The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is all everyone is talking about these days. With good reason. This pandemic is affecting the entire world’s population. People don’t know what to do or where to turn.
They’re worried about their families.
They’re worried about their jobs.
They’re just worried. They need to know what is going on. Everyone is trying to find the latest news on the virus.
And that’s the problem. There are so many people seeking news that we have a giant version of the old game ‘Telephone’ going on. Remember that one? Someone starts by whispering a phrase in another person’s ear. Then they pass it to the next person and so on. When it gets to the last person, the phrase is totally different than when it started. That’s why it’s important to go to the source of the news you want.
One of the biggest areas of concern is how much the cases and the deaths from Coronavirus are growing (and hopefully, eventually, declining). A great place to look for these original statistics is to go to the Worldometer website for the Coronavirus. If your country is clickable on the list of countries, it will take you to a page showing the breakdown of cases by region in that country (States in the US). Then if you look on the right side of the line by your region, you will see links to the sources they are using to track cases. Those sources are typically governmental websites that explain the latest guidance from the government.
2 Great Sources of Information
Both the website and app contain the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The White House-led Coronavirus Task Force, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Either one will walk you through a series of questions to determine if you need testing for the virus. Based on your responses, they will let you know what to do next (self-isolate, seek a test etc.). You can answer the questions either for you or for anyone near you.
These two resources should be able to give you enough information to help fight the virus and put our economy back to some semblance of what it was. Of course, there will be lots more questions about employment, government assistance, supplies etc. Unfortunately the answers to those questions will have to be on a more case by case basis.
We are doing everything we can to make our assisted living residents healthy and happy during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We want everyone to live to 100 years old at least! Besides cleaning, washing and hands and practicing social distancing, there are other things to do to combat the virus. Things like boosting your immune system and staying happy and healthy. We have a free eBook with tips from experts to help elderly people thrive during this time. See it at https://protectmysenior.com