Advice on reducing other risks during Coronavirus?

post by Evan Huus (evan-huus) · 2020-03-24T23:30:37.172Z · score: 12 (6 votes) · LW · GW · 1 comment

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I've seen tons of great, useful advice on reducing coronavirus risk, and prepping for the fallout. What I haven't seen is advice on reducing other day-to-day risks which would be unexpectedly dangerous (due to strained infrastructure, reduced medical capacity, etc) during the current period. Some obvious suggestions might include:

What other suggestions do people have?

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answer by James_Miller · 2020-03-24T23:49:57.105Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Don't push yourself too much when you exercise. Hold the railing when you walk downstairs. Get lots of sleep. Don't get intoxicated. Have antibiotic cream in your home.

comment by ChristianKl · 2020-03-25T14:50:22.263Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Holding the railing when you walk downstairs seems to be a bad idea. If everybody does it, it's a vector for getting infected.

comment by James_Miller · 2020-03-26T21:57:02.133Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yes, if you are in public, but probably not if you are in your home.

answer by jimmy · 2020-03-25T17:28:25.422Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm not so sure the recommendation for walking over driving holds up. According to the CDC "Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash."

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comment by Evan Huus (evan-huus) · 2020-03-25T01:07:34.032Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

https://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/prep/#3.4 was probably in the back of my mind when I asked this question, but I just dug it up again. Lots of great tips in there.