- Dec 13, 2017
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I'm 33, healthy as is my partner. Luckily we both have jobs that we can WFH from, so the worst is cabin fever.Your age is important to us all if you don't mind?
I've been doing a deep dive on, well, a number of things, but one nugget that came up is that Vitamin D deficiency (known as rickets) wasn't just bone deformation. It was also associated with alveolar and bronchial damage. Covid19 seems to attack the lungs, particularly if that's a weak point. I upped my daily vitamin D to 4000IU (recommended max dosage) once I read that.I second that. For me, 8 hrs of sleep every night, regular vitamin D (I had low levels when last checked), regular exercise, eating/drinking healthier than usual. I feel for healthcare workers, who need such self care more than anyone. I hope you have the time for adequate sleep.
Be careful with this.I've been doing a deep dive on, well, a number of things, but one nugget that came up is that Vitamin D deficiency (known as rickets) wasn't just bone deformation. It was also associated with alveolar and bronchial damage. Covid19 seems to attack the lungs, particularly if that's a weak point. I upped my daily vitamin D to 4000IU (recommended max dosage) once I read that.
That seems to be the take of the authors of this article in the New York Times, who believe there will be at least two if not three or four prolonged periods of "social distancing" needed before an effective vaccine can be developed:In The Netherlands, the game plan is to have 50-60% of the population slowly infected (ideally the not at risk groups) so group immunity starts kicking in. Hopefully they manage the hospitalization rate. Idea is that lock down / complete isolation is not effective, as spreading will restart when opening up again.
I heard this too but instead of buying supplements I bought salmon and a few dozen eggs.Vitamin D is fat soluble, so your body doesn't wee it out if it gets too much (like it does with water soluble vitamins like Bs and C).
I went unto the local Walmart this afternoon and saw how things were going there.Where I live, everything with a long shelf life has been hoarded. Tins, grains, meats (for the freezer). The vegetable section is still relatively well stocked!
Weird huh? Not many people willing to batch cook and freeze.... We usually buy fresh veggies, on the way home from work, every three or four days for dinner. Usually I try to cook enough to last us at least two nights. On my last shop, I decided to get slightly more than double what I am used to... The veggie stew I made [cross post] is frozen in 2L batches. It should last about a week.Yes, pretty much all the fresh produce they usually have was available-
Yeah... my shops were low on potatoes. Onions seemed ok though.Except for potatoes, onions and garlic. Only a few white onions were left.
Ha! Crazy... In the shops I went to, they were definitely low stock. But not cleaned out like that! Perhaps we haven't reached peak paranoia yet?The aisle where frozen pizzas and dubious quality microwave frozen "TV dinners" usually are found was completely empty
Same... near identical consumer patterns actually! Fish isn't at its best after freezing... but you could still make a curry from it? Go figure...But there were plenty of frozen/fresh fish and shrimp?
We all have knives and toilet paper supplies - it's time to test the knife versus toilet paper ...As an attending physician...
Let’s just say we’re in for interesting and not particularly enjoyable times. The impact on health services and economy are only just beginning to ripple.
At least if we have to self isolate, we have our knives and time to do food prep right?
I was going to suggest you don't need to be a complete shut-inAnyone lives alone? I'm on day 7 of isolation and I'm losing my mind.
I had to comb back through the thread to find this piece of information. That sucks. Im sorry you are in that situation.... Sounds like you are currently ok physically? That is good. I can see how the social/mental part would be problematic. You'll have to complete your quarantine. I guess our modern comforts are a blessing - you can still maintain social bonds over the phone/video calls or messaging.Think we might be on different level of fears. 1 confirmed case at my work announced this afternoon. Indefinite telework effective immediately. That's where I am.
Ha! Sounds like a regular day for me... except the hair washing thing.... when was the last time....I'm the opposite. I've been such a slob. I'm too depressed to clean, and I just washed my hair yesterday...