USA Covid stats as of August 2020
5.76 Million Cases
34,000 New Cases
USA has 1/4 of worldwide cases & deaths
Covid-19, Coronavirus is still ravaging the planet, but nowhere worse than the USA. For the United States alone, since our last blog.. over 50,000 more deaths and an additional 2 1/2 million cases. Horrific beyond words. It is such a shame that here in the USA these statistics (which are most-probably vastly under-recorded) could have been significantly reduced if not for the absolute lack of leadership from our government and continued ignoring of science. Mad? You bet! Even when (trying so hard to be optimistic) COVID subsides, ‘we’ will still be faced with Climate Change. As I write this post, California has 2 fires raging.. two of their three biggest firest ever in their history. We need a paradigm shift away from greed, corruption and ignorance of science. Tackling our very-near future problems will take vision, boldness, smarts, teamwork and sacrifice – not just from our leaders, but from each and everyone of us. Getting back to COVID, each of us has a vital responsibility to keep ourselves and others safe. Follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Follow science!
From the WHO, World Health Organization:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
- Wash your hands
- Social Distance
- Avoid crowds
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth
- Stay home, self isolate
- If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, seek medical attention, be sure to call in advance if possible.
Due to COVID-19, all 2020 tours were cancelled. We remain hopeful for a return to responsible adventure travel in 2021. Until then…