Hello World!

The world is in a state of wow.
Convid 19 Here and now.
Social Distancing is the phrase.
Stand your ground and watch it rage.
It should mean slow down, stay apart. Wait. Hope nothing happens and pulls you in. Don’t act stupid and spread this thing to ME! Help protect your neighbor by not being a link in the chain from victim to victim across the country and world. We are a global community after all. There seems to no boundary to contain the spread of this thing. SO we use the example of a fire break to make the jump to us harder by making the gap between bigger.

So much for Social Distancing. When Seniors get something special, all the rules/requests go out the window. Seniors were invited to shop from 7:00am to 8:00am without non-seniors allowed. This was the second day. The first day had the parking lot full; no shopping carts available; and the overflowing around the corner.

I realized that the store is closed but there is no evident demand for grocery store items. Hold your ground. Don’t group, stay apart. This virus cannot spread on its own. It must be brought to us from outside our group. The thing that IS the problem is IT spreads easily.

From the CDC website
and taken out of context.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community meaning people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Background that you may know:
SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. In 2003, an outbreak of SARS started in China and spread to other countries before ending in 2004. The virus that causes COVID-19 is similar to the one that caused the 2003 SARS outbreak: both are types of coronaviruses. Much is still unknown, but COVID-19 seems to spread faster than the 2003 SARS and also may cause less severe illness.
MERS stands for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Health officials first reported the disease in Saudi Arabia in September 2012. Through retrospective investigations, they later identified that the first known cases of MERS occurred in Jordan in April 2012. So far, all cases of MERS have been linked through travel to, or residence in, countries in and near the Arabian Peninsula. The largest known outbreak of MERS outside the Arabian Peninsula occurred in the Republic of Korea in 2015. The outbreak was associated with a traveler returning from the Arabian Peninsula.
People with Exposure to Camels
The World Health Organization considers certain groups to be at high risk for severe MERS. These groups include people with diabetes, kidney failure, or chronic lung disease, and people who have weakened immune systems. The World Health Organization recommends that these groups take additional precautions:

  • Avoid contact with camels
  • Do not drink raw camel milk or raw camel urine
  • Do not eat undercooked meat, particularly camel meat