Top 5 things we can do to slow down the COVID-19 Spike
Many state are re-opening again, but that does not mean this whole COVID-19 thing is over. If your state is open or in the green phase, it does not mean you can party, and go out without masks, and just go back to normal life.
Until there is a vaccine, there is no ‘back to normal.’ People are still getting sick and dying every day. Sure, the numbers have gone down but it’s not gone. And they are spiking again because everyone got excited and flocked to beaches, etc.
We must take as many precautions as we can to slow down the spread and eventually stop it. Here are the top 5 things we can do to slow down the COVID-19 Spike.
Wear a Mask
Look, if Jennifer Aniston can wear a mask, so can you. Wearing a mask decreases the spread of Coronavirus because it can spread through spit while talking, coughing, sneezing, etc. Make the most of it. If you like pop culture there are plenty of masks for that. You can represent your school or find a cute pattern. Make sure it covers your mouth AND nose, not your chin, and not just your mouth. It’s the most preventable way, besides social distancing and staying home to stop the spread.
Stay Home, Especially if you or someone you came in contact with is sick
If someone in your household or if you are sick with COVID-19, please stay home. There is no cure, so staying at home so you don’t spread it is the best possible solution. If you need to go out to get a test, do it with caution and only go to the testing place. You need to quarantine for at least two weeks, even if someone in your household has it. Don’t go to work, out with friends, or anywhere.
Listen to the CDC, scientists, and doctors
The Center For Disease Control has warned people about the virus and the most effective ways to prevent the spread. They know best. Scientists are working hard day in and day out to make a vaccine that will cure the virus. Doctors and nurses are on the front-lines every day and they see how this disease is affecting people. Listen to the professionals. They know what they are talking about and they are putting themselves at risk every day.
Stop making it a political issue
This disease can hit anyone, whether you are republican, democrat, left-winged, right-winged, etc. It is not a political issue. It is a human issue. Some leadership may not believe masks are going to do anything, but listen to medical professionals. Also, if your state’s governor tells you to stay home, do it. Do not argue with them.
Wash your hands, sanitize, and be careful
As always, continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, or singing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice. Sanitize your hands as often as possible, especially after you go out somewhere and after you go to the bathroom and whenever else you feel is right. Be cautious when you are going out. Wear gloves if you don’t feel comfortable touching things out in public. Stay six feet apart from others, especially if they are coughing or sneezing. And just be safe.