By Denise Williams
Its no longer news that the whole world for the very first time is now in a long time united in our grief, fear and concern about the future, but we are here to let everyone know, that with God, there is always HOPE.
Almost 700 years ago, the overwhelmed physicians and health officials fighting a devastating outbreak of Bubonic plague in medieval Italy had no notion of viruses or bacteria, but they understood enough about the Black Plague to implement some of the world’s first anti-contagion measures.
Starting in the year 1348, soon after the plague arrived in cities like Venice and Milan, city officials put emergency public health measures in place that foreshadowed today’s best practices of social distancing and disinfecting surfaces.
In 2020, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become an integral part of our generation, and it is our responsibility to stay alert, respond, and comply with the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines:
Against this backdrop, SV-NED encourages young adults around the world, to hold ourselves accountability for coming up with creative ways that we can support our frontline workers. How can we help produce more personal protective equipments from face-mask, to surgical gowns, to gloves.
Businesses from all around the world, especially in manufacturing have redirected resources to making ventilators and other medical equipment devices to either diagnose or contain the spread of CoronaVirus disease.
In the meantime, SV-NED urged you to follow all recommendations from national, state and local health agencies, including complying with the statewide shelter-in-place order. The best thing you can do for yourself and family is secure food supply at home, and #stayhome.
SV-NED also recommend: that you wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Also try as much as possible to avoid close contact with people who are sick.
*Stay home if you are sick, except you want to go get medical care.
*Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow.
*Clean and disinfect frequently when you touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
*If you believe you are sick, please contact your medical provider for direction.
Check out a dashboard of up-to-date cases of the virus in Nigeria
*Denise Williams is the President & Cofounder, SV-NED Inc. www.svned.com