. 4 teaspoons of bleach/quart, and voila. Please, be safe out there. You all protect the health of the nation. We need you. edit 03/22/2020: Live COVID19 has been detected in fecal samples. The citation from the Journal of the American Medical Association is below. Wang W, Xu Y, Gao R, et al. Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Different Types of Clinical Specimens. JAMA. Published online March 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.3786 edit 3/24/2020: It is unclear whether COVID may be spread via non-respiratory fluids including vomit, urine, breast milk, or semen(CDC) edit 04/02/2020: Propublica Article on asymptomatic spread of COVID-19. submitted by /u/etherlinkage [link] [comments]

Covid-19 Precautions

Edit: I will continue to update this post from time-to-time. Edits will always follow at the bottom of this post.

As a way to give back for all of the awesome help you've all given me in the past, I've taken a few minutes to put together a quick/dirty list of things you need to know/do for Covid-19 to keep yourselves and your families safe. For every 1 person with Covid-19 who has symptoms, there are 10 people with Covid who don't show any symptoms (silent carriers). That's the reason for this PSA.

With that in mind, just wear your PPE all day, every day (mask/eye protection). Eye protection is critical. In terms of risk reduction, it does a lot. For those who want to dig deeper on this, here is the link. For healthcare providers like me, it can make the difference between a quarantine vs being able to return to work.

Here is a link to an important story about how not all hand sanitizers are created equally. The same goes for disinfectant wipes. Many will not be effective against Covid-19. In order to be effective, hand sanitizers need to contain at least 60% alcohol.

https://www.propublica.org/article/coronavirus-hand-sanitizers-cdc-recommended-alcohol

The following list includes disinfectants approved for use against SARS-COV-2, which cause Covid-19.

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

Making your own disinfectant is easy - just add bleach. 4 teaspoons of bleach/quart, and voila.

Please, be safe out there. You all protect the health of the nation. We need you.

edit 03/22/2020: Live COVID19 has been detected in fecal samples. The citation from the Journal of the American Medical Association is below.

Wang W, Xu Y, Gao R, et al. Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Different Types of Clinical Specimens. JAMA. Published online March 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.3786

edit 3/24/2020: It is unclear whether COVID may be spread via non-respiratory fluids including vomit, urine, breast milk, or semen(CDC)

edit 04/02/2020: Propublica Article on asymptomatic spread of COVID-19.

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