To Protect Yourself From The Corona Virus

by Clark Jones 4 months ago in health

One of the greatest ways to curtail panic is with knowledge and awareness.

To Protect Yourself From The Corona Virus

As of March 11th, 2020, the Corona Virus (COVID-19) has been recognized as a worldwide pandemic. We have known about the virus ever since it hit China last month, but now that it is at your door you {require} to {safe-guard|safeguard} yourself. Identifying {manifestations}, too, {is essential|is vital|is crucial|is critical} so that you can get help and {keep away from|stay away from|evade} infecting others.

Don’t Panic

It {is essential|is vital|is crucial|is critical} to {remain|hold on|prevail} calm and focused on reality. While this {circumstance} and the word pandemic are {extremely|markedly|highly|notably} scary, panic only minimizes our {capability|capacity|aptitude|skill} to think rationally. One of {the most fabulous|the most fantastic|the most impressive|the most terrific} ways to curtail panic is with {know-how} and awareness.

Prepare

First, let’s {discuss about} what you {require} in order to prepare.

• The main thing you might face is prolonged periods of quarantine. This has {took place|occurred} in China and Italy both, so it {may occur|may take place} to you. In the case of quarantine, you will have to {remain|hold on|prevail} inside your {residence}.

• According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) there are {a few|a couple of} key things you can do to prepare (just in case):

-- “Create an {crisis|disaster|tragedyadversity} contact list.” This should include {crisis|disaster|tragedyadversity} contacts for neighbors, friends, family, your health care team, employers, schools and your local health department.

-- “Learn about your employer’s {crisis|disaster|tragedyadversity} operations plan.” {comprehend|figure out|understand|decipher} exactly what your plan covers as to sick leave, work {from your own home|without leaving your home} possibilities and how your employer plans to {get involved with} this outbreak.

-- Most {essential|vital|crucial}, {remain|hold on|prevail} informed, look to {realistic|convincing} sources for information about COVID-19 and reject gossip and hype, which only {distribute|circulate|disseminate} panic and anxiety.

Precautions

Let’s {discuss about} what you can do to prevent getting the virus in the first place.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), clean your hands often for at least 20 seconds each wash. {absolutely|completely|entirely|directly|literally} wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.

If soap and water {aren't} available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Soap and water are better than hand sanitizer if they are {accesible}, so please don’t stock pile hand sanitizer.

Clean your {residence} well and {usually|frequently|habitually}.

The CDC precautions {begin again|resume|recommence|restart}, saying whenever {probable|doable} avoid touching surfaces in public areas that are touched by {numerous|multiple|lots}, such as doorknobs, handrails, and elevator buttons. Handshakes {require} to be postponed for now. You {can utilize} your sleeve or a tissue when you touch these. Wash your hands right after contact.

Stay away from {a person|any individual|any person|somebody|someone} you know who has a cold or flu {manifestations}. The World Health Organization recommends at least a 3-foot distance away from {somebody} who is coughing or sneezing.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), you should follow {secure} respiratory hygiene. When sneezing or coughing, {be sure to|remember to} cover nose and mouth with either a bent elbow or tissue. Throw away all tissues right after use. This is {for the reason that} droplets spread virus {by means of|by the use of} spores.

Both the WHO and the CDC advise that if you are sick, {remain|hold on|prevail} home. Even when you don’t know if it is Corona or just a cold, it is better to {remain|hold on|prevail} home until you feel well again.

According to a medical professional who spoke with CNN on March {ten}, 2020, a 6-foot distance between people is a {secure} bet.

Dr. William Schaffner, an internist and infectious disease specialist from Vanderbilt University {advised|notified} CNN on March 9, that the {ancient} and those with existing compromised health are {absolute} served by staying away from crowds, so for now {suspend} going to concerts, philharmonic and other places where large crowds {bring together|compile|collect|assemble|pile up} in {little} spaces.

As of March 11, 2020, the authorities {suggest} not {collecting} in large crowds of 500 or more for everyone, hence the cancellation of sporting {circumstances|occasions|incidents|happenings|occurrences} around the US, {this includes} March Madness, {the end of} Disneyland and the cancellation of {a numerous|loads of|a countless} conventions. Respiratory infection spreads {quicker} in poor ventilated areas and closed in settings.

Who Is At Highest Risk?

Older adults (Over 60) and those who have existing medical conditions {this includes}, lung disease, heart disease and diabetes will {undergo} the most and have the highest mortality rate if {contaminated}, {in keeping with|in line with} the CDC.

The director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Dr. Nancy Messonnier {tells|mentions}, the highest risk of COVID-19 is for those {through} age 80 who have other medical conditions.

If you or {somebody} you know fits into a high risk {classification}, stock up on groceries and any {needed|indispensable} medications, leave space between you and others, {keep away from|stay away from|evade} crowds and travel, clean your hands and your house often, and {remain|hold on|prevail} home as much as {probable|doable}.

Symptoms

Normal {manifestations}:

The CDC lists the following {manifestations} to {seek for}, which are much {such as a} cold:

• Fever

• Cough

• Shortness of breath

If you have the normal {manifestations}, call your health care provider for an evaluation.

Emergency {alert} signs:

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

• Persistent pain or {stress} in the chest

• New confusion or inability to arouse

• Bluish face or lips

If you experience the emergency {alert} signs, seek medical assistance {instantly|automatically}.

(Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html)

Obviously, if you have been {in touch|connected|involved} with {somebody} who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 you should see your {physician} or seek {crisis|disaster|tragedyadversity} services {instantly|automatically} to get tested and {don't} come into contact with others to prevent spread.

More Information and Resources

• General hygiene and cleanliness {together with|in conjunction with} correspondence with your health care provider will go a long way.

• Wash your hands for twenty seconds often, {particularly|mainly|specifically|principally} after touching things {numerous|multiple|lots} others have touched.

• Clean your house {usually|frequently|habitually}, {particularly|mainly|specifically|principally} high use surfaces.

For more information on COVID-19, consult the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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Clark Jones
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I’m an 8 time Stroke survivor, now with limited use of my left arm and leg, after becoming disabled, I was forced to retire, since then I’ve become a researcher, author and publisher in the self help and health niche’

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