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Good news: 95% of people over 60, who were otherwise healthy, have survived the virus and there are more than 200,000 cases of people who have recovered from the virus worldwide. gainst the virus. So anytime you are outside your home and likely to touch surfaces that may not be sanitized, wear a mask. If you're outside your home for any length of time, chances are you will unconsciously touch your face. The mask will make you more conscious and perhaps keep you from touching your face until you have a chance to wash or sanitize your hands. be encouraged. On a personal level, we should prepare similarly to how we prepare for hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes and have our affairs in order.er.


* Leadership is vital - without a strong leader who has earned the legitimate trust of the nation, time and precious resources are wasted. If that leadership cannot be found at the federal level, state and local leaders must step and fill the void. We are fortunate that so many have done this.


* Preparation is key - this is not the first nor will it be the last pandemic. Our healthcare system was not prepared. This crisis has exposed some real weaknesses that need to be addressed and corrected. We must use our voices and our votes to make necessary changes that are long overdue. Research must be funded. Hospitals and nursing home facilities should be required to maintain adequate stockpile of protective gear and emergency equipment and have up-to-date emergency plans. Innovation and risk in pharma research and technology should be encouraged. On a personal level, we should prepare similarly to how we prepare for hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes and have our affairs in order.


* Individual responsibility and community spirit go hand in hand - both are necessary to control the spread of this virus. We must each play our part in keeping ourselves healthy by maintaining social distance, washing our hands, and avoiding unnecessary exposure. As a community we must help one another and especially those less fortunate. The outpouring of compassion and solidarity we have seen must continue and grow beyond the pandemic to help us recover from the economic downturn we must now deal with.



These are not senior bank robbers. It's Jose and I. We started wearing a mask whenever we leave the house after we saw this video about the Czech Republic's experience. Check it out: https://youtu.be/jZtEX2-n2Hc


Benefits of Wearing Masks


One of the main benefits of wearing a mask may be that it keeps you from touching your face. If you wash your hands often and don't touch your face, you are way ahead in the fight against the virus. So anytime you are outside your home and likely to touch surfaces that may not be sanitized, wear a mask. If you're outside your home for any length of time, chances are you will unconciously touch your face. The mask will make you more conscious and perhaps keep you from touching your face until you have a chance to wash or sanitize your hands.


Good news: 95% of people over 60, who were otherwise healthy, have survived the virus and there are more than 200,000 cases of people who have recovered from the virus world-wide.




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