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The Coronavirus Is Not Going Anywhere Soon

Updated on July 14, 2020
Author Cheryl profile image

I have been in healthcare for 33 years and my knowledge is wealth.

The Coronavirus May Never Go Away

With the knowledge that health officials have on this virus it may never go away. Even after a vaccine is made and given, we may still be fighting this disease for years to come.

Think of this virus just like the common cold. It circulates around but never goes away. There are four virus' that have never went away which include HIV, Chicken Pox and Measles and the Coronavirus may be the 5th.

Experts in epidemiology, disaster planning and vaccine development say embracing that reality is crucial to the next phase of America’s pandemic response. The long-term nature of covid-19, they say, should serve as a call to arms for the public.

This virus will take years to get under control because the majority of people who have been infected is just a small number that exist on this planet. You think a million people is not a small amount but it is compared to the billions of people who live on this earth.

This virus has caused fear and psychological problems. We live with anxiety and what is going to happen to us. I get it. No one wants this virus but if we don't help to stop it, it is never going anywhere.

Researchers are losing a grip in trying to get a vaccine. They are also losing the correct numbers and tracing the positive test back to the original person who was infected.

You can have tracers all day long, but the reality is if we don't stop being selfish and listen to what the CDC is saying, you will be living with this virus threat for many years to come.

We Need to be Diligent in Preventing The Spread of This Virus

It's only a mask not a straight jacket
It's only a mask not a straight jacket | Source

Seven Months In To This Pandemic and Deaths Are Soaring

As a nurse, I can not fathom why someone would not want to wear a mask if it could save your life and 35,000 others. Yes that is right one mask can save 35,000 people.

This pandemic has caused so many deaths why wouldn't you want to wear a mask if it could save your life and your families life.

It's a mask people not a straight jacket. I realize that a mask can be uncomfortable but most of you are not wearing it all day. You are wearing it for a store trip or short term.

Think about those on the frontlines who have worn a mask for 12 hours every single day along with hazmat suits. Its 99 degrees here in Florida and imagine that added to your clothing.

Those who say I have a right not to wear a mask, then you are the problem and if you get the virus just know you will die alone with no family by your side.

I can not impress upon you enough, unless you are in healthcare, just how dangerous you are playing Russian Roulette with this virus.

Masks Are The New Fashion Statement

We Have the Power to Stop This Virus in It's Tracks

In order to stop this virus in it's tracks it is simple. Stay home unless you are going to work, to the grocery store or to pick up medications.

Wear a mask in public and sanitize your hands after leaving the store. Wash your hands more then ever and don't touch your face. These are the three most important things you can do to stop this virus. If you wear glasses that is a good thing, if not you should wear goggles to keep from getting this virus in your eyes.

If you are board staying home, imagine how terrible you will feel in a hospital bed, with no family around and unable to breathe.

I am not trying to sound harsh or mean but people this is what it is going to take. We have surpassed the number of deaths that was predicted. It is only going to get worse in months to come.

Do not travel right now or be in large crowds as asked by your government officials of your state.


What Proper Attire Looks Like

The correct way to wear a mask
The correct way to wear a mask | Source

Do Your Part

The United States has put measures in to place to help stop this virus.

Businesses have been shut down or are operating at a small capacity. People are asked to stay home but you won't even do that much.

I realize you can only do so much cleaning and watching tv but it is what we must do to stop this virus.

When you go out in public, wear a mask. Don't just think of yourself but think of those who are working in stores that you are also protecting.

It really is a small price to pay to be safe. Stores in Florida are requiring people to wear masks or this can not enter the building. I hope they all file suit. This virus is probably worse then any we have experienced. People who are otherwise healthy are dying because of the complications of this virus.

It attacks your lungs and suffocates you. Is that how you want to end your life? I would think not and neither do I.


This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2020 Cheryl A Whitsett

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    • William Seavey profile image

      William Seavey 

      12 months ago from Cambria, California

      Cheryl, I have just written and published another covid-19 related article (my first) on this site. It is about how one health official's idiotic obsession with the fear of Americans' safety in South Korea (from Kim Jung Un's nukes!) embargoed millions of dollars which could have been spent on preventing the spread here. Your piece was right on, I also believe that the virus will be with us for a very long time, and we must do the sensible things to prevent infection indefintely. Sad but true.

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