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How to protect yourself from coronavirus if you need to get back to work

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These simple rules will help you stay healthy at your workplace during the coronavirus.


  1. 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%.


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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.



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Good news for Facebook employees!  The founder of the famous social network made an unusual announcement on Thursday, May 21.  He said he would allow a considerable number of Facebook's 50,000 employees, as well as new recruits, to work from home all the time!

 Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, May 21, that in the next five to 10 years, about 50% of Facebook's workforce will work remotely.  The founder of the social network added that this will involve, among other things, a radical change in the way the famous Silicon Valley-based company operates.


Mark Zuckerberg explained that the process is a long one and that it will take place in a series of steps that must be followed exactly in order to be successful.  The first step is "an aggressive opening of distance recruitment," first in the United States, then abroad, beyond urban centers where Facebook has offices.  "I don't think it's good to limit employment to people living around offices," said the Facebook CEO.


The Facebook founder is not the first to think of such a radical measure!  Also on Thursday, the head of Twitter announced that his employees could work from home indefinitely.  The Canadian e-commerce company Shopify announced a similar measure later that day, as the coronavirus pandemic paved the way for unexpected changes in the organization and operation of large companies around the world.

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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%.


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Covid-19 "attacks" the most powerful of the elderly, but even young and apparently healthy people do not get rid of coronavirus.  The news about the death of some adolescents, young people without previously diagnosed health problems has shocked us in recent weeks.  Why do some healthy, young people die from the new coronavirus? The specialists have two explanations, which will be deepened by thorough research.


 It remains one of the biggest mysteries of the current Covid-19 pandemic.  In general, the disease causes severe complications to people past the age of 65 and those with certain conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity.  However, there were also casualties among young people without health problems, including among medical personnel. In some cases, after the death, certain conditions with which the victim had not been diagnosed, in other words, was not known to be sick.

The researchers are facing this huge challenge, to discover the cause of the strange behavior of the coronavirus.  Several theories have already been put forward. Some researchers believe that the amount of virus we are infected with is extremely important: we have been exposed directly and strongly, the complications can be serious.  "A person with a high viral load has more virus particles than a small virus," says virusologist Alison Sinclair of Sussex University.

 "We still do not know what the impact of viral load is on the symptoms of a person infected with Covid-19.  It will be important to find out if there is a link between large viral loads and serious cases, ”added Sinclair. 


 In addition, the first data from China suggest that viral load is higher in patients with a more severe form of the disease, as is the case with SARS and influenza.

But other researchers argue that the main explanation lies in genes.  Some of us are simply genetically predisposed to develop the most serious forms of Covid-19.  Virology expert Michael Skinner from Imperial College in London explained, quoted by the Guardian: "It is quite possible that some of us may have a genetic particularity that will make us react much worse when we are infected with coronavirus."


 "It may be a similar sensitivity of some people with Covid-19, and this makes them more acute due to serious side effects," Skinner added.


 An example of such sensitivity is given by the herpes simplex virus.  In some people, a genetic mutation that affects TLR3 cell receptors in the central nervous system makes them unable to react to the worst stroke of the virus, so they make a disease called herpex simplex encephalitis that can lead to seizures.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was diagnosed with coronavirus a week ago. Jhonson was previously hospitalized with coronavirus, he was transferred to the intensive care unit.  The reason was the worsening of his condition.


When Johnson was hospitalized The Downing Street premier's office issued a statement saying that, at the doctors' advice, Boris Johnson agreed to be admitted to the hospital for a thorough set of tests.  The decision was made in the context in which the 10-day coronavirus symptoms presented by Boris Johnson do not improve, on the contrary. "At the recommendation of his doctors, the prime minister was admitted to the hospital for analysis," a statement from his Downing Street office said.

"The prime minister thanks the medical staff for his incredible effort and asks the population to respect the Government's recommendations to stay indoors, to protect the national health system and to save lives", it is shown at the end of the document.


 Boris Johnson's fiancée, Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant, announced on Saturday that she had the main symptoms of coronavirus on Twitter and that she is feeling better after seven days of rest.  "I spent the last week in bed, with the main symptoms of coronavirus. I didn't need to be tested, and after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and recover, "noted Symonds.


 According to The Guardian, Carrie Symonds has been isolating herself since Johnson was tested positive.  The prime minister remained in isolation at the Downing Street residence, while Symonds, who normally lives with Johnson, posted a photo of her in self-isolation at Camberwell with his dog Dilyn.

Boris Johnson's fiancée is five years younger than the prime minister's eldest daughter..

 Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds entered British history as the first married couple in Downing Street, the premier's official residence in London.  Carrie Symonds, former Conservative Party communications adviser before being named 'First Girlfriend', has remained quiet since the installation on Downing Street.


 Boris Johnson already has four children since his second marriage to Marina Wheeler, and his eldest daughter is five years older than his girlfriend.


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