Wash your hands, cover your cough, eat Chinese

As we deal with what some do and others don’t call the COVID-19 pandemic, we grasp for actions we can take to regain some of our power and protect ourselves and our world. Here are three things you can do to make positive changes in different ways.

Bowl of Chinese food. Vegetables and noodle with chopsticks and fork and spoon

Unsplash photo by Chiang Mai

Wash your hands
As scamsters and Amazon play their cat-and-mouse game with snake-oil solutions and price-gouging, there is one product that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control works best and costs very little. Wash hands frequently with soapy warm or cold water for 20 seconds. Then keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth. That’s good for you.

Cover your cough
The coronavirus spreads through the air or by personal contact. Coughing into your elbow or sneezing into a tissue and then disposing it keep germs from becoming airborne menaces. That’s good for others.

Eat Chinese
Owners of Chinese restaurants and other Asian business report that people are avoiding them out of the misguided idea that this will expose them to viruses. Xenophobic stereotyping play on this idea, but it makes no sense.These places are no more dangerous than any other kind of restaurant. So, the owners and their employees are suffering a loss of business for no sensible reason. Patronize them. That’s good for businesses.

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