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How behavior can help control the spread of COVID-19

Health and behavior are mutually exclusive. The way we behave has a lot to say about how far we are willing to go to protect our health. In view of recent events following the outbreak of the coronavirus, personal and intentional protection has been the best line of prevention for most individuals.

There is no cure, no vaccine for COVID-19 yet. Hence, there will continue to be a need to depend on human behavior to help curtail the spread of the deadly virus.

Herd immunity, a term in microbiology that means the resistance to the spread of a disease within a population as a result of a large part of the populace being immune to the disease especially through vaccination.

Herd immunity, in cases where vaccines have not been discovered; the right attitude towards our health can help achieve it. Now, you might asking what the right attitude is, the answer is not far-fetched. In this article, tips for controlling the spread of the coronavirus, individually is given.

Understand how the disease spread, be aware

Some people are ignorant about how the disease spreads or even how to prevent it. Asides this group of people, there is another group that refuses to be aware because of how it affects them psychologically.

It is okay, whichever group you are but it is paramount that you are aware. Ask questions, call your doctors and talk to them. But make sure you are aware of what and what you shouldn’t do in these dark times. This is what will protect you first before any other thing. Read more!

Practice social distancing

Corona virus is best prevented by total avoidance from exposure. Always remember that. Social distancing has proven to be the best ways to prevent the disease. If you don’t need to be out, if your reason to be outside is not of importance? It is advisable to be indoors.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay as far as 6ft from people who don’t leave in your household.

Wash your hands often

Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. Wash hands before and after using the toilet, going out, eating, blowing your nose, sneezing and after handling anything that comes from outside your home (groceries).

Use personal protective equipment

Nose mask, face shield and hand gloves are important in preventing the virus. Wear your nose mask over your nose and mouth and not underneath your chin. In using face shields, wear a nose mask underneath it to be on a safe side. Wear nose mask even during conservations, because the virus spreads through droplets.

Health is wealth, always remember that. Your attitude and alertness in this COVID-19 times is the best tool you have in preventing the spread of the virus. Let us all join hands together to fight this virus that has so affected almost every aspect of our lives. Let us obey all COVID-19 guidelines and be safe. Click here for more information: