5 things that should not be done immediately after the end of self-isolation
You should not hope that life will immediately return to its former course.
We all wait until the moment when we can hug friends, have a party or go on a trip. But do not rush. Although Coronavirus: Austria and Italy reopen some shops as lockdown eased are showing the first signs of weakening isolation measures, the situation is still serious. The death toll every day is still measured in thousands. We still do not know much about coronavirus and do not have a vaccine.
Whatever rules you enter in your area, use common sense. Here's what you definitely shouldn't do.
1. Have a party or go to a bar
Social distance measures have been introduced for a reason: they slow down the spread of the virus from person to person. A big party or gatherings in a crowded bar is a lot of contacts. If at least one of those present is a coronavirus carrier, he can transfer it to everyone else.
2. Stop washing hands
Even when restrictions are loosened, it will not mean that the coronavirus is over. Many organizations and stores will have to be reopened for economic reasons, although the virus will still spread, albeit more slowly than now.
3. Immediately visit people at high risk
Surely you would like to see elderly relatives as soon as possible, but do not rush with this. There will be no vaccine for a long time, and for people at risk, distancing is still the best way to protect. Before you go to them, think carefully about whether you really need this visit.
4. Start a big trip
When travel is allowed again, hotel and ticket prices are likely to be attractively low. But do not forget that at airports and train stations you will be in close proximity to a large number of people, which means that the risk of infection will greatly increase.
5. Throw away masks
In the future, a new outbreak of coronavirus or even some completely new infection may await us. So reusable masks are definitely not worth throwing out. When travel restrictions are loosened, it is best to combine optimism with realism. Use freedom, but do not give up precautions.
These simple rules will help you stay healthy at your workplace during the coronavirus.
- Keep the social distance.
When you walk fast, run, ride a bicycle, it can increase to 4–20 meters.
If you keep such a distance with others, the smallest droplets of saliva that will not reach you when talking, coughing, breathing will cause another, possibly infected person. And you, in turn, do not share your own.
2. Try changing your work schedule.
Your task is to make it possible to get to work and leave it before or after rush hour. In this case, you don’t have to jostle in crowded public transport or walk along crowded streets where it is difficult to maintain distance.
Talk to your boss: maybe you will meet and shift your working hours.
3. Use less public transport
If possible, get to the place of work by your car or bike or walk. Naturally, at a safe distance from others.
And try not to use elevators. Even if the cab comes empty, you don’t know who was riding it 10 seconds before you. The virus can still remain in the air.
4. Wear a mask on the way to work
On the street, if you are absolutely healthy, and there are few people around, you can walk without it. But only if the authorities of your region do not require otherwise.
5. Wear a mask in the workplace
You need to wear it all day for your safety.
At the same time, you need to wear a mask correctly. Here's what the WHO recommends:
- Do not touch the mask with your hands after putting it on. If you still touch, wash your hands with soap or treat with an antiseptic gel.
- As soon as the mask becomes wet from breathing, replace it with a new one. Usually you have to do this every two hours.
- Only remove the mask by the mounts. In no case do not touch the part that is adjacent to the face. After this, the disposable medical mask should be immediately discarded, the reusable - sent to the wash.
6. Disinfect hands
The primary transmission route for coronaviruses is via airborne droplets. But there is a risk of contracting by the contact way: first, touch the surface on which the coronavirus donkeys, and then touch the mucous membrane of the nose, mouth, or eyes.
Therefore, it is extremely important to wash your hands regularly during a pandemic. Best of all - with warm water and soap, at least 20 seconds. If there is no access to water, you can treat your hands with an antiseptic or alcohol wipes. Make sure that the alcohol in these products was at least 70%.
Quarantine is a serious measure, not a romance about the "best version of yourself." But it will certainly fly faster if you load yourself with useful things.
Learn to stand on your head
Self-isolation leaves little space for sporty diversity. But you can do yoga or stretching even in the tiniest apartment. In order not to give up training, set yourself a goal. Touching your toes with your hands towards the end of quarantine is already a victory if you haven’t been involved in sports. If your physical training is better, the goal may be twine or a yoga stand on the head - shirshasana.
Finally improving your health
Healthy lifestyle can be important now. It is the perfect moment to start practicing sport and eating healthy food. Being the whole day at home, we have a lot of time to spend on ourselves. Make a schedule with morning exercises and a week plan which include correct alimentation.
Watch Oscar Movies
The Oscar has been awarded since 1929. Of course, to revise all the movie masterpieces even in one nomination that have accumulated over almost a hundred years, a lifetime may not be enough. But you can definitely look through the winners of the title “Best Film” of the last couple of years or even decades - after all, you probably already watched some pictures. On our page you can find good compilations of movies.
Read some books
Only one series of books about Harry Potter or the Lord of the Rings trilogy is enough to occupy the entire quarantine. If you've already read the epic about the boy who survived, and the history of Middle-earth, take a look at the list of the best books of all time according to the BBC. Here are collected masterpieces of world literature for every taste.
Relieve stress through playing interactive games
When there are too many disturbing events around you that you cannot influence, it's time to briefly switch to another world. And computer games will help. Perhaps you will feel a little better after a crazy race on a car. Or the riddles of Ancient Egypt and a soccer match on the network with friends will distract from all problems. Or maybe your option is a bit of safe aggression in game shootings with enemies.
Save up money on an old dream
Given that there is nowhere to go during self-isolation, some expenses will disappear by themselves. Most of the purchases you are likely to make online, so start using different savings tools. For example, install an application that monitors the price of the same product on different marketplaces, and order where it is most profitable. Try to save up some money each day.
Self-isolation is such a regime when the maximum number of people do not allow contacts with each other. Simply they spend all their time at home and go out only in case of an important need. For example, buy products at the supermarket.
This is an important and practically way to deal with a pandemic. The less you contact people, the lower your risk of getting sick or infecting others. Staying healthy right now is an important help to society and the medical system, which is under heavy pressure. After all, if at the same time more people get sick than the medical facilities are able to accept, someone will not be helped. To prevent this terrible situation, stay home. Moreover, if you come up with different activities, it will not be boring at all.
From a legal point of view, the individual quarantine is applied in two ways:
(1)institutionalized quarantine (most often referred under the term quarantine), when an individual is placed by authorities in special quarantine centers for a certain period of time;
(2)home isolation (also referred to as self-isolation), when an individual has the obligation to remain in the home area for a period of time decided by the authorities.
Contact with other people should be avoided so to keep away the coronavirus infection. The World Health Organization recommends not approaching others closer than a meter, and the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention - 1.8 meters. It is believed that at this distance the virus particles will not be transmitted by coughing or sneezing. That’s why at home we feel safe, the feeling of safety is the most important now. Self-isolation means safety.
Six months ago, no one knew about the existence of coronavirus. Now the virus has spread to almost all countries, infecting more than 3 million people - and these are only those cases that are known. How this epidemic will affect the economies of countries, as well as the mental and physical health of people, is described in a new issue.
Many media personalities, politicians and ordinary Internet users claim that the panic around COVID-19 is bloated out of nothing, and the virus itself is no more dangerous than ordinary flu.
The supposedly frightening number of people who died from the infection is very high, and those who died of natural causes and old age are included in it. And coronavirus, like seasonal flu, kills the time required to estimate the case fatality ratio of Influenza using only the tip of an iceberg: joint estimation of the virulence and the transmission potential "only" about 0.1 percent of infected. So, this is not so.
A new study, an empirical estimate of the infection fatality rate of COVID-19 from the first Italian outbreak, published by specialists from Harvard and the US Bureau of Economic Research, has more accurately established the mortality rate of COVID-19 using Italy as an example. It was established that the official number of deaths from coronavirus is not exaggerated, but rather underestimated by COVID-19 in Italy: An analysis of death registry data almost doubled, because many patients did not die in hospitals, but at home.
After reviewing the available data, researchers Gianluca Rinaldi and Matteo Paradisi came to the conclusion that an empirical estimate of the infection fatality rate of COVID-19 from the first Italian outbreak shows that the mortality rate of COVID-19 is 1.29%. For young people, it is small - 0.05%, but for older people the risk is already 4.25%.
COVID-19 is a virus that belongs to the group of coronaviruses, an extensive group of viruses that infect both animals and humans.
It is a new coronavirus, first identified in December 2019 in an outbreak of pneumonia in China (Wuhan City, Hubei Province). This virus has not been previously identified in humans. It belongs to the Coronaviridae family, of the same family being the viruses that cause Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - identified in China in 2003 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) - identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012, and the epidemiological characteristics are similar. .
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, fatigue and dry cough. Some patients may experience pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people get infected, but they do not develop any symptoms and feel good. Most people (about 80%) were treated without special treatment.
About 1 in 6 people with COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and has difficulty breathing. Older people, as well as those with medical problems, such as high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop a more serious course of the disease. About 2% of the sick died. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical help.
1.Who made the coronavirus vaccine?
The United States Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a federal agency that funds disease-fighting technology, announced investments of nearly US$1 billion to support American COVID‑19 vaccine development, and preparation for manufacturing the most promising candidates. On 16 April, BARDA made a US$483 million investment in the vaccine developer, Moderna and its partner, Johnson & Johnson.
2.Is coronavirus vaccine ready?
Vaccines normally require years of testing and additional time to produce at scale, but scientists are hoping to develop a coronavirus vaccine within 12 to 18 months.
Vaccines mimic the virus – or part of the virus – they protect against, stimulating the immune system to develop antibodies. They must follow higher safety standards than other drugs because they are given to millions of healthy people.
3.How many people died from coronavirus today?
1,368,510 people have died so far from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of November 20, 2020. You can check online info on Worldometers.info
4.How long are you contagious with covid?
You can be around others after:
- 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
- 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
5.Why is it called Coronavirus?
Coronavirus refers to a large family of viruses that includes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. For this reason, some people call the virus coronavirus.
6.Is there a vaccine for Coronavirus?
A new vaccine that protects against Covid-19 is nearly 95% effective, early data from US company Moderna shows.
The results come hot on the heels of similar results from Pfizer, and add to growing confidence that vaccines can help end the pandemic.
Both companies used a highly innovative and experimental approach to designing their vaccines.
Moderna says it is a "great day" and they plan to apply for approval to use the vaccine in the next few weeks.
However, this is still early data and key questions remain unanswered.
7.What states are on lockdown?
The New York Times is tracking coronavirus restrictions on the state level, including what businesses are open or closed — and whether officials require masks or recommend or order staying at home. Stricter local orders may also be in place.
8.When will coronavirus vaccine be ready?
Pfizer says its mRNA vaccine was found to prevent 90% of infections in clinical trials, a much better performance than most experts had hoped for.
The WHO mentioned it doesn't expect widespread vaccinations against coronavirus until mid-2021.
9.Why are Covid cases increasing?
It's difficult to explain precisely why.
One contributing factor has been the return to school for US students.
A recent study from the US Centers for Disease Control on the almost 100,000 coronavirus cases reported between 2 August and 5 September - around when college students began their return to school - found that weekly cases among those aged 18-22 increased by 55% nationally.
The greatest increases came from the Northeast (which includes New York, Connecticut and New Jersey) and the Midwest, which is a region located west of the Northeast, including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.
There have now been more than 130,000 cases identified at more than 1,300 American colleges, according to reporting from the New York Times.
10.Who is most at risk for the coronavirus disease?
Adults of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
- Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
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