Precautions to Avoid the New Coronavirus Variant

Let’s face the obvious fact; after spending a whole year under pandemic & living with lockdowns, many of us became lax and let our guard down about Covid safety precautions. Instead of going away, the new variants of the coronavirus has emerged more contagious and ‘quick to spread’ type

Here’s what you can do:

  • Protect yourself - Firstly, it’s not a different virus but a variant that spreads the same way as the original strain, and thus we need to follow the same precautions as previously but in a more rigorous way. Avoid spending time in an enclosed space as you can end up breathing the air of an infected person. Avoid crowds, wear a two/three-layer mask, keep your distance, wash your hands often and avoid touching your face. Avoid group gatherings; limit your shopping trips and cut back on potential exposures where possible. Get yourself vaccinated as soon as possible
  • Wear an upgraded mask - Wearing a high-quality mask, especially when you are outside or when you’re spending more time in an enclosed space with unknown people, reduces your risk of catching the virus. The best mask to use is a three-layered mask — two cloth layers with a filter layer in between. If you’re working in an office or grocery store or if you are in a situation with closer proximity to strangers, wear an additional mask for protection or use the gold-standard N95 and KF94 masks to avoid infection
  • Additional ways to reduce the risk - For instance, cut back your regular errands run from two or three times a week to just once a week. Avoid the crowded stores, maintain at least six feet distance apart while waiting in the queue. Try home delivery options if possible. Avoid unnecessary travelling at any cost. But the ultimate way to reduce the risk is to get vaccinated. According to experts around the world, the current vaccines will be most effective against the emerging coronavirus variants, as they generate extremely high levels of antibodies which can prevent serious illness in people who are immunized

Publisher Name: eHealthFlex Team

Date: 20-04-2021