COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019)
Many New Insights Not Found in Other Sources or Media*
Official and Other Sources
Listen to the CDC, WHO, health experts, your doctor, your nurse and your local leaders if they are sane. Be very cautious about D. Trump who is often wrong, resulting in the loss of many lives.
How To Prevent Contracting COVID-19
If you don't have an N95 mask, stay six feet away from people as much as practically possible. If you wear an N95 mask, you don't need to adhere to social distancing as much, but still should be aware when they talk, saliva droplets could land on you. If anyone appears to cough or sneeze, walk the other direction even if you are wearing a mask.
Wearing a mask with a valve does not protect others around you well because your breath escapes through the valve without being filtered.
Never touch your face or food until your hands are washed or disinfected. Rinse all rinsible food.
Exercise, particularly cardio-vascular via hiking up hill, jogging and swimming.
Eat grapefruit, bell peppers, spinach and other foods known to help boost your immune system.
Take supplements to include Echinacea (tea or capsule), bilderberry, Quercetin, Rhodiola rosea, Coenzyme Q10, ginger, vitamin C. Take Vitamin D if indoors more than usual.
If you didn't grow up as a child around pets / animals or in a typical environment with typical (not excess) sanitation, then your immune system is probably weaker than those who did.
Prepping / What to Buy
Stock up on what you need in case of a two week quarantine. You don't need cases of bottled water. Buy two weeks of low sodium chicken soup, real grapefruit juice (no added sweetener), Tylenol, electrolytes, echinacea, acidophilus and whatever else you need for two weeks.
Put the following in a duffle bag, ready to go: Medications, medical directives "living Will", headphones with cord if desired, phone charger, toothbrush, floss, lip balm, other personal hygiene, earplugs, sleeping mask, underwear, socks, sandals, shirts, sweater, water, snacks.
If Symptoms Develop
Symptoms may include: Difficulty breathing, fever, coughing, sneezing, loss of sense of smell and/or taste.
Stay away from others; self-quarantine. Wear a mask, preferably N95 type, if you go in public.
Call your doctor or nurse to try to arrange a test. Take shower/bath just before leaving home and arrange for child and/or pet care. Take with you: Insurance ID, cash, phone.
Drink plenty of fluids, preferably with added electrolytes.
Food should include chicken soup (low sodium suggested), Cornish hens if practical to prepare, grapefruit, unsweetened yogurt.
Take Tylenol or Acetaminophen. If you don't have that, try Advil or Ibuprofen. Take acidophilous.
Evidence most of society are "sheeps" (non-critical thinking followers) includes how people panic when someone (like me) wears an N95 mask and then gets closer than 6' to someone else (in a business setting); the employees go in panic mode, for example, "Sir, please step back and keep six feet away due to Corona". Everything is situational, but by far most people are closed minded instructions followers.
Beware of those who try to scare you into thinking this is a Biblical event and the end is near: Many are using fear to drive donations to their church. There are countless others in the past who said the end is coming due to WWI, WWII, Vietnam War, Gulf War, 2000, 9/11, climate change, etc. They are right about climate change, but that has nothing to do with religion.
My prediction is extremely dire until a vaccine if developed and tested.
Many people are going to get out of shape,overweight and develop diabetes due to overeating all the processed "food" they hoarded which could be a worse long term health crisis vs. the pandemic.
The recommended lifestyle changes will result in accelerated cases of social phobias, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and a counter-productive weakened immune system due to over sanitation and not enough exposure to germs.
This is not a war and there is no threat to the survival of our species even if we do nothing. This is not wartime. In contrast, humans have a largely deliberate war against the environment and need to be more sustainable and respect other species.
COVID-19 is not an experiment, military tactic or conspiracy. It is not a sign of Armageddon, the end of the world, etc. It has nothing to do with religion. It may be a stretch and there is no known science behind it, but it might be mother earth trying to get rid of, reduce or warn the polluting and destructive homo sapien race. Politics has prevented timely lockdowns and D. Trump wants to benefit being called a wartime president however.
There is a pandemic. This is a medical challenge and emergency. This forever changes society.
Viruses and pandemics are normal in nature and necessary to keep populations in check and ensure the survival of the fittest. Over the past several hundred thousand years, without such occasional thinnings of humans, we would have not evolved into a strong enough species to survive nature. Yes, I believe this even if I get sick.
I support a vaccine and treatment despite the above comments. We will eventually come up with ways to genetically alter ourselves in an unnatural manner such as to become a stronger species due to our unique intelligence, but there will be many who oppose this at first due to philosophy and religion.
I find it ironic that by far most people in the world engage in activities that put their health at risk and contribute to death such as eating junk food, food processing, food additives, chemicals, smoking, vaping, emissions / air pollution, alcohol, drug abuse, reckless driving, manufacturing and distributing assault firearms, etc. which all contribute to far more deaths than COVID-19, but most people have little concern and make little effort to slow down those activities.
Similarly ironic is the fact that many of the above products are made by businesses shut down by COVID-19 and yet most think that's a tragedy.
The economic slow down is an example of a similar thing we need to do anyway to slow the existential threat of climate change, species extinctions and unsustainable environmental damage. Don't look at this as far left, but rather reality for everyone.
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*No medical advice is intended. Consult with your healthcare provider first. Follow CDC or WHO guidelines and consider this a supplement.
Stock Market Crash of 2020
Ethical Investing in a Stock Market Crash
I am not a licensed stock broker. Utilize any of the following methods at your own financial risk. You could lose a lot, particularly in the short term and much less likely in the long run. Only invest what you can afford to lose. You cannot lose any more than you invest (100% for example) and you still own the shares, but you can possibly gain far more than you invest (300% for example). The latter is what makes stock investing very attractive to me.
It is perfectly ethical to take advantage of buying stocks during a world-wide medical emergency. In fact buy doing so you boost the economy and reduce fear.
I do not recommend trying to time the market. Nobody can do so and if they claim they did, it was only luck. Them market is far too complicated for anyone or any program to predict. I do recommend "dollar cost averaging" which means buy set amounts every so often. However, since there has a been a big crash, you may want to go all in at once, particularly if the DOW goes below 20,000 / three year+ lows. If you see one of more of your stocks suddenly plunging for no reason, you should consider buying more rather than panic selling to better dollar cost average.
I recommend buying ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) stocks and ETFs if you wish to be consistent with this platform of making the world a better place. Some top ESG stock and ETF tickers include: BEP, ESGU, ICLN, NEE, ORA, SPWR, TBLU, TSLA, VSGX. I hold shares in those.
If you want to take advantage of non-ESG airline and oil stocks that have been hit hard, consider ALK (Alaska Airlines), BP and TOT (fuel) since they invest in clean energy technology much more than their competitors. I hold shares in those too. This statement does not support indiscriminate flying and oil consumption, but rather realizing there still are legitimate needs to fly and consume fuels and those companies do the best job in their industries.