Five Perks to Wearing a Face Mask

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Wearing a face mask in public has been mandatory in light of the pandemic plaguing the world.

To some, it is seemed as a restraint to freedom. How can one breathe free when there is a piece of cloth plastered to their face, right? Yeah, well that free air might be rather infectious with something that is not freedom.

Anyway, aside from the rather obvious reason that face masks help prevent the infection of the virus, here are five additional reasons why wearing a face mask is not all that bad. Continue reading “Five Perks to Wearing a Face Mask”

Be Careful of Your Sources

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Last Friday, we got a bit of an alarming inquiry from my wife’s sister.

“I heard there were positive cases from tests where your husband works?”

Hold up. What?!

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When The World Ground to A Halt

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Streets empty,
People so few.
Shops closed early,
All’s quiet, barely.

Stay indoors,
It’s what they say.
Help fight the fight,
In’s the right way.

Supplies are low,
Store shelves empty.
We’re in the shadow
Of something deadly.

Apocalypse,
End of the world?
Nope, just blips,
That man’s been hurled.

We will endure,
We will survive,
You can do it,
Cheer up, and strive.

 

-Jomz OJeda

On Community Lockdown

Hello everyone. How are you all doing?

To control the pandemic, our government declared a community lockdown. Cool. I can stay at home, yeah?

For an introvert that can spend hours at home, indoors, that is not a bad news. However, I still have to go to work this week, mainly because I am in the government sector, and my work deals with necessary documents and paper work. The good news is that I am not on the front lines, and that there is no documented infection in our city. The community lock-down is more of a preventive measure to curb the spread.

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Don’t Be A Spreader (Coronavirus [covid-19])

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With the rise of the issue on Covid-19, I stumbled upon this interesting tweet/video from Max Brooks

And it got me thinking – we should really be more concerned about the people who are more susceptible to this disease. Sure, we may be strong and healthy, and the likelihood of us dying from this disease may be low – but what about those who aren’t?

If us prancing around the place going from person to person is actually helping this disease jump from one place to the other – then we should really do our part. Limit our physical interaction with other people. At least it will slow down the spread long enough for us to be able to develop a cure or at least make human civilization’s immunity to it strong enough to make it as ordinary as the common cold.

Just because you are asymptomatic (not showing any symptoms) does not mean that you are not a carrier.

Stay safe, everyone, and have a nice day!

CORONAVIRUS: Put your trust in the medics, not the media — The Slog

The Western mass media seem determined to scare the wits out of (or distract) their citizenry with headline screamers treating Novel Coronavirus 2019 as an indestructible Horseman of the Apocalypse. The Slog offers some facts as an aid to a good night’s sleep. This was the London Times lead this morning: Nature magazine has called 2019-nCoV […]

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