I’m pretty sure we are all aware of the global pandemic going on right now, caused by a virus called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected the world drastically and changed our general way of life.
With the number of coronavirus cases increasing, it’s up to us to flatten the curve. Below are several preventive measures and tips that could save your life.
Boost your immune system
Now, more than ever you need to strengthen your immunity. You stand a better chance in the fight against the pandemic and other infections if you have a healthy immune system. Immune-boosting foods includes; citrus fruits, garlic, ginger, turmeric, red bell peppers, etc. Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C which stimulates the production of white blood cells. White blood cells protect the body against infection. It doesn’t stop there. You also need to exercise, stay hydrated, reduce stress and get better sleep.
Wash your hand
To protect yourself from coronavirus and any other illness, it is important to wash your hands often. The CDC recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water, especially after you have been in a public place, after blowing your nose, coughing, and before eating.
Use alcohol-based sanitizers
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The CDC recommends using hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol content. It’s the alcohol that is the virus killer. A hand sanitizer with a low alcohol content or no alcohol content at all is not as effective. You should cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your face
Avoid touching your mouth, nose, ears, and eyes with unwashed hands. All it takes is just one touch. One touch and the virus (and other microorganisms) on your hand can slip into your body through the mucous membrane in your eyes, oral cavity, and nose. Also, try to limit hand-to-surface exposure. Clean and disinfect surfaces you touch on a daily basis.
There is so much panic and fear in the air. We really need to keep calm, stop spreading false and misleading information. Protect the people who are most at risk such as the elderly and people with serious underlying medical conditions. Panic won’t do you any good.
Oh, and stay at home if you can.
Follow the guidelines and do your part to reduce the spread of the disease (COVID-19). Most importantly, stay safe ❤️.