What the Coronavirus Teaches us About Prepping
At this point, everyone is (hopefully) taking necessary precautions to keep from catching this potentially threatening illness.
The coronavirus has been declared a global health emergency. It spread from a seafood market in Wuhan, China, but now it's spread to over 70 countries, including the United States.
Thousands have died and even more are suffering from the harsh symptoms. Today, I'm going to talk about ways to prepare and stay safe!
Supplies Will Run Out
Grocery stores will run out of hand sanitizer and toilet paper at some point in the near future. Many items, like various brands of Hand Sanitizer are even selling out on Amazon. This is concerning for a lot of reasons.
When the economy can't supply our demands, we're left without options. When bare necessities become scarce, others are put at risk. How can we have safe measures in hygiene if soap and sanitizer becomes inaccessible?
Don't let this happen. Be prepared and be smart about it. I would recommend that you should purchase everything as soon as possible!
Disinformation Will Spread
I've heard a lot of information about masks. The Center for Disease Control is telling people not to buy masks. They're saying that there is not enough masks for health workers. There was a note that suggested that face masks can actually promote the spread of the illness- as we're always adjusting them, touching our faces.
Is this true? I'm not sure! It can be difficult to disentangle what's actually true or what the government is trying to tell us. A thousand people will say a thousand different things, but we need to take the safe route. Stock up, prep, get dry foods, and water.
Focus less on finances and more on food and water, as they are the most essential resources we have. Who knows, maybe food and water will be used as money if things take a turn for the worst.
Personal Hygiene is Key
This point is less about prepping and more about health; yet, it's an essential point. Personal hygiene is of the utmost importance while the United States attempts to contain this deadly virus. Be aware of where you put you hands.
One study found that people touch their face 15 times per hour. Washing your hands often during this health emergency is paramount. Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in your purse and car as well. This virus is spread via contaminated surfaces, so you've got to disinfect yourself as often as possible.
Wash your hands before and after you set foot into a grocery store, movie theatre, mall, restaurant, or any public place. Sanitize your hands after touching money or a gas pump as well. Anything that has been touched by others could potentially be contaminated by the virus.
Implement the practice of "social distancing." This means that you should stand six feet apart from one another. Whether the coronavirus is present or not, personal hygiene is key.
Thank you for reading my blog post about the Coronavirus. This is nothing to take lightly- it's a public health emergency! Stock up on supplies and keep yourself safe and healthy.
Rather than becoming disappointed about our dangerous and chaotic world, you've got to prepare, prepare, prepare! After all, you've got to look out for YOU!
It's time to take measures into your own hands. Remember to look after your personal hygiene, be weary of disinformation, and stock up before supplies run out. Stay safe out there!
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