How to Stay Healthy and Well During These Challenging Times
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There are many, many trillions of viruses that exist in the world today. We, humans, don’t know most of them, much less how to deal with them.
Viruses are all around us. They are on us and inside of us. Yet, we don’t get sick all the time. Because we have an immune system that works to defend us. When our immune system is strong, we don’t even feel anything when a virus gets inside our body. But when our immune system is weak, we become sick.
Washing our hands and keeping clean are important to reduce our risks. But we can’t possibly wash off everything that we come into contact with.
Wearing a mask prevents you from passing your droplets to other people when you cough or sneeze. When you go out, wearing a mask for a short while helps to prevent you from catching other people’s droplets directly.
But if you wear the same mask for a long time, the moisture from your breath is trapped inside the mask. This moisture becomes a comfortable medium for viruses and bacteria to grow on.
Masks don’t protect you from the virus directly. A virus is very small, about two hundred times smaller than one human hair. A mask that you can still breathe in is not tight enough to keep viruses out, but it can keep droplets of cough and sneeze out.
Viruses cannot last for long on dry and non-living surfaces. Viruses like living surfaces, like our skin. This is why our hands can spread viruses very quickly. We touch a lot of things every day, and when we touch our face, the virus and germs in our hands get into our body through openings like our nose, mouth and eyes.
We may not feel sick right away, but when we cough or sneeze, the viruses and germs stick to surfaces around us, and when other people touch the surface, they get the viruses and germs.
Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands. Don’t touch your face. Don’t touch other people.
Be responsible and stay away from other people. Even if your immune system is strong enough to fight off the virus, you may be putting other people at risk. You don’t want to spread the virus to the people you love and the people who love you. Think about your friends, your families, your neighbours, your community.
But more than that, let’s learn what you can do to build your immune system and stay healthy and strong. Share with your families and friends so they can stay healthy and strong too!
When someone catches a virus, their own immune system has to do the fighting. Medicine can only help make them feel better for a short time, but medicine cannot remove the virus for them. If their immune system doesn’t win the fight against the virus, they will be seriously ill. Some may not even survive.
Some people have weaker immune systems, but most people make choices in what they eat and what they do everyday that weaken their immune system.
But don’t worry. It’s not too late. In this video series, we will talk about all the things you can do for yourself and your family to make your immune system stronger so you don’t have to be afraid of the virus.
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