It wraps itself around door handles. It hides on the keyboard in the computer lab. It was probably on the wrapper of that Snicker bar you just consumed. It seems to be everywhere. It, is a virus.
Flu season is coming upon us and many people wonder what the best way of avoiding this ‘bad bug’ is.
“Hand sanitizer and washing your hands works wonders,” said commuter Beth Leonard. “Also, don’t share drinks with people that have been sick. Keep your hands away from your face.”
Nurse Janie Vohland reiterates that the number one way to avoid sickness is to “keep your hands clean and away from your face.” She also recommends students to “keep [the] immune system healthy by getting plenty of sleep and keep a positive attitude about life.”
Balyo resident Amara Walls came down with a virus during the month of September. While being sick, Walls took Mucinex and Benadryl at night and “took lots of naps and consumed lots of water.”
Walls tried many different things to help end her sickness, but in the end, “the Zinc cold tablets were the best. And naps, lots of naps.”
As far as school goes Walls said, “I try to do what I can when I can. I mostly avoid friend time as I need rest and it’s much more relaxing by myself.”
Leonard added that as far as school goes, it is important to, “stay on top of things. If you do get sick you won’t already be behind. Work in shifts and then take breaks.”
Vohland said midterms are a prime time for getting sick. In order to avoid this, students should “plan ahead and maintain a healthy lifestyle.” Vohland added, “If you do get sick [with anything] see somebody for help.”
Leonard isn’t worrying about sickness. “I’m invincible,” she declared.
Vohland said it’s proven that a positive attitude can make all the difference.