When will it be safe to end the lockdown OR to reemerge ..??
May 1st ? May 15th ? June ? July ? August ?
Here’s d real answer ::
It will never be Safe
Social distancing, staying at home, all of these measures were not to Cure Covid-19. These were measures to slow it down, so as to not overwhelm r health care system.
For d most part, we’ve done that.
It does not change d virality of Covid, how it spreads from one person to another.
It has no effect on d mortality rate.
It was intended to only delay it.
But as soon as we emerge, the virus will spread again n d people with weakened immune systems will still succumb to it.
This is a harsh fact
The people who missed it this time, will eventually get it – regardless of, whether we emerge on May 1st or September 30th.
We need to protect r healthcare system to handle d load, but we don’t need to mislead ourselves over d outcome of this quarantine.
It is slowing it down, but not curing it.
If ur lifestyle is causing u to have a weakened immune system, use this time to correct that.
Otherwise, you’ve placed a target on ur own back.
Now is not d time for indulging in comfort food – it’s a time to give ourselves d healthiest, most robust immune system r body is capable of.
DONT U THINK RIGHT NOW V R SITTING DUCKS
Believe it or not, this lockdown (though it was really bang on time & was definitely the need of d hour – it is serving the most important purpose that is to delay d spread of infection) has only compromised r immunity (anxiety + lack of physical activity + unhealthy eating .. they make a deadly combination in reducing r immunity) whenever v will go out, be it on 3rd May or 3rd June or 3rd July our chances of catching infection will only increase
(As per one estimate, 58% of Indian population will get infected by September .. herd immunity)
WHAT TO DO NOW ..
- We have to take lots & lots of precautions, no doubt about it.
- Once we know that sooner or later it will affect most of us, now comes d most important part ::
~ Do regular yoga .. Pranayam, as it strengthens ur lungs (if our lungs r strong, chances r we will escape with minor infection)
~ Those who can do cardio based exercises ( any exercise which increase r heart rate; it can be brisk walk, spot jogging or any other movement which can easily be done at home)
~ Dancing is also a great way to keep active so putting on some music for 10 to 15 minutes can really contribute to the daily exercise quota
~ Walking at a stretch for minimum 45 min even at our home can go long way in building our immunity
~ Avoid oily food, eat healthy food (fruits, vit c rich food)
~ Drink good amount of water, milk, lime water etc
~ Research at Harvard University shows that combination of raw garlic, ginger & pepper has got strong antiviral properties (can be taken with honey)
~ Any throat infection can be perfectly controlled within 1 day if we do this (take sips of warm water every 15-30 min, the whole day + steam for 10 min 5-6 times a day) it works by increasing the temperature of our throat & killing the virus It is definitely our duty to obey the lockdown completely, but r v doing enough for ourselves .. ASK YOURSELF