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In Japan, they don’t have the Covid slogan ‘hands, face, space’ but the three Cs.
The three Cs are: Closed Spaces, Crowded Places, Close-contact settings. The residents of Japan are advised to avoid all three. The poster (see below) says that the risk of clusters of Covid-19 infection is particularly high when the 3 Cs overlap: ie. an enclosed, crowded, close contact setting.
It’s a useful way of thinking because it helps us to understand that Covid is carried in the air when we talk. Yes, the virus is passed on through what we touch (so we need to clean surfaces and wash hands and so on) but also in the air. The small droplets in our breath can travel long distances (even more than 2m) and linger in the air for a long time.
What it means is that any time spent hanging out indoors with others is particularly risky. That includes working inside with others, having a coffee (or even queueing for one) or having a trade person in to your home.
We’ve taken a leaf out of the Japanese book and added ‘be air-aware’ to our list of Covid basics.
It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.
Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.
Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.