To say we were caught off guard by the recent pandemic would be a gross understatement. For years I have said the REAL weapon of mass destruction in this country is a lack of education. We are a population of people who are far too often misled, misguided, and misinformed. During this critical time, our first line of defense is to educate ourselves about this virus so we can know how best to defend ourselves and our loved ones from becoming one of the over 7,000 cases of Covid-19 in Missouri. Part of educating ourselves involves keeping up to date with the latest information about the virus. Then, going beyond that, and fact checking what information we hear or see in the news and online with credible sources like the National Institute of Health, Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Below are listed several links from the aforementioned credible sources to get you started on the journey of self-education and proactive learning about this novel virus.

Be well, stay safe, be blessed.


HOW it spreads and how to protect yourself

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person in respiratory droplets from someone who is infected. People who are infected often have symptoms of illness. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads and the severity of illness it causes. (, 2020)

Tips from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):

Covid-19 in Missouri

In America, coronavirus cases are mounting and it is important to stay informed on where it’s spreading to understand how it could impact families, commerce, and travel.Below is a link to, a cite used by the CDC to track COVID-19 across the country.


.St. Louis County
COVID-19 deaths jump
19% Tuesday as toll
rises in Missouri, Illinois

St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Messenger: Outbreak
of COVID-19 infects
juveniles, staff at St.
Louis County detention facility.

.St. Louis Mayor Lyda
Krewson says city has
reached peak.

St. Louis County death
toll takes a significant
jump in the latest
COVID-19 numbers.

Missouri health
department reports big
jump in St. Louis area
COVID-19 deaths.

Duluth News Tribune.1 new COVID-19-
related death in St.
Louis County; new
case in Carlton County.


Visit the following pages for global case numbersexternal icon (reported by the World Health Organization) and CDC’s COVID-19 travel recommendations by country. CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel. For U.S. information, visit CDC’s COVID-19 in the U.S. (, 2020)


Separate Fact From Fiction: