[BREAKING] Coronavirus: Who is MOST at Risk?
Since the last time we talked about the coronavirus, news surrounding this deadly illness has EXPLODED.
It’s now spread from China to countries like France, Australia, Canada…and is even starting to pick up its pace in the US.
I’m sure you’ve heard about the uptick in US cases and how it’s making its way across the entire stretch of our country.
And while no one is safe from this virus, there is one group of people who are at far greater risk.
Friend, if a loved one falls into this category, you’ll want to take action now. Here’s what you need to know.
Health officials recently announced that a nursing home outside of Seattle has been the victim of a coronavirus outbreak.
CBS News reported that elderly residents have been quarantined and are being isolated in their rooms and monitored daily.
But research shows that elderly persons are at the highest risk. With weakened immune systems and pre-existing conditions, they have been the hardest hit in the global coronavirus outbreak so far.
So what can you do to keep your more vulnerable loved ones safe?
Start by keeping them away from crowds. If they need something, even from the grocery store from the pharmacy or grocery store, get it for them or have it delivered from an online store. The more time they spend in public, my more they are potentially exposed to this dangerous virus. , it’s best to keep them away from highly-trafficked areas where they could come in contact with an infection. Consider online shopping as an alternative.
Wash your hands often. , Use with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you can’t access soap and water, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Frequently clean touched surfaces. Things like railings, counters, doorknobs, handles and remote controls are touched by many and the virus can survive there. .
If they are sick, contact a doctor right away. Even the slightest of sniffles could be an indicator that something major is brewing. In this instance, it is better to be safe than sorry . If ANYTHINGanything seems amiss, get in touch with a doctor.
Ask questions. Especially if your loved one is in an assisted living facility, find out what measures are being taken to ensure cleanliness and protection from the spread of germs.
Stay informed. Stay up to date on the latest regarding where the coronavirus is. Has it hit your hometown or a nearby city? If so, it may be time to consider taking more drastic measures like staying indoors, ordering online, and severely limiting outside contact when possible.