COVID-19

Herd Immunity

Is Herd Immunity Even Possible with Coronavirus?

We’ve been hearing talk about herd immunity quite a lot recently. Is this our light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel or just more media hype? In this post, I attempt to get a more realistic picture of what’s it actually means to achieve herd immunity, and what it takes to achieve it. What is Herd Immunity? Herd immunity occurs when a certain percentage of a population has become immune to infection by a given pathogen, in this case SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Once the threshold has been reached, the chain of infection is disrupted enough that even individuals who are not immune to infection enjoy a reduced risk of catching the disease[ Disease ] In a living thing, an abnormal condition that is not the direct result of physical injury. Diseases are structural or functional disorders. Medically, they may be classified as infectious (communicable and non-communicable), genetic, physiological deficiency-related. More. In practical terms, it is the point at which community spread has dropping enough that we can stop wearing masks in public. Immunity comes from the presence of antibodies[ antibody, immunoglobulin ] A protein produced mainly by plasma cells that is used by the immune system …

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An assortment of nutritional supplements

The COVID-19 Cocktail

In light of the lack of vaccine or any other “cure” for COVID-19, a lot of focus on preventing the virus from getting a foot-hold and on supporting your immune system to fight the virus. Here is a “cheat sheet” of things you can do right now to help fight the virus.

COVID-19: How to protect yourself and your family — Dr. David Price

Warning! This video was originally posted on March 22, 2020. New research suggests that, contrary to Dr. Price’s advice, we should all be wearing masks, in addition to physical distancing. This video has already been viral for weeks (no pun intended) and some will say I’m late sharing this, but I keep getting asked about it, so here it is. If you prefer to watch the original Vimeo-hosted video, click here. “new research suggest that we need to be more concerned about aerosol transmission of the virus. In a nutshell, we should all be wearing masks, in addition to physical distancing, hand sanitising and avoiding facial contact.” When this video was recorded on March 22, 2020 New York had only reported 117 deaths related to COVID-19. As of this writing, the death count is around 7000 and is project to rise to over 13,000 by the end of this month. I still share Dr. Price’s optimism that we are going to win this battle, but new research suggest that we need to be more concerned about aerosol transmission of the virus. In a nutshell, we should all be wearing masks, in addition to physical distancing, hand sanitising and avoiding facial …

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COVID-19 Live update stream

COVID-19: Live Stats

I have no idea how long this will stay live but I do find it interesting to compare the COVID-19 cases geographically in near realtime. It also show a countdown timer whenever one region is about to surpass another (such as when the US approached the total case counts of Italy).

COVID-19: Ridiculously Simple, Yet Ridiculously Hard

The good news is that preventing infection by COVID-19 is actually very simple: keep your hands clean/sanitised don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth wear a mask practise social distancing cough or sneeze into your elbow We already have a lot of empirical data to back up these recommendations and, if we all practised these recommendations 52 weeks a year, there would be a much lower incidences of seasonal flus and colds. To understand these recommendations, we need to look at the epidemiology[ Epidemiology ] A branch of medicine studies the incidence, distribution of disease conditions. It also looks for patterns that could lead to methods of disease prevention, disease control and improvements in health. More of the disease[ Disease ] In a living thing, an abnormal condition that is not the direct result of physical injury. Diseases are structural or functional disorders. Medically, they may be classified as infectious (communicable and non-communicable), genetic, physiological deficiency-related. More; specifically, how COVID-19 spreads from person to person. The bad news is that many of us are finding if difficult to stick to the advice or are just doing it wrong! Alas, there are still some people who are in outright denial or …

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