After the people denying COVID-19 and the anti-vaxxers, we now have a sub-group—people who think that the pandemic has ended. Sorry to say this, folks, but the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, with the virus finding ways to stay relevant despite inoculations and safety precautions. Currently, we are dealing with the Omicron variant, and here are some of the most general tips to prevent the spread of Omicron in our community.
The COVID-19 Pandemic IS NOT OVER YET
Yes, there has been a lull in Covid positive cases in the country, thanks mainly to the fast vaccination rollout.
Despite the many warnings of doctors and health practitioners, people have become complacent. Weddings, birthday parties, face-to-face meetings, reunions among family and friends have been well-documented in social media.
Medical experts are saying: Meet up but don’t eat so you don’t have to take off your mask. As if people really listen. And there are yet others who wear masks with open mouths so that when they can eat. When they speak, their spittle can still spread everywhere. Ugh. This is not high school where getting away with breaking a few rules makes you popular. That selfish act is endangering the whole community, especially the elderly and immuno-compromised.
Prevent the Spread of Omicron in Your City
With that said, here we go back to the basics. Omicron is another variant or mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that has been causing the worldwide pandemic. It is also a virus and it spread pretty quickly.
So far, we have proven and effective ways to stay safe. So here are the same tips to prevent the spread of Omicron in your community—wherever you are.
Tips to Stay Safe and Prevent the Spread of Omicron
Basically, the things that we have done in the past are pretty much the same things that can keep us safe. Prevent the spread of Omicron with these simple safety protocols. The World Health Organization is telling us to do whatever it takes.
Wear your face masks properly.
Face masks should be worn whenever you are talking to other people if you are not from the same household. You can also do this if your housemate is potentially exposed (i.e. healthcare workers or those who work in places that deal with a lot of people).
The face mask should fit the face snugly and cover the nose and mouth. This may seem simple but also a very effective way to prevent spreading viruses, including common colds and flu.
Avoid large crowds and dining with other people.
People have missed gatherings, but let’s face it. Gatherings like parties, conventions and other meetings where people eat together are super-spreader events.
Doctors recommend meeting people and having conversations, but there should be no taking off of masks. So, they say that the best thing to do is not to meet over a meal. It sounds horrible but crucial in this pandemic.
Wash hands frequently.
The washing of hands with soap and running water is a very effective way to clean the hands, especially if you are outside. However, if a lavatory with soap and water is not available, use sanitizer.
Avoid touching parts of the face.
If we are outside, avoid touching parts of your face with your hands, especially if you haven’t washed them. Remember to always keep your face mask on.
Our largest protection against viral infections would still be getting vaccinated against Covid-19. It is the easiest and most practical way because even infections can happen, vaccines lessen the possibility of hospitalization and other severe complications, especially death. Last time, I have written about the practical benefits of getting vaccinated against Covid-19. If you are qualified to take the jab, please get it for everyone’s sake…and yours.
Health experts agree that the slow rollout of vaccines or the unavailability in poor countries has led to the mutation of the virus.
Keep your immunity up.
We also need to stay healthy. The basics about boosting immunity would be to eat nutritious food, maintain physical activity every day, get enough sleep, and also have enough sun exposure.
Moreover, we need food supplements to complete our body’s nutritional requirements because food alone would never be enough. Aside from multivitamins, we would do well with an extra dose of Vitamin C with Zinc daily, which we can find in Bewell-C Zinc Protect. It has been well-documented that both nutrients work synergistically to boost our immunity.
As these are water-soluble, you should have a daily dose.
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When You Feel Sick
If you feel like you are coming down with something, even if it’s just a common cold or sore throat, get yourself tested. Or at the very least, isolate yourself from family members. Additionally, do not go out to report for work or buy something anymore and risk infecting somebody else.
It takes so many things to combat this worldwide pandemic. The world is not yet cleared, so let’s not be complacent. Remember, we cannot see our enemy. Stay safe and think of others. Let’s protect each other.