It is not a time to panic but definitely caution is advisable.
I just read that there are 2 cases in Ajax. The woman in the case had traveled to Iran. Iran had not disclosed any cases until just this week, but now WHO is thinking the infected number in the 100s in Iran, perhaps thousands. GTA only has 11 cases, but still , it is time to be smart about this.
Things to remember – Now this is for always but people tend to forget:
- If you feel sick, please do not come in. I don’t care if it’s just a cold. You will get other people sick. If you have a fever but took an Advil and feel fine you are still contagious.
- We have 2 disinfectant wipe stations – please wipe down your equipment after use. Rowers, bars, Med balls etc…
- Please wipe down your sweat off our floor and mats as well.
- Wash your hands with soap and water after a workout.
Here are some of my recommendations: take loads of Vitamin C – more than 5000 Mg per day over the course of the day. Have Oregano Oil on hand – use a few drops in water and take once a day. I also use something called Astragalus Combination which is an immune booster. I can get it for you – just let me know. Use a Neti pot or a nasal salt water bottle every day.
I will keep you posted on new developments.
Article from Dr. James Hamblin:
Coronaviruses are similar to influenza viruses in that they both contain single strands of RNA.* Four coronaviruses commonly infect humans, causing colds. These are believed to have evolved in humans to maximize their own spread—which means sickening, but not killing, people. By contrast, the two prior novel coronavirus outbreaks—SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome, named for where the first outbreak occurred)—were picked up from animals, as was H5N1. These diseases were highly fatal to humans. If there were mild or asymptomatic cases, they were extremely few. Had there been more of them, the disease would have spread widely. Ultimately, SARS and MERS each killed fewer than 1,000 people.
Article from Dr. Jon Barron:
For those of you who don’t care about details and don’t want to ever read anything longer than a Tweet, let me summarize:
The coronavirus that currently has everyone freaked out is:
- Easily spread through person to person contact
- Has slightly better than a 2% mortality rate
- Kills primarily by initiating a cytokine storm or as a result of secondary pneumonia
- Is rapidly breaking containment
- There are ways to keep symptoms to a minimum and avoid complications that may lead to a bad end