The World Changed On Wednesday Mar. 11th Potentially Devastating Effects on OICA, Nonprofits

In a matter of hours, the world in which we live changed last week, and that change started right here in Oklahoma.

As the NBA’s Utah Jazz was preparing to play the Oklahoma City Thunder in Chesapeake Energy Arena, one of the Jazz players tested positive for the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Within hours of that diagnosis, every major sporting and mass-gathering event was cancelled or postponed.

This shows we should take the warnings about COVID-19 seriously. It does not mean we should panic. Still, the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control are a prudent pathway to reduce the transmission of the disease, preventing it from becoming as deadly as the 1918 Flu Pandemic.

Health Concerns with COVID-19

So, let’s be clear: this is no hoax. The risk is real and lifethreatening. An emergency physician at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas took to Facebook to illustrate the dangers.

 

 

 

 

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