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There’s no doubt that life today is different from what it was prior to March 2020. Living in a pandemic has meant dealing with recommendations that change as more about the COVID-19 virus is learned, adjusting the way people respond, and figuring out how to do so many things that once required face to face interactions.
Even as vaccines appear and begin to be rolled out around the world, it will be some time until the pandemic is under control. In the meantime, it’s important to keep making use of your Apex Lab – Germs be Gone regularly while continuing to observe other best practices. Why is this so important? Consider the following.
Why Best Practices Are Important Now
Slowing the Spread
Choosing to not observe basics like hand washing, wearing a mask when in public, and remaining at a reasonable distance from others is one of the ways to slow the transmission rate. Given the fact that it’s possible to carry the virus and has no symptoms, it’s easy for an apparently healthy person to spread it to others without knowing it.
If you need another reason, consider this: additional spreading provides more opportunities for the virus to mutate. Those new strains also have to be addressed. Containment won’t eliminate mutations, but it will slow the process down. That provides a greater chance for science and the medical community to come up with solutions.
Reducing Risk To Yourself
Few people still cling to the idea that only people over a certain age are at risk. Time has proven that being young and in great health is no guarantee of not becoming infected and experiencing severe symptoms. The bottom line is that no one has proven to be immune so far.
Do you want to run the risk of ending up in a hospital bed and on a ventilator? Keep in mind severe illness impacts your loved ones as well as you. Being unable to see anyone, and your loved ones being unable to see you, is more difficult than most people realize. For your own good, follow the recommendations and reduce the odds of becoming a statistic.
Minimizing Risk To Others
How would you feel if you passed the virus on to someone that you love? It would be difficult enough if the person ended up having to stay home for a couple of weeks and end up unable to earn anything during that time. It would be worse if the person ended up in the hospital. Now consider how you would feel if you knew that your loved one died of complications after being exposed by you.
If you don’t feel that you’re at risk, at least slip on one of those Apex Lab Masks and practice social distancing when you’re around people you care about. Doing so increases the odds that they will still be around once the pandemic is over.
Being Able To Return To Typical Activities Sooner Rather Than Later
The simple fact is that more people observing best practices make it easier to bring the pandemic under control. That in turn means that it will be possible to start returning to some of what life was like before the virus spread throughout the world. While things may never be quite the same again, they will get better faster if you commit to doing what you can to slow the spread.
Take a good look at how you do things today. Have you started to slip here and there? Is there something recommended that you never got around to adding to your routine? Make whatever changes are needed now and everyone will be better for it.