Disclaimer: This information may not be well received or embraced by some…yet I welcome all comments. I am not fully versed in scientific terms or advanced in the research of virology. I am just a wonderfully created human being; a positive advocate for life.
On this 3rd planet of our solar system, we are born into a world full of human, animal and plant viruses that I couldn’t begin to name them all. Yet it is amazing that I’m still here to enjoy a half century of my life.
Prior to this “now” declared pandemic, I’ve always chosen to wake up each day to be positive. First, thankful to see another day and two, live my life in a way that keeps me in a healthy and positive mood. Each day is a new experience…you can prepare for it. For example, if I study the weather forecast each morning and the meteorologist predicts rain, I simply prepare for rain and go about my day. If my phone alerts me of approaching severe weather, no matter where I’m located I prepare for the unexpected.
Leading medical professionals (like meteorologists) provide their best approach in handling wide-spread viruses. From this medical industry and as it relates to COVID-19, it’s simple:
- Wash your hands for about 20 seconds / use hand sanitizer if you aren’t able to properly wash your hands
- Practice “Social Distancing” / especially from someone who constantly coughs or infected individuals
- Keep your hands away from your face
- Stay away from farm animals
I’m encouraged that many will begin adhering to this practice…and I’m proactively sharing (and advocating) this important news with you! I’m also encouraged by local US governments to implement “temporary” health guidelines for the general public to avoid large gatherings. Sorry basketball March Madness enthuses! This attempt and many new strategies may slow down the spread of this virus.
Celebrity Medical Evangelist Dr. Oz has a great survival protocol document that will help you get through this temporary concern (watch his advice here). From his document itself, he explains that most viruses dislike humid air. In our country, we are now moving into spring and then warmer summers. Perhaps this current concern will vanish when the humidity climbs? As we know, the regular Influenza Flu usually peaks in colder climate months.
I use disinfectants constantly in my home. When I picked up my container of wipes, I was curious to read ‘what’ the wipes can kill. Hhmm…I actually saw the word “Coronavirus!” (see picture below) This tells me that we are simply attacking a “19th” strain of this virus. According to the World Health Organization, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe disease.
Allow me to extend some of my own positive ways to thrive during this concern:
- For those who are elderly, pick up the phone and encourage them. It’s been said that COVID-19 is hardest on those who are age 80+ and with pre-medical conditions. If you are healthy and their concerned about going out to get provisions, why not go to the grocery store for them.
- Keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your car.
- Eat Healthy…avoid fast foods
- Take daily supplements…or drink a full glass of fresh Orange Juice
- When greeting, “Fist Bump” instead of shaking their hands (this is difficult for me)
- Don’t live in fear! We’ve experience viral outbreaks in the past…we’ll get through this too!
- Smile more, encourage others, stay clear from stressful-deadly musical intro themed 24 hour Cable News TV…these tips will be good for you and your physical body will thank you for it.
- The New Living Translation scriptures of Psalm 91:9-10 says “If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come to your home!”