Can the coronavirus be stopped? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as we watch the news and look nervously out our windows.
Over 90,000 people around the world have already been infected with COVID-19. Three-thousand have died and the death toll is only expected to rise for the foreseeable future. And though China has taken the brunt of the epidemic so far, it’s already beginning to make inroads into the United States.
In the past week, two Americans have already died, and new cases are beginning to mount. In fact, a March 1, New York Times article speculates that between 500 and 1,000 Americans could already be infected with the disease without even knowing it. After all, it takes around two weeks before any symptoms manifest.
Think about that… 500 to 1,000 people who are going about their daily lives, spreading COVID-19 onto every door handle they touch, onto every hand they shake, and into the air every time they sneeze or cough.
It’s only a matter of time before the coronavirus reaches your neighbourhood.
So, can you do anything about it? Can the coronavirus be stopped?
Although there’s no vaccine to prevent it or medication to cure it, there are several important steps you can take to minimize your risk of being negatively impacted by COVID-19. Since the coronavirus is a virus, it depends on us to move it from one body to another. So, slowing its movement is as simple as putting a few important safeguards in place.
Stop the Coronavirus by Avoiding Crowds
Viruses like COVID-19 thrive in big crowds. They can quickly spread from a single person to dozens, hundreds, or even thousands over an incredibly short amount of time. And since some officials are saying that the coronavirus can be transmitted through moisture in the air, you don’t even have to touch someone who has it. If you breathe air that they’ve coughed or sneeze in, you could be infected.
This is why many doctors and health officials are recommending that people avoid large crowds. By avoiding spaces where people congregate, like concerts, sporting events, and movie theatres, you’ll be less likely to be infected.
But what if your job or other circumstances require you to be around crowds?
Stop the Coronavirus by Practising Good Hygiene
As with the flu, practising good hygiene can go a long way toward helping you avoid infection by COVID-19. The coronavirus can’t get into your system through skin contact, it requires an opening, like your nose or mouth. So, how do so many people get infected so quickly?
Someone who’s infected sneezes into his hand. Then, he meets someone for an afternoon meeting and they shake. Now, the coronavirus has moved from someone’s lungs to his hand to someone else’s hand. All it needs is for that second person to touch his nose or mouth and it can begin multiplying again. And so it goes, from person to person to person.
But what if that sick person would’ve coughed into the inside of his elbow? COVID-19 would’ve been stopped right there.
Or, what if the second person would’ve washed his hands after shaking – or politely turned down the handshake? Again, he would’ve kept the coronavirus from spreading.
When you practice good hygiene by washing and disinfecting your hands, you prevent the spread of dangerous viruses like COVID-19.
Stop the Coronavirus by Wearing a Mask
Most health officials have said that wearing a mask is unnecessary for most people.
But, if you want extra protection, you may want to consider wearing it – especially when you’re around large crowds.
Stop the Coronavirus with a Castellex Ultra High-Efficiency Air Filtration System
As we discussed earlier, health experts believe that the coronavirus can be spread through moisture, hanging in the air. So, if someone walks into your home or office with COVID-19, sneezes in the open, and you breathe any of that liquid in – you could be infected. And unfortunately, the amount of time it can survive outside of the body is still unknown. So there’s no way to tell when it will be safe to breathe.
But by using a Castellex Ultra High-Efficiency Air Filtration System, you can be confident that every drop of infected moisture is purged from your home or office so that your air is always clean and breathable. And it won’t just protect against the coronavirus. It’s an investment that will pay dividends well into the future, no matter what health problems may arise.
You Can Stop the Coronavirus!
We may not be able to completely quash the coronavirus, but we can slow its spread by avoiding large crowds, using good hygiene, wearing a mask when we have to be around big groups of people, and taking advantage of a high-end air filtration system like the Castellex Air350 Or Castellex Air550.
Don’t take a chance with COVID-19. Take these steps and keep you and your family safe.