The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world into unchartered territories. Never before has the world witnessed the massive change in lifestyles and the sudden need to protect billions from an unseen enemy. The world economies have almost come to a standstill, courtesy of the virus. Businesses have reported massive losses with others closing for good. Sources of livelihoods have been lost. The Pandemic has led to millions of people being hospitalizations due to the effects of the virus. Medical facilities and personnel have been overrun in many countries due to the daily surging of infection cases. Medical researchers are still rushing against time to try and develop a permanent solution in the form of a vaccine that has not borne fruit yet. Unfortunately, the pandemic has also caused many deaths across the world. The latest updates put deaths at over 550,000 people with more than 12 million infected. The death rate in the United States has flatted but with the explosive growth in cases within the past month many are worried that will soon change.
Countries have undertaken different measures to try and contain the virus by ‘flattening the curve.’ This has ushered in a new norm that was once unprecedented. It is now mandatory to put on a face mask whenever you are visiting a public place. The mask is a way of keeping yourself and others safe from infections by the virus. Sanitization points are now evident in public places. Citizens are advised to wash their hands thoroughly whenever they visit public places. Hand sanitizers have also been included in trying to avert the spread of the virus. The same also goes for facemasks, recently the New Jersey Governor has come out and stated facemasks may be required in any public setting both indoor and outdoors so the demand will certainly continue to grow.
How can PPE Protect against the Virus?
While the virus is new some critical information to protect yourself is already available. So far, it has been found that it travels via the droplets of an infected person. So, if a healthy person came in contact with the cough or sneeze of a patient, they would also contract the virus. Another discovery is that most patients are asymptomatic for some time, i.e. they have the virus but don’t show any symptoms. This makes the situation a little tricky because now we don’t know who to avoid and how. The solution is to practice social distancing and wear face masks and use gloves when possible.
Wearing a mask will help protect you from coronavirus but the priority should always be to avoid going out altogether, if one has to, they should wear a mask. Gloves are another part of PPE that is important. According to the CDC guidelines, you don’t have to wear them all the time but should use them as much as possible. The CDC States “In most other situations, like running errands, wearing gloves is not necessary. Instead, practice everyday preventive actions like keeping social distance (at least 6 feet) from others, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol), and wearing a cloth face covering when you have to go out in public.” You should only wear gloves when Cleaning, caring for someone who is sick. Gloves are NOT needed when using a shopping cart or ATM.
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