Staying fit and healthy, not panicking, and staying calm! is imperative to fighting any virus.
There is still currently a lot of fear around the COVID-19 Virus, but I feel that people have been adjusting and are settling into a more disciplined lifestyle where they now realise that being careful and taking the needed precautions is working. Less people are becoming infected and as a result lives are being saved. It appears that because Australia has acted early, we are not experiencing the devastation that has taken place in other nations like the U.S, Italy and Spain. Of course, we realise there are many other nations that are suffering much higher losses than we are, and we pray that there will be a turnaround for them very soon.
We all need to keep covering our mouth and nose if we go out in public with any kind of cough of sneeze as this protects other people from catching any of our germs. Covering up also helps others feel less anxiety and more relaxed which is a good thing for everyone.
Panic buying seems to have eased off a bit with the supermarkets making sure nobody buys more than 2 items of any high demand product. Also, Rise Up Australia would like to thank and congratulate both the stores, the over 60s and pension card holders who are shopping between 7am and 8 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The orderly and friendly environment that everyone has created ensures very satisfactory shopping for those that are less able to obtain their daily necessities at other times,
Some points we still need to remember as we are adjusting to all the changes are:
- First of all,if we believe in God and know him as Lord, we should put our hope and trust in Him and know that he will take care of His people.
Read Ps 91 and put it in to practice in your life. Also, Ps 121: 5 – 8. Don’t forget, His word says that He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. (2Timothy 1:7) Fear is not of God!
- Secondly, taking care of the body is a must. We should seek, at all times to attain to the best of health so we can build up our immune system. An efficient immune system is our best line of defence*.
- Thirdly, research reveals that fear and anxiety weaken our immune system, and in some cases, contributes to fatalities. **(2)
*Please check this article which was posted on the 17thof March on this website. The article contains content from the Age News and includes very helpful health information.
The number of daily cases of infected people has been reducing significantly.
On March 29th the number of new cases of Coronavirus peaked at 528. However, since then the figures have dropped.
On March 30th (GMT) they were 297.
March 31 (GMT) 303
April 1st (GMT) 285
April 2nd (GMT) 266
April 3rd (GMT) 140
April 4th (GMT) 96
April 5th (GMT) 200
April 6th (GMT) 145
Sadly, to date, COVID-19 Coronavirus has claimed 45 lives in Australia. Yet we need to understand that contracting this virus is not a death sentence. At present the mortality rate is under 1% and those that have passed away have had other pre-existing health issues.
As of the 7th of April 2020, around 5895 people have contracted the virus, and 2432 have recovered; This is good news.
Please keep doing the right thing; watching out for our fellow Australians; being considerate to one another; keeping the social distancing rules and staying Healthy.
To keep updated on the latest Australian Coronavirus statistics and much more visit this site daily: www.worldometers.info/