Governors use citizens as lab rats.

The governors of Florida and Georgia have decide against the advice of the CDC and their own public health officials to open up their respective economies.  As a business owner I understand the anxiety of not having income.  I also understand the public health argument for waiting out the virus.  Are you willing to risk the health of your customers, employees and your families and yourself by opening too soon?

Effects of Covid-19 on the body.

We are all aware of the number of people who have died from Covid-19.  What is not talked about is the damage the virus causes to other parts of the human body that may be permanent. One of the effects of the virus that has taken doctors by surprise in the number of strokes in people between 20 and 50. In certain people which no ones if you fall into this group, develop life threatening inflammation in the arterial blood vessels in the brain and other parts of the body.  This is a link to a good article on this stroke phenomena. https://www.biospace.com/article/covid-19-increases-risk-of-heart-attacks-and-stroke/

A Cytokine Storm.

Cytokines plays vital roles in the body.  Cytokines are necessary for embryonic development, working with our immune system and various other processes.  Cytokines become dangerous when cells create too many of them.  An excess of cytokines attach the heart, lungs liver and other parts of the body causing permanent damage and even death.  Deaths attributed to the Spanish Flu of 1917 to 1918 and tuberculosis were caused in part by cytokine storms.  There is no way for doctors to know who may develop a cytokine storm. This a link to an article on cytokine storm. https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus-complications#1

How to protect yourself from Covid-19.

The only way to not catch Covid-19 is to isolate yourself.  As you have found out this is not a long-term solution.  Humans are social creatures who need interactions with other humans.  Here are few tips that may help you from contracting Covid-19.

  1. Wear a mask – cloth masks prevent you form touching your face. Use cloth mask once and then wash
  2. Wear a hat – Covid-19 can live on your hair. Wash hat after each use.
  3. Wear washable cloth gloves – Wash gloves after each use. Covid-19 can live on latex gloves.
  4. Remove your clothes and wash upon entering your house – Covid-19 can live on your clothes.
  5. Take a shower when you come home – Soap will kill all Covid-19 viruses on your body and hair
  6. Do not handle or pet friends animals – Covid-19 can live on animals fur
  7. Stay away from large groups of people.

 

Governors use citizens as lab rats.

We are in this new normal until humans develop herd immunity or a vaccine is available.  Until then you need to do your part in keeping your family, friends and society safe.  You are not a lab rat.

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