Posts by emmags:

    Wash Your Hands to These Songs (or Speeches)

    You’ve heard it before – the right amount of time to wash your hands to is to sing your ABC’s, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, or Happy Birthday. Those options may get a little repetative these days. If you’re rocking out in front of the sink as many times as you should be, you need some variety in your 20 second concert repertoire. Here are a couple of options to add to your set list. Reminder that regardless of singing or speaking, the correct amount of time to be washing your hands is 20 seconds with warm or hot water. read more...

    Global Spread

    A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, China in December of 2019. The virus gets its name ‘corona’ from the latin word ‘crown’ for its circular shape with spikes surrounding it. COVID-19 is shorthand for Coronavirus Disease of 2019. read more...

    DIY Disinfectants

    While the best choice may be cleaners recommended by the CDC, if stores are out of disinfectant wipes, sprays, and Purell, there are other ways you can disinfect your home and hands without using name-brand products.
    *Note on Safety First: Never mix bleach with anything other than water. You may create a poisonous gas that is significantly more likely to kill you or leave long-term damage than COVID-19. read more...

    Novel Coronavirus Breakdown

    What is Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19?
    What is COVID-19? COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, is a virus displaying as a respiratory infection. Some claim “it’s just the flu.” Well, yes and no. Other strains of coronavirus already cause roughly 25 % of seasonal flu around the world; however, COVID-19 is a new (novel) strain of the virus, first introduced to the human population in December of 2019. So, in a way, it is another form of the flu as we understand it, but not one that human beings have been exposed to previously. COVID-19, like many other diseases, originated in animals (strongly believed, in this case, from bats) and mutated to allow spread and replication in humans. COVID-19 is much more severe than other forms of the flu, as it has a higher mortality rate and can spread more easily. In a podcast interview, Michael T. Osterholm – American public health scientist and a biosecurity and infectious disease expert – stated that COVID-19 could infect 20-60% of the population in the next 6 to 12 months. His estimate of time means that combating COVID-19 will be a marathon, not a sprint. Remember to be smart and think through what is necessary and possible to do to combat the spread of COVID-19. read more...