Staying Safe In A Post-COVID World: What You Can Do
As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and cases are diagnosed with lesser frequency, complacency has set in. However, the threat of COVID still remains at large and can come back to bite us if we are not careful. The coming third wave in 6-8 months as predicted by experts also poses a major concern. The present situation has us at a crossroads which will dictate what the future will bring.
Although the threat of the second wave has considerable subsided, medical experts caution that it is not the time to get complacent. Rather focus must be kept on building up immunity levels through vaccination and hygienic practices. Along with post-COVID care for recovering patients, attention must also be given to the rest of the population so that they do not become easy targets for the deadly virus.
Patients recovering from COVID must be given special care and allowed plenty of rest. A nutritious and balanced diet must be provided for them to allow the body’s immunity to build up as soon as possible. Fluid intake is also necessary and their body must always remain hydrated. Healthy individuals also need to pay extra attention to what they eat. Immunity boosting food is a must in order to strengthen the immune system against COVID as well as other diseases too.
Strict rules must be observed when it comes to sanitation and hygiene. Recommended sanitary practices must always be followed when caring for recovering patients. Other individuals must also follow such practices for their own safety as well as the well-being of others. Hands must always be washed and sanitized and surfaces cleaned regularly to prevent the build-up of dirt and bodily fluids.
Care must also be taken to follow the advice and suggestions of medical professionals. Medications must be taken on time and in the prescribed amount. The current situation may trigger addictions to certain medicines. Therefore, always consult an expert before imbibing any medication. Along with medicines, proper rest and sleep schedules must be maintained. Medications work best and aid in a faster recovery when the body is well-rested. Exercise is welcomed but always allow your body to rest too and give it the care and attention that it deserves.
There is no particular way to fight off pandemics. However, we can defend ourselves against it by maintaining a healthy routine and a strong immune system. Always remember to stay safe and wash your hands.