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What should we do once infected with COVID-19?

Quoting Rob Wiblin:

"DO NOT TAKE IT OUTSIDE MEDICAL SUPERVISION: "Chloroquine is very dangerous in overdose.""

March Coronavirus Open Thread

Take someone in the U.S. who is heavily immunocompromised, such that their risk of death from any infection beyond a mild cold averages to 15%, and assume that their risk of death from coronavirus is 100%. Assume they've been employing social distancing tactics as a result for some time.

Is there available information or projections on whether the total risk for this person has increased or decreased as a result of coronavirus?

A key assumption/the reason it may have decreased is that we could expect that the prevalence of all other diseases is falling due to the social distancing tactics being employed for coronavirus.

March Coronavirus Open Thread

It seems plausible to me that the copper tape approach many LWers have adopted is counter-productive in at least some cases. The logic for this is:

1. In the pictures I've seen, and with my own applications of copper tape, to the surfaces we seem to touch most often (e.g. doorknobs, light switches) applications of it have created a number of small creases, bumps, ridges, and/or folds.

2. Copper does not seem to have nearly as strong an effect on surfaces as does wiping them with disinfectant.

3. Wiping them with disinfectant seems likely to be a lot less effective on surfaces that aren't smooth (bumps, ridges, etc.) due to the difficulty in wiping all parts of the surface.


Coronavirus: Justified Practical Advice Thread

Incentive sperometers are often used for the prevention of pneumonia. Maybe this suggests using those as well?

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