Coronaviruses can survive in the refrigerator for years. Wash your immediately
How to do it right and which solution is better to use.
We know a lot of dirty places in the house that we carefully clean. But often we forget about the most important thing - the refrigerator.
Viruses feel great at low temperatures. Studies of persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents have shown that various types of coronaviruses can live in the refrigerator for up to 9 days. Coronavirus is assumed to be no less tenacious.
As a preventive measure, you need to wash the refrigerator at least once a month. Now is the time to do it. You will need:
- Cleaning agent. Household cleaning solutions are also quite effective, if exposed to the surface for at least 1 minute. In extreme cases, you can wash the shelves of the refrigerator with soap or wipe with ethyl alcohol.
- Cloth or paper towels.
When everything is ready, proceed.
- Unplug the refrigerator and remove all products.
- Throw away all spoiled foods - they are an ideal habitat for harmful microbes.
- Remove all shelves and remove drawers and wash them in hot soapy water as you wash dishes. You can do this in the kitchen sink, if it is too small - in the bath.
- Likewise, thoroughly wash all dishes from the refrigerator in hot water, especially one that contains something stale.
- Use the cleaning agent to clean the refrigerator itself - the inner walls, the racks for the shelves, the door handle. Act, moving from top to bottom, so that the mud does not run down to already cleared places.
- Wipe the refrigerator with paper or cloth towels, then put the racks, shelves and drawers back.
- Return the products back with a thorough inspection to see if they are all fresh. Banks, bottles, containers and bags can be pre-wiped with an alcohol raster.
Repeat this procedure regularly every 30 days, and you can reduce the risk of catching the infection through food.
The crisis triggered by COVID-19 paralyzed all activities that required human closeness! But here are a few that have discovered how to unlock areas of activity blocked by the authorities. So did a hairdresser in Ireland, the owner of a bar in Seville, Spain, and a young British man.
Nearly 5 million people have been infected and more than 318,000 have died in the fight against the new coronavirus, which is not as resistant as SARS, but is up to three times more contagious. Until the release of a vaccine (estimated to be mass-produced by the end of 2021), humanity will have to learn to protect itself and "cohabit with the killer virus," warns Michael Ryan, WHO's director of emergency situations. Many have already begun to make ingenious lifestyle changes to protect themselves and others from the killer virus.
- Seville, Spain. The bar "La Gitana Loca” hired a robot as a bartender to be able to operate during the coexistence with the virus. The robot bartender produced by the cyber company Macco can fill and serve 600 mugs in an hour. A pint sells for 0.70 euros and owner Alberto Martinez, 53, hopes to receive the operating license on May 24 when, theoretically, the state of emergency would end if Parliament does not accept Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's proposal to extend it for another 30 days.
- Drogheda, Ireland. She invented the anti-COVID-19 hairdressing chair in order not to leave his clients with tousled hair during the epidemic. Hairdresser Jean McDonnell, from Drogheda, Lough, Ireland, opened her salon before the government began the phase of easing the austerity measures. She does the hair of her clients in front of other salons after her husband Alan developed a plexiglass cage that protects her and protects clients from possible contamination. Obviously, at the end of April a session at the hairdresser could cost 100 euros.
- Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom. He invented the curtain for hugs because he couldn't imagine seeing his grandmother and not being able to hug her. Briton Antony Cauvin, 29, spent £ 70 to turn a shower curtain into a special device to hug his grandmother during the coronavirus epidemic. He posted a video with the emotional moment on a social network. The UK has recorded over 35,000 deaths and has 245,000 people infected.
Tobacco smoking may increase the risk of complications from COVID-19. The situation with vaping is similar, but in some respects, smoking electronic cigarettes is now even more dangerous than usual.
There are at least two weighty arguments against vaping. The first is the weakening of your own immune system, which is the main line of defense of the body in the fight against respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.
According to Alexa Mises, associate professor of family medicine at the University of North Carolina, while smoking a vape, the immune system tries to deal with the damage that the inhaled mixture causes to the lungs. Because of this, the body is much more difficult to fight with coronavirus and any other pathogen.
The second important argument is not in favor of vaping - exhaled steam may contain the causative agents of the virus if the person is already infected. Moreover, this vapor lingers in the air much longer than the same droplets released during sneezing, coughing or talking.
According to Robert Jackler, head of the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanford, when smoking a vape in a small room, pulmonary secretions can freeze in the air for minutes or even hours after evaporation. Accordingly, being around can be very dangerous.
Even if the smoker is not infected, the process of smoking a vape involves a constant touch of the vaporizer on the face, and this is also a risk. After all, the causative agents of coronavirus infection can remain on the hands and the device itself, and if you just touch your face, the virus can get into the respiratory tract.
All these are more than good reasons to quit smoking at least during a pandemic. Remember that there is always a risk of getting infected and getting complications, regardless of age, especially if you have chronic diseases besides a bad habit.
If you cannot afford to part with a vape, make it a rule to constantly disinfect the evaporator and wash your hands more often, including before and after each smoking.
In self-isolation mode, many men began to pay less attention to shaving. A unique challenge appeared on Twitter, indicated by the tags #coronabeard and #letsgrowtogether: its participants grow beards while they are in quarantine. Jim Carrey, for example, promised not to shave until he can return from filming again.
But in February, infographics created by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention crawled through news sites. In it, the organization recommends that men shave off their beards and mustaches, otherwise they will not be able to wear a protective mask correctly.
But do not rush to grab a razor and get rid of your beauty. The media, as always, exaggerated a bit. This infographic appeared back in 2017, when they did not even suspect a coronavirus.
In an original article, the CDC advises shaving facial hair only to medical professionals who wear N95 type respiratory masks. Their CDC does not recommend wearing on the street. For those who do not work in a medical facility, an ordinary fabric mask will also work. And it may well be combined with a beard.
If you want to leave facial hair, keep in mind that you should not touch it without washing your hands before doing this. iT is also important to simply wash it thoroughly every day with soap or shampoo.If you feel that the beard constantly encourages you to touch your face - shave it away from sin.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who in a posted video is feeding his pet donkey and miniature pony in the kitchen, is consequently asking his fans to consider the safety of everyone around.
In the clip Schwarzenegger is spending quality time with Whiskey the pony and Lulu the donkey while staying at home, the celebrity is arguing that limiting time spent in public isn't all that bad.
"See, the important thing is that you stay at home, because there's a curfew now. No one is allowed out. Especially someone who is, like, 72 years old (referring to himself). After you are 65, you are not allowed out of the house anymore in California. So we stay home and we eat here," Schwarzenegger mentions.
The star is telling his furry friends: "We don't go out, we don't go to restaurants, we don't do anything like that anymore here."
Schwarzenegger told his 4.4 million Twitter followers that they are the one who can protect older people with weaker immune systems and not only, but everyone around so people will not contact the deadly virus.
"Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this together," Schwarzenegger highlighted in his tweet.
From partitions in cafes to thermal imagers in shopping centers. The coronavirus pandemic has greatly changed our world - many previously unaccustomed precautions have now become the norm. And they may well remain even after a complete victory over COVID-19. This applies to disinfection, social distance, face masks and other important aspects of our safety. Here are 12 examples of how the world has now begun to adapt to a new reality.
1. In one of the gyms in Hong Kong, glass partitions were installed separating cardiovascular equipment. Such barriers are designed to reduce the risk of the spread of viral infections transmitted by airborne droplets.
2. In the same room there is also a spray of a disinfectant that destroys bacteria, viruses and mold spores in the air.
3. In one of McDonald's, a thermal imager now stands at the entrance, which checks the temperature of all visitors.
4. A restaurant in Shanghai sprays visitors with a disinfectant solution.
5. And now Starbucks in Taipei looks like - at least some protection against direct contact.
6. In some institutions, dishes are disinfected directly at guests table.
7. And in one of Beijing's restaurants, take-away orders are delivered to the door by a robot.
8. In a number of Chinese schools, students at the entrance to the class are now processed from and to.
9. In shopping centers in Asia, escalators began to be supplemented with UV sterilizers that destroy germs and viruses on handrails.
10. And in the shopping center of Bangkok there was a robot that measures the temperature of all people passing by it. So you can quickly identify the patient.
11. In many restaurants, guests began to receive paper bags in which you can remove the mask for meals.
12. A supermarket in Denmark installed a mobile station for washing hands at the entrance - it can be used before shopping and after.