How To Prepare For and Avoid Getting Coronavirus COVID-19
The deadly Coronavirus has now reached the UK and with it set to become a widespread pandemic many people are now desperately searching for reliable ways to protect themselves.
Public Health England has warned that widespread transmission of the disease is highly likely especially amongst those with preexisting and underlying medical conditions.
It has been reported that many people seeking a way to eliminate germs and the potential virus while on the move have started turning to baby wipes to keep themselves clean. Sadly, baby wipes are not the best wipes to use in this scenario. Despite experts warning that baby wipes will not kill Coronavirus.
What Can Wipes Be Used To Prevent Coronavirus?
Mammoth Wipes, XXL towel sized wipes that are antibacterial and environmentally friendly.
Mammoth wipes are big enough to wipe down more significant areas like the face, hands and feet but compact enough to carry in your handbag or backpack. As the wipes are big, users can also wipe down the areas around them like tables, doors, seating areas, or wherever you are present and need to keep clean and virus free.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explained that while baby wipes may make your hands look clean, they’re not designed to remove germs from your hands. It is recommended that you only use wipes that have antibacterial properties, provide a thorough clean and can be easily disposed of when necessary.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause disease in animals. The new virus, along with seven other strains of the virus, has jumped from animals to humans. Most of the viruses leave the sufferer with cold-like symptoms; however, some strains can be fatal.
Two types of coronaviruses, such as Mers and Sars, have resulted in the death of more than 1500 people worldwide since 2002. The newest strain of the virus known as COVID-19 is also dangerous, the current death rate of those infected varies between 0.7% and 3.4% depending on location however almost 20% of all hospital cases have been as severe. It is currently much lower than fatality rates for Mers, which was 30% however, it is still a significant threat, and we are still yet to see the virus at its worst.
What Are The Symptoms of Corona Virus?
According to NHS England, the symptoms that you should look out for are:
- High Temperature
- Shortness of Breath
They also state that having the above symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you have the virus and are often similar to those of a regular cold or flu.
How To Prepare For Coronavirus?
- Keep your hands and face clean at home and on the go — use Mammoth Wipes while travelling and pack them into your home first aid kit in case you have to self isolate and need supplies.
- If you can and have access to water and soap – Wash your hands on a regular basis
- Keep your home clean and bacteria-free
- Avoid shaking hands
- Wipe your mobile phone with an anti-bacterial wipes
- Wear gloves
- Avoid travel to infected places
How To Help The Vulnerable Avoid Coronavirus?
Older adults are expected to feel the brunt of the widespread corona outbreak, with nursing homes in the USA reporting multiple deaths resulting from the internal spread of the virus, it is more important than ever than the elderly and kept clean and santised. This can be extremely challenging for the less mobile; however, with the use of large towel sized, antibacterial wipes, the elderly can have a full-body clean which will sanitise their skin. Hands, face and arms can be swiftly wiped down a few times a day to ensure there is a limited spread of the virus between those who are less able to look after themselves.
Those who find it challenging to stay clean and to wash their hands and body frequently like homeless people. They will also feel the brunt of Coronavirus if they remain unable to sanitise themselves. Many are calling on the government to solve the housing crisis in the UK before the outbreak sweeps across the country.
Mammoth Wipes are committed to helping homeless people to prepare and stay sanitised during the outbreak of Covid-19 in the UK. You can help the homeless to overcome Coronavirus by purchasing packs of Mammoth Wipes on our site, for every pack you donate, we will give a pack too.
Let’s beat Coronavirus together. #mammothwipes