4 vital sanitizing supplies to carry during the coronavirus outbreak, according to preppers

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During an infectious disease outbreak, having supplies on hand like wet wipes, soap, and alcohol prep pads helps keep you and your electronics clean.
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The coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the globe, and the first case was detected in New York over the weekend.

On Sunday, a group of New York City preppers shared their tips for what to keep in an Every Day Carry, or "EDC" kit during the coronavirus outbreak.

Top preparedness items include wet wipes, alcohol prep pads, and a squeeze bottle of soap.

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On the second floor of Our Saviour 's Atonement Lutheran church near the tip of upper Manhattan, sitting under colorful strings of un-illuminated Christmas lights, around a dozen New Yorkers came together on Sunday to discuss how to better prepare for the novel coronavirus.

It would be just hours later when New York would announce its first case of COVID-19, the viral illness caused by that virus.

But the group's prepper-in-chief remained unconcerned.

"I wouldn't be scared yet, I wouldn't even be nervous," Jason Charles told the crowd, standing before them in black fatigues, a black baseball cap, and a black t-shirt that read "fearless" down the side.

Jason Charles runs the New York City Preppers Network

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For the past eight years, Charles has been running the New York City preppers network, a small and diverse group of concerned citizens preparing for the end of society as we know it, whether it may come by a natural disaster or one created by humankind.

Charles says he's not concerned the coronavirus will be the "end game" for humanity, for a few key reasons. The virus appears to be spreading slowly around the world, the majority of cases reported are…
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