Protecting Against Viruses During Transport and Travel
- Posted by Main Street Staff
- On March 3, 2020
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Who rode in that bus, Uber, or train before you? Who touched the door handle, held the railing, and coughed into that air? When you’re using public transportation, it could be anyone from around the world! And with the corona virus on the loose worldwide, that’s a scary thought…
Shared and Public Transportation are wonderful services in our society – they are great for the planet, help minimize city traffic, maximize social equity, lessen demands for ugly parking lots, and help passengers avoid expensive parking fees. Here are some ways you can be smart while using these eco-friendly forms of transporation.
We want to share three off-the-beaten-path tricks we found, to help avoid virus exposure and minimize you and your drivers’/passengers’ chances of getting Corona Virus and other illnesses during travel:
- Keep your body strong. A variety of germs are everywhere (they always have been…. always will be!) and the times you fall sick are often when your body is weakened by stress, junk food, or sleep deprivation. Workout (a bike ride sounds nice!), eat healthy, sleep deep, and keep your body in optimal fighting state against all germs.
- Notice what you’re touching while in public spaces, and minimize contact with frequently-touched surfaces. Avoid touching railings, use a paper towel to open bathroom doors, use your foot to push open doors, keep windows open for ventilation, and keep your hands to yourself as much as possible. (Luckily with pedicabs, there are no door handles to touch, no railings to hold, no buttons to press. Just your booty and the seat! And the fresh air as you sail along. So taking a pedicab is a great choice!)
- Echinacea, garlic, probiotics, and immunity-boosting herbal teas help your body fight off infection. All-natural, these yummy diet additions are nature’s medicine to prevent needing the doctor’s medicine. Consume!
Main Street is sending “healthy vibes” to all of our customers around the world! We hope the pedicab community stays thriving, despite the Corona Virus pandemic, so that we can keep serving our communities with eco-friendly, fun transport!
(Sources listed below)
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Goad, Kimberly. “Secrets of the Super-Healthy: People Who Never Get Sick.” WebMD, WebMD, 26 Jan. 2016, www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/features/secrets-super-healthy-people#2.
Silver, Julie K. “Human Body’s Ability To Recover From Serious Illness, Injury – AARP The Magazine.” AARP, www.aarp.org/health/alternative-medicine/info-11-2008/super_healing.html.