CDC: 60+ Stock Up on Food and Medicine
It seems like every day, something new here in the US is happening with the coronavirus. More cases, more deaths, more self-quarantines and exposures, more testing and things like festivals being cancelled or postponed and cruise ships being quarantined.
Coachella and Stage Coach are rumored to be looking to postpone their festivals until October, days after SXSW in Austin cancelled completely.
In a news conference Monday, a director at the CDC recommended that people 60-years-old and older should stock up on medicine and food and avoid public outings as the coronavirus spreads.
Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused on high-risk populations during the news conference.
"Our goal is to protect you," she said. "This will require you and your family to take action,"
She also suggested that family members look out for older family members and neighbors, recommending that they make contingency plans too. She suggested getting familiar with prescriptions older people need and helping them acquire the supplies and food they require.
I text my Grandma yesterday, who's in the Seattle area, and she said she came down with a nasty cold or flu late last week. She said her daughters have been taking good care of her, but it still scares you! The elderly are definitely vulnerable. Make sure your people are good to go!