How to protect yourself from coronavirus if you need to get back to work
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%.
The coronavirus pandemic hits the world's largest companies! Facebook employees will work from home for a long period
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.
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%.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic is creating big troubles for people. Work and studies from home are the new conditions for everyone all across the globe. To prevent the virus from spreading at the workplace, schools and universities, more and more companies are turning to remote work as a necessary step to continue realizing their agenda. This unpredicted new reality is for an unknown time limits, but it made the bosses meet their employees online.
One of the leaders decisions, is to encourage people to work from home during quarantine. Working from home for someone is paradise, but for others can be horrible. Families with children found here a big problem, no video conference without them. There are also some people who have problems with modern technology, so they transform themselves in a potato, using some filters and are unable to figure out how to turn the filter off.
The global work-from-home movement intended to maintain efficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic, so people can maintain economic stability in their family budget. The closure of schools and transition to “distance learning” for children, created the condition of studying at home, so students now are the one who also have daily online conferences.
For many persons, setting up a home office is a full creation, while in self-isolation people get creative. Some parents share their desk space with kids or are having furry little friends participate in conference calls. No matter in which situation you are, you have to work or study at home. Online conferences are the best option, while learning and working process is maintained.
The coronavirus pandemic has made new “deserts” across the world. Most of the world's major cities, like London, New York and others, are empty, without any soul on the street. As humans are isolating at home, wild animals have started to take over the streets and feel free.
Several pictures taken by photographers or simple people around the world, captured the guests, including deer, goats and others roaming through the streets wild animals. Sometimes busy and loud cities, are now silent and open for this creatures, who came to inspect the human life and show up their importance in our life.
In London and Nara (Japan) , herds of deer are rumoring the streets. In London a herd of deer was spotted resting in housing state, the deer felt so well that they laid down on the grass and spent the day in silence. There were some viral pictures on internet which shows the London Eye, Chinatown, National Gallery and other places totally empty.
In Llandudno, Wales, some mountain goats were spotted in the streets on March 31.
In Italy several wild boars were spotted throughout northern, in Bergamo was seen even one mother walking through empty streets with her offspring.
Several puma were seen walking around the streets of Santiago, Chile, it is said that they came for food.
In India, Tirupati, there were seen a herd of deer wandering along a road in the city.
During the lockdown, more than a billion people worldwide are staying at home, self-isolated and socially distancing themselves from one another to avoid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.