How to Protect Against The Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated: Mar 15, 2020
The Coronavirus is a family of viruses that are very common and cause respiratory infections. However, the COVID-19 virus is a new strain of coronavirus that has a higher mortality rate than a typical coronavirus strain. The COVID-19 strain has a 1-3.4% mortality rate. For comparison, the typical flu virus has a 0.1% mortality rate. Therefore, with a mortality rate of 1-3.4% we must take some precautions but also remain calm.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19? People infected with COVID-19 typically manifest fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you notice that you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 AND have these symptoms please see your doctor.
How can I protect myself and others' immune system?
1. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds.
2. If soap and water are not available use hand sanitizer.
3. If you feel sick stay home.
4. If you have to cough, cough in to your elbow.
5. Wipe down shared surfaces (desks, computers, door handles etc..) with disinfectant multiple times a day.
6. It is unclear if masks help preventing COVID-19 if you are healthy. However, if you are sick please where a mask if you absolutely have to go in to public areas.
7. Try to avoid touching your face and mouth as best you can.
8. If you have to go in to public try to stay 6 feet away from others.
How can I strengthen my immune system?
1. Some herbs and mushrooms that strengthen your immune system include: ElLicorice, Lemon Balm, Osha root, Lomatium root, Oregano oil, Reishi mushroom and Turkey Tail mushroom.
2. Some foods also have immune boosting properties. These include: Garlic, Onion, Citrus fruits, Bone broth, Cabbage, Ginger and Turmeric.
3. Get plenty of rest. Sleep is when our body does the majority of repair and healing.
4. Manage stress as best as you can because prolonged stress can impact your immune response.
-This blog is for informative purposes only and not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. If you fell ill or worried you have been in contact with an ill person please seek medical attention.