Wear Gloves all the time ? 

Master Teresa I also saw a Youvideo sent from a friend talking about at the time of SARS a Chinese MD doctor went to the hotel, many people got sick because he was the carrier.It was very strange than the hotel staff did not get sick supposed meeting him more. He was suspecting the reason might be the hotel staff were wearing gloves. He thought if everyone in the country wear gloves at this COVID-19.  The pandemic can go away faster.  I will consider wearing gloves more often now hearing the story.

What is the problem touching your face, eyes, nose ?  We have a habit of touching the face, nose and ear a lot each hour even up to 20 times according to research.  When you touch any surface with #coronovirus give a chance to the virus to enter your body through the eyes, nose, mouth. If you wear gloves, then it’s unlikely you will use the glove to touch your face because you know the gloves are dirty.

Will you wear gloves more? Or even the whole day? 

 

Extracted from Harvard article posted on March 20, 2020 

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How long can the coronavirus stay airborne? I have read different estimates. A study done by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Laboratory of Virology in the Division of Intramural Research in Hamilton, Montana helps to answer this question. The researchers used a nebulizer to blow coronaviruses into the air. They found that infectious viruses could 

Remain in the air for up to three hours

The results of the study were published in the

New England Journal of Medicine on March 17, 2020.

 

How long can the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 survive on surfaces?

A recent study found that the COVID-19 coronavirus can survive up to

4 hours on copper,

up to 24 hours on cardboard,

and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

The researchers also found that this virus can hang out as droplets in the air for up to three hours before they fall.  But most often they will fall more quickly.

There’s a lot we still don’t know, such as how different conditions, such as exposure to sunlight, heat, or cold, can affect these survival times.

As we learn more, continue to follow the CDC’s recommendations for cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects every day. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.

If surfaces are dirty, first clean them using a detergent and water, then disinfect them. A list of products suitable for use against COVID-19 is available here. This list has been pre-approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Question: I have a chronic medical condition that puts me at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, even though I’m only in my 30s. What can I do to reduce my risk?

You can take steps to lower your risk of getting infected in the first place:

  • As much as possible, limit contact with people outside your family.
  • Maintain enough distance (six feet or more) between yourself and anyone outside your family.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • As best you can, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in your home, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables, every day.

In addition, do your best to keep your condition well-controlled. That means following your doctor’s recommendations including taking medications as directed. If possible, get a 90-day supply of your prescription medications and request that they are mailed to you so you don’t have to go to the pharmacy to pick them up.

Call your doctor for additional advice specific to your condition.

I have asthma. If I get COVID-19, am I more likely to become seriously ill?

Yes, asthma may increase your risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.

However, you can take steps to lower your risk of getting infected in the first place. These include

  • social distancing
  • washing your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 to 30 seconds
  • not touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • staying away from people who are sick.

In addition, you should continue to take your asthma medicines as prescribed to keep your asthma under control. If you do get sick, follow your asthma action plan and call your doctor.

Why soap and water works?

Master Teresa: Why soap and water works? Why wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water after bringing in packages, or after trips to the grocery store or other places where you may have come into contact with infected surfaces. You need wash the hands 20 seconds so you create bubbles with soap water.  Or  at least 60% alcohol solution.

Bubbles: Soap Water and scrubbing with your hands are important to this process because the combination creates more soap bubbles, which disrupt the chemical bonds that allow bacteria, viruses and other germs to stick to surfaces. CNN Post 3/24/2020 Link