Preventing COVID-19

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Don’t buy into online information about self tests for COVID 19 that seem cheap and promise a quick and accurate result. There really is only one reliable form of testing.
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Enhanced containment measures aimed at restricting the spread of the COVID-19 virus have meant millions of people the world over suddenly find themselves working from home.
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Recent studies show that the impact of COVID 19 on children is often moderate or mild. Yet, there is a particular group of children who are possibly more vulnerable if they contract COVID 19. You can help protect them.
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The spread of the COVID 19 virus in South Africa is cause for concern, as the virus can cause severe illness in immunocompromised people (such as those who have HIV or TB, or both).
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Here, we take a look at some important considerations for someone dealing with cancer, or who has recovered, must keep top of mind.
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Our knowledge about COVID-19 is constantly evolving. Are children really less likely to become ill? If you're pregnant and have COVID-19, will your baby be born with it? Can you breastfeed while ill?
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Old or young, men or women, home bodies or world travellers: are some people more at risk of contracting COVID 19 than others? Or is it time to redefine how we think about risk?
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Older people and people with chronic conditions are at higher risk of suffering from severe complications if they are diagnosed with COVID-19.
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As the outbreak of COVID 19 continues to spread across the world, containment measures are becoming more important. Social distancing is one way help stop the virus spreading.
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Social distancing to stem the spread of COVID-19 may extend to the places where we exercise – like the gym, parkrun and myrun. But this does not mean you can’t stay fit and healthy, and meet your exercise goals from home.
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Should you travel to areas affected by COVID-19? Considering the risks around COVID-19, should you travel at all? South Africa now has a set of rules about travelling.
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With the kids at home, why not include a fun and easy exercise routine into your schedule?
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With the recent outbreak of coronavirus 2019, Vitality members are wondering whether they should throw in the towel when it comes to working out at the gym. Here's what you should know about exercising at the gym in the time of COVID-19.
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Have you thought about the cleanliness of objects that you and the people around you touch all the time? Here’s what you need to know about cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched items as part of your efforts to curb...
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Bump elbows in greeting and keep a distance between yourself and others. It’s medical advice. We also need to be aware of not fuelling stigma around COVID-19.
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Currently, COVID-19 infection numbers are increasing daily around the world. What can school boards do to offer improved protection? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
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Antibiotics are not effective in preventing or treating the 2019 coronavirus that causes the respiratory illness known as COVID-19. What’s more, misusing antibiotics can result in them not working due to the development of antimicrobial resistance Try these supportive care and preventive measures instead.
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As toddlers, we learnt to wash our hands. But, did we ever master the skill to the extent that is needed to wash pathogens off our hands, and save lives? Multiple studies show people don't wash...
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No country is immune to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus - officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The outbreak has reached pandemic proportions...
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The World Health Organization has put together key information on wearing of face masks in the context of novel coronavirus (officially named COVID-19). Find out all you need to know about this topic here.
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With the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus 2019 and the flu season upon us, raising awareness and preventing viruses from spreading is crucial. Here are eight simple, yet powerful steps...
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How is coronavirus currently being treated? Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know.
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Protecting your child begins with educating yourself about coronavirus 2019 and avoiding the misconceptions doing the rounds about this disease. Speak to your children calmly about it and most importantly...
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If your doctor tells you to self-isolate, you need to stay inside your home and avoid contact with people and pets for at least 14 days, even if you don’t have any symptoms. But how do you manage work and family...
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With signs and symptoms of the 2019 coronavirus being so similar to that of the common cold or influenza (flu) infections, many people have begun to wonder…
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Should you travel to areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? What should you do if you develop symptoms of respiratory illness while travelling? And, considering the risk of contracting COVID-19, should you travel at all?...
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