COVID-19 FACTS - THE RBPP COVID-19 DEFENSE TASK FORCE -
- COVID-19 PPE & ESSENTIALS -
THE RBPP COVID-19 NATIONAL MEDICAL HOTLINE
COVID-19 FACE MASK $3
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is not a virus it is a disease as a result of a novel virus. The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 is not the virus it is the disease.
COVID-19 is short for the disease known as The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019. The virus that creates this disease is known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2); i.e., the particular coronavirus strain, that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
As we approach the current pandemic we want the community to take the virus and disease serious. COVID-19 is not a hoax it is not a joke, and it is not your cellphone network or 5G towers, it is an actual deadly disease from a highly contagious virus and so far has infected millions of people.
We ask that you practice social distancing, wear either a store bought, homemade or special RBPP COVID-DEFENSE mask, and if possible gloves, while you are going about in the community, to work, eat or purchase essential needs. So far COVID-19 has killed close to 100,000 people in the United States, the death rate amongst BLACK PEOPLE, people of African descent is 2 times higher than Asians, 2 times higher than Latinos and nearly 3 times higher than whites.
It is imperative that we understand that, COVID-19 has now become a "new Black" disease, it is killing disproportionate amounts of Black people.
We are demanding that governors nationwide continue social distancing laws and stay at home orders. To cut back on these restrictions, write a death certificate for Black people, vulnerable people and the elderly. And all people in general. Experts estimate that social distancing should continue for at least 2 years, and that shutdown orders, should stay in place until there is reliable testing and a vaccine.
The RBPP will be here for you to help you with Personal Protection Equipment, masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants. And Food, Clothes, Shelter, Training and Defense. We have setup a National COVID-19 Medical Hotline, to help you with your concerns, and to provide medical advice by professional medical personal in the RBPP National Ministry of Health.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) is the virus strain that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness. Colloquially known as the coronavirus, it was previously referred to by its provisional name 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). SARS-CoV-2 is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus.
Humanity has been in existence in one or another for millions of years. Human civilization itself has been advance for 100s of thousands of years.
And out of all this time on our planet, there has never been a coronavirus pandemic or outbreak amongst human beings until 2002-2004 SARS-CoV (SARS-CoV-1), which was predominately in Asia, mostly in China. Following this, there was mild human coronavirus outbreak in the middle east, that was coined Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)MERS-CoV, in 2012.
However, these outbreaks have been marginal and mediocre. The new SARS pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 is an anomaly as it is highly contagious and very deadly and is plaguing the world. The problem with these mysterious outbreaks i.e. 2002-2004, 2012 and 2019 is that, it that their existence and spread is not practical or realistic. Bats have been on this planet for millions of years and so has camels, civets have been around a long time as well.
All of the SARS viruses that have created outbreaks amongst human beings, started in bats, and then were in other animals before human beings i.e. with SARS-CoV-1 it was a palm civet, with MERS-CoV it was a camel, and with SARS-COV-2 it is a pangolin. The confusion in the pathology is how the civet, camel and pangolin gave it to the human, this is the anomaly.
FACTS: There has never been a human coronavirus outbreak, except in 2002, 2012 and now 2019-present.
Many are unaware that the most potent dangers against human beings, are disease and viruses. It is imperative to take COVID-19 serious and do all you can to keep you and your family safe and secure.
The most vulnerable in the society are now on an alarming level becoming the victims of this deadly pathogen. The elderly of which, families are not even allowed to see them on their deathbeds which is not humane at all, people with preexisting medical conditions, poor people of all races, genders, ages, cultures and persuasions and most especially Black people of all ages, genders and persuasions.
COVID-19 AND BLACK GENOCIDE
The current novel coronavirus and the disease it causes COVID-19 is identified as a (new) genocide against Black people (People of African descent) with deaths in some cities being as high as 80-90% of all reported deaths. The current national percent of COVID-19 deaths in the US, is 2 percent more for Black people than Asians, Hispanics and nearly 3 percent (2.6 percent) more than whites. So Black people are dying at alarming rates. And the common conclusion is the blame Black people for dying, it is has been stated that our preconditions, our diets and our lifestyles are the causes.
However, nothing is or has killed us more or harder than the “weapons” of supercapitalism which are racism (white supremacy), it is the number one murder of people of African descent, since the days of chattel-slavery, through reconstruction, through Jim Crow, through segregation, through the fallacious “war on drugs” or the “southern strategy”, to the 28 hour cycle of BLACK GENOCIDE carried out by those who devalue Black life, where every 28-34 hours a Black person is still in 2020, murdered Black agents of the state, known as law enforcement. This does not exclude poverty, and the overall racial disadvantages and disparities that intentional exist in this capitalist system.
Capitalism in the United States of America, is governed by racism, xenophobia, sexism, terrorism, hatred, eugenics, slavery, exploitation, extremism, genocide, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and the violation of the people’s human rights.
COVID-19 EFFECTS ALL PEOPLE
COVID-19 is indeed a new genocide amongst people of African descent in the United States of America, however, this does not exclude or belittle its other victims of all races.
The Revolutionary Black Panther Party (RBPP), is committed to helping all people regardless of your background however, we are aiding the most vulnerable first i.e. people of African descent, Latinos, Asians, elder people and rural and lower-income whites etc., we are scientific socialist, revolutionary socialist, and African-Centered Marxist Leninist. We believe in ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE; Black Power for Black People, Brown Power for Brown People, Red Power for Red People, Yellow Power for Yellow People, White Power for White People, Women Power for Women, Sexual Orientation Power for those Oppressed because of their orientation and Immigrant Power for Immigrants.
COVID-19 has killed people of all races, cultures, genders, ages and backgrounds. As revolutionaries we understand that the oppressed of one community, and our struggle is one, the Black Identity Struggle is real, the Immigrant Identity Struggle is real, the Woman Identity Struggle is real, the Sexual Orientation struggle is real and the struggle of Working class, oppressed and poor Whites are real as well, as well all fight against supercapitalism and the bourgeoisie who oppresses us all.
Workers and revolutionaries of the world must unite, against capitalism and it’s weapons and distractions of racism, xenophobia, sexism, terrorism, hatred, exploitation, extremism, genocide, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and the violation of the people’s human rights.
We ask that the entire socialist, communist, oppressed and workers of the world, and the people unite with us against the GENOCIDE of COVID-19 that is now disproportionate killing people of African descent and the most vulnerable in the society. Support the RBPP COVID-19 FUND.
RBPP COVID-19 NATIONAL MEDICAL HOTLINE
If you feel you are sick, or have been ordered to stay home because you are sick, or think someone you know maybe, give us a call, and you will speak with a medical professional of the RBPP National Ministry of Health and the RBPP COVID-19 DEFENSE TASK FORCE, organized to protect the people against COVID-19. However if you have an immediate medical emergency please call your local EMT/EMS or emergency number, and or if your local RBPP Chapter has an ambulatory service please request an ambulance ASAP.
SYMPTOMS OF COVID19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) the infectious disease caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as Coronavirus, COVID, 2019-nCoV, Acute Respiratory Disease and Novel coronavirus pneumonia.
Symptoms: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell
Complications: Pneumonia, viral sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), kidney failure, cytokine storm and stroke
Common Symptoms: Fever, Dry Cough, Fatigue
Uncommon Symptoms: Headache, Nasal Congestion, Sore Throat, Coughing Up Sputum, Shortness Of Breath, Pain In Muscles Or Joints, Chills, Nausea And/Or Vomiting, Diarrhea
In Severe Disease: High Fever, Coughing Up Blood (Ebola), Decreased White Bloods Cells (HIV), Kidney Failure (Malaria), Cytokine Storm (Ebola)
Usual onset: 2–14 Days (Typically 5) From Infection
Causes: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Risk factors: Travel, Viral Exposure, Not Taking Preventive Measures
Prevention: Hand Washing or Correct Hand Washing Techniques, Face coverings, Quarantine, Cough & Sneeze Etiquette, social distancing, and Avoiding Close Contact with Sick People Or Subclinical Carriers
Treatment: Symptomatic And Supportive
Symptomatic treatment, supportive care, or supportive therapy is any medical therapy of a disease that only affects its symptoms, not the underlying cause. It is usually aimed at reducing the signs and symptoms for the comfort and well-being of the patient, but it also may be useful in reducing organic consequences and sequelae of these signs and symptoms of the disease. In many diseases, even in those whose etiologies are known (e.g., most viral diseases, such as influenza), symptomatic treatment is the only treatment available so far.
In essence, Supportive therapy is a therapy that does not treat or improve the underlying condition, but instead increases the patient's comfort ( symptomatic treatment). For example, supportive care for flu, colds, or gastrointestinal upset can include rest, fluids, and over the counter pain relievers; those things don't treat the cause, but they treat the symptoms and thus provide relief. Supportive therapy may be palliative therapy (palliative care or a care taker supporting you).
Percentages of Common Symptoms, among people who had COVID-19 include:
• Fever 83%-99%
• Cough 59%-82%
• Fatigue 44%-70%
• Lack of appetite 40%-84%
• Shortness of breath 31%-40%
• Mucus/phlegm 28%-33%
• Body aches 11%-35%
Symptoms usually begin 2 to 14 days after you come into contact with the virus.
Other symptoms may include (no percentage):
• Sore throat
• Stuffy nose
• Nausea or vomiting
If you have any of these symptoms, isolate yourself. This means staying away from other people as much as possible, even members of your family. Stay in a specific “sick room,” and use a separate bathroom if you can. If you have symptoms and are at high risk of complications because of your age or other health conditions, call your doctor in addition to isolating yourself.
Serious Symptoms and what to do
Seek medical attention, call the RBPP COVID19 Medical Hotline, or Call a doctor or hospital right away if you have one or more of these COVID-19 symptoms:
• Trouble breathing
• Constant pain or pressure in your chest
• Bluish lips or face
• Sudden confusion
Watch for symptoms
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Repeated shaking with chills
• Muscle pain
• Sore throat
• New loss of taste or smell
When to Seek Medical Attention
If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion or inability to arouse
• Bluish lips or face
*Since SARS-CoV-2 is a novel virus, there is still a lot of unknowns, as well as new symptoms being added each day, this list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
PANDEMIC DEFENSE FACE MASK
(RBPP-C19PD Face Mask)
$3.00 - 1 Single Mask
$25 - 1 Dozen Mask
$75 - 100 Mask
Proper instructions on wearing and obtaining of a mask (face covering)
How Properly Wear a Mask/Face Covering
Mask or face coverings should—
fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
be secured with ties or ear loops
include multiple layers of fabric
allow for breathing without restriction
be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
RBPP on Mask or Face Coverings
The RBPP has developed an anti-viral mask, a mask that is 100% effective against virus, and is an N-95 type mask that works better than most N-95 mask. This mask is called The RBPP COVID-19 Pandemic Defense Mask (RBPP-C19PD Face Mask).
The RBPP National Ministry of Health (RBPP-NMOH), recommends wearing mask or face coverings in public, especially where and when other forms social mitigation or social distancing methods are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores, getting gas and pharmacies), especially in areas of high population density populated and areas of significant community-based transmission and areas that usually have a lot of social activity and or people.
The RBPP-NMOH, also advises the use of mask or face coverings to prevent the contraction and to slow the spread of the virus; though a lot of state sponsored agencies like to advise on you only wearing mask to prevent you spreading. However it is an empirical scientifically proven fact that mask prevent the contracting of the virus as well as the spread, this is why medical workers wear the mask, not only to stop the spread but to prevent. And it is true that an N-95 type mask or N-95 respirator mask, is best, however, due to the actual size of the coronavirus the surgical mask are also very effective in preventing contracting viruses, as well as homemade or do it yourself mask from cloth.
The RBPP COVID-19 Pandemic Defense Mask is a N-95 type mask, but works better in someways than the typical N-95 mask (purchase a mask below).
We also offer FREE mask to the community, please contact us and ask about our FREE MASKS program.
But the point is, wear a mask to prevent you from catching the virus and to prevent the spread, it is true that you can be asymptomatic and do not know that you have the virus and the mask also prevent you from transmitting to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure, also an old t-shirt and a bandana are other options if a mask is not available.
The idea to tell the public not to wear mask to prevent contracting COVID-19, and in the same breath cry that hospitals and medical workers are in short supply, while on the frontline, and having a lack of mask is putting them at risk, is hyposcrisy. And creates classism, i.e. their class of people or workers deserve it and you don’t because of your status. No! We all deserve to live and be healthy. Support medical workers and make sure that they do have the personal protection equipment, but also support and protect the people, protect families and peoples must at risk for contracting the virus, like people of African descent, as estimated, who are twice as likely to die of the virus than any other racial or ethnic group or people.
It is important to protect children from this illness as well, please monitor mask on children under 2, some recommend face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, however, they are also vulnerable, so do protect them from contracting the virus, just monitor at all times while protecting them from contracting the virus.
Also anyone who has trouble breathing, it is also important to protect them because they are the most vulnerable, simply monitor them while wearing. However for anyone who is unconscious, in a coma, or incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance, it is not recommended that they have on a mask, however, it is recommended to keep them safe and have people wear mask at all times around them.
Mask or face coverings include but is not limited to surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Again due understand that it is important that medical workers have access to these masks, so if you have the ability to purchase, do not purchase all, please save some for all frontline workers. Because they are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.
However, protect your family as well and make sure that you and your family have what is necessary to save lives, because if you can help from contracting and getting COVID-19 not only are you saving lives around you, you are also preventing medical workers from having to come in contact with people with COVID-19.
To avoid all of this, the RBPP are in full supply and manufacturing or N-95 type mask, which again are a much better filtering mask. Our mask guarantees the filtering of viruses and bacteria, single mask are $3.50 and a they are $30 for a dozen and $45 for 30 and $75 for a box of 100 mask. PLEASE ASK ABOUT OUR FREE MASK PROGRAM.
Should mask or face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly, if so how regularly should they?
Yes. Mask should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use. For example a disposable mask cannot wash, however, you can reuse at your own risk and wipe inside with alchohal or hand sanitxzer that is at least 60% for hand santixer and 70-90% for the alcohohal. If you have an RBPP COVID-19 PANDEMIC DEFENSE FACE MASK, you can and should wash them according to use.
If you are a healthcare worker, please wash any mask daily, it is important.
How does one safely sterilize/clean a mask or face covering?
If you have a disposable mask and have no other choice, use alchohal or hand sanitizer to disinifect, according to use. If you have a cloth mask, wash according to use. If you have the RBPP-C19PD Face Mask, simply wash according to use, and if you work at a hospital please wash daily. A washing machine is sufficient enough to clean the mask, if you like you can put disinfectant in the washing machine just to be safe.
How do you safely remove a mask or face covering from your face?
Please be careful when removing any mask or face covering from your face, make sure that you wash your hands, or if you are wearing gloves please wash or remove them first, and make sure that your hands are thoroughly wash and clean, still exercise caution by not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing your face mask or face covering, also wash hands immediately after removing mask or face covering. And place used mask in an area that is designated for unclean items, and if reusing please was before use according to use.