Press Release (ePRNews.com) - PARIS - Aug 12, 2020 - With new cases of COVID-19 nearly doubling in France in recent weeks and so much hinging on bringing the pandemic back under control, French Scientologists urge their communities to learn and adopt the basic principles of prevention.
When the pandemic began, the most effective measures were researched for ensuring the safety of Church staff and parishioners, and these were implemented internationally as protocols under the direction of Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige.
To make this prevention information broadly available, the Church of Scientology published three educational booklets: How to Keep Yourself & Others Well, How to Protect Yourself & Others with a Mask & Gloves and How to Prevent the Spread of Illness with Isolation.
With the motto “an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure,” as soon as restrictions eased in France, Volunteer Ministers, dressed in protective gear, provided thousands of complimentary copies of the booklets to local businesses and residents.
These booklets have been made available in 21 languages to read or download free of charge from the How to Stay Well Prevention Resource Center on the Scientology website, along with more than a dozens videos and infographics that push home the message.
“The lockdown was hard on everyone,” says Michel, a Volunteer Minister from Paris who helped with the distribution. “People were happy to finally have restrictions lifted so they could get their businesses going again.”
“Shop owners and managers appreciate having simple booklets that explain what people can do to keep themselves and their friends and families well,” says a Volunteer Minister named Luca. “We dropped off a box of booklets at a clothing shop and the next day the owner asked for another box and told us how fast the booklets were going. The owner of a pizzeria asked for a display of 100 booklets and another 100 to hold in reserve to have plenty on hand for his customers.” People would stop the volunteers on the street and ask for copies.
“The answer to this new outbreak is simple,” says Michel. “We can bring it back under control. The answers are all in these booklets. We urge people to visit the How to Stay Well Prevention Resource Center.”
Scientology Volunteer Ministers have distributed some 5 million copies of Stay Well booklets across the globe. The Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers program is a religious social service created in the mid-1970s by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. It constitutes one of the largest and most visible international independent relief forces.
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