HOUSTON — Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has a message for millennials during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Astros star posted a video of him and his wife, Daniella, and their pets at staying home on Instagram.
“I know you guys miss baseball. I miss baseball a lot also,” Correa said. “I just wanted to take this time to address something you have probably heard a 1,000 times already.”
Correa went on to encourage practice preventing to the spread of COVID-19.
“Wash your hands, do not touch your face, practice social distancing,” Correa said.
However, the shortstop called out millennials who are not doing their part during the outbreak to prevent the spread.
“I hear a lot of millennials out there saying they don’t care, that they are not going to let this affect them, they’re not going to die from this,” Correa said. “I think now is the time to stop only caring about ourselves and start caring about other people.”
The Astros star reiterated that it should be everyone’s goal to stop the spread.
“If we fight together toward the common goal, we’ll get through this and be able to flatten the curve.”
Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.
But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.
The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.
Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...
- The air by coughing or sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
Help stop the spread of coronavirus
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Eat and sleep separately from your family members
- Use different utensils and dishes
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
- If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
Lower your risk
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.
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