The coronavirus causes many people to feel panicked and helpless. Even though it's important to wash your hands, avoid public gatherings and staying home when sick, some might want to do more.

According to, you have to be a role model for others. If you look at the research about what prepares people, it's seeing all the other people around them behaving in the same way.

Here are several things that you can do to help people affected by the coronavirus:

1. Buy gift cards to local restaurants. People can buy gift cards to their favorite local restaurants to help. That way, the business get much needed money now and when it's safe to engage in the social world again.

2. Make a meal or give to food banks. That can mean making a few dinners for a neighbor or donating to a local food pantry or food bank.

3. Talk to your neighbors. Many elderly people and those with pre-existing conditions will be staying home and might need help with supplies and company.

4. Help a health care worker. Perhaps you could volunteer some time or food to overworked health care employees.

These are just a few good ideas where you can help people affected by the coronvirus pandemic. For more ideas, please click on the above link.

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