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Can you guess the riskiest thing you can do to get Covid?

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The answer is …Going to a bar.

See other tips from CDC to mitigate the chances of catching a Covid infection

1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stress the importance of hand hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which includes washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

2. CDC advises people not shake out their dirty clothes when doing laundry, as it could release virus particles into the air

3. Do not touch your phone unless you have used hand sanitizer first.

4. The CDC warns people not to share items that are "difficult to clean, sanitize, or disinfect."

5. CDC says to "stop handshaking," and instead advises people to engage in non-contact methods of greeting.

6. Hug if needed with a mask. The worst thing you can do while giving a hug, however, is breathing in the other person’s face.

7. Wash your hands before you put on contacts. CDC warns that not washing your hands before is even more dangerous now because research has found that the coronavirus can enter your body through the eyes.

8. If you’re wearing the same pair while running multiple errands, you could just be spreading the coronavirus around.

9. Use your credit card instead of cash.

10. Limiting the amount of people in the car and keeping the windows down can reduce risk, but if you "increase the number of people and shut the windows, the risk goes up."

11. If entering elevator, wash your hands after getting off an elevator, especially if you touched a button or railing.

12. public pools can be dangerous because they tend to be crowded (especially with younger children), making it hard to keep a distance and not touch things that others already have.

13. Wear a mask in public. You’re wearing a mask to protect others.

14. CDC lists people with underlying medical problems as high risk for infection and severe COVID illness. If you are sick, stay indoors

15. The CDC says you should wash your face mask after every use.

16. Public transportation via a bus isn’t really all that safe, especially if the windows are closed

17. Air travel requires "spending time in security lines and airport terminals," the CDC says, which can put you in close contact with other people and possibly contaminated surfaces.

18. Avoid Theater. Movies typically run around two hours, and that’s a long time to be in an indoor space with other people.

19. gyms are particularly risky because "you’re breathing heavy and more likely to spread the virus, which aerosolizes into the air regardless of limited capacity."

20. The CDC highly recommends any gatherings take place outdoors, if possible. If not, the agency advises "[making] sure the room or space is well-ventilated."

21. one study from Japan found that people were 19 times more likely to contract the coronavirus indoors (like malls, restaurant, wedding) than they were outdoors.

22. going to a bar is possibly the riskiest thing you can do during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: CDC, Internet, & Others

The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for a physician’s advice. Always make sure to seek a doctor or a professional’s advice before proceeding with the home treatment plan.

Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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