Are you a Super Spreader or Beautiful Carrier?
By Roni DeLuz RN, ND, Ph.D.
What is a Super Spreader?
A Super Spreader is a contagious person that spreads an infectious disease to an unexpectedly large group. It is a term that has been widely used nowadays especially with COVID-19.
People who are infected with the virus and have no symptoms are considered Super Spreaders. When Super Spreaders fail to take precautions and come in close contact with other people with weak immunity, they are spreading the virus to these people at an extremely high rate. An example of a Super Spreader is what I call a “Beautiful Carrier,” a person who is young, vibrant looking, active, and social. They appear to be living a great life with no symptoms or worries.
4 Way to Spread Coronavirus:
Contact Transmission: infection spreads through direct contact / touching with the person who already has symptoms of COVID-19. For example, touching tables, doorknobs, elevator buttons, and handrails can spread the virus. Surfaces become contaminated and then people touch their eyes, noses, or mouths without washing their hands first.
Droplet Transmission: exposure to virus-containing particle droplets exhaled by an infectious person. For example, when an already infected person sneezes in front of a non-infected person within 6 feet, the virus can easily transmit to the non-infected person’s body.
Airborne Transmission: virus-containing respiratory droplets and particles can stay and survive in the air for long hours and be suspended in the air over long distances more than 6 feet.
The virus can easily spread through an infected person’s mouth, eyes, or nose in form of small liquid particles when they sneeze, cough, or breathe deeply. These liquid particles may differ in size.
Aerosol transmission: generally, occurs in crowded and inadequately ventilated places like pubs, banquet hall, schools, restaurants, gym, offices, or places of worship. Any circumstances, in which people are in close contact with each other for long periods affect the risk of transmission.
Believe it or not many people still do not take the below list serious and they become lax because they assume that they are healthy and forget they may be a Super Spreader.
9 Common Sense Tips to Take Seriously
- Wash your hands and feet frequently with soap and sanitize them.
- Cough or sneeze in your bent elbow, not on your palm.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth after shopping or visiting public places.
- Limit your social gatherings to family and close friends who you know may be safe.
- Wear a mask and apply 2 drops of eucalyptus oil on side of mask near nose.
- Keep a zip lock plastic bag around to discard your used tissues.
- Desensitize doorknobs, tables, light switches, handles, phones, toilet seats, faucets, etc.
- Act quickly by calling a health or medical facility when you feel off or not well.
- Common signs to watch for, fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, off balance etc.
Eat right and stay healthy! Turmeric green juice is great for immune health.
Here is my recipe.
Fresh turmeric grated or 2 tsp turmeric powder
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
1 cup of baby spinach juiced
Water ½ cup if it is too strong
Fresh ginger juice- 1 tsp
Boil turmeric in the water for 10 minutes. If you do not have fresh turmeric you can use powder.
Juice the spinach and add the lemon juice, ginger juice, and add honey to taste or stevia.
How does it reinforce your immune system?
The main component of this drink is – curcumin – a compound found in turmeric which boosts up the immune system. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to reduce inflammation and pain as well. Drink 1 cup twice a day, at first sign of tiredness, cough, weak eyes, or ill feeling. Continue three times a week to boost immune and fight against sickness.
Remember just because you are not sick do not mean you are healthy. Do not be a Super Spreader and remember if your kids are Beautiful Carriers you can be at risk. Be safe and stay safe. For more information visit: www.drronideluz.com.