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August 4, 2020 - BONUS Post (boy am I motivated)

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

I thought this was worth sharing. Why? Because it is so doable and more important it is the right thing to do that The Right doesn't seem to grasp. (note from CNN update on health)

5 simple steps to avoid a shutdown

On last week’s CNN Town Hall, “Coronavirus: Facts and Fears,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said a shutdown isn’t necessary if we do just five things:

1) Wear a mask
2) Maintain physical distance
3) Avoid or close bars
4) Stay away from large gatherings
5) Wash hands

“Those are five, not rocket science things, that one can do,” said Fauci said. “We know when you do that, and states that have done that, they have flattened the surging curve and are starting to come down.”

These are vital steps for us to all follow, considering there are now more than 4.7 million infections and more than 155,000 deaths from this virus in the United States.
Yet, people continue to gather in large groups -- and that spreads the virus. For example, 43 cases have been linked to a house party in Michigan earlier this month. Most of the cases are in people between 15-25 years old. Last week, it took police more than five hours to break up a house party in New Jersey with about 700 guests. These kind of events can be the super-spreader type events that make it so much more difficult for us to get a handle on the pandemic.

As I’ve said from the beginning of this pandemic: Act like you have the virus, avoid gatherings, keep your distance and use a mask. We are all in this together, and can get this pandemic under control if we work together.

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  • ALICIA363
    Our state simplified it with “the 3 W’s”:
    Wash your hands.
    Wear a mask.
    Watch your distance.
    44 days ago
    We continue to self isolate and have followed Dr. Fauci's sound recommendations from the beginning. We went to the mountains and were easily able to keep distance. It was amazing some places we drove through, didn't stop, groups of folks interacting w/o masks or distance.
    46 days ago
    Thanks, Deb!! I am doing all those things -- essentially continuing to "live in lockdown" until there's a vaccine . . .
    47 days ago
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    47 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Five simple rules and we still have people refusing to follow this great advice. So it comes down to people being selfish and inconsiderate of others. It saddens me to hear of infants and small children dying do to this virus. Those who refuse to wear many say oh I am healthy, so I will be fine. No one knows that for sure, many are carrying it home to parents and grandparents who are dying in bigger numbers. However in our sough Texas area many teens and up to 30 years old are dying in bigger numbers at the present time too.
    48 days ago
    I see a lot more people wearing masks. It is a difficult time and decisions are hard to make. I do believe masks help and certainly wear one when out in public.
    48 days ago
    AWESOME advice. Thanks for passing it on.
    48 days ago
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