Going Out Safely

In California we now have a State Of Emergency with a Shelter In Place recommendation. First, let's talk about what is "shelter in place"? This means you stay home. This means YOUR HOME, not the neighbors, friends, people in other towns or cities who are also staying home. It means you lock down your CCP and stick to that small number of contacts. The reason for this is to minimize those for whom YOU could unknowingly expose. We are trying...

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Pod Power Part 3

POD POWER - part 3 Safety Measures Necessary to reduce risk of Viral Illness Spread Social Distancing with emphasis on CCP (See parts 1 & 2)Practice 20/20. Every 20 minutes drink warm fluids (hot water with fresh lemon is a great option)Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.  If soap and water is not available, hand wipes with 70% alcohol next best option)Cover coughs and sneeze,Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze...

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Pod Power Part 2

POD POWER - part 2 Why flattening the curve is CRITICALLY IMPORTANT! From a community health perspective, this is critical!  Our local hospitals have capacity for approximately 60 critically ill patients on ventilators at once, and in a city of 100,000 people, if we have more than 60 people becoming critically ill at once, we’re in trouble.  If we don’t flatten the curve, this can easily happen in a day. Additionally, any other reason for need of critical care (auto...

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Pod Power Part 1

POD POWER - part 1 I will start with the good news.  Community spread of viral illness can be slowed and minimized.  And we have the knowledge and tools to accomplish this.  If… and this is a huge IF… we are willing to do the work. Social Distancing has Failed We have never heard this phrasing before and many have been confused by it.  It didn’t sound too serious. After being been told to “socially distance” we continued to place...

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