Our kids have cystic fibrosis. We’ve been practicing coronavirus health hygiene for years.
OPINIONBoomer Esiason and Mary Vought, Opinion contributors Published 5:00 a.m. ET March 20, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic will end, but at-risk populations will still be vulnerable. We hope proper health hygiene will not disappear with the virus.The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted significant damage and panic worldwide. Overseas, thousands have already died. Domestically, massive school and business closures, flight restrictions, as well as our gyrating stock market speak to the economic disruption and dislocation affecting millions across the country.Yet, there’s been a positive development amidst the COVID-19 frenzy: The outbreak has emphasized the vital importance of good hygiene and commonsense health practices as an essential way to save lives. Not only will proper hand washing, social distancing and self-quarantining when sick reduce the casualty rate against the coronavirus — they will also help protect individuals with underlying health conditions, or those in the at-risk population. We’re grateful for the heightened awareness because we have loved ones who suffer from cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease, making them extremely vulnerable to the coronavirus.Coronavirus rules are common sense The grocery stores bereft of hand sanitizer, cleaning products and food demonstrate how quickly Americans have absorbed the prevention message from public health authorities. Among the ways