COVID-19: What Is Triple Prevention, CDC Guidelines For Flu And More

Updated at: Apr 12, 2020
COVID-19: What Is Triple Prevention, CDC Guidelines For Flu And More

Touchpoints on various aspects of COVID-19 and the many tips by Expert Dr KK Aggarwal in safety measures

Vani Malik
LatestWritten by: Vani MalikPublished at: Apr 12, 2020

It is the need of the hour to understand how important it is to stay safe from the danger of coronavirus. For the same, medical health practitioners are doing their bit in making everyone aware of the various aspects of COVID-19 and even primary flu. Dr K K Aggarwal, President Confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania has been spreading awareness about how one and all can stay safe from the probable danger of COVID-19 by ensuring all factors in and around us. Even a few seconds is enough for one to get the virus. Hence, one should believe in the importance of self-isolation. The medical personal is the one in the most danger. Go easy on them, because they are the ones that can help you cure this disease and its complications. Remember to be extra careful while being around them. The World Health Professionals Alliance believes doctors, nurses and pharmacists in this situation should be offered longer breaks between summoning, rarer watch-duties, higher payment, enough personal protective equipment and psychological support.

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Dr K K Aggarwal says, "Voluntary home isolation prevents an ill person from infecting others and having proper respiratory hygiene and etiquette reduces the chances of droplets contaminating the environment. Also, hand hygiene Is a must. Do not use alcohol as a medicament for the virus. Alcohol opens the respiratory tract as a gateway for virus and weakens organism. Quit smoking immediately! Chinese doctors have discovered that the difference between men and women dying from this disease corresponds even to a certain amount of cigarettes they had."

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The Safety Gear: Face Mask

Face mask used by fit and healthy persons is also important to understand as it drastically reduces the chances of self-inoculation, which means touching the face after touching any surface. A face mask used by healthy people is not routinely needed in most situations to prevent acquiring the influenza virus. However, the use of face masks by healthy people might be beneficial in certain circumstances like for those taking care of a sick person at home or while venturing out to a market.

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