Coronavirus has resulted in around 11,900 registered deaths across the globe. Italy, in just one day alone, reported more than 800 deaths. Consequently, European nations which are being considered the ‘epicenter of the epidemic,’ are under federal lockdown. Countries like Italy, Ireland, Germany, Uk have announced complete lockdown along with multiple Asian nations who will be following the suit. The demand for sanitizers and N95 masks has increased exponentially, but it’s become hard to find such products. Moreover, in this era of hand sanitizer shortage, several companies are selling basic amenities like a hand sanitizer in the black market rate.
The question arises – what to do when Europe, Asia, Africa, and the American subcontinent are all struggling to get their hands on sanitizers. To curb this need, Now Now Express is selling Septol hand sanitizer gel 500ml bottles to you at the price of only $6.44, which is readily available for you to order from anywhere across the globe.
But just buying a sanitizer is not enough!
Well, we should also know what this coronavirus is, how it can spread, and what precautions we can take. It is a novel virus that causes respiratory disorder with the symptoms as cough, cold, high fever, and difficulty in breathing. It spreads when a person gets in contact with a person who is suffering from it or touches something which has this virus on it. In order to prevent this, there are several measures which must be taken.
Especially when alcohol-based hand sanitizers are going out of stock, the best alternative to do that and the most basic one is – washing your hands properly. Yes, you just can’t afford to do it the wrong way, not right now!
First, wet your hands a little, pour soap in your hands, and rub it properly between your hands and palm. Do not forget the spaces between your fingers and your nails. It is essential to follow these steps, to have clean hands. Sanitize your home thoroughly and make sure you read the five do’s and don’ts you MUST FOLLOW to overcome this novel coronavirus or covid-19.
Do the Five in Coronavirus:
- Wash your hands often to prevent the virus from staying on your hands.
- If you are coughing, try to use a tissue or cover it with your elbow, instead of using your hands.
- Refrain from touching your face to prevent the virus from spreading through your eyes and mouth.
- Maintain social distancing from everyone.
- If you feel sick, stay either at home or go to the nearest hospital.
Don’t do the Five in Coronavirus:
- Don’t travel at all, even if you do not show any signs of fever, cough, or cold. If you get sick or show any symptoms while traveling, let the crew on the flight or train know about it, and consult a health professional.
- Don’t panic. People started panic buying the products in the market, and this vanished masks and sanitizers. Taking proper precautions is all you need.
- Don’t go outside unless it can’t be avoided at all. You may come in contact with a person who doesn’t show any symptoms but may transfer the virus. And if you have it, you may infect others!
- Don’t order products from any part of Asia as those products might contain the virus, and you might get in contact with it.
Now that you know what you should and shouldn’t do. Following are some terms you must hear every day in the news or through multiple social media channels. So, let’s understand what they mean:
What is a Quarantine?
Quarantine means when groups or communities are separated because they are exposed to a contagious disease. Due to the rapid increase of the cases of coronavirus it was decided to quarantine people in wards, quarters, and hospitals so that their treatment can be done. It is the least restrictive that US officials and big health organizations and hospitals have largely recommended so far, especially for the vulnerable sectors of the society.
What is isolation?
A diagnosis of Covid -19 puts a person in quarantine. Isolation is done in order to keep the people who are infected from the people who haven’t got affected so that the spread can be controlled and the ill can be treated. In India and parts of Asia, the government has strongly recommended the people to isolate themselves. This slows the spread rate of the virus around the people so that people who are already affected can be treated better.
What is Social Distancing?
Social distancing should get practiced by everyone, whether exposed to the virus.
This broad set of measures include avoiding shake hands, crowds, staying at 2 meters (6 feet) away from people, and staying home if you feel sick.
Sanitizers are not the solution to everything because studies have revealed that washing hands with soap is more effective than sanitizers. As there are no sanitizers in the market, there are a lot of myths and facts related to them, which should get cleared.
Breaking the Myths in Coronavirus.
Myth 1: Hand Dryers are effective in killing the coronavirus.
Fact: No, it won’t because the heat won’t elevate to a stage where it kills the virus. It is said that there is no such heat that would kill the virus as there were rumors in some hot countries that the virus would get killed by the heat there but didn’t happen. Heat only decreases the contagiousness of the virus, which means the virus spreads less from one person to another.
Myth 2: An ultraviolet disinfection lamp can kill the coronavirus.
Fact: UV hands should not be used to sterilize hands, or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation. UV lamps should be able to kill the virus at some point, but it will also affect the skin, so it is not advised to use it.
Myth 3: Thermal scanners are effective in detecting whether people are affected by the coronavirus.
Fact: Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e., have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus.
Myth 5: Antibiotics are effective in preventing the coronavirus.
Fact: Antibiotics do not prevent viruses, only bacteria. It is a myth that antibiotics help in getting safe from the virus.
Myth 6: Eating garlic can help prevent infection with the coronavirus.
Fact: There were rumors in parts of Asia that eating garlic helps in preventing the virus but is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence that it prevents the virus.
Myth 7: Old people are more susceptible to the virus.
Fact: People of all ages can get infected with the coronavirus, and people having pre-existing medical conditions can get more ill because of the effect of coronavirus.
It is better not to believe in the myths around the internet and to believe only credible sources. Rather than finding the sanitizers in the market by going out, we can prevent the spread of the virus just by staying home as its life is 12 hours on a surface, and if you isolate yourself for a few days and do not step out, we will be able to overcome this!
Because together we can, and together WE WILL!