Your best bet at protecting yourself from any invader is your health routine. With 50-100 new coronavirus strands a year floating around the human ether, you and I already “catch” many of them.
And there’s nothing we can do to prevent that.
This is nature.
What you can do is take control of your health.
This is why so much of our response to this specific virus is not well thought out.
Our best bet is to live to the best of our ability, interact with our fellow humans, go outside, catch whatever viruses we catch, and let our immune system do its job of keeping us alive.
There is even a case to be made for wanting to catch whatever the recent bug is because that will keep you stronger to defend future strands that are very likely to be worse.
The idea that every year you will stay inside and wear masks and use hand sanitizer under the presumption that it will protect you from contracting viruses is completely false.
This isn’t practical. It just promotes a false sense of control.
Some won’t like to hear this because they like to feel like they have control. They like to think they can just wear a mask and sanitize their environment. They want to feel they can take action to remove their fear.
That is why this is so controversial: because people don’t want to be afraid and so they will attack any that threatens that.
I would rather focus on things I can control, like my health routine.
This is how you will remove fear and take proactive action: focus on your health.
The more you lack in healthy habits, the more afraid you will be of all viruses now and in the future.
That’s no way to live.
If you are afraid to live, you are already dead.