Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, predicted over the weekend that Houston is on the brink of a disaster, based on the latest trends in increasing numbers. “My observations if this trajectory persists: 1) Houston would become the worst affected city in the US, maybe rival what we’re seeing now in Brazil 2) The masks = good 1st step but simply won’t be enough 3) We would need to proceed to red alert,” Hotez tweeted.
Do not wait for a politician to tell you to:
- Wear a mask.
- Avoid crowds (especially younger non-mask wearing crowds where infections are spiking upwards).
- Pay attention to your local Covid-19 statistics and act accordingly. Limit your excursions to trips for essentials or shelter in place.
- Practice physical (social) distancing.
- Stock your pantry.