A message concerning coronavirus (COVID-19)
To Neu Life Patients,
If you are sick. Click here to read the most up to date information from the Centers for Disease Control.
To get access to COVID-19 testing please visit the Georgia Department of Health website by clicking here. I’m not sure if the Augusta Health website is still offering testing. According to the Georgia Governor some time ago, they were conducting free virtual screenings for COVID-19 (24) hours per day, 7 days per week. However, there seems to be a lot less testing locations now. Click this link for testing especially if you are having symptoms.
The current known symptoms are: fever, cough, chills, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, shortness of breath, severe stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, loss of taste, loss of smell or no symptoms at all.
Emergency symptoms that require immediate medical attention are:
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion or inability to arouse
• Bluish lips or face
Statistics released show that there has been an increase of COVID-19 cases lately! Please stay safe. Continue to wear protective face covering when in public spaces. Please be aware that some tests can give false negatives. If you are having any symptoms be extra careful not to infect other people.
Due to an abundance of concern about COVID-19, we at Neu Life will continue to operate from a very limited schedule. Please call the office first. We strongly recommend our patients over the age of 65 go out only for necessary travel.
Don’t let your guard down! Please wear a mask whenever you go outside of your home. There are still too many people in public spaces with no protection. If you don’t have a mask you can make one. Just go to Youtube.com to find an easy way to make your own. 100% cotton seems to be a good choice that will also allow you to breathe. Here is a link to help you determine the best material that you may already have at home. Combined with a needle and thread and some rubber bands or maybe ribbon or shoe laces and you can make your own.
If you have an appointment and are not feeling well, please stay home. Reschedule when you are well. If you need to order supplements or you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at [email protected]
Like most of you, we are watching this current, still very fluid situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19). You may have questions about what it is and how it affects us. First and foremost if you are sick – Stay home! Stay hydrated! There is no cure for COVID-19. Don’t go to the hospital for mild symptoms. You will be putting yourself at greater risk.
The statewide shelter in place order has pretty much been lifted for most people. Please don’t take this as a license to got back to “normal”! The facts have changes drastically. Remember we were once told that children could not contract the virus. We now see where children are impacted by this disease and are dying as well. Here is a link if you would like to know more about the impact of COVID-19 on children.
This is still a serious situation. In other words, continue to take the same precautions when in public spaces. Stay home when you can! Do this so that you don’t unknowingly infect someone else. Even if you don’t think you have the coronavirus you may be one of those who is symptom free. The order is still in place for people over 65 or who have health issues.
A virus is a tiny organism that can cause infection. It needs living cells (human, animal or plant) to reproduce. Viruses are not affected or killed by antibiotics.
According to the World Health Organization “Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases”.
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new type of coronavirus for which there is no specific treatment or vaccine. It is said that COVID-19 can remain in the system for 2 to 14 days, some say as long as 37 days before the person becomes symptomatic. So, people may become infected and be able to infect many people without themselves having any serious symptoms.
We’re here for you. Our main goal is to keep everyone safe. We are monitoring the situation constantly. Here’s the link to the CDC website for more up to date information.
Everybody should avoid public spaces. Only limited trips to the grocery store early in the day when there are fewer people there. Practice keeping a physical distance 6 feet between you and others in public and wear a mask or cover your nose and mouth with something. I also recommend protecting your eyes when in public. Safety glasses are very inexpensive. If you can’t get them use regular glasses or even sunglasses for now. Don’t be concerned about what you may look like in public. Your life may be at stake!
I’m aware of the controversy concerning wearing gloves. There are some reports of cross contamination, meaning that some people will touch their faces, glasses or cell phones thus contaminating those items and putting themselves at risk for infection. You decide what is best for you. I personally wear gloves when in public spaces and likewise recommend it for you. While wearing gloves I’m much more conscious of the situation at hand and it reminds me not to touch my face and to sanitize cell phone, etc. when I return home.
If you are not near water to wash your hands, then use hand sanitizer. Follow the instructions on the bottle as far as how much to use and rub the hands until they are dry. Keep your hands away from your face.
Make sure you clean and disinfectant your cellphone and keys whenever you return home.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation closely and continue to operate under the CDC’s and the state of Georgia’s recommendations. Here is a link to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Although there is no cure or treatment for COVID-19, there are things we can do to help enhance the immune system. Neu Life patients can click here for my recommendations.
We will get through this together.
Stay safe! Remain prayerful!