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One event that shook the entire humanity in 2020, whether it’s the rich or poor, is the coronavirus pandemic. And taking care of one’s immunity is a must.
Another subject of equal importance is mental health. Though this is like a pandemic dating way back longer than this one, this is something we need to talk about more comfortably and with genuine concern.
Disclaimer: Mental health is an important yet a sensitive matter in today’s times. If you are not comfortable to this subject, feel free to skip to the next section (immunity).
In the words of Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Secretary General of World Psychiatric Association (WPA), news of exponential deaths, social isolation, fear and the resultant psychological trauma indicate a high risk of mental health concerns like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and suicide.
Mental disorders prevalent in COVID affected countries are still preventable. Here are a few of them:
Further, Dr Kallivayalil stated that this period is severe as we are living in an uncertain future with a risk of losing jobs, leading to unexpected post-COVID suicide rates.
At any time, whether it be today or the near future, maintaining mental wellness should be of utmost concern.
On a personal note, I am mentally ill for the last 3 years. To be honest, it’s a dark realm. The fact of the matter is that financial issues have a huge psychological impact on one’s mental wellbeing. I am pooled with negative thoughts and self-defeating beliefs, and somehow managing my sanity and hoping for a better future.
Check out this cute animated video if you want to take care of yourself or a loved one:
Okay, so this is enough of me sharing a piece with you, let’s dive into the next one.
Yes, there are foods that you can take regularly to strengthen your immune system.
But no supplement guarantees the cure or prevent diseases. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing other than social distancing and proper hygiene practices can protect us from the coronavirus.
Certain foods such as citrus fruits, broccoli, spinach, yoghurt, almonds, and turmeric can effectively enhance one’s immunity.
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We all are living in an unpredictable phase of time. I honestly don’t know when will things get back to normal or change for the better. Nonetheless, enhancing immunity and staying healthy is a prerequisite for all of us.
Since the pandemic has begun, there has been a push to develop a vaccine against the virus. If scientists can do that quickly, and while we slow the spread of the disease, we might limit deaths by achieving herd immunity.
Herd immunity is a situation where the majority of a given population are immune to an infectious pathogen. The surprising part is that this can lower the chances of infection in those people who are receptive to that infection.
Now, if the presence of antibodies represents the state of being immune, herd immunity might only last for a year. Hence we’ll need regular vaccine shots every year to renew our immune system’s memories of COVID-19.
Here are tips that you should definitely follow from today to enhance your immunity:
Stay safe and adios!