- Admiral Jim Stockdale, Former Prisoner of War
We want to protect families from the spread of preventable diseases so they can engage with their community and productively contribute to society, but...
This virus has rapidly become the largest cause of death for Americans (The New Atlantis). But, while shelter-in-place and caution have contained and prevented the spread, it's been at great cost to other aspects of our society (FiveThirtyEight).
Unfortunately, countries that have relaxed their lockdowns have faced a rebound of cases and deaths, even the best-prepared ones (Vincent Rajkumar). And, even if governments wanted to impose a perpetual lockdown, people are doing otherwise (Forbes).
Unless the virus dies off or we have a vaccine, we’re going to be in an ongoing fight for opening and closing our society (Marginal Revolution) while we face the rise and fall of cases and deaths.
If a vaccine takes us 18 months (hopefully shorter) to safely develop, that’s the amount of time (minus the fourth months of development done already) we have to wait for this to be over.
If we can’t develop a vaccine (David States) or a large enough portion of society won’t get the vaccine (Yahoo), this virus is something we humans may have to live with until most people get the virus. If we can catch the virus after we’ve already had it (NPR), this could be an ongoing aspect of our new lives.
But if we each take responsibility, we can minimize the negative impact of reopening and do so intelligently. We can diminish the spread and protect those we love. We can be a part of the solution.
So, what do we do?
Here's how we plan to help be a part of the solution.
According to the CDC and other research, it appears that the virus is spread primarily indoors (19 times higher than outdoors) with groups of people (especially those involving talking, singing, or laughing) for an extended period of time.
If we do get the virus on our hands and subsequently touch our mouth, nose, and eyes with these contaminated hands we're increasing the chances of getting infected.
We can also give the virus (knowingly or unknowingly) to others if we don't take precautions, especially since such a high percentage of people who have the virus don't know they are getting others sick.
Prevent the virus from getting to your hands and from spreading it to others.
Cleanse your hands and kill the virus.
Promote behaviors that prevent the spread.
We imagine a world where NO family member contracts a virus that could have otherwise been prevented through proactive means.
We can't do this alone, but together we can make a difference.
We'll create thoughtful and innovative approaches to prevent, decrease, and eliminate disease spread to those you love in the places you spend the most time.
We care about families and communities because we are part of them.
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