Barack Obama added his voice of reason to put an end to the misinformation and fear-mongering about the Coronavirus.
The Coronavirus has not turned out to be the Armageddon virus that health organizations predicted it would be.
The former U.S. president took to Twitter.com on Thursday to call for calm and to urge common sense as the virus spreads among the populace in metropolitan cities.
FYI about face masks: The flimsy masks that are sold to the public won't do you any good. Respirator masks worn by healthcare workers are adjusted to fit their faces to prevent air leaks. They also wear eye protection with the masks. Health care workers are not at risk of running out of face masks. Medical supply companies that supply respirator masks to hospitals are not open to the public.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday confirmed "the more elderly and medically frail" are the ones more likely to "succumb" to the virus.
During an appearance on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" Azar said, "For most of us, the risk of getting the Coronavirus is low and it remains that way. We're learning more every day, every hour."
Most healthy people who get the Coronavirus will have mild to moderate symptoms. Azar cautioned those with respiratory symptoms to stay home and wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
The people most at risk are the elderly population and those with weak immune systems or chronic illnesses.
You're more likely to be sickened by the flu virus than the Coronavirus.