LIVING WITH CORONA VIRUS
Once on the move, we cannot expect people to be extra careful at everything they are doing.i.e safeguard themselves against infected persons ( mainly asymtomatic ones). This is particularly true in a densely populated country like ours. We can make some changes to our lifestyle but there is a limit. So what do we do till a complete cure is found for this.
Some suggestions are;
- One can wear a mask always. As much as possible maintain social distancing. Hygiene need to be followed.
- Anybody affected with sorethroat, cold, cough must not come out in public. Offices & workplaces must give due recognition to this.
- Those prone to frequent cold and cough and flu must start taking Homeopathic or Ayurvedic medicine for boosting their immunity on a regular basis. Better if they take a standard medicine as prescribed by Ayush ministry.
- Quarantine will become part of life in every city, every town and some such other places.
- Give up smoking habit and may be , become vegetarians more
And widespread (and frequent) testing is important. 70% of the cases are asymptomatic - they won't have coughing or fever or any other symptoms. Therefore encourage people to step out only for essentials. more
Only way to break the chain is to social distancing.
The best way to achieve social distancing is to stay at home i.e. lockdown.
Only people should venture outside their homes for essential work. Employment and Business are essential work, so also is shopping for daily needs, or visiting a doctor or dentist. But people who go out on the street must be in good health and having good immunity and must wear a mask and/or a shield, carry a sanitizer, and above all, maintain at least 6 feet between two people.
All the above requires lots of self discipline.
Children and aged people must avoid going out at all.
And then we wait for vaccine or a cure or the virus to die out or we develop herd immunity (hoping that it will work).
This is slow and patient work.
Political parties and organizations will take advantage of this period to create unrest, which should be sternly dealt with.
In all countries where lockdown is not followed rigorously, a second wave is coming. Doctors and medical staff are tired and at their wits end.
Eventually we dont want more patients than the medical facilities can handle.
So, be careful, stay indoors unless really required, WFH. more