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“As long as I’m still being exposed to the virus, I’ll continue to not share utensils, cups, or drinks.” Duran points out this is a good rule for everyone, since kids and teens can be “super-spreaders” of the coronavirus without showing any symptoms.
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Duran wrote she will “routinely disinfect doorknobs, the fridge, light switches, and any high-touch areas” from now on. “A fear of germs doesn’t stop me from doing things but it has definitely changed my cleaning habits. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to look at a restaurant table again without wondering if it’s been disinfected.” To that end, Duran said she’ll always have disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer with her.
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Getting enough sleep
"One way I'm really trying to improve is getting enough sleep every night as it helps reduce stress and strengthen my immune system," Duran wrote. Nearly 77% of Americans say they have lost sleep amid the coronavirus outbreak. Numerous studies have shown how sleep affects your health and why you need to get enough.
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Before the pandemic, "I felt that people were generally friendly," Duran said, "but the way the community has shown up for me and other health care workers has fundamentally changed me for the better." Like Duran, most of us are realizing how much we need our communities, whether than means friends, neighbors or churches.
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