Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 14, 2020

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 14, 2020 



While it’s still hard to tell how the Coronavirus will impact us in the long term, it’s 
become a subject that’s impossible to ignore. While some are advocating we prepare to 
be quarantined, potentially for months, others are saying the virus is less dangerous 
than the standard flu. The World Health Organization takes a more middle-of-the-
road approach, advising we take precautions without becoming alarmed.

My approach, as with all things, is to empower you to make informed decisions for you and your family. Staying up 
to date on the virus data will help you make decisions based in fact as you work to keep yourself and your loved ones 

As of March 11, 2020, the number of infections are still increasing daily, with most of the people dying from coronavirus 
over the age of 60. People who have chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes seem to have a slightly higher 
chance of dying from it. 

As of March 11, 2020, approximately 125,000 people had been infected with the Coronavirus, and nearly 4,600 have 
died. It’s being reported that symptoms are similar to a bad respiratory cold, with fever and cough. Taking precautions 
now to up your intake of immunity-boosting supplements, the same way you might if there was a cold circulating in 
your community, might help.

Safety Tips:

Wash your hands, more than you usually do, and consider wiping down surfaces – don’t forget your phone – with 
sanitizer wipes.

Have emergency food, water, and medical supplies prepared (always a good idea).

Practice breathing through your nose instead of your mouth. Nose hairs offer natural protection from airborne viruses. 
This is especially important for those living in urban areas.

Consider avoiding crowded places like airplanes, churches, theaters, etc.

Make sure you are drinking plenty of water.

If you smoke, it’s an especially good time to quit to protect your lungs.

In the event you or a loved one do get sick and need to go to the hospital, it’s important to prepare a list of your 
needs. Include your preferred hospital, your primary care doctor and any specialists, food allergies and preferences, 
and supplements and medications you take. Also indicate any procedures you desire or don’t desire. Additionally, 
you should name the person or people authorized to make healthcare and financial decisions for you if you cannot 
make them for yourself. We can help you prepare these documents in our office, either to take precautions against 
coronavirus or for any other reason. Please get in touch if you need help with any of this.

Dedicated to empowering your family, building your wealth and defining your 

A local attorney and father, Marc Garlett is on a mission to help parents protect what 
they love

most. His office is located at 55 Auburn Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Schedule 

appointment to sit down and talk about ensuring a legacy of love and financial security for your

family by calling 626.355.4000 or visit for more information.

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