Viral load refers to the measure of virus in your body. People with a high viral load can spread the disease easier than those with a lower viral load. An infected person should reduce their viral load to avoid spreading the disease. Someone who is not infected should avoid getting the disease by following protocols, practicing good hygiene.
Despite the science, some people remain skeptical. They say, The mark of the beast, the virus is a hoax, the new world order, depopulation, and the list goes on.
Should the authorities force people to take the vaccine? that is a difficult question. I believe in free will. Those who refuse the vaccine should respect those who have taken it. If you refuse to wear a mask, you should not enter stores requesting the use of a mask. People should respect each other’s opinions.
This world is divided by: race, social status, the haves, the haves not, and religion. Now there is further division due to the virus. People do not like taking orders. Now we are asked to follow protocols to keep the virus under control.
Viral load is the level of viruses in an infected person. Reducing your viral load prevents an infected person from getting worse and keeps someone who is not infected safe. Below are ways you can reduce your viral-load
1- Keeping your hands clean. Washing hands periodically with soap and water. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid handshakes and sanitize when it is not possible to wash your hands.
2- Eating super foods. We must eat the right for a healthy gut. A healthy stomach leads to a healthy immune system. That puts our bodies in a position to fight any disease. Eight super foods that will help fight the virus are lemons, ginger, garlic, onions, turmeric, honey, and cayenne pepper.
3- Practicing good oral and dental hygiene. Now is not the time to be lazy or nasty. Brush teeth, gargle, clean nose, and ears. The covid-19 virus enters your body through the mucous membranes. The eyes, nose, and mouth and travels to your throat and lungs. We need to avoid touching our eyes, digging our noses.
4- Steam inhalation- Steam inhalation clears the nasal passage, relieves and destroys harmful bacteria and viruses. Viruses exposed to heat for a while will die.
5- Boosting your immune system – The body’s immune system help fight bacteria and viruses that may enter the body. Adequate sleep, exercise, proper diet, keeping stress level down, staying hydrated all contribute to boosting or immune system.
6- Wearing appropriate PPE – The virus is not posted on anybody’s face. If you are out in public, use a face mask. For health reasons, if you can’t use the face mask, use the face shield.
7- Social distancing -Whenever it is possible maintain social distancing. Six feet away from a person not residing in the same house.
8- Avoid gatherings. Use your cell phone or social media to stay connected with your friends and family. The larger the crowd, the higher the chances of the virus spreading.
9- Avoiding sharing- Now is not the right time to allow someone to have a bite from your burger. If you have been selfish in the past, it is okay. If you have always loved sharing your lunch with colleagues, break the habit until we get the virus under control.
10- Cleaning surfaces regularly – The virus can stay on surfaces for days or even weeks. Sanitize and disinfect surfaces to kill possible viruses that may be there. Household cleaning solution containing soap, Lysol, Beep, and bleach will help kill bacteria and viruses.
Vaccination is a method of getting this virus under control fast. However, if you do not want to be vaccinated, the information above will offer you some protection.