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  • Don't panic the CDC says the risk of the spread of infection in the U.S. is very low.

  • I think we should actually be panicking a lot more about the seasonal flu which we don't

  • panic about.

  • The most vulnerable population for the Coronavirus are people over the age of 65 and children under the

  • age of 2, pregnant women people with chronic conditions and those with a weakened immune

  • system.

  • Coronoa virus is transmitted through aerosolized droplets in the air.

  • It could also be transmitted through surfaces which have the virus on it, touching your

  • hands to your mouth or eyes when they are unwashed.

  • The symptoms of Coronavirus as we know them right now are similar to the flu.

  • You have runny nose, cough, sneezing, headache, and sore throat.

  • Not all masks are created equal.

  • In the past the CDC recommended that people used N-95 masks during another outbreak.

  • It's actually more important for people to use masks if they are infectious to prevent

  • others from getting infected.

  • You can protect yourself against Coronavirus similar to protecting yourself against the

  • flu.

  • Washing your hands vigorously with soap and water, avoiding contact with sick people,

  • and using alcohol based sanitizers on surfaces you might touch.

  • Don't panic, be aware of misinformation, and get your flu vaccine.

Don't panic the CDC says the risk of the spread of infection in the U.S. is very low.

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Coronavirus transmission, prevention, and why we should be more worried about the seasonal flu

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    Courtney Shih posted on 2020/01/30
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