DfV Thinks: Will everyone be ok?
We know there's a lot of information out there surrounding COVID-19 and one of the most prominent questions on kids' minds is "Will everyone be ok?" We chatted with Dr. Jennifer Dyer and Nicole Dempster, PhD of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH. We had questions. Should we really be scared? Will people die? Will our friends and families be ok?
Drs. Dyer and Dempster said that while there are many people who may become sick after being exposed to COVID-19, most of us will be ok. There are, however, some people who are more at risk than others for contracting the virus and becoming very sick. That's why it's important that we all do what we can to protect everyone from coming into contact with it.
What can we do to help?
We can all help protect older people, and people who have weakened immune systems who may be more likely to get sick from COVID-19.
Follow the advice of your physician and local governments in staying safe at home.
Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds (you can even sing songs to make it more fun!).
Stay about the length of a jump rope away from people who don't live in your house with you.
You may not feel sick, and you or your friends and families may not seem sick, but sneaky coronavirus likes to hang out with you before you even know its there! You can outsmart the virus by following these guidelines.