LIVING WITH CORONA VIRUS

We are all in a dilemma. Lockdown or opening up for economy's sake. We cannot continue to have lockdown. Like Sweden and Japan, we must continue working. Some successes were achieved by Countries like South Korea, Singapore and Germany in controlling the virus as well as to keep the economic activity going.

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  

or wait till a satisfactory vaccine is available. 3 years? more  
We should practice smart social distancing. If you can stay at home, do so. Offices should encourage people to work from home. Reduce the number of people plying on the streets. That way you can reduce the spread of the virus also.

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  
All signs point to that, govt will open almost everything soon, so complete lockdown is history now. Cases will never become 0, even in wildest dream , especially in country like India where social distancing will only work in rich/upper middle class areas. So instead of letting people die of hunger and make 50% india lose jobs, Govt is doing the right thing by opening things systematically. Govt i am sure will be getting ready the beds for serious patients. For rest it will become norm to ask them to be locked in house instead of wasting a hospital bed. more  
There is only one way to stop the spread of the virus and that is to break the chain of transmission.

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  
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