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Hallo, ich bin Sebastian Prall, deutscher Heilpraktiker und
zertifizierter „Naturópata" in Spanien.

Dies ist mein Practical Pandemic Podcast mit praktischen Tipps
wie Sie gut durch die Coronavirus-Pandemie kommen.

Und hier geht es zur Audioversion.

“Please: stay proactive during this difficult time”
PRACTICAL PANDEMIC PODCAST

SEASON 1 - PHYSICAL DISTANCING & HYGIENE

In this 1st Season of the PRACTICAL PANDEMIC PODCAST, I want to introduce you into the basics of limiting the spread of coronavirus by physical distancing and hygiene measures.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING and HYGIENE MEASURES are KEY to PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

Flattening the curve of infected people, was mainly achieved by limiting physical distancing. In order to reverse lockdown, hygiene measures are key. Additionally, TRACKING APPs will make it possible to further reverse lockdown. The most important hygiene measures are Hand-Washing (Most important), Breathing masks and (maybe) Gloves.

Reversing lockdown successfully will require that people understand the great impact of hygiene measures and know how to apply these hygiene measures properly.

Protecting yourself means protecting the others and vice versa. In this regard, APPLYING HYGIENE MEASURES is a practice of SOCIAL SOLIDARITY, rather than an egoistic way of protecting yourself.

 

CREDITS*

*Sebastian Prall – CONCEPT, CONTENT, SPEAKER

Sebastian is a biochemist who worked in cancer research for more than 10 years. He holds a PhD in natural sciences and is working on various projects, like his health blog and naturopathic research for the World Naturopathic Federation, WNF. Sebastian is working as a naturopath and is also doing online health consultations. He is a member of the Spanish Naturopath Federation OCN FENACO. Sebastian has his own naturopathic therapy room in Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucía. Visit him on http://www.doctorsenbastian.com

*Edyta Niewinska – CONCEPT, VIDEO EDITING, PRODUCTION

Edyta Niewinska is a writer, screenwriter, author of three novels „Kosovo“ (2012),“Levante“ (2015) and „Under the surface“ (2018). She also is sociologist and trainer of international NGOs on human rights by education. Edyta Niewinska is member of the ASECAN – Andalusian Association of Screenwriters. In October 2019, Edyta Niewinska became juror and member of the committee that nominates movies for the Andalusian Cinema Awards (Premios ASECAN) in the following categories: documentary, short film, short documentary film and a book about cinema. Visit her on https://edytaniewinska.com

*Maria Wojtowicz – TRADUCIÓN AL ESPAÑOL

MUSIC*
From the song “Memories Renewed” by Ketsa – https://ketsa.uk/

OCN FENACO*

This video was prepared for Spanish speaking people with the support of and especially for the Spanish Naturopath Federation OCN FENACO. Visit OCN FENACO here: https://www.colegionaturopatas.es

WHY THIS VIDEO PODCAST? - The PRACTICAL PANDEMIC PODCAST

In the PRACTICAL PANDEMIC PODCAST, I want to give you PRACTICAL INFORMATION on how to SUPPORT YOU during the coronavirus pandemic.
MY ULTIMATE GOAL is to EMPOWER YOU to STAY PROACTIVE. In times many people feel passive and desperate YOU CAN STAY AT HOME and STAY PROACTIVE!

LOCKDOWN SITUATION

We are in a situation NO-ONE has ever experienced before. MANY LESSONS can be learned from this situation on different levels, like the economic level, the society level, the scientific and medical level, the psychologic level, and most importantly, the individual level. LOCKDOWN has helped to FLATTEN THE CURVE of infection rates in various countries. This was MAINLY achieved by PHYSICAL DISTANCING and PEOPLE STAYING AT HOME. However, we are still at the BEGINNING of the coronavirus pandemic.

WHAT LOCKDOWN MEANS

Because of the LOCKDOWN our EVERY-DAY-LIFE has CHANGED tremendously. Basic rights are largely restricted, for example your personal freedom of working, assembly, or practicing religion. Schools are closed and people are working in home-office or are unemployed, due to the economic lockdown. In some countries, like Spain where I live, you can´t even go for a walk!

STRATEGIES to EXIT LOCKDOWN

We need to find STRATEGIES to EXIT LOCKDOWN to get our life back. This requires that EVERYONE contributes to KEEP THE CURVE FLAT, as well as SOLIDARITY between INDIVIDUALS and STATES.

FUTURE

FINDING DRUGS to treat the coronavirus disease. A VACCINATION will ultimately stop the pandemic in the FUTURE.  

EPISODE 1 - PHYSICAL DISTANCING & HYGIENE

PHYSICAL DISTANCING and HYGIENE MEASURES are KEY to PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

Flattening the curve of infected people, was mainly achieved by limiting physical distancing. In order to reverse lockdown, hygiene measures are key. Additionally, TRACKING APPs will make it possible to further reverse lockdown. The most important hygiene measures are Hand-Washing (Most important), Breathing masks and (maybe) Gloves.

Reversing lockdown successfully will require that people understand the great impact of hygiene measures and know how to apply these hygiene measures properly.

Protecting yourself means protecting the others and vice versa. In this regard, APPLYING HYGIENE MEASURES is a practice of SOCIAL SOLIDARITY, rather than an egoistic way of protecting yourself.

EPISODE 2 - HOW COVID 19 SPREADS

Understanding the transmission of the novel coronavirus is key to understand which measures are effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Terminology

The novel coronavirus – is called – SARS-CoV-2 or SARS-coronavirus 2. The coronavirus disease is called COVID-19, which means coronavirus disease 2019. In the future, I will name the novel coronavirus simply “coronavirus” or “novel coronavirus”. Furthermore, I will name the resulting disease either “coronavirus disease” or simply “COVID-19”.

How do people get infected?

The novel coronavirus can enter your body via your mouth, nose and your eyes. Contagious persons spread the virus by breathing, talking, sneezing or coughing, generally by EXHALING. The transmitting carrier always is CONTAGIOUS SALIVA and is spread from infected persons in the form of drops, small droplets, or aerosols.

Transmission

The transmission of the novel coronavirus can be VIA HANDS or VIA AIR. The infection via the air involves the already mentioned aerosols. Natural aerosols are – for example – fog or mist. Aerosols from coronavirus are forming a clouds that can hang in the air for several (up to 3 hours1) and can also enter ventilation or climate-control systems2. People that inhale these aerosols can become infected.

The novel coronavirus behaves very different to a flu in this regard and actually very similar to the measles virus, which also can hang suspended in the air of a room for a couple hours when exhaled by an infected person.

Physical distancing and hygiene measures

That´s why physical distancing and hygiene measures are so important. A physical distance of 1-2 meters (best more than 2 m) in public places is necessary. Furthermore, hygiene measures, like hand-washing, wearing gloves – and maybe wearing gloves, too – are key for limiting the spread of coronavirus disease.

How stable is the contagious material?

Surfaces: The novel coronavirus remains viable on surfaces from several hours to up to 3 days. (Copper 8 h, Cardboard 24 h, Stainless steel 24h, Plastic up to 72 hours1.)

How contagious is the virus?

  • On average, 1 infected person will infect 2-3 other people (without any measures).
  • The infectious period is 2-3 days before, to at least 8 days after onset of symptoms
  • Even people without symptoms can spread the virus
    • Some people don´t have symptoms at all, but can spread the virus for days
    • Symptomatic people are contagious already 2 days before they have symptoms (average 2,5 days before onset of symptoms)
  • The incubation period for COVID-19 is usually 5-6 days, but can be between 1- 14 days.
    • Incubation period: The time between infection with the virus and onset of symptoms)

References

1              van Doremalen, N. et al. Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1. N Engl J Med, doi:10.1056/NEJMc2004973 (2020).

2              Leung, N. H. L. et al. Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks. Nature Medicine, doi:10.1038/s41591-020-0843-2 (2020).

EPISODE 3 - PHYSICAL DISTANCING & COUGH-ETIQUETTE

Physical distancing is limiting the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, a physical distance of 1-2 meters (best more than 2 m) is necessary.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING means SOCIAL SOLIDARITY. Flattening the curve of infected people, was mainly achieved by limiting physical distancing, by AVOIDING GATHERINGS (Sports events, Concerts, Theatre, Cinema, Bars, Restaurants) and PHYSICAL CONTACT (Kissing, Hugging, Handshake).

Sticking to the COUGH-ETIQUETTE is a matter of SOCIAL SOLIDARITY, too. Avoid coughing or sneezing in the public and when you are sick: STAY AT HOME! The Cough-Etiquette includes to: A) Keep distance to and TURN AWAY from others when sneezing or coughing; B) Cough INTO your upper arm or FLEXED ELBOW, whilst avoiding to use your hands; C) Using a disposable handkerchief. Always: WASH YOUR HANDS after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing in your hands!

EPISODE 4 - HAND-WASHING

HAND-WASHING is the MOST IMPORTANT HYGIENE MEASURE to limit the spread of COVID-19 disease.

The ONLY ALTERNATIVE to hand-washing is to use an alcohol-based hand rub if you don’t have immediate access to soap and water.

Only if EVERYONE knows how to wash his or her hands properly, we will be able to successfully exit lockdown by still keeping the curve flat. Sticking to Hand-Washing means SOCIAL SOLIDARITY.

Find the WHO- recommendations on hand-washing here: https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/

In this spirit: MAKE SURE YOUR HANDS ARE CLEAN and PRACTICE SOCIAL SOLIDARITY!

EPISODE 5 - BREATHING MASKS

Breathing masks can limit the spread of COVID-19.

There are 2 different kinds of masks, RESPIRATORS and SURGICAL MASKS. Both types of masks are being used to prevent infection of others via the air. Because of limited availability and costs, respirators are currently reserved for medical staff only.

All kinds of masks – also respirators – are leaky on the sides and don´t offer a 100% protection. Their availability is currently limited, they get wet whilst wearing and can only be worn for maximum 4 hours, they are intended for single use only. A good alternative are textile masks.

Both, respirators and surgical masks are able to filter droplets from the air. Only Respirators are able to effectively filter virus particles from aerosols. Simple textile masks – like surgical masks – can only filter droplets from the air, but not aerosols.

Wearing a MASK means SOCIAL SOLIDARITY

Studies have shown, that breathing masks greatly reduce the emission of corona virus particles that are exhaled by infected persons1. If you are wearing a breathing mask, you are therefore rather protecting others than yourself. If everyone in the public was wearing a breathing mask, infections via hands and air would become less likely. Wearing a breathing mask is a way to reverse lockdown.

References

Leung, N. H. L. et al. Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks. Nature Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0843-2, doi:10.1038/s41591-020-0843-2 (2020).

EPISODE 6 - GLOVES

Do gloves help limiting the spread of disease?

Yes and no. On the plus side, contagious persons might spread less virus from their hands. A positive psychological effect is that you are constantly reminded not to touch your mouth, nose or eyes with your hands, when wearing gloves. However: The virus might stick stronger to gloves than to your skin and you might become more careless to touch potentially virus-contaminated surfaces, when wearing gloves. Also, gloves produce a lot of plastic trash. Do not disinfect gloves, they might get perforated!

Conclusion

The use of gloves is still controversially discussed between health professionals. The WHO states: “The use of gloves does not replace the need for appropriate hand hygiene”. Therefore, WASHING YOUR HANDS is the best HYGIENE MEASURE to LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. Think, if gloves will really help you in the public or not, before you use them.