How to Avoid CoronaVirus and Stop Living With Fear

Dr. David Price, from Weill Medical Center, says his facility handles 20% of NYC’s coronavirus patients, and he and his colleagues have avoided getting sick despite serving the sickest patients, those likely to need a ventilator. Dr. Price was choked up with happy tears that he could stop fearing contracting coronavirus when following the four steps below.

Here’s his video:

If you have time for the 1-hour video I highly recommend it! If not here’s the gist:

1) 99% of infections are from sustained contact with an infected person, 30+ mins, NOT incidental contact.

This disease spreads by droplets. People touch something with a droplet on it and then infect themselves by touching their face.

2) It’s ok to touch things but sanitize your hands after. Sanitize, sanatize, sanitize.

3) Avoid touching your face. You only need a medical mask if in close contact with an infected person. Wear a regular mask to protect yourself from touching your face. No formal mask needed, a BANDANA works great. Leave the medical masks for professionals that need them because they work directly with sick patients.

4) Practice social distancing of 3-6 feet.

Good news: if you practice these steps you won’t get coronavirus, just like Dr. Price and his team are avoiding this sickness.

Dr. Price’s Q & A

• Pregnant women are not more impacted by coronavirus than anyone else. Those that have contracted the disease recovered without a negative impact on their baby.

• Infants and newborns are not getting coronavirus. There is near zero incidences for ages 0-14.

• To avoid overwhelming our healthcare system, stay at home if you have coronavirus. If you have fever, aches, and feel crappy, stay home. These symptoms will pass for most people. Go to the hospital only if you have shortness of breath.

Only 10% of people will need to go to the hospital for evaluation. Of those, 1-3% will need a medical ventilator. The majority of people will come off the ventilator after 7-10 days and recover.

• If you get coronavirus isolate yourself in one room for 14 days if possible, and if possible, dedicate a bathroom for just your use. If in shared living space, use common sense to stay away from people 3-6 feet, use a regular mask, sanitize everything you touch. Try and find an alternative living arrangement if living with an immunocompromised person.

• If you think you have a cold self-isolate for a few days to keep others safe in case coronavirus symptoms develop.

• It’s fine to outside to exercise and get fresh air just keep 3-6 feet away from others.

• Herd immunity spread for coronavirus is a bad idea for our world. Allowing quick infection of as many people as possible will overwhelm our medical systems and countless people will die. Better to limit exposure so that the virus spreads slower in a way medical systems can handle so less people die.

Thank you, Dr. Price, for taking time to share your knowledge. Finally, I can breathe easy knowing how to avoid this disease. I wish everyone good health as we fight this disease together.

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Kendeyl Johansen

Kendeyl Johansen is a tech geek creating inspirational multimedia content to increase happiness and health for individuals and organizations.

HappySpree’s 11 Funniest of Funny Comedy Movies List

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Why watch a funny movie?  Funny movies can boost our happiness and health.  In one study, laughter increased positive emotions for people watching a funny clip.  In another study, laughter improved mood and lessened pain for hospital patients as they selected items from a “laugh-mobile”.

Need more evidence of laughter as medicine?  A cancer patient study showed laughter decreased stress and improved immune system function.  Who wouldn’t want that?  Also, psychologist Barbara Fredrikson found that positive emotions broaden-and-build, and this creates more positive emotions, and also increases health and happiness.

Emotions from happy movies can also improve mood due to emotional contagion. In fact, when we feel happy, friends and acquaintances can feel happier.  A study with more than 600.000 Facebook participants found that user emotions were influenced negatively or positively by a newsfeed displaying similar emotions.  For instance, when Cher in Clueless finds true love we smile, and we share Ferris Bueller’s ditch-day fun.  So, let’s smile and laugh more.

Let’s Laugh

In search of the funniest movies ever, we reviewed Top “Funny Movie” lists from Buzzfeed, Rotten Tomatoes, OprahMag, and more.   Numbers indicate the “funniest” appearances for each movie.

  1. Clueless – 8x
  2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – 7x
  3. Legally Blonde – 6x
  4. Princess Bride – 5x
  5. Bird Cage – 5x
  6. Mamma Mia – 5x
  7. School of Rock – 5x
  8. The Devil Wears Prada – 5x
  9. Forest Gump – 5x
  10. Pitch Perfect – 4x
  11. Elf – 4x

Your library may have free copies of these movies or find them online.  Then pop some popcorn, choose a comfy couch, and dose yourself with laughter by binge-watching movies from our list.  Also, to increase laughter’s benefits, invite a friend or family member to watch along with you.  You’ll broaden-and-build their positive emotions along with yours, and boost immunity for all.

Try not to laugh at my favorite comedy, Ferris Bueller,  or at Shellee’s favorite funny movie, Night at the Roxbury.  What’s your favorite comedy, or which essential funny movie are we missing?

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Kendeyl Johansen

Tech-geek Kendeyl creates inspirational multimedia content to increase happiness and health for individuals and organizations.

Shellee Godfrey

Shellee Godfrey creates happiness for her clients as a Systems Analyst and writes comedy screenplays based on her smart and sassy 80’s diva background.