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Coronavirus FAQ

<div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">This month has seen heightened, apocalyptic worries about the potential impact from the Coronavirus.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">The most disturbing aspect of COVID-19 is the state of the limited, nascent knowledge about the ailment, albeit that it is evolving.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/summary.html?#severity">The complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully known - CDC</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Reported illnesses have ranged from very mild (including some with no reported symptoms) to severe, including illness resulting in death. While information so far suggests that most COVID-19 illness is mild, <a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2002032">a report out of China</a> suggests serious illness occurs in 16% of cases. Older people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions — like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, for example — seem to be at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness. Source: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html#severity">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html#severity</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Another source of alarm is the lack of clear understanding of how this virus actually spreads.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">"Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets". Source: <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">As we can all agree, this situation has quickly evolved from being a health crisis, to a global economic crisis. There is a lot of anxiety and a lot of information as well as misinformation doing the rounds.&nbsp;</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Here is a summary of excerpts that I have compiled from reliable sources to be used as a quick primer. They are listed in the order of importance or actions to take, down to trivia.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">All the recommendations are directly from the source sites, mainly CDC. I have merely extracted out the key excerpts for your convenience.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">1. What are COVID-19 symptoms, should I be tested?</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Answer extracted from Source: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#protect">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#protect</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider. Older patients and individuals who have severe underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild. If you have severe symptoms, such as persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips of face, contact your healthcare provider or emergency room and seek care immediately. Your doctor will determine if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and whether you should be tested.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Can a person who has had coronavirus get infected again?</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Answer extracted from source: <a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center">https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">While we don't know the answer yet, most people would likely develop at least short-term immunity to the specific coronavirus that causes COVID-19. However, you would still be susceptible to a different coronavirus infection. Or, this particular virus could mutate, just like the influenza virus does each year. Often these mutations change the virus enough to make you susceptible, because your immune system thinks it is an infection that it has never seen before.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">2. What should I do if I suspect I have coronavirus?</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Answer extracted from Source: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><ul><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Stay home except to get medical care</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Call ahead before visiting your doctor</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Wear a face mask, cover your coughs and sneezes, avoid sharing personal household items, clean your hands often, clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day (See facemask usage related info from WHO)</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Monitor your symptoms Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed.</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Discontinuing home isolation Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low. The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.</span></font></li></ul></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">These are practical do's and don'ts from the UK Government's health service site if you have coronavirus symptom.&nbsp;</span></font><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Answer extracted from source: <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/</a></span></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Do's</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><ul><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly older people or those with long-term health conditions</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">ask friends and family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines – but avoid contact with them</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">sleep alone if possible</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">try to stay away from older people and those with long-term health conditions</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to help with your symptoms</span></font></li></ul></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Don't</span></font></div><div style=""><ul><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)</span></font></li><li><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">do not leave the house, for example to go for a walk, to school or public places</span></font></li></ul></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">3. Who is most at risk in the context of COVID-19</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Answer extracted from source: (Appendix section of this CDC document) <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Underlying medical conditions that may increase the risk of serious COVID-19 for individuals of any age.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">• Blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell disease or on blood thinners)</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">• Chronic kidney disease as defined by your doctor. Patient has been told to avoid or reduce the dose of medications because kidney disease, or is under treatment for kidney disease, including receiving dialysis</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">• Chronic liver disease as defined by your doctor. (e.g., cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis) Patient has been told to avoid or reduce the dose of medications because liver disease or is under treatment for liver disease.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">• Compromised immune system (immunosuppression) (e.g., seeing a doctor for cancer and treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation, received an organ or bone marrow transplant, taking high doses of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressant medications, HIV or AIDS)</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">• Current or recent pregnancy in the last two weeks&nbsp;</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">• Endocrine disorders (e.g., diabetes mellitus)</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">• Metabolic disorders (such as inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders)</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">• Heart disease (such as congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease)</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">• Lung disease including asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis or emphysema) or other chronic conditions associated with impaired lung function or that require home oxygen</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">• Neurological and neurologic and neurodevelopment conditions [including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability, moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, or spinal cord injury].&nbsp;</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">While the above are high-risk categories, the escalating rate of spread of the disease suggests that ALL of us need to be careful and follow suitable precautions. Here are some popular figures known to have been affected.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2020-03-11/tom-hanks-and-rita-wilson-test-positive-for-coronavirus">Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51860702">Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">4. Should I avoid contact with pets or other animals if I am sick with COVID-19?</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Answer extracted from source: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#animals">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#animals</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a face mask.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">5. How should I clean and disinfect?</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Answer extracted from source: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">&nbsp;Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.&nbsp; If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">To disinfect:</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Options include:</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">&nbsp; Diluting your household bleach.&nbsp; To make a bleach solution, mix: 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water&nbsp; &nbsp;OR&nbsp; &nbsp; 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">&nbsp;Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">&nbsp; Alcohol solutions</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">&nbsp; Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol. Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.&nbsp; Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens [7 pages] claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">6. How should I protect my employees?</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">The following link has detailed guidance as provided by the US Department of Labor.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Source:<a href="https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html#health"> https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html#health</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">7. What precautions are being recommended in Healthcare settings?</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">This link below is being kept updated by CDC. With the healthcare system likely to be overwhelmed, it may a good idea to be prepared with what to expect, and how healthcare personnel are likely preparing, should you unfortunately have to be in a healthcare setting.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Source: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhcp%2Finfection-control.html">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhcp%2Finfection-control.html</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">8. What is the guidance on how to identify and assess 2019 Novel Coronavirus</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">This flowchart from the CDC shows the process being used to identify and evaluate patients.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/2019-nCoV-identify-assess-flowchart-508.pdf">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/2019-nCoV-identify-assess-flowchart-508.pdf</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">9. What are recommendations and restrictions around travel?</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">US residents may refer to the following sources from CDC and the US Department of State.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">International Travel Advice:</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Source: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Source: <a href="https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/">https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Do check with the destination country's respective border protection and health department for further advise.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Countries with confirmed cases may be found at these frequently updated pages from the CDC and WHO:</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/locations-confirmed-cases.html">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/locations-confirmed-cases.html</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd">https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">How can I stay connected while traveling? Enroll in this free service provided by the US department of State: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP). See also STEP FAQs.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Domestic Travel Advice:</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">US Locations with incidence of Coronavirus may be found at this frequently updated page: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">10. What are some community mitigation strategies for COVID-19.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Please refer to this very detailed document (10 page PDF) from the CDC.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">11. What does the infection do to your body?</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Reiterating from the first paragraph, the most disturbing aspect of COVID-19 appears to be the state of the limited, nascent, albeit evolving knowledge about the ailment. Here are a few articles from reliable media sources, that outline the understanding of the prognosis as of today.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/13/coronavirus-what-happens-to-peoples-lungs-when-they-get-covid-19">https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/13/coronavirus-what-happens-to-peoples-lungs-when-they-get-covid-19</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4agxqm/exactly-how-new-coronavirus-affects-body-china-pneumonia">https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4agxqm/exactly-how-new-coronavirus-affects-body-china-pneumonia</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-02-29/how-this-coronavirus-kills-its-victims">https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-02-29/how-this-coronavirus-kills-its-victims</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-body-symptoms.html">https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-body-symptoms.html</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">In summary, the most common cause of death from COVID-19 appears to be from respiratory failure, caused by lungs being filled by fluid, resulting in organ failure. The fluid fills to such an extent that even ventilators are not able to help patients breathe, thus causing death.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">With the allergy season also kicking in, and the likelihood of mucus increasing regardless, here's a quick look into some simple remedies (for mild cases only) for mucus buildup in your lungs: <a href="https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321549">https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321549</a> . For severe cases, please always call your doctor.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">12. What is social distancing and how will it help mitigate the spread of COVID-19?</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">By now you have no doubt heard of "social distancing" as a means to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Here's</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">A quick list of do's an don'ts from The Atlantic as a practical guide to social distancing. <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-what-does-social-distancing-mean/607927/">https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-what-does-social-distancing-mean/607927/</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">A quick summary and strategies for social distancing from the University of Chicago. https://safety-security.uchicago.edu/emergency_management/all_hazard_safety_procedures/social_distancing/</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">An illustration on how social distancing, self-quarantines and canceling events really helps <a href="https://www.vox.com/2020/3/10/21171481/coronavirus-us-cases-quarantine-cancellation">https://www.vox.com/2020/3/10/21171481/coronavirus-us-cases-quarantine-cancellation</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Brilliant visualization of how "One who stayed away saved the rest" as shared by Sandeep Nagpal, crediting Jayant Kshirsagar's FB post.</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">No alt text provided for this image</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Another brilliant visualization from the Washington Post: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/">https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Now the harsh reality. Number of daily cases and unfortunately deaths, may be tracked here:</span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><a href="https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html">https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html</a></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;"><br></span></font></div><div style=""><font face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Source: Johns Hopkins University / Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.</span></font></div><div style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal;"><br></div>

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