The Coronavirus Hysteria and our thoughts on it

The Coronavirus Hysteria and our thoughts on it

Mar 7th 2020

Posted by Matthew Frank

Here is the deal guys... Whether it helps or not, we've known for a long time that Kratom is beneficial in many ways! This is just one more piece of evidence to help us promote the safe, responsible use of Kratom in the United States and abroad!. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) have been warning the public to use common sense when dealing with the threat of this "pandemic" as it's being called. But honestly, is that what the public are doing? NO, they are panicking and buying entire store's worth of Toilet Paper and eggs like its the End of the World "as we know it!" But year after year, virus after virus, we are faced with another "terror" that usually originates from China, we have the same response... PANIC. And yet, while people do die and it's a tragedy, it's never this global outbreak pandemic that kills half of the world. With a death rate of less than 1%, COVID-19 is less dangerous that the H1N1 Flu which took the lives of over 200,000 people world-wide and even killed a family member of minel And yet, I believe the hysteria about coronavirus is far worse than it was with H1N1. Why is that? Perhaps the media is trying to feed the fear monster? They make billions on selling the world the terror of a new super-virus and yet is that what it really is? I don't think so. 


Let's use common sense, just like the CDC suggests:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves."

(Source: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

That being said, does that induce a sense of terror? No, they make sense to me. But the media headlines say things like: SF officials urge residents to limit outings, avoid large gatherings to prevent spread of coronavirus. And much scarier ones. But let's be honest here, Kratom isn't gonna solve the crisis, but is it really a crisis? Do we all freak out when 2 people get the flu in San Francisco? With higher mortality rates than the coronavirus, the flu kills tens of thousands a year just in the US alone. So let's put it all into perspective here. Drink your Kratom, wash your hands, use sanitizer, and keep CALM AND KRATOM ON my friends!