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Omicron Precautions: Do’s and Don’ts

Precautions in the context of Omicron

We have to deal with Omicron with caution. As a result of Covid’s rapid expansion, more restrictions are being imposed.  Those who were positive in the first two waves are now positive again. Regardless of its source, Omicron can arrive in many forms. So be careful. Doctors’ warnings are relevant here.  Because of its high diffusion capacity, Omicron may be responsible for the current spread. Across the country, Coronavirus cases are on the rise. To prevent the spread of the disease, the health department advises people to take necessary precautions. Why is the number of infected people on the rise while social distance and masks are mandatory? A new variant of Covid, the omicron, is spreading rapidly. Learning how to live with the virus is very important. To cope with the virus, we must learn to live with it.

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The omicron is advancing, and we must pay attention to that

The virus was previously transmitted from one person to two or three people, but now it is transmitted from one person to five people. All you have to do is be careful not to get caught by Covid. The disease used to spread only between people who lived in the same house, but now it also spreads to people who travel together and eat together. In order to be on the safe side, those who are eligible should get vaccinated as soon as possible.  Vaccinations lower the severity of the disease. In people who have been vaccinated, the symptoms of the disease are less severe.  All people, especially those over 65, those with diabetes, those with kidney and liver disease, those with asthma and other respiratory illnesses, and those with heart conditions, need extra care.

How to protect ourselves from the virus?

 To protect ourselves from the virus, we should include and avoid several things in our daily life. In an era of spreading viruses, here is a list of things about what to do and what not to do

1 Wear a safe N95 mask

When going outside, wear a safe N95 mask. During the third wave, wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth is essential. It is advisable to wear a mask, such as an N95, in order to prevent the virus from entering your body. Make sure the mask does not cause discomfort for adults or those with lung conditions.

2   Keep away from crowded restaurants and cafes

Contact with people during the Coronavirus outbreak can spread the virus, so avoid crowded places during these times. Communal areas such as restaurants and cafes can make the virus spread rapidly. A crowded restaurant is definitely not a safe place to eat. As much as possible, stay away from such visits.

3   Social distance

Preventatively keeping a distance of six feet as much as possible should be practiced in public places.  To the greatest extent possible, avoid crowds

4 Banquets are not recommended

Travel restrictions were imposed after the Coronavirus outbreak.  As a result, more parties were held indoors.   Keep in mind that when we entertain guests at home, we are also inviting the virus along with them. Parties held indoors tend to spread the virus easily since it is a respiratory infection. A cough, sneeze, or burst of laughter is enough to spread viruses.

5 Beauty parlors and salons should be avoided

You are more likely to contract the virus when you visit a beauty parlor or salon and pay attention to beauty care. When you arrive at the salon for a haircut and must remain close without social distance, you may be affected Covid virus. Be aware that wearing a mask will not guarantee that you won’t become infected.

6 Maintaining good hand hygiene

Wash and sanitize your hands with soap and water.  In this regard, there should be no compromises. Not only does this habit protect from Covid, but it also helps to prevent many other diseases as well.

 7 Watch the movie at home

There is a lot of crowding in movie theaters, it can be intimidating, especially if a blockbuster movie is on display. A busy cinema theatre poses a very high risk of infection. Since Covid’s new variant omicron does not present dangerous symptoms, you may not notice that the people you interact with are infected. The person sitting next to you seems comfortable. Therefore, it is impossible to determine whether or not they are positive.  Therefore, it is better to remain at home and avoid risk.

8 Vaccination is necessary

Those who do not receive the two-dose vaccine should seek it out as soon as possible. Vaccines can reduce the risk of complications and death, although there is a high risk of recurrence of the virus. Getting vaccinated is essential since we are surrounded not only by omicrons but also by delta variants.

9 Testing is also extremely important

People with Covid symptoms should have a diagnostic test, and if it is positive, they should be isolated. Everyone at home should sit in quarantine if anyone is Covid positive.

10 Ventilation is essential.

The importance of ventilation cannot be overstated. In closed areas that are poorly ventilated, the virus is more likely to spread. Care should be taken to keep windows and doors open to ensure ventilation in the rooms. The trapped air serves as a breeding ground for viruses.

11 Shopping at shopping malls

With the increasing number of Covid 19 cases, shopping in public places is extremely dangerous. Malls are the most popular places for viruses to spread.  Shopping malls are always crowded. It is more likely that you will unknowingly come into contact with an infected person or touch a surface that contains the virus. Therefore, you should try to avoid shopping in shopping malls as much as possible.

12 The diet of a Covid patient

Drink plenty of water. The menu can include juices and soups.  The body benefits from all of this. All of this boosts immunity in the body. To maintain good health and prevent disease, sleep is essential. An adequate amount of sleep is important to reducing stress and boosting immunity. 6-8 hours of sleep per night can help reduce stress and boost the immune system.

13 When coughing and sneezing

Cover your mouth and nose with a towel or tissue paper when coughing or sneezing. If sneezing gets into the mask, you can replace it with another one. A person may cough or sneeze between the knees if a towel or tissue paper is not present. Make sure tissue paper is disposed of properly, hands are thoroughly washed and sanitizer is used.

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Omicron is a reminder

The Omicron variant reminded us that the Covid epidemic had not ended. As people were relieved to think it was over, Covid entered the scene in the form of a new variant, omicron. In the opinion of epidemiologists, the epidemic will not be eradicated until every person in the world is vaccinated. Although omicron has been reported with only small severity and mortality rates, many health experts warn that the disease should not be taken lightly.


In a situation where omicron is increasing, what should we look for?

When the daily numbers of Covid cases come out, people are concerned. In fact, the confirmation rate is over 30%, which means that at least one-third of all those diagnosed have the disease. Currently, when one person is sick at home, everyone else gets it too. There is a general feeling that the symptoms and severity are minimal but that is not a reason to underestimate Covid. According to estimates, one to three percent of people will need to be hospitalized.

Omicron: How to take good care of yourself

We developed a method of caring for non-critically ill people at home at the end of phase one.  In the beginning, everyone was hospitalized or treated in a first-line treatment center. When the second wave came, the number of home care patients increased. In many ways, the decision to keep Category A people at home has been beneficial. A person in category A does not have such severe problems. Their only problem is that Covid is positive. A sick person was usually kept in a single room alone and other people were taken care of without coming close to them. It is very important for everyone to take good care of themselves during a quarantine period, whether it is fourteen days or seven days. In-home care, the person caring for the patient is of utmost importance. Without such a person, the patient will face a variety of problems.

Home Self Care

 Another problem is that everyone in a household gets sick. It is necessary for this context to develop a system called Home Self Care. For an outsider caretaker, staying with the patient can be risky. Those who can afford it should switch to home self-care in this case. This is for patients in category A.  Those with illnesses should be cautious, as well as the elderly. The hospital will be full if everyone goes to the hospital. Those in need may not receive the treatment they need.

Those who live alone need the most self-care

Those living alone need the most self-care. Monitor each other if several people are infected. I think it’s okay for sick people to live together in a community. You may need to seek outside assistance if you have difficulty with food or water. The community kitchen has relevance in this regard. The need for social intervention in this regard cannot be overstated. Ventilation and fans should be provided for these patients.  In addition to a pulse oximeter, they should have a thermometer with them. Occasionally, it is good to breathe steam through your nose and mouth. Therefore, there must be a vaporizer.

People with other diseases

In the case of medication, seek medical advice and have medication on hand. People living together should monitor themselves, and those with milder symptoms should monitor those with higher symptoms.  Monitor oxygen saturation and body temperature periodically and record them on a chart. When saturation decreases, consult a healthcare professional as soon as possible. It is recommended to call the ambulance system when experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, or loss of consciousness. It is, however, not recommended to do strenuous work during this time.

In most cases, inpatient treatment is not required. Patients who have low levels of oxygen in their bodies or who complain of shortness of breath should seek treatment. You should first rely on your local hospital and then get admitted to other hospitals as directed by them.  It is not permissible to perform self-examination and self-treatment. Only take medications as prescribed by your doctor.  The results of the tests must be reported to the Department of Health.

When Omicron is advancing, what are the precautionary measures to take? What we must do and not do when it comes to Omicron Precautions.

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Let’s see what to do

  • When going outside, wear a safe N95 mask.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands with soap and water.
  • Social Distance should be practiced in public places.
  • Utilize the mask as much as possible at home.
  • It is important to disinfect masks after use and handle them carefully.
  • Sleep 6-8 hours daily.
  • Eat a nutritious diet.
  • keep windows and doors open to ensure ventilation in the rooms.
  • Individuals who have not been vaccinated should do so as soon as possible.
  • Those with symptoms should be examined.
  • Those in the quarantine stay at home
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

What are the things to avoid (don’ts)

  • Avoid shopping in shopping malls.
  • Avoid crowded restaurants and cafes.
  • Receptions and banquets are not recommended.
  • Beauty parlors and salons should be avoided.
  • Watching movies at the theater is not recommended.
  • Visits to the hospital should be avoided as much as possible.
  • Do not get involved in crowds.
  • Avoid traveling as much as possible.
  • Those who go out should limit their contact with those at home.
  • It is not advisable for those in quarantine to go outside.
  • Don’t think getting vaccinated is okay anymore.
  • Avoid alcohol and other intoxicants

Meanwhile, another virus has been detected-NeoCov

Meanwhile, we hear about another virus. Information about it is spread in a manner that is frightening to hear. Will one-third of those who are affected by NeoCov die? Exactly what is reality? The fact is that the NeoCov virus is not a variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid 19. The similarities between NeoCov and SARS 2 virus are that both enter cells via the same receptor. NeoCov virus can gain access to human cells in case of genetic mutation. At present, the NeoCov virus cannot cause disease in humans. NeoCov is not the next variant of the Covid virus after Omicron. At present, there is no need to be concerned about the virus that was discovered in bats in Uganda. Unless it is genetically modified, it is not harmful.

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