COVID-19 has spread like a wildfire all over the world and has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide. This isn’t a simple problem but this has affected every one of us in a lot of ways. Many are suffering because of the sickness caused by the coronavirus. For sure, nobody wants to acquire this deadly virus and we are all hoping that this pandemic will eventually come to an end. With vaccines passing the different phases of testing, we have high hopes that one day everything will go back to normal.
We are not yet there. However, we can do some things that could help flatten the curve. Getting sick because of the pandemic can be costly in terms of money, time, and many others. Aside from that, you are not the only one at risk but even the people around you. This is why we must put up safety measures to protect ourselves and to protect others from getting infected by COVID-19.
Only go out unless if it is essential
“Stay at home” are three powerful words that are being called by medical professionals and the government throughout the world. By staying at home, we are greatly contributing to containing the virus. So only go out when necessary! It is always important to evaluate why you are going out, especially if the pandemic is still there. Some essentials can easily be accessed even if we stay at home. With the help of technology, essentials like food can now be delivered right at our doorsteps. With the simple act of not going out, we are contributing greatly to the world that we are living in today. We are not just protecting ourselves from the virus but we are protecting other people as well. So stay at home!
Disinfect everything now and then
COVID-19 can easily be transmitted. It is spread between people through direct and close contact with infected people via mouth and nose secretions like the saliva or mucus. However, the virus can also spread indirectly through objects or surfaces touched by those people who are infected by the virus. This is why disinfection is important. Everything at home and the things we bring home must be disinfected now and then. It is a must because you do not know who you are meeting every day. You do not know whether those people who touched the grocery items that you just brought at home might be infected. You do not know whether those who touched the elevator buttons have closed contact with someone infected. It might take a little effort on our part, but it is important to disinfect everything now and then. It is very necessary to keep our hands clean so wash your hands as often as possible. Also, keep your home safe and clean. This is to help you and your family be safe.
Follow safety and health protocols
Social distancing and wearing of masks are two powerful safety protocols that can help all of us in protecting ourselves and even other people in acquiring the virus. This could be new to all of us especially that we are used to doing handshakes, holding hands, and hugging. The thought of social distancing may seem impossible, however, a little sacrifice could save many lives. Wearing a mask could be a hassle, but doing so could help you and the people around you to be protected from the deadly virus. These are the basics, yet have saved a lot of lives already.
Build up your immune system
Prevention is better than cure. Building up your immune system could be a lifesaver during this pandemic. COVID-19 could affect not just our health but even our finances, our emotions, our relationships, and many more. It is a nightmare to be infected with COVID-19.
So more than ever, keep yourself healthy by eating right and taking supplements that can boost your immune system. Eat foods that are rich in vitamin C and zinc like citruses, berries, beans, nuts, and other vegetables like broccoli, beet, and spinach. Exercising could also enhance your immune system. Even if we are encouraged to stay at home, there are still exercises that we can do at home. Aside from proper diet and exercise, getting enough sleep could help in boosting your immune system. So really put a priority on sleeping on time despite the work from home set up.
This pandemic surely has great effects. It has claimed a lot of lives and many are still suffering from the disease brought about by this virus. However, we can do something not just to protect ourselves but to protect others as well. This virus has taught us that even small things can make a huge impact. This unseen virus has greatly impacted our lives. However, doing little things and sacrificing a little could make a huge difference. So do your part in fighting this virus.