"Social Distancing" & Virus Misinformation

I'm practicing a little responsible "social distancing" here at home (as you can see in the video below) and I would advise you do the same:

Look, as we all spend more time at home and likely, more time in front of the computer, we really need to work together to stop some of the misinformation circulating out there about the current global pandemic.

While this outbreak is viral, so is the spread of bad information, and we can work together to stop both.

One thing that specifically caught my eye is a "Navy SEAL test" that's supposed to be a simple self-check for the virus, that involves holding your breath.

Folks, this is just nonsense. Yes, SEALs are required to be able to hold their breath for long periods of time during our training. I can talk more about that at another time.

But holding your breath without discomfort is not a way to test yourself for infection, full stop.

The truth is, many people exhibit no symptoms at all, and others have mild issues, particularly at the outset, when you could still be contagious.

So let's stop spreading this falsehood around.

Also, you may see recommendations for sipping water every few minutes, or gargling with salt water or vinegar or garlic, or even dangerous recommendations that involve bleach. None of this is true.

My advice to you is to practice vigilant personal hygiene. Frequent hand washing. Stay away from crowds as much as you can. If you're older, or have underlying health conditions, you should be even more careful.

Your best bet is to stay home if you can.

There are things you can do to support your health and your immune system. Get adequate rest. Limit alcohol consumption. Stick with your healthy diet. And keep moving – a walk around the neighborhood is still ok, and the fresh air could do you some good and help you relax a bit in the face of cabin fever.

Together we can ride this out, stop the flow of misinformation, and give our heroes in the medical community, law enforcement and other folks who have no option to shelter in place a fighting chance here.

And if you do have to venture out for supplies, do me a favor – thank the people at the grocery store, pharmacy and other vital hubs of our society for being there for all of us.

They are performing a valuable service and showing valor in the face of real uncertainty.

These are unprecedented times. But we will get through this. If we work together, do our part, and help keep each other safe and calm.

Be a survivor... not a statistic,

Cade Courtley
Former Navy SEAL / 4Patriots Contributor

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Comments

David - March 23, 2020

Can you comment on “Event 201” and do you see the coronavirus as a pandemic or a PLANdemic?

Rick Bright - March 23, 2020

As always you guys have good advice I appreciate your emails and your products keep it going strong and God bless

Darlene Taltoan - March 20, 2020

I thank 4Patriots for the information. I myself deal with some anxiety. We know that this virus is here and because of anxiety I don’t indulge in everything that comes on tv. I have the basic of what to do and I’m doing all that is says. I can’t afford to OVERWHELM MYSELF EVERY TIME, what I do is when the news come on I see if it’s ANYTHING else beside what they been saying is New if not I tune it off. NOW IS THE TIME WE NEED TO GET CLOSER TO GOD READ YOUR BIBLE BECAUSE THE THINGS THAT WE’RE GOING THROUGH IT HAS BEEN SAID IN THE WORD OF GOD AND HE GIVES US INSTRUCTIONS THROUGH HIS WORD. THAT IS HOW I’M MAKING IT THROUGH, LESS T.V. AND MORE OF THE WORD. WE HAVE A DAILY BREAD CONFERENCE CALL EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT AT 10:00 PM FOR WHOEVER NEEDS ENCOURAGEMENT, PRAYER OR JUST WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS WORLD-WIDE COMMUNICATION PLEASE JOIN US ON ONE OR BOTH OF THOSE NIGHTS. HERE’S THE NUMBER AND THE CODE 425.436.6391/389078# WE ALSO HAVE BIBLE STUDY ON WEDNESDAY AT 7PM THE NUMBER FOR THAT IS 480.297.0773/8195907. HOPE THIS HELPED SOMEONE AND PRAY TO HEAR FROM SOMEBODY. WE NEED TO LIFT EVERYBODY UP NO MATTER WHAT CITY, STATE YOU’RE IN, THIS IS A NATION WIDE THING SO LET’S COME TOGETHER AS A NATION. HOPE YOU JOIN US ON ONE OF THOSE DAYS THAT IS CONVENIENT FOR YOU. BE ENCOURAGED.

RIta Randall - March 20, 2020

This is a scary time. I realize watching the news all day is not mentally healthy but Ai am obsessed with the statistics of what has happened with this horrible virus. It feels like a bad sci-FI movie, which despise. I have anxiety and panic anyway and this is really getting to me. I have an 11 year old who Con-stantly is bringing germs into the house and a husband who is a slob. So I feel responsible for scrubbing and doing laundry all day. I feel terrible and exhausted. Any uplifting ideas and prayers are greatly appreciated.!! Stay well.!❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏😘🇺🇸✝️

Ella McCullough - March 20, 2020

I am 86 and staying in with no company since Monday. Be safe.

Rebecca Adams - March 20, 2020

May God Bless you and keep you! We are so grateful to ALL of the 4Patriots staff and family members for hearing and answering the call of preparation and supporting our human family!

Deborah Watson - March 20, 2020

Thank you for giving us some much needed good advice. I will stop holding my breath…

Ronald Segada - March 20, 2020

My question is, if you come in contact with a person that has covid-19 and you get infected, how long does it take before you start getting symptoms????

Esie - March 20, 2020

I’m scared & depressed

Sheila - March 20, 2020

Thank you so much for offering good information to the public. Common sense is needed at this time.

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