WASHINGTON, DC, June 19 — “We already know what life is like in lockdown mode but are we ready to face the COVID virus as the nation begins the journey back to a semblance of normality. Bear in mind that precautions will still be required; this bug is not going gently into the night. It remains a clear and present danger and will be for quite some time to come,” says Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].
Weber cautions the elderly, in particular, to be aware of the potential for a “second wave” of infection. Medical researchers support the notion that the older you are the more susceptible you can be to this new, deadly strain of virus, especially if you have chronic infirmities. The Centers for Disease Control [CDC] reports that 80% of the deaths due to COVID-19 have been among the 65-plus population in the U.S.
Meanwhile, there are signs that easing restrictions that mitigate the spread of the disease may have consequences, says Weber. “Several states that may have been too quick to ‘get back to normal’ have seen spikes in the numbers of new coronavirus cases. So, it’s important that you don’t get over-confident as the nation ‘reopens’ and that you continue to observe protective practices in your daily life. There may be no need to take draconian measures, but it would be wise to keep your face mask on when you leave your home and to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds when you come back, for example.”
The AMAC chief offers this menu of additional suggestions courtesy of the CDC:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
- If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection. For disinfection, a list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), is available at Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Productspdf iconexternal icon. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
Weber offers additional advice, particularly if you find yourself feeling anxious and afraid. “You are not under house arrest so don’t let yourself feel that all you can do is sit around the house watching TV. Call your friends and family for chats and, by all means; get up and get out even if you have to wear a face mask. Take walks and when you are at home keep busy with stimulating distractions such as crossword puzzles, jig saw puzzles, a new book and household chores. When you get up in the morning make a plan for the day. The supermarkets are open for business and many of them offer special ‘senior shopping hours.’ And, yes, it’s okay to strike up a conversation with a fellow shopper– just as long as you don’t get too close.”
About AMAC: The 2 million member Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] [https://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital senior advocacy organization that takes its marching orders from its members. We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests and offering a practical insight on how to best solve the problems they face today. Live long and make a difference by joining us today at https://amac.us/join-amac.
I’m surprised that an organization that tried so hard to gain my conservative membership would take the government line on a fabricated global emergency. You obviously didn’t “follow the science”. How DO you form your opinions?
Actually things opened up 2 months too late. Better yet, we should have never closed and locked down the entire country including the young and healthy. This article is garbage that feeds into the leftist narrative of doom and gloom.
This was a farce from the beginning. This was an attempt by the new world order to destroy America’s economy and one man, President Trump. Dr faucci was a tool trained and used by George Soros and Bill Gates to name the principal members of the NWO openly involved. We were used as pawns in this exercise. I am an American and I do not give up my rights like so many did. You people need to wake up and get your head out of your a$$. You were played. You gave up your freedoms and rights without a shot fired. Thank God the founding fathers were not a bunch of sheep or we all would talk with a British accent! Every death linked to this farce was from pre existing condition just like the common cold and the flu! I am a disabled veteran and 33 year public servant. I am ashamed for all of you who fell for this!
I was so discouraged when I read the article. However, when I read the comments, I was truly heartened! What a huge mess, because of another mutation of the flu virus. Just use common sense, as always, when it comes to your health. Don’t quarantine the healthy and shut down business!!!! Thank you to all who commented. It sure is wonderful to know there are still some people left with an ounce of sense.
I thought this organization was conservative but once again this article is socialist BS.
Fact: We have a brand new unknown virus that spreads easily and has deadly consequences much higher than any other “flu virus” for elderly folks and others with underlying conditions. Until there is a treatment or a vaccine, if everyone wore a mask in places with other folks, you lessen the chance of catching or passing your, perhaps unknown asymptomatic virus by 70 percent. N95 masks 95 percent. If you don’t wear a mask and simply social distance it’s 50 percent that the other person with a mask will get Covid if you are the carrier. It’s commonsense and common courtesy to mask up. This isn’t a USA “plot” simply based on the fact it is Worldwide…it’s everywhere. It’s being studied at renowned Medical facilities and research centers across the globe to try to find the cure, the treatment, the vaccine. This is the first time all of these folks are working together for the same goal. With any luck they may also run across a cure for the common cold! I don’t believe anyone is “scared” or “afraid” due to the hype. Scared and afraid because their fellow man seems to have lost their commonsense and compassion for others may be the cause. There are many very young and elderly folks with compromised immune systems due to cancer or other diseases that have fought the fight and survived…who could live with themselves if you were the one that caused their death because it was too much trouble, or a hoax or whatever rationale you come up with to not wear a mask until a treatment or vaccine is created.
Thank you, good to know we do have some members who use logic and common sense.
Claudette, thank you so much for your thoughtful comments.
RE: Brand-new virus:
You may not want to worry, really, there are much more important things to worry about this year, that the flu.
Every year there is A “Brand-New” virus or maybe two or five.
Every year, flu shots need to be tweaked to account for “New” flus that add to the over 60 major existing variations.
Every year, CDC estimates between 30MM – 60MM people get the flu
Between 17,000 – 95,000 die ANNUALLY, since 2010.
In 2107 – 2018 the death toll was 95,000.
What you Do need to Worry about NOW is:
What if the radical supporters of AOC’s gang, BLM and Antifa get in charge and do away with the police, people’s rights and taking their wealth; turning this nation into another socialist hell-hole like Cuba or Venezuela…
… turning all our urban landscapes into San Francisco, Seattle or New York which are becoming more like Bartertown (Mad Max ’85) than the typical “gleaming US city on the hill” of the Reagan era.
Remember: “Freedom is only one generation away from extinction” – Ronaldus Magnus
Now that is something to worry about!
Just more nonsense! Yes, we do need to stay home if sick and stay away from those who are sick, which is common sense, but all the rest is going way overboard!! I have not stayed home, nor have I done all the sanitizing, just my normal cleaning, and neither my husband, 85 with Parkinson’s, or myself, 77, have gotten sick. We take care of ourselves, take good supplements for our immune system, and have a positive attitude. PLEASE quit scaring people!!!
A pandemic is when people are dropping like flies due to some disease. The establishment sold us lies about the corona virus from the start with fake data used in modeling just like they did with fake climate change nonsense. The CDC can’t be trusted – watch the movie “Vaxxed” from their website vaxxedthemovie(.) (com) and you will see undeniable facts that the CDC is behind Autism going from 1 in 10,000 babies to 1 in 45 babies – it is astounding that they are still vaccinating babies with over 60 vaccines – sick! Vaxxed 2 shows how vaccines create aberrated immunity and other life long problems like eczema and allergies, etc.
This is a fake pandemic and the death numbers are exaggerated 10 to 1 or even greater. Almost all are dying from existing conditions and many are killed in the hospital – watch the nurse from NYC youtube video who explains how it happens and why the death numbers are so high in NYC.
There is a video from 2014 where a guy reads the pandemic plan to take over a country written by the Rockafella foundation. Read about Bill Gates and how he wants global forced vaccination and about how he and his cohorts exterminated people in third world countries with vaccine testing.
Richard, I and my brother both watched “Vaxxed 2” and it was an excellent documentary. I sent away for the DVD but rented it online because I couldn’t wait. I wouldn’t ever vaccinate my children if I had them today. Thank God when I had my children they only got about eight vaccines and thank the Lord nothing serious happened to them. I started researching about vaccines about 12 years ago when my granddaughter told me about them. She started researching about them because she was working with Autistic children when she was 17 years old. She wanted to know why these children got this way. She is married now and has four healthy and happy children whom have never been vaccinated and I am so glad. She has two boys and two girls and was an only child herself. I am proud of her for taking a stand against giving her children these poison darts and that’s just what they are if you read what they put in them. Take care and God bless you all.
Hopefully she never has to watch anyone lose a child to a preventable disease. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.
The article on Covid19 seems quite convincing, but I don’t buy it. It sounds like the liberals are infiltrating a conservative cause in AMAC. covid 19 is no worse than any other flu virus. It seems worse because of MEDIA HYPE, as usual. But have you looked at and compared with other viruses? There are more old people in the world today because we live longer, so of course it is going to seem so awful now. Lockdowns were not needed. People in power think we are too foolish to figure things out for ourselves. This is just a trial run for our future.
Did she just copy and paste this from the news media? I’m so disappointed in AMAC. Come on. Do your homework.
I will not be surprised…at all! When all this pandemic-panic comes to a screeching halt precisely the day after the election.
It pauses for riots & looting, I’m sure it can stop after an election but only if the desired outcome is reached.
I’m obviously a Scrooge about this covid-19 thing. The 1st indication it was a scheme was doctors complaining at being Required to enter corona-virus as the #1 cause of death even when someone had previous condition and came in with that but “tested positive for covid-19” – even heart attack victims or chronic lung disease. Numbers haven’t borne out it’s really any worse than fall flu or other causes of death for same time period. Just saying….
I am 74 years old. I do not wear a useless mask. I do not social distance. I have not drank the koolaid.
Thank you! Speaking with my doctor, he stated that unless you are using an N-95 mask (specifically) the only thing these face coverings are good for is “optics”. You can take a guess as to what that means! I don’t know about all of you but I’m not going to cover my face with these useless masks to make other “uninformed” people feel comfortable! I will however practice “good common sense” precautions (as usual) when there is a bug going around…as I’ve done now for 65 years.
One fact that most seem to ignore is that the New York State Health Department’s statistics, which Andy Cuomo showed on one of his daily broadcasts, said that 66% of those who had died of covid in New York had followed all lockdown orders and had not travelled, or in any way disobeyed the leaders’ suggestions. That means that those who obeyed the lockdown were precisely TWICE as likely to die as those who did not follow the orders.
Test everyone for everything, so we’ll know how many people are afflicted with colds, flu, etc. Then we’ll have more reasons to isolate in fear.
Or we can take care of our immune systems and not worry about all the possible diseases we might be exposed to.
There are second opinions by other doctors who say the mask will not protect you from a virus. Plus people wearing them all day are likely to get sick. Doctors and healthcare professionals change their masks multiple times. I’m 65 and believe in making my immune system strong through a healthy diet, exercise, and supplements. Lots of vitamin C and vitamin D. I take additional vitamin C and D in addition to my multi vitamin. I also invest in quality supplements. No name brand from China. I buy at my local Natural Grocers. It bugs me that building your immune system is never discussed. It’s all about vaccines and drugs with dangerous side effects. Read Plague of Corruption book. See if you still want Fauci’s advice.
Totally agree. Good quality supplements from Life Extension Foundation, Amway, Herbalife & many others. Not the one a day which will keep you from getting scurvy. Government RDA is bull hockey. Personally, 1,000mg vitamin C 2 times a day, D-3 5,000 2X , D-3 with K-2, 2,000, Tumeric1300mg. Look on sites like mercola.com, greenmedinfo, childrenshealthdefense with Robert Kennedy, Jr. Forget the vaccines – not ONE has ever been given a long term test against a placebo.
Trg – Fauci is a criminal as far as I see it. He knows and works along with Bill Gates who is a Eugenicist and into population control and poison laden vaccines. This was a planned pandemic. From the time the CCP let loose the experimental virus (not natural or from nature) to all the fear mongering of the Real Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and MSN and all the really lame and nonsensical ways they came up with to handle this virus was done to see just how many of our constitutional rights they could swindle us in giving up for this virus. We gave them an inch as they asked and they wanted and took a yard. And now they are fear mongering another wave since we are finally getting our lives back a little. I am from PA and we will be in the so called green phase of our release from lock down on June 26. We are in the yellow now. This lock down was wrong, very wrong. Yes, eat good food, exercise and take all the vitamins that are virals themselves C, D, A, and the mineral magnesium and zinc and selenium. I take these and have been taking these for a very long time to keep my immune system in good health. I am 73 years old and I’ve never had a stoke, heart attack and I’m mostly very healthy. I DO NOT TAKE FLU SHOTS as they have mercury in them and actually they really don’t work very well and especially for Seniors who they are always hawking them to. I just say NO to my doctor. It’s my body and I read about health and nutrition and have for a very long time. Oh, I just retired in March after 35 years of working full time at the same manufacturing company. I was laid off because of this Covid-19 virus. Oh, Trg, I love the Doctor who wrote the book you mentioned “Plague of Corruption” and I intend to read it myself. She was persecuted for what she found out while doing her work as a immunologist researcher and Fauci was the doctor who was in on the deception. I wouldn’t listen to anything that little weasel said. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely and there is a lot of this going on in this country and in the world. We need to read and find other sources for our information besides the corrupt and lying News stations I mentioned before. I would recommend Blaze TV and Newsmax TV. I also like InfoWars.com and Banned.video Take care all and God bless!
Too loud and stress inducing; like all the other “commentators”. This style is burned out, used up for me.
Hey, people, we’d probably be out of this by now if we simply practiced good hygiene, let the virus run its course, and treat those who became sick from it. The panic and crazy contortions we’ve (and still are) putting ourselves through have done NOTHING for the long-term recovery from a disease. Meanwhile, we’ve simply destroyed our economy, culture, and country, because of the misinformation, lies, and hype coming out of the mouths of incompletely and mal-educated “leadership.” I’m not sure we will survive this.
Herd immunity becomes possible if 70% of the population becomes infected. Yes, based on current death rates, that means around 3 million American deaths. I realize that sounds like a lot. AMAC has 1 million members so statistically that means about 10,000 paying subscribers will die (probably more since the elderly are more likely to succumb). Now I see why they care about it so much! MONEY!
Glad to see a common sense article about the realities of today. People are believing there is a conspiracy to take away their rights, when a genuine pandemic is sweeping the world. Yes, we need to get on with our lives, and yes, we need to be much more cautious in our social behaviors for the next year or so. Even as John Grimaldi’s article is posted, the COVID-19 cases in the USA are slightly increasing after weeks of decreasing, and the cases worldwide are continuing to increase from day one.
This worldwide virus started with a single case in China only last Fall. By the time Fall comes around this year, there will be millions of people actively carrying the virus, and it will explode throughout the entire world population. Learn from history, people, that is exactly what happened in the Spanish Flu of one hundred years ago. People thought the virus was over during 1919, especially since WWI had just ended and people were tired of the fear caused by the disease during the previous flu season. Oh were they wrong! The following year the disease was 100 times worse than the previous year. We are marching into a repeat of pandemic history, but with a much larger world population, and with a much more mobile society.
Don’t be so sure anyone will notice the explosion. Most people are a- or sub-symptomatic. Stick with bedrest, chicken soup, tissues, and not drooling on other people.
Yes, people are dying I am sorry about that. The fact that remains Is no one can stop or kill a virus. Hopefully a shot of some sort will be developed to boost the immune system. Until then should we hide in our homes in fear? I am 68 and definitely in the high risk category because of long term health complications but so far I have not dropped dead and have refused to wear a mask. Yes we will have a recurrence in the fall that is to be expected. I hope you can get over your fear. Live and do not let what I suspect is misinformation stop you.
I’m really disappointed that you are joining the fear mongering. Virus and bacteria are all around us. The elderly are particularly susceptible to ALL diseases. None of the elderly want to hurry their demise, but they are very aware they will not live forever. Don’t feed the fear! Signed An elderly women who cares for her 97 and 86 year old mothers
I agree with you Karen. Very disappointed in AMAC CEO. We have been fed this narrative and too many people believe it. I believe in staying away from others if they are sick or if I am. I will not fear this thing because that is what the establishment wants. I am 76 years old and will not wear a mask unless I am required to. We will never have an immunity to it if we cower at home and wear a mask everywhere. I do not think it is as bad as we have been led to believe. I plan to live until God gets ready for me to leave here.
Totally agree. Too many people can’t make logical informed decisions without being led like cattle.
It seems younger generations buy into the hype, as Ms Weber has. We older folks have learned that the best way to keep our immune systems strong is to allow ourselves to be exposed to minor ‘bugs’. Keeping ourselves house-bound as the previous three months has weakened our immunity. So yes, we are going to be more susceptible. But continue to do what we do in winter months – use wipes to clean handles of shopping carts, our hands, and keep a ‘healthy’ distance from others as much as possible. My go-to whenever I feel a cold, etc., coming on is lots of Vit C, echinacea twice daily and zinc once a day with lots of fluids. Works every time for me – but I take supplements daily anyway. And at 78 am healthier than most everyone in my family.
The media must be forced to tell the truth if we want our country back.
I agree with both of these ladies. I am also 76 years old and have diabetes. I see this is nothing more than fear mongering and refuse to live my life in fear because of propaganda. Approximately 7500 people die in the U.S. everyday from causes other than this virus and that doesn’t seem to cause for alarm because it isn’t politically expediant. I also believe that deaths related to the virus have been overstated for a multitude of reasons.
I totally agree with your comment.
You are absolutely correct! Even with Fauci stating masks are not needed for the general public and they don’t stop a virus the establishment is pushing masks. Even with real doctors like Dr. Erickson stating we need herd immunity and not lock down, they keep pushing it along with useless distancing – stupid! Even with the MSM stating covid19 is a mild flu the media acts like anyone who gets it is going to die a terrible death. Even with proof that most deaths attributed to covid19 are from something else, they keep pushing the fear. AMAC – STOP JOINING IN THE INSANITY.
Agreed, just what we need more virtue signaling. Dans not even cold and we are seeing this.
Karen, you are correct. Ms. Weber is not knowledgeable on the politics behind the plandemic, nor does she care to understand the erosion of constitutional rights. She is just repeating what she believes is good for us old folks. Her father, the founder of AMAC, would never have made such idiotic statements. This is not the same AMAC created by Dan Weber. Our 4th & 9th Amendments are being violated and we must not allow that to happen any longer, There is no science behind wearing a mask and social distancing. In fact, wearing a mask is harmful by increasing your own viral load, reducing oxygen, increasing carbon dioxide and leading to decreased immunity. Wearing a mask and social distancing is used to continue the fear. Be aware created crisis is a deflection. Really be concerned about what is under the radar.