Kim Kardashian West Urges Fans to ‘Stay Inside to Stop the Spread’ of Coronavirus
Kim Kardashian West had a very serious message for her millions of followers to stay healthy in these trying times: stay home. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat and the recommendation to observe social distancing, Kardashian West is lending her voice as an influencer in hopes that her followers will listen.
What is social distancing?
In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus and provide protection for yourself and others, the public is urged to take part in social distancing. Johns Hopkins Medicine notes on their website: “Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.”
To further promote this effort, schools and universities have closed, large gatherings such as concerts have been canceled, and many people are switching to working from home to limit exposure to group office settings.
Kardashian West is encouraging people to do their part
One issue with social distancing is that not everyone believes the pandemic is as bad as the media has been reporting and many want to carry about their lives as they usually do.
In an effort to “flatten the curve” it’s important that everyone plays a part and practices social distancing to slow the rate of infection. Kardashian West stepped in to make a plea to her followers, sharing in her Instagram Story just how necessary it is to stay home.
“Please everyone, especially people who are young and healthy, pls take the directive to stay home seriously if you care about the health and safety of your mom, father, grandparents, sisters, brothers, children and community,” Kardashian West wrote in her Instagram Story.
She continued, “Unless you are leaving your home to go to work, restock on necessary food and essentials, to see your doctor or to help someone in need such as an elderly neighbor, please do not ignore the severity of the warnings to stay inside to stop the spread of this virus.”
She reminded her fans: “Also a reminder that this virus does not discriminate against race, age, gender, etc. This applies to us all and we will get through this together. Sending everyone lots of love and keeping everyone in my family’s prayers.”
Kardashian West shared more tips
There’s never too much information when it comes to this pandemic, so Kardashian West took a moment to share a list of tips that may prove as helpful reminders to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Among the helpful information was the advice to “follow the directions of your state and local authorities,” in addition to tips that can’t be repeated enough. She shared: “Keep 6 feet away from others,” “stay at home,” “avoid gatherings,” “wash your hands,” “cough into your elbow,” and “disinfect commonly touched surfaces often.”
The list continued: “if you or your children are sick, stay at home and contact your medical provider” and “if someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider.”
The list also noted, “If you’re an older person or have an underlying health condition, stay home and away from other people.”