Here are some links and other resources related to COVID-19.
YOU might be able to help curb this pandemic locally!
Information about vaccines:
- CDC: How Vaccines Work: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/how-they-work.html
- CDC: Benefits of the COVID-19 Vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits/facts.html
Helpful, informative, and factual links:
- Northeast Tri County Health District’s COVID-19 page: https://www.netchd.org/illness-disease/coronavirus/
- Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 page: https://www.doh.wa.gov/emergencies/coronavirus
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 page: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Worldometer, real-time data for the world. Scroll down to see graphs and charts. The world chart can be sorted by each column to see the highest and lowest areas for cases, deaths, deaths/million people, testing, etc. Great info. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Information shared by Dr. Waters:
- Dr. Waters’ new blog: https://doctorwatersramblings.com/covid-19-common-myths-and-misinformation-the-facts/
- UPDATED blog post about masks: https://doctorwatersramblings.com/covid-19-we-should-all-wear-masks-in-public-settings-june-7-2020/
- May 12 document: Managing COVID-19 Long Term
- May 12 PowerPoint: Managing COVID-19 Long Term
- May 26 document: COVID-19 Pandemic – Myths and Misinformation
- September 1 document: Finding the best information to fight fear of COVID-19
Resources for ways YOU might be able to help
Sew “Isolation gowns” for use in local health facilities:
- Patterns can be found at https://www.peekaboopatternshop.com/isolation-gown/
Sew face masks for use in local health facilities or by community members:
Many different patterns exist on the Internet. First a couple of recommendations:
- Consider using a different color of fabric for each “side” of a mask, if making it reversible. That way, individuals can remember which side was next to their face if they take off the mask to eat, drink water, etc.
- Consider making masks with elastic bands that go around the entire head, not just the ears. Some have reported their ears get sore after wearing elastic bands around them for an extended period of time.
Information on how to make face masks:
Make face shields (if you happen to have a 3-D printer):
When this current crisis is past – and it WILL pass – as a community we can store any additional supplies to be used for any future local disaster, or to send to another disaster area that needs the items we have created and stored. Our area may or may not experience a situation where the clinics and the local hospital are overwhelmed. However, if we do, we as a community can help in these and many other ways. Besides helping with the above mentioned things, consider phoning a senior citizen you know, or writing a card to someone in the nursing home, or calling a nephew or granddaughter to let them know you are thinking about them. REACH OUT and touch people in ways that are safe and help them know they are not forgotten. THEY MATTER. YOU MATTER.