Coronavirus and the Importance of a Strong Immune System
By Gabriele Amersbach, Prebiotin Science Writer
With lockdowns, school closing, and the strong suggestion from the CDC that organizers cancel events larger than 10 people, our situation is looking a lot like Italy’s. Many experts are saying the United States has just a two-week delay before we see similar infection rates; U.S. hospitals may also struggle as the number of severely ill patients spikes. Currently, the U.S. has 7,324 cases of the virus confirmed, with 115 deaths. However, this number is most likely higher because of the lag in testing.
On a personal level, most of us are becoming more and more vigilant about wiping down our cars and homes with disinfectant, although Purell and disinfecting wipes are almost impossible to purchase. We wash our hands until they crack, stay 6 feet away from anyone we meet, while we attempt to stay calm in the face of such dire news and the growing fear that the worst is still to come. What can we do?