With the pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, we take a look at some precautions we ought to take.
The Covid 19 pandemic has been absolutely devastating, to put it mildly. Millions of people around the world have been infected with the virus showing absolutely no signs of slowing down any time soon. Lives have been lost and the economy is in shambles. It has been an absolute unmitigated disaster that has cost the lives and livelihoods of many around the world.
And it is not over by any stretch of the imagination at all. As temperatures are starting to fall, more and more people are spending more time indoors. This definitely heightens the chances of the coronavirus spreading, there are definitely some measures you can take to help protect not just yourself but those around you as well.
It may very well be the case that you are tired of wearing masks and practicing social distancing, but it is important to know that the virus is not tired of us at all. It has gotten so bad in America, that there has even been talking of herd immunity from the White House- the idea is that if enough among us does get infected, the spread of the virus will be stopped.
The fact that there hasn’t yet been developed a vaccine that can be used on a massive scale, protective measures are very much of the essence. The following steps are recommended to protect yourself and also the people around you.
The Three C’s
The three C’s have to be avoided at all costs – the three C’s being closed, crowded, and close contact. This will no doubt get harder with the change of seasons and much more of human activity is moved indoors.
Whenever there are people who are singing, shouting, or even just talking, what they are essentially and unwittingly doing is sending respiratory droplets that are tiny into the air. The simple equation is that if the droplets get into your eyes, nose, or mouth; you are almost completely certain to get infected. It then becomes quite evident that staying a certain distance away from people can help, at least 6 feet apart is the recommended distance. The absolute worst part of all this is that the tiniest of the droplets, called aerosols, can stay in the air for hours.
Spaces that are not ventilated properly also pose greater risks in terms of spreading the virus especially when people spend long periods of time in close proximity to one another. A lot of the outbreaks of the virus have been linked to choir practices, restaurants, fitness centers, and many other spots where people tend to gather in close proximity. There are still ways of exercising outside though. One simple idea may be to go for a walk with a friend. Events that are virtual also have the potential to bring people together in a safe manner.
Can we all just stop with the politicization of face masks? Like, can we? Please? It is quite honestly a disgrace with what has happened in terms of the politicization of face masks. The people who made it such are at serious fault here and when the time is right, should be held accountable for their actions.
Face masks work in helping stop the spread of the virus. It is as simple as that. How it does so is by stopping droplets when people are breathing out and also filtering what people are breathing in. The use of face masks is particularly important in crowded areas and areas that are poorly ventilated.
There is also a correct way of wearing face masks. To wear it properly, you should start by cleaning your hands before you put the mask on to the face and it should be made sure that the mask is fitting securely over your nose, chin, and mouth as well. If the mask is not covering your nose, you are not wearing it properly and you are giving the virus a very easy way to infect yourself. When wearing masks made of fabric, make sure that it has two or more layers.
Consider Light Therapy
The main objective of using pulse light therapy to prepare for covid 19 is to make use of its properties to very much boost the immune system of the body and to also supercharge it. Light therapy, especially red light therapy has the ability to do so.
Light therapy works on us very much like how light works on plants. It has numerous health benefits and one of the major ones is to supercharge the immune system of the body. When the light hits your skin, the energy is absorbed and it is useful for a number of health benefits. The specific impact will vary according to the type of light being used and the wavelength of the light in use.
Light of the UVA and UVB variety is both beneficial for a number of reasons to the body but it is very important to point out that too much exposure to this kind of light has the potential to accelerate aging in the patient and to also even potentially cause cancer. The best idea about taking full advantage of light therapy is to isolate the least harmful type of light and the one that also has the most benefit and then use that light, which happens to be a red light.
The use of lights for health benefits has been around for ages but it was specifically researched upon first by NASA. The first tests were on plants but NASA soon discovered that these red lights were able to reduce the amount of bone and muscle loss that happened in areas of zero gravity.
The coronavirus is here to stay for a while, we have to accept this reality. If we do not accept this fact, we will not be able to make the best decisions. The ideas and tips listed above will definitely help in reducing the chances of contracting it.