The reputable Mayo Clinic has put out an article that details many of the things people have said might help fight the coronavirus…and there have been so many. You need a reputable source of information for this because there can be so many motives for the misinformation being put out by websites around the world. The bottom line: nothing has been proven to prevent, treat, or cure the COVID-19 virus. NOTHING. Zinc, vitamin C, garlic, UV light, alcohol, saline washes, and high/low temperatures are just a few that are debunked. The Mayo Clinic is reminding people that testimonials are no substitute for facts supported by research. Don’t begin to feel like you can’t do anything to help yourself though. The one thing you can control is preventing a flu infection. With flu season on the horizon as we leave August and see lower temperatures in September, you will want to pay attention to the preventative advice and begin to incorporate measures into your routines ASAP. A few of them include:
- Covering your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow or a tissue when you sneeze
- Avoid touching anywhere on your face
- Use a mask to catch droplets from your nose and mouth when in public
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
- Stay at home if you feel sick
Paragon Orthopedic Center has information around the clinic reminding people about many of these preventative measures. We want you to stay well and our focus remains on your well-being throughout these unprecedented times. Dr. Bents and Dr. Van Horne are still very busy seeing as many patients as possible within the limits set forth by the CDC and our state. Check out more advice about prevention and read details about some of the products and substances being touted to help or harm you during the pandemic:
Educate yourself and spread the real facts to those you love. Stay safe.