While the media and Democrats continue to gaslight President Trump, We the People should simply use our common sense to deal with any potential COVID-19 outbreak (or influenza outbreak, for that matter).
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide just such common sense advice, all very similar to what we learned at our mothers’ knees:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. (If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.)
All of the above is just what President Trump advised, too: Common sense.
Let’s repeat these points for emphasis:
Stay home when you are sick! And while at home, wear that face mask to protect family members, but don’t think that wearing a mask in public while sick is good enough.
Don’t be selfish. Just stay home!
Cover your cough or sneeze and throw away the tissue. Obviously, don’t go walking around in contaminated clothes after sneezing or coughing into your elbow!
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Any disinfectant wipe will do, or spray with Lysol or other disinfectant spray. Read the labels and look for products that kill coronaviruses.
Let’s add these points:
- Keep your kids and other family members at home when they are sick. Sick kids are walking epidemics all by themselves, because the world is their handkerchief, and they touch everything after sneezing, coughing, or wiping (or picking) their noses. (Gross, but true.)
- Eat healthy and take your vitamins.
- Stay hydrated.
- Get enough sleep.
- Don’t panic. Stress will make you more susceptible.
Compare and contrast this potential pandemic with the last incidents, especially the potentially most deadly outbreak, which happened under Barack Obama’s watch.
They easily could have found room for criticism. For example, the Obama administration didn’t start screening travelers entering this country until after the first U.S. death had occurred and after U.S. citizens had already been put at risk of contracting the extremely deadly Ebola virus within the Dallas community. Fortunately, two nurses who had already contracted the disease from the first case survived.
Did the media deliberately panic the markets, hoping for an economic recession that could be used politically in the next election? (The market has already dropped more because of this far less deadly virus than it did for Ebola.)
Did the media call Obama racist for any steps he took, such as travel restrictions designed to keep the disease out of our country?
Surely the very efficient, god-like genius known as Obama left behind all the programs and plans necessary for President Trump to use to deal with this much less deadly virus, COVID-19 (mortality rate of about 2% or less) as compared to Obamavirus (aka Ebola; mortality rate between 25-90%, with an average of 50%).
Am I right? NOT!
Let’s look at other coronavirus outbreaks:
Compared to COVID-19, MERS (a coronavirus) has a mortality rate of about 35%.
SARS (another coronavirus) has a mortality rate of more than 10%.
Regarding this new virus, so many in China weren’t even tested because they had mild cases and recovered quickly or were infected but had no symptoms at all. Thus, the true mortality rate of COVID-19 may be even less than the <2% reported.
Why all the panic about this particular virus, if not to politically weaponize the issue against President Trump, because the Democrats and the media know that people recognize that our strong economy (ever since Obama) is a direct result of President Trump’s policies?
They also know the Democrat nominee will be, almost by definition, lame. Therefore, they must attack the President’s economy, by any means necessary.
More common sense and information from the administration:
President Trump didn’t create this crisis, but he’s on it. In the meantime, the Democrats and their co-conspirators in the media won’t “let a good crisis go to waste.”
They care far more about gaining power than they do about American lives or treasure (in the form of all the savings/investments that Americans lose when the stock market is deliberately panicked). They’re all, to coin a phrase, deplorable.
Once again, as ever, pray for our Republic and our President.
And wash your hands!