The entire world is talking about the Coronavirus, and for good reason. This unprecedented outbreak has the potential to affect mankind the way no other disease has before.
As of this writing, there have been over 65,000 global deaths due to Coronavirus, but perhaps an even greater threat is the overwhelming of individual country's healthcare systems, which is exactly what's happening in Italy.
Fortunately, we have learned a lot about COVID-19, this specific Coronavirus, in a short time, and knowledge is power. We now know that every person has the power to take preventative measures against contracting COVID-19. While there are no guarantees, there are very specific ways that the virus spreads. If we implement proper hygiene practices, we have a shot at protecting ourselves and our loved ones.
How Does COVID-19 Spread?COVID-19 spreads when mucus or droplets containing the virus get into your body via your facial orifices. Namely, your eyes, nose and throat. The virus gets into these orifices through our hands, which have come into contact with droplets or mucus from someone else, and then unwittingly touched our faces.
Of course, every person should use their judgment and follow the guidelines of their physician and local government when it comes to COVID-19 preventative measures.
While the spread of Coronavirus is undoubtedly scary, the fact that we have some power to mitigate its advent is a glimmer of hope. As more people practice important hygiene and behavioral prevention tactics, we hope to see a slow down of the disease in the United States and the entire world.