You know this virus is bad when even ISIS is trying to stop themselves from becoming WASWAS. (Ok that was not funny I know).
"Having previously urged its supporters to attack European cities, the group is now advising members to “stay away from the land of the epidemic” in case they become infected." (via The Times)
I don't know about you but I wasn't taking this seriously before, but I think it's time to. ISIS definitely has experience covering their faces with masks and those civilians who unfortunately encounter ISIS always practice safe social distance. Maybe the media should look to ISIS as an example of how groups should conduct themselves during this time!
You know things are bad when the terrorists issue travel warnings...https://t.co/Dr1pjh4qut— Ed Latimore (@EdLatimore) March 15, 2020
While this story is pretty crazy, the Coronavirus is no laughing matter. Below are the some best ways to protect yourself and loved ones from coming into contact with the virus, according to the CDC.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).