🦠 It's deja vu all over again 🦠
Mucinex is really good for COVID. Anecdotal but worth the try. Day/NyQuil doesn’t touch it. Mucinex.
I always want to ask, “masks work to do what, and for how long?” I’m not sure that even a fit-tested mask will protect against exposure for more than a couple hours. Staying away from an infected person probably would help the most to avoid/delay an infection, as well as prioritizing sleep, eating good quality food, getting exercise, and spending time outdoors during the day, do I have this right?
Thanks so much for this post. This is some of the clearest COVID guidance covering all the bases I've seen.
You said don’t get 10 COVID shots. But how many has the CDC recommended? 4-5 for 6 months+, 5-6 for 50+ and 6-7 for 65+ and immunocompromised? I know that was a random number and partly a joke but we are getting close to ten.
Thank you for this! It is a good reminder that provides an opportunity to adjust our reaction to a covid infection. I’m presently isolating at home from a positive home kit test, feeling bad about who I may have infected without knowing. I appreciate your words and tools to help us navigate the normality of living in a world with covid.
Thank you so much for this timely post, Lucy. We have seemingly forgotten all about COVID, but with a holiday planned this week, I have been so mindful of my behaviours and possible exposures again.
Good day Dr. McBride There is so much common sense in your COVID post. If everyone follows those steps the severity of COVID will be greatly reduced. Thanks again.
I didn't know what all the risk factors are for long covid. Maybe some other readers don't either. The "cohort study" link article identifies thems as "at least 1 risk factor of progression to severe acute COVID-19 illness, which included being older than 60 years, a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 25 (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared), current smoker, cancer, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, immune dysfunction, and hypertension." (Easier to decipher if the authors used semi-colons appropriately rather than all commas) Table 4 in Supplement 1 suggests it doesn't much matter how many risk factors you have, so maybe just being over 60 does the job (although Table 4 doesn't distinguish between one vs. two risk factors, just "two or less")