Once again, the media has got everyone up in arms by spouting fear and panic in the streets. Too bad we just can’t wash our hands with soap and just get the facts. They got people so worked up that they are buying all the toilet paper they can find and some of that hand sanitizer they can find. Were these people not wiping there rears or washing their hands before? Wonder how much stock they own? Kind of reminds you of that Don Henley song. Right.
Each year the CDC and manufactures come up with a list of three or four flu viruses that may be the next years strain and it goes to the production line to make vaccines for the following year. Some years they choose right and some years they miss the mark. This year they may have made the right choice but according to their stats: Between 291,000 and 646,000 people die each year globally from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and global health partners. The flu is a disease that changes yearly and they have a good idea what they are doing.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is new and the CDC, all the way down to your primary doctor, is trying to figure out not only what it is, but how would be the best way to fight it. The Media comes forth with either political or finical gains in mind and start a panic with no information other than their opinions at the time.
Yes. The COVID-19 is a new strain with currently no vaccine for it.
But history has shown that when ever a new virus in located or identified that those within the infected zone that are un-informed or without common sense will run like rats spreading to all corners of the globe. In our modern age of travel it can spread fast because of stupid people that have no common sense and fear that they think they are safer at home or any place that is not there.
Yes. Anybody, under the circumstances of location or age may get it.
But if Everybody would just follow the simple protocol of just washing their hands with soap and water and be aware of their environment would reduce the chance of getting it. There is situations of self-quarantine if you know you where exposed to any disease and if you look into your state or federal health laws, Most were written during and after the Spanish Flu epidemic in the 1900’s, you may find some are rather extreme in todays standards but still fall within the common sense standards that we need today in the “not me” standards that are really prevalent today. Since there is currently no hard number on when you could be expose to out right having the disease, it is requested to follow simple cleaning protocols that do not need a college degree to follow.
Yes. It will affect those with underlying health problems worse than those without other health problems.
Like those that already have a health problem need another disease to come along.
You can read up on the CDC’s stats and recommendations at the following link:
There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
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