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Tips for developing your own re-opening plan

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With all the conflicting information and no national plan for COVID 19 overall including reopening, what does one do. That is an excellent question. Many states have had to develop their own plans in lieu of a national plan. Some states have been more successful than others. We can only offer recommendations to you during this time with the little we know about this pandemic and how it has been handled in the US. The following are a couple of tips to help you navigate re -opening:

  • Do your homework before venturing into a space not your home
    • what cleaning measures do they have in place
    • what population controls do they have in place (do they ask if you have traveled outside the US in the last 14 days, etc.)
    • what protection measures do they have in place (i.e. face mask required, screening of staff, etc.)
  • Tour the location or facilities prior when possible
  • Plan how you will interact in the environment (are there more locations that have space for what you want to do than others)
  • Take as much space as you can: 6 feet and more
  • Take your own precautions (i.e. wear a proper mask, take immune system boosting vitamins, etc.)
  • Have an alternative plan (if you don’t feel comfortable at your old gym, exercise at home for instance)
  • Be patient
  • Stay abreast of COVID 19 news
  • Get the facts not the hype
  • Be resourceful
  • Carry your own cleaning and sanitizing supplies
  • Carry extra disposable masks. Don’t get into mask fights. Offer a mask as a courtesy.
  • Above all stay health and stay safe!

What COVID 19 precautions do you take? How do you manage your health or pre-existing conditions at this time? Do you know anyone who has been infected by COVID 19? Share your comments with the community by positing them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing.

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The U.S. has had more coronavirus cases than some countries have people

BY CAITLIN O’KANE

AUGUST 10, 2020 / 4:14 PM / CBS NEWS

The United States has more coronavirus cases than many countries have people. With over 5 million confirmed cases, more people have been infected in the U.S. than the total population of places like Ireland, New Zealand, Panama, Croatia, Jamaica and numerous other countries. 

The U.S. has had more confirmed cases and more deaths from the virus than any nation in the world, with over 163,000 lives lost in the U.S. (Several other countries had a higher death rate per capita, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.)

California and Florida have each had over half a million cases, while the totals in New York and Texas aren’t far behind. However, New York — a major hotspot early in the pandemic — has managed to “flatten the curve” and reduce the spread of the virus, even as numbers keep climbing in many other states.

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Cases spiked in Texas and Florida in July, and cases are continuing to rise in at least 11 states. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and Louisiana saw the biggest daily increases on August 9.  

The total number of deaths from coronavirus in the U.S. could hit 300,000 by the end of 2020, according to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former head of the Food and Drug Administration. 

“We’re definitely going to be somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000,” Gottlieb said in an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “Whether we’re closer to 200,000 or closer to 300,000 depends on what we do and how this evolves.”

He said he’s concerned that another wave of the pandemic “could start to infect more rural communities that have largely been untouched to date and probably are a little bit more complacent because they have been untouched, but are still very vulnerable because the infection hasn’t been there.” 

Dr. Deborah Birx, a top White House health adviser, voiced similar concerns last week when she said the virus is has entered a “new phase” and is now “extraordinarily widespread” in rural areas.

Many of the states where the virus is now surging have resisted requiring face masks, even though health experts now believe wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread, along with social distancing and hand-washing. And some states that rushed to reopen later had to reimpose restrictions as cases flared up.

Clearly the US has a long way to go before COVID 19 is at least managed properly while we wait for a vaccine. How do you feel about being out in public? How do you feel about havng to go back to work? Do you feel public health has been made a priority? Share your comments with the community by positing them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing.

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COVID 19 and Venturing Out

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Indeed COVID 19 made the world stand still in many respects. Many states and many countries started opening back up again a few months ago. The United States was among many. Unlike many other ‘developed’ nations the United States remains the leader in COVID 19 cases. We would like to think of ourselves as global leaders, however, this is not quit what was meant by that. Some were eager to re open as closing contributed to the economic hardship of many and caused several businesses large and small to close their doors for good. Nonetheless, venturing out has not been easy as states all over, such as Florida, continue to struggle with spikes in COVID 19 cases. Many states as Governor Northam said, were left to fight a biological war by themselves. Indeed, states were left without a true and clear national COVID 19 plan.

For the most part, we stay home as much as we can. We wear our masks and practice social distancing among other precautions. We have begun to venture out slowly to some of our old routines. In the spirit of good health: the gym is one of them. We first visited our old gym, re toured the facility, and reviewed their COVID 19 health measures. We mapped out our return and exercise plan. After asking a few follow up questions and getting a lay of the ‘new’ land so to speak we started back our old exercise regimen and have begun to work on our physical fitness again: what we believe is one of the 3 pillars of overall health (exercise, health (being disease free) and diet.

Have you begin to venture out? What do you do to stay safe from COVID 19? Will you take the vaccine when it comes out? Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Protecting against COVID19

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Source: CDC
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There is still a lot to learn about COVID 19. Russia recently approached WHO (World Health Organization) regarding putting a COVID 19 vaccine through their tests and certifications. Many companies and organizations are working on a solution to COVID 19, so we hope that a solution is not far off. In the mean time lets be certain about some CDC (Center for Disease Control) basics that are helping to prevent the spread of COVID. What are some best practices you implement daily to protect yourself and others from COVID 19? Do you wear a mask? Do you boost your immune system? Share your comments with the community by posting below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Using Face Masks Properly

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Source: CDC
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With everyone across the globe being impacted in some form or fashion by COVID 19, masks have become apart of our daily wardrobe. In some cases, like in Norfolk, VA, USA, masks are required to enter some establishments. This video by the CDC educates us on the proper way to use and wear our masks to prevent the spread of COVID. How often do you go out in public? Where do you keep your mask? Do you wear a mask daily? Do you know of anyone not impacted by COVID 19? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Protection & Precaution Gardening Tips

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Gardening is indeed a wonderful thing to do for many reasons. Its contributions to good health are our favorites. What did you learn from this video? How will this help you garden better or simply move better without encouraging injury? Who do you know that can benefit from knowing this information?

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