Top U.S. health officials recently delivered a sobering message: Americans must prepare for the inevitable spread of the coronavirus within the United States.
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The governor this week took another extraordinary step in trying to slow the spread of COVID-19 and preserve the lives and health of Oklahomans. On Tuesday he instituted a Safer at Home policy telling the elderly and those with compromised immune systems or other underlying health concerns to stay home until April 30 except to go to the grocery or drug store. He also ordered all non
In 2018, an estimated 36,560 people died in auto accidents in this country. Last year similar numbers will be documented and recorded into the historical record. That is over 11 deaths per 100,000.
The emphasis on “public distancing” to combat the COVID-19/coronavirus should not be mistranslated into an edict to stop caring or taking necessary action. These are the times we must all commit ourselves to extraordinary personal responsibility and individual initiative. We must be courageous, not fearful. We must be wise, not obstinate. We must be a good neighbor, not an isolationist. We must be innovative and not captive. We must be compassionate and not self-centered.
Oklahoma, like most of the nation and the world, is in the midst of an unprecedented public health event. The situation seems to be changing daily around the globe and here at home. As of Tuesday afternoon, this is what I can tell you.