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Wellness Check-in - CoronaVirus, COVID 19
Hey to all the SEOClerks/Ionicware Community, buyers and sellers. Just wanted to do an informal wellness check-in to see how it's going in your area with the COVID-19, CoronaVirus epidemic. How is this impacting your life, business, family? Please feel free to share.
I'm including some useful links for anyone not up to speed on the outbreak, also some information on staying healthy. We depend on you all to keep our Community alive. Please take care of yourself and family, be healthy, be safe. Best wishes to you all.
courtesy of: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/20.../prevention.html
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.
Know How it Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
The CoronaVirus spreads person to person, usually close contact though some evidence suggests the virus can live on surfaces for hours. To avoid spreading infection or being infected practice common sense prevention.
Please check the authoritative guide and I've included some practical suggestions (most things you would do for prevention of any common illness)
(this video is from Jan 31 2020, lots of updates since, though it will give you the basics of the virus plus what you can do to protect yourself)
Not an all inclusive list, feel free to add your suggestions
When in public, don't touch surfaces.
Shelter in place, in your home to avoid exposure to the virus.
Self quarantine if you feel ill (work from home, avoid unnecessary visits to public places)
Postpone non-emergency travel or gatherings including weddings, reunions, etc where large groups of people will gather
Wash your hands often
Practice social distancing, at least six feet distance from others when in public
Avoid places where lots of people are gathering, such as clubs, concerts, etc.
Cover coughs and sneezes (use a disposable tissue not your hand).
Wash 'sick' clothing/bedding/linens, anything that may have been exposed to virus or germs
Stay at home if you're feeling sick
Inform your health care worker IF you suspect you were exposed or have recently traveled to a high infection rate area, i.e. China, Italy, Iran.
Disinfect surfaces in your local environment, i.e. desk, counters, doorknobs, any place that might be touched by more than one person
Avoid touching face, nose, eyes.
You may be infected even if you don't feel sick.
Stay healthy, there are currently no vaccines and (according to sources) antibiotics are not effective except for treating underlying conditions
Some experts are recommending not to be tested IF you are not experiencing symptoms as these tests are rare and should be saved for those exhibiting symptoms
Resources are limited, stock up for what you feel you need but use sensible guidelines to ensure your neighbors have adequate supplies too.
Most importantly, know the facts. Do you own due diligence and research in regards to infection rate in your local community. Rely on authoritative sources to guide you, not the local news or social media.
Authoritative links to help you prepare (please suggest more links below and I will add them here)
I am editing this thread to include some authoritative videos from the CDC - Centers for Disease Control. They have the latest information on COVID-19. You can visit their channel on Youtube. Please share the videos online with your friends, family, neighbors. Take the responsible step to inform others in your local community. We can all do our part to prevent the person-to-person spread.
It might be a little unconventional, but I wanted to update this thread to include a light-hearted demonstration on why it's important to wash hands properly (sanitize surfaces) and practice social distancing. Especially good for all your hand shakers.