You know things are about to get to apocalyptic-like proportions when the CDC says not “if” but “when”, when face masks become a trend and get sold out and when someone sneezes in public and everyone turns their head in a quick response.
The word itself creates panic and this is justified. Already we are looking at deaths around the globe from a potentially incurable virus. Yes, we are all susceptible to falling victim to this sickening bug. However, why don’t we all try to take a deep breath and come up with some level-headed solutions we can implement for ourselves and our families.
So, it goes without saying, do not buy face masks. Scientists tell us they do not work. Stop watching snaps, tweets and posts of celebrities wearing masks. They are not scientists. Okay?
The POTUS said it best. Wash your hands. Hand sanitizers are not a bad idea.
If you need to sneeze or cough, use a tissue. Please.
Stock up on disinfecting wipes and other cleaning agents. Keep your surroundings clean and well-sanitized. The experts say that the virus is spread via droplets from a cough or sneeze. Clean your surfaces as often as possible.
Do not count it as a badge of commitment by showing up to work sick as a dog. Stay home. Do not send your sick children to school. Childcare can be problematic but check your employer about telecommuting.
I want to be kind about this because…
Please, please, please do not fear. I am afraid too but we cannot let fear prevent us from living.
We can get through this together if we let common sense prevail.
Hoping for a cure,