The federal health agency stated in early March that it “may be possible” to spread the virus form contaminated surfaces. Why the agency is now altering its original stance on its guidelines is unclear.
As President Donald Trump has been pushing states to reopen nonessential businesses and activities in recent weeks,— flouting public health experts’ recommendations to reopen only once their number of coronavirus cases has steadily declined.
It’s estimated that globally about 1 in 20 people infected with coronavirus may require intensive care. This may include being put on a ventilator to assist with breathing if it’s too difficult to do on your own.
Millions of people—in the U.S. and the world over—are being asked to self-quarantine, it has become increasingly significant to pay as much attention to our mental health as we do to our physical health.
“The virus installs itself more in the most vulnerable places, and so it infects the most vulnerable people. This is the problem. The virus does not discriminate. We are the ones who as a society are discriminating.” -Rev. Fabian Arias