Being Healthy, Nationally

There are so many things that the average person doesn’t know. For example, I bet you didn’t know that today is a holiday. That’s right! Monday, June 29 is World Scleroderma Awareness Day. I bet you also didn’t know that the month of June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, Cataract Awareness Month, and National Safety Month. Wow! Are you starting to spot a pattern? All of these special days (and months) are aiming to promote health on a national level. While you may not have known those holidays, I’m sure you did know this: The U.S. government has the same goal as those holidays, to promote health on a national level. They’re doing this through social distancing guidelines.

While none of us enjoy social distancing, it is essential to helping our country return to “normal”. It may seem restrictive. Some people think that it goes against their rights as U.S. citizens. However, they don’t realize that social distancing and taking safety precautions are truly in the best interest of this country and its citizens. If the United States could follow the examples of some other countries, things would likely get “back to normal” much sooner. Notable lockdowns include China, Italy, and Spain. Formerly, all three countries had some of the highest case numbers, but they are now reporting very few (or even no!) new cases. But the only way they obtained this was through people who cared enough to protect their country. For more information about countries who are flattening their curves, check out this graph.

And, of course, all of this is only possible through committed citizens who take health seriously. Hopefully, that’s you! If so, Ecohealth KC is here to help. We are partnering with a local Kansas City company to deliver high-quality hand sanitizers. We are also providing our city and country with KN95 masks, which filter out 95% of virus-sized particles. Check out the chart below to see how well you are protected against Covid-19 with or without a mask. It’s all part of being healthy, nationally.