To help you avoid unnecessary panic, here are 9 simple and practical ways you can protect yourself from Coronavirus. While the possibility of a pandemic can seem scary, here’s a list of tips to help you stay safe.
What Is The Coronavirus?
Human coronaviruses can usually be found in common colds. Deadlier versions of the Coronavirus are not new to the world, SARS being the most common example of it. However, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is a new respiratory virus that we don’t yet know much about. First identified in Wuhan, China, scientists suspect the virus could’ve circulated among animals before spreading to people.
To educate yourself about the virus so you aren’t giving in to media and WhatsApp fear-mongering, we recommend reading the FAQs about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
How Does The Virus Spread?
While the Centre For Disease Control is still discovering the exact means in which the virus is spread, there is a common consensus that it can be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when you cough or sneeze. There is also wide scientific understanding that you could get it from touching surfaces that have the virus on it.
WARNING: If you experience fever, cough, shortness of breath, and suspect you have had contact with a person who might have the 2019-Coronavirus, please see the doctor immediately.
How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus
According to the Centre For Disease Control, USA, and the World Health Organisation, there are simple and practical things you can do to protect yourself and your family to the best of your ability.
1. Wash Your Hands Frequently
Follow the WHO method of washing hands after every meal, and preferably if you’ve touched an unclean surface. If you don’t have access to clean running water and anti-bacterial soap, arm yourself with a hand sanitiser, or the QNET BioSilver 22 Gel, and wet wipes.
2. Follow Sneezing Etiquette
It goes without saying that when you need to sneeze, sneeze into a tissue, and then discard it sanitarily. If tissues are not at hand, sneeze into your elbow, and then follow step 1. Buy surgical masks which help to not only prevent you from spreading a virus but also protects you from getting one yourself.
3. Boost Your Immunity
As the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure. Make sure you take your EDG3 supplements regularly. EDG3 helps your body produce more glutathione. Your body needs glutathione to generate immune cells in the body. Studies have shown that people suffering from influenza virus have high levels of free radicals and low levels of glutathione. Without enough glutathione, your body loses the ability to defend itself against harmful viruses.
4. Drink Lots Of Water
Drink plenty of clean water, and don’t eat raw food, especially meat till the spread of the virus has died down. Increasing your water and fluid intake can keep viruses at bay. Dry throats make it easier for viruses to attack.
5. Clean All Surfaces
In addition to the sanitiser you’ve equipped yourself with, invest in QNET’s BioSilver 22 Gel with SilverSol technology. Silversol Technology is backed by a tremendous amount of scientific research that testifies to its anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. It is perfect when it comes to cleansing surfaces you come into contact in your day to day life. Just squeeze a little on to a clean tissue paper and wipe down all your digital surfaces, and any surface your skin could come into contact with – like doors knobs, desks, and chair handles.
6. Practice Food Safety
Use different knives and chopping boards for different kinds of food. Don’t put cooked food on a surface that had raw food on it. And whatever you do, make sure you wash your hands between handling raw and cooked food. Make sure that the food you cook or order is well cooked, and to a hygienic standard.
If you have recently been to Wuhan in China or any of the affected areas, self-quarantine yourself for 14 days. If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 3 weeks, stay indoors, and avoid contact with other people as you would do if you had the flu.
8. Don’t Panic
To protect yourself from Coronavirus, avoid travelling to the affected areas. If you haven’t been to Wuhan or any of the affected areas, you are very unlikely to catch the virus. So do not give in to fear and panic buy sanitising products you don’t need so many of. Buy only what you need.
Here is an updated list by the Centre For Disease Control of the countries affected by the Coronavirus. Bookmark it and refer to it before you plan your holidays.
9. Be Kind
A crisis like this is a great opportunity for us to practice our humanity. Be kind to one another, and avoid judgmental actions against people who have a common cold. Be aware of when you assume everyone from a country are carriers of the virus, and fact-check your friends and family.
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