Coronavirus Tips, Advice, and Need-to-know Information

Headline Roundup March 13th, 2020

Tips and advice on staying healthy during the outbreak of COVID-19 have emerged from all sides of the media, with many angles focused on caring for the elderly and overall coronavirus awareness. Some advice related more to preventing contraction of the virus, such as stop touching one's face, hand washing, and avoiding crowded public spaces; Other voices have concentrated on preserving mental health and emotional stability during the outbreak and period of economic uncertainty.

From the Left
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As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the U.S. – canceling major events, closing schools, upending the stock market and disrupting travel and normal life – Americans are taking precautions against the new coronavirus that causes the disease sickening and killing thousands worldwide.

The World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise the public be watchful for fever, dry cough and shortness of breath, symptoms that follow contraction of the new coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2.

From infection, it takes approximately five to 12 days for symptoms to...

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From the Center
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First off, remember to breathe.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -4.004% and S&P 500 Index SPX, -3.840% plunged Monday, causing trading to be temporarily halted, as traders digested news of a possible oil price war between OPEC and Russia. On Tuesday, they rose sharply higher, but did not recover all of the lost ground from the previous day. The market turmoil did not come at a good time on the back of the seemingly unstoppable, silent spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

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From the Left
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(CNN) - The novel coronavirus can infect anyone, but it's older adults — ages 60 and up — who are more likely to get seriously sick from it.

Some tips are applicable to every generation, but there are specific precautions older adults should take to protect their health.
We spoke to two geriatricians and pulled guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assemble what people 60 and up need to know about the novel coronavirus.
You can download a sheet of that information (in English...

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