With the pandemic sweeping through nearly every country and city in the world with no sign of slowing down, it’s become apparent that we’ll all be dealing with the plague for some time and it’s important to learn how we can avoid getting the Corona virus.
We’ve done extensive research into the virus, the science, the mutation and strains for some time, as well as spoken to countless doctors, virologists and government personnel from multiple countries to bring you a comprehensive list of facts many don’t know about and advanced techniques on how to avoid getting the Corona virus.
Realistically, the Corona virus could be around forever, just like tuberculosis and the common flu. Though a vaccine may be developed within the next few years when the virus has stopped mutating into different strains as right now for scientists, it’s like trying to solve a Rubix Cube that’s fighting back. So, these techniques may be of great importance to you over the coming months and years.
Many people are wondering how they’re contracting the virus, despite abiding by social distancing measures and self-quarantining. This guide will not only answer that question, but will share things that will help educate you on how to help further decrease your chances of contracting the Corona virus.
Each of these techniques are pretty weak on their own, but if you combine them, you’ll almost completely remove any risk and likely avoid getting the Corona virus. They may seem too extreme for some people, but for many with weak immune systems or underlying health conditions, they could save a life.
When mingling with others, a social distancing seems to contribute towards a reduction in the spread, but that’s not going to prevent you from catching it. Air has been tested from 13 meters (42 feet) away and showed that the virus is a threat even at that distance. Though social distancing does help.
Wearing a mask, no matter what country you’re in, also reduces the spread. Many people, especially in western countries, don’t seem to do this, but if 100% of people wore a mask whilst out in public, it would have a significant impact on the slowing of the spread. Try to pick a better manufactured mask instead of the cheap disposable masks that just sit on your face.
One of the biggest misconceptions of pandemic are gloves. In the medical field, gloves are used to prevent cross-contamination. Each time a medical professional touches a patient or equipment, they should remove their gloves, throw them away, and put on a new pair.
For the public, it’s far safer to not wear gloves and sanitize your hands. Just imagine going into a store with alcohol solution and using it 2-3 times during your visit while others wear gloves and don’t use disinfectant because they have the false sense of security that their gloves protect them.
Say you’re in a store and pick up a mango that has come into contact with the virus. If you’re wearing gloves, you won’t sanitize your hands and you pass it on to anything you touch, where as if you sanitize your hands instead, you stop the spread right there. Gloves do not protect or help you to avoid getting the Corona virus in this setting.
Now we’ve covered the basics, let’s look at the more advanced techniques on how to avoid getting the Corona virus. These are for the germaphobes and hardcore anti-Covid people whom are desperate not to contract the virus.
Shopping carts / trolleys
When visiting a store and using a cart, just wipe the handle down with alcohol, sanitizer or anti-bacterial wipes. Something to be vigilant of whilst shopping is to not leave your cart in the way of others as they may touch the handle to move it, making your sanitization of the handle ineffective.
Doors and handles
When you’re able to use your foot to open a swing door, do it. Door handles are one of the highest traffic areas for people and avoiding them will only benefit you. Alternatively, try to sanitize directly after touching them. You should even consider sanitizing the inside and outside handles of doors after use.
Any packages that come to your house have not been sanitized and could have easily come into contact with someone that has the Corona virus. The most efficient way to handle this without making every delivery a hindrance is to simply wear a mask when answering the door, open the package, dispose of the packaging and then sanitize your hands as well as the product before taking your mask off.
One of the most forgotten things when trying to defend against the virus are cell phones. We hold them in our hands, we touch them constantly and we speak into them, but when was the last time you sanitized your cell phone? Don’t overlook this one. It’s as simply as using an alcohol wipe to remove any potential virus threat.
Food & Drink
Our final technique to avoid getting the Corona virus is in regards to groceries. In addition to the other strategies mentioned above when in stores, this will be the nail in the coffin of preventing the virus.
When you come home from the store, dump the bags down and sanitize your hands, you may think you’re safe, but the threat is far from over. It may sound ridiculous to sanitize your food and drink, but consider this… If 20 people touched a piece of fruit before you, and each of them have been touching other things prior, there’s a good chance that your fruit could be contaminated.
Most fruits are protected with a skin so eating them may seem safe, but if you’ve used your hands to take that skin off and then touch the fruit to eat it, you may have just spread the virus from the fruit to yourself. A good way to prevent this is to wash all your food and drink as soon as you get home, before removing your mask. You don’t need to ”sanitize” the foods with anti-bacterial or bleach products as that could make you sick itself, even if thoroughly rinsed, but simply running fruit and veg under water will help more than not.
This applies to canned and packaged items as well. Let’s say you buy a pack of cookies, sanitize your hands in the store, sanitize your hands when you get home, then put your groceries away and sanitize again afterwards. Sounds safe doesn’t it?
The problem is, if someone in the store passed the Corona virus from their hands to the packaging of the cookies, you will pick them out the cupboard and touch the packaging before eating them, giving you the virus. You could spray alcohol on most packaged foods or just wipe them down with anti-bacterial wipes to prevent the virus spreading to you.
If you don’t have hand sanitizer or disinfectant available, you can make it. More here.
We hope people find value in these techniques and use them to avoid getting the Corona Virus.
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