From Malora’s Desk
The past two years have seen us so preoccupied with staying safe from COVID-19, that our prevention measures have also protected us against the common cold and flu often experienced prior to the pandemic.
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has stated that the reduced transmission of the influenza virus (flu) over the past two years has led to decreased immunity against flu. With the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, it is likely that we will all be more vulnerable to catching a cold this winter season, compared to last year.
Some Winter Advice to Avoid Falling Ill
If You Feel Sick:
If you start developing a cough, sore throat, sneezing, loss of appetite and feel really tired, you may have a viral infection.
Winter can also be exceptionally tough for those less fortunate. Consider donating a jersey, blanket or provide some community service to feed those in need during this challenging season. If you have any causes you’d like to mention for people to get involved in, or run a donation drive, please send this through to InternalComms@wilderness.co.za
Stay warm, stay safe, stay healthy.