Right now, we are living in an era that has not seen anything like it for more than 100 years. The last time a pandemic on the scale of COVID-19 struck the country was the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. Already, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit millions of people leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths all over the world. This has led many people to wonder how they can stay safe during such a difficult time. There are a few key points to keep in mind.
Wear the Right Protective Equipment
It is important for everyone to wear personal protection equipment to protect not only themselves but also others against the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, healthcare workers have to wear gowns, gloves, and masks when they go from room to room to prevent themselves from contracting the virus and to protect patients from contracting the virus as well. While there are lots of masks available, most healthcare workers are wearing specialized masks that are designed to prevent the spread of viral particles through the air. It is important for everyone to wear a mask when they are within six feet of someone else. This is a distance within which it is easy for the virus to spread.
Listen to the Guidance of Healthcare Professionals
In addition, there is a lot of information flying around related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It might be hard for people to figure out who they should be listening to. When in doubt, always listen to guidance from healthcare professionals. In addition, the CDC also publishes information regularly regarding how people can protect themselves and their loved ones from harm. Importantly, everyone has to remember to wear masks when they go out in public. When possible, everyone should make sure that they stay more than six feet away from others. Finally, everyone also has to remember to wash their hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer or warm water and soap on a regular basis.
Prevent the Spread of the Virus
When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to think carefully about how to prevent the spread of this virus. It is an incredibly deadly pathogen and it is critical to avoid needless infections. When in doubt, everyone should wear a mask and listen to the local doctors and healthcare professionals. Until there is a vaccine, the COVID-19 pandemic will be with all of us.