The flu season is coming to an end, but the stress of last month’s mass vaccination rounds isn’t going away anytime soon. As a result, schools are closing early as a result of high levels of expectant students. Businesses are shutting down, homeowners are getting out of the house more, and entire communities are on edge. So just what should you do during the end of summer? Holidays are supposed to be relaxing, but now the stress of last month’s flu season is taking a toll on your holiday plans. There are some things that you can do this holiday season to minimize your chances of getting the flu this season.
– Stock up on hand sanitizer and take frequent showers. The new COVID nineteen pandemic was highly contagious and has been isolated to those who have had contact with infected individuals. Therefore, it is possible that you have been exposed to at least 60 days’ worth of flu virus before your bout of seasonal flu. Therefore, your chances of contracting the virus are highest when you are in close proximity to an infected person or when you are showering after a visit with an infected person.
– During all official holidays and gatherings, it is important to wash your hands regularly with hand sanitizer. However, you should take care not to overdo it. You should not, for example, wash hands with hand sanitizer so frequently that it becomes too strong and effective. In addition, you should not share utensils and drinking cups at any gathering. This will limit the number of people potentially becoming sick with the virus.
– Be aware of your surroundings and know your limits. For example, during holiday gatherings, it is wise to arrive early and be in the public areas where many other guests and attendees are waiting. If possible, be in the same area or arrive first. Do not sit by yourself or in chairs by yourself. Instead, move around the crowd and sit next to someone who is near the front or on the main stage. Also, if possible, bring a fan or open window to provide some shade and protection from the sun.
– When attending mass gatherings or large public gatherings, it is important to use a data tracker to help authorities identify where outbreaks of the virus are occurring. A data tracker is a special device that is worn like a watch that constantly sends data back to a base station. If there is an outbreak of flu or some other contagious disease in a certain area, the base station will be able to identify the exact location. Data tracker technology helps health officials to contain outbreaks before they get out of control.
– If you need to avoid spreading the disease to other people at the gathering, use hand sanitizer. If you do not want to use sanitizer, try to use your best hygiene practices at the event. For example, use your own towels and keep them clean and tidy. Keep your hands clean by washing them at least 60 times before touching any food or drink.