- Staying home on sick days, even if it’s just the cold. Being sick can increase your chances of contracting the flu if it isn’t your current ailment. This would also be the time to implement the pharmaceutical interventions (which we carry on our website.)
- Implementing personal space. While it may prove difficult in a public gathering setting, keeping a healthy distance from unknown people is a great precautionary tactic. /li>
- The new age method of covering sneezes and coughs with your inner elbow as opposed to your hands is imperative for keeping all the germs out of the air, and keeping your already contaminated hands away from your mouth.
- Regular hand washing throughout the day to reduce bacteria transferred from surfaces or contact with others. Keeping hand sanitizer handy can’t hurt either.
As always, staying updated and informed on the current health risks and concerns of modern day. One person doing NPIs isn’t enough to prevent a flu epidemic. CDC and other experts work hard to advocate across the board mitigation, especially with the absence of a cure for influenza. It is hoped that with the spreading of awareness in NPIs, and people getting regularly vaccinated, we may reduce the number of flu cases in the United States, and then the world. Community mitigation is imperative for your health, your children’s health, and health of those around you.