As some of you know, I live in Mexico; central Mexico to be precise. I’m 2 hours north of Mexico City where the swine flu epidemic apparently began – influenza – as it is being called here.
This fear is unavoidable. Your mind conjures up worst case scenarios of what it would be like if you were there or if these problems came to your neighborhood and you experience what could happen, rather than experiencing what is really happening in your day-to-day life. As a result, you become stressed out and maybe a bit anxious.
One of the most important things to think about will be your mask. These masks gained popularity in the 15 century when the Royals would give masquerade parties and they have been going strong ever since. there are many styles of masks to choose from. There are masks that will cover the entire face. Masks that cloak only some of the facial features that lend an air of mystery to the wearer. The mask can be very elaborate with scatterings of jewels and ones made of feathers. There are also just the simple black eye masks that are carried on a stick.
We want to use our common sense and make sure we know what we should do to prepare ourselves for a pandemic. We all realize that with the speed of travel these days, something of a viral nature can spread very quickly.
You can also take steps to physically protect yourself from infection. You can protect your body from exposure by wearing goggles, disposable gloves, or latex nitrile. These items were previously used to prevent in schools and other places where there are large numbers of people, to prevent outbreaks of the H1N1 virus.
Making our way down the 401 from Bakersfield to California my husband went into out-patient surgery (yes, out-patient!) to have his back opened up and wires implanted along his spine, from top to bottom. In the middle, near the source of the injury, a junction box was installed that served to conduct electricity to the wires. Into his hip was implanted a computerized battery that was operated by a control unit with all kinds of fancy buttons.
Natural skin cleansers can be made from fruits such as pineapples, papaya, apples, oranges, grapes or any kind of berry. Just make a paste from a combination of these fruits and add milk and honey.
For the last step, you can keep your mask on, even if the air will feel humid, unless you are away from another person. By removing the mask, it will expose you to airborne pathogens and also pollutants.