We Stay Strong Together
Pandemics are not unprecedented. Our world has gone through numerous hardships, though each time we survived. Now, each one of us individually, have to stay united and ooze optimism in order to aid everyone in maintaining their equanimity.
However, what should inspire us, is the altruism which defines all these people who work hard, so that we can stay safe at home. Doctors, supermarket workers and transportation drivers deserve our respect and applause. They teach us a moral: respecting oneself translates into taking into account others’ wellbeing.
This week, Inspirational Friday is dedicated to those special people, and especially to the two Doctors, Dr. Stephanou and Dr. Pavlidi, who took some time during these hectic days on the battlefield to give us an insight to the disease and how a medical professional perceives the issue.
Dr. Stefanou shares with us life saving advices to avoid getting sick.
1. Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak
2. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol- based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
3. Maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
5. Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately
6. Stay home if you feel unwell.
7. If possible, avoid traveling to places – especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.
Their message is clear and simple: “We stay at work for you, so stay home for us.”
To overcome this challenge, because we are bound to do it eventually, solidarity is the virtue to guide us through. Stay Home and Stay Safe.