As of Friday, April 3, 2020, there are 1,097,810 individuals who have contracted the novel coronavirus. In the United States, 276, 965 individuals have it (www.worldometers.info). We’re hoping for a COVID-19 vaccine to be developed soon, but until then the potential for more deaths due to this rapidly spreading virus is very high. You must protect yourself! So in this blog, I will show you how to avoid the novel coronavirus.
The best way to protect yourself and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus is self-quarantine. Stay at home as much as possible. Unlike bacterias, viruses cannot live without a host. So if you let a virus fall to the ground long enough—without a living host—it will die.
Of course you still need to continue living. You have to take care of necessities. So here are best practices on how you can minimize your risk if you must go outside:
- Avoid touching railings, door knobs, tables/counters, money. Use your elbow to push doors and use paper towels to handle knobs and locks. If you just…
- Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds, or use a 60%+ alcohol hand sanitizer. Apply thoroughly, rubbing both your hands until the liquid dries out.
- Wear mask, N95 if available, but any mask is better than nothing.
- Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose, ears and eyes with your hands.
- Wipe tables/counter/door knobs/chairs with disinfectants.
I cannot emphasize it enough, wash your hands thoroughly with soap for 20 seconds after having gone outside. Safety precaution against the coronavirus doesn’t have to be complicated.
Here is video from the CDC about how to wash your hands properly:
That’s all folks. Be safe always.
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