Are You Still Doing Your Best To Help Eradicate COVID?

Friday, October 28, 2022

A lot of us might be feeling like COVID is a thing of the past and, yes, while the threat has decreased significantly for a lot of us, that doesn’t mean that it’s time to stop doing our best. It may be possible to eradicate COVID once and for all but, for any chance of that happening, we need to do our part.

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Keeping up with the latest

Even if life is, for the most part, going on, as usual, we should make sure that, at the very least, we are keeping up-to-date with the progression of the virus. Using the right apps to track the country or state’s response to the virus, as well as any potential local outbreaks can help us scale our caution levels responsively.

Being safe and smart

Are you still wearing masks when you go out to a public place? Are you taking care to give others around you enough distance? Are you washing your hands every time you come home or come out of a public space? Some of the measures might feel like “overkill” in some contexts, but it’s important to still think about when to adopt COVID safety measures. In particular, you should always be mindful of those who are immunocompromised.

Keep tests on the ready

If you do catch COVID, or you have some symptoms that are reminiscent of it, then you should make sure that you have some tests at home. Some degree of self-isolation if you have a positive test can make a major difference to the lives of those around you, preventing you from unknowingly spreading the virus. Even if vaccines have made us more resilient to us, there are people who haven’t been able to get them or still have an increased risk of complications if they do catch the virus.

Looking overseas

It’s not just about keeping COVID from affecting our personal lives and those around us. If you want to make sure that the disease is eliminated across the world, or even simply managed much more effectively, then you should look to organizations taking on efforts such as providing COVAX in the MENA region. Even little donations to such efforts can be an important contribution to one of the greatest healthcare achievements of our age: getting through COVID-19.

Checking up on mental health

The physical effects of COVID are not the only repercussion that we should be mindful of. Many of us have spent months, if not over a year, spending a lot less time with friends, family, and peers. The mental health toll of this isolation, alongside the general anxiety that enveloped much of society, is still being dealt with. There are COVID counseling groups, but you should consider finding someone to talk to if you feel like your mental health situation has changed as a result, too.

COVID is a health issue, regardless of how seriously you take it or not. There’s no other health issue that we would ignore, so don’t ignore this one, either. Try to keep in mind what you can do to fight it.

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