Worried about the spread of coronavirus and wondering how to protect yourself and your family from it? Read on to find out!
These are some scary times to live in! The novel coronavirus has continued to trouble countries across the world. The number of people that are getting infected and testing positive keeps increasing day by day. It can be truly troubling and overwhelming to deal with this threat. However, it’s important to take the Covid-19 as seriously as possible, act responsibly, and do everything in your power to fight against it.
So, how can you fight this global pandemic? The most important aspect of fighting and hopefully eradicating coronavirus is to stay calm and prepare for it, instead of panicking about it.
Here are some essential steps that can help you prepare to fight the coronavirus:
Wash Your Hands and Keep Clean
The first step to fighting the coronavirus is to rinse your hands as religiously as possible. Wash them with water and soap for about 20 seconds or more, particularly after going to the washroom, prior to eating, and after blowing your nose, sneezing, or coughing. If you don’t have access to water and soap at any given moment, then use a hand sanitizer to diligently clean your hands.
Moreover, you need to use a tissue to blow your nose or cough in and throw it in the trash right away. Also, avoid shaking hands with other people, and avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth. Maintain healthy habits such as drinking lots of water and if you’re a smoker, then it’s high time you quit smoking.
Practice Social Distancing
To truly avoid contracting COVID-19, you need to start practicing social distancing. It’s a term that refers to any measures that you might take to curtail human contact such as canceling any events that you had planned on attending, working from home, avoiding going out, ordering food to be delivered at home, and more. So, make sure that you avoid large crowds and gatherings and don’t go out unnecessarily.
Clean Your Homes and Frequently Touched Objects
Make sure to clean and disinfect your home at least once every day. Use soap and water to clean most frequently touched objects such as chairs, countertops, doorknobs, light switches, faucets, microwave door, fridge doors, toilets, mobile phones, keyboards, etc., to remove bacteria from them. Then use a household disinfectant to disinfect these areas.
Wear a Face Mask Only When You Are Sick
If you are well, then you don’t need to wear a surgical face mask. This will only add to the shortage of masks. You only need to wear it if you are a front-line healthcare professional. However, if you are sick and are coughing or sneezing, then you need to wear the mask to protect those around you and prevent the spread of disease.
Store Necessary Supplies Only
The majority of coronavirus cases don’t require hospitalization. You might feel very sick and have a fever, but if you are a healthy adult with a robust immune system, then you will slowly recover over the course of a few weeks. So, to prepare for this possible eventuality, you can purchase two weeks’ worth of necessary supplies such as nonperishable food items, medicine – cough syrups, medicines such as Tylenol and ibuprofen to manage the fever, and your daily medicines, if any – and other essentials such as cleaning supplies.