Orioles, This is an unprecedented time for all of us. I would like to share what I understand about how we can best protect each other, from covid19. The virus can last in hair and clothes, for up to 3 days and on metallic surfaces, for up to 9 days. Personal and spacial hygiene is of great import. It starts in the throat and builds for a few days, before it migrates into the lungs. If you get a sore throat, you should gargle with warm or hot salt water or vinegar water. Drink hot liquids and eat soups. This will force the virus into the stomach, where digestive juices will neutralize the virus. Do not sneeze or cough into your hands, unless holding a tissue, then discard. Avoid drinking cold beverages and don’t smoke. Wash hands every 20 minutes for 20 seconds using a foaming/lathering type of soap. If you can’t wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, but be sure to let it air dry and do not wipe it off. Keep a 6 foot distance from anybody else. Wipe down any metallic items, like door knobs and railings, as well as flat surfaces, with a bleach or alcohol solution daily. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to increase your zinc as well as vitamin C. Please don’t ignore symptoms. In addition to contacting a medical professional, these are some tips, that may help mitigate the effects. This is if you have a sore throat, or suspect that you, or someone that you live with, has been exposed. We could all use more fruits and vegetables at this time anyway.
Transmission is person to person. Transmission rate is over 2, so that means, for every infected person, at least 2 more people will become infected. Men are twice as likely to have a more serious reaction than women. Anyone over 50 is also more likely to be at higher risk of a serious reaction. The best way to protect each other, is to protect ourselves from getting sick. Keep your distance and together we can get past this pandemic. This is what I can gather from what I know. Take from my thoughts what you will. I hope to see all of you on the ballfield very soon. Stay healthy and vigilant.