The American Journal of Medicine just published an article about "early outpatient treatment of SARS-CoV-2" which INCLUDES hydroxychloroquine. Yes, you read that correctly. The absolute state of the medical field.
How do we know what is false news when so much comes from reputable sources and governments that take advice from "experts" or do they? No wonder that there is so much distrust in governments!
This is the most convincing graph that shows the effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine that has been ignored.
"Sunlight destroys the COVID-19 virus quickly," reads the briefing.
There is growing non scientific literature that Vitamin D and Zinc inhibit the CO-19 virus. Taking them should do no harm except to your pocket, and in a sea of bewilderment they could be effective.
In 1918 putting infected patients out in the sun helped because it inactivated the influenza virus.
Distance, Dose, Dispersion: An experts' guide on Covid-19 risks
Mode of transmission: CDC Recommendations 18 May 2020.
"Current data suggest person-to-person transmission most commonly happens during close exposure to a person infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, primarily via respiratory droplets produced when the infected person speaks, coughs, or sneezes.
"Droplets can land in the mouths, noses, or eyes of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs of those within close proximity.
"Transmission also might occur through contact with contaminated surfaces followed by self-delivery to the eyes, nose, or mouth.
"The contribution of small respirable particles, sometimes called aerosols or droplet nuclei, to close proximity transmission is currently uncertain. However, airborne transmission from person-to-person over long distances is unlikely."
The logical conclusion is that the only way the virus can enter your body is through your eyes, nose and mouth, (except through an open cut) and there are only three ways the infection can get to your eyes, nose mouth.
However to confuse matters further "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its coronavirus guidance once again, acknowledging information posted on its website last week about the risk of contracting COVID-19 from contaminated surfaces was confusing. The CDC now says the coronavirus can "possibly" be spread on surfaces and objects, though the virus is mainly transmitted between people. This is not the first time the nation's premier public health agency has had to reverse course on information related to the coronavirus, including the agency's evolving guidance on whether a mask should be worn in public."
One is being too close to an infected person who coughs, sneezes or spits close enough to land on your face.
Protect yourself by social distancing of 1 to 2 meters depending on to whom you listen and a shield.
Two is yourself touching something that an infected person or someone else has touched, coughed, sneezed or splattered or spat on, and then touching your face with hands that carry infection before washing or sterilising your hands.
Three is your face inadvertently touching something with the virus or being touched by infected hands.
Wearing a shield that protects from human spray and allows nothing contaminated to touch your face should be the best protection.
"So far, evidence suggests that it's harder to catch the virus from a soft surface (such as fabric) than it is from frequently touched hard surfaces like elevator buttons or door handles," wrote Lisa Maragakis, MD, senior director of infection prevention at the Johns Hopkins Health System. Source.
Although some emergency workers throw everything, they were wearing into the wash as they get home, and if the soap doesn't get the virus, the hot water above 133F or 56C will.
Not a bad idea to be super careful, but ensure that you wash your hands before removing masks or shields.
Don't forget that buttons are hard surfaces.
Your shoes can pick up the virus, so either leave them outside or wipe them with sanitiser.
The CDC recommends the general public wearing gloves only when cleaning or caring for someone who is sick.
The WHO cautions that washing your hands offers more protection against catching the coronavirus than wearing rubber gloves. It explains that COVID-19 can still be picked up on gloves and that this can be transferred to one's face. Gloves may give a "false sense of security", and washing hands is a far better precautionary measure.
Wearing gloves is of doubtful protection since the virus does not penetrate the skin, unless maybe through an open wound. For gloves to be effective, they must be removed after touching any possibly contaminated object. Much easier to wash your hands.
The main advantage or disadvantage of gloves is that some are less likely to touch your face while others are more likely when wearing them.
If you let the gloves get dirty you could be increasing the chances of spreading contamination.
Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation has also not recommended people wear gloves or face masks to protect themselves.
Lenses and your Eyes.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests that you consider "switching to glasses for a while.
"Wearing glasses may add a layer of protection.
"There's no evidence that wearing contact lenses increases your risk of coronavirus infection. But contact lens wearers touch their eyes more than the average person."
Safety glasses, which protect the exposed sides and the area around your eyes may offer better protection, health care experts say.
Keeping Covid-19 at bay when buying and consuming food. "We have no evidence that this virus is transmitted via food, or indeed food packaging," said Professor Lucia Anelich. So there's no empirical proof that anyone has contracted the virus from packaging. It's not impossible, but the chances are slim, Anelich indicates.
When asked about the effectiveness of wearing gloves during food preparation, she said years of research show that gloves offer a "false sense of security". "When people wear gloves, they tend to forget that the glove is an extension of their hand and so they will touch surfaces with the glove and then touch their faces or forget to wash their hands." She urged against wearing gloves while shopping.
"I do not disinfect (food) and I do not wash them with soap and water - that is a definite no no," said Anelich, who explained that soap is toxic to humans and should not be ingested.
In addition, what is emerging is that 90% of transmission occurs person-to-person, whether asymptomatic, symptomatic or pre-symptomatic, with only 10% from surfaces. What we also know is that frequently touched surfaces pose a greater risk than other less-touched surfaces. The chances that a specific package is frequently touched by an infected person are therefore highly remote.