What are the side effects of Covid-19? Well, beneath the surface, there are many theories, but no one really knows because it is too ‘new.’ Some of the theorized side effects are alarming, some are dismissive of their being any side effects, but the honest truth is that even the scientists are guessing.
Potential side effects of Covid-19
You can scare yourself by reading some of the various professional opinions… long-term lung damage, heart disease, kidney disease, memory problems… then read on and see that evidence is still being gathered.
Or, you can look at what the ‘lockdown’ measures are training us to live like.
- Social isolation – many already were socially isolated, but now vast numbers of people are being told to avoid, or limit human to human contact.
- Stay at home/shelter in place – again, some people are already housebound, but in most countries there is a variation of this ‘stay home’ rule.
Think about it. What is this doing to our need for friendship, social contact, and human relationships?
“Increased social isolation, loneliness, health anxiety, stress and an economic downturn are a perfect storm to harm people’s mental health,” he said.” Rory O’Connor, professor of health psychology at Glasgow University.
The hidden side effects of covid-19
There is another aspect to ‘lockdown’ and self-isolation… the buildup of toxins in your home. The method we use to control them can make our lives worse… if we are using chemical cleaners or air-fresheners. As I have written about before, I had to get rid of most chemical cleaners and the like because of the fragrance, or odour. https://www.susanprestonauthor.com/fragrance-sensitivity-is-a-real-condition/
Most of my cleaners are things like cleaning vinegar, baking soda and the like. Interestingly I was contacted by John, the clean air guy with a link to an article he published, and discovered even more dangers and solutions.
In an associated article on the value of house plants, it states… “Since we are spending so much of our time indoors, it is important to understand the health impacts of breathing in these pollutants every day. Some people will experience symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, nausea or allergies due to daily exposure. In extreme cases, serious diseases such as nervous system disorders, lung disease or cancer can develop.”
To deal with the side effects of covid-19
- Keep your home as fresh and toxin free as possible.
- Let in fresh air
- Keep in touch with people via phone or Internet
- Be as encouraging as you can to others because it will make you feel better.
- Pray for others
- Plan to be sensible when the restrictions are eased. (Do not plan a big party.)
Make your own plan for life after covid-19
Be considerate, there are some very vulnerable people in our communities, and some very frightened ones.