CDC Tells People Over 60 to Stock Up on Goods and Buckle Down for a Lengthy Stay at Home
While it’s unlikely that we will be as hard hit as Italy due to a few factors such as age, areas where there are large populations of elderly and young who are ignoring advice could go on lock down quarantine if there are large pockets of viral spread. So while it’s unlikely that you will need five weeks, you might want it if you are elderly just in case.
So if you live near a large group of anti-vaxxers or people prone to ignore science and medical advice; or alternately if you live near large groups of rebellious youths who think themselves invincible - (college campuses) you probably should take this to heart.
My best advice to you: pretend that you already have the virus and you need to prevent spread to others.
So essentially immunity to the Covid-19 Corona virus is near zero, once it comes to your area non quarantined the spread is pretty much guaranteed. You should stock up if you are over 60 as recommended to be able to stay home when it gets there. Chances are good that you are still going to get it over the next couple of years, but you don’t want to have it while the hospitals in your area are flooded with corona virus patients. The CDC wants to keep the infection rate as low as they can so the systems do not get overwhelmed.
Many Americans will be exposed to COVID-19 over the next year or so with many people in the U.S. getting sick, a top CDC official said Monday, recommending that people over 60 and anyone with chronic medical conditions buckle down for a lengthy stay home.
“This virus is capable of spreading easily and sustainably from person to person … and there’s essentially no immunity against this virus in the population,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters on a conference call, citing World Health Organization data that studied more than 70,000 cases in China.
“It’s fair to say that, as the trajectory of the outbreak continues, many people in the United States will at some point in time, either this year or next, be exposed to this virus and there’s a good chance many will become sick,” she said. Most people won’t develop serious symptoms, she said, adding that 15% to 20% of the people who are exposed to the virus get severely sick.