Tips for Coping with Covid-19

By Ben Hamill - March 17 2020

Tips for Coping with Covid-19

With so much hype around the Coronavirus doing the rounds it’s easy to become confused. And it’s even easier to struggle to differentiate between what is true and what is fake. And now that Covid-19 has been labelled a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, we’re each and every one of us even more eager than before to get behind the truth of what the virus is, the symptoms caused by the virus, and also how to best prepare and protect.

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But just a little bit of common senses goes a long way. And to the thinking, reasoning mind, there really is no need to panic. In fact, panic makes it all worse and countries need to now, more than ever before, keep their cool amid the pressure from all ends. But there’s much to be done on an individual level too. In fact, our world is an army now that we yet again have a common enemy.

There are various ways in which you can protect yourself and also your family. And most of them are really very simple to implement.

Social Distancing

This is perhaps most vital of all. Social distancing basically refers to the act of not getting into close proximity with others and dictates that a distance of at least 1 meter must prevail between any individual and any other individual. This will prevent mucus droplets coming from ill origins to be deposited on healthy individuals.

Social distancing furthermore means staying at home even though you may feel like going out and have a good time. It’s a thing of social responsibility and of recognising that even though a healthy human being isn’t actually at much more risk from Covid-19 than what is the case with the common flu, we may end up carrying the virus in the direction of someone not so young or healthy. This is something that should be avoided at all cost.

Mask Or No Mask?

Scientists truly doubt the effectiveness of masks for keeping the virus at bay. The World Health Organisation has said that healthy individuals will draw no benefits from wearing a mask, and that only those who work with the ill or have been in contact with a high-risk individual, should even think of donning one. Masks are in actual fact designed to protect others. The regular washing of hands is still regarded the best possible course of action in order to avoid contracting Covid-19.

The WHO has furthermore cautioned against the vilification of those already ill. Nobody chooses to fall ill to a potentially deadly virus and folks already suffering should not be made to feel even worse, said the WHO.

Boosting The System

Another sure-fire way of skipping this particular queue is to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables. And preferably not injected with all sorts of junk and hormones. By boosting the body’s immune system with healthy food and supplements such as Vitamin C and magnesium, individuals will considerably limit their chances of contracting Covid-19. And right now, prevention in every way is as good as a cure.


What is social distancing?

Avoiding unnecessary social events, interactions and contact. Etiquette demands that when practicing social distancing you should be at least 1 meter apart from another person.

Does a mask help stop Covid-19?

Masks are actually designed to protect other people, and scientists doubt the efficiency of everyone donning them.

Is there a Covid-19 vaccine available?

Not as yet, scientists are working on it.

What do I do if I have Covid-19 symptoms?

Immediately self-isolate and inform other people you know you have come in to contact with. Contact a health care center telephonically for advice. Do not go to a hospital unless told to, or an emergency.

How long should do we need to practice preventative measures?

At present no time frame is confirmed, but governments will update civilians as to what is expected of them as changes occur.