Covid-19

What you need to Know...

Covid-19 is a member of the family of Viruses called Corona Viruses (crown for the virus’ protruding spikes).  

Included in this family is SARS (South Asian Respiratory Syndrome) , and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).  NEITHER OF WHICH WE WILL BE DISCUSSING HERE.

Our present version of the virus has been being called Novel Corona Virus, Covid-19, or by lots of people just Corona Virus.  Though I like CHRS Chinese Respiratory Syndrome as that’s where the outbreak began.

PREVENTION:

  1. Wash Your Hands constantly.  With warm water and Soap for at least 45 seconds.  Hand Sanitizers are just not as clean as a good hand washing.
  2. Avoid touching your face as the virus can go from a surface that’s infected to your hands then into your nose, eyes, or mouth.
  3. Stay Heathy Stay Home! Schools, sporting events, Political Rallies, Concerts, Broadway Shows, Movie Theaters, every-type of public gathering has been cancelled for a reason.  If we don’t get together the virus can’t spread.  Stay home, Stay home, Stay Home!
  4. Avoid Public Places.  This goes double if you’re sick.  One infected person in a crowd can pass the virus on to tens even hundreds of people.  Avoid contact with obviously sick people, but you can’t know for sure who around you to avoid. People can have no visible symptoms and still spread the virus to others.
  5. If you’re sick (or not):  Wear a mask and gloves.  As a community it is everyone’s job to avoid spreading the virus on to others.  Which is why I think we should all wear masks and gloves.  No one really knows yet if they have the virus (it can take up to two weeks to show).
  6. If you’re sick Self Isolate... don’t run out to the ER the first sign of fever unless you are in a high risk group (over 80 or Over 60 with additional medical concerns particularly heart or lung issues).  For the rest of us it’s gonna run about two weeks if we’re gonna get really bad it’ll be toward the end of that period of time.  In the meantime emergency services are needed by people who are in the end stages of the infection.

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