Although the Covid pandemic began in late 2019, it continues to spread and infect people even today. But with the current medical technology, it is just a matter of time before a vaccine is discovered. However, your responsibility towards the prevention and spread of this virus doesn’t end with the vaccine. It will take a considerable time for the virus to be eliminated, and for its effects to completely dissipate. In the meantime, certain precautions must continue.
Here are some of the precautions that must be taken post the Covid pandemic:
The purpose of social distancing is to prevent the spread of the virus. Even with a vaccine, practising social distancing will help reduce the spread of the virus. This will help reduce the risk of infection and death to high risk individuals.
Even with a vaccine, chances are the virus may still thrive on your skin or common surfaces. Continue to disinfect your hands and any surface you touch. This will decrease the chances of your getting infected.
Your immune system protects you from diseases. It creates necessary antibodies to protect you from viruses. Keeping your immune system healthy will help protect you even if you are asymptomatic or recovering.
We assume our lives will resume normalcy once there’s a vaccine. However, that will take time. Precautions must be put in place to prevent any possible recurrence of the virus, or even its genome evolution. Self-isolation, social distancing, and curfews may still be in place for a considerable time. The lack of proximity with friends and family or even just going out may affect your mental health. Focus on staying healthy, physically, mentally and emotionally.