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Precautions recommended to take for COVID-19

Issuing time:2020-03-20 20:44Author:James RobbSource:govt.chinadaily.com.cnLink:https://covid-19.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202003/04/WS5e676db9a31012821727dee5.html

James Robb, MD UC San Diego, has kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population from different animal sources. Here are some precautions he mentioned in a recent speech.

              1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.

              2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches, elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.

              3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip - do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. This is especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.

              4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seats of grocery carts.

              5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.

              6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home's entrances, AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other possibly contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands.

              7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow may contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!




Things recommended stocking up:

                  1) Stock up latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas.

                  2) Stock up now with disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent your touching your nose and/or mouth. This is the only way this virus can infect you - it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth - it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth.

                   3) Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective.

                    4) Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY "cold-like" symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx.