Stay informed to fight the Coronavirus

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We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious Sri S. Satchinanda

My 14-year-old daughter cannot comprehend why she has to stay home.  She could not go to that spring vacation that she was anticipating since the beginning of the school year. This week, she can’t go to school, and she can’t see her friends.  Just like her, many of us have so many unanswered questions.

Most of us have never lived this tumultuous time.  Many of us feel powerless, stressed, and anxious as we are facing the novel coronavirus pandemic.

After talking to some of my worried patients, I realize most of them are getting information through word of mouth, and not all of them are accurate. Please visit the CDC website to get important information on what to do to remain safe.     (www.cdc.gov and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus)

No matter how hard it is, we must stay strong and most importantly we must follow the advice of public health officials, stay home, protect yourself and your loved ones.

Social distancing can be hard but it’s what we can do to stop the spread of the Covid-19.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick and put distance between yourself and other people as you might not know who is a carrier.  While you are home, spend quality time with your kids, be creative, and do the simple things that can bring us so much joy.

 

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of good hand hygiene which is the simplest and most important action to prevent the transmission of infectious disease.  Washing our hand hands properly can protect us from getting or spreading the disease.  Please, remember to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place.

 

Protect others: if you notice you have a fever, a cough, or if you have difficulty breathing, please seek help.  It would be beneficial if you could call ahead and alert your doctor or the urgent care if you think you may have COVID-19.  Doing so will help to protect us healthcare workers and the other patients prior to your arrival.

We are in this fight together and we will rise again.  In the meantime, be safe, and be well!

Marjie

12 COMMENTS

  1. Right information is always required for any kind of protection. Although we all know by now what to do and what not still this post is a great reminder.

  2. Unity and Humanity are power to fight the virus. When people cooperate we will beat the Virus always stay at home and watching news for the info.

  3. This is a time for the history books, It feels like we’ve gone through a full year in just 3 months. 2020 sure is showing out!

  4. It is such a challenging time for everyone isn’t it, and I think it’s driving people to some very irrational behaviour (whether that’s judging the behaviour of others, or indulging in the impulse to give into panic). It’s all really really difficult to deal with x

  5. It is so important to make sure you are getting your information from reliable sources and not just media hype. There is so much media hype!

  6. It is important to get your hands on right information, especially when there is lot of data available. Covid-19 is a serious situation and we all need to stay lonely together to fight it

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