Quick reminder. The quarantine is not to end the virus, it won’t. The idea is to give the hospitals time to get ready and hopefully prepare for the real out break later this year. Focus on what you can do for now.
1: Wash your hands. The virus is literally a ball of fat. Soap decimates it.
2: Social distance.
3: The CDC’s web site is really good for information.
4: Turn off the news. There are literally thousands of people who have gotten over this. We are not seeing their stories of survival. I have spoken to two. Here is what they had in common.
They both had a sore throat then flu like symptoms, body ache, fatigue, fever 102 -103 for three days. The had chills for a day then felt 50-60% better. They coughed for 12 days or so. When the cough went away they felt better, normal.This isn’t to diminish what it could do to the elderly or immuno-compromised.
Even the common cold can cause deadly issues with these patients. As to children, they are much better armed for this fight. They have a thymus, adults do as well but not nearly as big or active as kids. Many years ago if a child got measles or chicken pox, parents would send their children to a “Measles Party”, to contract the virus. Knowing that the kids would recover quickly. To children Chicken pox and measles is a minor infection, few ever died. To an adult Chicken pox can be deadly. Chicken pox will cause myocarditis and endocarditis.
We kept the kids home to protect the elderly. Virologist know that kids will get over it and will recover quickly from it. The entire world has only seen one child die from Corona and that child had wat is called failure to thrive, an extreme pre-existing condition.
What we are doing is working.
Be calm, we need any of the economy working safely as we can right now. Wash your hands, get outside and stay away from people.
Your mental health is at stake.