Corona is taking over the world. No, we aren’t talking about the popular Mexican beer. What we are talking about is COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus that has been on every news headline for the past few weeks. Somehow many people think there is a correlation between the two…Just to be clear, there isn’t. You may proceed with drinking Corona if you are of legal age.
We here at StormX want to ensure that you are staying safe and healthy and are as prepared as you can be if the virus happens to come your way. Keep in mind that we aren’t medical professionals, but we have read a few reports and think we know enough to let you in on the scoop of how you can prepare.
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Step 1: Wash Your Hands
Soap and Water. What a classic. Washing your hands regularly will rid them of the little germs that like to attach themselves to you when you touch literally anything. Scrub away for 20–30 seconds and voila! You’re clean!
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Don’t have easy access to soap and water? Perhaps you watched someone sneeze and then they proceeded to shake your hand. First of all. Gross. But no worries. Hand sanitizer has you covered. Make sure that the sanitizer you are using is alcohol based and and contains at least 60% alcohol.
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Seriously though. If you sneeze, don’t touch other people. Get some hand sanitizer for yourself.
Step 2: Avoid Touching your Eyes, Nose, and Mouth
This mainly goes for unwashed hands as those pesky germs can travel from your hands and into your body, but as general rule, just don’t touch your face.
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Step 3: Clean Shared Spaces Regularly
While you can control how often you clean your own hands, you can’t control how often others do it. If you are using a shared space, hit those places with a quick cleaning hand. Remember: Wax on, wax off.
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Step 4: Stay Home When you are Sick
Just because Corona is on the rise, doesn’t mean that other sicknesses don’t exists. If you don’t feel well, STAY HOME. Call your doctor and get advice on what your next steps should be, but don’t panic. It could be a stomach bug, a tickle in your throat, or maybe that food you ate for dinner last night didn’t agree with you. Either way, don’t risk it.
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Step 5: Beat Corona
We are trying to make light out of a serious situation and although we’ve watched tons of Grey’s Anatomy, we know we aren’t medical professionals. If you have questions regarding your health, reach out to your doctor who will be able to help you far better than we can — none of us went to med school. Remember that there are steps that you can take to help decrease your chances of getting sick, so eat your veggies, drink your milk (or milk alternative of choice), and wash your hands.
If you’re going to be shopping for supplies, you might as well earn a bit of crypto back while you do it, right? Maybe in a few years, we will all be able to look back and say “Wow, that StormX blog post really did help me survive Corona”.
To all those who have been affected by COVID-19, our hearts go out to you.
Stay healthy everyone.