Please lift up the world in prayer as we fight a common enemy ; Covid-19 Coronavirus.
So many families have lost loved ones and many are still sick and dying. Jesus can heal our nations and stop this infection in its evil course before many more people are wiped out. Please continue to pray daily and add fasting if you can!
Feel free to share with your friends so many voices can be lifted! May God bless and protect you all!
Symptoms 1-3 are the only symptoms experienced by up to 80% of individuals who are younger and tend to recover spontaneously. Symptoms 4-10 are more serious, require hospitalization and occur in about 13 % of individuals and are often elderly.
If you are sick, call your doctors office, urgent care center or hospital emergency room or telemedicine platform for triage and advice on how to proceed.
TREATMENT: • Supportive care- IV fluids, respiratory support, fever control • Certain antiretrovirals and an antimalarial called chloroquine(2) have been shown to be useful • Monoclonal antibodies from “convalescent serum” from patients who recovered from the disease is also a possible option
PREVENTION: • Wash hands properly and frequently with soap and water for minimum of 20 seconds • Avoid hugs, hand shakes and close contacts with people in public • Keep hands away from your face • Avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, public computers, grocery carts/baskets • Avoid non-essential travel and cruises for now • Stay home and self quarantine for 14 days if you feel sick – fever, cough, bodyache, sneezing (not responding to allergy meds) • Elderly folks (70 and older) should minimize exposure and avoid crowds
By Moji Ariyo, MD FACP , assitant professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA and also Global Health Consultant for Babcock University who coordinated Ebola screening protocol for the university alongside WHO and State Public Health officials during the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
I visited Nigeria during Independence day this year and I decided to do something different.
To commemorate Nigeria’s 59th Independence day I adopted a High School (Oct 1st was a public holiday so had to wait until Oct 2, 2019 to catch students in class).
This was not just any ordinary high school, it is a school of excellence with unique kids who are extremely brilliant.
They also have a unique founder-father figure in the person of Kabiyesi Orogun of Ila-Orangun Oba Adedokun Abolarin who’s vision to help alleviate poverty among the most vulnerable indigenes of his town. The king has adopted all 138 students currently enrolled in his school and provides free accommodation, tuition and meals.
Oba Abolarin (dressed in blue polo shirt and shorts below) is not a filthy rich man but he is rich in spirit. He knows every single one of these kids and their heart wrenching stories.
He wants to change their narratives of poverty, abuse and abandonment to that of courage, integrity, strength of character and love for community.
These children are academically strong as they no longer have typical life distractions like participating in the child labor market to meet the demands of hunger or make ends meet.
The Abolarin College would like to partner with you
to help these children reach their full potential. Yes, the next Picasso may be molded right here at The Abolarin College.
Please contribute whatever you can to help support and sustain this NGO private school knowing full well that you are investing in Nigeria’s future.
Visit their Facebook page and and become a friend and partner of the Abolarin College.
For more information, contact them at:
#BlackLivesMatter in Africa too.