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Home care for COVID-19

W.H.O Guide for family and caregivers

Identify one household member to be the caregiver. The caregiver should have no high-risk factors and the fewest contracts with people outside.

Prepare a separate room or isolated space for the person with COVID-19 infection.

Open a window(s) to improve ventilation and increase the circulation of fresh air

Do not allow visitors and try to avoid close contact(less than 1 meter)with the person with COVID-19 

infection.

Everyone should wear a medical mask when in the same room as the person with a COVID-19 infection.

Clean hands frequently using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, especially those touched by the person with COVID-19 infection.

Use separate dishes, cups, eating utensils, and bedding from the person with COVID-19 infection.

The person with COVID-19 infection should rest, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food; continue any medication for a chronic condition.

/Take paracetamol/acetaminophen for fever and/or body pain according to instructions. Antibiotics are not affected against COVID-19 infection.

Monitor the person of the COVID-19 infection’s symptoms regularly. Call your healthcare provider immediately if you see any of these danger signs.

   Difficulty in breathing                                  Confusion

   Chest pain                                                                 Loss of speech or mobility

In some people, there is a risk of more severe COVID-19.

High-risk factors include.

Age 60 and over                                                                 Dementia

Mental disease                                                                   Cerebrovascular disease

Hypertension                                                                      Chronic kidney disease                                                               

Diabetes                                                                             Immunosuppression(including HIV)

Cardiac disease                                     Obesity,  Chronic lung disease      Cancer

During Pregnancy, in women over the age of 35, obesity, and chronic conditions are also High-Risk factors.

People.

People who are infected with the COVID-19 virus and have any of these factors should be closely monitored by a health provider.

A pulse oximeter can be used to monitor oxygen levels.

Next, Safety measures for normal People in an Infected environment.

  • For people with High-risk factors, check oxygen levels twice a day and report results to a health provider
  • Follow instructions on how to appropriately use the device.
  • If the oxygen level on the screen is less than 90% call for emergency help.
  • If the oxygen level is between 90-94% reach out to your health care provider for further guidance.
  • For children, if the oxygen level is less than 90% plus a cough, difficulty in breathing, inability to breastfeed or drink, lethargy or unconsciousness, or convulsions, call for emergency help. Next, Safety measures for normal Person in Infected environment.

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How Omnicron Named

The World Health Organization began naming the variants after Greek letters to avoid public confusion and stigma.

A new term has entered the pandemic vocabulary: Omicron. The markets plunged on Friday as hopes of defeating the Coronavirus dimmed.

World Health Organization experts and agency officials said the naming system makes public communication about variants easier and less confusing.

For example

The variant that has come to be recognized in India is not known as B.1.617.2. Rather, it is known as Delta, the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet.

W.H.O. tracking data shows there are now seven “variants of interest” or “variants of concern” each with their own Greek letter, but instead of a letter, it is a Delta, the fourth in the Greek alphabet.

In addition, the World Health Organization skipped two letters following Omicron – “Nu” and “Xi” – causing speculation that “Xi” is meant to honor Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The word ‘new’ is too often confused with ‘nu’,” said WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic on Saturday. “Xi was not used since it is a common last name.”

According to him, a best practice for naming diseases is to avoid offending any social, ethnic, cultural, ethnic, national or regional group. 

The Delta variant became a variant of concern, as was the case with some of the other variants. The others in that category were Alpha, Beta,, and Gamma. 

Lambda and Mu were other variants developed, both of which were of interest. Nu and Xi were the only Greek letters that did not meet those thresholds, while other variants got other Greek letters.

The organization has marketed the naming system as simple and accessible, in contrast to the scientific names of variant species, which are difficult to remember, misunderstood, and prone to misunderstanding, it said.

Some researchers agree.

Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan,

Before the Greek naming system was announced, she conducted many interviews with reporters, and she stumbled through confusing explanations about B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 variants. 

In the United Kingdom, they are now known as Alpha, while in South Africa they are known as Beta.

“When you are constantly referring to variants using an alphabet soup of designations, it becomes very cumbersome,” she explained, adding, “Ultimately, people refer to it as the UK variant or the South African variant.”

The agency called the practice of describing variants by the places they were detected “stigmatizing and In addition, Dr. Rasmussen said that the W.H.O. moved to the Greek name system mainly because the former convention was unfair to the people where the virus originated discriminatory.”

Dr. Rasmussen said historically naming viruses for regions has also been misleading. For example, Ebola is named after a river that is actually far from where the virus emerged.

I remember people saying from the beginning that it was the Spanish flu. Can we not call it the Wuhan Coronavirus?

Dr. Rasmussen said. “There was no Spanish flu in Spain.”. Although we don’t know where it came from, there’s a good chance it originated in the U.S.”

Omicron could end the pandemic, but how? Dr. Fauci says.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said it is too soon to tell whether natural immunity to Covid-19 will be acquired by catching the highly contagious Omicron variant.

During the online World Economic Forum, Dr. Fauci, the health adviser to President Biden for Covid, was asked a question. 

The virus may become endemic this year, meaning it circulates but doesn’t disrupt society.

Omicron has a milder symptom profile than other variants, 

Despite the sheer volume of cases, Dr. Fauci said that collective immunity had no meaningful effect on itself. 

“It is unclear whether or not Omicron will be the live virus vaccine that everyone is hoping for because there is so much variability and new variants are coming out.”

According to him, this is the case if we do not get another variant that evades the immune response.

The evolution of the pandemic remains an open question, according to Dr. Fauci. 

“We don’t know,” he said.

The number of cases in New York and other parts of the Northeast seems to be leveling off, but they remain very high across the country. 

In the past two weeks, the average daily number has increased by 98 percent to 802,000. 

The number of people hospitalized nationwide with the virus is nearly 156,000, a record number. 

In the past two weeks, deaths have increased by 57 percent to over 1,900 per day.

In addition, Dr. Fauci stated that the world is still in the first of what he considered to be the five phases of the pandemic. 

Following the “truly pandemic” phase, “where the entire world is negatively affected,” come to the phases of deceleration, control, elimination, and eradication.

There has only ever been one eradication of an infectious human disease: smallpox.

“This virus won’t do that,” he said.

He added that once countries reach the “control” phase when the virus becomes “non-disruptive,” the virus will be considered endemic.

Among endemic diseases are the rhinovirus and some upper respiratory infections.

Covid is becoming a fixture of daily life as Omicron continues to spread at a breakneck speed. 

There is a “learn to live with it” approach being proposed in some European countries that includes a shorter isolation period and the elimination of pre-departure tests.

Overcome Family Conflict & Stress.

Does it seem like you and your family are like a powder pot waiting to explode? 

Your family is always fighting, without a moment of peace insight? 

Discouragement and exhaustion can result from it. However, there is good news: Every family can reduce conflict at home, regardless of its challenges.

As a result of constant argumentation, you must realize how damaging it is to your relationships and even your health. 

Life is already stressful enough without conflict! We need to realize that there are ways to resolve problems without yelling and fireworks. 

It’s just a matter of being careful about it.

Kick unnecessary conflict to the side and make your home a calmer and happier place to live.

1. Explain what you expect.

People get into disputes when they don’t understand or can at least claim they don’t understand the expectations or rules. 

You refuse to let your child go to a friend’s house because he still hasn’t completed his daily chores. 

Did the rule seem clear to you? 

You’re annoyed when your husband wants to stay at home and watch the big game rather than go to dinner with friends. 

Were you able to adjust plans promptly after you consulted with each other? 

You should aim to overcommunicate to eliminate tensions that come with under-communicating.

2. Slow down.

There is little room for the unexpected when your household schedule resembles a New York City train schedule. 

Due to this, it feels like a crisis when an unexpected event arises and crises are the source of conflict. 

Make sure to leave some blank space on the calendar for your family to deal with the unknown or just to rest. 

Therefore, if you need 200 additional pipe cleaners or more green paint for the science project, you do not have to have a nervous breakdown and yell. 

It is easier to wait for your husband when he is late getting back from work since you won’t have to concern yourself with the next commitment on the schedule that he is affecting.

3. Be aware of your volume and tone.

Stress and conflict in families sometimes stem from how we say things, not what we say. 

No matter how tired or upset you are, remember to speak with a calm, respectful voice to family members. 

Hard things can be said, but not in a harsh manner. 

Take a deep breath when you feel yourself getting anxious, and then try to say what you need to say in a way that doesn’t escalate the level of conflict.

4. Choose grace.

There is something to take issue with in every situation if we want to. 

A crime may have been intended or it may have been unintentional. 

It is up to us whether to throw the book at our husband or kids, or whether we will try a different approach this time. 

Whether we realize it or not, we all receive grace from those who cut us some grace when we make mistakes. Give back.

5. Be flexible.

If there is a scheduling hiccup, they know how to roll with it. 

Children who need discipline when you didn’t plan to discipline them today, the husband who invited guests at the last minute are happy people. 

Certain values and rules can’t be bent and shouldn’t be. How about the rest of our everyday lives? 

Whenever you feel like digging in your heels and causing a fuss, go with the flow sometimes. 

Your family relationships will be strengthened and your home will be a happier place as a result.

4 Healthy Benefits Of Donating Blood

This month is National Blood Donor Month. 

Healthy living and a reduced chance of cancer and hemochromatosis are among the benefits of donating blood. 

Hepatitis and pancreatitis can be reduced by it. 

It may be beneficial to improve cardiovascular health and reduce obesity by donating blood

Blood Donation

Thousands of lives are saved worldwide by blood transfusions on a daily basis. 

Approximately 5 million Americans need blood transfusions. 

Donating blood benefits both donors and recipients. 

A hospital, clinic, or blood bank where medical personnel is present is an ideal setting for blood donation. 

In order to prevent health complications post-transfusion, donors should be healthy before donating.

Blood donation can treat cancer patients, bleeding disorders, chronic anemia associated with cancer, sickle cell anemia, and other hereditary blood disorders. 

People are the only sources of human blood. Because of this, it is extremely important that you donate blood and assist those who need it. 

The possibility of storing your own blood is also available. You should store it at a reputable blood bank.

Before collecting blood, a mini health exam including a blood pressure checklist and a look for infectious diseases should be conducted. 

Don’t donate blood if you have an infection such as AIDS or hepatitis. 

Consult with a health professional if you have taken vaccinations or had surgery, or if you have cancer, diabetes, colds, or the flu. 

Expert advice should be sought before donating blood by pregnant women.

Why You Should Donate Blood?

Besides improving the recipient’s quality of life, blood donation can also help the donor maintain good health. 

Here are a few reasons why you should donate blood.

CONTROLS HEMOCHROMATOSIS

Reducing the risk of hemochromatosis is one of the health benefits of blood donation. 

In hemochromatosis, the body absorbs too much iron. 

A person may inherit this condition or have it as a result of alcoholism, anemia or other health conditions. 

Iron overload may be reduced by regular blood donation. 

To ensure that a donor is eligible, check that they meet the standard eligibility criteria for blood donations.

ANTI-CANCER BENEFITS

Cancer risks can be reduced through blood donation. 

When you donate blood, you maintain a healthy level of iron in your body. 

Iron deficiency is associated with a lower risk of cancer.

KEEP THE HEART AND LIVER HEALTHY

Iron overload in the body can lead to heart and liver ailments. Blood donation is beneficial in reducing these risks. 

Due to lack of absorption of excess iron, excess iron gets stored in the heart, liver, and pancreas when individuals consume iron-rich diets. 

As a result, cirrhosis, liver failure, pancreatic damage, and irregular heartbeats are more likely to develop. 

Iron levels are maintained by blood donation, and the number of health conditions is reduced.

WEIGHT LOSS

It is common for blood donors to lose weight by donating regularly. 

Individuals at risk of cardiovascular disease and other health problems who are obese may benefit from this. 

It is recommended not to donate blood frequently, and you should consult your doctor first to avoid any health issues.

IMPROVES BLOOD CELL PRODUCTION

Blood loss from donating blood is replenished by the body. 

The process increases blood cell production, which, in turn, helps to keep one healthy.

Blood Donation Process

  • Donating blood in advance is always a good idea. If you have any health concerns or issues, please consult your doctor before donating blood. 
  • Weeks before the donation, it is good to eat healthily. 
  • Be sure you are properly hydrated the day of the donation, so drink plenty of fluids. 
  • During the donation process, it is important to wear comfortable clothing. 
  • Ideally, let the blood bank/clinic/hospital where you are donating blood know if you are undergoing treatment or medication.

What is the frequency of blood donation?

Between whole blood donations, one must wait 56 days or 8 weeks. 

Approximately 112 days or 16 weeks pass between power red donations. 

Consult your doctor before donating if you have any disorders.

3 Best Ways to Make Positive Changes

It is possible, however. 

Follow these tips to get started.

always Positive

1 Start small

Initially, don’t set yourself up to be always positive, especially if your positivity rating right now isn’t that high. 

Set a smaller goal. 

Starting by focusing on one specific area, such as a relationship or a job, is a great idea. 

an apple daily keep meds away

It’s easy to focus on one specific time of day, week, or person to be more positive. 

Choose to focus on the positive aspects of one particular area of your life then expand your focus over time.

do small but do it

2 Positive Activities

Make time for positivity exercises. 

Spend 15 or 20 minutes every day, at least several times during the week (ideally daily), practicing being positive. 

Do what you want

If you reacted negatively to a situation, give it a fresh outlook and an optimistic approach. 

A friend or partner might have said something hurtful to you. 

A positive and optimistic perspective, however, can bring about a lot of positive outcomes. 

There’s a chance that the other person might not have meant what they said or that they had no idea that what they said would hurt you. 

focus on strengths

Maybe things aren’t going your way at work and you aren’t achieving as much as you should;

However, when you make yourself specifically look for the positives, you will find them. 

Just the other day, your boss complimented you on the good work you’re doing and that you’ve accomplished a lot. 

Ask a positive friend to help you if you are struggling. 

Always help

During the conversation, ask them to share the positives with you. 

The things they can see might surprise you.

The exercises you do won’t change your outlook right away, but you can change your mindset as you do them. 

You’ll feel more optimistic and positive as things unfold around you as you practice being optimistic and positive.

3 Reminders.

activism is the sign of life

Positive thinking is essentially a habit. 

In this regard, it requires patience and persistence, as well as setbacks. 

Having to be positive at the moment, as things happen, is the hardest part. 

It is easy to fall into old habits of negative thinking. 

This can be accomplished with little reminders. 

Remind me Please

Place notecards in strategic locations around your home. 

Make your computer and phone screen backgrounds inspirational at work or in your car. 

as often as possible

Take a coffee or tea mug with a positive message, or ask a friend, partner, or colleague to remind you. 

You’ll be able to reach a more positive mindset faster if you remind yourself as often as possible.

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