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16 Main Tips to Protect Yourself from a Virus on a Plane


16 Main Tips to Protect Yourself from a Virus on a Plane

Now with millions of people traveling by air, no wonder airplanes are the place where you can pick a virus. What's worse, even the healthiest person can get ill during a flight. Close quarters, shared air, low cabin humidity - all these factors increase the risk of catching some nasty germ. Luckily, there are ways to protect yourself!

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Turn on Your Air Vent 4:11
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Use a Nasal Spray 5:31
Drink a Lot 5:52
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Let Other Passengers Board First 6:40
Avoid Using the Bathroom 7:03
Sleep Before the Flight 7:19

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- People in window seats don't come into contact with as many people as those sitting in the middle or aisle seats.
- Try to fly during non-peak times - that's on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, between 5 and 7 AM or after 8 PM.
- Make sure you scrub your hands with soap for 20 seconds and rinse them under warm running water.
- Every time you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, you provide these viruses with an easy way to enter your body.
- During virus outbreaks, consider wearing a surgical mask, especially if you're sitting next to someone who seems to be ill.
- Whenever you go, remember to pack enough antimicrobial wet wipes.
- It sounds terribly unsettling, but your smartphone usually carries 10 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.
- Hydrating nasal sprays keep your mucous membranes moist and increase your chances to fight off most of the airborne illnesses.
- Another way to protect your nose and mouth from drying out is to drink a lot of water.
- If you want to do yourself a favor, leave the airplane magazine in the seat pocket where it belongs.
- On a short flight, when you don't have any real necessity to visit the bathroom, it's better to stay in your seat.
- Get a lot of quality sleep the night before your flight - it'll help to keep your immune system at the ready to fight off stray germs.

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How To Travel and NOT Get Coronavirus - 7 Tips for Flying and Traveling during COVID 19 Pandemic ✈????

How To Travel and NOT Get Coronavirus - 7 Tips for Flying and Traveling during COVID 19 Pandemic ✈????

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Most airlines are requiring passengers to wear masks. Some airlines are also taking other measures to minimize person to person interaction, such as not serving alcoholic beverages or are skipping snacks altogether. Most commercial flights these days have very clean cabin air. Airplanes accomplish this by the way they have their air intake system setup. Essentially, they have compressed air passing through the jet engines, with its temperature being super hot. That hot air is then cooled, and put under pressure (450) PSI. So between the initial hot temperatures and the high pressure, that makes the air in the cabin very sterile, as bacteria and viruses become destroyed in that process.

And the cabin air is exchanged every 3-4 minutes, which is actually better than offices and homes, which is typically every 5-12 minutes. Also, with newer generations of airplanes, they have high-efficiency particulate air filters, meaning HEPA filters, that filter the recirculated air. They can fish out particles as small as 0.3 microns, which is what an N95 respirator mask can do, as well as an elastomeric mask. Now some might say, well the virus is only about 0.1 microns in diameter or 100 nm…. And this is true. But most of the virus in the air is going to exist within respiratory droplets. So the bottom line is, if the virus is in the air, most of it, about 95% of it, will be filtered out with these HEPA filters on the plane, and the same goes for respirator masks.

When someone is expelling respiratory droplets, the ones that more than 5-10 microns in size, those are the ones that are going to act like ballistics, and fall within 6-12 feet of them, IF… they are NOT wearing a mask. The respiratory droplets that are expelled are less than 5 microns, these are the ones that will stay suspended in the air. If someone is wearing a mask, it will drastically reduce the distance the size of that moist cloud, and the distance that moist cloud can travel, but it won’t be totally prevented.

So if no one sitting close to you, or if someone is sitting close to you but does not have the virus, no worries. But, of course, people are going to be close to you, and it's impossible to know who has the virus. And if that virus is in the air close to you, you’re going to breathe it in, unless….you do tip #1, which is, you wear an N95 respirator mask, or an elastomeric respirator. Both of these filter out at least 95% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. Right now the CDC recommends the public to not purchase and wear these N95 respirator masks, for one because they need to be reserved for health care workers. I don’t understand how they can be in limited supply this deep into a pandemic, but I digress. But what you can do is get yourself an elastomeric respirator. This is a reusable device with exchangeable cartridge filters. Like an N95 respirator, it also filters out at least 95% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. It fits tight against the user's face but is more comfortable than an N95.

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- If you begin to notice that the battery of your smartphone depletes faster than before, the device may be infected with a virus or malware.
- If your calls often drop or you have strange disruptions during conversations, this should ring alarm bells.
- You should be suspicious if you start to notice outgoing phone calls you didn’t make or texts you didn’t send. If no friend or family member used your phone, the chances are high that your gadget is infected with a virus.
- In most cases, constant ads and pop-ups appearing on the screen are sure signs of a smartphone virus. You probably downloaded an app with adware on your gadget.
- A very common sign of a virus is the appearance of unfamiliar apps on your phone. You know for sure that you haven't installed them, but they do exist.
- If your smartphone is infected with a virus, you might spot a noticeable increase in data usage. A malicious bug can use the data source of your gadget to send out information and show pop-up ads.
- An enormous phone bill is a sure sign that your smartphone has caught a virus. Some malware sends out a huge number of messages until you're left with a significant phone bill.
- If a game you're playing on your smartphone suddenly crashes for the first time, it's suspicious. But if this starts to occur repeatedly, something has definitely gone wrong.
- A Trojan virus can uninstall apps on your gadget or make your phone send expensive texts.
- Worm is typically spread with the help of text messages. The worst part is that it doesn't need any interaction with a user to be activated.
- Ransomware disables a gadget and makes its owner pay ransom to regain control over their phone.
- Don't let your device download any apps until you enter a password.
- Install a good anti-virus. Free inbuilt programs aren't bad, but they aren't really effective. If you use the internet on a daily basis, you should have a professional anti-virus.

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1. Clean and Sanitize Surface Areas: Aircraft cabins are usually cleaned when the plane stays overnight at the airport. Because the flu virus can last up to 24 hours on hard surfaces, germs can linger between flights. Sometimes, germs can last for up to seven days on a flight. This means when you sit down, the germs on your seat, armrest, tray table, seat belt and seat pockets could have been infected as much as a week earlier.

2. Choose a Window Seat: The aisle seats put you in a more vulnerable position, with all those potentially sick passengers walking and sneezing past. Plus, people may steady themselves by grabbing your headrest when heading to and from the restroom where, to make matters worse, the hand-washing conditions are not ideal.

3. Get Plenty of Rest Before Your Flight: As soon as you step on that plane, your body is about to endure a gauntlet of germs from all over the world. You need to make sure it is in its best condition.

4. Stay Hydrated and Bring Your Own Bottle: One of the most important things you can do to stay healthy during a flight is keep hydrated. This will allow your body’s natural fighting mechanisms to work properly and keep your mucous membranes in your throat and nasal passengers from drying out.

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