The global health and diplomacy expert Laurie Garrett( Harvard University’s public health major) wrote a documentary report on the approaching plague of the Coming Plague》() and won the Pulitzer Prize for News. During SARS 2003, she was interviewed in Hong Kong and mainland China. For the recent outbreak of new coronavirus in Wuhan, she told about her experience in the face of infectious diseases How to Stay Safe”.”.(Agencies The article mentions “10 recommendations for self-protection “.
Wear gloves when 1. go out (winter thick gloves or outdoor gloves). Especially take subway, bus and other public transport, or to public places, always wear.
2. replace and thoroughly clean gloves every day. After drying the gloves, wear them again.
Don’t shake hands or hug people 3. special times. But don’t touch your face or eyes, no matter how itchy —— if you have to shake hands and eat with someone. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before wearing gloves again and dry with paper.
4. masks should be replaced in time. Reusing the same mask is worse than not wearing it. A better way than wearing a mask is to stay away from the crowd and keep at least half a meter away from others. If someone coughs or sneezes, wear a mask to protect people from droplets. If the TA refuse, I will be at least 1 meter from them.
5. at home, each family member’s towel must affix the name, stipulates that everyone can only use their own piece, do not touch other people’s towels. The towels should be washed at least twice a week and exposed to the sun. Wet towels are the perfect home for the virus.
6. watch out for the doorknob. Open and close with elbows or shoulders as much as possible. Or, turn the door handle with gloves. Or, after touching the doorknob, remember to wash your hands. If someone at home is ill, sterilize the doorknob regularly. Similarly, computers, mobile phones, children’s toys and other handheld objects, should be treated with caution. Touch your personal belongings as much as possible. If you need to take someone else’s cell phone, cooking tools, or use someone else’s computer, please be careful not to touch your face after contact, and wash your hands thoroughly as soon as possible.
7. separate meals, use chopsticks from the bowl or plate, take out the food. Tell the child to drink with his own water cup. Clean all kitchen utensils thoroughly between meals and dry them. Don’t go to restaurants with poor hygiene.
8. never buy, slaughter, or eat any animal meat.
9. weather permits, open windows to ventilate. 2019- nCoV can not stay in a well-ventilated place. If the weather is cold or bad, keep the room warm and close the doors and windows.