Dr. Khanna Asked Guest Blogger Eric Fisler to Provide Advice on Coronavirus Prevention
Keep Your Children Safe From the Coronavirus
Governor Cuomo declared a State of Emergency for New York as the number of Coronavirus cases jumped to 76, including 2 in Rockland County. Keep Yourself and Your Children Safe From the Coronavirus, COVID-19.
In fact, the yearly Rockland Youthfest which usually attracts about 4,000 people each year has been cancelled due to concerns about the virus. The Voice of The Kids reserved a booth at this event and was planning to go with hand sanitizer samples before it was cancelled.
So many of us have been paying close attention to the news on the Coronavirus and how quickly it is spreading. There’s been much written on the level of danger associated with it; but for our purposes here, I want to focus only on ways to protect your family, especially your children.
POINT ONE: Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, like a surgeon and pay close attention to the fingertips where most of the points of contact occur. I suggest applying a hand sanitizer. The market is crowded with various kinds.
POINT TWO: This goes “hand-in-hand” (pun intended) with the above paragraph of washing your hands. One of the most common ways people get infected is when they touch their face after their hands have come in contact with the virus. Please read this helpful article in the Daily Mail about how to practice not touching your face. It is not easy since it’s an unconscious habit, but it can be broken and you will be much safer for not doing this.
POINT THREE: It more important for those who are infected to wear face masks then those who are not. Think about it, one sick person in a crowd could infect hundreds; but if they wore a face-mask, it would greatly reduce the risk to others. Of course, the best option is, if you are not feeling well, or if you you came in contact with someone who was infected, is to stay home and stay self-quarantined. Also, if you need medical help, just don’t show up in the Emergency Room or your Doctor’s office, you could infect others. Call first and follow the direction of your health care providers.
POINT FOUR: If you have to sneeze or cough, use a tissue and avoid getting your hands sprayed. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve. In both cases, wash you hands when afterward and use a hand sanitizer.
That is just some of the things we need to do Keep Your Children Safe From the Coronavirus. Thank you Dr. Khanna for allowing me to provide some brief thoughts on how to avoid contact with the Coronavirus.
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