According to the news here no more than ten minutes ago he's not on a ventilator. He has been given oxygen, which is not the same. A ventilator involves a machine breathing for the patient, oxygen means that they are breathing for themselves.
There are incidentally some interesting details coming out about the importance of position and posture on treatment effectiveness. Lying patients on their front, rather than back - or worse, propped up, gives the lungs more room in the body to inflate.
Interesting. The only way I can breathe when I have pneumonia, is through being upright, I cannot lie down in any position. Except when doing postural drainage, and then, I’m hanging face down over the edge of the bed, head and lungs down. The rest of the time I need CPAP and cant lie on my front with that.worse, propped up, gives the lungs more room in the body to inflate.
I feel Jonathan would look at my daily routine and consider me a very lazy so and so.I just went grocery shopping today. It's now an all-day affair just to get food! I've switched to shopping every two weeks now, instead of once a week. Before going I have to prep all my PPE gear including two masks (one washable, one antiviral), safety glasses, gloves (disposable), and shoe coverings (disposable) so I don't track anything into my car. I also wear my quick-dry gym clothes since the material is easy to wash. Depending on the store, I have to wait in line. Today was raining so I also had to wear a rain jacket.
My wife and kids gave me a huge mega list of groceries so I aimed first for the hard to get items and worked my way down to the more common items. Almost all the customers were wearing masks and everyone was doing their best to social distance.
The shopping is actually the easy part, because once I get home I have cleaning supplies ready to individually wipe down and disinfect everything. I've been resorting to just using bleach diluted in water, that way I can conserve on my other cleaning sprays and disinfectant wipes. All shopping bags are immediately recycled and never brought in the house. For some packaged items I'll switch them over to plastic containers and dispose of the boxes. Fruits are individually washed with water and soap. Garlic, onions and potatoes get left outside to air out for at least 24 hours. We have a system where I do all the wiping down and my daughter puts everything away. Any left over bleach water is used to wipe down the kitchen and bathrooms so it doesn't go to waste. After that's done, I place my shopping clothes in a bag and leave it outside for when I do my next laundry load. I then go straight to the shower and thoroughly wash.
Anyways, that's my shopping system!
I figure viral transmission through the actual food products is probably a low probability. I do think going to the store and being exposed to viral moisture particles does increase your risk and it's been proven through the amount of grocery workers who've been exposed. I figure at the very least as long as everyone is masked at the store (which in Los Angeles is now made mandatory), it will help minimize the spread. In fact I think if everyone wore at least wore washable cloth masks, even just a bandana around their face, it would make a huge difference at halting this stupid virus!I feel Jonathan would look at my daily routine and consider me a very lazy so and so.
I don't get why people are so darn lazy with their gloves? People can wait in line for groceries, but they can't take the few extra steps to toss their gloves in a trash can? Also by not properly disposing of their gloves, they are potentially spreading the virus that they're trying to avoid!
I know I said I wouldn't chip in on the mask thing again, but the science does say otherwise: Face masks cannot stop healthy people getting Covid-19, says WHO... In fact I think if everyone wore at least wore washable cloth masks, even just a bandana around their face, it would make a huge difference at halting this stupid virus!