CORONAVIRUS IS HERE

Some are saying that people are overreacting. Others are saying we’re not doing enough.

Just this morning we heard that our show at The McKittrick Hotel has been suspended for the rest of the month.

But what I think is most scary is not the disease itself, but the unknown.

What’s going to happen to our jobs? What’s going to happen to the businesses we buy from (or own)?

Will the government lock everyone down for a 2-week quarantine? What will happen to the economy? And what will happen to our investments if the market keeps plunging?

So many questions and so few answers.

No one knows for sure how serious the Coronavirus really is. Some say it’s deadly, others say it’s not much worse than the flu.

And we keep getting messages in our inboxes about all these sanitizing protocols that companies are following to “keep us safe.”

Well, regardless of where your fears lie, there is one thing I think we could all use a little more of right now, and that’s leadership.

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone just told us exactly what to do – and they reassured us that everything would be OK?

Well , you and I both know that’s impossible because NO ONE has the answers right now.

And when no one has the answers, there’s only one thing we can do: Turn to ourselves.

So… in this difficult time, I have just one request to make of you:

BECOME THE LEADER YOU’RE LOOKING FOR

It’s time to look yourself in the mirror and say, “I won’t let my fears cripple me. I will use them to make me stronger.”
 
The fact is, in every situation – even the most dire – there is value to be found if you look hard enough.
 
Whether it’s simply a learning experience or something much bigger, there is always value to be found.
 
And it’s your job to find it.
 
Whether you use this time to deeply connect with loved ones or you simply start strategizing on how to go after that goal you’ve been putting off for a while – now’s the time to push yourself.
 
So stop for a moment and ask: How can I use the Coronavirus situation to my advantage?
 
Remember: the world is not out to HURT us. The world is out to TEST us and force us to grow.
 
This is our chance to shine and become the best possible versions of ourselves.
 
This is our chance to become TRUE LEADERS.
 
No matter how bad things get, I know you have it within yourself to find the light and help those around you see it too.
 
So go out there and make someone smile – even if it’s just yourself.

CORONAVIRUS

The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can you know if you are infected?  By the time you have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% fibrosis. 

Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:  Take a deep breath and hold it for more than 10 seconds. If you do this successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, there is no fibrosis in the lungs; it basically indicates no infection. In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.

Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why?  Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don’t drink enough water regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and then the lungs. That’s very dangerous.

Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon.

1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold.

2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.

3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees C.  (About 77 degrees F.)  It hates the Sun.

4. If someone sneezes with it, it goes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.

5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface, wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.

6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.

7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.

8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.

9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.

10. Can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!

THE SYMPTOMS:

1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days</span>

2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs,causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.

3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.

4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.