Understanding the Pandemic Situation July 23

7/29/2020

Team Farmstead Chooses Health and Safety First

In keeping with our vision for a healthy planet and all its inhabitants, we are bringing forward resources like this to help you stay informed about the situation. We know that there is so much misinformation propagating right now, and we are dedicated to keeping abreast of the actual science and leading medical understanding of COVID-19. Such insight informs our practices here at North Star Homestead Farms and Farmstead Creamery & Cafe. Our hope is that sharing this information with you will also help you be able to stay safe during these difficult times.

Perspective on the Pandemic from Mayo Clinic

Dr. Poland M.D. is director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, and he recently gave a presentation to the Rochester Rotary Club online meeting. The video below is an excerpt from that meeting, highlighting in clear, visually-rich, and approachable terms how COVID-19 is so much more than a flu, what we currently know about the disease and its spread, how misinformation is harming medical efforts, and the current prospectus on a vaccine. He also shares some eye-opening data relating to countries that are mandating wearing masks in public versus those which have not. The Q and A session at the end also offers some useful insights. We are so fortunate to have Mayo Clinic in our region, and we encourage you to take some time to watch this informative piece.

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A helpful way to understand the potency of masks in reducing spread