This new Page on the SVMHA website is for information and resources related to the 2020 novel Coronavirus and related COVID-19 disease. More info will appear here on this C-19 Page, and in upcoming Posts in the “Latest” Page on this site. We also invite all SVMHP owners & residents to share your info, questions, requests and remarks in the Comments section, via the Contact Form at the bottom of the Home Page, or via other means. •Note that Comments and Contact Form messages from non-owners and non-residents who are confirmed friends and family of SVMHP owners and residents may be temporarily permitted during this pandemic.
Links [Updated May 1]
- Survey of Vaccine Efforts around the world, and hopes of rapid development.
- Cheap home oximeter in early home detection & treatment of C-19.
- FAQ (Q&A) about the March 19 California “Stay Home” Executive Order.
- SB County Public Health – Local COVID Info/resources updated daily.
- Consumer Reports – Clear and helpful Info & Recommendations.
- California COVID-19 – Info/Resources. Also see CA daily updates site.
- Ars Technica – Detailed info on the virus & pandemic, updated daily.
- Johns Hopkins Map – Global cases by country & region (zoom in for CA).
- WHO – World Health Organization COVID 19 Info & Resources.
- Wikipedia – (C-19) Frequently updated and moderated by volunteers.
Our local hero and infectious disease expert Bruce Phillips recommends this online article and shares two helpful tips:
Fighting back against the new coronavirus:
(1) Coronaviruses aren’t very hardy, meaning they are rather easily killed on surfaces, including your skin. Ordinary soap and warm water will do (sing happy birthday to yourself twice during washing).
•Want to make your own sanitizer? Mix rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol) with a very small amount of any liquid hand soap (actually, you don’t need the soap). Very important to keep alcohol concentration at 65- 70%. NOTE: higher or lower concentrations of alcohol are NOT as effective.
(2) In private or public places, wipe surfaces (shopping cart handles, counters, etc) with a disinfectant wipe. Don’t have any? Make your own. Pour commercial or homemade sanitizer on a sheet of paper towel until very wet, then place in a small sealable plastic bag. Leave at room temperature. Carry with you in purse or pocket to treat surfaces and protect yourself.
Update 3/20: Bruce has passed along a warning about ibuprofen (brand name Advil) possibly having adverse effects on anyone with possible COVID 19 symptoms. Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is recommended to help with discomfort and fever instead. An excerpt of full text from that warning along with subsequent info was posted on this site today.