By: Mark Deutsch
There’s something scary about hearing a deadly disease spreading, especially since
there’s no vaccine out yet. But instead of worrying about how easy it is to catch, learning
how to avoid it prevents it. Following new edicts around people to stricter sanitation rules,
can help one avoid catching any virus.
Number one thing that’s key to prevent catching a bug would entail,not touching
four out of the five senses. That means unless the hands have been washed don’t stick a
finger in the mouth, nose etc. These openings are prime openings for a pathogen to enter,
making it easier to infect.
So please when it comes to an itch in the ear or a booger up a nose, try to refrain
unless the digit is clean. As for cleaning besides showering or bathing twice a day, there’s
also been washing hands. Going into more detail about in what methods a person could
sanitize their hands.
First method would be scrubbing hands with soap always after using the bathroom,
also before meals. The next method is more suitable for carrying around, that being hand
sanitizer. Scrubbing with either of these bacteria destroying substances, will render the
Still there’s even more stuff to keep clean besides the hands, including more
strenuous laundry. When a viral outbreak occurs it’s a good idea to sanitize any clothes
from outside with bleach. This will add another layer of security for the house, although
there’s one other concern.
The only other concern about anything entering the house would be by pets, such as
something contagious on their fur. This is an invalid concern that was backed up by the
nurse manager Terianne Darrah. So in short there’s no concern at all about any outdoor
pets, the problem would be a sick person.
When a person’s sick the best thing to do is call the hospital and have him/her in
quarantine asap. If that doesn’t happen then either way it’s best to quarantine that person
in a room. From there it’s sanitizing every surface the patient has ever touched, included
would be keeping some distance away.
However, these rules don’t have to so rigorously apply to one’s surrounding
environment. While walking along the streets people don’t need to wear protective gear,
such as a mask or gloves. Only an infected person needs to be wearing protection, but it’s
good to still be careful.
In moving sardine cans that are public transportation, from subways to buses there
are limitation tips. First off would be that whenever a person has to sneeze, blow into
either an elbow or tissue. Then when getting off it pays to wash hands afterwards, next up
will be clean rituals.
There are many rituals amongst every religion in the world, along with standing
country rituals. But the problem with religion is how many practices have people sharing
food and kisses. This helps anything contagious to quickly spread in the family, even making
contact with it is feared.
There are also some new mannerisms taking place instead of the old ones, including
shaking hands. Some people have taken to just not shake hands, while others have created
new ways to greet each other. For the most cautious people things could even extend to
not touching doorknobs or surfaces.
Considering all of this advice it could both assuage and raise new germaphobe
habits. Remember that’s good to consider whatever information that’s available, but parse
the lies from the truth. Until the latest crisis has abated use the information to stay safe,
until the next article.