Whenever there’s even a hint of a pandemic, you only have to watch the news to see how fears are downplayed – only to discover later that the worries were well founded after all.
If you read the news articles concerning the first Ebola or Zika cases, you’ll see how much the story has changed. You’ll see how the risks went from being “minimal” and “far fetched” to a lot more than that – and how wide the possible contact has become.
You’ll also catch how the blame shifting is starting as well. You shouldn’t rely on the news to give you the truth about what’s going on with pandemics because the odds are high that they’re getting watered down (fake news) versions of what’s really going on.
Officials have said time and again through past pandemics that they didn’t want to “create a panic.” That’s their way of saying they’re not giving the public the whole story because they won’t want to frighten them.
While you shouldn’t go overboard with fear about Ebola or Zika, you should be concerned simply because it’s here after the public was told that it most likely wouldn’t be.
You need to make sure that you’re taking every precaution that you can take. That means avoiding people who have traveled and returned from regions where the disease is raging.
It means not putting yourself in the position where you can be exposed to the disease. Since the disease can be spread through coming into contact with bodily fluids, you want to be especially careful in that area.
Some people might think that they’re not at risk because they don’t work in a field where they would have to take care of others stricken with the disease. You don’t have to do that to be at risk.
Just watch the habits of people around you. Without concern for others, some people will spit right onto the ground or sidewalk. If you come by, step into that spit and touch your shoe at some point, you’ve just become a possible candidate for contracting Ebola.
Look at how many people rub their noses and touch public items. Or sneeze and the droplets hit the ground. Someone who goes to the gym and sweats onto the machines, if they’re carrying Ebola, their sweat is passing it along.
You need protective gear and that includes shoe covers. Shoe covers prevent you from coming into contact with the virus from people who have poor hygiene habits.
There was also the first case where there was vomit on the ground outside of the apartment complex from the Ebola victim. All it takes is on person stepping in even a droplet of that contagious vomit and tracking it inside your home where it can stay alive for up to 6 days or more.
The shoe covers protect you from contaminates and protect you from tracking germs into your home that can put you or your family at risk. You can buy these in boxes of 100 and keep them by your front door.
These are sewn rather than being glued and that makes these shoe covers more durable and more protective. It also makes them tougher. They’re elastic around the opening so they’re able to fit on any shoe size. Another plus is that they’re latex free.