Tag Archives: coronavirus

Things related to the coronavirus / covid-19 pandemic.

Idea Tree on Masks

This is my current idea tree on the subject masks and the covid-19 pandemic.

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You can see the idea tree in bigger format and with working links here:
nikluk’s idea tree on MASKS

Disclaimer: I am not a medical expert nor do I have medical training. What I post regarding the coronavirus is what I believe is good information to be aware of.

Coronavirus Strategy

Not all strategies to handle the coronavirus are equal. The Hammer and the Dance explains important stuff that everyone should be aware of. Plenty of the details in the article could be debated, but I think that the core message is correct. We need to act fast and hard, so that we can contain the spread and return to normal life as soon as possible, without needlessly killing off a lot of people.

Elliot Temple wrote a summary:

Absolutely don’t give up and intentionally let everyone get the disease. And we don’t need total lockdown for 18+ months to wait for a vaccine, either. Instead, we must immediately do roughly 4-6 weeks of lockdown to get the disease under control (every day counts against an exponential pandemic). Once it stops spreading exponentially, we can manage it using testing and contact tracing, and ongoing mild and cost-effective lockdown measures while awaiting a vaccine. Any time spent on half-measures right now is condemning people to die and hurting the economy without solving the main problem. If we don’t get this right, the hospital system will be overwhelmed and millions will die as hospitals turn them away. We’re already on course for disaster, in a matter of days, if we don’t make this policy change.

I agree with Elliot.

Wash your hands more

An effective way to protect oneself (and others) from getting infected by the coronavirus is to have good hand washing routines. It might sound silly, but this is an easy way to lower the risks by a lot.

This article is good, in my opinion, and explains good routines.
Read it. It’s good info.

From article:

People think hand washing is silly and basic, and they don’t do it often enough or thoroughly enough.

I had no immune system for months after my bone marrow transplant. Here’s how I avoided viral illness, and how you can, too. It’s easier than you think.

I followed three basic rules.
1. Constant, thorough hand washing and hand sanitizing.
2. Constant, thorough cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces that I touched.
3. Completely avoiding primary vectors of transmission.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical expert nor do I have medical training. What I post regarding the coronavirus is what I believe is good information to be aware of.