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Thursday group has been postponed for two weeks and we’ll re-evaluate at that point.   We’ll be back.    To read full article  CLICK HERE

There’s a good reason to “cancel everything.” All these decisions by public officials and businesses are aimed at one goal: slowing down the spread of the virus to avoid overburdening a healthcare system that doesn’t have the infrastructure to handle a sudden surge of tens of thousands of cases at once. Without mass closings, that surge is exactly what will happen, just as it has in Italy.

It’s called “flattening the curve.” And that’s exactly what it is when you see it visually. Here’s what is looks like in an illustration from Max Roser at Our World in Data, very similar to the figure in a recent Emerging Infectious Diseases study on social distancing to reduce pandemic influenza.

 

On 03-12-20 we raised $23 for SunServe bringing that total to $182

FYI Group Members:

(CNN) Reports

Coronavirus and older adults: What to know and how to prepare:

People ages 60 and up are at higher risk of novel coronavirus infection. Symptoms include fever, dry cough and difficulty breathing, and it’s primarily spread between people. Here’s how older adults can prepare and protect themselves from the novel coronavirus. This guidance comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Drs. Carla Perissinotto and Samir Sinha, both geriatricians.

Note: Recommendations for Covid-19 may change as officials learn more, so monitor your local health department and the CDC for updates.

Take precautions

  • Cancel non-essential doctor’s appointments
  • Schedule telehealth sessions for appointments you can’t miss
  • Designate an emergency contact
  • Wash your hands frequently (scrub for 20 seconds with soap and water)
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap isn’t available

Stock up

  • Make sure you have enough groceries and household products to last you a “prolonged period of time” at home
  • Prescription medication may be difficult to get ahead of time, so consider mail ordering

Travel

  • Avoid nonessential plane travel
  • Don’t go on a cruise —— cruise ship passengers are at a higher risk of infection

Life

  • Stay at home as much as possible if you live in an area where there’s an outbreak
  • In public, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated buildings
  • Keep several feet of distance from people
  • Wash your hands with soap after going in public
  • If you need to isolate, keep in touch with family and friends

Nursing homes

  • Most long-term care facilities have pandemic plans
  • Call facility staff for information on their plan
  • If you’re sick, do not visit a nursing home
  • If you’re visiting a nursing home in an outbreak area, get screened before entering
  • Figure out an alternative mode of communication if a nursing home bans visitors

If you think you’re sick

  • Call your doctor before going in for a test
  • Don’t use public transportation and stay at home as much as possible
  • Call a local coronavirus hotline for more information

NOTICE:

POZITIVE ATTITUDES is now meeting on Thursday nights, 7 PM, at SUNSERVE at 2312 Wilton Dr. Wilton Manors, FL 33305  All Parking around the building is FREE (disregard towing signs). Enter from door on left side of front entrance.

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John Ramos will be facilitating Group this Thursday in Steve’s absence. 

Coronavirus Precaution:  Please refrain from attending Group if you are experiencing the following: The virus is human-to-human transmissible. Contamination occurs through droplets (coughing, sneezing) and through direct contact (hands). Elbow bump instead of kissing, hugging or shaking hands. *See more info below.    – CDC

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THURSDAY TOPIC MARCH 12, 2020

SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY:

LIVING PROOF: HIV AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”

(71 Minutes Long)

Followed by Q & A

by R.J. Hadley, featured in film. 

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We‘ll WALK to eat at

SPENCER’s On The Drive (Cafe/Bar)

2390 Wilton Drive
33305 

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* coronavirus precautions

COVID-19 – new coronavirus

COVID-19 (Corona virus disease-19) is caused by a new corona virus, SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus-2).

The virus is human-to-human transmissible, but it is not yet clear exactly how the infection takes place. Probably contamination occurs through droplets (coughing, sneezing) and through direct contact (hands), as with other corona viruses.

Symptoms may occur two days to two weeks after the infection. The symptoms vary from mild flulike symptoms to severe pneumonia with fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Serious symptoms are more common in the elderly and in persons with a chronic disorder. A very small number of seriously ill people die.

Prevention

Basic hygiene

Wash or disinfect your hands regularly and especially:

After a visit to the toilet.  Before eating.  After you have touched a possibly contaminated object like a door handle or a shared keyboard.

Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a disinfectant containing at least 60% to 95% alcohol. If your hands are visibly dirty, wash them with soap and water.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid sick persons

1/2 Stay away from sick people and make sure no one coughs or sneezes in your face.

Mouth masks Wearing a mouth mask is not recommended because it does not provide good protection.

Do you have any symptoms that could point to COVID-19?

Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable handkerchief when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of the handkerchiefs in a bin with a lid and wash hands.

Wash or disinfect your hands regularly, especially after sneezing or coughing.

 

 

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NOTICE:

POZITIVE ATTITUDES is now meeting on Thursday nights, 7 PM, at SUNSERVE at 2312 Wilton Dr. Wilton Manors, FL 33305  All Parking around the building is FREE (disregard the towing signs). Enter from the door on the left side of front entrance.

.

John Ramos will be facilitating Group this Thursday in Steve’s absence. 

Coronavirus Precaution:  Please refrain from attending Group if you are experiencing the following: The virus is human-to-human transmissible. Contamination occurs through droplets (coughing, sneezing) and through direct contact (hands).  *See more info below.  – CDC

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THURSDAY TOPIC MARCH 12, 2020

SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY:

LIVING PROOF: HIV AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”

(71 Minutes Long)

Followed by Q & A

by R.J. Hadley, featured in film. 

.
We‘ll WALK to eat at

SPENCER’s On The Drive (Cafe/Bar)

2390 Wilton Drive
33305 

5652E8D0-3AAE-411A-9A54-B4BA8390CAAF

****************

 

* coronavirus precautions

COVID-19 – new coronavirus

COVID-19 (Corona virus disease-19) is caused by a new corona virus, SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus-2).

The virus is human-to-human transmissible, but it is not yet clear exactly how the infection takes place. Probably contamination occurs through droplets (coughing, sneezing) and through direct contact (hands), as with other corona viruses.

Symptoms may occur two days to two weeks after the infection. The symptoms vary from mild flulike symptoms to severe pneumonia with fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Serious symptoms are more common in the elderly and in persons with a chronic disorder. A very small number of seriously ill people die.

Prevention

Basic hygiene

Wash or disinfect your hands regularly and especially:

After a visit to the toilet.  Before eating.  After you have touched a possibly contaminated object like a door handle or a shared keyboard.

Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a disinfectant containing at least 60% to 95% alcohol. If your hands are visibly dirty, wash them with soap and water.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid sick persons

1/2 Stay away from sick people and make sure no one coughs or sneezes in your face.

Mouth masks Wearing a mouth mask is not recommended because it does not provide good protection.

Do you have any symptoms that could point to COVID-19?

Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable handkerchief when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of the handkerchiefs in a bin with a lid and wash hands.

Wash or disinfect your hands regularly, especially after sneezing or coughing.

 

 

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John Ramos will be facilitating Group this Thursday in Steve’s absence.


IMPORTANT NOTICE

POZitive Attitudes is now meeting on Thursday nights, 7 PM, at SUNSERVE at 2312 Wilton Dr. Wilton Manors, FL 33305  All Parking around the building is FREE (disregard the towing signs). Enter from the door on the left side of front entrance.

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THURSDAY TOPIC  MARCH 12, 2020

SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY:

LIVING PROOF: HIV AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”

(71 Minutes Long)

Followed by Q & A

by R.J. Hadley, featured in film. 

.
We‘ll WALK to eat at SPENCER’s On The Drive (Cafe/Bar) 2390 Wilton Drive 33305 

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On 03-05-20 we raised $30 for SunServe bringing that total to $159