Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, here are some tips to keep your family safe.
Published On Apr 28, 2022 11:00 AM By InsuranceDekho
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Coronaviruses are a kind of virus that can cause respiratory illnesses in people. The virus's surface contains crown-like spikes, earning it the moniker "corona." Human sickness is caused by coronaviruses such as SARS, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and the common cold. COVID-19, a new coronavirus strain, was first found in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus has since spread to every continent. COVID-19 is absorbed into the body by the mouth, nose, or eyes. The virus infects the mucous membranes in the back of the throat and the nasal passages. It clings to cells, multiplies, and spreads throughout the lung tissue. The virus can then spread to the body's other organs and tissues. Continue reading to learn more about COVID-19.
How Can COVID-19 Be Prevented?
The best approach to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 is to continue to follow the CDC's recommended public health measures, which include being vaccinated if eligible, wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, washing your hands often, and avoiding crowds. The first COVID-19 vaccines were licensed for use in the United States in early December 2020, according to the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) protocol. In August 2021, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine received final FDA approval for use in people aged 16 and above. Under the earlier emergency use authorization, all other COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are still licensed for use in adults aged 18 and above, with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine allowing for use in children aged 12 to 15. Following are some suggestions for protecting our families against the COVID-19 pandemic -
Everyone aged 5 and above is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. One of the most effective strategies to prevent persons who are at risk of developing COVID-19 is vaccination. COVID-19 immunizations have been demonstrated to be effective in preventing COVID-19 infection in clinical trials. Even if you get COVID-19, getting vaccinated against it will help you from becoming sick. The COVID-19 vaccination is an essential component of our return to normalcy.
The best way to avoid getting sick is to avoid being exposed to the virus in the first place (or exposing others to it). Maintain basic hygiene first and foremost. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after using the toilet, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose frequently. Learn how to properly wash your hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and other illnesses. If soap and water are not available, the CDC recommends using alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% ethanol (commonly known as ethyl alcohol).
Should I Put On A Mask?
Avoid overcrowding and places with inadequate ventilation. Avoid close contact with people who don't live with you in both indoor and outdoor settings, even if they don't appear to be sick. The coronavirus can spread even if no symptoms are present. On aircraft, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation, you must wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
Make a Blood Donation
It is critical for the public's health to have a steady supply of blood. Blood donations serve patients of all ages and kinds, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, cancer patients, and those suffering from other life-threatening conditions.
If you are not fully vaccinated, the CDC recommends wearing a mask in indoor public places. Wearing masks in public can help to stop the infection from spreading. When you cough, sneeze or talk, they can help prevent respiratory droplets from getting into the air and onto other people, preventing those who may have the virus but aren't aware of it from transmitting it to others.
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