You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
– Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
– Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
– Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
– Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
Nature’s way to deal with the dramatic growth in the older population?
Thank you Lal. The media here broadcast these preventive measures all the time. Up to about two weeks ago, many people (not most) were still taking this lightly. Not now.
While taking care to observe these guidelines, we must not let it take too much of our time worrying about it. There are people spending hours following the latest developments. Psychologists are even giving advice how to handle that. The prime focus remains one, the Path. Virus or no virus, death will come. If anything, this should bring it home all the more.
Things can change unexpectedly and rapidly.
– However, we need to take all the necessary steps to deal with it to the best of our ability.
– Buddha Dhamma is all about avoiding suffering, whether in this life or in future lives.