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What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

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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

310 Comments

  1. Well Michele says:

    Its nice to know that you are following what other countries are doing…Kudos to you!

    But maybe do a little research and see they are using their own vaccine !

    Covid: Taiwan rolls out homegrown vaccine amid criticism..https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58301573

    So should be be comparing and apple to a car?….Or is it shock value and lies that you are pushing being so deceitful?

  2. Shannon Monday says:

    Vaccine information is coming out even with the centralized control of the media from
    Government repression. Stay tuned for real facts. Thanks to Sedona Times for keeping the lines of communication open.

  3. Azure, VOC says:

    Covid infections of fully vaccinated plus booster is growing faster every day. A sister in Michigan tested positive today ! she’s worried her husband will get it and he’s post surgery ! 3rd week of PT an OT. She’s fighting cancer. Watch it because the new one they think was brought to South Africa from Asia and we have to fight back and not be kneed in the groin.

  4. Covid deaths falling quickly says:

    We hear constantly that 1,300 people are dying a day from Covid. By comparison, about 2,000 people die each day from cancer, and 1,600 from heart disease. Their deaths get no coverage.

    Covid was the leading cause of death in the US only in January 2021, even among those eighty-five and older. Since then, it has ranked as the third most frequent cause of death both in the overall population and in the elderly.

  5. JDT says:

    Talked to dozens out on the road traveling and most had a mild to middle range case of covid over year back including after vaccinated a few months several say. Why bother getting vaccinated? Taiwan ended up doing the right thing and had very few deaths. Good thing Cuomo’s out of office or people would be dropping like flies in NY now. What greaseball losers in NY and lots of them here, barely tolerate their stupidity and arrogance. Funny we were successful without them and not doing well with them. Rocket scientists they never were and aren’t now. Vote local with your feet and levers.

  6. Reggie says:

    Go get your flu vaccine people.

  7. Sedona Keith says:

    Big discussion at club today saying China is demanding anal swab tests for all American diplomats and Americans going to Olympics? Also talk that Pres. Biden is sending diplomats when he said he wasn’t because he fears Russians invading Ukraine while China has high security alert for winter games? In many opinions no athletes ought to be there in China while Russia-Sino agreement says if one attacks then both attack. That means Ukraine and Taiwan. Our athletes and Americans become war tokens while we’re attacked on both fronts like WWII. Why isn’t this on the news or is it another project delegated to Harris?

  8. mshobert says:

    I am Q. What say you now?

  9. Liz says:

    News sites reporting today that early data shows that rapid covid tests are only 85% accurate and the PCR test only 97% accurate. Bottomline? If you’re not sick or asymptomatic, why are you testing? Commonsense says if you’re sick, stay home and get better is the way to go and, if you feel sick enough to require hospitalization, then call 911. The first responders are trained to assess you on-site before transporting.

  10. Ethereum says:

    Push back omricon – Biden went to Delaware to vacation because his vacation to Puerto Rico was canceled.

  11. Anton says:

    Omicron

  12. John says:

    What are anal swabs!? Why feds not allowing monoclonal therapy shipments that save you and those you love and care about?! That’s why you don’t want feds in charge of squat because they (deleted by editor) up a (deleted by editor)

  13. Mark Alexander says:

    Exposing Biden’s BIG COVID Lies — Follow the Numbers

    “Two-thirds of deaths are people with six or more comorbidities.”

    Pay attention to the science.

  14. Phoebe Fuchs, Phoenix says:

    Two very big high profile Demos just pulled out of a Biden event. We Canadians are appalled at your lack of patriotism, the leader of the free world wants to join hands with its enemies? Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day and the ones remembering those who died are the survivors. You should be remembering too. This coronavirus is a reminder that you can kill or you can save. Which are you? Wear your mask until you know. Amazing site, Sedona.

  15. Tom says:

    From ABC news –

    Biden sees other troublesome disapproval numbers surrounding his handling of gun violence (69%), crime (64%), immigration (64%), the situation with Russia and Ukraine (56%) and the country’s economic recovery (56%.)

    The country is split on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with 50% approving and 49% disapproving. And while support from Democrats trends higher than the population as a whole, Biden’s support within his own ranks is softening.

    In August, 91% of Democrats approved of Biden’s handling of the pandemic. Now, that figure has dropped to 82%. The drop in support among Democrats around Biden’s handling of the economic recovery is even clearer, from 89% in August to 73% now. In all approval polls Biden continues to lose support leading to lower numbers each week.

  16. Monrovia Rules says:

    Checking your poop? Not only the Chinese are doing anal swabs against rules of diplomacy of Americans in that country, but Biden’s admin ordered waste treatment plants to do the same. WHAT THE F*** Brandon! What will your bureaucracy do with that info and for what and why and how and where and ? Can you get the trucks allowed into California ports to move my dining room table out? It’s been sitting there for 5 months. Get the unions off our backs. Let the workers do their jobs.

  17. Judge Limit says:

    about unions. . NO UNIONS.. America doesn’t need them with laws, should keep that money they steal from us for our kids educations and our old ages

  18. Courage is Contagious - United with Canada Truckers says:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/dan-bongino-misinformation-nation/vi-AATvYh2?ocid=windirect

    Trudeau is a ridiculous child and an embarrassment to Canada. Liberte’ without fear. The people are united in our ability to think without government interference and false narratives.

  19. FTankSmith, Anthem AZ says:

    CDC now says only 0.02% of the people who received a vaccine benefitted from it. REPEAT IT. CDC now says most face masks don’t work. Repeat it.

    CDC says Covid illness breakthroughs are common amongst the vaccinated. Repeat it.

    You had no trouble repeating the CDC falsehoods. Now get busy spreading the CDC true science.

    When will you understand that healthy children may not need the vaccine? Google Johns Hopkins covid research.

    Time to clean your houses and Erase MSNBC, CBS, CNN – the Covid Nation Networks of Dis and Mis Information. Trolls and toadies of a power hungry left leaning wannabe socialist government and never we the people. Let the Free Press climb out of the foxholes and be congratulated for not abandoning the people.

    Thanks, Sedona Eye. Read a lot of both sides and viewpoints here and your efforts will be part of the internet forever. Keep on moving up.

  20. Ted says:

    Most Sedonans are well educated or attuned to the earth and naturalists and have the education of lifetimes well spent in the pursuit of things good. Then there are those who are politicians or attuned to how to pocket other people’s monies. Which are you and your relatives and friends? When we meet you in the grocery or shopping out of town, we know which one you are. It amazes us how many aren’t.

  21. Sedona Nancy says:

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1490863954700210178

    It’s time to move past coronavirus.

  22. Sedona Denis says:

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/pennsylvania-mail-voting-law-found-unconstitutional

    Anybody get their Omicron test kits that Brayer and Chuckles said were in the mail? Nobody in our area did yet. If they had asked Amazon to deliver kits to every household in America, it would have been to us in one week, but then we would have had to expect that the government people putting the kits together knew what they were doing, this dumbing down our education mattered after all. Be sure the CDC employees and contractors get their participation bonus money trophies with their paychecks though.

  23. @ Denis says:

    Got mine beginning of last week….It came by USPS like when I signed up..Same with my 2 other neighbors who signed up the day before I did….Sorry your heart is full of hate, and misinformation……But you hold the title for 2/9/2022

    On another note, I get more than half my deliveries from Amazon from that same USPS?…….Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm….and many on Sundays? Double Hmmmmmmmmmm?

  24. Judicial Watch says:

    A Covid-1 test developed by a Korean company with a 10.3 million infusion from the U.S. government is so flawed at least one state stopped using it after just a few weeks and a third-world country flagged it as defective months ago. In late September, the rapid antigen tests received Emergency Use Authorization EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test individuals suspected by healthcare providers of being infected and by the end of December the authorization was expanded to include asymptomatic individuals. The test if made by South Korean manufacturer GenBody and is being promoted by a “minority-owned, female led” public relations agency based in southern California. (Visit Judicial Watch at http://www.judicialwatch.org for more information and updates.)

  25. Sky Quinten Baker, Cottonwood AZ says:

    @@denis. No you didn’t. Post office delivers at the behest of Amazon not other way around. Typical progressive response to protect the government and not its people.

    Remember this when your brain farts. CDC now says only 0.02% of the people who received a vaccine benefitted from it. REPEAT IT. CDC now says most face masks don’t work. Repeat it.
    CDC says Covid illness breakthroughs are common amongst the vaccinated. Repeat it.

  26. Dart says:

    @sky Checked out CDC and you’re right about these great numbers – we are out of the panic zone and can get back to living without media and government scaring the hell out of us, no more pause buttons on our lives needing life!

  27. Bruce says:

    @sedonadenis
    No test kits yet. Seems somebody in Sedona ordered theirs and the website says Sedona already ordered.

  28. FJD says:

    CDC lifting mandates. Worthless pieces of political (deleted by editor) work there and hired by this administration. Biden sold us out. What did you expect, he’s Irish.

  29. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (D.D.S.) office says:

    Washington, DC – Congressman Paul A. Gosar (D.D.S.) issued the following statement after the United States Senate’s passage of companion legislation to House Joint Resolution 46, introduced by Congressman Gosar, that would terminate the COVID-19 national emergency declaration and emergency presidential powers.

    “All across America mask mandates are being lifted and normal life is beginning to return. Yet, Mr. Biden recently extended the COVID-19 national emergency for another year despite painting an optimistic portrait of life for Americans after COVID-19 during his recent State of the Union address. The extraordinary powers given to Mr. Biden to deal with the pandemic are no longer justified.

    Twice I have moved to terminate the national emergency and both times Nancy Pelosi changed the rules of the entire House to prevent this from happening. I am very pleased that today the Senate passed a companion to my resolution and I look forward to filing a discharge petition early next week to bring my resolution to the House floor for consideration.

    Under the current COVID-19 national emergency declaration, more than 120 emergency statutory powers can be invoked by Mr. Biden, including the power to draft Americans without consent, raising Dr. Fauci’s salary, further barricading the United States Capitol, and placing the Public Health Service under military control,” concluded Congressman Gosar.

    Background:

    The National Emergencies Act (NEA) gives any sitting President extraordinary powers to deal with crises other than war or natural disasters. On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency concerning COVID-19. On February 22, 2022, Joe Biden decided to extend the COVID-19 national emergency beyond March 1, 2023. A provision in the NEA grants Congress termination review of national emergencies, stating that after six months, and every six months after the emergency continues, Congress must meet to consider a resolution of termination.

    Last week, Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas introduced a Senate companion to H. J. Res 46, which was subject to an expedited procedure resulting in the resolution’s passage to terminate the national emergency declaration for the Covid-19 pandemic by a vote of 48 to 47.

  30. @Gosart says:

    You are a (deleted by editor) disgrace to all of Arizona.

  31. Brenden T. Maile, Kingman AZ says:

    It’s time for mandates to be removed. It appears that they didn’t work all that well, and people do want to hold on to feeling secure. Masks have limited usefulness and we know it but it’s something for scared people in scary times when they don’t have much else to comfort them. Time to get on with life and stop acting like imminent death is stalking around corners.

  32. Chevellie Kong says:

    According to the Harvard Health blog, a 2018 study by the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University found that exposure to hot hand dryers exponentially grew bacteria colonies within a matter of seconds.

    “Every time a lidless toilet is flushed, it aerosolizes a fine mist of microbes. This fecal cloud may disperse over an area as large as 6 square meters (65 square feet),” Harvard Health stated.

    This means that each time someone flushes a toilet, particles of fecal bacteria spread through the air. When the bacteria comes in contact with a hot hand dryer, it multiplies. The best way to dry your hands and prevent bacteria from surviving on them is to use a paper towel.

  33. Rob says:

    (Under the current COVID-19 national emergency declaration, more than 120 emergency statutory powers can be invoked by Mr. Biden, including the power to draft Americans without consent, raising Dr. Fauci’s salary, further barricading the United States Capitol, and placing the Public Health Service under military control,” concluded Congressman Gosar.)

    Made me think about it. Don’t know if you agree or not but that group in DC would put us all into a covid prison if they could and then go party on with Hunter.

  34. Ariadne True says:

    I wish old people would get vaccinated.

  35. Teula in Reno NV says:

    Hello Sedona. We’re doing reach outs to inspire voices help social justice for science. Heard on CNN and places on internet that 18% of vaccinated people have Long Covid, which means millions. My sister has gone from perfectly healthy climbing mountains to barely able to walk up a driveway with a one foot incline due to suspected vaccine neuropathy. It started with the booster shot. You need to tell what’s happening to you, tell doctors, tell pharmacists, notify CDC, and hospitals and clinics in your areas. Be heard before they shut you down. Document in writing when you can. We need a cure.

  36. Janet, west Sedona says:

    https://apple.news/Akwp_2u0FQLqrJuTSwAFB3A

    Thanks to comments here like the reader from Reno I became aware of long covid and have been watching and talking to people about it and found several people in sedona suffering from mysterious ailments that now seem covid related too. Call your doctors and tell them to get educated and to get involved with documenting these ailments and others. Do not vaccinate your kids parents unless they are in imminent danger of dying if you don’t. Panic vaccines are not science but emotional responses to diseases. Take time to be educated and stop watching only pro vaccine outlets. Learn to think.

  37. West Sedona Dave says:

    Paul……………..lol…never mind…your a (deleted by editor) to the USA…. just fad off with your nice pension that 99% of us will never get…..anything else i would say would get censored….Fool and a jackass is far to nice!…..Go Away forever!

  38. Jo Johnson, Tucson says:

    Science and medicine moved so far ahead from the days of Roe V Wade that the initial viability of a baby has changed. It’s time for America to change and recognize that we are now wrong about when life begins (viability) and correct this abhorrent injustice against humans. We do more to protect animals in no kill shelters, what is wrong with voters over 18 yr old? Abortion is not a constitutional right. Let’s all call it a pass go and get out of jail free for those who made the choice to end a viable healthy baby’a life.

    Now science and medicine have proven differently than 50 years ago when life began. You all kept meowing about getting vaccines because science said and now we’re learning that there’s a good chance science is offering best information to reconsider some vaccine decisions. It’s time to reconsider abortion on demand as inhumane.

  39. Laila Anderson says:

    Democrats are Prolife which means prodeath and promurder? right, WS Dave? Where do you stand on Ukraine?

  40. @ Laila says:

    What a strange response for a article on the Coronavirus?

    An answer to your bazaar question. What has Russia done since the end of WW2?
    Killed political opponents for one…..Poisoned the other political opponents…Invaded Georgia , invaded Crimea!……Now started a war with a sovereign nation of Ukraine….That was a tuff one to answer hu?….By the way both those counties are still fighting Covid also….So there is that!

  41. Bill & Kathy, VOC says:

    https://apple.news/Akwp_2u0FQLqrJuTSwAFB3A

    terrifying
    share this AZ woman trauma

  42. Mshobert says:

    Don’t get vaxed – thin the herd.

  43. Paula Chou, Lake Placid says:

    Good news. Covid deaths are being investigated for accuracy in testing and diagnosis to find more fact vs supposition statistics during the pandemic.

  44. Bill, Camp Verde says:

    Global TV and newspaper coverages show that in China, Shanghai keeps tightening its lockdown procedures while Beijing continues its strict testing protocols. Many residents are asking a simple yet difficult question: Why?
    Cellphone coverage shows people screaming from locked down buildings saying they’re starving (the authorities put a paper notice on outside doors and if it comes off or is damaged the people inside are subject to the whims of authorities).
    Insanity.

  45. Eunice Po says:

    It’s been verified by UN and other oversight agencies that China has underreported its Covid deaths by thousands.

  46. E. G. Johnson, Chicago area says:

    Normal drugs are in short supply and it’s not because the chemicals aren’t available, it’s because there is no one in the US manufacturing them because it was offshored under Obama administration. Covid didn’t cause this. Trump didn’t cause this. Biden isn’t fixing it because his VP admin was the starter of this debacle. These are inexpensive cancer and premature baby drugs and surgery drugs that the FDA has forced out of business. Watch 60 Minutes today and demand the Biden administration stop supporting anti inexpensive generic drugs.

  47. Free Covid Test Kits says:

    Looking for a free COVID-19 rapid test? Come grab one for free, first come, first served, at City Hall in the Police Department lobby, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

  48. GT says:

    10 Percent of Americans Regret Taking COVID Vaccine, 15 Percent Have a New Medical Condition
    By Enrico Trigoso
    August 5, 2022 Updated: August 8, 2022

    Suggest it be found online and read.

  49. Vaccinated & Boosted Get Covid Too says:

    First Lady Jill Biden gets double COVID: Days after the twice vaccinated and double boosted Jill Biden was cleared from a COVID infection she first tested positive for on August 15, the first lady once again tested positive in what is being termed a “rebound” case. She is currently staying isolated in the Bidens’ Delaware home, and is said to not be experiencing any symptoms. At 71 years old, she is in the demographic group most endangered by the virus that originated in Wuhan, China. Joe Biden himself recently recovered from a rebound COVID infection. The great irony here is that it demonstrates that the COVID vaccine does not work like a traditional vaccine in that it does not prevent infection. At best, it lessens the severity of the infection, as appears to have been the case with the Bidens. It further highlights that Biden’s one-size-fits-all vaccine mandate was never really intended to stop COVID as much as it was an opportunity to use COVID as an excuse for a federal government power-grab. If even the vaccinated get the virus, then why demonize those who refuse? The answer is because it was all about politics.

    From: The Patriot Post
    Date: August 25, 2022 at 11:46:31 AM EDT

  50. Tolliver says:

    Questions Questions Questions. Fauci let go by Biden admin very quietly, can’t fire the man publicly who did something morally and ethically wrong? Wasn’t it discovered that he lied and tried to prevent knowledge of his involvement with Chinese gain of function research in Wuhan? Wasn’t he the one who coated the “bat cave” science that has been proved a total fabrication called a lie? Questions.

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