As of today you can’t scroll through social media or watch the news without being hit with the hysteria about the corona-virus. And while we should not be panicking. Everyone needs to make an effort to help to contain the spread should it happen. It may seem like you ca n’t make a difference, but it is simpler than you think. The healthier you are, the less likely you might be more at risk for the disease in danger. Some tips to do to keep yourself healthy and to help in the efforts against the spread of any illness:
You do not need to overreact and hideaway. However, you could travel but try to be smart about the places that you are going to. Think first if it is important to travel or you do not have to. And if it is an important traveling and the virus is in that places try to avoid it and cancel your plans. Also, if you did travel try to keep at least that distance away from individuals.
Practice Good Hygiene
Protecting yourself against germs is your best line of defense. If something looks dirty, it probably is dirty. clean it, wipe it before you touch it. This includes common surfaces you might not normally think twice about that. “This virus lives on surfaces for several hours after exposure, so using wipes to clean surfaces you touch, airline seats, airline tray tables, the handle of grocery carts and other surfaces is a good idea,” Said Terry Simpson a California based doctor who studied molecular virology at the University of Chicago.
Proper Hand Washing
It is important to wash your hands with soap and water perhaps for longer than you realize. Wet your hands with clean running water, remove them from running water or temporarily turn it off, and lather your hands with soap by rubbing them together including your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Next, rinse your hands well under clean running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. Try to wash your hands as frequently as you can. Every time after using the bathroom or changing your child’s diaper, before eating food, after returning from the outside, after shaking people’s hands, after touching public surfaces, such as the elevator rail, etc…
Limiting Touching your Face
The virus typically enters through the nose or the mouth. Therefore, you should try to reduce how often you touch these areas unless it is immediately after you washed your hands. Most of us unconsciously touch our nose and mouth multiple times in a day. It is difficult to remember to do this. Nevertheless, it’s important to try.
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