Coronavirus COVID-19 Vigilance & Preparedness
Coronavirus COVID19 hits U.S.A. in February 2020
For years we have had Virus's and Flu among our populations, such as the H1N1 Swine Flu that hit the U.S. years ago, never was there this mass media attention for an outbreak. The key to anything is DO NOT PANIC! We have so many who die from regular influenza flu each year. This is just another tough strain of a virus that spreads quickly as we have obviously seen in a week. I believe mostly because many have gone undetected without symptoms and are carriers of this virus. We NEVER know.
According to information from the Medical Community, this Virus is rampant and can thrive on most surfaces for up to 13 days. This means any shipments coming in from other countries or in our states are handled by people, so you never know if this can affect you! Be cautious and follow the old simple rules. Be vigilant! Be considerate of others and their well being.
Take measures to assure your hands are ALWAYS clean! This should be a regular hygiene anyway, yet many take it for granted. GOLDEN RULE! IF YOU ARE SICK STAY HOME! Although with this virus you could be a carrier and not even be aware you have it! It's best to steer clear of elderly and those with weak immunity. When testing is available GET TESTED! EAT WELL. Eat your vegetable greens and pump up your best ammo, the immune system! GET PLENTY OF REST. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. Exercise. Drink plenty of water! Flush your system. WEAR YOUR MASK when you are out in public areas, do not take a chance --- your own and family well being are at risk if YOU are not vigilant! REMEMBER this Virus does not just affect you, it affects EVERYONE around YOU or that you are in contact with. It IS highly contagious. People need to realize common courtesy for others well being.
Herein is a Preparation List we have complied below and a few good links for information to assist our followers. This is also located on our website under Helpful Links page. We say our prayers for all that you are protected, for those who are positive we pray for fast healing!
Latest News updates: https://www.coronavirusnow.com/
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
SOME SUGGESTED KEY PREPARATION ITEMS: (and no this does not mean Toilet Paper!)
Face Mask N-95, Triple cloth cotton mask, disposable or washable Gloves, Alcohol Base Hand sanitizer, 91% Alcohol and Aloe Vera Gel, Good Hand soap, Bleach/Water, Paper Towels to clean surfaces, Lysol or Clorox Wipes or generic, Emergence or Airbourne Vitamin- C to boost your immune systems! Fruits/Vegetables. Water. Juices. Kleenexes. Nebulizer w/Ipotropium (ask your doctor), Over Counter Medications: Mucinex or similar, Tylenol or similar, for Fevers or symptoms that may need to be addressed and controlled. Cough and throat lozenges. Hydrogen Peroxide or Baking Soda.
You can reduce your risk of infection if you: Decontaminate!
Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow.
Avoid close contact (1 metre or 3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
Avoid touching eyes or face if you have touched other public surfaces, shake hands etc. (door handles, counters, phones, pens )
MINIMIZE being in highly populated environments if you have a weak immune system or visiting elderly relatives.
Wear a Mask if you suspect someone is sick around you or request that person wear a mask.
MAIL : WASH Hands after handling any Mail or Shipments / Boxes as this can live on surfaces for up to 10-13 days.(according to medical personnel)
WIPE down your door handles and surfaces with bleach/water or Lysol type wipes. This would be in Home, Office, computers, and your CAR! Wipe down your CELL phone carefully as well and set aside wash your hands before handling it again.
GAS PUMPS: when filling up use disposable gloves or paper towel when handling or use washable gardening gloves. Wash gloves or place them in a recyclable grocery bag to keep them from contaminating anything else in car.
We hope this newsletter assists everyone to be prepared, vigilant and know with the proper actions this can be controlled and will soon live out its life-span like all other viruses.
STAY HEALTHY! BE VIGILANT! PROTECT YOURSELF AND FAMILY!