Landracer (Pty) Ltd, is the South African Master Distributor for Landracer CBD Solutions of the Netherlands. Together with the Netherlands, South Africa has been placed in the firing line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the drive within our team to assist patients and the communities around us, we have put all international CBD supplies on the proverbial back burner to assist in supplying tools to fight the spread of the virus and flatten our curve at home.
Visualizing What COVID-19 Does to Your Body
By now, researchers and health experts have gained a better understanding of the range of symptoms caused by COVID-19, which include fever, a dry cough, and of course, the dangerous inflammation of the respiratory system. Most of us know that COVID-19 can be much more severe than a typical flu, but lesser known are the mechanics behind how the virus causes pneumonia in its victims.
Today’s informative illustration, by scientific designer and animator Avesta Rastan, details the effects COVID-19 has on our lungs, from moderate to severe cases.
How to Protect Yourself & Others
Know how it spreads: There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus which is mainly spread from person to person who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). The virus carrier is respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land on the body parts or even in the mouths or noses of people who are in close contact. Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not even showing symptoms.
Everyone Should: 1. Wash your hands often often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay at home, keep at least 6 feet between you and other people in public places. 3. Cover your mouth and nose entirely with a cloth face cover or available medical type mask when you leave your home. Face masks should never be touched when wearing them. Do not lower the face mask when speaking, coughing, or sneezing. The inner side of the face mask should not be touched at all! 4. Cover coughs and sneezes If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol. 5. Clean and Disinfect frequently touched devices as well as surfaces touched daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Then, use a household disinfectant.