5 Tips On How To Live With Novel Coronavirus
Eastern Panorama|July 2020
Experts are suggesting that ‘we must learn to live with the virus’. With vaccine still months away, we need to live in a new normal. “either, we must change the virus, or we must change ourselves to face the pandemic; Prof. K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, gave five tips to ‘living with the virus’.
Prof. K Vijay Raghavan
Wear a mask when you step out of the house

Recent studies have found that when a person speaks, about 1000 tiny droplets of saliva comes out. If that person happens to be infected with novel corona virus, then each of these droplets will carry thousands of germs. Large droplets will fall off the ground, usually within onemetre distance. However, the plum of tiny droplets can float in the air for a longer time, mainly if the area is not well ventilated. Many people who are infected by the virus do not show any symptoms. Therefore, they may not even be aware that they are affected. Wearing a mask protects not only us but others as well, if infected.

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