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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 21:44 (22 days ago) @ islandgirl

One more week of spring break here. Many are traveling and will be asked to stay home for 2 weeks when they return. But some won't and we have lots of international high school students here.
I've come to the conclusion after today, that we can stop the spread only if we ALL isolate for 2 weeks. It is impossible to go about your daily business and keep your hands clean and every surface disinfected. I go in a shop, then get in the car and use hand sanitizer then touch the steering wheel which I didn't think to wipe down before touching, then my phone pings so I reach for it and it hasn't been wiped down either.....and on it goes. The fancy new ATM at the bank with a touch screen won't work if you have gloves on, so again more contact. The only way is to stay home and have no visitors.
I think Mexico is starting to report their numbers now.
For those who want to compare this to the flu or cold - those 2 have been around for thousands of years and we as a human population have some degree of immunity to them. This COVID 19 is a brand new one, to which the globe's population has no immunity. It will go thru populations much like small pox and measles thru Indigenous populations after first contact. They had never been exposed and therefore had not built any immunity to those diseases.
It's gonna get worse before it gets better, folks.

I believe you may be misunderstanding. The social isolation isn’t supposed to stop the virus, only to try to prevent so many people getting ill at the same time and overwhelming the hospitals. It’s going to make the rounds. But slower is better for the sake of medical resources and the economy.


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