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Video: Containment Of The Coronavirus: What Supplies?
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
According to the latest news, the cases of coronavirus in France are 6633. The deceased are 148. The number of cases is doubling every three days. The situation worsens by forcing the French president to institute a form of compulsory confinement for all French people. Unprecedented measures to fight against the pandemic with an increasingly dramatic toll. The Ministry of Solidarity and Health affirms that "all the actors of the health system are mobilized …" and that "more than 1000 tests are carried out per day with higher capacities". The containment measures come into force this Tuesday noon (March 17 at 12 p.m.) and will have an indefinite duration (for now). But how do you survive the containment of the coronavirus exactly? What supplies should you (imperatively) have on hand? The answers are to be discovered in the following paragraphs.
Containment of the coronavirus in France and around the world
Containment of the coronavirus will inevitably have consequences in daily life, but in the face of this virus which spreads very quickly and takes victims, this measure seems more and more acceptable. It is still better to stay at home for a while, protecting yourself and loved ones, than contributing to the spread of the virus. So complaining is the last thing to do. On the other hand, we must mobilize and accept the situation as it is.
What supplies do we need during containment?
In the event of confinement at home, inflicted because of close contact with a person sick with COVID-19, the behavior to adopt remains a crucial issue for the development and treatment of the virus. It is imperative to remain isolated at home, apply barrier procedures regularly, take your temperature twice a day and self-monitor the symptoms of the disease.
In order for everything to run smoothly, we will need certain supplies, drugs and health products. These are especially needed by people with symptoms of the coronavirus. First, you have to call your doctor who will decide whether you can treat yourself at home or must go to the hospital.
Let us recall once again the symptoms of Covid-19 to which we must be attentive:
|Main symptoms||Fever||Cough||Breathing difficulties|
|In some cases||Nasal congestion||Sore throat||Diarrhea|
Warning: Some people with Covid-19 do not develop symptoms!
Taking these symptoms into account, it would be wise to stock up on medicines in advance that could stabilize or treat the patient. So, in your home care case, you have to have flu and cold medicine. Without forgetting the pain relievers. Everything that is usually prescribed for the flu.
Do not hesitate to bring syrups and dragees against the cough. Herbal teas for treating chest infections and herbal inhalations are also very helpful. Apart from medication, it is also useful to look to nature for solutions to certain health problems. For example, by looking at the following link, you will discover 10 natural cough remedies.
Get a thermometer or two to take your body temperature. This device is very important to be able to monitor the symptoms of the coronavirus (if there are any) and determine its state of health. Investing in a quality thermometer that allows you to monitor the temperature quickly and easily is super useful, because sometimes in panic, you lose control of your emotions and actions. It is also worth choosing a model that is suitable for the whole family.
Be careful with anti-inflammatory drugs! According to the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, taking certain anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen the infection. These are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or more simply ibuprofen or ketoprofen. The explanation lies in the fact that NSAIDs decrease the response of the patient's immune system and can sometimes create complications. Doctors admit that for the moment, these are only intuitions due to the number of young people who have developed a severe form of coronavirus. The possible explanation was the taking of anti-inflammatory drugs by these patients.
So, which medicine to take in case of fever without taking any risks? According to the Minister of Health, there is no risk with paracetamol. So, in case of fever, this is the medicine that should be taken. If you have children, in case of confinement, it is very important to have paracetamol on hand, to avoid a possible emergency. As the saying goes, "prevention is better than cure".
For your peace of mind, plan to bring one or two boxes of each of your usual medications. You must have it for at least two more weeks. The same rule also applies for medicines for children and pets. Containment of the coronavirus can last from 15 days to several weeks depending on the severity of the situation. It is out of the question to underestimate what is happening and is following.
Apart from drugs, personal hygiene remains essential for both prevention and destruction of the virus. In that vein, stocking up on personal hygiene products is much more than a necessity. Soap, disinfectant gel, hygienic wipes - you need to have enough. The list also includes other necessary products like shampoo, tampons and other feminine hygiene products etc.
Disinfecting the home is a major issue in the fight against germs and bacteria. It is therefore necessary to bring cleaning and disinfection products such as 70% alcohol, bleach, baking soda and white vinegar. Cleaning is done using suitable gloves, which must then be discarded!
What about the masks? Masks are not recommended when there are no symptoms of coronavirus. The filtration is not perfect and therefore, it does not guarantee the wearers will not get sick. We must also be careful not to touch his mask when removing it so as not to be contaminated with the germs from which it protects us. Wearing a mask is therefore not absolute protection, but it reduces the risks. So, it doesn't hurt to have a few just in case.
To survive the coronavirus lockdown, it's important to have enough food, which will keep us from going outside for a while. Canned products, canned soups, dried legumes, yoghurt pots, eggs and cheeses with a good expiry date, pasta of all kinds, rice, flour, butter, meat: many are the products we buy to fill the pantry and deal with confinement. Not to mention coffee, tea and milk for breakfast. Sustainable products are very important. These are potatoes, onions and squash, which can be stored in a dry, dark place or in the garage. Also, don't hesitate to buy fish that freezes well. We recommend the salmon, hake and cod.