The theme of the week seems to be “don’t panic, but do prepare”. And with one of the weirdest and newsy flu seasons in recent memory, there’s plenty of chatter. However, the CDC and other reliable sources offer some pretty simple advice, which is nicely summed up by this article from NPR and the video below, which is a good refresher on how to wash hands effectively. (Be prepared to do this one thing a lot for the next several weeks!) Stick to the real, science-backed info rather than beautifully packaged promises of vitamin megadoses and the joys of trendy remedies.
The bottom line: Be safe, take precautions, and stay informed. Be healthy out there, and please please please, stay home if you’re not feeling well. Take care of yourselves!