People are afraid of the virus going around. But I think the virus is also a message from God showing us that we all connected to each other.
Please don’t give into all the fear and panic. Check out my tips for staying safe during the Virus below:
- Wash your hands often with warm water and soap and avoid touching your eyes and mouth.
- Cover your mouth when you cough. If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!
- Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
- NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump or elbow bump
- Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door
- Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the grocery carts.
- Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
- Avoid sick people and stay home and rest if you feel unwell.
- Dont’ panic. Avoid news stories telling you it’s gameover. Stress depresses and weakens your immune system. You need it to be strong right now.
- Be smart about travel and pulic events
- Check your health insurance coverage
- Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances. AND in your car.
What I have stocked in preparation for the pandemic spread to the US:
- Latex disposable gloves
- Stock the house with dried fruits, nuts, protein bars, tuna, biltong and dry wors, pasta, rice, oats, olive oil, frozen and canned produce
- Zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus
- Bottled water
- Disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!)
Check out a more comprehensive and updated guide from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remember we are all flowers on the same tree. And God is watching over us and protecting us. Love, light and blessings xxx MM