How to Prevent COVID-19?

Up till today, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Therefore, the best way to protect against the disease is to keep away from the virus. Viruses are known to spread mainly among people who are in contact with one another. Therefore, it’s essential to know the mechanism of virus transmission.

Transmission

To protect against COVID-19, we have to know how the virus is transmitted. Infected people usually have viruses in their mouths, noses or throats. Droplets come out of our mouths and noses when talking, coughing, sneezing, etc. If someone is infected with the virus, then the droplets coming out of their mouths and noses will carry the virus in them. To make matters worse, if those droplets fall on someone else’s mouths, noses, or eyes, they can infect other people. Based on current statistics on COVID-19 cases, it is shown that each infected person will infect two other people on average. This number is enormous because if we do not take proper measures to prevent infection, the number of people affected will grow exponentially. However, we can reduce this number if we can prevent transmission.

Contact Tracing to Prevent COVID-19

Given what we’ve known of virus transmission, the best way to prevent COVID-19 is to limit the contact between infected people with others. The purpose of contact tracing is to ask those who get infected for isolation. Meanwhile, those who have been exposed to the virus should be put in quarantine and thus reduce virus transmission. If a person becomes ill, their infectious period could last from a couple of days before the illness and weeks after the onset. 

What else should you do?

Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Washing hands can help you stay healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal diseases.

Cover Mouth and Nose

Cover your mouth and nose when around others and avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes. Masks that cover both your nose and mouth provide an extra layer of protection from the spread of COVID-19.

 

Clean and Disinfect

Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly. The surfaces include keys, counters, doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards and mouses, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Use detergent on dirty surfaces before performing the disinfection.

 

Boost Your Immune System

Good Sleep

Have good nights of sleep help you build up your immune systems. A healthy immune system can prevent you from infections more than a sleep-deprived immune system. You should have six to eight hours a sleep a night. If you’re having trouble sleeping then melatonin supplements may be a good option.

Balanced Diet


Nutritional deficiency is bad for your health and makes it easy for you to catch viruses and bacteria. It is essential to eat nutritional foods and keep a healthy and strong immune system.

Maintain and Improve Fitness at Home

Yoga can be done anywhere! All you need to get is a yoga mat a program to follow. Yoga mats and other equipment can be ordered for home delivery from online stores like amazon. Besides, you can use resistance bands and pull up bars to strength-train at home or you can use your own bodyweight to hit each muscle group for a full workout. Check out the best selling equipment that helps you build up your healthy body today!

 

22 thoughts on “How to Prevent COVID-19?”

  1. Hi Richard,

    Thanks for this informative post about how to avoid COVID-19 and it’s comprehensive & easy to follow. One more thing I want to add up is that people need to strengthen the immune system by regular exercise & a healthy diet. Those also work well for me and my family.

    Cheers,
    Matt

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    • Thank you so much for your advice! I will definitely improve my post regarding strengthening one’s immune system!

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      • Hi Richard.
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  2. Thanks for the detailed tips. Been very careful when I’m going out. I can’t stress enough how wearing a face mask is so important to prevent the spread.

    I’ve read some articles about using far UV-C lamp to disinfect items from the virus. Does it work?

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    • Thanks! I’m glad that you found it useful. I’m not sure if UV-C lamp could kill the virus, but they are definitely good at killing germs!

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  3. Thank you for your article on how to prevent COVID 19, we all must be very careful when we are out in social situations. I find the most important key in your article is to be taking extra care of our health with a healthy diet, so how many people are cutting back on the processed snack foods and eating more of the high nutritious natural foods with low sodium and sugars?

    JEff

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  4. Informative and topical of course Richard so I would imagine that a post like this would receive quite a few website clicks these days. I like your style of writing and your use of appropriate graphics. Well done.

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  5. Thank you so much for this timely article, Richard! With so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and so many people being fearful of its’ ramifications, it’s so important to be informed to protect yourself, family, and loved ones. I appreciate you taking the time to write this article; this information will certainly help to ease a lot of tension around the world. I have saved your site and will definitely spread the word. God bless you!

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    • I’m happy that you find it useful! It’s essential that we all have a sense of how to prevent the disease. Thanks!

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  6. Hi Richard,

    This is a very important article and one that a lot of people could do with reading.

    I think I am doing most of the things you are recommending to keep ourselves free of covid-19. But I could do with getting better sleep. I’m going to bed later than I should and still getting up really early.

    Thanks for sharing such an informative and important article and keep up the great work on your site.

    All the best,

    Tom

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  7. This is a very important article everyone should read, we all need to educate ourselves on how to prevent COVID 19, you provided a very good guideline for your readers. I am going to try harder to take better care of myself, and it is all because your article has motivated me

    Jeff

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  8. Hi Richard

    Thank you for this information, it will be very beneficial to many at this time. Thank you for explaining how the virus can spread, and the precautions that can be taken to reduce and prevent the spread.

    It is so sad that so many people died, and still no cure found yet. So, the best thing we can do is stay away from the virus, like you said. However, that is hard to do for those individuals who still have to go to work. Therefore, wearing a mask is the best protection for those who do not have the option to stay home.

    Practicing good hygiene is important now than ever, and staying healthy is also very important. These days, so many emphases are being placed on boosting the immune system, and I hope individuals are really taking actions to protect themselves the best they can.

    Thanks again for your article.

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    • Hi Jackie,

      I’m glad that you find the article helpful! It’s really sad that so many people died because of COVID-19. I will my best to inform others about the disease and methods to avoid the virus.

      Thanks,
      Richard

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  9. Hi Richard
    Your article is very helpful especially around this time. you provide relevant information that we can use in our daily to prevent the COVID-19. Keep doing a good job.

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