The Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19 is currently in full-blown fear mode. Information is flowing from many sources, real or fake.
I have had heard it from coworkers, family, and down to the person on the street.
Random strangers have said, “don’t go to any Asian country!” I didn’t plan to, but thanks for the direction.
A friend actually said to me, “well that’s just great! Now I’m going to get Coronavirus.” No thanks, I won’t be participating in that!
I am a nurse and have been exposed to more viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens that no human should ever come in contact with. I am not worried or concerned.
1 – STOP THE PANIC
This is a good start! Fear isn’t going to help anyone, not even yourself. There are a couple of other things that you can do to protect yourself and those you love, as well.
2 – FIND THE SOAP AND SING
One of the best things you can do is WASH YOUR HANDS and use soap! It may seem trivial, but hand washing is a proven method of breaking the chain of transmission for so many things. This is considered the first line of defense.
It is also important to wash your hands properly. To make sure you scrub long enough, try singing or humming the “A, B, C” Song. I bet it’s playing in your head now! You’re welcome!
3 – COVER THAT SNOT SPITTER
Some are choosing to use a mask for protection, but remember it isn’t fool proof. While it may stop droplets, smaller, aerosol particles can seep through. There is the issue of your eyes being exposed, for instance.
The simple solution for when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose. No tissue available? Sneeze or cough into your elbow.
THE BEST PROTECTION YET
Call this one a freebie. I am digging into my Christian roots, because I believe in the power of Prayer. I also know the Bible was written for me and it applies to my life.
Psalm 91 is written as a declaration of the believers covenant of protection. I am a Child of the Most High God! His spirit dwells in me because I made Jesus my Lord. I choose to follow His plan for my life.