I went to a sushi restaurant last night and I did a bit of eavesdropping. It seemed that all the conversations around me and my roommate were about the Coronavirus. It's a Pandemic and everyone is worried.
What do we need to know about it to keep ourselves safe and furthermore what events will be cancelled in the coming months?
People may experience:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Difficulty breathing (severe cases)
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Source:World Health Organization
From Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez - cancellation of mass gatherings:
Although we do not have community spread at this time, we want to take the preemptive steps to keep it that way. Therefore, I have decided to suspend the operation of the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair, the Miami Open tennis tournament, the MIA 5K run, and all major events at the American Airlines Arena. The March 22 NASCAR race at the Homestead Miami Speedway is postponed at this time. NASCAR officials will decide whether or not to hold the race without fans.
How do we stay healthy during the outbreak? This what Dr Oz has to say.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 12, 2020)– “At this time, NASCAR will hold its race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway without fans in attendance. These events will be restricted to competitors, crews, officials and other necessary personnel to conduct the race. We will work with public health officials as we determine future scheduling beyond these events.”
Need some actual statistics?