Protection & Prevention
As we know everyone is looking for solutions and prevention to keep them from getting the COVID-19
Before everyone becomes too excited and goes off half-cocked with the most recent postings for prevention for the COVID-19 every last one of us needs to go to Myth Busters to find out what's true and what isn't
Here is the most recent some of which has merit but has been twisted within correct information
Chinese now understand the behaviour of the virus from various autopsies that have been carried out.
This virus is characterized by obstructing the respiratory pathways with thick mucus that solidifies that block the airwaves and lungs.
They have discovered that to apply medicine you have to open and unblock these airwaves so that the treatment can be used to take effect.
Their recommendations for what you can do to safeguard yourself are
1. Drink plenty of hot liquids, coffee soups teas, warm water. In addition, take a sip of warm water every 20 minutes because this keeps your mouth moist and washes any viral virus that has entered your mouth into your stomach with the gastric juices that will neutralize it before it can get to the lungs.
2. Gargle with an antiseptic and warm water like vinegar, salt or lemon every day if possible.
3. The virus attaches itself to hair and clothes any detergent or soap kills it but you must take a bath or shower when you come in from outdoors. Avoid stopping for any reason head straight for the bathroom to shower. If you cannot wash your clothes daily hang them in direct sunlight which also neutralizes the virus.
4. Wash metallic surfaces very carefully because the virus can remain viable for up to 9 days.
Be vigilant about touching handrails and door handles etc. making sure to immediately sanitize wiping them down regularly.
5. Don't smoke
6. Wash hands every 20 minutes using any foaming soap for 20 seconds.
7. Eat fruit and vegetables elevate your zinc levels not just your vitamin C
8. Animals do not spread the virus to people. This is a person to person transmission.
9. Try to avoid getting the common flu because it weakens the immune system. Try to avoid drinking cold beverages.
10. If you feel any discomfort or a sore throat attack it immediately using the above methods.
The virus enters the system this way and remains for 3-4 days before it passes into the lungs.
What one should be doing for protection and prevention.
Even in your own home, keep all surfaces clean and sanitized wiping them down with an alcohol-based solution or Lysol wipes.
If one must go out wear gloves, a facial mask and abide by the guidelines of keeping the 6-foot social distance.
If you have to sneeze or cough, do so into the crook of your elbow.
WASH, WASH, WASH YOUR HANDS. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!
Using an antiseptic soap or foaming wash.
You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:
Before, during, and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
Before and after treating a cut or wound
After using the toilet
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
After handling pet food or pet treats
After touching garbage
Washing hands under the faucet Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.
Follow these five steps every time.
1. First wiping down the tap with a Lysol wipe, turn on the tap. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with either an anesthetic soap or foaming wash. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails and up to your elbows.
3. Scrub for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.