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Corona Covid-19. How to Protect Yourself

Everyplace we look we see scary news on the Corona Covid-19 Virus and how it is affecting the stock market, supply chain, politics and just plain fear around the world.  The best defense is knowledge and action. How can we protect ourselves from becoming sick from Covid-19 or any virus?

Remember the Cover-19 virus is very contagious and is spread person-to-person.  Sitting next to a coughing person on the bus and then touching your own eyes and nose or even touching a contaminated doorknob can bring the virus home. This virus will spread over time so why don't we all get sick?

Catching a virus and how ill you become after you catch it depends upon two things. The amount of virus particle (virion) you are exposed to and your own immune system at that point in time.
Health care workers and family members are at higher risk because they are exposed to more virus. People with compromised immune systems; elderly, babies, people on corticosteroids, people with chronic illnesses or unde…

Corona Virus - All You Need to Know

OK everyone, I decided to rekindle the blog after a long hiatus because I'm getting so many questions about the "new" Corona Virus named Covid-19.  This epidemic is being called "The Deadly Corona Virus" in the news; some cities have declared a health emergency (even though there are no reported cases) and the stock market took a dive because of its effect in Asia and Italy.

CALM DOWN!

Here is what you need to know about Covid-19:

Corona viruses cause colds, SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome).  Covid-19 is a new type of corona virus.Covid-19 is spread like the common cold from person to person by sneezing, coughing and touching.  (We think it began with animal to person but has changed)To avoid catching it, do the usual things.  Wash your hands for 30 seconds, avoid touching your nose and mouth, cover sneezes and cough.  The face mask does not prevent you from catching the virus.  It does help people who are…