Stay Positive, Stay Active, Be Safe, Be Smart

March 29, 2020 Joe Brady

We hope this finds you safe and well. As we all work on trying to survive this historic calamity we will send you the best information we can find from around the world.

Dr. Fauci Answers Trevor Noah’s Questions

In case you all have not seen this excellent Interview…Take 13 minutes and listen to the four answers.
Thank you, Trevor, for your poignant questions… and for giving Dr. Fauci an excuse to laugh. 🤪
Thank you to Dr. Fauci for helping us get through this.☯️🙏

Coronavirus self-checker v 2.0

You cannot diagnose yourself, having said that, here is an online self-checker from the CDC, you can look at these to see if it’s time to call your Doctor.

In order to improve upon the CDC’s Coronavirus self-checker, the CDC has teamed up with Apple Computer to create an online Self-Screening tool that people can use.

See the Website @ https://www.apple.com/covid19/

Navigating Challenging Times with Scientifically Sound Resources

As we navigate the challenges of today and of the days ahead, check out these resources developed by the CDC and NIH to help you, your loved ones, and your community manage these challenges and stay healthy.

  • Protect yourself – The CDC has shared critically important resources to help you understand how the virus spreads, how to reduce your risk of exposure, and what to do if you or someone in your household feels sick.
  • Protect your community – To slow the spread of coronavirus, social distancing measures, including adopting CDC’s guidance to cancel all U.S. events of 10 or more people, are vital to efforts to reduce the rate of illness in your community and reduce the burden on hospitals and health care professionals.  The CDC has also offered specific information for travelers and those managing or working in other community locations.
  • Support your well-being during stressful times – The stress and anxiety of uncertainty and the isolation that can come with social distancing measures can impact your mental and physical health. Check out NCCIH’s resources on approaches that can help you manage stress and promote your own well-being and resilience during this difficult time. Read what our research says about meditation and mindfulness-based stress reduction, as well as mind and body approaches like yoga, tai chi, and qi gong. Stress can exacerbate sleep disorders, which can further compromise our health. Before considering your options, read what the research says about the safety and efficacy of complementary approaches for sleep. And don’t underestimate the power of a simple phone call or video call. Even if done virtually, connecting with one another during stressful times offers a vital avenue for breaking down feelings of isolation.  
  • Be wary of misinformation – As always, “natural” does not mean “safe” or “effective.” There are no complementary products that have been proven effective in preventing or treating COVID-19. Be wary of people seeking to take advantage of public anxiety by selling products using unsubstantiated health claims. 

For more See https://nccih.nih.gov/about/offices/od/navigating-challenging-times-with-scientifically-sound-resources?nav=govd