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What medicines help for #COVID_19? Unfortunately, very few. What definitely works is proning and oxygen (when saturation is low), and steroids (Dexamethasone) for moderate to severe disease.

But what about #Remdesivir#Tocilizumab and #ConvalescentPlasma?

#Remdesivir doesn’t help much, and certainly not in all patients; there is probably a small subgroup in which it helps – those requiring oxygen, but not sick enough that they require ventilation. And even here, it doesn’t reduce mortality, probably helps earlier recovery

#Tocilizumab also helps only in very specific subgroups – those sicker than described above, requiring rapidly increasing levels of oxygen or rapidly deteriorating respiratory parameters

My plea here is to please allow your physician to decide when Remdesivir/ Tocilizumab is required – there are very limited situations when they are beneficial & please don’t pressurize them to prescribe it – much of the shortage today is because of unnecessary prescriptions

There is even less evidence to support the use of #ConvalescentPlasma for COVID_19. almost all studies done so far have shown that it is of no benefit. Please don’t waste your time looking for a donor.

In short, these are difficult times, but each of us can do our bit to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the world at large by some simple, but effective measures. Stay safe, folks, and we'll see this through.
IMPORTANT COVID RESOURCE: PLEASE SHARE: Below is the sheet by sheet #database of several #resources as prepared by our team. This is updated every day, and you can see real time results. If you wish to join the team to verify/add data. Please reach out.

1. Groups https://airtable.com/shrkkA4zqnFcl00tq Here is the database of all #whatsapp / #telegram #groups that are helping across India. If you know any group that helped - #covid, #plasma, #oxygen, #bed, anything - please reply to get them added here.

2. Oxygen https://airtable.com/shrZcDhIAqgeYDz7Q suppliers, manufacturers, distributors sourced from public and private information sources. A Pan India #list that can help procure cylinder, refilled, concentrator etc.

3. Hospital, Bed, ICU, Ventilator https://airtable.com/shrAnnLrE0Sq21YM0 contains contacts of hospital helpline, administrators, war rooms etc. that are related to procuring a bed pan india

4. Medicine/ Injections https://airtable.com/shr2pB9xuC86XlSE4 for remdesivir tocilluzamb chemists pharmacies etc. pan India

5. Helpline https://airtable.com/shro4xSa3rezV4HDv numbers of war room/control room

6. Govt officer https://airtable.com/shr7wWE0GiX7aQfmo contact for nodal officers etc.

7. Doctors/ Telemedicine consultation https://airtable.com/shrXuE9oL5HLsbH2v pan India

8. Plasma related https://airtable.com/shrtPR8HHxTkAqoch

9. Ambulance https://airtable.com/shrD6Z5fRITnKCRTD pan India

10. Testing labs, Diagnostic centres https://airtable.com/shrA0I4rCGr0EDBYP

11. Food/ Meal/ Hunger https://airtable.com/shrUIOyiZ1N5xAXi6

12. Quarantine, isolation, stay related help https://airtable.com/shrqsPvqAO5TdzzMN

13. Fever clinic, Primary health care, first contact https://airtable.com/shrkukmiCaf8Vljtt

14. CovidFYI team behind this https://airtable.com/shrA6gJhK4NuSSLwp

-From Simran Soni, Founder - CovidFYI

If you want to add your (or any) contact in this database, please fill the form https://forms.gle/ZHENz5Cs9xKQtuX99 or reach out to us.
*If you can help us add more data, verify the numbers to understand what's working please reach out to us on https://twitter.com/chicksim or https://www.linkedin.com/in/simransoni/ We need volunteers*
COVID FYI INDIA | updates Helpline clinic hospital lab sos pinned «IMPORTANT COVID RESOURCE: PLEASE SHARE: Below is the sheet by sheet #database of several #resources as prepared by our team. This is updated every day, and you can see real time results. If you wish to join the team to verify/add data. Please reach out. 1.…»
If you have tested positive for covid and are home isolating, this is what you need to do. 1. Check temperature 4-6 hourly and pop tablet paracetamol 650 mg for temp>100.
2. Check oxygenation. Should be >94
3. Adequate rest &hydration.
4. Do not panic.

Red flags: 1. High grade fever beyond day5, 2. Fever not breaking despite six hourly paracetamol. 3. Oxygen levels less than 94. 4. Shortness of breath.

What to do? Book a video consultation with a pulmonologist/ physician/intensivist as early as possible. Follow advise on testsAnd medicines. Remember, many of those testing positive can be managed at home. The illness in most is either self limiting or can be managed with expert advise.

https://twitter.com/SatwikRuma/status/1384455190087036934?s=19
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COVIDFYI.in front-end website is live with the help of coronasafe and swasth folks. Though this is V1, we have tried to make it easier for you to search information.

Airtable links are also still active on case you find that comfortable

We have also created state and district sublinks in case you wanna share it with people or keep them handy (if you are dealing with only a particular region).

Opensource APIs of our database is available in case you wanna provide this data over IVR, bots etc. https://github.com/coronasafe/life/tree/main/data

Do file an issue at github if you have feedbacks / want to report a bug.
https://github.com/coronasafe/life

If you have any feedback on the data, operations, SOPs, tech, product please feel free to ping me, simran.

We will continue to add, verify, clean the data. Since we are only as good as the data🙏 hope we are able to save lives. Look forward to your support. Thanks to everyone, wouldn't have been possible without you all.
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Don’t get misguided by rumours/news stating that registration for vaccination of 18+ citizens to start from 24th April 2021! The registrations will start on the #CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu App from 28th April 2021 onwards. Stay informed, stay safe! #IndiaFightsCorona
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News stating that COVID patients are recovering from the intake of rock salt along with raw onion are FAKE! Don’t fall prey to misinformation! For authentic news and information, visit: https://www.mygov.in/covid-19 #IndiaFightsCorona #MyGovMythBusters
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Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 proning for self-care to improve breathing comfort and oxygenation.