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Nobody wants to get ill if they can help it, and all of us would clearly rather avoid having the coronavirus that is currently still sweeping the world. Although there are small and slow signs of recovery, the virus is still very much going strong. It is important to make sure that you are doing all you can to protect yourself against the virus as best as possible especially if you are in the high risk category.
Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to make that happen, and keep yourself as healthy as possible during this time.
Wash Your Hands
Did you watch the above video? If not, stop reading and watch the video! I knew that germs could spread easily by touch but my goodness this is such a great visual of that fact! By now, it should be obvious that you need to wash your hands regularly if you hope to keep the virus away from your system. It can seem as though washing your hands can’t possibly do enough, but the truth is that using a good hand washing technique(taking time, water, soap etc) is enough to dispel most bacteria and virus from your hands. After washing your hands means that touching your face won’t be as likely to cause the virus to enter your body. Did you know that according to this study people touch their faces about 23 times per hour and 44% of touches involved contact with a mucous membrane. YIKES! Wash your hands on a regular basis for at least twenty seconds a time in order to keep the virus at bay.
Get The Vaccine
It might be a while until you are offered to get the vaccine, but the moment you receive notification, you should consider getting it. It’s important to remember that it is a free choice in a free world whether or not you get a vaccine. To be honest, I am not planning on getting this but this is a decision you should make after speaking with your doctor. However, it is said to be your single best chance to protect yourself against the virus, and to stop yourself from being a hub that spreads the disease to other people too. The vaccine currently needs to be kept in a vaccine fridge and delivered across the country before it gets to you, so a lot of work has gone into providing it. It’s a wise move to take it when you can especially if you are at high risk. Again speak with a medical professional before making any decisions.
We think of social distancing as an important step to take in order to keep other people safe from you, in case you already have the virus. That is true, but let’s not forget that social distancing is also an important step in keeping yourself safe too. The less time you spend in the close company of other people, the more likely it is that you are going to keep away from the virus, so that’s certainly something to consider. Make sure you are following all social distancing rules as best as you can.
Use Health Services Wisely
It’s important to ensure you are still getting help for any other health problems you might have, even if it means that you need to use the health services. However, you should also endeavor to use them wisely – or in other words, only go when you need to, and take all the necessary precautions as you do so. If you can do that, you are going to find that you remain safer and you are much less likely to get the virus, while also having your health issues looked into.
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