The Times They Are A Changin'

By Ben Lopez Date: 3/31/2020

We've added a Covid-19 page see Coronavirus Info Page. We'll add to this page as we get additional information

Well, let's face it: All most of us are thinking about is the coronavirus (Covid-19). So thought I would depart from all printing industry things and concentrate on what is important to all of us in these very stressful times. A friend sent me a video with Dr. David Price who is an active doctor in New York caring for Covid-19 patients and he made a video for his friends and family which was posted on the internet. The video below is just under one-hour, the short version is just over 10 minutes.

Please remember at a time like this we are all responsible for our own health and our actions may be helpful in protecting ourselves and others around us.

———————————————

The text below is from one of my cousins who works in the medical field. She posted the below on Facebook:

Doctors are reporting they now understand the behavior of the COVID 19 virus due to autopsies that they have carried out. This virus is characterized by obstructing respiratory pathways with thick mucus that solidifies and blocks the airways and lungs. So they have discovered that in order to apply a medicine you have to open and unblock these airways so that the treatment can be used to take effect however all of this takes a number of days. Their recommendations for what you can do to safeguard yourself are ...

  1. Drink lots of hot liquids - coffees, soups, teas, warm water. In addition take a sip of warm water every 20 minutes because this keeps your mouth moist and washes any of the virus that's entered your mouth into your stomach where your gastric juices will neutralize it before it can get to the lungs.
  2. Gargle with an antiseptic and warm water like vinegar or salt or lemon every day if possible
  3. The virus attaches itself to hair and clothes. And detergent or soap kills it but you must take bath or shower when you get in from the street. Avoid sitting down in your home and go straight to the shower. If you cannot wash your clothes daily, hang them in sunlight which also helps to neutralize the virus
  4. Wash metallic surfaces very carefully because the virus can stay viable on these for up to 9 days. Take note and be vigilant about touching hand rails, door knobs, etc. and keep these clean in your home
  5. Don't smoke
  6. Wash your hands every 20 minutes with any soap that foams and do this for 20 seconds
  7. Eat fruits and vegetables. Try to elevate your zinc levels
  8. Animals do not spread the virus to people. Its a person to person transmission.
  9. Try to avoid getting the common flu as this already weakens your system and try to avoid eating and drinking any cold things.
  10. If you feel any discomfort in your throat or a sore throat coming on, attack it immediately using the above methods. The virus enters the system through the throat but will sit in the throat for 3-4 days before it passes into your lungs.

In addition ...
Experts suggest doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended to do this control every morning to help detect infection.

———————————————

To view some of the past videos, go to Hang A Pig on YouTube. Not all are there yet, we're working on getting all the ones we've made up as soon as possible.

Every technology, including the printing press, comes at some price.

- Bill Keller