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What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Yavapai County Arizona

Sedona AZIt’s time to be vigilant, take precautions, and prepare.

Yavapai County Community Health Services Director Leslie Horton said, “Yavapai County has a history of collaborating with the local partner agencies, including all cities and towns, to protect the residents that call Yavapai County home. We are working together and reviewing plans and practiced responses that have been in place for years to make sure everyone is prepared for situations like the one we find ourselves in now with the worldwide spread of Coronavirus (Covid19).”

With the recent case of COVID-19 in California with no contact with anyone from Wuhan China, the CDC has warned the public to be vigilant in healthy precautions and to prepare for potential cases: Visit this link for an easy to follow checklist and share it with others.

The one Arizona patient is now out of isolation and is no longer infected by the virus. People who have come in close contact with the man haven’t shown any signs of the illness known as COVID-19, Maricopa County Public Health reported. Most of them have passed the 14-day monitoring period without displaying any symptoms. Six of the 15 confirmed cases in the U.S. have recovered.

What is the virus and how is it different from the flu?

The only thing it has in common with the flu is that they are both respiratory viruses. COVID-19 has more in common with the common cold. While we mostly hear about rhinoviruses, there are several strains of coronavirus common in the U.S. that cause nothing worse than a cold.

Older adults usually develop worse symptoms than younger and are more likely to develop complications. Like flu, it generally hits hardest among seniors, people with chronic diseases like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, and those with weakened immune systems like people undergoing cancer treatment.

There’s no vaccine for coronavirus, but seniors should get vaccinated for diseases like pneumococcus and Hib. Getting those two vaccinations will help in limiting complications. Talk to your health provider if those vaccines are right for you.

Men are more likely to be hit harder with COVID than women. This is partly because women have a better immune system, but also because men often delay medical care until symptoms are severe. Coronavirus or not, if you have a fever above 100, a cough, and/or sore throat, see your doctor.

For more FAQs about COVID-19 visit this link.

The best you can do to keep yourself from being infected?  It happens to be the same steps you take to keep yourself from getting colds and flu:

*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 that contains at least 60% alcohol.
*Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
*Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
*Stay home when you are sick.
*Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
*Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Here are some preparation tips from Ready.gov:

*Store a two-week supply of water and food.
*Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home.
*Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.
*Get copies and maintain electronic versions of health records from doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and other sources and store them, for personal reference. Get help accessing electronic health records.
*Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.

Health officials emphasize that those who haven’t gotten the vaccine yet should do so, even though we’ve likely reached the midpoint of flu season. The vaccine takes two weeks to provide full protection, but cannot only ward off the illness, it can reduce how bad your flu is if you catch it and reduce the chance you’ll be hospitalized.

Yavapai County Community Health Services is in continuous communications with Arizona Department of Health Services on the COVID-19 monitoring and situation and will keep the public

YCCHS still has plenty of flu vaccine and ask your doctor if you should get any others – just call 928-771-3122 to make an appointment at one of our locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood and Chino Valley.

The latest CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Update provides updated guidance on evaluating and testing persons under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19. It supersedes previous guidance: See https://bit.ly/2I3ZNbJ


  1. Novine Esposito says:

    No connector road to 89A needed or wanted.

  2. COVID 19 Vaccine Effectiveness Plunges says:

    This week scientific studies begin to provide statistical data with results of more CDC studies expected soon; COVID-19 Vaccines lose effectiveness and social distancing and masking may have little impact on spread. Finally the true science is being told and global politics getting shelved. Political goals and science goals are incompatible.

  3. Teddy Levinson Ko, Seattle area says:

    Dr. Fauci is up to his eyeballs in trouble and what a genuine loss of respect for this shyster as revelations of his collusion with social media, Wuhan research, and too many other social media and vaccine reasons to count. He’s being proven a liar and knew from the beginning what he and other researchers had done that was wrong and tried to hide it. Maybe jail time or house arrest and loss of income and ability to move about freely like he caused for us at home and globally should be his fate? What a scam we fell for again.

  4. @ Teddy Levinson Ko, Seattle area says:

    “What a scam we fell for again.”

    We? From the start, I never fell for any of it. Never wore a mask once. Never took the clot shot.

    Know ye this well:

    “The state lies in all the tongues of good and evil, and whatever it says is lies, and whatever it has, it has stolen, everything it is, is false, it bites with stolen teeth, and it bites often, it is false down to its bowels.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Also Sprach Zarathustra [1896]

  5. EG says:

    Measles vaccine appears to impact autism rates. Research it don’t just go with the pediatrician or doctor flow. Like COVID we may be getting government hand in hand with pharmaceuticals and I’m inclined now to not trust CDC and FDA like prior to pandemic but receptive to medical fact.

  6. Jayden Wang says:

    UPenn medical school professor says new ‘anti-racism’ policies are ‘lowering standards and corrupting medicine’ because they focus on ‘skin color’ and not the ‘best and brightest’ and new study on deaths from coronavirus vaccines show shocking and unexpected reports when autopsies performed and information collated. More time is needed before vaccines further administered and children and young people should not be vaccinated until full impact is understood.

  7. Nancy, Sedona says:

    Americans Injured by the COVID-19 Vaccine Have to Prove Causation to Receive Compensation
    Establishment of a vaccine injury table would eliminate that burden
    By Meiling Lee
    October 6, 2022 Updated: October 6, 2022 is a new article on underreported vaccine injuries.

  8. LJ says:

    my cents worth- my 5 adult children and spouses refused vaccinations wearing masks when circumstances demanded; 4 in medical fields and 1 works global independent businessman flying weekly coach classes domestically internationally and 4 served in medical facilities including Covid ER unit. Not one needed medical attention. They refused administering 3 children jabs. Mom and me jabbed with booster believing 65:71 risk ages suffering mild medium covid twice (1 stay at home spouse caught mild covid in New York)

  9. Sedona Sylvia + Flagstaff Matt says:

    If this country votes for a Democrat with the past two years of losing jobs, soaring food and gas prices, outrageous house and rent costs, soaring electric and water bills, no food or water in grocery stores, no baby formula, no fruit and vegetables in markets, soaring prices of cars and forcing us to buy electric cars when they cost twice as much as new cars, gas prices have doubled idiots! If you can’t see that our lives are worse off with Biden Harris Pelosi Schumer and old crone Governor stooge in Wisconsin and Minnesota and ridiculous black Georgia racists Warnock and Abrams and Maryland and New York and druggie alky not smart white boy disgustingly theatrically showed up at Uvalde Texas shouting at the grieving parents for not doing right by those sons and daughters they lost stealing TV time from the dead babies to run for office?

    OMG what is wrong with you voters. Your kids will live in your basements forever or in a gulag camps democrats have built called public schools. Get rid of the city cou ail and mayor and let us breathe again in Sedona. Get rid of Biden Harris Pelosi Schumer and let us not live in fear of who becomes President any day now. We need new blood like Iraq veteran DeSantis from Florida or the new Republicans from New Mexico and Utah.

    We need Americans who love being Americans running our country. No more lockdowns and no more lies from CDC and FDA and FBI which hid the truth about Biden family, Clinton family and Cuomo family. Those stealing crooks make Donald Trump ego look like a Boy Scout because he did a damn good job with everybody trying to sabotage him. That miracle of telling the powers in DC a that the people came first we need again! We need our gas pipeline back on because we can’t defend against Russia and China with flower power boats cars planes.

  10. Laughing Last says:

    NYC ordered to reinstate unvaccinated workers and give back pay after court rules.
    Vote Republican because they believed everyone regardless of race, creed, gender had free choice. Democrats proved themselves power hungry kings and queens and its forcing you to give in to their control and failure to know science.
    Goodbye Democrats. You destroyed America in two years, stocks plummeted again today, banks are on shaky ground, inflation is above 13% and climbing, Biden has brought us to the brink of war again.

  11. Evelyn Wu Dell, Flagstaff says:

    ‘The Central News Agency in Taiwan reported on Dec. 16 that the rush for drugs in mainland China has spread outside the country. The media in various countries have reported waves of expatriate Chinese buying drugs en masse, and Japan and Taiwan have started to impose purchase limits for certain essential drugs. In Hong Kong, Macau, and Australia, painkillers and antipyretics were bought in large numbers, and shortages occurred, forcing the pharmacies to impose restrictions on purchases.
    Breaking news:
    Heng He, a China expert, told the Epoch Times on Dec. 22 that the CCP’s sudden reversal of its extreme lockdowns illustrates the failure of the three-year zero-COVID policy. The CCP already caused one wave of disasters when it locked down the country, and now the reopening has caused another wave of suffering for people. “Both approaches,” he said, “were not based on science, but on political necessity.” The Chinese people were caught off guard by the CCP’s unpredictable policies…’more


    Go find articles if you are interested written by international journalist David Chung on failed China Covid policies and rules.

  12. Return Power to the People says:

    Dr. Anthony Fauci is being criticized and mocked for having a devotional candle with his own face on it on his bookshelf, which was seen during a video interview. He also is uncomfortable that an article leaked he had his office walls lined with paintings and drawings of himself. He pushed back at the uproar by saying he was science.

    Retirement. Now. CCP has job openings.

  13. Rebecca Piazza says:

    Dr. Fauci retired officially on January 1, 2023, by request. The gloves are off for the leftist Fauci. In a recent New York Times interview, Fauci revealed that he had a gigantic wall filled with portraits of himself in his home office, a detail which Twitter and other social media users, including well-known names, described as creepy. Other social media networks are having a field day too with the “Science God”, as more information is allowed to surface of non-scientific and political motivators for lockdown and vaccine mandates decisions.

  14. @ Rebecca says:

    Oh, I’m sure Dr. Fauci is so hurt by your anonymous negative comments about him Ion sedona eye.. boo-hoo like lol

  15. Rebecca says:

    (Editor, please allow this reply to the Anonymous negative commenter. Thank you. RWP)
    The soft opening in China of Disney’s Avatar something or the other sequel was due to “the country’s continued COVID lockdowns, which triggered protests after people were tragically burned alive in an apartment complex because the exits were welded shut by the CCP.”

    My comments? My reply was to a prior comment providing current knowledge. Clearly the comments were from the New York Times and others and clearly you have an inability to think and to reason beyond past propaganda and misinformation. Time to woke up, anonymous. No apology necessary.

  16. @ Rebecca says:

    As I said boo hoo and keep rattling that imaginary rattle do you know Advil about anything?

  17. Nay Patel, Cottonwood says:


    Good Sunday morning http://www.SedonaEye.com from Ctnwd friends, Good for sharing comments here / awesome.

  18. Axel O says:

    shake it up people because new info proving we’ve erased 25 years of health gains

  19. @Pandemic Virus Epidemics says:

    NPR. Very funny. National Propaganda Radio

  20. Rebecca Piazza says:

    Attention @Rebecca – A NY Judge struck down the COVID19 Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers! Finally, Science has been heard.

    New York state Supreme Court Judge Gerard Neri declared the statewide Covid19 vaccine mandate for medical staff “null, void and of no effect”, a landmark ruling that also declared Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state health department overstepped their authority. The New York Supreme Court judge further ruled that Governor Hochul and her health department mandate was “arbitrary and capricious” citing medical evidence that COVID19 vaccines don’t prevent the spread of the virus, undercutting the basis for the mandate.

  21. Ryan says:


    Pfizer admits vaccine may cause reproductive health issues

  22. Starry Valle, Flagstaff Arizona says:

    people in government are going to jail after lying and manipulating us about vaccines and schools, keep reporting on new medical findings SE

  23. Children are at least risk for Covid says:

    Found this while researching moderna vaccine boosters: The original vaccines aren’t very effective for children, according to trial data and observational studies.

    A CDC study published this month, for example, found that a primary series of Moderna’s shot provided 60 percent protection for children aged 3 to 5 but that the protection plunged to 36 percent between three and four months. Pfizer’s primary series provided just 31 percent protection.

    Children are at the least risk from COVID-19.

    Observational data for the updated vaccines indicate they may protect better against severe illness, but many experts say trial data are required to prove effectiveness.

  24. Orvan Villegas, Payson says:

    SedonaEye.com webmaster, always a great read.

  25. Liz says:

    Big Tech under fire by Senate and House for Wuhan lab leak classified document suppression of that information! About time it had to be printed by NYTimes and Washington papers because any intelligent scientific person knew and still knows it was a lab leak. Also no Orangeman Trump isn’t responsible for the Ohio train derailment LMAO . . It was caused by bad brakes like on many of your cars and sensor issues like on your vehicle and that’s Dept of Transportation oversight . . LOAO and save us us from media manipulation and government collusion.

  26. Coronavirus Transparency Now says:


    President Biden and his administration must allow full access and disclosure of all information and research that lead to the pandemic and its vaccines and its aftermath. It’s the taxpayers money and it’s ultimately the purview of the taxpayer not the government. Remember that city councils and elected officials everywhere – you will be held accountable for every action taken with taxpayers money.

  27. Watch this Robert F. Kennedy Jr video says:


    Prominent progressive Democrats speak out about pandemic and how it was mishandled.

  28. PC says:

    RFKennedyJr declared as democrat presidential candidate and we true democrats breathe sighs of relief that Dementia Joe and Kamala LaLa can not be re-elected

  29. PC again says:

    Editors – Didn’t catch before comment submit, pls post thx – and the government’s CDC and bureaucrats mishandling of vaccine mandates even after knowledge they were wrong (can’t blame Trump and he gets credit for saving lives) and covering up China’s bio (war? Terrorism? Virology release) laboratories (plural). American universities and cities are in danger of becoming China fiefdoms. Expect to work to keep our freedoms, work to keep safe. Medicines need to be made in America.

  30. Sedona Keith says:

    Vaccine efficacy is unproven. Why would anyone care about this? Because it matters for every single person.

  31. Elaine, Tucson says:

    WAS great middle way now
    u stop covering schools

  32. Lulu, PV AZ says:

    FYI Johnson and Johnson COVID 19 vaccine no longer available in U.S. says U.S. Center for Disease Control.

  33. Unvaccinated Teachers to be Reinstated says:

    3 Rhode Island teachers fired for refusing covid 19 vaccine shots have been offered their jobs back with full back pay by their school district. They each are entitled to $33,333 in damages in addition to back pay.
    (Pg A2 Epoch Times May 17-23-2023)

    Every US teacher should sue the NEA and their school districts and federal and state education agencies for same or more.

  34. Gayle Big Park - How dare they do this in America says:

    August 25, 2023 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has halted the collection of COVID-19 vaccine adverse events reports through the agency’s V-Safe page even as millions of Americans reported being “impacted” by such vaccines… (from article)

    Enough “communist controlled government” decision-making in America. Vote Democrats and Biden admin out and return that reporting page now. Bureaucrats are not elected officials and elected officials are subject to removal by voters, and the brazen corruption at CDC and other departments of failed DC health and safety agencies must be held accountable. Impeachment and firings need to be investigated. It’s not Trump’s fault any longer or for the past two years, it’s Biden and Harris.

  35. Gregg says:

    Biden Harris DCCC owned by Big Pharma and Big Tech except for Musk and they’re going after him like Putin loves to poison his enemies.

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