What some people do to fight coronavirus

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Depending on where you live, you are more or less affected by the coronavirus development. Maybe you heard about it, or you face some limitations to your everyday life.

I live in Poland. We already have over 100 infected persons here, and 3 people died. Stores except for groceries and pharmacies and chemist shops are closed. The government decided to close schools and kindergartens. People coming to the country need to go to a home quarantine for 14 days. There is a problem with buying face masks and sanitizers.

Long story short, it is bad. But on the other hand, it is something that has to be done, because coronavirus is serious stuff. You can get infected and, without any sign, infect others. People of various ages die, but the elderly have an extremely high risk if this to occur.

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But there is also hope. Scientists race to provide a cure for the desease. And they need our help. Finding a matching coronavirus killer requires a lot of computer power. Something you can do right away to help is joining Folding@home (https://foldingathome.org/) and donating your computer processing power to find coronavirus loopholes.

Also, some companies begin to join the fight. For example, a polish furniture manufaturer, Agata Meble, just decided to donate 1kk PLN (approx. 300k dollars) for a hospital for the equipment and means of protection of the personnel. I hope other companies will follow their lead and donate more money for the fight.

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Wherever you are in the world, it seems like the situation will affect your life too. So stay safe. Buy necessary stuff. Stay at home, don’t risk older people’s lives, and help as much as you can without risk. Follow public instructions.

We all need to make some sacrifices to kill this nasty virus. Let’s do it together and send this rotten bug to the abyss of the void. We have the Internet, science and most of all: awareness. Maybe this virus mutated, but we jumped multiple levels of development in the last hundred years. Let’s use all of we have to crush this pest.

Eventually, we all will go back to our normal lives. Go to malls, meet people again in person. Have a beer with friends, go to a family dinner. Let’s do all we can to make these future events moments of glory and success of us against the virus. Viruses always won the battle, but this time, we have a great deal of chance of turning the tables!

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We can do it!

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