ok...i got it. we do need to make accomodations for this tiny ?microbe? with which we now must share our world...there are do-ables and non sustainables. thanks to megan all our purrell hand sanitizers are now functional-- someone gave them to us long ago. i doubt we can find refills but we can use them in the meantime... and may have to concoct our own alcholol replacement .== i am told vodka is still readily available. scrubbing your hands with soap and wATER while you sing happy birthday twice...like doctors do before surgery... i think that is just soap and water. but it's non sustainable...
i did watch dr guptq give a demo of hand washing --- great enthusiasm --- fingers spread, thumb detail-- suds flying ---water running-- aye there's the rub.....an unlimited supply of water is not a "given" with the number of people involved...and i timed it -- happy birthday tqkes 15 seconds.. so a 30 second scrub aqnd anothe 15 seconds for teh rinse process... and that is one heck of alot of water dwon the drain.
one thing we can do... at least here on crazy acres is teh 6 foot rule-- i don't think on manhattan there is enough space for people to stay 6 feet away from each other.. but here we should be able to do that...- and that would stop people from congregating in the kitchen anyway...
also i have not heard any discussion about the sterilizing effect of the sun-- as in stay outdoors in the nice rfresh air and sunshine
i did google--- most are talking about bacteria- and virus is a whole new ballgame-- about which i know nothing.... except... they are different.
the news on this is changing by the minute... but according to the CDC......
It’s important to note there hasn’t been a documented case of a person getting infected from a surface contaminated with the new coronavirus, Transmission usually happens when people come in direct contact with respiratory droplets produced when a nearby infected person coughs or sneezes.
ok so they have not found a surface contamintion.. yet--- big word, that YET
but there are alot of people studying this-- comparing virus on money, cell phones, copper vs cardboard... many deciding your cell phone is dirtier than the toilet seat-- which if i remember correctly the mythbusters found to b cleaner than the dining room table.
good old mythbusterts--- they did a study on sneezing.. and they found that one of themn couold sneeze 17 feeet.
so.... i am drinking that "marmalade" looking korean ginger tea ( mostly because i like it) taking a vitamin one a day generic.. taking temp morning 96.4 and night 97,6 blood pressure 135 and pulse 75 oxygen level 95
from one who knows nothing.... i am told the shortness of breath is an indication of this virus... so that oxygen level finger toy might be an earlyt indicaton.. and i got that thing 3 for $10 on ebay--- and i have checked it against the one in th eemergency room for accuracy. they are not expensive. and interesting. i hope i am one of the 98.5% who live thru this.