Circumstances today are developing in such a way that the main threat is not the coronavirus as such, but mass hysteria that has arisen due to the global epidemic. Therefore, protection should start not with a mask and social isolation, but with limiting the flow of information.
1.Reduce your consumption of news content
Stop following the news about the epidemic and count the number of cases with the press. The coronavirus topic is now overgrown with a large number of myths and speculations, so it is rather difficult to distinguish real information from fake information. Moreover, delving into all the news about the coronavirus, you shatter your nervous system and put yourself in a state of anxiety - that is, waste the body's resources and create a fertile environment for viral infections, gastrointestinal disorders, etc. If you want to keep abreast of events - take information from official sources (Ministry of Health, Rospotrebnadzor) and do not get carried away.
Stay away from people who have clear signs of a viral infection (cough, runny nose, sneezing, chills).
Wash your hands often with soap, use special gels and tissues.
Remember to sanitize your gadgets (especially cell phones and headphones).
Rinse your nose with saline solutions (you can buy them at the pharmacy or make your own).
Take immunomodulating medications (consult your doctor).
Before traveling, be sure to buy a TCD travel policy. It will help you quickly get medical help and pay for treatment at the expense of the insurance company if you catch a coronavirus (or get sick with something else) while traveling abroad or in Russia. You can calculate the cost of insurance and apply for a policy here.
3. Activate the body's defenses
A healthy body is the best defense against any troubles, even such large-scale ones as coronavirus. In an epidemic, focus on maintaining health and wellness.
Sleep for at least 8 hours restores the body's defenses.
Eat vitamins in the form of vegetables and fruits (not pills), provide the body with fatty acids (found in fish, nuts, etc.), drink more water (it removes traces of viral activity and helps the body renew itself).
Even a 20-minute walk in the fresh air will allow the body to recharge and resist viruses.
Do not overload yourself with work, do fitness or yoga, take natural sedatives (it is better to consult a doctor), devote at least 40 minutes a day to your favorite business (hobby) - all this will reduce stress levels and activate the body's natural defenses.
It is clear that doing all of the above is more difficult than just putting on a mask andstuff yourself with drugs. However, the positive health outcome will be invaluable more. You will be able not to limit yourself on travel, not wear a mask, and at the same time protect yourself from diseases.
It's really impossible to protect yourself. It is better to postpone travel, especially if it is not work-related. You can get infected very simply: first, the virus gets on your hands, and then you touch your eyes out of habit - and you get infected.
If you can't postpone your trip, I recommend that you use disinfectants. Also, a thicker mask, which the Chinese often wear, will not hurt. With a filter.
If you constantly treat your hands with an alcohol-containing solution, the risk of infection will be significantly reduced.
In general, remember that the elderly, and men, suffer most from the virus.
So if you are a man over 60, you better postpone your trip and turn gray at home.
For some reason, the virus infects children least of all.
However, this does not mean that a virus cannot mutate and change its behavior. So be careful.
Hope I was able to help you. I wish you good luck!