Covid-19 might be airborne, check out some ways to stay safe:
It looks like the bad news is not going to stop this year, we have one more coming our way. A few scientists around the globe have claimed that the Covid-19 can be airborne. And recently, WHO has acknowledged the fact that there is, indeed, “evidence emerging” of COVID-19 being an airborne disease.
Here’s their official statement:
“We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19,” said Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the WHO.
Well, we don’t know this is true or not, but we now have to be more cautious while stepping out of the house. Because it is no longer about touching a contaminated surface because the virus might be in the air we breathe.
So we are here with some precautions you need to take, but before that let’s know how airborne disease works.
So, basically airborne diseases are the ones that can be spread when people with certain infections cough, sneeze or talk and throat secretions into the air. Some viruses stay in the air or land on other people and when they get inhaled infections to happen. Now with this disease, if it is airborne, you have to accept to live with a mask. You need to cover your mouth and nose.
Here is the list of things that you need to follow in order to stay healthy:
- Wear a mask
It’s been months since we have been wearing masks for months now, and we have to accept that mask is the new normal. We need to wear them as soon as we step outside the house. This is the most important thing you can do to prevent an airborne disease.
- No Air conditioning
We need to avoid going to places that have air conditioning and no ventilation and are accessible to the public. So forget about going to the mall or restaurant for dine-in.
- Social distancing is important
Physical distancing is needed to fight this. Airborne viruses are less than 5 microns, even if someone infected is breathing right next to you, you can catch the virus. So mask and social distancing is important.
- A face shield is a good option
If you are going out in a public place or going to office then you must wear a face shield that ensures you keep your hands off your face and is a good way to stay away from an airborne disease.
- Ventialiton is important
Staying in a well-ventilated room is a must so that fresh air can come inside the room. This way the virus won’t keep circulating in the same space. So keep the windows open for some time.
Washing hands is also an important thing.