Don't get near to your grandparents during coronavirus epidemic

The single most important insight of the entire coronavirus epidemic is do not get closer to grandparents, don’t hug them.

Don't get near to your grandparents during coronavirus epidemic

With rising coronavirus epidemic, the most important thing, more than general social distancing, more than testing, more than anything else, is to separate old people from younger people.

The single most lethal combination is when a grandmother hugs her grandson. Or a young person comes to grandparent to meet, to greet them, or whatever. As a result, they may unknowingly pass it on to the grandparents around them.

Why is that? Because corona is a unique virus in the sense that it’s way more lethal for old people than for young people.

In many countries zero young people died. In countries that many people died have 0 or 0.1 per cent of folks under the age of 30 or 20. Whereas the old people, over the age of 80 or 70, one out of five, even, one out of seven of them that get the virus, die.

So, what we need to do? Over the next period of time, is to take care of your grandparents but from far away. Through digital media, through WhatsApp, Skype, WeChat, or any other digital platform you name it.

Bring the grandparents food, clean the box before you leave, and then they take it into their rooms. But do not enter into their rooms, do not hug them, because you are risking them.

Finally, people will think, so will the old people have to be isolated forever? The answer is no.

What will happen over the next few months? Gradually the rest of the population want it or not, will get the coronavirus. Most overwhelming majority of people that will get the coronavirus won’t even know it.

It will three or four weeks they won’t know they have the virus, and by the end of those four weeks, they will be immune. It will start with 0.1, 1, 5, or even 20 per cent, when it reaches just about 60, 70 per cent of the population that will be immune. The epidemic is over and then grandparents can come out.

It might take a month, it might take two or three months, might take a bit more, but that’s the only plan to take care of grandparents. Don’t get near them.

By Web Team

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