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A science-backed Coronavirus preparedness checklist to help you get ready for COVID-19 (the Coronavirus)

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Continuously updated to account for changes in global supply

First Aid

We use and recommend the Adventure Medical brand.
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We use and recommend the Curad brand.
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We use and recommend the Vicks SpeedRead thermometer.
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Coronavirus can lead to pneumonia. A stethoscope may allow for basic lung monitoring at home.
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To enable basic monitoring at home.
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In case of fever.
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Contamination Reduction

Disposable masks are sold out online.
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We recommend buying a minimum of 6 cartridges per person.
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Nitrile gloves have a higher resistance to tears than latex gloves, so we recommend nitrile rather than latex.
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Medications and Over-The-Counter Drugs

This is not medical advice. Consult your physician before taking new medications.
Try to have a 90 day supply where possible. The first drug shortage was reported by the FDA on February 27, 2020. Demand for prescription and OTC drugs may increase, and supply may decrease.
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Supplements

This is not medical advice. Always consult your physician before making the decision to take a new supplement.
According to the supplement website Examine.com, "The rate (frequency of occurring) of the common cold has twice been found to be reduced by 60-70% in persons who take garlic supplementation daily; this is associated with both allicin and the aged garlic extract, and requires higher doses (2.5g aged extract or 180mg allicin).” Be aware that high doses of garlic can reduce blood clotting, and can also reduce the efficacy of anti-HIV drugs."
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Must be taken regularly, before symptoms appear. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin with antioxidant properties and has been shown to strengthen your immune system.
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2,000IU daily. Vitamin D supplementation can prevent acute respiratory tract infections. (Source)
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1200-1800 mg per day. (Source)
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15 g per day. (Source). Shown to have a strong immunostimulatory effect and is a potent anti-inflammatory.
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1200-1800 mg per day (Source)
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50-100 mcg per day. (Source)
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3000 mg per day. (Source)
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30-50 mg per day. (Source)
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250-500 mg per day. (Source)
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600-1500 mg per day. (Source)
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General Emergency

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We use and recommend the Duck Tape brand.
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Food & Beverages

Items to consider: oats, rice, pasta, noodles, lentils and beans, canned soups, canned foods (tuna, corn, tomatoes, fruit, beans, chicken), ready made meals, dried fruit and vegetables, jerky, nuts, flour, sugar, spices, salt, oils (coconut, olive, ghee).
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Buy them and freeze them. Meats, vegetables, eggs, milk, butter, etc.
We recommend a minimum of 5 gallons per person to provide a 5 day supply. Number of people and pets in your household multiplied by 5 = amount of water in gallons to purchase. If you’re in an earthquake or hurricane zone, we recommend purchasing 14 gallons per person. (Source)

Personal Hygiene

Sold out on Amazon in all brands. Get hand sanitizer at a grocery store. At least 70% alcohol recommended.
If you have a beard: beards can break the seal on a respirator. So make sure you have some shaving supplies on hand.
We use and recommend Colgate.
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We use and recommend this almond oil shampoo.

Household Supplies

We use and recommend the Solimo wipes. Useful for cleaning door handles or other commonly touched surfaces.
Hand sanitizer supplies are low online. We recommend trying local grocery store. Try to get an alcohol percentage of 70% or more for optimal disinfection.
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Toilet paper and similar basics may seem trivial. But you want a large supply so you can avoid stores during the peak of an outbreak.
We use and recommend the Puffs tissues.
We use and recommend the Bounty rolls.
We use and recommend the Tide Ultra Stain Free detergent.
We use and recommend the Solimo bags.
We use and recommend the Solimo isopropyl alcohol.
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We use and recommend the Q-tip brand.
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We use and recommend the Lysol brand.
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Get your preferred brand.
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Don't share towels. When the Coronavirus worsens, ensure you have separate hand and bath towels ready for each member of your household. Label them with names and wash them regularly.

Entertainment

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Miscellaneous

"Normal pulse oximeter levels should be 96% or higher. A reading below 90% indicates hypoxemia—a condition in which there is a deficiency of oxygen in the blood associated with severe pneumonia." As a reminder, Coronavirus can lead to pneumonia.
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Don't forget about supplies for your children.
Don't forget about pet supplies.

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