Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, the information flooding us from everywhere has become too much for some people. Every day the data changes, new discoveries appear, everything is in the course of continuous research in search of treatment, prevention and complete unraveling of the mechanisms of the virus. Some people deliberately distance themselves from the constant barrage of information to reduce their stress and anxiety from negative news. However, this also poses some risks in preventing infection with the coronavirus. Here, some people still make mistakes that put them at higher risk. What are these errors?
Using the phone while outside and touching dirty surfaces
If you are out shopping or doing some other work in a public place, it is not advisable to touch your phone unless it is absolutely necessary. Don't touch it with dirty hands, because bringing potentially infected smooth surfaces (such as your phone) close to your face can put you at serious risk of infection.
For example, you are in the store, touching the shopping cart that is touched by hundreds of people a day, choosing products, touching surfaces around. Suddenly your phone rings. You pick up with unsanitized hands, put the phone to your cheek, and prop yourself up with your shoulder to talk while still shopping. This is a very bad and dangerous mistake that many people still make.
Using cash instead of bank cards
During an epidemic or pandemic, contact with other people and objects and surfaces contaminated by them are he alth risks. Limiting contact surfaces and using contactless activities, such as paying with bank cards for example, is a way to reduce the risk to your he alth.
You drive your car with the same gloves you wore to the store
If you think you are well equipped with a mask and gloves in the store while shopping, it probably makes you feel protected. It is good to follow safety rules and wear personal protective equipment. It's bad when you don't change them in time and with the gloves you used to touch dirty surfaces in the store you also touch the interior of your car. If you do this, you completely defeat the purpose of wearing gloves. Throw them away immediately after leaving the store.
You don't change your clothes after you get home
If you have been outside, your clothes are potential carriers of various germs and viruses. You should not make the mistake of sitting with your clothes outside on chairs, sofas and beds, because this increases the risk of contracting the coronavirus and other germs many times over. After you get home, take off your outside clothes, wash yourself and put on your house clothes.
Bite your nails
This bad habit is dangerous not only during a pandemic, but in general, because this way you directly introduce germs into your mouth and make your body vulnerable to infections.
You don't change the protective mask often enough
If you are out, wearing a mask in public and in closed spaces is still mandatory. Wearing the same already contaminated mask for too long is harmful to he alth. You need to change the mask every two to four hours. Carry several masks with you, keeping them in a clean envelope, not in your bag or clothing pocket.
Don't wear a mask at all
Wearing a mask for some people is a government whim devoid of meaning. Although masks do not give 100 percent protection, they do put some barrier between you and viruses. It is no coincidence that a long-standing practice for patients who are about to have a planned operation and must necessarily stay he althy until it is carried out, is to wear a protective mask.That is, wearing a protective mask during a pandemic certainly increases the he alth risk.