Omnimed dwells on why Covid-19 is dangerous and how to protect yourself and your dearest people from this virus.
Covid-19 is called the biggest challenge of 2020 for a good reason. The number of people infected with this disease all over the globe is growing every day.
As of August 12th, there are more than 18 million corona-virus cases with about 700,000 deaths in 213 countries and territories. These numbers seem to be not that impressive if compared with the death rate of other illnesses like cardiovascular disorders — 17.9 million deaths, cancer — about 10 million death cases.
Why then this pandemic is keeping people and businesses in the USA and all over the world shattered? There are several reasons for that.
First of all, it’s mutating. Virologists say that Covid-19 changes its genome structure at least twice a month. Secondly, since it has never been seen in humans, no one is immune to it. Thirdly, the virus enters cells quickly and spreads more rapidly through the body, which means the disease might be detected when severe lung failure happens and it’s too late. Fourthly, Covid-19 tests are not precise so that if the person is infected and the test shows they are not, the spread of the virus happens due to unprotected contact with healthy people. And the last one, humankind still hasn’t invented the cure yet.
How is Covid-19 transmitted between people?
Corona-virus can pose many people to danger because it is transmitted in many ways.
- Direct contact — infected people get physical contact with healthy ones (kiss, touch, sexual contact, contact with oral secretions, etc.)
- Indirect contact — infected people leave droplets with the virus on objects and surfaces (table, book, package, cup, toy, etc.).
- Close contact — infected people spread droplets as they cough, sneeze, or talk.
With that in mind, taking preventive measures is the only way to hold the further spread of the pandemic.
How can we protect each other?
Since the incubation period of the corona-virus is 2-14 days, healthy people might be easily infected by those who are even not aware of their condition. It also has not been thoroughly investigated how long can the virus live on different surfaces. Sensible behavior and preventive hygiene measures can stop the person-to-person spread of the corona-virus.
Practice social distancing
The best way to avoid infection is by avoiding contact with infected people or objects. Ensure the distance between you and other people is at least 1 meter.
No handshaking or kissing
Avoid handshaking or kisses with people outside of your close contact list. Stay away from any other physical contact.
Ventilate the room regularly
Ventilate a room or an office at least three times a day for 10 minutes to decrease the number of viruses in the air and improve the indoor climate in general.
Be attentive to the first symptoms
In an unfortunate case of feeling weak, having a fever, a soft cough, and difficulty breathing, see your doctor immediately and isolate yourself.
Do not share or touch objects
Restrain from touching objects or surfaces in public places without gloves. Or clean them with disinfectants to ensure no virus gets into your organism.
Wash or disinfect hands regularly
Hand Hygiene cannot be underestimated now! Even though washing hands is important for overall hygiene, it is critically important that you wash your hands with soap when you get home, before cooking, after leaving public places. Remember that you have to scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds before washing off soap. In case there’s no access to water, clean your hands with a disinfectant.
Wear a mask if needed
According to the WHO, you should wear a mask under certain circumstances, such as when you are taking care of a corona-virus infected person or have Covid-19 symptoms on your own, and others. For the up-to-date information check the WHO’s website. If you respect the recommendations, you protect yourself and the people around you from getting infected.
Cover coughs and sneezes
The virus is transmitted through droplets that spread as the infected person coughs or sneezes. Use the inside of your elbow or cover your nose or mouth with a tissue (throw the used tissue immediately into the trash).
How Omnimed helps withstand the pandemic
Since the quarantine measures have been softened and companies are recovering from the temporal stagnation, hygiene measures continue to gain relevance.
As a medical equipment manufacturer, Omnimed provides medical facilities all over the world with innovative products so that they could meet their daily needs and conduct day-to-day operations.
With the Covid-19 outbreak, things have dramatically changed. Even though we produce highly-specialized equipment for hospitals, more and more businesses are opting for infection control tools to get people within their organizations protected.
We provide businesses with glove box holders and hygiene bundle sets with masks, tissues, gloves, sanitizers to ensure your employees are covered with basic hygiene items and can follow the WHO recommendations (use gloves or wear a mask, clean hands with a sanitizer, or cover nose or mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing).
Omnimed glove dispensers and hygiene sets help keep the necessary items at hand. Having these essentials nearby, the employees will be able to change the gloves or a mask, clean their hands more regularly without wasting time.
The final word
Corona-virus is a real threat. It takes away the lives of people, cripples businesses, and changes the way we live. It has no visible identification marks and no one knows whether they are infected or not till the first symptoms.
Scientists say that the second wave of corona-virus is around the corner in the USA. Being responsible and taking preventive measures is what can save you and thousands of lives.
Equip your offices or home with hygiene sets or glove holders from Omnimed to stay safe and sound, even when the pandemic strikes again.