Some of us are already house bound, because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) whether you are self isolated or medically isolated, or just not able to get out of the house.
If you are able to read and enjoy ebooks, I am here to whisper in your ear – I belong to a brand new group on Facebook.
This group is made up of a large number of authors and a larger number of FREE ebook links.
If you are an author and would like to join and have your book link added, by all means go ahead and join up.
If you are a reader and need to fill up your ereader, this is your chance. Take a look at the different ebooks available and enjoy. Don’t forget to leave a review and spread the word about the ebooks.
Also here is a few words regarding the COVID-19 and self help care.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is characterized by mild symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. Illness can be more severe for some people and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties. More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill. People may experience: runny nose sore throat cough fever difficulty breathing (severe cases)
For all of you out there, this is a good opportunity to be prepared – and don’t panic!
Don’t get me wrong, things are getting very serious, but there are things that you can do to help yourself — and others — in this pandemic crisis.
Here are some tips which might be useful and minimise the risks.
- Wash your hands. Who knew we actually had to explain this one to so many people. And don’t forget to dry them thoroughly!
- Social distancing – no more shaking hands when greeting others. You can get away with an elbow bump, or just try a casual wave from a distance.
- Try for 1.5m personal distance from other people.
- Minimise contact with the elderly and those with an already compromised immunity – see above for those who are vulnerable.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue.
- Dispose of used tissues immediately – repeat washing of hands and drying thoroughly.
- Keep surfaces clean and disinfectected. Chances are you have already been busy doing this, anyway.
- Use hand sanitisers (preferably alcohol-based) *Good luck purchasing any.
- Remember to maintain your sense of humour, your sanity, and your kindness and consideration for others. Don’t panic. And please don’t brawl in the supermarkets there will be more toilet paper and food.
- If you feel as if you are coming down sick, keep away from other people and stay at home — Do not soldier on, I repeat – do not soldier on — and do not mix with other’s if you are unwell. Phone ahead and have yourself tested at your local testing clinic. It is better to be safe than make other’s sick. Some of those people have a higher chance of not surviving.
- Check on your neighbours and friends and make sure they are ok.
- Facetime and video chat with your loved ones and friends.
Please keep that in mind.
Until next time.
Please take care and look after yourselves and those of your family and friends.
Look at that… It’s cuppa time!