Preparing for COVID-19: A Checklist

Medication and medical supplies:

  • Oral thermometer
  • Fever & pain relief: i.e. Acetaminophen / homeopathic remedies.
  • Cold & flu medication.
  • Medication to treat shortness of breath: i.e. Pro-air (if able to obtain a doctor’s prescription).

 
IMPORTANT: Anti inflammatory agents like NSAIDs: ibuprofen and naproxen are questionable if Coronavirus is suspected.

Immune system boosting supplements:

Immune system boosting foods & drinks:

  • Citrus fruits: grapefruit, oranges, lemons etc.
  • Vegetables: Spinach, broccoli, red bell peppers, etc.
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Honey
  • Warm fluids: Soups, ginger & lemon tea, chamomile tea, and green tea.
    Herbs: Echinacea, elderberry, Astragalus, and garlic.

Maintain Healthy Habits:

  • Minimize stress: Do not panic about the epidemic.
  • Get at least 7-10 hours of sleep.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently: wash for at least 40 seconds cleaning palms of your hands, back of hands, between fingers, fingertips and thumbs.
  • Practice good respiratory hygiene.