So now the CDC is saying that the question around the coronavirus is not if, but when it will spread here.
And now we have a person who has not traveled or had close contact with someone who has, as far as they know.
Imagine that a family went to the mall over the weekend. They get up a few days later feeling a little out of sorts, but not really sick. The parent is under pressure at work and fears taking a day off. They take their kid to school and go to work. That child is around 30, 50, 100 kids and teachers that day before they really get sick. In the meantime, the parent has talked with co-workers, been in meetings, and dealt with customers all day.
Now, we had this scare with SARS and it never materialized, and we can hope…
But we should be prepared – just in case.
Wash hands often. Keep lotion on hand!
Keep hands away from eyes, nose, and face.
Cough into your elbow.
Gargle with Listerine.
Have Lysol spray on hand, and use it.
Clean bathroom sink, faucet, toilet, and door knob daily with disinfectant cleaner or wipe.
Change hand towels daily.
Stock up on tissue & TP.
Keep in mind that quarantine is possible. In worst cases empty grocery store shelves are possible.
Have 2-3 weeks of food, water, and prescriptions on hand in case of quarantine.
You may want to stock up on frozen fruits and vegetables, canned tomatoes, peanut butter, soups… Also have things like beans, rice and pasta that will stretch your food supply. Cereal might be a good idea too. And maybe some almond milk in case you’re not able to get milk.
The best case? You don’t use the stuff and can donate it to charity.
It never hurts to be prepared!
Here is the article from last week about building your immune system…