Wonderful informative posts - THANKS!
In it, you said:
older people ... >70 ... will get very sick...
for those with respiratory issues (smokers) and heart issues... the prolonged illness overwhelms them. but early treatment seems to help them survive long enough for their immune systems to catch up.
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for viral infections...
SLEEP frequently and long.
keep warm - viruses dont like warm temperatures.. thats why we have fevers... to make our bodies poor hosts..
drink frequently - dehydration leads to weakness, organ failure.
nutrition - even if you feel like crap... you need to take in nutrition.. chicken noodle soup .. anything liquid which you can drink... it sucks to swallow with a sore throat.. so keep it easy.
get an electric blanket, or electric heating pad... youll have chills... but the warmer you are .. the less miserable youll be
dont take tylenol or ibuprofen unless your temp gets over 102 , or you really cant sleep. fevers shorten duration of viral illnesses.
wear a mask so you dont spread respiratory droplets when you cough... - make several out of tee shirts.. or use a bunch of bandanas...
each cough will make it airborne... a mask will capture that... and its better than coughing on your hand and touching everything in your house.
My question is - what all early treatment are hospitals providing, other than doing the things you listed just above? Would it be reacting to other issues if/when they come up that was caused by the virus, rather than 'treating' for the virus itself? We'll be healing up here at home and I'm wondering if there's anything more we can do, here. The information you gave above is gold for us; most appreciated.