If you tested positive for COVID-19 and have risk factors (diabetic, obesity, 65+, etc.)
IMMEDIATELY seek outpatient monoclonal antibody treatment (Eli Lilly)
COVID-19 can cause "silent hypoxia," meaning the patient does not realize that their oxygen level is dropping. A pulse oximeter is simple to use and can identify this early. It is better to arrive at the hospital earlier than later, certainly if oxygen levels begin to drop. Consult medical advice if levels drop below 95.
If you need to be hospitalized do not "wait and see"!
Choose a hospital with up-to-date treatments: plasma, steroids, blood thinners, etc. CPI currently recommends: Mt. Sinai Hospital* (NY/NJ)
*NOTE: Patients not in imminent danger can be driven to the ER if an ambulance is not available.
Disclaimer: The above are general suggestions, not to be construed as medical advice, and should be discussed with your healthcare provider.