this virus

I have been thinking seriously about this new virus for the past two weeks. To be honest I’m a little worried. Not a lot worried but a little. I am still taking care of someone and if you’re caring for someone it is natural to be worried.

I try to sift though the shitstorm of posts, tweets and news and follow the science about this shitz virus. And the science settles me a bit.

So tips I believe in:

  • Practice frequent hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water properly, at least 20 seconds is recommended. There are vids out here on the net so just do a search,
  • have a alcohol in a spritzer and use it as backup if soap and water is not in close proximity
  • try to avoid close contact with people with fever and cough or other respiratory symptoms or avoid crowded places if that is at all possible,
  • face masks are best worn by people who are sick so be considerate and wear one especially if you’re coughing or sneezing. A better option is to just stay home if you’re sick.
  • The World Health Organization has more advice here.

What I know of the virus;

  • currently its fatality rate is quite low at 2%. SARS has a 10% fatality rate.
  • people have recovered from the virus

It feels like I’m playing with Russian roulette

References: World Health Organization