How can we protect
ourselves from COVID-19?
SARS-CoV-2 is a so-called respiratory-transmissible virus. It easily spreads from contagious people to other people’s respiratory mucosa when exhaling, speaking or singing. This type of virus also includes flu viruses and other cold viruses.
Respiratory-transmissible viruses lead to many millions of cases of diseases every year and spread more easily in autumn and winter: Life increasingly takes place indoors, the warm heating air dries out the respiratory mucosa and the immune system may not be as fit as in summer.
In spring and summer, however, when life takes often place outside again, it becomes more difficult for the virus to spread. In order to keep infections as low as possible indoors though, we should all continue to follow some tips, including vaccinated and convalescent people.
Because by following these simple tips, everyone can do a lot to protect themselves, their family, friends and colleagues through responsible behaviour.
The good thing about it: With the same means, you not only protect yourself from COVID-19, but also from circulating flu viruses.