The outbreak has already infected 2,145 inmates in 37 California prisons, and is on track to more than double that.
It’s believed that there are three important things that can protect you against COVID-19: 1) Do nothing but cook and clean your food, 2) Keep your temperature as hot as possible, and 3) Wear gloves, or close out windows when cooking, cleaning or serving hot lunches So the first two items on that list are fairly easy to do – and the third is more difficult .
The simple fact is that you want a cold food environment . Just like that one you’ve been saving with the chicken nuggets every day for dinner for the last few months. It takes three times the energy to make a chicken nugget , then three times the energy to eat it . Think about that. You’d need to sit down, eat your chicken nugget for dinner, wait three times to eat it , wait four times to eat it, and then four times more to eat it again. That’s seven nights of “just to feel alive!” I know it feels like days, but it’s just so wasteful. So just do two things: cook your chicken nugget every night, and keep your temperature at or near 100-120 C . You already know you need gloves for that cold cooking.
The two other “tasks” you might want to do are: boil water up to 1/2 inch deep , and use hot water from your tap when washing hands. Once you do those things, CO VID can start to go away . So keep your food temperature at the maximum possible – but not too high! When you boil water, the heat radiates, so your food will cook faster. But when you use hot water for washing your hands, the water molecules that your food will cook on are also heating up, and the food will cook slower.
You have the time you need to make that last point clear. COVID-19 kills 99.998 percent of the organisms that it infects. We’re dealing with a virus, after all, and not a bacteria. But after a while, maybe even some of us don’t put enough effort into cold weather meals anymore.