We heard this phrase countless times! Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, prevention is still our first line of defense against this deadly virus. At the time of writing, there is still no known cure for COVID-1, however, in China, where the virus first exploded, out of the 80,000 confirmed cases, more 50,000 has already recovered.
The reported fatalities are those who had underlying medical conditions before the virus got into them.
Thus, the best defense that we have against the deadly virus is to prevent from acquiring it in the first place. And here is a shortlist of the suggested things that we should do to stay healthy.
- Maintain Cleanliness – Always wash your hands. We touch our faces more than a thousand times a day or even more. In between, we touch something else, like keyboard, cellphones, doorknobs and anything else that might have been touched by someone else that, also touched their faces.
- Eat your fruits and vegies – “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Why is this line so well popular? Because an apple has tons of health benefits (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-health-benefits-of-apples#section11). The point is, we must eat more fruits and vegetables to keep our immune system strong.
- Take your vitamins. Boost your immune system with a daily dose of vitamins. Vitamin C is most recommended but it wouldn’t hurt if you take a multi-vitamin if you like.
- Drink lots of water. 8 glasses of water a day means drinking at least two liters of water. Our body is composed of 60 percent water thus drinking water is beneficial to us. And if you can drink more than 8 glasses of water per day, the better.(https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290814)
- Prepare and cook your food well. Some disease-causing bacteria in meat may be able to survive at a certain temperature. But most, if not all, die at a prolonged-exposure to high temperature. Thus cleaning the meat well and cooking it well will reduce your chance of getting a disease.
Additional Steps to Prevent the Spread of CoVid-19
Wear a face mask when in public places- The CoVid-19 virus can be transmitted when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Though the Covid-19 is not airborne, a face mask would help minimize your exposure to droplets in case someone accidentally sneezes or coughs in front of you.
- Observe social distance – avoid handshake or other forms of greetings that would put you in physical contact with another person. Keep your distance from another person for about a meter away.
- Cover when you sneeze or cough. There are at least two ways to do this. Sneeze or cough on your elbow pit (antecubital space), or cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissue.
- Avoid going to places where there are lots of people to minimize your exposure to the virus.
- If you don’t feel well, stay home or implement a self-quarantine. If you have flu-like symptoms, see your doctor immediately. Whatever you have, it’s better to cure it sooner than be sorry later.
- If you have just arrived from a trip, please implement a 14-day self-quarantine. A carrier of the virus may not show any symptoms in the first few days but may continue to spread it.
The bottom line is, there is no specific cure for the covid-19 at the moment. The best way to combat it is to stop it from spreading further by observing the steps outlined above. With everyone’s cooperation, the virus can be stopped from spreading and ultimately would die-down on its own. If you have any information or suggestions not included here, please share it on the comment below.
I hope this helps and be safe, everyone and stay healthy!.
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