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Slow the roll, embrace the circle

Social distancing drives us to “BE in place” among our households - take time to connect, notice each other and do things a fast pace cant.

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Dr. Peter Lin - you tube - explains in very understandable terms what is different about Coronavirus and what makes it dangerous and why were are being told to do the simple things we are being told to do . I find simple explanations from respected authorities - right now especially the Canadian doctors- that are relevant to what we might have going on inside our bodies a conversation starter. Shared with college age kids and reluctant husband who thought Covid-19 was just another cold or flu. Helped us to tune out the rhetoric and panic and understand the real risk and what we should watch for.

Also “Bluffton, Ohio COVID-19 Modeling” on Vimeo (found link on Facebook - recommended by a nurse friend) helped us all easily understand “flattening the curve” so we could all relax realizing we needed to be home not out and about unnecessarily and eating healthy and getting enough rest (easier to do now that there is no commute since employer declared ”work at home” as of last Friday). Easy to follow the logic and includes verifiable statistics, delivered by a reasonable, Calm voice of an analytics expert (you can check his credentials easily enough). No partisanship or politics anywhere near these sources.
3rd was chart that compared symptoms of covid-19 to cold and flu since daughter and I have been sneezing and sore throat for past week or so with no fever (could even be early spring allergies), easy to see it is unlikely to be covid-19. We are watching for the symptoms but not panicked since chart clears up confusion. Sharing meals and a bit of outdoor time, playing with the dogs and giving ourselves permission to go to bed at 9pm. Teaching each other games like backgammon - because after too much TV gets old. Have more time on hands because not running around all the time - having more engaged conversations.
Feeling more relaxed because there is some knowledge and understanding and knowing what we can do to help the greater good by staying home. Ordered vitamin refills on amazon and Healthy planet so we can keep our immune systems primed. 

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Stop looking at every sneeze as covid-19 but sneeze into your elbow anyway; washing hands tons of times a day; play agame catching each other “touching your face”. Staying home willingly to help flatten the curve - finding ways to stay home rather than reasons to leave.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Webex teams- coworkers, texted to son at college and sisters, showed daughter videos, emailed links to hubby, Facebook messenger (to my elderly dad)

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Employer
  • CDC, google search for various aspects like what are symptoms, how does it transmit, how long lasy

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

Is there a Titers test to tell if you have had a mild case (and weren’t tested for it because no tests or symptoms not bad enough to get authorization for test) and have now an immunity to it? Does having it give you immunity? Uncertainty of status is going to be an issue after a month of social distancing.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Elderly - my 92 yo dad takes repetition in several forms to get it. He seems to hear what his cohorts say so I’m not sure how to get on his wavelength so he really hears it. Also college students - seems to be tons of misinformation and discounting their role in the spread since they believe they are low risk and because their consideration for others is scarce.

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In what city are you located?

Bloomfield Twp, Mi

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