Life Saving Cocktail

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

This morning Ageless Chic Magazine attended the North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce meeting held via zoom led by NMB Chamber president Evan Piper. Hospital CEOs Peter Powers- CEO of Memorial Healthcare Systems, Tony Gomez- CEO of Jackson Medical Center, Mark Racicot- CEO of North Shore Medical Center and Catalina Edwards- Regional President Chen Senior Medical Center were in attendance to discuss Covid. Jenny Patrizia, Editor-In-Chief of Ageless CHIC magazine, asked the panel of CEOs if the Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail given to tose infected by Covid was effective, which hospital was proving it and who is administered this cocktail.

Powers responded that Memorial Healthcare Systems was in fact offering the cocktail to its patients and reaffirmed that it was indeed an effective form in helping treat Covid or at least help patients get better soon but that it was only reserved for those considered to be high risk. Tony Gomez from Jackson North Medical Center concurred and also stated that their hospital was also currently administrating the cocktail for those who needed it the most.

On 2 October, the White House announced President Donald Trump received an experimental antibody cocktail after a test revealed he’s infected with SARS-CoV-2. Eli Lilly said Wednesday a monoclonal antibody treatment is effective in reducing levels of the virus that causes Covid-19 in patients, and also appears to prevent patients from visiting the emergency room or hospital. Monoclonal antibodies are synthetic versions of the antibodies that are one of the main weapons of the immune system. Researchers believed that injecting them into patients could help treat them.

In a world where we have been blindsided by an invisible enemy, it is refreshing to hear there could possibly be some type of treatment/cocktail that has the potential to save lives. In the meantime, let's keep practicing good hygiene!

Good personal hygiene

(Source below from the Department of Health)

Good personal hygiene habits include:

  • Washing the body often. If possible, everybody should have a shower or a bath every day. However, there may be times when this is not possible, for example, when people are out camping or there is a shortage of water

  • If this happens, a swim or a wash all over the body with a wet sponge or cloth will do

  • Cleaning the teeth at least once a day. Brushing the teeth after each meal is the best way of making sure that gum disease and tooth decay are avoided. It is very important to clean teeth after breakfast and immediately before going to bed

  • Washing the hair with soap or shampoo at least once a week

  • Washing hands with soap after going to the toilet

  • Washing hands with soap before preparing and/or eating food. During normal daily activities, such as working and playing, disease causing germs may get onto the hands and under the nails. If the germs are not washed off before preparing food or eating, they may get onto the food

  • Changing into clean clothes. Dirty clothes should be washed with laundry soap before wearing them again

  • Hanging clothes in the sun to dry. The sun's rays will kill some disease-causing germs and parasites

  • Turning away from other people and covering the nose and mouth with a tissue or the hand when coughing or sneezing. If this is not done, droplets of liquid containing germs from the nose and mouth will be spread in the air and other people can breathe them in, or the droplets can get onto food

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