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The Most Important Things You Need for the Coronavirus Pandemic


It's been five months since the coronavirus pandemic went widespread and changed the world. There were some hopes and speculation that the virus would end up dying off in the warm weather. That certainly ended up not being the case, especially with the way people were ready to be in the streets protesting and not following social distance rules. Now that the world has gone several months struggling in uncertain times, we have a better idea of what supplies are the most essential and what safety precautions to take.


One important thing to have in the pandemic was disinfectant wipes, such as Cavi Wipes. Staying clean and healthy was deemed essential in this pandemic in order to avoid potentially catching the virus. Wiping down frequently touched surfaces and keeping them free of bacteria gave a lot of people reassurance that they would be safe and healthy. Several people also carried travel size disinfectant wipes to use on door handles and grocery carts when they absolutely had to go out for something to eat.


A second item that was and still is important is face masks. There are many doctors who disagree on how safe a facemask is and the supplies used to make them. Face masks are used to keep any coughing, sneezing, or whatever germs that are exhaled from being inhaled by others standing nearby. Some doctors say they prevent people from catching germs and spreading them to anyone they come in contact with. They started out being required in places where maintaining a distance of six feet wasn't possible. 


Another thing that proved to be important during this pandemic was online businesses. This pandemic caused everyone to start avoiding large crowds and stay six feet from each other. Ordering essential supplies online became a safer and more convenient option for anyone who was at high risk. And with so many people being online due to being at home, having online classes, or working remotely, it's a great way to support online businesses and give them some income.


A fourth thing that was important was having a stable internet connection. To prevent people from becoming sick, many schools switched to online classes. Any jobs that were able to switch to being fully remote did. Zoom, Google hangouts, and various other video chatting software were being used for virtual meetings. The 2019-2020 school year ended with lectures over Zoom, and the 2020-2021 school year is likely to start the same way.


A fifth thing that was important was hand sanitizer. This pandemic really got people to start caring about being hygienic. People are washing their hands more often and making sure they have hand sanitizer available. Just like with the disinfectant wipes, people will carry travel-size hand sanitizers when they're out on an essential errand. They'll sanitize their hands before or after any interactions, or even both. There are places that even have hand sanitizer to use on all customers.


A sixth thing that was important was delivery services. With states having lockdowns and stay at home orders, many people likely wanted to have their groceries and take out orders delivered to their homes. Delivery apps even have a no-contact option. Deliveries will be left on the doorstep once they've arrived, and the driver will be a safe distance away by the time you're at your door. All these delivery drivers have risked their health and lives so that the rest of us were able to stay safely in our homes.


The final important thing was fresh air. This pandemic had us all in quarantine and forced us to stay home. With all social interactions having to be virtual on top of all the anxiety this pandemic has caused, getting fresh air was beneficial to our mental well being. We were bored, people were getting sick and dying; nature areas such as state parks were good escapes from the world we were living in.


These seven things have kept us safe and healthy through this pandemic and have made these past five months a bit easier. From the looks of things now, this pandemic will likely last another month or two. Maybe it'll go away once fall arrives and the colder weather has everyone staying inside.


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