Seven Tips for Surviving COVID-19

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Most experts agree that frequently washing your hands is the best protection against a coronavirus attack Photo by Allie Smith on Unsplash

According to James Robb, MD, University of California, San Diego, the coronavirus sweeping the country is not “likely to be reasonably contained.”

He shared his comments in a memorandum shared with close colleagues and friends.

Robb is a former professor of pathology at the University of California, San Diego. During the decade of the1970, Robb was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses.

According to his memorandum, he “is the first person to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained.”

Since then, Robb states, he “has kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population. For example, SARS and MERS, from different animal sources.”

Robb believes the coronavirus will be widespread in the United States by mid to late March and April.

There are several precautions Robb believes that the public can take to safeguard itself from the COVID-19.

  1. NO HANDSHAKING! Robb recommends the use of a fist bump, slight bow, or elbow bump.

As we move to unchartered potential pandemic territory the key phrase is staying alert, and good luck.

Harold Michael Harvey is the author of Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. He is a Past President of the Gate City Bar Association. He is the recipient of Gate City’s R. E. Thomas Civil Rights Award, which he received for his pro bono representation of Black college students arrested during Freaknik celebrations in the mid to late 1990s. An avid public speaker, contact him at

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Harvey is Living Now Book Awards 2020 Bronze Medalist for his memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. Available at

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