Coronavirus Nonprofits – Be Informed – The Facts You Need is meant to provide you context and perspective.
Last year over 10,000 people passed as a result of INFLUENZA (the flu). Did you shut your nonprofit down last year? Did you stop your special events last year? Did you stop raising money last year?
NO, no you didn’t.
Sickness, colds and flu must always be taken seriously. If you’re greeted in a group USE THE FIST BUMP. If you cough or sneeze, USE YOUR ELBOW. If you’re not feeling well, STAY HOME. If you’re sick GO TO THE HOSPITAL!
BUT PLEASE DO NOT STOP DOING YOUR IMPORTANT WORK BECAUSE OF MISUNDERSTOOD HYSTERIA.
Tragically, 80 people have died in the United States having contracted the Coronavirus. Regardless, here’s who has died from influenza according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) SO FAR. 2019-2020 Influenza Report: “Flu season is hitting its stride right now in the US. So far, the CDC has estimated (based on weekly influenza surveillance data) that at least 12,000 people have died from influenza between Oct. 1, 2019 through Feb. 1, 2020, and the number of deaths may be as high as 30,000.”
Nonprofit CEOs are face with a very unique leadership opportunity at this moment. You have a binary choice.
#1 Use the Coronavirus Hysteria as a lame excuse for failure.
#2 Use the Coronavirus Hysteria to stay the course and raise monies WITHOUT EXCUSE. (While your peers hide behind the lie)
What’s your choice…#1 or #2?
IF YOU CHOOSE THE LATTER YOU’LL RAISE MORE MONEY THAN YOU’VE EVER RAISED BEFORE.
If you don’t believe me and are still freaked out by the coronavirus, stop what you’re doing and listen to the Coronavirus Interview With Nick Gillespie. It’s 30 minutes that will give you peace of mind.
Nick Gillespie, provides comprehensive information about the origins and extent of the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), which steps are being taken to slow its spread, and whether the United States, White House, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are up to the task of battling a sickness that has already disrupted global trade and travel. The short version: COVID-19 is a serious problem, especially for older, sicker people with pre-existing medical problems, but its ultimate effects will be “like a particularly bad flu season, with a case-fatality rate somewhere between 0.2 and 0.5 percent.”
“The one thing we really don’t need is mass hysteria,” said Dr. Robert Murphy, executive director of the Institute for Global Health at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and an infectious diseases professor. “Eighty percent of people have such minor symptoms, they don’t actually require any medical care at all. The 20 percent who do feel quite ill need to be evaluated, and some of them will require hospitalization and only a few will require intensive care.”
About 81% of people who are infected with the coronavirus have mild cases of COVID-19, according to a study published Feb. 18 by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. About 13.8% report severe illness, meaning they have shortness of breath, or require supplemental oxygen, and about 4.7% are critical, meaning they face respiratory failure, multi-organ failure or septic shock. The data thus far suggests that only around 2.3% of people infected with COVID-19 die from the virus. People who are older or have underlying health conditions seem to be most at risk of having severe disease or complications. While there’s no need to panic, people should take steps to prepare and protect themselves and others from the new coronavirus.
The coronavirus is believed to spread mostly through respiratory droplets — which are dispersed when a sick person coughs, Health spokesman Joseph Wendelken said over the weekend “most people should still go about their normal lives. If someone is not exhibiting any symptoms, there is no need to change your daily routine.”
Be at peace. Do your good work. THOSE READING THIS ARTICLE ARE SERVING PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK WITH ABANDON!
We love you for it. Warmly, Jimmy LaRose
Coronavirus Nonprofits – Be Happily Informed – Here’s The Facts was first posted at InsideCharity.org
Coronavirus Nonprofits – Be Happily Informed – Here’s The Facts was authored by Jimmy LaRose, America’s Global Cause Entrepreneur