The CDC says that in order to avoid catching the Coronavirus, don’t touch your face. Impossible, you say. Here’s the CDC’s recommendation.
From the Washington Post, “How to prepare for coronavirus in the U.S. (Spoiler: Not sick? No need to wear a mask.)” Unless, of course, you want to make a CDC Chic fashion statement.
There are the exam gloves, the surgical masks, the dubious supplements and the deceptive disinfectants. If unchecked Internet information is any guide, there’s an inexhaustible list of products “you should buy” to prepare for the spread of coronavirus — which, according to U.S. health officials, now appears inevitable.
But here’s the thing: Covid-19 may be novel, but you really don’t need to buy anything new or special to brace for it. In fact, The Washington Post spoke to epidemiology experts, and they said the most important aspect of preparedness costs nothing at all: calm.
Okay. But here’s something you really can get excited about – High Fashion CDC Chic
Athletes. Heed this good advice from the NY Times, “Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio“.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed.
Despite the government’s promises seven years ago to stem the waste that fouls Rio’s expansive Guanabara Bay and the city’s fabled ocean beaches, officials acknowledge that their efforts to treat raw sewage and scoop up household garbage have fallen far short.
In fact, environmentalists and scientists say Rio’s waters are much more contaminated than previously thought.
Recent tests by government and independent scientists revealed a veritable petri dish of pathogens in many of the city’s waters, from rotaviruses that can cause diarrhea and vomiting to drug-resistant “superbacteria” that can be fatal to people with weakened immune systems.
We thought that reprising some of our favorite “CDC Chic” images might be fun viewing as you make your travel arrangements to Rio de Janeiro. The 2016 “Zika and Poop” Olympics is waiting. Don’t drink the water, eat the food, go outside, God-forbid go near Guanabara Bay, breath the air…..
View our favorite CDC Chic apparel items and accessories.
According to Reuters, “Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; (but) sees no cause for panic“.
President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but Obama also said there was no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus.
Zika, spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean, has been linked to severe birth defects in Brazil and public health officials’ concern is focused on pregnant women and women who may become pregnant.
Obama’s request to Congress includes $200 million for research, development and commercialization of new vaccines and diagnostic tests for the virus.