As the concern and fear of contracting and spreading the Covid-19 coronavirus grows, Americans throughout the United States are banding together to buy products made in the USA. The controversy surrounding the origin of the virus has many people wondering, “Is it okay to purchase products made in China?”
Where Did Covid-19 Originate?
The consensus among researchers who are studying the origin and spread of the virus is that it was first contracted by a human in a “wet market” in Wuhan, China. Wet markets are places of retail, usually open-air, in which food and live animals (for the purpose of food) are sold. Researchers at the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre published the genome of Covid-19 two weeks after cases were reported in December 2019.
Gene sequencing strongly suggested the virus originated in bats and was transferred to humans through another intermediary unidentified animal. However, In February, 2020 the other animal was suggested to be a Pangolin, or “scaly anteater.”
Conditions in wet markets are prime for inter-species pathogen transfer. Similarly, SARS originated in a wet market and was the result of the virus transferring from bats to civet cats and then humans. All other claims and conspiracies about the origin of Covid-19 are unfounded and unsubstantiated.
Can You Contract Coronavirus from Deliveries?
The answer is: yes. If you don’t know who shipped your package, or even if you do, it’s important to know that the shipper may be infected and risks infecting the receiver. New research suggests that COVID-19 lives for 24 hours on cardboard and 72 hours on plastic. However, if you take the proper precautions, you can avoid infection. If possible, have the delivery left at your door. For non-perishable deliveries, you can let the cardboard box sit for 24 hours before touching it. But, be sure to wear gloves and wipe it down with and anti-bacterial sanitizer to be safe. For perishables, even bags of groceries, put the items in your refrigerator and dispose of the bags or boxes immediately. Avoid setting any packages on your tables or counters. Do not hold them against your clothes or let family members touch them. Of course, thoroughly wash your hands. Remember to wash any surfaces that have been touched by grocery bags or packaging. Use your own judgement when ordering from places outside of the United States.
Why Buy Products Made in the USA
There are already a lot of reasons to buy products that are made in the United States, like stimulating the US economy and job market, supporting local businesses, less pollution and lower carbon footprint, and now: safety. As a general rule, if there are multiple product options for sale and one of them was manufactured in the United States, why not opt to buy that product? At Sera Labs, we pride ourselves in offering products that are manufactured in the United States, free of sweatshop labor, animal testing, and harmful environmental factors. Even our third party lab testing takes place within the United States.
Buying CBD Online
CBD products sold online run the gamut and include tinctures, lotions & creams, edibles like gummies, capsules, coffees and teas, and even skincare, beauty products and pet care. Most experts agree that the Farm Bill makes it clear that consumers can legally buy these products if they’re made from low- or zero-THC hemp. If the CBD product is hemp-derived, there is very little risk for consumers when purchasing CBD online. To buy effective CBD oil from a reliable source, make sure to check out the impressive range of high-quality CBD products available at SeraLabsHealth. SeraLabs offers some of the highest quality CBD products.