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COVID-19 Tips

I recommend vaccination for vulnerable adults and children especially for those that have significant comorbidities: obesity, heart disease, diabetes, asthma or other lung disease or if you live with someone in advanced age with 1 or more of above comorbidities or someone that is immunocompromised. If you have a natural exposure covid illness you are likely immune for 6-12 months compared to Booster shot efficacy waining more rapidly over 3 months. Consider confirmation PCR testing to help with possible proof of immunity in the future.  Please note that the Pfizer vaccine was only effective in 12% of children ages 5-11  during the Omicron surge.

Wear a KN95 pr N95 mask when feeling sick or around the more vulnerable. Minimize indoor hangouts with multiple people you do not live with.

Follow a whole food, mostly plant-based diet minimizing sugar, conventional flours especially white flour, dairy products and animal source foods or stick organic grass fed, locally sourced meat. Let your animal source foods be a garnish to your meal not the main dish. Add a daily serving of a fermented food like sauerkraut/kimchee/unsweetened coconut yogurt, natto, tempeh. Make sure to look for these in refrigerated section of the market.

Have a positive stress management practice and optimize sleep. See Super 6 on Sleep and Stress Management tips.

Although the data is weak, this list of supplements may help boost your immune system:

Zinc 40-50 mg daily
Vitamin C 500 mg twice daily
Vitamin D 5,000 IU daily with K2 with food (remember to have your blood levels checked within 2 months of higher dosing.
Quercetin 500 mg twice daily
Curcumin 500 mg 3 times daily
Green tea caps 250 mg daily
Aspirin 81 mg (to thin the blood and help prevent blood clots)
What should I do if I test positive for COVID?
Isolate yourself in self-quarantine to reduce the chance of spreading to others. Quarantine period is dependent upon disease progress. 10 days after onset of symptoms, if you are feeling better and have been fever free for 24 hours, you can return to normal activities. Alternatively, if you are feeling fine at 7 days, taking a repeat antigen test with negative results is sufficient to return to activities. (There is a very slight risk of continued infectivity at this point, I would still recommend avoiding interacting with any high risk individuals until a 14 day period has passed to be completely safe)
As soon as you are aware of your infection, notify any close contacts from 48 hours prior to symptom onset. This can help them take mitigation measures to not accidentally expose high risk individuals or groups. If you were at a large gathering within 48 hours of onset, I recommend a public post so attendees can be aware of potential exposure. Peak infectivity is from 2 days before to 2 days after symptom onset.
Details on Quarantine and Isolation from the CDC

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Coronavirus Prevention Tips from PCRM.org

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