It has no preference and is not discriminatory and is guaranteed a winner with whoever it competes with and now COVID-19 is starting to take over the NFL! Is the season in Jeopardy? Or is the current outbreak in the NFL containable?
The issue has always been about money over health and so far money has been the side many have taken from Schools to Sports despite the FACT that COVID-19 is still ravaging the world as the latest pandemic it’s effect has been devastating and many lives have been lost fighting this disease.
The first 3 weeks for the NFL were relatively smooth and the NBA and others have had a really good success rate in containing this disease but now there seems to be a rash of outbreaks throughout the NFL.
The biggest news and the most serious is that President Donald Trump and the First Lady has been diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as multiple members of his cabinet and given the Presidents age and health it is very serious!
On a lesser note there are now 4 teams currently suspending games as there has been an outbreak within these teams from players to staff. The Titans vs the Steelers as well as the Patriots vs the Chiefs have been postponed and rescheduled as quite a few players have tested positive including New England’s staring QB Cam Newton!
Once again their health should be the main concern so I wish them all a speedy recovery and I also think about the article I wrote before the season started where I said the NFL should cancel the season!
This is not about an “I told you so moment” more than what still appears to be a common sense issue and a priority issue as well. Money over Life!
Not to be preaching to anybody because this is a football site but to me it coincides with LOVE FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR that the bible tells us to have and even for those who do not want to believe this virus exist or is some HOAX the reality is lives are being lost because people are being selfish and not complying with the advice from the scientist.
So to my readers who my not have been directly affected and even if you do not believe that this pandemic is real or as serious as it’s proving to be what will it hurt to just comply and wear the mask and social distance?
It could be a matter of life and death and even if not yours it cold be one of your loved ones!
Know how it spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Wash your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- It’s especially important to wash:
- Before eating or preparing food
- Before touching your face
- After using the restroom
- After leaving a public place
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After handling your mask
- After changing a diaper
- After caring for someone sick
- After touching animals or pets
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
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Avoid close contact
- Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
- Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
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Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
- Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- Do NOT use a mask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.
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Cover coughs and sneezes
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectantsexternal icon will work.
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Monitor Your Health Daily
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
- Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
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Protect Your Health This Flu Season
It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19. This means getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever.While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19 there are many important benefits, such as:
- Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
- Getting a flu vaccine can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.
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