What does this chart actually mean for us and the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak? Dr. Joe Hanson, from It’s OK to Be Smart gives us a fantastic explanation of the paradox of pandemics and the science of epidemics.
Stay informed. Stay cautious, but not scared. Listen to scientists and public health officials and follow their guidance. By protecting yourself, you’re protecting the most vulnerable among us. Together we can flatten the curve on COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.
Remember, to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable people among us, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the following actions:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow.
- Avoid crowds and standing near others.
- Stay home if you think you might be sick.
- When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional.