Dear Johnson Family

Hi Johnson family!

I would love to keep this brief, but that’s impossible. It is just too big.

So this corona virus thing is big. Anyone can develop SARS symptoms which means your lungs go into a gigantic tizzy fit about the virus. It doesn’t always happen, but young and old can experience what is called a “cytokine burst”. It’s where your immune fighter cells discover the virus in the lungs and dump every kind of biological ammunition on it all at one time. And you go on a ventilator.
Again, not everyone does this but you don’t have to be old to be “that kid” that has a reaction like that. You probably just have to be old to die from that.

That being said, there are just a few things that we “know” and have seen across the globe that work really well. And it’s super easy.

Step one. Figure the next person you meet probably does have corona virus. Stop thinking “they probably don’t”. You will act differently in the way you take care of yourself even though you don’t treat them any different.

Step two. Carry a spray bottle with ethanol in it and spray every surface you think you’re going to touch, and respray your hands repeatedly. You’ll get the hang of it. Ethanol is available at liquor stores under the brand-name Golden Grain or Everclear. If you’d like it to smell a little bit better, you can put a drop of essential oils like lavender or cinnamon or patchouli in it.

I have the same exact lock on my door, and nothing happened to the finish when I used straight ethanol. My friend and I do not know what the difference is, but, some care must be taken.

Step three, wear a mask anytime you think you might meet somebody. It doesn’t even have to be an amazing mask. Basically something just to break the path of aerosols until you can get away and spray your hands, and when you’re done wearing it, spray the mask on both sides. They are very rare and you probably are going to want to reuse yours. It is more important that the mask fit well, then it is able to stop protons and electrons from getting through it LOL


Last but not least:

In every developed country where this virus has exacted it’s mammoth toll, the cases unfolded the same, “That only happens to other people” or “They’re making a big deal out of nothing” or “I’m young, I’ll survive it” and so you see people walking into grocery stores and various gas stations and businesses with no masks, almost a swagger! (“Yeah, dude, you’re so Edgy! I wish I could be around in two weeks to to see your swollen, unconscious face on a respirator.”) This is how Italy happened, and New York watched. And New York was about as casual as any other state, and then New York burned. And GEORGIA watched. And yet GEORGIA doesn’t seem to be masking up. Sweden and Singapore do. They’ve got great numbers.

Social distancing isn’t going to cut it because people aren’t sharp enough to notice every single time they get within 6 feet of each other, nor recognize the disease in every carrier! Besides, surfaces are a terrific way of getting the disease. There are too many people who think they are “above the virus“ to bother with it and so they are going to help us become a New York. And that’s OK. We can’t “own“ the behavior of others. We can just protect ourselves. If you observe the three rules above, that is:
1. Assume the next guy has corona virus.
2. Use ethanol spray on you and everything around you.
3. Wear a mask whenever you’re around people.
Then, the carelessness of others will not make any difference to you. And when our state goes ‘exponential’ like New York, you might not end up in the hospital at all.

*This document is for the consumption of my family and does not represent the necessary competence nor qualification to make recommendations regarding the COv-2 / Covid 19 outbreak. 

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