The novel Coronavirus is a contagious infection that spreads easily from one person to another and can even become fatal for some patients.
Similar to other coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 can survive in the air and can remain active on the surfaces. You can have Coronavirus if there are no symptoms, meaning you can transmit it to others even without knowing that you're infected.
In this post, we'll see some of the ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the evil of this deadly disease. But before that, let's first have a quick look at some of the medical facts to know this infection better.
- Dry cough, high fever, and fatigue are the three most common symptoms of the Coronavirus
- While the elderly and people with underlying health conditions are at higher risk of developing an infection, it can affect anyone
- There's no cure nor any vaccine available to date. However, you can significantly reduce your risk of contracting this virus by washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, and maintaining proper social distancing measures
Tips for Prevention
Follow these tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from this disease.
Wash Your Hands for At Least 20 Seconds
One of the best ways you can protect yourself from catching or transmitting this disease is by washing your hands frequently and attentively. According to researchers, you should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
While you can use any soap to disinfect your hands, it would be great if you use antibacterial soaps or hand sanitizers. In case soap isn't available, you can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands. Make sure you rewash your hands multiple times especially after touching surfaces.
Avoid Touching Your Face with Dirty Hands
Covid-19 can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours. So, you can easily infect yourself if you touch an infected surface and touch your face afterward. Never touch your face with dirty hands as it allows the virus to find its way inside your body through your nose, mouth, or eyes.
Maintain Social Distancing
Social distancing is another critical step that can significantly reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. Try to maintain at least 3 feet of distance when talking or interacting with someone.
Wear Gloves and Mask
Make sure you keep your face covered when you go out. Also, put on gloves to avoid contracting the virus from the surfaces. While you don't have to wear a mask at home, always cover your face when you cough or sneeze to prevent the spread of the virus.
Take Dietary Supplements to Strengthen Your Immunity System
According to the latest research, dietary supplements having Vitamin C and Vitamin D can help fight off Coronavirus. The researchers suggest people consume Vitamin C and Vitamin D on a daily basis to boost their immune system. However, make sure you consult your doctor first and seek advice before buying any nutritional supplements from yournearby pharmacy.
Keep Your Home Clean
Use alcohol-based disinfectants to clean your home thoroughly. Pay special attention to doorknobs, flooring, and light switches. You can either purchase disinfectants from stores, or can also make your own disinfectant at home by mixing one cup of bleach in 5 gallons of water.
Avoid Social Events
Avoid social events including business meetings, weddings, birthday parties, and other community gatherings. Also, try to eat at home and limit your takeaways.
Last but not least, self-isolate yourself if you observe any Covid-19 symptoms. We know it’s a difficult time for all of us. But with little planning and mindfulness, we can beat Covid-19.
Stay Home, Stay Safe…
Published by Zoe Sewell