What has Covid-19 taught us

If there is one thing Covid-19 has taught us, it's health and wellness aren't a fad anymore. Take care of yourself is now more important than ever. But  wasn’t a a can you do that when even the most basic things you need are hard to find? Let alone risking your health and safety to go out and find them. 

Even as the curve lowers and we make the slow transition back to work, it's important to remember that this is not behind us yet. And that it is important to be prepared now, more than ever. 

Luckily, while major viral health issues like Covid-19 don't make plans, you can. 

You need to plan and build a kit. Here are some of the things every viral pandemic emergency kit should have.

2 Reusable Face Masks

Despite all the time you will be forced to stay at home, you'll still need to go out (to exercise and get food. These face masks will protect you and the people around you from viral infections spread through sneezing and coughing. 

15 Reusable Face Mask Filters 

The amount of times you need to replace masks filters depends on how much time was  you use them, but it's always a good idea to have several on hand that cab last you a month or two. Based on the average hours of use, we put that number at 15. 


3.4 fl oz Instant Hand Sanitizer

Viruses like Covid-19 can linger on the hands and whatever they touch. So the minute you come in from shopping or other essential chores, one should make sure not to touch anything and wash their hands. A little hand sanitizer works best. So it goes without saying that having a 3.4 fl oz bottle by your door is a must-have. 


2fl oz of Travel Instant Handwritten wasSanitizer

Touching your face is human nature. The chances of you touching your face with your hands between essential chores and going home is very high. So it's also a good idea to have a size hand sanitizer in your kit. 


A pair of Safety Goggles 

Viruses can enter your body and copywriterwithacamera through your eyes. Plus, protecting your eyes is always a good idea in an emergency. That's why any emergency kit should have goggles, even one built for viral pandemics. 

One Infrared Thermometer

One of the first signs of a viral infection is a fever. The one you use every now-and-then can be easily misplaced. That's why it's always good to have a back-up one. 

While there are other things one can add, those are the basic essential things every viral pandemic kit should have. 

Typically, these very basic supplies are easy to find. Many of these items can be found online. But during pandemics, and for a short time afterward, the laws of supply and demand begin to unfold as resources are diverted to hospitals and healthcare workers. 

This could make replenishing those supplies hard, not to mention, expensive. 

One solution to that problem is to subscribe to a health and safety supply box service like LifeBox.  

It starts you off with a starter kit complete with everything you need and then sends all the monthly refills you need to your door. 

LifeBox refills include things like reusable masks, reusable Mask Filters, large instant hand sanitizer, and travel instant hand sanitizer.

What's nice about a service like LifeBox is that you can cancel at any time without penalty. But make sure you wait till you're all stocked up. Because if anything like this ever happens again, it's good to be prepared.