As our country and the world enter a new era of a global pandemic, we are learning how to survive by protecting ourselves and looking out for the well-being of others. Medical experts and epidemiologists agree that it is critical to avoid getting or transmitting COVID-19, a type of airborne respiratory illness, or coronavirus, that was first detected in the United States early in 2020. Thousands of people have died while others have been hospitalized, with many in intensive care. Some patients report long-lasting after-effects of the virus, and a second wave may emerge during the upcoming flu season.
There is no widespread treatment, cure, or vaccine. Experts agree that one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID is to practice social distancing, which some refer to as physical distancing. This involves staying home away from the public as much as possible, but when you return to work or perform vital errands like doctor appointments or grocery shopping, take precautions. These include keeping at least six feet of distance away from other people in public and wearing a facial mask to protect yourself and others from spreading or contracting the viral droplets released during sneezing, coughing, singing, or speaking.Read More »