Covid-19 – Prevention and Safety

Covid-19 Prevention and Safety

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a recently discovered coronavirus-caused infectious disease.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus should develop mild to moderate respiratory disease and recover without any special treatment being needed.  Older people and those with underlying health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer are more likely to experience serious illness.

Being well educated about the COVID-19 virus, the illness it causes and how it spreads is the best way to avoid and slow down transmission. Protect yourself and others from contamination by washing your hands or regularly using a rub based on alcohol, and not touching your skin.

Source link: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1

Video Explanation

If an infected person coughs or sneezes, the COVID-19 virus spreads mainly by droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose, so it is important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

There are no unique COVID-19 vaccines or therapies available at this time. There are also several current clinical trials testing alternative therapies. As soon as clinical results are available WHO will continue to have updated information.

How it Spreads

-Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) actually does not have a vaccine to prevent it yet.
-The best way to prevent illness is to limit exposure to the virus.
-The virus is thought to primarily spread from person to person.
*Among people in close contact with each other (within 6 feet).
*Breathing droplets formed when a individual infected is coughing or sneezing.
-These droplets may land in nearby people’s mouths or noses, or probably be inhaled into the lungs.

Source link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

Prevention and Safety

Clean Your Hands Often

Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, particularly after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

Using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol if soap and water are not readily available. Cover and rub all surfaces of your hands together until they feel warm.

Do not touch your hair, your nose and your mouth with unwashed hands.


Stop personal interaction with sick people

When COVID-19 is spreading throughout your culture, placed space between yourself and other people. This is especially important for those at elevated risk of becoming really sick.

Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

What to do when you are sick

Stay home except to get medical care

Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.

Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.

Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation

Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.

Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.

  • Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people with the virus limit contact with animals until more information is known.

When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick with COVID-19. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.

 

Call ahead before visiting your doctor

Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

If you’re sick: If you’re around other people, you can wear a facemask when you reach the office of a healthcare provider.

If you care about others: If the person who is ill is unable to wear a facemask (about example, as it creates breathing problems), then people living in the home will live in another room. When carers enter the sick person’s room, they are expected to wear a facemask. This is not recommended to tourists other than carers.

 

Cover coughs and sneezes

If you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your forearm, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.

Tissues used by Tossing in the garbage.

Right away wash your hands with at least 20 seconds of soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol to clean your hands.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

If you’re sick: if you’re around other people (e.g. sharing a room or vehicle) and before entering the office of a health care provider, you can wear a facemask. If you are unable to wear a facemask (for example, as it creates breathing difficulties), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who care about you will wear a facemask when they come in. Prepare to know what to do when you’re sick.

If you’re NOT sick: Unless you’re caring for someone who’s sick (and they can’t wear a facemask) you don’t need to wear a facemask. Facemasks may be in shortage and should be reserved for health workers.

Clean and disinfect

Clean AND disinfect often contaminated surfaces every day. Those include chairs, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, telephones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.

For more information see this pdf: https://www.fightbac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Cleaning_and_Disinfecting_High-Touch_Surfaces.pdf

Clean the surfaces if they are dirty: Use detergent or soap and water before disinfection.

Solution for Disinfecting

Dilute the bleach of your home.
Mix: 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) of bleach per gallon of water OR 4 teaspoons of bleach per quarter of water to meet the directions of the manufacturer for application and proper ventilation. Verify that the commodity is not past its expiry date. Always pair the kitchen bleach or some other cleanser with ammonia. When properly diluted, unexpired household bleach will become effective against
coronaviruses.

Alcohol solutions.

Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.

 

Words from the Author:

Ultimately, this pandemic has caused so much pain and inconvenience to the public, however to ensure our safety we must be ready and prepare the necessary things for the good of our family and of those around us. We need not panic and cause further damage, but proper coordination and presence of mind as well as immediate preparation for this dilemma. 

 

Lastly, Prayer, for most it has already become a cliche, however, it still as effective as it was before. 

 

The most commonly repeated phrase in the whole Bible, in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, is “Have no fear!” or “Do not be afraid!” or “Be not afraid!”

Source link: https://catholic-resources.org/Bible/HaveNoFear.htm



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