Since the outbreak of Covid-19, much attention has been drawn to the best hygienic practices to counteract it. Findings made it clear how hygiene is a powerful weapon against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A lot of research has been going on which aims at studying its nature. Different research companies have spent tons of time and money trying to come up with a vaccine. A perfect example is Pfizer which has collaborated with a German research institute to come up with a breakthrough: the ‘Moderna vaccine’.
Even if you do receive the vaccination, it is important to continue with these hygienic practices. This will help in the prevention of the spread. Social distancing should be part of it as well. Many campaigns are being aimed at emphasizing this message. The nations which have followed this to the letter have experienced a reduction in the Covid-19 infection cases. There are essential products which we all need to have for the prevention of infections.
(I do want to note that I personally believe that staying healthy and building up your immunities is the best way to prevent any sort of illness, but this article will give you other ideas to actively combat sickness.)
1) Face Masks
The Covid-19 disease is caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory system. This can bring some problems surrounding your breathing. Many infected persons experience shortness of breath. The inflammation of the lungs results in the reduction of oxygen intake in the body. This gradually brings about a decline in blood oxygen. Research shows that it is air-borne. This is why you hear that it is necessary to have a face mask.
With this product, you lower the chances of contracting the virus through the air. At the same time, an infected person cannot pass it on. There are two basic types of masks. In the first category, we have disposable ones, and the second is the washable type. Disposable ones are common these days and come from many different brands. Please note that you should handle them with care when disposing of them. Leaving one on the table or any other place may propagate the spreading. It is recommendable to avoid reusing a mask as this puts you at more risk.
The washable masks on the other hand only need a thorough washing. However, it is a nice idea to have a number of them as this makes it safer and more convenient. When dealing with both types, consider fitting them correctly and avoid touching the outside part of the fabric.
2) UVC Light Sanitizers
Technology has not been left behind in the fight against coronavirus. There are tech companies that have developed UVC light sanitizers that are effective in destroying disease-causing microorganisms. These machines are best fitted for disinfecting surfaces. This is especially significant for the commercial settings as many people are coming in and out.
There are online sites that offer a lot of details on the working of these systems. On a relevant website, you will find guidance on how the UVC light sanitizers function through videos. This creates a good visual impression which help you have an easy time adapting. For first-timers, it may seem complicated to handle such machines but with such clear instructions, everything will be set.
For some background: the UVC germicidal light interferes with the DNA of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is impactful in preventing reproduction, meaning no multiplication will occur. There are microbes and pathogens which die at exposure to the light. The best part of the Ultraviolet C light is that it is non-chemical-based and does not induce germ mutations. This means total eradication of germs on surfaces. Antibiotic-resistant bugs are also not spared by the germicidal light.
It is significant to position the UVC light sanitizers at the best points. This includes the entry locations for the building. This helps in preventing the spread of germs into the premises. For shoes, the machine works perfectly to kill any present microbes and pathogens.
3) Hand Sanitizers
CDC guides on why keeping hands clean are paramount in the fight against Covid-19. Apart from the virus being transmitted through air, the other channel includes contact with contaminated surfaces. Since you use your hands in everything you do, this means they are most likely the parts to contact germs. Hand sanitizers will efficiently kill any virus, bacteria, or fungi on your hands.
The product is mainly made of 60% alcohol, which is the generally accepted percentage. It is prudent to refrain from the brands which are not approved by the FDA. This helps ensure you are using something which will work, as a slight reduction of the concentration of ethanol means inefficiency in killing the virus. Always go for the top brands in the market.
In place of a sanitizer, you may also use soap and water. Soap interacts with the outer layer of the virus-causing Covid-19. Within a span of 20 to 30 seconds, the layer is defragmented and kills the virus. You will need to do a proper rubbing on all surfaces of the hands, though.
The outbreak of Covid-19 has stunted many aspects of life, from social to economic normalcy. However, with the right efforts being made, including proper sanitizing, the virus will meet its slow death. Doing proper disinfection of surfaces is one key to this. Invest in modern equipment such as UVC light sanitizers and make sure to keep your health a number one priority.