Vin Gupta Explains What You Can Do Now To Protect Against Covid-19 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Vin Gupta Explains What You Can Do Now To Protect Against Covid-19 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC 1


What kind of mask is best? What should you avoid during the holidays? Dr. Vin Gupta lays out what you need to know right not to protect yourself against the coronavirus. Aired on 11/06/2020.
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52 Comments on "Vin Gupta Explains What You Can Do Now To Protect Against Covid-19 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"


  2. Wear a mask. Wash your hands.

    I’m from an an industrial background where masks are used to reduce the amount of stuff that people inhale. The truth is that the mask with covid is to prevent an infected person spreading the infection. It also helps people from inhaling the virus. None of it is perfect but it reduces the spread. Without masks the spread rate R is around 6. With masks it is less than 1 which is proven by the shape of the curve. At less than one the infection rate eventually drops to zero

    If you don’t believe mask work tell that to your surgeon next time you’re in for an operation

    • I’m a nurse working on a COVID-19 unit, and I support Eastern’s message. 👍
      😷My mask protects you; yours protects me.😷

    • @Paul Braga The R factor is hard to estimate. Some people are asymptomatic throughout. Some people are symptomatic but never go to a doctor and are never confirmed. That’s for a “free range” population. Now we have at least a potion acting responsibly so the R factor is lower

    • Carriemchardy Carrie | November 7, 2020 at 3:01 AM | Reply

      @Eastern Woods All the more reason to wear a mask where it is not under control – love from NZ

    • Carriemchardy Carrie | November 7, 2020 at 3:02 AM | Reply

      @Suzy Q Stay safe and thank you! love NZ

    • @Carriemchardy Carrie Thank you, Carrie! We’re doing the best we can…😷👍

  3. Half the country will continue to refuse wearing of masks, social distancing and ignore most other public health advice….Joe Biden has a huge battle on his hands.

    • George Stephanie | November 7, 2020 at 2:38 AM | Reply

      O0oh yes master.. please forgive us for choosing Freedom over ” TEMPORARY SECURITY!”

    • @George Stephanie <-- you farken ingrate. That was a pro Biden comment, noting what a hard road ahead he is facing with interference, obstruction and undermining of his policies by the bitter trumpers....get it ???

    • You cannot force people to wear masks any better than you can force people to wear brown shirts

    • @vic reichle <--another farken trumpster ingrate.

  4. Nine Fools Wise | November 7, 2020 at 2:06 AM | Reply

    As we patiently, and peacefully, await election results let’s discuss a major concern as the US passes 122,000 COVID-19 infections a day. For many months some Americans have resisted wearing protective masks because they, “Take away freedom.” Is this really about taking away freedoms or something else? We are a county founded on the compassionate rule of law. We have seatbelt laws and second-hand smoke laws. These are just two small examples of laws enacted to protect us when we cannot protect ourselves and each other. When functioning properly our representatives in government have the ability, as defined by constitutions, charters, etc., to do those things we cannot do all by ourselves. This may include building highways, providing K-12 education and let’s not forget protecting us from deadly forest fires, hurricanes, etc. Governors, legislators and judges from the three branches of government, in addition to the media, are working as best as they can, as quickly as they can and with the best available public health information to keep all of us safe; individually we do not have the collective expertise, human and financial resources to manage these challenges. If they need to do this legally by decree, executive order or other provisions allowed them during emergencies then they are doing their jobs.
    Although most people are doing the best they can to save lives there are some powerful few who are literally killing people. Take Trump and his super spreader events. A Stanford University study found his rallies have killed 700 people and infected 30,000. Columbia University published a study recently on how 130,000-210,000 lives could have been saved if this administration and his political devotees had not politicized a pandemic that has infected over 45 million and killed 1,200,000 world-wide – so far. (Approximately 40% of the infected are asymptomatic and never know they may be spreading COVID according to the CDC.) The good news is that by taking basic precautions the University of Washington projects we can save over 130,000 lives by February 1, 2021. Remember, this virus is about 8X deadlier than last year’s flu and the third leading cause of death in the US only behind heart disease and cancer. Please fact-check all of this information yourself. Facing the truth is empowering, freeing. The sooner the more people accept reality, the sooner we can recover together as a country – grieve those we have loved and lost – and collectively address other urgent concerns.
    One last thing – we are fortunate. Do the people complaining about wearing a mask really have no idea what is a true loss of freedom? Have we learned nothing from history: slavery, disenfranchisement, imprisonment in jails, ghettos and concentration camps, inscription into armies, forced marriage, starvation… Over 85,000 children in Yemen have died since 2018 directly because of US foreign policy. Currently, another 100,000 Yemen children are starving but we can still save them by providing immediate emergency assistance with our International allies. We just have to care enough about their freedom, their literal right to life. I’d like to believe we are capable of understanding false equivalences. There is no comparing facial coverings and the right to life, freedom from extreme suffering. This may not be what we have expected but it is nothing new, not really. And we each have superpowers – our infinite capacity for creative adaptation and a little thing called love. – Please feel free to share this post. Take care, stay safe out there and thank you.

    • Intuitive stargazer | November 7, 2020 at 2:51 AM | Reply

      Or you can just except the worlds biggest threat in the next 2 decades is overpopulation. All these things are a result of the elites plan to fix it. Everybody’s going to get this CCP bug. Unfortunately they used it to topple the U.S. economy stop the trade war by choosing our president through the minds of the American people’s unconscious.

    • John Panagiotopoulos | November 7, 2020 at 2:55 AM | Reply

      Boy you like to write, my friend you have too much time on your hands. Find a hobby. Go fishing or something. Live and let live.

  5. Take vitamin D…especially if you are a person of color…..5000 IU

    • Actually get your vitamin D level checked first. Then do the appropriate amount to maintain your current level OR if low, determine amount to build up.

  6. Step 1: Do not take any advice from Donald Trump. He has no idea what he’s talking about.

  7. Secret weapons: wear a mask, keep your distance and wash your hands.

  8. The record-settings number of cases we’re seeing right now are the results of the lunatic-in-chief’s rallies.

    • George Stephanie | November 7, 2020 at 2:38 AM | Reply

      Lol whats not your TDS’s fault?

    • John Panagiotopoulos | November 7, 2020 at 2:45 AM | Reply

      George, then why is Europe having a bigger spike in cases than us?

    • @John Panagiotopoulos It’s called Fall. When temperatures drop and the sun is not as bright, Covid will linger in the air and on objects longer. Add indoor heating air recirculation and the rate of infection will explode. Always properly wearing a mask in public settings is the only preventative measure. One mistake is all it takes to get infected. Until society works together as one, Covid will continue spreading. Without a concensus, everyone is on their own.

  9. luis whatshisname | November 7, 2020 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    Those are recommendations to avoid infection … what about to avoid the second stage immune over response? I would include vitamin D, specially in winter, taken in the morning with some fatty food, I would include zinc and vitamin D, I would include selenium. I would include good sleep. Melatonin in the afternoon if you are older gets you better sleep. If you have throat symptoms I would suggest you use gargles of iodine or listerine. There is plenty of research on all those suggestions. This is not the first SARS or the first time a virus causes severe immune over response. If you are into the infection you better use a first line anti inflammatory non steroidal over the counter drug … with some food… for a week to 10 days. Tumeric is also a non NSAID alternative anti inflammatory. Countries with lower death rates by covid have been using these and other measures and they have seen the results. Have a plan because your brain can be impaired by the headache malaise and low oxygen. Do not wait till you are out of breath to seek help : your brain will try to convince you that you are not really that sick or contagious or in need of help.

    • José Hunter's EW&F Remixes | November 7, 2020 at 12:30 PM | Reply

      Thanks for the tips, all based on verifiable common sense

    • Cynthia Strahan | November 7, 2020 at 1:29 PM | Reply

      Good advice, Thanks!–Especially the last part…when you really start getting sick, your brain does try to talk you out of it…gasping for air like a fish our of water, is scary!


  11. Trump supporters that not only refuse to wear masks (and therefore effectively more prone to becoming infected and infecting others), but ALSO get upset at others for choosing to wear masks… well, they remind me of all of the ‘unblindfolded’ people from Bird Box that try to get other people killed by exposing them to the entities☠️☠️☠️

  12. I love how the title is “What you can do *now* “, as step one in protecting yourself against Covid-19 was voting tRump out.

  13. Rabbi Spencer 1 | November 7, 2020 at 3:33 AM | Reply

    Really Vin,…

  14. Rabbi Spencer 1 | November 7, 2020 at 3:36 AM | Reply

    Ya, right…lol

  15. This is the first time I’ve seen an expert discuss home test kits and it is an excellent idea if used properly.

  16. VIVE VIN!🎆

  17. Just weeks ago, as the ex-President was rounding the corner, he claimed a vaccine was just weeks away. Will that be before or after he is dragged away I wonder.

  18. Have N95s but when I’m just doing a quick trip to the corner store I’ve been wearing surgical masks with tight fitting Cloth mask over top. Seen too many people with ill-fitting cloth masks or thin single ply. That’s not stopping anything.

  19. As if this isn’t the same thing the CDC has been saying for 6 months.

  20. Ruth E Jimenez | November 7, 2020 at 10:08 AM | Reply

    Dr. Gupta thank you for your selfless extraordinary contribution through the MSNBC spots. They are being very helpful to provide good factual information that is lacking from this failed administration.

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