Asset Planning, Inc Blog

The latest from the team.

Tips to Protect Against the Coronavirus

We don’t want to add to the mass hysteria that is surrounding the COVID-19 virus and we’re not going to tell you to run to your local Costco to stock pile large amounts of toilet paper and water, but we are concerned for our clients and feel it was important to share some tips that were passed along to us by a pathologist. While not fool proof, taking these precautions may help you avoid not only the Coronavirus but the flu as well!

1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.

2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.

3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip - do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.

4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.

5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.

6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home's entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands.

7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!
What I have stocked in preparation for the pandemic spread to the US:

1) Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas.

Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average - everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs). The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.

2) Stock up now with disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you - it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth - it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth.

3) Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective.

4) Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY "cold-like" symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available.

There will be NO drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available.

Continue reading
  216 Hits
216 Hits

Search Blogs Module

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
September 9 estate assets investment statements tax deadlines April 18 2017. paperwork clutter integral member Medicare plan CARES Act offering insurance DNA test kits October 1 2020. tax filing deadlines Medicare Part B Economic Security Medicare retirement plans coronavirus clients show support drive /usb September 8 Part B September 30 2020. 900 number pets life saver Open House home mortgages CA FTB credit card fraud wells Fargo check lists official certification cell phone carriers offer people medications 4 pm -8pm Expired medications Shred paperwork documents Mobile Banking Security Tips earthquake app credit monitoring service tax records clone counterfeits increase chip-enabled EMV cards account numbers privacy settings ID card Medicare Part B premiums stimulus package phone companies cell phone provider https :// rescue organizations payments information Facebook ice cream event D premiums Orange County client portal summer credit freeze trustee Joey Gonzales Kiplinger Letter paper records settlement options spam phone toilet paper driver license hurricane Dorian portal April 11 Asset Planning cell phone service provider health care services Legal robocalls Charles Schwab insurance policies banking clients home emergency kit FEMA website fun facts privacy notices news coverage February 14 Wells Fargo customers identity thieves Orange County Superior Court IRS years Wells Fargo employees April 15 July 4 Social Security borrowing money Financial Planning Magazine pet industry 23 andme trust estate planning phishing sites scams Puerto Rico California Lions Friends policy Facebook profile contribution limit tax deadline July 6 prescription eyeglasses breach phishing scams asset Planning tax returns information team members spread parking spots Supplemental Security Income IRS deadline tax season Affordable Care Act illiegal robocallers blog post Medicare question 2018 IRA contributions Notary Public Part D premiums . retirement home security earnings fallout July weekend https ://seekingalpha company web address phone checklists Coronavirus Aid Independence Day records consumer spending credit cards markets fees notary services pet July 3 rd pet supplies donation items National Ice Cream month executive order email notifications gap insurance emergency kit cell phone SIM swap scam EEChecklist-Kits.pdf stockpilingchecklist.pdf market turmoil family members “ skimmer ”. 20 year anniversary Treasury Department memorial Day weekend 401K Erin Nelsen jury duty Medicare Advantage identity theft vision screening emergency kits text messages stock pile self-help topics interest CFP ® pet donation drive estate planning direction student loans birth certificates Social Security Administration disaster areas VOIP landline phones Retirement Contribution Limits retirement accounts relief efforts spring cleaning 2017 TD Ameritrade National LINC Conference business hours Two-Step Verification Ice Cream Social debt January 10 Healthcare home vacation cell phones credit score home break-ins ice cream CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER exam June 29 IRA accounts items Labor Day padlock retirement planning flash drive Federal Trade Commission website donation counts credit card company 70 1/2. bottom line Brexit vote fun atmosphere Kraig Mathias Fox News story money Amazon insurance policy interest rates Flexible Spending Account health care costs opt-out cell phone carriers holidays approach card reader TD Ameritrade car loans operations manager Open Enrollment FSA media accounts partner /owner non-prescripstion sunglasses president Trump 2017 Equifax breach home emergency preparedness kits house sitter emergency folder water … Auto insurance COVID -19 virus Roth IRA app 2017 IRA contributions Victor Dergunov