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Resources/Info - Prevention, High Risk, Symptoms, Social Distancing and Flattening the Curve

** If you think you have COVID19, call your doctor, the health department, or follow the protocols for the area you're in. **

Do you know what coronavirus/COVID19 is? Do you know how to prevent it? Do you know the symptoms?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (US) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The National Health Service (NHS) (UK) - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Health Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

The World Health Organization (WHO) (Global) - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

(To find info specific to your area, google "coronavirus and your area" or "covid19 and your area". For example, if you live in Dubai, google "Covid19 Dubai".)




What "high risk" means and are you higher risk?

Some people have a higher risk of becoming more seriously ill if they get Covid19. These people are"

    *Older adults
    *People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
        Heart disease
        Lung disease

Other health conditions, like kidney disease, or if you are obese, have cancer or high blood pressure/hypertension, also make you high risk.

If you are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed, you are considered high risk.  


This is very serious - https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-death-rates-preexisting-conditions-heart-disease-cancer-2020-2




Myth Busters:


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It got bumped back up to the top because we fixed sticky posts - they weren't sticking. You may see some really old ones at the top of forums today. (If you do, and they seem outdated, feel free just to report them, and we'll check them out.)

The CDC and WHO are updating their pages, so their info is current. I checked the Canadian Health page, and it's more current than some of the CDC's.

There's probably more (and maybe less) to what's "high risk". I can go back and check that more thoroughly later.

I did remove a link to a simulator about what would happen if we didn't socially distance - that was an article from the Washington Post that is now completely outdated, and an article about what flattening the curve means.

If anyone has any other resources they'd like added, let me know.

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I wonder how this got to the top?  It would be interesting to go back and check all that stuff, if anyone has the time, and see how much the advice, symptoms, etc. have changed since March.
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