We are in an unprecedented medical situation in the US right now. COVID-19 is seeping into every town. Our country has vastly underestimated the power of the coronavirus. Unlike the flu or other cold viruses, after infecting people COVID-19 can manifest with mild symptoms at first. Most people think it’s just a “head cold” or allergies, so they may not feel the need to stay home but during this time they can spread it to other people with even a handshake. Over a few days, these people can become ill in varying degrees ranging from flu-like symptoms to shortness of breath requiring them to be on a ventilator.
You may think “I couldn’t possibly have the coronavirus, I feel fine”, but if you infect others, they may have severe complications which could land them in the hospital and add more stress to the already overwhelmed healthcare system. Many hospital across the nation are experiencing unprecedented number of patients, many of whom require ventilators to help them breathe.
Right now, to help your fellow Americans and all of mankind, PLEASE STAY HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Do not go to buy groceries more than necessary, wash your hands and clean all common surfaces in your environment (door handles, faucets, etc.). Here are some other tips to help stay safe if you do go outside your home.