- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On February 24, 2020
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As temperatures this week once again dip and dive all over the place (almost reaching 80 one day and plummeting into the 30s the next), north Texans remain vigilant against illness. Rapidly changing temperatures do not actually make you sick. However, as you may have experienced firsthand in your own life, dramatic fluctuations in weather can weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to the influence of bacteria and viruses.
Despite what the news may have you believe, most Americans remain more concerned with the threat of influenza than the threat of coronavirus.
On the bright side, the CDC is reporting that this year’s flu shot is more effective than last year’s flu shot, which was 29 percent effective. On the down side, this year’s “effective” flu shot only offers an underwhelming 45 percent effectiveness rate. Despite undeniably being the best prevention against flu, the flu shot alone is not the best defense against illness. As with most defensive efforts, a multifaceted approach is best. Let’s think of flu defense like a kingdom that wishes to ward off potential attacks from an enemy.
- Good line of sight – A king sitting in his castle wants to be able to see what’s coming. Similarly, you don’t want any surprises sneaking up to you when it comes to flu season. Being familiar with flu activity in your area is never a bad idea.
- A moat – If your castle is surrounded by a moat, chances are that most enemies will never even make it to the gates. Avoiding contact with coworkers who are coughing or sneezing is a good idea. If you are a supervisor, make it clear to your employees that the best thing they can do for the team is to take a sick day or work from home when they don’t feel well. It may sound unkind, but the last thing your organization needs is for everyone on your floor to be out with an illness at the same time.
- Far-reaching weapons – Archers know how to target a threat before it threatens them. A flu shot -is your best far-reaching defense against the flu. And while it is best to get vaccinated early in the season (think October), better late than never!
- Good walls – No matter how much you try to keep an enemy at bay, sometimes they make it right to your doorstep. Your immune system is like a “strong wall” protecting you against the enemy. Eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and remaining active during flu season can keep your immune system at its best.
- Strong doors – A fortress is only as strong as its point(s) of entry. Because germs most often gain access to your body through the nose and mouth, it’s important to keep your hands (which are most likely to touch your face) clean. Wash hands in warm, soapy water for at least 30 seconds. When soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- A powerful army – Ultimately, fortresses can fall. But the strength of a king is found in his army. When flu threatens you, don’t you want to have the very best defenses in your corner? When that defense includes Sonlight Cleaning Services, you might just start calling us your “knight in shining armor”! In addition to traditional janitorial cleaning and day porter services, we offer specialty offensive techniques that combat cold and flu viruses. From our steam cleaning services to electro-static disinfecting services, we have all the tools you need to keep the enemy at bay in your organization.
Don’t let an Illness outbreak interrupt your office, school, place of worship or financial institution. Build your defenses and call Sonlight Cleaning Service, Inc. Today!!