Touching

Last Update: March 23, 2020


Have you ever thought about how many times you touch things in a day. I never thought much about it until the Corona Virus appeared and has spread beyond imagination.

I’ve had the flu, but thankfully have developed resistance to it over the years. I’ve also had pneumonia and bronchitis when I was younger and a smoker.

Unfortunately, few of us have a natural immunity. The warnings about transmission by touch are scary when I look at the growing numbers of new cases. This number may be exponentially larger considering the rarity of testing.

As a retired person practicing self isolation, I am not worried about touching in my home. My solution to touching when I go out is to wear disposable gloves. I also wear gloves when opening mail or packages.

I believe that taking precautions, washing hands, isolation, and paying attention to the smallest of instances of touching are our best defense.

My heart goes out to the medical practitioners who are fighting this Pandemic on the front line. They deserve our support, prayers, love and thanks for all they do.

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accad Premium
The problem Sir, with this COVID 19 is even you did not touch the person as long as you talk face to face without a face mask you can still be infected. However, if possible don't ever touch one this time only.
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DMahen1 Premium
Thanks, Jimmy, I appreciate your comment.
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accad Premium
You are welcome.
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JulietAA Premium
So true Dave,
I never thought of what or what not I touched before now.
We just have to keep praying that this "thing" goes away soon.
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DMahen1 Premium
Thanks
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Mick18 Premium
Thanks for the tips. Here lately I always wear a mask and gloves when going out.
Stay safe,
Mickey
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DMahen1 Premium
Thanks
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Suzay Premium
Hey, if WA is 2 million people, and the whole earth is 7 billion, how blessed are we? And yes you all, atleast we have something productive to do when we stay home, yes?
Doctors in America kill 251,000 people every year. I suggest we stay away from them like the plague! CV is only 1/5th of one percent per 100 people,
or ONE person per 500 people. This is a tiny number! And most of the time that ONE person gets better.
In Italy, the only ones who died were 85 years old, So they could have had heart disease, etc. along with their exposure.
Think about it seriously, the regular flu every year kills 50,000. Way more than this cv thing.
Look at this:
2004 SARS
2008 Avian Flu
2010 Swine Flu
2012 MERS
2014 EBOLA
2016 ZIKA
2018 Re(peat)-EBOLA
2020 CORONA
Look, no odd years!! Now, sing this little riff in the blues: "Why's it always happ 'ning in an E lect shun year?"
Just sayin'. I don't have the answer.
How about you? Don't post it here, just think about it. I don't want no trouble. I love WA, so I love you,
Suzay
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DMahen1 Premium
THanks
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Very true post, Dave! Thanks for these practical tips! Stay Safe!

Jeff
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DMahen1 Premium
We will make it through all this!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Yes, Dave--of that I have no doubt, my friend!
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