CORONAVIRUS BLUES SIMPLIFIED
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and they spit in your face while talking ? Of course we all have. Have you ever sneezed and you notice little droplets on the table where you sneezed? Or sneezed and you spit on the window or table and you can see the little droplets that came out of your mouth ? These little droplets are the carriers of covid-19 virus. These are the transmitters. Its passed along through droplets.Droplets are what we're out to protect yourself from. Not contact with the skin or touching someone or the air we breathe. It's through these tiny droplets.
Droplets come out of everybody's mouth when we talk. Not all of them hits Us in the face, but the droplets are still there everytime we have a conversation with someone. These droplets are coming out of their mouth and nose. It's just that we can't see them. Every time we have a conversation with someone they spit in our face, but it's just that we can't always feel it.
When I first talked to my mom about the covid-19 virus she already heard about it from tv She’s 86 yrs old dad just passed at 92,Lots of wisdom there. She called it the plague.Her mother was born in 1910 and had lived through one. She said Son. “the best way to protect yourself from the plague is to pretend as if you already have it” She said if you act like you've already got it you probably won't get it. I laughed it off when she first said it. I thought that was so funny for her to say that. Then a few days later I heard on the television some medical professor or doctor offer that same advice.
Act as if you already have it and you're probably not going to get it. I began to ask myself questions ? Do a little research.
If I already had the virus how would I act? Would I wear a mask on my face if I knew I already had the virus?
When I sneezed would I cover my mouth or nose if I knew I already had the virus? Would go out into public places if I knew I already had this virus?
I've heard that 80% of this virus is transmitted through droplets so by wearing a mask you have increased the possibility of not spreading a droplet.
The next method of transmission I learned is through picking up the virus on our hand and actually touching my face. I've heard it explained that the virus is actually alive and is actually trying to find a way into a human's mucous membrane.
In other words the virus is trying to find a home so it wants to get into our mouth nose and eyes and into our mucous membranes. So by touching our face, mouth, nose and eyes we actually carry it and put the virus the place it wants to be. So it makes sense to say washing one's hands 10 times a day would increase the possibility of not getting it 55%. I also learned that we humans unconsciously touch our face 200 times a day.
Every 5 to 7 minutes we touch ourselves in the face, mouth or nose or eyes. Unconsciously that would be a pretty hard habit to break but it would be worth trying to make some effort to pay more attention to how many times a day we touch our face.
The virus can live on different surfaces for a long time as many as three days or 5 days or more. In other words if the virus is alive on a doorknob or on a table top on a piece of cardboard and you touch it that living virus is transferred to your hand it's waiting for you the next time if you transfer it to your face. So it makes sense that washing our hands or disinfecting them would lessen that possibility.
So buy washing my hands 10 times a day, wearing a mask as much as possible and keeping a social distant from people to avoid the droplets. Will increased the possibility of you not catching this virus by 90 %. Think about it.