March 27th, 2020
As the world adjusts to our current reality, the only certainty we have is uncertainty. Every day COVID-19 is spreading and impacting our daily lives. To be frank, it is an uneasy time. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”)
, there are approximately 33,404 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and the number will continue to grow.
In order to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that everyone contribute in the effort to flatten the curve. As reports have suggested, an older person with underlying health conditions is twice as likely to be impacted by COVID-19
because of the compromised immune system an older person is more likely to possess. With that said, that does not mean a younger, healthier person cannot be impacted by COVID-19.
All people, young and old, need to take precautions to help combat the spread of the disease. One way to help flatten the curve is to partake in social distancing. Social distancing
is the practice of avoiding larger groups of people and crowded areas. Some examples of social distancing are video-chatting with your family and friends instead of visiting them in person and maintaining at least six feet between you and people around you. Fairly simple alterations to our daily lives can pay major dividends in the slowing of the spread of COVID-19.
It’s important for younger people to keep in mind that although they may not be as vulnerable as others, they play a large role in preventing the spread of the disease. Social distancing is just one many precautions we can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms or do not believe you are infected with the virus, it is equally as important you take the necessary steps to halt the spread of COVID-19. The fact of the matter is you may not feel as if you are infected, but you could be carrying the disease and spreading the virus to your family and friends.
Going forward, please take all precautions possible to flatten the curve, and prevent COVID-19 from spreading.