How do you stop others from getting infected at home?

Most of the time, a person without coronavirus symptoms, asymptomatic, can infect others. It happens more than we think. However, once you know a person tests positive for COVID-19, what can you do?

Sick at Home? The obvious thing is to isolate the infected person as much as possible. My son tested positive for COVID-19 several months ago. He had few symptoms. His wife and daughter isolated him to a section of the house and brought him meals. They wore masks and maintained their distance as much as possible.

My granddaughter is going to college, working, and lives with us. She got infected with coronavirus. Her room is isolated upstairs. Unfortunately, my office is next door. She had almost no symptoms. We ate separately.

She wore a mask every time she came downstairs, washed her hands often in the kitchen, and cleaned up the area where she did food prep. However, it took almost 30 days for her to get a negative test to go back to work. My wife and I tested negative for the virus because of the actions we took.

The common-sense approach is to isolate, isolate, isolate. The standard actions of wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance, and washing your hands often protect people in public also protect people at home. Another thought is to have a separate trash can for any tissues or other disposable things the infected person might touch.

What Else? Most of the advice follows along with the actions listed above. One article advised not to allow the infected person to touch animals. As much as we love to hold or pet our animals, it is not wise. Avoid your pets as you avoid people at home.

What About Symptoms? A new drug has been tested to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms quickly. Regeneron has a new prescription med that combines casirivimab and imdevimab. Clinical trials have demonstrated that the risk of developing symptoms from coronavirus is reduced by nearly a third the first day and over 75% after three days.

Asymptomatic people can infect healthy people. When we do not know someone is contagious, it is easy to let our guard down and do things we would never do if we knew they were infectious. Once we see symptoms and know that they can spread the virus, it may be too late.

Regeneron is applying for U.S. approval for the REGEN-COV antibody cocktail. Two million doses of this drug are being manufactured in the south San Francisco area. REGEN-COV was granted emergency use authorization several months ago. The company wants to expand its sales to places outside the United States.


This COVID-19 antibody cocktail looks very promising. Symptomatic people saw a quick reduction in the duration of visible indicators of infection by nearly half.

When a member of your family becomes infected with COVID-19, it might be an option to talk to your doctor about this medicine.

Live Longer & Enjoy Life! – Red O’Laughlin –



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