There is a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) flying around all over the internet about this pandemic.
Go to the effort to stay informed & please go to extra efforts to protect yourself.
Apparently, one of the websites out there suggests that you do not need a face mask if flying.
Now, I am not going to suggest that they are "wrong", what I am going to say is the following:
If you have a face mask, good, if you don't, then consider getting one (some).
Even if all the websites out there say "well, we think you don't need one", consider the following:
a) this is a virus that spreads from person to person (allegedly that is one of the easiest ways it spreads)
b) not everything is yet known about it
So why not take precautions that may add extra safety to you and those around you?
Now, as or the OFFICIAL figures from China.
I am not picking on those relying on these "official numbers", in fact I fully support them in doing so, as this is the only source of information that can be "officially" considered to be reliable.
I am keeping track of the changes there daily.
Because I am concerned and wish to be informed.
However, there are many sources of information out there which literally state facts that differ from the "official stats" issued by the totalitarian government of China.
One such source is very concerning:
I do not have any means currently, to confirm that information, yet I do have more than ample reason to doubt the proven to be corrupt, totalitarian socialist Chinese politicians and government departments.
To add to this, so that you too can hear some first hand information from the original hotspot in China:
(warning, this video contains some harsh words and is rather disturbing)
Again, I can't confirm anything said by this citizen of China, who states that he is right there, in the hotspot.
Yet, there are first hand videos leaking from there daily, all of which confirm the seriousness of the situation and which outright contradict the "official information" of the totalitarian Chinese government.
So, please, for your own sake, consider introducing some extra habits into your daily life. Measures such as extra hygiene habits, anything and everything that may sanitize your hands after handling anything that has been handled by persons unknown to you, such as mail, items from stores etc.
I have suggested to my very own family to avoid unnecessary entering crowded building with ventilation, heating, cooling systems that recycle air. Such as "shopping centres" aka "shopping malls" etc.
Taking a quick shower after coming back from such places and for the kids to take showers as soon as coming back from school.
Never touching your face (mouth, nose, ears) after handling anything that has been handled by unknown persons.
Using hand sanitizer regularly, even if it be just to add a feeling of added safety.
Even if these measures may show to be above and beyond the bare minimum required (as per some of the sites out there) I again ask the question:
What is wrong with taking measures above and beyond those 'listed' to ensure added safety as prevention from getting infected by this deadly virus?
You will notice that there are all sorts of numbers being thrown around out there.
One of those numbers is "only 2% of infected people die".
This figure is based on the number of "official deaths reported" vs the total number of people "officially reported" to have been infected.
THIS NUMBER IS MISLEADING.
However, it is definitely adding some potentially very dangerous feelings of "safety" among those who read, see, hear it.
2% doesn't sound like much, right!
NOW LETS LOOK AT THE SAME NUMBERS FROM THIS ANGLE:
There are roughly only 600 people "officially reported" as having died from this new virus.
There are roughly 1400 people who have allegedly fully recovered from it.
So 600 people died, 1400 people recovered. So for every 7 people that may recover from it, 3 other people infected may die. As per these "official" figures.or potentially as follows:
3 out of 10 die. 7 ou out of 10 recover
Now if we multiply that by the total "officially listed" as infected, THE NUMBERS ARE ALARMING.
The purpose of this post is not to scare people, it is to help everyone who reads this to become interested in the topic and to not be "complacent".
I hope that everyone who reads this at least thinks about all of the above and considers taking some extra measures in preventing the spread of the virus, in ways that will maybe help prevent you from getting infected.
That much I do know.
God bless and may he help us all in these times full of uncertainty.