This post updates information from the #8 of 8 posts in March 2020... Videos from credible sources
Part 1 of 6 part series from Los Angeles Times.
You can find the entire 6 parts at this link for the Los Angeles Times channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/losangelestimes
Text from the Part 1 page:
"SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, has evolved, adapting and mutating as it travels across the globe. In Part 1 of this series, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the executive chairman of the Los Angeles Times, explains how this evolution has ensured the survival of the coronavirus and made COVID-19 a long-term threat. Soon-Shiong is a surgeon and scientist who has spent his career studying the human immune system to fight cancer and infectious diseases. He is also the chairman and chief executive of NantWorks and the owner of or investor in a number of companies, including ImmunityBio and NantKwest, which are currently researching immunotherapies for COVID-19."
Vivid visual on how contagious COVID-19 is. Posted by Dr. Roxanne Carfora MD, Long Island NY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhjS8wBlOyU
Video by Arvin Ash. 13 mins of excellent science on what the virus is and how it's so insidious. Also practical tips to survive it. Not a lot about who Arvin Ash is and his background online. However, I did have an MD friend of mine watch this video and they pronounced it: "Very good. Pragmatic."
You Tube clip "The Coronavirus Explained and What You Should Do
from You Tube channel "Kurzegsagt - In a Nutshell" March 19,2020
Link to this video was posted by a scientist who I follow on FB and is a mutual friend. This clip is animation, but reveals science of how this specific virus is transmitted and impacts the body.
As we learn more about the virus, guidelines about masks and mask use is changing rapidly.
Here are some recent info graphics, videos and articles.
The most important update is we must use caution when removing any face covering. Consider it contaminated. Do not touch the fabric that covers your face. When you remove it -- dispose of it, or put it into a plastic bag to wash ASAP in very hot water with soap.
Gloves should be removed with caution too. Dispose of right away in covered container or wash or bag. Don't touch where the gloves have contacted possible transmission points.
Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp and do not reuse masks until they have been washed.
To remove the mask: remove it from behind – do not touch the front of the mask and clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Place used cloth masks in a bag or bin until they can be washed with detergent/soap and hot water.
NY Times Article -- how to stop your glasses from fogging up while wearing a mask
Info graphic by Lili Chin, Doggie Drawings https://www.doggiedrawings.net/
(click on image to enlarge)
NY Times article "Masks of the Upper West Side"
4.1.20 article in The Atlantic "Everyone Thinks They're Right about Masks" by Ed Yong
4.2.20 article in The New Yorker "The case for everyone to start wearing masks" by Amy Davidson Sorkin
Quote: "...Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea, where mask-wearing is prevalent, seem to have broken the back of the pandemic, and the U.S. has not. Masks are certainly not the only reason for that—testing has been crucial—but that is no reason to dismiss them, particularly when our own situation is so volatile. "
4.3.20 NY Times "It's bedlam in the mask markets." by Jack Nicas
quote: "The eruption in demand for dwindling amounts of masks has resulted in a kind of global supply-chain bedlam. In the United States, the federal government has decided against commandeering American factories to create a new stream of masks. Instead, federal officials are competing against states, hospitals and medical suppliers for the same pool of masks, which come mostly from China. Yet states and hospitals, whose typical suppliers are overwhelmed and overextended, have little experience negotiating directly with the Chinese supply chain. Thousands of middlemen -- entrepreneurs, do-gooders and profiteers -- have rushed to fill the void."
3 articles indicating directive on use of face masks may be changing.
WHO face mask info video
Video on face mask use from Time magazine
Face mask tutorial, using HEPA filter
cotton t-shirt or pillowcase
Excellent You Tube Tutorial. Uses ink and gloves to make a vivid demo.
This BBC link has dramatic video of germs on hands under UV light
1) keep tissues handy 2) identify triggers that make you touch your face 3) keep your hands busy 4) chill -- if your hands are CLEAN touching your face isn't the end of the world
This You Tube clip is from 3.14.2020, a British TV interview with a doctor in Italy
Washington Post OP-Ed perspective from citizen in Italy (3.17.2020)
My personal top tip that I haven't seen anywhere else ---
BRING AND USE YOUR OWN PENS!!! Everyone touches public-use pens and no one cleans them. Carry and use your own pen for signing forms etc at public places. (photo below of rattie Fibbs, in "safety first" mode, from Marty Mouse House) https://www.martymousehouse.com/
1) leave the face masks for the first responders and medical teams
2) stop touching your face
3) wash hands thoroughly and often
4) when wiping surfaces, wait between 1 and 4 mins (depending on cleaning agent) to allow surface to dry and disinfecting agent to kill virus.
Dr. Nancy Messonnier gives update on CDC Briefing Room You Tube channel 3.9.2020
WHO Video -- How is COVID-19 spread and how to you protect yourself
ASAP Science is the You Tube channel of two biologists.
They make entertaining videos using credible science sources. In this video, the list of Coronavirus symptoms appears at about 3:45. From this and other sources I'm following, FEVER seems to be the top symptom to watch out for.
PACKAGE SAFETY --
Video and text covers package safety, tips, and a big "thank you" to all the heroes at shipping centers getting essential supplies delivered to homes etc.
Don't hoard disinfecting products. They are needed by families caring for chronically ill members at home:
Today show segment on Disinfecting your home and office (on Today Show website)
Today show segment warns about home made hand sanitizes (on You Tube)