A Take on the CoronaVirus from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI)

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The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI)’s annual meeting was well attended…timing is everything. Many other events have been cancelled or postponed, especially those on the west coast – not to mention Italy, Iran, and Asia.

Here’s what we know about Covid-19 (the disease caused by the coronavirus) so far.

  • There will be NO vaccine for at least a year – and likely more.
  • It effects different people very differently, with some infected with the virus showing no disease symptoms, others severely ill or even dying.
  • 110,000 cases worldwide confirmed
  • 3,800 deaths – mostly among people who are elderly, have compromised immune systems, or underlying health problems especially pulmonary-related
  • The virus has been identified in 97 countries
  • China has seen a significant drop in new cases

What does this mean for you?

Don’t over-react.  This isn’t Ebola or the Black Death – and may be significantly less deadly than the Spanish Flu of a century ago.

Travel isn’t a no-no.  

What IS stupid/irresponsible/selfish is engaging with other people or being in public spaces if you feel ill.  

To read the full article from WCRI, CLICK HERE