Coronavirus prevention- safety precautions
Coronavirus has turned into a pandemic because it is an infectious disease affecting all age groups and genders, causing death and detrimental effects on many individuals’ health. Prevention and safety are the utmost priority as one is responsible for their safety and the other individual transmitting the infectious disease. This article has listed some of the safety measures one should take, including wearing a well-secured mask like the PPE Tech and practising social distancing(especially for those with a weaker immune system).
Vaccinations are specially approved by the WHO and all the other health departments, ensuring that it’s safe for users to be vaccinated. People who get vaccinated save themselves by lowering the chances of being infected (of around 72-89 per cent) while they incur immunity against the disease. These might work a long way and make the disease less deadly on the person, saving them their lives. Another way to fully adapt to the virus and keep oneself safe until the population has fully achieved herd immunity is by getting vaccinated. The time taken to adapt to the virus is surely a lengthy one, and it is recommended to get vaccinated to reduce its dangers.
A mask-like PPE Tech has become as important for an individual as clothes and oxygen are in general. The infectious disease is passed out to other people by the contact of micro water particles (carrying these particles) of an individual’s breath, mucus (in the form of sneezing and coughing), which is why a mask not only helps to limit these particles from exceeding any further from the mask to reach another individual but also helps the very individual to not swallow or receive any infected particles entering their nose or mouth from any other person. Moreover, just wearing the mask at all times isn’t always enough, as the precautions exceed more than that. One should not touch the tip or bottom of their mask with their hands that could’ve been in contact with an infected area, while if one has to adjust their mask, they have to either sanitise their hands twice (due to the risk of stronger and mutated variants) or wear gloves before doing so. Wearing a double or triple mask together eliminates the last few chances of the water particles leaving out the mask even from a close distance. While this isn’t compulsory, many people do so and have reduced the chances for them contracting the virus, as well as another individual near them contracting it, and has proven to be a more cautious way of dealing with many kinds of variants and mutants.
Multivitamins such as vitamin C, D, E and extra calcium are quite the case and medicine for many infected individuals. While these very multivitamins help build up and strengthen an individual’s immune system, they also help fight the virus before it can infect an individual’s throat lining and lungs (which could be serious and detrimental to the individual’s life). While a lot of people aren’t born with the best immune system, it is their responsibility to build it up over time by consuming the goodies daily.
It is important to keep an approximate physical distance of around two arms to prevent the further spread of the virus. While this may be hard for a lot of individuals when they see their loved ones and aren’t able to get physically affectionate with them, it is also the way to save the lives of our loved ones and ours. While it’s best to avoid stepping out of home as much as possible and only leave after taking the necessary precautions, it’s also recommended not to visit crowded places. Suffocated crowded areas like movie theatres or crowded grocery stores that happen to have sales is a big no-no.
One should wash their hands frequently if they have happened to touch the door handles, put their hand to rest on a steel or metal object, shook hands with an individual or have been in contact with anything suspicious. Washing hands for 27 seconds is a must as it removes all the bacteria and germs while washing it twice should often be avoided; buying a handwash from a trusted company is also advisable. Moreover, it is important to not wipe the washed wet hands on any t-shirt or pants (that has been in contact with an atmosphere containing a lot of people), as the t-shirt or pants are also prone to carry along the infection. Rather, using a sun-dried cotton clean cloth is very important and much safer. While sanitisers work well, they should only be used in emergencies as the residual dead bacteria still happens to stay in one’s hand after they have used the sanitiser a couple of times, and might cause the individual to accidentally consume it while they happen to have a burger or fries with their sanitised hands.