There’s a great deal of panic and fear around the coronavirus right now. A lot of individuals are wondering how at risk they are of contracting this disease. The answer is that it depends on a number of variables. For instance, it depends on your geographical location. Some places, like New York, have been harder hit than others. It depends on the particular strain that is spreading through your country. Multiple reports suggest that there are various strains of this virus and some are more hard-hitting than others. It also depends on demographics such as age and even gender. For instance, women are far less likely to suffer severe symptoms from this virus than men.
The good news is that despite the reports of hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world, the majority of people will not suffer severe symptoms. Indeed, many won’t even know that they have the virus once they contract. However, you might still be eager to ensure that you don’t bring it into your home. So, here’s what you can do to ensure that this is not the case.
Careful Shopping For Food
Research is now suggesting that when members of the public go into space like a superstore, they should be wearing something over their hands and nose. This does not need to be a medical-grade mask. Something simple like a scarf tied around is certainly enough here. You might also want to think about wearing sunglasses as it can enter through your eyes according to studies.
When you are shopping for food, try not to pick up items that you are not planning on buying. This will help you avoid items that other people have recently been in contact with. Remember, reports on the spread of COVID-19 suggest that it can exist on certain materials for hours.
Finally, you should make sure that you are spraying any items that you bring home with some form of highly diluted disinfectant. We’re referring of course to the packaging, not the food itself.
Avoid Going Out Too Much
While restrictions are now being lifted through countries, it is still advised that you do stay home more than you typically would. We know that the virus can be airborne and we know that this is far more likely to occur inside a building rather than out in the fresh air. This is why you can go outside for a walk or exercise in most locations. But you shouldn’t push things too far.
Abide By Local Restrictions
Lastly, there are restrictions in place in almost every country around the world. Some people believe that these measures are too much and potentially even causing more harm than good. However, they have been put in place to protect everyone and particularly the most vulnerable. Though certain people are more exposed to this virus than others it’s worth remembering that anyone can contract. There are even cases now in London of a small number of young children falling severely ill.