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"Warm Weather Will Slow the Virus" and Other Bad Advice

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SafetyNurse1968 has 20 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD and specializes in Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety.

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Can Vitamin Lower Your Risk of COVID-19?

There's a lot of bad information out there. This article discusses some of the top false claims being spread on the internet. As nurses, it is crucial that we have the most accurate, up-to-date information for our patients, family and friends. They trust us to know what’s going on. You are reading page 2 of "Warm Weather Will Slow the Virus" and Other Bad Advice. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

SafetyNurse1968 has 20 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD and specializes in Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety.

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Just now, Kooky Korky said:

I am into evidence as much as the next guy but for now I say evidence, schmevidence.

Use the gloves, wear the masks, use the vinegar, the silver, vitamins, sunlight, soup, salt water gargle. Do what you think might help. Use what you have on hand. Probably beats doing and using nothing.

When we don't know a whole lot about this virus, perhaps much of the battle is mental.

OK, flame away, all you scientists.

No flaming here! I’m all about kindness and being open minded and I think you have a valid point. If it’s not going to harm anyone, why not try it? It can gives folks a sense of control and wellbeing. Nicely said.

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The only reason that this sort of conclusive list gives me pause is that things change! No, I’m not saying that elderberry is going to be discovered to cure Covid. BUT two weeks ago, the CDC was insisting that nobody needs a mask unless they are a HCW who is up close and personal with a Covid patient. There were sooo many experts on the local news ridiculing people who were walking around town in masks. Now, suddenly, we are all supposed to get out our sewing machines and make homemade masks! And wear them to the grocery store! So, I certainly want to follow all research-supported recommendations, but I am also aware that I shouldn’t be dismissive of what someone else is doing/following, since five days from now, they could be shown to be correct.

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SafetyNurse1968 has 20 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD and specializes in Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety.

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3 minutes ago, CommunityRNBSN said:

The only reason that this sort of conclusive list gives me pause is that things change! No, I’m not saying that elderberry is going to be discovered to cure Covid. BUT two weeks ago, the CDC was insisting that nobody needs a mask unless they are a HCW who is up close and personal with a Covid patient. There were sooo many experts on the local news ridiculing people who were walking around town in masks. Now, suddenly, we are all supposed to get out our sewing machines and make homemade masks! And wear them to the grocery store! So, I certainly want to follow all research-supported recommendations, but I am also aware that I shouldn’t be dismissive of what someone else is doing/following, since five days from now, they could be shown to be correct.

Good point! I’m checking CDC and WHO daily- if any recommendations change- I will be sure to post. We are learning at an accelerated rate. Thank you.

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mehjaf has 29 years experience and specializes in Cardiac.

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I wore a simple mask to pick up my dog's meds from the vet. They brought the meds out to the car and the girl was wearing an N95 and a mask. I am not sure if that was just for me because they know I am a nurse and work with Covid-19 patients or if everyone gets that treatment. I wore a mask at the grocery store also, not to protect me as much as to protect others. I am afraid of maybe not knowing I have it and spreading it. We are suctioning intubated patients with covid-19 drool coming from their mouths. We are not wearing N95 masks. I don't know but it seems if everyone was wearing a mask then that sneeze in Walmart would not be hanging out in the air for 2 hours and maybe be inhaled by another person. Am I freaking out a little too much? To see so many intubated patients and see people die from this without their family there, it colors my thinking.

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SafetyNurse1968 has 20 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD and specializes in Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety.

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35 minutes ago, mehjaf said:

I wore a simple mask to pick up my dog's meds from the vet. They brought the meds out to the car and the girl was wearing an N95 and a mask. I am not sure if that was just for me because they know I am a nurse and work with Covid-19 patients or if everyone gets that treatment. I wore a mask at the grocery store also, not to protect me as much as to protect others. I am afraid of maybe not knowing I have it and spreading it. We are suctioning intubated patients with covid-19 drool coming from their mouths. We are not wearing N95 masks. I don't know but it seems if everyone was wearing a mask then that sneeze in Walmart would not be hanging out in the air for 2 hours and maybe be inhaled by another person. Am I freaking out a little too much? To see so many intubated patients and see people die from this without their family there, it colors my thinking.

I think you’re on the right track- if the droplets can’t get into your respiratory tract you won’t get it...seems like a little forethought or planning from the powers that be might have gone a long way toward slowing it down. I’m wearing a mask everywhere.

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MedicRU has 28 years experience as a RN and specializes in Trauma ICU/PCU.

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After the vinegar controversy, here comes a Ginger root one:

Pubmed has published a study on Ginger and its anti-viral activity in conjunction with HRSV: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23123794

The question is whether Covid-19 has a similar mechanism of attachement as HRSV as both are respiratory viruses, and most importantly if raw ginger can inhibit this process in the same manner as with HRSV?

Anyone?

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Leader25 has 35 years experience.

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Thank you for my relapse into paranoia.

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