COVID-19

Okay, guys – we have to address the elephant in the room. Corona… virus. COVID-19, more commonly known as the Coronavirus, has literally taken the world by storm. From China, Japan and North Korea, to Egypt, throughout Europe, and now here in the good old US of A, we are faced with this disease.

Here is what we know about the virus:

It is originally discovered in the 1960’s in chickens, so it is not something that was recently discovered. This “flare up” popped up in China late last year carried by, you guessed it, chickens. All birds are subject to carrying this disease, but it has mostly been found in chickens. It should be noted that this virus can spread to other mammals as well, meaning your household pets.

Transmission of the disease is what has people in a frenzy. It can be spread through respiratory droplets like coughing or sneezing. If there was ever a time to practice sanitation, it’s now (although, this is something that should be done all the time, not just when there is an international crisis!!)

If you happen to suffer from year-round allergies, like me, you may get dirty looks from your coworkers – they’re just worried that you’re sick, don’t take it personally. Let them know it’s nothing out the norm, just allergies and be sure to either thoroughly wash your hands (this means 30-45 seconds at the bare minimum) or utilize your hand sanitizer.

It seems that older adults are the ones who are being diagnosed with the virus. There is not a whole lot of information regarding pregnant women and younger children, however extreme caution should be taken regarding this particular demographic.

Let’s be real, y’all, ain’t nobody got time for this coronavirus nonsense. PLEASE WASH YA HANDS! Please be sure to educate your children on the importance of proper sanitation protocol. Please be aware of the people surrounding you.

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