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Useful Tips to Help you Avoid getting COVID-19

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COVID-19 has changed the way that we live our lives. People rarely feel comfortable sharing confined spaces with strangers anymore, like elevators, and masks are mandatory in hospitals and doctor’s surgeries throughout the world. While the pandemic has been declared mostly over in many countries, the virus still exists and poses a threat to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. In particular, elderly people and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk. If you are concerned about contracting it, then there are some easy steps that you can take to avoid it. Here’s what they are:

Regular Testing

One of the best ways to limit your exposure to COVID-19 (and identify it if you have it) is regular testing, on you and close loved ones. If you are going to be spending long periods of time with anybody that you don’t live with, then you could ask them to perform a test before you see each other, so that you can rule out them being infected with the virus. During the pandemic, tests were distributed for free, but since it is now considered to be mostly over, you will need to source your own. Fortunately, you can find a rapid COVID test for sale for a very reasonable price. These tests are very accurate and can detect even minute amounts of COVID-19 in a person’s system.

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Social Distancing

If you want to avoid COVID-19, then you need to socially distance yourself from people. The term social distancing varies in meaning depending upon who’s saying it, but if you want to avoid contracting the virus, then you need to keep at least two to three meters away from people. When you are queuing up for things, whether indoors or outdoors, make sure that you maintain this distance. You also need to wear personal protective equipment, such as masks, gloves, and even protective eyewear. Because COVID-19 is airborne, it can infect people through droplets coming into contact with one’s eyes.

Confined Spaces

Avoid being stuck in confined places, like elevators, with people that you don’t know. When you are with loved ones or friends, you can probe them and determine whether or not they have been exposed to the virus— you can also request them to take a test. You cannot unfortunately do the same for people that you don’t know, however. The best way, therefore, to avoid becoming sick with the virus because you have exposed yourself to people that are infected is to avoid being stuck in confined spaces with people, even for short periods of time.

Physical Contact

In addition to socially distancing and avoiding confined spaces, you should try to avoid any unnecessary physical contact, even with your loved ones and friends. Sometimes, people can carry COVID-19 undetected. These are called asymptomatic cases. In some rare instances, asymptomatic people test negative when tests are performed. In order to rule out contracting the virus from an asymptomatic patient (or somebody whose symptoms have not yet developed, but are infected), avoid any and all physical contact. If you must touch one another, then do so using gloved hands, and wash the body part touched afterward.

Antibacterial Gel

Another way of ensuring that you do not contract COVID after touching a person or object that is infected is to use an antibacterial gel. The use of antibacterial gel is an extremely effective way of completely eradicating any COVID-19 particles that are on your hands. Make sure to only use high-quality gel, that is manufactured by a reliable company. During the pandemic, the substandard antibacterial gel was flooding shops and supermarkets.

COVID Vaccination

By far the most effective way of reducing your chance of contracting the virus is to get your COVID-19 vaccination. These vaccinations are offered for free in most of the world’s countries and are very effective. There have been some horror stories of people experiencing negative side effects after being vaccinated, but these instances are extremely rare and shouldn’t dissuade you from becoming vaccinated. Receiving your vaccine is the best way of ensuring that if you do contract the virus, it does not become severe and hospitalize you. People that do get infected while vaccinated usually experience very mild symptoms.

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Government Guidance

If you want to avoid contracting COVID-19, then follow government guidance. Wherever you are in the world, it’s highly likely that your government has some official guidance on how to deal with the virus. Government guidance is always good to follow because it is usually carefully put together, usually under the supervision of a panel of experienced physicians and scientists. This information should be available on your government’s official healthcare website. You can probably find it by searching your country’s name, followed by “official COVID guidance.” Whatever this advice is, make sure that you follow it.

High-Risk Areas

On your government’s official COVID guidance page, it’s highly likely that there will be information about areas that should be avoided because they are high-risk. More often than not, these areas will actually be other countries and are unlikely to be domestic towns or cities. If you are going on vacation, then make sure that you carefully study the list of high-risk countries so that you can avoid going to them (or changing over to them). Also, if there are any areas in your country that are considered dangerous, avoid them, and avoid people that have been to them.

Common Sense

One last thing to know is that if you want to avoid COVID, you just need to have common sense. The best way to limit exposure to the virus is to exercise common sense. If you feel as though something feels dangerous, then it probably is. The human body has developed very good senses for when things feel wrong. While your body can’t of course magically detect airborne viral particles, it is very good at detecting people that are sick and telling you when something seems off. Make sure that you listen to your senses if you want to avoid the virus.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic being largely forgotten about in place of the Russo-Ukraine war, it is still ongoing. The virus is still killing people and still poses a threat. It’s important that you bear this in mind when you are going about your daily life.

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