Are you Typhoid COVID? | Living A Harmonious & Productive Life

Are you asymptomatic and infecting others?

Typhoid Mary.

Are you A Carrier?

This is why testing and contact tracking are so important to reducing the multiplicative spread of this disease. These are also two of the things our government should have been doing from day 1. However, the current increase in hospitalizations and deaths are more because we as individuals weren’t being responsible than what our government hasn’t done.

Do we know what we as citizens should do?

What is our resistance to doing, what will work to slow the virus?

The younger you are, the stronger that feeling to ignore the safety guidelines apparently was. They either didn’t care or felt that because the first major age group affected was mostly over 40, they were immune. We saw massive gatherings, packed bars, and packed beaches as soon as they relaxed the stay at home orders. Now we are seeing the effect of these mass gatherings. Infections and hospital admissions are rising at an alarming rate. Now the primary age group affected is 29 to 40.

We now have to turn this trend around, apparently without the leadership of our federal government. The spread of COVID will not stop until each individual takes action.

5 things to do now to help stop the spread of COVID?

1. Don’t go out any more than you have to. If you don’t expose yourself to people who may have COVID, then you are less likely to get it. Remember, not everyone who has COVID knows they have it.

2. Don’t go where there are large crowds. The risk of catching COVID goes up exponentially the more people you cram into a closed space. Large family gatherings for the 4 thof July parties this year are not an excellent idea. Wait until next year. Waiting a year won’t kill you, but COVID might. A family of 38 gathered over Labor Day, several got COVID, and the 90-year-old patriarch died from it.

3. If you go out, wear a mask. This is not only for your safety, it is for the safety of everyone around you. It won’t hurt you to wear the mask while you are in a store around people you don’t know. Perhaps you have the right not to wear one. But you do not want to infect someone else. In what sounds like a fun college research project but is actually a matter of critical national importance, Goldman Sachs tried putting a number on the effect of face masks on the U.S. economy.

The results: A national policy requiring face coverings could prevent a 5% hit to national GDP, the bank’s chief economist wrote. How?

Mask mandate → more people wearing masks, → fewer cases of COVID-19 → no need to close businesses again.

4. Stay as far away from those around you as you can, especially if they are not wearing masks. Space is your friend. You even need space outdoors.

5. Wash your hands several times a day. When you go out, make it a habit upon your return to wash your hands.

Dealing with it is the operative word.
I found myself at seven years not battling it.
Not struggling with it.
Not suffering from it.
Not breaking under the burden of it,
but dealing with it.

Michael J Fox

Originally published at on July 6, 2020.



Freelance writer: fintech, comp tech, Self Development

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