Some non-hysterical advice on the virus

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It isn’t all that complicated. Here are some calm voices.

Coronavirus – How to. prepare and protect yourself as US gears up to fight it.

  1. Avoid those people who are sick with the virus
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  3. Practice good hand hygiene — wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 2 minutes
  4. Disinfect surfaces

Why hand washing really could slow down an epidemic

“We consider that, at most, 1 in 5 people in an airport have cleaned [their] hands at any given moment in time (i.e., 20% of airport population),” the researchers write in their study paper. However, the researchers argue that if more people were to wash their hands frequently and correctly, it would significantly slow down the rate at which diseases are likely to spread.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that best practices for hand washing include not only rinsing the hands with water, but also applying soap and scrubbing the palms, the back of the hands, between the fingers, and under the fingernails. A person should scrub for at least 20 seconds before rinsing the soap and drying the hands with a clean towel.

And from our President.

These days the President of the United States has to tell people to wash their hands. We’ve become a helpless society.

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~ Dramaturge

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