American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (April 2020)

American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (April 2020)

The outbreak of the new coronavirus disease, called COVID-19, is having a serious impact on many people, including cancer patients, their families, and caregivers, especially now that the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to all 50 states and around the globe.

Cancer patients are among those at high risk of serious illness from an infection because their immune systems are often weakened by cancer and its treatments. Most people who were treated for cancer in the past (especially if it was years ago) are likely to have normal immune function, but each person is different. It's important that all cancer patients and survivors, whether currently in treatment or not, talk with a doctor who understands their situation and medical history.

It's also important that both patients and their caregivers take precautions to lower their risk of getting COVID-19. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has specific recommendations for people at risk for serious illness, including COVID-19 infection.

Health officials are recommending people stay at home as much as possible, including working and schooling from home to slow the spread of the virus.

While the news about this outbreak is changing daily, even hourly, knowing some basic facts about what can and cannot be done to prevent getting sick can be very empowering.

According to the CDC, the virus spreads mainly from person-to-person:

When somebody who is infected and coughs or sneezes, the virus can be spread in respiratory droplets.

These droplets might reach the mouths or noses of people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet), which could lead to an infection.

The droplets can also land on surfaces, which people might then touch. This could potentially lead to an infection if a person then touches their mouth or nose.

Some people who do not have symptoms may still be able to spread the virus. Because of this, it’s important that everyone follow the CDC’s recommendations on how to protect yourself.

American Internet Tech supports al cancer patients during this outbreak and proceeds to one more monthly donation to the American Cancer Society.

Stay Safe!