Welcome to CoVid 19 the new march madness. Here in the United States the month of March was all about the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship.
People would fill out their brackets. And then spend hours watching basketball games from Thursday night through Sunday. This would go on until the field was whittled down to the Sweet Sixteen, then the Elite Eight, and then the Final Four.
Once the Final Four were set, there would be a break in the action until the final weekend of play.
Bars and restaurants would be packed.
People would gather in homes to watch the action.
Well not this year.
CoVid 19 is the new March madness.
I live in Illinois and our governor has just implemented what California and New York have implemented:
Settle In Place or “Stay At Home” order.
All non-essential workers are now asked to stay at home. All schools have been closed for the past week and will remain closed until sometime in April. All bars and restaurants are closed except for takeout or drive-thru.
And all sporting events have been canceled.
In fact all events over 50 are canceled and those less than 50 are encouraged not to meet.
Since we can’t fill out our brackets for the basketball tournament, I thought I would share with you links that provide up-to-date information on CoVid 19. Sites that are updated on a regular basis as this health crisis works it way through the United States and the rest of the world.
Click Here for a good overview of 2019 Novel Coronavirus or CoVid 19.
Here are additional links to help you stay current about CoVid 19:
Main CDC (Center for Disease Control) Coronavirus Website
CDC Recommendations on what to do if you are sick
World Health Organization Advice for the Public
Harvard Coronavirus Resource Center
US Department of Education Coronavirus Updates
US Department of Labor Coronavirus Updates
I also found this video by Doctor Mike Hansen that is extremely helpful in cutting through the misinformation and answers some common questions about CoVid 19:
Dr. Hansen has additional video on CoVid 19 that will help you better understand this current health crisis.
Hopefully these links and videos will help you better understand our current health crisis.
One factor that has become crystal clear is the importance of a strong immune system. Taking steps to support your immune system doesn’t mean you won’t get this virus or others. But it does mean that you can improve your odds in being able to fight it and recover from it.