1. How do I safely take care of someone who’s sick?
Giving the sick person their room to stay in, if possible. Keep the door closed. – Having only one person serve as the caretaker. – Asking the sick person to wear a face mask, if they can. If the mask causes breathing difficulties, then the caretaker should wear a mask instead. Officials say those who are healthy should not wear masks in public.
2. What can parents do to protect their kids?
parents should take the same steps to protect their kids against the virus as they would take to protect them against the flu. This includes getting a flu shot and making sure they wash their hands frequently. also advised that if there is an outbreak in the same town, families should practice social distancing. In other words, staying at home rather than going to social events.
3. Does hand sanitizer help against a virus?
The CDC recommends people wash their hand with soap and water rather than resorting to hand sanitizer. However, the centre recommends hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Soap and water are more effective at removing certain kinds of germs than hand sanitizer, according to the CDC. However, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can deactivate some microbes when used correctly.
Hand sanitizer, among toilet paper and cleaning supplies, has been one of the items people have been stockpiling in preparation for the spread of the coronavirus. Upon finding the hand sanitizer was sold out in stores nearby, one Twitter user posted they would use Tito’s Handmade Vodka in a recipe to make their own.
Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC,”
4. Who should wear face masks?
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has repeatedly expressed over Twitter that the general public should not use face masks as a form of protection against COVID-19.
Surgical masks don’t protect uninfected people against diseases like the coronavirus, but rather they’re supposed to prevent respiratory droplets from spreading, according to Adams.
According to the journal of American medical association(JMMA)Patient page on medical masks, face masks shouldn’t be worn by healthy individuals to protect themselves from getting a respiratory infection “because there is no evidence to suggest that face masks worn by healthy individuals are effective in preventing people from becoming ill.”
5. Is coronavirus especially harmful to pregnant women?
The vulnerability of “older adults” has been well documented, but researchers “do not have information from published scientific reports about the susceptibility of pregnant women” to this coronavirus.
“Adverse infant outcomes” like premature births have been reported among infants born to mothers who’ve tested positive for coronavirus during pregnancy, the CDC says. But it’s not clear if these outcomes were related to maternal infection, so the risk is unknown.
6. What can I do if my loved one suspects they have coronavirus?
Don’t visit family members with suspected illness – keep up with them virtually. If that loved one lives with you, limit contact with them and avoid using the same bathroom or bedroom.
If they’ve been diagnosed, they may be able to recover at home in isolation. Separate yourself as much as possible from your infected family member and keep animals away, too. Continue to use separate restrooms and regularly disinfect them.
Stoke up on groceries and household supplies for them while they can’t travel outside and minimize trips to stores. Wash your hands frequently and avoid sharing personal items with the infected person. If you suspect you’re developing symptoms, stay home and call your physician
7. The stores are all out of disinfectant sprays and hand sanitizer. Can I make my own?
Yes, you can make your disinfectant if you’re trying to kill coronavirus on a non-porous surface.“Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
What you’ll need:
2/3 cup 91% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
Spoon or something for whisking
Small container, such as a 3 oz. travel bottle
Optional: essential oil to give your hand sanitizer a fragrance
In a mixing bowl, stir isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel together until well blended.
Add 8-10 drops of scented essential oil (optional, but nice!). Stir to incorporate.
Pour the homemade hand sanitizer into an empty container and seal.
Write “hand sanitizer” on a piece of masking tape and affix to the bottle.
8. Should I still attend community events?
Maybe. Many Americans are still able to make this choice, but some communities have banned gatherings over a certain size.
Crowded venues are an opportunity for rapid spread. The CDC recommends avoiding them especially for older adults and people with chronic illnesses, who are at a higher risk of infection.
If you do go to community events, stay cautious and wash your hands frequently. prepare for mass gatherings to be postponed or cancelled.
9. How do I stay healthy while using Taxi or Lift?
Both rideshare companies said they’re actively trying to protect customers and drivers from coronavirus.
Taxi said it is trying to give drivers with disinfectants to help keep their cars clean, and the company “may temporarily suspend the accounts of riders or drivers confirmed to have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19.”
Lift announced a similar policy: “If we are notified of a rider or driver testing positive for COVID-19, they will be temporarily suspended from using Lyft until they are medically cleared.”
Both Lyft and taxi also said they will protect drivers financially if they are asked to isolate themselves.
“Any driver or a delivery person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 or is individually asked to self-isolate by a public health authority will receive financial assistance for up to 14 days while their account is on hold,” taxi said.
“We’ve already helped drivers in some affected areas, and we’re working to quickly implement this worldwide.”
10. If people can spread the virus without showing any symptoms, how can I tell who’s infected and who’s not?
We’re so far behind on testing, there’s only one way we can be certain not to transmit the virus and be certain not to get it ourselves,” Phillips said.
“We need to start treating every person as though they have this. And everyone needs to treat us like we have it, and socially distance ourselves in that manner. Because until we have tested, we don’t know who has this. And we’re not sure when they start spreading it.”
That’s why it’s so critical to avoid crowds, stay at least 6 feet away from others, wash or disinfect your hands, and stop touching your face.