You can’t stay shut inside ALL the time. You need to go to the store… the pharmacy… the doctor… and even just to the park from time to time, for your sanity’s sake.
But the coronavirus can make it difficult… and at times, downright terrifying… to do ANY of that. Now, the latest research from the CDC reveals a secret technique that could allow you a little breathing room.
It shows WHEN and HOW you’re best able to get out and about and get stuff done.
And it reveals the KEY WARNING SIGN of when it’s time to knuckle down, minimize how much you go out, and keep inside entirely when you can.
Scientists have found the signs and signals that indicate a coming coronavirus SURGE in your community. And knowing the red flags to look for can allow you to spot it up to two weeks ahead of time.
CDC report highlights community spread
All spring and summer, it was about “flattening the curve.” And let’s face it: Some places did it better than others.
Some cities and states are now seeing very low coronavirus levels. While others have higher levels of activity and, in some cases, alarming hospitalization rates.
But the numbers are always shifting. That means places that are “safer” today can turn into hotspots in the future, and it can happen in a hurry.
And that’s where this new report from the CDC comes into the picture. Because it shows how to tell when your own community is about to become a COVID-19 hotspot BEFORE it actually happens.
It even reveals how to tell when the coronavirus is about to hit each age group – including seniors. And that could give you precious time to take action to protect yourself.
Spot the signs of a looming coronavirus surge
Don’t worry, it’s probably easier than you imagine.
Use Google to find the stats for your area, and check it each day. Most city and county health departments have gotten very good at tracking coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, posting daily updates down to specific zip codes and age ranges.
Here’s what you’re looking for: A rise in infections among young adults.
The CDC says each coronavirus wave hits the 20-39 age group FIRST (likely since they’re the ones who are out in public the most). That’s followed by a jump in the infection rate in those 40-59. And then, after that, it hits folks over the age of 60.
Different regions have had various “lag” times. In the Southeast, for example, the wave hit the middle-age group nine days after the younger adults, and seniors about six days after that. In other regions, there’s been as little as 4-7 days between jumps across age groups.
Since it takes 4-5 days on average to show coronavirus symptoms, don’t wait too long. When you see rising numbers among the younger set, don’t dismiss it because it’s not your age group. Realize it’s time to take extra precautions.
And with the weather changing and coronavirus numbers ALREADY on the rise, it’s a good idea to start preparing now either way.
- Opt for home delivery for your prescriptions.
- Switch any doctor’s visits you can to telemedicine ones.
- Restock your pandemic pantry with plenty of canned and frozen foods.
Don’t worry. You can switch to home delivery for any grocery needs that pop up after deciding to stay in. And if you haven’t read my free report 5 ways to prepare for the “2’nd wave” of coronavirus, you can catch up now.
Of course, even when the virus isn’t as active in your area, be cautious when heading out, wear a mask and wash up carefully when you get home.
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