The Coronavirus lockdown has started in England as of yesterday, but I know the situation is bad all over. I just wanted to talk about some claims that aren’t entirely accurate about the virus so that everyone can stay safe.
1. If you get the virus once, that DOES NOT make you immune. You have the possibility to relapse if you push yourself too hard and there are multiple strains of the virus that can still affect you.
2. It can be very dangerous, it’s NOT just the flu. Pneumonia-like symptoms can occur even in young and healthy people, which can lead to death. Also, there is evidence that it can cause semi-permanent lung damage.
3. Masks CAN help. I know you can get the virus through the tear ducts or the nostrils, but wearing a mask can reduce the likelihood that you will get the virus. It can also deter you from touching your face.
I’ve posted this in the hope that people will realise the situation is quite serious and that you will all stay safe during this time. Peace ✌️
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