Starting to see these types of signs in your neighborhood grocery stores?

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Harvard University epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch predicts the coronavirus “will eventually not be containable.” He believes it will infect anywhere between 40 to 70% of humankind within a year, notes The Atlantic. However, don’t be overly alarmed. Lipsitch clarifies, many of those patients will not have severe infections or even show symptoms at all, which is already the case for many people who have tested positive for the virus.

Currently, we are in stage 5-6 of a Pandemic. 


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A screenshot of a cell phone Description automatically generated As 2020 has been moving along, so has COVID-19. The world isn’t ending, but we need to know ways to defend against the virus. It’s becoming harder and harder to avoid with new cases popping up every day as the infection becomes more prevalent. We all wonder, how do I protect myself, my family and my business?

Check out these protection tips:

How to stay safe at home

  • Feeling sick? Stay home.
  • Use sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces
    • Doorknobs, bathrooms, kitchen

How to stay safe at work

  • Feeling sick? Stay home.
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces
    • Phones and computers
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  • Avoid handshaking
  • Find out exactly what response measures your work has in place.

How to stay safe while traveling

If you can avoid traveling, do it. If you can’t, there are ways to safeguard yourself.

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Keep a 1 meter’s distance from others
  • When flying:
    • Choose the window seat
    • Don’t move around the cabin

Be prepared, but don’t panic buy

Prof. Peter Openshaw, from Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom advises, “If you or a friend or family member take any prescription medication, make sure you have a good supply, e.g., at least 4 weeks’ worth.”

As for food and other necessities, “Don’t panic buy,” he advises, “but do buy a few extra provisions when you normally go shopping. Don’t forget about pets.

Other tips to follow

  • Avoid touching your face.
    • Mouth, nose, eyes, putting hair behind ears
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • How to wash your hands, the right way
    • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
    • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
    • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
    • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
    • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
  • How to use hand sanitizer
    • Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand.
    • Rub your hands together.
    • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.
  • Learn more about COVID-19 from CDC.

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