If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. This information comes directly from the Center for Disease Control.
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever1 and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately. It is important that you call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
For more information about the coronavirus itself, we recommend some of the following very credible authorities:
According to the brilliant doctor Larry Brilliant, three things must happen before we are “out of the woods”.
- Through significantly more testing, we can figure out whether the distribution of this virus looks like an iceberg, which is one-seventh above the water, or a pyramid, where we see everything.
- Scientists can create and widely distribute both an anti-viral treatment as well as a vaccine.
- We begin to see large numbers of people—in particular nurses, home health care providers, doctors, policemen, firemen, and teachers who have had the disease—are immune, and we have tested them to know that they are not infectious any longer.
The bad news is that we are probably a year or 18 months from those three objectives. So strap yourself in for a wild ride in 2020.