If you are traveling, think you have been around infected people, or just want to take preventative measures against the coronavirus, here is my list of precautions:
First there’s good news! Coronavirus is not airborne. Your unprotected face must be directly coughed or sneezed on. More good news! The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.
So if we take the right precautions to make sure our hands are constantly covered and clean, and don’t touch our nose and mouth, you should be safe!
One thing to note: everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious about a week. So even if it is not a direct cough or sneeze, but they coughed or sneezed on their hands, and then touched the same door handle as you, and then you touch your nose and/or mouth, you could let the virus enter into your lungs
So here’s what you can do to make sure you stay healthy, safe and protected!
1) Try to not let your hands touch anything public - door handles, elevator buttons, light switches, gasoline pumps, shopping carts, etc. Use latex or nitrile disposable gloves when going shopping and wrap your hands with a paper towel or use your knuckles instead of hands when touching anything public.
2) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, wiping down carts and handles. Whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been make sure to wash your hands for 10 – 20 seconds.
3) Keep a bottle of sanitizer (60% or more alcohol) available when you can't immediately wash your hands. Keep one in your home, purse and car.
4) Wear a disposable surgical mask to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth – which we don’t even realize we do this around 90x per day. This is the only way this virus can infect you - if you touch your nose or mouth with virus on it so just cover your nose and mouth all day :)
5) If you feel the need to cough or sneeze, try do so into a disposable tissue and discard. Try not to use your clothing or elbow since the infectious virus can live on your shirt or elbow for up to a week and be passed on.
You all know I love supplements and boosting our immune systems, here are some supplements I suggest taking to help block the virus from multiplying if you do come in contact with it, strengthen your immune system and keep you healthy and strong!
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