The Delta Variant is here, and you need to protect yourself at costs to prevent the contraction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Put your health first!
If you have to travel during the current Covid-19 pandemic or still opt to travel for a much-needed vacation or time with family & friends, protect yourself at all costs.
As Editor in Chief who travels globally often, I know there’s A LOT of misinformation about Covid-19 that’s alarmingly dangerous. It’s up to you to educate yourself about the Delta Variant.
Delta Variant Recommendations
According to Yale Medicine, a vital concern at the moment is the Delta Variant, a highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus strain, first identified in India in December. It then swept rapidly through that country and Great Britain as well. The first Delta Variant case in the United States was diagnosed in March, and it is now the dominant strain in the U.S.
Inci Yildirim, MD, Ph.D., a Yale Medicine pediatric infectious diseases specialist and a vaccinologist, isn’t surprised by what’s happening. “All viruses evolve over time and undergo changes as they spread and replicate,” she says.
Yale Medicine provides an excellent resource: ‘5 Things To Know About the Delta Variant.’ It’s vital you take the time to read it and stay informed.
Below are some recommended products we use traveling on airplanes, buses, trains, and rideshares.
The Good Mask Co. KN95 Face Mask allows you to breathe more and doesn’t compromise your breathing area. The masks are soft and comfortable for all-day wear. It’s unfortunate wearing masks is up for debate and politized. Protect yourself, your family & friends, and the people you may come in contact with face to face. Worry about you, first!
CleanWell Botanical Disinfecting Wipes are our #1 recommended wipes! While aboard airplanes and trains, wipe down EVERYTHING we touch, i.e., the seat belt & buckets, armrest, chair, trays, etc. It kills over 99.9% of household germs using a plant-derived Thymol-based formula and listed on the EPA’s “List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.”—no harsh fumes and without the need to rinse off with soap and water after (like many conventional disinfectants require).
MedPride Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves are medical-grade, single-use, and great for wiping down your seating area while aboard airplanes, trains, and rideshares. It’s added protection to prevent the spread of dirt and germs. Side note: Pack a couple of zip-lock sandwich bags to discard your gloves and hand sanitizer wipes.
Naturelo Vitamin D3 (plant-based) from lichen recommends one capsule per day (62.5 mcg). Vitamin D deficiency is associated with COVID-19 positivity and the severity of the disease.
Zatik Vegan Hand Sanitizer (Alcohol 80%) is our #1 recommended hand sanitizer. It’s soothing, moisturizing, and smells great. We use the Lavender & Tea Tree blend. It’s non-GMO, gluten-free, and made with organic ingredients. It comes in a refill size too!
Nozin Nasal Sanitizer is a must-have if you travel a lot or are in the company of people (even while social distancing). A Covid-19 nurse recommended this product to us.
It kills 99.99% of Germs and lasts up to 12 hours. 60+ Applications included. Think hand sanitizer for your nose. According to Nozin, you swab the nasal vestibule (instead of the rim of your nose), which is the key entry point for microbial colonization.
Nutra Champs Organic Black Seed Oil is an immune booster loaded with omega 3-6-9. Recommend taking two capsules daily or as directed by your healthcare provider. They are extra virgin, cold-pressed, unrefined, cleanse and boost immune support. It’s packed with super antioxidants like nigellone, thymol, and thymoquinone, which can help maximize healthy cell activity and keep your immune system performing at its best.
Joseph Chewable Adult Low-Dose Aspirin is vital if you are prone to blood clots, especially if you’re traveling long distances. I’m an amputee. I have to monitor and prevent my chances of getting blood clots. Discuss this with your healthcare provider before using this product.
Disclaimer: We are not doctors or scientists. Check with your physician before starting any recommendations or remedies. We understand you can still contract Covid-19 even with vaccination(s); however, getting the Covid-19 vaccination can aid in your recovery process and help prevent you from getting severely ill or even death.