The coronavirus is the invisible enemy. It has taken hundreds of thousands of loved ones from their families and is, unfortunately, something that even doctors are largely unfamiliar with. It is mainly a respiratory disease, yet many patients are experiencing symptoms relating to brain swelling, adding deadly complications to both those currently sick and those who have recovered.
If you are young and healthy, the chances are good that you will be able to recover. If you are an at-risk individual, the chances of becoming severely ill are significantly higher. Even if you catch it and are asymptomatic, you could very easily infect a loved one.
This disease is one of the most serious issues of our time. The only similar pandemic in recent history was the so-called Spanish flu. Though medicine has come a long way since then (the only treatment plan for the Spanish flu was over-prescribing painkillers), we cannot take the coronavirus lightly. Protect your family from the coronavirus by boosting your immune system and adopting new habits:
Boost Your Immune Systems
Boosting your immune system is important both before and during any sickness. A cold & flu IV can give you all the vitamins you need, and additional medication can help reduce any symptoms you feel early on so you can get back on your feet. Just remember to self-quarantine if you experience any symptoms of the coronavirus. Whoever was infected first should self-quarantine for seven days at least, while the rest of the family will need to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Teach Your Kids New Habits
Older kids will easily be able to change their habits to stay safe outside, but it will be more challenging for younger kids. Instead of trying to explain why, make a game out of it. This way, your kids will be watching themselves and you just in case you slip up and “lose” the game.
Wash Hands Regularly
Having antibacterial gel for when you are outside and unable to wash your hands is a good step, but don’t forget to wash your hands when you can. Find the right method to get your kids to wash their hands correctly as well. You can use a timer (like the ones used to ensure they brush their teeth properly) and try to make it a habit everyone needs to adopt.
Practice Social Distancing Measures
Social distancing is also really important, but it is important to be flexible. If it is really windy, for example, six feet is not enough to reduce the risk of transmission. In small, enclosed spaces like stores, additional protections like gloves or a face mask can all help (both to reduce the chance of you catching it, and the chance of you spreading the virus).
People who have the coronavirus can be asymptomatic, which is why you need to be responsible. Don’t visit your parents or grandparents in person, and instead find new ways to connect through online video. There are so many ways to stay in touch, so don’t put your loved ones at risk.