How to know and avoid Corona Virus risks

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Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Totally cool tool here. Gives you the chances of encountering somebody with covid in every county of the US, assuming attendance at an event of 10, 25, or 100 people.

https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/
COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool

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Is methanol hazardous?
Yes, methanol is a hazardous chemical that is highly flammable and toxic. Methanol must be properly stored, transported and used by people that have been properly trained in its handling. Methanol is extremely toxic to humans if ingested or if vapors are inhaled. Direct exposure to methanol should be avoided, as methanol can be harmful if swallowed, absorbed through the skin, or inhaled. Ingestion of as little as one to four ounces can cause irreversible injury to the nervous system, blindness or even death.

Methanol can cause poisoning, systemic acidosis, optic nerve damage and central nervous system (CNS) effects. Methanol can also degrease the skin, which may cause dermatitis. Symptoms of acute methanol exposure may include headache, weakness, drowsiness, nausea, difficult breathing, drunkenness, eye irritation, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, and possibly death. Patients may improve and then get worse again up to 30 hours later.
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People are dying after drinking hand sanitizer, CDC says

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Six seizures, four deaths

In late June, CDC received notification from public health officials and partners in Arizona and New Mexico about methanol poisoning linked with the ingestion of hand sanitizers.

CDC researchers and their partners in Arizona and New Mexico reviewed 62 call records to poison centers from May through June to characterize cases that could be methanol poisoning from alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The researchers also obtained medical records for additional details. But the report does not provide information as to why people were ingesting hand sanitizer.

The researchers found 15 people, ages 21 to 65, were admitted to a hospital after ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Six developed seizures while in the hospital and three were discharged with new visual impairments, the researchers found.

One patient, a 44-year-old man, said that he drank hand sanitizer in the few days before seeking medical care, according to the CDC paper. The man was hospitalized for six days for acute methanol poisoning and when he was discharged, he went home with almost complete vision loss.

Four of the adults in the CDC report died....
Darwin Award candidates. That's just 2 states.
... This isn't the first time that public health agencies have reminded people not to ingest certain disinfectants or use such products improperly.

In April -- just a day after President Trump suggested during a White House briefing that injecting disinfectant might be a possible coronavirus treatment -- the CDC posted on Twitter: "Household cleaners and disinfectants can cause health problems when not used properly. Follow the instructions on the product label to ensure safe and effective use."
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The public deserves the most complete data available about COVID-19 in the US. No official source is providing it, so we are.

Every day, our volunteers compile the latest numbers on tests, cases, hospitalizations, and patient outcomes from every US state and territory.

COVID-19 isn't affecting all communities equally. We've partnered with the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research to collect the most complete racial data anywhere in the COVID Racial Data Tracker.

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I've noticed that The COVID Tracking Project (linked above) death tally is several thousand below other sources. I don't know why and I don't know about other data points, but I'm sticking with the CDC or:
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One in five COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days - study

Ugh.
Crisis medicine: Potential COVID-19 treatments that lack FDA approval

... Over-the-counter remedies

Hanaway’s team identified three over-the-counter supplements as particularly helpful in mitigating COVID-19’s symptoms: quercetin, NAC and vitamin D.

Quercetin, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory found in many fruits, vegetables and grains, supports the immune system. NAC, an amino acid, boosts the body’s strongest antioxidant, glutathione. Vitamin D insufficiency “creates a significant increase in risk of COVID-19 infection,” notes Hanaway, who is past president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He’s quick to caution that there’s not enough data to claim that any of these substances prevents the illness. But, “There are measures that can be taken in terms of health, nutrition and immune support to decrease the risk of severe infection,” even though none of them are proven.

An observational study of data from 20 European countries published by Anglia Ruskin University last May found that vitamin D can be effective in preventing the so-called “cytokine storm” that’s been linked to many COVID deaths.

The task force also found what it called “strong” evidence in the medical literature for elderberry, vitamin C and zinc, the last of which was said to help with prevention, reduced severity of symptoms, reduced duration of illness and preventing lower respiratory tract infections. Other promising natural treatments identified by the task force include green tea, curcumin, resveratrol, melatonin, vitamin A, PEA, beta-glucans, andrographis and licorice.

But the IFM’s report, stresses Hanaway, offers only a glimpse of the abundant evidence that natural substances can be effective in treating COVID-19, even if they lack FDA approval....
The Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19: Virus-Specific Nutraceutical and Botanical Agents

I've been taking 3000 IUs of vitamin D3 daily for months. I think I'll bump up to 5000 IUs.

There doesn't seem to be any risk to taking quercetin supplements. I may pick some up. Cilantro is already a regular part of my diet, I can eat more kale, and I can switch to red onions.

I can also easily and pretty safely start taking low dose Zinc, Elderberry and Vitamin C.

I'm not sure about acetylcysteine (NAC). There are risks and the evidence for benefit is weak. I may look into it further.

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O Really wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:13 pm
For anybody that forgot about it, here's the interactive map where you can get an estimate of the chances of somebody with covid being at any given gathering, by county.

https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/
COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool

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The Coronavirus Is Airborne Indoors. But We're Still Scrubbing Surfaces.

... All over the world, workers are soaping, wiping and fumigating surfaces with an urgent sense of purpose: to fight the coronavirus. But scientists increasingly say that there is little to no evidence that contaminated surfaces can spread the virus. In crowded indoor spaces like airports, they say, the virus that is exhaled by infected people and that lingers in the air is a much greater threat.

Hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds — or sanitizer in the absence of soap — is still encouraged to stop the virus’s spread. But scrubbing surfaces does little to mitigate the virus threat indoors, experts say, and health officials are being urged to focus instead on improving ventilation and filtration of indoor air.

“In my opinion, a lot of time, energy and money is being wasted on surface disinfection and, more importantly, diverting attention and resources away from preventing airborne transmission,” said Dr. Kevin P. Fennelly, a respiratory infection specialist with the U.S. National Institutes of Health....

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