Make your own shield
Times like this could be hard and really stressful, also confusing sometimes seeing a lot of information over socials can be a little too overwhelming. But for the time being let’s try our best to help each other out, we all can get through this together.
So here’s a one stop information for you all :-
Trust verified resources only
Take the symptoms seriously and get yourself tested if you see any
Follow SSM - social distance, sanitizer , mask
Don’t hesitate to reach out help over any platform
Do yoga and mediation
Drink plenty of fluids (warm)
Gargle with salt water
Take regular steam
Drinking alcohol and smoking is a big no
Some measures and tips while treating covid at home;- ( also please do not rush to the hospital if it’s mild )
Keep track of their health on a regular intervals in a sheet, checking their SPO2, pulse and temperature
Use an oximeter- it keeps track of the pulse and avg should be 75to 100
SPO2 should be above 95 if it drops below that consult a doctor
Do not isolate the person menatlly as well, comfort them and make them feel good, covid toll on mental health too
But it doesn’t mean to enter the room unnecessarily of covid patient , wear a double mask and maintain enough distance
Sleep on stomach or the side
Do lung exercises - blow a balloon may be
Take a walk in the room itself but don’t exhaust yourself
Please understand you do not have to try all totkas forwarded on whatsapp!
Intake of multivitamins and omega3
Also reaching FOR help and TO help is very important. It might be for an oxygen cylinder, an ICU bed, food during isolation, consultation from a doctor or anytime we can help each other whatever in our capacity, we can use socials like instagram and twitter for the same. These are the times when we can use such platforms to save lives, however make sure to use the right hashtags and tags so that your request reaches the right crowd!
Emotional & Mental Wellbeing:
For many people, finding the right therapist is a journey of trial and error. This list makes it easier to navigate the world of mental health professionals. It’s broken up state and city-wise and so far covers Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Assam, Hyderabad, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. Click here.
Sending love and prayers
~ The Feminist Times