The new coronavirus is a close relative of another dangerous virus that triggered an outbreak of SARS in 2002. Then the scientist and journalist Laurie Gareth conducted an investigation of the epidemic, and drew up instructions on how not to catch the virus and received a Pulitzer Prize for this.
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How to catch a coronavirus: instruction
When leaving home, wear gloves. Do not take them off on public transport. If the glove had to be removed (for example, for a handshake), do not touch the face and eyes with your hands, even if they itch heavily. Wash your hands with soap before putting on gloves again. Wash gloves every day in hot water and dry well. Do not wear wet gloves – microbes stick to them more easily. Agree not to shake hands and not cuddle with friends at work, away or in public places during the cold season. Try not to get closer to people closer than half a meter. If someone nearby sneezes or coughs, ask them to put on a mask. In case of refusal, move another half meter or leave the room altogether. Wearing a mask to protect against infection is almost useless. Most of them lose their protective properties after one or two donings. And to use one mask several times is even dangerous: like wet gloves, it attracts bacteria and viruses.
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Do not touch the door handles with your palms: open the door with gloves, through a paper scarf or with your elbow. If you still touch it, wash your hands or wipe them with an antiseptic. The same applies to stair railings, work desks, other people's phones, toys, laptops, common kitchen utensils – everything that other people touch. After such contact, do not touch your face with your hands and try to wash it as soon as possible. When eating in a company, make sure that no one puts food from common dishes in a plate with their fork or spoon. Select a separate device for this. Give each member of the family a separate towel in the kitchen, in the bathroom and ask them to use only them. Wash towels once a week. Wash the dishes thoroughly. Eat only in trusted cafes, restaurants and canteens. Do not buy live poultry and fish, do not eat raw meat and fish. Ventilate the room more often. If you care for a loved one with signs of a cold, allocate him a separate room, put a mask on him and yourself. Put used masks and paper scarves in a plastic bag and tie it before throwing it away. Wear long-sleeved clothing and change it often.
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