The CoronaViruses (CoV) could cost you a significant amount of money if you do not prepare in advance. According to the World Health Organization, “THe coronaViruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.” In China alone, the virus has killed more than 900 people, and infected approximately 37500. As a result, many products are going up in price. Some of these products are Face Masks, Soap, disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer.
Prepare early and Save Money
Even though CoronaVirus has not become a serious problem in the United States, you should prepare early, and save money, buying items that will keep your family safe in case the virus becomes a serious threat. These items include face masks, hand sanitizer, tissue, disinfectant spray and hand soap. While buying these items does make you 100% safe from the virus, it does help reduce the likelihood of getting infected.
Some Preventive Measures to Keep in Mind
As of now, authorities are asking people to apply the same preventive measures you would during flu season.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Use a mask outside of home, or even at home if you are sick.
- Do the elbow cough.
- Disinfect common surfaces.
Where to buy these Items
The cheapest place to buy these items will be your local Family Dollar/Dollar Tree. Currently, these 2 stores are having a sales event offering a $5 off a $25 purchase. Also, download their app, where you can clip a variety of coupons to save even more. In addition, buying pressure from China has face masks sold out at many stores. Pro tip: visit the paint department, and look for N95 or N99 rated masks. This area is overlooked by many shoppers that mostly go directly to the health area. If you cannot find masks at your local store, here is a link to the cheapest N95 mask i could find on Amazon. Direct Link.
In conclusion, fear and mass hysteria has not really started in the United States. If the virus continues to spread throughout the world, it will not be long before prices for soap, tissue, disinfectant, and face masks skyrocket. Do yourself a favor, spend $25 to $100 today and be prepared to protect your family from the CoronaVirus. It will be money well spent, and in case the virus does not spread, you can use all of these items throughout the year.