HAS LITERALLY TAKEN THE WORLD BY STORM!!
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.
TOGETHER WE WIN!!
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. (CDC.gov, 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 usafacts.org, a cite used by the CDC to track COVID-19 across the country.
IN THE NWS:
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. (CDC.gov, 2020)
FreQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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