In the current Corona crisis we all find ourselves in, people react differently. Some individuals chose to ignore the global crisis, others work on conspiracy theories, some panic and buy all the toilet paper, others choose to put up a fight. This article will help you with some practical guidance to fight Corona.
Stay at home
The first and most important way to fight Corona is to follow the various lockdown strategies and practice social distancing. It’s the only way your countries medical system will stand a chance of helping the sick people. It’s also the easiest way to avoid getting infected and protect your family. If you have to leave the house, please make sure you practice good hygiene and stay more than 2m away from anybody.
While at home or work, please make sure you have hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol available throughout the house. This is important to ensure the virus does not spread from one persons’ hand to another person or surface.
By monitoring anybody that enters the house or premises for temperature, you can easily spot the symptoms of Corona and be extra careful or deny entry. By regularly monitoring symptoms, you can determine if a person is showing symptoms and contact the doctor or take him for a Corona test.
Mask and Gloves
Although wearing a mask and gloves might feel like an overkill, this could save your life. The internet has many clever ways to build your own mask from a used plastic bottle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36LvT19o7Cc
The best way to protect yourself from attracting Corona would be wearing a respirator that filters the air you breathe. The filter cartridge could be filled with something like activated carbon that will ensure the virus does not reach you.
By ensuring your immune system is strong to fight the virus, you reduce your chances of dying from the virus if infected. The best way to strengthen your immune system is:
Getting enough sleep
Reduce inflammation (less sugar, alcohol, vegetable oil and processed meat)
Reduce toxins (detox your liver)
Consume vitamins (Vitamin C, B, D and Zink)
The biggest problem with Corona is that it attacks your respiratory system. The only way to fight against the virus is to strengthen your respiratory system before you contract the virus. Especially older people will struggle breathing and it often happens that your lungs cannot expand again after breathing out. In this case you would either require some back pressure on your lungs to keep them open or a ventilator that can fill your lungs with air again. In Bangladesh a doctor made a type of ventilator with an old shampoo bottle that helps babies breathe with pneumonia. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-40498395
If you do contract the Corona virus and become ill, only the symptoms can be treated by means of medicine, but you will have to wait it out. About 17% of cases become very ill and need a ventilator. Most of the countries don’t have enough ventilators for this type of disaster and in many cases the people die because ventilators are in shortage. The best way to get some insurance is to get your hands on a ventilator. Each home should actually have at least one ventilator, like you would have a fire extinguisher for an emergency. You get expensive ventilators that will cost you upwards of USD 20 000 per ventilator and you will have to wait a long time for them. You can also purchase basic emergency ventilators between USD 2000 and USD 3000 dollars per item. These ventilators would be a lot better than nothing. If you cannot afford the emergency ventilator, you could also purchase an ambu bag, valve and mask, this would cost about USD 50. The ambu bag would thus have to be energized manually by someone physically standing over the sick patient and squeezing the bag. This is not very practical, but in desperate times, it could be used with some rotation schedule for the people squeezing the bag.
By following these practical guidelines, you could avoid disaster during this Corona virus emergency. It’s your responsibility towards the rest of the society to be safe and do everything in your power to fight back against this epidemic.
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