Holding the railing when you walk downstairs seems to be a bad idea. If everybody does it, it's a vector for getting infected.

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Advice on reducing other risks during Coronavirus?

by Evan Huus 1 min read24th Mar 20205 comments

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I've seen tons of great, useful advice on reducing coronavirus risk, and prepping for the fallout. What I haven't seen is advice on reducing other day-to-day risks which would be unexpectedly dangerous (due to strained infrastructure, reduced medical capacity, etc) during the current period. Some obvious suggestions might include:

  • If you have to drive, do so more slowly and defensively than usual. Try to walk places (while not looking at your phone) if you can.
  • Don't operate power tools.
  • Don't do anything involving significant heights.
  • Be extra careful cooking (burns) and cleaning (chemicals), and handling things like glasses or knives that might cut you if they slip or break.

What other suggestions do people have?

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Don't push yourself too much when you exercise. Hold the railing when you walk downstairs. Get lots of sleep. Don't get intoxicated. Have antibiotic cream in your home.

I'm not so sure the recommendation for walking over driving holds up. According to the CDC "Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash."