How to prevent the upcoming second wave of Corona Virus
The increase in number of positive Covid-19 patients after dramatic fall of death due to Corona virus make scientists to believe the second wave of Covid 19 is underway.
The threat of a second wave is very serious, and could cost people their lives and economic well-being. This may come as most people are now tired of quarantine and daily life limitation and also due to the Corona virus change of behavior.
So, what can you do? For starters, you should continue to stay away from people and practice hand hygiene. But perhaps most important is wearing a mask when you go out in public, even outdoors.
“If everybody just had a mask on we would dramatically cut transmission,” Sexton says. (A recent study from Cambridge suggests that if everyone wore a mask all of the time, it could prevent a second wave of the virus from happening in the next 18 months.)
“You simply cannot get infected with this virus unless you breathe it in, or you touch an infected surface and then touch your eyes, nose and mouth,” Poland says. “If you prevent breathing it in, and you prevent touching and contaminated surface and then touching your face, you cannot get infected, which is really powerful information.”
Beyond maintaining social distance and wearing a mask when you go out of your home, “the only other thing that will change or mitigate the severity of a second wait is when and if vaccines become available,” he adds.
All in all, the best thing that we can do right now is prevent infections, stalling this off as long as possible until a vaccine is available,”