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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) COMMUNITY AWARENESS
COVID-19 PANDEMIC: TAKE PRECAUTIONS, BUT DO NOT PANIC.
BY: MARTIN L. MIKAYA, M.D.
Coronaviruses have been known for a long time. They cause various infections in birds, animals and humans. Specifically, in humans, these viruses are the most common cause of the common cold and other mild respiratory infections. Their appearance, under the electron microscope, resembles a
crown; hence, the name coronaviruses.
The current pandemic is caused by a previously unknown member of this group of viruses, now known as the novel coronavirus (or covid-19) that emerged in China last fall. Unlike other coronaviruses, this new coronavirus spreads rapidly from person-to-person and is more deadly than the already known coronaviruses.
The most common symptoms of the illness are: fever, cough and shortness of breath which develop 2 – 14 days following exposure to the virus. Other less common symptoms include loss of the sense of smell, nausea and diarrhea. Most people experience only mild symptoms and recover without any medical intervention. However, older people and those with associated underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, emphysema and hypertension are more likely to develop severe symptoms and even die.
Currently, there is neither a vaccine for preventing the disease nor a specific medication for treating it. Since no known human beings have been exposed to this virus before, there appears to be nobody with even partial, natural immunity to it at this time. That is why we as individuals and as a society must do everything possible to avoid exposure to the virus. The practical measures recommended by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), professional medical societies and local public health departments are intended to protect individuals and prevent the infection from spreading to others. It is a tough time, but be wary of scammers and other unscrupulous people out there trying to exploit you with misinformation, bogus treatments and fake tests.
The following is a summary of the CDC covid-19 precautions :
1. Cover all coughs and sneezes.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
3. Avoid crowds, sick people and unnecessary travel.
4. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If not, use hand sanitizers with 60% alcohol.
5. Do not share eating utensils. This is particularly important for us due to our cultural practice of multiple people eating from the same bowl at the same time and sharing the same cup. This practice must be abandoned for good.
6. If you are sick, stay home until you recover.
7. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces: keyboards, phones, counter tops, door knobs etc.
8. Finally, pay attention to information coming out of your local public health department. Due to the size of the country the risk of infection and disease prevalence vary widely.
Please read more at the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official government website
Observe these common sense precautions strictly, but DO NOT PANIC. This pandemic will pass.
Your support is important to our work at Kakwa Community USA. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer Your Time and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
MAKE A DONATION
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Kakwa Community USA an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
PARTNER WITH US
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Kakwa Community USA. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.
NEWS & COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Annual Conference 2020 | July 3rd - 4th, 2020 | Nashville, Tennessee
KCUSA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
TELECONFERENCE MEETING FOR ALL MEMBERS
When: February 10th, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm Mountain Standard Time (MST)
1. Briefing on the organization status by chairman
2. Report by secretary of finance
3. Conference and registration by secretary general
4. Website and online computer training by secretary of information
5. Recruiting, Board members & state representatives
6. Any Other Business (AOB)
MOMORE NA KAKWA 2020
Conference registration fees is $100 for anyone 18 years and above. Everyone else is free! Please register and click the "Donate" button on the top of this page to make your conference payment.
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