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Pulse Oximeter – People do not realize they are not getting enough oxygen. They don’t struggle to breathe. But blood oxygen plummets into low 80s or 70s and they are too far gone before seeking help. Read reviews and get one that is reliable and accurate.
These are available in most drug stores, or by mail order:
Also useful at high altitude, if you have pneumonia, etc.
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Measles deaths in 2000 were comparable to Coronavirus deaths so far (half a million) - but there was no lockdown for Measles. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50659893
Temp gun & Azithromycin success story! - I got the low-priced temp gun (see below left), calibrated it (on myself, 98.6) and pointed it at my son and wife. Bingo, Natasha had 99.8. It is so easy and fast. She was feeling bad, but it'd have been days before she bothered to take her temp the old way. It wasn't high enough to just notice.
Turned away at Kelsey-Seybold and sent home without being offered a COVID test, we canceled the video appointment and went to Memorial-Herman Urgent Care where they tested her. It would take 3 days to get the result.
How to get immediate treatment? I found Push Health which offered immediate prescriptions, and requested azithromycin, hydrochloroquine and dexamethasone. They gave 10 days of the antibiotic, said the quinine was banned for COVID treatment, and dexamethasone was for hospital use only. For a $64 consultation fee and $3 copay at CVS, we had azithromycin within an hour.
The Push Health physician called to follow up, and advised to use the following two items. For some reason these are hard to find, and she said to order from Amazon. That, of course, takes a few days, so it might be wise to have them on hand:
ADDIPAK Unit Dose Solutions - 3ml (100 ea/Box)
The forecast for US cases going forward (click for full US profile, updated 6/27)
Helping the World recover from COVID faster AND safer!
This site provides second opinion COVID forecasts for personal use to plan trips, events, investments or self-isolation with accurate projections through 4/2021. It can tell you whether your country/region is on-track, or whether the deniers or the fear mongers are right.
Lockdown vs. Reopening? For each region we take into account what is actually happening on the ground, then publicly stated goals and desires.
What's different about our models?
Yes, it does. See article in The Atlantic: You're Showering Too Much. You may want to use a moisturing cream. My dermatologist recommended CeraVe. It's a creme. I tried it. But I wound up using Okeefe's Skin Repair Lotion as it covers large areas, has a handy squirt dispenser, and works as well or better. Same price at Amazon and Walmart.
Humidifier – COVID-19 spreads much faster in low humidity. If you live in a desert, or a cold climate where heating reduces humidity, and someone in your household is sick, you’ve probably already thought of wearing masks and gloves. But did you think if using a humidifier? Most of them are not very good. Be sure to get a good one.
Usually available in department or discount stores, or by mail order:
Ě This one has a 5-star rating, for large rooms, quiet, as low a price as any (I justs bought one, in winter they may sell out)
Non-contact temperature gun – This device is the modern way to take anyone’s temperature. Fast and if you get a good one, accurate.
Also available in most drug stores, or by mail order:Lowest priced 5-star review we could find
Note: Only World, US, Texas, Mississippi, Colorado, Argentina are being updated while I am on vacation in August - there is some updated data in the others, but not unlock profiles, etc.
World:, Argentina, Bangladesh, Czech_Republic, China, Colombia, India,Lebanon, Germany, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Russia , Spain, US, Venezuela.
US States: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas , California , Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, NY , South_Dakota, Tennessee,
Texas , Washington .
Twenty country and state profiles, many updated today!
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Featured profiles of the day: Texas (high economic recovery) - China
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Discusses how to avoid unnecessary deaths from overshoot.
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(7/16/2020), Get user guide.
Webcam – It is essential to keep in touch with family and friends while isolating, and your school or business might require Zoom or Skye meetings. If you have an old webcam like I did recently, you have no idea how they have improved. Both sound and picture are much better.
The better webcams are $100-$200 and mostly out of stock! I have a Logitec that works great, but it is always on my wife’s computer. Are their any decent webcams for less? I looked at a bunch under $40. Most have some problem if you read the reviews closely. This was the only one I saw without a big negative in the reviews. I got mine and picture is excellent, sound okay.$33 webcam with good reviews, 720p, 30 fps, good sound (not for gaming)
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Animate: Unlock initial 0-20%, Mortality improvement 0 to 75% in September, Case ratio 7 to 30, R0 1.5 to 4, Immunity wear off 90 to 630 days, Vaccine effectiveness 0-70%, Seasonality 0-40%.
What is Risk Homeostasis? How do we achieve prediction stability? Notice how the total cases (blue dots) follows the population immunity threshold (yellow) which varies with seasonality and degree of unlock (reopening or easing)? Total cases are pulled toward that line. They won't wander far off. The line is maneuvered by the step unlocks so that public risk perception remains constant (homeostasis). We believe social feedback will cause people to lock down if risk goes up and vice versa, negative feedback creating stability Cases (red dots) increase slightly while critical cases (orange dashes) decline, preserving a stable risk perception, i.e. risk homeostasis.
About 2% per month improvement. In our model we postulate half of this is from increased testing to find less critical cases, and half genuine improvement. If so deaths per case will be 75% less by fall, making it advantageous to put off cases.
Online Interactive Model by Dyske Suematsu
This is more or less the same model as in the spreadsheet, but without the ability to control seasonality and a few other advanced features. But very easy to use and you don't have to import data. It is automatically accessed for most countries, states, and some smaller regions.
Open with preset parameters: US, India, Brazil, Russia, Texas, New York State, . . .
To save your modifications, copy the URL from Dyske's window.