3. Spending more than 5-15 minutes in close contact with someone who does not live with you is very dangerous, even with masks. This risk increases the less fresh air and sunlight there is, and more consistently warm the environment is.
4. Verbal communication in the room during service is essential, and yet not advised because the virus is airborne, and even breathing in the same enclosed space is considered unsafe. Talking, crying, or laughter increase that risk.
5. 40-45% of COVID-19 cases are spread by asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic carriers, so screening for safety is only 60% effective or less, and is highly dependent on how honest and aware your clients are about the virus, how it works, their exposure and their behaviors. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-3012
6. COVID-19 often manifests with hyper-coagulation, meaning blood clots are easily formed and heat can contribute to that phenomenon. While this immune response is not exclusive to this virus, we must treat all clients as if they are at risk of having a stroke, which means all high pressure, scraping, cupping and heating techniques need to be avoided. Even if they are survivors of COVID-19, this is something we must take into account. https://www.hematology.org/covid-19/covid-19-and-coagulopathy
If you have questions of a personal nature, you may always reach out to one of the admins or moderators privately.
We see that many of you are persisting in working during these extremely dangerous times. We know that for many, it is a matter of urgency that you are able to cover your bills (the entire management team for the group is running on fumes, we *truly* understand). We urge you to please do everything in your power to not work for the next two to three weeks, and seek other forms of employment.
In the United States, the number of dead *per day* is the equivalent to all those souls lost in the 9/11 attacks. We are on track to have 300,000 dead by Christmas. Please, treat this with the urgency and gravity it demands.
We started this group so we could do all we could to NOT be a part of the problem, but part of the solution. Please, we are begging you, BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.
The first photo: I am including a photo of my friend’s post from yesterday. She was pulled from her state job to work as a contact tracer a week ago, and this is a true story of one of her cases yesterday. She is located in California.