It’s Amazing the Number of Things That We Touch
Lately, with the widespread outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are all a bit more conscious about the surfaces that surround us. It’s not just door handles and bathroom faucets that can expose us to the various germs which may potentially harm us. There are a multitude of things in the office we touch every single day and may not even realize it. Things such as:
- Computer Keyboards
- Computer Mice
- Phone Handsets
- Copy Machines
Stay Home If You Are Sick
In the New York Times post How to Prepare for the Coronavirus, they list some basic steps of what you can do to help reduce your risk and do your part to help protect others. If you are showing any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) you should make every effort to remain at home. Talk to your employer and figure out the best procedure to work from home, if at all possible. As long as you have a home computer and an internet connection, you should be able to work remotely.
How can one know if he/she is infected?
By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it’s too late. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:
Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.
Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases:
- Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry.
- Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus.
- If you don’t drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That’s very dangerous. Please send and share this with family and friends. Take care everyone and may the world recover from this Coronavirus soon.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – CORONAVIRUS
- If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
- Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
- This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.
- If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
- If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
- On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.
- Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
- Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
- You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
- Can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!
- It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
- The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
- With pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
- Nasal congestion is not like the usual kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.
If I Have to Work from Home, Is there a Way I Can Access My Work Computer?
Yes, there are a few ways that you can access your work computer from home and not have to go in to the office. You may want to check with your employer and see if they have a VPN that you can use to login and access your data or you can install a program which will give the ability to remote in and view your screen from your home computer.
If you are interested in finding out how you can enable a temporary remote workforce please schedule a consult and we will help you determine the best solution for you, so your business can stay running while all of this gets sorted out.
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