How to support yourself in the fight against COVID-19 ?
The year 2020 has been marked on a worldwide level by the appearance of a virus, the COVID-19. In spite of the authorities’ will to eradicate this virus, their efforts are not bearing fruit. Indeed, if there is a lesson to be learned from this period of generalized crisis, it is the urgency for nations to work together to bring a scathing response to the virus. Individualism is not the way to go. You too, wherever you are, have the power, if not the social duty to take part in this fight.
Many actions can be taken with or without resources to participate in this fight. Here is how you can support the eradication of COVID-19.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus. What makes it particularly formidable is the fact that, to date, there is no known cure or even vaccine for it. And yet, it is not the efforts made in this direction that are lacking ! Indeed, many researchers are now firmly committed to this fight. They are using their expertise and experience to test active ingredients that have already been used for other diseases. They reposition the molecules in order to provide an effective response against COVID-19.
However, the development of these new therapeutic weapons cannot be effective without a financial commitment. In this sense, supporting research against COVID-19 by making a donation can already be beneficial.
Supporting medical staff
The people who have a front row seat in the fight against COVID-19 are caregivers, pharmacists, members of the emergency services and home care workers. They risk their lives trying to save the lives of others. To help them accomplish this noble mission, with peace of mind, you can volunteer to help them.
While they take care of the patients, you can keep a watchful eye on their children, or do the shopping for them.
There are now self-help networks that you can turn to for the framework of these supports.
Respect the sanitary measures
The sanitary measures imposed by the authorities are not in vain. They allow to limit to the maximum, the propagation of the virus. You will have contributed to this fight by respecting them and making them respect you.
Regularly washing your hands with soap, wearing a mask, using a hydroalcoholic gel are simple gestures in themselves, but they can save many lives. The objective of this fight is only to’to its simple gestures. In addition to these barrier gestures, you should also keep a distance of one meter from others and sneeze into your elbow. To top it all off, the containment made mandatory by the nations must be respected.
You will thus have fulfilled your part of responsibility in this fight against COVID-19.
Avoid spreading false information
COVID-19 is certainly to be feared, but the other evil that kills people is fear of the virus. Several false information published on social networks fuel this fear. This can commonly lead the most vulnerable people to a cardiovascular disorder or other ailment. Thus, relaying false information (with or without discernment) can be an obstacle to the fight against COVID-19.
So don’t do that.
Activism in associations
Because of this global health crisis, many associations are deprived of their senior volunteers. As you are committed to the fight against COVID-19, you can lend a hand to these associations in accomplishing this task. However, this commitment should not make you forget about containment measures. To this end, it is even possible to participate in this promotion of volunteerism from your home. That’s why websites are available online to facilitate your registration.
Donate your blood
The worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 is now the subject of so much ink and saliva that we forget about other pathologies that are also commonplace. By donating blood, you will help the medical staff to take care of other pathologies more quickly so that they can devote more time to the fight against COVID-19. Despite the containment measures, the blood collection centers remain open all the time.
So you want to participate in the fight against COVID-19 ? Following the ways and means presented here will allow you to do it more actively.