17 February 2022 :: Issue #1049

I am preparing a document with the protocols for home isolation and treatment for wide circulation seek your thoughts on what to include. I've been watching and waiting and asking for nearly two years and the time has come to just get one done.

This morning, I received a recommendation from HKU to model the Singapore website but am concerned about comparing the situation here with a place where all foreign workers have been in lockdown since 2020. We need to cover the 20% of the population living in poverty with dwellings that are far from meeting any sort of health standards.

As much as possible, I will include links to the directory where people can go to get more details in their area of interest. The newsletter will be dedicated to this topic for the foreseeable and the new series of guides (in the works) will keep us well.

Here's the list of topics I've come up with so far:

- timeline for known course of illness
- symptoms/diagnosis (what to watch for)
- factors determining suitability of home isolation
- treatment protocols (home medications/otc remedies)
- when/where to get professional medical assistance
- residential hygiene, indoor air quality and ventilation
- available mental and social support systems/providers
- proper disposal of home medical waste (ie tests)
- volunteer organizations looking for assistance
- pet testing/care if/when isolation is required
- building immunity through food
- how to stay active indoors
- local online food shops

If you have any resources to share, that will also be helpful.

While I recognize this is a lot, it needs doing now.

Let's do this ...


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