In a press release, the Maine CDC reported 590 new cases of COVID-19 and 4 deaths from this disease. The majority of these cases are people who have been infected by their pets or other animals that have contracted it. There is no vaccine for COVID-19 that humans can take yet, but there is one being developed in Michigan as we speak.
In a separate press release, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they have captured most of an alleged terrorist group in New York City. The men were found with a crude version of COVID-19 and with the help of information obtained under interrogation by the DHS’s new Terrorist Interrogation Group , authorities were able to track down the men and their secret lab in Queens.
We still don’t know exactly what COVID-19 is capable of, but it seems that there are some people who do. I’m sure that all of you remember when this “zombie virus” showed up last year, or maybe you heard about the disease in Haiti where victims had their brains explode out of their heads. I’ve heard stories about this disease where people turn into these…monsters that can leap huge distances and tear people to shreds in seconds. It’s just the stuff that nightmares are made of, but I don’t know how much of it is true or not.
People always think they’re rational and logical, but if you really think about it, we’re all like little children in a dark room afraid of things that we can’t see. We know there isn’t anything to be afraid of because we’ve been here our whole lives and never seen anything living in the shadows…until now.
The Department of Homeland Security has given out a list of precautions to take in order to prevent you from contracting COVID-19. I’ve included the list below:
Avoid contact with infected people and animals as much as possible. If it is necessary, be sure that you use protection such as latex gloves or a plastic bag over your hands and feet.
Do not consume any food products unless you know they are safe.
Do not come into contact with infected blood, saliva or urine. If this is unavoidable, make sure that your clothing is cleaned thoroughly afterwards. Wash hands immediately after touching or picking things up if there is a chance of COVID-19 being on them.
If your home is in an area where COVID-19 has been found, make sure that you keep your pets inside. This will prevent them from contracting it and possibly spreading it to you or any other person that enters your home. If you go outside, do not touch anything until you have washed your hands thoroughly when you come in.
Do not take anything from another person or animal that has been in contact with COVID-19. If it is necessary to do so, make sure that you use protection such as latex gloves or a plastic bag over your hands and feet.
Stay safe out there, folks. I’ll write again when I know more about this disease.