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Protecting yourself from the coronavirus

Worried about coronavirus and its anticipated spread? Here are 5 ways to prepare for the virus. (via Brut News)

5 Tips to Prevent Coronavirus

How to keep Coronavirus away

Since reports have determined that a coronavirus vaccine will not be perfected for another year or year and a half, it is best to start looking into at-home prevention methods. Health professionals are asking citizens to stop buying medical masks as they are often worn improperly, and tend to be more effective for those with the virus rather than those trying to avoid getting sick. Also, the mass stockpiling of these devices are preventing medical workers from having the proper supplies. Other known prevention methods include rigorously and frequently washing hands, using hand sanitizer if soap is unavailable, disinfecting any and all surfaces, and preparing medicine and food supplies in case of infection.

“You might want to think about having — making sure you have enough of your prescription medications so that if it's inconvenient to go to the store or if you don't want to stand in line with people who might be sick, you have your prescription medications. But overall, I think the most important thing that people need to do is think about how we can work together through this and not panic,” Dr. Tara Kirk Sell of John Hopkins Center for Health Security informs Brut.

Coronavirus in the United States

As of March 5, there have been 163 confirmed cases and 11 casualties. According to the New York Times, the two states with the most cases of coronavirus are California (54) and Washington (46). Treatment for those overseas has taken place in California, Nebraska, and Texas. Even though several infections have no known connection to previous cases, it is important to note that some of the more severely infected were former passengers of a cruise ship that arrived from overseas. The only level 3 travel locations so far are China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea. It is important to stay informed by following any CDC reports and recommendations that they publish.

Brut.

03/04/2020 9:17 PMupdated: 03/04/2020 9:27 PM

55 comments

  • Bena D.
    03/12/2020 21:29

    I think prayer 🙏🏽 has a lot to do with any viruses God is the #1 healer to help every one on earth

  • Zia R.
    03/12/2020 20:53

    It's better to use a 🧣 to filter air than a mask. Cos I think mask might be more effective but for a very short time

  • Jerrold B.
    03/12/2020 14:46

    Thanks Maria stay well

  • Bobbi M.
    03/12/2020 14:10

    You can't stock up on meds. Ins. Co. will not let you get meds before a scheduled renewal.

  • Karen P.
    03/12/2020 05:11

    They say don't wear a mask unless you're sick 🤔 but health care workers need them. Also wear surgical gloves out. Then throw them out!

  • RE K.
    03/12/2020 01:44

    I read this guy say wearing a mask doesn't help - sir in occupations I have been in you certainly wear a mask when going into a situation that could be infectious. My question to you are you sir in an occupation that would benefit financially from people being sick?

  • Melly P.
    03/11/2020 22:05

    But they said some ppl have the virus but don't show symptoms.. so I say wear the mask anyways certainly can't hurt

  • Michael M.
    03/11/2020 20:13

    I was shoutingface mask won't protect you weeks before media ever said anything. They don't sell military grade NBC masks to the public. That's the only thing that would protect you but i'll tell you right now. It sucks wearing those trying to do normal tasks. You'd have to check on each other cause you'll sweat like crazy with the mask on.

  • Michael M.
    03/11/2020 05:41

    All those masks probably were collecting dust on shelvesthat were made 5 yrs ago. Now that inventory has been sold. New masks can be made.

  • Kathleen B.
    03/11/2020 03:48

    Don't wear a mask unless you have symptoms🤔...how come. Suppose you're out in a store and someone sneezes or coughs, people nowadays don't cover their mouths and it comes out suddenly and you're bound to inhale if you're close enough. People come up to you while standing in line at the cashier. Wouldn't it be the best thing to have a mask and eye glasses on?

  • Bren A.
    03/11/2020 02:02

    Keep your face masks on don’t want your spit on me 🤢

  • Wanda M.
    03/10/2020 21:09

    If it a surgical mask why are the drs using them to protect themselves

  • Eric E.
    03/10/2020 11:01

    People still buy them can't even find one to put on for plastering

  • Evelyn A.
    03/10/2020 09:07

    True

  • Mike R.
    03/10/2020 00:51

    Just wash your hands and avoid people sneezing or coughing.The flu kills more people than this virus every year.Remember folks Take a deep breath and relax,Don't panic.Global warming ,Climate change is much worse than this lol

  • Samuel Z.
    03/09/2020 23:49

    Please tell that to the Chinese people that are so stupid they think that those masks are going to protect them

  • Chris S.
    03/09/2020 21:50

    Ahh shouldn’t you just do this anyway? The “regular seasonal” flu has killed more. Don’t hear about that

  • Dorothy M.
    03/09/2020 13:49

    And ALWAYS.ALWAYS wash your hands as soon as you get home from ANYWHERE.

  • Alice T.
    03/09/2020 13:28

    this is how michelle lives; and everyone made fun of her.. not so funny now, is it

  • Smile P.
    03/08/2020 20:35

    What about food at supermarkets?

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