What are Coronaviruses? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as SARS & MERS. There are many different versions of the disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19 that started in China. People who are older or have health issues are at greater risk of catching COVID-19. It has been shown that COVID-19 draws severe risk for people with chronic medical conditions like: Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Lung Disease.
COVID-19 may be passed from person to person. Through a community it can be spread. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in a particular area, including some people who are not sure how or where they became infected. The general have been shown to be: Fever, Coughing, and Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
At least 1,663 cases of Coronaviruses & COVID-19 have been confirmed in the United States on Thursday, as more events are canceled across the country. Currently there are a confirmed 134,685 cases of Coronavirus, 4,973 Deaths, and 69,146 recovered cases allegedly!
There are many self care opportunities. First, option would be to wash your hands with good old fashion soap & water (Bonus Choice: alcohol based Hand Sanitizer is a formidable option. If you experience mild symptoms stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you: rest and sleep, keep warm, drink plenty of liquids, use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and coughing. If you develop a fever and cough – stay at home until you’ve recovered and at least for 14 days in order to keep others healthy. Make sure you continuously wash your hands, sanitize all items (including touched items), if you’re a recording artist/singer/instrumentalist, engineer, radio personnel, or anybody within the proximities of music/recording equipment make sure you are washing your hands on a frequent basis and you’re sanitizing all equipment per session and live event!